Wednesday, March 17, 2010

3/17/10 - 10:11 a.m. Happy St. Patrick's Day - In honor of St. Patrick I will write in a festive color today. Although St. Patrick's Day is not about just green. There are those in Ireland that are partial to Orange. I am not sure what persuasion my own family ancestors from Ireland/Scotland were, I however am neither persuasion right now, but, if someone knowledgeable about the facts and differences between the green faction and the orange faction, could come and tell me, I might make an informed choice. Well, off the the showers for me......I have to get to work! OH! So far today, I've eaten a handful of almonds.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

3/16/10 - I almost forgot to say that I think I just might have to write out what I eat every day, for every meal. I need to see what and how much I'm eating. I will also blog my exercise. AND SO - - - - with that said, I am off to walk with my friend Patti!! I'll be back soon.

Okay, so now it's 9:33 p.m., I have returned from walking. Still haven't had dinner, and I guess I better not! But, I need to eat SOMEthing! I'm going to go rummage through my freezer and see what I come up with, back in a sec. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AHA!!!!! I have successfully unearthed an ancient Lean Cuisine! I know it's ancient because of the quarter inch thick layer of ice inside the little film that encloses the food in it's plastic microwave tray. I have turned the whole block out onto one of my own glass plates and am heating as I type, being that I don't like the prospect of eating carcinogens generated by the plastic "dish" that the food comes in. As for the over all health of the meal I am now "cooking" (isn't that a laugh?), there are:

280 calories in this dinner
25 calories from fat - total fat is 4%
500 mg of SODIUM! (NOT GOOD!)
46 grams of carbohydrates!!! Let's see, the conversion of carbs to sugars, and sugars to fat calories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . is like trying to chase the wind! I'll be back, I have more chasing to do in order to answer my question myself.

Well, I never did get my question answered. I have (instead) started reading the Curves book on weightloss. Only problem with that is that it doesn't give me any instant instruction to get started with eating correctly, it does however give me the authors life story, and a little bit about how when we diet we shouldn't put ourselves on a low calorie, low fat regimine that throws our bodies into the "starvation/survival" mode. I didn't think that I ever did that, so how is it that I have gotten to be 50+ pounds over weight?

Trying to lose 20 lbs in 72 days

3/16/10 - Okay, here goes! I'm going to try and lose 20 lbs by May 29th! This ought to be interesting, considering that I'm pretty much a sedentary type of person. I used to be quite active, danced ballet at least 4 to 5 hours about four times a week, used to be on a swim team, used to keep up with my kids.................all used to's. Now, I kind of just sit around, don't do much because it makes my back hurt too much. I injured my back in a "ballet mishap" back in 1987. I was performing in a can-can 'en pointe' and I had to do some really fast fouette' turns. I hit a chink in the stage floor with my toe shoe, and fell out of the turns...........had I been in a rehearsal I would have gone flying off to the side of the stage and caught myself, thus avoiding a fall and injury..........but, this wasn't a rehearsal. So, I tried to save the turns, I did a couple soutenu turns in place, then I resumed the fouette turns. But fate had it that I would hit that chink in the stage a second time, and this time I lost my balance while turning, and going backwards at the same time. My right leg whipped out of the turn, I caught the stage with my right leg under me and since my momentum was turning to the right, I ended up in a crouched position on my right leg and the force of coming down on my leg and basically being folded in half as I hit the floor, caused my right fibula to break and the nerves in my 5th lumbar vertebrae be exposed.

Needless to say, it's been 23 years since the "ballet mishap" and I have had pain everyday since. Thus, losing weight will be a struggle...........but, I'm willing to try.