August 2009 - Mexico

August 2009 - Mexico

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I'mmmm Baaaaccccckkkkkkkkkk!!!!

Well I finally started feeling better Friday, which is awesome, because this was a doozy of a sickness! Decided not to start working out again until today, as my chest and cough have still been giving me a little bit of trouble.

So I decided to start again with a bang! I got up this morning and did 20 minutes on the elliptical, but then realized I was late and didn't eat breakfast (A BIG NO-NO). I haven't been following my 5-6 smaller meals and snacks when I was sick, as I was either trying to get some work done (yes they brought me a box he he, did I mention I requested they bring me the box?) or sleeping. Food didn't factor in much. I thought I might have dropped some more pounds since I didn't eat much but sorry to report I didn't. However, I did remain the same which makes me very happy. I want to see no increases on that scale! It has been hard as I was saying to get back into the many small meals, as my stomach lost that hunger all the time, but today it finally came back. I skipped breakfast and by the time I got to the office I was starved! I had an apple, cause lunch was soon I didn't want to eat much, and then at lunch had my usual Lean Cuisine. Today was one of those days where lunch was served at the office. Today was Kentucky Fried Chicken. I like Kentucky Fried Chicken. However, knowing how much progress I have made lead me right away from the table full of food and to the freezer to my Lean Cuisine (which was quite delicious). Had a pear about 3 as I was again getting hungry, and when I got home from work about 5:30 I had 16 little stick pretzels so I could make it till Lenny got home. We decided on tacos for dinner, it is so funny to see how different we make our food now. Lenny has those delicious homemade fried shells he makes, I had 2 whole wheat tortillas, he piled on the cheese, I barely sprinkled any, and you know what, I don't really miss it. One of the biggest things I have learned is how you don't really miss things. We just get used to having all these different items on our food, but by just cutting out a few ingredients you can cut a lot of calories. So, I wanted to share with you what a day of food is like for me.

Tonight I decided to try the "HARD FAT BURN" mode on my elliptical, Holy Cow. It is a 45 minutes program and I almost quit 5 times during. But I didn't, I was able to push through and did the entire program. It kicked my butt. I can't remember the last time I voluntarily sweat this much. LOL.

I wanted to take a minute to thank so many of you that wondered why I hadn't posted anything yet. That is the kind of push I need to keep me on track. Making sure I didn't quit really means a lot to me. As I have said so many times before, I will never make it through this on my own. I keep telling myself that it will get easier and easier, but I really don't know if it ever will? Will I always want to eat the box of donuts Lenny has on the counter? Now I haven't eaten one as I have had no problem resisting, but I still want it. Will I stop wanting it one day? Who knows....

In the past when I have attempted these ventures, one week of being sick like this I would have quit for sure. It is very hard to get back into the swing of things, but knowing that those of you who are following this are watching helped me get right back on track, and stay on track for that matter while I was sick last week. Thank you, for taking the time to care about what is happening in my life.

Ta Ta for Now........


  1. Hi Nancy
    I once gave up sweets for lent (40 days) after that they didn,t taste as good to me anymore.
    Keep up the good work.
    A Sandy

  2. You are doing so much better than me. I have been fluctuating 4 pounds up then down...UGH!!!! You motivate me!