Saturday, June 30, 2012

We Are the Champions ♬

Muhammad Ali - "Winning is a good thing, but some may call it luck, or a fluke. So win, then win again, then win again, and again...then they must call you a champion!"

Thank you, Champ! As you (all five of you) may have seen, I've been learning this lesson and it just looks so good to see it was a mantra for someone who clearly was a champion. I just had to let you all know ... we're doing okay.

Just a wee update ... a conference in San Diego meant terrible food choices, but one hell of a lot of walking. I mean a LOT. My hotel was a mile from the action and the convention center there is the biggest thing I've EVER seen! Thank God for walking flip flops (Skechers). So, good and bad probably evened it all out. Back home, now, and back at the gym with a long walk scheduled for today. Oh well, all of that is on my calendar.

To all of us! Champions in the making!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Battle for the Throne

Today's sermon will be on keeping on. I just read Diane's Loser for Soup blog. She mistakenly thought SHE was the Queen of Starting Over. Silly girl. That would be me.

If you have been reading this silly blog, you have noticed that I seem to start over every single time I blog. There's a reason for that. If I'm not quite disgusted enough to start over, I'm sure as heck not going to come on here and say, "Hi all. Just wanted to touch base. Off to have a hot fudge sundae!"

On the positive side, I DO start over and I'm coming to terms with that. For the first time in a long, long time, I'm making headway. In the past, say, year I've lost over 30 pounds. This is remarkable! It hasn't been fast, but it has been pretty painless. The reason is I take breaks and then I start over. I don't beat myself up. I enjoy what I'm willing to eat and I skip what I'm not really, really going to enjoy. It's working. I've been travelling this summer, so frankly, I've been using my conscience as a guide. The results haven't been great, so I'm going back to keeping track. (For the record, Amtrak makes killer desserts, but they don't offer a lot of exercise space.)

This morning my trainer and I were talking about what it takes to lose. She called it a tripod. You need all three points for it to stand. Diet - Resistance - Cardio .  Not just one or two. All three. So, so much for telling myself that a cookie won't hurt if I walk a couple of miles. Side note: If the cookie is something I REALLY want, I shall have it, but I will log it. Logging seems to be key, though I hate to admit it. I've been doing the Weight Watchers mobile app, which is fairly easy. You can just skip veggies and fruits, since they have no point value, so it cuts down on your logging time. There's another app that I haven't played with yet that shows you the approximate calories from a picture that you take with the phone. Now, that sounds too good to be true, but I'm going to try it.

Bottom line: I'm starting over. Again. On all three legs. Even queens need stability.