Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Reflections on Exercise... and a BIG thanks

Thanks gals for the comments yesterday. Don't know what I'd do without you to spur me on and support me. Yeah, I do know; I'd quit all together. Well, thank God for you all, so that I don't. I'm sure that's why He led me to blog (through Cara). I have friends now that care about me, that I can talk to candidly about my weight loss and exercise or lack there of and understand and want me to do better.

I did some Yoga yesterday from a DVD that Dani brought me. Boy is that tough at first. I had no idea. I thought it was just a wussy type of exercise but it isn't. I sure do need the stretching and need to learn to balance better. I am going to try this for a while. Of course I'll get bored with it too and stop it but maybe by then I will have learned enough from the DVD that I can do it anywhere without out the TV to help. She also brought a Latin dance one and my hips just won't move like they are supposed to. Don't think I will do much with that one.

The funny thing about the walking (wancing) that I was doing is that I really enjoyed it with the iPod. I really enjoyed bopping with the music and enjoyed laughing at myself when I'd stop to do the Boot Scootin' Boogie. I'm just such a lazy person I couldn't make myself get out of the chair and put my shoes on to go outside and walk. It's one of those habits that I am just going to have to work hard on to make myself form. I know I have to do that or I won't be around much longer.

As for the "eating vacation." I've eaten some things I shouldn't. I've had a small slice (1/2 inch) of Friendship Cake every evening for the past 3 days, and the piece of pizza and ice cream cone Sunday for lunch, but I haven't deviated from my eating plan in any other way. I have no idea how many calories the cake had but I went with the highest caloric cake I could find on SP to enter into my eating log. I did go out to eat last night and had some oven fried chicken and baked potato with sour cream and I only had one bite of the homemade hot roll that came with it. The salad came with gooey dressing on the side but I took your advice and ate it by dipping my fork in the dressing first then picking up a fork full of greens. I'd never tried that before and it was pretty good that way. My calories have been a little high because of the splurges I've eaten but I expected that. Will find out tomorrow morning what it did to my weight. I won't be staying on this vacation. I'm back to my regular ways today. I just can't chance ruining everything I've worked so hard for all this time.

Getting ready to go outside and work on the project I mentioned last week. Still not going to tell you what it is yet. You'll see it in pictures later in the week.

Have a good and healthy day my blog buddies!!


Fatinah said...

don't give up on the latin video! nobody's hips move like that right away - and the whole point is to get moving!! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed the yoga - it is way more challenging than you would expect, isn't it? it builds muscle and stretches them all at the same time!

JC said...

Hey, I figured you would be so busy with company that you would not be blogging. Anyway, I've caught up on your last few post. I understand completely the taking a vacation from the constant thinking about calories, points, etc. I'm there right now but trying very hard not to go backwards.

Yea!!!!!! for exercising anyway. You look like your having fun with your friend. I haven't tried Yoga but I did get a video on Ti Chi. I thought it would be easy but NO nothing easy about it. I zonked out on it after two days.

It is hard when we live alone to keep ourselves motivated. You are a good friend to adjust your habits for them. You are very blessed to have friends that go visit.

I'm blessed to have found your blog. Have a great day.

Tony said...

Hey Deb, I know how frustrating it can be not seeing the scale go the way you want it to go, but hang in there. Plateaus are certainly rough, but perhaps the vacation will help speed up your metabolism.

Cammy said...

Hey, great minds think alike! I'm doing yoga tonight, too! You're right; it's not easy AT ALL. ::whimper::

Your "vacation" splurges were good ones. Not over the top, but still tasty. I have a slice of pizza with a salad every few weeks or so. I don't want to live a life that doesn't have pizza in it. :)

I have to tell you, I have never wished so hard for a good weigh in of my own as much as I'm wishing for a good one for you. LOL No matter what, though, take pride in knowing that you have looked the diet demon in the eye and come out the winner. No one, certainly no inanimate scale can ever take that from you.

MaryFran said...

You mentioned that eventually you would grow bored with your yoga dvd and stop doing that also. I have tried to keep my workouts varied and different. (well....right now I'm stuck in a rut with biking). I get so bored with doing the same thing. SO under normal conditions, it is nothing for me to do a different dvd each and every day of the week. Vary your routine not only for boredom, but it also keeps your muscles guessing!

Want to try some new workouts? Netflix has some great options that you can rent and try!