Monday, January 19, 2009


Meant to post this picture earlier. On the day that the temp was the lowest I moved the doggie bed in front of the fire and they were happy campers all day. They didn't even go out to potty until around 5:00 that evening. They'd get up and tell me they wanted to go out then when I'd open the door they'd head back to their bed. I don't think they want to have their peepee freeze on their little bottoms. I have wonderful dogs if they can go almost 20 hours holding it and not potty in the house. I'm very proud of them.

Yesterday was a great day on plan. I ate 1386 calories and burned 568. Again I got a slap on the wrist for eating too few calories but they didn't look back at the days last week when I went over and didn't exercise. So I averaged it out for a week and all was goooooood. I even went back to the beginning of the 6 week challenge and I have averaged 87% on plan. That ain't bad. Being a retired math teacher I miss having math in my daily life so I try to find ways to add it whenever possible.

After my research on a treadmill, I found the one I want, but... It is so big I just don't think I'll have room for it. :o( The durn thing is almost 6 feet long and even though it folds up, the way I'd have to position it to see the television it would still take up too much room (because at 200 pounds I wouldn't be able to scoot it back against the wall). So I'm a little disappointed here. I will be going to Wal-Mart on Wednesday and will still check it out if they have that model in their store. I really could go with a manual one that would take up less room but I'm a gadget sort of person and I want one with lots of bells and whistles. I'm such a gadget person that I really want one of those new Blackberry Storms, even though I can't get cell service where I live. It's all I can do to keep myself from buying it anyway :o)

Think I'll make some chicken salad today for sandwiches. I haven't made it in a while and sounds like a good idea.

Have a good week.

9 comments:

Chews to Lose said...

Awwww....the puppies are so cute (and looked toasty).

I hope you're able to get the treadmill you want. I love all of the gadgets too. :-)

Fatinah said...

chicken salad sounds supper yummy!!

love the pups!

Tena said...

Your kids are so cute! I don't blame them for not wanting to go out, bless their lil hearts!

You are burnin' up those cals! Go you! Hope you can find the treadmill you want. I have such a hard time making those decisions.

I know what you mean about the gadgets. I want an iPhone and I never talk on my cell phone! How silly is that?

Natalia said...

Sounds like you had a great week! Good luck on your treadmill hunt. Hope that you find something that works for you!

Felicia said...

Welcome to the Healthy You Challenge!

Best wishes to you!
*huggles*
=0)

grammy said...

The puppies are so cute. Can't believe they can go that long...yikes... wish I could last the night (o: That's enough of that. you are doing so good. I walked yesterday and twice today. Mostly because if you can do it i can do it. Right! You inspire me.

Mother Hubbard said...

OK see this here thinger (URL follows) http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11254511&whse=BC&Ne=4000000&eCat=BC|111|2268|59194&N=4032547&Mo=8&pos=3&No=6&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&cat=59194&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&Sp=C&ec=BC-EC11001-Cat2268&topnav= This thing is awesome and only weighs 105lbs. put together. You can still get a good resistance exercise and it has bells and whistles. We were going to get one for me and may still but I've seen them and been on one at Costco. I bet you can order them or find them in other places though. Anyway it's an idea and something to think about that maybe you could move easier in your living room. Keep up the good work and I'm going to try that chicken salad if I ever decide to eat again. *mutters* Those kids are precious and what good babies to wait so long to go out. I can't blame them I wouldn't want a frozen stream following me around either lol. Have a blesed day and talk to you soon hon. Stay warm.

Hanlie said...

Welcome to the HYC! I hope you enjoy working towards your goals this year!

JC said...

Can't go wrong with cute puppy pictures.

I had a manual treadmill that I gave away. The only problem with it was that when I slowed down it STOPPED!!! I will never do that again. Hope your able to find one that fits your needs and has all the gadgets you want. I love gadgets but usually cooking gadgets. UGH.