Sunday, January 4, 2009

Plans, What Plans?...

The best laid plans of mice and men...

Was planning out my week when I stopped in at NOAA (the National Weather Service) and saw that Wednesday is bringing freezing rain/snow. Oh, well, I guess I won't make it to the dump on an open day this week. (They are only opened on Wed and Sat.) I guess I'll shoot for Saturday then. I guess the old adage is true: "If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans."

Did "okay" yesterday with my eating. Went a little over what I wanted too, but still within my calorie range for the day. Got my exercise in as well. Then hopped on the scales this morning and found that I'm up 1 pound from weigh-in on Wednesday. Piffle-snot-boogers-crap! Guess it's back to baked or grilled "chicken" for a few days :o( And I only have 2 cups of Taco Soup left in the freezer. So today I'll probably make a pot. That has become a staple in my house. I feel like my cupboards are bare if I don't have some in reserve. It's so easy to pop a frozen container of it in the microwave when I can't think of anything else I want to eat (cause I always want that).

Did you see the comment from Cammy yesterday? She said I exercised more that her last week! Tee-hee. (And you thought I'd let it slide and not rub it in, Cammy.) But actually she was being kind and encouraging. I'm sure she still exercised more than me, maybe just not as many days as I did, since I tend to get too winded after only 20 minutes or so to continue. But for me 20 minutes is a great accomplishment. Actually yesterday was only 18 minutes but I was dripping wet with sweat when I finished. I've been experimenting a little with my HRM and find that I burn more calories if I keep the exercise in the moderate range instead of going gang-busters. So moderate it shall be. It's been so long since I exercised consistently that I've forgotten some of the bells and whistles on my HRM, so I'm getting the little book out today to reread it. And this time I'll be making notes (since the print is so small and the eyes so old) on how to turn certain functions off and on.

Have a great Sunday out there in blogland.

6 comments:

Natalia said...

I like the saying, "Life is what happens while your busy making plans". :)

You are doing great!

Nicole said...

Edamame (Ah-da-mah-may) would be in the frozen section if your grocer carries it. If they don't ask them to carry it (or order it for you).

You may also want to chat with the owners of whatever asian food restaurants in the area. They probably have to ship in some of their product and may know where you can get some.

Stages of Change said...

Nice exercise!! And Taco Soup sounds delicious. Good luck this week!

Shelley said...

Your Taco Soup looks so good - I am going to make it this week!

grammy said...

You have been exercising a lot more than me lately. Good for you. Hope you do not get to much ice over your way.

Cammy said...

Okay, FINE. Rub it in! :)

(You're right: I'm secretly thrilled!)

P.S.
Thanks for the chicken info!