Melodee at dietnaked.typepad.com is back too. She has a wonderful, real-life blog about the trials and joys of getting healthy. She lost a lot of weight. She stopped focusing on that goal and gained a lot of weight back. Now she's back on. I am so glad. She inspires me as do the smaller capris I bought in May because I lost so many inches off my waist which are now tight because I stopped exercising and recording my food-intake.
I've gained back pounds. I don't know how much because I am literally terrified of getting on the scale. I have convinced myself to weigh-in after I have gotten back on track for a few weeks. It's how I cope.
This week (this is Wednesday) I have exercised everyday and worked hard in the yard. You see, Dave (my husband) and I went on vacation in early July. We walked a lot. I worked out in the hotel spa. We returned home and I ceased to exercise. I ceased to count calories. I continued to eat as if I were on vacation (ohh, ice cream - it's a special day, why not!?). Not only did this effect me physically it effected me emotionally, mentally and spiritually. I need to maintain routine. I need to get up in the morning, make coffee, make oatmeal, drink coffee, eat oatmeal, read the news on the internet, clean up, brush teeth, read bible, exercise, etc. in order to be a happy and healthy woman. I need it. Call it a weakness because I sometimes feel that it is. But I think my "Wormwood" is whispering in my ear that routines are so old-fashioned and fuddy-duddy. (Yeah, I'm re-reading the Screwtape Letters). But I know the scheme. Routine is good. Routine is healthy. I need it. There. Said and done. Thank you very much!
So I'm back, embracing that routine I established at the beginning of the year which lead to losing 25 pounds! I'll be honest end of summer with a weigh-in. But I'm back to recording exercise and food intake.
1 1/2 c. oatmeal
1/2 c. blueberries
1 t. brown sugar
2 c. coffee with 3 T half/half
2 c. tossed salad with 2 T. italian dressing
2 slices flax bread toast with 1 pat butter
2/3 c. steamed edamane pods
1 c. cherries
2 cheese sticks
3 pieces foccacia bread
2 oz fresh mozzarella
1 thin slice pancetta
1 thin slice canadian bacon
1 oz dark chocolate
Total Calories: 1725
Exercise: 4 miles with Leslie Sanson (48 minutes)
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