Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Early Morning Today

I woke up at 5:15 am this morning. I don't know why. That's the second time I've done that in a week. I usually try to go back to sleep when I do that but I couldn't. It's no biggie, I will just be working out earlier and then going to me meeting as usual after breakfast.

My workouts are going fantastic. I lost another 1 1/2 pounds! I am only 9 pounds away from my goal now. I think I need to post a picture of me. The weight loss is very noticeable. I can fit into some jeans I couldn't wear for about 2 years. I'm proud of myself. I have been really watching my carbs too. It's hard for me to do because I love bread so much. But I've upped my protein. I'm also watching the sodium and I've noticed that little water weight gain has gone down tremendously.

Tee went for her job interview (she scheduled it online) and they told her they were doing no hiring. Just layoffs. So they will keep her application on file. It's all good, the right job will be put in her path. She is just doing the footwork. It's hard for her not to panic. For some reason I feel completely calm about things. I am usually the one to worry and freak out over money but I just feel like it will all work out.

Emotionally I was always the one who did all the leaning. Lately I feel much more balanced emotionally. I am continuing with my Alanon meetings and with watching my diet I really feel it's helping tremendously. I was always a sugar binge kind of gal. Now that I've pretty much removed white sugar from my diet I am on a much more even keel. Just steady.. No ups and downs. At least not every day anyway.. lol

I am in PMS right now so I ate a few gummy bears last night and a candy cane. I still have them left from Christmas. They tasted really good and I feel fine this morning. Usually I'm groggy after too much sugar. Maybe because I'm not doing it all the time now? Anyway I'm grateful.

Today is my official weigh in day and I was excited to see I went down again. I am working out 6 days a week now. This is only the second week of that, I hope I can continue. I want to get off this last 9 pounds in about 2 months. If it comes off faster I won't complain but I have to maintain this way of life now so it doesn't come back. That's a little scary.

I filed my taxes and I'm not getting as much money as I expected but it's all good. I am grateful to be getting a refund at all. I've owed the IRS for the past 5 years or so. It's wonderful to be getting money from them for a change.

This weekend is the superbowl! I can't wait. We have no big plans but I'm looking for some good recipes. GO CARDINALS!

That's it for now. Hope you all are having a great week so far. I'm off to work out and eat breakfast. I'll try to stop by and read you all later this afternoon...


Xanadu said...

Oh, L, that is SO great on losing the pounds. Good for you. Keep up the good work. Sugar has a tendency to mess with how we think, so you may be more focused and less stressed since you cut your intake down. Kudos!

I'm not a sports fan, and won't be watching teh SuperBowl, but I will check out all the commercials. lol. HUGS!

Dani said...

I commented over at JS and I thought I told you

Gooooooooooooo Steelers!!!!!!!!!!!


Fijufic said...

Sweet on the working out. I know you feel better.


*tiptoes from room*

*Shuts door very quietly*


becomingkate said...

We're trying to watch sodium too. This girl told us that bad fat doesn't clog your heart, sodium sticks to your arteries then fat sticks to the sodium. We use a LOT of canned tomato sauce, but have to stop.
Good job on the weight loss!

ajniebuhr said...

Glad the diet is goin so well. Mine is coming along slowly but surely. GO CARDINALS! (not a big fan but like them better then the Pitts)

Doug said...

I like sugar. We need sugar. Maybe not as much as I personally eat, but it's one of my four major food groups :-)

The Lone Groover said...

Well done with your weight loss.

Keep an eye on your fat percentage, that's the important measurement.

Don't forget, as you train you'll GAIN weight by way of muscle development too.

Overall bodyweight can be a little misleading on it's own.

Judy said...

*Giggles* at Bobby's comment!!! :D

Yay for you being so close to your WLG !Yesss! (I'm 10 pounds from mine...just like a few months ago.)



SunTiger said...

So glad for your successes.

Maggsworld said...

Well done... This is an inspirationMaggs

Dorrie said...

this entry I missed, too... I am sooooooo embarassed! I think they're not showing up on my list or something.... *sigh*