Monday, April 20, 2009

Monday Milestones


It was nice to get back into a routine this week.  I got in four good workouts on the treadmill and several additional walks outside with Grace.  I did cheat a little at the Ranger baseball game and eat some popcorn.  And a few french fries.  And a bite of cotton candy.  But I didn’t even touch Todd’s funnel cake!  (Small victories…)

All in all, I lost two pounds this week.  That brings me to 34 pounds in twelve weeks. 

I have a lighter schedule for the next several days, so my first goal is to get in five workouts.  My second goal is stay away from junk food (even tastings…’cause they leave me hungry for more)!  My third goal this week is to drink more water and less Diet Coke.  I used to be so good about only drinking water and diet lemon-lime soda, but lately the caffeine has slowly crept back into my diet. 

I have a monthly check-up at my doctor on Friday, just to keep track of my progress and check my vitals.  I go to a really great nurse practitioner who has been very encouraging.  She never seems to be in a rush and is always personable.  I actually feel like I’m getting my money’s worth for the visit! 

Todd got some good news this week, too.  He had his yearly physical exam and blood work done, and his cholesterol count came back well within the normal range for the first time in years!  In the past, his count always ran a little high.  I am totally attributing it to the way I am cooking now.  Less fats, more vegetables, etc.  He will always be a big meat-eater…he considers it a part of his masculinity!  However, now he is getting oven-roasted or cooking-spray-stir-fried veggies as sides instead of loaded mashed potatoes or butter-and-bacon green beans.  Thankfully, as long has he has a slab of meat on his plate, he’s happy!

1 comment:

Kim H. said...

Sounds like you are making good positive changes - and that is what is the most important - things that you can do and stick to as a lifestyle. :-)

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