Thursday, March 21, 2013
Every Bite You Take, I'll Be Watching You
As I said, I will never see myself as an athlete, for many many reasons, but it is good to have a reminder that I am in fact an active person who is getting more and more fit every day. Last summer Good Neighbor Anne invited a bunch of us to join her for a 2K Run/Walk, and I laughed, saying, "You sent me this by accident, right?" and she grew very stern with me and said, "Lady C! You are walking 12 miles a week! You could totally do this!"
(I didn't, because I had a conflict. But it was very cool to have her point out that I totally could have, because I would never have thought of it on my own, believe me!)
In fact, I have in fact been quite active for many days now. Between zumba class and taking advantage of the warm weather to walk outside, and also doing my own zumba in my basement and lifting weights, I've been keeping plenty of sports bras in the laundry, believe me.
And I've lost nary a pound. I'm stuck at 251, for days and days and days now.
Exercise isn't hurting, of course, but clearly it isn't the solution. I need to go back to tracking my food and being a lot more serious about what goes into my mouth. I just logged today's food on Fat Secret (first time since last November! crazy) and readjusted my Daily Calorie Intake number, based on my new lower weight (that part was cool — though I'm stuck now and feeling quite fat and fleshy, I'm still so much lower than when I started, and that will always make me happy), and I shall become quite tunnel-visioned and focused — and extremely fun to eat with a for a week or so, I'm sure, till I get back in the habit. (Brunie and I are having lunch together on Saturday at a restaurant that's new to me, and I'm very "excited" by the Skin and Pork Rolls the menu offers. Skin of whom? one wonders.)*
They've secured a zumba instructor, so the Saturday morning class is a go, and I can also drop in on Sexi Danci Nanci's class any Thursday I want (or the Spitfire's Wednesday class), so that should be plenty of zumba, and even though it's snowing again the sun really is coming out, and I do love my outdoor walks. I will eat my yummy salads and my fruit and my turkey breast and my salmon and my hummus and my multi-twig fiber, and I will stick to my calorie limit, and I will start losing weight again. Spring is traditionally a good weight-loss time for me. All will be well.
See my good attitude? Isn't it shiny and pretty?! ☺
Off to thoroughly floss my teeth — a good trick to keep me from eating anything else this evening.
* OK, I'll put you out of your misery. The "skin" in the title is a potato skin.
But seriously — ew. Right??