Monday, May 3, 2010

Sometimes I forget that I am still overweight

Since I have been going to the gym, outside walking, eating well...I have been feeling so healthy and athletic that my weight has not been the first thing that I think about(which is usually the way it was with me).

This weekend we went to my Aunt's house and there are these chairs on her deck that I always avoid (they are tiny and evil). Well, I get my plate of salad, my one hot dog without a bun, balancing my iced tea and just grab a chair without even thinking. Yep, you guessed it...I sat right in the evil chair and pretty much felt stuck there since my thighs were straining out of the sides. ugh. It didn't make me feel THAT bad, but it did make me realize that this road I'm on is just beginning and that I am in it for the long haul. For reasons like being able to fit nicely into that tiny chair.


My husband was busy with helping family on Sat and Sun so we didn't get to do our C25K this weekend, but are going to the track tonight when he gets home. I decided to take the monster dog out for a long walk. HA! :) Not a good idea...every bird, cat, dog, car, you name it...he barked and strained towards it. It was a very SLOW walk. I didn't even sweat! I need to either teach him to chill out or leave him home :)

We just had a new fruit/veggie stand open up a mile down the road. I love it! Probably not a new thing to some, but look what I found!

Tiny little avocados! I put a big one by them so you can see the difference. I have never seen anything like them and am excited because it will help me with my portion control. When I cut into a medium one I end up throwing alot of it away because I usually only need 1/2 and I have not figured out how to store them so they won't turn brown.

I weighed in today, 1.5 pounds down! Really close 10 down now!

Tonight might be hard for me since we just got a package from relatives in New Jersey. There are goodies in crumb cake, chocolate marzipan, etc... I guess I'll just have to remember that chair! :)

Hope your week is going well!


TJ said...

great job on the loss this week! WHOOHOOOO! :) Funny, the avocados here don't have faces on them. LOL :)

Julie said...

Congrats on your loss!! Just remember to enjoy the journey, someday you will fit in that chair and it will feel so good!!

MaryFran said...

Good job on the walk...even though the pup (i don't care how old they are...they are always pups) made it a slow walk. (just think of the uppper body strength that you developed while you tried to hold him back!)

RESIST RESIST RESIST the package of goodies!

Seth said...

Nice loss!

Diane Fit to the Finish said...

Congratulations on the loss! I don't take my dog walking either because he tires out way before I'm done!

I can sympathize with feeling stuck in chairs. It happened to me more than I can tell you.

Keep up the great work!

4athomej said...

You can send those goodies my way...then they won't be tempting

Great job...:)

Nona said...

First congrats on the weight loss!!!

Secondly, I know those kind of chairs my mother has a few of them in her house and once when I was visiting I broke one :(

I'm looking forward to being able to sit in the tube or bus and not spill over into the next seat.

Stay away from that goodie box.