Glad to hear that Shelley. I have always contended that if I knew about this place when I was losing weight that I would have done it quicker and easier.DAY 5 (Wednesday, 9th April)...
Running around like a headless chook most of the day. Got my daughter off to school. Friend who is using my garage as his workshop got a bit of share and care session from me when he arrived (and a cup of tea to boot!). Did the weekly shopping (and put it away). Had the house security alarm repair person over (fixed long enough to leave...before it stopped working properly again). Picked up my amp/speaker from the repair shop. Braved the crowds at the school uniform shop to organise my daughter's winter uniform (over $450 worth...one blazer - $160...rip off - I could get a whole suit for myself for under a $100!
). Got takeaway for dinner. Composed a sharp letter to some people who needed to be told. Went to a meeting (I'm an Elder at my church and the Elders meet weekly) that ran later than usual. Then got home and collapsed - falling asleep on the sofa.
Wednesdays are usually tiring for me. Maybe it is because it combines both the shopping and meeting on the same day. This Wednesday was even more so. I ended up not exercise at night nor doing that elusive run that I keep promising myself. But this day is a case in point about listening to your body. My voice was thinning. Always a sign to me that I'm putting my body under stress. I knew that it was time to step it down a notch and giving some breathing space. Yep!...no exercise that night...but that doesn't let me off the hook. Got up early the next morning refreshed (guys...sleep is SO important - don't overlook it) - and got on that exercise bike. Only did my normal amount (1,500 cals - just over 90 minutes).
My eating was good. The snacks were controlled. The takeaway for deal was a roast chicken with a side order of chips. The chips were for my daughter who pointed out to me that she hadn't had it for a while. My just over quarter of chicken meal was made complete with some cold baked beans, handful of grapes, a small banana and my two squares of dark chocolate.
Let's talk about incidental exercise. This is the energy you burn that isn't formal exercise. In my case on the day this took various forms. When I go shopping I park at the Coles end of the shopping centre. I jog to the Woolies end, get some money out of the ATM, shop the specials at Woolies then hit the fruit and veg shop near it. Then race the trolley back to the car, empty groceries and go to Coles and do the rest of the shop (all at speed - the longest bit is always the checkouts). When I picked up my amp/speaker I parked the car at the far end of the car park, ran to the shop and the steep stair then carried the heavy speaker back to the car (not as fast - it was
heavy!). The idea of incidental exercise is why do one step when two steps will do!
Well did it all pay off? Weigh in this morning at 68.3kg for a loss of 0.5kg.
I'm finding this weight loss much easier than I expected (early days yet - I may live to regret writing that
If I had lost this weight as easily back then I could have reached goal months earlier than I did. It feels really great chasing those numbers...beating that number that was yesterday's.
I guess this old race horse has smelt the race turf and it has set him off...I just hope he lasts the distance and doesn't have to be put down!