How's it going. Well, today was the start of another week.
I have two new recipes I am going to try this week. They are both from a weight watchers cookbook my mom sent me last christmas. Yes, that would be BEFORE I started losing weight...but we won't dwell on that.
One is chicken stuffed with sundried tomato and feta. The other recipe is a sausage, bean and spinach soup. The both look really good. I am trying to find new meals to replace some of the old meals.
Yesterday was really busy. I woke up, went down to angel food with my daughter and two of the other girls from my girl scout troop. We helped hand out food for an hour.
Then my youngest and I stopped for a pumpkin at Walmart. I got home, did dishes and laundry. Then at 3 we had a 'pumkin carvin party' to attend. There were about 25 kids there, all carving their own pumpkins. We stayed for two hours and had a great time. I met several neighbors and I carved an intricate pattern my little one picked out...it was of a witch and a ghost. It didn't look too bad.
It was a nice fall day.
Then as we were leaving the party, my neighbor to the right of me was walking about fifty feet ahead and she stopped, turned around and came back and said; "I just wanted to tell you that you look incredible. What have you been doing?"
Now, this is the first person either unrelated to me, or not a close friend...to make a comment.
I was very happy she noticed, but then realized she was actually waiting for me to respond to that second part. You know....this is the part where I say "I ate less, and exercised more."
Which can come off as a little smart *ss if you're not careful.
So I said " I eat about 1600 calories a day and exercise six days a week.
(eat less and exercise more)
She says "oh, well you look great."
I said "Thank you".
We moved on.
Why do people never want to hear, I ate less and exercised more?
I know I didn't.
Seven months ago.
So, I went to the gym after that and did the precor for 60 minutes.
Tonight, I went to the gym and did 50 minutes on the precor and
10 minutes on the STAIRSTEPPER.
I thought I was going to heave. My goodness. Why is it soooo hard.
I made it though. ;0) Kept it to 1600 calories or less both days.
My plan for the week then.
At least 80 oz. of water a day
1 hr. of exercise/ 6 days this week
2 serv. fruit/3 serv. veggies per day.
1500/1600 calories per day
7 hrs. sleep per night min.
That's it for the next seven days.
Hope all is well in your world and that your "eating less, and exercising more'. lol.