I am a champion

woke up this morning feeling 'human'
Something Charlie Sheen can't really relate to, him being an "Adonis" with "Tiger blood running through his viens"...
(If you can't tell, I am having a lot of fun with this...)
But we mere mortals take what we can get.

Now, Not only did I feel human, but had an inexplicable urge to Kick butt and take names.
2 eggs and one egg white and 1 piece of toast
2 cups steamed veggies (It had soy beans)
2/3 cup yogurt with 2 T honey
1 cliff bar
1 honkin salad....chicken, lettuce, red onion, cucumber, tomato, feta and walnuts.
2 cups coffee with creamora and splenda
Total calories 1570
Total allowed daily 1600
total burned at gym 550
(33 minutes elliptical, 1 mile walk and a half mile run...upper body weight and 140 situps)
I am eating AS IF I am 135 pounds. So...deducting for the 220 calorie 'excess' I have banked 330 calories.
Yeah me!
lol...I put that calorie number on a slip of paper and put it in a bin...
That way later in the month I can go to my calorie bank and pull out my slips and see how much I have banked.
If I want to eat out I can.
It feels very real that way.
like cash...but calories instead.
I still have a small cough but obviously nothing that stopped me.
I was just so happy to get out and be moving again..
After six days of carby crap and non movement I felt fat and bloated.
I don't know how I did it for years, but I never want to feel like that again.
This last week showed me that much.
I like feeling lean and feeling my muscle...
I like being able to move and climb and run.
I am never going back.
Well, I have some painting to complete in my downstairs bathroom.
I hope you are all on track and headed in the right direction
If you aren't
Tomorrow is a new day.
No excuses.
No whining.
No looking back.
beating yourself up is just a way to stay stuck in the past.
Start over again, and don't quit.

And watch this...no really. Watch this
You are who you say you are.

I am a champion
Chris out


jo said...

Oh, Charlie, how I loved you--now I feel so sad for you and hope you get the help you so deperately need. shaking my head

Glad you're feeling better! Go you!

Don't laugh, but when I read "honkin sald" my first thought was what kind of a salad is that? That must be a Colorado saying because I haven't heard it in ages (or MN is just lame)...made me laugh.

I've been eating too many carbs latey, too--but I am limited on protein. I feel awful. I don't know that this kidney stone diet is going to last long--I don't think it's healthy for me.

Christine said...

honkin salad...well, probably came from my michigan roots...lol. ah carbs. tasty but lethal.

Rettakat said...

I'm glad you are feeling spunky again!
And thank you for sharing that video... it was perfect for me right now.

deisegirl said...

I know on a human level what's happening to Charlie Sheen is sad because he is obviously completely off the reservation at the moment and President Bartlet needs to step in and SORT HIM OUT!! But reading his crazy sh1t is the highlight of my day right now, the last time a celeb was spouting this kind of thing was when Tom Cruise fired his publicist! ha. Two and Half Men is also chronically unfunny and I can't believe they made so many episodes of it - hope the crew get other jobs but really, PLEASE MAKE NO MORE!!!

Calorie bank is a fantastic idea!

It's amazing how a few days of "deviating" from "the plan" can make your body feel so different. I'm not working out much at the moment due to dodgy knee but I'm keeping an eye on my mindless eating to compensate for that and I definitely feel lighter.

Anonymous said...

Hey. Glad you're feeling better! :)

Re: Charlie Sheen. His current behavior could be caused by a number of things,and diagnosing from a distance via media clips is unwise. That said, It looks like bipolar disorder w/ psychotic features. Manic phase.

He could be using a substance that is not showing up in the drug tests, of course. Or there could be a different MH diagnosis. shrug. It is definitely not just a quirky personality we're seeing here.

I'm sure an explanation will hit the news once the pros actually get to see him in person.

Rock on!


Hanlie said...

Charlie Sheen - yawn. Now this dude in the video, he's something! I loved this video!

Glad you're feeling human again!

TJ said...

You are such a bad-ass! & that is exactly what I love about you! :)

Helen said...

We just had a 20 minute conversation around the water cooler at my office about poor Charlie and his tiger blood.


Start over and don't quit.

Better than entertaining!

Cindy said...

I just posted that video on facebook. It's beyond awesome.

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Robin said...

Very sad to see Charlie Sheen come off the rails like he is. However, glad you are feeling better. And your video was awesome. Very inspirational. I AM A CHAMPION!

Putz said...

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Ms. Chunky Chick said...

Charlie Sheen is just a mess. I am glad you are starting to feel better and I am also loving the idea of a calorie bank! Chris you are amazing!

Putz said...

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