Monday, September 15, 2008

148.4 - Melting

I feel like this weight is melting off. It's crazy. Today is day 12 on this crack diet and I've been on plan--mostly--the entire time. Saturday night I had a wee indiscretion--some frozen cool whip free & an atkins 2 carb bar. But other than that, I've been pretty much spot on with the food choices.

My energy is finally coming back from adding back carbs slowly. Tomorrow is my first carb up day, and I can't wait. But I must say, other than the occasional chocolate craving, I've not been craving junk food. Not even when I'm stressed, not when I'm tired, not when it's time for bed. It's amazing how the body changes when you feed it primarily proteins, fats, and nonrefined carbohydrates.

I don't think I've ever eaten healthier than I am right now.

Exercise, though, is pitiful. I didn't run once this weekend, and I could give lots of excuses--I didn't have enough time, we had tropical storm-ish winds on Sunday and I couldn't run before church because I could have been impaled by tree limbs, we had a birthday dinner with my dad Sunday afternoon--but the truth is I just didn't make time for it. I'm going to run this afternoon. Hopefully.

At least the weather has finally broken and it feels like fall. Love it.

Yesterday we got the winds from leftover Ike, but no rain. There were tons of trees & limbs down everywhere, and many people are without power, but it's nothing like what folks in the South are going through. At our house, we lost one smallish tree limb and that's it. We lost power while we were at church, but it was back on by the time we got home. We are so very lucky. Most people who are without power around here aren't going to get it back for at least 2 or 3 days.

All these storms and stories of people scrambling for supplies make me want to get my emergency kit in place. I know, I know. I really need to do that. Before it's too late.

Well, I am slammed at work, so I will try to catch up with your blogs later. Hope you are all safe and sound.


MizFit said...

can you believe youre even saying that? the melting off? youve earned it.

and Ike? Im with you on feeling luckyblessed.

we have a ton of evacuees here right now and I feel for them having lived through hurricane fran.


Cindy...154 said...

I am so excited for you. I want to melt. I love the feeling. But I also understand the lower energy. Glad it is coming back. When I am losing, I feel cold some of the time and I don't have as much energy but it picks back up. Great to see the 140's. I am looking forward to that, myself, hopefully soon.

Heather said...

that sounds so great! I am so glad that you are able to feel comfortable wiht this and stick with it, and be able to say that its the healthiest that you have eaten in a long time. way to go!

Vickie said...

my therapist's office is a sea of fleece blankets and knitted afghans (did I spell that right?) many of her anorexics are freezing all the time. She also has lots of stuffed animals to squeeze and tons of comfy pillows.

when I was losing - my freezing was totally a factor of exercise - if I exercised each day - my temperature stayed steady -
NO exercise and I was freezing all day. I guess it was something about circulation.

A word of caution - on the whole foods vs processed taste buds thing - just like an alcoholic that is right back where he was with the first drink - the cravings, WANTS (for me) kick right back in with the first junk.

Pokey said...

Dang woman...awesome, AWESOME!!!

I want to melt too. You'd think in AZ it wouldnt be that big of a problem, wouldnt ya??

Congrats on the great weight loss :)

G.G. said...

The melting--it's a lovely feeling, isn't it? Keep it up! You're doing great!

LG said...

Wow, what a productive week you've having! I don't think you're pitiful for not exercising in winds, falling trees, etc. Just sensible!

I should have my stuff updated. Sadly, because I'm afraid of eating too many things, I think I might starve to death on my provisions at the apartment. :-) But I do have plenty of water/drinks.

Enjoy your weather!