12 February 2009

No stitching happened last night

I am slacking off on my stitching.

I started working out again. I've been losing weight very slowly since the car got killed and my teeth got redone. Not a lot, but the stress reduced my appetite, and there are so many foods that I can't eat now because of my teeth. All of my favorite super-fattening foods are out--candybars with nuts, candy apples, caramel apples, kettle potato chips, hard-fried chicken, almost anything superhard, sticky or crunchy will break my teeth--so it's easier. But I have lost a little, but I want more. When I went on BC pills and started working out, I lost almost 40 pounds in a year, and then I went off and gained it all back in 4 months. I could kick myself for that. But that wouldn't really help anything, would it?

So I'm back exercising. I have been doing it in the mornings before work. It's easier for me, and it gives me a chance to think, which I need. I bought some dance workout videos. It's funny, I don't view that as exercise; I used to dance when I was acting and singing, and it wasn't a workout, it was just something I did while I was singing, LOL. And this is fun; I was dancing in the car last night, and I didn't feel stupid.

But I've been tuckered out when I get back to the house at night. We went out to dinner, because SO wanted a steak and salad, and the only salad we have is chicken salad. I think I went right to bed when we got home--I was worn out. But it's a good thing, I'm down 12 pounds from my summer high weight. You can't see a huge change yet, but it's a start!


riona said...

Congratulations on your weight loss. Perhaps we could work at encouraging one another ... I have lost 1 3/4 lbs in the past two weeks. I have changed the way I eat at lunchtime, using the line of Progresso soups that have 0 Weight Watcher points, and eating raw vegetables dipped in Brianne's Lemon Poppyseed dressing [I know that is probably a higher calorie dip than I should use, but I have to enjoy my food to stick to a food plan] and five[count 'em] crackers spread with hummus. Satisfying, filling and tasty ... and it has been yielding a slow but steady weight loss. Now, I have to follow your example and my doctor's mandate, and start exercising. I bought a couple of Walking Aerobic DVDs and really have no excuse for not using them.

Good luck to you.

CraftyT said...

racheal.keep up the good work!

Take Care

Pumpkin said...

Keep it up Rachel! I know you can do it :o)

Erynne said...

Good for you Rachel! You know, I'm the opposite...I went on the BCPs and gained weight! Right to my rear end! I figure I'm in shape these days...pear-shaped ;)

LoriRay said...

Progress is good! Twelve pounds is a fantastic feat if you ask me.

Keep up the great work! But don't totally ignore your stitching. ;-)

kimstitch3 said...

Keep up the good work Rachel. I'm proud of you for the progress you have made so far. I Hope you have a good Valentines Day today and you get some much needed relaxation and stitching done thsi weekend . Take care,Kimberly

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls