Saturday, January 15, 2011

Day 13, Phase 4 Challenge: Today is Activity Day, My depleted savings, and Mood is GREAT! Feeling, um, like Whoopie, too... heh...

The Princess is back!

Woke up thirsty  (which is one of those things that still amazes me given how much fluid I consume since the Challenge Series started). The plumber did his thing, we paid the insane amount of property insurance. (We're talking over 6K here, and next time, we rent. Screw owning in Miami. Between hurricane/flood/storm/fire insurance and property taxes and repairs and upkeep, it's just not a sane proposition!) This has been one heckuva an expensive month, home-wise, and it ain't done for th year. Geesh.

But despite the shrinking savings account, I feel great. I feel like myself again. No shakes. No moodiness. I am recovering from some eczema (my face was scaly and deep pink, now it's scaly and light pink), and the bowels are moving nicely. TMI?

Had my "new plan" breakfast--280 calories. Lots of veggies. No starchy foods, and the  total of carbs came from the veggies with the egg whites (broccoli, onions, red peppers, tomato)  and the lowfat/fat-free cheese melange (I mix the two kinds, since fat free is kinda "eh"--the combo works) and the papaya with lime juice.  I have my planned snacks (looks like the regular packet, a yogurt one OR the apple and peanut butter and another of 10 cashews). Lunch is already prepped and refrigerated (the chicken with salad option, with some fresh cilantro, some fresh jalapeno, and salsa to perk up the grilled chicken, and I might have the yogurt here or some milk if I choose the non-dairy snacks).

I get one-ish starch serving that I can use at any meal I wish--whether it's a sweet potato with my dinner protein, or pasta, or a legume serving, or corn with meals, or toast with breakfast, or a sandwich at lunch.  Yesterday (I was on new plan yesterday), I used that serving at dinner.

Yesterday's Particulars:

Calories: 1120 ( 128 grams crarbs; 30 fat 88 protein)
Exercise: None.
Water: Met
Hunger: some late evening (which is pretty par, my hunger is always more in the evening), but manageable, not vexing.
Mood: better than previous days :)

Today is activity day. Hubby says he'll do my walk with me. YES!!! Romantic!!!! Then strength stuff when we're warmed up from walking. He has his own exercises to do now (I got him a Men's Health magazine with a plan for him.)

Now that the teary gloom has passed, I'm feeling very, er, in the mood. So today, I fully attacked the hubster. He did not object. I may attack again. Energy is good. :D

But walk and exercise first.

Enjoy your weekend. Be well...and weigh in for challenge tomorrow. I gotta set the alarm and remember the noon deadline. Not stressing. The mood is good....


Karen Butler Ogle said...

Sounds like your weekend is off to a good start, Princess. I'm to happy to hear it ! Things are okay here today. Need to get some exercise in but I've done a lot of housecleaning so I'm counting that too. I can't believe it is already after 3 pm here. I was up at 6 am believe it or not. Just didn't really get moving until 7 or so. However, it has been a very productive day compared to recent days so I can't be sad about that. Your food looks great! Hugs!

Beth said...

So glad that you are feeling more energetic and happier (and from the sounds of it your husband probably is too!)

The food sounds fab, you really have weathered a difficult time with finesse. I really admire you for sticking this out even with a stalled scale and low mood. Those are weight-loss-trials-by-fire, that's for sure.

So this weekend, pat yourself on the back and kick your heels up and have some fun. Just not expensive fun...(sorry about the moolah for the pipes, gah.)

spunkysuzi said...

Sounds like you and hubby are going to have a great weekend :)

Julie said...

Hubby's always like the attack. I'm glad you're feeling better. Your food combinations sound wonderful.
Take care and have a blessed weekend.

Patsy said...

Just discovered your blog - great stuff! Will be back later to read though earlier posts. :)