I've been reading a lot of thought provoking blogs lately. I'm really enjoying being a part of the blogging world. I never knew there was so much here that could help me, so many great people.
Today is my 20th year anniversary at my job. It's amazing to me that I've been working here since I was 21. I've never been one for change plus I've just always enjoyed my job. What 20 years means is I start getting a 5th week of vacation every year so I'm excited about that for sure.
Today at lunch is usually when I have my cheat meal of the week. But I've decided to save it for Sunday. I'm going to be meeting an internet friend for lunch. She lives in Pittsburgh but her mom lives in DC so she comes down this way a few times a year and we try to get together. I really enjoy hanging out with her, we can talk for hours. It should be a great visit.
The gym last night was good. We got in 70 mins of weight training and 40 mins on the treadmill. Hubby is still complaining but he did tell me he thinks our workouts are doing him more good than when we were meeting with the trainer. I have to agree I feel the same way. It just feels like we are making our bodies stronger. I can't wait to see all we can do in 2-3 more months.
Today hubby and I had lunch together at his work. He said he needs to make a new hole in his belt so that's a great sign of his hard work and progress. I also wrote down a food plan for him. Since June he's been going to the gym with me and has lost about 35 lbs but he hasn't really been following any food plan. So I told him I would be willing to make him a few batches of protein bars with my patch on Sunday and that way he would have something for in between meals. He is worse of a veggie slacker than I am so I'm not sure how it will work out but he seemed willing to give it a try. I really need to put the plan I wrote out for him into fitday and see how the carbs/protein/fat ratios are. It's amazing how many more calories a guy can have. I punched in his numbers on BFFM website and he can have 3063 calories a day and that is a 25% deficit lol.
Yesterday I met with a new therapist. She's going to be seeing my 11 yr old son. I don't know if I've talked about him but he has an eating disorder. I've never wanted to call it that but it is. He's 5 ft tall and weighs just 80 lbs (was 75 about a month ago). It amazes me that I can have a child so thin but really when it comes to obese or to thin it's really very similar. Anyway, I really like her and I'm hopeful she can help him/us.
Tonight I guess we will all go trick or treating as a family. I'm looking forward to seeing the kids having fun in their costumes.
Tomorrow I plan on going to the gym for my 3rd workout of the week. Hopefully hubby will go with me too. Our new renter moves in the cottage tomorrow too. It's going to be such a relief not having to worry about that anymore. I think that's been one of my biggest stressers this past month.
I had a weird dream last night about my first husband. Really strange, I've had dreams about him before, they are always kind of scary to me. Last nights really wasn't, was more about him finally getting some help for his mental state and us talking about how things were between us back then. It seemed weird to me because I really felt like I had closure when I left him. Not sure what the dream meant.
I'm so happy it's Friday!!!!!!!!!!! I'm looking forward to a good weekend.
Sherre, every time I think about eating off plan this weekend I'm going to think of you and our little challenge. Thanks for saying that it reminded me that I had told myself I was going to get through this weekend eating clean.
I really think writing my food here is helping. Yesterday as I was taking my mini chocolate out of the punch bowl of chocolate here at work I was thinking about not writing it down but then I thought I have to be 100% honest or why even bother writing down the food. BTW that mini chocolate was the 1 I allow myself a week. It was good and I enjoyed it. I had planned on saving it for today but maybe it's best I had it yesterday that way when tonight comes I won't be tempted to eat ANY. Had I had one tonight I might want two or three
http://www.healthdiscovery.net/articles/10steps.htm A friend posted this site today and I thought it was great so thought I would post it here. I really do think exercise is the biggest key to permanent weight lose.
Well I have an hour till quitting time so I better try to get some work done. I hope everyone has a great Halloween.
Clocks go back this weekend, an extra hour, oh boy.