I had a big workout yesterday, working in the yard.
I have now lost 20 pounds this year since January when my highest weight was 172. Getting closer to goal but enjoying the journey! Happy for all of you as you row along on your jouneys to your goal weights, too!
Early this morning, I arrived (finally) at Island 153. BMI is 23.3.
I rowed and rowed and rowed and wondered if I would EVER get to 153. What a LOT of work! I didn't let myself get discouraged, though. It was not easy to even imagine the scale reading 153 as time went by and I was very careful with calories. What helped me get to Island 153 the most lately was simply saying NO to sugar-treats and yes to fruit in the place of white sugar. That and more carefully watching my daily calories, which sometimes leaned toward maintaining rather than losing. Also drinking more water and tea and eating less food helped. I can now go into a grocery store and not even feel a temptation when I see candy on the shelves. Nor cake, nor cookies. No desire for them. Ice cream still beckons but, except for 1 time recently, I have ignored its call, also. So for me the battle is SUGAR, followed by CHEESE. I also cannot have lima beans if I want to see progress. I am writing this for my own reminder as well as hopefully a help to anyone else.
Good to see everyone here but missing Thin and Stellastarr...where are you?
Good morning to you. It is a beautiful morning here, sunny.
I am still here on Island 156 this morning. Enjoying it, really, as I am down over 15 pounds since January of this year. :-D
....If you read my entry yesterday, it will bring you up to date of what happened before yesterday afternoon.
After I received the food the Welcome Committee gave to me, I decided to go on a picnic around supper time. I was very hungry and the fresh air was cool outside. Only thing was...I didn't realize there were others going on a picnic at the same time...who lived in the forest around Island 156 cabin.
As I walked through the woods, I met a couple of 'island cats' shall we say...??? They looked hungry but they let me pass. I was thinking of returning back to the cabin but I walked on ahead toward a clearing by the water. I set the basket of food down on the ground and walked a little ways up by the water and bent down and got a handful of it and put it on my face...so cooling and refreshing! When I returned back to the basket, I found these 2!
They were just about to help themselves and I ran them off...chased them a good ways away! Well...when I came back, this is what I found!
Who's going to run him off???
So...I decided to go back to the cabin...
I had a little food left at the cabin and I ate that...FISH....and it was good. Then I decided to go to sleep...but I was awake most of last nite cause there was a hooting sound outside my window all nite long!
Someone representing the Welcome Committee of Island 156 came by yesterday. I was given a basket and a little barrel of foods. I thought that was nice.
....I was happy to get the foods after rowing here to Island 156. The basket contained fresh fruits and veggies....pineapple, canteloupe, even some apples...Also, squash, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, and green string beans. The barrel contained FISH! Yes! Fresh fish! So today and yesterday I had some of the foods and they were very delicious. Once a person gets used to eating healthier foods instead of lots of sugared sweets, which has always been my food weakness, the healthy foods begin to taste better and better!