Scale: 159.0! First goal reached. Changing to next goal of 149.
Change sheets and duvet cover and clean bedroom.
Had some rain last night and it froze. High in the low 40’s later today. Husband went out on his bike at his usual 7:30 and came back in 10 minutes. Too icy. He’s gone back out now - 11 am - as the sun has been shining for a couple of hours and the temp has gone up.
B: porridge with blueberries, tea w/soy milk x 2
S: coffee with coconut milk
L: 6 veg salad, chicken breast, cheddar, 1 bacon, apple
Damage assessment from indulgence day: 159.2! Some may be fluid, but I'll take it. I was 160.0 on Weds morning, then indulged all day in celebration.
My goal is to have no big indulgence days until my birthday in just under 5 weeks. But doing low cal every day until then is a very bad idea so I’ll do one or two days a week of higher calories but mostly adding healthy food and not junk. And one or two beers a week.
Cleaned bathrooms today. Walked down to our friends’ house (2 miles roundtrip) whose birthday it is today. Brought him a bottle of his favourite wine, and a bag of biscuits, sweets, crisps. Got more snow on the ground and it hasn't melted. It's just about 32F now. Very unusual for us.
Our First Minister (leader of Scotland) just said this morning that the 70+ will be getting notified about their vaccine beginning this week. 80+ are nearly done. So that'll be hubby soon. And I'm in the next age group.
B: porridge with strawberries, tea w/soy milk x 2
S: coffee with splash of coconut milk
L: 6 veg salad with chicken breast and cheddar and 1 (British) bacon, apple
Light dusting of snow today. Parts of east and central and northern Scotland have quite a bit of snow, but we haven’t had any. This will melt today or tomorrow.
On the subject of what the scale says - we all know the right number is for us from experience. And the more muscle you have, the heavier the scale will be. I never do the BMI calculator because it doesn’t take into account how much muscle you have. It can say you’re overweight or even obese when you actually have a lot of muscle. I think right now 145 would be my max that I wouldn’t want to get above when I finally get there. But 140 would be ideal.
Working on the jigsaw puzzle from hell. Stopped for a couple of weeks. I refuse to give up and I knew this one would be hard - too many solid patches of colour. I’ve ordered another which is the kind I love - collages.
Spin bike: 40 mins - running, sitting, jumps, hill climbing
I was looking through my very early diaries here - 2011. Came across this photo: on the left I’m in Pompeii (age 58) and I’m guessing I was 160++ though I wasn’t weighing myself (the vest I was wearing was bulky so I wasn't quite as big as I looked). Then on the right it was 3 months before my 60th birthday. I lost 6 or 7 more lbs after this photo.
Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!
Picking up shopping at 10am. Will I be able to resist the bakery cookies I bought for tomorrow? Will sticking the excess cookies in the freezer help? <cue laughter>
Car started right up but I had forgotten to take it for a drive over the weekend to make sure it didn’t sit too long in the cold. We’ve decided it’s probably time for a new battery since we’ve never replaced it.
Thinking about goals and why I want to lose weight. I’m almost 69 so looking skinny is not what motivates me. I feel younger when I’m a healthy weight and am physically fit. I feel more comfortable when clothes fit well and that includes having a smaller - but not flat - belly. Also I don’t hate wearing a bra so much when I can wear my smaller ones. In Thailand 99% of women wear bikinis no matter how big they are. They are more comfortable than a one piece. So I can’t say how I look is not a motivation at all, it’s just not number one.
Spin bike: 30 mins - running, sitting, jumps, hill climbing
3 x 10 lunges, squats using 2kg weights
3 x 10 side lunges and calf lifts using 4kg weights
3 sets x 10 of 5 upper body routines with the 3kg dumbbells
3 sets x 5 of 5 upper body routines with 2kg and 4kg weights
3 sets x 10 thighs and bum wearing ankle weights (3 routines)
5 sets x 4 standing abs with ankle weights, bridge, planks, push ups (5)
I never got back on my bike after my crash. I'm sure I'll be nervous when I get back on. As soon as we get a sunny day in the upper 50's, I'm going for a long ride. This is from one of my favourite bike rides - Isle of Bute 5 1/2 years ago. I'd only had this bike for about a month.
Progress as of today: 10.4 lbs lost so far, only 1.6 lbs to go!