Hi all! Been away and not counting calories. Thursday we rode our bikes 36 VERY hilly miles across an island. Stayed two nights with daughter who works on the tiny island which is a short ferry ride away from the big island. Weather was perfect and it was very enjoyable. Stopped at a pub and sat outdoors enjoying a well deserved beer and packet of crisps when we had just 4 more miles to go.
Had some nice meals while on the island and quite a few beers.
Saturday it was windy with a few showers so we rode in our rainsuits and this time it was not so enjoyable. But we did the 36 miles back.
Today had my usual porridge, a low fat cheddar wrap for lunch. Daughter is here visiting and a friend is coming this afternoon. Veggie lasagna for dinner.
Tomorrow I'm off with friend to the island of Orkney for two nights while husband and daughter go down to London.
Some pics from our bike ride:
Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!
Yes, I've been misbehaving....very badly! Had a houseguest and she and I are a bad influence on each other. Also, I've just been indulgent and couldn't seem to stop. My clothes are too tight, but I have no option but to wear them.
Haven't been to the gym for quite a while, haven't been doing dumbbells. I did have a bad cold for about 2 weeks which made me feel weak - and an excuse for more indulgence. We also went into the city 3 times to shop for a new car and that also meant eating out.
Weighed myself this morning, but it looks like I haven't gained - and actually lost, but I'm gaining fat and losing muscle. So if I hadn't lost muscle I'm sure I'd weight well into the 160's. Not getting on the scale for a long time as it doesn't accurately reflect gain/loss. I can judge by my clothese.
Time to stop whining. Yesterday I had under 1100 calories. Thurs we are going to visit daughter on the island and we'll be going on a 33 mile bike ride - eating out and beer. Then Saturday we ride back 33 miles while daughter takes the bus. A friend comes on Sunday and on Monday we're going to an island for two overnights - eating out and cocktails. When all guests are gone I'll be very seriously sticking to calories and workouts!
I've been AWOL again. Time to behave again. I've got 3 bikinis I need to be able to wear by Dec 1st. Haven't been on the scale but I'm guessing I'm close to 160. I'll get on scale tomorrow morning. Clothes are too tight and it feels awful.
Had a houseguest for a few days last week (sis in law from Australia). We went to niece's wedding last Friday, then an all day party Saturday. I haven't behaved myself since.
Caught a cold sometimes over the weekend so now I've got a sore throat, cough, runny nose and lack of energy. Gym? Hope to go Tuesday. Weds. we go pick up a new car we bought, then sis in law returns for a few days.
Got a trip to an island with a online friend I've never met but have known for about 10 years. She's coming for a wedding so we arranged a trip to an island we've both wanted to visit.
Might do a short dumbbells and muscle workout today.
Threw out the rest of a pack of biscuits. So no junk in house. But there will be cocktails when sis in law comes back.
The weather looks great next week so we might visit daughter on the island - we'll drive to town and park - then take the bikes on the ferry, then ride the hilly 33 mile trip to the next quick ferry - then the small island. I've been wanting to do this ride - husband has done it a few times. This would not seem daunting before, would have felt like an easy trip. But after my weeks of being lazy it seems like it will be hard work. I'll just have to figure out how to use my new Go Pro video camera that straps to the bike helmet before we go!
Workout at home:
11 routines with dumbbells - 3 x 12
push ups - 3 x 12
triceps dips - 3 x 12
squats with dumbbells - 3 x 10
lunges w/dumbbells using s tep - 3 x 10
lunges w/dumbbells - 3 x 10
side lunges w/dumbbells using step - 3 x 10
thighs/glutes with ankle weights - 4 x 12 - 5 routines
planks - 3
abs-4 routines x 3
bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
calf lifts w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
jump rope - 4 x 25
exercise bike - will do at least 30 mins later this afternoon
B: porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
L: low fat cheddar in a wrap, clementine, strawberries, yogurt
Went into the city yesterday to buy a dress for a wedding in two weeks. I would have preferred a smaller size and clingy! My own fault. Did not behave in town as we had lunch and dinner out - and beers.
Woke up very tired and with a sinus headache so no gym, no home workout.