Have not been good and I'm having trouble staying motivated. Ugandan daughter is still visiting and I have sweets in the house for her. I think I need to go back to weighing myself every single day. Gaining or staying the same will hopefully prompt me to do better, and a loss will encourage me to continue.
Workout at home (upper): did 3 sets each instead of the usual 4
dumbbells - 3 sets of 12 - 11 routines
push ups - 3 x 12
triceps dips - 3 x 12
Workout at home (lower):
side dips w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
squats with dumbbells - 3 x 10
lunges w/dumbbells using step - 3 x 10
lunges w/dumbbells - 3 x 10
side lunges w/dumbbells using step - 3 x 10
thighs/glutes with ankle weights - 3 x 12 - 3 routines
planks - full x 3
abs-4 routines x 3
bridge (for glutes, core, thighs) - 9 x 10 seconds
calf lifts w/dumbbell - 3 x 10
B: porridge/dried fruit/cinnamon/almond milk
L: whole wheat wrap w/low fat cheddar, yogurt, packet of lite crisps, a small fairy cake
D: going to local pub to meet up with friends for a traditional Sunday lunch/dinner.
Progress as of today: 18.4 lbs lost so far, only 16.6 lbs to go!
Dentist this morning and we were going into Glasgow right after to visit with daughter. But we got snow dumped on us and we aren't used to it. Road's a mess, the ferry is cancelled, the trains are not on time. So we came straight home.
I'm exhausted as I am still coughing, especially at night. It's drainage so I'm not worried that it's serious but think I'll make an appointment with the doctor. Somehow I managed not to have a coughing fit at the dentist's. Whew.
Not being very active is making me even more low on energy. Last gym visit was Wednesday, although we were out of town Thursday and Friday.
Still coughing!! It's post nasal drip, so isn't necessarily that I still have a cold, could be the allergies.
No gym today. We went into the city to get the sink for the bathroom that husband is remodeling. New toilet, wallpaper, paint (except for the door), floor tiles are done. So sink, wall cabinet, and backsplash tiles are what is left. After we were done shopping we went to Costa Coffee for a cappuccino and a teacake. Got home and looked up the calories. Yikes! 300+ for the teacake, even before I buttered it! And it's just something similar to an English muffin with raisins.
Good workout at the gym. Still a bit of a struggle on the spin bike, but then I went for well over two months without doing such an intense workout. I was using treadmill/elliptical/bike at the gym in Thailand for cardio. Nothing beats a spin bike for intensity! Hoping I didn't overdo it as I'm still coughing and my throat is sore off and on (hopefully from the coughing, not an infection).
I've been drinking Schweppes Elderflower tonic water and it has almost no calories. I recently discovered I like gin and tonic, so bought a small bottle today. The calories for one shot are 61.
Busy morning! Went to the dentist expecting to get a cleaning but I was only booked for a checkup. Got some xrays to check on all the crowns I've got and dentist said I'm taking good care of them, no decay around them. Need to go back for a good scraping - lots of tea and coffee stains on my bottom teeth. Also I chipped a lower front tooth last summer and it looks like it a prime site for getting a cavity so that's going to be filled as well. So glad I've got an NHS dentist - very low price.
Then I got my hair cut and am very pleased with it. Then a big grocery shopping. All healthy, no tempting snacks.