Monday, April 25, 2011

Where's the sun?

Okay, so finally Mother Nature put away her tricks - so I thought. We had a beautiful weekend.

Forecast: rain, rain, rain, and rain.

My partner is more than a little frustrated - our first planting of corn is to go into the field this week - he can't even get the equipment in there because of last week's rain.

I have a feeling - like weight loss and finding time for one's self, this year's farm season is going to be a challenge. thoughts on that? BRING*IT*ON.....we CAN do this!

PS - scale said 169 this morning! FINALLY out of the 170s!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Mother Nature is yanking our chain....

Bottom line - she's crazy....she cannot make up her mind..... I'm NOT impressed!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

17DD Cycle 1 Wrap Up

I did it, finally finished Cycle 1....all 17 days of it. I'm down 7.9 lbs to 170.2. I'm down 8.5 inches. I cannot tell you how happy I was to make my first oatmeal for breakfast this morning! Bring on Cycle 2! I'm also wearing a smaller pair of slacks today - size 10s! It's awesome being able to "shop" in my closet for "new" clothes....and I'm feeling great!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Feeling Groovy!

I feel great! 1. 17DD, Cycle 1, Day 17 - last day on cycle 1 has finally arrived. -7.2 lbs so far, and -8.5 inches, stay tuned for final WI and measurements tomorrow. Then onto cycle 2. 2. Hired a trainer to work with me at the gym - stay tuned on that one!

Friday, April 8, 2011

17DD - Cycle 1, Day 12

So, quick fly-by post. But I wanted to let you know that I'm sticking with it! I'm down 7 lbs (since Monday - holding steady).....and I took my measurements again this morning: Bust -1.5" Rib cage -1" Waist -2" Hips -1" Butt -2.5" Energy levels are awesome. Sleeping so very, very well. More later

Monday, April 4, 2011

Okay, so it's not spring yet.

Derailed.....clouds moved in and it SNOWED?! Seriously - and the morning was absolutely gorgeous and out of nowhere, snow, then thundersnow, then rain, rain, and more rain. Whatever...I've given up trying to figure out Mother Nature's moods. An amazing thing happened this morning - as you know, or may not, I've been following the 17DD (with one complex carb) for about a month, on and off. I finally recommitted and started Cycle 1 all over again last Monday and was rewarded by a stall on my scale - from Wednesday through Sunday....kind of VERY frustrating to say the least. I'm thrilled to announce that working out, walking and eating clean actually work. My pants are fitting better, I've lost 1" off my bust, 1" off my waist, and 1.5" off my hips since the beginning of March......and the scale rewarded me with 171.1 this morning - down 7 lbs since I started this five weeks ago! I'm absolutely tickled pink......finally found something that is not only making me lose weight, but more importantly, making me feel so alert, strong and alive! Tomorrow, after work, is my first meeting with my new trainer - wish me luck!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Glorious morning!

I'm going to see if I can get outside with my camera today. Today's plan: 1. Work is going on in the greenhouse (steaming the muck beds to sterilize them - DSO will take 3 days to complete this) I'm going to do some stuff I want to do! 2. Assembly of new BBQ - DSO bought me a lovely new BBQ yesterday - I'm making steak for lunchtime today (not for me, it's not on the 17DD - I'll be bbqing chicken for myself). 3. Groceries - need to do fridge inventory then go replenish - especially the veggies! 4. Walk - 5km walk planned (with said camera) 5. The inevitable laundry...... Have an awesome day my friends! PS - 17DD C1D7 - still holding on at -4.2 (since Wednesday) - hopefully something will give soon!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Boy did that feel great!

I went to the gym yesterday. I haven't been in a long time. I decided it was going to be a cardio day. I thought the treadmill would likely kill me. It didn't! I'm not as totally gone as I thought I was! 30 minutes treadmill (ridiculous incline too) and 25 minutes on the bike! ...and I've asked one of the trainers (someone had recommended her) to work with me to develop a good training program for me......stay tuned on that one! Now, on the 17DD front, I'm holding my own. Eating clean foods really does agree with me! Oh, and I have to tell you all that Spring must be here (temperatures say otherwise, mind you)....I saw a great blue heron on my drive home last night. Standing on the side of a pond I see him at a lot of the summer......likely saying "What the heck? ICE? I came back here for ICE?"