Hello out there! What a good day. All over the place! I had an awesome talk with one of my inner circle best friends (we call eachother bosom friends!) Kathleen. We keep helping each other through hard times. I am in love with a friendship that had both give and take. She and I met in Germany and became super close when Gary was in Iraq. We were fitness and health buddies too! Our lives have changed and we have changed with them. I am blessed by her! We talked about the economy today. It was very uplifting! I feel renewed about it all! ;o) She mentioned to me Dave Ramsey. He has a show on TV. He teaches to apply wise decisions in saving and recovering from money woes. I am excited to learn more about him, and increasing my financial health this year as I increase my fitness and health.
Then after eating two great meals I did my 30 day shred with Jillian and immediately went for a one hour walk, keeping my heart rate up I was able to burn more calories and get into the fat reserve! Nice! It felt really good. Then I came home to make dinner, although, about one time a week work as a short order cook for my family, I still ate really good. My man is allergic to fish, and I eat it about 2-3 times a week, so those nights I let everyone choose...
I made grilled tilapia on my George Forman Grill and had 1/2 cup of 1% cottage cheese, and 1/2 cup of grape tomatoes. It was tasty and filling! Likely I will finish off with my yogurt dessert and a fiber one bar. I also treated myself to a Diet Pepsi. :o)
As far as weight goes, I am still at the same weight as yesterday, which makes me happy! I am hoping to drop a few more pounds by months end. On my walk with "Pace" today, we talked again about realistic goals and how this time it is so much different that my "diets" before. I know I mentioned it before, but I feel so good about it, I'm going to mention it again. I think every time I have dieted in the past 4 years I have put such unrealistic goals on myself. So I'd step on the scale and not lose the weight. So I'd give up. I hadn't surrendered to health, like I have this time. I have to be honest, my awesome blog followers help too! I know I have to be honest with what I do/don't do and have to blog about my day. That also encourages me! I know if all these people are going to read about what I ate, I am going to choose wisely about what I put in my mouth. More than that though, it is for me. I set myself on a new track, with large goals, with small goals, and a timeline to get to where I want to be to maintain on that track! I am 3 and 1/2 weeks into this and it feels good. It feels right, and the scale is helping too!
So, thanks for following, thanks for passing me on to your friends, and thanks for your constant encouragement! I love it!
Weight: 204.8 :o)