Monday, October 5, 2009

Good Days

Today was another good day... the fifth day in a row completely on plan. I've been drowning myself in veggies and fruit to the point that I am absolutely NOT hungry, ever, and feel invigorated and alive most of the time!

The result? I am down 5 pounds as of this morning. 240. And planning on saying goodbye to the 240's *very* soon.

Today my meals looked like this:
Breakfast: tea with milk & honey, 2 eggs over easy cooked in Pam, and a huge side of sauteed baby zucchini and pattypan squash with a little butter, salt, & pepper on top. I also enjoyed some sliced fresh mango.
Lunch: big bowl of leftover kabocha squash in coconut milk, with curry powder and ginger added to make a squash curry. So rich and creamy... mmmm!
Snack: string cheese, apple cinnamon granola bar, and a cup of coffee with sugar free creamer and milk.
Dinner: 2 bowls of homemade hamburger vegetable soup, made from local, grass-fed ground round, carrots, celery, tomatoes, and split peas in a tasty broth. One crusty baked artisan roll topped with a bit of butter.

Calories for today: 1144. I will probably have a nice hot cup of milk tea with honey before bed.

I walked for a half hour today, outside in the crisp fall weather while my daughter was in preschool. While I walked I imagined myself roller blading at the same park next summer. Won't that be great? It's a huge dream of mine to just be able to roller blade. I see people doing it and it looks SO amazing. When I was a kid and a teen, I used to go roller skating in a rink, and I loved that. I really, really, really want to be able to roller blade!! When I weighed about 180 pounds, maybe ten years ago or more, I went out and bought myself a pair of roller blades. But they would barely buckle over my fat calves. I remember struggling and stretching to try and get those buckles to snap, and when I finally did, they were cutting into my legs so much that they left marks for days. I tried to roller blade in my driveway but the tight plastic buckles were cutting off my circulation and causing me enough pain that I had to give up. I never tried again. My calves just got fatter from there. But someday, one day next summer, I am gonna be down there at that park roller blading. Bad knees or no bad knees, I don't care. I AM going to rollerblade.

I feel really good :) Staying off the fast food and getting to bed earlier has helped me a LOT. It was tough at first but now it is habit, and it is so worth it.

Another good day tomorrow... and the good days will run together as life goes by and before I know it, 100 pounds will be gone. Watch me.

40 comments:

Bronwyn said...

I'm so happy for you! I look forward to reading more about these 'good days' so that every day will eventually be a good day, and you receive all the good things you deserve :)

Steelers6 said...

I'M WATCHING!!!! And cheering!!! And also traveling alongside in my own WL journey.

Go Lyn!
ChrissyS

Val said...

Congrats on the loss!!! That menu sounds amazing-and for so few calories!
Hope you have many more days like this :)

Shhh said...

FYI: rollerblading is NOTHING like rollerskating. It's more like ice skating.

And it's awesome fun.

And you will look so good doing it. You know why? Cuz of the huge smile on your face!

rachel said...

You are so inspiring! I am on day 5 also of my binge free streak. I have also noticed for the first time in years, I am happy most of the time, awake during the day, productive (my house is looking very good!) I wouldn't have related these things to my eating habits if I hadn't been reading your blog. Silly isn't it, when it is so obvious that we are what we eat....

stephseef said...

HOORAY!!!!

Rachel said...

What a wonderful, happy, inspiring entry! Reminds me of the type of entries you wrote back when I started reading your blog more than a year ago. NOT that the other kind of entries are bad or wrong or anything like that - but it's nice to come away with a smile :)

screwdestiny said...

Man, you are just rocking it! Keep it up. :-D

Oh, and I'm thin, but I still would probably break something good within a minute of trying to rollerblade. It's no gaurantee. ;)

Sarah said...

Great Job!!!! Before you know it you will be where you want to be!

Anonymous said...

Well done! The feeling of success at the end of every day has to spur you on :-)

I notice that you have cut down on carbs quite a lot. I may have to try this. I am too fond of bread....and it's so easy to reach for when hunger pangs strike.

I guess the trick is not to feel hungry, and lots of fruit and vegetables are filling. From reading here I appreciate that preparation and planning - and making the effort to 'cook' rather than grab convenience foods is what it's all about.

I have to follow your lead and make that effort.

Hope today is going well. You have inspired me to take a walk, even though it's cold, damp and grey here today.

Keep up the good work!

DBee x

jumping off the binge wagon said...

I am watching too! You are doing fab! How exciting. Your blog pushes me to do more!. AMAZING well done!

Betsey C. said...

All right!! Your meals sound so delicious, I can't imagine how good and energetic you must feel -- physically and psychologically. I'm down 36 lbs. now myself, and feeling great. We CAN do this!

Larkspur said...

WOOT!

Lillian said...

Just started following your blog and just had to say YAY for 5 days in a row!!! The fast food does me in ever.single.time and I just have to stay away, too! It's amazing what a difference it makes. Enjoying following your journey, thanks so much for sharing:)

Anonymous said...

We are watching and cheering you on! Looking forward to reading your rollerblading post next summer!
-Megan

~Oct said...

congrats!

Leslie said...

Excellent work Lyn. You can do it. You ARE doing it.

MissyM said...

Hi five girlfriend!! Rollerblading sounds like so much fun, I have never been good with wheels on my feet. Cant wait til you are doing it again.

Lynne said...

You CAN do it! I know you WANT it! Keep the good talk, positive outlook and the rest will follow!!!

Friend of the Bear said...

Hi Lyn. This is the happiest post since I've been reading! Well done!

Very happy for you.

Best wishes,
Bearfriend xx

Tina said...

Glad to hear you are doing so well! Doesn't this fall weather make it so much easier to get out and walk? Love it!

Melissa said...

Congrats to you! It's amazing how your entire attitude just changes when you have a good day! Keep it up! We are all in the struggle togehter!

Theresa said...

Give me an L
Give me a Y
Give me an N
YAAAAAAAAAAAY Lyn!!! :)

Melissa said...

That is so awesome!!! YAY!! :)

bbubblyb said...

I love good days. Way to go on the all the fruits and veggies and on the walk. 5 days in a row is terrific.

Diana said...

Good for you. I'm glad you've been having so many good days! :)

Mary :: A Merry Life said...

Woohooo! I'm glad you are having such a great string of good days! Go Lyn! :)

biz319 said...

I love taking walks by myself, but am a complete klutz when it comes to roller blading - I hope your dreams come true though! :D

Tammy said...

I'm watching every day. I know you can do this Lyn. As I told you early on, you were one of the inspirations for me starting my own blog. Can't wait to see the pics of you rollerblading! :)

Rina said...

I am watching, and I *will* see you do it!!!

Word of warning though - about making habits - it's great that you've been at it for five days or so and it's going well - but they say that for something to become second nature, really second nature, you have to do it for 40 consecutive days. I know it's not magic, but there is something here - the idea that it takes a considerable streak of activity to make something really part of you.

Wishing you luck. You're an inspiration.

South Beach Steve said...

Keep developing those good habits and it won't be long until you are roller blading!

Becky said...

Good job, girl!! Congrats! A great week is sooo motivating to keep going, isn't it!!

Ria said...

Congratulations on getting back on track and seeing that nice drop on the scale!

You go girl - I'm looking forward to reading about your rollerblading soon.

burpandslurp said...

Glad you're feeling energetic and positive! I hope one day you'll be able to rollerblade all around town, and post a pic of that, too! ;-)

Jennifer said...

Yay!! Keep it up, Lyn-you rock! :)

kass09 said...

Keep going! Hi! I just wanted to let you know you are doing an awesome job and to keep pushing! I know how hard it can get and I was there too and still struggle but you will make it! It sounds like your calorie intake and workouts are great so keep it up an results are sure to come! I hope you have a great week!
~Kassandra

Vickie said...

Another blogger used to call this stringing good days - stringing pearls.

Lisa said...

Holy crap! 5 lbs???!!! That is GREAT!!!! I need some inspiration from you. I just did an angry fat rant on my new site... lol

- Lisa
http://inweighovermyhead.blogspot.com/

Josie said...

YAY for good days!

boudica said...

Yeah, Lyn!! I'm happy for you and the happy days! Be