Monday, October 3, 2016

Just a Little Update


This weekend was not the relaxing days off I expected it to be! But it was enjoyable anyway... embrace the unexpected, right?? My daughter was invited to a last minute party AND a sleepover. One of the dogs got sick and there was a chat with a vet and a lot of cleaning up vomit in the house, on the deck, and in my car! (You're welcome for the appetite suppressant!) Then a home check for one of my fosters went very well and I ended up doing the whole transport myself, which was a lot of hours in the car but it was SO worth it to see this dog in her forever home, running and playing in her new yard and getting love from her new family. The joy of seeing a dog or cat who was neglected or abused when they go into a loving, doting home is very rewarding. Their eyes tell the story.

Yesterday I only had time to eat twice. I had coffee and bacon and eggs in the morning, and then around 4 I was on my way back home so I stopped at Panera on the road. I have never eaten there before, and it was not a low carb choice (I was really not feeling it for a salad) but so tasty and nourishing: a cup of winter squash soup topped with toasted pumpkin seeds, a half sandwich (roasted turkey, bacon, avocado, and lettuce) and an unsweetened iced green tea. Today I had a protein shake for breakfast, then went to the dentist to have a new crown put on one tooth (I hate dental work) so now my face is numb. I stopped and got some soup on the way home and I'll have that for lunch.

Not much else to report on the weight front, since I didn't weigh this week and haven't been biking. Maybe someday. :)

18 comments:

Josie said...

Why did you stop biking?

Lyn said...

Josie~

No good reason... got out of the habit after I missed some days, had a stomach bug and couldn't, then we had a big kennel set up in the bike room which made it inconvenient. I could have still biked (except on the vomiting days) but I was just focused on other things. I let biking become less of a priority.

Anonymous said...

Maybe someday :(

Lyn said...

Anon~

maybe. You never know.

16 blessings'mom said...

Lyn, I always love when you put up a new post. Because you are real. I know you want to lose weight to feel better, but you aren't defined by your weight, or by your struggle, remember that. The rescue work you do is simply amazing, I don't know if people realize how all-encompassing that can be. I have never done it, but I did adopt a "senior" lab, and we have a new puppy in the house, and it is SO BUSY!

I have found it extremely challenging through the past few years to stick to my guns about finding time for myself, for exercising. Because I am a mom, and everyone else comes first, and each and every time I choose to spend time on myself, something else slides...my kids are great about it, but it is not easy to carve out that time, but ha, here I am sitting here on my laptop, but this is my therapy...:)

Anyway, thank you for sharing, for being honest and open, and as always, I am rooting for you!!!

Della

Josie said...

Thanks for answering. The hardest part about biking is getting on the bike and starting. But if you do it, you're less likely to eat crap afterwards. At least that's how I am.

Take care!

Rachel Smith said...

I've gotten out of the exercise habit, too. It's hard to get restarted after getting out of the habit. Good luck!

Rachel said...

Maybe you can set a biking goal to get to a new city or state! As an observer it's been kinda rough to see how much buildup you gave to the "mom across America" thing and how it just fizzled :(

Hillary Gras said...

Are you going to bike again? Sad to see that you haven't been.. it seemed like such a source of power and confidence!

Lyn said...

Hillary~

Probably.

Anonymous said...

Why so down about biking? What happened to your motivation to lose weight and get healthy? Have you tried wearing a pedometer and trying for 10,000 steps a day?

Lyn said...

Anon~

I'm not down about biking, I just haven't biked. Not sure what happened to my motivation... it just doesn't feel important right now. I did wear a FitBit and focus on steps for awhile. It's in the blog archives somewhere.

Anonymous said...

do you think you're depressed?

Lyn said...

last Anon~

no, I'm not depressed. I am pretty happy and content. I just am not making weight, diet, and exercise a priority.

Anonymous said...

So much for escaping your hellish nightmare.

Lyn said...

Anon~

Not sure why you'd say that. I'm not living a hellish nightmare anymore.

Stephanie T said...

When I am down and not doing well with my routine I wear my shirt and every time I look in the mirror I am reminded.

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Lissa said...

Anonymous, that seems pretty passive aggressive