Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The pic is me on my Gazelle!)

Dang!! I missed Biggest Loser last night! I was so dog tired that I forgot all about it. Can anyone fill me in? That show so motivates me! Not because of the huge weight loss so fast (although wouldn't that be a slice of heaven on earth) but because of the way the contestants seem to morph into these new bodies. It smacks me over the head each week about the importance of exercise!

I tried out my Gazelle yesterday and it was fun. It seemed a little too easy though. I was able to carry on a conversation with no problem with my daughter the whole 32 minutes I was on it. Hubby says you need to lean forward more to get a more intense work out. I tried that and almost fell on my flabby fanny. I'm going to go hop on it right after I hit "post" here and experiment a little.

I am still doing the little plate method and it's incredible how much less I eat and am able to be satisfied! I guess it's true - we fatties really do eat with our eyes. I'm also enjoying my food so much more. you know, we think about what we're going to eat all day and then when it comes time to actually do it - we inhale it so fast and never truly enjoy it. Funny thing too - since I've been taking my time eating - I'm wanting fruits more. Today there wasn't a fruit in sight to pack in my lunch and I was truly bummed. A week ago I was making myself stick a fruit in my lunch bag.

I taught music lessons all day today. That was interesting...the art teacher who couldn't sing her way out of a paper bag was teaching little kids how to play the flute, clarinet and oboe. Twas truly worth watching! Anyway...there was a full length mirror in the tiny little music room so when the kids were'nt there - I checked myself out. The mirror was not all that kind. It was one of those wavy ones (you know...the real cheap kind that seem to shorten you up) and I looked blobby. Well...I AM blobby - but it was reality check all the same - whether it was the mirror distorting my image - or me with a distorted image. (my spell check just told me thre's no such word as blobby...well...looking at me - there most certainly is!)

I have so far to go but I am trying my darnedest not to get all caught up in the end product. I'm focusing on little victories. I made it into the 180's. So I'm happy about that. Next stop - 170's. I've got a few pair of pant that have been hanging in the closet for a loooong time now. I'm also vying to get back into them in a few weeks.With spring coming I'm feeling renewed. The contest with my family is helping too!

Hope you're all hanging in there and making strides! I still keep checking to see your home bases...who cares if they're a mess. Did you look closely at mine??


Heather said...

congrats on making it into the 180s! you will be at the 70s before you know it.

So BL..basically they went to Australia, ran a triatholon, the men cried like babies (as usual) and it came down between jay and mark. they each gained a pound and the others lost very little. jay went home for his brother. more tears. The end!

Pattie said...

You are SO smart to take this process a chunk at a time. It's too overwhelming to look at the big picture. Pat yourself on the back for how well you've done and focus only on the next five pounds. We'll get there, my friend!

Grumpy Chair said...

I love the smaller plates - I buy mine at Target (individually) and plate my food nicely - makes all the difference in the world.

Glad you are enjoying the Gazelle!

CactusFreek said...

Good on you for doing the plate thing. That really DOES work!
And cudos on the fruit. I'm really bad with fruit. Except bananas coz i make smoothies with them.
Good on you for the weight loss. Thats awesome!

Did you know that in Australia, we call a vagina a fanny? I don't know how that got so backward!
But it's always funny when Americans talk about "Fannies" lol

Erin said...

I see heather gave you the BL no news on that front from me.

You are doing awesome...I can't wait till I'm there with you!

Pattie said...

Hi Lora - it's me again. Tag - you're it! Head over to my blog for the details and PLEASE PLAY!!