I was reading B*tch Cakes' blog and scrolled down a couple of posts to catch up. I was going to post the link, but I can't get it to copy and paste here. She's the first one listed on my blogroll, so just click on it and scroll down a couple of posts to see what I'm talking about. Her body is my idea of perfection. Of course, it's only a dream for me to look that damn good. I've got enough stretch marks covering my body to construct a road map, and I'd have to have surgery to have all of the excess skin removed when I've lost all the weight....but still, a girl can dream! B*tch Cakes is smokin'. If I could pick anyone to mold my body after, it would be her.
I haven't been following her blog very long, but she did another post the other day that really struck me. She said something about losing some weight, and then coming out of the honeymoon phase and stalling out for a while. She never lost her desire to reach her goal, but she did get stuck for a while....as in two years. TWO YEARS. And then she caught that spark again and pressed on to what you see now. She is the picture of perseverance and determination to chase your goals until you reach them, no matter how long it takes you to get there. I admire and applaud that kind of positive attitude and fierce dedication. She makes me want to try harder, pick myself up when I fall, and press on to the goals I've set for myself.
Speaking of goals, I had another spot-on calorie day and a good, hard workout in the gym with Chris. I really like this guy. He doesn't scream or yell at you, but he doesn't let you quit either when you feel like wimping out. Hiring him as our personal trainer has been worth every penny. It's an investment in my health, fitness and weight loss goals and I don't think I could ever regret that. What I DO regret is not having enough money to have him push me 5 days a week, so I'm just going to do my best to keep pushing myself when he's not standing over me asking for 30 more Mountain Climbers.
I took a peek at the scale this morning. It's not near as awesome as the 6 lbs I dropped last week, but I've got a little something to report tomorrow. I'll save it 'til then. :)
One last thing before I wrap this up. Since that dang nutritionist told me to get my carb count up, I made another pasta salad today. This time it was seafood pasta salad. I used 5 oz of Dreamfield's pasta (lower glycemic levels for us diabetics), a bag of Contessa frozen salad shrimp, a little pkg of imitation crab meat, 2 Tbsp of lite mayo and 1Tbsp of ranch dressing to give it a little kick. I added in a little s&p and some diced onions. Didn't have any celery. The whole bowl totaled 1034 calories. I measured it out into 2 portions and ate one of them for lunch, which was 517 calories. The serving size I ate was almost 3 cups. I'm posting a pic of the Dreamfield's pasta box and of the bowl of seafood salad. It was delish!
Quote For the Day:
"You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through." -Rosalynn Carter