Well....I've got some good news and some bad news. Let's talk about the good news first!
Late last night while perusing a few blogs I found out about Tony "the Anti-Jared" challenging Jen at Prior Fat Girl to do 99 mins on the stairmaster.....and as a further challenge, she was to get 200 people to commit to doing at least 60 minutes of exercise today, April 20th, no matter what the exercise was.
So that was my inspiration to get to the gym this morning and hit the treadmill!! I walked 4 miles at a 3.5 speed and it took me 68 min 43 sec. Woo Hoo!! I met the challenge!! The other cool thing I realized while doing this is that it always takes me 1 hr. 10 mins, or 70 mins, to walk 4 miles at the park, which means I've basically been keeping up the same 3.5 pace there as I do on the treadmill. Groovy. :)
Breakfast was a Jimmy Dean lite breakfast sandwich with turkey sausage, egg white, cheese on a whole wheat bagel.
After breakfast I got ready to go to the gym. I had let Scarlette out in the front yard to play for a bit. What I didn't know is that she was busy digging a hole to China, and was covered in dirt....so I had to give her a bath before I left for the gym. Rotten baby.
Lunch was at 1:30pm. I had a sandwich on a Thomas Everything bagel w/ 4 oz. Boar's Head low sodium ham, 1 Tbsp of lite mayo, tomato, red onion & dill pickle.
An hour later I had a Chobani pomegranate yogurt.
Then I had 1 c. of grapes.
At 4:30 I made an egg salad sandwich with 2 boiled eggs, 2 Tbsp lite mayo and a little s&p on a whole wheat sandwich thin.
I bought a bag of Easter candy, Hershey's chocolate eggs, a couple of weeks before Easter, and put them in the candy dish on my mantle over the fireplace. I figured Shane and Dwayne would devour them. For some reason they didn't.
So I got tired of walking past them today and threw them in the trash.
Dinner was at 6pm. I had 5 oz. of broiled cod w/ garlic power & Cajun seasoning, along with 1 c. of stewed cabbage and 1 c. of roasted radishes w/ garlic powder, black pepper & reduced fat Parmesan cheese. If you haven't tried roasting radishes yet, you are really missing out. There's some kind of magic that happens when you roast them that takes ALL the heat and fire out of them. I call them little roasted Parmesan cheese buttons now, lol. Damn tasty. :)
I will be having 2 Hershey's dark chocolate nuggets w/ almonds with my decaf coffee this evening...as always, the creamer in the coffee will be 30 cals.
Total Calories: 1452
I'm a little low today, but I just didn't feel like eating anymore. That sounds hilarious coming out of my mouth, lol.
Water Intake: (5) 32 oz. glasses
Exercise: Walked 4 miles on the treadmill in just under 70 mins.
Ok folks....onto the bad news...or at least irritating news as far as I'm concerned.
About 3 weeks ago I injured my right arm in the gym. I know exactly how I did it. I usually carry a 7.5 lb. weight in each hand when I do my 20-30 min walk on the treadmill, after my 30 mins of weight training. Well that particular night, our trainer had us doing ALL arm work, so I was shredded by the time I got on the treadmill. When I went to grab the weights, the 7.5's were taken...and I grabbed the 10 lb. weights. Bad, bad idea. I only made it 10 mins into my walk before I just had to put them down. It was way too much of a strain.
Well....that injury has gotten worse instead of better. I haven't messed with any weights in a while....it's the every day use around the house that's hurting it. It's WAY worse than it was 3 weeks ago. It throbs when I'm just sitting doing nothing now. I've dropped a couple of 32 oz glasses of water on the floor because I can't handle the strain. I even noticed it hurt last night when I pushed the handle down to flush the toilet....which means it's getting ultra sensitive to any kind of pressure at all.
I know it's either a strained muscle or torn tendon...so I don't see me wasting any money to go to the doctor and have him tell me to put it in a sling. I can buy a sling at Walgreen's. I was talking to Dwayne about it this afternoon and he's all twisted up in knots over it. He instructed me to put it in a sling TONIGHT...and not do another damn thing for the next week and a half before we go to the beach. Yes, those were his exact words. I told him I have to cook...he said he didn't care, find a way around it. I told him I have to clean...he said he didn't care, wash dishes and clothes with your left hand only or leave the house dirty. I told him I have to type out my blog post each night because besides myself and my own goals, I've got 30 other participants that are counting on me. That one really upset him.
He told me to drop the challenge right now. He already thinks that the 12.4 lbs I've lost in the last 2 weeks is MORE than enough.....he told me if I lose another 3-4 this week alone, then it's going to be EXCESSIVE....yes, he really said that. Have you ever heard of a guy complaining because his girlfriend is losing TOO much weight?? Seriously???? His issue is he doesn't want me doing any typing...he doesn't want me doing one single thing with my right arm/hand...period. He told me if it's not better by Friday, he's taking me to the doctor kicking and screaming and I can be as pissed off at him as I want to, but he can't stand to see me in pain and he's not going to let me prolong it any longer. (We'll see about that).
I have absolutely no intention of dropping this challenge. However, I really don't know how this one-handed thing is going to affect things. I tried lifting my pots and pans while I was baking chicken breasts, boiling eggs, and cooking up 5 different kinds of veggies this last Sunday...with my left hand...and I just suck at it. I really do. I'm so totally uncoordinated, it's unbelievable. I can't even open a can of tuna without using both hands. I already know that when I put that sling on tomorrow morning, I'm going to be in tears by tomorrow night simply out of frustration.
I'm going to have to learn to adjust using my left hand. I don't know if that will mean less cooking and more convenience foods (more sodium), or what will happen just yet. If Dwayne had his way, I'd be eating nothing but pudding cups and sandwiches every day. All he's concerned with is me healing...not how I'm going to run my life WHILE trying to heal.
He planned this beach trip more for me than for him. He wants me to thoroughly enjoy it, and he fears I won't be able to do that if I'm in pain. He noticed what a hard time I was having with it when he was here last weekend, because he happened to be standing right beside me when I nearly dropped the half-full coffee pot.
Who kows....maybe I'll figure out how to manage in just a day or two....I sure hope so.
On another note....I hopped on the scale this morning, as I always do mid-week, and usually I see some progress by then. Not this morning. I am still exactly the same as I was last Friday...228.6. Hmmmm. I know I'm doing everything right, so I can't get upset over it. I'm thinking my body might be saying, "I gave you 12.4 lbs in 2 weeks...time to even it out...you're gettin' nothin' this week sister!" lol I don't know...maybe something will fall off by Friday. But to compound that little issue....I have to go have lunch with my cousin tomorrow...at a restaurant...2 days before weigh day. Damn.
I'm responsible for putting together our family reunion, but Jennifer and Mom are helping me pay for the place I rented. Jennifer has a memory problem and although I've reminded her a couple of times, she can't seem to get the check in the mail to me. So I'm going to go get it tomorrow. She said we could meet for lunch. I asked her where, so I could go ahead and look at a nutrition guide and be prepared. She said she didn't know yet...she'd have to think about it...and would tell me tomorrow when I'm on my way. My worry is not about the choices...it's about the sodium. It is beyond stupid for me to eat a restaurant meal 2 days before weigh day knowing how my body holds onto sodium. However, I am counting on the fact that EVERY restaurant will have some kind of salad on their menu...so I'm kind of pre-planning for a grilled chicken salad w/ lite dressing on the side...and chasing it with 5 glasses of water, lol.
So from now on, my posts are probably going to be much shorter...not a lot of gabbing...just posting my food pics and calorie/exercise stuff. I also won't be able to jump around and comment on anyone else's blogs and I really hate that part. I hope you all understand, but I've got Dwayne on my a$$, and he can be a real bear when I'm sick or hurting. 'Nite friends. :)