Monday, August 31, 2009

September 1, 2009

August was an incredible month. We traveled to Namibia and got to see our friends, the Turneys. I was able to teach Fundamentals of Music and Aaron built a cabinet for a double oven and lowered bunk beds. We had a great month meeting new friends from the USA. We also had a great month eating lots and lots of good food and that is where the problem lies.

August 1: 216.4
September 1: 217

So now I am almost 5 pounds behind in my quest to lose 52 pounds in 52 weeks. Right now I stand at 30.6 pounds lost and week 35 is Sept. 3. Yesterday I ate whatever I wanted, I nibbled, I indulged. So my Amazing August (diet wise) turned into an Awful August (diet wise.) So my September must be "Sir"cumspect. Vigilant. Watchful.

I hope on September 3 to have a better report. I'm glad I do not have 1000 followers to read my sad, sad news.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Week 34

Ugh! This has been a tough month. I started at 216.4, been as low as 213.2 and as high as 217.8. Yesterday I was 213.4 and today (week 34) I'm back to 214.8 and don't really know why. I did not have a bad eating day yesterday and I did walk. Oh well.

January 1: 247.6

August 1: 216.4
August 27: 214.8

Minus 32.8 pounds since Jan. 1. I should be at minus 34 so I'm still behind. I think I've kinda hit a plateau month. Have I said that before? Well, it bears repeating.

My exercise really suffered during the 12 days we were in Namibia.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Week 33

January 1: 247.6
August 1: 216.4
August 20: 215.4

Loss for the year is 32.4. Officially I am behind in my quest for one pound per week, but I think when I get back to Botswana where I make my own lunch I'll be able to rectify the situation.

While here in Namibia I am eating lunch at the Bible school since I am teaching 4 hours a day and although I ask for less then they give the students I am eating a fairly high starch meal. Also with the teaching, I am teaching students on the piano from 1:30 to 5:00 or after. By then I'm exhausted so my formal exercise has gone out the window.

We leave this coming Monday for Botswana and I hope to get things a little better in control. I am fairly certain that when we were in Namibia a year ago that I weighed around 50 pounds more than I do now. So no room for complaints.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Week 32

216.4....same as last week.

It could have been better, but Aaron and I shared a pasta dish that was made with cream so I think it was HIGH calorie.

We are in Namibia right now, and my eating will be a little different this week, so we'll see how things go.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Week 31

Nothing new to report. I've weighed 216.4 for 8 days in a row. I remember one time when I was sure my scale was stuck at 238.2. I even coerced my husband to weigh to make sure it wasn't stuck. Well, that was almost 22 pounds ago. The scale is not stuck. I am just plateauing briefly. This too shall pass--the 238.2 passed, the 216.4 will pass.

I've lost 31.2 pounds since January 1, so I'm still on track for one pound per week.

This week I exercised 187 min. Just a little over 3 hours!!