A Little of This; A Little of That
on 08-19-2009 at 03:38 PM (1326 Views)
Well, it's been an interesting couple of days. Had a good day on Monday until I got home later in the day. I don't know what was going on but I'll attribute it to "emotional detox". I was irritable, angry, short-tempered, impatient... all of that. I'd been out much of the afternoon; travel was GREAT! So, what the heck was going on? I messed up LTR totally ~ couldn't focus, stay on track, etc. Yet, even with that, got a decent interview with author Susan Schenck. The best part for me was at the end. She wanted to talk about HER weight loss program and, being in the mental/emotional shape I was in and doing my own, I almost said no yet, consciousness prevailed and, I said yes.
So, her information, (again, keeping it short) is to eat 400 calories, 4 x's a day equaling 1600 calories. Now, a part of those calories have to be in fat ~ olives, avos, coconut oil and, for her, fish oil. I've not done and don't plan to do fish oil, BUT, Himself and I went shopping yesterday, picked up the avos, olives and, I already had coconut oil which I made into a fudge using Rawmazing's recipe from her Strawberry Cream Pie recipe. The thought of eating coconut oil plain makes me shudder.
So, I began yesterday and surprisingly, last night, flat stomach. I thought it was a joke. Woke up this morning, got on the scale, 1# down. huh? Ummm, not possible.
So, here's basically what I'm eating ~ 3 salads a day with a teaspoon of fudge in between and either olives or avos with the salad. I'm not following precisely because I'm not really good at counting calories, yet, even with that, I'm seeing/feeling a difference. Who'da thunk?
Yesterday, was in a total funk. Partly because of the evening before. I started with headache, sore throat, just funky! Spent the day relaxing, ate VERY well, then in the evening HAD to get out and get some air. Another plan for a short walk turned into over 5,000 steps.
THIS morning, woke up just before 5; huggled with Himself for a bit; got up, got dressed, got out about 5:10 a.m. Was feeling SO much different.. alive, lively, my usual feisty self.
While I was out I noticed there was a guy at one intersection just walking back and forth with his dogs. Had my pepper spray in my hand (always) and my knife in my pocket. As I neared him he asked if I was going to cross Braeburn. I said "I could (was planning to), why"? He said a bear was spotted over there. Well hell! I wanna see da bear!!! O.k., o.k., I didn't go. Himself's been concerned about me walking out there especially in the morning, because they've been spotted on more than one occasion. The guy told me he lived right there and he'd previously had a sugar tree and woke up one morning with a bear hanging around in it. Got in just under 8,000 steps just this morning!
So, we're on week three of "Tap Into Your Ideal Weight"... I'll update what's going on with that tomorrow. I'm really excited that I can offer it as a teleclass and some from here have signed up; as well as Pasadena, Ca. local and live. How much things have changed due to the presence of the internet.
Elaina Love and Rawdog Rory will be coming up next on Rawkin Radio. As I said, Susan Shenck was on "Let's Talk Raw" this past Monday and Bunny Berry of Raw Fu will be on on the 31st.
We'll be gone to the cabin up in Big Bear Lake probably Sat. through Mon. to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary.
So, updates tomorrow on the women's progess on "Tap Into Your Ideal Weight".
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