Unfortunately, it's going to back up to the triple digits weather-wise this weekend. It's ok, we'll plug on through. We're supposed to get more rain chances by the end of next week.
I'm so excited right now. I'm seeing light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. I have 1 more loan payment to go out of my paychecks! Yahooey-looey! I can't tell you, nor do I need to tell you, I'm sure, how stressful its been these last number of years. I'm hoping that with the lessened stress factor that I'll be able to drop some more of those pesky, unwanted lb's.
Stress can & does affect your weight ya know. It really does. There are many studies on the subject. Your hormone levels get skewed and such and Voila! fluff remains where it lays. Not nice! I am thrilled that I haven't put the weight I did lose back on but I still have more to go so, hopefully, this reduction in my stress levels will help to achieve those lofty goals of mine. They're really not that lofty, I've been there before and more, so it's not a ridiculous goal. Just more than I wish I needed.
My pal Barbara Applebaum of ApplebaumWellness.com speaks on this and many other issues on her site as well.
Yes, I'm still having issues with my knee & shoulder. I tried to see a NMT (Neuromuscular Therapist) but she was booked the only 2 hours I was free. Of course, right?!? Oh well, I'll get in there eventually. I have additional insurance, 1 of which being accidental or casualty. I think I might even get it paid for by them. I'm going to call to find out. That would be fabulous! (You have to sing the word "fabulous" there, ok)
Choreography on the Bollywood piece is going well. I changed the music and everyone seems to like it even more. Every time I say, "the next part is..." the girls eyes roll back in their sockets, 1 goes into stiff, panic mode, the other 2 throw their hands onto their heads and cry out "my brain hurts!" Cracks me up. But they do say they love the choreography and are having fun. I have crazy ideas, I'm sure most of you already knew that, and they keep asking me where I get them from. I dunno! Just decades of ethnic dancing, I guess.
I'm trying out different apps on my android for nutritional info. like calorie tracking, diary's, caloric intake and outgo ratios. I'll give you my thoughts on these as I attempt to utilize them.
The first one I'm trying is My Fitness Pal. Available on the Google playstore, It asks pertinent questions such as; how much weight do you wish to lose/month or week, how much do you exercise, how long do you exercise, etc. Then it gives you a total caloric intake you should have to accomplish your goals. You type in what you eat, some by brand names, and it keeps a tally for you for the day.
I do find it a little annoying to try to add in what I've eaten. I drink a smoothie in the morning for my breakfast but I make it so its either type in each individual item or just go with a generic "mixed berry" not knowing what they consider it to be. I'll give it a month and then I'll try another one. My Fitness Pal is free, so that's a plus, but it's kind of a pain to navigate through. We'll see. It could just be my amazing, lightening speed with technology. NOT!
My Fitness Pal tells me to ingest 1200 calories to reach my goal and lose 2#'s/week. Of course, if I exercise, I get to ingest more calories to make up for the burning of those. Gee, me exercise? Really?!? So, again, I'm going to see how easy this thing is to deal with and I'll report back to you all as we go.
Yes, I am still, basically, doing the food combination eating. It does seem to make sense to me but it is still hard to not have a potato or pasta with my protein. Decades of eating habits are hard o break but it is getting easier, I guess. I do still have a BIG issue with bread. I just can't let my sourdough go. I just have to have it. Oh well, it makes me happy and I don't eat nearly as much as I used to. Nor do I eat nearly as much meat as I used to. Oh, for crying out loud, I don't eat period, as much as I used to.
Trying to account for my intake should help with my goals and yours if you have some, and I suspect you do. It's a form of a food journal. It's been found to be a very excellent way to help with weight goals. Even if you want to gain, we hate you, weight.
Have any of you gone to Buck & Judy's Dang Rubs website yet? I sure hope so. Just "click" the name and you'll be able to go to the site. I try them on everything, practically.
I'm going to go out & do some fall planting this weekend, I hope. Never got anything outa my garden from the spring. The squash & zucchini plants did yield some veggies but they were never full-sized. Just little guys. So, I think I know what to do this time so I'll try again. Time to get dirty, YES!
I'll be updating my workouts page this week, so keep a lookout for it and have a fantastic week everyone.