I'm guessing it was the absolutely delectable pasta I had made that I truly ate everyday for a week. Still, I did lose something, right?
This last Wed. I got on the scale, only once a week do I get on, another 1.5#'s which makes it a total drop of 9.5#'s. YES! Insert a fist pump here, please and thank you.
Well, here's some more great news. I took Delilah in to the vets again this morning and we have saved the tail! She still needs to wear the cone of shame. Theres still a portion of her tail thats open and until thats gone she needs to keep it on. I have a blow-up, soft cone but the vet wants the hard 1 to remain on. Sorry little princess, I tried. She also needs to keep up with the anti-biotics for 2 more weeks and go back in for a look-see in 2 weeks.
I will say that Delilah has gained back 2 #'s from last week and not only does she greet me at the door when I get home, she greets me in my room when I wake up. I can't begin to tell you how happy I am.
People keep asking me what I'm doing to lose the weight. What diet I'm on. I'm here to say that I'm not on any diet. I don't like the word diet. I prefer the word nutrition.
I'm also just doing my food journal. The other night I made a chicken sandwich. After eating it I really wanted another but I entered the sandwich in the journal, realized I didn't need another and that was that. Accountability. Thats what the journal does for me. Now, I'm not saying that this is the only way to lose weight, but it's all I'm doing. I enter my weight after each check-in on the scale (once a week), I enter all of my activities and it gives me the number of calories ingested vs. calories burned. It's a simple equation. To lose weight you need to eat fewer calories than what you need to live and burn.
Making good food choices, of course, is essential too. But that being said, I don't beat myself up for a blown choice or day. I give myself 1 day to screw it.
I noticed that I couldn't finish my breakfast at a delightful little restaurant here in town in between appointments so I got it boxed. That never happens to me. The same thing happened at dinner at an amazing french restaurant last night. It was G.'s birthday dinner, thats right, I splurged. Still, I was over 200 calories below for the day. So there. Ha-ha!
I taught a dance class for a Family night at work the other night. I was pretty saddened by about 4-6 of the participants who, in my opinion, were pretty disrespectful to me and the dance form.
I'm sure you all know by now that dance is an important part of my life. To have people clown around while I'm teaching is not only disrespectful to me and the form as an art but dangerous to the other participants. While doing an active warm-up, 1 participant just started shuffling through the others from one end of the group to the other. We, the other people were doing a lateral traveling movement. She could've run into, bumped, tripped any of the others. Then she'd turn her back and do it again. I wish I could say this was a kid but it wasn't.
Had I been at a studio, I would've asked her to leave. Pure and simple.
A couple of young girls were just rude and annoying.
Basically, if you're not there to learn, don't go. You can still have fun but be respectful and safe. Dance is joyful and fun but it's important to be on the same page, not perfect but on the same page.
Well, there you have it. My bitchy side. I don't know, I would never behave that way in a class I don't expect it when I teach 1.
Well, take care, keep dancin' and stay healthy.