Friday, March 30, 2012

Poem for Today: Daffodils

I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
and twinkle on the Milky Way,
They stretched in never-ending line
along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
in such a jocund company:
I gazed - and gazed - but little thought
what wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

~William Wordsworth

31 Day Challenge: Day Twelve

Weight loss total:  12 pounds

Today I (being a number geek) wanted to play with a few numbers. Numbers are fun. How come I hated math, and yet love spreadsheets?

Here are a couple of numbers that are fun and encouraging:
  • Percentage of total body weight lost so far 4.58%
  • BMI points dropped 1.2
I hope we have another awesome weather weekend so I can spend some time outside! I don't dare look at the might be depressing.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

31 Day Challenge: Day Ten

Total Weight Loss: 10.5 pounds

Oh. My. Goodness!

I am over the moon!

Monday, March 26, 2012

31 Day Challenge: Day Eight

Total weight loss: 8 pounds, baby!

I must say that I really needed that big jolt of encouragement this morning on the scale. We had a marvelous and healthy weekend that included great food and nice walks. Thank you, Lord, for a bit of good weather to kick this in gear!

Last night, I made salmon from our stash that we caught in the fall. Let me say that the vaccuum sealer was a great investment. Add a little broccoli and dinner was amazing. Mmmm.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

31 Day Challenge: Day Seven

Total weight loss: well...its the weekend and I don't have my work scale...but lat I checked... 5 pounds

Feeling super good on the pure protien. Added in some veggies yesterday, but I think for the next two weeks I will alternate two days of protien with one day of protien/veg. We will see how that works.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

31 Day Challenge: Day Three

Total Weight Loss: 3.5 pounds

I'm hungry. Ok, that's a lie.

Oh how I hate these first few days when I seem to be constantly thinking about my next meal. And how good it will taste. And what I can eat after that. Etcetera.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

31 Day Challenge: Day Two

Weight loss: 3 pounds

Today I shall employ a bit of fuzzy logic. Everyone "knows" that your first few pounds of weight loss is "water weight".

Okay...lets look at it this way.

1 pint of water=1.04375 lbs
Therefore, my 3 pounds of water weight is the equivalent of 5.7485 cups of water.

My mind works in mysterious (or just plain weird) ways.

Monday, March 19, 2012

31 Day Challenge: Day One

Total weight loss: 0 pounds (well, duh)

I have exactly one month before we head out to our vacation in Arizona. This is NOT why I am setting some personal goals for myself. But the timing is good, so I will take advantage of it.

I will be down at least 20 pounds (and at least one size) by then. Yes, I know that the initial weight loss is mostly "water weight". Whatever. That's my winter weight, and what makes me "puffy". And I am quite annoyed with myself.

This week is pure protien for 7 days. Lean meats, non-fat dairy, etc. And LOTS of water. I'll keep you posted.