Three days of being compliant and good exercise have gotten those two water/wheat pounds off. Thank goodness! It goes to prove that wishing doesn’t make it so. You gotta walk the walk, and talk the talk, or whatever that saying is. Today I’m feeling pretty tight in my lower back, so will forego the aerobics and just do some stretching and strengthening at my Pilates session. Tomorrow will be more aerobics, and I think I have talked hubby into playing 9 holes of golf with me in the afternoon. It is supposed to be really good weather. I’d go for a whole round, but some of the barbershop gals are getting together at noon for a ‘hemming party’. All of our competition costumes must be hemmed to the perfect length. Several of us are not good at sewing. So, those that sew will bring their machines and help those of us who don’t sew get the job done. I think it’s a great deal. Such a nice group of women. Everyone is always ready to help anyone who is in need of anything. I feel so lucky to have found such a group. The singing is fun, and the sisterhood is very comforting.
Tuesday, March 30.
Oh, oh, oh, my goodness!! I am in such a pickle! I started this weblog to help me get my %^$# together so that I could work on getting my weight down to the FINAL goal. I am now five pounds over what I was. What gives here, folks??
Okay, the rant is over. I just spent a week with my mother and brother and sister’s families doing visiting and family stuff in Philadelphia that needed to be done. The only thing I can say that is a common thread for the week is WHEAT. There was wheat EVERYWHERE. I gained two pounds in wheat weight. I mean, it was everywhere. I couldn’t fight it. I avoided sweets. I ordered compliant foods in any restaurants I happened to be in. But, mostly it was eating in family homes and there was SO MUCH WHEAT!!!!!
Wednesday, March 31.
Good morning. I feel so much better now. I can see my ankles again. They were so swollen yesterday from flying and sitting in airports and all the unbalancing things travel can do to a body. The only time my ankles swell is when I fly. One of those nasty two pounds is off already, so I’ll bet by tomorrow or Friday, the wheat effect will be gone. Got some parsley, watercress and spinach to juice with apples. My juicing book says that is good for water weight. And I am so grateful I didn’t come down with a cold. I’ll thank the visit to the acupuncturist before I left for that. I’ll thank my acupuncturist, too.
Okay. So now I have to set myself to really working on this weight problem. What I need to do is increase the intake of those green vegetables. For this week I am going to drink at least one glass of vegetables each day. I am going to try to do some treadmill each day. Even if it is a Pilates day, I will also get on the treadmill. No one ever said I couldn’t exercise twice in one day, did they?
And so it goes.
It was double-whammy day for my body today. My acupuncturist and chiropractor sometimes work in tandem on each other’s patients for the most benefit. So, had acupuncture this morning. My shoulder and rib cage have been behaving pretty well lately, so she didn’t have to do too much with that. I had her work on why my eyes and fingers have been so swollen upon waking the past two weeks or so. She also did some immune system boosting, as I have to get on a plane tomorrow morning and fly to Philadelphia to visit my mother. I mean I WANT to visit my mother. It’s just that I HAVE to get on a plane to get there.
Then the chiropractor took over and put some little things back into place. Nothing major going on, thank goodness.
Oh, I don’t look forward to traveling all day tomorrow. I have chorus rehearsal tonight, will get back late from that, and will probably set the alarm for 4:45 or 5:00 am, as I have to be at the airport by 7:00. Then there is a plane change in Chicago. Won’t hit Philly till 7:30, which of course will be 4:30 for my body. I am going to load up on extra Proberry so my body can have some help adjusting. Anyway, won’t be back till late Monday the 29th. Will save up all the fun for you next week!
Well, the piano concert Thursday night was everything I expected. Richard Goode is just one amazing artist. He played a Janacek composition that was so riveting. Better than the Schubert and Chopin pieces he played. And I’m pretty partial to those two composers. Had a calamari appetizer and some wine after the concert. Calamari is neutral for me, but my ND told me to stay away from it because of the high cholesterol content. (Phooey!) I have cut way back on it, but sometimes I gotta have what I gotta have!
Today has been exhilarating and exhausting at the same time. Our chorus is gearing up for regional competition in April. So, we had our special coach from California up for an all day workshop. And we put in a really full day of work. Learned new stuff to keep us going. Hopefully we can keep it all in our heads and remember these things when it comes time for contest. Of course the problem with these all day workshops is that it is broken up by a potluck lunch. All these great cooks bring wonderful food, and tons of it. I did pretty well by staying away from the pasta salads and the grains. Did have a small wrap with a little pita bread involved. The problem was the dessert table. I’m not usually big on the sweets, but for some reason I succumbed to the homemade chocolate chip cookie and the apple cake. (Sigh!) Now I’m really going to have to watch it the rest of the day! Anyway, it’s off to a soak in the tub after standing on the risers all day. Eat well.
I can’t believe the week is over again already! They say time flies when you’re having fun, but it went so fast I can’t remember the fun parts. It’s been a pretty run-of-the-mill week. We’re in the slow part of the year for our business, so I actually find myself with free time and nothing planned in it. Really makes me feel like I’m at loose ends. I am so used to being busy. Okay, okay, I am truly trying to enjoy the free time. I haven’t strayed from the diet this week. I’ve even been watching my protein portions. I know I can overdo it with a big juicy steak. Hubby tends to buy really big ones and I need to be able to remember cut mine in half and put the other half in the fridge before I find I’ve eaten the whole thing. I’ve kept up with the exercise appropriately, too. Tuesday was my workout day off this week, but I did aerobics or Pilates each day since Sunday.
Tonight we are stepping out to hear Richard Goode in concert. He is one of the best classical pianists around. I can’t wait. He played here several years ago and I became an immediate fan. We’ll go for a light snack and a drink afterward. (And I’m going to wear a dress!! )