1. 4 servings of fruits and veggies Mon and Tues 3
2. 6 glasses of water minimum yes, yes
3. Eat within carb limit (no fooling on this one!) a little over yes
4. Exercise 5X for 30 mins (even if it's 15 mins twice) yes no
5. No donuts, muffins--JUST COFFEE!!! yes, yes
6. Lose 2lbs--Putting this out there as a goal so at least have it in my head
7. Log no couldn't log in
Start spring cleaning--especially cleaning out spare bedroom--not yet
So much creativity today!! Jenn, what a lovely tribute to your niece. Donna, I love your use of humor in poetry!!! I also love Stevens' line about the emperor of ice cream.
I read somewhere about a woman who sent beautifully decorated boxes to an ailing friend; each one contained a poem. I thought what a lovely gift. I decided to read a poem a day and decided to send one online to a friend (less creative, I know) every day to make sure I read one. I cull books of poetry I love (ee cummings, Dickinson, Rumi, Mary Oliver, etc) use online sites to find new ones. I use one of my daughter's books from college, Stand Up Poetry. There's a good site, Poetry 180, 180 poems chosen by former Poet Laureate Billy Collins. He had poems read over loud speakers in schools, no analysis, just listening. I think poetry intimidates poetry because they think they have to "figure it out." My friend feels this way but I just send them; if she wants to discuss them, I'm fine with it, but I think just sitting with it is fine. I guess I could explain why I love the opening lines of "The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock" so much:" Let us go then, you and I/ when the evening is spread out against the sky/like a patient etherized upon a table..." but why not just open the poem and enjoy it?
I also agree with Donna. I don't think college is the only option. Think of all the successful people who got that way without training, even under difficult circumstances.
OK now sermon is over.
135.2 on 9/9/14
Mini Goal: 132 by 9/30/14
1) 6 glasses water minimum - 6,6
2) plan or log - planned but went over yes, close enough to plan and I already lost almost 2 pounds of vacay weight
3) stretch - yes, yes
4) walk or exercise in gym or at home - no, no
5) write - journal, journal
6) play nice (don't be so touchy, grouchy and downright mean) - umm I was Ok, yes
7) read a poem a day - yup plus I read some here lol!!! yes
8) learn a minimum of 3 Spanish words a day - si, si muchos gracias, Miguel
muesli and almond milk
nonitrite ham and cheese on whole grain bread
pineapple or raspberries
salmon or shrimp
12-15 nuts or 100 calorie pack
135.2 on 9/9/14
Mini Goal: 132 by 9/30/14
Hi- I could use some motivation- I am soo stuck on the plateau, and frustrated (have not lost weight for 2-3 weeks). My goal lose 1 lb by Monday April 8.
I have been trying to keep calories to 1200 per day (some days better than others). I'm doing a workout each am for 30 min, either weight training or cardio, then 30 min walk at lunch.
Eating lots of fresh veggies, lean protein, a little fruit. My only snacking has been peanut butter pretzels (and this has been very limited and counted in the daily calories).
Will I ever get past this? Current Weight 155, goal weight 130.
Mary - I could have written your post. What is it about 155? I've been stuck at 155 for the last couple of weeks. The last couple of days I upped the exercise a bit - I think I've finally broken through. Maybe you could add a short interval workout when you get home from work. Even an extra 10 min might be enough to get that scale to budge.
Wonderful poems, Donna. Loved the "Look a-weigh".
1. Calories under 1200 (I've lowered it this week) 987, 1253,
2. An hour extra movement a day Y, Y
3. No sugar, white flour Y, Y
4. Small bites and put fork down between bites.-Working on it and I'm remembering to do it more often.
Age 61, Height 5'9"
March 2010 145 lbs, Jan 2013 173 lbs
1st Goal 145 lbs 5/25
New goal 140
Today started off, just not the same
I had a meeting at my NOLA office, and it was lame
The food that they had, was not on my list
I had to give in, before I slit my wrist
I had two giant Muffins, that were good to taste
I didn't miss a crumb, I left no waste
So now I pick up the pieces, and fix the rest of my day
For tomorrow I hop on the scale, to see what I weigh