Today’s weight: 167
Starting weight: 184
Weight lost to date: 17 pounds
Exercise: arm and core workout with 5 pound medicine ball
Yep I finally moved off the plateau. I lost 1 pound and I am pumped! That makes a total of 17 pounds! And to celebrate, since I am working nightside, I got a haircut, bought a new pair of pants, shirt and shoes. I have dropped 1 pant size (nearly 2) my shirt size has gone from an L/XL to a medium/small. My shoe size is the same…I just wanted a new pair 😉 It is good to reward yourself. I fully believe in taking care of yourself when you’ve worked hard. That sense of reward gives you something to feel good about and it motivates you to keep up the hard work.
It is so beautiful outside! The sun is shining, the trees are budding, the birds are singing so why not get out and enjoy it? Take a walk, ride your bike, have lunch out or maybe fire up the grill. Take full advantage of this spring weather. The sunshine will make you feel good!
My grandma has always been a very independent, hard working, creative woman. She loved anything outdoors, especially planting huge gardens-notice I said multiple gardens-of vegetables. We used to laugh at how much produce she harvested but now that she is not able to garden we sure miss such a bountiful harvest.
Grandma lives next door to my parents so she is able to still live independently but we know the day is coming, sooner than later, when that might not be an option. She is very stubborn and hard headed. I think that is a good quality when it comes to fighting to live. She is 92 years old and every day that she is here with us is a true blessing.
One of my favorite memories growing up was grandma picking apples from her trees to dry and make homemade fried pies. Just thinking about those delicious, hot out of the over, handmade pies makes me hungry, and a little homesick! She would sit on her back porch with me attached to her apron strings (ha!) peeling and cutting apples. I would eat them as fast as she could slice them. She would peel apples, I would eat them and we would talk. I miss those days more than you know.
My grandmother has the most beautiful skin and if you didn’t know she was 92 you would think she is in her 70’s. I asked her once what her beauty secret was…she said drinking lots of water. Staying hydrated keeps your skin supple and young. She must be on to something because even today she has good skin. We could all learn a lesson from Grandma West…drink plenty of water. I know I don’t drink nearly enough. Lane laughs at me because I carry an unopened bottle of water in my bag. He says I get hydration through osmosis ha!
Since cutting out all sodas and caffiene I drink unsweet tea, water and sugar-free drinks. So next time your mouth gets dry or you have the urge to snack, bring on the water. Here are a few reasons why you need to reach for that glass of H2O.
- Transports nutrients and oxygen into cells
- Moisturizes the air in lungs
- Helps with metabolism
- Protects our vital organ
- Helps our organs to absorb nutrients better
- Regulates body temperature
- Protects and moisturizes our joints
I hope you all have a great day! Do something nice for yourself today and don’t forget to drink plenty of water!