Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Fall down seven times, get up eight...

That's a quote I got from Scale Junkie's post today. I have been falling down a lot lately, but I refuse to stay down. I have to admit, in the past I would have thrown in the towel by now. The frustration and stress in my life would have been an excuse to put off losing weight until a more "convenient" time. Well, not anymore. I will keep going. I will not quit.

Yesterday I actually did quite well. I cooked a healthy dinner (chicken enchiladas). I also walked for 65 minutes while my daughter was a soccer practice. Clyde came to practice to spend time with the two younger children, so since I didn't want to hang out with him, I brought my tennis shoes and hit the track. My goal was to do 20 minutes (which I estimated was a mile). But about 15 minutes in, one of my friends from church caught up with me and we started talking and walking. Before I knew it an hour had went by. We finished our lap and my total time was 65 minutes. I was worn out, but felt so good! I am sore today, but it's worth it. I figure that with our 5K being a month away, my daughter and I need to start walking as much as possible to train.

I just had a HUGE oatmeal bowl this morning - very filling, but lots of points. It had:

1/2 c. oatmeal
1 c. 1% milk
2 tbsp. flax seed
splenda and pumpkin pie spice
1 tbs. each of walnuts, butterscotch chips, and coconut
1/2 maple Cliff bar

It was really good. I have homemade chicken salad for lunch on high-fiber bread, and grapes and apples for snack.

Gotta take a student to class...BBL


  1. Hollie, I'm so proud of you, way to go on the 65 mins and not giving up. I was feeling in a funk today and you lifted my mood, thanks. I know we can get where we want to be it really is a matter of one foot in front of the other. *hugs*


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