And the official weight loss for one week of the Bobay plan? Drum roll please….3.8 pounds! Real weight. Not Thanksgiving or travel weight. (if I counted that it would be 5.2 pounds!) I am hooked. Especially considering I weighed myself all week long since I was worried I was eating too much. With a little imagination, its not so hard to get that much protein in. I am thrilled. I haven’t lost that much weight in a single week since I first started dieting almost 7 years ago.
This week is my busiest week before Christmas. After that its clear sailing. Two birthday lunches out Monday and Tuesday. Our sewing day party on Thursday (guess who’s bringing the salad!), and then I signed up for a small craft show with my quilts on Friday and Saturday. I can bring my food to that, but there will be treats there. My plan is to follow this plan except for the specific meals that I am eating out. Most likely won’t be a loss this week (ya think?) But if I continue to practice eating this way, it will start to become habit. Today, being my real birthday (just a day at home) I still planned to allow myself a day off from dieting. (BTW, please ignore my constant use of the word diet and dieting. I am just using that word to describe that I am eating a little differently than my normal healthy ‘lifestyle’ type of eating.)Turns out I wanted to eat mostly what I had already been eating–with the addition of a couple of birthday treats.
Plus, I stuck to my exercise regime. It feels so good to be back at the gym using the weight machines and free weights. I am also liking the exercise bike more and more. I think I just might be a fair weather swimmer. Have not been able to make myself get in the water since mid-October. I don’t want to spend $75 on a swim jacket if I’m not going in the water on a regular basis.
So today, I just wanted to RELAX. That turned out to be a little difficult. Started out with a lot more acitivity than normal in the neighborhood, which got Noah really riled up. Then this afternoon, when it seemed things were settling down, the plumber showed up. Oh man. Noah does not like strange men clomping around on HIS property. After the plumber left, I tried again to relax. To relax WITHOUT LITTLE DOGS CLIMBING ALL OVER ME, and a big dog NOSING ME for attention. Serenity now…
Here is the scene when I summoned my best Dog Whisperer impersonation. I am sitting in the red recliner right next to them.
Awww. She LOOKS sooo innocent, doesn’t she?
And here we go. That’s enough relaxing Mom.
They win. As usual. (Please ignore the unflattering cameral angle.)
And so it goes. Even though it was a ‘rest’ day, I got up, put the shoes back on, and took everybody out for a stroll. No cardio benefit from this one. Unless walking in the COOOLD weather can raise your heart rate. They all behaved nicely after dinner, which they usually do, so I have no complaints.