I was really nervous about stepping on the scale this morning. All through the week I was just showing a 6 ounce loss, all they way up until yesterday. So I made sure to exhale completely when I stepped on the scale this morning (you know, b/c air weighs so darn much–lol) and was happy to see a 1.2 lb loss. Nothing to get too worked up about, but still a loss and still moving in the right direction. :)
This week was challenging b/c I was in the kitchen making up all sorts of sweet treats and in the past I’ve found it almost impossible to resist the siren call of freshly baked goodies. They are my biggest weakness. But I didn’t do too bad. I had two cake orders to fill (I have a day job but make cakes on the side b/c I enjoy it & the extra income helps), which means when I cut the tops off the cakes to level them, I had extra cake that I turned into cake balls (which I still need to coat with chocolate), and I also made cupcakes with some extra cake batter and a strawberry cream cheese pie for a co-worker’s birthday. And since I had a lot of extra filling, I made 9 miniature pies. 4 of them are still setting in the fridge. Wonder where they went? What? Why are you smiling?
OK, I did have two of the miniature strawberry pies, but boy, that is nothing compared to what I would have been inhaling in baking episodes past. I’m not quite still in the zone where I don’t crave sweets. I discovered I still want them if they’re staring me in the face, but otherwise I’m totally fine. I guess that banana bread I spit out last week was just a fluke or something. Or more likely, I just don’t find banana bread as appealing as adorable miniature pink pies with whipped cream and graham cracker crumbs on top. Awww, aren’t they sweet?
Thought I’d share a pic from Memorial Day b/c I want to show y’all the shirt I had made on customizedgirl.com.
No need to click on it to enlarge, here’s the close-up:
I love it! Thanks to Suzie for telling me about the website!
Dennis and I will celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary tomorrow. But we aren’t actually celebrating! Not on the actual day, anyway. Since we went on a picnic by the river for our first anniversary, we thought we’d get nostalgic and do it again, especially since it’s so simple and cheap. See, romance can be practical. :) However, we have bigger things planned later in the month when we’re taking a vacation and renting a cabin on Lake Kanopolis up north around Salina and Lindsborg. I’m super excited as I love that area for camping but I’ve never rented a cabin before. And it’s only like $55 a night if I remember correctly (we paid for it a couple months ago) and it’s got a kitchen and air conditioning and everything! I’m stoked.
OK, I’ve kind of gotten off-topic. So here are my successes this week:
~Did a 1-hour power walk that made me feel like I’d run a mile–I’m so out of shape!
~Did a really pathetic strength training session while watching a movie.
~Got at least 7 hours of sleep every night this week–big accomplishment!
~Blood sugars are more stabilized–usually between 100-150 except for two days where I couldn’t keep it under 200 (my monthly cycle always upsets my usual insulin regimen b/c the changes in hormones means I need more or less insulin & it’s never the same. By the time I figure it out, the hormones are back at the level they were and I gotta change the dosage again!)
Goals for next week:
~THREE aerobic sessions
~THREE strength training sessions
~Track calories every day.
~Blood sugar readings under 150
~Pray daily for guidance with my food choices.
Today I’m thankful for…
~My husband, who always supports my every endeavor and whom I love with all my heart & soul.
~My friends & readers who have uplifted me and kept me motivated.
~God, to whom all the glory of my successes belongs. Thank you, Lord, for loving me.