schmetterling34's Journal, 09 July 2012

Good Morning all.

First of all I have to hang my head in shame, no better I just get it out & then move on!!!!
I just read my last journal entry & the attached comments. Girls you make me smile & proud & ashamed at the same time! I was talking about my body combat marathon. Well....I set the alarm for 7 am, got up & went on the scales as I do every saturday morning. Normally I am pleased (isch) with what they say. Saturday I was UP 2 Kilos from what I was previous. I was totally stunned, stepped of, on, off, on, shifted scales in different position, nope same result each & every time. Ok I had a slightly bigger dinner the night before but nothing drastic. I didn't understand the world anymore. Where did I go wrong. So I went back to bed & sulked! LOL! Instead of moving my butt, I did what I used to do: Getting depressed by a gadget! How stupid!!! ( but at least I didn't go on a total food binge, I had a little more, but then that is my weekend treat)

Sunday came & the scales had crept up another 1/2 Kilo. Really??

I took a long hard look in the mirror & decided that it didn't really matter what the scales say, I can see the change in me, but my belly was a bit bloated. Maybe I was just retaining water? Have I hit this dreaded plateau that everyone seems to talk about? Hell.... so what! & instead of crawling back to bed, I got on with it. Went clay pigeon shooting, and I did pretty well for a novice without any proper training. I hit 21 out of 50 :)

So now its monday morning (again), the scales are back to saturdays reading, & I am full of beans. I know I can do this, I know we all can do this, it will take time but the weight didn't come on over night either.

Talking of ticks, oh yes they are a pain, they really disgust me. Reading about your infestation Connie: OMG....that would have really freaked me out!!! But my other half doesn't believe in using chemicals on his dogs. He only vaccinates them once after they are born & that is it. They are working dogs & he believes pumping what the vets deam as essential (& a nice income) will just weaken their immune system over time. They thrieve on an all natural diet of raw meat & vegetables. So no cans just a freezer full of chicken wings, tripe, liver heart etc. Back to the ticks, the thing with frontline & all other brands is : the dogs still get bitten by the ticks, but because of the chemical which is in the dogs system, the ticks will die once they start sucking. so you probably won't notice them, just hoover them up once they have fallen off. I am not sure which is the lesser evil. My old pooch (a black & white lurcher) never seemed to get ticks at all, but he had a very smooth, short coat, so i was lucky that I didn't have to use anything on him.

Time to go to work. Remember to drink plenty of water, smile & be happy!!!!!!!

Diet Calendar Entries for 09 July 2012:
1858 kcal Fat: 32.99g | Prot: 101.30g | Carb: 223.45g.   Breakfast: milk, Whole grain wheat biscuits, HONEY, quaker oat, raisin, Braeburn Apples. Lunch: Tuna in Water (Canned), Cucumber (with Peel), Salad Cream. Dinner: Simply Fuller Longer Chicken Quinoa Pasta, Gin, Pineapple. Snacks/Other: Mild Chilli Wholegrain Rice Cakes, German Ham, Soft Granola Bars. more...
2775 kcal Activities & Exercise: Weight Training (moderate) - 1 hour, Dance (fast step, aerobic) - 50 minutes, Driving - 1 hour, Desk Work - 7 hours and 30 minutes, Resting - 5 hours, Sleeping - 8 hours, Hiking - 40 minutes. more...


hehehe, i found myself in your journal! the section where you were talkiing of "went on the scale, then off, on, off, on" just because you can't believe what you see! :) sometimes it really is unexplainable why you gain weight (it isn't THAT time of the month, is it?) have a great day! 
09 Jul 12 by member: joelae
Nope......that has just passed, a peculiar 2 day event ;)  
09 Jul 12 by member: schmetterling34
Who knows about these crazy bodies of ours? Sometimes i think they have minds of their own! When you stated you were "full of beans" did you mean that you have literally eaten beans lately because they certainly do BLOAT me. Maybe you menat that expression in a figurative way. I am NOT trying to make a joke or make fun. I just didn;t quite comprehend. I love beans but I can not eat them too often if i want to lose weight. Hang in there Lady! You'll make it!  
09 Jul 12 by member: wiener4
LOL...wiener4.....being full of beans just means to be full of energy, ready & willing to go. Its one of these strange british expressions, you would or could not use it like that in german. I do eat beans but they are the green, thin variety, speaking of them....I can probarbly harvest the first ones in my garden this afternoon :) 
10 Jul 12 by member: schmetterling34
Thanks for the explanation. Javol! Ich esse viele grune Bohne mit einem grossen Gabel! Ich lachele jetzt! I hope that the word "Bohne" (Bohnen) is a bean and NOT a bone. Oh well! Deine Garten ist so schon!  
10 Jul 12 by member: wiener4
It wasn't until I read your comment to wiener4 that I realized you weren't literally full of beans -- it seems I've been eating too many of them recently. We even use that expression in the States, although here is usually means you are, um, full of something else that is typically brown. The scale may not be behaving for you right now, but I have seen spikes as high as 5 lbs and drops as low as 7 lbs in recent weeks for no good reason. This is why doctors have traditionally been reluctant to do tests/experiements for women -- our biology can be crazy sometimes. You know you're doing more or less what you need to do, so just hang tough. The scale will come around to your way of seeing things. 
10 Jul 12 by member: BlueWaterBottle
Someone sent me a nice message (request) about my German on your journal so here is a loose translation for my comment above. Yes! I eat lots of green beans with a great big fork! I am laughing now. Then - Your garden is so nice!  
10 Jul 12 by member: wiener4
Have a great Friday the 13th!  
13 Jul 12 by member: wiener4
That's right Woman!! I just saw that coment of yours and yes you can do it and are doing it. You know I had a 'back up' and I know how tough we can be on ourselves.. I'm cheering you on friend!! You are doing Spectacular!!! Ciao for now and Keep On Keepin' On (per Gladys) 
14 Jul 12 by member: ColourMeFabulous


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