Royally Early

Royal Wedding, Kate & Wills
Image by doyoubleedlikeme via Flickr

Did anyone get up super early to watch the Royal Wedding?  My husband turned on the tv at 6 this morning and we saw them coming out of the church. So we didn’t get to see the actual wedding but we saw the carriage ride and the Official Kiss, which was about as emotional as me kissing my husband goodbye in the mornings. I was really kind of hoping he would take her in his arms and really plant one on her like this:

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 How awesome would that have been?!  Anyway, I like William and Kate and I sincerely hope their marriage will be a happy one that will last.

So, onto the weigh in…this morning the scale read 186. Yay!!! Why a “yay” you ask? Wasn’t I complaining about weighing 184 a couple of weeks ago? Yes, yes I was, but I’m supremely happy with 186 today because on Monday (the day after Easter) I weighed in at 190 pounds. As soon as I saw that number, I was freaking out in a state of turmoil and panic a tad bit concerned, so I guzzled some water and decided to just get over myself and count some calories. I wanted to track my calories online and since there are lots of different sites for this, I signed up for several and spent some time logging my info to see which one I liked the most. My account was still active at iChange, so I already knew what that was like. If you want everyone to know what you are eating and you want feedback, then iChange is great for this. But for right now, I want to keep things private, so I also checked out Sparkpeople, Livestrong, and Calorie Count.  Sparkpeople is just too overwhelming for me – there’s too much happening on the homepage for me, so I nixed that one. Livestrong is okay, very much like iChange in format so I was pretty comfortable using it, but I didn’t like the layout of the food log – I found it to be a little too busy as well. I had used Calorie Count in the past, so I went back to it, and was happy to see they had updated a little bit and tweaked some things here and there. The layout is easy to read and concise, the food is fast and easy to enter, plus what really sold it for me is that they give each food a grade (Strawberries get an A, Hershey’s Chocolate Drops get a D, etc) plus you get an overall grade for the choices you’ve made altogether. Also, there is lots of information on what vitamins and minerals you are lacking, and how you can get those into your diet better. I feel like this site not only wants to help you lose weight, but it wants to help you learn how to make better choices as well. I’m happy to say that yesterday I earned a B grade for my choices, which I was totally happy with. So I’m going to try this for awhile and see if I can get things moving in the right direction.

Debby mentioned in her post yesterday about the President’s Fitness Challenge. You can sign up here and log in your workouts and win virtual medals and trophies and awards and such. It’s an 8 week program, where you try to get in 30 minutes of activity for 5 days a week. Actually to win an award, you only have to get 6 weeks in, but you have 8 weeks to do, so if you have an off week and don’t get all your exercise in, you still have 2 weeks to fudge with.  It’s easy and fun, and just another way to get motivated to work out for a little bit each day. Join us, won’t you?  🙂

Okay, well I’ve got lots to do today, so I should probably get to it. Have a great weekend!! 🙂

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5 thoughts on “Royally Early

  1. Yeah, I saw a number on the scale a while back that got my attention again. It’s funny how a biggish gain can totally change your perspective about numbers that you may not have previously been very happy about. I’ve been working hard this week to get back to a number that I was pissed off about a few weeks ago. This is tricky business, indeed…

  2. good for you for turning it around! you are on a great path. I know this next week is going to be stressful. Do your best, reach out for support, forgive yourself the slip ups, and enjoy your life as much as you possibly can. Hopefully we will have some nice weather, too. Sunshine makes everythig easier.

    Have a lovely weekend, girlfriend!

  3. That’s so weird, Jill! I was looking for the calorie count on something, and I went to calorie count, and I thought, this is so easy I think I could use it for adding my food up!

    Oh the drama I have experienced today. I’m dying to ‘talk’ it over with you…

  4. youre on fire AND Im here to lovingly nag, errr, check in on your weekend 🙂

    good one?

    it was good here.
    many momenttomoment choices—-but I made it 🙂

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