Thursday, February 25, 2010

10 Pounds Lost, Yay Me!

Once again I find myself horribly behind in blogland.  The days seem to be flying by and making my head whirl!  Hopefully this weekend I'll have a chance to catch up a bit.





Everyone enjoying the Olympics?  I have been, especially the figure skating, of course.  :)  I have to admit though, I'll be glad when it's over.  This staying up until 11:00 pm every night is taking its toll.  Not that 11:00 pm is extraordinarily late, but it is when one is getting up at 5:30 am to workout before work!





Yep, this night owl is trying to turn into a morning person.  Working out after work just isn't practical for me.  I don't like delaying supper and having to take a 2nd shower; plus most days I'm so drained of energy by the time I get home it's too easy to skip it.   So, I'm getting the sweaty hard part done before work and my evenings are free to loaf as I want.  I'm in my second week of doing the 5:30 am thing and amazingly enough, I'm sticking with it!  It's really hard, but I'm a-doin it.  Thankfully, one of our cats, Sisco, has become my 2nd alarm clock as around 5:15 he'll stand outside our closed bedroom door and start demanding breakfast. 



Sisco

Not that this is anything new for him....but now instead of it being annoying, I'm thankful for his help in waking up.  :)





I can officially say I've lost 10 pounds, most of that since just Christmas.  Now only 50 more to go!  Oy....but it's getting easier.  I'm finally in the right mindset.  I can't wait until the weather starts getting warmer so I can expand my exercise options.  I never thought I'd be saying something like that, lol!


The meal planning thing is coming along nicely too...I'm actually looking forward to trying new recipes, and my cravings for fast food - both for taste and for convenience sake - are beginning to diminish.  The bad part is that I'm yearning to bake more and learn how to make more things from scratch, right at the same time I'm trying to lose weight.  I'll need to find a good balance there so that no matter how much I bake, I'll look like this.....




....and not this.




For all you Ginger Rogers fans out there, don't forget that Ginger is the Star of the Month for March on TCM!  The schedule is packed full of not only Fred and Ginger movies, but many of Ginger's more obscure, rarely seen early work.  Huey aka VKMfan over at Gingerology keeps an ongoing Ginger schedule on his blog (thanks Huey!), so pop over there to see what's coming up, and try your hand at some Ginger trivia!

That's all for now, have a great weekend!

11 comments:

  1. Hurray! I'm so happy for you :) See, it just took a little bit of patience and perseverance! Thanks for the heads up on Ginger. Have a fantastic rest of the week doll!

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  2. Congrats! I think I've lost some weight too, but I had te stomach flu. It's definitely not the best way to drop pounds.

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  3. ...well, I think I found your 10 pounds, Gingerella :-] ...actually, I am back on the A-train (Atkins)...I have been on and off of it for heck, 5 years or so now... I was at 250 before I started it way back, and got down to 215, and pretty much stabilized there... but now up to 225, thanks to the holidays... so need to get back with it... ultimately want to hit 200, for a nice even total...I AM kinda tall, ^'-4" or so, so not as bad, but still extra weight to tote around...

    P.S. - thanks for the kind words concerning Gingerology! I am the same boat regarding posting and 'installing' new stuff on there... I figured February would be a dull 'day-to-day' month...nope! Of course, with GingerMarch coming up on TCM, hopefully can roll a bit more stuff out more frequently...at least going to try to give some 'brief reviews' in advance of the movies being shown for a particular day...
    any suggestions or requests are DEEPLY appreciated!!!

    VKMfan
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  4. ...well, guess I used a capital '6', which is evidently '^' ... for clarification, I am (roughly) 6'-4"...

    BTW, love the new header you have...the pose in the middle...how cool is THAT? It looks like it has some 'golden' accents... your handiwork? If so, great job!!!

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  5. Congratulations! And I'm so excited for Ginger month!
    iamemmamusic.blogspot.com

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  6. Congratulations!

    Sisco is beautiful.

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  7. Thank you! :) I hope you have a good weekend yourself and well done on your weight loss!

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  8. Congratulations on the weight loss! It is very hard at first to keep on with the routine but it does get easier! Well done you :) xx

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  9. Oh, YAY! Congratulations on the weight loss! That's a good, substantial amount...you are on your way!

    I applaud your getting up so early to work out! I shall exercise vicariously through you.

    (Snore!)

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  10. Thanks for the comment! :) I know I've said it before but I really do love the pictures you have on your blog! :)
    I posted the essay if you would like to read it! ^^)

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  11. Hi Gingerella! Just checking to see if you heard from the 'Gorg'... It's been abusy week, but I sent out the 'invite' a few days ago...hopefully it got to you - if not, jsut reply, and I will figure it out...

    Hope all is well!!!
    VKMfan
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