Well guys and dolls I have been flirting with being able to say the words "I've lost 20 lbs" now for several weeks. I doubt that it would have taken me this long to get this far were it not for the fact that I started my little lifestyle revolution just days before my birthday, followed by thanksgiving, followed by Christmas, followed by New Years. But hey, I figure if I can walk through the hell fires of the holidays and come out on top right off the bat like that it just means I'll be that much stronger for the rest of 2011 right?! Kind of like those baby turtle's you see on the Discovery channel all the time that are dumped on a beach by their mother and then they have to hatch, dig their little butts out of the sand and waddle 50 feet or so to the water only to risk being snagged by a multitude of hungry predators anticipating their arrival in the shallow water. I'm one stout little turtle if I do say so myself! :)
It didn't kill me so it must have made me stronger. I decided last night that when I lose 100 lbs I am going to reward myself with a custom-made T-shirt that says "I've lost over 100 lbs!" and I'm going to wear that thing until it's a holy hot mess! I want to do something nice for myself when I finally ditch the last half/pound between now and the 20 lb mile marker but I can't decide what. I know I don't want it to be food related because that just seems counter productive to me; I've been tossing around a few ideas though. Perhaps getting myself something from my WishList, maybe a new pair of pants, or maybe I'll buy myself some tanning sessions to prepare for the coming swimsuit weather. Actually, I really like that last idea, that's not half bad.
In other news, 2.11 miles last night; approx 40 minutes of walking. Stretched before and after, was going to 2.5 miles but the gym was invaded by a couple and their teenage kid and I could tell the wife wanted the treadmill because she was "hovering" so I let her have it. My quad-femur muscles were tight last night but feel good this morning so I think I'm gonna do two more tonight. I want to revamp my Mp3 player tonight but I'm going to do it after the treadmill because I'm fairly certain that if I try to mess with it before I will end up turning it into a four hour project that results in my not working out at all. I had to fast forward a CRAP LOAD of songs that were just too slow (lots of Dido) for working out. I used to use the Mp3 player in the car for my long drives to Utah but my new car doesn't have a jack for me to plug the player into the stereo so, other than treadmill time, it's been in a closet for months. I figure if it's going to become my work-out buddy there's no reason to have fluffy songs on it anymore right? Of course that means I need to compile every CD I own and every MP3 we have (over three computers) to load it up good. One song I really want that I don't have, and I know you're all going to laugh at this, is Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) by CC Music Factory. It's a classic right? It has, quite possibly, the best rhythm for exercise of any song I can think of!
3 glasses of water
1 cup of coffee with creamer
22 berry poppy seed crackers
1 rice and bean burrito
8 oz baked chicken
1 cup white rice w/lemon pepper
Daily Caloric Intake: 1399
nothing. I had the worst possible day that I could have imagined short of finding out someone died and I'm going to go to bed early and cry myself to sleep.