Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Day 50..............Looking good.....

Last night I had the best homemade macaroni and cheese I have ever had. It had bacon in it and 5 kinds of cheese. I like macaroni and cheese, but it's not one of my all time faves. However, this was so very yummy!!

And then, I woke up! Yep, my first food dream. I am surprised it took so long to have one. Why mac and cheese? Because that it what I saw last I guess. I probably need to lay off the food shows for awhile. I can think of other things I would rather have had, but juicers can't be choosers.

Still losing weight. Not fast and not very standard, usually no more than a half a pound, if that. I finally figured out why I couldn't tell any difference in my image for so long. I was losing all over. My shape was staying the same, but shrinking. I had thought that I would lose the weight where the most of it seems to be, in my big fat belly. Not so. I have the same shape, but I can tell that I am smaller. Not exactly what I was hoping for really. What that means is that I must keep up the exercising. And I have been, even though I don't have a race to train for anymore.

June of '91, I got the crazy notion to run a marathon and started training for it with a program printed in the paper every week. I had never done any running before. The first time I went out to do what the program said, I thought I was going to pass out or throw up or both. After 6 weeks, I began to notice some changes. My stomach got much firmer. I got lean. By the time of the race, six months later, I didn't have a 6-pack like guys get, but I did have those nice grooves defining my tummy muscles at the sides. I think it's because you are bouncing up and down as you run and the muscles have to get stronger to hold your poor guts in place. Walking is great exercise. I like it. But unless you are a bouncy walker, I am not sure if it will have the same effect on the muscles. So, since I really, really need to fix my shape, I will continue as best I can. Oh, I did run the whole way. Toward the end, it hurt more to walk than run. Four hours and twenty minutes, hard to imagine now.

At work yesterday, some guys were coming toward me and a hallway. I broke into a little run to beat them to the corner and down the hall. One of them said, "Hey....lookin good! What are you doing?" Naturally, I told them that I am..................

Juicing on!!!!


  1. "I had thought that I would lose the weight where the most of it seems to be, in my big fat belly"

    I thought the same. I am apple shaped and hoped most of it would go from there but like you, I was not noticing much difference in my shape even though I dropped 3 pant sizes.

    I am seeing a difference now, not a pretty one though. My belly looks like someone deflated the tire lol.

  2. LOL! I like that one. I don't look deflated, at least not yet. I am hoping to avoid that with the exercise. I still don't like doing it. Necessary evil......

  3. You should incorporate light toning exercise routines into your daily habit. Like do arms one day, legs another, and then your abs. From what I've read, when trying to lose weight, targeting specific muscle groups as well as doing cardio really helps stimulate changes in your 'shape'. :)

  4. Yes, good ideas. Will do yoga or some other routines with my exercise.