Monday, July 14, 2008

i'm going to do this...

Okay, let me start that off by saying that I'm at the exact same weight as I was on May 31st.

Is that not depressing or WHAT???!!!

That's 7 1/2 weeks!

52 days!!


I'm so disgusted with myself. I can't believe I allowed myself to do that. Now, granted the scales have been going up and down, up and down. I've had some really great losses during those 7 1/2 weeks. But I'm right back where I was.

Alas, I am not getting depressed or discouraged at all. Oh contraire mon ami. I'm in the first week of my 18 week challenge and I'm going strong.

I went biking again this morning. Same route as yesterday. Same grueling exhausting route!

My Stats:
Total Calories Burned: 690
Minimum HR: 107
Maximum HR: 190
Average HR: 162
Total Time Biking: 1:02

Daughter went with me this morning. Was so cool to have someone to talk to (inbetween gasps for air!) :)

On a slightly different subject, I found the coolest thing in a magazine the other day. Nintendo makes a weight loss game for their DS handheld game. It just came out last month. It's really cool. It comes with a pedometer and the whole thing keeps track of your weight loss progress. It's called My Weight Loss Coach. Here are some screen shots. I don't own a DS but I think it's just such a cool thing. Here are some screen shots.

Oh, and I found this yummy recipe that I really want to try. Found it on my favorite recipe blog (and the best recipe blog on the planet as far as I'm concerned). It's Chopped Vegetable, Watermelon Feta Salad. Here's the recipe and tell me what you think:

Chopped Vegetable Salad with Watermelon and Feta

1 pound Campari or plum tomatoes, diced, drained
1 1/2 cups diced seeded watermelon
1 large green bell pepper, seeded, cut into 1/3-inch cubes
1/2 large English hothouse cucumber, seeded, cut into 1/3-inch cubes
1/2 cup very thinly sliced radishes
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
10 ounces feta cheese, broken into small cubes (about 2 1/2 cups), divided
2 green onions, chopped, divided
1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh mint leaves, divided
1/2 cup plain Greek-style yogurt
1 teaspoon dried oregano

Toss first 5 ingredients and 2 tablespoons oil in large bowl. Add half each of cheese, green onions, and mint. Mix remaining cheese, green onions, mint, and oil in processor; add yogurt and oregano. Process just to blend (do not over-mix or dressing will get thin). Season dressing with salt and pepper; mix into salad. Makes 4 servings

Doesn't it look and sound yummy??


Deborah said...

Hey, your Mommy owns a DS. Hint, hint.

Katschi said...

Cara, have you ever gone to Lyn's blog at Escape from obesity?
She went 2 months without losing a pound! Grrrr.
Thanks for starting the challenge. I needed something to focus on & it's always more fun to do it with other people.
Did you ever want to give up? What kept you going?

->cara said...

Hi Katschi, Yes, I've wanted to quit about a hundred times over the last year. I hate dieting. I hate sacrificing. I hate the deprivation. The only thing that keeps me going is "Eye on the Prize". I have to CONTINUALLY focus on getting down to my goal weight. EVERY day. When something comes in my way (cakes, cookies, cheesie pasta, etc.) I just say "Eye on the prize" and know that I'm sacrificing all these wonderful foods for a reason. It's the only thing keeping me going. Well, that and being accountable to EVERYONE else. I tell absolutely everyone how I'm doing all the time.