Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Two posts in one day... whodathunk?

I had a great day!

Check out what MyFoodDiary told me today:

I love that last line. Wasn't that special? If you don't know what I'm talking about, here's a link to where I talked all about this new website this morning.

The coolest part about today was tonight. I went walking after dinner, like I do every night. Four laps around the neighborhood (1.6 miles), one lap with Emma (our 85-pound "little sister" to my 10-pound "big brother" chihuahua) and three laps around with Mocha (big brother). Mocha's 8, Emma's 2, hence the little sister, big brother funnies. When all of the sudden, after one lap around with Mocha, my daughter pulls into the neighborhood! I call her on her cell and ask her where she is. She's like "um, I'm in the driveway". I said "yea, I know, I can see you, come walk with me"!

We never get to walk together any more. She's so busy with her college life. Working 2 jobs and going to school full time keeps her away almost from sun up to sun down and beyond most days. So it was so cool that she got to walk with me for the last 2 laps. Was only 15 minutes, but it was so cool catching up with her again!

So that finished off my good day to make it a great day!

I'm feeling really good lately. I haven't weighed myself at home for several weeks, now, but I feel thinner. I've been working out a lot this week. I've already done 2 Jillian Michaels' workouts. Tomorrow I'll walk with the girls and then Friday one more Jillian workout.

Man, I love ExerciseTV. It's on-demand on my cable and it has hundreds of workouts to choose from. I think whoever thought up this idea sincerely deserves a huge bravo star! There's just about any kind of workout you could imagine. And it's all free!

I can feel my muscles tight throughout the day. I wasn't sore today and I was surprised at that. I'm usually sore the 2nd day after a hard workout and yesterday morning I did the Shred #3 (third level). It was a bear!!! But I actually did it. I thought I was going to die, but I did it! I can really feel it in my arms and today I could feel it in my inner thighs and stomach especially.

I'm drinking lots of water, lately. Is there such a thing as too much water? I've heard it can be bad for you. I'm having between 80-96 ounces a day. I just can't get enough of it. I used to have the hardest time drinking my water, but now, I love it so much. Hope it doesn't make me sick or anything.



Katschi said...

Hi Cara...yes, I guess I should be grateful eh?

Katschi said...

You are doing so well. I love the food diary telling you when you could reach your goal weight. That's certainly something concrete to shoot for, eh?

Jenn said...

You are very inspiring to me right now. I'm having a hard time maintaining right now. I'm going to check out that food diary. It looks like just what I need. By the way, I just heard on the news this week about drinking too much water. It's called water intoxication. Some woman did die from it last year trying to win a Wii in a water drinking contest. So be careful with how much your drinking!

By the way, crazy thing, I ran into 2 people at Target this morning from our WW meeting! I need go weigh in next Saturday and I'm going to have to pay for it since I'm up like 5 pounds! There's no way I can lose it in time. Thanks for your inspiration though!

Marste said...

Ummm . . . stumbled across your blog through too many links to remember right now (;D). But regarding too much water: if you have too much, you'll start having heart palpitations. You'll DEFINITELY know.

Just thought I'd pass along the (gained from experience and questioning my doctor) info. :)

Donna B said...

Keep up the good work. Do you plan to weigh in soon to see how you are doing? I'll have to check my TV listings to see if we get the exercise channel, sounds like a great alternative to a gym membership. The food diary sounds great! Right now I am still using Spark People and counting points. Do you miss biking outside as much as I do?

--cara said...

Jenn, hang in there. You definitely need the meeting this Saturday! Hope to see you there, even with the few extra friends you'll be carrying with you. :)

Marste, thanks for the info. I heard of a baby that died from water intoxication because her mom was watering down her formula to make it last all month, but I didn't know adults could get that too. Now I'll have to be careful.

Donna B., Yea, I'll weigh in this Saturday at WW. That's my only WI for the week, none at home. And YES, I do miss biking! Desperately!