,Short and sweet goddesses is a thread especially for us "Short n' Petite Gals". As "Short n' Petites", we have our own issues. Our goals are lower, and as we all know, a 5-pound loss or gain can make a huge difference on a Short n' Petite. We are here to support and encourage one another, so please feel free to join us!
Sue I hope you are feeling better! I, too, picked up a cold that hit me on Friday and is quite a lot better today.
It’s winter in Las Vegas—was 25º at 7 am this morning—now about 32 with no wind so far. Yesterday was brutal for us—about 35 with wind and it felt really cold.
I hit JJill New Year’s sale (always do) and hit the jackpot—they had a new version of my chenille infinity red scarp that I bought same day about five years ago in Sacramento—on sale for 40% off—I snatched it up so greedily! Also bought a nice pair of gloves (something I’ve not bought in about 20 years and need for NYC in Feb as well), two pair of pants (one dressing and one jeans leggings), and two new tops—one very dressy for plays and the other a wonderful thin Merino wool in a gray that looks good with my hair now. So excited. One of my NY goals is to weed out from my closet out of date clothes that I tend to avoid because of that.
Went back to My Fitness Pal to track and stayed at 1400 cal yesterday—also decided I am literally off of sugar and all flour except for one evening a week when we play cards—will try this for January and see if it makes a difference. i want so badly to drop the same 6 pounds I’ve wanted to drop for about 3 years now. Since learning to drink my tea and coffee without sugar in Dec this may be easier. Also had a small greek yogurt last night with some berries and Pom seeds and no sugar and it was great. Today I start back at the gym with yoga and weights—am trying to psych myself into walking at the gym park prior to class! Have not walked the past three days.
Made a ramen bowl last night with a ton of veggies and a marinated soft boiled egg—love that egg. Tonight will be a ton of veggies stir fried with some baked sweet potato that I have left over and some tofu. Have to get ready for housekeeping tonight.
Made a stirfry of ten veggies and shrimp leftover from Christmas (I had frozen it) and some tofu—trimmed it down a bit by making it very less sodium filled—cut the sauce by a huge amount—and had a half cup of br rice/quinoa with it.
Tracking religiously, day 2–LOL—not much to brag about except that I had quit so it’s an accomplishment.
Went to hard yoga and weights but did not do my walk—it was very cold this morning—27 when I would have walked.
Tomorrow—goal is to walk regardless of temperature, and do tai chi—have a massage at 9:30–housekeeping tomorrow so need to go iron my sheets and pillowcases. Our house is really in need with having had so many staying here.
Day 3–no sugar yet—making spaghetti squash (from DS’s garden in SLC) and roasted cauliflower and beyond meat burgers—I will skip the bun—feeling the urge to sugar up but am really resisting—drinking water and ate a teaspoon of almond butter. Will break out a few mini carrots in a few minutet with some hummus. Did tai chi today and did not walk again—-ok, tomorrow I must change that—
I am making a charred onion sauce—just a trial from the internet—in Sac we had rice bowls with this sauce on it so am trying to see if I can make it for our next rice bowl. Just finished charring the onions in the hot oven now. It was such a sweet yummy sauce on the rice bowl—not heavy. The onions get really sweet in the oven.
Day 4–no actual sugar—did have a TJ Corn and Roasted Pepper Soup and it has a bit of honey in it but no corn syrup—no weight loss yet—still working on portion sizing. Tracking religiously tho!
Took Jordan to the DMV and he has his dr permit so on the way home I took a backstreet and made him drive—he was so nervous but did really well. Made him drive all the way to his apt—which put him on one busier street. We will be doing weekly driving sessions till he is ready for the dr test— so excited—way more so than he is!! LOL.
Did dance and weights today—have not walked yet but will this afternoon.
Holly, that sounds exciting—have you always liked English classes? I wanted to be a musician (#1 choice) or an English teacher (#2) and my parents told me I wouldn’t be able to always get a job to help support a family and go wherever my “husband” went—didn’t even have one yet—LOL—so became an el. School teacher. That was life in the 50’s!
How much extra schooling will you need to take to be elegible?
I had my weekly allotment of sugar last night—had 2 game playing couples over for dinner and made chili (vegan) and corn bread and salad and a Russian apple cake for dessert—knowing that I would have the dessert—I literally had a physical reaction to that sugary dessert—I was playing cards and felt as tho someone had slipped me an alcoholic drink—my body felt weird—I could feel the “rush” on it—made me so aware of how the sugar addicts me—I had to keep putting more in to get that—I’ve known that that is true for years but honestly have never actually “felt” it to that level of awareness. Ok, so back to sugar free today—will freeze the leftovers today. My dinner turned out very popular with everyone. I did a combo of butter lettuce, radicchio and spinach in my salad—avocado, red onion, red pepper, broccoli and a few dried currants—it was so tasty—the dried currants are tiny and only accasionally do you get one with a bite but it’s really a nice taste with the tangy red wine vinaigrette—I don’t know why I haven’t been trying butter lettuce before.
It will take about 2 years to finish the Master’s. I’m studying writing for digital mediums.
As an undergrad, I double majored in web design/information systems and English. It is interesting how different those two disciplines seemed at the time, but as technology has changed, they have come to overlap a good bit.
My long term goal is to be professor and to teach online. I’m just not sure I can sustain the straight eight hour workday for the duration of my career without physical repercussions.
wow, did not know you were sick, Sue—thats really a bummer for Christmas. Did you not get to spend time with your parents and sister and nephews then? Do you think it was the flu? When do you leave?
Joanne, we have a sleep number bed—at first I had quite an adjustment from my Tempurpedic but once Sleep Number sent us another foam liner I was very happy—they are super accommodating so if you don’t like it at first call their line for solving problems—they were great. And would have tried more had we not felt just fine. DH just discovered that he does better with his number up higher like mine—he started having a bit of back issue from moving his super heavy ladder for lights... Once he turned up his number the back started feeling better. Anyway we have gone through many beds—I think this one wil be our longest lasting because you can replace parts and not rebuy a whole bed.