Bodice Challenge Day 26

1)  Exercise: Walked/Jogged with Monty Joe The Wonder Schnoodle
 (also...I personally feel that it's a damn shame that great sex doesn't count in this equation, eh? :) But I'll keep that as a "BONUS" goodie.

2) Food:
Breakfast: Greek yogurt/fresh fruit
Lunch: Parker's :) Cup of  Hearty Tomato Soup and Greek Salad (no meat) Ice tea w/ Lemon
Snack (at desk at work) Fresh fruit and health bar
Dinner: Pasta/Sauce, Corn on the Cob, Wine

3) Creativity: Finished hemming the poet shirt for a project for a friend. Updated our Merry Mischief website.

4) 102/77

Ok so I bought a bathroom scale the other day, remember? Well, I didn't spend much money on it at all (I really wasn't "committed" to it, I suppose) and well, you get what you pay for. It has been inconsistent to say the least. Altho, it worked fine for Harry when he used it to weigh some speaker frames to "measure fly weight" (yah, if you don't know what this means....take it from me, it's on a "need to know" basis....and well, you don't need to know....) He can have them.

So I went and bought a more reliable scale. (she says hopefully). Now, some of my friends have told me not to bother. I appreciate them telling me this, that it's more important to "feel good and just feel fit and also fit into my clothes better" ....but it's kinda like I need some proof for you (and for me) that I am doing a good job and to stay on track here better.

It's a carrot to keep me going. A marker, if you will. Signpost. Charting my journey.

Now I just need to follow a set of fecking directions to turn on the thing, program it and get it set for tomorrow morning's buck ass naked after pee reading. I hope it's going to be at least a predictable read...
the other one was changing within a minute of itself, and rashly different depending on how you stood on it.

We shall see. It's been almost a whole month for me now.

I have changed a great deal of my eating and drinking habits.
I am doing some exercise EVERY DAY.
This has got to help.
I am actually able to jog from a certain point to point, and I have lengthened that point a little longer from when I started. I am sleeping pretty good, and my BP is quite good. I'm not as angry or irritated, either.
I have also lost a few inches and feel "firmer".I'm not drinking as much or eating as "mindlessly" as I was.
My face seems thinner.

All these things are "measurements" of sorts.

So....the scale is just one more measurement tool.

How are you doing? Can you tell me? How are you measuring your success? I'd like to post your successes at the end of this 5 week challenge...which will culminate (as I said from the beginning) at the start of Sterling Renaissance Faire. It is the reason that I started this.

I wanted ENERGY.
I wanted STRENGTH.
I wanted to fit into my bodices AND be able to breathe AND sing.
I wanted to drop my BP.

I have done these things and continue to do them. I am hoping for a lifestyle change and make a good habit.

How about you? What have you gained?

Have you liked reading all this blather ...even if you weren't on the challenge?


IMH said...

I HAD to come find the blog after you told me about it. Keep up the GREAT work!


LynnieBee said...

I *feel* a difference more than I see one on the scale. I can walk at a faster pace and for longer periods of time without getting tired. I'm starting to feel weird on the days that I don't get as much exercise, like something is missing. In general I'm sleeping better and I have more energy. I'm paying more attention to what I eat and I have greatly reduced my mindless snacking. Also, my blood pressure has improved :) I don't weigh myself every day, but according to my scale (it's a Tanita), I've lost about two pounds and 1% of my overall body fat. I haven't really lost any inches 'round the waist or hips, though. This is still frustrating, because I really do feel better and I'm confused as to why it's not showing up in the numbers. Ah well, I'm just gonna keep plugging along :)

Merlyn said...

YAY Inger! So nice to have you aboard lovey! Did you read the blog I did on Silver Kingdom? It's on the list on the right...called "The World According to LARP"
Keep in touch and let me know how your "Bodice Challenge" goes too! :)
Love and Hugs to you!

and Lynnie, I think you are doing FABULOUS! I can't wait to see you in all your beauteous garbed perfection in a week and a half! We have almost done it and THANK YOU for hanging in with me. You have been a stalwart poster and DOer!! Love and Hugs to you too!

Anonymous said...

Yes, great reading.
And what is a poet's shirt?

Merlyn said...

It is a Renaissance style shirt ...kinda blousy and billowy. No buttons or ties...

thanks for reading! :)

Daniel M Cox said...

I love your musings, Lovie! And your gauzey shirt as well, aye! ;-)

See ya soon!