This glass of champagne was my downfall. Or maybe it was the glass after this one. Might even have been the one before. I wasn't counting. But in my own defense, I did say I wasn't counting anything anymore. Certainly not glasses of champagne! It was my birthday after all. Did I mention I no longer count the years associated with my birthday? So while the birthday is celebrated, the years are ignored. No counting! I find that it works very well.
Besides my birthday, my friend Zoraida and I had lots to celebrate. Let's see; it was Saturday, it was Halloween, and we were free of all obligations for the day. That alone is something to celebrate. We had so much to catch up on; our lives, our work, celebrity gossip. We even discussed dieting and weight loss. Unfortunately for me that is as close as I was to sticking to my food plan for the rest of the weekend. I wonder how many calories are burned by talking?
Surprisingly,I did not miss one day of exercise. Foodwise, I was derailed. I am back on track now, but I am surprised that I exercised every day. As a result I have switched from my 10 minute workout to Walk Away the Pounds with Leslie Sansone. Leslie said results will be seen if I use her tapes 3 or 4 times a week. I almost immediately opted for the least amount of exertion: one mile 3 times a week. But that will be too many days off. So here I am, the woman who hates exercise with an iron passion, planning to do 1 mile 5 times a week with my original routine as a backup. Leslie's workout is not that easy for me, so it will be a while before I move on to a 2 mile workout. I am very motivated.
As you can see, my initial plan to save exercise for last has been revamped. Partly because, unlike eating, it is a once-a-day activity. The other reason is that while I figure out a plan that I can live with, I am still burning calories.
Thanks for sticking with me. What have you been doing? What works for you? Please post your comments and ideas. See you next week.