Sarah Bush Lincoln Blog
September 15, 2013 9:07 a.m.
In four days, my 13-week core program will be complete. Time has flown by very fast. I believe I am going to continue on the no-decision plan for just a bit longer. "No decision" means I will continue on the shakes. It is weird but I look at food and don't feel the pull that I have in the past. Food smells also don't get to me the way they did.
I attended my family reunion today and got caught up on the happenings. I took my cereal and enjoyed the conversation. It is always fun ...
September 14, 2013 9:04 a.m.
I planned to stay at home today and do some much-needed cleaning, but instead I spent the day in Champaign with my friend, Sue. We were just going for one thing and would be right back, but as all good plans go we were gone all day. I packed my HMR stuff, just in case we didn't get back. I had the cereal again for lunch, but hey it was good. I didn't get to the Y as early as I did yesterday, but I made it up by 7:30 am. Today I took my ...
September 13, 2013 9:01 a.m.
I took the day off to go see the ketchup bottle in Collinsville and attend the International Gem Show. Things worked out well re:my weight management program. I ate breakfast before I left. For lunch I drove through a fast food place and ordered a diet drink and a cup of hot water. I think the hot water threw them off just a bit, but I got it and made my lunch of a high protein cereal. I added some peanut butter and cinnamon flavoring and the cereal hit the spot. By the way, who ever snuck ...
September 13, 2013 8:30 a.m.
Okay, so the best treadmill stories are the ones about how the person fell off and busted their face. Well sorry to disappoint you all, but this evening after work, I did a 40-minute jog out of the 60-minute work out. I felt like a real "jock," or would that be "jock-ette" due to all the sweat spots on my hot pink workout shirt. I recently read that if you jog, that will kick your metabolism up and it stays up longer than if you walk. Of course the source was in "Parenting" magazine that I was reading ...
September 11, 2013 8:49 a.m.
I just finished supper. I had a chocolate shake with coconut and caramel flavoring blended with ice. It was quite nice.
After work I went to the Y. I got there a little earlier than usual, so there weren't many people there. I did an hour on the treadmill, jogging about 18 minutes. Then I decided I would work out on some of the weight equipment. I picked one that looked like I could figure out how to use it. It's for your abs. I finally got the weights figured out and did three sets of ...
September 10, 2013 7:58 a.m.
I had an exciting day! Yesterday I had lab work and today saw my doctor and reviewed the studies. ALL my labs were NORMAL. That news has made the weight management program worth every delicious shake I have had over the last 82 days. I realize the hard part is yet to come, keeping it off, but at this point I am optimistic that I am getting the tools to use to give it the good old college try. I weighed-in today and lost 3.8 lbs making a little over 40 lbs total in 82 days.
September 09, 2013 8:13 a.m.
Had a great day. After work I stopped in the Y. For the first time, I was able to jog on the treadmill without feeling like my knees were going to give out. I liked the increased intensity of the work out.
Yesterday I went shopping for jeans. What a trip! There are 50 zillion styles, so finding "your" size takes time. I found some size 14s that looked like they might fit and they were okay, but a little loose, and while on sale for $29.99, I didn't know how long I could wear them ...
September 08, 2013 8:30 a.m.
Day 78, 79, 80
Thus far my journey has been about weight management, but over the last three days, I have learned about life management which is something I believe all we food addicts have to manage.
There was a death in my family of an Aunt, who was very special to me and her pasing was very stressful for me. Generally when under stress, I realized that my usual MO was to find a hole, crawl in with a good supply of food and pull the top over until my emotions were "medicated" with the food. Then, I would ...
September 05, 2013 7:43 a.m.
Last week I decided I needed some new pajamas. My old ones were getting really big on me and I could wrap the tops around me a couple of times. Plus in the middle of the night when I made my "old lady trip to the bathroom," I was having trouble keeping the bottoms up. I was having grave concerns about them dropping around my ankles and me falling and having to call out "Help, I've fallen and can't get up" because I broke my hip or something else. I considered saving some money and going ...
September 04, 2013 10:55 a.m.
For some reason this morning, I was really hungry. I think it was because I had a pile of papers on my desk that I needed to deal with and have been putting it off and off and off. I have to give up my excuse to eat called, I will do that right after I eat....probably why I got in the shape I was in. I fixed a shake a little early and ate it while I dealt with the papers.
This weekend I was talking to my 90-year-old Dad about my weight management program and ...