Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Slimmer This Summer - Day 3

Today was such a full day. Grocery shopping, which takes HOURS if The Man goes - and he always does. Then home for lunch and off to the Creek to hiking / fishing / swimming. I'm exhausted. And all I caught were a million sunnies and blue-gills not even worth keeping. I swear, I'm going to give up on fishing in this state!

When I did eat today, I had huge meals. Basically, because I let myself go for so long between meals. I definitely have to start planning better. Definitely.

It was also my youngest daughter's 15th birthday. However, I skipped the cake. And the ice cream. *sigh* I really wanted a piece too. Oh well, there are four more birthdays coming up before the end of July.

I did something today that made my family laugh at me.... I bought a stationery bike. Now, you may wonder why this would be so amusing to my family. I got it for a measly $5 ! How could I pass up a deal like that? I mean, I can't afford to buy a new one, or even a used one that they advertise in the paper for close to full asking price. And I've been wanting one forever.. since I hate JUMPING so much and would love to be able to get some cardio in without my knees feeling like they are going to snap.... So, I did it! What do you think?

OK, so it's a little bit old. Probably my age, he he. But, she still works! Just needs a little bit of oil in her joints!

Any-whooooo... that's about it for today. I did not get to do my 30 Day Shred with Jillian today. So, tomorrow will have to be my Day 9. I just couldn't fit it in, even if it is only 30 minutes. And now it's almost tomorrow anyway, so. Pfffft. I was out in the sun for five hours today. Havin' fun with the family. NOT gonna sweat it.

Here's what I ate today:

View my complete Food Diary HERE.


  1. This is AWESOME! Thanks for sharing your journey- it inspires me to do better and be healthier. Found you on the Blog Hop and I am happy that I did! I am excited to see what you do next. :) I am your newest follower and I would love to have you follow back if you want!
    Camille @

  2. Haha I love it, it is cute!

  3. thanks for sharing! I found you through the blog hop! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would follow me too! Thanks!

  4. Carrie, I think the bike is just fine and a steal at 5 bucks! And I also find that most people discount anything that is not organized and labeled as exercise and not being exercise. If you are out in the sun fishing and being, you are burning more calories than sitting at the tv or computer or where ever the most goofing off takes place. I consider my yard work and honey do's exercise now. I used to just not do them, now I do them and that is activity I didn't used to get on top of my workout every morning. It is all exercise in some way if you are not being a lazy butt!

  5. Yea, planning for meals is essential!! Plan the snacks and everything, it really is the only way to be consistently successful. Leave NOTHING to change. This is your BODY, your LIFE.

    Love the bike! Doesn't matter how old it is, it works! I would love to get one but I just have no ROOM for it!