Monday, July 27, 2009

Num Num Num Nectarines!

Hey look - I actually fit a serving of fruit in my Fiestaware fruit dish (which is really tiny, if you ask me!)

I decided to branch out with my fruit and bought a bag of nectarines the other day - and boy are they good! I literally kept thinking "num num num" as I was eating this one! At around 60 calories, it's a great snack...especially if you happen to eat more than one (Who, me? Num!).

I went back to my workouts today! It was so good to see Brad, Linda and the ladies in my class. I took it very easy in cardio and went at my own pace just to see how I would do. Walked on the treadmill at 3.0, did the dreaded stepper at a level two (loved it!), and rode the exercise bike at a decent pace, but I didn't use the "arms" on it. Strength was all leg isolations, and it felt good to tire my legs out for a change. On one exercise I did feel it a bit in my stomach so I took it easy with that. Overall I'm feeling really good - didn't overdo it at all, so hopefully tomorrow afternoon I can continue to build on this.

One nice thing happened in class - both Brad and Linda said at separate times to me "you've lost weight" - how cool that they could tell a difference! I am really feeling motivated to get the final poundage off...and I'm approaching a MAJOR MILESTONE in my weight loss, so I just have to keep up the momentum!

17 comments:

  1. awesome, and congrats on getting the kitchen scale, too! They are so vital! :)

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  2. I love nectarines...but my faves are the white flesh ones...YUM.

    I think I will get some at the store today.

    I am glad you are feeling better, and right back to working out on your target day!!

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  3. I love nectarines, and that Fiesta plate. I just found a Fiesta bowl that same color at a yard sale for $1.00! What a deal!

    It was nice that your friends commented on your weight loss. They should, because you have done great!

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  4. Those are very yummy looking! And a lot healthier than the picture of the food I was flaunting in my post this morning :)

    So glad you are doing good! I was going ask about if you were still sore, but I guess not since you are hitting the gym!

    <3! Katie
    The Skinny On Getting Skinny

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  5. Nummy is right! They look delish. How cool that your trainers told you you were loosing!

    So glad that you feeling better post op. You had such a great attitude going into the surgery I just knew you wouldn't have any problems.

    What kind of a major milestone? A new low number? I love it when I reach a number that I haven't seen in years! All the numbers from now on are going to be "almost" virgin territory for me!!

    Thanks for all your great comments! I look forward to them.

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  6. I love summers for the exact reason of fruit. Peaches, nectarines, etc. Sure you can get them year round but they taste so much better in 75+ degree's and when they don't cost $15 a pound, lol

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  7. Those compliments are always the best... proves all that hard work is paying off!
    I love nectarines... best part of the summer :)

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  8. I love nectarines, peaches etc. So good for you too.
    And great photo! Looks like a foodblog. ;-)

    Thanks for your support on my blog. I need all I can get right now. The bike ride was fun, the relationship is being tested and so am I, in a major way.

    I can always go for my own bike rides.

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  9. You're doing so great, Shelley! Congrats!!

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  10. DANG WOMAN!!

    you are doing so very well----and here we all were ready and weighting :) to have to encourage you to get back to working out etc.

    Im so happy for you.

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  11. Glad to hear it went so well at the gym! You are just doing everything right Shelley, and you will hit that major milestone in record time!

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  12. The MAJOR milestones are the best. It was 50 for me and I felt like I had won the lottery!

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  13. I shudder to think what I'll do when all this yummy summer fruit is gone for the winter! I might have to start eating vegetables...yikes!

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  14. Glad to hear your back at it, Shelley. Before you started losing the weight, could you ever have imagined looking forward to exercising?! Good for you!

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  15. Never think to buy nectarines - not a huge fan, I may have to try them again since they are in season now!

    Congrats on getting back to the gym too! :D

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  16. Hai Shelley,

    Found your blog today. Am also a fourthysomething girl who tries to lose weight. I'm Dutch.

    Like your blog and will visit it in the future.

    I love nectarines, even more than peaches.

    Fran

    http://dutchgirlgetshealthy.wordpress.com

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  17. Way to go on the gym Shelley! There's nothing more motivating to me than people noticing! Looking forward to celebrating that next milestone with you!

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