Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sorry for the Silence!

I apologize I have not posted in so long! I have missed you! On Friday the 10th I flew to Korea on a business trip. I returned home on Friday the 17th just in time to welcome my Mother-in-law for a visit. The trip to Korea was a good one. I tried to log on from there but I could not figure out how to get the screen to display in English instead of Korean characters! So I couldn't post from there.

I have not learned to like Korean food, so I traveled with the energy bites that I like so much. I measured them into 1.5 ounce portions into ziplock baggies. I did the same thing with raw almonds - 1 ounce portions. Then I packed the vacum sealed packets of salmon. So when there was a meal I didn't like (most of them) I simply went back to my room and had a packet of salmon (180 calories) and a packet of almonds (170 calories) for a 350 calorie meal! Yummy and so easy! My energy bites sustained me for snacks and on the plane.

I also kept up my exercise, so all in all it was a good trip.

The visit with my Mother-in-law was good. Unfortunately we do not see her very often. She was a sweetheart about food. She took us out for a lovely dinner and marveled over how I could say no to a basket of fresh hot bread! She also was very happy with our dinner of grilled chicken, grilled brocolli and mixed green salad! It was very easy all around!

So, last night I did the dunk tank for weighing and measuring. It was interesting. I recommend it to you if you are interested in knowing your % of fat and lean muscle mass. I was not thrilled with my % of fat. It was 29%!!! In stark contrast, my lean muscle mass was 20% higher than is normal for my height, weight and age. That tells me that I have been successful in building strong bones and muscles - which makes me very happy!

It was interesting to note that when I am successful in shedding my final 15 pounds, my fat % will be 24% - which will make me very happy!

So onward and downward (meaning the scale) I go on this wonderful journey!

Desire to know more about my body composition. Dedication to schedule and make the dunk tank happen. Discipline to continue healthy eating and exercise to succeed!!!


  1. Oh! So you are what 29% looks like?! Wonderful reason to recalulate what WONDERFULLY PERFECT is...You rock for dunking and ILU!