It's an inside joke really, but I will let you in on it :) I am a habitual dieter and last year sometime on one of my endeavors to drop some pounds, I was grocery shopping with Tori (another missionary wife in Croatia, who is on furlough and I miss very much) Anyway we walked past the bread area and I spotted a chocolate covered krafne - which is as close to a doughnut you will get in Croatia. No doubt she spotted the drool seeping out of the corner of my mouth and told me "Traci, step away from the krafne". Which I did. Yay for me! Well everytime I see the krafne it makes me think of that day and everytime I try to overcome the temptation to eat a whole box of little cream puffs I tell myself "step away from the krafne".
So here I go on another one of famous escapades for weight-loss. I started with kicking my coke habit. That's coca-a-cola people... come on! And I am 5 days in and surprisingly doing very well. I drink about 4 liters of water a day and have been going on 6 mile bike rides. All alone. I sure miss Tori, for more reasons than one, but she was my partner and biggest cheerleader. We would go on 14 mile *GASP* bike rides and 4-6 mile walks through fields, down weird streets and along the highway, getting fit and building a wonderful friendship. As I dropped weight and excitedly reported to my friend she always had encouraging words and would get just as excited for me as I was for myself. But now she is gone and I am my own cheerleader. So I thought I would dub Fridays as "Weigh-In Day" for all the world to see. No, I am not going to actually tell you my weight, but I will tell you if I lost or gained and how much. Maybe I can find some new cheerleaders to woo me on.
I think I have every exercise DVD ever published..lol, but my exercise of choice is 'The Bar Method.' I absolutely love this workout, combined with my cardio of riding and all my water and lots of fresh veggies and fruits -I am well on my way. Here we go again!