Monday, June 25, 2007

-1.1 This week

I lost another pound bringing my total weight loss to date to -51.9.
I went shopping Saturday, and I bought some clothes that fit. I
didn't realize how loose and uncomfortable my old clothes were
until I slipped into some that fit me. Everything seems to be
going okay right now. I am getting in my PA calorie burn each
week. I did commit to at least 10 minutes of evening exercise
daily in addition to what I am already doing in the mornings. That
should help my PA numbers increase over the next few weeks.
I am going to the Craftman's Truck Race Saturday which poses
a new challenge for me. I will have to come up with a strategy to
get in my meal replacements and fruits/veggies while at the
event. We shouldn't leave home until about 1:00, so afternoon and
dinner are the only concerns. I have a couple of ideas, but I will
let you know next week how it goes. Until then... :)

Monday, June 18, 2007

OVER 50!!!

I lost 3 pounds this week bringing my total to 50.8 pounds
in 16 weeks. I am enjoying the fruits and veggies of summer
and still loosing the weight. This is GREAT!

I have had a lot of you tell me you are reading my blog, and
I want to say thank you for letting me know. Many of you
are not making commits, so unless you say something to
me I don't know. Just knowing people are reading helps
me with my accountability and is so encouraging. Thanks.

I am taking some time off from work in a couple of weeks
and have been debating a mini trip. I keep hearing other
peoples stories about vacation, and how things didn't
go well..."vacation" scares me a little. I will let you know
what I decide and the results.

Thanks again for supporting and encouraging me on this

Monday, June 11, 2007

-2.2 This Week

I have lost 47.6 pounds in 15 weeks. I hope
to go over the 50 pound mark next week. I am
still enjoying the fruits and vegetables that were
added to my routine. They have made sticking
with it so much easier.
I have been getting up early and going for a walk
before work now that the evenings are getting
hotter. I plan to carve some time for the bike
into the evenings now, but haven't been consistent
with that yet. I have not yet got to a point where I
would say I enjoy the exercise, but I don't dread
it like I used to. I hope to learn to enjoy it before
too much longer, so I can start building good habits.
I know in order to have long term success I will have
to develop some really good habits and strategies
that will help me the rest of my life.
Thanks to all of you for the encouragement. This
is not an easy rode, but to know I am not on it alone
is comforting.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Fruits and Veggies Taste Good, AND...

they help you loose weight. I am down 3.1 pounds this week, so
last week must have been an adjustment week. I am soooooo
excited. It would have been hard to give up the fruit and
vegetables after having had some, so I am glad my weight
loss counselor was right and I just needed to adjust.
This week I have enjoyed baked potato, corn on the cob,
asparagus, green beans, squash, and stir fry vegetables.
Also, bananas, strawberries, pineapple, oranges, apples, and
a new grape recipe. For all of you who are moms, this is one
way to get the kiddos to eat their fruit. You take one cup of
grapes (I used green ones) and wash them. While they are
wet, put 1 teaspoon of jello (so far I like cherry best) in a
zip-lock bag and add the grapes. Shake well and put them
in the freezer for about 1 1/2 - 2 hours or until they are just
crunchy. Pop them in your mouth and enjoy - just like candy
only healthier. If you have any good "in the box" recipe ideas
please feel free to share. Until next week...