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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Just keep going... just keep going....

I am horrible at coming up with blog titles. Really bad. Oh well, you still love me.

So let's start with my weekly update, which is kind of a bummer. Just as I thought, that 3lb loss was probably a fluke and I am up 2 pounds from that. So to make myself feel better I am ignoring the 3lb loss and instead thinking of it as me losing 1 lb ;)

My food intake has been "meh" but I been on a roll with the exercise this week. I hit the gym for an hour of cardio on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and Wednesday. I dragged my butt to Body Pump Tuesday night and am still sore.

I have to admit, cardio has been tricky for me lately. I used to be able to go to the gym and spend 45 min on a treadclimber and burn 400-500 calories. Unfortunately while treadclimbers are great things for burning calories, they are difficult to keep running properly. Because of that, our gym got rid of them all.... cue sad face :( That leaves me looking around trying to find something I want to use. Somedays I will go to Zumba and thats fun, but other days I am just not sure. Elliptical and bikes make my toes goes tingly and I hate that. So I find myself on a treadmill.

Not that treadmills are bad.... but I tend to skimp and just walk sorta fast on them if I am not careful. I have to tell myself.... if you are on a treadmill for an hour and not drenched in sweat, you are doing it wrong. So my cardio routine lately is setting the treadmill to the 5K sport routine so it adjusts the incline randomly and doing 30 minutes of walking like that (speed 3.0 - I am short!). At the 30 minute mark I start doing intervals of 3 min running, 2 min walking for another 30 minutes. This has been seriously kicking my ass and no doubt I am drenched in sweat afterwards. I need good music to make it through it, but I do it.

After the last week, my entire body just aches.... but I have to just keep going. Soon it will be habit right and I won't mind?

Leaving you today with a list of low cal snacks my fellow twitlosser @mamakitty posted to twitter this morning:

25-30 Calories

Celery sticks
1 small tangerine
Lettuce
1/2 cup watermelon
Cucumbers
1/4 cantaloupe
Green peppers
1 small tomato
Mushrooms
1 medium carrot
Cauliflower
1 cup popcorn
Broccoli
12 pretzel sticks

35-60 Calories

1 medium peach
1 small apple
1 medium nectarine
1 small orange
1/2 grapefruit
15 grapes
1/2 cup skim milk
12 cherries
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 cup strawberries
3 saltine crackers
1/4 cup cottage cheese
1/2 small banana
4 small shrimp

Source: http://www.xomba.com/fruit_and_veggie_calorie_counting_cheat_sheet

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Derailed...again!

Well this turned out to be a life altering week. And not in a good way. I was once again derailed by life. I had a death in my husbands family this week, and it has been devastating to him and his family. Needless to say, we found out last Tuesday and I proceeded to vegetate on the couch with him for 5 days. I didn't worry about food too much, mostly because I think we just didn't really eat a lot.

I am back at work for part of this week before heading to the family to attend the funeral. I probably won't worry about the diet too much, mostly because I can't impose my diet on everyone else. Needless to say, this all happened right as I had a couple of deadlines at work making the whole experience more stressful.

A friend int he office reminded me that humans have different levels of optimal stress for inducing productivity. I realized how right she is, because I have been procrastinating at work and now that all this stress is on me to get it done, I am.

Anyway, I hoped on the scale Monday morning and realized despite the hideous five days previously, I had not gained back that much weight. About a pound. So, I am calling that a win and will try to get back in the swing of things over the next couple of weeks.

In the end nothing is as important as family. Give yours a hug today.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

AMR/BMR/WTF?

Christmas in May? You're welcome! I'm truly scraping the bottom of the "food lyrics" barrel....






Anyway......so I gained 1.7lbs this week. Might as well get that out of the way up front, right? I haven't been eating any of the things in that song....but when I look at my food log, it is full of things that probably aren't so hot. AND, I went over my calories 3 or 4 days last week.....but, I also worked out 6 out of 7 days last week. 1.7lbs is within the margin of error, right? I only managed 8 glasses of water ONE day in the past TWO weeks. Hmmmmm.....Houston, I see the fucking problem!



I was flipping through this Jillian Michaels book yesterday (Thank you library!) and read her section on BMR (basic metabolism rate) and AMR (active metabolism rate). See more here.

A google search brought me to a blog page that had a similar calculation plus a little more explanation here.

I did both calculations and......it would seem I'm not eating ENOUGH calories. I know, is that crazy or what? The first thing I thought was, but I gained weight, so WTF? Could be a factor of many things: did I read the scale correctly two weeks ago? Did I really gain weight? Water weight? Pizza weight? Did I read the scale correctly this morning? Was I wearing different clothing or amount of clothing? I can't remember two weeks ago, people! It isn't enough of a gain that I'll stress about it. But, still is a gain. If you don't eat enough calories, according to Jillian, you'll put your body into deprivation and won't lose any weight. If I have increased the amount of exercise I do (and I have) and still eating fewer calories......sounds like a recipe for disaster. Yet, kinda hard to take that line of thought seriously when people on The Biggest Loser are losing 10, 15lbs per week (if not more) by eating WAY fewer calories and doing MUCH more exercise.

So, I think the strategy this week will be (again) more water. And keep a much closer eye on calories in vs. calories out. Wouldn't it be awesome if I really was eating too few calories?! Yeah, probably not gonna be the case. :-) Happy Tuesday!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Day 86: SuperWoman I Am Not!

Good evening:

This post is super-duper late. It is after 12:00 AM on Tuesday morning and this is the first time I sat down since I got home from work at 5:30 PM. Work has been kicking my butt, my car was in the shop, my library books were two weeks overdue, and my daughter told me at almost 8:00 PM that I needed to check her school's web page. I'm supposed to check her teacher's web-page once a week, . . . umm, the last time I checked it was back in March. So I checked the web-page and realized that there was a lot more going on with Queen's field trip than I assumed. So, hubster and I packed up the kids and went to the Circle and the Dog store – Queen's name for Target so that we could pick up all the crap she needed for tomorrows field trip. By the time I got home, got the kids settled, started laundry, and cleaned up the kitchen, time disappeared.

I apologize for slacking. My disorganized behavior is transferring in to my healthy lifestyle habits. I haven't worked out at all in ages. I've been so busy at work these past couple weeks that I've been skipping meals then getting starved and not eating like I should.

I keep telling myself that I'm going to snap out of it and start working out, but I haven't. I know what I'm doing wrong, but I just need to motivate myself to make the change so I can get better and reach my goals.



I'm never going to get here until I just do it! Work out!

Day 1: 155 pounds
Day 8: 150.5 pounds
Day 15: 151 pounds
Day 22: 148 pounds
Day 29: 150 pounds
Day 43: 150 pounds
Day 50: 150 pounds
Day 57: 148 pounds
Day 64: 147 pounds (really 146.9)
Day 71: 148 pounds (really 147-9)
Day 86: 149 pounds

Friday, May 21, 2010

I'm better!

Starting Weight: 192 lbs
Goal Weight: 132 lbs
Last Time’s Weight: 169 lbs
This Time’s Weight: 165 lbs
This Time’s Loss: 4 lbs
Total Loss: 26 lbs
This Week’s Hours of Zumba: 0.0
Last Week’s Hours of Zumba: 0.0
Total Hours of Zumba: 7



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After a few weeks of illness I am finally almost recovered which coincided with the return of the acupuncturist so yesterday I had my weighing again after 3 weeks. I was absolutely fearing the worst because as I mentioned before I was on some meds that have weight gain as a side effect. So yesterday morning, contrary to what I normally do, I didn't weigh at home (I always do that to have an indication as my weight on the doctor's scale is never the same as my weight at home, it's always more at the doctor's) and went in blind expecting a stern lecture because if I had gained weight there definitely was going to be one since I'd gotten one a few weeks back when I didn't lose as much weight as I should have.

So I embarked upon a trip on public transport hell. I really want hubby to start working from home again on Thursdays as he always did because going to the doctor by public transport is excruciating, but hey he's the one bringing in the doe at the moment so I can't complain to hard ;)

Back to the topic at hand: Finally, I stepped on the scale with shaky knees and...low and behold...I hadn't gained...I'd lost...

Okay it wasn't the 8 lbs I was supposed to have lost in these three weeks, but I did lose 4 so although I'm still behind on schedule it's not disastrous. As I'm practically recovered I am going to pick up on the exercise again too because slacker that was of course the first thing I dropped like a hot potato the moment I started to feel sick. I have a deal with hubby that I'll be starting Zumba again as of coming Tuesday!

So starting next week I hope to be here again full force, tweeting on #twitloss, blogging about more than being sick and commenting on your posts!

Hugs,
Pearl

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Celebrate!

Sorry everyone! This was supposed to post yesterday. I was out of touch and had no idea it didn't publish as scheduled. -Dara

That is what I am doing today! Celebrating. I am celebrating my 2lb loss since last Tuesday. I am also celebrating the total 4lb loss over the last few weeks. (See my ticker! It moved!)




So, obviously eating as a form of celebration is out. What's a girl to do? Well, for me. I bought a book. I picked up Mary Jo Putney's Never Less Than A Lady it is the 2nd book in the Lost Lords series. I got the first one free on Amazon's Kindle site and so had to get this one!

Last week was a pretty good week. Clearly laying off the booze is helping. Although I did slip Friday and have one (large) beer at dinner. But hey one beer in one week isn't so bad. I am pretty happy about it. I have also been using the diet shakes more and not snacking in between. Probably a key factor in my success. Now if I can get my but back in the workout rhythm I think I can capitalize on this start.

My darling husband has even commented he could tell I have lost some weight, so it's a win all the way around!

Now, what I want to know is, as you are working toward your own weight loss (or other) goal, how will you celebrate? Are you planning something different than you might normally as a celebration?
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Can't Touch This

As if you didn't know what was coming. Even though I was home sick, I still got my cardio in for the day. Thought maybe I should share some with you!







Okay, now that we got that out of the way..... I don't have much in the way news to report this week. I stayed home sick today and completely forgot to weigh in before stuffing my face. So, just for the sake of consistency, maybe tomorrow morning. Besides, who wants to talk about that when I can talk about my new obsession?


Yes, I have fallen under the evil spell of Whole Foods, and it started with a simple need for pine nuts. Somehow, last week, I got it into my head that I was going to make pesto. Pretty simple, but I've never done it. The grocery stores I normally go to (Kroger and/or Marsh) have pine nuts sometimes, but no guarantees they'll be there when you want them. A few years back, our locally owned indie market was bought out by Whole Foods, and I figured there was a much higher chance of finding pine nuts there anytime, so I wandered over.

Oh. My. God. I am not a foodie. Not in any way. The farthest I'll go is maybe a foodie hanger on. I'm an addict to cooking shows.......yes, all of them. But, when it comes to actually COOKING.....well......not so much. Whole foods will make you want to cook things. There are so many interesting ingredients, things you see on shows like Top Chef and Chopped. Even though I went there with the intention of getting things to make pesto, I also ended up buying Cilantro Lime Pesto (delicious.) Crab and Lobster ravioli (delicious) and my new absolute favorite Spicy Crab dip. Are you kidding me?! That is the best stuff ever! Garlic Naan, frozen Indian dinners....I spent way too much money. That's the down side of it all: Whole Foods really will take a whole lot of money. I certainly couldn't use it as my regular grocery store.

And, even though I am in no way a food snob, the food that I've eaten from there so far tastes fresher. It just does. That could all be in my head, but my head thinks it tastes fresher.


Tomorrow is my pesto making day, so hopefully it doesn't all go horribly wrong. But, if it does, I can just go back to Whole Foods and get more? Yes.....until I go broke.

Happy Tuesday!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Nothing to Report - part 2

I'm still sick...getting better however as meds are kicking in but also knocking me out for most of the day. Only today was I able to spend the whole day on the couch instead of in bed.

I haven't weighed in a while but I know I've lost because I am still on the diet because the meds have a negative effect on my craving food. All I crave is water and the occasional broth...

Because I have nothing to report, I'll leave you with a few funnies:

Hope to have a real blog post next week!

Hugs,
Pearl

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Did you take your vitamins?

Happy Thursday Twitlossers! I was a very very bad girl last week and completely spaced on my post.... but to be fair I was in over my head in schoolwork. Thankfully I am done with the semester. Hopefully this will help with my twitloss effort as theoretically I now have more time to cook and plan, etc etc.

I wanted to talk (maybe briefly) a bit about supplements and vitamins. Is anyone else taking them? I seem to have an entire trough of them and all of them are HUGE. I hate swallowing pills... its uncomfortable and I suck at it. Because of this I have been slacking in keeping up with taking mine, but I need to make more of an effort. I thought I would share what I take... all of which were recommended to me by a local herbalist.

Daily Vitamin
First and foremost, a good daily vitamin is key. Garden of Life makes some of the best out there. I take the Perfect Weight version of their daily vitamin and I can always tell when I have been a slacker and not taken it as I should. My only complaint is that its 4 capsules a day... ugh.

Probiotic
I am also a big believer in that we all need healthy probiotics in our diet. They help boost your immune system and provide balance to your digestive system. Additionally, I tend to have really thin hair because of thyroid issues... probiotics are supposed to help with that. Exactly how, I'm not sure, but I trust my herbalist ;) So I take Primal Defense Ultra by Garden of Life. Right now I stick to just 1 capsule a day since I am also getting probiotics in my daily vitamin.

Greens

Do you hate leafy green stuff? I do. With a passion. Seriously, I am lucky if I eat a vegetable a day, but we all know its good for us. Sigh. So powdered greens are my solution. If I am having a smoothie I will just toss the powdered stuff in and no big deal, but the truth is I have been slacking on the smoothie a day ritual. So I went out and bought capsules to take on my non smoothie days. I take a brand called Amazing Greens that are made from organic stuff by my local herbalist, but you can find virtually the same thing online called Amazing Grass. My midwife introduced me to them when I was pregnant with my 2nd daughter as a way to get all the nutrients I needed without stressing about eating foods I couldn't stand. Only downfall with the capsules is that you have to take 6 of em to get a full serving. ugh.

Thyroid Crap
Lastly, for me, I have to take thyroid crap. I have some sort of thyroid deficiency (and no, I haven't had it actually checked for a variety of reasons). My local herb store, Herbally Grounded, makes a really great thyroid supplement called Thy-Right. I do notice a difference when I remember to take it... its the remembering that always gets me. It adds another 4 capsules to my daily intake of pills. ugh.

So all in all on most days I take 15 pills in the morning. Just adding that up makes me think I should stick to smoothie days, then I only have to swallow 9 a day LMAO.

Now that I have completely bored you with my supplement routine.... here is my personal update for the week? I lost another 3 lbs... I am not sure how. I did not get to the gym, didn't track food, tho I also didnt really overeat either. Also not a lot of alcohol this week. Hmm... maybe there is a correlation there? ;) It could also be that I was sick yesterday and lost some water weight... so I am prepared for it to show up next week. But for now I am taking it and hoping I can keep it from coming back this week.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

BACON!

Okay so there isn't any bacon here. There isn't much of anything here. I have little to report. I gained a pound (196), started physical therapy and now I am off the sauce. Yep. No alcohol. I really enjoy a beer after work, but that isn't happening. Not for a while. Maybe I should try something exotic as a treat? How about bacon falvored Diet Coke?

No? Not tempting? LOL! Hope everyone has a good week, and Iwill try to make next week's post less lame. Happy dieting!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Another One Bites the Dust

You did nothing to deserve it, but you're getting Freddie Mercury in his underwear shorts. No, no, don't thank me. It's my PLEASURE!



Heh. Watching that made me really happy!

Anyway, hey everybody! Sorry today's post is late. Last night was crazy with about 400 people (despite what our print media reported) coming out to protest library closings. I stood outside for 3 hours talking to an overflow crowd who couldn't get inside the building (due to fire code restrictions) and trying to keep everyone's spirits up. No cardio involved, but there should be points for standing outside, right? I mean, it was chilly! :-)

This was a much better week, even though I am still not back on track as far as working out goes. My goal is for 200 minutes/week. Last week? um....57 minutes. But they were QUALITY minutes, right? Um....probably not. LOL. Don't know if I am fully back yet, or if I still have an RT hangover, but I hope to at least double the minutes this week. I have 31 minutes so far.....
(By the way, I have 2/3 of my RT thoughts up on my blog here and here if you're interested.)

I AM back to the food tracking, though. It helps to do it, even if I go over the amount (1550) Sparkpeople thinks I should have. Who asked them, anyway? It actually makes me feel better because when I think I totally blew it, turns out it was just 100-200 over. That is a lot, but not enough to become distraught. Makes it easier to jump back on the wagon the next day instead of saying the whole week is shot because I had a cupcake.

Hmmmm.....cupcakes........


The three main problems I've noticed: I do NOT eat vegetables. I do NOT drink enough water. I am chronically over my sodium intake. And, by "chronically" I mean every single day. Everyday. For someone with high blood pressure, this is NOT a good thing. I hate salt, so it isn't that I'm salting the hell out of everything. This is all from packaged foods. Packaged foods have a hell of a lot of sodium, and that is mostly what I eat. Being too lazy to cook is going to kill me unless I do something drastic (like stop being too lazy to cook!)

I'm not a fan of vegetables. Looking back over the past two weeks, I don't know that I've had any. Maybe one day. One meal. One serving. I love spinach, but I don't eat it very often. I'm a midwesterner! We like our vegetables starchy! Potatoes! Corn! You know, the GOOD ones.

And water. Sigh. I DO like water. Love it, in fact. But, for some reason, I don't drink nearly enough of it. Don't ask me why. I take it to work with me everyday and usually end up bringing it home. If I workout, I drink a lot more of it. That makes perfect sense. But, since I've not been working out......well, you get the picture.

SO, this week's "Gotta Do Better" is going to be water! (Because I can't face the other two yet...). I'm aiming for 8-8s a day, and will report back next week!

Tales from the closet:

On a GOOD note, I tried on a few of my "tracking" items today and they all fit! You know what tracking items are, right? Things that "used to" fit or things you bought hoping they would fit someday......I have a pair of jeans I used to love that I couldn't even zip in January. They fit, but they're still a liiiiiiiitle bit tight. I'd wear them out, but not out to dinner! I have a shirt that I bought that I could barely button, and now buttons fine, but is a little tight around the stubborn belly that refuses to vanish as fast as I want it to. And I tried on two pairs of pants that were a 16, which is a size smaller than I wear. One was really loose. One was okay. So, maybe I skipped 16 and went right to 14? Who knows. At any rate, it was mostly all good news from the closet! My NEW tracking items are shorts that are all size 14s and I couldn't even get a leg into last summer. They laughed when I pulled them over my ass and tried to button them. Shorts can be so mean sometimes.

So, this week, just getting back on track with food helped me lose 1.8lbs for a grand total of 21! Glad for it, but miles to go before I sleep.....Happy Tuesday!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Day 71: GAME ON!


I gained a pound this week. I know, you're like that's not too bad. It's not really, but it's not like I don't know why. I wish I could be one of those people who don't see how screwed up they are and can't see the truth if it hit them in the face. Unfortunately, I have always been very self-aware. I know how screwed up I am! I just can't get motivated to fix it.


This is why I gained weight. I gained a pound because I'm a lazy heifer who although has been watching what I eat, still hasn't gotten motivated to get back on her work-out regime. So when I go to Wendy's for lunch and splurge on that Frosty with my chili or I tell myself I'm going to eat a couple (and it is really only a couple but still) of the Girl Scout cookies sitting in my house, I haven't been putting any extra effort into combating that. It also doesn't help that with work, family, and everything, I tend to run to the grocery store on a daily basis to grab something for dinner instead of doing what the rest of the world does and go grocery shopping every week.

Also, just because I am self-aware, doesn't mean that I can't place blame on someone else too. I'm annoyed with the hubster, because lately when I get home from work he's been pretty good about going downstairs and running on the treadmill and I haven't followed suit! What I'm usually doing is reading, messing with the kiddos, or on Twitter. I've been telling him he needed to work out for years. It is so unfair of him to suddenly start listening to me! Why is he listening to me? What is the world coming too? What happened to that lazy man I married! What happened to the man who kept telling me that he was going to work out with me and then when I started doing it, never got up? He's annoying me, folks! LOL!

It's on. I cannot let that man I married get in better shape than me. This is so unfair of him. He should know better.



So the first step in my game plan is too stock up. I'm dragging the family grocery shopping tonight. And I'm stocking up on healthy foods and I'm going to buy a bunch of stuff for the juicer I wrote about before that the hubster bought me and I've barely used. Also, if a couple huge containers of peanut butter (the hubster's weakness) happen to get in our grocery cart, then I'm not sure how that happened! We do have two young kids who love peanut butter sandwiches.

I know I'm mean and I am joking (mostly).

I'm also determined by hell or high water, to get back on 10 Minute Trainer. I'm going to stop trying to stay up and read and I'm setting my alarm clock early people. I can do it, especially since the kids have been acting like that haven't been raised by hyena's and have been decent (for the most part) about bed time lately!

I'll let you know how it's going next week!

Day 1: 155 pounds

Day 8: 150.5 pounds
Day 15: 151 pounds
Day 22: 148 pounds
Day 29: 150 pounds
Day 43: 150 pounds
Day 50: 150 pounds
Day 57: 148 pounds
Day 64: 147 pounds (really 146.9)
Day 71: 148 pounds (really 147-9)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Nothing to Report



There is really nothing to report for me this week. I am in bed, under heavy meds that are definitely going to influence the weightloss (I've had it before and gained weight with it). Last Monday night I had the scare of my life when I woke up in the middle of the night and could hardly breathe...It was the start of a very bad asthma attack which I can't describe in another way but that my respiratory system tried to kill me. An emergency visit from the doctor on Tuesday led to heavy medication and since yesterday I am doing a bit better. I had quite a scare but am still on the diet and hope the meds won't screw things up all too much.

Furthermore the acupuncturist is on holiday and I don't get to weigh again until May 20th so no change in my stats till then either but I do hope I have more news to report next week.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A Balanced Diet...

This week I am talking about my eating habits. The cartoon above illustrates my general eating habits. I diet and diet for a few days at a pop...maybe even a week. Gasp! Then I blow it. Or the weekend comes and I blow it. Or someone brings donuts into the office (like they did on Tuesday) and I blow it. The general theme here is I BLOW IT!

Well, I started thinking again about what might work for me. And I remembered how much I love watching Dr. Oz. (He is so awesome!) So I went and found his book You: On a Diet and of course pulled up my old pal Oprah's site cause they hang out together. One of the articles I found by him on her site was Dr. Oz's 5 Secrets to "Waist Loss".

In the article he lays out 5 rules to slimming your waist down. So here goes. I am sharing with you and giving this a shot. Cause clearly a restricted diet is not working with me.
Rule #1: Spoil Your Dinner

Remember the plant from Little Shop of Horrors, with its demands to "Feed me"? The hormone ghrelin is your body's version of Audrey II, only it gets your attention with stomach growls instead of musical numbers. Once you've started eating, it takes about 30 minutes for ghrelin levels to fall and that "full" feeling to kick in. But if you eat a 100-calorie snack (like a handful of nuts) about a half hour before mealtime, your ghrelin levels will already be subsiding by the time you pick up your fork.

Rule #2: Nix Soft Drinks with Meals

Leptin is a hormone that signals the brain that you can stop eating once your body has stored enough energy from food. Yet fructose (a sugar found in soft drinks) interrupts the feedback loop, preventing your brain from getting the message. Quench your thirst with water instead.

Rule #3: Fill Up on Fiber

The ileum is a part of the small bowel that can squeeze, or "brake," to slow the transit of food through the intestines. When that happens, you get a slow but steady supply of fuel, which keeps you feeling satiated. A high-fiber breakfast triggers this mechanism, because the bowel needs more time to absorb nutrients from fiber. The result: No more 11 a.m. stops at the vending machine.

Rule #4: Eat with Awareness

That means eating at the table, not sprawled across the couch. It also means no zoning out in front of American Idol , checking your BlackBerry, or surfing the Web during meals. Not only will mindful eating increase the satisfaction you get from food but the extra time will allow your ghrelin levels to drop even further as you eat.

Rule #5: Build More Muscle

You may have heard that muscle burns more calories than fat, but did you know that it burns a dozen times more? Aim to walk 10,000 steps a day, and begin a muscle-strengthening program, which will help steel your skeleton as well. Trainer Joel Harper has an excellent 20-minute exercise routine .
On the flip side, I also have been out of action of late. Following his guidance above I am going to work on my exercise habits. Maybe I can't do Billy Blanks right now, but I can sit my butt on my stationary bike and pedal. So that is what I am going to do.

In the mean time, my scale has been fluctuating wildly...Monday I was 200lbs, Tuesday I was 196. I like that Tuesday number so I am rolling with it. BUT! I vow not to get on the scale again for at least 7 days, maybe more. This is not about a number really; it is about getting healthy before my body craps out on me!


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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Short and Sweet

I don't have much to report this week! Last week was an exercise in futility because I was far out of my routine. I started off good......even waking up early to exercise in the hotel gym on Wednesday morning. Yeah....that lasted exactly one day. I haven't done much since then. Tomorrow, I'm back on the workout train.

Food? Well, it was a good news/bad news kind of thing. The good news is I didn't really eat that much! I was moving so much that meals were inconsistent at best. I can't tell you how many days I skipped breakfast. Not good. But, also no calories! Lunches were as bad. You were just moving around so much that......well, it didn't get done. But, of course, you're starving! So, snacks. And there were snacks galore. Cookies. Candy (OMG the candy) and, of course, the bar. The bar had great snacks. Chips and Queso, Spinach Artichoke dip and pita, etc. And Blue Hurricanes. I could drink those every day of my life. So, calories.

All of that is to say that it was not a good week. Luckily for me, I only gained .8lb! I was so expecting it to be worse. If I would have stayed at least consistent with the working out, I might have survived without gaining anything. But, I didn't and I did. I'm back in my comfort zone now, though, and hope to get back on track!

Happy Tuesday!



Monday, May 3, 2010

Day 64: On the Run

Too bad I mean On the Run figuratively, not literally. This is a short post as I'm late. Work was hectic today and the internet was down. Sorry. I'll make it up next week.

Umm. . . . Still lazy as crap working out.
Sitll eating right.!
Umm, really, really need to find balance in kids, hubby, work, exercise, and sleep!
But I did lose a pound


Day 1: 155 pounds

Day 8: 150.5 pounds
Day 15: 151 pounds
Day 22: 148 pounds
Day 29: 150 pounds
Day 43: 150 pounds
Day 50: 150 pounds
Day 57: 148 pounds
Day 64: 147 pound (really 146.9)
 

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