Thursday, July 2, 2009

3 pounds down

~I've lost 3 pounds this week~
(9 pounds lost so far)
-17 pounds away from my goal weight~

In my last post about weight loss I talked about leaving out sugar and just drinking water, I had lost 6 pounds that week.

This week has slowed down. I cheated a little :/...
My MIL has started chemo so we've been at her house a lot. There are lots of sugary drinks and food there and I couldn't say no! ooops.

I swear, they're all sugar pushers over there!

I swore I would not be seen in a bathing suit this summer, remember?
I bought a bikini the other day! My hubby says my tummy is much smaller now, eeek!
How exciting!
We bought a massive water slide for my daughter, so I needed a suit of some kind.

I find that bikinis are more flattering on me than a one piece, weird-I know.
I am going to start doing 15 sit ups each morning, starting tomorrow. I know 15 isn't much, but my tummy isn't strong enough for more yet. I did just have a baby....8 months ago.

Did you know that your body continues to burn calories after a work out?
So it's more beneficial to work out early rather than just before bed.

It is recommended that we work out at least 30 minutes, 3 days a week.

But did you know it doesn't have to be all at once?

If you don't have the time or stamina for 30 minutes, try 3 sets of 10 minutes. Sounds easy enough right? 10 minutes in the morning, 10 minutes before lunch, and 10 minutes before dinner. Though I recommend finishing all 3 10 minute sets before 5PM. This allows time for the post workout calories to keep burning before bedtime.

I don't have time or money to join a gym. A friend and I like to go on walks twice a week, these aren't brisk walks.. We both have 3 year olds who like to slow us down, lol. But something is better than nothing! Remember that next time your being a couch potato.

I have one of these that I use when I can't go out. And I stand in front of the TV! lol

You don't want to discontinue your couch potato throne?

Fine, pick up some 2-5lb. weights and do some curls while watching your favorite show.

I want one of these! You can sit on your couch while pedaling away! Only $30.00 at Target.

See you can be lazy and still work out! Who woulda thunk?

~And now some tips to help on this journey to get fit~

Focus more on getting healthy than losing weight, the pounds will melt off quicker.

Eat small amounts more frequently and slowly.

We are natural grazers, dating back to the caveman days. We were nomadic, picking fruit, herbs and veggies, and butchering animals along the way. Our bodies were made for this kind of eating, not 3 large meals. Grazing will speed up your metabolism.

Eat slowly, give your body time to feel full before you've eaten more than you need.

Eat more naturals-Fruits, veggies, and whole grains.

People can eat just about as much as they want when these are on the menu. Most fruits and veggies are packed with water along with all the vitamins and antioxidants. You'll feel full quicker and with far less the calories from a slice of pie.

Eat more fiber.

Fiber takes longer to digest, making us feel full longer. Fiber also pushes fat through our digestive system quicker so that less of it is absorbed. That's a huge plus in itself!

Put that sugar down!

Firstly, a lot of people forget that the calories,carbs, sugar etc. from drinks do count in the fight to lose weight. er.... be healthy. Don't forget to look at your drink labels!

Sugar causes a spike in our insulin levels, when that spike dwindles away we are left feeling tired and hungry. What happens next? We reach for more sugar hoping for the much needed energy! It's an endless, unhealthy cycle.

Watch out for condiments, they aren't as harmless as they may seem!

Take a glance at the label on your mayonnaise, ketchup, salad dressing, mustard, and so on...
I'll give you a moment to go look. See? I don't think I need to say anymore on that topic.

Are you eating lots of salad but not losing weight?

What are you dressing it with? Not to call out my DH, but he is very guilty of the 2000 calorie salad mistake.

I often find his mixed garden salad piled high with Ranch Salad dressing, salt, pepper, croutons, shredded mozzarella cheese, and olives. This ends up being around 1000 calories (I measured). I've heard of salads that contain more than 2000 calories! That's not a salad! That's sabotage.

I like to eat a mixed garden salad with 2 tsps of Olive oil. That's all. Much better!

I'm going to stop here for today.

I hope some of these tips have helped you in your weight struggle.

I'd love to hear how YOU eat your salads..?


Remember the Power Colon Cleanse?

I haven't received it yet, but I only ordered it about 2 weeks ago..

I did talk to my bank about the possibilities of getting ripped off. I am covered. The bank will give me my money back and they will pursue this company.

So whether I get this cleanse or not, all is well. And I will try another colon Cleanse.
Both my sister-in-law to be and my male buddy lost some weight from a colon cleanse. I didn't get specifics, unfortunately...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for this product.


  1. I'd love to hear how YOU eat your salads..?
    HAHAHAHA! You really want to know? ;-)

  2. I said how I eat my salads :)
    "I like to eat a mixed garden salad with a 2 tsps of Olive oil. That's all. Much better!"

  3. My favourite salad is made with baby spinach leaves, chopped red onions, black olives and light feta cheese topped with raspberry vinaigrette. It's light and YUMMO!

    Yes, I had that for breakfast today.

  4. that does sound ymmy, I love raspberry vingerette!
    Mine has chopped carrots and red cabbage in it.

    I've never asked you, but fully meant to... Do you eat Salad for breakfast?

  5. That water slide looks like a blast!! I love poppy seed dressing and I'm sure I put on way to much. Have a great long weekend.

  6. I love that little walking-stepping thing you've got pictured here. What is that thing & where did you get it?! I'd love to have one of those to use :) great post!

  7. mommaruth, that is a stepper, it ranges from $30-80.00 at Target.
    I get a wonderful workout from it :)

  8. Lol, I have learned the bad way that salads are to be eaten with absolutely nothing! No dressing or oils for me. =)


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  10. Do you eat Salad for breakfast?

    Weeeell, heh heh...yup. But I don't always eat just salad gotta balance the meal!

    While I agree that certain dressings are high in cals and whatnot, creamy ones are a no-no for me. Sometimes balsamic and black pepper will do!

  11. Congratulations and good luck! I don't eat a lot of salads, but I can vouch for the sugary drinks, I gave those up last year and lost 20 pounds. But I was having 6-12 Dr. Pepper's a day, hopefully you didn't have my kind of habit. ;)

    That slide looks awesome, I want it for my own backyard and I don't even have kids.

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