Sunday, April 26, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
This year on the Biggest Loser they started a campaign for every pound lost they will donate a pound of food to a food bank. I was able to sign up for that, though I can't remember at what stage I signed up and how much I pledged. Though I've been at a stand still for a few weeks. I have become a little lackadasical and have been having fun. I haven't gained any weight but I haven't lost significantly either.
So I thought I would try something new and blog about what I'm doing to lose my last 20 pounds. I already feel great and am amazed at the difference in my stanima from last summer to now. So I think that is why I haven't felt the need to push through this plateau and lose the last 20 pounds. I'm in my pre-pregnancy pants and some of them are even loose. So I am happy. But I know that I'm not leading that healthy life I need to yet and when I finally make the decision to stick to that then I'll be able to get the last 20 pounds off. (Or what ever amount I get to that I can maintain.)
Here are the steps I plan to take:
- Plan my meals better to include healthy fruits and vegetables for snacks.
- Workout regularly. I was being good for a while working out 4 mornings a week and work up to 6 days but then Day Light Savings Time came and it wiped me out! I decided I wanted to sleep and not work out. Except my Y class I haven't worked out in 3 weeks! AHHHHHGGGGG!!!!
- Add more strength training to my workouts. I now know how fatigued my muscles should be after a workout so I know what to work towards. I took a "Women Weight Training" class at the Y and it helped a lot. Unfortunately, it is at a time that won't work while the boys and I are in their swimming classes for the next session.
- Go grocery shopping more often to keep fresh vegetables and fruits in the house. Also more variety, not just apples and bananas.
- Start walking the dogs, kids every day.
- Keep writing down everything I eat and STOP splurging on the weekends. This is another factor that has affected my plateau, I'm sure of it.
I think that is a long enough list. Goal one: wake up Monday morning to workout and NOT reset the alarm to get up for work.
Do you have a weight loss goal? Do you have any more steps that may help me? Or ideas? Do you have any receipes that taste good but are low in calories and fat and high in fiber? Please share.
Until next time.
Friday, April 3, 2009
My favorite part was the contortionist. Okay I know my spelling stinks but you know what I mean. She was amazing. I'm pretty sure she didn't have a spine, and her legs were not connected properly. She spun some things on her feet but started them at different times. It was really weird. The boys also got cotton candy, popcorn, and flashy fiber optic thingys.
When we left Trevor noticed that the elephants were coming back out for people to ride. He thought that meant he was going to get a ride. So he pretty much screamed, "Trevor, ride" and "elephan" the entire way to the car. I was actually surprised he could say that much of elephant. So lessons learned:
- 4:00pm showing, or earlier, never go to the 7:30pm with kids
- Let Trevor ride the elephants
- Show the boys the autograph page in their book earlier so they can get more clown's signatures
- Sit in the front row
- Be prepared for the older kids to try to steal the balloons from the little kids (that really annoyed me)
Now that I know what to expect, we should have a much better time next time. Hopefully, I remember to reference this blog next time I go.