Saturday, April 30, 2011

Need To Know Basis

I spent the entire day yesterday reading the food section of 20 Years Younger and planning a menu for next week.  Some of these recipes are things we really wouldn't eat but I'm going to be adventurous and try some new things.  However...I'm leaving out the smoothies for now.

What I learned is that I need to not talk about this plan with my husband too much and just pack his food and tell him what to do. 

I started trying to explain the diet to him and his eyes glazed over.  I'll have be selective in what I share with him so he doesn't quit.

What I do know is that....he isn't feeling well and I have got to do something to help him.  I hope this is the answer.

We start tomorrow!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Keith and Connie: 20 Years Younger

Did you watch Oprah yesterday?

What am I going to do without this show?  I'm going to be like a lost puppy.

20 minutes into the show....I bought Bob Greene's Book, 20 Years Younger because I've been feeling and looking old lately.  I don't know if it's the stress of raising kid's or if Utah just wasn't very good to me...but I'm not doing so great.

I need a plan.  

Bob's plan is centered around what he calls the four pillars: Exercise, nutrition, skin care and sleep.

I'm deficient in all of these areas.  Bob says that exercise is non-negotiable.  I tend to agree with him....but haven't been walking the walk.  Pun intended.

Bob also believes in Super Foods and 1700 calories a day with a plate that is half fruit and veggies.  He wants me to eat Brussels Sprouts and Seaweed.  And this is NOT a diet.

I couldn't wait for my husband to get home so I could tell him what I was about to do.  My plan was to talk it up so well that when I asked him if he wanted to do it with me....he'd have to agree.

He rolled his eyes....until I reminded him that his 30 year high school reunion is only 93 days away.

He changed his tune.

We're going to do this together!  YAY! 

I'm quickly reading the book and we're starting on Sunday.  May 1st.  

We'll be weighing in....and then putting the scale away for 30 days. 

Wish us luck!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Results of the 34 Day Challenge

Yesterday was my son's 5th birthday and the end of my 34 day challenge.

I can't say that I followed my plan exactly....but I did about 80% of the time. I didn't lose the amount of weight that I was hoping for.  But I did lose inches and a pant size.

Last week when I was at story time with my kids....I noticed that my pants were falling off.  They were a size 16.  I went home and tried on a bunch of my clothes and the 12's are super tight...but I got them zipped.  I just can't sit in them. 

I ordered a pair of slacks from New York & Co for $14 (regular $46) in a size 14 and they fit perfectly! YAY!

Start Weight:        208.6
March 24th:          205.2  
March 31st:           205       
April 7th:              207.4    
April 14th:            207.4
April 20th             207.2

POUNDS LOST: 1.4 pounds

I am calling this a success and I plan to step up my workouts once the weather warms up. I'm itching to get out and walk/run again! I'm even thinking of putting the scale away.  WOW!  I can't believe I just wrote that.  I think I've become a slave to the scale.

I'd like to thank everyone that supported me during this challenge! You guys are the best!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Wk#3 Weigh-In: Frustrated

I'm still sick.  AND Tom was here....he's about to leave and I'd like him to take these two pounds with him.

Starting Weight: 208.6
Wk#1 Weight:    205.2
Wk#2 Weight:    205
Wk#3 Weight:    207.4
GAIN:                  2.4 pounds

I feel like I spend 3 weeks busting my ass to get rid of what TOM does to me.  This up and down is driving me crazy! 

In other news....we bought a Wii Fit and I've been more active because of it.  Playing games with my kids.  My little fat kind of cute.


We went to the Zoo over the weekend and walked for 2 hours straight!  It was 80 degrees in Denver that day and everyone was there.  It was packed with people and kids and strollers!  We ate breakfast at McDonalds before going...thinking this was a healthier (and cheaper) option than eating at the Zoo.

And we brought healthy snacks.  Fruit, granola bars and water.  It was so hot that we ended up getting the kids small ice cream cones.  I decided that I wanted to drink my calories.

I got a soda.

I've been a bad girl....
Caffeine and Sugar is my drug.  I felt so good after drinking this that I started making googly eyes at my husband.

I'm itching to get outside and walk again.  As soon as mother nature stops jacking up my plans and snowing and raining every time I get an urge.  I swear she reads my twitter account!

How did you do this week?