Friday, May 29, 2009

It's been awhile

Back from Norway. I hit the gym for 1 hour while I was there and did a lot of walking. Not exactly what I wanted, but I made decent food choices.

Norweigan observation: The national past-time in Norway is eating ice cream. I'm serious! We actually joked about this with one of our waiters and he didn't deny it! My husband and I shared one dish of ice cream while we were there.

I've got to get myself back in my routine, hopefully sooner rather than later.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

3d30Day10: Haven't gotten my "Shred On"

Ok, so I didn't get up this morning to Shred. I had a 10 am training session scheduled, and I decided to give myself a break. I still have my workout outfit on (I know, gross, but I'm planning to wash the car with the kids after lunch, so I may as well wait to shower and change...) so, there's still a chance that I'll get my Shred on, but I'm only doing Level 1!

Today's training session was led by Nick. It's official, I think Nick knows what he's doing better than Aaron. By my calculations, I only have 3 more sessions left in my package, so I need to decide what I'm doing. The price jumps up significantly now that I'm no longer considered a "new client," and I just don't know if I can afford it. I need a job, is what it boils down to. Our trip to Mexico is 3 weeks after we get back from Norway. I'm thinking that I'll have to purchase one more set of 8 sessions and go 3x per week. If I purchase additional sessions, I'm going to tactfully ask that the majority of my sessions are with Nick, or at least, I'm going to have to tell Nick that I need Aaron to "step it up." Not quite sure how to handle that situation, but it's my money and my body, so I better figure it out.

Now, onto the Flat Belly Diet portion of the post.

Breakfast: I woke up in a decent mood. I allowed myself a little extra sleep, so that's always a good way to start the day. My kids all woke up in good moods, too, so that's a bonus for mom, also. Happy mom = Happy kids = Happy mom.

Hunger before breakfast: 0
Hunger after: 3

Lunch Mood: I had a great workout session with Nick, and it's translating into a decent mood for the afternoon. My son came off the bus still in a good mood, so all is well.

Hunger before: I drank one of my protein drinks directly after my workout, so I wasn't as hungry as I normally am at lunchtime. I'll say I'm at a 1.

Hunger after: I ate more than I thought I would. I mixed in a few craisins with the sunflower seeds, and it was pretty good...3

Will update dinner later.

Dinner: We are still in decent moods as the evening begins to roll in. It's another gorgeous day here. The kids spent much of the afternoon playing with their friend across the street while I washed the car.

I'm not all that hungry for dinner again, but the problem is, I can't really wait to eat until later. I have to eat when the kids eat or at least close to their time. I pushed the dinner hour back a little bit, I know they were hungry from all of the running around outside.

I am now done with dinner, and I am satisifed; not too full. I'm hoping I can convince the kids to go back outside for a short after dinner walk around the block.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

3d30Day9: Modifications Here and There

I did Level 1 of the Shred this morning and followed it up with 20 minutes of Pilates (legs and abs). After my training session yesterday, I was going to give myself a break and just do either Level 1 or Level 2 of the Shred, but I was feeling good and decided to keep going with the Pilates.

Today is my second day 2 of the FBD jumpstart diet, and I had to modify things again. I had some routine bloodwork done this morning at 9 am prior to which I had to fast, so I didn't eat any breakfast. So, I was not able to follow the diet to the letter today, much to my chagrin. As I said yesterday, it's always something with me, and there's never a good time to start an actual diet, but I'm determined to muddle through and make good choices as best as I can.

Breakfast: I'm hungry (but, surprisingly not starving) after I break my fast. I'm also in a decent mood this morning. I'm wearing a pair of pants that were pretty tight on me a month or so ago. Today they are kinda loose, that is addimg to my perky mood.

Hunger before: somewhere btw. -3 and 0.
Hunger after: 3

Lunch: Hunger before: Not hungry, somewhere btw. 0 and 3
Hunger after: 3

Mood: I'm in an ok mood.

Snack: skipped the pinapple smoothie b/c I was not hungry... but later, I took the kids and a friend for ice cream, and had a small vanilla... I know, I know, but it was my reward for the afternoon... again, I know, I know, that's no way to lose weight.

Mood: Fine. It was hectic at the park trying to keep track of 3 kids.

Dinner: Hunger before: 0
Hunger after: 3

Mood: It was a long afternoon. The little one was tired and cranky after having too much fun ;) It was an absolutely beautiful day today, the kind we don't see enough of around here. What is it with kids? The more you give 'em, the more they want... My mood is fine.

Monday, May 18, 2009

3d30Day8: Destined to fail, determined to try again

Ok, so starting the flat belly diet on Thursday was never a good idea knowing that we had guests coming over for dinner on Friday night and a Red Wings Game on Sunday. You knew that and I knew that. I just really wanted to get started and not make any excuses that would lead me to "start on Monday." For me, there's never a good time to start a diet, any diet. I like to eat, I like to go out to eat, I like to have friends over and cook for them, I like to drink adult beverages when I'm out with friends at hockey games. I did really well with the diet on Thursday and Friday, but there isn't much room for error on the 4 day anti-bloat jumpstart portion of the flat belly diet. I tried to keep things going on Saturday and Sunday, but the wheels finally came off completely on Sunday afternoon during the Wings' game. I won't recount the gorry details, but there were Captain and Diet Cokes involved and half of a Qdoba Burrito.

I did get my exercise in, so it wasn't a total loss, but for me, exercise alone does not help me lose weight, I must eat right, too.

So, today is a new day. I am starting over with the flat-belly diet's anti-bloat jumpstart program. We have a busy week this week, but I should be able to keep up the diet Monday through Thursday and also be on track for the weekend.

Next week, will be a problem as my husband and I are headed to Norway, but I can certainly think of worse places to try to eat healthy. I know I won't be able to follow the flat-belly diet exactly, but I'm sure I can at least do decent job of eating healthy. I'm taking my Kindle with me, and I already loaded the Flat Belly Diet Book on to it, so I can study it on the plane, and be prepared. I know the timing is bad for this trip, but it's a once in a lifetime opportunity for me that I couldn't pass up. I also didn't want to put off starting the diet just because of the trip. I'm sure I'll start again with the anti-bloat portion of the diet when we return. But, at least for this week, I'll see how well I can do.

Friday, May 15, 2009

3d30Day5: What a difference a pound makes...

While I'm doing the Flat Belly Diet [FBD], I've decided that as much as I hate it, I better keep track of my weight better. So, this morning... I weighed 1.5 lbs less than I weighed the day before. Do I actually think I lost over 1 lb over night? No, of course not. It's all part of FBD's anti-bloat plan. The book is clear that losing a pound of water weight is not nearly the same as losing a pound of fat, but it's all about my psyche. If I see the scale moving down, then hopefully I'll think it's working and be motivated to keep going. That is exactly what I need and exactly why I wanted to try this program, to see if I could get the scale to move down.

After my training session yesterday, I decided to give myself a "break" from Shredding back to back this morning, so I decided to do Level 1 with 8 lb, 5 lb, and 2.5 lb weights. It's so ironic to me that I consider this a "break," it wasn't that long ago when I could barely get through Level 1 using 2.5 lb weights. I followed up Shred with 30 minutes of Yoga Sculpt. I haven't done yoga in awhile, and it felt really great. I say that every time I've gotten away from yoga, I wish I had more time to do it more often.

Today is day 2 of the Flat Belly Diet's Anti-Bloat Jumpstart Diet, look for my journal in an additional post later tonight.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Flat belly Diet: Jumpstart day 1

I've decided to give Prevention Magazine's Flat Belly Diet a go. The first part of the program is a jumpstart "anti-bloat" diet that lasts for 4 days. The program asks you to journal your mood and thoughts and rate your hunger before and after the meal. The scale goes from -5, -3, 0, 3, 5, and 7, with (-5) being "starving" and (7)being "a little too full."

Breakfast: I woke up in a good mood, perhaps a little bit tired. Excited to try this diet.
Thoughts: this is too much food. points are high: 11 by my calculations.
Hunger before: 0 (moderate)
Hunger after: 6, (somewhere btw just right (5) and too full (7))

I hope it's not cheating, but I drank my protein drink after working out: 3 pts, 120 calories, I'm sure I burned at least that many calories during my workout. It's the sodium I'm worried about, though, 60 mg.

Lunch: I'm hungrier than I expected to be at this point. I was pretty satisfied after breakfast. I'm wondering if I'm hungry because of my workout earlier this morning. My mood is a little irritable, and I'm short with the kids. Looks like this is a 2 pt lunch. I could not find "organic deli turkey" at the store last night, so I'm substituting an "all natural" deli turkey. It seems to me that the sodium content is kind of high at 490 mg, but I don't have anything to compare it to right now. I'm actually enjoying the Sassy water, it reminds me of one of those drinks they serve at fancy spas. I realized this morning that I forgot to add the ginger when I made the water last night. I did buy some, so when I make tomorrow's batch, hopefully I'll remember to add it. Is it cheating to eat the cucumbers? I hate to waste them ;)

Hunger before: -3
Hunger after: 0

I know the plan wants me to eat every 4 hours, but I'm going to have to modify that as well. I'll probably have my snack around 3:30 and dinner at 6:30 or so. I hope all of my "modifications" don't impact my results.

Snack: I was hungry for most of the afternoon, but I took the kids to the library and with my mind distracted, I no longer felt hungry. I made my smoothie, and it was fine. I needed something to eat. Mistakenly, I misread the shopping list, and I bought flaxseed instead of flaxseed oil. Again, I hope this modification doesn't affect my results. The Smoothie totaled 4 points.

Hunger before: 0
Hunger after: 5

Dinner: Again, my thoughts are that this is too much food, but it only comes out to a 5 point meal. I'm not that hungry to begin with, I'm going to have to eat my breakfast earlier in the day, because I had to eat both my snack and dinner about half an hour too early. If I hadn't, I wouldn't have been eating my dinner until 8 pm or so, and that just doesn't work for me and my family.

Hunger before: not hungry, which is not really an option on the "scale," so I guess I'll say 1
Hunger after: 6, maybe ate a little bit too much, but I'm not overly full.

After being worried that my 11 point breakfast was going to have me way over my points for the day, I ended up consuming 25 points for the day, which is only 4 over my daily allotment of 21. I don't always add in my activity points, but sometimes I do. I gave myself 5 activity points for my workout this morning (50 minutes at high intensity), so I guess you could say I'm good for the day at 1 under.

I'm off for a quick walk around the block, which is what the diet recommends after eating.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

If I bake it, I will eat it

I hosted a Mother's Day brunch on Sunday. I intended to keep the brunch simple and healthy, but as with most of my best laid plans, I got caught up in the idea of hosting the Best Mother's Day Brunch Ever. I ended up making more of a feast than I intended: I made (1) a quiche-like egg bake with asparagus, red pepper, and 3 kinds of cheese, (2) a cheesy ham and potato dish, and (3) my mother's special chocolate chip coffee cake. I managed to cut up some fruit (oranges, grapes, cantalope, honeydew, and strawberries) for a healthy option, but with all other fattening choices what did it really matter at that point. I do not fancy myself a gourmet cook by any means, but everything turned out really, really, good.

Per usual, I had tons of food left over. I sent as much of the coffee cake home with my guests as I could, and I pawned off some of the quiche and potato bakes as well, but I still had plenty left for my own fridge.

After eating a helping of the quiche and the potato bake for breakfast this morning, I decided to add up the points in the recipes. Man, that was a mistake. Sometimes, it's better not to know. I belive I did it correctly, and where I was unsure, I rounded up.

Here's the damage:

The Red Pepper and Asparagus Quiche totaled 60 points, and the recipe was supposed to make 12 servings, so at 5 pts per serving, that dish was certainly not the most offensive.

The Cheesy Ham and Potato bake totaled 96 points and came out to 8 pts per serving. Not great, but compared to the last one... not horrible.

And finally, the Chocolate Chip Coffee cake came out to a whopping 16.5 pts per serving. Yikes, and to think, I had at least 2 servings yesterday, one in the morning, and one later in the evening. This morning, I found myself eating the coffee cake right out of the pan. I ended up throwing it away because I knew I would finish it and then regret it.

3d30Day3: Moving forward

Today I was extremely sore when I woke up, but I managed to get up and Shred. I decided to try Level 1 followed by Level 2 today. That's a little earlier than I had planned, but I wanted to see if I could do it. It was definitely harder for me than doing level 1 two times in a row. I used a variety of weights throughout the workout; for some of the exercises I used 8 lb weights and for some I used 5 lbs. I incorporated my 2.5 lb weights for some of the cardio work. I was whipped at the end, but now, about an hour after I've finished, I feel great.

Scale disappointment: I weighed myself this morning. I'm still at 138 lbs. Very disappointed, but that's all I'm going to say right now. I'm obviously doing something wrong. It has to be how/what I'm eating. I'm going to give myself another week of counting my points, and see where I am. My clothes are all so loose, I thought for sure I was down around 135/136. I'm also going for routine blood work next week to check cholesterol, etc, and I asked if they could also check my thyroid again to see if there's a problem there. I doubt it, but if I'm having the blood drawn, it can't hurt to confirm what I already know.

I've been so conflicted about weighing myself because I know me, I know I'll get frustrated and quit, but I'm hoping that I can muddle through, keep working hard, and maybe something will click.

The Biggest Loser: Helen! Yay for Helen. I don't think I'm alone when I write that I'm shocked by her results. Don't get me wrong, I think it's awesome that a 48 year old woman can beat the pants off of two much younger competitors, but she's down to 117 poounds! That is amazing! I need to find her trainer. She lives in my area, so I'm hoping her trainer is around here, too.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

3d30Day2: I think I might be nuts to even try

I'm determined to keep up with the "sisters" and their shredding for the next 29 days, but in order to do that, I have to incorporate shredding on the days when I have a training session. On the days when I have a training session, I'm not going to do back to back sessions of the Shred, at least not at first. I'll stick to doing Level 1, one time through, in the mornings before I go for my training seesion. We'll see how it goes. If think I can handle doing back to back sessions, I'll re-evaluate as I go along. I simply don't want to be too tired to get a good training session in. I only have 8 or so sessions left, and I don't want to waste any.

Today I trained with Nick again. He worked my legs again, which is exactly what I need. In addition to the walking lunges with 15 lb weights and the walking squats with the 8 lb medicine ball, he had me running sprints outside and running on the treadmill. My legs were like the proverbial jelly at the end of the workout. I'm going to be sore in the morning, I hope I can get my butt out of bed to Shred. The plan is to do back to back level 1. This blog will keep me honest.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Second verse, same as the first

The first time I did my own 30 Day Shred challenge, last fall, I had been working out consistently, and I was "skeptical" that Jillian's 20 minute workout would be enough for me. After previewing the DVD, I thought the moves looked simple enough, and my plan that first morning was to do Levels 1 and 2 back to back. Shortly after starting the workout that first day, I realized I would not be able to do both levels, so I contemplated repeating level 1. I contemplated this for about 35 seconds. By the time I was done with the 30 Day Shred that first time through, my sweaty-headed self was just happy to be alive. Doing the cool down stretches was about all I could handle at that point.

I finished that first challenge at the end of October 2008, and my major accomplishment was surviving it. Period. I got to Level 3 during the last week, but I was only able to do it a few times.

The second time I did the 30 Day Shred Challenge was about 3 months later. I had fallen off the exercise wagon, and I needed a way to climb back aboard. I figured the 30 Day Shred would be a good way to jump back into a fitness routine. In the middle of my challenge, I lent my DVD to my sister so she could preview it. Levels 1 and 2 are On Demand under the Sports and Fitness Category, so I was able to do those levels, and by the time I was ready to move on to Level 3, I got my DVD back. Also in the middle of the challenge, I discovered Jillian Michaels' other workout programs, Boost Your Metabolism and No More Trouble Zones, also available to me On Demand. To me, both of these programs are the 30 Day Shred on steroids. I incorporated these programs into my workout routine as well. Near the end of that challenge, I was beginning to think that I could do something that not that long ago I thought was near impossible, doing back to back sessions of the 30 Day Shred.

Well, today I did it! I did Level 1 of the 30 Day Shred two times in a row! Back to back, baby! I'm hoping I can keep this up. It's not easy, but it's doable. My plan is to gradually move from back to back level 1, to level 1 followed by level 2, then eventually, level 2 followed by level 3, and maybe, just maybe, we'll see if I can do back to back level 3!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Shredding with the Sisters

Today is 2d30D26, and I did 45 minutes of Cardio Autonomy Yoga. It felt really good. My sore muscles needed the relaxing stretches!

I've decided to embark on yet another 30 day challenge involving Jillian Michaels and her 30 Day Shred DVD. This will be the third time I'm challenging myself with the Shred, but this time I'm going to make it harder. I'm going to do the levels back to back to make it a 40 minute workout, instead of 20 minutes. I've already made the schedule for the challenge which will start on May 11. On the weekends, I'm going to alternate "No More Trouble Zones" and "Boost Your Metabolism" just to keep things from getting too repetitive. I'm going to attempt to do Level 1 (one time only) on the mornings that I have a training session, but we'll see if I can actually keep that up.

I'm doing this challenge with the ladies over at the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans, and it starts on May 11. Anyone care to join us?

Thursday, May 7, 2009

2d30D25: Of all the places

Just got back from my training session with Aaron. I woke up sore again today. I'm still not sure if it's from my workout with Nick on Tuesday or from running yesterday. To add insult to injury, my forearms are sore. Those are sore from holding 8 lb weights while walking on the treadmill with an incline of 8. I can not believe how sore they are. I've been trying to stretch them out, but it hurts too much.

Just a short one today. I've got to pick up my daughter from school.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

2d30d24: Running

My legs weren't anywhere near as sore as I thought they would be, so... inspired by the Biggest Loser last night, I got up this morning and went for a run. I want to be a runner, I really do, I just can't stand running. But, I'm going to give this another try. If I'm going to do this, though, I'm going to need 2 pieces of equipment: (1) a pair of running shoes, my cross-trainers are not going to suffice and (2) a digital watch. I'm attempting to follow the C25K program, and I need a watch so I know when to switch back and forth from walking to running. Today, I counted in my head as best as I could. I did approximately 5 mins brisk walk to warm up, 3 minute run, 90 second walk, 6 minute run, 2 minute walk, 6 min run, 5 minute walk. I'm pretty happy with what I was able to do. I felt pretty good while I was doing it, I know I had my heart rate up, and I sweat alot.

I rounded out the morning with some Pilates. I tried a new yoga from On Demand, but the instructor wasn't giving enough cues. If I run again on Friday, I'll do one of my old stand-by Yoga routines. I just remembered that today is the day I had planned to re-take the push up test, I better get on that so I can stay on schedule.

Updated to add: 1. I did 25 push-ups, I could have done more. I'm not sure why I stopped. 2. My legs are so sore right now. I'm not sure if it's from yesterday's workout or from this morning's run, but I can barely walk up the stairs. 3. I didn't drink enough water today.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

2d30D23: Quick update

Just a quick note to write that I had my training session today. Aaron was not there, so I trained with the owner of the facility, Nick. I have to say that I think Nick did a better job than Aaron, I'm almost tempted to make a permanent switch, but we'll see. The issue is the timing. Nick works the afternoon into evening shift, while Aaron works the morning into afternoon shift. It's easier for my schedule to go in the mornings, so we'll just have to see.

Nick worked out my legs today, so I know they're going to be sore in the morning. I plan to work out tomorrow morning, but we'll see what I feel up to doing when the alarm goes off. It may have to be a yoga day.

Jealous Girl

Hello fellow HYCers! I know I said I was going to do Level 3 of the 30 Day Shred for 7 straight sessions, but in keeping with my efforts to take things up a notch, I decided to do Jillian's "Boost Your Metabolism" and "No More Trouble Zones" this past weekend. In my estimation, BYM is harder than Shred Level 3, to me it's like doing Levels 2 and 3 of the Shred and half of Level 1, so I don't feel bad about skipping the Shred, in the least. BYM is more cardio based, I think. BYM doesn't have the dreaded "Rock Star Jumps," but there are plenty of moves in BYM that rival "Rock Star Jumps" for "most dreaded," for example, "Burpees" and "standing mountain climbers" come to mind initially. What BYM has that the Shred does not is kickboxing moves. I cut my kickboxing teeth years ago on Billy Blanks' videos (yes, VHS videos), and I really enjoyed that, so I like the kickboxing moves that Jillian incorporates in BYM.

On Sunday, I decided to do Jillian's "No More Trouble Zones." Usually I only do the quick version of NMTZ, but I had enough time to do the long version. Even though NMTZ has many of the same moves as the 30 Day Shred and BYM, it's a completely different workout. There isn't much cardio work. Sure, your heart gets pumping by doing combination moves, but there aren't circuits of "jump rope," "jumping jacks," "standing mountain climbers," etc. It's a challenging workout, but it's challenging in a different way. I still sweat buckets, but I don't huff and puff through the workout like I do through Level 3 of the Shred and BYM.

Next, I still haven't weighed myself; I just can't bring myself to do it. Despite the fact that (1) I feel great, (2) I'm eating healthy, and (3) my clothes are looser, I know that I won't be happy with the number on the scale. I know I need to track my progress to see if what I'm doing is paying off, but I just can't do it because I don't want to discourage myself from continuing to work hard.

This week I am going back to counting points. I don't have the money to join WW (it's all been spent on the personal trainer), but I still have all the stuff from my stint last summer, so we'll see if that works better for me than counting calories like I have been.

I stopped going to WW because I hit a plateau after losing 13 lbs, and I was having difficulty getting over that plateau. I won't be satisfied with losing those same 13 lbs over again, but if over the course of the next few weeks I can lose those 13 lbs, again, I think this time I am in a better place, and it will give me the boost of motivation I need to keep going.

I drafted a meal plan for the next two weeks. I calculated the points for each meal, breakast, lunch, and dinner. I should be able to stick to the plan; the question is whether I can stick to the points... There isn't much wiggle room in my allotted 21 points per day. (My flex points are mostly reserved for my weekend wine.)

This post got to be longer than I anticipated when I first sat down to write. So, if you're still reading, here's the part that relates to the post title. Part of the reason I decided to go back to counting points is because of my mother-in-law. You see, right around the time I started getting serious about losing weight again (late Feb/early March,) my MIL joind WW. Since then, she has lost 10 pounds. She has lost those 10 lbs merely by sticking to the points program, she has not incorporated an exercise program into her efforts to lose weight, at all. I have to say, I am slightly jealous of her success. To be fair, I have no idea how much, if any weight I have lost in comparison, but I know it's not 10 lbs, regardless. Also, the differences between us are too innumerable to adequately discuss, but the mains one are: she's 5'11", I'm 5'2", and she's 32 years older than me. I know these factors, and others, contribute to weight loss (or non-loss as the case my be). Obviously, I'm happy for my MIL, but I'm also jealous that I have not seen similar results given all of my own hard work.

So, my question for you is: How do you deal with the "green monster?"

When you see someone who is having more weight loss success than you, and you know they're not working at it as hard as you are, how do you deal with it? Do you use it as a motivation to keep going? If so, how do you use it as a motivation? What do you tell yourself? Do you change up your own routine?

I'm not downplaying my MIL's success by suggesting she's not "working at it as hard as I am," I simply mean that I'm working out so hard physically, almost daily... I'm talking literal "blood, sweat, and tears" (yes, I've been known to cry), and I'm not seeing results near a 10 lb loss. I know it's hard to eat right and stay within points; I get that, I've done that, I've been there, too. But for me, I've never been able to lose weight simply by following a healthy eating plan, I've always had to incorporate exercise into my own weight loss equation. So, help me out here. Put me in my place, if need be, but help me get over my jealousy with some much needed advice.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

2d30D22: Not creative, but feeling good

I didn't post this weekend, but I did do workouts for Days 20 and 21.

This morning I was up and at 'em by 6:20. I did Level 3 of the 30 Day Shred and 30 minutes of Yoga Sculpt. I haven't done Yoga Sculpt in a while and it felt really good. I must have tweaked my left knee a bit, because it was bothering me during the "dancing warrior series," but it was fine for everything else, including the Shred. The Shred felt good too. I still don't do the Rock Star Jumps, but I'm 100% happy with my efforts. I'm able to follow Natalie for all of the other moves!

I gave myself 4.5 activity points for this morning's workout. (3 pts for 25 mins of high intensity; 1.5 pts for 30 minutes of Yoga which is somewhere between moderate and high intensity, but probably closer to moderate.) I realized this morning, though, that most of my activity points are taken up by my protein drink, which comes in at 3 points.

Still haven't weighed myself. I almost talked myself into stepping on the scale, but I just couldn't do it. I have a doctor's appointment next week, so I will for sure step on the scale before then, because I don't want any surprises at the doctor's office.

Friday, May 1, 2009

2d30D19: A New Day

In keeping with my new efforts to wratchet up my weight loss, I worked out for just over an hour this morning. I decided to do Level 3 of 30 Day Shred and Cardio Yoga. I was really close to getting outside to run this morning, but I could hear wind howling, and I thought it was going to be cold. But, when I took my son to the bus stop a little while ago, I realized that it's a "warm" breeze. Maybe I'll run tomorrow as my warm-up.

Also, in keeping with my effort to eat less sugar, I skipped my morning OJ when I realized that it has a whopping 24 g of sugar. I knew OJ had a lot of sugar, but I had no idea it was more than half of the recommended 40 g of sugar alloted for an entire day.

I've already had more than 16 oz of water this morning, so I'm well on my way to 40 oz.