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Our journey; including eating healthy and moving our bodies!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Amy's Week 10 - Short and Sweet

I weighed in this morning at 168.4. Not bad. I had the flu this week and I was sure that it'd put me in prime position to lose 5+ pounds. But alas, not happening and that was probably due to the fact that once I could keep food down, I ate....and ate....and ate...did I mention that I ate?

Workouts, few and far between, but I'm headed up to the gym right now...well as soon as I finish this.

I'm thankful for so many things; especially my healthy family!!!

" express gratitude is gracious and honorable, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live with gratitude ever in our hearts is to touch heaven." - President Thomas S. Monson (too see full message click here)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Amy's Week 9

I have reason to celebrate...weighed in this morning at 169.4!!!! Yesssssss!! I'm out of the 70's. My way of celebrating is eating. So, I'm gonna go enjoy me some awesome food...I wish there was a Cheesecake Factory around here b/c that's where I'd go and PIG OUT!!

I was a little sick this week so I'll chalk that up to the lost .6 pound. I literally ate whatever I wanted and didn't pay too much attention to my calories. I worked out a couple of times this week. Since it was only a couple, I headed to the school this morning and did sprints on the treadmill...those were crazy. I don't know how the peeps on The Biggest Loser do those and I only made it to 7.5. I think they do them at a 9.0. CRAZY!!

This week is Thanksgiving and I want to send a shout out to all those who have helped me become who I am today. I'm so, so, so grateful for you and your examples!! I will be thinking of you on this special holiday. Much love to you and yours.

“To walk with God, no strength is lost.
Walk on.
To talk with God, no breath is lost.
Talk on.
To wait on God, no time is lost.
Wait on.” - Anonymous

Becky's Week 8 & 9

Last weekend we went up North.  It was fun.  But, I forgot to post. Sorry. 

Week 8

Weighed in Friday November 12 at 178.2 down from 180.3 the week before. Lost 2 pounds!  Awesome!  I was careful with what I put in my mouth and I was careful with my portions.  I didn't count calories, but watching portions helps my caloric intake without actually counting. 

Week 9

We started our weekend up North by going to The Olive Garden with both sets of parents.  It was in celebration of our anniversary. Four years this month!   I got the Portobello di Ravioli - I know, right! Amy, you introduced me to that lovely dish.  I should have eaten only half, but at half I didn't want to stop, so I didn't. 

Then I pigged out at my mom's house until Tuesday! Didn't watch what I ate, didn't watch portions.  I am not shy about eating at my parent's house, apparently. I need to watch that...I think I'm prepared mentally for next time.

I got treated to Cafe Rio and I ate my whole chicken salad.  Oh. So. Good.

I also had Dr. Pepper.  The first one was an experiment instigated by my sisters.  They mean well.  Not sure the experiment worked but I don't think you want the details, so I'll spare you.  The second and third DP's were just because I had tasted the sweet nectar of the Dr. and subsequently I caved...twice.  Total of three cans.

I'm disappointed I didn't exercise more self control.  But, like I said, I think I'm prepared mentally for next time.

Since we returned home I have been a little better.

Last night Nate and I went out to dinner to celebrate our anniversary alone.  We went to a place called Pepperbelly's.  It was yummy and we shared a dessert.

This morning I weighed in at 180.8. Gained back those 2. Darn.

I probably won't post next week because I will be up North celebrating Thanksgiving, of course.  But, here is my plan between Thanksgiving and Christmas:

Count ALL my calories from November 29 through December 23.  That's about three and a half weeks - 18 days not including the weekend, which we don't. And I'm going going going to start exercising at least three times a week. Lately, I hate exercise.  I used to love it....what happened?  My goal is to lose 3 pounds.  Then I think I will take a break from counting calories until January 3, 2011. (Break December 24 - January 2).

Does that sound like a good plan?  I think so. 

"That which we persist in doing soon becomes easy to do. Not that the nature of the thing has changed, but our power to do has increased." Ralf Waldo Emmerson

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Amy's Week 8

I must start out by saying...I ate a whole pizza this week, twice!!! It was smaller than a large and bigger than a small. Yes, I ate two medium pizzas this week and loved EVERY SINGLE MINUTE OF IT!!! Oh boy I feel purged!! (aka free from my pizza woes)

With that said, I weighed in today at 170.0. I must have done something right this week to still be able to lose a pound, almost a pound and a half. I've been really good about my caloric intake this week, besides aforementioned pizza dayz. The strength training has bumped itself up to five times a week instead of three b/c of winter coming so abruptly. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I do the big workout and on Tuesday and Thursday I do a smaller revised workout (I don't do any leg work, just arms). And on Friday Maya and I have started going to the school's pool to have a swim lesson...I try to do some working out too.

FYI, I was at Wally's last night and I almost bought an orange Fanta...then I remembered that I stopped drinking soda when I started this journey and it was no longer a temptation. It was a good moment.

I feel great and accomplished. I know there is still a lot of work to do and I'm excited to get under 170...sometime soon...hopefully next week.

Thanks for stopping in!! Until next time, `"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter." - E.E. Cummings

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Becky's week 7

So, I'm 180.3. Pretty much gained a pound. Did NO EXERCISE this week and ate a buttload of candy. I'm so in trouble for the holidays. It's even going to be hard to maintain with icky snow. I hate hate hate exercising inside on carpet! It just grosses me out.  It can be clean fresh new carpet and sweating over or on it just makes my skin crawl. I need someone to smack me and say "Get over it! You need the exercise!" But, I don't want to tell anyone that...who WANTS a smack and yell?  Not me. 

I think I'm going back to counting my calories this week.  I want to be back in the 179 area again...or lower!

This is SO stinkin' hard!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Amy's Week 7

Not a whole lot has happened with me this week that's worth blogging about. I'm weighing in at 171.4 and hoping that this holiday season doesn't send me into a rapid downward spiral, or upward spiral...however that works.

The weather took a turn for good this week so Maya and I were able to get out and do some cardio. It's supposed to be snowing next week, so I'll be back to doing everything inside.

Okey dokey, not much to report here!! Until next time, "Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." -Mother Teresa