Saturday, January 05, 2013
402 people in the challenge at last count. The emails have stopped pouring in. In fact, I think I only got one new one today. For me to lose 13 pounds in the first 13 weeks of 2013, I need to get away from the computer some and do my fitness, plan my good eating, chug my water, which means visiting the water closet!
Have you noticed that a lot of TV programming is centered on weightloss? I guess I always knew it was true that January is the month when we all think about our waistlines. You expect it on Dr. Oz, but I caught a bit of 20/20 last night and it was about BLC people and Ruby.
I went over to AARP site looking for fitness that doesn't hurt my knees for strength training. Martina Navratolova is their health and fitness guru. She has some exercises I want to try. I don't think I'm in Coach Nicole's league.
Made a tasty casserole for my husband this morning. The yield was high and we've both had seconds. It is from Hungry Girl's new cookbook To the Max. This gigantic book has 650 recipes in it that are easy to make, and low in fat and calories. Plus, the serving sizes are satisfying. She uses some unusual ingredients like Fiber One Cereal ground up to make a coating for mock fried things, but whatever she uses can usually be found easily at both of my groceries. If you are looking for inspiration for something good to eat that won't wreck your diet, I can't recommend any other source more highly than Hungry Girl. Her recipes are online too and if you look carefully, she has a show on Food Network and Cooking Channel. I've seen her on Dr. Oz.
I've been doing okay on my eating. Last night I made a Thai curry that was pretty rich and exceeded my calorie allotment. Oh well. It was mostly veggies so that's good. I would make and eat it again, because I love Thai curry! I got the recipe from Food Network. It's a Melissa D'Arabian recipe and pretty easy if you have the ingredients. Despite it's being kind of rich, it was chock full of veggies as I used two bags of stir fry mix veggies from Publix. I needed to up my veggie eating!
I've been getting on my Wii Fit faithfully. I know there are more strenuous workouts a girl could do, but Wii Fit is better than nothing at all. I like how the Wii keeps up with the time I have spent doing it. It lets me know if I have gotten in 30 minutes of time or not. If left to my own devices, I tend to guessimate. I know I need to do more strength training. I want to have the strength to get off the floor with ease. Hopefully losing weight will make this easier.
If you made it this far, that's pretty impressive! This blog is not very exciting, but here is something that will excite you: just losing 10 pounds can reduce your risk of heart attack by more than 50%! At least that is something I read on Facebook! Keep on sparking!