Sometimes it pays to weigh daily! Nice surprise this morning...
I was back down to 173.5 this morning!
That's a 1.5 lb loss since yesterday, and a .5 loss for the wee... Read more
Coming back from discouragement...
Today was official weigh-in day for me and I showed a one-pound GAIN since last week. I have to admit, I got pretty discouraged. I felt like I had worked my butt off this past week, increasing my running time as well as working harder with the J... Read more
I did it! Ran 20 minutes straight today!
I can't believe it, I made it all the way through 20 minutes of running without stopping.
20 minutes seemed so overwhelming to me at first, that I had to just think of making it through the first 10 minutes. Then I thought of the next 10 mi... Read more
Wondering what is going on
Ok so I'm still weighing daily (mostly) because I am trying to get an idea of what foods and amount of exercise, etc., that my body responds to the best. I know, I know, probably not a good idea to weigh almost every day, but I am officially obs... Read more
Weekly weigh-in results
I lost half a pound for this past week! I would have preferred more, but hey, the important thing is that I LOST something, anything! So I'm excited, because it means I'm one step closer to my goal. :-)... Read more
Caved in to frozen yogurt last night
This journey is not going to be easy, I can see that right now. Last night I wanted some of the frozen yogurt I like so much... Blue Bunny Strawberry Banana. It's only 100 cals per serving, but I had TWO servings. I tried SO HARD to stop at one ... Read more
Moved up to Level 2 of the Jillian 30-Day Shred
Yesterday was Jillian workout day, and I decided to try Level 2. It was quite the workout, but was just what I needed! Level 1 had become a lot less challenging. I thought I was going to be too sore this morning to go for my run, and though I wa... Read more
More protein + less carbs = much less hunger!
After yesterday's all-day hunger, I decided today to try making my protein to carb ratio higher (more protein, less carbs). I also decided that I would try to stick to Ezekiel bread exclusively when I had bread of any kind.
It worked! I was... Read more
So hungry today!
It started last night, a gnawing hunger after dinner that wouldn't go away. And I was right AT the top of my calorie limit! Finally had to have a half banana with a smear of peanut butter. Went to bed still a little hungry. Today I was fine unti... Read more
Resisted temptation, thanks to calorie-counting!
Today I needed a caffeine boost, so I stopped by Starbucks to get a Skinny Cafe Latte (which is the only coffee drink I can drink black, for reasons unknown to me). I knew how... Read more
Will I really be able to run a 5K in 5 weeks?
Today was Week 4, Day 2 of the Couch to 5K program and it started out great. I was able to increase my pace, and when I got to the first 5-minute running interval, it wasn't too hard. But when I got to the 2nd and last 5-minute running interval,... Read more
Changing my lifestyle, one meal at a time
I never thought I would actually LIKE healthy food so much. The problem was that I really didn't even know "how" to make healthy meals that tasted good and were satisfying. Growing up, we ate cheap, sugary, processed foods most of the time, and ... Read more
Never thought I'd LOVE an egg salad sandwich til I tried SP's!
I used to hate egg salad sandwiches. Never ate them. Loved scrambled egg sandwiches, my own version with cheese, mayo, and a touch of mustard, but couldn't stand hard-boiled egg salad sandwiches. Until today! As you know from previous blog entri... Read more
Lost 1.5 lbs. this week and started Week 4 of C25K!
I was pleasantly surprised to see that I had lost a little more weight this morning on my official weigh-in day to make it a total of 1.5 lbs. lost this week! Not a great number, but one I am happy with. Slow and steady wins the race! Also start... Read more
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Did better today! And invested in my future health...
Yesterday I went a little over my calorie range for the day, so I decided to do the Jillian workout after all, and I'm glad I did, because I felt so much STRONGER! I dare say it was "almost" EASY, and I think I'm ready for Level 2 now! It "may" ... Read more