Monday, September 13, 2010

Losing Weight

• I'm back at the weight I had pre-pregnancy #2. Yay! Congratulations to me right? Reality is, the real work starts now. I took advantage of the baby weight and water weight that had to come out in 6 weeks. I used smaller bowls and plates. I tried to exercise as soon as I could. Now the real work begins! I didn't say no to most sweets. I went back to drinking coffee {yes!} but with skim milk. I haven't written anything down and though I gave Spark People a try, I never passed from entering breakfast twice. 
• Cereal has been a quick and effective breakfast for this busy mom of two. No one told me that grape-nuts doesn't have grapes or nuts. The thing has a crazy taste! So instead of throwing it away, I decided to mix 1/4 of a cup of it and everything else I had to make a pretty decent cup of whole grain goodness:

• I'm using dailymile.com to keep up with miles and for support. I've been with them for a little over a year. You can see in the graphs how much I've been working out as well as other things. Since last year I've burned 182.14 doughnuts :) too bad I don't like them. 

What I really want is to be fit enough to run 5Ks and a 10K in the Spring. My challenge now is the extra weight. I don't feel encouraged at all to run at 192. It's harder but I know that as the miles increase, the lbs decrease. I put an enormous amount of effort to get on the treadmill and run. I know I need to hurry up because I need to train in the asphalt {a total different beast} asap. I need to get used to running outside to be completely ready for this 10K. Pray for me people. 
• I'm a firm believer that if you don't have build in encouragement {such as you and all your social circle} you need to find it, even if you have to pay for it. Dailymile.com is my way of going out to find encouragement to keep exercising, and let me tell you, it works. 
• Well, my 10K will be finished one step at the time. I'll lose the weight one lb at the time. This realization won't keep me from being aggressive tough. I know me, I need to be focused.  
Goals for the Week:
1 • Walk 16 miles;
2 • Focus on behavior change, not the numbers on the scale;
3 • Drink 64 oz of water daily.

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