My Weight Loss Progress

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mission rules, and other things.

Okay, I missed Tuesday, so I am 'cheating' and here I am on Thursday.

I am finding the computer use to be easiest to follow. Sleep...well...I've made it about half the time over the last ten days. On the days I'm late it's less than an hour, usually only a few minutes, so it is still progress.

In spite of all this, I am very tired right now. I'm having a whole-body pain flare, and the inflammation is making it hard to get the weight down. I had my chiropractor adjust my ankle today (I go to a Gonstead practitioner) and I was able to do a 3-mile workout today with minimal knee pain. Walk Away the Pounds Express

I need a good hot bath followed by Bio-Freeze rubbed on and maybe an ice pack on the knee and ankle.

Anthony is very encouraging and keeps me from giving up.

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  1. Hi Lynn, I saw your comment on my blog. My preschool is in Caldwell, Idaho. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. You're lookin' good, Aunt Lynn! Keep up the good work!

    I'm curious... You've previously mentioned trying to eat right as well... what are you doing for that? For me, it's easier to eat better when I'm exercising, but I also have to make conscious choices. I know different things work for different people, and I'm always looking for new ideas!

  3. Chelsea--thanks for your support!

    I use the TOPS meal plan, based on portion control. It's pretty simple and not much thinking about calories.

    Each day I eat:
    2 servings milk (8 oz each)
    5 carbs (80-100 cal. each)
    5 proteins (supposed to equal 1 oz. lean meat or 1 oz. cheese; in reality I probably eat about 8 proteins or my blood sugar takes a crazy drop.)This can be beans, cheese, meats, or nuts.
    4 fruits (1 small fruit or 8 oz. juice)
    2 vegetables. minimum. I don't really measure these; I just eat them and try to use a minimum of dressings, fats, etc.

    And I take a quality multivitamin that I get from Whole Foods market.

    I also have to watch my salt and cholesterol intake right now, so when I saute something, I use olive oil or canola margarine. (the no-trans-fat kind)

    Now, consider each serving to be about 80-100 calories; it adds up to a 1200-1500 calorie diet. For you, though, being pregnant, you need more than that for the baby. Especially vegetables, fruits, and high-calcium foods.

    And to be truthful; I am addicted to chocolate chips and include a small serving of them each day. Probably slowing me down, but it's one of life's little pleasures I'm not ready to give up. Other than that I avoid desserts except that on Sunday I can switch out a carb serving for dessert if I really want to.

  4. Huh. It definitely seems to be workin' for you! Truthfully, I feel quite fat these days, but I'm not doing a whole lot about my diet. In fact, I've eaten more sugars and fats in the last month than... well, let's not compare that, shall we? My hope is to get a stationary bike after we move to a house and then start working on my diet a little more. I've had success doing Dr. Phil's plan before (I lost 20 pounds and kept it off, even after I stopped being strict!) and may start doing that again. As for now, I am trying to cut down on the sugars a little bit, even before the baby is born.

    Oh! I added a follow gadget on my blog, by the way. Enjoy!