Thursday, March 31, 2011

Weight Loss/Dieting Update

I've dropped another 2.4 pounds this week (did that same week before last and then stayed at the same weight last week, so am anticipating another "stay the same" week coming up, perhaps?). Down 11.6 pounds so far and am now focusing like an eagle on the 220's which are just around the corner. Yeah, I was in the top half of the 240's when I started this trip down weight loss lane.

But my motto remains "slow and steady wins the race" and I bought a little tortoise/turtle charm for my charm bracelet to remind myself to be patient with the process.

Meanwhile, I'm utterly addicted to watching Biggest Loser. I know they are going at breakneck speed down the weight loss superhighway, but it's inspiring nonetheless. My very blunt twelve year old son tells me: "Mom, you would NEVER survive at the ranch...because of your fibromyalgia, you know." Ok, thanks for that, son. He keeps it all real.

The other corner that I've rounded is that for the most part I'm over the mono stuff, and have started finding the energy to exercise again. What that looks like for me, is putting in a very boring 30 minutes on the treadmill in the exercise room. If/when we move away from this apartment complex, I will MISS that treadmill, and start saving up my sewing money to buy one of my own...that, or an eliptical machine.

The reason I think this would be a worthy investment, when for years I've been a sneakers and sidewalk kind of girl: The machine forces me to work at a harder pace. I can use my brain to force my body to work at 3.5 mph as opposed to just walking. I don't think, out of doors, I can go faster than 3 mph.

This week I plan on developing a routine that uses weights alternating in 30 second segments with the mini-trampoline. Like a Curves work out. I'll post something here about it when I have it all figured out. My biggest challenge is to figure out how to get that every thirty second warning bell thing going. I think I'll have to pull the trampoline into the kitchen, and just watch the microwave timer counting down 30 minutes and change up what I'm doing every thirty seconds. Lame, I know. But a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.

Current addictions: Stevia sweetened decaf iced tea. WHY have I been craving iced tea? I don't know, but I'm gonna go with it.

And fruit. I'm still LOVING the fruit that is ZERO points plus on the new Weight Watchers program. I've never starved or gone to bed hungry. I'm not unusually hungry between meals, and I'm learning portion control and better long term eating habits than I had before. \

So yes, this is week NINE for me, and I'm still LOVING it. Not sick of it yet, and that is a VERY GOOD THING.

4 comments:

Mimi said...

Whooot!

T. said...

I'm doing WW online right now too :) I'm really liking the new PP set up - especially the 0 point fruit!!! Excellent.

Laura said...

Congratulations!! I'm still pulling for you over here!!

Mrs. K. said...

Just gotta tell ya: you inspired me into blogging. And I have no idea what I got myself into!! LOL!!