Wednesday, April 30, 2008 this is not suppose to be a once a month blog!!!!!!

26.4 lbs. and counting.
I weighed in today and I lost almost 6 lbs. last week! I knew I had been really good, but, never expected that! So...last week when I met with the nutritionist they took away my canned beets, and I had to lower my sodium intake, which I thought was pretty good. Oh yeah, and the other thing was I couldn't have so many olives in a week. Can't a girl have her olives and beets and eat them too...heck..what good is a martini with no olives?!?! LOL
I did as I was told and the results proved she knows what she is talking about! My clothes are getting baggy, which is really great, people really haven't noticed that I am dwindling down to nothing, but I know it will come in time. I remember a few years back, I lost 40+ lbs. while going through my divorce and no one noticed until I hit 40 lbs., it was really weird.
What I find most fascinating about proper nutrition is you can really eat great food, alot of it, and still lose weight! It's like I have spent years eating non or low fat items, and thinking things like eggs aren't good, but the truth is you really just have to become educated on what purpose things like protein, fat, calcium, fiber, and sodium all have to do with your body. My energy level is amazing! I am basically caffeine free, a cup of coffee here and there {with sugar free, low calorie vanilla caramel cream} no headaches, and my lupus has been doing excellent! I don't take ibuprofen daily as I was doing to help with my pain and inflammation of my body.
Products I have discovered and LOVE:
Kashi Friends Cinnamon Raisin, Kashi Whole grain pilaf, Skinny Cow Ice Cream bars and sandwiches, Sugar Free Lemon pudding with wheat germ on top, water with cherry pomegranite crystal light, exercise (it really is addicting!!!) to name a few. Fiber one bars are my new guilty pleasure, they are a treat.
Sophie is doing daily sit-ups with me, and I have been walking {my BFF Maria has been kicking my butt while we walk~}, doing the treadmill, and also weight training a total of 5-6 times a week.
The thing I could say is different this time around, is that I don't feel deprived. In the past, with programs such as Weight Watchers, it was about food intake, somewhat well balanced, but no one really went through my food log with a fine tooth comb to say not enough calcium or veggies, and I have found that very helpful, I think about it differently. So moving more, and eating more sensible has really made a difference.
Life is busy, kids are great. Its so hard being a mom, its tiring, and well, honestly really not fun. Three girls with hormones flying around... people warned us. Lots of end of the year activities, and soccer keeps us busy.
I think tomorrow I am suppose to get back the ATC swap I did through Flaxychick, I am excited to see them! I will post them when they arrive.
On Splitcoast the new round of DSS has started, if you have never done this before .... your missing out! It is really fun. You can add your name to the list for next round. I was disappointed that a class I was suppose to take on Friday night was cancelled because the the teacher has a family emergency. I was really looking forward to that...bummer!! And my favorite LSS has lots of damage from the heavy rains at the beginning of the week, they will be closed for up to three weeks!! YIKES! {whats an addict to do??}
Stay smiling everyone!!!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Wow, what a ride!
Tomorrow will mark three weeks on this exceptional ride!!! I apologize for not staying in better touch on the blog. So, week one weigh in was as expected....great!!! I had given my all and expected the scale to show so. I was down five pounds and 6 ounces!! Amazing! My energy level had increased incredibly, no pounding headaches, and no 3 o'clock tiredness. Our bodies are literally like a car so to speak. The gas you put in results in the amount of miles you will get out. Better foods in our bodies produce better output. I had proven this to myself. A smart woman....I am, but I just put the connection together.
The treadmill of 3 times a week for twenty minutes had been increased to 3o minutes. I was still keeping up. Things were great. My first week weigh in was with Ami, she was so encouraging and positive. Last Wednesday I went and weighed in for the second time. I had to meet with my trainer who is now Bill. Hummmm.....was Roberto just a tease....I had worked so hard to see the smile and have him proud of me and I end up with B-i-l-l. Is this a joke? Bill = 5'9" tall, skinny, not good skinny boney knee skinny. He tells me to get on the scale, didn't really seem to know what was going on with me, he seemed cold. Well, then he tells me, "you seemed to have stayed about the same", "what time of day did you weigh in last week" SSSSSkreeeecccchhhhhhhhhhh......Are you !@##$%^^ kidding me? Easter week here- I didn't eat the ham...I made chicken for mashed potatoes....I baked a sweet potato. The same. I'm confused! So we go into his office, when he proceeds to tell me that he has ten minutes because he has to go to his second job. I wanted to talk about why I didn't eat ham on Easter Day and why I had only lost 2 ounces! We go over my food log, he was pretty passive. I leave, disappointed. Motivating disappointment. I pulled in the reigns.
My training appointment was with Bill again yesterday. I considered cancelling and demanding But, I didn't. I was greeted with the same boney knees and tiny body. We got into a discussion where I had to say, "Wait a minute, I don't know what the hell you are saying....lets start over." The receptionist was laughing at us! He has me "hop on the scale". Ewww... I said, "I'm not suppose to weigh in until Wednesday with Ami" He said, "Just hop on for the heck of it!" I did as instructed. I looked down and couldn't believe it. I was down 4 lbs!! He couldn't believe it either!!! At this point I LOVED Bill--boney knees and all!!! He was happy for me, told me how great I was doing and all of a sudden became very perfect in my eyes. We began on our trek upstairs as he tells me about his triathlon he is training for. His dilemma--the Jimmy Buffet concert was the day before it. It will be his 30th Jimmy Buffet concert!! So then we began, a perfect workout. We talked through the whole routine about concerts, kids, the difference between a psyciologist and personal trainer. The workout becomes easy-peasy when you have someone there next to you keeping your mind off the actual task at hand. So---never judge a book by its cover! Bill is fantastic and we meet again on Monday morning. The time is mine to do what ever I want...I have a little interest in the Elliptical machine, so I might inquire about it.
So tomorrow I will weigh in again and maybe be surprised again. So far....19 days and I have shed 9 lbs and 8 ounces. I hope tomorrow I will make double digits.
I hope this finds you all well. Spring is on its way!!!!
Big Hugs!