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Monday, January 10, 2011

Series of Updates

First things first - WI Update:
Two weeks in a row with a no loss/no gain on the scale.  I am maintaining a steady 323lbs.  I feel good about this considering I haven't done anything significant on the diet and exercise front.  I also feel bad about this because according to my goals I should be down 20+lbs by now.  Uhhhhh....

Second- Small Changes Update:
I am thrilled to report that I have been maintaining my small changes challenge.  Each night rather than sitting back watching tv, I do my chores until I either can't stand anymore or have to move on to putting Holly to bed.  This has been great for me and I believe the "habit" has been formed. I feel good about this because I am moving and can tell the difference in the stiffness of my muscles.  Plus - my kitchen has never been so clean!  LOL!  

Third - No more company.
My sister, after a month long visit, has gone back home to Miami.  It was great having her here, but I take full advantage of her visit and let her do everything.  While it was great to have a break, it left me sedentary, and with a very full belly.  I am happy to have use of my kitchen once again and actually look forward to the exercise I will get doing the laundry.  On the negative side - I have changed what feels like a billion diapers since she has left.  It was nice not having to do that for a while.

Fourth - Cooking and food shopping.
I decided one of my resolutions this year is to not eat out so much.  It is costing me not just financially but calorically (is that even a word?) as well.  So now that I have the kitchen back, I have started to make more healthy and portion controlled meals.  This weekend was focused on getting rid of what we had in the fridge, but good portions.  Tonight I am trying out a crock pot recipe from Skinny Gina, Puerto Rican Pork.  I can't wait to see how it comes out. 

Food shopping this week went great.  We stayed out of the middle aisles and bought all fresh fruits and veggies.  (No frozen for me.)  Tonight we try collard greens with our pork.  I can't wait.      

Fifth - Exercise
Time is still a factor with exercise.  Now that I am doing dinner, cleaning, etc.  I am usually wiped out afterward and fall asleep with Holly when I put her to bed.  I am trying to get myself back on a good sleep schedule.  Perhaps I can manage a morning workout before I have to hit the showers and get ready for the day.  I am going to try this tomorrow.  Wish me luck!

That is pretty much all I have to update.  I know, you are super jealous of the exciting life I lead.. LOL!  Now you know why I obsessively read all of your blogs.  I have to live vicariously through all of you. :)  Plus all the food porn out there makes me drool. 


  1. I'm so with you on the eating out thing. Since keeping track of how much I spend on food and how many calories it costs, i've cut back on it A LOT. Now I cook mostly on the weekends and then freeze food for the week. Planning ahead is key!

  2. Hey! Just discovered your new blog. :o) Was checking up on your old one and disappointed to see no new posts - now I know why! Keep up the good work!

    I've *warned* everyone that I'm being strict about not eating out/not eating certain 'trigger' foods as I know that if I start, I find it INCREDIBLY difficult to stop... I'm quite happy for other people to eat that sort of thing around me, but I know I'm on a hiding to nothing if I have any. I feel so sanctimonious about being 'good' that I don't even feel as though I'm missing out! ;o)