Thursday, December 13, 2012


Can you sit down on the floor and get back up without touching your hands, knees, legs or arms to the floor?  And can you get back up without doing it either?  Apparently that's a pretty good indication of health according to some Brazilian researchers.  So, of course, I had to try it and I'm happy to report I can do it!  I can also feel it really working the thighs to try and do it so it might be a good new exercise, hehe.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Random Brain Dump

Current Weight: 157.6
Lost so far: 52.4
Pounds to go: 2.6

For just one day I did see 155.6 on the scale but I was terribly dehydrated so I don't think it counts, haha.  However, I am making progress and reaching my goal by Christmas is still well within my grasp.  I have my arm workout tonight along with the elliptical and Zumba tomorrow. 

We're getting in to the final stretch before Christmas and all of the candy/cookies are starting to make their holiday appearances.  It helps that the group at work is being as health conscious as I am so there is a lot less than we've had in previous years, which makes it significantly easier. 

On a final note, I still can't decide about buying a treadmill.  Last year we got the elliptical which both husband and I use.  However, running on the elliptical does not translate to being able to really run and I've thought that I might like to put a treadmill in the guest room and alternate which machine I use.  Thoughts?

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


I tried on a pair of size 4 jeans today and they fit pretty good.  I was shocked to fit a 6 a few months back but a 4 I had not thought I'd ever put on.  Of course in everything but jeans I still wear a 6 and it fits just right (dresses, skirts, etc) but for the Levis that's pretty cool as the largest pair of Levis I have worn was an 18 (and for a little while even those were too small).  So anyway, today felt pretty good.  What makes you happy today?

Lighten Up

This is more of a note to self kind of post but I thought I should share this in case you find yourself in the same place.  I've been beating myself up about my perceived lack of progress.  The thing is, I MADE progress.

I am way too hard on myself, haha.  So last week I did beautifully and followed the plan perfectly.  Drinking enough water, as you know, can flush out extra water weight and last week my lowest weight dropped to 156.8.  That is my lowest weight in more than a decade.  Today (and for the last few days) my weight has been 158.8ish and so that's up two pounds which I was annoyed about but I also haven't been drinking the water.  For the last few months my average weight was 160.5 so I'm down a pound and a half on my averages and yet I'm beating myself up that I'm not at my lowest weight number?!  Ugh, I drive myself nuts.  I have to remind myself that I made great progress and, if I follow the plan again just like last week and I follow it again next week, I will see that goal number of 155. It's important to follow the trend of the averages and NOT the day to day amounts.