Comes a time when you realize, “Oooh. That doesn’t look/feel/fit right.” Usually this happens when I’m getting dressed in the morning. Yeeee. That happened about a week and a half ago, and I began about a week ago watching (kinda) what I’m putting in my mouth. Nasty
ounces pounds had crept up just a tad, and I can’t really blame that on hitting 50.
I’m Thrilled to report that in one week, I’ve lost three pounds. I haven’t been working out (shame on me), but just eating more fruits and vegs, and cutting way back on carbs and chocolate. I suspect that cutting out the chocolate starting this week will lead to further simple weight loss. I also started drinking decaf tea with lemon in the afternoon instead of coffee with skim. The decaf still has a bit of caffeine, is more refreshing, and, in my experience, is more of a diuretic. I’m hoping to lose at least five more before my big checkup next week.
There’s also a new rule at our house: no TV, XBox, computer, or hangin’ out on iPod, until you’ve done 30 minutes of Kinect. The kids have been pretty good about that, although I haven’t actually seen #1 do his workout. And while I tend to stretch and (sometimes) do the ab cruncher thing while watching my daytime show (taped these days), I don’t always. And I haven’t learned how to do Kinect. So that’s my goal for the week.
In the past, to lose my 25 lbs, I worked out at Curves for Women. It is a great fitness program, and a great way to lose weight, if you work the circuit (instead of chatting). I pumped up my workout and did the Curves eating plan, and lost the 25 in about two months. I’ve kept it off until recently, as I’ve been sitting a whole lot, and stopped working out. If you need a “gym” or a program to keep you motivated in your fitness goals, I do recommend Curves. Click HERE to learn more about the program, and to get a FREE week at Curves (or wait till they have a two-week or one-month deal, which IMHO is more likely to give you a true picture of how the program can work for you).
How’s your maintenance plan going?