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Monday, March 23, 2009

Life's been good

Let's see when was my last post? Wow that was too long!

Since the 14th I've been a bit busy, I went to an AA Potluck and managed to avoid eating the Better than Sex cake, white bread rolls, pasta salads and loads of other fatty dishes. What I did eat was the shaved beef (I took a lot to fill up my belly) a deviled egg (I wanted 10 but took 1) and some beans (small portion) I couldn't even finish my plate because I filled up on the beef. All in all I was proud of myself. Hubby cheated but not too bad then he had to go to work. Once we arrived home from (me from the potluck him from AA) he was starving, so was I (or so I thought I was) but I wouldn't even eat a jell-O, I thought I had plenty of food for the day, enough was enough.

I worked out for 3 days last week doing a mile each day and hubby is doing so well too, he's at 241 pounds which is very good, he's 6 feet tall and I honestly think he looks good now, though he wants to weigh less and he hasn't weighed this little in a long time. He's got 41 pounds before he reaches his goal and to think when I lose 41 pounds I'll weigh what he weighs now LOL. God, I can't wait to weigh less then him, but this is my journey and it'll take the time it takes.

I've been watching Oprah's Best Life Series and I'm learning alot for instance, as women we must do cardio 5 days a week for 20 minutes at the very least in order to see real results. Today I did my one mile which is 20 minutes long before the cool down. My commitment to self is to exercise every day this week by doing the one mile Leslie Sansone Get Up and Get Started which I do with 1 1/2 pound wrist weights.

I am also learning that there is a huge connection with food and emotions (I am definitely an emotional eater/binger), though in spite of that I love a good piece(s) of cake, cookies, all deserts, I love the flavor of sugar. Which brings to mind that I am avoiding all deserts until I feel like I can handle it. I am not eating any cake/cookies/chocolate/ice cream at this time because I feel it will set me up on a binge of cake/cookies/chocolate/ice cream and whatever else I can get my hands on. So I am stepping away from all deserts except for jell-O and pudding (both are sugar and fat free).

I have lost an additional 4 pounds! Which is great news, I believe that the exercise is helping and I love the South Beach diet, I love how we eat, what we eat and everything else that evolves around this plan for eating. I started including rice, bread, cereal in my diet, hubby has 2 portions a day whereas I have one of them. I was a little nervous at first to start including this in my plan but it's not realistic of me to think that I can avoid bread for the rest of my life. We've gotten great rice that has 3 grams of fiber, a tasty multi-grain bread and a box of Shredded wheat cereal which I ate this morning for breakfast without any sugar and gosh darnit it was delicious!

I will attempt to post more often, I will try to post my food and exercise logs and while I have your attention, you can leave me some encouragement for my walks if you click on my Dailymile link on the far right column, that would be appreciated.

Thanks for stopping by!


carla said...

youre on a ROLL
and totally forgiven.
it's great not to post when youre living not blogging.
when life is so good and your SO ON THE PATH TO SUCCESS that this takes a back burner.

I loved that best life series too---thanks for linking the vids!


Mama Bear June said...

Sounds like you are doing a great job of avoiding the worst of the tempting goodies. :-) Walking is my main cardio. I started losing a lot more inches when I added in a weight-lifting routine 3 times a week. Congrats to you and your hubby on your losses. I'm getting VERY close to my hub's weight. He lost 100 pounds in one year, where it took me about 3 years to lose 30 pounds! I'm on a much better roll now with the Flat Belly Diet! :-)
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