Weight Lost!!!

13 pounds down

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Day 19: Cleaning Day

We are having a heat wave here.  An increase of 40 degrees over the past two weeks allows me to say that 25 degree weather is warm...I guess I have succumbed to being Minnesotan.  I did some pre-spring cleaning, and it felt good.  Especially when considering all the calories I was burning.  I did moderate cleaning, of floors, corners, dusting, window sills...the works for 4 hours today!  Nice!  And my house was cleaner than clean to boot.  I mean my mom would have been impressed, and she is the woman with the cleanest house on earth.  After I cleaned the house, I went to walk and walked for 45 minutes at a moderate pace.  Likely only about 2.5 or 3 miles.

Good day today.  I ate really well, and feel even better.

I have been thinking about how I thought I would've lost more weight by now...likely due to my Biggest Loser watching.  However, I do not have 6-8 hours to work out each day not to mention Jill and Bob working me out, so the possibility of losing 16 pounds in one week is not a reality.  I did realize though that I can only start so much at a time.  So my goal was to implement new programs to get me fit (skinny) in 21 day (or until I am set in my new way) increments until I am at a good weight losing pace.  I decided 19 days ago, that I would eat better and add in some exercise.  Although, in my mind I can do everything at once and keep powering on for days and weeks.  My history has proven otherwise.  So, over the past 19 days I have been more active by walking 3-4 days a week and doing Jillian's Shred 3-4 days a week.  In just two more days I am going to do Jillians 30 day shred for...30 days straight!  So, I will have the food thing down, and the walking (I am a Breast Cancer 3-day walker, this will be my second year, so I train for that as much as I can)  After I complete the 30 day Shred, I will begin, in full force P90X.  I did think when I bought the workout videos, that I could just do it...but I was wrong.  It is a workout video for people that are already in shape, so I'm giving myself the time to prepare my poor body for P90X.  So, although I am not seeing Biggest Loser numbers, I am not let down by my performance.  This is the longest I have stuck to healthy (future looking) weight loss in over 10 years.  So, I am more than proud of myself.  I am my new self already, just working out a few lumps and bumps that will smooth themselves into the Hot new Heidi that year end 2010 is beckoning!  Thanks for sticking with me...I am looking forward to tomorrow!

Breakfast: Toast, Grapefruit, Coffee
Lunch: Garden Salad with Grilled Salmon (mmm)
Snack: Lean Pocket
Dinner: Pork tenderloin medallion, garden salad, steamed broccoli, brown rice
Snack: Air popped pop corn with Mrs. Dash and a glass of white wine.

Weight: 206...still looking forward to the big drop.


Brittney said...

I'm one of those weirdos who likes to clean, so getting to burn some calories while doing it is an even bigger plus! Nice job!

I just went through the "Ugh, why isn't it coming off faster" phase and it really got me down for awhile. But, I realized it just isn't possible to drop the weight that fast. I focus much more on the present (what I'm eating, my exercise and other daily life) and the weight will come off if I just continue to work hard. Keep up the great work! I look forward to reading more about your journey in the future!

Heidi said...

Thanks Brittney! It was so nice to wake up today to such a clean house too! :o)

I'll get through this slump! I know I will!

Thanks for following along!

Leah Miller said...

Um, I don't watch The Biggest Loser but those people weigh about 300-350 lbs, don't they? So for them, losing 16 lbs a week is a ton different. So there you go- another reason you can't possibly lose that quickly, nutto.
I think you are amazing and doing an amazing job.