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.

3 comments:

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.