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.