Join Me For Another 10 Weeks! This is the first week of ten weeks starting October 22, 2012

Hi folks! I'm at it again. I'm going for another 20 pound loss in ten weeks. I've recently had another baby, a little girl, she is now five months old and I'm ready to drop some weight.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Day 5 of Week 6 I Want To Soar Again

Weight today: same if not slightly more...(it's hard to tell with my scale.)

Total Lost: 10 pounds in 5 1/2 weeks

1/2 cup of oatmeal: 150

2 tsp of sugar:30

1/3 cup of skim milk:30

1 tbl of powder coffee creamer for coffee:30

with sweet-n-low:0


4 oz banana:100
vanilla protein shake:110
total: 210
running total:450

1 jumbo egg:90
1 jumbo egg white:17
1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese:80
4 oz of strawberries:36
1 oz of blueberries: 15
1 tsp of sugar:15
2 Laughing Cow pieces:10
1 tbl of powder creamer with coffee:30
with sweet-n-low:0
total: 310
running tota: 760

rice crispie bar:90
total: 215
running total: 975

5 tbl of chocolate malt-o- meal: 215
2 tsp of sugar: 30
1/3 cup of skim milk: 30
2 laughing cow pieces: 10
1 tbl of powder coffee creamer:30
with sweet-n-low:0
2 pieces of honey graham crackers:30
running total: 1340

tortilla chips: 75
3 tbl of humus: 75
small slice of strawberry and pineapple light cake:50
1 beverage:80

Today's Challenge: Hydration, with no snacking. If you looked at my final calorie count yesterday, you'll see I did a lot better yesterday on not snacking.

Planned fitness: 3 mile run with abdominals

Note on 1st picture: My latest food experiment. I picked up this four oz package of Laughing Cow Swiss Cheese bites for $2.19. Each cube is only five calories. I like the taste and it's kind of nice to grab a few of these when I feel like snacking on something, but don't want the calories...the story of this blog, right?

Note on 2nd picture: Each cube has a few little pieces of facts that you can amuse yourself with while munching on the cube. Maybe it's a ploy to keep your mind occupied so you don't snack know cause you're using your mind.

I Want To Soar Again

So, here I am...I've lost 10 pounds. So, being ten pounds lighter, you would think, would put me in a good mood. Right?

I mean at the weight that I'm at right now...I could walk down the street and not feel uncomfortable with how I look. In fact, if I was not exercising and not watching my diet, I would think I was doing alright with the weight that I'm at.

But my perspective on my body has changed.

I'm working out and using this body to run, jump, weight lift...and all I can think is...these activities would be sooo much easier to do if I could drop those next ten pounds.

My runs would be easier if I carried less weight. I could run faster if I carried less weight. My belly would be flatter if I did more sit-ups. My legs and arms would look leaner if I lost more weight.

And so, instead of feeling good about these last ten pounds of weight loss, I feel determined and re-focused. I feel impatient and somewhat disgusted at the extra weight clinging to my frame. This weight loss is just the beginning of cultivating a new body. A body that can move faster, jump higher and live life more fully.

So, I can't wait to run at a breakneck pace with the wind in my face. I can't wait to let my body loose and let it fly. I can't wait to move around doing the every day things that people do, but to do it with strength, power, grace and ease.

I can't wait to feel my body full of that boundless energy that we used to have as kids. Where the things we wanted to do weren't hampered by a tired body, but by a body that liked being active, thrived off activity, and wanted to jump in feet first.

I can't wait to get to that point where instead of struggling to stay in the air, you're already up there and are letting the rising air currents carry you're soaring.

Ya, so I don't want to just fly, I want to soar again.


  1. I like that determination statement;feelmore energetic, run faster, live life fuller; WOW what a good goal; Hang in there, you can do it. Love ya;;DAD

  2. One of the things I enjoy about your blog is hearing the fun stories about your kids. They are ALWAYS going! I can see what you mean about the endless energy. I get what you are saying about wanting more, but don't let that over shadow what you have done! You have lost 10 pounds! You are taking better care of your body and that is HUGE!

  3. very motivating words today (/last friday). hang in there - don't give up on your goals! i know it can seem impossible at times but you have really been making progress and trying hard these past 5 weeks - don't forget about all your hardwork!

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