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.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Day 6 of Week 6 A Silly Sit-up Story

Weight today: gained 1 pound

Total lost: 9 pounds in almost six weeks

3/4 cup of oatmeal:225
1 tbl of sugar:45
1/2 cup of skim milk:45

2 energy gels:200
vanilla protein shake:110
4 oz banana:100
running total:725

4 oz of blueberries:60
1 tsp of sugar:15
2 Laughing Cow cheese bites:10
1 graham cracker square:15
1 tbl of powder cream with coffee:30
with sweet-n-low:0
total: 130
running total: 845

1 turkey brat:140
1 tsp of Bacon ranch dressing:23
4 1/2 oz boiled potato:99
1 tsp of Smart Balance light butter:15
1 tsp of light sour cream: 7
1 Blue Bunny Toffee Crunch bar: 130
extra bite of bar:35
popcorn with butter:300 (est)
total: 719
total: 1564

Today's challenge: hydration and control of snacking

Planned Fitness: abdominals and 8 mile run

Note on picture: My husband brought home Burger King for breakfast. He even had this "extra" sausage egg and cheese croissanwhich. Thought you'd enjoy this visual comparison. The croissanwhich dwarfs the oatmeal in calories with 537 calories, while the oatmeal dwarfs the croissanwhich in size by probably a 2 to 1 ratio, but with only 315 calories. I increased my oatmeal intake this morning because I will soon be going on an eight mile run.

Note on weight gain: I'm not sure what's going on. Could be hormones, could be my scale. I'm sure it will right itself by next week sometime.

Added note: I will be writing another article on sit-ups

A Silly Sit-up Story

Ok. So, maybe this story isn't silly, but it made for some nice alliteration.

Remember when I wrote about how sit-ups are a bride's best friend, and how I lost two inches off my waist because of doing sit-ups, but didn't lose any weight?

Well, apparently you weren't the only ones reading that story. My 14-year-old daughter read it too.

I didn't figure out what was going on until the second day when it seemed like every time I turned around she was doing sit-ups in the morning and at night. She also had read the part where I said I had 6 to 8 eight weeks to go for the wedding when I started doing sit-ups twice a day. And, that was about how long she had before she started high school.

For several weeks now, I, on the other hand, have been doing sit-ups a mere 3 times a week. My daughter, however, has been bragging to me about how she does 1,000 a day!! Yes, you heard me right. 1,000. She's definitely determined.

Well, I decided to up my sit-ups last week to every day, which is still only 225 compared to her 1,000. But, after only a few days of doing it every day, I can already tell a difference. Especially on my waist. I use side-crunches to work the waist. The slower you work those crunches, the more defined your waist will get.

The reason I'm sharing this with you all is because setting goals for upcoming events are a good way to motivate you to get started on something. Take Labor Day weekend, for example. Who wouldn't want their bellies and waist to look more narrow by then?

That's about three weeks away. Plenty of time for implementing a sit-up regimen, and seeing a noticeable difference. Maybe in a few weeks, I'll be upping my sit-ups to twice a day too.

I've got an eight year wedding anniversary to celebrate in October. Happy crunching!


  1. WOWEE 1000 situps; I thought i was doing good with 210 pushups every other day. Can you describe the sittup; I mean ,Do go all the way down ,then all the way up to touch your nose on your knee? Does that equal one sittup? Love DAD

  2. I love goals. And as a bride to be I must admit hanging on your every word! You have your anniversary in October, I'm getting married the next month - guess it is time to step it up. I do mine 3 times a week, but guilt has now set it. Thanks a lot Sunshine Mama. Haha - I kid! I needed to read this.

    I bet the extra pound will be gone as fast as that breakfast sandwich if my Greg had seen it.

    Tell Darling Rose - you go girl!

  3. wow! i wish i had her crunch-mindset!! can she do some for me? :) that is awesome, big kudos to her. this reminded me that i need to GET BACK ON IT. i was doing good but... slacked. maybe i can challenge little sunshine with the 1k/day! (don't worry, your record is pretty safe) :)

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