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.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Day 1 of Week 10 Happy Labor Day!!

Weight today: same

Total lost: 17 pounds in 9 weeks

1/2 cup of oatmeal: 150
1 tsp of sugar:15
powder creamer with coffee:30
with sweet-n-low:0
protein shake:110
1/2 graham cracker piece: 15

4 oz chicken breast:14o
light breading:25
4 oz potato:88
cheese mozzarella with small slice of bread:50
bite of cheese potato:15
chip bites:35
caramel brownie:225
5 Laughing Cow bites:25
total: 603
running total: 923

vanilla protein shake:110
2 1/2 oz banana:67
1 Blue Bunny Bomb Pop:40
total: 227
running total:1150

Today's challenge: Staying on task with diet and work-out despite the holiday family gathering.

Actual fitness: 5-mile run, My abdominal routine twice

Note on picture: Ate this last night. 1/2 cup of de-cobbed, corn on the cob: 50, with 1 tsp of Smart Balance light butter: 15, 4 1/2 oz of lightly breaded grilled chicken breast: 157, breading :25 (est) for a total: 247. This was a great "small meal" to have.

Happy Labor Day everyone!

What's interesting about Labor Day, is that it is a holiday that we take off from work in celebration of being able to work.

So...Happy Being-Able-To-Work-Day folks!

But then I thought, what if this recession where the unemployment rate is almost 10 can't celebrate being able to work...

That's when I came up with the idea, that maybe we could twist the celebration just a little to... Happy Being-Able-To-Work-Out-Day.

Some people can't work-out. But if you can walk, if you can be mobile, if you can run, or bike ride or hit the gym, let's celebrate

If you're not working out right now, how about thinking about what you can do to begin a work-out program. One of the easiest places to start with a work-out program is with walking.

Taking a walk during the fall weather is refreshing, and invigorating. Did you know that there have been studies that have shown that if you are faced with a problem that you can't solve, changing your body position and your movement will trigger different thought patterns.

Because our bodies are made to move, our minds think better when we are moving.

So, today, when you're hanging out with family and friends, maybe suggest going for a walk together. Walking and Talking might be another way to connect in ways you haven't before.

Also, taking a walk may give you some good ideas that you can use at work.

Happy Labor Day!


  1. Awesome!

    Between your blog and a few others, I'm heading out to WW this morning. They have a special going on (I'm unemployed), but every pound I lose, a pound of food is donated to a food bank. I love the fact that I can help someone else.

    Thanks for inspiring me and giving me the courage to take up this challenge.

  2. bring it on week 10!! hit it hard this week and stick to all your goals.

    hope you had a good long weekend!