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.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Day 7 of Week 10 Whistle While You Whittle

Weight today: lost 1 pound

Total lost: 20 pounds in 10 weeks

1/2 cup of oatmeal: 150
1 tsp of sugar:15
1 tbl of powder creamer for coffee:30
with sweet-n-low:0
total: 195

4oz banana:100
running total: 295

1 large egg:70
1 large egg white:10
1 lefse:30
1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese:80
3 oz of sliced strawberries:27
1 tsp of sugar:15
1 tbl of powder creamer with coffee:30
with sweet-n-low:0
running total:557

vanilla protein shake:110
1 Ritz cracker:16
1 Laughing Cow bite:5
total: 131
running total:688

4oz chicken breast:140
1 tsp of Bacon Ranch dressing:23
5 oz of broccoli:50
with 1 tsp of Smart Balance light butter: 15
6 oz of sliced ripe tomatoes:36
with 1 tsp of sugar: 15
1 tbl of powder creamer: 30
with sweet-n-low:0
2 Laughing Cow bites: 10
running total:1007

Today's challenge: hydration keeping on-calorie.

Planned fitness: my abdominal routine twice

Note on picture: 8 oz of freshly picked, sliced tomatoes:48, topped with 1 tsp of sugar:15, 3 oz of grilled chicken breast: 105, 6 oz of boiled broccoli: 60, with 1 tsp of Smart Balance light Butter:15 total:243 the perfect meal to keep the calories low. Plus it tasted great!

Note on weight loss: My husband double-checked the scale with me and affirmed this weight. In fact, it actually looked like it was a 1 1/2 pound loss. You never know I just may lose more tomorrow.

Added note: Photos tomorrow!!

Whistle While You Whittle

Do any of you remember the song that the dwarves sang as they went off to work after they left Snow White in their cottage?

Whistle While You Work
Whistle While You Work...

I changed it to Whittle, because that's what I feel like I'm doing to myself with all these abdominals and sit-ups that I've been doing for the past two weeks. There was only one day that I missed doing my sit-up routine.

And I have to tell you, it's been challenging to keep up on doing all these sit-ups. I initially wanted to split up my sit-up routine to once in the morning and once at night, but have ended up just saving them all for the night. So, at night I end up doing 450 sit-ups in one sitting.

Talk about a chore. I'm not doing any whistling. Some nights it was really hard to get those sit-ups in. I didn't feel like doing them. And actually it was the side-sit-ups that really burned the most. But now that I'm getting closer to the end of these 10 weeks, I think my waist has been getting smaller.

I think the whittling is working. I've lost 2 inches on my waist in two and a half weeks.

I may not be whistling while I'm whittling, but I'm definitely whistling at myself the next morning when I wake up and my stomach feels flat and sleek---er. :)

So, here's the scoop, folks. I've decided to indulge you all with a few photos of myself. One or two after shots and a few before shots.

I think this is the first time in my life...when I have actually taken pictures of myself for the sole purpose of showing other people the results of my dieting and work-out efforts.

So, Sunshine Mama will be showing herself soon, first thing Monday morning.


  1. Let me be the first to congratulate you! I didn't think anyone could actually achieve such consistant weight loss but you did! Starting tomorrow I will attempt to copy what you did. Congratulations again!

  2. CONGRATULATIONS SUNSHINE MAMA! What an inspiration! You have done great work. Thanks for including all of us on your journey so far. Been routing for you the whole time! What a joyous day!

  3. Thank you all. It most certainly IS a joyous day!

  4. Congratulations! It's so fabulous that you succeeded. You're definitely an inspiration. Way to go!

  5. Congrats' Congrats. Congrats!!!!!!I'm very happy and proud of you. LOVE YOU;;;;DAD

  6. CONGRATS!!! Very awesome :) you are so inspiring to me-now I realllly need to do a "challenge" of my own!!