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.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I'm Worn Out

13 weeks of 20 weeks

weight today: lost one pound

total lost: 10 pounds in 13 weeks

1/2 cup of oatmeal:150
1 tsp of sugar:15
1 tbl of powder creamer in tea:30
2 tsp of sugar in tea:30
total: 225

3 oz chicken breast:105
1/2 cup of brown rice: 85
1 tsp of Smart Balance light butter:15
1 tsp of Mrs. Dash zesty garlic herb marinade:10
running total:440

1 large egg:70
1 large egg white: 16
1 lefse:30
1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese:80
3 oz of sliced strawberries:27
1 tsp of sugar:15
running total:678

1/2 cup of Blue Bunny premium light vanilla ice cream:100
1 tsp of chocolate syrup:20
1 graham cracker sheet:70
1 tbl of powder creamer in tea:30
2 tsp of sugar in tea:30
running total:978

3 oz chicken breast:105
1/2 cup of brown rice:85
1 tsp of Smart Balance light butter:15
1 tsp of Mrs. Dash Zesty garlic herb marinade:10
running total:1,193

3 oz chicken breast:104
1/2 cup of brown rice:85
1 tsp of Smart Balance light butter:15
1 tsp of Mrs. Dash Zesty Garlic Herb Marinade:10
total: 215
running total: 1,408

Today's victory: Getting to the pool and getting in a cardio work-out finally! Also losing a pound and not snacking too bad today.

Actual fitness: 30 minute of running in the water then about 15-20 minute of swimming laps

Note on knees: Knees did NOT get sore with any of the pool activities.

Note on weight loss: I'm slightly surprised at the loss, though, yesterday the scale looked like it might be leaning toward this loss. I just need to move on now with this loss and not gain it back, which is what I did when I couldn't run. So, hopefully the extra cardio and no snacking will help with that.

Note on picture: Remember when I said I wanted to take a picture of these chocolate covered cream filled Bismark's that I want to eat when I hit my goal weight? Well, the last two times that I went to the bakery in the evening, they were all gone. So, the other night I consoled myself with a picture of a couple chocolate chip cookies. Very Soon, I think I will get a picture of this doughnut for you all. Can anyone estimate the calories on these cookies?

I'm Worn Out!

Hello y'all!

Now I'm talking like a country girl.

Well, I went to the pool tonight with my friends. I only had an hour, so immediately I put on a flotation device for the waist and began running in the water. It wasn't too bad at all. I tried to run back and forth and tried to avoid the people that were there to play and have fun in the deep end of the pool.

The last time I ran in the water was in college when I injured my foot. One of the first things I noticed was that I was starting to feel warm while in the water. I took that as a sign that I was getting in a good work-out. About half way through, when I was feeling fatigued, I knew I was getting in a good work-out. Then when I got out of the pool to move to the other side to swim laps, and my legs felt wobbly...that pretty much confirmed that I was getting in a good work-out.

My friend, who was swimming laps had extra goggles and a swim cap for me to use. Lucky me.

So, I put my hair in the swim cap, put on the goggles and got to it.

Don't even ask me what stroke I was swimming. It's the one that makes you look like your swimming and it's not the butterfly. I do know that stroke.

So, I'm swimming along and I'm recalling how to swim from some of my swim lessons in this very pool actually. You put your face down into the water and then breathe when you bring your arms up to reach for another stroke. Then, you breathe out into the water.

The first think I noticed with that method, is that you aren't able to look ahead to see where you're going because you facing downward to breathe out into the water. So, I did feel like I was swimming in a crooked line because a few times I hit the edge of the pool.

Then, after several laps my friend pulled me aside and tried to show me how to breath better. Apparently taking a breath after every stroke is not the recommended breathing pattern. So, She told me you take one breath for every three strokes and then when you do take a breath you try to alternate the sides that you take breaths from.

So, I tried doing that and found that I was running out of air with trying to take a breath every three strokes. So, when I explained that to her. We tried practicing it a bit. Which I think confused me more.

Look people. I just want to swim. It doesn't have to be perfect. How hard can it be to swim a few laps?

Actually I think I may have been getting the hang of it after all. My husband who came in after his work-out to watch a little said I looked like a natural. Ha, Ha. He knows how to stroke my ego. The thing about my husband is he loves the way I look now, and the way I looked then.

But, I digress.

So, I did the best I could. And I wore myself out. That was my plan. I hadn't done cardio in too long. So, I just kept swimming, and swerving and breathing erratically and breathing mostly on one side...but I wore myself out.

It was great!

If you can sweat in the water, I think I did.

As I sit here, my arms are sore and I even feel the work-out in my legs. I think I'll be sleeping well tonight. The plan is to repeat this Thursday morning.

I'm not giving up on my legs yet, though. Maybe I can get in a little weight lifting leg work-out on Thursday too.

Hope you are all having a great week! Good night!


  1. Are those the zero calorie cookies? My wife baked cookies the other day. I haven't had a single one.

    Cookies are like potato chips to way I could just eat one so I just stay away.

    I'm not as strong as others.

    Great job is awesome how you are overcoming your injuries to take on swimming while you fully heal. Its great you didn't let you sideline you to the couch.

    Merry Christmas!

  2. That's the best kind of husband to have. I love that - he loved the way I looked before and he loves the way I look now!

    I bet the swimming will be a good change of pace from your usual workouts. Confuse the body at bit and it seems to work harder...then lose more pounds! Congrats on your pound down!

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