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.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Let The Soreness Begin...

16 weeks of 20 weeks
weight today: same

total lost: 9 pounds in 16 weeks

4 1/2 oz banana:112

post work-out:
1/2 cup of oatmeal:150
1 1/2 tsp of sugar:22
4 tsp of powder creamer in tea:40
2 1/2 tsp of sugar in tea:37
running total:361

1 1/2 graham cracker sheets:105
4 oz tilapia:100
1 tsp of Smart Balance light butter:15
bite of bread(pictured right):35
running total:616

1 large egg: 70
1 large egg white:16
1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese:80
1/4 cup of canned pineapple: 35
1 1/4 cup of Blue Bunny premium light vanilla ice cream:150
1 1/2 tsp of chocolate syrup:30
running total:997

1/2 cup of brown rice:85
4 oz tilapia:100
2 tsp of Smart Balance light butter:30
1/2 graham cracker sheet:35
dipped in a little peanut butter:15
1 tbl of powder creamer in tea:30
2 tsp of sugar in tea:30
total: 325
running total: 1,322

box of raisinets:380
bites of hamburger helper: 50
running total:1,752
bite of bread:25
running total: 1,777

Today's challenge: This is what happened...I was doing some cleaning, and came across this unopened box of raisinets. Then, impulse took over. Also, up until that point I thought I was doing pretty well with my calories. But upon a second look tonight, I see I had actually forgot to add in the lunch meal of 200 or so calories. So, in my mind, I thought that I could actually afford the raisinets and still finish up at around 1,500 calories. But I was wrong.

My husband doesn't understand how I can be "lured" in by a box of raisinets. "Just don't eat it," he says.

I think part of the problem is that ...I don't feel as much pressure to lose this weight, because I feel like I look good. Remember how it is with me? Part of my motivation is based on a little "self disgust". That's why developing fitness related goals works so well for me because when I get down this low, I need something more. Although, I am starting to get "annoyed" with the notion that I've been sitting at the same weight for so long.

Actual fitness: push-ups for push-up work-out, chest and triceps workout, 5 mile run in 48 minutes.

Note on picture: Remember last Saturday when our friends brought over some specialty local bread? Tell me this doesn't look good. I'm sure it's dripping with calories. Those are some type of onion on top with garlic. You don't need to put butter on it because there is a generous amount of olive oil worked into the bread. It already tastes buttered. It's called Focaccia Bread.

Let The Soreness Begin

Apparently my big, bad chest and triceps work-out that I've been doing for awhile, isn't big and bad enough.

I haven't mentioned this, but I was sore the next day after I did those 41 my back and shoulders area were sore.

Well, I am at 5:00 a.m this morning and we actually awoke before the alarm went off. My husband gets up before me and turns on the lights...It's blinding.

For about 30 seconds I'm laying there, still feeling sore from the other night of push-ups, and thinking to myself, "Why the heck am I getting up earlier to do a bunch of push-ups?!? This was a dumb idea."

I mean I am really envisioning days of soreness ahead of me with this goal.

Another 30 seconds go by. I swing my legs out of bed and my mutinous plot to submarine the push-ups plan passes. "ahhh...rational thinking...We can do this. We want to do this."

Better yet, "Don't think. Just Do."

So, we both get all bundled up (well, not as bundled since we have a heat wave going on here at 30 degree temps) and make our way through the dark morning to meet our push-ups fate.

I printed out the work-outs for weeks 3, 4, and 5. If I'm understanding things right, I'm suppose to be able to start on week five.

Have you seen week 5, people? I'm not doing week

So, I decided to do week four and my husband would do week 3.

Well, my routine called for five sets of 21, 25, 21, 21 and a max of 32.

I was able to do 21,25,21 and the decided to switch down to week 3 with 14 push-ups on my fourth set and then on the fifth set I did as much as I could with 26.

So, I kind of improvised on mine.

My husband was able to do exactly what they wanted of him on all his sets with 12, 17, 13, 13 and 17.
After that we went on to complete our chest and triceps work-out. I could definitely tell that my chest muscles were weaker. So, I lifted with five pounds less weight on the dumb bell press and the incline dumb bell press. All the other exercise I was able to complete with my regular weights.
So, that was the first day. I did 107 total and my husband did 72.
Not too bad.
We can do this.


  1. I love hearing about your workout and how you improvised. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who does this! =) Can I ask, how tall are you and what do you weigh right now? I'm having trouble figuring out what I want to shoot's hard when you have friends & family telling you that you "look so thin already" and that you probably shouldn't lose anymore...when you KNOW that you are not at the best you can be. I thought 125 would be a good place to land, but I am nowhere near what I envision myself to look like when I start maintaining.

    Anyway...I took a peek at the pushups challenge and it looks like ALOT of fun!! Uh, yeah, I guess depends on your idea of fun, lol. I might do that someday, maybe soon.

  2. I also struggle with staying motivated (mainly because most of the time I'm able to convince myself that I'm really not that unhappy with teh way I look)- it's good to have tools ready to remind you of why you are making these healthy decisions :)

  3. You CAN do this! You are kicking butt and taking names! That is awesome. Since your husband is most likely reading too, good work to you as well! Must say that turning on lights while wife is sleeping - dangerous move = ) You are a brave man! Sunshine Mama, that bread looks unbelievable. I am a huge carb/bread lover. I usually have the Arnold Sandwich Thins for lunch that have 100 cals, but that isn't to say I don't splurge from time to time.

    Good luck with another day and more push ups!

  4. morning workouts are tough! it's been forever since i've even attempted one... if you can keep your mind asleep you just may trick yourself into getting it done ;) keep it up! don't let hubs convince you to stay in bed, and don't you try to convince him either!

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