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, April 26, 2010

Operation Grapefruit, Oatmeal Challenge...Day 1

Good evening friends!
How are you all? It's been a long and busy weekend for me where I ate off track.
But today I ate perfectly on track. Today was the first day of "Operation Grapefruit Oatmeal challenge". This is the challenge that I made up for myself.
It's pretty simple really.
My plan is to stick to a sugar free, white flour free diet. Since that can be somewhat challenging starting out...I've decided to help it along by allowing myself and unlimited amount of grapefruit and oatmeal if I get the urge to cheat and have something sugary.
I love grapefruit so this makes it perfect. Plus grapefruit is good for you .And, also, by the time I finish cutting and slicing it, my urges may just begin to diminish.
My plan is to first have some grapefruit if I feel the need to eat off plan. Then...if that still doesn't quench the urge...then I will have 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup of oatmeal to help fill me up. Oatmeal is so good for you too, but it's not like having a bowl of say...Special K cereal. With that kind of cereal, I could eat bowl after bowl. But I don't really see myself doing that with oatmeal.

I'm pretty excited because I ate on plan today. I don't have any special events to go to this week, so that means I will have a nice long week of sticking to the plan and not being distracted with a tempting eating opportunity. Eventually I will be able to eat correctly in those situations, but when I first start's so nice to be uninterrupted for a few days.
Also, I did start up on some push-ups tonight. I pretty much took off about two to three weeks from doing push-ups. So, tonight I "re-started" with doing 55, 45, 35, 30 and 55. Even now as I sit here, I can feel that my abs are sore. They must be sore from the push-ups.
I decided that I wanted to restart my push-ups and to continue doing them throughout my pregnancy. When my belly gets too big to do them the regular way I had this idea of doing them on a step so that there is an incline and a place for my belly to go. I'll have to show you what I mean when I get to that point.
I also was thinking about re-starting my pull-up challenge.
I also ran about three miles tonight and it felt fine. So, I think I'd like to continue running until I no longer feel comfortable doing it. Then, I will use the elliptical machine when I can't run anymore. I did this in my other pregnancies. The motions are really similar to running. And waht I discovered is that I was able to start up back running with minimal trouble because of doing the elliptical machine. I also just thought of this, but I could also run in the water.
Well, it's pretty late. I also wanted to let you know that I think my first trimester fatigue is fading. I just don't feel as exhausted as I used to be the way I felt four or five weeks ago. I just noticed that today though because I felt like I had more energy.
Yeah, second trimester is going to have some energetic kick!! Just what I need to meet the nice spring weather with.
Well, I hope everyone is doing well. I've been busy at home and haven't had a chance to catch up on everyone, but I'm working on it.
Have a nice Tuesday!
Sunshine Mama


  1. This idea is brilliant. I think the idea of eating a grapefruit when you get hungry, could really work. You are on to something! Followed up with a heavy oatmeal to curve you away from something bad for you? Great thinking! I can't wait to see you with a baby belly doing push ups on the stairs. Haha = ) It's going to be too cute.

    Glad the energy is back and ready to go. You beat that first trimester big time! First trimester - 0. Sunshine Mama - 1. Happy Tuesday.

  2. That first day is such a bugger! So woo hoo for getting Day 1 under your belt! It is so hard to get off that dang sugar once you fall into it!

    I love this plan! Fantastic way to keep your cravings curbed!!

    Day 2 here she comes!!

  3. What a great job, SM! I'm so needing to get out of my sugar and overeating patterns of late! Great plan that you have!

  4. Sounds like a great plan. I must buy some grapefruit. It is so yummy! I really need to do the push up program. Something to get these arms looking like something.

  5. You made me hungry for grapefruit. I take a med that can't be mixed with the stuff, but I think I can go off the med due to my weight loss. Need to get to the Dr. Need to eat some grapefruit!!!

  6. i love this plan/challenge. fruit is so 'hard' to eat sometimes! once i had just started peeling an orange and one of the guys at work gave me a bag of m&m's. since i had already partially peeled the orange i decided i'd go ahead and eat it and save the m&m's for later (go me!). like 10 minutes later i thought to myself - i could've been done with the m&m's by now but here i am still peeling/separating the slices. :)

    i hope the challenge is off to a good start!