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.

Friday, August 27, 2010

It's Finally Friday And A Few Updates

Happy Friday folks!!

Sorry to post so late today. BUT I was doing something very important.

Yesterday the library called me to let me know that some "library materials" were ready for me to pick up.

Well, I had been number 21 in line for the latest Jack Reacher novel, "61 Hours".

And it was ready.

So, I picked it up last night. Started reading at 7:30 p.m. Went to bed at midnight. Started again at 9:00 a.m. and finished the book by 2:30 today. (Include a 30 minute lunch, and maybe 30 minutes worth of other distractions...our children? Ha, Ha!)

How many hours did it take me to read 383 pages of 61 Hours by Lee Child?

Nine hours. Not bad.

Maybe I'll begin reading tonight another one of his books that I also picked up while at the library.

In the meantime, I'm so glad I've challenged you all to ten weeks of calories counting.

My eating has been noticeably better. I'm drinking a ton of water whenever I can. I'm still down two pounds from Monday morning despite giving myself permission to eat whatever I want.

Remember there is suppose to be no pressure to restrict calories the first week of calorie counting?

(Even though, we all really know that we'll be tempted to eat less anyway)

So, if you really, really want that chocolate covered cream filled bismark like I did last eat it ...with some milk.

You just make sure you write down the calories. Which I did.

Despite that high calorie doughnut, I'm still pretty sure that I ate fewer calories than I would have if I hadn't been counting calories.

It's weird, but very true. And proven. Studies have shown that people who keep a food journal lose more weight and keep it off longer than those who don't keep a food journal.

Hence the reason, I'm going to, at the very least, play these awesome odds for the next 9 1/2 weeks so that I can keep my weight gain reasonable and minimal, and my food choices healthier.

But the second hardest part of the first week of calorie counting starts today.

The weekend.....*with drum roll added*

But to alleviate the mental pressure a little. I'm not restricting...just counting and recording in my big blue notebook.

You guys can do it too.

Let's do it together.

Have an awesome Friday folks!

Sunshine Mama


  1. I am writing it all down and as usual for me it keeps me accountable!

    I have to laugh at all of your nesting! Send me some of that, I could use the boost right now!

  2. Love the post. I am counting away. You know what? I like to make turkey burgers a lot on week nights. No bun, just patties, but I like a lot of ketchup and mustard on there. The journal reminded me that I have to count that too! So now I've been using less ketchup. It's making me pay attention a lot more.

    I love to read too. I can't believe you finished that one so quickly! I love mysteries and love our local library. Nothing like a good book to take you away for a bit! Have a great weekend.

  3. you're doing awesome - just found your blog! You should be so proud of your journey!!! Keep it up! You can do AnyTHING!

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