Thursday, January 14, 2016

Weekly Weigh-In January 13th, 2016

I found this Wednesday Weekly Weigh-In Linky over at From the Desk of Adena F last week. 

I have been fully on the Trim Healthy Mama plan for a couple of weeks now, and I am quite encouraged by the results. I have been eating 100% on plan. I finally found some Lavash bread, which is on plan and tried adding that into my meals a couple of times. Unfortunately, I think that is what caused me to feel bad on Sunday night. I was gassy and my stomach was hurting. I decided to stop eating it and go back to eating almost exactly what I ate the first week. I plan to add the Lavash bread in again in a couple of weeks to see if I have the same reaction. I'm sort of hoping not, because the wraps I made for lunch were delicious. 

I have exercised all but one day this week. I was going to exercise in the evening on Sunday, but as mentioned above, I wasn't feeling well, so I passed. We have been to the Y a few more times since last week. We went on Saturday, Monday, and again tonight. I have been using the treadmill for 20 minutes plus 5 minutes cool down, the recumbent bike for 10 minutes plus 5 minutes cool down, the hand bike for 5 minutes the first time, and 10 minutes this past time. I have also started some weight training, but don't ask me what all the exercises on those machines are.

The Winter Whiteout at the Y starts next week, so I will be able to share about that next week.

I know I promised pictures of my meals, but at this point I am a bit tired and want to get to bed and I don't really want to grab the pictures from my phone. I will try taking pictures with the camera this week, if I can find the batteries. 

Here is my beginning weigh in:

And my weight from last week:

And here is this week's weight:

Down 2.2 pounds from last week
Total weight loss from December 28th: 7.3 pounds

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Weekly Weigh-In January 6th, 2016

I found this Wednesday Weekly Weigh-In Linky over at From the Desk of Adena F. This fits in well with my other challenge in my one Trim Healthy Mama Challenge Facebook group, so I will be sharing my updates on Wednesday. 

I have been fully on the Trim Healthy Mama plan for about a week now, and I was thrilled when I stepped on my Wii Balance Board and discovered I had lost 5.1 pounds. That is 5.1 pounds in just one week! I couldn't believe it. I am not expecting that rate to continue, but it sure has given me another boost of motivation. 

Along with eating on plan, I have been exercising almost every day. In the morning I exercise on the WiiFitU using one of my routines, and at night I use the Free Step on the WiiFitU to step while we watch our show. The hubby has also gotten us a membership at the YMCA, so we went there to exercise this past Monday. I have to say, that was way out of my comfort zone, but I did end up enjoying it. I spent 25 minutes on the recumbent bike and 15 on the treadmill. Neither of which I had used before. I have also signed up for their Winter Whiteout Wellness and Weight Loss Challenge. It runs from January 18 through March 13 and I am looking forward to the extra motivation and help.

I will share pictures of some of my favorite meals next week. I am hoping to add a bit of variety into the dishes I prepare, as I have been eating a lot of eggs or oatmeal for breakfast, and a lot of salad for lunch and dinner. 

Here's a little looksie. 

I made this yummy meal tonight for dinner. Cheeseburger with sauteed mushrooms on a bed of lettuce and spinach leaves with green beans on the side. Doesn't it look tasty.

Here is my beginning weigh in:

And my weight from Monday:

Down 5.1 pounds!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Turning My Life Around in 2016

I can not believe it has been 2 years since I posted here. Poor neglected blog. Unfortunately, my last post was about turning my life around in 2014, and it didn't happen. It also didn't happen in 2015. What did happen is that I gained more weight. I am so upset and disappointed in myself right now. But, it is a new year. A new year means a new start. I am going to put the past behind me and start fresh. Not only that, if I mess up one day, or one week, I am going to remember that it does not mean my entire year is ruined. As the Bible reminds us in Lamentations 3, verses 22 and 23:

"It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness."

The Lord is merciful and gracious. I need to remember that. He doesn't give up on us, and I can not give up on myself.

I also need to remember the promise in Philippians 4:13:

"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

This year is about me getting healthy. "Healthy" is my word of the year.

There are some things I want to get back to and some changes that are going to be new. I have started reading the Trim Healthy Mama book that I was given early last year. I had read a small portion of it last year, after a friend gifted me the book. However, I tried to start without fully understanding the plan, plus I wasn't able to get all the different foods needed. It's not that there are a whole bunch of fancy foods needed. In fact there are those who follow the plan without any special ingredients. I just didn't know that at the time. This week I discovered there is a Trim Healthy Mama group for those who are following the plan without any special ingredients. I also found a Trim Healthy Mama who had a blog titled Gwen's Nest and shares a Quick Start Guide. I am hoping these new resources will help me to stay faithful this year.

Here are my goals for this year.

  • I am going to drink my green tea regularly. Just once a day for now.
  • I am going to make sure I drink at least 8 cups of water each day.
  • I am going to stay as close to on plan as I can when it comes to the Trim Healthy Mama plan.
  • I need to exercise at least 5 times a week.
So, what are your goals for the new year?

I will be sharing monthly updates on how my goals are going, plus I am hoping to share a weekly update, but I am not going to promise that. The weekly update will share what I have been eating during the week and what my weight has been doing (hopefully going down). My monthly posts will also share pictures.