Thursday, May 20, 2010

workout update

Ok it has been 6 weeks....  this breaks down into:
  • 6 weeks of no cheating food wise (which is a revelation in itself!)-
  • Blood sugar levels which have ranged from 87-102! (previously I had trouble getting below 126)
  • ONLY two glasses of wine in the past 6 weeks.... 
  • Hrs. of torture thanks to Paul my trainer...
  • Seeing my improvement in doing exercises that I couldn't do 6 weeks ago...
  • Days of soreness- again thanks to Paul...
  • And a pride in myself I haven't had in a very long time!

AND... *drumroll*
I am down 11 lbs. as of this morning!!!!  

The proof will be in the pudding however when I get the results of the blood work I had drawn today.

I feel better, have more energy, am sleeping better... and my clothes are fitting better, and some pants are actually feeling a little big...

I went about 5 weeks hovering around the 7 lb. mark and all of a sudden I have begun to lose a little more... like a 1/2 lb. every other day or so. I know this won't last... that I will probably taper off to a pound or two per week, but these extra few pounds off have really jazzed me up!

Hubby has been inspired to try some of the eating strategies I have used and lost 10.5 lbs. in ONE WEEK!(jerk!) ;)     I'm sorry but it is so unfair that men can drop weight so easily...

My oldest Jenny began the week after me and is doing well also... she had lost some weight before we began and is down 17 lbs!

So- what do I miss?
  • I miss wine- but Paul said I could have a glass (in moderation) maybe 3x  times a week...
  • I miss cheese... I have cut way back because of the fat/sodium in it.
  • I miss cereal... I loved having a bowl in the evenings, but I try and cut off carbs after 3-4 PM now...
But surprisingly that's it... if there is something I really am hungry for I have it on my weekly cheat meal. One thing I have learned after this 6 weeks is that I really believe I am lactose intolerant. I have not had much in the way of yogurt or cheese and been using either soy or almond milk instead of cows milk and my stomach is SO MUCH BETTER!
It's all good...:) 


  1. WOOT! WOOT! Nice job - that is really impressive B! The exercise would kill me. LOL I miss cheese too - ooooh, but the sodium is a no no unless I save a few mg for a chunk of it y'know? So we can be cheeseless together ;D

    Keep up the great work. Really great!

  2. Congratulations! I found once when doing a low carb diet that it was white flour products I couldn't tolerate.

  3. Wow, you are doing remarkably well. I love that feeling when your clothes start to look better and are looser. Eleven pounds is huge. Go to the grocery store and pick up a 10-pound bag of potatoes and hold it and say to yourself, "I lost more than this much weight." My husband lost 15 pounds and I had him pick up 3 5-pound bags of something. He was astounded. Don't think about it too long, though. If you start to picture bags of body fat, you'll get sick.

  4. Wine 3x a week? You mean a day, right? TELL ME YOU MEAN A DAY!!!

  5. No unfortunately *sigh* I mean a week.... although I do get a "cheat meal" 1x a week... guess I could have more then!! :)

  6. WOW!!!! Well done, Barb. You are a legend! Keep up the great work! Ya know, I think it was partly you who inspired me to also go join a gym (thanks!). I guess it was 5-6 weeks ago now. I am not measuring weight loss - just trying to increase fitness. I had to go and buy some smaller outfits 'cuz my old ones were too baggy...
    Yeah I REALLY miss my cheese. sob. But the calories are way too high. Good job, again! xxoo

  7. Good for you!!! I had to lose a TON of weight after the birth of my I know the struggle. And I know what it's like to miss the vino (and cheese....and chocolate!)!!! Good thoughts and good luck!

  8. FANTASTIC JOB!!!!!!!!

    Don't miss anything...those things will be here forever. Not like cheese and wine can die or anything.

    Wine can't die right?