Monday, July 18, 2011

two and two

Two weeks down and another two pounds lost. I'm pretty happy about this, especially considering I caved and had a blizzard on Thursday night. I wish I could tell you that this is super easy, but you would know better. I can say that it is getting easier.

Last week I promised some details on what I'm doing, so here you go.


I am using the Body for Life Plan. I am a firm believer in finding something that you can do to change your eating habits for the rest of your life. I also think it's important to fuel your body with good food, not just a bunch of diet processed stuff. I wish I could tell you that it's easy for me to just make good food choices, but I really struggle with portion control. The basic concept for meals with Body for Life is eating 6 small meals throughout the day that include a portion of a lean protein and a heathy carb at each meal 6 days a week. One day each week you get a free day to eat whatever you want, whenever you want. This has made it easy for me to keep my portions in check and know that I haven't given anything up, but am practicing moderation. One day a week really is plenty.

Here's a sample of what my meals look like.

breakfast - 2 hard boiled eggs sliced on top of a piece of whole wheat toast
snack - protein shake (this helps me get my chocolate fix)
lunch - turkey wrap with honey mustard, spinach, and sliced tomato
snack - low fat string cheese and an apple
dinner - spaghetti and meatballs (made with lean ground beef), salad with lite dressing
snack - low fat cottage cheese and another piece of fruit

The best thing I ever did was was take my mom's Eating for Life cookbook. It has helped me think beyond just having a piece of chicken and a sweet potato for dinner.


The Body for Life exercise plan consists of 40 minutes of weight training on non consecutive days 3 days a week and 20 minutes of cardio the other 3 days, with one rest day. I'm not doing the actual exercises they have lined out, but am using Turbo Jam. I do the Turbo Sculpt on the weight training days and the 20 Minute Cardio on the cardio days. So far haven't been consist with working out each day, but I'm making progress. I'm learning that it really is a process and progress is a good thing. I just have to keep going.

Week 1 -  -5lbs
Week 2 -  -2lbs
Total to Date -  -7lbs

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  1. Great job! We all know it's tough! :( How is it so easy to put it on and so hard to take it off?!?!? I have done body for life before - I just found it too hard to get the protein in. :( I do have the cookbook though and use it pretty often. Weight watchers has always worked for me and am doing it again (although I have to say that I caved last night and had some choc. chip cookies. :( but YUMMY! :) Anyway, keep up the good work!

  2. That is awesome progress!! Way. to. go.

  3. Way to go! Keep up the good work. I've been reminding myself lately, both with running and eating healthy, that if it were easy everyone would be doing it. It's a bit of a challenge, but it feels so good.

  4. 7lbs in 2 weeks?! You're doing great!

  5. That is fantastic, congratulations on your success!


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