Monday, February 21, 2011
Hello my new friends!
Hi! My name is Rose! I live in Lehi, Utah and am a friend of Jill's. I get paid for what I do, but in blessings, not monetary means! I live with 5 boys ages 13-21 (one set of twins), a dog and an awesome racquetball partner! He's my sweetheart! He backs me up on the court and off. We love it here in Lehi!
I have been following your blog for a awhile and like what you ladies are doing! I admire those of you that run...away from food! My main exercise is on the racquetball court, but if I feel I haven't worked hard enough I put in a good 20-30 min. of cardio. I'm looking forward to warmer weather because I like uphill runs! I am determined to get back to my Healthy Self!
I'll admit, I have a good 40-50 lbs to be back to my healthy weight. I've discovered that my downfall is a lack of planning! I sat down with a friend last week and planned out a week and a half of meals. My boys are very skinny (family trait that only last until age 25) and I have one boy that is going through chemo treatments that has lost a lot of weight. Jake's BLOG My challenge is to fix healthy food to fatten them up, not me! So far, so good!
My sis-in-law wanted me to do the hCG diet with her. I looked over the diet plan and decided it just wasn't reasonable or healthy. My gym was offering a Biggest Loser program, but I wanted to focus more on healthy intake. I looked over the Weight Watchers program and that looked like a more reasonable way to go...with a more healthy twist.
So off to the grocery store to stock up on fresh veggies, fresh fruit and some fish (because there was no such thing as fish in my freezer!). I had already given up on white bread and found a fabulous whole wheat bread that satisfied my carb cravings with just one piece! The kids weren't too keen on some of the veggies I was fixing, but they ate some of them! I tried out the Tilapia recipe I found here on your blog (FABULOUS!). For the 5 people here, 3 loved it, 2 didn't. I was thinking last night that I didn't want to get tired of the 4 veggies I had been eating this week so I went to Costco and raided their frozen veggie section! I'm excited to try some new (easy) stuff!
The good news is...after a week of doing all the right stuff, I have lost 8 lbs! I was so surprised! I kept weighing myself to make sure it wasn't a fluke! I didn't starve myself, I didn't do any fad diets, I didn't take any diet pills and I didn't feel like I was too restrictive! I did have a piece of cake, I did eat 2 fun size candy bars, I did eat salads and veggies, fish and meat...and I did lose weight and I feel great!
You guys were right all the time! Healthy Wife, Happy Life!
Posted by Rose at 10:51 PM