Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Biggest Loser update

Well, we met with our trainer for the first time last night.  She is training for a body building competition, so 6:00 a.m. is not working for her until the end of April, so we are meeting Monday night at 8.  She took our measurements and clued us in to what she was expecting.  She told us that one of her team members won last time, and lost over 100 lbs in 12 weeks!  She said that she wasn't as interested in helping us to win, as she was getting us healthy.  80% of weight loss is what you eat.  Vicki (trainer) is writing a book and has been in fitness training for 20 years.  Normally we would meet with our trainer once a week, but she feels it is not enough.  She will be keeping in contact with us 2-3 times a week.

Our first challenge is to burn 500 calories a day!  I didn't think it would be a problem today, but my leg hurt so bad last night, I didn't get to sleep until after 2 this morning.  I finally took a sleeping pill and moved to the "quiet" room.  Long chemo today, so no sleeping in.  I feel so wasted this morning! bleh!

We are also suppose to turn in a 3 day meal log and try to eat more lean protien.

Nutrition will be our next meeting.  She seems like an awesome trainer!  I need to be a little more organized with eating away from home (on chemo days)  I was going to get up and fix a salad to take with me, but ran out of time. 

My goal today is to find the energy to go burn those 500 calories!  No excuses!


  1. YOU CAN DO IT!! I can't wait to hear more about what she tells you. What a great program. She seems very dedicated!
    I hope chemo went well... at least he was able to have it!

  2. Wow! This sounds terrific! I think you are going to find much success with your trainer!

    There are lots of great containers out there so you can make a salad or something the night before but have the dressing on the side so it doesn't get soggy. Planning is the best strategy and preparation early is key!

    You can do it!

  3. I am so excited for you, and also a little bit jealous. Your trainer sounds awesome! We're rooting for you!

  4. I DID IT!!! I used the elliptic trainer for the very first time. I only lasted 10 min. and 75 cal. I finished on the treadmill.
    First I felt fabulous that I had achieved my goal for the day.
    Second, I felt totally exhausted.
    Third, I felt ...Oh my, I have to do this again tomorrow!

  5. Yay Rose,
    What a great opportunity this is. You are so determined it wouldn't surprise me one bit if you won this thing. Good luck tomorrow. You can do it!