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First week weigh-in was today

Saturday, June 06, 2009

"Officially" lost 3.5 pounds this week, but in my mind it is far more important that I feel great. I'm waking up earlier, and being ready to be up and active. I've been on that treadmill at 5 a.m. four days of the past seven.

It was great spending a little time with my daughter in law structured around our mutual need to drop some pounds and maintain a healthy life style.

  
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CARO1YN 6/10/2009 2:39PM

    Way to go.......................3.5 pounds it fantastic. Keep you eye on the prize. emoticon

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HALOKITTY06 6/6/2009 8:34PM

    Congrats! I'm glad you feel wonderful and that you're spending time with your DIL.

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ULTREYA3211 6/6/2009 3:30PM

    emoticon emoticonIsn't it great to feel better. Keep up the good work. emoticon Penny

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CARO1YN 6/6/2009 3:28PM

    Way to go on your weight loss. It just gets better and better.

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Combining programs

Friday, June 05, 2009

Of course in the final analysis, each person's program is uniquely his or her own. But face it, we all find inspiration in different places. In my case, a primary source of inspiration was when I read a book. YOU: The Owner's Manual.

I continued to follow the authors' works, and got into The Real Age Workout. After all, I'm not a 20-something any more. In this work, it recommends beginning fitness with a 30 day program of walking, 30 minutes a day.

That's what I'm doing, along with my healthy eating, following their guidelines for getting in shape for more vigorous exercise. Today would be day 6 or seven? I'm losing count.

  
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FITKAT2010 6/5/2009 7:43AM

    Excellent!

Did you get a pedometer? Hope so.

Karen

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OK, it isn't really day 3...

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

It may be day 3 on this particular program, but it's day.... who knows how many thousand... in my life and day 1 of the rest of it.

See, every day is a fresh opportunity to have a great day!

  


Day One

Sunday, May 31, 2009

"On the first day of Jenny, my challenges shall be..."

Would you believe I already knew this and decided to start today anyway? My son and I go out to breakfast together most Sunday mornings. He works a third shift job, and I get a phone call a little after seven a.m. to ask if I'm up for it.

I always am. A mom needs to see her kid(s) even after they've grown and flown, you know. He's married, but Sunday mornings his wife likes to sleep in, and this is our mom-son time. Of course it is around a meal.

When I had my first consultation, I mentioned this to the gal who was doing my menu, and I told her flat out... I will go out with my kid, this is not an option. First meal, first day... "meal on my own".

Restaurants aren't that good about bringing you "4 ounces of Orange Juice", "8 ounces of skim milk". They do a pretty decent job of wheat toast dry, and one poached egg. And the glasses are about the size of some I have at home that I've done the measurement test with. And I figure I followed the spirit of the meal, if not the letter.

  


Day before the first day on a new program

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Here's what happened: my son is a reservist, and he's on track to deploy late this year. My daughter in law struggles with weight / fitness / self-care / health issues as I do (she's far more fashionable & girly than me, but we share the "food as comfort" issue).

She dropped over a couple of evenings ago all bubbly because she's made the decision, she's joining Jenny Craig. Yes, I know that's a name brand expensive program, and it's one that's based on a lot of things I don't believe in: you have to buy their foods, etc. Not the thing I would choose for me normally.

However, I do want to support my daughter in law in her efforts. So last night I drove to the Centre to have that free consultation thing. I know I'm going to be a problem child for them... and I've been to their website and like this one soooo much better.

But I signed up. And immediately asked myself "what have I done?" Still, I'll give it my best shot, but don't count on me not to turn it into my own program, part theirs, part mine. Yeppers, the rebel. I just want to make sure the rebel rebels ONLY against certain parts of the program, not against the essential goals: to drop some pounds to once again what it shows in my profile photo... and feel good, both physically and emotionally.

  
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GABY1948 4/27/2014 8:02AM

    GREAT blog! This part is not me....I am not a rebel...I was eating because I am NOT a rebel....the rebel was never allowed to show her face in me...so maybe we are alike after all...either way at this point I know JC did not work for you. That was one I never tried...but glad now that I didn't.

Barb, SUCH and INSPIRATION and even more so after reading your old blogs!

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SARANAM1 5/31/2009 12:43AM

    Learn what you can from JC and add it to all your tools.

Have you seen "Cook Yourself Thin"--I think it's on Lifetime. Google it--it has a good website with really yummy recipes. I'm going to start doing it soon... just sorta whenever I can get myself organized to buy ingredients. :)

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FITKAT2010 5/30/2009 10:53AM

    Wish you the best on this new venture.

Karen

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