Thursday, May 29, 2008

Fitness on Friday #11

This week I'm going to share a tip I learned:

I was reading a magazine this week and it mentioned a use for peppermint that's new to me. It can actually help you not feel hungry. And you don't even have to eat it. If you like peppermint just suck a mint or chew some sugar free gum. But if you don't like it use some peppermint lotion or light a peppermint candle and won't feel as hungry. Interesting concept...I need to put this one to the test.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Fitness on Friday #10

I started going to the gym again this week. It was nice. Although today I was glad I'm a little pudgy because it was so windy here that I about fell over a half a dozen times as I walked to the gym. Yep, I walked to the gym...and my pudgyness kept me from falling over on the way. LOL!

I actually weighed myself last week and this week. There wasn't much change...just a half a pound lost. But I'll take it because it's better than nothing. I wasn't too strict on my eating, but I was exercising more so now if I keep exercising and eat better I should see better results. So that's my goal this lose more than half a pound.

How did you do this week? Did you learn anything new?

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Fitness on Friday #9

Ok, so interest in Fitness on Friday has really been dwindling. Part of that I will totally blame on myself for not always visiting the participants. I vow to change that. I will visit you all this week!

For those of you here for the first time, you're probably wondering what this meme is. Well, it's basically a way to encourage others and get motivation for ourselves. You can write a post on your blog about how you're doing. Or, if you don't want to be that public about it, you can post a comment here about how you're doing. You can post a tip you've discovered, you can do a weigh in, you can basically do anything fitness related. And like I stated above, I need to visit others and it's nice if other participants can visit others too.

This week, today actually, my husband started a Biggest Loser competition with his boss. They had lunch recently and they were talking about how they had both gained weight recently. So my husband issued the challenge. So now I'm happy that I have someone who is focusing on this too. I really hope it will help me out. Another thing I find encouraging is that I'm craving fruit. You don't know how weird this is. Fruit is probably my least favorite food group. I LOVE vegetables, but fruit...ick. But I've been wanting it. I even had my husband pick up a pineapple for me at the store today. I can't wait to cut it up tomorrow and eat some of it.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Fitness on Friday #8

I'm back from vacation and am doing damage repair. I'm doing well on my eating and have been walking every day.

I'm realizing that my self-esteem may be lower than I thought. I got new pants while in New Hampshire, but now after wearing them a few times I'm realizing how big they are. They're literally falling off me. I should've listened to my husband and gotten a smaller size. But I thought I was that big.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Yummy Healthy Snack

My husband bought some Yoplait Go-Gurt recently. We froze it and it makes a yummy frozen treat. Ice cream is my biggest weakness, and I'm not claiming this will replace it forever. But it sure tastes good and helps with my snack cravings!