Thursday, June 26, 2008

Fitness on Friday #15

On Sunday it hit me. I have to take this losing weight thing more seriously. I wish I could join Weight Watchers, but honestly I'm in the boonies and am nowhere near a meeting place. I know they have the online version, but I know myself well enough to know I would fail that way. But I've been weighing myself daily and I'm down 1.4 pounds since Sunday. I've been consciously drinking lots of water. I've been going on walks daily, tonight I walked for 3 miles! I need to get back to the gym, I'm thinking tomorrow. I was doing so well with that before I got sick, but haven't been even once since getting better...and I've been better for a couple weeks now. I've been snacking LOTS less.

My husband and I played the Wii tonight, at least one of my arms will be sore tomorrow. I guess that's a little extra exercise. We should do that more often.

What do you do when you hit a rut? When you started losing weight, what was it that motivated you to keep going?

What do you snack on when you need a little something between meals?

Oh...and do you want to be added to my blogroll in my sidebar? If so just let me know in the comments and I'll get you added this week. :)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Fitness on Friday #14

I feel terrible. I really have nothing to report this week. My husband lost 9 1/2 pounds in the last month though. He's in a fitness competition with his captain and he's winning. So that's cool.

Our scale died today. It wasn't just the battery, it just up and died. I ended up having to go buy a new one. But hey, I walked to the store to get it so I got some extra exercise in. :) (The store is 4-5 blocks away)

I took a 2 mile walk tonight, it felt good. I had to run home at the end of it because the tornado sirens started going off. Yeah, scary! But all is good there...and I ran a bit. LOL!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Fitness on Friday #13

Short and sweet this week...

I spent most of this week sick, so I didn't have any major breakthroughs or anything. But I was watching BBC America and saw the show "You Are What You Eat." I talked about it on my other blog. But good gosh, please don't ever let me get so bad that I'd qualify for that show. Eek! It did give me the motivation to pop in an exercise dvd and workout for half an hour. I also took a few walks this week when I was feeling up to it. And tonight I'll get a little exercise when I learn to play our Wii. We bought it a week ago and I've been too sick to feel like playing. Now I really can't wait to get the Wii Fit.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

I did it!

I finally visited the participants of Fitness on Friday. I know, I should have done it on Friday. But I have a really good excuse, really, I do. I've been sick for a week and a half. But being me, meaning I hate taking medicine, I just kept putting off going to the doctor and I got more and more sick. I was grateful for my husband's 4 days off from Saturday through yesterday. I slept...a lot! Finally on Monday I dragged my sorry bum to the doctor and found out I have strep throat. Oh joy! But now I'm feeling much better, which is good because my husband left for work at 6:30am and we don't know what time he'll be home today (he's in training at the shooting range more than an hour from here).

My goal for this week? To visit all the participants on Friday or Saturday. Fingers crossed and wish me luck.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Fitness on Friday #12

First off, I need to apologize to everyone who participated last week. I just barely, six days later, got to visiting your blogs. Please forgive me. I'm a big loser who didn't even look at this blog all week.

I have no excitement to share, no big weight loss or anything. I'm too scared to step on the scale. But I do have something to show you. My new toy, do you see it there in that picture? I'm going to start doing exercises on this ball. I had one in the past, but when we moved to Colorado it didn't make it so my mom inherited a new ball.

I've been sick the past couple days and I've used that as an excuse to drink regular Sprite instead of diet. Naughty, naughty, naughty!!! So, I guess it's time to get back on the wagon and back to the water.

One tasty, healthy snack my husband and I tried this week is the new Fiber One yogurt from Yoplait. They are actually really good and are full of can't beat that. It's become my husband's new nightly snack.

How are you all doing? I hope better than me.