Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Time Flies When You R Having Fun


Two weeks ago today I started a health plan (I totally prefer this term to diet) with my husband. If you were following along when I weighed in here.

I am very happy to report that I am down 6 pounds by following a very easy plan.

Ok, want to know the secret?

Come here...I'll tell you.




Ok, you reduce calories and work out.

There, now you know.

No seriously, here is what I am doing.

Breakfast choices - egg beaters with 1 slice of deli ham or cereal such as Wheaties or All Bran with blue berries.

Lunch - Turkey breast on wrap with lettuce, mayo or soup or Lean Cuisine meal, or salad with greens and some tuna on top.

Dinner - Turkey breast wrap again, or steam veggies with grilled chicken and a salad, or Lean Cuisine meal, or soup.

I have had some snacks/cheats but I average only about 4 a week. My snack might be a small Baby Bell cheese, berries, apples, I had a small breakfast sausage last week when my son didn't finish his breakfast. Also, there has been chocolate milk when my daughter didn't finish hers and a piece of almond, raspberry tart, and a burger at a BBQ this past weekend. I even had 2 cupcakes on my birthday and the remainder of my daughter's ice cream yesterday when she didn't finish.

These are my choices so I am not saying to follow by any means. I just mention it because my cousin, father and friends have been asking how I lost it so far. I would love to know what I would have lost if I didn't have the snacks and if my period wasn't just days away.

As for exercise, we work out 3 times a week but I am also doing Wii Fit which I do not calculate into my plan because I don't get to do it as much as I would like.

3 reps of each with resistance bands of

  • Overhead press

  • Bicep curls

  • Squats

  • Lunges

  • Lateral raise

  • Chest press

Also, 3 reps of push ups and sit ups.

The idea is to do as many as it takes to fatigue the muscle but never stop working. No long breaks if you need to rest the muscle work on a different muscle.

It takes roughly about 35 minutes.

Here are some examples and still more here

If you read this and you are trying to lose weight, leave your link. I am interested to see what other people are doing.


  1. I know what you mean. As someone who uses a power wheelchair and who loves to eat (and the family socialization involved with mealtime) I can gain weight easily.

    I had been counting calories in the past (not the quality but quantity) of calories. I need to ga back to that...

    'Eat less, exercise more' works for everybody!

  2. Ralph, Thanks for reading, I appreciate the comment. It is what I have been telling my dad for years. He has been trying every diet out there. I just tell him to follow the food pyramid that we all learned in school.


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