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Feb 19, 2010

Friday - Mixed Bag

First I have to give a huge shout out and thank you to Jack over at Jack Sh*t for this post.  This really made my day today and gave me a huge smile when I read it. He's one of the first blogs I read each morning because I know - even when he's being silly and making me laugh - he will always give me something positive to think about.  If you don't regularly read his blog.....go check it out.

I'm chugging along with my 30 points a day (approx 1500 calories) and am going to give it a full two weeks before posting any updates or thoughts about it...so stay tuned. I am still walking 30-45 min on my treadmill 5-6 times a week and I am doing my own modified version of what I learned from C25K, although I'm not running, I walk faster during the intervals. I can actually feel the strength in my thighs and see some definition under the fat. This is pretty amazing to me and I've only being doing this consistently for about 5 weeks.  I am also making a huge effort to cut out (as much as I possibly can) processed foods including white sugar, white flour and white rice.  I've done this to a great degree already, but there was probably 1-2 servings a day of those items (total, not each!) in my diet so my goal is to replace them with whole grains.

The few straggling servings were mainly due to lack of planning and being lazy, since I can control both of those habits - I should!!

I was also a Diet Coke/Coke Zero/Diet Pepsi addict and some days would easily drink up to 2L a day, I'm down to one can a day with lunch now. I know diet pop is bad for you, but that's not what made me make the decision, it's that I don't think I was hydrating my body properly and I was drinking that stuff instead of water. Since doing this, about 3 weeks I guess...my skin is definitely clearer and fresher looking - I've gotten several compliments the last week asking if I changed my makeup or cleansing routine  - pretty amazing what water can do for ya! Other than the diet pop thing, I don't have an issue with caffeine, I have a cup of coffee in the morning on weekdays and occasionally a cup of tea after dinner.

I am returning to tennis this weekend after a short hiatus with my tennis buddy, Tina, and we are looking into another class we can do together in the Spring. She has some arthritis issues as well so we need to find something low impact for both of us...we are really interested in kick boxing, but I'm a little worried that might be too hard on my joints - top of my list right now is Body Flex so I can build up some muscle for when this fat melts and starts to show them again.

Weather here this weekend is supposed to be gorgeous and although I do have some commitments I need take care of, I am hoping to fit in a longish walk as well.

I am also hoping to wrap up Beck in the blog here over the next few days as well, I think there are 4 days left and then two following chapters. It is a huge sense of accomplishment to me to know that I followed along the plan this long and have learned so much from it.

10 comments:

Lucy@DiminishingLucy said...

I came over here from Jack Sh*t and I am so glad I did.....what a lovely blog. I will be back.....

Glam,Glitz&Gut said...

What a great post. You're doing so well Enz! Hope you have a great weekend.

Genie @ Diet of 51 said...

Although your foods are "cleaner" than mine and your exercise ambitions are higher, we are doing the same calories and treadmill schedule. Let's go! Let's make this fat retreat and never come back!

Syl said...

enz, you deserve all the credit in the world! you are doing so great and I love reading your blog. Have a great weekend my friend.

Debbie said...

It's amazing what water can do for us. I was right there with you on the drinking. I was addicted to Diet Dr Pepper and/or Diet Coke. I now limit my intake to one can per day, too and immediately began to notice a change in my skin.

You are doing great!

Candace said...

Great post-glad to read you are doing well~

Tamara said...

I finally broke down and started following Jack after I saw that post. I don't know why but I try not to follow too many Uber blogs. But he's just too damn funny to avoid anymore.

Water is so great for your skin. It's nice you're seeing the positive effects of this change.

Have a great weekend Enz!

Matt said...

Congrats on your new fame, will you still associate with us commoners? Just kidding, LOL.

Eat To Live said...

good job on limiting the diet pop.. it so bad for your body. you might want to check out my blog.. i posted some info about it. try drinking flavored selzer instead. it's carbonated water with a fruit flavor.

ETL

Fran said...

You're doing great Enz, 5-6 times walking on the treadmill is great, more than a lot of people do.

I've cut the diet soda's out of our fridge and went back to the original. We don't drink much of it and I don't want to use too much aspartame in my eating/drinking life.

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