Saturday, April 17, 2010


yay! still dropping.
not as much as i'd like, but slow and steady wins the race, right? (i'd much rather be the quick-ass and SKINNY rabbit, but, whatever...)

i'm trying to find activities that i enjoy since i'm kind of already burnt out on the Wii Fit. i don't like to do "structured" workouts, but just being active isn't enough to drop the weight i need/want to drop. i think i need Jillian Michaels.

i would like to state for the record that i played tennis today.

and i liked it.

and i might even like to do it again...maybe even frequently.
(don't tell jackson i said that...i'll deny it.)

don't get me wrong. i'm NO good at tennis. i suck worse than my 4 year old...but it was something different and kind if fun and it really got me moving.

one of my weaknesses lately has been food. (i know...*gasp!*) it's weird...i haven't really been eating a lot of "bad stuff", i just haven't been eating as much good stuff. i'm just kind of somewhere in between. when i first started, i made sure that i was eating fruits and veggies all the time. lately, not so much.

so my plan of attack this week? get active (MAYBE play some more tennis) and get back on the fruits and veggies wagon.

Monday, April 12, 2010


to be honest, i totally forgot to do my post for last week.
been very busy around the house...spring break, spring cleaning, back to school, beautiful weather, yard work...
you name it, it kept me busy enough that my post slipped my mind.

this will be short and sweet. i'm sick (again). but someone (thanks nickie!) reminded me that my post was missing from last week. so here it is.

the only new thing i've discovered this week is that i really don't have much fun with "structured" workouts. someone (thanks megan!) told me i need to find what works for me.

well, i found what works for me...yard work. this is kind of hilarious to my husband...he cracks up whenever i tell him i want to work outside. he also thinks i kill every green thing i touch, but that only really applies to ferns. anyway...working outside, pulling weeds, digging out beds, pruning, trimming, planting new flowers. that's what i'd much rather be doing...and i think it's pretty damn close to (if not better than) Wii Fit.

so, now that the weather is nicer and i can get out and do more , that's my plan. lots of "working out"...just outside.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


{i worked on this last night. thought i posted it, but apparently i just saved it. anyway...}

ok...i'm back. feeling a bit better than i did last week. i got yelled at. A LOT. for telling you all it was your fault. ummm, i was KIDDING! ;0)
but, that's okay. i appreciate you checking on me and keeping me IN check.

and you'll notice, i've almost made up for my very bad week last week. almost...

spring break has flown by. (not surprisingly) i know i said i was going to try and make time to "work out" each day, but, i must confess. i did not.

i DID, however, spend most of my spring break doing spring cleaning. and i'm pretty sure that's equivalent to {or maybe even better than} my 30-minute Wii Fit workouts. oh, and today? jackson drug me and the girls out to clifton gorge for a 2 or 3-mile hike through the woods. {we also almost literally ran into Dave Chappelle in yellow springs, but i digress...} so, even though i didn't formally work out, i DID work my butt off, and that counts for something.

i also stuck to my guns when it comes to food. i'm keeping my portions smaller. i'm sticking to healthier snacks...and still nibbling on my pickles and olives. (those are now a staple in the fridge)

and, i'm eating whenever i'm hungry. this is new to me. normally, i'm a 3-meal-a-day girl. breakfast, lunch, and dinner...and maybe an afternoon snack. i always thought that, if i eat something every time i'm hungry, i'd weigh 300 pounds. well, duh! i DIDN'T eat every time i was hungry, and look where THAT got me! so, why not change it up...try something new? what i've discovered is, when i eat something any time i feel hungry, i don't overeat at meals.

i know this isn't earth-shattering. you hear it all the time from the diet gurus. you also hear not to eat meat...or to eat only meat...or to drink protein shakes...or to rub eggplant all over your body... (okay, i haven't heard the last one, but you never know.) there's SO MUCH "advice" out there, it's hard to figure out what really works and what's b.s.

this is what's working for me, and i'm gonna stick to it. oh, and this AMAZING weather?? 75 and 80 in APRIL?!? that's been HUGE motivation for me to get off of the couch and out of the house. hoping that sticks around for the long haul!