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!


  1. Very proud of you! I cant seem to keep away from the sweets!! They are my downfall & dont know what to do about them.

    keep it up! I'm gonna attempt to start walking my dogs again, that always seemed to help me out before!


  2. Yes, the spring cleaning counts. Especially if you start to work up a sweat while you're at it! Good for you for sticking to things as well as you are. Keep up the good work!!!!!

  3. awesome aja. keep up the hard work.

  4. Congratulations! You're doing great! They say any type of activity is better than no activity at all so stay at it!