solutions week 7January 8, 2008 at 3:04 am | Posted in solutions | 4 Comments
Tags: Diet and Exercise
I’ve been away but am home now and ready to get back into the swing of things. My waist size is measuring 31 1/4 inches. Happy to say I made it though the holidays slightly smaller than I started. Back on November 9th I measured my waist at 32 3/4 inches.
Here’s what I’ve been doing and will keep doing:
- Go to the gym 4 days this week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
- No eating after 7pm
- Go for a walk after dinner
- Drink water
- No mindless eating while reading the newspaper
With all of my yo-yo dieting, I am very hesitant to make drastic changes to my eating habits during the day. This is all about making small changes over time that I can live with for the rest of my life.
I’ve been eating Kath’s Oatmeal Pancake most mornings and top it with either blueberries or a mashed banana. The big commitment decision this week, avoiding foods with hydrogenated/partially hydrogenated oils. I am picking this item first only because it’s the first item listed on Dr. Oz and Dr. Roisen’s list of Five Ingredients to Avoid.
Monday– Gym Day #1. Elliptical for 35 minutes. Then leg press, lunges, abs and incline push-ups. Dinner was finished at 5:50pm and then I went on a 29 minute walk.
Tuesday– Gym Day #2. Treadmill for 35 minutes. I did a combination of walking and running. Dinner was finished at 6:15pm and then I went on a 30 minute walk.
I love what Couch Cubicle said, “even healthy stuff… is bad for you if you eat it all day long”. So true! Thanks for the reminder!
Wednesday– Gym Day #3. Elliptical for 35 minutes. Then arms and abs. Dinner was finished at 6:15pm and then I went on a 25 minute walk. I had my piece of cake around 4pm, and I’m done for the night.
Thursday– Gym Day #4. Truthfully, gym day at home, but I got in a 40 minute run/walk on our treadmill. It took me a while to find my pace, but finally at 25 minutes I started in on my last run and just kept going. It felt great. We finished dinner at 6pm and then I went on a 25 minute walk.
Cake update: Yes, that cake is still in the home. I’ve had two slices, one yesterday and one today. And I’m done now. I don’t need any more. And I don’t really want any more either.
Friday I’ll be substitute teaching, so I’ll be on my feet most of the day. My plan is to walk around the classroom…I should get a pedometer.