Friday, April 3, 2009

Living Healthy, Living Well...

Healthy Living with
CityMomma/CountryMomma

Happy Friday everyone! It's that time again, time to tell you about my weight loss journey and my healthy lifestyle. I got weighed yesterday and lost another .4 pounds. I know it's not much but considering how well I've been doing, it's OK. It brings my total up to 27 pounds which makes me happy because it's a nice solid number and I don't have to account for a few tenths of a pound here or there. I tend to have a few great weeks in a row and then have a week where I don' t lose much at all. This was that week but as long as the scale doesn't move in the opposite direction, I'm feeling good.

I do feel like I need to refocus myself during this upcoming week. I might be getting just a little bit lackadaisical. I haven't been measuring my margarine, I might have eaten a couple "Dove" chocolate Easter Eggs here and there (and by "might have eaten" I mean I did eat) and I know that I need to start tracking my food again... it's definitely the key for me. "If you bite it, you write it!" The other ladies in my group have all committed to getting back on track with our tracking...NO more "tracker slacker" here! There's no problem with having those chocolate Easter Eggs, it's just that I can't have too many and I need to write them down so that I don't forget how many I've eaten and end up eating too many calories for my day.

I'm still loving my working out. Loving. It. I am working on the "Couch to 5K" running program and all of a sudden it's become quite doable. I'm on week four day two. I've tried the program before but found that I couldn't do it very well after week two. I think I was trying to do too much and not following the program. Now that I'm truly following it, it's maybe even kind of fun.

I tried a new exercise class this week too...spinning! For those of you not familiar with spinning, it's a group stationary cycling class set to music. Here's a good little article if you want to check it out. It was fun and I will definitely be doing it again next week. I am constantly reminded of the class every time I sit down... did you know you have bones in your butt? I'll tell you more about it this weekend...

Have a great Friday everyone. Keep it healthy!


9 comments:

Darlene said...

Morning Caren,

You are doing a FABULOUS job on your weight loss!!! You go girl!!! I still can't even seem to get myself up and just walking. I know once I go I am fine, it is just getting out the door to do it!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Ang said...

caren congratulations on the loss this week..and yes,my tailbone lets me know if I sit too long anymore..lol...

morewineplease said...

Good for you!! You are really doing it the right way, that is so awesome.
I keep telling myself to get back on the C25K... but there seems to be less and less time in my days!

blueviolet said...

I think 4 pounds in a week is a HUGE weight loss! Good for you!

I've heard of spinning and to be honest, it frightens me!

Running Jen said...

LOL Caren, I remember the butt pain the first time I tried Spinning too! Isn't it so much fun though? I try to do it at least once a week, to mix things up, what a great workout!

You are doing a great job, and you have such a wonderful attitude about it. You are right, you're not going to lose a lot every single week, but you're losing, which is great!

Glad to hear you're doing the Couch to 5K program, it's a great way to train. Keep us posted!

bev/gus said...

Great job on the weight loss, Didn't know about the "bones in the butt"

Nikki said...

yeah Caren!!!! Your going the right direction even if your getting a bit of extra sweets ;)

I can't wait to hear about your first race :D

Chrissy Cuz said...

Good job on the weight loss. You are doing awesome. I hope I get to see the results in May. I know what you mean about the butt thing. I have done spinning before and when Kevin & I go out for our first long bike ride...ouchie!!!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Woo hoo! Good for you!!

I might have eaten a whole bag of milk chocolate Cadbury mini eggs (not to be confused with the gross yolky ones) this week.