Saturday, February 7, 2009

Key Ingredient #2 - Exercise!

Last weekend I came to the realization that I needed more sleep. I made a conscious effort to go to bed a little earlier each night. It was hard but I did hit the hay at least a half hour earlier each night. By last night, I was still feeling a little sleep deprived so this week I will head to bed an hour earlier. I'm already feeling anxious about that but I'll just have to deal!

In addition to more sleep, my goals for last week were eating less and exercising more. So, I rode my bike everyday for at least 30 minutes, cut out the deadly powdered creamer (that I thought I couldn't live without) and subbed lite soy milk in my coffee (the cappuccino flavor was best), tracked food consumed, and drank lots and lots of water. Bingo! I had a landslide of a week.

I'm so pleased with how the week went that I'm planning on a repeat next week. I'm still looking for my elastic bands. I know I have some here but I've been "organizing" crap and I don't know if this happens to you, but the more organized I get the more I can't find my stuff. I think I need a directory for where my things are kept. Hmmmm. Sounds good anyway.

I'm off to clean this crazy place and then get out my dvd for the fitness ball. Can't wait to bounce around for awhile. Oh, and this morning I felt thinner (ha!) so I got on the scale and I've now made it to 20 lbs gone! That's right, I've lost another 1.4 lbs! I can't tell you how great I feel today. I want this feeling to stick around so I'm listening to my body and I'm staying on track.

Have a great weekend. Eat your veggies and whole grains and don't forget to drink your water!


  1. Congratulations on 20 pounds! That's awesome. Sounds like you are doing this in a smart and sensible way. Good for you!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. I used to be addicted to the powered creamer too, until I researched the ingredients. Ewwww. Nothing but hydrogenated fat and corn syrup. No wonder it tastes so good...fat & sugar.

    So now I use soy milk in my coffee. Do you use the "Soy Slender" brand? (you referred to a cappucino flavor) That's my favorite brand, only I use the vanilla. It's amazing how much fat & calories you can save just doing that (plus you get the benefits of soy).

  3. 20 pounds is awesome!
    And that's great that you got your exercise done! Keep going!
    I love that you felt skinny! I love that feeling! I am feeling more of that too as I go along!

  4. WOOHOO on the loss!!!! Ain't it grand to know that 20 pounds have gone down the drain forever?

  5. I love how success breeds momentum! You go, girl!

    It's surprising how many things we can live without when we put our minds to it...

  6. Congrats on a great week & a 1.4 loss!

    And yes, I put things away ib their rightful spots only to wonder later where the heck that was.

  7. Congrats on the loss and the 20 pound milestone. That's awesome. I can't wait until I can ride my bike everyday -- come on longer days and warmer weather!