You may have noticed that the number on my little weight loss ticker has slowly been getting lower. Yay! I personally am not completely satisfied with the way I've been working out, simply because my life is in disarray and exercise just has to be squeezed in when I have the time and energy...wait, isn't that the case for everyone? Oh, to be a celebrity who's sole purpose in life is to look amazing.
The key is that I am losing it. The weight, I mean. My sanity was gone long ago. I have been trying to exercise at least four times a week, which is okay I guess. I have also taken the advice of one of you who left the comment about 1200 calories a day. So my goal is to stay under 1200 calories each day (apparently that's all that Nutrisystem is.) The diet is actually getting easier! I also try to eat a little protein every couple of hours because there is an enzyme in your body that reacts with protein to make your metabolism stay higher...or something scientific like that. I'll have to ask the hubs again.
So I eat eggs or Special K protein cereal in the morning, eat some plain lunch meat for lunch (sounds gross? No, I like it!) along with a small V8, then I have a Activia yogurt in the afternoon, or a low-calorie protein shake. I try to drink a lot of water throughout the day. I eat a normal sized dinner that is made up of pure foods like lean meat, vegetables, and fruits. I will occasionally make something that is made of whole wheat, like whole wheat pasta or brown rice with quinoa. Sometimes we have salmon, if Sprouts has the farm-raised kind because the wild-caught is way too fishy tasting for me. And then that's it for food for the day...
...Unless I need to have something sweet, then I will eat one of those Haagen-Daas sorbets that are in the tiny cups and are only 150 calories. They make them so small so you feel like an Amazon and thus more inspired to lose weight.
I'm sure there are better diets out there, but this one is working for me pretty well. I think the thing that helps the most is the protein. It's also extremely helpful because the majority of my working out right now is weight-lifting related, as muscle burns calories all day long. We don't own a treadmill and sometimes it's just a huge pain to schlep my kids to the gym just to run for a half hour. Run outside? Ludacris! I live in Arizona, yo! It's 100+ degrees in the middle of the night.
Anyway, I tried the bike class last week and almost puked in addition to one very sore rear. Clearly I need to up the cardio. But like I said, I'm not completely satisfied with my workout. What has worked for you?
P.S. Whoever gets the title of the post is my new best friend.
Nothing and Everything is Possimpible
August 19, 2010 By 10 Comments