Monday, March 30, 2009

Back on the wagon again

Technically, I made no New Years Resolutions this year; or at least I didn't post any here on my blog. But I definitely had a mental game plan for some changes I wanted to make this year in my life. And one of those changes was in the area of diet and exercise.

Unfortunately, several tooth infections, which required dental surgery, which was then quickly followed up by a virus of some sort, did manage to side-track me from my goal. Starting a diet when your body is already trying to fight evil germ cells within your body, is not always the best way to see the end results you're hoping for.

My (hoped for) end result : 5 lbs off by Easter Sunday so I can look lovely in my Easter Suit. And said suit will actually fit me, and show off my wonderful womanly form without looking frumpy or bumpy;) I am hoping to lose about 8-10 lbs in the Month of April....if I can hang in there that long.

So I'll be sending a list of what I eat each day to a friend who is helping me to stay accountable. It's a small thing, but it really helps a lot. It makes you pause when you reach for that candie bar and then suddenly remember the fact that she's going to see you cheat (shame on you!!!) Besides, she's also on a diet, and I want her to be impressed by my incredible will power. :)

My brain is in gear for it this time, which is a very good way for me to start. So I have to get the Wii Fit up and running again so I can knock out a few opponents. Gotta build up that muscle you know, lol.

Also, I'm looking for some awesome nutritional supplements. There are so many kinds and name brands that it's overwhelming. I'm a fan of the TwinLab vitamins myself, but they run $30 for a bottle of specialized for women vitamins. A little steep. Does anyone want to share where they buy from, and the results of them using the products? I would love to hear the word of mouth information in this area, especially before I put down a lot of money in buying them. Anyway, I shall post my latest results each Monday to see what Progress I have made the prior week. No booing Let's just think of it as a group therapy session;) Which is now over...

I hope you all are having a good beginning to your week. They're hinting at a couple days of sunshine coming our way in a few days, but it will possibly change by then (It's Oregon weather after all). Regardless, have a great week!


Marva said...

Good Morning! I was so glad to see your post this morning! You will get those few stubborn pounds off. You have the will power.

As far as suppliments.....I have no clue. I use Viactiv multi vitamins (Flavor Glide). Keep us posted. I would like to have a better multi suppliment to take. Something natural for weight loss would be good too....... ideas?

Have a great day! Blessings!

Nikki said...

I've still got a couple of pounds to get rid of, too, and I am waiting for spring to really and truly get here, so I can start walking again. I don't take vitamins for the most part because if you eat a healthful diet, you don't need them. However, the ones I have taken the most recently were, of course, prenatal vitamins. Accountability is a good thing!

And we won't boo, no matter what!

Brandi said...

I'm sure you'll do great!

I haven't a clue about the vitamins. The last bottle of vitamins I had got thrown away because it expired. LOL I do have a sample bottle of Nature Made Liquid Softgel Multi For Her in my medicine cabinet though. I just got it out and looked at the date. I just got this in the mail a few months ago and its expiration date is April 2009. It's a two week sample, so I'll try to be consistent with taking it and let you know how it goes.

Mrs. Darling said...

Aw and here I was just pulling up my chair for the therapy session and you said it was over. Bah!

Niki said...

Wow you have been through a rough time with sickness. I hope that is it for you guys for a while. Good for you on the diet but look at it like a lifestyle change than a diet, that way you don't feel deprived. I use a general woman's vitamin from wal-mart. My kids however are on a multi and high doses of omega 3

Kaye said...

Good luck with your goal! I have no particular recommendations, but I wanted to stop by and wish you the best in your endeavor! =)