Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Starting Again

Yep, I'm starting over again. You remember all those plans to lose weight and get in shape? Well, they were thwarted almost before they began. By four stinking colds in a row. Followed by a month of wallowing in discouragement; followed by yet another cold bug. But I am finally ready to begin again.

I am starting out with a bang this time. Hubby and I started counting calories (loosely) a few days ago. But, I decided I needed a little something more to get me on the right road. So I am forgoing solid food for two weeks. My meals will consist of green smoothies with yogurt and rice protein powder. My recipe is roughly: 3/4 cup plain yogurt (Nancy's brand only), 1/2 cup water, 2 cups fresh spinach, 1 cup frozen strawberries, 1t vanilla, 1T rice protein powder. After two weeks I plan on adding a meal a week (starting with dinner) until I am back to three meals a day. At that point I will do one to two smoothies a day without the yogurt and protein powder. If I can keep my calories under control at that point all will be well :)

I am starting out with 30 min a day on an elliptical machine. At this point I am hoping to increase either ten minutes a week or difficulty and speed...

We are also finally starting to clean up all our excess stuff. This time after the yard sale we will be making trips to the dump and good will. I don't want anything back this time!!! If feels really good to think we will be a lot lighter on stuff in a few weeks :)


Momma Bug said...

You sound very ambitious! I 'll be praying for you. Don't forget to look to one day at a time and get caught up looking at the "big shebang". Pick up after those little slumps and start again tomorrow - that is, I mean... IF you have any "little slumps" ;-P

Love ya!

princessmama said...

I feel very ambitious! I feel like I have to do something dramatic at this point though. Another five lbs crept on this spring, and that's after losing three! So really it was eight lbs. This may not sound like a lot but the total is getting crazy :(

Thank you for your prayers!!!! I know I will need them!

Love you too :)