Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Weight Loss Wednesday



It is once again time for the excruciating soul sucking reality check joy that is known as Weight Loss Wednesday. I have worked hard this week, trying to stay focused. My goal for the week was basically to keep moving, which I have pretty much done.

Thanks to Joel and his horribly warped and twisted sense of humor kindness, I have introduced my body to the joy that is known as intervals. Let it be known that Joel has been called the devil in this house on more than one occasion this week, and at one point I thought I might need one of these to make it back up the basement stairs because of the intense pleasure that is known as the interval workout. I can count my lucky stars and be thankful he chooses to focus his torture death ray on Bonehead and merely offers me helpful advice.

Quinoa was introduced to our home last night, and the way Bonehead made it, it wasn't too bad. He has this home-brewed way of doctoring up black beans to make them very tasty, and we put that on top. I thought it was actually pretty good, although we still need to tweak a few things. Once it's tweaked and tested, I will share the recipe.

I know I have stated that I can't truly cut the calories until Critter reaches his first birthday due to the nursing situation, but for this next week, I am going to focus more on portion sizes. I am going to try very hard to remember and drink a big glass of water before my meals so that might help me out.

I would like it to be known, for the record, that I am ready to beg FADKOG for her Starbucks knock-off recipe- due to a solid two weeks without any kind of Starbucks drink whatsoever. At one point a few days in, Bonehead pointed out a trip to Cariboo (it was in the same parking lot we happened to be in) and I EVEN SHOT HIM DOWN. But I would sooooo love that recipe for a once a month home made treat. And I'm pretty sure that, given another week, I would be willing to lose a pinky toe for it.

In other news, there is a weight loss website called SparkPeople that can be very useful to anyone trying to improve their health and lose weight. It's free, and it has all kinds of tips, tricks, and reference materials to help a person get motivated, eat healthier, exercise, stay focused. It's pretty cool.

And before I wrap things up with the unveiling of my weight loss total for the week, I would like to say that if anyone out there would like to join me in my Weight Loss Wednesday endeavor, I would be happy to post a link to your blog as well. Just shoot me an email me at merydianatcomcast.net and I'll post a link to your blog with my next Weight Loss Wednesday post.

I guess I've made you wait long enough, I should list my total weight lost for the week....

-1.4

Not quite the 2+ pounds I was hoping for, but its a step in the right direction. I'll take any kind of loss over a gain any day.

In other news, I have no idea why the stupid blog writer won't allow me to change FADKOG and Quinoa to black like Joel and SparkPeople, but I have a baby who's ready for breakfast so I'm going to let it slide. It doesn't mean I like you less, FADKOG and Quinoa. It just means I have a feral Critter and ran out of time.

3 comments:

for a different kind of girl said...

Congratulations on the loss!

I will hunt down the recipe (it's on a little post it note in my basement - yeah, that seems like a logical spot for it!) and send it off to you. If I forget or you get in dire straights, PLEASE email me and remind me, ok?

Jafael said...

Quinoa is good stuff.

That's a fantastic weight loss! I can never seem to lose more than a half a pound a week, so it seems pretty stellar to me! Congrats!

Mom said...

Yea good job! Keep going and you will be down to nothing in no time.
I'm here to support you 100%. Love Mom