Wednesday, September 10, 2008

WoW ~ Starting Over!

**This is probably a really boring post for most all of you... But, I am putting it up anyway, since WOW was really helping me lose weight and eat well earlier this year.  Thanks Regina for getting it going once again! I need it!  

It has been quite some time since I have posted for WoW (Weight on Wednesday).  I did not do very well over the summer.  I started gaining while on our road trip (it was SO hard to eat well) and continued with way too many cakes all summer!!  It didn't help that Regina took a break from WoW and I wasn't having to report my gains until the last few weeks.... and I conveniently ignored posting here as well! ;)

Well it is time for me to shape up..  literally!!! hee..hee..  I am going to start eating better and exercising.  Not only do I need to lose the weight from the summer (approx 7 pounds as of last Wednesday), I would like to lose another 10+ on top of that, which should be achievable... (unless God has other plans and I find out I am pregnant before that happens--which is usually the case!   I am not, as of Monday, though a number of people asked me if I was this past week--and honestly, I was wondering myself!) ... In fact, another friend asked me last night at Bunco... My summer weight gain must be really noticeable! ;)

Even though I would like to lose weight, what I really need to focus on is increasing my energy and getting more rest.  I have been SO tired, but at the same time, I can't sleep.  I think I have gotten maybe 15 hours of sleep in the last 3 nights.  Since I haven't been sleeping, I have been drinking lots of coffee, which is probably what is keeping me awake at night!

Ok, so here are my goals for this week
  • Exercise for 10 minutes before bed each night. (My chiropractor seems to think this will help me sleep better.)
  • Do some sort of exercise program/video 2 times.  (3 would be better, but I want to try and start slow and realistically)  
  • Eat some protein with breakfast.  Preferably a protein shake (as long as it is dairy, sugar, banana, and blueberry free).
  • Cut out coffee.  Is it possible?  I had a cup of green tea this morning.
Weight Gain/Loss since last Wednesday:
  • -2 pounds Wahoo! Only 5 more to go to be my pre-summer weight!  

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  1. ive heard not to exercise right before bed cuz it revs you up somehow--it is supposed to give you more energy. stretching might be ok but i dont think actual exercise

  2. Yes... I meant more along the lines of ten minutes of stretching, and crunches... no cardio.

  3. Update: We just went to the track and did 6 laps. It's a start!

  4. Hi, I'm glad to see you are being blessed by the cd we have put together. Do you know we have 2 others? you can listen to samples of them all at: My husband is also the author of 5 books (published by Ignatius Press) with quotes of the saints, I think you would love Sermon in a Sentence with quotes of St. Theresa of Lisiuex by John McClernon, they are also displayed on our website. If you would like to get in touch with us to carry these cds yourself you can email me at: God Bless you, Hey I also have 5 beautiful children and am from a family of 11 children!
    In Christ,
    Mary McClernon

  5. I'm shy about posting about my weight issues on my blog. Good luck with your weight loss. I hate being asked if I'm pregnant!


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