For me, after my Saturday splurge in eating, I then ate much of nothing for three days except for saltine crackers. But... as much as you would think this would HELP my weight-loss, I also was in bed for those three days and could barely move my aching bones, so I was eating less and doing less. A recipe for a pretty even week.
It doesn't help that I haven't been able to grocery shop either, so last night ran through the drive through on way home from getting Annabelle's cast off instead of carting snotty Annabelle through a grocery store all by myself. (I figured this was better than having milk and Halloween candy for dinner!!!)
Anyway, enough with pleasantries...
Down to business!
This week: - 2 pounds
Total Fat Friday loss: - 5 pounds
Total Weight loss: -19 pounds
Scott (my handsome, becoming skinny hubby)'s numbers: (taking a break this week... he started a new job so I don't want to make him get up early and weigh on his one day-off, but I'm fairly certain he stayed about even, as he hasn't had time to concentrate on eating less OR doing more! Will report in for him next week!)
Just like "eating less" everyone has ways they can "do more." Some run every morning. Others have a gym membership. My mother-in-law swears by going to Curves. Others Zumba with a church group.
I'd love to do some of those things. BUT...
Running every morning is a no-go. It's cold right now, number one, hubby leaves at an unGodly time of the morning (Yes, Yes, I know, no time is really unGodly, but I prefer to give people on the other side of the world their daylight time with God and not interrupt too early...*ahem*) so yeah, can't rightly leave my girls to go running, and taking Annabelle out in the cold? Yeah, NO.
Gym membership? Curves? Annabelle? No. No. and Immonsurpessed. Not leaving her with someone I don't know to go sweat all over machines other people have sweated their germs all over too. (For the record, I'm sure they clean the machines, it is more the not leaving Annabelle part that makes this not an option.)
Zumba? One word for you. PRIDE. Krista and coordination and dancing just don't go together, not in public anyway. I applaud those that can do this though, as it looks SUPER fun. A ton of churches have started these programs, so LOOK INTO IT. But for me, I think I'd pee myself laughing during the process though. (I've given birth naturally to 4 kids... nuff said.) And NONE OF US want that. (Not to mention the not leaving Annabelle thing...)
So, what's a fat Momma to do?
DO MORE Options for the Tied-to-Home Fat Momma
Exercise Videos... It can even be a ZUMBA one!! My girls and I got a "Dancing with the Stars" one that we were doing together every morning before school for a while. We looked absolutely ridiculous and couldn't do a step right in the whole darn thing, but it was funny and made for hilarious mother-daughter exercise time!
DANCE.... while you clean! Put on some loud music, whatever your pleasure (Mine is usually some praise and worship, maybe some Skillet, the occasional country...) then MOVE while you clean! If you ever drive by my house during the day and see some crazy woman in the window flailing all over with Lysol in her hand... ignore me. Unless there is a man with a gun in the near vicinity and I'm trying to spray him with the Lysol in defense... then call 911. Thanks!
Video Games.... I'm serious! I LOVE THE WII! I don't do it as often as I should, but the Wii Fit (I use the plus version) is great for tracking weight and tracking calories burned on the different stuff you do. I also play a mean bowling. It's also great to do with the kiddos and hubby in the evening. Family fun AND exercise, fun stuff! To go with this... I have a few *ahem* shows during the day that I sometimes allow myself to watch. Usually I fold laundry during that time, however when I don't have that (rare), I'll do free-step on the Wii Fit for 30 minutes. Exercise while I watch Price is Right... JUSTIFICATION baby!
Hand Weights... I have a pair of weights that I actually got for my husband that are adjustable in weight... I use them more than he does:-) But I try to pick them up and do 20 reps at a time. Takes maybe a minute or two each time I do it, but a few times a day while I'm waiting for laundry to dry or something is better than nothing. Sometimes I'll use them while I do the free-step while I watch Price is Right... it just keeps getting more justified as we go, huh!
Sit-ups... Put those toes underneath that couch and count to twenty. Takes about, well, a minute or two for me, but repeat a few times a day and woohoo! Burn that Belly Fat!
Get down and PLAY... Annabelle spends a lot of time on the floor... so sometimes it's fun just to get on the floor and roll around with her! I'll do leg lifts sometimes too, and she thinks it's pretty silly!
Whatever your pleasure.... just make a concerted effort throughout the day to DO MORE!
Discussion: How did YOU do this week?? Don't make me call you out by name... just kidding! (Mostly!) Seriously, regardless of how "good" or "bad" you did, share your progress or struggle!
And how do YOU go about the "do more" of weight-loss (or weight-management for those of you who are in encouragement mode)?