Tuesday 21 April 2009

Yesterday's Weigh-in & My New Mini-Goal

I lost a pound this week and Robert lost half a pound. I've now lost 90.5 pounds.

On May 12th, I will have been on this weight-loss journey for a year. I'd like to reach 100 pounds lost by then. It will not be easy, because my body seems to be quite happy to be losing lately at the rate of a pound a week. But it can't hurt to try, so I'm going for it. I have three weeks to lose 9.5 pounds.

Wednesday 15 April 2009

Winner of the "Do Something Different" T-shirt!

The random number generator picked a winner and the winner is MizFit! Please get back to me with a mailing address and size, so I can send you your shirt!

Do Something Different Tee

Tuesday 14 April 2009

Did You Do Something Different This Week?

Did you do something different this week? Share in the comments what you did for exercise that was different from your normal routine. How did it feel to do? Did you enjoy it or hate it? Will you be doing it again?

I mentioned in this post that I would be in-line skating this week. True to my word, Robert and I dug out some in-line skates from our closet and tried them out today.

It was fun despite the fact that I was a bit unsteady. I realized that I prefer roller skates to in-line skates, so I've decided to buy myself a pair of roller skates along with elbow pads, knee pads, wrist guards and a helmet. Robert and I will definitey be doing more skating in the future!

Monday 13 April 2009

Another Weigh-In

I got tired of losing only a pound a week for the past few weeks, so I increased my exercise just for this week, and it worked. I lost 4 pounds! :)

My total weight loss so far is 89.5 pounds. I only have 48 pounds to go to reach my target weight! :)

It's starting to look like I'll actually get there this year, and that is really exciting for me!

Robert made some delicious and healthy dishes for our dinner tonight. He made homemade scotch eggs and Breakfast Vindaloo.

Both recipes and others can be found in my recipe blog Skinny Dreaming Recipes.

Tuesday 7 April 2009

Do Something Different! (and a Give-Away)

I've read many studies that show that it is helpful to weight loss to change the way you workout. Doing the same thing all of the time means your body gets used to it and stops burning calories as efficiently during that activity.

I am guilty of always doing the same thing. I get into a routine and find it very difficult to change it. I suspect a lot of people have this problem.

So this week, I am making a challenge to you. Do something different. For just two exercise sessions this week, do something that you don't normally do.

For example, this week, I am going to do some in-line skating. Something I have not done in many years.

Now for the give-away:

Do Something Different Tee

The prize: A value tee from my shop that says, "Do Something Different!"

Share in my comments what you plan on doing. Then come back after you've done it and
share in my comments again how it felt to do. You have until April 14th, 2009 to enter. A random number generator will pick the winner on April 15th.

Not limited to just the US. Anyone can participate.

Extra entry: You may get one extra entry by linking me to or e-mailing me a picture of you doing the activity. (Pictures may be used in a future blog post.)

One More Pound!

This week's weigh-in has me down another pound. It can be frustrating to lose only one pound each week, as I have done for the past three weeks, but at least my weight is still going in the right direction! I've now lost a total of 85.5 pounds (6 stone 1.5 pounds).

Robert lost 2 1/2 pounds this week and is now at his all-time lowest weight since starting our weight loss journey! We're both very focused on having terrific results this week too!