Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thursday Fitness Update - Week #5

I want to encourage anyone who has been thinking of a healthier lifestyle to take some steps to put your changes in action.  I cannot tell you how much better I feel already.  Basically eliminating sweet drinks, white breads and pasta, and sweets along with exercising, really makes a differance in the way I feel overall.  Last weekend over the holiday, I was not as careful with what I ate and I could feel myself being weighed down and tired.  I really think that there is something within these 'unhealthy' foods that reacts with something within our systems to make us feel bad.  Come join me on this journey and tell me of your successes.  Even what we initially perceive as failures, are not in my eyes...that's life and if you get depressed about falling off the wagon, you will talk yourself into going back to your old ways.  If you can climb back on the horse, that is success.  Always keep it in a positive light and realize that there will be ups and down...expect them and you won't be surprised when they ultimately happen. 

Before I get into my status results for this week, I want to introduce you to my new love.  The UPS Man (he's not my new love...wait for it...)  knocked on my back door yesterday and delivered this wonderful package to me ...the package contained this:

The Keurig Platinum still my heart.  This is the easiest most convenient way to make coffee, hot tea or hot chocolate.  You just pop in one of these puppies, otherwise known as K cups and hit the button and you get a perfectly brewed single cup serving. 

There are no messy filters or measuring to deal with...once your cup is brewed you simply remove the K cup and drop it in the trash. More importantly and what made me decide to purchase this sweetie in the first place, there is no aftertaste if I brew differant flavors. I love flavored coffees and my husband likes a good cup of cowboy coffee...strong and black. With our old coffee maker, he would always complain about the aftertaste of any flavored coffees I would brew. Now we don't have that problem and with the many differant flavors of K Cups available, I can keep hot tea on hand for me and hot chocolate for my Daughters and Grandbabes.

If you have one of these brewers, let me know if you are loving it as well.  I have only owned mine for a day but I already am looking to name her and invite her to live with us, longterm.   

Week #5

  • Weight Loss - 1 pounds - Total Loss - 9 pounds
  • Exercise-
    • Goal 30 minutes daily
    • Actual - 2 days 20-25 minutes
  • Nutrition - Water intake at least 48 oz daily.
My daughter gave me a treadmill.  Love you Baby!!! Going to try to pick it up this weekend and I think that will go a long way in helping with the exercise.  I have also been incorporating some stretching and cardio this week....I need to really kick that up.  I started lightly and have had no sore muscles so far, so I'm going to stretch myself a bit more this week.  My Nutritionist said that sustained weightloss and lessening the plateau time is dependant upon keeping your exercise routine mixed.  That way, you are not constantly doing one single thing and your body reacts by missing or lessening the plateau weeks, during a weightloss program. 

All The Best,
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Blue Creek Home said...

I guess I am jumping on this health adventure with ya!!
With all of the stress of late...
I have gained weight and stopped exercising.
Carbs are my downfall - I haven't been careful at all lately and that is so unhealthy.
Since Sunday, I have tried to make better choices and I also walked 1 mile on the treadmill yesterday.
I am sure my family, my diabetes, and my stupid fibromyalgia will appreciate it!
Thanks for your encouragement to all of us.

Together We Save said...

I am so jealous of your coffee maker.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

The best thing I have bought in YEARS...Have had mine for about 6 months and order every coffee, tea I can find.....We are in love....

and I am on the fitness wagon with you...some days great, some days less than good....thanks for the encouragement

Valerie said...

Another week has flown by - seems like yesterday I was laughing at your dog/hot dog photo. I have a Keurig - I use it for a cup in the afternoon - either iced or hot. We continue to use our 12 cup pot for am,need help waking up at 5am.
Your journey to health encourages me every week, I keep thinking I'll join with a post of my own - I'm making that commitment for next week. Keep treading!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

You're doing wonderfully! Keep it up.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

My hairdresser has one of those coffee makers and I love it. I would like to have that kind for me and let my hubby keep the regular one. He would never go for a cup at a time like this.

Congrats on the weight is hard thing to do, but you do feel better once you get used to it!

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Way to go Anita! I need to take the plunge and give up the white sugar, flour etc... I find my energy bogged down a lot this year and I think it does have much to do with what I'm putting into my body. I walk at least 3 times a week, but I also need to add another form of exercise. You are an inspiration. I will enjoy checking in on your progress and getting inspired.

Lee Ann

Shana said...

Good luck with the weight loss/healthy eating. That is hard for me.
I keep track of my exercise on SparkPeople. If you haven't heard of it, you should check it out: tons of motivation.

My Guy is really into the Welland Canal. This is his website if you are interested.
There is even an article that I wrote on there

I don't drink coffee but it looks great.

Sharon said...

I would like to congratulate you on your loss and for your inspiration.
I need to work a little harder on the exercise part. I would like to find something that I can do with a bad back. I am trying to walk more.
keep on keeping on.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

We absolutely adore our Keurig. Use it everyday...yep, it is definately a love!!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I;m so happy for you Anita.. You're doing great and I look forward to your next report.. Feeling good is definately living better...


Mari said...

Hi Anita,
I've been enjoying reading some of your posts. I loved your thoughts on picnics a few posts back. I'm also appreciating your weight loss updates. It's something I need to work on, and to do it as a life style as you say, not a diet. Thanks for the inspiration!