Monday, February 10, 2003

Hmmm.. I can't believe it's been a week since I've checked in. I had a pretty good week so far. a decent upper and lower body workout. Two good days of treadmill work, and a 5 mile hike on Saturday. I have even been doing well on my food.. until Sunday when my Fiance brought home a loaf of french bread he won at the checkout counter while picking up some diet soda. Oh it was SO good! but I got up this morning and the scale said 190!! *sob* I know I'm toning, and that my body is getting stronger. I'm actually seeing an improvement in my energy levels and I think I'm losing inches. but... 190 lbs! I have to say that that number has motivated me even MORE to hit the gym tonight. I think I'm ready to start pushing my workouts to a level 10.. I just hope I don't overdo it.

I got an email from someone (Yay someone actually reads this!) Thank you for the suggestions for drinks. I found the EAS Advant Edge "Carb Control" drinks seem to be doing the trick for me. They are quick, taste ok, don't seem to upset my stomach, and only have 2 grams of carbs. :) One in the afternoon about 3:00 seems to hold me over until after my workout, so I'm satisfied.

For anyone looking for a "sweet treat" I have discovered Sugar Free italian sodas. English Toffee, Carmel, Amareto... Throw them in the blender with some ice and milk and WALA a milk-shake tasting drink I'm sure there's a way to throw some protien powder in there to make it a little more 'legal' I make mine with whipping cream to keep a handle on the carbs.

I must remember to take measurements tonight....

Monday, February 3, 2003

My weekend started fine, and then dissolved into a two day long 'free day' :| BUT, I am down to 187.5... I can finally walk across the room without pain, so tonight I hope to do my lower body work out again. I'm going to be a lot more careful about my calf workout though!

Not much else to report. I'm feeling confident, and better physically and mentally, even if my body isn't showing a great deal of improvement yet. I'll give it time.