Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Website: Cook yourself Thin

Here's a website for the week: Cook Yourself Thin!

Thank you to one reader for sharing this website! It's got a lot of great ideas for well balanced meals that are sure to keep you saying "yum"

I also love that it has you cook portion sized, rather than have to figure out portions after you've smelled it in the kitchen and gotten your mouth watering and wanting more!

If you have a website you go to for inspiration or for recipes, please share your experiences!

Monday, October 26, 2009

1 Song Challenge

So I read about this online somewhere, and I thought I would share.

Pick a song on your ipod or a CD and pick a target muscle group. Work out that muscle group to the beat for one song. Don't stop, if you burn, shake or feel weak, just get through it. Then pick another song and go for another target area. Do 3 target areas a day. it's quick, it will burn, but you'll feel good after doing it.

Here are some of the "target areas" and how I exercise them:
Abs: Crunches and leg extensions
Legs: lunges, squats, stairs (I literally go up and down)
Tricepts: I take a large kitchen pot, hold it over my head and then bend my elbows so that it goes behind my head

Share your around the house exercises!

Q & A From Reader

Q. Do you take the pill on an empty stomach, or do you eat something first?

A. That's a great question, I've tried it many different ways and have gotten varying results. Just remember it's different for everyone, so try it their way for a week and see how you feel/how it goes, then try it with a slight variation.

I've tried:
1. Empty stomach: So far this is what works the best for me. I feel like I need to drink more water this way, which is what makes it work the best. I also feel the most full this way
2. After a small amount of grapefruit: This is good when I wake up feeling weak/hungry. It does the trick for the short term but doesn't greatly change the effects I feel.
3. With a glass of milk: It was ok, but didn't work as well...
4. After a small protein bar: Worked the least, I was hungry for a snack

Don't forget: I'm not a medical professional, I'm just sharing my experience.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Workout progress

This might be gross and tmi, so feel free not to read.

I have a "muffin top" and have for many years now. It used to flap over and touch my skin again, it was SOOOOO gross. But now it doesn't touch itself! I'm really excited about that. Now it's still not flat, but it's more rounded than folded:) I also don't have the underboob roll anymore:)

At the gym, I was able to do the entire ab workout with the class I attend regularly, this was the first time that I didn't have to break!

What have you been doing to work out? I might go for a walk tomorrow afternoon to keep the daily routine going.

Good Weekend

So we hosted a football tailgate, and it included me making plenty of my favorite foods/dips. Luckily I wasn't too hungry, so it worked out well.

I had a few drinks, and I was SO full that I couldn't eat anymore. Honestly, I didn't eat that much.

I've been having grapefruit juice in the AM with my Healthy Trim. Then I've been having the second capsule with milk. I've barely had to eat anything for lunch.

I really hope that you all are having as much luck as I've been having!

Monday, October 19, 2009

I had a great weekend

I was at a football tailgate (which I typically over eat/drink at) but I was able to get away with a cheeseburger, some fruit salad and only a couple of drinks! Woo Hoo. I also had a lean steak which was VERY yummy.

How was your weekend?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Went for a walk!

We have been having gorgeous weather recently so I asked my husband to go on a walk with me. I can honestly say that I didn't feel the pain that I used to feel on walks 1/2 the distance! So I'm quite excited about that. Perhaps we'll walk a bit more often! The fresh air felt great!

Sticking to it...

I'm about to go onto my 3rd bottle, I've decided that it's the right move for now. I don't trust myself quite yet. hopefully after the third bottle I'll be able to not take Healthy Trim as much. I'd love to lose this weight naturally, but who knows how possible that is at this point! I'm just glad that I've got something like Healthy Trim to get me started. This is honestly the first time I've ever been able to lose weight, in my entire life.

Monday, October 12, 2009

A good snack...

I've been trying to do healthier meal supplements- not too starchy:)

So it's a great season for squash and zucchini! I've been steaming them, eating them raw, and even putting them in soup!

What is your favorite fall food?

Weigh in

2 Weeks ago: 211
This week: 209!!!

That's with a ton of eating and drinking in the middle. I couldn't be happier about this weigh in!

How are you all doing?

Friday, October 9, 2009

Food To Love: Mini Peanut Butter Quaker Oats

Has anyone tried these yet? They're mini Quaker Oat Cakes and they have a sweet peanut butter drizzle on them. I had them as a snack, but they were much more like a dessert- oh and they're only 90 calories! Woo Hoo!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Milk, it does a body good...

So I've been taking one Healthy Trim in the morning with a few glasses of water. I've then been drinking water until lunchtime when I take another Healthy Trim with water. But, I've been getting home from work really late (8/8:30pm) and I am actually feeling hungry. SO before I even start cooking dinner, I have a glass of milk. This way I don't have those hungry feelings during dinner and overeat. If you're finding yourself in the same situation, it might be something good to try. Oh- and I only drink skim milk!

I had a great weekend!

Ok, I've been trying to post all night. It's not working! I'll update you as soon as blogger gets back to normal!

I was at a wedding this past weekend, so I'm going to hold the weigh in til next week because I know I'm not going to like the number looking back at me.

Keep an eye out for another "Filling" trick!

How is everyone doing?