Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Lost something

Well, I am happy to say that this week I have lost another 1.4lbs. Doesn't sound like much I know but after being unable to workout and gaining so much weight I am happy with any result that is going in the other direction!

I was able to work out 5 day this week and did all the workouts to Leslie Sansone's walking at home DVD's I managed 4 of the 5 days to do 4 mile walks and the other day a 3 mile walk. Now these walks are not just walking, they include all muscles in the body and you do a bit of jogging etc. I sweat a ton so it's not like walking around the neighborhood, that's for sure!

Yesterday was my day off ( I take two days off a week) but I am unable to workout again today because yesterday I woke up feeling... sick! Darn! I am on a role and hate taking the time off but it must be done as I am just not up to it!

As a reward for my now 3.4 lbs of weight loss in two weeks I ordered in Swiss Chalet today! So what were my choices you might ask! Well, I had 1/2 a Greek salad with no dressing and instead used my calorie wise dressing of sundried tomato and oregano... plus I picked off the feta cheese! I don't miss it really so no loss there. I had about 3/4 of a breast with no skin, mashed potato which is less than the baked potato in points plus and 1/4 of a bun. They have changed their buns or I would have had the whole thing but I don't like them anymore... too dense for me. I also enjoyed a tsp of healthy margarine from home. I ended the day with a glass of milk and a Weight Watchers brownie!

I did go over in my points by 9 points but these last two weeks I have struggled to use all my points each day and have not delved into my extra points allowance at all so I think I deserve to use some of my extra points this week! Hopefully that will be all I use this week though and hopefully I will be back on my workouts soon and feeling much better.

For those of you who have the new Weight Watchers binder of recipes the Smokey Turkey Chili is fabulous! We made that last week and it was fantastic! Definitely worth a try if you like Chili!

I have tried a ton of recipes from this new booklet and they are all fabulous so far!

I found this adaptation of the chili on PrepAhead & Dine In blog if you don't have the book this is pretty close to what the Weight Watchers recipe is.

Be back soon with more ... wish me luck. I'm off to bed to rest this sick little body of mine!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

I'm Back

Hello everyone

So it has been a really really long time since I was here. I was ill, diagnosed with a heart condition and until this point I was unable to do just about anything. They finally found the problem and I am now in heart medication that is working very well for me.

As a matter of fact it is working so well now that I have begun to work out again. Granted it is just a walking video but I sweat and it's difficult for me because the muscles in my body are heavy and I have a hard time getting rid of the build up of lactic acid in them due to the pills but I am able to do it! I am feeling so much better for it too.

I began the videos last week as well as tracking with my Weight Watchers and I am happy to say I am down 2.4 lbs today. Today was my weigh in day and I was delighted to see the result. I know that 2 lbs a week is a healthy weight to loose so that was my goal and I have made it just slightly more than that also.

I will try to get to this blog now again and write about some ideas and tips and recipes so if there is anyone out there still interested, and maybe still coming to check in here... I'm back!

I hope you have all had a fabulous year so far since my last post! Mine has been eventful but I am so grateful to be alive and cherishing each and every day!


Saturday, January 14, 2012

New find in exercise videos

Hi everyone

I know it has been a while... but hay... good news is I found a great new exercise video ... well several actually and I think they are great for ANYONE! Maybe you have heard of them? They are walking videos and let me tell you all... they are fabulous! Not too much stress on the joints. They make you sweat, you burn calories and they are fun! They are by Leslie Sansone and there are a ton of them to choose from! I have been doing the first one I purchased for a week or so and today I bought another and LOVED it also. I walked 4 miles in my own livingroom! Whhhaaaawhoooo!

Check her out and try it out too! Unlike my experience with the lovely Jillian Michaels where I felt like I was at bootcamp and in trouble all the time... this is a fabulously energizing video that makes you feel loved while you burn burn burn those calories!

I'm getting more tomorrow if I can find some more videos by Leslie! Best Buy, K Mart and Walmart all carry her stuff!

I heard about her through a customer of ours who has lost 20 pounds using her videos and Weight Watchers new points plus plan. It sounded interesting to me so I thought I would give it a shot! I am really happy I did! I'll keep in touch and let you know how it's going.

I have a fairly busy schedule right now with bear orders but I won't miss the workouts... I may not be back here too often but I will eventually so don't forget to check every now and again.

Have a wonderful day and honestly I think ANYONE can do these exercises so give it a whirl. And if you don't want to shell out the bucks on the DVD before you try ... Leslie has a website Walk at home and she has some video's up that you can try (test) before you buy.

Keep healthy and Happy New Year Everyone!