Monday, April 19, 2010

I Guess a Treadmill is Made for Something Besides Storage!

It is on PEOPLE! It is official. Since winter weather has come to an end for now, I am out of luck. No more wearing bulky sweaters and coats to hide the excess "ring" around my middle. Frustrating when you truly feel you have nothing to wear, because nothing fits right.

So, yours truly has decided to once again try to loose the extra few pounds that seem to want to stay around. I have tried about every diet under the sun, and do well on most, as long as I stick to it. However, there are a few side affects here and there that leave me jumping off the healthy train a little too early. For example, the eating no carbs, helped me loose the weight FAST, but after a few weeks, diarrhea became too common of an occurrence for my liking. I also can't eat nuts or chocolate, so that leaves out a lot of the protein bars and shakes.

I've decided to just do it the old fashion way. Keep track of the calories, eat more fruits and veggies, limit my "white" carbs to rewards and just try to eat more healthy. We shall see where this all goes...

Actually, I am announcing my plan to the world, because I need the motivation to keep plugging along. So, every week I am going to mention how I am doing, to help keep me accountable and motivated. So if you have any great suggestions for low calorie snacks or meals or exercises for a nonathletic, "I HATE ANYTHING THAT MAKES YOU SWEAT," gal like me, comment loud and proud, for I can use all the help I can get.

But here is the real humdinger... I am going to TRY to make myself exercise everyday for at least thirty minutes. (My sister has passed out from shock right now, I know.) I have seriously decided I want to get moving a little. So, to get started, I guess I will have to clean this off...




and move this out...


Yep! After I get a movin', the only problem I will hopefully have, is "WHERE TO PUT THE JUNK!" :) Just keeping it real, sorry you had to witness this, but unfortunately the exercise equipment is in my "junk room." We are once again working on cleaning the room up...

Wish me luck, say a prayer and even consider joining me. Summer is not too far around the corner. Oh, I have to be honest... I can't make myself tell my starting weight. Maybe one day... for now I will just let you know how much I lose as I go.

Want to come along?

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On a side note, PLEASE say a special prayer for my Mother-in-law. She starts her radiation treatments tomorrow. Last time she didn't get sick, we are hoping for the same this time. Also pray for my Father-in-law, for her treatments are 45 minutes away in the next town. It will get tiring traveling back and forth everyday. Eventually, my hubby and others will help drive, but for this week he is going to do it for sure. Thanks for keeping them and our family in your prayers.


Hope you had a beautiful day!

13 comments:

He & Me + 3 said...

I so need to get on that train. My treadmill doesn't have anything on it but dust. Ugh.

Tiffany said...

I am right there with you!!!!! Here we gooooo!

Angel Muly said...

You crack me up!!! I can so relate. When my mom passed away last summer, I saw her treadmill, which was about a year old but used only once. We decided to bring it home with us which meant cleaning off tons of cobwebs and dust. It is now in my so called workout room. I walked on it faithfully for a time and now unfortunately it is again collecting dust. I will get motivated with you though and vow to walk on it 30 minutes a day!!! Thanks for the reminder.

Also, thank you for your kind comment on my post today!!
Love, Angel
allthemus.blogspot.com

Andrea said...

You will get a 30 minute work out just uncovering the machine...lol!
I am trying to eat healthier, but haven't made myself exercise yet.
Blessings, andrea

momstheword said...

I prayed for both of them the minute I read this. Hopefully she won't get sick this time either.

Can you watch t.v. while you exercise? Makes it go faster.

I am exercising using a dvd (our treadmill isn't working well), so it's not quite as interesting. But I've lost 6 1/2 lbs!

I am determined to be able to fit into my summer clothes, lol!

Bridget said...

I've got a Gazelle I need to set up and start using...

Good luck to you!! :D

christy rose said...

Hope you do well in eating healthier and exercising. I need to hop on this train too! But I am not quite motivated yet! Maybe after I see you lose a few pounds, that will help motivate me. :)

~*Michelle*~ said...

WAY to GO! You can TOTALLY do this!

(*yes, a little shouting with my capitals......it's like a pep rally for you!)

now excuse me while I use a leaf blower to get the dust off of mine.

Pilar said...

I bought some new tennis shoes and a couple of weights and a dvd of jillian... something.... that everyone says is great for losing weight.... what I didn´t know is that buying it is not enough, that I actually have to do it ;) I was wondering why I haven´t lost any weight since I bought them 4 months ago LOL

Kristin said...

I was reading this last night and just didn't have time to comment, but I felt like I could've written this post! I decided this week that I have to do something! I have reached my heaviest weight and I feel horrible! I feel 6 mos pregnant! So, I am making a point to make healthier choices and I'm going to try too to do 30 mins a day on the treadmill. I have no excuses, because I have a treadmill, bike and weights. So, good luck!!!! I know we can do it!

Kellie said...

You can do this! :) Start doing like me and walking around your block or in a subdivision (if you live in one) and such so you are not stuck on exercise equipment all of the time. I find that being in the fresh air helps it to go "faster." I try to walk around 3 times a week right now. I know you are wanting to do more and I think that is awesome. Keep on keeping on because the Lord will give you what you need to do the job!

Angie said...

Maybe if I join you, I can quit teasing Joey about getting stationed in Alaska!! Bulky sweaters year 'round up there - and not a 'swimsuit' season in sight!!
Let's do this thing, cuz!

Amber said...

You could join bootcamp with me.

*wink*

Love you much. Praying for Mrs. G.