So…I hate exercising. I dislike getting all sweaty, I hate being out of breath, I refuse to go to a gym where people can stare at my chubby bootie while I am busy trying to keep my legs coordinated on the elliptical machine. Running isn’t even an option. I think this is why I really enjoyed the diet I did last winter.
Basically I ate 120 grams of protein a day- I survived solely on eggs, turkey bacon, salad, apples, chicken, beef and shrimp. I lost about 30 pounds in two months without exercising once. It was awesome.
The more weight I lost, the harder it was to continue losing weight. I started working out more regularly, and really liked the benefits of exercising. Of course, now and again I would fall off the band wagon and eat like, an entire batch of rice krispy treats by myself. (See here) By the day of our wedding, I had lost just over 50 pounds and I was very proud of myself.I am so glad I can look at our wedding photos and not cringe at being a big ol’ blimp. Since then, I have been really carefree about eating and basically just ate whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. I usually gain weight by just looking at carbs, so it was no surprised when I realized I had put on five (ok ten.) pounds
Now that I am working full time and taking care of an apartment and a husband, I just don’t have the time needed to properly execute this very detailed carb-free diet. Plus I am really, really sick of eggs.
We have been trying to exercise more regularly and eat healthy meals, but it hasn’t been very fun….until now. Due to our top-secret connections, we finally got our hands on a Wii Fit. Let me just say- this is the best thing ever. Nothing is as entertaining as watching Jazz hula-hoop for 3 minutes or see him balance on one leg while doing a crazy yoga pose. He holds the records in most of the ski events, while I am top dog at soccer and the penguin balance. We constantly go back and forth beating each other’s records- its so much fun that we don’t even realize we are burning calories. The system keeps track of your minutes exercised, weight and BMI among other things. Its a really motivating and fun way to get our exercise in everyday. Consider this an endorsement for the Wii Fit.
As mentioned in a previous blog, we are going to Disneyland for Oktoberfest 2008 with some of my family members, and I am trying to get down to three pounds less than my wedding weight before we go. I’m gonna try to post my progress every now and again to keep myself motivated to stay on track (or on the soccer field, or the ski slopes, or the boxing ring, whatever.)