Friday, January 14, 2011

Weekly Weigh-In

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Down four tenths of  pound.  Not too shabby.  It could’ve been better, but my eating wasn’t the greatest this week and I still haven’t started exercising as much as I’d planned. 
That’s ok.  Next week will be better.

                                                      My Little Apricot

Friday, January 7, 2011

Weekly Weigh-In

I’m off to a good start.  This first week I was doing a fast, so I didn’t eat any chocolate, cake, cookies…or any type of desserts.  I also tried to focus on making sure I was getting 8 cups of water each day.  This never has been easy for me during the winter. I just don’t feel thirsty. 
The scale this morning looked like this…
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Yep!  That’s down 4.6 pounds in one week.  Now I know it’s not likely to be that much each week…this is definitely a nice way to start off the first week.
Next week the focus will be setting up an exercise routine.

My Little Apricot

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


One of the wonderful things I love about the internet is the wealth of free resources out there.  You can find pretty much anything you need on the net. is a wonderful website where you can create personalized diet and fitness plans.  It also includes calorie counters, a workout tracker and exercise videos.

If you join they have message boards where you can ask questions to dieticians or trainers.

But…the best thing about is SparkRecipes.  It is wonderful! It has thousands of low fat recipes as well as a recipe calculator. You can take you own recipes, type in the information and it will calculate the nutrition information for you.  I find that extremely helpful.

Guess what? It doesn’t cost a thing to join….

Sunday, January 2, 2011

6 minute No Excuses Workout (link included)

Here is a link to to a free work out video that only takes 6 minutes.  I’m starting small because it’s been a long time since I’ve exercised and this is also a great way to get in very quick exercise before heading to work.

(For those of you associated with Flylady this video might look familiar.  Jonathan has been associated with her website in the past)

6 Minute No Excuses Workout

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Beginnings

It’s 2011 and time for a new start.  I turned 50 this past year. That's right. Half a century.  I know too many people who are having health problems because of carrying too much weight.  I know the aches and pains in my knees, hips and feet would likely go away if I take off a lot of weight. 50 pounds. How do I know this? My doctor told me.  After I got the injection in my knee (that didn’t work, btw).  I don’t want another injection again.  Never.
I started this blog because I want to start taking better care of me and I know that I will follow through if I start chronicling what I’m doing online.
In the past I’ve been more successful at losing and keeping the weight off while going to a gym or using a treadmill at home.  Finances are not going to allow for any of that this year.  So.  What to do?
Use the internet , of course!  And the library!  And my very own common sense! All of those things are free…..
I’m putting it all out there people!  My starting weight is 230 pounds.  The heaviest I’ve ever been in my life.  Even when I was 9 months pregnant.
Pictures may or may not happen…..
Exercise and eating right will…..