Friday, January 14, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
The scale this morning looked like this…
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.
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.
SparkPeople.com 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 SparkPeople.com 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
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)
Saturday, January 1, 2011
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…..