Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ash Wednesday

So it's that time again...lent and the question always is what are you going to give up? Well this year I'm not going to give up anything. I've been thinking about it and instead of giving up something I am going to add something to my life. With my goal this year being to get healthy and lose weight I'd like to add something to that goal that I am not currently doing. So far I'm following the Weight Watcher program, doing AT LEAST 30 minutes of cardio a day at least 6 days a week and now added last week strength training everyday...I guess it's time to add the dreaded ab workout, UGH. I hate this part of my body. I hate working on it, looking at it and making it work out (actually now that I think about it the only I like about it is feeding it lol). So for lent I will do an ab workout EVERY SINGLE DAY...I wrote it, it's got to be true!

Today I couldn't eat meat but it was dinner at Oma's house so that's pretty easy, she cooks the dinner and she's Catholic. We had haddock, asparagus, winter squash, baby carrots and salad. It was fantastic! Then I went to the gym and did 40 minutes on the elliptical and strength training (including newly added dead lifts since I liked the benefits that Jillian Michaels discussed in the last chance workout). I came home and did one of the 10 minute (really 14fyi) OnDemand ab workout with the bubbly blond that stars in it. She was annoyingly hyper but the workout seemed effective.

Tomorrow night is my weigh in. I hope that I've lost but this week I really doubt it. I followed the plan but I drank more then usual. I worked out but it was less then usual and it's that time of the month (NOT THAT THIS IS AN EXCUSE-I should still be in control) so I did have a few more snacky items then typical. We'll see, I'd REALLY like to see -.8 on that scale so I can have a total loss of 15 but if it doesn't happen this week I'll make it up and some next week!


  1. Hi Skinny,

    I'll start by saying that I'm a lot older than you, but my initial large weight loss was when I was 29-going-on-30, and I did it with Weight Watchers. It will totally change your life, and I'm glad to read that you're going for it.

    I'm also Catholic. Feels like just we were just singing Christmas carols last week, now we're in mourning already. Fed my family cod tonight--baked--not from the Parish fish fry.

    Hope you get your .8 tomorrow; more if possible. I'll follow you and check back!

  2. Hi :) thanks for the comment and thanks for reading! I'm definately enjoying the results of ww already!