Friday, January 25, 2013

Working On Those Weighty Issues

What a difference a week makes!  Week two went so much better than week one.  Of course it helped that there was no traveling or eating out.  This was my focus this week:

1.  Eating breakfast or at least a piece of fruit or a serving of yogurt.  Something is better than nothing.
2.  Drinking more water and less diet Coke. 
3.  Cut back on sweets. 

I ate breakfast every morning.  After two weeks I can honestly say I am less hungry during the day and I didn't overeat at lunch or dinner.  I'm still not drinking more water than diet Coke, but it's probably half and half.  I'll get there.  I didn't make or buy any dessert or sweets.  I still indulged in my Hershey Kisses and Ghirardelli chocolate, but I was able to keep it to a minimum and be satisfied.  These changes led to a weight loss of 1.8 pounds!

As I mentioned in week one, I have type 2 diabetes.  My biggest accomplishment this week was keeping my blood sugar levels closer to normal.  It's always a struggle to do that.

This week I plan to begin exercising.  Back when I was going to physical therapy for my knee, they had me start each session on the stationary bike.  My knee felt so much better each time.  I had a treadmill, but I wasn't able to walk on it, so we invested in a recumbent stationary bike so I could work my knee at home.  I was using it pretty regularly until we went on vacation.  I'm sad to say, I haven't had a relationship with my bike since last August.  It's time for us to get reacquainted!  

What do you do for exercise?
xo Annette xo


  1. Good for you!!! It's always so nice to see progress isn't it?? :-D

    Have you tried any of the water "add ins"? Crystal Light etc...there are a ton of flavors and brands on the market, some all natural/no or low sugar. I really do like drinking water but since I drink so much it's nice to kind of mix it up sometimes!

    Exercise? Chasing little 3 year olds around at work makes up most of my workout these days, but we do have a treadmill at home and I try and get on it at least a couple times a week.

  2. Way to go, Annette! Both on the weight loss and keeping your blood sugar levels closer to normal. I like the "cut back on sweets." Give them up completely? Never! And exercise, what exercise? Oh, my goal is to do the knee exercises three times next week.

  3. Sounds like a great week Annette! Congrats on your weight loss. Start slow with your exercise and take care of your knee. Have a great week!
    Everyday Inspired

  4. Anette, this is FANTASTIC. I think it is just incredible making what changes you made. I can hardly budge a single pound...but then again, I haven't cut out sweets entirely. :-( With the little amount of chocolate you are eating, this sounds like a very do-able way to lose weight (plus cutting out the soda). Way to go!!

  5. Good for you!!
    Have you ever tried those Skinny Cow ice cream treats? I have a friend who did WW and she said those were her salvation for not feeling deprived. I have tried them and they are very good.
    Exercise. Geeze. I was a 5X per week gym rat for years and my favorite exercise was free weights. Probably not something you would guess about me!
    Many life changes ended that and I have never gotten back to it and get WAY less exercise than I should now days.

  6. Good for you! I also need to drink more water and less Diet Coke, especially during tax season.

    All of my jobs are sedentary -- doing taxes, legal research, and sewing for Etsy all involve a lot of SITTING time, in front of the computer or the sewing machine. I REALLY need to carve out some time to exercise. You are an inspiration!

  7. Congrats Annette, that is awesome, if you are looking for those lost pounds they are most probably on me,
    LOL!!! :)

    I used to like riding bikes but I am not a fan of stationary ones, so now I just walk when I can but not very far and I weight train when I can, which isn't often but I think it all helps :)

    Good for you keeping your blood sugars level, that is something I really struggle with but I guess the wine doesn't help that but it really helps me relax and that I will take :)

    Have a lovely weekend and you are inspiring me to be more motivated :)

    Cheers, T. :)

  8. Great news Annette! I did not even weigh myself this week because of all the stress I don't think I lost anything and I will be mortified if I gained! EEK! I had been taking nice walks with the dog but the weather is horendous so I am stuck on the treadmill. Keep up the good work!

  9. I walk or jog outside. I really want to get into running but it can take awhile so I start with jogging or walking. Since it's been cold I haven't really done either. I like to stretch alot. Every morning I stretch my back, legs, and arms. I feel very refreshed when I do that.


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