Geek Goals

This year is about getting my sanity back. Getting my health my house and my family into a better place by deliberate incremental changes in all areas of my life.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Down an inch

I don't want to jinx my progress, but I've lost an inch from my waist! bye-bye! I don't know if I've worked out any more than I did before, but I am definitely eating more veggies and not eating right before I go to bed. I think that is helping a lot. And I'm loving my soup. I just made a curry soup. Yum. I love the smell. I'm hoping the light in the evening and warmer weather will make it easier to get out and walk or bike after work more often.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Only 25 more pounds to Go

I'm at 174 today. My goal weight is 150. I haven't started working out yet, but I hope to start soon. Now since it's been past 6 weeks I can start working out. Now I just need some time and energy.

How is everyone else doing?

Monday, March 24, 2008

Just keep walking....

I'm shooting for the 30 min of exercise every day recommended by "the experts". So far I have chosen my treadmill downstairs as my M.O.

The weightlifting program I never really got started. I'll see where I am in a week or so on getting that started again.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Tomorrow is the busiest day.

Well instead of working out after work which was the plan we went to Macaroni Grill for a "last meal" since they are closing.

I had my fill of the yummy bread there and even was able to bring some home to enjoy later.

We finished some more of the clean up we need to do before our out of town visitors arrive later this week, and watched some NEW episodes of our favorite Monday night comedies.

Not exactly a healthy day, but a day of note nonetheless.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

One day at a time...

The 1 day workout goal..... Today I will workout again!

I have been on a break the last few weeks, had a couple of false starts on the BeachBody Power 90 plan, and pretty much done zip for exercise.

So my goal today is to get outside and do something with my husband on this beautiful day. 47 degrees when we were at lunch!

A bike ride might be a bit muddy with all the snow melt but it would be fun, just have to put on some old clothes and sneakers.

What are YOU doing today?

Friday, March 07, 2008

OK, I'm really doing it

As I mentioned before I've been reading You on a Diet and doing a few things it recommends. It was especially motivating to hear that Jossie followed it for the past 3 months and hasn't hated it. So here I am! Last Saturday I've started following "the diet" with my husband. The biggest thing it is doing for me is eating more vegetables, not eating after 8:30, and think about how hungry I am before I eat. I do well while I'm at work, but when night comes around, I love my snacks. They're not even that bad, its just the volume. Another good thing is when I don't have enough time for a workout, I make a point to get a walk in. Usually I'd skip it altogether.

I really need to work on my arm strength. I recently started going to a weight-lifting class that I haven't done in about 5 years. Its a lot harder than it used to be. When we work on arms, I use the smallest weight possible and it is still way too much. Meanwhile all around me, young and old, are easily using 4x the weight I'm using. Sigh.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Weigh in

OK fine, I weighed myself because I was curious...

I found out that I have lost 50% of the total number of pounds to reach my target weight. I'm excited about this because it has truly been painless. I have adjusted my eating habits and incorporated exercise as part of my life. This is a great motivator for me to continue to do what I have been doing, which is beginning to feel normal now :-)


Monday, March 03, 2008


SIKE is what my older brother used to say to me all the time. Its the 80's equivalent of "NOT".

SO this post is titled SIKE because I didn't actually start Week 1 on Beach Body's Power 90 program last week.

This week I start anew.

I would also like to point out that if a beach ready body for summer is your goal March is a great time to start. We are 3 months from summer!