Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Well I'm a little earlier than usual today. Waiting to make the run to town. I haven't worked out yet. And I didn't work out yesterday. And guess what? Yep. I don't really want to work out today either. I know, I know. It's an important part of my weight loss program. It's just that some days I just don't feel like it. So pray for me. I need to get on that treadmill. Once I do I will be glad I did, it's just getting it started. Ugh!

My meal plan has taken a pretty good turn. I met with a nutrition advisor at Let's Shake. She said my weight is slow coming off because I don't eat enough. That's funny, isn't it??? Because I only eat between 900 and 1100 calories on average each day, I guess my body thinks it's starving. Yep. That's me. Ethiopia mama. Starving. Hahaha. And the reading on the right proves it.

I don't know how well you can see it, but this reading shows how many calories I burn while resting, my fat/muscle composition -- coool stuff! And it shows how many calories I have to eat if I want to LOOOOOOSE! It's hard to read. So click on the image itself and you can see it more clearly in a new window. Check out my BMR (basil metabolic rate). WOW! You'd think it was much lower! It's all interesting though.

So yesterday I started trying to eat more. Healthier, but more. Less bread (waaaaaaaa!), more veggies, fruit and protein. And it's almost 90 g of protein. I'm looking at 1375 calories a day instead of 1100. And then yes, it will come off. But again, this is all a watching game. We shall see.

I'm off to get me a protein shake and a fat burning herbal tea. The fam gets ham and scalloped potatoes for dinner. I'm thinking chicken and asparagas for me. Maybe some fat free swiss melted over the top. Mmmmm!

God bless you all today. May He bless you with something sweet and unexpected. I always say that if Jesus gave out treats they'd be lemon drops. Sweet and sour mixed together!


  1. YIKES! I know you aren't refering to the book "THINNER but wouldn't THAT be funny! For those who haven't read it, - it's an old Steven King novel written under a pseudonym before he got famous. Advice sounds right on from my old Diet Center days. Keep up what your doind. Even God rested.

  2. OK, I've been on the road for 4-5 days so I haven't kept up on everything. I did get to see a few of your hockey boys, as I was scouting. It's hard not to be with them everyday. These tips might have alrady been posted, but here you go.
    -I like that you aren't weighing yourself everyday.
    -When I'm on the road i scout 12 hours straight, so I live at the rink. I always walk around before and during games. I always park far away, if it isn't super cold out. I always take the stairs when I go to the hotel, unless I have my bags with me. I always eat right before I go to the rink. All of theses things help burn calories.
    -Sweating is good, the more the better. Like they say in the Army "Pain/Sweat is just weakness leaving the body"
    -I can't remember if you are a Pop drinker, but stay away from Pop, even Diet Pop. You don't want to drink your calories, you would rather eat them.
    I gotta go. Texted me whenever with questions. Keep it up. Your weight will go down after you've stalled for a little bit.