Friday, March 5, 2010

Perfect 10 Challenge Update

The day seems sooooo long when it starts at 5:00a.m. ;-)

I weighed myself this morning and was very pleasantly surprised to see I was down to 168, which is only 1 pound more than last week. This, in short, is a miracle.

I've eaten well today. I had a bowl of cereal with almond milk for breakfast (surprisingly good! I used the unsweetened vanilla flavored almond milk on my Honey Bunches of Oats). I had 2 granola bars for a snack and then a 6 inch Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki sandwich for lunch. With 2 square of chocolate as a dessert. I've also been drinking water. =)

Josh and I are headed out of town for another weekend of house hunting, and we have 3 or 4 to look at, which is good. As of now it looks like we'll be moving the 3rd weekend of April. We have LOTS of friends that have offered to help with packing and cleaning and moving; we're really blessed.

I'm feeling oh, so much better. This past week has been really hard, really interesting and really good for me. I'm feeling much more positive about making changes, small changes every day, and being happy with the results. I'm not a workout machine. I probably never will be. I'm a mother and wife who is learning to be healthy in my every day life. And I'm content with that.

I pretty much laid out my plans in yesterday's post, but the Cliff's notes version is this:

1) Eat cleaner. Salad and chicken, whole grains, low fat and low calorie.
2) Exercise when possible and branch out; DVD's and the treadmill aren't the only available options for exercising!
3) Learn to have a healthy lifestyle, in all aspects, and not just be on a crash diet.

Okay, interesting fact for the day. It's about my uncle.

In college he became totally obsessed with the theory that the government killed JFK. He even went on to write a book about it. A couple years later he was driving home and "was involved in a single car accident, where the car caught fire and his body was incinerated." There was no body, therefore no autopsy. The road conditions were clean and clear, it was the middle of the day and he was a healthy man with no health issues. But, according to the government, that's what happened.

Strange, no?


  1. Creeepy crreeepy about your uncle. I too need to branch away from the treadmill but can't seem to. Love your blog. Would love to have you follow me too.

  2. Hey you,
    Your plan sounds wonderfully reasonable and suited to YOU! It's hard not to get caught up on other people's goals in this blog world and then think that we're failing. You're not, we're not - I'm so happy that you have come to the conclusions you have.

    Weirdest story about your Uncle. Like, seriously, stuff movies are made of!

    Happy house hunting...your move is soon!

  3. I'm with Dawn, that sounds very reasonable to me.

    I also read one of your recent posts about wanting to fix your kids healthier meals. I've been slowly changing things over like tonight I fixed whole wheat spaghetti with some home-made turkey meatballs that I cooked up and froze last week. Unfortunately it was served with white Italian bread, but eventually I want to bake my own bread to complement that meal. These changes take time, and when you're in the middle of a big life transition...these changes may take a little longer.

    The fact that you're aware, thinking about it and making little goals is a great place to be. Oh, and good job on the loss!!

  4. Creepy...I have no doubt our government is capable of many sinister things.

  5. Hey Ruth Anne, I'm glad to see you've let a little grain and dairy into the mix. Are you enjoying it more than the carrots and bland plain chicken?