Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Extreme Makeover: Me Edition ~ Progress Update

It’s Wednesday and time for Extreme Makeover: Me Edition with Amber once again. In case you don’t know the drill, each week we share how we did with our eating and exercising the week before, offer up our goals for the coming week, and answer the question Amber has posed for the week. This week is a little different ~ there is no question to answer, so we’re just updating each other on our progress.

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This past week was a struggle. I made a series of poor food choices, and although I did four sessions of Pilates, two days of cardio, and a hike with Dear Boyfriend, I didn’t lose any weight. We had not one, but two, family get~togethers over the long weekend, and as always, both involved a whole lot of good {and fatty} food. I always have a hard time staying away from the food tables, and this weekend was no exception. I think I am going to have to start bringing my own food to these events {we usually get together at least once a week} if I’m ever going to get the numbers on the scale to head in the right direction.

Even though the week was a challenge, I’m trying my best to stay positive. Nate and I started working out together in our exercise room again last night, and I’m hoping that having a workout buddy will help me stay motivated to actually use our fabulous exercise room, complete with stationary bike, elliptical machine, and Bowflex~like strength~training machine. We have decided to start eating dinner at the table instead of in front of the T.V. I’m hoping this will help me to be more aware of what I’m eating and to stop when I’m full. I am also going to start using smaller plates and bowls when I dish up my dinner so my portions are smaller than what I’ve been taking lately. Hopefully these changes will help me start to see some results!

This week’s goals:

~ Focus on portion control when preparing and serving meals.
~ Continue with my 30 Session Pilates challenge, completing at least 5 sessions. I am a little over 1/3 of the way done with the challenge, and feel good about the changes I’ve started to see in my body.
~ Complete 4 sessions of cardio, including one hour of walking at the Relay for Life on Saturday.
~ Keep drinking lots of water.
~ Stay positive!
Good luck this week, everyone!



Anonymous said...

Eating at the table is a great idea. You enjoy the food, eat more slowly and better yet you can talk to each other. Love Mom

Jen said...

Keep it up! Even when you're facing food overload at get-togethers and potlucks, it's good that you're staying in the habit of exercise. Your exercise room sounds awesome! (We have an elliptical, but our basement ceiling is so low that I almost hit my head when I use it - LOL!)

jenjen said...

I know! It's hard when there are family events/holidays. I am a big grazer - I love the chips and dips.

Keep up the good work. So good that you have been working out so much!


Lynn said...

For some reason I struggle to with not eating at the table, and I feel it really does lead to more grazing. It does sound like you were active in the past week and great plan for the new week-enjoy your workout partner!

J.J. said...

That is a great plan. you did a great job getting in the exercise this week. Sorry for the no loss. :(

Keep on moving. I need to work on my water too :)

Xazmin said...

You have some great goals. And so cool that your guy can work out wihth you! Having a buddy is always more motivating!

Keep it have such an awesome attitude.

Jen said...

Just stick with it when you can, and keep moving :-) My trick, when I'm somewhere and I don't want to snack, is to chew gum - gives your mouth something to do instead of grazing.

3 Peas in a Pod said...

Great job Heather!! I use smaller bowls and plates too. You'd be surprised how well that really works. For me, weight loss is more mental than anything. I've brought my own food to family functions before as well. Whatever it takes to stay on track and not feel deprived is what it's all about!!

Good luck this week!

Much love from NJ,

jennykate77 said...

Sounds like you have some great goals set for the next week!! Don't beat yourself up over a few bad days. You still exercised and you're doing AWESOME!