Saturday, May 2, 2009

ChaLean Extreme - Week 12 - Saturday

LAST DAY OF EXERCISE FOR CHALEAN EXTREME!!! I did the Fat Burn Challenge and Recharge videos.

After I blogged last night, I had a cup of tea with a bit of cream. I got some Celestial seasonings green tea with mint. It's so good.

I got a phone call from my mother-in-law today. When she was here last month, I made her a copy of the Biggest Loser Workout (and 30 Day Shred) and she called to tell me that she's been doing the BL workouts for a few weeks now, and she's started to change her eating habits. She started the workout using soup cans and she said, "I ate my weights so I went out and bought some real ones." She's really proud of herself and I'm really proud of her. I guess I didn't realize how influential I can be with this. Both my mother-in-law and my step-daughter are working out and eating better. I wish my husband would. He has no real interest in it and he'll sit there and eat a pound of beef without even thinking, then half a bag of Chex Mix or something. I can't really say anything to him because I used to do that. It doesn't matter if I "know better" now - you're either ready for the commitment or you're not. I remember when I didn't think I could do it. I didn't think I was ready. I think I got really lucky, learning and accepting rather quickly how this was a lifestyle change. I know people say that all the time - don't think of it as a diet, think of it as a lifestyle change. I'd scoff and think, "yeah, yeah, yeah" but damn it is so true!!!

Then there's all this Hydroxycut recall business. I think weight loss pills (even Alli) are such bullshit (and I guess in the case of Alli, it can be people shit if you're not careful). Lots of women take these and get results but at what risk? Then again, people say the same thing about Atkins, so who am I to judge? Usually, people say they take it because they need "just a little boost" but that's crap too. Weight loss, fitness and health are NOT easy. You have to work HARD for them. I don't know if I feel sorry for all the women who are pissing and moaning about the recall.

6:40 AM - apple & cottage cheese

7:55 AM - Yoplait chocolate mousse yogurt; I wouldn't have eaten this except my son opened it last night and didn't like it. i talked my husband into eating the rest of the cups, and I'll make sure to read the labels next time.

9:05 AM - coffee w/ half-and-half & Splenda

11:25 AM - turkey bacon, scrambled eggs w/ onion, green pepper & salsa; I almost forgot to eat. I planned on heading to the store then remembered it had been a while since I ate anything and I'd be gone a while.

3:00 PM - a couple cookies I made; I baked a huge batch (to freeze, because my sour cream was about to expire) of whole wheat chocolate chip cookies from Dawn Hall's Busy People's Low Carb Cook Book. I added some protein powder to make them friendlier for me. They are so good, and about 60 calories each - I probably ate 2.5 by the time I scraped all the crumbs up.

3:20 PM - homemade fish sandwich w/ cheese; I feel like a pig and a little guilty for eating this so close to the cookies.

7:00 PM - chicken salad w/ light Italian dressing

One thing I want to work on is drinking more water less coffee & pop. I've always been good about water - 80 ounces (10 cups) every day. I've been drinking more here and there, and less coffee and hardly any pop most days. Today I only had 1 cup of coffee and 15 cups of water.


Hayley said...

Happy Birthday Becky!! It was yesterday right? Sorry I'm late..

This was such a great post - you truly are an inspiration and how rewarding is it to know that you're influencing the lives of others? Mine included, btw. I was laughing over your "people shit" comment about Alli. I think all of those drugs are crap, too. People are ALWAYS looking for a quick fix and until they realize that there is no such thing and that it IS hard work they are going to remain stuck where they are.

I agree that you can't really help or make someone change until they want to do it themselves. I doubt my husband will ever change his eating or exercise (or lack thereof) habits until he actually starts putting on weight - if ever that will happen. I just hope that perhaps when (God-willing) we have kids one day he'll at least make more of an effort to eat healthier foods for their sake.

I'm so proud of you Becky!! Go out and get that heart rate DESERVE IT!! Believe that...

Becky said...

Hayley! Yes, it was yesterday, and I had a great day.