I hate to be the Debby Downer, but, NO girls, there really is no Magic Pill! Loosing weight and keeping it off is a treasure chest that can only be open with one key…or should we say one equation. Calories in vs Calories burnt. With that said, it means you gotta burn it off.
Most of you know I have taken a hiatus from Zumba. And, when I say hiatus, I mean NO ZUMBA at all! I haven’t even turned on the PS3. I hesitantly stepped on the scales last week expecting to see a humongous weight gain. To my surprise, the scales said I had lost 10 more lbs? Immediately, I began to question the reading. Skeptically, I walked into the living room, looked David square in the eyes and said, “Look at me. Do I look like I have lost another 10lbs?” Immediately, he thought, “Trick Question!” ….”Why he asked?” Apologetically, I began to explain my visit to the scale, and then started doubting it. I had every excuse. My muscle tone is decreasing, so my weight is less, the scale is broken, and even accused him of messing with me.
After 3 hours of listening to me go on and on, and re-weighing myself 4 times, he wandered in to the bathroom and stepped up on the scale. I was RIGHT!! There was something wrong. It was 10lbs light. We replaced the batteries and both re-weighed. Both weights were spot on. I have NOT gained and ounce, nor has he. But, this made me question why I haven’t gained. As you guys know, there has been an exorbitant amount of stress in my life here lately, and I am the Fat Girl who eats her way thru stress! Soooo, I started analyzing it. Here is the only logical answer I can come up with.
First of all, I HAVE changed my eating habits. I eat 4-6 times a day. I am very careful about what I eat. I do not eat those white fluffy carbs. I am eating more protein rich snacks, a slice of turkey or ham, or better yet, a nitrate free cold hot dog, and a string cheese make quite a lovely little snack. I am still getting my 6-10 bottles of water a day. I pile up the veggies on my plate first and make sure they are the largest serving on the plate. I have NOT bought the powdered donuts again after the impulse buy, and have stayed away from the evil cocoa krispies, which by the way are my one true trigger food. I can seriously sit down and eat the entire box in one setting. So, I have looked at them when I pass them on the way to get the oatmeal or pop tarts, and yes, I am still eating the poptarts. That’s one food I cannot give up! But, I have NOT bought the Krispie devils!!
On to the exercise. I have wandered down to the gym, just 2 times since I stopped teaching at the gym, but, I am still walking Emma. We get in 3 small 20 minute walks as well as 2 long 45 minute walks everyday. Once she gets her business done we bust a move and start walking like those little old ladies at the mall and hoof it all over this place. I have considered putting the PS3 on, and looked lovingly at the kettle ball that sits under the tv, and even 3 or 4 times thought about getting down in the floor and doing some crunches. BUT, I haven’t. I have been a very bad girl! Trust me when I say I am getting flabby and I really don’t like it. So, starting tomorrow, I am going to the gym, doing those crunches and getting firmed back up. My plan is to use this blog as my conscience and if I gotta type it, then I will do it. If you want, you can join me? Let’s see what happens when we jump start all over again? Winter is coming. Do we really wanna hide under those sweaters, sweatshirts and coats? I think not!
So, I will see you tomorrow!