I looked up on TLC's webpage for the While You Were Out's homepage and application. Unfortunately they are not looking for people in my area right now.. but I may along the road send them a tape just for fun. If I do you won't hear about it because they said it has to be ultra secret and if there is even a hint that you have let people know who are not in on the gag you will be out. So I have been wracking my brain on a surprise for Josh... Lord knows I have plenty of time to do something BIG but low on the cash.
Inspiration hit me... I really need to stop watching the E Channel. (starting to see how having all these channels is EVIL LOL) I happen to click on a show about how the Stars get in shape and stay healthy. It was mildly informative but some what a motivator for me to THINK about my diet and maybe get into some exercise. What a great thing it would be for Josh to come home after all that time away to ONE HOT MAMMA.. since he calls me that already I could actually look like it.
I have been loosing weight since we have moved. It may be because of all the stairs we have now or the fact that I have had the runs on and off for a month (it must be the water out here) That red dress I wore for Neil Diamond was a bit big and that was a size 18 (but dang I still loooked good haha). I wore a size 16 dress to church Sunday (with my push up bra and squish it all in underwear) and got many complements about how I looked and was told I looked like I had lost weight by several people. All my clothes are in the 18-14 size range and if I can stay around 14 I would be happy. I am not delusional and want to be model rail thin.. never have been and don't think I ever will be. I am a voluptuous girl and can pull it off like Anna Nicole Smith (with out being all hoe about it) but I want to be healthy too.
I have refused to step on the scale since Josh brought it in to the house at the beginning of summer when he was going on his "I want to loose weight" kick. He did the T-Burn Combo thing and did loose inches but ofcourse he didn't stick to it and regained it back. I don't want that to happen to me so I will not be doing any fad diet thing like I have in the past with Slim Fast diets. I did go online and look at AOL'S Diet & Fitness homepage and read about Jorge Cruise's diet book and it did give me some good ideas I could do myself with out going out and buying a book and a bunch of equipment or joining a health club (but I do really miss my YMCA membership and the water aerobics I did there).
So here is my plan.
Get up the guts to get on the scale and see how much I really do weigh and take a Before Picture and measure my self.
Stop drinking soda. I drink diet soda now.. addicted to it actually but I am ready to let it go because I know the caffeine is not good for me (and the soda is been bad for my teeth).
Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day.
Eat more greens and veggies.. RAW not cooked. Raw veggies is better and has more nutrients in it. Switch to low-cal salad dressings.
Switch to soy Milk.. maybe.. will have to work up to that.
Do an 8 min morning work out.. exercising two different muscle groups each day. I want to get the free weights for this and read more about how to do it right but I know I can do a lot with just my stairs. If I work out in the mornings it will give me energy for the rest of the day too and I can get more done around the house. I may even work up to doing afternoon walks. So I will be getting up earlier in the mornings before the kids.. and that will cut into me being a night Owl and I will have earlier bed times.
Cut out all junk food and replace my snacking with veggies.
Cut down on my dairy.. cheese and sour cream.. you know all the good stuff.
That should be a good start.
I have changed my habits over the years to more healthy things. Like I hardly ever fry food.. I almost hate the smell of it now. I was on my mom about eating fried while I was there. I am also not a big snacker anymore and really don't keep too much junk in the house but every now and then I will go on a binge. I think what I need to work on is when I eat. Right now I don't eat breakfast and hardly lunch but let dinner be my big meal. I know I should work on eating smaller meals more close together during the day and not eat ANYTHING past 7:00 p.m. (that is an Ophra hint)
I have this big huge wall mirror in my master bathroom. I hate it because I actually HAVE to look at myself now. Standing in front of a mirror naked has worn on my self esteem some but I am starting to see I don't look that bad and with a little work I can loose this big flab I have from having 4 kids and my butt my or may not come back but at least I can work on the untoned muscles in my arms and legs and hope my chin (chins) will go too. As you can see this is as much for me as it is for my husband " )
Any hints and tips you do yourself to stay healthy and fit and encouragement would be appreciated.