The Food Front
This past week, I began channeling my inner pioneer and made bread.
Like . . . every day.
Yes, every day.
Because we ate a loaf EVERY DAY!
Ye gads, woman!
I know, I know.
Bread — my vice and my desire. I did well the first day, using it only for my morning breakfast slice. But, the 2nd and 3rd and 4th and 5th days? Yeah, I wasn’t strong didn’t let myself be strong.
Granted, it was whole wheat bread . . . with flax . . . and buckwheat honey instead of the original brown sugar.
Does that make it better? Healthier?
(sigh) Probably not.
Well, then on to other news.
The Weight Front
Guess what? I can’t read my scale; last week, I thought I was down a pound. I WAS DOWN TWO FREAKIN’ POUNDS! TUH-OO POUNDS!
This week? I’m down a pound . . . to 197.
That’s pre-pregnancy weight, if anyone’s curious.
Total weight loss since December? 23 pounds!!!!
Just as exciting, I think I’ve lost inches. I haven’t measured yet, but this week I was able to wear pre-pregnancy jeans AND a pre-pregnancy skirt. Even though I’m not yet at my desired weight, I felt GOOD knowing I could wear those two items.
The Exercise Front
Hubby and I joined our local YMCA this week. I love, love, LOVE our “Y.” Thanks to their free child-care, I can exercise up to two hours a day! (Can I get a “Woot-woot?”)
We both met with trainers and had a weight-lifting routine set for each of us. I also took a Pilates class! (umm, by the way, Pilates is HARD!)
I kept up with my daily intervals on my Smooth Fitness treadmill; since I have a treadmill, I am using the Y’s classes and their Elliptical machines for additional cardio.
This Week’s Goals
I’m keeping things simple this week:
- Keep attending Pilates classes and add Zumba and Kickboxing.
- Stop eating a loaf of bread a day
p.s. GOOD LUCK to our new ladies vying to be a Mamavation Mom!!! I’m cheering each of you on.