I am "mama" to 4 crazies born within 3 1/2 years of each other. 3 boys and a girl who keep me on my toes!! It's not easy to find the time (or motivation) for diet and exercise, but IT CAN BE DONE. I'm here to show you one way...Check out my "Goals" page for the full list!
Hooray, hooray!! I am feeling fired up and super motivated today! I am embarking on a 30-day makeover after my quite successful past four weeks. Woo-hoo!!
So...here it is...picture time. :P
WEEK ONE: DAY ONE
WEEK TWO: DAY ONE
WEEK THREE: DAY ONE
Oops - I guess I didn't take a picture that morning! Sorry!!
WEEK FOUR: DAY ONE
DAY ONE: FOUR WEEKS LATER:
So far, it's mostly my face, neck, and ankles. Sorry I didn't get a picture of my ankles. The ridiculous part is that I always have thin ankles...they just get even skinnier.
Anyway! I wanna do a little recap of the last four weeks...
For the first week I did the cabbage soup diet. http://www.cabbage-soup-diet.com/ I lost 7.5 pounds and really didn't have many issues making it through each day. There is always a "better day" coming up to look forward to and the soup really is good! I will plan to do this once again after my next 30 days is up, for sure.
The next three weeks were Slim Fast! I followed the 3-2-1 Plan of 3 snacks per day, 2 Slim Fast shakes or bars, and 1 "sensible" meal. The first week I ate the meal at dinner. No big issues just a lot of hunger during the day and then a hard time of stopping once the allotted 500-calories were done at night. Second week the meal was at lunch. This was my absolute favorite! I highly recommend doing the plan this way. I wasn't too hungry by lunch time and I was still feeling happy at dinner. Third week I ate breakfast as my meal and this was just downright awful. I wasn't able to do it the full week...made it 5 days and then switched things up a little bit over the weekend. It was just too hard to be excited about eating a balanced breakfast (like, vegetables at 7:30 am?) that early in the morning and my stomach had long forgotten about the food by 3 pm.
Total pounds lost (for those of you who hate math): 18.5 pounds!!!
For those who pledged in the beginning here is the $ breakdown...
$1 - $18.50
$0.50 - $9.25
$0.40 - $7.40
My sons each pledged a nickel, so I will be collecting $0.92 from their piggy banks this morning! Ha, ha, ha.
Starting today I will be eating based on the Atkins diet plan and working out every day between 10 and 40 minutes. I have one video called The 30-day Body Makeover from Gold's Gym, and I will be alternating between a couple of Denise Austin's "Hit the Spot" videos. Abs and Buns.
Thank you everyone for helping me say goodbye (for good!) to those 18 pounds!!