Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Weight Loss - And No, not because of the Olympics

Lots of articles have been written in the past week saying how this is a big time for people to start exercising because they are inspired by the Olympics.  I simply want to get back in shape.  I was quite sick for two weeks in July and so maybe worked out three time in those two weeks.  The last two days I've hit it hard but my heart is having a hard time keeping up.  Maybe because I'm premenstrual but I'm totally bloated which makes me feel dumpy and lame.  But, my secret vow (the secret is kept from my husband) is that I'm on the road to losing eight pounds.  At this moment I'm not sure how long I'll take to do this.  Two weeks sounds about right off the top of my head.

My weight this morning was 127.4 and the reason that happened was because I ate a huge slice of birthday cake.  Thankfully, that was the last of it.  And I had a mochi ball.  Yum!  Lunch today was Korean soon tofu so quite high calorie but dinner was a slice of string cheese and a bunch of cherries.  I have the old Karen Voight free weight loss menu which I plan to buy the ingredients for this weekend and kick off the official menu on Monday.  In the meantime, I will do my best to keep it light. 

So, my little blog will turn into a daily weight loss journal for two weeks or so.  I have a huge appetite so this will be hard but I'm determined to feel agile and slim.  The impetus for the new diet plan came from here.  Worth reading and it's short!

Here's the workout I did last night:


  1. Best of luck! I know that you can do it!

  2. You better be a shorty there, 'cause 127 is quite trim as far as I can see. Of course, plenty of people would dump on my weight loss goal, which is, um, 8 or 9 pounds...but if I lose them, I can fit into the dress I want to wear for my housewarming party!! I haven't worn it in a year...

    Now I just need to catch some of your motivation to work out and eat healthy. Maybe I should start watching the Olympics...