Wednesday, August 22, 2012 

Finally some movement from the scale

The scale moved today.  No, it wasn't because of an earthquake or because I got so angry I strangled it.  It actually showed a 5 pound loss lie!   I gained two over the weekend so it was a great surprise to see not only was the mood food gain gone but more of the hard core fat too!

One of my small indulgences (non-food reward) is the magazine Woman's World. Let's here it for $1.79 non fattening treat! That's where I usually get my new diet of the week. This one is from John Hopkins that ran true in my own experience with trying to lose weight.

According to scientists from Grand Valley State University in Michigan, an exciting new study proves that if you simply cut back on carbs a bit before your next stroll, you'll burn a whopping 29% more fat as you go.When you reduce carb intake, you force the body to use fat as fuel. John Hopkins University did a study comparing walkers who ate low carbs to those who ate low fat meals.  Both groups got the same amount of calories and the same amount of physical activity- yet the low-carb walkers lost and average of 28 pounds while the low fat walkers just lost 18.
 The article suggests that this combination is the fastest way to get the results I want (as in 80 days till the wedding!)  So this girl is eating 1600 calories and staying below 70 gms of carbs a day.  I've been doing a 3 mile walk with Leslie Sansone in my living room before work and working out with my exercise buddy in the evenings.  So far I've gotten my 10,000 steps in every day this week.

Tomorrow we leave for New York to help our daughter pack for their move.  I'll be staying there for a week to help with the boys so I know I will have many challenges as my routine will definitely be different.  I'm planning on taking a couple of exercise videos I can do when the boys go to bed or hopefully napping.  I know I will be running after them most of the day so that should help burn some calories.

Wish me luck.  I'm finally on my weigh.

Thank you for being an inspiration!

Thank you for being an inspiration. You are not alone in this! And now I know, I am not either!

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