Monday, September 27, 2010

Project Skinny Me

This blog theme is hosted by Miss Candy and I'm so excited to join her group challenge and lose post pregnancy pounds. Here is my status report after week three:

Belly - down to 33.5" (started at 35")
Weight - down to 129lbs (started at 135lbs)
Workouts - did Jillian's Shred level 1 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (skipped Saturday and Sunday) along with an hour of yoga Wednesday night.

Workouts are 25 minutes long including warm up and cool down. I do them before kids and husband wake up or else I'd be too distracted to get anything done because Charlotte likes to lift my weights.

I've stayed motivated and regular with the workouts but food continues to be a challenge. These are the categories I'm struggling with:

Salt
I splurged on Doritos, bacon on my hamburger (1021mg), a Chick Fil A chicken burrito (990mg) and Whole Foods Lemon Chicken - don't know the salt but know that prepared foods tend to have a ton of it!

For the most part I avoid excess salt by preparing most of our meals at home.

Sugar
I had a Chocolate Croissant, low fat very berry coffee cake from Starbucks, chocolate chip cookies from McDonalds, 1 piece of pound cake from Walmart, and a Lindor chocolate every night before bed. In summary, something sweet twice a day in a completely useless category.

I have one week before the wedding and I'm going to try and cut all Salt and Sugar for the next week, then I'll make up for it on Saturday at the wedding!!!

4 comments:

Heather ♥ said...

Good for you, Rachel! Looks like you're making some great strides!! :)

Unpolished Parenting said...

It looks like you've had some amazing progress! Keep up the hard work! I'm working on cutting back on the salt and sugar as well. This morning I poured a half a cup of juice and filled the rest with water. Hubs looked at me funny, but I said it still tasted good, but not too sweet and now less sugar! :)

Carolyn said...

yes..you will have some very yummy cake to eat on Saturday...I know I can't wait for that myself! You are doing great...much better than me and I have the "big girl" dress to fit into! Can't wait to see you guys in a few days!

crazywildberry said...

Wanted to let you know... I bought the Shred DVD today and tried one workout. Wow! I am tired! I need to do this more regularly and would love to join this Project too! I couldn't even finish the workout. Will try again tomorrow. Note to self: Wear workout clothes and try to do it late at night or early in the morning before the kids are up! D. was playing with my weights too and it was very distracting! :)