Monday, February 1, 2010

Week #4 Eating Healthy and Working Out



I am so excited!!! I lost 2 pounds this week! I am on a roll! This week I made very wise choices but I was by no means perfect. My eating will never be perfect but really who does eat perfect. Even my friend Linda who is a very healthy eater doesn't eat that way all the time. So I am just satisfied that I did the very best I could do this week.


Working Out ~ No I did not but I am really not all that upset about that. Some how I hurt my knee and I was having trouble just walking. This might sound strange but in the past I have lost more weight not working out until I've lost almost all of my weight.

57 comments:

Lisa said...

I have a huge want to exercise but this cold hurts so bad I won't do it. I need a partner...wanna move to AR?

Healthy eating..I can do that one most days.

Gigi said...

Yay Gayle!!! Good for you! Keep up the wise choices; I really have a problem in that area.....and in the workout area; and the willpower area.....

Brian Miller said...

yay 2 pounds! you are on your way now!

Mad Woman said...

Congrats! That's a great loss!!

Jen said...

If your knee is hurting you need to rest it. You should not feel guilty about that at all.

Lynette said...

1st thanks for following me!
now i am coming there
not only do you lose weight hanging around but it is beautiful there. oh how i am not a snow bunny but to take such beautiful photos!

Missy said...

Yay, Gayle! That feels great. Me? I ate sushi Saturday night so I skipped getting on the scale this morning - might still be retaining water from all the soy sauce!

Jeanie said...

Two pound is about right for a week, isn't it? Kudos to you! I am having a hard time getting back to any kind of working out since the first of the year. Thanks for the reminder.

Hissyfits & Halos said...

Great job, Gayle! Way to go!

Kathy said...

That's awesome! You did well. When your knee is feeling better...start out by walking just 15 minutes a few times a week. Any walking is good for you.

Janie B said...

Congrats on the 2 pounds! Doesn't it feel great? I lost 20 lbs. from Aug. to Oct. and then lost control when Halloween candy, Thanksgiving pies, and Christmas cookies came along. I'm trying to get serious again. Hang in there!

Chris H said...

Sorry about you knee!
I did not do much exercise, except a daily walk, while losing weight either.
Worked for me. I figured I would tone everything once I had lost the weight... shame I have to do it all again!

Muthering Heights said...

Congrats on the loss! :)

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Yay for you!! A great way to lose some weight is to get a stomach bug...trust me...

Far Side of Fifty said...

I am at a stale mate after my eye surgery..nothing too strenuous..I wouldn't want to have that eye done again. I did do a slow walk on the treadmill today 12 minutes..not enough to breathe hard or sweat. Ain't exercise fun? The way I figure it, I did not gain weight in a day, so it will take a long time to come off. Hang in there..do some sit ups..you won't be using your knee:)

cinner said...

Congratulations Gayle, you still had exercise out in the snow, you just keep what your doing...if your knee is sore, don't force it. Good for you, keep it up. yeah.

tattytiara said...

Congratulations on your success, and take care of that knee. Joints are so important!

Kathy M. said...

Congratulations! In Al-Anon, we have a saying: progress not perfection. Sounds like you are being gentle with yourself, taking pleasure in what you did do and not beating yourself up about what you did not. That's great.

Sharon said...

Gayle,
Thank you for visiting my blog and giving me some words of encouragement...I always tend to second guess myself...

GREAT job on losing 2 lbs. I was on WW's and it took a lot for me to lose 2 lbs....(Some reason, it doesn't take nearly as much effort to gain 2!)

DJan said...

Gayle, thanks for visiting my blog too. It's nice to meet you here. I think 2 pounds is about the most you should lose in a week. I myself am trying to get motivated to lose those five pounds that are all around my middle and make my pants tight! I just can't seem to get myself in gear. Funny how sometimes it's easy and sometimes it's hard!

TechnoBabe said...

Well, shoot, nothing is perfect, but you are setting a goal and you are keeping your head on straight, and I for one am impressed with your progress and your enthusiasm. Hugs.

Tina said...

HOW EXCITING!! Way to go!! BTW your grandson it too cute.

Tina said...

oops s/b is too cute.

AmyLK said...

Great news! Not about the sore knee. Hope that gets better FAST!

Erin said...

I can give you the stomach bug we have over here and that will surely jump start the weight loss! LOL

Sorry about your knee.

Nancy said...

I'm working on the same issues. Between blogging, reading and writing, I'm sitting too much! I do have the eating down, though. We are being very healthy in that department. But when we left for a few days to the coast we ate what we wanted. If you are not a bit flexible - you end up going overboard, don't you think?

Love the picture of you and your little grandbaby. I have one that is two and I'm totally smitten.

Joanne said...

Congrats on the weight loss. They say that's the way to do it, a little at a time as you incorporate healthy habits into your daily routine.

Debbie said...

i am on my way to the gym right now. i started about two weeks ago and all i've done is walk on the treadmill and my entire body feels like i have the flu ... and all i've done is WALK. ugh.

Tiffany said...

congratulations!

Elizabeth Bradley said...

You are a young looking grandma! Your grandson is a cutie.

Elizabeth Bradley said...

You are a young looking grandma! Your grandson is a cutie.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Good job on the 2 lbs! Sounds like you know exactly what works for you! :)

Ann said...

congrats on the two pounds. that's always exciting to step on the scale and see the number go down. I've never been good at dieting and I have probably the worst eating habits ever.

Tracie said...

Congrats on the weight loss! I just told my husband tonight that working out only makes me hungry. I have eaten so much food since January 1st. It really is ridiculous.

Gabrielle said...

Congrats Gayle! That's awesome!!! Keep it up.

Me-Me King said...

Woooo-hoooo, good for you!

adrienzgirl said...

I am so proud! Woo HOO! Keep it up Gayle! :D

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Farila said...

You look great in that pic with your grandson and lucky you can loose weight ...
I am trying. After chemo it has not been easy losing weight for me.

Laura said...

Awesome job!! Doesn't it feel great!

Menopausal New Mom said...

Well Congratulations to you for losing those 2 pounds this week!!! I'm applauding right now!

I hope to get caught up with everyone's progress within the week and will be doing my own weight update on Monday. I did not eat properly in Maui at all, mostly restaurants and pot luck with the relatives and did I mention lots of wine?Lol!

Back on track and yes, I do have to work out. Helps me keep up with our 3 1/2 year old who loves doing my aerobic tape with me.

So glad to be back!

Ms Sparrow said...

It's so hard. I stayed on the straight and narrow for a while and lost 12 pounds. Then temptations started cropping up. A neighbor gave me a piece of apple pie and a loaf of cinnamon bread...what's a gal to do?

Julie said...

Yay, I'm your 100th follower! Woohoo!

Congrats on the 2 lbs! I lost three this week...finally!

otin said...

Awesome job! They say that is how you should lose weight, one or two pounds per week!

FanningFlashes said...

Hi Gayle. Great job on the loss. I am a new follower and am hoping you can keep me motivated. Us hormonal girls need to stick together!

Closer to Lucy said...

I think I gained your two. I had birthday cake and fried fish in the same week, oh well congrats to you!

Iva said...

Congratulations Gayle!!!! that is great!! Keep it up!!

Coachdad said...

Congrats! That's awesome!

Missy said...

Left you an award on my blog today!

Aunt Juicebox said...

Good job! I think that where weight loss is concerned, calorie intake is more important than exercise (not that exercise isn't good for you) but it's much easier to just not eat the calories than to try to exercise them back off. lol

Holly said...

Good job...you are doing great! They saying eating is 70% of losing weight anyway.

blueviolet said...

That's fantastic! If you try to eat too perfectly, you feel too deprived and fall off the wagon so this is great how you're doing it!

Our Favorite Things said...

Woohooo!!!! I am so proud of you. I get on the scale on Monday....we will see. I feel like I have lost though. You are doing awesome!

Jenny said...

Wow, this is fantastic...and seriously, that can't be you...you look wayyy too young to be a Grandma. That is crazy girl.

injaynesworld said...

Congratulations on the weight loss. I find the poverty-and-stress diet quite effective myself..

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Gayle, I'm so glad for the weight loss! That's wonderful!
Have a great weekend!
Betty xx

Chatty Girl said...

I am very proud of you!!! Keep up the weight loss, it's worth it. Just wish my brain was wrapped around it :) My best to you.