Monday, January 20, 2014

Up date…..


So it’s cold but what did I do? I went for a walk. Not a 3 miler but a good mile and a half and with the winter gear on it was a calorie burning walk. I have been trying to get out at least 3 times a week for some kind of walk. I have also been learning Zumba with my friend Kim. Oh my I don’t have rhythm but I’m trying. I think we spend more time laughing or yelling at the ladies on the DVD then getting our feet to do what they are teaching but I have felt each session in a different part of my body so I know that it’s working.

I stepped on the scale Friday and didn’t have a loss but I have decided not to fret about it because I know that I am keeping my calories in check, I know that I’m getting the exercise I need and I can feel the changes happening. My pants don’t squeeze me as much, my wedding ring moves on my finger and my face isn’t a puffy. So I’m doing it.

Last week Deb and I challenged each other to veggies daily. I didn’t find that hard at all because I love my veggies. I made homemade chicken veggie soup with tons of them. I have been cutting up broccoli, carrots, peppers and grape tomatoes almost nightly to have on a plate to munch on. I have almost cut out all extra sugar, I’m not perfect there but much better.

I’m still working on my 21 day challenge with Jill. My challenge was 21 days of tracking and menu planning. I am on day 19 days of tracking and other than it’s a bit boring I am doing it. I don’t really plan a menu like a week at a time. I do a day or two at a time and than in the morning track what I plan on eating and don’t change it once it’s down. I don’t always eat everything I’ve added but I’ve counted the calories anyways.


Well it’s onward and upwards (well downwards on the scale). I hope that all is well with you all. Take care and have an awesome week.



  1. Julie you are amazing!!!! Great job!!! Ive had veggies every day, but not near enough!! SMall amounts in soup and a bite here and there!! I wish they were covered in chocolate!!!

  2. wow congrats on still getting a walk in in that weather.
    The veggie challenge is a good idea,I love my veggies too so that seems to be the easiest part about my diet lol. also way to go with the sugars!!! i have pretty much taken out a majority as well and canceled out all sodas :). As for the weight loss Don't worry about what the scale says ever!! go by how you are looking your pants and inches if you measure.You are doing a great job as always. Thanks again for stopping by!!!!

  3. You're so much better than me. I barely even leave the house cause I don't want to deal with the cold. Go you for walking in it!! And Zumba is fun. :) Different, but fun. Just keep up with it and you'll get the hang of it. Stick with it, you're doing awesome!!