Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
So move over people, here I come!!!!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
It does something to my whole being, and I feel more alive. Getting rid of all the layers of clothes, enjoying barbequing again( finally a break from cooking), and seing the kids playing in the pool. It's such a wonderful time of year.
I can't beleive though that it's only two weeks left of my PCP prosject. It's been so much better than what I could ever imagine, and now I can't wait to see what comes after. That's when my responsibility really begin s, without anyone telling me what to do or what to eat, then my learning truly begins, and I have a lot of faith in myself. It will be great!
Friday, March 27, 2009
Ok, I have to say I feel great when I put clothes on, go shopping or just look in the mirror these days. At day 1 I never expected to be where I am now. It has been and still is a lot of hard work and disipline which was harder in the beginning, but I still have to grab myself by the neck sometimes and stop whatever I'm about to do...But in the end it's worth it if you get results, and now is the time where I can really see they are coming. I feel awesome and more confident and for that I am so grateful.
My weight hasn't gone down at bit and that truly surprises me when I look at my body, because it is totally changed. It makes all the horrible ab exercises, excrushiatingly hard shoulderpresses, davincis and lunges worth it. I will love to do them anytime now just because I know they work. And as goes for eggwhites....well I used to hate them, still don't find them tasty, but I will eat them everyday if this is what they do....Bring it on, I'm ready!!!!!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
So on I go on my lonesome since both my co Pcp ers have taken a break. I hope it's not me guys, I know I'm a smelly fish at times, but hey it can't be that bad....
I look forward to the last three weeks on the journey to my better life, and I will give it everything I got. They say nothing comes for free, so here comes all my blood, sweat and tears!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Hopefully I'll be back to normal in a few days....working out on a beach in Mexico...ahhhh...doesn't sound so bad does it?
Well, next blog I'll keep you updated on how that goes.....hasta la vista, baby!!!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Yesterday I went to the Houston Rodeo. I had my smoothie dinner before I left, but five hours at the rodeo left me quite hungry. Everyone around me was eating all these yummy foods, but nothing that was part of my diet. I searched desperatly after something I could eat, something green, but nothing was found. It left me so frustrated at the choices of food at these events. They had nachos, hot dogs, pretzels, nuts, pizza and that sort of thing, but nothing remotely healthy. No wonder people get overweight in this society.....When i got home I had a salad, but woke up this morning with the worst headache...
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
I'm not saying that I will NEVER have a chocolate bar ever again, or NEVER want a bowl of cheetos, but I will think more about it, plan an occasional indulgence rather than have it whenever and in unlimited portions. I will think about consequences and what it actually does to my body, maybe even make decisions to eat stuff that does something for my body instead....
I feel I'm growing and becoming stronger day by day....
So I still stand b my statement, THE BODY IS AMAZING, maybe even mine.....?!?!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Today I went to a birthday lunch with my lunchclub. I thought I couldn't eat, but my friends are so considerate these days that they make food I can eat. It was delicious, and eating with others makes the food taste even better.
I think it's so nice because everybody are so interested in what the project is, the consept of it, and wants to know my progress. I feel stronger as well, so even if everyone had a gorgous cake, I wasn't even tempted. It felt so good!
I feel like I'm on my way to a change in lifestyle, it doesn't just feel like a temporary thing anymore. It's not hard to stay on the diet, and it just feels natural to me now. Of course I won't miss my dinner smoothie after these six weeks are over. A proper dinner with my family will be sooooo nice. Now I just cook for them and drink my dinner in peace.....
But I do enjoy the fact that I can keep my social activities alive and well even on this project...it means so much to me to be able to feel part of something, it keeps my focus off what I can't do or have...
Monday, February 23, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Then again this Firday, we were invited home to a colleague of my husband. I brought my salad and felt really good about it. Even thought it tasted delicious when I ate it at the party. I felt really strong with my altime favorite food, indian, and pepperoni pizza right in front of me at the table. But again, by the time the chocloate cake came out, I started panicking....my solution was to tell everybody about the project and I got really good supportgroup...that sure helped.
Today we were again invited to some other neighboors and I had to say no, it's just so hard, even though I can eat, I just get so tempted by everything around me....
That's what I won't miss after we are done.....
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Don't know if I'll have time for the PCP now, Patrick....haha, just kidding of course! But definitly something fun to do during my sets of agonizing ab repetitions....or I should really say after a gruelling workout...my muscles are screaming these days, but I love it!!!! That's another thing that's addivtive....but it's worse things out there to get addicted to than Facebook and working out isn't it....so I'm good!
By the way, I'm so excited to see what week 6 will bring of hopefully good surprises on Thursday!!!!!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
I just had the most amazing workout! You know when you have one of those mornings where nothing seems to be working for you. You just want to stay in bed all day and do nothing, well that was me when I woke up, but I got up, had my breakfast and got my workout clothes on and went out in my garden. I stood by the pool in the sunshine, got my music on and started jumping, and at once my mood changed. It was fantastic! The exercises are quite hard and many of them, but today I did them all with a huge smile on my face.
My routine this week is this:
4x20 creeps/4x12 floorjumps
4x4-6 chest dips/4x 6-8 pull ups
4x 15 standing ovation/rowing
4x 15 forward shoulder raises/ da vincis
4x 15-17 leg ups/4x 25 sit ups
3x 8-10 v-sits/4x 30 sec plank
In addition we do an 8 minute ab routine off you tube.
So you can see that its a lot of reps and the muscles scream sometimes, especially on the last set it seems like they are saying " No more, please!", but it feels incredibly good when the workout is done, and I can't wait to do it again tomorrow!
Friday, February 13, 2009
This week my diet consists of:
80 g carbs
120 g veg
120 g yogurt
70 g fruit
130 g veg
130 g protein
90 g carbs
70 g fruit
50 g carbs
70 g veg
80 g fruit
100 ml milk
This week the exercise routine has changed a lot too, it's a lot harder, but that's the part I love. I might not get through it with a smile all the time, but I feel I'm getting stronger, and I just tell myself that You can do it!
I want this, the change for a lifetime...but the road to get there is so far a bit rocky, hopefully it will be smooth sailing soon, and very soon......PLEASE!!!!!!!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Happy Birthday to me! I am so happy that our little treat came during this week, as it would have been very hard not to have any cake on this particular day. I have had the flu today, no wonder since I have had two kids with the flu this week. So my body is aching, cold and hot, and not really cooperating with me. So to be able to indulge in something I shouldn't have, is fantastic. I can't say that it tasted any different, but I sure felt more guilty about having it. So my first treat was 4 red licorice, my absolute favorite candy. I could easily eat the whole package, but today I felt ok with putting it away after 4. Very proud of myself for that!!!!
I baked my cake yesterday, and the smell was incredible, couldn't wait to eat it. But today was like an anti climax sort of. It's been in my sight all day, but I feel like I don't want to have it. I will of course, but just a little later. I am planning on sharing with my kids and my husband who has been out of town for almost a week. He comes home this afternoon, hopefully with a lot of birthday goodies for his wife....
It's been a really good day. My family has all called me from Norway. This is one of those days when I really miss having them around. I have gotten used to not having them there after 5 years abroad, but some days are harder to do without family.
Just had that birthday cake. It tasted yummy, but not as good as I would have thought. Was that what you meant Patrick? But I did enjoy getting cake on my birthday anyhow. It's not a real birthday without the blowing of the candles and everything. My kids sang happy birthday for me, and I opened my presents.
I am planning a movie night with my long missed hubbie. We are watching Nights at Rodanthe with Richard Gere and Diane Lane, I think one of the most romantic movies around, and lit candles everywhere...sitting next to my sweetheart again....can't get any better than that....
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
This came up right this minute, when one of my wonderful neighboors came over and invited me and my hubbie out tomorrow with all my other wonderful neighboors....a shame, but hopefully worth it!!!!!
What can you do ey....stick with your choices and stay strong at heart!
Pull ups, man thats tough....The minute I let my feet off the floor, I just hang there wondering what I'm doing. My brain doesn't seem to get that message as to make my arms work...funny....I tried for the first time today, and I managed a half pull up. Pathetic really...but to my releif my hubbie thought it was tough too. So at least I'm not alone in my misery. But as Patrick keeps saying, just try and it will get better, at least that's what I'm telling myself. Sometime into the future you will be able to do this, Lene. Yes, I will, but not right now!
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Going to the store is a nightmare, especially in the time between lunch and dinner. I'm sooooooo hungry in that time and feel like the tiny amount of fruit I get as a snack is just teasing the stomach....
This week the amount of food decreased and the intensity of the work outs increased. I can feel my body struggling with that. Don't get me wrong, I love the work outs and today was the first time I really got sweaty...finally, but with a growling tummy it's hard for the rest of the day!!!!
Patrick keep telling me that the body will adjust and that it's only a feeling, but boy is it a nasty feeling, hope my body adjusts quikly!!!!!!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
This is how good I feel today. It's been a rough couple of weeks with so much going on outside of the PCP, but today I felt great! I managed to eat all my food, the work out was fantastic despite of REALLY sore calf muscles and my family has motivated me so much. I promised myself NOT to walk up on the scale so soon, but after a compliment from my sweet husband yesterday I just had to. Guess what....I had lost 2 kg or about 4 lbs already. What more do I need to know before I beleive that the project works!!!! Absoultly nothing!!!!! Happy, happy, happy!!!!!
Saturday, January 24, 2009
I haven't quite gotten rid of my diet coke yet. I still have to have a taste of it once in a while. Lately it has been everyday, but I have promised myself to STOP!!!!! And I will, but I feel it helps me get through the rest of the diet. It is so hard not to be able to have a piece of licorice, which is my favorite candy of all times. Or a few Sugar babies....or M&Ms.....there is now nothing.....so that's why the coke has stayed, but now it's out.....out...out....I've got to be strong......but it's not easy..... at least I'm down to one from four, so for me this is Fantastic!
I feel this craving sensation, not for something in particular, but definitly for something. Thank god for strawberries. I LOVE them, and they help me with my craving for sweets. I could eat them all day, and they give me something to look forward to.
Friday, January 23, 2009
This is my wonderful family. They have done a fantastic job coping with me and motivating me so far in the project. Al though my husband is laughing a bit of all the food I'm going to eat. He knows what I'm usually like....
It really helps having family to get you through tough times. Having someone to talk to and make you busy with other things so it's not all PCP. It can be all consuming sometimes at least now in the begining. But they are all cheering me on... I love you guys!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
So all day I have spent in the emergency room stiching up my 6 year old daughter, so no last day treat for me....Tomorrow is the start of the real thing and I feel ready as I can ever be!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I want to thank you all for your support, and promise that my blog won't be so depressing over the next step of the project!