Saturday, October 1, 2011

Challenge Week 3

Yea, yea. I know I've been bad at blogging.  I actually am thinking about changing my other blog into more of  a healthy living blog rather than just for recipes.  I'm not sure.  The problem is, I go through streaks of wanting to write.  I'm often way too tired to be creative and I don't want to HAVE to blog.  I don't want it to feel like a job or something I need to get done by the end of the week or day.  Recipes are easy.  I'm already planning meals, cooking and mostly figuring out the calories so just adding a picture and a small bit of commenting is fairly easy. Anyways, I'm rambling but who knows, maybe you'll see some changes on the other blog.

I've already been making food changes.  I've been making mostly gluten free meals.  There are still some that are not, these have either been made for others or were made before I made this decision.  I've really felt good about not eating wheat and it's going well. 

Anyways, enough rambling.  Here are my DO-IT's for the challenge.

1. Weight - I only lost 1 pound. I wanted more but I've still been eating too much.  Good stuff, no wheat and very little sugar but nevertheless, too much. 

2.  Calories - Too many.  Right around 1800 - 2000 per day probably.  It's stupid, I know it. 

3. Exercise - It's still awesome.  I can't believe it.  I'm walking/jogging every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6 am. In the dark. It's creepy and getting darker all the time. Getting colder too.  The mornings have still been decent but I'm going to have to start bundling up pretty soon.  So much better than the treadmill though. I find that incredibly boring and couldn't imagine doing 3 miles, 3 times a week on that thing!

4. Water - Glug, glug, glug.  I had a diet coke this morning, other than that, it's been 100% water all week and lots of it!

5.  Book - Wheat Belly. I didn't make any progress in reading more this week. I did however recommend it to several including a nutritionist who taught a class I went to today.  I love the book and totally believe in it.  I am looking forward to finishing it soon!


  1. Great job on the lost and exercise. I know I have a hard time managing my 1 blog and reading others so I don't know how people with more than 1 find the time to handle them. It would be easy for ya to combine them and make it simpler:-) I enjoy the recipes, I hope to try some when I get into a cooking mood:-)

  2. Yay! A loss! Yeah, I recommend the book a lot, too. And it's nice to have my sis gluten free, so we can do it together along with hubby. :D

    I'm having difficulty being super-disciplined within my calories...but I aim to improve. I aim!:)


  3. A pound loss is a pound loss! Good for you. Great job on exercise, too!

  4. Great loss! And I liked that book, too. Big congrats on the exercise, by the way.

  5. I love your blogs... just wanna get that off my chest. I know what you mean about being tired. Maybe just blog 1 or 2 times a week. Its about what works for you.

    I wish I loved recipes and cooking. I think my hubby wishes that for me also. We eat the same stuff and I know I need to change it up.

    Congrats on the loss.

  6. Hey every pound counts and its a pound closer to goal. Good job and great job with the water and exercise. I wish I could do that again :( two more weeks. keep it up your doing awesome!

  7. Congrats onthe loss this week. Keep it up.

  8. Now that I have been working out and running outside, I can't imagine running on a treadmill either. I might have to this summer when it's 120 but in the meantime I will take the creepy dark and the weather!

  9. Great progress, Deb, despite the calorie overage. Everyone seems to be struggling with it this week. Perhaps we could relate it to the changing seasons. Somewhere in the dark recesses of our cerebral matter we're still animals preparing to hibernate!

  10. That's a great loss, celebrate it! Kudos on all the exercise, I'm struggling in that area lately. I've been looking at the library for "Wheat Belly" but they haven't gotten it yet. May have to go ahead and order a copy.

  11. Way to go on your exercise! I have never thought about running in the mornings, I am so not a morning person, but I bet it gets ya up and going....oh and again, the food pics MMMM! LOL


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