Sunday, April 27, 2014


Note: (4/27/2014) this week has been a complete fail so I'm starting over. I hate to say it for fear that I'll just fail again but no more trying... Do! (Cheers to Yoda.)

Below is the post I wrote a week ago about it:

Last week, I shared the website where you put money in a pot and participate in a weight loss group. Over the last few days, I've decided to give it a try without actually giving money to the website. I tried to convince my husband yesterday that I should get an iPad if I lose 4% in 4 weeks but I'm not sure I was convincing enough. Though that would be amazing motivation and he could probably find comfort in my track record so far. 

I need a kick in the pants and I think this is it. This will be difficult and I'll probably be super grumpy but I want to prove to myself I can do this. Consequently, I'm modifying my April 30-day shred plan. This hasn't really been working anyway. So the new plan is to just exercise with no specific requirement other than for 30 minutes or so, probably walking away the pounds since that is a workout I don't dread and it still makes me ugly and sweaty. We also plan on pulling out a dance workout video we bought early in our marriage. 

The goal: Lose 4% in 4 weeks 
9.6 pounds or 2.4 pounds weekly.
The plan:
  • Eat less than 1300 calories daily with a focus on snacking on fruits and veggies.
  • Exercise at least 5 days a week. 
  • See myself 10 pounds lighter.
  • Continue with NFAD, 64+ ounces of water, no soda, and no treats. 
Again, I'm a little anxious. This is going to be tricky. But I want to change. (Do you feel like you've heard that before?)

Monday, April 21, 2014

Print this!

This is perfect! 
Post it on the fridge! 

To start again tomorrow

Now, you may be thinking to yourself, “I already blew it. My four minutes are already a disaster. I may as well give up.” If so, stop thinking that, and never think it again. The miracle of the Atonement can make up for imperfections in our performance. As Elder Jeffrey R. Holland has taught:
“To those of you … who may still be hanging back, … I testify of the renewing power of God’s love and the miracle of His grace. …
“… It is never too late so long as the Master … says there is time. … Don’t delay.”

 (Your Four Minutes by Bishop Gary E. Stevenson)

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Diet Bet

A link to this website showed up on my Facebook newsfeed. I'm kind of really loving the idea. So who's with me? 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Come let us anew...

Well, here we are again. Are we surprised?  I'm writing yet another recommitment post. As I went through my bedtime routine tonight, I tried to think of reasons why I just can't seem to keep to my plan for weight loss. It all boils down to self sabotage. I am really good at talking myself into staying fat. Heck, I've always been this way. It's a risky path to go down that's for sure. 

So on the close of yet another awful day, and a bag of mini Cadbury eggs later, I'm recommitting. I don't want to always be this way. Maybe it's because I think being skinny will make me prettier or get me more friends or make me happier, but in the end being healthier will make my life more complete. 

So here's my plan for the week:
  1. No Soda (12 days strong so far)
  2. More water! (64-100 ounces)
  3. No candy until Saturday
  4. Shred Monday - Saturday
  5. Snack on vegetables and fruit
  6. No food after dinner
  7. Tell myself a new story

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


Please bless I start to see the fruits of my labor soon... Today's weigh in is a bummer. Highest I've publicly recorded. 

Friday, April 4, 2014

A Sixth

Was about to crawl into bed thirty minutes ago. Was ready to throw away four days of exercise for a day of rest. 

Nope. Couldn't do it. Couldn't do it to myself. Or to you. I made a commitment. 
We'll see if that gumption always is there.
But I'm glad I hung out with Jillian for a bit.
And now, GOOD NIGHT!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


Here's a little positivity for a weigh in day that has me feeling kind of blue.