Total Weight Loss

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Major Improvement

Today as I did the P90X workout, I noticed marked improvement in my ability.  I was up to the modified workout almost the entire time.  There are a couple of moves that are going to take a little longer, but that is OK.  I got confirmation today that I can do it.  It felt great!!

My biggest obstacle now is eating enough food.  I'm following the fat shredder nutrition plan.  It is just more food that I'm used to eating.  I remember joking with a coworker some time ago.  She was nursing her new baby and said it was difficult to keep her calories up.  She, of course, was eating fresh fruit and vegetables and lean meats like we all should.  I laughed and told her she just wasn't trying hard enough and I could give her a few pointers.  Now, I understand her dilemma.

I'm making meals that fit with the plan and serving them to 65MD.  I haven't actually told him that he's eating according to the fat shredder plan but I suspect he knows.  We eat the same thing and he knows what I'm doing.  He has been totally fine with everything I've made so far and I am having a blast making real food for us.  I'm not controlling his portions as I am mine.  He doesn't have the same weight problem I do. This is the way we should be eating anyway.

Yesterday, I decided to make some whole wheat bread for us.  I opted for a recipe that still had a little white flour in it.  It was about 3/4 whole wheat to 1/4 white.  For 65MD's sake, I thought I should ease in to it.  Whole wheat flour has a stronger taste to me, and I didn't want to put him off since he has been so supportive. 

The bread turned out great.  I had my allotted one piece.  He ate three and made himself stop saying he could eat the whole pan.  I asked him then what he thought of the stronger taste and he said he liked it.  I told him about the second recipe and my thinking that we should work up to it.  He said to go for it.  So, as soon as we eat the rest of the bread from yesterday.  I'm on to the full whole wheat recipe.  Stay tuned to see how that turns out.


  1. I know you've always enjoyed cooking, but sounds like you're finding more enjoyment in it now that you have more time and energy to spend planning and preparing meals. You haven't said much about how the home business is coming along. I hope successfully!

    1. Sharon,
      Thanks for asking about working from home. It is going great. I've just about figured out how to make it all fit.

  2. I did P90X after I did Insanity which was a great workout but one that I do not believe anyone gets all the way through without stopping. I choose to substitute other workouts for the 1.5 hours yoga workout. I could not give much more than an hour of my day towards working out. It was difficult too. I think P90X does a good job building muscle mass which is good. Muscle burns more calories. I would say regardless how you do day to day just commit to starting it each day. Do as much as you can and it will work out good for you.

  3. Yay for feeling like you're progressing! That's great. That is great that MD like the bread, too. Keep on keepin' on!

  4. You go girl! I've always wanted to try p90x but I don't think I could ever bring myself to pay so much for it. Oh well. ]: I'm so glad that your guy is being very supportive of you. And it's great that he's eating healthier too! I hope to be able to do this with my fiance once we get moved in together. I plan on sitting down with him and looking at healthy options and coming up with a menu for the month.

  5. i KNEW you could do it...........TOLD YA SO TOLD YA SO TOLD TOLD TOLD TOLD YA SO!(accompanied with my told ya so dance, hey girl gotta burn those calories where i can! lolol...........segue into my happy dance just for you!) you're doin great the only one who can stop you is you, so stay outta your way and kill this thing! WOOT!

  6. hey darlin i just sent your Goddess WORKOUT off this morin. i'm interested to see what you think, i do it more for the relaxation and calmness than to sweat. this is like the 5th one i've gifted, Dolphina has become a friend we chat back and forth pretty often and she really is trying to empower all women!