Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Progress

I'm officially down 18 pounds! The competition is fierce and I'm still in 2nd place. I'm finding time to work out every other day. Truth be told, I could find time to work out everyday but I'm still great at avoiding it. I need to kick it into high gear if I want to win this thing though. I'm losing about 2lbs per week but I'm trailing the leader by 2lbs. So I really need to double my weight loss this week to regain the lead. I gotta tell you, this competition is the best thing for me! I know I would have given up by now if it weren't for this weekly weigh in.

Not to give away any of my best secrets to my competitors but here are a couple of food tricks that I have found recently:

  • Instead of pasta, make spaghetti using a spaghetti squash. It's a little crunchier than pasta which I find satisfying. As far as taste goes, it takes on the flavor of the sauce. Delish!
  • Instead of potato chips, I made pita chips (a trick from my friend Garren). We had some left over pita wedges so I split them, sprayed them with olive oil Pam and sprinkled on some spices before baking them. I control the oil and the flavor so I know exactly what I'm eating.
  • My favorite dessert (aside from chocolate) is apple crisp. I heat up all natural applesauce in the microwave and stir in cinnamon. Delish and healthy!

Any great recipes for me? Any great workout tips? I hear the weather is supposed to be nice so we'll be getting outside for some walks with Ian. I probably burn more calories doing a dvd, but walking with Ian is more fun. And it has the added benefit of calming my fussy little guy! Win-win.

3 comments:

Kim S February 14, 2008 at 10:47 AM  

Wow, 18 pounds! I should have joined the competition. Congrats!!!!!

Anonymous March 3, 2008 at 8:01 PM  

YOU ARE A STAR! Great work, man that is hard, congrats, but keep going...get that lead. Here are some of my new fav's....dropping for air squats anytime, even if I can only get in 20! I am mixing yogurt and granola for a dessert, this is my favorite new yummy. Also, I stopped eating after 7:30, that will knock out the 2 extra in a heartbeat, but I stuff at 7:25...so, maybe not great? AND the best and worst idea of all! Drink a cup of coffee of tea at 3:30, it kills the hunger pains, that is my vulnerable munchy time!

I recently dropped a few for a part and did all these tricks to make the push happen. I am going to try your ideas too, they were very original. You are an inspiration, it is so great just to keep talking about how we can all be healthier. All this AND you have a baby-wowsiers.
Sorry this was so long, you pumped me up! Go LORI!
LOL,
Kt

Smartphone March 16, 2008 at 9:43 AM  
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