Balancing Act Begins - Weigh in tonight - and a Jamie Oliver plug!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Well - I am now sitting on my balance ball chair in the office.  It is going to take some getting used to.  AND I need a higher quality air pump so I can pump up the ball to its full capacity.  It is forcing me to sit up straight.  Which is good.  But it is different.  My rear is a tad sore - but I just shift my weight around or bounce up and down on the ball and I don't care!  It is kind of fun.

I'll keep you updated, and try and get some pictures soon.

Tonight is my first weigh in on my new program.  Wish me luck!  I did pretty well most days - but I had a few low willpower days.  But I'm still plugging away.  I will get there.  Taking it one day at a time.

Finally - I have a new hero. 

I have to admit that I had never heard of Jamie Oliver until the past month.  I was watching TV and saw an advertisement for his new TV show "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution."  I recorded it and watched it.  And I watched it again.  And then I heard he was going to be on Oprah.  And I recorded and watched that as well.  And when I was struggling with a pizza craving, I sat down and watched him again.  He inspired me to leave the pizza alone and eat something healthy.

Here is a quick intro to his show:

I got so excited when I watched this. These days, everything has to be fast and convenient. Very few homes have the capability of one parent staying home to cook for the family and take the time to make it healthy - so everyone relies on quick, easy, and dare I say - FAST FOOD. Parents also rely on the schools to feed their children lunch, and sometimes even breakfast. But the schools are limited to the choices and regulations laid out by the government.

If we can change the way America thinks - maybe we can all get somewhere. We can all get healthier. Health insurance and healthcare prices will go down. Getting our food under control could solve a lot more problems than we are aware of.

So - if this excites you too - go to Jamie's site and sign the petition that you support his revolution!

Balancing Act Starts Tomorrow!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Today I put my balance ball chair together at work.  Unfortunately - you have to pump the ball up to 80% and then leave it before you can pump it up to 100% and start using it.  :-(

So I will be able to update you on that tomorrow!!

I weigh in tomorrow evening.  Not sure of my thoughts.  I did pretty well the beginning of the week - but I'm learning that hanging out with my extended family gives me reasons to eat when I shouldn't.

I can do this I can do this I can do this I can do this!!!

Quick Update

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Still staying pretty much on plan - not getting all of my water in every day - but I'm getting a lot more than I was!!!

I had 2 major success this week.  1 - I made hamburger helper for my kids and it smelled SO GOOD - but I didn't even TASTE it!  That was HARD!!!

2 - I was craving pizza very badly last night - but I stayed away from it and made a healthy version of pizza using my meal replacement.  YAY!!!

I got my balance ball chair - but I'm going to wait and put it together at work on Monday.  I'll let you know how it goes!

Day 1 complete!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

My "assignments" for this week are the following.

Eat 5 HealthOne Meal Replacements per day.
Track everything I eat.
Drink 96 oz of water per day.  (2/3 of this must be JUST water - the other 1/3 can be non-caloric liquid in another form)
Get 20 minutes of exercise a day.

Try a new recipe with the Meal Replacements.

Yesterday - I completed everything on the list!!!

Today I'm getting off to a slower start - the lack of caffeine is giving me a headache - but I'm surviving.

I got the Biggest Loser Wii game and I look forward to trying it out tonight.

Look what I ordered . . . (BALANCING ACT: Preview!)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I've heard that a lot of people have started doing desk work while sitting on a balance ball.

Here is a great article on why YOU should try this too!

Some of the best points . . . it is FUN, you are constantly moving and this causes CALORIE BURN, it is good for your back, and you can squeeze in mini exercises throughout the day!  Oh and did I mention . . . it is fun?

So - I ordered one.  And it should be here next week.

And I'll update you on whether or not I fall out of my chair a lot.  Wish me luck!

Survived first weigh-in

Don't even want to talk about how far I've sunk . . . because today is a new day!!!

I've got my water, I've got my meal replacements . . . now if I can just wake up . . .

Make it a great day!

Well - here goes!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My first meeting is at 7:00 tonight.  I get to weigh in and see how bad I've gotten . . . and then learn how to fix it.

Hi, my name is IzzyBeth - and I love food.  For all the wrong reasons.

But I'm ready.

Ready to change.

Ready to get moving.  Get healthy.

2010 = New Izzy

(And yes, I'm convincing myself here . . . I've been a little down in the dumps today and I need the encouragement!)

Stress strikes again - and I'm STRIKING BACK

Monday, March 22, 2010

So - I started a new weight loss plan in January and promptly had to put it off - because I was unable to make it to meetings or afford the meal replacements.

I begin again tomorrow night.  I'm setting myself up for success.  I've had my blood drawn so the doctor in the program can tell me how sick I really am (just like on Biggest Loser).  I've set the Wii Fit up downstairs so that I work out before AND after work and not bother those that might be sleeping.

And today and tomorrow I am eating some of my favorite things and telling them goodbye - because my health is more important than food.

I'll try and update this more often - because it helps me stay on track.

Wanna know more about the program I'll be doing?  Check it out here:

Here we go!!!!

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