Thursday, February 23, 2012

Eva's Biggest Loser Year: Week 7

So last weeks goals were:
  • drink 80 oz of water each day  (It was more like 50 oz)
  • record food daily to stay within nutrition goals  (I did stay within my goals! )
  • walk/run 1 15min. mile; bike 5 mi.; and walk 2 mi in 25 min.or less  (After walking biking the 5 mi in 15 min. and walk/running 1 mi. in 15 min. I was way too tired to walk another 2 mi!  I did walk 1/2 mi to cool down.  I was able to do this three times this week and I did the Jillian 30-day shred today for the first time.  Very pleased my ankle was able to handle the jumping exercises. ) 
  • go to bed at no later than 11:30PM and get up at 6:30AM  (Half success and half fail.  Boy I am just so out of practice at getting up early.)

I had a good week.  Since avoiding bread and other starchy vegetables for the last couple of weeks, I am really enjoying not feeling hungry all the time.  There has been a delicious sugar filled dessert in our fridge since Sunday and I have not thought about it for days.  As a matter of fact, I only thought about it tonight because I made dinner (not my jurisdiction any more) since Rose was gone to a class! ;)  Now, you might be thinking, well, she doesn't cook anymore so she wouldn't be tempted.  Oh yes I would.  When I am eating bread and starchy veggies like potatoes and corn, I am constantly thinking about eating again.  I could have just eaten an hour before and start thinking about what other items I could eat.  Now, I go much longer without even thinking about food and because I feel better (not bloated and not as tired) so I am keeping this up!  The few times when I am tempted, I have immediately prayed for strength and God has answered!

I am pleased to say that I lost 1 pound which makes my total lost 10 pounds! :)
It doesn't sound like much, but after not losing for two weeks, I was just happy to see a move in the right direction.  I look forward to a greater loss next week as I continue to increase the intensity of workouts. 

I am going to keep the same goals with minor adjustments:
  • drink 60 oz of water daily
  • continue to record nutrition goals
  • for exercise I plan to do the gym plan from before 3 times per week and also the Jillian Shred 2 times a week.  I don't think I can handle it daily right now.
  • bed at 11:30PM and waking up at 7:30AM
Thanks again for praying for me dear friends and sending encouraging messages.  This accountability really does help.  Is there anyone else that wants me to be praying for you?  Any other suggestions about losing weight?  A dear friend was telling me about Dr. Stork (from the Drs. show) who suggests drinking water at certain intervals through the day.  I kind of already did that but I have tried more diligenly to follow the guidelines she mentioned and it has really helped!  Has anyone read his new book?  I am wondering if it would be worth buying.

  I also have two friends that both lost weight this week and am so glad for them!  Are you losing?  Share with me so I can celebrate with you!

With All My Heart~


  1. Woo hoo! Glad to see that you are moving once again towards your goals. We are setting some new ones now that we reached our first benchmark on the Wii. I am really struggling with getting up early...the spirit is willing, but the body won't move! Soon the pocket will be empty and the new business will go nowhere, so I am thinking of a new alarm clock! Looking for spring and daylight savings to help out, too! God bless.

  2. Celebrating that one pound loss with you! It's a new way of eating cutting out the breads/starches. I feel so much better not eating it. Only occasionally do I want sugar but I have learned to do without. I have just finished week 7 and have lost now 22 pounds. I can't wait to see you in June and then again in July! So thankful for the Lord's power to see us through when we stop and ask for his help. Rejoicing with you!


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