April 06, 2011

Changes

There are some changes going on in our family. Marshall works for the gov't and has been accepted for a position overseas. This wouldn't be a move for all of us....just a tour of duty for him for 6 months. However before he can leave he has to get his BMI down. I have decided to blog our journey. We started this past Saturday with exercising and eating better. Here's a rundown of what we're doing and then our progress so far!

Marshall - Working out at the gym on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Working out at home with me Tuesday and Thursday doing Slim in 6. We will also walk as much as possible. Will be starting a heart diet used at a nearby hospital to lose weight quickly next week. This will be for 3 days and then 4 days off (but still eating healthy). He's eating a lot of salads. Taking Advocare supplements and using the Meal Replacement Shakes.

Danielle - Working out at home 6 days a week with 1 day off. Using Slim in 6. Using Weight Watchers points and eating healthier smaller portions. I will be starting the heart diet with Marshall next week. Also walking with Marshall as much as possible. Taking Advocare supplements and using the shakes as well. Drinking only water....no sodas or teas.

I am also making a conscious effort to stay away from all fast food. I will have to be healthy when going out to eat with friends as I have a lunch date with a friend on Friday and then a baby shower/girls night out next Monday. I will probably just get a salad both times. I will need to resist the yeast rolls at Logans on Monday. That will be hard as bread is my weakness but I CAN do it! :)

Results as of this morning:
Marshall - down 9+ lbs!! (there's a plus because before he would get an error so we're not sure what his full starting weight was) So proud of him!!!!
Danielle - down 4 lbs!! I am almost to my pre-pregnancy weight....only 2 lbs away. I have fluctuated between the same 5 lbs for the past 4 years since I got pregnant. I will be going way past the pre-pregnancy weight!

I am sharing this on Facebook so that you can all join us in praying and keeping us accountable. Blogging it to keep from having so many updates on my Facebook page. :)

3 comments:

Erin Kay said...

Danielle, I am proud of you guys for doing this on your own. Keep up the good work. I have to get back to my routine also. I will say one thing about salads at a restaraunt...watch out for the sodium. Most restaraunts load up the salt to compensate for the lack of fat to make it taste better.

That is my two sense and have fun and mix up your routine as much as possible whenever possible. Loosing weight is HARD WORK but you CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Prayers and faith!!

Erin

Danielle said...

Thanks for the heads up Erin! I'm tempted to bring my own dressing. Going to look up nutritional info right now for the restaurants to be prepared. As far as my routine, Slim in 6 changes routines every 2 weeks to increase results. It gets harder and longer. It'll be hard but SO worth it! :)

Stephanie said...

Maybe we could do a picnic instead on friday. With Healthy food at a park so the kids can play....
Whatever you want to do..Or we could meet up and walk? with the kids in strollers?

Let me know...Im up for anything, since we (my family) are tying to eat bette too!!