Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The lesser of two evils...

I thought I would write an entry right now because I am pouting. They are serving my favorite cafeteria food meal at school today… breaded pork chop, to die for, melt in your mouth yeast rolls, broccoli and cheese, and chocolate milk. Oh, AND they have real fried chicken today. No matter what diet I’ve been on, I find a way to fit this meal into my plan every month when they serve this. No kidding, the yeast rolls are buttery and melt in your mouth. So as my co-worker sits besides me eating this meal, I sit here eating nothing. Because it’s not time for me to eat for another 1 ½ hours. I am pouting. Dieting sucks. But so does being fat. I guess dieting is the lesser of two evils. At least I’m not hungry…

I decided to day that it’s time for me to go back to the gym. Instead of focusing on cardio, I will now focus on weights. Greta (Big Bottom Blogger) left me a comment the other day on how I need to start lifting weights, and I agree. I am losing weight kind of fast, and I don’t want to be left looking like a deflated balloon. I figured that I would set aside 3 days per week to so strength training. With soccer season starting (first practices are tonight), I will have to MAKE the time. I am also going to get a fitness assessment done. It’s only $10 for members, and gives you percentage of fat with the calipers, and they do a number of tests to get your fitness level. I think it will be cool to do it now, and then do it again after I’ve lost a bunch of weight!

Did I mention that I am going to be the assistant coach on my 4-yr old daughter’s team? They know I have no experience in this kind of thing – only being a soccer mom – but they needed volunteers and chose me. Should be fun.

I am also doing a 5K on Saturday. It is the same one I did last year – my son’s school sponsors it, and the whole district participates. Have I been walking? No. Do I plan on walking this week to prepare for it? Yes. The weather is supposed to be nice today, tomorrow, and Friday. Even if it’s late, I am going to at least walk around the block a few times. My body feels like it is ready for regular exercise again.


On another note... several people have contacted me asking about Medifast, and expressing that they would like to do the program, but cost is an issue. The good folks at Medifast have offered a coupon code for my readers that will give you $50 off an order of $275 or more. Email me if you would like the code. I don't get anything from this... I will continue to get my product for free, regardless. I am just passing along a deal. :)


  1. I agree with you being on a diet sucks... But being fat sucks more. Good luck on your 5K, I have done 2 this month and I love them. Make sure you stretch really good.

  2. The fitness test is a good idea. It will show you the major difference in your ability between now and after. And good choice to do the weight training. That will really help tighten the muscles and the skin up from the weight/fat that you are losing. Congrats on staying strong and getting back on the plan after the stumble on vacation.

  3. Weights are great to build stronger bones. Good luck!

  4. Good job hanging in there with the school meal!

  5. The hospital where my son goes for therapy has a chicken salad that is my weakness. I always check the menu & figure out how incorporate it. I don't know if I could resist it if I went to the cafeteria or was where other people were eating it. You are doing better than I would be able to manage, lol.

    Strength training is definitely a great idea, especially since you are losing fairly quickly. I need to get my butt in gear on it too!

  6. Good luck! Weight loss is so difficult, but believe in yourself! You can do it!!


  7. Good for you, Hollie. You are doing great. I am on Medifast too and have lost 53lbs since Nov 1. I love the program and have to say this is the easiest I have ever been on.

  8. Hey ma'am!
    Thanks for ALL of your sweet posts on my blog! I do appreciate every single one of them. For me, strength training is a MUST. I love looking tone. Don't get me wrong, I still have some work to do!


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