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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Week 6 & 7 of My Weight Loss Journey

Ok, I did not give an update on my weight loss last week due to mother nature. I didn't think it would be fair to my scales so I chose not to weigh in. So today's weigh in will be for week's 6 & 7 of my weight loss journey.

Beginning weight: 204.6

Previous week's weight: 190.6

New weight: 188.2

I lost 2.4 lbs. the last 2 weeks.

A total weigh loss of 16.4 lbs.

I had wanted to reach 185 lbs. by my anniversary, 3.2 lbs. to go, and only 4 days to do it. I need a miracle.

Gonna have to put in some extra miles with Leslie to burn some extra calories to reach my goal, LOL.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

My Opinion of Leslie Sansone Videos

     Just sitting here enjoying an ice coffee with this good old south Alabama weather. I am thankful that we have been having more rain than usual so it has kept it a little cooler than normal.

     I did not get to make church this morning because my little man was sick. I think it is just a stomach bug. He has been sick since last night, but is beginning to feel better so it probably is a bug.

     I posted yesterday about my weight update. In that post I mentioned about walking with Leslie, that is Leslie Sansone. I am greatly enjoying her aerobic walking video that I have. My husband has also come on board with me and has been walking. My son has walked more than my daughter. When we begin our new school year in August they will not have a choice. I plan to use Leslie videos for the exercise part of our P.E.

    If any of you homeschool Moms are looking for an easy way to get in some exercise for you or your children, these videos are great. She basically uses the same aerobic moves in each video, just switches them up. The moves are not hard. Even smaller children could use them. She has some videos with Christian music in the background. I don't have any of those yet, plan to get some, but the music in the other videos isn't bad. Just a beat to get you moving. Check some of them out online. You may want to purchase some of them. Right now I only have the 5 day walk plan where you are walking a different amount of miles per day. I plan to get about 3 more of them so I can rotate them.

     There are some great reviews where different people have lost a lot of weight by just using her videos. Some reviews give negative reviews because they think she talks too much during the workout. Personally, that's what makes the videos so good to me because I get so involved listening to her that I don't even realize I have already walked a mile. Before I know it one mile is gone and we are beginning another one. I have timed her aerobic miles and they all tend to last for 13 minutes per mile. Arms, legs, all body parts are moving, a great over all work out. I have added some weights to mine for some toning. Right now I use the weights separate from the video work out. In the future I hope to be able to use the weights during the work out.

     We are moving slow through our books, but we are moving. Summer just seems to have so many events that it makes it hard to get in a good week of school. My motivation, "Some is better than none."

This about sums up our life right now. Hope all is well with you all.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Week 5 Weight Loss

      Wow! A great week walking with Leslie! I tipped those scales this week after a slow go last week. I am so excited! I praise God for the weight I lost this week because I thought my body was about to hit a weight plateau, as it usually does.

So here is the weekly report:

     Beginning Weight: 204.6

     Last week's weight: 194.8

     New weight: 190.6

      Lost 4.2 lbs. this week

      Total weight loss: 14 lbs. (in 5 weeks)

     I had set a goal to be 185 lbs. by my anniversary on July 24th, only 5.6 lbs. to go. I only have a little over 2 weeks to do that. Not sure if I will make it, but at least I should be very close.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Week 4 Weight Loss

Well, a little late this week on getting my weight logged in. I've been extremely busy. So busy that I would have thought I would have lost more weight than what I did, but oh well.

I started a new work out this week and I am assuming my body was building up my muscles this week because I did not have a big weight loss. I began using a walking video this week that has aerobic walking on it by Leslie Sansone. I like it really good. The aerobic miles really get muscles that you don't normally get to while just walking. Leslie has many videos so I plan to use the one I have for about three weeks and then purchase another one. I will then use it for a few weeks and then purchase a third. I plan to have three or four of her videos so I can keep rotating them around in order to keep my muscles confused.

Now for this weeks big weight loss, a big smashing 4 ozs. woo, hoo! as my 5 year old nephew would say.

Beginning weight: 204.6 lbs.

Last weeks weight: 195.2 lbs.

New weight: 194.8 lbs.

     Lost 4ozs. this week.

     Total weight loss: 9.8 lbs.

I wanted to lose at least one pound per week, but it just didn't happen this week. That's ok I am just taking this journey slow and steady.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Week 3 Weight Loss

     Week 3 and my weight is still moving. That makes me happy beings last year when I started losing weight I got on a weight plateau and it would not move. That discouraged me and I gave up after about 6 weeks.
       So here is my new update:

    Beginning Weight: 204.6 lbs.
    Previous weight: 197.8
    New weight: 195.2

     Lost 2.6 lbs. this week

     A total weight loss of 9.4 lbs.

     I'm thrilled! I am only looking for 1 lb. per week, but I sure like this over 2 lbs. per week. Exercising is paying off.
     I am not really doing any strenuous exercising, just 40 minutes a day. I am doing it in 10 minute increments. I ride the exercise bike in the morning for 10 minutes. Later on in the morning or somewhere around lunch I walk in place for 10 minutes. Around 4:00 p.m. or so I walk in place again for 10 minutes. And before bed I ride the bike again for 10 minutes. I also do some  arm workouts with 10 lb. hand held weights. about 10 to 15 per arm. Once I lay on my bed I do a few leg lifts. Not a big exercise program, but it is working so far, thank God.
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