Well, as you can see I had some success this week. I lost 4 pounds this week. So, what did I do this week? Well not much is my answer. First let me start by saying, I am intentionally starting slow in changing my habits because I know in the past I have failed when I get all gung ho. I started this week with lowering my overall caloric intake to about 1200 calories a day and watching my carb. intake as well. I have followed the diet recommendations that Joy Bauer has published on her site. The only part that I am finding hard is giving up the sweets. I have a very strong sweet tooth and love dessert after dinner. I have replaced ice cream with sugar-free Jell-o cups which only have 5 calories. So far this has satisfied my desire for sugar.
As far as exercise goes, I must admit that it is hard to find time to go to the gym with three little kids. Instead I have taken advantage of the kids trampoline and tried to make sure that I spend 30 minutes on it playing with the kids. I figure this benefits both me and them. I am increasing my heart rate and they are getting some quality interaction from Mommy. I know I need to step up my exercise but right now I am making changes in moderation so that I don't set myself up for failure. And for those of you that check the blog for pictures of the kids, I will throw in a few that I took the other day during trampoline time. I will see you next week and hopefully a few more pounds lighter.Jacob is taking after AJ in his love for mowing! I can only hope this infatuation carries over into the years when they can actually go out and mow the lawn instead of Mike or I.