Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Not enough time in the day!

As I said in the title - there simply aren't enough hours in the day!! ahhh!

First, I just wrote this whole blog and the thing messed up so I am having to re-write it.. the thing that sucks is I was doing it before going in to workout! Yes! It is 1130 and I am JUST NOW going in to do my workout! I am crazy! But it must be done! haha

JT has a gazillion things to do for school tonight so instead of him cooking dinner I had sushi. It was awesome! On a good note though, he had the best workout hes had thus far this evening! He feels great and he is already starting to make some major progress! We both have our long days at school tomorrow, but if its nice he is going to ride his bike to school and tomorrow evening he is going to run with his new running buddy. :) While he is out running I am going to workout here!

Oh! Guess what we did tonight! We signed up for:
seriously! go check it out and click on Texas! I am SOOO excited! Thank you Vicky for the idea! By that time we should be at or very close to our goals so I know I will be able to do it! It is going to be so much fun preparing for it together and then completing it together!! :) :)

I know I said I would share some articles starting today so here is the first one! Hope it is helpful for you all:

Water Weight and Weight Fluctuations

Normal 24-hour body fluid fluctuations leading up to your weigh-in can affect your scale weight. Bowel movements, hormonal cycles, total and type of fluid and food consumed can result in temporary water weight. As a result, the scale alone may not accurately represent your progress when comparing back-to-back weigh-ins. In the long run, however, the scale will capture your progress.

Consistency is Key

To help avoid this water weight discrepancy, try to weigh in at the same time of day, wearing similar clothing, and maintain the same lifestyle pattern up to the moment you step on the scale. In other words, try to keep your total and type of food and fluid consumption the same during each 24-hour period before your weigh-in.

Timing is Important

You may want to consider weighing in every week towards the end of the week. Many people update their weight and/or body fat on Mondays, which may be the worst day to measure your progress. Think about it – weekends tend to be the time when we get off track with workouts, social events and dining out. By Monday morning when you step on the scale it is highly likely that your body weight has fluctuated.
Women should consider their menstrual cycle when weighing in. Women retain water and other fluids for at least one week before menstruation begins. Therefore, you may need to wait a week before updating your weight. Lastly, remember that high sodium foods may cause you to retain excess fluid. Restaurant meals and pre-packaged foods tend to be high in sodium.

Muscle Gain

You may have gained muscle since your last weigh-in, which would offset any weight reduction due to fat loss. In other words, if you’ve gain a pound of muscle and lost a pound of fat, the scale would not reflect this. This is a desirable outcome, especially since muscle is more active than fat, even at rest. Your fat loss will eventually outpace your gains in muscle, however, and you will begin to see weight loss.

Success Factors Other Than Weight

If your weigh-in reveals no change after one week but your circumference measurements, body fat, visual appearance and/or clothing size are improving, you are most likely making progress and your body weight is fluctuating for the reasons discussed. However, if your weight remains the same or increases for more than two weeks, and you’re not making progress in any of the above areas, you are probably not meeting your daily calorie deficit. To get back on track, you’ll need to eat less, move more, or do a combination of the two.

If your bodybugg program shows you’re in a calorie deficit and you haven’t lost any weight over the past few weeks, click here to learn more.

Thanks for reading guys! See you tomorrow...then FRIDAY WE WEIGH IN! WOOHOO!
Oh, and feel free to share your successes on here too in the comment section! I'd like to hear how everyone else is doing! AND i'd love some healthy recipe ideas!!! <3


  1. You're welcome! Although you really have to thank Frank, since he was the one who found it, LoL. You'll have to let me know how you guys make out! Carolyn and I are hoping to do the one in September :)

    And just to share my successes: I've been completely on track for 18 days without a single cheat, eating about 1200-1400 calories per day and working out 5-6 times per week! I'm waiting to officially weigh in on February 1st, but I peeked at the scale and I've lost about 13 pounds! Thanks for the inspiration :)

    I'll have to dig up some recipes to send you :)

  2. I'm not so sure about recipe ideas or really how healthy it is, but Richard and I buy the chicken breast's (skinless) from Schwans, and point wise it's very reasonable. We've cooked them several different ways and they're easy to prepare. They come individually wrapped and stay fresh and juicy every way we cook them. But we've grilled them with a slight basting on them (italian dressing mixed with the chicken marinade), or we've baked them in italian dressing and some chicken marinade (in some brown wrapping from Brookshire's). We've also fried them in soy sauce (loy sodium) with some diced cilantro & diced jalepino (take out the seeds) with a little bit of butter. Now I KNOW the last one is not good for you, but it is DELICIOUS!! I'm a huge chicken fan so I thought I'd share some of the things we find easy and don't take a lot of time.

    Anyways the real tip is the chicken cause finding good tasting fresh meats is really hard to do, most definately when you're afraid of it ruining,etc. Hope this helps!

  3. Heather: Easy - 10 MINUTE RECIPE!!! (I made this up the other night - because we had NOTHING ELSE IN THE HOUSE!!!)

    Seafood Tacos:

    Frozen Scallops, Shrimp, or Canned white meat chicken (I eat scallops, Chris eats Shrimp, and Bella wanted chicken!) - saute in pan with a little garlic, cumin, and olive oil. Cumin-a very Mexican-y seasoning.

    Heat up some white corn tortillas in microwave.

    Dice avocados, and shred some jalapeno pepper jack cheese.

    Top them however you want!

    Pair this with my special (healthy) Brown Spanish Rice

    Saute some chopped onions and garlic in a little bit of olive oil until tender. Add 1 cup of INSTANT brown rice (uncooked) and stir it until it's toasted. Then add liquid (a can of tomato sauce + water, totaling 2 cups liquid) cover and simmer until done.

    I would recommend starting the rice first, as it takes a minute to cook.

  4. Thanks for all of the suggestions guys!

    and CONGRATS VICKY on the weight loss! Can't wait to hear how much the official tally is on the 1st!