Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Health and Exercise Update :-/

As quoted from the last post: "Please pray for weight loss as I am trying hard. I really want to be thinner for China for several reasons, the greatest being the fact that we will be on a plane for 14 hours, and in serious China summer HEAT."

Well,  I have been at this for several weeks now. I'm trying!!!!

I don't see a big difference, but Kevin says he sees a little difference.

This is the story of my weight-loss-life, little differences with lots of output.

Always seems wrong. :(

Getting in the way are some serious aches and pains, but even in the midst of the worst moments, I am quite a positive person and I keep moving forward the best I can.

I am doing workout videos.

 (Dear Jillian Michaels, I cannot do your Ripped in 30 every day, but I have been doing it, just spacing it out. "Running man" and the squats are NOT going to work with my Knees in this condition, and I think the thing with the barbell behind my head may be contributing to the back cricks I have had in my neck! yuck)

I am drinking lots of water drinking.

I am adding more (non-meat) protein to a change the way I had been eating with my vegetarian based diet (on advice from a trainer).

Also on advice from the trainer, I walking each morning before breakfast to get my body to burn the stored FAT.

I can't run or do deep squats due to my knee issues, but I am doing my personal best with what I've got, and I am proud of myself for the effort.

Hoping and praying so much for some REAL results!

Blessings, Lynette


  1. Hi Lynette,

    I think it is AWESOME you are doing this workout routine to get ready for China. I also can't run due tendonitis and bursitis in one of my hips, and being in the Navy, I still have to do SOMETHING. I got a personnel trainer for last summer (before I started the adoption process) and she had me doing 30 mins on the Elliptical at a level of AT LEAST 5. The other option she had me doing was the Bike... but only the SPINNING CLASS type. My knees didn't like it at first, but after about a week... they started to cooperate.

    What types of Protien are you eating?? I am not a vegetarian, so am just curious... because PROTIEN is one of the unrealized keys to weight loss.

    Oh, BE PROUD OF YOURSELF!!!! You are working out, so no matter what number you see on the scale or in the tape measurements... you are at least working on your ENDURANCE. I think this is going to be one of the Keys for my Mom in China... ENDURANCE!!

    You GO GIRL!!


  2. Hey Lynette, glad to hear you're sticking with it this far!

    You're hoping so much for "REAL" results. Well, just to be a loudmouth, let me say you are not going to find those results on a bathroom scale. Just throw the scale away. Weights are such an utterly arbitrary index of self-worth.

    Instead of "after several weeks of this, how much do I weigh?" the question should be "after several weeks, how do I feel?" Are you feeling stronger, more beautiful, more energetic, in less pain, etc?

    Those feelings are the real results. Those are the things that will stick with you and just be part of how you are, long term. They'll feel so good you'll want to do more healthy things... and really in the end it's you that decides what's a healthy lifestyle, not some diet theory, and certainly not some bathroom scale.

    When you get positive signals like that, it'll be a revelation. Just be open to them, and I think you'll be rewarded. Good luck!

  3. You go, Lynette!! Great job!! I'll be praying for you!

  4. Hey Lynette,
    Weight loss is frustration over perspiration! I lost 35 pounds in 6 weeks. BUT, it's not for the squeamish! First, throw out the scale! Second, carbs are the enemy. The only carbs you eat are nuts and oatmeal(plain). You can cycle the carbs in on your "free" day. That's the one meal per week you get to eat whatever you like. Breakfast is plain oatmeal with splenda and cinnamon. Lunch and dinner consist of salad and meat protein(sorry, vegies won't stay with you). You get a mid morning, late afternoon and bedtime snack of grapefruit or 1/2 apple with peanut butter or fat free yogurt with a hand full of nuts. It's really was boring, but enough food. I have type 2 diabetes, and I was never even below my sugar minimum. Exercise each day....cardio for 30 minutes and weight training for an hour. I worked on a section a day (ie: chest/shoulders, quads/calves and did abs each day.). I took Sundays off, for God and sanity! I know everyone has a theory on weight loss and everyone has different body and metabolism. It worked for me despite my lack of a thyroid (metabolism regulator in body). Caution: you will need to shop for new clothes that fit!


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