Monday, April 12, 2010

Operation Fat-butt

Happy Monday!

This week is a fun one.  I'm happy that GLEE is coming back.  I've also already bought my tickets to see Kick-Ass on Thursday night.

So my weight loss is going well.  As of yesterday I was down to 206.  That's 9 pounds and 9 books.  Not too shabby so far!

What have I been doing differently?  The first thing is that I've shut off the TV.  Not completely, but I'm weening myself off of it.  I mean, do I really care what happens on Grey's Anatomy anymore?  Not in the slightest.  So I've cut out shows that I'm not completely interested in.

I've also been really enjoying fruit.  Apples and oranges and pears and grapes.  YUM!  There are so many god fruits right now that I have trouble choosing.  I've never been a huge orange fan (I hate seeds) until my friend Rach gave me one while I was at her house.  Now I'm a convert.  Love them.  I'm actually going to go eat one right now.

My exercise has also been going well.  Saturday, for the first time, I managed to jog my entire 3.5 miles without stopping to walk.  Sure, my time sucked monkey butt, but when I started, I could barely finish a mile without stopping to die.

And that's it.  No crash diet, no pills.  Just loads of healthy food and exercise.

But there's one thing I could use some help with:  On the days when my knees hurt too badly to run, I use my elliptical.  I love reading my Kindle on it.  So tell me what some of your favorite books are right now so that I can find something good to read.  I've been reading a lot of realistic YA and I'm looking for something with more adventure.

Also, do you have any weight loss goals?  What are they?

Tune back Wednesday.  I'm going to talk about pacing in storytelling involving two books and two television shows I recently gave up on.

And don't forget you can read CH 1 of The Deathday Letter and then enter to win an ARC.


  1. Congrats!

    As of last Thursday, I'm down 16 pounds. But the only reason I know this is because my doctor forces me to step on the scale whenever I visit his office. I hate numbers, and I don't measure my weight loss success in terms of how much I want to lose.

    That's waaaaay too depressing.

    Instead, I set other goals like hiking in The Hills this summer without dying.

    I wish I had some reading suggestions for you. My genre of preference is women's fiction, so...

    Keep on keepin' on and have a great Monday!

  2. Congrats, Shaun! That's great! I'd like to lose 5 more pounds myself. We'll see....

    I'm so excited for Glee too. Can't wait! And I'm with you on Grey's. Lately, I've felt like I've been watching it out of some loyalty, but maybe I should just let it go. Use the time for writing or something....

    Wondering what else you stopped watching....

  3. Congrats! That's so awesome!!!

    I normally eat very healthy, but because of the new house renevations and moving I've had no time - so it's been fast food for like two weeks straight. I feel terrible and can't wait until the stove and refridgerator are delivered on Wednesday.

    Funny thing is, I weighed myself and actually lost three pounds. I think I've discovered something here. I call it the, "Don't sit down diet". You can eat whatever you want, the key is, you don't sit down untless you are eating or sleeping. It's been working great. lol

  4. yeah..I've been doing the healthy eating thing too! And working on exercise. I have bad knees too and am going through PT for them - totally helps!

  5. Same here we are doing the healthy eat and organic eating for the girls. Great job on the weight loss I could sure use to lose some myself. Keep it up!


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