Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sonoma Diet: Halfway mark

So, I'm pretty sure the reason I'm losing weight on the Sonoma Diet is because of the amount of time spent preparing meals, and washing the dishes afterwords. That's my workout, really: burn enough calories before and after the meal to counter act what I actually eat.

Kidding aside, the meals and recipes provided are SO tasty, I don't feel the littlest bit deprived. I find myself feeling fuller before my smaller plate is even cleared, a huge step forward from my loaded plate+seconds habit. Tonight I ate out for the first time on the diet (shoutout to Norman Rose in Napa), and it was actually pretty easy! I got a chicken breast chop with white beans and wilted greens, and when it arrived, there was actually much less greens than I expected. No worry tho, I had the small chicken breast, picked out the greens from the beans, ate a few bites of beans for fiber, and stole a couple asparagus from my sister's plate. I left a huge bowl of beans left on the table and was 100% satisfied.

Full disclosure: I DID have 2 crostinis w/ crab artichoke dip on them. Two bites each. And then I DID have two bites of my [asparagus] sister's coconut creme pie. This, more of a "cheat" than the crab artichoke dip, since I'm in no sugar mode right now. I did have a Diet Coke too, which is maybe why I couldn't resist those couple sweet bites.

Again, this is leaps and bounds better than I would have been two weeks ago.

I had pilates again today, and I can already tell my abs are going to be sore tomorrow and the next day. After my first session, my inner thighs didn't start killing me until 3 days afterwards. So, I'm counteracting that by going 3x/wk, Mon, Weds, Fri. Then I don't give my body a chance to get sore and retensed. Yeah, I just made that word up. But you get the point.

Today I was 220, very exciting! We still have 6 days left on Wave 1, and I'm really looking forward to the results. I was 226 on March 1, so in a week I've lost 6 lbs. Not to shabby, hmm? Best progress I've made in the last two months, in the last year even!

Tomorrow is Trevor's day off, and I think we're going into San Francisco for some touristy fun with baby. Hills, while pushing a stroller? Couldn't hurt :)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Guest blogging, and more!

Okay guys, I know it's been a little quiet over here. Lets update, shall we?

- First, I really weigh 223. Well, I did 2 days ago, when I started the Sonoma Diet, and Pilates Napa Valley's 10-in-30 program. 10lbs, or 10in, in 30 days.

- I did pilates on Wednesday, and will continue to do it 3 days a week for the next month, and then the next 6 months. If I'm still into it 6 months down the road, my mom is going to train me to be an instructor!

- I haven't been as diligent with Jillian Michaels and my Last Chance Workout DVD. :(

- Sonoma Diet food is REALLY tasty! The black bean chicken wrap is DELISH, and is easily going to be one of my favorite things on this menu. Trevor even liked it!

- Speaking of Trevor, he did Jay Robb's 3-day Fruit Flush, and KILLED it. I did it last year, and was a total wimp. He didn't cheat, or whine even. He has a really healthy and manageable weight loss goal for himself, actually. It makes mine look far fetched and ridiculous. Once he's into it, he's actually a great inspiration on how to go about this weight loss thing. He doesn't even get on the scale every day!

-Finally, as you could have guessed from the title, I'm now guest blogging! To bring some attention to PNV's 10-in-30 program, I'll be blogging over there weekly, or more. While this blog keeps me mostly accountable, I really can't fake it over on that one. Too many people will see me in class, and those yoga pants don't leave much to the imagination. Check it out! www.pilatesnapavalley.com/blog