Sunday, January 6, 2008


To those who wondered, yes, I am tall. I'm 5'11" and come from full-blooded Norwegian stock on my mom's side. Most of the women in the family are amazons! :-D My daughter is a striking exemption. At 5'6" or so, she's the petite one (and very thin!)

Weight's been going down a bit every day. 193.8 Friday, 193.6 yesterday and 193.4 today. I'd love to keep that trend going. I have exercised every day in 2008 so far except today, but it's still early. :-) The new Prevention magazine says the key to losing belly fat is eating a monounsaturated fat with every meal or snack. Nuts are one of the five recommended and they said macadamia nuts are the highest in MUFs. Sounds good to me!

My neck and upper back are still not back to normal after my fall on the ice, so I'm going to try for twice weekly chiropractic visits for a bit. It definitely feels better after I go.

Today is my daughter's TWENTIETH birthday! It goes too fast. My son turned 18 in Nov, so we're a houseful of adults and my identity as a homeschooling mom is almost at an end.

Oh, and I agree with kickboxingmomma, the key to not gaining more during the holidays is living far away from family! ;-)


Jennifer said...

You're doing great! I'm still holding steady, not losing, but not gaining. That's actually good considering my usual winter pattern. I'm ready to get back to a normal routine now that the holidays are over.

Anonymous said...

You have a good trend going there. My scale only weighs in .5 pound increments. :( I like to weigh daily, too, so I don't think I'm failing if I'm up a bit on my official weigh-in day.

That's interesting about the MUFs. I hadn't read or heard about any connection with belly fat yet.

I hope your neck and upper back feel better soon. That has to be one of the worst places to hurt; I know from experience. It is very hard to do anything, or even to sleep when the upper back and neck are hurting.

Bev said...

Looks like you are having a good year so far! Way to go with the exercise!! =0

Susie said...

Thank you for being my first comment on my first BLOG! I did the Abs Diet over the summer...and I really liked it..and I wasn't hungry...It's a fun book to read too and it all makes sense. I still get the daily emails from David Z. (not personal..the newseltter)There are great meal ideas too. Thank you for the encouraging words. Great job on your losses so far!

Heather said...

awesome! I hope you can continue you the trend. and that is very true...I do so much better with my eating when my parents are in PA and I am here in IL.