Monday, March 31, 2008

LEAN AND MEAN


Well, maybe not mean.
But the battle of the bulge has begun in earnest around here.
Inspired by Cityfarmers fabulous weight loss the past few weeks(I'll leave bragging rights to her...hint, hint), I have begun my own battle. A year ago, I was running 3 miles, 4-5x a week. I was by no means skinny, but at 5' and at the time nearly 54, I weighed a respectable 122#.
But the knees began aching, and the running turned into walking, which turned into looking at the treadmill, sitting in the corner gathering dust. And the weight crept up to 138#.
Now, I know some of you are thinking they'd give their right arm to weigh 138#, but remember, I am only 5' and by all rights should weigh around 108.
Cityfarmer Joy was lighting a fire under me, just by talking and encouraging and sharing what she was accomplishing. So, I took the plunge and got back on the treadmill. Cut out a LOT of wine, cut way back on the red meats, and joined Snap Fitness.
And am eating a lot of salads like this one.
YUM
This is Cyn's version of a Greek salad which my sister-in-law Camille brought to a family party this week. Chock full of iceberg lettuce (yes, I know there is pretty much no nutritional value to it, but you can't beat the crunch), romaine, tomatoes, cukes, yellow peppers, red onion, peperoncini, black olives, green olives, and feta cheese.
It's so good, it hardly needs dressing!
But...if you do want to dress it, I recommend a simple blend of olive oil, red wine vinegar, and a squeeze of lemon.
It's even great the next day!
And....ta da...I am down 6#!!!!

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8 comments:

kansasrose said...

WOW! You go girl! You and Joy are an inspiration! You both are beautiful women in my books! ( I want to lose 10-15 pounds before DD's wedding in June) I've cut out all the wines too! :)xo Love you!

HomemakerAng said...

you are scaring me now!

keep with it and i will too! have 10 more to go for me :) UCK!!!

Anonymous said...

Woo Hoo I am 5'1" and am weighing in at or near 138 lbs. I too need to lose weight. What else have you been doing to lose weight, exercising and eating right? You are right, we should weigh around 110 and unfortunately, most of my weight is around my middle where it's not supposed to be. Thanks for the encouragement.

Peggy in SD

Lovella said...

Way to go!!!! I think we are all thinking spring and fitness. I have my pedometer on and counting up steps.

Brenda said...

Looks great and goodluck. I did great until Easter and I fell off the wagon. Gotta get back on.

cityfarmer said...

I think we should write a book.....and the title will be "______________________"....

We will lots of note to compare in a few weeks.


love to you and your cute bod!

Mimi said...

I know what you mean, Cyn. I lost 7 pounds over the winter, but it took five months. I have to lose more!

iowacowgirl said...

Tell me about this program!!!!