Saturday, October 31, 2009

Dani´s Crunch 1 - Four Days Worth

I bet you were wondering, "What in the world is Dani doing? Isn´t she doing this Crunch with us?" hahaha

I have been enjoying all of your posts so much! I can´t explain how fulfilling it is to see all your progress. I have sat at my desk and on my sofa late at night, reading and writing comments. But that´s not all.

I am competing right along with you all! Really, I am! I want to be right up there with ya´ll! I want to come in right near the top with the fitness and all! I want new clothes by Christmas!

Here are my Stats for 4 days.

Kick off Day - 20 min. walk
                         25 min. 30 day Shred DVD
Thur. 10/29 -  50 min. Metablism Boost DVD
Fri. 10/30    -  10 min. warm up walk for my DVD
                        20 min. of my Trouble Zones DVD
Sat. 10/31 - 40 min. Swim/ 20 laps
                    20 min. walk to and from our Mall. 10 min there and 10  min back. Hoofin it!

Yesterday, I weighed in at 129. 6!!!! I haven´t seen below 130 in over 12 years!!!! Yippeeeee!!!! Praise the Lord!

So I am counting one point so far for weight loss! wooo hoooo!!!

I wanted to post what I ate Thursday just to give you all an idea. I like variety so I don´t like to stick to a fixed diet. I like to pick my food. But that means learning how to do that. These are just somethings I have found that really work for me.

Breakfast - 2 wasa crackers with soft cheese (like cottage cheese but smooth.)
                    Coffee (black)

Mid- Morn.-  a few raisins  with a squre of Sugar Free (SF) Chocolate. (for you all in Spain - Chocolate con lech con almendras Valor)

Lunch - Chicken Stir fry with veggies, 1/3 cup rice (more or less I don´t measure. Just grab a little.) Dessert - 1 SF yougurt with fruit

Mid afternoon snack- a handful of almonds and raisins with 1 square of SF chocolate.

Supper - This was my supper. A yummy salad with pre cut greens, some carrots, and soft cheese. I added three chicken nuggets on the side. (just because I made them for the boys and I love them.) Dessert - a tangerine

Hope this gives you a little of an idea of proportions. I am not starving. It felt like I might  the first few weeks of my journey, but I gradually worked to this. Eating sugar makes you hungery, and cutting it makes your body go through withdrawl the first couple of days, but after that, you will feel great!

 I am always sure to eat enough to sustain my exersice workouts with enough protein. It´s a must. Don´t cut the important foods.

Ok.. I guess I am going to count this as a Tip post and my Crunch In.. I got preachin.. :)

I love how I feel and I want to shout it out to you all that you can feel great too! Keep Crunching! We can do all things through Christ!!Crunchin´ it with ya´ll,


Jill said...

Dani, you look so slim and gorgeous! You're pictures are inspiring to all the rest of us. Thanks so much for the tremendous amount of work you've put into this. I feel like this may make the difference in many years of failing at diets and exercise.

Dani Joy said...

I pray so. Jill! Praise the Lord!

Dani Joy

Susan said...

LOVED the pic! It is less than one yr. after you started this last "push" to become healthy and you look and sounds like you feel great! PTL!!!

You inspire me friend. keep it up. Thanks too for the sample idea of what you eat - ie. portions, things you eat, variety, etc. The pic was good too - looks yummy!

Love ya! keep it crunchin!

Dani Joy said...

Thanks Susan! You are such an encourager. I remember that from college, too! you would come along side me and encourage me! Love you for it!

Big Crunchin´Hugs
Dani Joy

momstheword said...

Yay, go Dani, go! I'd love to see below 130 again too!

Siberia said...

Dani Joy,
You look great! I'm really happy for you! Thanks for all you are doing for us. Keep up the good work!


Dani Joy said...

Thanks, Ladies, You all are an inspiration to me too! It´s amazing what you can do when you ban together! I love this blog! I love you all!!

Feeling the Crunchin´Love!!
Dani Joy

Beth in NC said...

Great job Dani Joy! You are nice and trim. One day I'll be there with you!

Thank you again for doing this!