About Us

My photo
The purpose of our blog is to share our journey through life with family and friends while we leave our mark on this world. Our 20's have been very kind to us and as we enter the 30's we are hoping to continue to enjoy our time in this thing we call life. I should have called this blog "Traveling through Life".

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Week 2 Frustrations

Week 2 of the Biggest Loser Contest has been everything that they said it would be for me.....frustrating. I thought I was doing well by keeping up with Matt the first week but now what they say about men and women losing weight is kicking in. I ate the same as I did the first week and I increased my workouts and I'm seeing nothing like I did. I am going to blame it on muscle gain because I've being doing a lot more besides cardio which I probably should have waited to do. I can feel the results I just can't see them on the scale anymore. We even did a long workout this weekend together and I saw no change from that. We hiked an 8.5 mile trail yesterday in Zionsville. I looked at the calories that we burned and it was a ridiculous amount yet no change on the scale. We went out to eat for the first time in two weeks to our favorite restaurant in town and both had salads. That was tough for us considering they just got a new menu but we wanted to test ourselves. Matt on the other hand is still doing awesome. I am very proud of him and I admire his willpower. The only downside is we just bought him some new clothes that we will probably have to replace at the end of this thing if not sooner. He hit 5 miles on the treadmill this week, I dont think I will ever pull that off. So anyway I personally am ready to get this week overwith and start week 3.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Biggest Loser & Strategy

For those of you who don't know, Matt and I are participating in a family biggest loser competition. It has been a lot of work but we have been really supportive of each other this first week and I think our hard work has shown. I lost 6.6 lbs and him 7.2 lbs in the first week. And yes we did it the healthy way. No starving, puking, or diet pills. When I was hungry I ate, but instead of chips or a candy bar I had fruit. I don't think it will be like this in the next 9 weeks but I could surprise myself.
We both put on a few pounds before the competition started on purpose to get our weight up and then I think we put our bodies into shock when we started working out so much. A lot of the weight lost is from sweating so much. We have been eating a lot better too. I cut out pop and a lot of extra calories and we are both watching our portions. I don't think I have drank so much water and ate so many fruits and veggies in my whole life. But we both feel great and I hope to stick with this. That's pretty much our strategy, getting our butts moving and eating a whole lot better. He's been running more distance wise and I got to the point where I can start jogging for part of my workout. It all seems to be working for us.