Weigh-In Wednesday #61 – 149.0

Hello to everyone visiting from the Rachael Ray Show!  🙂  It’s crazy to see the traffic spikes after the show airs.  I know a lot of you were inspired by the eating plan and what it could possibly do for you.  I can’t say enough about Carb Lovers, but one thing I can say is that the name doesn’t do it justice.  It’s so much more than just eating healthy carbs as part of a well-balanced diet, it’s a way of life that you can follow forever.

A question that I got several times yesterday was how I incorporated exercise while losing weight.  I’ve always been a pretty active person, but I actually cut back a good deal when I started this diet.  I had an instinct that told me to focus on one thing at a time.  About 6-8 weeks in I started adding short runs back in to my weekly program and eventually built up to where I am today.  I think too much exercise can trigger your appetite and can confuse your efforts while trying to shed the pounds.  But, that’s just my opinion and I’m definitely no doctor!  I am proud to say that I finished my second Half Ironman this spring (even though the swim portion was canceled due to weather).  Being active is my life!

It would be too hard to recap my whole weight-loss experience in this one post, but I did document every day on this blog.  It’s as simple as going back to my very first post in March of 2010, and reading from there.

Today I thought I would share some of the things in life that make me happy.  Here we go!

I am grateful for…

1.  …A healthy body.
2.  …A great job with coworkers that I can also call friends.
3.  …Sunny days.
4.  …A long night’s sleep.
5.  …Solid friendships new & old.
6.  …The ability to exercise, especially running.
7.  …Secondary noise makers while living with babies.  😀
8.  …Opportunities!!
9.  …A good bowl of cereal (these days Kashi Berry Crumble with 1% milk).
10.  … A good head on my shoulders (even though it’s on the large side).  🙂
11.  …Dreams that I follow.
12.  …Obstacles that I overcome.
13.  …Change.
14.  …The space heater in my office.
15.  …Good days.
16.  …My kick-ass family.
17.  …Sex and the City. (Sorry guys!!! This show will never, ever get old.)
18.  …My blog and the people who read it!
19.  …The light at the end of the tunnel.
20.  …Being ME.