TAM Update – Week 8

I’m apparently into numbered lists today. Sorry about that, just roll with it!

This was a milestone week for me, especially on Wednesday, for three reasons:

First, Wednesday was day 45 of TAM Metamorphosis. I am half way through! TAM won’t be over at the end of Metamorphosis, though, I am already enrolled in her Continuity program that will continue sending me DVDs after Metamorphosis is over, but the initial 90 day kick-your-butt-into-shape-plan is half over!

Second, as of Wednesday I have lost 2 more pounds since last week, 15 since starting TAM, and 40, yes 40!! since I started losing weight 6 months ago. I can put Sweetheart on my hip and stand on the scale and it will still say 10 pounds less than it did 6 months ago. Hooray!!! I don’t measure again until next week, so I have no new measurements to give you, and I haven’t even peeked yet because I’ve been so frustrated with the tape measure the past few weeks. But next week I’ll have good news in that department, I’m sure!

And third, I know that the whole BMI this is highly inaccurate, but I am now no longer considered overweight according to the BMI calculators. It feels so good to go from being called obese on that scale to a “normal” weight.

This week I also wanted to add a few tricks I have figured out that have helped me:

First, music is key! I usually listen to the Pandora dance cardio station on my phone while I exercise, and I am finally getting it to the point that it really knows what I like to listen to while I exercise. If the music is good I can really get into it and dance and forget that I’m exercising.

Second, during the leg lifts, which is a big part of the workout, sometimes it’s hard to be in the right position while still watching the TV to make sure I’m keeping up w/Tracy. I accidentally discovered the other day that if I put my phone on the floor between me and the TV, I can watch the reflection in my phone! It’s so much easier to look a few inches in front of you when you have your legs doing crazy things behind you than to get a kink in your neck looking at the TV! I’m sure a small mirror or something would work just as well, but my phone is perfect for me because I’ve already got it there listening to my music.

Third, having a good cheerleader doesn’t hurt. On this past Saturday I slept in and so I did my workout during Princess’s nap time. Sweetheart was in the room with me, and at one point I was struggling and took a break for a second. Sweetheart jumped up and started yelling, “You can do it Mommy, you can do it!” And I did! Every time I would slack off she was encouraging me, and it did help. It didn’t help, however, when I was doing the dance cardio and she decided I needed about 20 hugs. But at least I felt loved! And I thought it was hilarious when, near the end she gave me a hug, then pulled back with a disgusted look on her face. “Mommy, you are all wet! You got all sweddy (sweaty), ugh!” and then no more hugs after that. Funny girl!

I wanted to get a new picture on here today but life kind of got in the way, so that is my goal for next week, a new picture for you!

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6 thoughts on “Weekly Menu – March 3

    1. Hi Roberta! Right now it’s all through Facebook, but by the end of this month it will all be run through this site. I’ll hang on to your email address and let you know as soon as that’s available!

    1. Thank you! You can use any whole grain pasta, just be sure to check ingredient lists for weird ingredients. Out of all the whole grain pastas, I like brown rice pasta the best.

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