Monday, November 19, 2007

4 Weeks on the Program

B100 Fit Club Update: I have now been on "The Cardio-Free Diet" by Jim Karas for 4 weeks. Today was my official weigh in day. I can hardly believe the results. I have lost a total of 13 lbs and 12 3/8 inches. I am so excited about this diet. The best thing is that it doesn't feel like a diet. I eat just as much if as before, if not a little more when you count I get 3 meals and 3 snacks a day. And I have been making healthier choices in regards to my food; More veggies, leaner meats, no fried foods, etc. And exercising with either weights or the resistance bands 3 times a week. I'm loving this! I especially love not getting on the treadmill or elliptical machine or stairmaster.

Speaking of food, has anyone tried those new Steamer Bags by Glad or Ziploc? I tried the Glad ones this weekend when I was at work. They work fabulously! I used 2 bags and made Cajun Salmon in one and Lemon Pepper Asparagus in the other. And my meal only took about 10 minutes to make, including prep time. I actually cooked 2 pieces of salmon and enough asparagus that I have leftovers for lunch today. I would really recommend giving those suckers a try.

On the Knitting front: Since I worked both Saturday and Sunday this weekend, I did a little updating on my Ravelry page. I put in all of my knitting needles and crochet hooks. I put in a bunch more yarn (mostly sock and lace), I just have to add pictures of those which I haven't gotten around to taking yet. Also, I started the Cascading Leaves Shawl by Vicki Mikulak. I am working a double strand of Knit Picks Shadow lace yarn in Grape Jelly. I have 2 repeats finished. When she said that it was a fast knit, she wasn't exaggerating. It is going along really well. I also got some more knitted on my Raspberry Truffle Felted Bag. The pattern is Tote Around by Janet Scanlon from Knitkit.com. I have one of the I-cord bind-off rounds done and only have the handle and 1 or 2 more I-cord bind-off rounds to go. Thinking I'd like to get that done this weekend. Maybe, depending on how much I knit on the shawl and the socks and the scarves I have do to for Christmas presents and the UFO scarves I found that I started 2 years ago and forgot about.....

5 comments:

MUDNYC said...

Good job on the fitness front! How do you FEEL???

Aubrey said...

I saw you on Lafayette and... Colfax? today when I was driving to work! I would have waved but I was in a hurry to get to work.

KreativeMix said...

good luck on the fitness!!!

Moonlit Goddess said...

Michelle, I feel great. It's really nice being able to put on a pair of pants and be able to breath!

Jim Karas said...

Michelle:

A M A Z I N G results. You should be so very, very proud.

Now, as I say to everyone, we are in the danger zone. Don't let the holiday derail your success.

I recommend that you eat the turkey tomorrow, and make sure that there are lots of steamed veggies. Take a taste of your Thanksgiving favorites, drink lots of water, and you are good to go.

And stay clear of all leftovers except the turkey and the veggies.

Good luck and I love reading about your success.

Jim Karas