Tuesday, September 13, 2011

5 a Day & Fiscal Fast Update - Day 1

Ok, so it's not my first day with the 5 a day challenge, but I'm starting to get the hang of it now.

5 A Day:
~ medium banana, 1 cup of 100% juice, 1 cup cantaloupe, 1/2 cup spinach, 1 cup frozen berries
~ mashed yams and raw veggies with dinner, about 1 cup of each
~ 1 large glass of juice
~ some raspberries and 1/2 banana

Fiscal Fast:
~ no timmie's run, but I already had that old habit conquered
~ No problems not spending yesterday. Today will bring it's own challenges, I'm sure.

Health and Wellness:
Starting weight: 191 pounds  Goal: lose 41 pounds in 7 months (lose 40 pounds by 40th birthday)
~ Put on exercise DVD and had to sit down after 15 mins. I did manage to get my heart rate up a couple of times. My knee does not like exercising!

I know I'm out of shape when a beginners DVD is exhausting. I only did 1 circuit of exercises, and will try another one today. This is going to be a slow process without a doubt.

As for the fiscal fast, staying home made it easy. Now we are out of cream for coffee in the morning, and I dunno how I'm going to deal with that. Milk just isn't the same for me.

On to Day 2....Wish me luck!


  1. Your knee will improve! I had a "bad knee" too, but apparently it was just cause I was overweight!! It *always* hurt me at 170lbs, but now, 50lbs + lighter, it NEVER bothers me!! So keep at it! You can do it!! Don't forget, diet is a LOT of losing weight, up the fat/protein, lower the carbs for best results! You have my email if you need extra support! :)

  2. I'm in it with you. I've lost 6 lbs and want to lose 13 more. My problem is I get cocky after I lose a few and feel I can just go back to my old ways and within weeks have put the weight back on. This time I want it off for good! I'll keep cheering you on - it will help keep ME honest:) Both my knees have been bad over the years but what Carla says is true - the less I weight the less my knees hurt!