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In the Box

By Mary Weaver

Mary Weaver

June 30, 2013 10:38 a.m.

Mary Weaver is on weight loss journey with HMR, a clinically monitored weight management program through Sarah Bush Lincoln, and is sharing her experience with our community. She resides in Neoga with her husband, Ray.

Day 11

Today I experimented a more with different flavors for my shakes. Anyone who knows me is aware that I can eat ice cream three meals a day and for snacks, so dieting by eating ice cold shakes feels almost like sinning. Today I had a black cherry shake, a banana cream shake, a cherry cheesecake shake and a lemon shake. I liked the banana cream the least. Any of them are easy to make with sugar free pudding of Jell-O. I wish I had started this sooner.

Part of the program involved homework. I forgot to journal that last week and flunked my homework (no the dog didn't eat it). We were to try a shake made with a sugar-free soda. I didn't do it because I'm not that fond of pop (soda). This week we are to try a new exercise indoors. It (exercise) is called PA (Physical Activity) and you calculate according to your weight and intensity the calories burned in a minute. My house is rather small with all the stuff I have, but I recalled buying an exercise DVD a long time ago and thought it would work. It is from Extreme Make Over and offered level 1, 2, and 3 low-impact work outs. I thought, hey, I can walk three miles. This should be a piece of cake. WRONG! The warm up for level one almost did me in and I became well acquainted with one of the gals in the program, LaRhonda, very quickly during level one. LaRhonda was the example to follow along if-you-are-too-old-stiff-or-fat to do the regular routine. LaRhonda and I made it through, but I thought Ray might have to call 9-1-1. I did survive the work out and now feel challenged to make it through all three levels, but not in one day.

In the afternoon, Ray and I went to the movies and saw Heat with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. The movie was packed and the guy next to me was eating some of the best smelling popcorn...I wonder if Jell-O makes a popcorn flavor? When I got home, I walked my three-mile route. My total PA was 630 for the day and I met all the requirements for the program.

Here is a funny I heard the other day. Mahatma Gandhi walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him a super callused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.

Thanks to you for the new ways to fix shakes and you encouragement.

Until tomorrow, I am In The Box.

Categories: Weight Loss

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