10 crunches a day

When people struggle with their weight, sometimes they get advice from the folks they’re complaining to.  “I’m sorry, no cookies today, I’m watching my weight.”  “Oh really?  Have you tried not having 12 servings and eating in between meals?”  or “Oh really?  Have you tried exercising?”  or my favorite  “Oh really?  I don’t have that problem, maybe you should do as I do.”  and then they take 3 more cookies, and a large glass of pop and plop down in front of the TV for 3-4 hours.  Ya know…  I have answers to all those.

12 servings?  snacking?  Can you live on 1200 calories a day?  I thought not.  I do.  You had more to eat at breakfast than I will have all day.  Where exactly should I cut back?

Exercising…ya, I’m doing chin ups, dips, crunches, leg extensions and curls, bicep curls, triceps extensions and then I do 30-50 min of cardio walking or on the treadmill, elliptical, or stationary bike.  Should I also take up football and gymnastics?

I did what you do, that’s why I’m 65 pounds too heavy.

Just set some goals and follow your plan.  See a previous post on goal setting.

So Friday I went in for my training session.  211 pounds.  Weight is going UP.  I am not happy.  My “goal” was to lose 1 pound a week.  Failed again.  So my sweet boy says, “Mom, you’d be surprised at what 10 crunches/day will do for you.”  Then he lies down and does the 10 crunches with me.  He’s a stick.  I did that workout mentioned earlier on Friday and on Sunday, EVERY MUSCLE IN MY BODY  is uncomfortable.  Owie.  Good thing I don’t have to play in the band this weekend.  The cymbals would kill me!

I am trying an experiment however.  I lost some weight when I had my kidney stone problem.  I had no coffee and lots of cranberry juice and water.  I am going to attempt to go without coffee for the next month and see what happens.

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