Catch up to where we are today: I’ve gained weight back. Not all the 20 pounds I lost this spring, but easily 10. I try to not obsessively weigh myself and that 10 can sometimes be five and sometimes be eleven! But ten is what I’ll say because more often then not, it is anywhere from 8-10. Anyway, we have a small gym (really a workout area) at our community’s main office and I started working out a few times a week in October. That few times a week slowly became once a week and then the last two weeks, not at all.

That has changed as of today! Over the weekend a friend told me about the Body for Life program. I don’t think I’d heard of it before she mentioned it but it sounded good. After thinking we’d have to buy the book to follow the program, she found the website and from there we got a week one menu plan as well as a shopping list!

Basically you follow this eating plan and also work out for six days of the week. On the seventh day you get a cheater day – you don’t have to exercise and you can eat whatever you want. By browsing the website we found several of the champion food plans and lots of success stories. (

Today I had a breakfast burrito – whole wheat tortilla, eggs, cheese and low fat (or maybe it’s fat free?) sour cream. You are also directed to drink a glass of water with every meal, which I do anyway so no biggie there! For a snack I had a bar – the brand they recommend, and they are bland tasting – good thing I only bought one! For lunch I am planning on having a turkey sandwich (turkey, lettuce, tomato, cheese) and an apple.

I am very excited to do this plan! I think what makes me excited is having a partner – my friend lives right around the corner from me and it’s easy for us to work out together. We also have lunch or dinner together sometimes so the eating plan will be easy to follow too. Really, it’s an easy eating plan and hopefully the workout will be easy too since I have a partner.

How are you doing with weight loss, staying in shape or getting in shape? Maybe it’s time to start a new plan!

I’m not worried about starting now, around the holidays, because you get a cheater day. The excitement of losing weight will help not eating all the holiday cookies and fudge I wanted to make. I suppose now I’ll just bake on the one day a week.

First baby goal: fit size smaller comfortably. I can fit it now, but it’s not so comfortable!

2 Responses to “Starting Body for Life Today”
  1. brooke says:

    I have had success in the past with Weight Watchers & also just eating healthy. This time I’m trying to lose the 40lbs I put on in my year of engagement & year of marriage so I can be back to “normal” I’m counting calories & working on 1200 a day to 1500 a day when I need a splurge. I work out as often as I can, mostly on my Wii fit since my work traveling has messed up going to a gym (long story!) and for me “treat” I drink on the weekends … light beer / liquor & diet coke / wine. So far first week lost 5lbs, and I was sick yesterday so hopefully I’m on track for this week. I’d like to do 2lbs a week & get into a healthier swing of themes.

  2. Tishia Lee says:

    I’ve heard of the program before but this is one diet plan I’ve NEVER tried. LOL It sounds like you are back on the right track – woo hoo! Keep us posted how things go :-)

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