Monday, July 5, 2010

Get Up & Get Moving: Week 5

I am happy to report instead of gaining a few pounds this Fourth of July weekend, I lost a pound. I was really good about eating fruit and having salads before every meal. Filling myself up with healthy foods before diving into the junk food really made a difference. I even past up dessert. I know, who can pass up dessert, but I found I was full and didn’t really need to eat more. I am sure; however, it must have tasted good because my daughter had two helpings.

Health Tip: A good way to know you are getting good nutrition from your eating plan is to ask yourself how you honestly look and feel. A healthy eating plan will include lean proteins, grains, nuts, fresh fruits and vegetables, and healthy fats that provide enough calories to support your lifestyle. A balanced diet will not exclude any one-food group.

Here is an article about the 10 signs of good nutrition: 10 Signs Do You Have It

Weight on July 5, 2010 190

Weight on June 28, 2010 191

Goal weight by December 31, 2010 130

I guess that means time to get off the computer for a bit and take my baby girl for a walk. Some fresh air will do us both some good. Join me by getting up and getting moving!

I have been using a log to track my activity level and food intake each day. The site is totally FREE! Come join me on

Having a log helps you stay on track and really lets you see where you need to make improvements or adjustments to help shed those unwanted pounds.

Here’s the link to my overview

If you want to befriend me, my profile is VSGrenier.


  1. WTG Virginia! Congrats on your weight loss!

    I've removed about 15 lbs in the past 3 weeks, but I have a LOT more to lose. It's been a combination of eating almost vegetarian/raw and dealing with some stress.

    I still occasionally find myself eating a bit of meat, but will continue to work at trying to go totally vegetarian/raw.

    Thanks for your posts!

  2. That's Susanne for the encouraging post. One pound isn't much, but it is a step in the right direction . . . losing instead of gaining. :)

    I don't know if I could give up meat. I love my steak once or twice a month. I also love pot roast and stuffed chicken. However, I have a tip for next week for those of us who love hamburgers and steak. One that will help you stay healthy without giving up the red meat.