Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message Bible)

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


I just got to thinking that I haven't really journaled much on here about what's going on in our heads regarding this whole P90X thing..and so while I have a second, I thought I'd be honest and share. We're love/hating it.
I'm loving the results...I mean, gosh I've lost 6 pounds. What's not to love about that. Matt on the other hand...well, it's like this. He started at 200, got down to 197, weighed midweek last week and was at 193 (was totally excited) then weighed yesterday and the scale said 197 again. Needless to say..he's pretty disappointed. I just can't understand it either. All I know is that we need to be looking at more than JUST the numbers on the scale. All these changes in our eating and exercise HAS to show up eventually on his body. Although it feels like we've been doing this's really only been 2 1/2 weeks..which isn't that long. I mean, I'd say we have to give it at LEAST a full month or maybe even 2 before we can expect real obvious changes.
As for hating it...we are getting WAY sick of the food. Meat and lettuce--that's all it seems we eat anymore. Every. Single. Meal. ICK!
It wasn't that bad for the first about 10 days...but lately it's like I almost feel nauseated when I sit down and look at that stuff on my plate AGAIN. The hardest part, by far, is figuring out what to send in Matt's lunch. He doesn't have a way to heat anything everything I send has to be eaten cold. The nutrition guide lists soup for lunch almost every day...but I am not making him eat cold that's pretty much out. We do have a thermos and we've done that before...but he doesn't like eating hot soup on a hot day soup is just not working for his lunch.
I keep reminding myself (and him) that we only have to do this phase 1 eating plan for another week and a half..and then we can move onto phase 2. That's good and bad. Good because we will get to add some more foods into our diet...but bad because it scares me that I'll quit losing weight. Phase 2 is a lot more like what I was USED to eating before...and I can't quit losing weight yet. I still have at LEAST another 10 pounds to go. (so does Matt for that matter). Anyway, our plan is to follow the nutrition guide to the T as much as we possibly can for this first "round" meaning for our first 90 days. Several people have asked me what happens after this 90 day thing. Well....we will probably take a short break and then start it all over...or else order the P90X+ version and start it. This is not a DIET. This is not a TRIAL. This is LIFE.
Nothing drives me more crazy right now than to hear people say "I just hope you don't gain it all back when this is over." Looky here people, don't worry about me. I'm a big girl who is learning more and more EVERY day about how to eat for to LIVE healthy. Be happy for me and support me. You might even want to take a few tips...!?! Just please, please be supportive. This is hard enough already as it is.
Lastly, Candyland (you can check out her P90X journey at asked me how tall I am. I am 5' 4". According to the "charts" I should weigh about 118-130. At 147, I was obese. At 141, I am overweight. If I can reach my goal of 130, I will be at the top of normal. If I can surpass my goal and get to 125...I will finally be normal-normal. Whatever the HECK that means!! ha ha


Anonymous said...

I think it's great Jen that you two have began healthy habits of both Diet and Exercise at your young age. Keep up the good work, I look forward to seeing the changes in you guys as I do myself when I start. I have to tell you its got to be 100 times harder for you guys to do this with having youngs kids, because they consume plenty of your time already. I on the otherhand have two married and only one teenager left getting ready to graduate so I don't have the little ones running around to distract me. I do work outside the home 40 hours a week and finding time for the exercise and planning/eating a healthy lifestyle takes organization and time. Talk to you soon.


MissGotWings said...

Who would be so rude to give you comments like that? Ugh, some peopel have a lot of nerve. You are making lifestyle changes and they ARE going to work for both of you, so long as you see them through.

like Candy said, success is about planning and organization. you are making the time and the results are going to be there.
keep up the good work -I am so proud of you!!!