Time for Eggs-ellence

Lindsey Pennington - Wednesday, March 24, 2010

When things aren’t working, it’s time to change. A couple of months ago I completed the Atkins Fat Fast for a week with a lot of weight loss success and so I’m going to try a similar plan that my friend Jimmy Moore is currently doing to lose weight. He’s eating a diet made up of eggs, butter, cheese, and cream cheese. He’s taking in around 2000 calories a day and is doing a great job losing weight.  To see what Jimmy Moore is currently eating check out his menu blog here: Jimmy Moore's Meal Blog  I’m going to try this Egg Fast too and see if it will help me lose more weight. I’m determined to reach my goal weight soon and I’m tired of my weight getting stalled and fluctuating. I will keep you posted on my weight loss success and how this EGGS-ellent Fast is working.

Refocus to Move Ahead

Lindsey Pennington - Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Do you ever get frustrated during your weight loss journey because you are not losing weight or maybe even worse… you are gaining weight? That is something I have been struggling with lately and I’m trying to do any and everything I can to lose more weight. It’s so easy to get discouraged and want to quit. When I start feeling this way, I just try to remind myself that the only thing I have to gain by quitting is weight, and I know deep down that is the last thing I want to do to myself.

While I was at the office working today, I was thinking about how my weight loss has been a journey with lots of ups and downs along the way. Many times I think back on my life when I was skinny and happy and I get discouraged and depressed, but I know that you can’t move forward when you are always looking back, so I’m trying to refocus myself on the goals that I want to achieve and am determined to achieve.

I’ve been living low carb now for 9 months and 2 weeks and have lost a total of 30lbs. Right now my weight is fluctuating anywhere from 135lbs-143lbs. My goal weight is 120lbs, which was a healthy weight for me before I started struggling and gained all of my weight in 2006. I would love for my weight to be anywhere from 115lbs-120lbs, but I’m just taking it one day at a time. I would love to reach my goal weight by June 8, 2010 because that will be my one-year anniversary from when I started living low carb.

What motivates you to keep going when you get discouraged in your weight loss journey? 
What changes have you made in your eating/exercise routine to help you lose weight again?

Life With The New Atkins and P90X

Lindsey Pennington - Friday, March 12, 2010
Hey everyone!  I hope you are doing fantastic!  First off, I want to start off by apologizing to you!  I'm so sorry I've been so inconsistent with my blog posts lately.  Running a business with my husband has been such a great, but time consuming adventure.  One thing I can share with you is that I'm so thankful to be out of corporate america!  I don't miss the high pressure and high stress that came along with the job, but now my time has been completely consumed with running our business, but to be honest I couldn't be happier. 

Guess what?!......I've been living low carb for 9 MONTHS!!!  I can't even believe it!  It feels like just yesterday that I started living my low carb lifestyle.  As I discussed in the past, slow and steady wins the race and that is definitely the pace my weight loss has decided to take right now.  My weight has been stalled for about 2 months now, but don't worry, I'm still pressing forward and doing any and everything I can to lose more weight and reach my goal.  

Since my weight loss has slowed down I've been trying to add more exercise into my daily routine to help me lose more weight and tone up.  My husband and I started doing the home video workout system called P90X.  We have been doing it everyday since March 1 and it feels really great!  As a female, there is always some emotional hesitancy to add weight training into our exercise routine because there is always a fear of bulking up and gaining weight instead of slimming down, but I truly believe that weight training is essential in losing weight and toning up.  Just remember that the more muscle you have, the more fat your body will burn without doing anything.  I'm going to continue this process of lowcarbing with P90X for the entire 90 days and then of course continue lowcarbing and maybe do P90X again.

In addition to the P90X routine, I've started the new Induction Phase of Atkins in the newly released book called THE NEW AKTINS FOR A NEW YOU.  I read the book last weekend and I completely recommend it!  It's a more updated approach to a low carb lifestyle.  They basically took Dr Atkins model and built on it.  If you read it please let me know what you think.  Anyway, I'm 4 days into the new Induction Phase of Atkins and 1 week and 4 days into the P90X workout.  I'm hoping that the combination of these two will work hand and hand.  Wish me luck!  I will keep you posted! :-)

So now I want to hear from you!

*What have you done in the past to break a weight loss stall?
*Have you ever done P90X before?  If so, what did you think of the program?  
*Have you read THE NEW ATKINS FOR A NEW YOU?  If so, what did you think about it?
*What workout routine worked best for you to help you lose weight and tone up?

Have an awesome Friday and a great weekend!  I love and appreciate each and everyone of you!  

Plan, Prepare, and Expect

Lindsey Pennington - Thursday, March 11, 2010
“You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” 
-Zig Ziglar 

You are all winners, you just need to start believing it! Have a wonderful day!

Low Carb & P90X

Lindsey Pennington - Monday, March 01, 2010
Today is my first day to start the P90X workout program.  It is a home fitness dvd program that you do everyday for 90 days.   I started it a couple of weeks ago and completed one full week and then had a crazy second week of work and didn’t do a good job of fitting the workout into my schedule.  I’m going to start the program over because I want to do the 90 days all the way through with no breaks in between, so today is my first official day to do P90X.  I will keep you posted on the progress and continue to follow my low carb lifestyle.  

I enjoyed a couple of “fun” days during my birthday weekend and unfortunately gained some weight, so I’m going to go back to the basics and follow the Induction Phase of Atkins to get my weight back down again.  This last month, I’ve really struggled losing more weight, but I know I just need to consistently get back on the low carb band wagon and I will reach my goal.  Two months ago I completed the Atkins Fat Fast to help kick my weight stall and I got down to 135lbs.  The weight has slowly started creeping back on the scale, so I know it’s time to cut back on my carbs again and start the Induction Phase.   Wish me luck!     

Julian Bakery Bread

Lindsey Pennington - Thursday, February 25, 2010
Julian Bakery has some of the best low carb bread I have ever tasted before. I really like the Smart Carb #1 and Smart Carb #2 Bread. You can buy them online and have them shipped to your door. It's nice to be able to add toast to your low carb lifestyle for breakfast or have a grilled cheese for lunch every now and then. Let me know what you think if you try it out! You won't be disappointed!

Livin' La Vida Low Carb Interview

Lindsey Pennington - Friday, February 12, 2010
This morning I had the honor of being interviewed by Low Carb Expert Jimmy Moore from Livin' La Vida Low-Carb (http://www.livinlavidalowcarb.com/) His low carb story has truly inspired me so much throughout my journey. He is full of advice and encouragement. I'm very excited! I feel very honored! :-)  I'll let you know when it's posted! 

What's in your Low Carb Fridge?

Lindsey Pennington - Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Healthy Mind Fit Body | Low Carb Interview

Lindsey Pennington - Monday, February 01, 2010

Hey everyone!  If you want to hear more about my weight loss journey please listen to my interview with Wes and Kevin on the Healthy Mind Fit Body podcast show: http://tinyurl.com/yc93cgs I finally worked up the nerve to reveal stuff I have been scared to reveal until now. Please let me know what you think! :-)

Progress Not Perfection

Lindsey Pennington - Monday, February 01, 2010
HAPPY FEBRUARY!!!  Wow! January flew by so quickly and now we are into the second month of the New Year.  I want to send some encouragement and hope your way to start your week and month off right.  Remember during your weight loss journey to focus on Progress not Perfection! No one is expected to be perfect! If you fall down and have a bad day, week, or month just get back up and keep on moving forward. The only thing you have to gain by quitting is weight, so don't look back at your past failures, look forward to achieve your goals and dreams and before your know it they will be standing right in front of you.  Have a great week! :-)

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