Monday, September 17, 2012

Come Walk With Me

Well hello again,

Today I started working toward my 3 mile walk with Leslie Sansone. I've been walking 2 miles with her for about 2 weeks now and feel pretty good about that. The first day I started with her video series Walk Away The Pounds, I swore she was trying to kill me. Today I decided to share her videos with you. She will take you all the way from a 20 minute 1 mile walk to a 68 minute 5 mile walk. Can you imagine.......5 miles in just over an hour. That's my goal then I want to increase that to 10 miles a day by doing the video twice, once in the morning and once in the evening. Here's a link to Youtube 1 mile Leslie Sansone video. I hope you take the time to try it.



Even if you're obese, you can do this, 3 weeks ago I weighed 288 pounds, at 5' 7" as of today I weigh 279 pounds, that's 9 pounds lost in 3 weeks and I'm proud of that. Here's a picture of me for those of you who have never seen me.

Yes, I'm a pretty hefty girl. This is one of the photos I used when I tried out for The Biggest Loser last July in Philadelphia. I didn't get chosen for the show, but I met a wonderful group of people who have joined together and become a huge support system for each other and we have some new friends who have joined us too. We are now on a virtual walk, some of us, me included, are walking to Disney World in Florida, some are going to visit family in other states and one lady is even going to Italy, she'll be swimming part of journey. How cool is that?

I'll be sharing my weight loss journey with you on a weekly basis, I guess Mondays is just as good a day as any. So, if you want to keep up with me, you'll have to come back at least once a week to see how things are going. My long term goal is to lose about 150 pounds through eating healthy and exercise. I would like to lose all this by Christmas of 2013 as a Christmas present to myself. I cannot imagine what it will be like to lose an entire person. It's not about being on a diet, it's about making healthy decisions, do I want candy or fruit? Of course I want candy especially if it's chocolate, but I'll choose fruit most of the time. Chocolate will find a place once in a while, just not all the time.

Fresh fruit and veggies over fast food, meat from the local butcher, organic if possible. Subway over Mc Donalds or Burger King if I do want fast food. It means cooking real food instead of buying processed man made imitation food. It means commitment, commitment on so many levels that I can't even begin to tell you all of them. I'm sure I'll get to each and every one of them as time progresses.

You'll notice that most of my recipe posts are healthy meals or dishes. There is a reason for this, if I'm going to take you on my journey, you need to know what I'm eating and how to prepare it. Who knows, you may decide to try some of these yourself. Some of them will be from other sites or blogs and some will be original. I'll make sure to give credit for recipes that are not my own.

Yes, I think I shall make Monday my health blog spot for each week, not that some things won't creep in during the rest of the week, but Mondays will be about me and my journey. I hope it will inspire you to get fit too. Even if you don't need to lose weight, we can all use a little fitness exercise and walking with Leslie is just the way to do it.

I challenge all my readers to try the first video in her series, it's only 20 minutes long. I know you can squeeze 20 minutes into your busy day, I think you'll be surprised at how challenging it really is. And for those of you who can't do the entire 20 minutes, that's okay, just do what you can and then do more later in the day until you have the whole 20 minutes done....and keep doing it daily. It really will get easier, I promise.

Well, until next time good friends I wish you all a beautiful day filled with love and laughter.
The Real Happy Homemaker


  1. SOOOO proud of you, Debbie :) Blogging will help you stay focused too. GREAT job on the loss and AWEsome with stepping it up on the walking too. I have a vid that I got when I joined the diet community but I haven't yet cracked it. I'm averaging about 3-4 miles per day anyway but adding Leslie in would be cool :)

  2. Well thank you San, sorry I missed your comment earlier. For some reason I'm not getting my notices and I just happened to see this just now. The video from A Diet Community is pretty awesome, I started with that one the progressed up as time when on. Good luck with your walking. I know you can do it.