Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Saturday, November 08, 2014

FAT CAMP

Our health week will not end until tomorrow but I will go ahead and give a summary today since tomorrow will be too busy. (We both have the Galaxy S5 phone and use the S-Health program to set and track all our goals.  It is amazing.)

SIS and ME:) SO FAR SO GOOD.  LOL!!!


My sister has been a wonderful coach and inspiration these 6 days.  We have set a daily calorie goal and have not exceeded one time.  We also have walking goal and have exceeded that each day which is a good thing.  
Needless to say I am far behind my sister on our walks and my goal is not as strenuous as hers.
We have also worked together around the property and caught up on chores which hasn't hurt a bit.
We did cheat a bit  using the golf cart to fetch water and feed for critters.

The plan was to change our eating habits and I believe we both have. 
This was a wonderful oven-baked potato with Asian salad and a bit of canned salmon. Sis was in charge of every meal and each snack and I simply ate when and what she said to eat. We also kept track of our water intake to make sure we stayed well hydrated.

Today we will make a large batch of the cabbage soup for me.  She brought some we have shared this week and it has virtually no calories, is delicious and can satisfy sudden cravings so you don't go overboard. (You might be able to guess there is a slight negative to that soup...) 

Parting tomorrow will NOT be sweet sorrow, just sorrow.  We will be on our own to continue the success we have had. I believe we will do it.

Health and habit change has been more important than weight but I have lost 5 pounds.  WhooHoo!  Plus we both feel great!

49 comments:

  1. Sounds like a very positive week. I must say you both are looking mighty fine!

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    1. BRIGHID, thanks. Knew the photo would reflect ouour progress:-)

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  2. What a great sister act!
    Be careful though. You both are looking a tad anorexic in that first photo. LOL.

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    1. OLGA HEBERT it is a good thing we don't really expect kind of progress.

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  3. I am so glad for you and I am so glad you have a sister that cares that much!

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    1. CHATTY CRONE yes a very loving sister. I am truly blessed by both my sister and my brother!

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  4. That is simply fantastic! I would love to lose 5 lbs.

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    1. GIGIHAWAII, as of this morning I have lost 7 pounds but I'm going to stop getting on the scales. I know this will slow and I don't want to discourage myself.

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  5. Terrific as I knew you had the strong personality to carry this off. Just do not get discouraged with any setbacks. Start the very next meal as if nothing bad happened. So glad the walking is working out because I think that is a spiritual boost as well. You gals look great in bikinis...but you need a face tan.

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    1. TABOR, thanks for the encouraging words! Yes we will work on that face tan. Lol

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    2. TABOR, thank you for those encouraging words. Yes we need to work on our face tan! Lol

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  6. Glad it went well for you both. We can all wear each others clothes now ;-)

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    1. CUBE, there is nothing I would like more than to be able to wear my sister's hand me downs again!

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  7. Awesome! You go, girl. :-)

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    1. SPARKLING RED, we are both very hopeful gals!

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  8. Big, big congratulations.

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    1. ELEPHANTS CHILD, sure do hope we can keep it up. Thanks a lot.

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  9. She really has you pointed in the right direction. She has you doing what we all know is right but seldom do. Keep up the good work. Sorry she doesn't hire out. I'm looking for motivation myself.

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    1. ARKANSAS PATTI, a lot of people wanted to join us. I told my sister she could make a fortune doing this for other people for a week at a time. Hope I eventually will be her best testimonial!

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  10. Oh good for you both. It's hard to change the habits of years but you're proof it can be done.

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    1. PAT MACKENZIE, we don't consider ourselves proof yet but time will tell.

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  11. Wow well done! 5 pounds is great, but as you say it's the health and fitness that matter more. Keep it up!!

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    1. LL COOL JOE, I am definitely happy at how much better I feel overall. That's the main reason to keep this up.

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  12. Once you get the hang of it, healthy life style is easy enough. I am sure you will do great.

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    1. MUNIR, it definitely calls for a change of lifestyle. Thanks for the encouragement.

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    1. BRITE MIST, thank you and happy birthday again.I sure hope you had a good one!

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  14. Congrats and I believe losing weight starts with the mind and being aware of what we put into our mouths. I'm so with you on the water thing, definitely an important part of staying healthy and losing weight. When you have a goal in mind and you stick to it (again, it's all mental) you can do it.

    I come from a family where food = love so saying no to seconds is like rejecting someone's love...their food which they prepared with loving hands given to you with LOVE. It's all about LOVE, right? As much as we love and appreciate her food, we keep telling my mom not to love us so much...too much "love" can kill you! lol

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    1. ILEANA, almost all families are surrounded by food as love!that is a difficult obstacle to overcome. Nobody wants to hurt the feelings of the cook.

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  15. Well done! It does help to have a partner - more fun too.
    You have the righr idea: health is more important than being skinny. Keep going:)

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    1. PAT,I certainly do not believe that I will ever be skinny but I do hope to be healthy. You are so right about that Thanks

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  16. Looking good Annie - sounds like you are both on the way to 'The New Me' - make sure you keep in regular touch with each other as you work it all out.
    Cathy

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    1. CATHY (cranethie), she had only been gone a few hours before we were already back in touch to see how we were doing on our goals!it's a good thing to have someone to check up on me.

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  17. Congratulations! Please, just don't be like me and celebrate with ice cream! (which I have done numerous times) I KNEW I liked you---Chickenfoot and now I see that we have the same plates! We really should be next door neighbors!

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    1. AUNT BETSY, first of all I'm still so excited that you are back in blog world. You know me well because when I open the refrigerator after my sister left the first thing that jumped out at me was the strawberry ice cream! I did manage to withhold the
      urge to take a dip. Lol

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  18. And here I am...in the midst of making a rich, dark chocolate cake...oh, well...I shall continue... :)

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    1. LEE, don't you think you should try to be nice?LOL

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  19. What lovely momentum to carry you through after your sister leaves, Annie! Congrats on the five pounds!

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    1. TALON, I do think we have developed some really good habit to carry us forward. Sis and I will stay in touch with each other to make sure we are doing well. Thanks for your encouragement.

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  20. And thank you so much for putting a "Strings and Bones" link. That is so amazing of you, Annie!

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    1. TALON,you are welcome. Things are all straightened out and I received my copy from Amazon. Now that my sister has gone I can sit down and start to read. Can't wait!

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  21. Yippee! Glad you are meeting your goals and feeling good, Annie. Cabbage soup, huh? I might have to spend the day in the bathroom! Glad you weren't shy about posting your bikini shots.

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    1. BARB, my sister wants me to get rid of the bikini shots.The cabbage soup is wonderful but you do have to watch your quantity even though it allows you to eat as much as you want. It can create some evil side effects.

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    2. BARB, it is a good thing I started this diet because I met with the orthopedic surgeon yesterday and before my hip replacement I need to lose at least 20 pounds. Guess that will be one way of getting out of surgery if I don't lose the weight :-) I wonder if he would have been impressed with my bikini shot?

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  22. Wow Wow Wow!!! Five pounds is great! And I love that you supported each other like that. What good sisters.

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    1. LYNN, my siblings have always been strong supporters of their baby sister. What a thrill for her to give up a week of her life to come watch out for me! we had a serious but fun time!

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  23. Good for you! But I certainly hope you don't starve yourself down to what the picture looks like. Scary!

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