Posts tagged ‘Jill Bullinger’
Next week I’ll be in Atlanta. We’re driving there and back (twelve hours each way), and will be house-hunting with my daughter and future son-in-law.
I’m scared to death.
I’m worried about my workouts, without my Curves.
I’m worried about getting my steps in every day, while traveling.
I’m worried about all the times we’ll have to eat out, since we’re staying in a hotel for the entire week.
I’m worried about fitting my snacks in and keeping my metabolism up.
I’m worried about not seeing my coach every day (we don’t meet every day, but she’s there at my Curves to answer any question I have, anytime).
But I can do this.
My awesome coach talked me through it. She reminded me that I can do it if I have a plan, so together we made a plan.
I will work out in the hotel weight room every morning for a half an hour.
I will jog in place every chance I get, every rest stop break.
I will keep my “on the go” list in my purse and I will not deviate from it. I will not.
I will pack almonds, protein bars, fruits and vegetables in my purse and car.
I will call my Curves if I really need my coach.
I’ll let you know how it goes when I get back. I can do this.
Jill Bullinger here again.
Curves Complete is causing me a problem.
This week begins my marathon month of wedding showers.
I went to my closet to find something to wear to the first of these showers. Like all women, I keep four sizes of clothes in there, so I was sure I would find something. (Really, that’s only in my closet? I thought every woman did that.)
I tried on the dress I wore for my brother’s wedding last fall – oops, too big! I found a cute pantsuit I wore to a banquet last summer – uh oh, too big! I tried on the suit I bought to wear to my daughter’s rehearsal dinner next month, OH NO, IT’S TOO BIG ALSO!! This is so exciting!
I finally had to dig pretty far back and found a top with the tags on. It was too small when I bought it, but it was really cute and on sale. Back then I thought I’d lose the weight to fit into it, but I didn’t. I cautiously tried it on, and it fit – very loosely I might add!!
I guess I’ll have to solve the problem by going shopping for the next few showers!
Hi, Jill Bullinger here.
For the past three weeks my weight loss has slowed down. My coach suggested that I include a little more aerobic activity with my steps during the day. She also thought I could benefit by adding some free vegetables into my snacks.
So I did both.
This week at weigh-in I lost 2 lbs, but most importantly, I lost 5.25 inches!!
I have to remember nobody can see the number on the scale, but everyone can see the inches I’ve lost.
What more could I want?
I’m healthier, have more energy, look better than I have in years, and I feel great!
I lost another pound this week! After losing 23 lbs on Curves Complete the first time, this second time on the plan I have been averaging a weight loss of about 1½ lbs each week.
Watching this week’s videos gave me the motivation to work on my cues.
I’ve found grading to be one of my biggest cues. I teach at a local college and I have a stack of midterm booklets two inches thick to grade. While I grade, I eat – chips, cookies, candy, whatever I can find. Yesterday I cut an extra large bowl of crunchy, colorful vegetables and munched on those. I was surprised, they did the trick!
Another cue for me is talking to my children on the phone. As soon as the phone rings I answer and immediately go to the cupboard or fridge for something to eat. This week I concentrated on walking from one end of my home to the other for the entire conversation. It kept my hand out of the cookie jar and increased my steps!
My final cue is soda. I’ve discovered I don’t really even like soda, but just the sight of it makes me think I need a can. Sweetening a glass of freshly brewed iced tea with a touch of sugar-free lemonade is just as good.
These new ideas have worked for me this week, so they are going to become my new healthy habits!
Hi, I’m Jill Bullinger, from Delphos, Ohio.
My husband is my worst enemy. When it comes to my Curves Complete plan, that is.
He’s trying to be so helpful. This quarter I get home from class pretty late on some days, and he makes dinner for us. Spaghetti, cream of broccoli soup, BBQ pork, fried potatoes, you’re getting the picture. I tried taking just a taste of what he cooked so I don’t hurt his feelings, then finishing with my plan, but that just wasn’t working for me. We had to have a serious talk. Now he’s going to try cooking up some of my Curves Complete recipes. I can’t wait!
My husband is a very social person and likes to go out to eat with friends often. I learned to keep my On-The-Go list in my purse for just these impromptu dinners. I also started having our server put half of my meal in a to-go box before it even gets to the table. That has been very helpful for me because if I see it, I want to eat it, but out of sight is out of mind.
King-of-Night-Time snacking is my husband’s rightful name. He loves chips, ice cream and chocolate. The problem is, so do I. I had to come up with a plan to keep me from snacking with him. That’s when I decided to crochet an afghan for my daughter, who is getting married in April. The yarn project is working wonders, keeping both of my hands busy so I can’t put any food into my mouth. I wouldn’t want to get it dirty, so no snacks allowed. With the wedding close, I have to keep crocheting so his evening temptations aren’t bothering me anymore.