Saturday, January 29, 2011


3 days until game time.

Things have been pretty calm around the house. I think Mike has pretty much ignored the fact that this starts so soon. I've been reading up on some methods of losing weight but staying healthy. I refuse to starve, drink only water, or resort to some sort of extreme cayenne pepper/lemon juice mixture as my sole source of nutrition.  Like I said, this is about having fun and adopting some new habits into my daily routine that we can continue to use after the 30 days is up.  I'm mostly looking for highly nutritional food that won't cause me to gain weight which will mostly cause me to have a diet consisting of lots of fruits/veggies/nuts.  But I want to be cautious of not getting enough carbohydrates, because when I exercise I don't want to feel like I'm going to pass out.

I'll be updating daily on food habits and workouts. Once a week I'll be weighing in and telling you how much I've lost. I don't think Mike reads this so we should be safe. =)

You're support has been awesome! Keep up the positive comments below. It's brightens my day and motivates me knowing so many of you are part of TEAM LACEY!

And if any of you want to create a more awesome banner than the cheesy '90s graphics above, feel free!


  1. Praying for you, dear niece! I lost 20 pounds last year and I'm hoping to lose another 20 this year. The bottom line is that in order to lose weight you have to burn more calories than you eat. Period. And there's 3500 calories in a pound of fat. In order to lose one pound a week you simply create a 500 calorie deficit every day. By the way, an hour of intense cardio exercise only burns about 300 calories. If you keep that in perspective, you'll keep you weight loss in perspective without obsessing. Good luck! I can't wait to read about your journey in this!
    Love you bunches,
    Aunt Betty

  2. Awesome thoughts so far Lacey. Keep it healthy! Green Tea, water (in fact warm to hot water first thing in the morning, it wakes you up, cleanses you, and gets your digestive system ready for the day and you won't feel so hungry) Apples are an awesome fruit, lotsa fiber. Yogurt (watch the sugar) great for digestion and calcium intake. Veggies, veggies, veggies. Oh and a one-a-day vitamin.
    Also cardio-interval training ( two walk two) is great for fat burning along with light weights high reps(burns more fat)
    Much luck and total support momma k

  3. Lacey - fruits, veggies and nuts ARE carbohydrates honey - the best complex carbs you can get. One pound fresh and one pound cooked and a minimum of four fruits per day - you'll stay hydrated, have great energy and beat Mike hands down!

  4. Awesome, Melinda! I sort of knew that they were but wasn't sure if they'd be sufficient for the amount of working out that will be taking place. That's so good to know. I just know to avoid devilish white starchy foods like bread and bagels. The book you recommended (which is WONDERFUL so far) was also really great at making clear that even though an item reads "whole wheat" on the packaging (which we buy in this house), it doesn't necessarily mean it is. I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for that.