lady, one of the things you can do to watch what you eat, even if you can't afford more healthy food, is cut down your portions... *or* keep track of your calories, and just do your best to limit your calories to a certain amount daily. They say you should never go under 1200 (with a more appropriate number being 1400)... but if you up your water intake (very important, I've found, when actually losing weight.. you actually lose more if you're drinking the right amount of water, even after you lose the initial water weight).. and if your calories are currently at say.. 2500 calories a day.. one pound is 3500 calories loss.. since you're home, I'd start some sort of exercise routine. If you burn 200 calories a day, in 10 days that's 2000 calories (which doesn't sound like a lot) and if you subtract 200 calories from your daily average meals.. then that's 4000 in 10 days, which is just over a pound.
Karma: Here's one site that looks like it has a number of different target areas for the exercise ball: http://www.homegyms101.com/Exercise_...FReHhgoddwvJrQ
This site has some as well, and some of them are illustrated: http://www.bindependent.com/hompg/bi...iseballuse.htm
I think it's Gaian that does a series... but there are a number of them out there.
On that note, I have been bad this week, and have not been following my goals. I get weighed tomorrow at the WW meeting at work. We'll see if I've gained weight instead of lost. Ahh, well, it all takes time to get in the habit of doing.
You guys are doing great! Keep up the good work and the positive attitudes!