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PIXIEPIE
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6/20/08 10:35 A

Thanks Karen! I DO feel motivated:)

I didn't exercise last night though. I was just super tired. So I took it easy and was super lazy! But my cals were awsome so I don't feel bad about it. I'm planning to run on the treadmill tonight and work out tomorrow also with a total body toning tape.

I've got 4 opportunities for badness and beer coming up next week! A b-day party Sunday, get together Monday, concert Wednesday and baseball game Friday! AHHHH! I have to choose now so that I can go into it knowing what I have to do. I'm definitely going to have a few beers at the baseball game (that's FREE beer:). And I think the get together on Monday since the b-day party is at noon and for a 3 year old! But it's our God daughter and I know they will have plenty to drink for the adults too. And I'll skip the beers at the concert because I hate to miss anything to be in the potty the whole time.

And now I'd like to list a few changes I'm noticing that are making me very happy and motivated! Today I was able to go one more notch in my belt! I've actually noticed my boobs looking more lifted. LOL! emoticon And although I still see all the fat and cellulite in the mirror I do feel like I'm more toned underneath it all. Now I just gotta melt off that fat and I'll be good to go! emoticon



GLINKETTE
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6/19/08 1:20 P

5 pounds is awesome!!! Good job!

That has to be motivating! The 160's is right around the corner!

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PIXIEPIE
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6/19/08 10:38 A

So I weighed in at 171.6 this morning. Five pounds lost in the 6 weeks with no scale. Very respectable, but I know I could have done better. I've been kinda bad with the food and going over cals. But I'm very happy to almost be in the 160's again!

Calories were good yesterday and I did 30 minutes of lower body toning/cardio last night as well. Feeling kinda tired today and I've let the chores go so I can work out lately so I might skip exercise tonight to get some other things done and rest a little. Not sure yet.

I think I'll strive for a mini-goal to be at 169 by July 1st. That's 2 1/2 pounds in 2 weeks. Not a big goal but I think I can do it. I've got a birthday party on Sunday that I'll have to plan carefully for and a couple things going on next week so hopefully I can be good!



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6/18/08 3:32 P

Haaaaaallelujah! Haaaaaaaallelujah! Haaaaaaallelujah! emoticon The scale came today! Happy dance, happy dance! And it's much nicer than the old one:) Uh this means I have to actually get on it and weigh myself! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so afraid it's gonna say I've lost like 1 pound in a whole month since my last weigh in emoticon Well nervous or not I'm getting on it tomorrow to start tracking my progress. It might be a little off from my other scale (as they usually vary from scale to scale) so maybe I should keep that in mind when I hop on emoticon Now I'm really motivated to keep my work out date for 8:00 tonight! I want my new scale to be nice to me. I also got a new multivitamin at lunch today. I know it's dumb to get excited over that but I'm a dork I guess! I spent 20 minutes annoying the lady at the health food store who was helping me but I think I got the best one for me:) Only it's green an smells like grass! Hope it doesn't taste like grass, bleck! emoticon

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GLINKETTE
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6/18/08 11:06 A

Hi Pixie,

So what is this about the TMJ? Is this new? Did you know you had it?

Good job on your workout! Hope you had fun at the zoo!

Karen



PIXIEPIE
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6/17/08 10:37 A

I had a great work out last night! 30 minutes on the treadmill and then upper body and then after dinner I took a 45 minute walk around the neighborhood with hubby! It was also a good calorie day even though I wanted to scarf everything in sight at dinner.

Tonight we're volunteering for an event at the zoo for children who are extremely ill. So no planned exercise and they are giving us free pizza! But if I can eat just 2 pieces and not go crazy I'll be good for the night because I won't be able to snack. I don't like to look like a pig in public so it shouldn't be too hard:)

I'm getting the feeling that not much weight is coming off of me. I think I need to find my measuring tape and start measuring to be sure. I just don't see it in the mirror or feel it much in my clothes yet. Only time will tell I guess!

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GLINKETTE
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6/16/08 1:04 P

I think your attitude is very good these days!!! Way to go!





PIXIEPIE
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6/16/08 10:27 A

Hi Cathm26! Thanks for stopping by my page:) I suppose my Wednesdays off are partly my doing and partly my husbands. We have visitation with his daughter on Wednesday nights till 7:30 and he gets very upset if I decide to exercise after work instead of visiting with them. I suppose I could work out at 8:00 when we get home from dropping her off but I know myself and I rarely will get up enough energy after a long day to work out that late so I just chalk Wednesdays up to a day off. Occasionally I can talk them into walking at the park or something but the last time we got sort of lost and spent an hour wondering around so my step daughter said no last time we suggested that! LOL! I've been really trying not to let others dictate my exercise times though and trying to just do it!



PIXIEPIE
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6/16/08 10:20 A

Well Karen I sure am trying! It seems like I do bad more often than good! Of course yesterday had to be fathers day and of course hubby wanted to go out to lunch AND have dinner at his mothers house who's idea of healthy food usually means some sort of layered salad dripping in mayonaise and 4 kinds of dessert for 10 people! But I'm trying to keep motivated and keep going even after a bad day. That's the only way I'll keep this up forever right? And speaking of bad, my confession for the weekend is that I only did good one day out of the past 4 days! I'm not positive about yesterday but I'm guessing it was a bad food day and with no exercise:( But starting again today!



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6/16/08 7:18 A

Did you get your scale yet? I want to see if all your hard work paid off! :-)



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6/15/08 11:42 P

Hey! I just saw in one of your posts, "my husband won't let me work out on Wednesday." ?? What is so important? To take maybe an hour to go to the gym work out for 30 minutes and come home? Don't let anyone ruin your workout plans or you will end up bitter and blaming them if you don't meet your goals. That's just my 2 cents :-)

Good luck with everything!



GLINKETTE
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6/15/08 10:30 P

Hi Pixie, sorry I have been MIA...working on this house deal that finally fell through. : ( I didn't know you were trying to sell your house too! It is tough!

It does sound like you are doing good, with high motivation, and good intentions! : )

I am going to post more this week, I actually missed it!

Here's to a great week!


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PIXIEPIE
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6/13/08 9:45 A

I WAS A SUPER BAD GIRL YESTERDAY! 2600+ calories! I haven't gone over 2000 in forever. I blame the fact that there are no groceries in my house right now. I was just too low on my calories for the day (because there was nothing at my house to eat) and then I was starving! I did so well till I got home from the baseball game and was hungry, and there was nothing in my house to eat but some odds and ends. I even kept control of myself at the game with plates and plates of free food! I had about 4 squares of cheese, 6 crackers, and 3 potato chips. That's all I had at the game! Well, other than the beer. OH WELL! I'm quite sure that skinny bitches binge every so often too. I've actually seen them do it. I just need to get back on track and keep on going. Starting with a good work out tonight followed by a trip to the grocery store:) And making sure that those types of evenings are few and far between! I'm not going to beat myself up over it. I feel fine about it really. Probably because there's no scale telling me that I SUCK and gained 2 pounds last night. emoticon



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6/12/08 9:58 A

I'm gonna call yesterday a good day despite some badness. I went over cals by 100 to have ice cream and I didn't get any ab exercises in which I had planned. BUT I did a great upper body work out and am pretty sore today and I also walked for an hour at the park. My poor doggie didn't come this time though. It was just hotter than I thought it was so he stayed home.

I called about my scale yesterday and they said they never got it! Good thing I called. She had me fax my receipt from the Post Office and seemed to think they could still send me a replacement scale. I'm going to call her today to make sure she got my fax. I KNEW I should have sent that stupid thing certified but I was trying to save money emoticon Guess it doesn't pay to be a cheap ass!

I'm going to try to be as good as I can all day today to prepare for some badness tonight. No exercise at all planned today either. This is where it would help to know what I weigh and how my progress has been going! Oh well maybe my scale can be here by the weekend! Wishful thinking!

UPDATE: Ugh I just called the scale people and they said they just got a new computer system, were just now processing all the returns from end of May and to call back this time next week to check on it! AHG! I gotta go borrow a scale! I have no idea when this stupid thing will come!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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6/11/08 10:04 A

Yesterday turned out to be a great day! My cals were just over 1400 and I ended up taking my lunch at the end of the day yesterday, went home and cleaned and then did 35 min on the treadmill! I was struggling through the work out though. Not sure why but I'm gonna lighten it up tonight. Upper body and abs and then a nice long leisurely walk with my dog. Since the weather has cooled off and is less humid today it's a good day for that! emoticon

Tomorrow we have tickets to a baseball game with free food and beer. Lord help me! I'm totally planning to splurge on the beer. It's been almost 3 weeks since I've had alcohol! emoticon But I'm still going to try to keep the food to 1500 cals or so. I just have to keep reminding myself that beer hits me harder when I eat less cals! emoticon



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6/10/08 1:34 P

Ok I need to vent a little. Don't get me wrong, I'm still feeling positive and motivated. But as with ALL of us I have obstacles that are getting in the way of my fitness and I'd rather vent here than go to dairy queen and vent to a brownie earthquake sundae! (740 cals by the way, yikes!).

First off, we're trying to sell our house. So my husband calls me today to ask me to clean tonight so we can reduce our price. Well I had planned to work out tonight as soon as I got home and told him I'd clean after (he's working till 8:30). No I need to clean he says, because he won't have time. **Sigh** Sabotaged? So we have my stepdaughter tomorrow and he usually won't let me work out on Wednesdays either so I say ok then I'm working out tomorrow. He says fine. So my day off from exercise is tonight instead of tomorrow (even though cleaning will burn tons of cals!). Frustrating but problem solved, I guess. I'm trying not to turn to emotional eating with all of this. Hubby is working late a lot and expects me to handle everything at home (plus I work full time too) and I just feel it's too much and not fair. Plus he napped on Saturday after he told me he'd help me clean, and I cleaned:( I had planned to go grocery shopping tonight also and get some food in the house so I'm not tempted by fast food and that's not getting done tonight now, or tomorrow, and probably not Thursday because I think we're getting tickets to a baseball game Thurs. Hmmm. . .maybe I should try to work out tonight after cleaing, I forgot about Thursday being busy. Anyways my other problem is that I was recently diagnosed with TMJ. Which makes it tough for me to eat anything when I'm having a bad day/week. This week is a bad week. I had a veggie burger last night and barely able to get it down. Crunchy or chewy food is out of the question when it's a bad week. I had a Luna bar for breakfast because of an early meeting and my jaw was paying the price:( How does this sabotage my fitness you ask? Well if I hadn't eaten the Luna bar this morning they had donuts at the meeting I could have eaten! OK wa wa wa wa wa, enough whining. emoticon Just wanted to get all that off my chest instead of putting it in my stomach! emoticon



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6/10/08 12:27 P

I can't wait to hear what your new scale has to say either!

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PIXIEPIE
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6/10/08 11:50 A

Yesterday was a good day. We had last minute dinner plans and I had to shuffle around my cals but I still didn't go over! I did not do my "treadmill penance" for Taco Bell on Sunday but it was too darned hot. I did however do a 35 minute lower body toning video. That's all I could muster in this heat even with my AC on! It just wipes out my energy. It's cooled off nicely today so I plan to take advantage and get some treadmill time in and also some abs toning tonight. Still don't have my scale. I'm waiting patiently but if it's not here by Friday I'm calling to make sure it's in process emoticon emoticon

I can't wait to start seeing some results of my hard work! I'm trying to be patient though.



PIXIEPIE
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6/9/08 9:58 A

Thanks Karen! My weekend went pretty well! I worked out Friday night even though we had 2 kids over. They actually did some of my exercise tape with me! And I felt really good because they quit the lunge section because it got too hard for them emoticon My daughter rejoined me for the kickboxing segment though. Even though I look like a total dork exercising I like when my daughter joins me because I hope it makes an impression on her and that she stays healthy when she gets older. I stayed in calories on Fri and Sat and worked out on Sunday and then Sunday night came. I couldn't figure out what to have for dinner, I had 500 cals for dinner and didn't want to cook. So we ended up at Taco Bell and I had 2000 cals for the day! D'oh! I didn't even enjoy it and felt like barfing all night including while I was trying to fall asleep. Oh well you live and learn. I feel like I'm doing well overall and making progress. And I will be doing penance on the treadmill this evening!! emoticon



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6/6/08 3:41 P

Have a good weekend Pixie! emoticon



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6/6/08 10:41 A

Ya maybe I should be posting a more "balanced" journal! But I do have a confession from last night. Although I have to say my badness has not been nearly as bad as it used to be! Last night I mowed the lawn and did some raking and then ate dinner and planned to do some upper body weights but I think mowing in that 90 degree heat just wiped me out because I was done for the night. And then I had a McDonald's ice cream cone and went over in cals! The nutrition tracker says they are only 150 calories but I'm not so sure. Dairy Queen is like 250 and it's like the same thing? Either way maybe with the cals burned in mowing I broke even. I was wishing I had my scale yesterday because knowing how I'm doing helps me soooooooo much in making decisions. If I'm doing well I can have that ice cream cone but if I'm not doing so well I need to buckle down and resist the bad stuff for a while.

On a positive note. The jeans I'm wearing today seem to be fitting me much better and I'm noticing that when I button all my pants I can actually breath!

Tonight I'm going to do a short 20 on the treadmill and then some lower body buns and thighs for 20. And maybe I can get hubby to mow the front yard since I didn't get to it last night emoticon



BRITTILANE
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6/5/08 9:02 P

Hahaha the big butt emoticon is priceless! You might just be posting your mistakes, because that's all you are remembering from the day (your downfalls) I'm sure if you listed all of the positive things you did for yourself each day, they would definately outweigh the negatives. And you're right, posting these journals does help us each see what we need to work on. Keep posting and keep up the good work!!! Soon we'll be trying to make a little butt emoticon!!! :)



PIXIEPIE
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6/5/08 3:28 P

So I'm having my afternoon snack of my absolute favorite fruit in the world, CHERRIES, and decide to look through my journal entries. And up till about a week ago I notice that most of my entries begin with a confession of my badness! No exercise, eating bad and if I had a scale they would probably note my lack of weight loss as well. Don't know why but I thought I had been better than that for longer? I guess that's why we keep these things right?

So I was going to do lower body toning tonight but as the day has worn on my butt has become so sore from the past 2 days of running that I think it needs the day off! LOL! Why is there no emoticon for a big butt?! (_!_) There I made my own! Anyways I've decided to do some upper body instead and some light cardio, maybe mowing the lawn and taking a walk or something. I'll do more intense cardio and some lower body tomorrow and probably take Saturday off completely emoticon



GLINKETTE
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6/5/08 11:47 A

Pixie!

I am glad you are motivated! Great workouts! I also need to do cardio and strength training each night, maybe I will progress to that. I am doing them separately every other night.

Have a great day!

Karen



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6/5/08 10:26 A

I had such a great work out last night! I did 35 minutes on the treadmill. I did intervals and really worked hard and then I did a 10 minute abs tape. I felt so good after! I also stayed in my calorie range yesterday too. I know I've got a looooooong way to go but I'm feeling really positive about how it's going so far. I'm trying not to think about the end results for now and just trying to keep track of my calories and keep on exercising. I hope I can keep up this motivation, like FOREVER! emoticon

Tonight I'm planning to get some lower body toning along with cardio. I'll probably do a 30 minute DVD. Planning about 1550 calories for today. I guess I've yapped enough on here for now.



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6/4/08 10:52 A

LOL! Not exactly. I managed to stave off the pizza cravings on Monday and I had some strawberries and chocolate instead. I was still over on cals but only by a couple hundred. Then last night I was STILL craving pizza. And I figured I'd squish it and have pizza for dinner. So I did! But I was still only over by 300 calories, and I worked out for like 45 minute so hopefully I just broke even. And now I feel recharged and ready to be good again! Those darned PMS cravings suck but hopefully that's all over for another 3 weeks. I did 30 minutes on the treadmill yesterday and I did about 15 minutes of upper body weights. I'm using my 8 pound dumb bells but don't seem to be getting any soreness. Not even with my push ups which usually do me in. Maybe I'm just past that "sore" time? Maybe I need to up it to 10 pounds? Either way I feel good but need to get my calories down just a bit emoticon



GLINKETTE
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6/4/08 10:41 A

Hi Pixie! I hope we didn't lose you to the pizza and beer!

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GLINKETTE
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6/2/08 9:07 P

Hope your evening got better! You were so motivated today that you motivated me! : )





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6/2/08 3:21 P

Ugh! Feeling like binging today! Boredom maybe because I don't feel really hungry. I just want to eat! Trying to fight it. Just had my afternoon snack. Going home in an hour to mow the lawn and eat dinner and maybe by the time the chores are done my cravings will be too. emoticon

These are the days I hate! It started out all great and now I wanna eat a whole large pizza!



GLINKETTE
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6/2/08 1:00 P

YEAH!!! I am so glad to see a familiar face! You being here already is getting me motivated!!! heehee!

Karen



GLINKETTE
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6/2/08 12:55 P

Hi Pixie!

I have also topped out at my high weight, and like you, I hope to turn it around and get back in the right direction. I hope we can motivate each other in our weight loss!!!!!

Karen



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6/2/08 10:30 A

I had a great weekend! The weather was wonderful, I exercised and stayed within calories all weekend! Weekends usually suck for me but I was able to have some treats and still keep it all in check. I will admit I ate at the top of my calorie range but in the past I've actually lost more weight each week doing that because I'm less likely to binge doing it that way. I still don't have my scale and that might actually be a good thing. I feel good, I'm exercising and eating as healthy as I can. If I saw the scale not budging I might get discouraged so I'm ok without it for now emoticon I actually got up the nerve to take some before pictures this weekend too. Bleck! Luckily I took them after my workout on Sunday or I might have just gone back to bed! I guess you don't realize that you have so many fat rolls till you see yourself in a sports bra and shorts emoticon And trust me NO ONE will EVER see those pictures unless I get to my goal and feel like showing off my success. I hope my husband doesn't even find them on our computer! YUCK!

This week is my tough week to squeeze in exercise. We have my stepdaughter five days this week and my husband gets funny if we're not "entertaining" her and spending time on other things. If the weather holds out maybe we could all go for a bike ride or something this weekend.

My motivation is up right now and I'm feeling good. I hope I can keep it up! emoticon



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5/30/08 10:43 A

Had another pretty good day yesterday! I had a networking function with hubby and had some cheese and crackers and 2 beers which put me at about 1500 some cals for the day. I hadn't planned to exercise but when I got home at 7:30 I fed the dogs and did a 30 minute work out video! I haven't done that one for a while but it wasn't all that bad. Then of course I had to go and have an ice cream cone but it only put me around 1750 cals so I pretty much broke even. That's a good day with a few treats:)

Today I'm going for around 1600 or so calories. Somehow it's just coming out high but I've planned out yummy food so I will just have to burn a few more this evening with exercise:) If the rain holds off I want to walk my dog and then do some abs and arms toning. If it rains I guess it's the treadmill and abs and arms.

No exercise for tomorrow and mom and I are planning to go see Indiana Jones. I plan to have a small popcorn and bottled water for my lunch emoticon and then be good for the rest of the day.

I'm not going for perfect here. I'm just going for a lifestyle I can live with and that definitely does NOT include deprivation of my favorite foods! Just modification and reduction emoticon I think I can live with that!



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5/29/08 2:18 P

Yesterday was a good day! Ate around 1550 calories and walked my dog for almost an hour and the weather here was gorgeous! I know a walk with the dog isn't exactly high intensity exercise but it's what I felt like doing. And it's so nice out today I feel like walking my other dog for an hour tonight too! I have 3 dogs so you'd think I'd be a skinny minnie walking them all. They can't all go together though because they are horrible on the leashes so until they learn better leash manners it's one at a time.

I'm headed for 1450-1500 calories today and I think I should be able to do it with no problem. I have an "appetizer" function tonight for hubby's work but I don't like the food at this restaurant so I'm planning to have tea or something and eat before I go. Even their bread is yuck:) That's a good thing! Totally not worth the calories. Tomorrow I'm planning some higher intensity sweaty inside exercise since they are forecasting rain.

I'm feeling good about my meal plan and good about my exercise. Now I just wish I could fit into my pants emoticon



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5/28/08 11:01 A

Well I have to log my weekend confessions! I was a bad girl all weekend really. No exercise, ate and drank too much. But yesterday I got back on track, exercised, stayed within cals and I sent my broken scale back for replacement. I hate to be chained to the scale but it's the only thing that is honest enough to say "look you gained 2 pounds now get busy losin' it!" It will take 2 weeks or more to get the new one but that's ok because I never weigh in during my PMS weeks anyways! LOL! Sorry for TMI folks.

Now that I've confessed to the bad stuff I'll reflect on some good things I've done in the past week. I worked in my yard 2 days this weekend and burned some serious calories, although I didn't log them. I've also cut out soda completely. I was never a big fan anyways and don't keep any in the house at all but when we go out to eat (which is a lot) I sort of got in the habit of ordering soda instead of the water I used to have. So now I order just water as my eating out drink. If it's breakfast I have to have coffee though! Which brings me to my next good thing. Cutting back the coffee. I like mine with tons of cream and a little sugar so the calories add up. I always log them in my tracker but I'm trying to cut coffee down to a couple days a week. And only one cup. I was in the habit of 2 cups a day all during the work week. Last week I cut it down to just one cup per day and this week I'm going to try to skip a few days altogether. Small steps add up to big rewards!

I feel really motivated this week! My sore arms and abs feel good to me! Their telling me I worked hard and that I need to keep it up and keep going. emoticon



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5/23/08 11:44 P

go pixie go!!! i find it really de-stressing to exercise on the weekends! i love to drink, chow down and party but i find myself much happier (and ready to go) on monday if i just hit the pavement or whatever and am healthy!

good luck lady!! im currently at my moms, if she makes brownies she is in trouble!!

i have been loving the new website i'm using, it's easier for me to track as i just take a photo and send it to my journal from my phone...everytime i eat. really convenient. but i like this one too and it is great checking in with ya!

weighed in at 163.4 with a hooded sweatshirt on and at the end of the day. woot!

go pixie go!! you can do it!!





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5/23/08 10:56 A

LOL on the Brownies! I can't say no to those either.

I've kind of had a bad week food wise (well and exercise wise too) and I think I'm just stressful eating. I have a bad day and say "screw it I'm having pizza for dinner." I've got to learn how to fix that. But until I do I'm forcing myself to track those calories no matter how painful it is to see 2400 calories in a day! OUCH!

I also need to learn to say no to my husband. For instance last night I told him I'm making enchiladas at home and exercising. I tracked all the cals and I even got all the stuff out to make it and put it on the counter at lunch so I could put it in the oven quick after work and then exercise. Well hubby calls and says the neighbors want to go out to eat and can we go and blah blah blah. Well I feel bad saying no so I say ok I can eat healthy at the place we were going. Well we didn't go till 7:00, I was starving, and my hunger got the best of me:( If I had just put my foot down and told hubby NO I'm cooking at home and exercising I most likely would have been just fine. So I'll practice right now. Ehem. . . NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! Now let's hope I can say that tonight when he asks yet again to eat fast food and go out to eat. Because I know it's coming!

My goals for this holiday weekend are going to be getting some exercise in the form of yard/house work or regular exercise, tracking all my calories no matter how bad I am, and lastly trying not to be bad with the calories! Oh and I still need to get a new scale so I can hold myself more accountable for my badness. Seeing that number go up instead of down is usually a good motivator for me to try harder:)



THEGREATSECRET
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5/21/08 10:10 P

Pixie that must be frustrating! my co-workers, friends, and family are the same way. mostly my mom! i will tell her when i am in town, mom-do not make any brownies until i am gone. what does she do? MAKES BROWNIES!!! i don't know why my mom does it, but it drives me nuts.

sounds like your husband feels better himself when he is being bad if you are being bad too!! my friends are like that. encourage him to be healthy with you!



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5/20/08 10:28 A

LOL Lynpin! My scale is just broken but a second opinion sounds like a good idea emoticon



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5/20/08 10:26 A

Well Lady Donkey we do eat out a lot. But I also like to cook. My hubby just doesn't like to cook at home. Especially since I've turned vegetarian. I'd much prefer to eat at home and we argue and he usually wins and we eat out. If we don't have our step daughter I will simply refuse to eat out and tell him to go by himself. Then he'll usually eat what ever I cook. And salads are great but I just can't eat the boring ones at the restaurants for a meal (iceburg lettuce and tomatoes, maybe croutons.) I'd prefer to make one at home with lots of goodies in it emoticon



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5/20/08 10:19 A

I bought a new scale last week. My goal was to get a second opinion. The foolish thing agreed with the first one!! So much for that idea. lol



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5/20/08 10:05 A

What's wrong with having a stinky garden salad? I love 'em -- the stinkier the better.

Honestly speaking, do you eat out for dinner all the time? I remember when my dh and I used to do that - oh the money we could have saved. I take it you don't like to cook? (Neither do I.)

Congratulations on your new scale! emoticon



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5/20/08 9:53 A

Thanks Lynpin. And today is a new day and I plan to buy a new scale! LOL! emoticon



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5/19/08 9:41 P

I hate it when that happens. Don't beat yourself up too much, tomorrow is a new day. emoticon

Edited by: LYNPIN56 at: 5/19/2008 (21:40)


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5/19/08 9:35 P

OH my gosh I'm so peeved at myself right now! And frustrated! Hubby talked me into going out to eat. So I suggest a place I can get a nice satisfying healthy and low fat meal. ON THE WAY there hubby says he wants to go somewhere else and he names TWO sports bars! Neither of which serves anything remotely healthy or tastey! Ugh. So I say "I thought we had this settled?" and he proceeds to whine so I say just go where ever the heck you want because otherwise I get to hear you whine for the next millenium. So we go to Hooters. If you've ever been to Hooters you know there is nothing on the menu that isn't fried or meat. Well I don't WANT fried food and I don't eat meat. Ya I could get a stinky garden salad, much better than the veggie burger and apple slices I had planned at the other place! (please note the dripping sarcasm of that last sentence) GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! So I ate bad. Still only coming out at just over 1700 calories though since I had been low for the day. Then I went to the store to get a battery for my scale. I put it in, the thing resets itself and WON'T WORK! Did I get a bum battery? I check the package and it says it's good till 2012? So my scale is useless and so is my husband! LOL! I have to laugh or I'll get so damn frustrated! I'm forced to entertain and feed my stepdaughter on certain nigths of the week. By the time I get home from work all we have time for is dinner. My husband never wants to cook at home so I feel I'm always forced to go out when I don't want to. I feel like I'm being mean if I say "you go I want to eat here." I don't know what to do but I'm feeling particularly frustrated right now. I don't want to blame others for my bad choices. I COULD have had a stinky garden salad for dinner tonight. He didn't force me to eat that quesadilla and fries. But I do feel undermined and I'm so mad that my scale won't work! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ok just had to get that out. I'm going to call the scale makers and see if they can help me. emoticon



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5/19/08 10:47 A

Well I had a bad weekend! I tried so hard on Friday to be good. I had a funeral in the evening so I went home in the middle and ate a bowl of chili quick and went back. Then my husband was determined to make me be bad! First he wanted to go to a bar and drink after the funeral. Then when I said no he made plans to eat with his parents after. Like I can say no to that! So we go to Bob Evans and while I ordered a salad and baked potato I ate both of my rolls and the potato had cheese and sour cream on it! Plus is was 9:00 at night when we ate! AHG! Saturday and Sunday I ate out again and did end up having some beers on Saturday night. It's been about 2 weeks since I had any beers so I figured I deserved it but I should have worked out or something. I didn't work out at all this weekend and ate bad. I need to do some grocery shopping BADLY and the battery in my scale died so I didn't weigh in at all this weekend! I probably needed to see those numbers for some motivation. I'll pick up a battery tonight and hop on the scale tomorrow. Ew I have a dr. appt. tomorrow too and their scale is always way more than mine at home. Yuck. She always asks me about my weight too:( Bleck! Aside from my badness this weekend I'm feeling ok and ready to get back on track. Number one on the list is get some healthy groceries in the house so I'm not tempted to eat out! emoticon



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5/18/08 2:50 P

hey pixie! hope you had a good weekend! either way check in and let us know how you're doing. i know how weekends can be emoticon



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5/16/08 10:00 A

So today is WID and I forgot to weigh in! I was running late and just totally forgot. Hopefully I'll remember tomorrow morning. I forget to weigh in a lot. Maybe that's a good thing!

Well I thought I did very well yesterday until I decided to post what I ate. I stayed around 1500 calories and exercised for 30 minutes last night but I guess I didn't eat so healthy! Only 2 veggies all day, that's bad! Guess it's time for a trip to the grocery.

breakfast-oatmeal and coffee
lunch-homemade lasagna (w/spinach)
dinner- homemade chili and brussel sprouts
snack- chips and one square of chocolate with a little peanut butter on it.
exercise- 30 minutes weights and cardio mixed

I'm motivated to be a good girl today though! I've got a funeral this evening though and won't be able to eat dinner till around 7:30 or so. I'm planning to bring a snack so I won't be starving after. My husband is notorious for keeping me out late and then suggesting fast food on the way home from where ever we were. And when I'm starving it's easy to cave. Hubby joined a gym this week though and has actually been going! So maybe he'll be less likely to want to eat bad.



THEGREATSECRET
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5/15/08 1:53 P

hey thanks for the reply to my journal! i have to eat out a lot too, and i'm a vegetarian, and i also always go after those damned potato skins too! ahh!!



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5/15/08 1:28 P

So I used to have a journal years ago and have let it fall to the wayside. But when I was journaling regularly I lost about 20 pounds so let's see if it helps again.

I'm 33 years old, married, have a 9 year old step daughter, 3 dogs, a fish and a snake. I've been up and down in my weight but haven't seen a goal weight in a very long time. I'm about at my heaviest right now, luckily I usually catch myself at this weight and try to get on track again. I'm also a vegetarian which, believe it or not, has complicated my weight loss greatly! My husband is a meat eater and refuses to try my "new foods." So we eat out. And if you have never noticed, you can't get too many low cal meals that don't have meat in them besides SALAD! I'm so not a salad for dinner (or any meal!) type of girl! emoticon French fries and potato skins are vegetarian too! Needless to say my husband is also at his heaviest weight ever too. He {{shudders}} at any thought of putting green food into his body. Heaven forbid! emoticon So I now am going to try to reclaim my health. Cook more healthy foods at home. Exercise more, even if it's just walking my dogs who have also gotten fatter by the way! And hope some of it rubs off on my hubby. Because I want him to be healthy and live a long happy life too.

I'm going to try to journal each day in hopes that will help me deal with my emotional eating problems! I turn to food for boredom, stress, PMS, anger, you name it food makes it better. Or better for 2 minutes and then I say "why on earth did I do that?" I'm sure that sounds familiar to a lot of you! So enough about me for today. emoticon



 
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