Thursday, June 24, 2010
well, it finally happened.
my plateau has gotten to me. i felt it coming and now it is here.
i skipped the gym today, which, probably is not a horrible thing since i have gone the last 6 days in a row. but still, i just didn't feel like going so i didn't.
i will certainly go tomorrow, saturday and sunday -- those are an absolute given, i love going to the gym on those days. it's not busy and i have my choice of treadmills and other things.
i am still under in calorie range -- how can this happen when i am full most of the time. maybe i eat too much fruit and veggies. is that even possible? cantelope, strawberries, grapes, apples, watermelon, cukes, tomatoes, onions, green peppers, green beans and broccoli make up 40% or more of my food. is that a bad thing?
i just feel like i am going through motions. it's like being on a treadmill and trying to actually get someplace. it feels sooooo futile right now.
i realize it won't be this way forever, but i feel sooooo defeated it is not even funny.
you know what is funny? yesterday i was thinking about going all out --- pizza or chinese --- and it wasn't even tempting. i wanted my fruits and veggies, albeit i ate too many of them and i was stuffed beyond belief (yah, even though i didn't hit my calorie range yesterday either)
i usually have about 350 cal for breakfast - with 2 servings of fruit -- sometimes eggs and sometimes muffin/p'nut butter and v8 juice
............................... 350 cal for lunch - chicken wrap w/lettuce, onions, chz
............................... 100+ cal snack - fruit
............................... 400+ cal dinner -- 2 servings of veggies minimum
and i am usually pretty stuffed, especially at night and at breakfast.
i think part of my problem is i don't have dinner until 8:30 pm on nights when i go to the gym (and that is 4 of the 5 weeknights). i am usually in bed between 10:00 and 11:00 pm and up by 5 am.
i don't know. maybe i'll try to sleep off my attitude tonight. but, that won't work because the sox game is just starting. love my RED SOX.
well, i hope you all are doing fabulous. you are all such wonderful peeps you deserve to reach your goals and i hope you are well on your way.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
let me start by saying i used to hate change.
at work, i definitely still do. i like things to run smooth and automatically, like a well oiled machine.
in my life, however, i have come to welcome change.
my eating habits.
my exercise, and the fact that i actually do it regularly.
my clothes, yes, perhaps the style is changing since i can actually buy clothes at a local store instead of just online.
and now, i am contemplating a huge hair change. i have wanted to do this for years and get rid of the curly perm, but have always chickened out. i originally got this hairstyle because i had no time to do fancy stuff with my hair, and heaven forbid i should use a hairdryer or curling iron, that is just not me.
i went to barnes and noble today, got 4 hairstyle magazines and am ready to take the plunge. the burning question is i have absolutely no clue what to do that would look good. i need to have a solution to this indecision before tuesday -- my appointment for a perm.
i have been asking my hairdresser, who is also my cousin, and i think she is afraid to give me a strong answer in case i don't like the end result. lol. bare in mind: she has been cutting my hair since i was born. yeah, that is quite a long time. (no old timer jokes, please, lol)
problem is i have no idea what would look good with my face shape and with my thick and currently short and curly hair. am i going to have to wait until this perm grows out? what do i do with it in the meantime?
i'm afraid if i don't have a decision by tuesday i am going to chicken out agian. options. i need options before then. so yes, i am soliciting help from every avenue i can. i realize one's hair is a personal choice, but understand, i have had this same hair thing going on for over 20 years! yes, you heard corrrectly. so when i say i have absolutely no clue -- i mean I HAVE NO CLUE! i don't even know what types of do's i should be looking at in the magazines i got. pretty sad huh?
my sister couldn't even give me advice. how bad is that. lol.
hope you all are having a fantastic week and staying on track with your goals. thanks for letting me vent about my hair issue and please, if you have any ideas, do not hesitate to speak up. you can check out my curls in my posted pics. the best view is probably the one in the white shirt.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
yes i am getting bummed.
i have not lost any weight in almost 3 weeks. i even thought my scale was playing tricks on me so i went and got another one... nope. no tricks.
i need a jolt of some kind. maybe i just need a better combinations of food. i overstocked on fruits and veggies today. i am going to kick some serious weight loss butt this week.
well, that is my goal anyway. if i fail -- i am going to be seriously depressed.
although i guess i should be happy. i have not gained anything either. must be those 600+ calorie burns daily at the gym.
i do not want to be at a plateau!! NOOOOO!!! it is too depressing. maybe i'll take tomorrow off from the gym and recoup myself. but then again... i took a day off last week and it got me nowhere at all.
hope all the daddy's out there had a great father's day. you deserve it and much much more.... !!
Monday, June 14, 2010
vacation is OVA!
yeah, i really didn't want to go back to work today. it was a good day overall, and i started right back up on my routine and hit the gym on the way home --- did a quick 450 calorie burn on the treadmill then had to get home to my dog, she was ready for the great outdooors and dinner.
my feet hurt though, usually do after a vaca -- on my feet all day at work, but not during vaca.
ok, i'm beat
ready for bed... hope to do more gym time tomorrow.
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