Sunday, December 14, 2014
This month has been going well. My eating could be better, but it hasn't been horrible. Just been sort of lazy with my meal prep lately which leads me to pick things I normally wouldn't. I've been keeping my portions in check though and my weight has been good.
Walking has been going well. Walking most days, but did miss a few this week. One day I was working on putting together some furniture and that ended up taking up most of my day. I think I got a good work out though and felt like I had done some serious bum busters LOL. Skipped yesterday to get some shopping done in the morning and spent the rest of the day with my kids. Today I thought about skipping because I put it off until this afternoon, but I made myself walk. I did a shorter walk but it was about 30 minutes so it was definitely better than nothing and I felt better for it.
I have been a little motivated lately and been trying to get somethings done on my to do list. Feels good to get stuff accomplished! Now, if I could just get my butt in gear with my meal planning for myself HAHAHA.
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Wow! It has been over two months since I last posted. I've been meaning to post an update and what not for a while now, but I haven't really sat down at the computer much. I use my ipad a lot, but not talented with typing on it LOL.
I wanted to wish everyone a big ole happy Thanksgiving! We are not traveling and plan to eat at home. I'll be fixing all of our favorites and plan to eat a little of everything. Yum, so excited about the food!
If you're reading this I bet you are probably wondering if I am still at my goal weight and how maintenance is going, if I ever set a new goal, etc. Things are going well! My weight does fluctuate and I don't panic unless it goes up about 5 lbs and hangs out there for a while. I seem to do really well maintaining my weight by sticking to my usual calorie range set by spark people, but allow myself to eat what I want when we go out or have a day or two a week when I eat more calories than normal. I know a lot of people fear the maintenance of weight loss, but what has worked for me so far is to continue eating the same, tracking, and weighing.
I haven't really set a new goal. It has been nice to just enjoy the weight I am. Clothes fit and I am comfortable with myself. Yes, there are things I can improve on, but I am not ready to make any changes right now. Thinking about maybe in January try to make some changes so at least my pants will fit for most of the season LOL. Hey, jeans ain't cheap.
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Saturday, September 13, 2014
Wow, this month is almost half way done! Figured I would pop on and blog about how things are going so far this month. Let's start with there has finally been some movement on the scale. I am down 1 pound, and even though its a small number it has been a long time since there has not been much movement on the scale other than fluctuations from going out to eat, etc. Two pounds until goal weight!
Eating and walking has been going well. Tracking calories has become much improved too! I've been very dedicated to my toning exercises every other day. I decided to focus on doing 1 set of each exercise instead of 2 or 3 for the most part. Things like pushups I break up into two sets because I can't do that many at a time.
I recently tried to add squats and lunges back to my routine, but decided it is in my best interest to keep working on my other exercises because of my knee. Also I have gone back to doing push ups from my knees. I feel like it was getting a little discouraging to keep trying for a regular push up. It totally feels like a negative thing as a type it out, but I actually feel really good about it LOL. It is still challenging doing the modified push ups for me and actually being able to do a proper modified push up feels better emotionally than me barely getting half way with a regular push up.
I am trying out eating smaller meals more often. I have read this many times, but I don't think I have really given it a go before. Yeah, I've done the snacks and what not but I am actually trying out eating two lunches which is really just me splitting my normal portion in half. Right now I am eating 5 times a day. I haven't gotten the timing right yet to split my supper and I don't care for eating too late especially when I know I will go to bed early. I plan to keep working on that so my meals are 6 times a day. My focus is really to keep eating about the same, but spread out. I feel like the food I eat is enough and just seeing if this small change will help my metabolism. Although some days I just feel like eating ice cream and I have to remind myself how good I feel when I stay on track. And also that there isn't any cookies and cream ice cream in the freezer LOL.
Decided to stick to working out at home. Mentioned before that I was thinking about going to the gym. I really do enjoy exercising at home. I think I just need to trust, put in the work and consistency, and give it time.
Thanks for reading and I hope that everyone's month is going well. Been trying anything new?
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