Thursday, January 10, 2013
I've backtracked...badly. Looking at my page, I noticed I'm back to the same weight I was last February. That is NOT the direction I want to be going! I've got nobody but myself to blame, I know. I've let my eating get out of control and workouts were nonexistent.
It's time for all that to change. I don't ever want to be where i was before. I never want to rationalize a gain. I want to be pissed off that I'm allowing myself to fail. That fires me up and keeps my butt on track for success.
I started the January Jumpstart Bootcamp Monday. It's effectively kicking my butt. lol My calves are on fire, woke up with a Charlie horse yesterday morning, my triceps are aching today, and I gladly welcome every single ache and pain. I'm taking it with a smile on my face because I know I've earned every ache. I've worked for every pain. And I'm SOOOO looking forward to the day when I can do the exact same workouts, and more, and feel nothing but a sense of accomplishment....well, and sweaty.Very sweaty lol.
So yes, it's been a long time coming but I think the day is finally here. I'm refocused and found a little motivation again. NOW is the time for me to succeed again. And I will.
Monday, May 14, 2012
I've got 3.5 pounds to go to be down 100 pounds. And of course now that I've posted it, I'll totally jinx myself and have a gain next week. lol It seems to go that way every single time. lol
So my mini goal: Get to 100 pounds lost by Memorial Day. That gives me two weeks. I know how to get it done, I just have to do it.
I've been a slacker here recently and I need to focus more on my tracking, my workouts, EVERYTHING! I also want to start Brazil Butt Lift again. But this time for real. lol The thigh skin is driving me nuts and I'd like to try and firm it up a bit.
I really need to be in bed now, so this is it for this blog. Have a great night everyone!
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
I've been up and down like a yo-yo lately. I made it to 223 last week and maintained this week. I'm one away from 90 pounds and it always seems to be hardest to lose the one pound that will take you down another 10 pound step.
I know it has nothing to do with plateaus or anything like that. Its because I seem to have a mental block. I get close to another 10 pound loss and something in me starts self-sabotaging. Its almost every time too! Maybe I need to stop looking for a new workout and start looking for a shrink. lol
Anyway, other than my mental struggles, I'm doing good. Not getting quite as much exercise as I'd like and I've had a few instances of poor eating, but in the grand scheme of things, I'm still doing alright.
I have tomorrow off, so I'll be downstairs on the elliptical, attempting to go at least 4 miles tonight. Then tomorrow I'll spend as much time as I can on cardio and strength.
Have a great day everyone!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
So when I said "where I'm going" in the last blog title, this wasn't exactly what I meant! lol
This is the Riverwalk, where we like to go because it's so pretty and its gravel, so it's not so hard on the legs. Well, it snakes through Ft. Riley. We never thought anything of it. Last time we were there, that sign was NOT there! lol They put a new fork in the path, but we continued on up the regular way (to the pot field lol) and about a 100 yards up, there was an even bigger sign saying unexploded ordinance, restricted, authorized personnel only. lol I should have taken a pic of that sign too. :P
BTW, am I the only one that noticed the military doesn't know how to spell Ordinance? lol
Anyway, we did a 5.04 mile walk!!!! That's right! 5 miles! I SO have this 10k! It's so real to me now, I can almost taste it! I could have gone further today, but my walking partner was hurting, so we called it a day. It was great though. I'm so excited!
Gotta eat now. Have a great day everyone!
Monday, March 26, 2012
In March of last year, I had a sick cat that was quickly dropping weight. I needed to weigh him so I could tell the vet what was going on. I got on the scales and didn't know what to say, what to think, how to react. It said 312 pounds. I was shocked. Totally numb. The picture above isn't exactly at my highest, but pretty close.
After a few days of enjoying a pity party, I googled Joanna Lund recipes. Sparkpeople popped up. It was like a gift! I immediately signed up. March 27th was my first actual day on the site. I loved that I could track my food and fitness, set ATTAINABLE goals, and find groups that where bursting at the seams with people who knew exactly what I was going through!
By the beginning of April, I was down to 300 pounds. I knew it was coming off quickly because of water weight, and just plain shock to the system. It hadn't had nutritious food or exercise in a very long time. I knew to expect a slow down in the coming months. Even knowing doesn't completely keep the blues away, but for the most part, it went pretty smoothly.
By July 4th last year, I'd made it to 262 pounds. Just over 3 months and I not only weighed less, I felt WONDERFUL! I was moving and shaking more than I could remember. 50 pounds, even starting at 312, makes all the difference in the world. And if anyone would have told me I could have lost 50 pounds in 3 months, I would have told them there was no way, short of surgery.
It wasn't even just the weight either. Clothes were falling off, I had energy coming out the wazoo, and the muscles! I had them again!!!
At the beginning of August, I weighed 254 pounds. My son is going to be 14 in May and at my 6 week checkup after having him was the last time I'd weighed 254 pounds. It was exhilarating! I'd hit a milestone. I'd turned back the calendar on my weight, and felt even better than I did 14 years ago.
On Halloween, I was 239 pounds! Just 2 pounds from the weight I was at over 15 years ago! I just can't even believe it now, as I type this. Such an accomplishment.
Then I got lazy! :P I told myself I would not be so strict over the winter months. I didn't want to have to forgo holiday goodies. Which would have been okay, had I continued with my workout regimen. Or, oh I don't know, STAYED OUT OF THE DRIVE-THRU!!! Last time I checked, McDonald's wasn't categorized as "holiday goodies". lol Needless to say, my weight did NOT stay at 239.
Once I jumped off the lazy wagon with both feet at the beginning of January, I was back up to 252. That's not just a stumble, that's a full on header down a very steep slope!
By February, I got back on track and back down to 235. Phew! That was a close one! Yes, I'd lost a lot of momentum and had a pretty bad backslide, but it wasn't the end of the world. I was out of shape and feeling a little crappy, but the knowledge that I had it in me to do it kept me going. I mean of course I could! I already did!
I'm skipping ahead here just a bit. To today. Today, I weighed in at 227 pounds. Exactly 85 pounds GONE!!!! I feel great, I've got energy and strength. I have the power to make my fitness and health dreams come true. I'm not saying its easy. Far from it! Some days, I'd much rather curl up in bed and just stay there all day. I don't WANT to work out. But I do. Not because I have to. Okay, partially because I have to. lol But because I WANT to. I want to live a healthy life. I want to be around for my kids' graduations and weddings. I want to spoil my future grandkids rotten. I want to see what the future holds for my children and for myself! I want to LIVE!!!
This is me now, as of the 19th. I can't believe the difference. So much has changed in my life and I LOVE it!!!
But I'm not done! Oh no! I've got so much more to accomplish. And I will. I know I can do it, because I already am! And it feels FABULOUS!!!
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