Thursday, October 30, 2014
Short post for today: managed to stay away from the sugary candy that is going around at work for Halloween. Go me! However, my "secret ghoul" gave me a vanilla cupcake with vanilla frosting as part of my gift, and I did eat that.
Stomach is better today.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
I went on vacation last week... and since I went to my grandma's house, that means cheese, cake, and beer. It really wasn't too terribly bad.... although I'm sure the 5 beers at bingo didn't help my waistline. I want to feel bad about my vacation... guilty, even. But I can't!! I had a wonderful, well deserved trip. I got to spend time with my mom and grandma, I got my grandma to make me some homemade apple sauce (yum!), and got to relax away from my apartment.
I got back to town on Sunday, and after a trip to Steak'n'Shake (one of my absolute weaknesses in life), I went grocery shopping for the week. I was so impressed with myself after the grocery store trip for two reasons: 1. I only spent 25.00 and 2. I avoided the overly tempting aisles... you know the ones. I've read that you are supposed to shop the perimeter of the store, sticking to fresh fruits and veggies, meats, and dairy. I didn't get any meat, but instead stuck to a budget and managed to get enough produce through Friday. Woot!
I've also been limiting myself to one diet coke a day... which is a pretty big accomplishment for me. I always joke that diet coke is my lifeblood, afterall. Eventually I'd like to cut that out, too.
This might be TMI, but I'm having some... errr....stomach problems after eating healthier than normal and drinking more water the last couple of days. Is this normal? How long will this last?
Friday, October 17, 2014
Well everyone out in internet world: Here I am again- in my "fat" pants. :(
My boyfriend has been in Puerto Rico visiting family for almost a month now, and I really haven't dedicated a lot of time to the two things I said I was going to: working out and learning Spanish. I blame lots of things... stress at my full time job, too many hours at my part time job, financial worries have me depressed and not wanting to do anything... blah blah blah. Folks, it is time for a cold splash of water to wake me up out of my denial...
I am an excuse maker. I am a procrastinator. I set goals, but I have a hard time seeing them to the end.
WAKE UP ERIKA! You are not forced to be someone you don't like.... take initiative and change yourself. Set some goals? Put some friggin' work into them. No one said it was going to be easy....
My close friend had the gastric sleeve surgery today. This is a great step forward in her future today, as this could possibly eliminate her diabetes! All this talk and prayers about her surgery had me reflecting on my weight loss goals. "Why can't I be getting a magical surgery?" I thought to myself. I found myself staring into the mirror at work tonight, longing for a chin without a second chin. I swirled into a fast moving depression.... coming to the harsh conclusion that I have no one to blame but myself.
Yep... I said it.
Now... how do I fix it? How do I put one foot in front of the other, and take that first step into the seemingly oblivion that is successful weight loss?
I thought back to this- SparkPeople. Suggested by a long-time doctor as a way to motivate and track my activities and foods. I set some new weight loss, fast track, and fitness goals. I updated my goal board. I got my notebook ready to track my foods tomorrow... and the day after that. And the day after that.
So, here I am. Sitting here in my "fat" pants, with the realization that today is the first day of the rest of my life. Let's go!
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Soooooo yeah.... I've been completely thrown off my awesome 30 lb losing streak.... I'm going back to school... and I've gained 10ish lbs back.
Here's the plan: I start the gym tomorrow (Monday). Today is my day off (kinda), so instead of going to the gym, I'm going to deep clean 0ur apartment and do laundry.
If anyone has any suggestions as how to incorporate gym time into a CRAZY busy schedule, please let me know! :D
Saturday, July 03, 2010
So i thought yesterday was bad at fat content in my foods.... oy! I forgot to pack a lunch today, and broke down and got a Jimmy Johns sandwich. Of course me being the picky eater (I know, a bigger gal being a picky eater seems like an oxymoron), got the Club Lulu thinking I could splurge just a little.
I mean, it's good, because I ate it at 5pm and am still not hungry, but it KILLED my fat intake for the day!
So note to self: pack a healthy lunch so I don't get stuck eating not-so-good foods on my work days... I guess it could have been worse- ie, Wendys.
Also disappointed that I didn't get my water in... I know, I know- shame on me!
Just gotta keep the chin up and keep motivated- a little slip doesn't mean failure, and a speedbump isn't the end of the world.
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