Thursday, September 11, 2014
I admit defeat. I have successfully gained back almost all that I have lost while on SP. I had been noticing tight pants and smaller shirts for about 6 months now, so I got enough courage to just get on that scale and saw 207 with utter disgust. I just kept thinking...how? But I know how. I gave in to many temptations, ate too much, and stopped exercising. I would get back on track for a week and then fall off the wagon again. Honestly, I let life get in the way. Busy schedules and excuses took over. However, I know that never giving up is a big strength of mine. So I am not giving up! I want to fit back into my clothes and maybe even go down a size or two. Could it be possible? Yes! I just need to do what I did before...
I exercised 5-6 times per week both at home and the gym and watched what I ate. I planned ahead and worked out in the mornings if I knew I had plans after work. Sounds simple (and it was once I got used to it) but it was very hard to get started, which is why I'm having a hard time now. So far I have managed 4 days of eating within my 1500 calorie range and two days of solid exercise. I still haven't been back to the gym in months but I plan on slowly adding it in (since I HATE it).
Here is my plan to start with and then after time I will increase my exercise:
-Eating within 1500 calories or less per day. This is a hard one for me because I love to eat. But...I can eat I just need to eat smart. Like fiber rich foods to fill me up and fruits and veggies as well instead of 100 calorie pack snacks. But...I know I need to give in to temptation sometimes, so I want to make sure I splurge once and a while.
-4-5x per week I will be working out at home on my elliptical, or working out outside, or at gym. Which ever tickles my fancy!
-Staying positive. This is a big one for me. I am my worst enemy with negative self talk. I need to cheer myself on and encourage myself to work hard instead of creating silly excuses and then feeling guilty later.
So fall is my favorite time of year. It brings changes all around, so it is the perfect time to change me (again!). Any encouraging words, advice, etc are welcome!
Friday, June 27, 2014
Well first I want to go over how the week before went. I saw a loss for sure, I was down to 195.8!!! I did so freakin well but then the weekend came lol. It could have been worse, I think I ate less than I would have in the past when being out of town but I still ate more than I should have. However, I got back to it after I came back and during this whole week but I am feeling pretty disappointed. Here's why:
This weight loss thing really can be confusing at times. I worked my a** this week and saw over a 1lb gain. I went to the gym Monday and Wednesday and worked out in between at home on the elliptical. I feel leaner and have so much energy. I even feel like my stomach looks smaller! The only thing I can think of is, I've been doing strength training at the gym, not a lot but maybe enough to make the scale go up? I've never gained in the past for strength training though, so it really confuses me. I guess I could also admit that on Tuesday, we had a retirement party at work and I had a sub. lol but that's honestly the only time I slipped up with eating! I'm trying not to let this bother me but it's so hard seeing the number go up! So as of today I am back up to 197. Ugh! I'm just going to keep at this and maybe stay away from the scale for a while. Seeing a gain just upsets me too much and I feel like it can derail my progress greatly. Maybe I'll just weigh myself every 2 weeks or maybe even once per month, I guess I'll see how I feel.
My next challenge is this weekend. Tomorrow we're going out for a friend's bday and there will be plenty of alcohol. So I'm going to have 2 drinks, that's it! I would love to go wild but I know I'll regret it come Monday. I think I'll offer to be the DD, that way I'll have an easy excuse lol. I think going to the gym today and then working out at home tomorrow will help. Hope everyone has a great weekend!
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