Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Happy Tuesday! Since the last time I blogged on 9/20, I have actually done pretty well. It's like a spark went off in my head and I just threw all of my excuses out the window. I have been working pretty hard. I've worked out almost every single day whether it be at home or at the gym and I've stayed at 1500 calories per day. I didn't do perfectly over the weekend, but I went to a family party and it was pretty hard to say no to everything. Overall, it could have been worse.
Since 9/20, I have lost 2 lbs which I am so proud of! I haven't seen that scale move in the right direction in months. Today is October 1st, so I have until 10/26/13 (my wedding day) to lose as much as I can. I'm confident that I will be down 10 lbs! Wish me luck!
Friday, September 20, 2013
Hey my beautiful Spark friends! I think I'm going to try writing a blog every Friday, that way I can reflect on what I did right and wrong during the week. I used to do this in the past and it really helped.
This week was actually pretty great. I worked harder than I have in a long time. I pretty much just ignored my usual excuses and pushed myself more. I worked out every day, I didn't get to the gym like I wanted to but I still used my elliptical and walked every night. I did slip up a little with eating a few nights but nothing crazy. Don brought home peanut M&Ms and I just couldn't help myself the past couple of nights. I also feel like I ate a little too much dinner last night, I went back for a small 2nd portion.
I didn't get on the scale today because it didn't feel right. You know how you feel when you've lost weight? Well I didn't feel that and I didn't want to risk seeing no loss or a gain. If I do well this weekend, I may try to weigh in tomorrow or Saturday. Unfortunately, tonight I have a packed schedule and can't really work out and have to go out for dinner. I am going to try my hardest to order something sensible and if I do get home early enough, try to do 15 minutes on the elliptical. I guess a little something is better than nothing right?
Hey, I know I'm not perfect but I do feel better and like I am heading on the right track. I think if I keep this up, I will lose the 5-10lbs I want before my wedding. I can't wait to see that scale go down!! Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Well my wedding is officially 6 weeks away (eek when I say that it sounds to close!!) and I just finished up my first wedding dress fitting yesterday. It honestly fit pretty perfectly. I only have to have it hemmed up because I am a shorty lol. BUT I have gained some weight over the last few months. I finally got on the scale after a few months and saw 193 pounds...I'm pretty disappointed in that. I kind of knew because some of my work pants were tighter than usual.
So if anything, I need to get as close as I can back down to my lowest of 186 by the wedding. I really just want to feel my best that day and I won't if I'm feeling heavier and unhealthy from overeating. In the weeks ahead I need to put a focus on more exercise and less snacking. I feel like lately I have just been giving into every temptation and basically eating whatever I want. So it is no wonder why I have gained.
Here is my plan:
Gym Gym Gym!!! When I get to the gym throughout the week, I tend to burn more calories when I'm there and also get strength training in. And when I burn a ton of calories, I don't want to go over my calories and blow what I just worked off. I think next week I'll start going at least 3 times per week and for the in between days, I'll work out on my elliptical at home.
Less snacking. I tend to get home at night, make a healthy dinner and then within an hour I am in the kitchen grabbing a few snacks (100 calorie packs, veggie chips, etc). And usually I am not hungry, just bored or stressed. I'm thinking I need to make dinner a little later, maybe around 6:30-7pm so that way I am fuller in the evening and won't want to snack. I also need to keep busy. I can read, clean, plan the wedding.... anything to keep from mindless eating.
Stop eating out. I know I can't stop eating out all together but lately I have been eating out 2-3 times per week. When I go out, I just have no control and always end up ordering something that is bad for me. Like last night, I went to Outback. I ordered a 4 oz steak and broccoli but we had a bloomin onion as an appetizer that I'm sure was 1000 calories. If I cook more at home, I can control what I am eating and not go over my calories for the day. I'm thinking I'll try to make dinner every other night and in between eat leftovers. I think saving just one day a week for eating out will work out better so I'm not completely giving it up.
I gotta make these last few weeks count! Wish me luck!
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