Sunday, May 12, 2013
Well, it's been a while, as usual. LOL
So, since I had finally chosen to do something about my weight issues, I have decided to do something that I NEVER thought I would do. I have decided to start training for a 5K. Now, I am no runner, that's for sure. I kinda started doing interval training in my living room for about 3 weeks, before deciding that I would do this. We have the Color Vibe 5K coming up ON MY BIRTHDAY (Oct. 5th) and even though I know it's not a timed race, I will be timing myself. I am truly excited about this. I am trying like crazy to get my hubby to do this with me. I even tried reverse psychology, by telling him "he couldn't do it". Not sure if it worked. We'll see. LOL
This will be the ultimate present to me and may even lead to me wanting to do more. I have been having fun with the interval training and I am able to make it through the 30 mins without dying at the end. :) I need to know that I can do this. This is not a mid-life crisis, this is a chance to prove to myself that I am moving in an ever positive direction with my fitness. I still have quite a bit to lose, but I am getting so many compliments about what I have done so far, and that is so humbling and motivating. I know that I can kick this into high gear and hopefully get to my goal by the time that I run this race.
Thank you for always being a part of this journey with me... I can't do this without all of you being such an inspiration to me and what I am trying to accomplish! Spark Strong! :)
Sunday, March 03, 2013
Well, something AWESOME happened to me, today! I stepped on the scale this morning (my SP weigh day) and I am now lower than the weight I was when I graduated HS!! I am now 198.4. I know it may sound like that isn't huge, but I haven't seen this weight in 21 years! I am SUPER happy and EXTREMELY excited!!! I about passed out in the bathroom! That would've been bad, as everyone is still asleep in my house! What a ruckus that would've been! LOL
I can't believe that since Jan 23rd, I have lost 16lbs! That is just beyond real to me. I fit better in my clothing, I have more energy. I didn't think that I would ever see ONEDERLAND. I did it, I did it!!!
Sorry...I am tooting my own horn. Not cool! ;( I don't like to gloat about myself. I know what I had to do in order to get this far, and I also know I have about 34 more lbs to go, but I have hit a major milestone in my journey.
My 10 year old daughter has noticed my weight change. She told me how proud she was of me, the other day. I can't tell you how much that made me want to cry... my own 10 year old, beautiful daughter, noticing what I am doing. She is my "healthy" eater. She will reach for fruit, before she reaches for anything else. It's so cute. My daughters (ages 9 and 10) are so curious about the WW point system, so when I tell my husband that a certain meal that I fixed is a certain amount of points, one of them will ask, "Is that good?" Love that they are interested. Love that I can eat my own food. Love that I am not feeling deprived in any way. My mom's birthday was Friday and my sister and I took her out to lunch. I ate half my lunch and boxed the other half, all because I wanted a piece of banana cream pie. lol The way it was before... I would've ate my WHOLE lunch and THEN indulged in the pie. Now mind you, that pie was 11pts, so I only ate 1/2 of it, but it was STILL GOOD!! I try to have one small piece of chocolate a day (like a Hershey miniature). This way, I still feel like I am indulging myself.
Okay, I am done gloating about this! :) Thank you to all of you for being such a huge support to my journey! I am FOREVER grateful to you! Have a fantastic week, all!!!
Monday, February 11, 2013
Can't believe how long it's been, since I have blogged!! Wow! Time flies so fast. :(
I joined WW on January 23rd, 2013. I have been so religious about tracking my food since I've joined, it's not even funny. So far, I have lost 7lbs in 3 weeks. That's more than I've been able to do on my own in the last 4 years. So, altogether, since I joined SparkPeople in 2008, I have lost 19lbs! I am happy with my progress! I have never ate so many fruits and veggies in my life, but now I actually reach for them, before I reach for anything else. Maybe it's because they are 0 points and I know that I can have 2 or 3 in a setting and I will be satisfied that I ate a lot... who knows. I am starting to have more energy. I was trying to get my eating under control, before I stepped up my exercise. I have to do this one thing at a time. :) Now that I am starting to lose the weight (I've already lost 2" just in my waist), I am feeling comfortable enough to go to the Y. I hate going by myself..., it's no fun. I also know that I need to get sleep. So, trying to work everything in, has been a little chaotic. But, I know I can do this. I know that if I just put my mind to it and get the cardio and strength training in, while tracking the things I eat, I will be at my goal in no time. :) Things I've known all along, but never enforced.
Thanks for visiting my page, and for all of your support. WW is me trying to get the eating under control, but having all of you in my life is the best part of my weight loss journey. Thanks to each and every one of you, and you know who you are!!
Monday, February 13, 2012
So, I got a phone call from my doctor's office about my testing results for thyroid, insulin levels, cholestrol... They were all EXCELLENT!!! I am extremely happy and relieved that I am not having to worry about that stuff! My dad passing of Diabetes, Congestive Heart Failure and every kind of heart disease known, is scary to me. I don't want to follow that path, although, I don't smoke. I don't believe that is the ONLY cause to all of his illness, but it definitely played a major role.
So, I am excited that I am eating well enough and taking good care of myself enough, that all my testing came out normal. Must be doing something right... Just going to keep doing what I'm doing. My choices are done one day at a time and that is good enough for me!! :)
Have a fantastic day!
Monday, February 06, 2012
Wow, can't believe how fast time passes!!! It's been a while since I have done this, but here goes...
First of all, everything is going pretty well. I went to the Dr. on Tuesday of last week to have a checkup and get blood drawn for checking cholesterol, insulin levels, thyroid levels... you name it. Just wanna be sure that I am not going in the wrong direction here. :) I have been diagnosed with Sciatica. For those of you who do not know what that is, here is my best discription... It hurts like H*LL. :( It has to do with your longest nerve in your body, your sciatic nerve. Some people experience numbness from your lower back to your feet, others PAIN. Well, unfortunately I am experiencing the pain. Workouts have been pretty much Nil. I want to workout, but why, when I know I'm going to be in pain the entire time I'm doing it??! So, on Tuesday I got put on a steroid for 10 days and a Physical Therapy session today. We will see how that goes. Hope it helps. The steroid has helped immensely, but you can't take it very long, or it will start causing problems for your liver... and DREADED WEIGHT GAIN! Go figure that something that helps the situation, can actually cause harm. :( This steroid gives me energy, makes me feel good, but I can already feel a difference since I take 2 for 5 days and then go down to 1 for the next 5 (which is what I started yesterday), dull pain is setting in. Not good. :(
On a positive note, I must be rubbing off on my hubby to want to lose weight. He quit smoking (after 31 years) and promptly put on 23lbs. So I told him that he needed to take time for himself and focus on losing it for himself. It doesn't bother me, but when I can see how frustrated he is with it, it does bother me. He's lost 2lbs so far and has only been working out for 2 weeks, so Yeah him!! I just want him to feel good about himself and to know that I'm not looking at his weight, but I am looking out for his health! I want him to be around for a long time. :)
Everyone is healthy and doing well. I got my eating pretty much down to a science and ready to incorporate my exercise into that equation. Hopefully this PT session will give me some pointers to stretch out my right side and get back into putting eating healthy and exercising regularly a necessity.
That's what's going on with me! Thanks so much for all of the support I get on here. I know that I can't do this without you! Hope you have a super week! Eat great, make good choices, and exercise!!! We can do this!!! :)
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