Wednesday, May 16, 2012
After a few rough stops and starts, I think I can say I am finally getting my "Mojo" back. I have not been blogging much because I have been so inconsistent this last few months, but last week I started to feel the groove again, and have managed to track my foods and exercise for the last 5 days. I think I am back in the weigh loss game. I have lost 1 lbs. in the last 5 days, and that is going to work for me. If I can manage a 1 lbs. a week weight lose, I will be content. I imagine when I am able to start running again, things will pick up, but I do not plan to push myself so hard as I did last time. That is part of the reason I hurt myself and burned myself out. I plan to be a pound killer by steady consistent diet and exercise.
It does not hurt any that I have a goal I am working towards. I am going on a 5 day cruise to MEXICO in November with a day in New Orleans before and after. When I told my friend, she said I needed to get a cocktail dress for formal dinners,and I said a cocktail dress, I barely plan to where clothes the entire time I'm on the boat. Now I meant, that I plan to be in a swimsuit the entire time, but it came off totally different and she asked me what the heck kind of cruise am I going on (Carnival, for those interested)
Well That got me realizing, that I don't want to look like an Oscar Myers Wiener on the boat, so I need to buckle down and get my diet and exercise under control. If I lose a pound a week until the trip, that will be a little over 20 lbs and will put back at my lowest weight. Anything extra I lose will just be gravy, well actually gravy is a No-NO, so its more like it will be a lack of gravy!
That's right The "Smart A$$" is back!
Sunday, April 29, 2012
I had a VERY High Carb day today. I went to Nashville to see Garrison Keillor and A Prairie Home Companion in Nashville Today.
This is the second time I have seen him live, and it gets better every time. It was held at the Ryman Auditorium, the original home of the GRAND OLD OPERY.
This is a live radio broadcast from National Public Radio, and if you have never heard it before, find your local NPR station and give a listen. He is funny and wonderful.
We had the best seats
The little pink dot was us. It was perfect, a perfect day, and even though I should feel bad about going "off plan" I really can not work myself up to guilt.
I just plan on going back on track with my carbs tomorrow. I did walk and do one of the 10 minute videos here, so I made up for some the damage I did with he food.
It was the BK stacker that killed me. I guess I should have pulled off the bun, but we were in My mother's car and that is such a mess. I do not want to have to pay to clean my Mom's car. It seemed safer to just eat the bun! I mean who wants to pay $60 (the cost to have the car detailed) for a $1 bacon cheeseburger. I have to say. I was really digging the sauce they put on those Stackers. I wonder what the heck it is, Any Burger King employees out there want to spill the beans? It could just be our little secret!
Monday, April 23, 2012
Motivation is an important tool for people trying to reach their goal weight, and I am having to play little games with myself to keep me motivated. Right now it boils down to two basic strategies.
Number 1) I borrowed "Games of Thrones" from the local library on books on CD. I have down loaded it to my Ipod and only listen to it when I exercise. If I want to know what comes next I have to get up and move. I track how much time I do on my DVD's and allow myself to only listen that long, and instead of listening to music while walking, I'm listening to the book. There are 28 cd's, so this should keep me going for a while.
Number 2) When I lose my first 10 lbs, I have promised to treat myself to a Mani/ Pedi. I have not had one in almost a year, but for each 10 lbs. I lose, I will give myself some special treat. A little something to look forward to.
What a shame that just being healthy, having more energy, and fitting into my clothes are not motivation enough for me. Maybe when the weight starts coming off, it will get easier.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
So I'm a Fatty Fat Fat again. I have gained back 20 of the lbs. I worked so hard to loose, and I managed to do it in only 5 months. When I screw something up, I don't mess around! Some of the problems were not my fault.
In December I started having problems with hip pain after I ran. I tried to run through the pain and by February, I was barely able to walk. My left hip was in so much pain. I would run one day and would need 6 days to recover, even walking and sleeping were painful for me. I finally went to the Doctor and was diagnosed with Bursitis in my left hip. I had to give up running, walking, swimming , basically all forms of exercise for a series of painful cortisone shots and stretching exercises I had to do several times a day. This lasted for Months. I am just now able to start walking again. Running is off the table for the foreseeable future. My Doctor told me that I could have done real damage to my body by not seeking medical attention when the pain first started. It was because I waited so long, and did not modify my workout that the bursitis got so bad. Again, When I screw up I don't mess around.
On the plus side my doctor also told me that my A1C was a 4.9, and I am no longer considered diabetic. So I almost destroyed my ability to walk, but at least I will keep my feet, and my eyesight!
After the diagnosis my lack of exercise and my wild high carb eating frenzy I went on combined to pack the lbs. back on. I started saying things like "It's ok for me to eat that bag of combos because i'm not diabetic anymore." Yes, I'll have that piece of cake, because I'm not diabetic anymore" "I think I'll have a couple Pop-Tarts BECAUSE I'M NOT DIABETIC ANYMORE" Everyday it was something like that. See a pattern?
Well that is in the past. I am back, I'm going to start tracking my foods and exercise again, and am going to get the weight back off.
I have to........ I gave away all my fat clothes!
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