Friday, March 16, 2012
During the Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday, I ate very well. Even new years and V-day I was on point. I even manage to lose some weight during this time. But for the most part since 01/12 until now Ive fluctuated between 126 through 128 (the goal is 120). I just can't seem to get these last few pounds off.
I even managed to go low carb for Feb but all that did was for me to end up eating so much more calories than i should have and I did not lose any weight. I work out about 4 to 5 times a week and about once or twice a week I workout for 2 hours at the gym. I don't want to give up because I have everything in me to make this happen but I just don't know where I am going wrong.
Today was not a good day, i mean for the most part I am happy and content but today I felt the pressures of school, friends/family work and gym and I ended up having a chocolate donut and a BIG piece of chocolate cake (st Patrickís day at work). This is so unlike me to give in like this.
I know there are some areas that I can improve on, like getting more sleep, drinking water (I only drink about a bottle a day, YEAH! I know horrible). I guess I could try working out 6 times a week and maybe do 3 days a week i workout for 2 hours; maybe i should just focus more on strength training? I've doing Pilates twice a week maybe during that time I could use it to do something else. I mean is not like Pilates is going to help me burn that much calories. I do a lot of spin so my body could be gettin too use that.
I am a results kind of person and after that cake and donut I just ate, I think I need to start working on solutions. I am going to stay off the scale for two weeks, I am going to put a pause on Pilates and do more strength training, I am going to aim to drink more water and I may start upping my carbs just a bit more (and introduce more variety in food). I will see if I can make it to the gym 5 times a week more consistently.
Any suggestions PLEASE let me know. I need ideas. I think Iíve been stuck on the same thing every day so evolving so I need to switch things up a bit.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Okay so at work I have access to a microwave that is used by 30 people. The last 11 months I have been using a toaster to cook/warm up my food. I normally wrap it up in tinfoil and let it cook/warm up for about 30 to 45 min. I donít have access to this toaster anymore and I find that the microwave dries up my food and it just doesnít taste as good. Lately Iíve been eating a lot of soups which require the use of a microwave. I find that clean food taste the best when they are cooked or reheated on the stove , oven or toaster.
Well I guess my question is how do you prepare your food at work? Do you heat up meat and fish if you even eat those kinds of food at work? What do you eat at work? Maybe I need to play with the microwave settings. Ideas and suggestions are welcomed.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
I have been sick for the past 5 weeks and the last two have been the worse. I have these sore in my mouth that started as canker sores (MANY throughout my entire mouth including my tongue, inner cheeks, upper and lower lips, the back of my mouth and gums). I barely ate during thanksgiving and ever since then, all Iíve eaten so far is mash potatoes and muffin. Yes muffins! But I need to eat something soft, I canít even eat soup because it has too much seasoning and all the spices sting my mouth. Iíve been getting so sick of eating the same thing that I started to get creative and I have been puree my mealsÖ such as my bean stuffed peppersÖ. Is seems weird but so far it works.
I have been going the gym and eating somewhat healthy despite the pain. Yesterday, it was leg day and I push myself pretty hard to the point today I am just in too much pain to go and feeling a bit disappointed because:
My doctor doesnít know what is wrong with me!!!! First I went to my doc and she gave me some numbing cream, second time I went to see a PA she gave me another type of cream, then the third time I saw my doc she gave me pain killers and she still hasnít been able to identify my condition and why I am still stick because she says that this shouldnít have lasted more than 3 weeks. Then she refer me to a specialist, I saw her today and she was perplex and unable to diagnose my condition and they refer me to dental and oral surgery WTF how many doc and places do I need to go to before someone and tell me what is wrong with me and fix me!
Well long story short I was given some oral med that numbs my lips a bit and some pain killer for me to be more comfortable which help tremendously. I refuse to go to dental because I am not a Ginny pig and I do have a job I need to attend to!
Bottom line is I am frustrated, I havenít had a balance meal with solid food in a while and I am not able to give it my all lately. The good news is that I am doing well enough to ďmaintainĒ my weight rather than gaining.
Thanks for listening!
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