Monday, October 15, 2012
Once upon a time, I was a sparker. A real sparker. I was on here all.the.time. I tracked. I blogged. I commented on everyone elses blogs and I was really a part of this awesome community. I lost 30+ lbs and was feeling great. But I was in the mid-140's, and I got "comfortable" there. I'd been there most of my life and was, what I like to call, comforatably uncomfortable. I knew my way around the 140's, and let myself ease off of tracking. Then of blogging, and commenting, and of being a part of this community. Soon, I just wasn't on here anymore.
Then I got back up to 155. I saw a nutritionist and she put me on an HCG diet. I lost 20 lbs. I kept it off for a few months, but then I picked up more hours at work, and went from working 45hrs a week to 70. I didn't have time to plan meals or to workout or to even think. So I ate out. All the time. It was easier, or at least more convenient.
But then I got back up to 156. Above my safety net. Not comfortable at all.
So I went back to the nutritionist and she suggested HCG again. So I got ready, even started, but one week in I stopped. I realized I was going about this the wrong way. So I bailed on the program that had worked so well for me the first time. And I decided to come back here, to where I once had such wonderful success while not feeling deprived, while being surrounded by friends, and where I knew I could really create lasting changes to my lifestyle.
Here I am again. At last.
I'm here to say I'm not perfect, and I'm not even prepared, but I am ready to start again. I'm ready to try. I'm ready to work my way back to a truly healthy lifestyle, and I hope that along the way I can help others reach their goals, as well.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
I know I've said it before, but I freakin LOVE Bikram Yoga. Nothing else compares! I've been in AZ all weeek and finally got back into my practice since there was a place a mile away from my in-laws. I feel SO good. Also, it's saving me from gaining a thousand lbs right now bc I've slipped up a bit with my nutrition since being here...vacay mode, you know? I'm definately ready to head home tomorrow and get my nutrition back under control! And even though the Bikram studio I go to at home is a ways away, I'm definately going to aim to go 5 days a week. It does wonders for me!
Hope you are all having a lovely week!
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
It's been WAY too long, I know. I've had so many adventures of late, and just two weeks ago my hubby finally returned home from deployment!
My parents came to visit in Feb and we had a really great time! My mom and I went to Disneyland - hooray! - and it was sooooo much fun! They were in San Diego for a week and then I drove up with them to San Fransisco for a weekend and it was amazing!!! I haven't been since I was a child. I have to admit, I gained a few lbs and got up to 153 again, but as soon as I came home I started eating right again and am now down to 141.6. :)
The last weekend of Feb, my hubby came home!!! He actually came home a week earlier than I expected and went to great lengths to surprise me :) :) :) Best surprise ever!
Since then, the family I worked for all year last year moved and I have been searching for jobs, with much success! I am working 5 mornings a week as a caregiver for a wonderful quadraplegic man who lives less than a mile away and also Downtown, so I get to walk to and from work, which is great. And I just accepted a position with a blind girl for another two days a week. I'm feeling quite blessed!
This week, hubby and I are driving to AZ to see his family and for me to meet with my old pre-health advisor at ASU to talk about Nursing Schools.
As for fitness, I've not been to Bikram in a month! :( I miss it and am starting again when we are in AZ since there is a place right by my in-laws. It's just hard bc the place I go to out here is 25mins away and it's difficult to get back into the swing of things with hubby home, you know? But I've been walking lots! We've gone to the zoo a few times, too! :)
Nutrition-wise, I'm doing great! I have some slip-ups, like last week when I gained back 3 of the lbs I lost and had to work to re-lose them, but for the most part, I'm on track for once! Super excited about that. I have a bikini picked out for the summer and I am DYING to get fit for it so I can get it and wear it!!! I'll post pics when I manage that ;)
I hope you are all doing fabulous! I'm going to try to get on here once a week for now and hopefully work my way up from there!
Friday, January 20, 2012
My hubby should be home in 6 weeks. And I am still up 6 lbs from when he left, thanks to Christmas and eating my feelings. Yikes! And being sick for 3 weeks - which I still am - has left me with no energy and made me very lazy! Bad juju!
So...6 Week Challange!
Today marks day one and my goal is to walk 6 miles today since I'll be working all day.
Tomorrow is the Diva Dash! It's a 3mile obstacle course race and even though I'm waaaay out of shape, I'm super excited!
And starting Sunday, I'll be doing Bikram Yoga again daily! Thank God! I need that more than just about anything else, I swear!
I also have a one-month pass to a gym that I'll use for group classes.
My goal is simple: lose as much fat as possible in the next 6 weeks. I have a weight-loss goal in mind, but more important to me is working on losing belly fat! And staying committed so that when hubby comes home, he and I can continue getting fit and healthy together!
Hope you've all had a great week!
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