Friday, January 25, 2013
This can easily turn in to a whoa is me blog about how I am tracking my food and exercising and I'm still not seeing any weight loss. Unfortuanately, in all honesty I can't do that because I know it isn't 100% true.
Yes, I did track my calories......mostly. But I didn't track the other night when hubby and I went to the Mexican restaurant and I had the deep fried mahi-mahi tacos with latin slaw, black beans and rice. Or the other day when I was standing in the kitchen at the house and I was eating icing out of the container. I did track one of those episodes, but there happened to be another as well. Those were the two worst slip ups that I had this week and it completely derailed my efforts.
Exercise on the other hand is spot on. I went to Zumba twice this week where I burned almost 1500 calories between those two classes, and a couple of treadmill sessions mixed with some of the videos here on SP and some of my personal arsenol of workout videos has allowed me to burn mucho calories this week. So why derail all the exercise progress with eating way to much? This question has rumbled around in my mind for a long time and the only answer I can think of is because deep down I don't think I deserve this, that somehow I am not worthy of losing the weight. Why? I could list a whole string of things that I perceive as failures that make me unworthy.
It is all just an excuse. Deep down it all boils down to I'm lazy. It's hard to say no to that chocolate chip cookie staring lovingly out at me from the case at Starbucks, or their yummy delicious lemon pound cake or whatever it is that has caught my eye.
Yo Sara, guess what? YOU CAN'T OUT EXERCISE A BAD DIET!!!! Yes, I do make good choices sometimes but my clothes and the scale are telling me I don't do it often enough. It is going to be hard but thank the Wonderful Lord I have a loving supportive husband who is very willing to try new healthy dishes with me and to make the changes necessary to start that scale moving in the downward direction, maybe even for the both of us. ( We need to lose about 100 or so pounds between the both of us.)
So what I have been doing the last couple of nights is scouring SP for motivational people who my struggle but still are making head way. ***in a strangely hypnotic voice*** motivational people come to me! lol!
I do have to say that laying this all out there is somewhat embarassing but I am a real person with real struggles and real hopes and dreams. And, I AM WORTH IT! And guess what? SO ARE YOU!
So, heres to the struggles, the setbacks and most importantly the triumphs that this journey will surely bring!
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Two thumbs up for the slow cooker lasagna. I used baby spinach instead of eggplant as that is what I had on hand. The only thing different I will do next time I make is to put the ricotta cheese on each layer instead of making it one layer. For us, it is a definite keeper.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Ok, so even though it was cold and overcast this morning, I made myself get out of bed and go to Zumba. My favorite workout of all time I'd have to say. I love music and dancing even though I can't really dance, lol! But I just try to keep up and in the process burn tons of calories. Over 800 for today's one hour class. Not bad at all.
I am really trying to focus on cleaning up my nutrition as well. Hubby and I eat out a lot, not because I don't have time to cook, I just typically don't want to cook. My schedule for this school trimester is very light and with me not working, I have lots of time to make the changes I need to make. Come September and I start my clinicals, all that will change and I won't have hardly any time. I am making a SP recipe for supper tonight, Slow Cooker Lasagna. One heaping cup is about 300 calories, not bad for lasagna. I'll post again later on how it turns out.
Thursday, January 03, 2013
It is so incredibly hard to believe that it is already 2013! Wasn't I just a teenager? Time flies whether you like it or not I suppose! And here I am no closer, but thankfully no further from my ultimate goal. Exercise isn't my problem, for me, it is the eating. I quess I am what you would call fit and fat. No, I don't have lots and lots of weight to lose, but I still have a significant amount I would like to get off, approximately 50. I say approximately because I am exercising and strength training as well, so I may get to 160 and absolutely love the way I feel and the progress gained, so we shall see. I am not set on a number, clothes or scale. I just want to look and feel healthy.
I have definitely come a long way from my beginning WW days. I am so much more knowledgeable about fitness and nutrition. I have learned that for myself the fitness part comes easy but I am still struggling with the nutrition. I think that is a huge part of this process of acheiving a healthy lifestyle is learning about yourself. And, I have learned it is an evolving process. I don't like some of the things I liked a few years ago. For example, when I started out, I was a very motivated at-home exerciser, now not so much. I still do regularly because a gym membership just isn't finanically feasible right now. I do attend Zumba classes though. I have to be careful because I could go multiple times a week and at $5 a class it can be more expensive than being a member of a gym, LOL! But I love the energy and motivation of a class, I am finding that I need that energy.
If someone would have told me a few years ago that I would enjoy eating carrots and hummus instead of chips and dip, I would have politely laughed and said 'not a chance!' However, it is now a favorite snack of mine. I now drink unsweet tea (gasp!, what kind of southern girl am I? LOL), and coffee with a little cream. I have made so many changes for the better and I hope to continue that trend. I just need to cut way back on the sweet treats and seconds. I also need to work on the stress eating.
So here is to 2013 and to the new successes I hope to have and that I hope all the sparklers out there have !
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