Monday, January 28, 2013
I am choosing to forgive myself for letting my weight slowly creep up. I was down to 199 (from a high of 260) back in the summer of 2010. And then I weighed myself during the holidays and was shocked to see 230 on the scale. How did this happen? I had been telling myself that yes, my weight had increased, but surely not more than 215-220. Oi vey! Clearly, my head had been in the sand.
Well, I know what caused the weight gain (stress/emotional eating/loss of motivation to work out) and I am working on fixing the issues that lead me down this path. All I can do now is forgive myself and move forward! With the help of the BLC and a super supportive and amazing team (Yay Mochas!), I know I can do it.
How will I feel when I reach my goal weight? I think, I will feel lighter - both physically and emotionally. I will feel more confident. I will actually like clothes shopping!
Saturday, May 12, 2012
My GOAL for WEEK 3:
1) Physical Activity Goal: I will walk everyday for at least 15 minutes – at home or at park.
2) Healthy Eating Goal: I will make all my recipes healthier this week by: adding healthy ingredients and cutting out less healthy ingredients.
3) Create your own Goal: I will run, run, run this week! That means following my training schedule (38k this week).
My REWARD FOR THE WEEK:
SUCCESS STRATEGIES: Schedule my workouts in advance - No excuses!!
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Goal: This week, I will eat within range for 4+ days and I will track at least 3 days.
Reward: Something pretty from Etsy ($20 maximum).
Barrier: Lack of planning, laziness/tiredness, eating in front of the TV/laptop.
Success strategy: Plan, plan, plan! On Sunday, develop a flexible meal plan for the week. Spend an hour or two doing prep and batch cooking, if necessary.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Here are my goals for the next 12 weeks:
-Run 3x / week
-Strength training 2x / week or more
-Cross training 1-2x / week (walking, biking, hiking)
-Eat 5-8 fruits & veggies each day
-Reduce sugar intake by cutting back on foods with added sugar
-Cut down on empty calores (fancy coffees, etc)
-Lose 15+ pounds
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
I've decided I'm going to make a conscious effort to actually post in this blog. With all the craziness that's been going on over the past 6 months, I could definitely use a place to just vent/ramble/etc.
Lately, I've come to realize that when I am not tracking calories, I do not eat within range. I thought I could manage eating within range w/o tracking, but I guess I'm not there yet. Stress at work has had me resorting to comfort eating/mindless eating. I need to work on ways of de-stressing that don't involve food.
On a related note, I've hit a plateau with my weight. After the initial 50 or so pounds (which came off relatively easily), I am struggling to lose any more weight. I keep yoyo-ing between 199 and 208 or so. It's really quite frustrating. I know a huge part of it is my diet. I like to think that I eat really well, when in reality, I could be eating much better. I've definitely improved my eating habits and am making better choices than I was in the past, but I still have work to do.
I am excited to be doing the St. Patrick's Day 5k next Saturday. I haven't done a 5k since last May, so I am really looking forward to next weekend! My goal is to finish under 35 minutes. My secret goal is under 33 minutes, heh.
There is another 5k at the end of April which I am tempted to do. I'd like to get in as much running/races as possible before May. I have signed up to do the 10k during the Race Weekend. It'll be my first 10k, so I am thinking of joining one of the running groups at the end of March.
Finally. I bit the bullet and signed up for a Spartan Sprint at the beginning of June. I am both excited and slightly terrified. This race will require some strength training, methinks. I've been watching videos of various past races and the obstacles that are involved - oi vey! Time to kick my training into high gear! A friend of mine (who is in much better shape than me ) has also signed up (she ran it last year). Once it gets nice enough outside, we will be doing "bootcamp" workouts together. Am looking forward to it. I'm sure she will kick my butt!
Ok, that's it for today - time for bed.
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