Friday, December 12, 2008
I never really know what is going on in my life. It all happens so fast that I feel like if I blink too long, I will miss things. Last night was no exception. My daughter had her very first band concert. She looked so cute and loved it so much. It was nice to see her interacting with her little girlfriends. Anyway, it was late (by late I mean 8:30) when we got home, and I still needed the kids to shower and get school clothes ready for today, sign and go over agendas, bedtime stories... all of my good mom duties. Well, tonight is my company Christmas party in Austin which meant I needed to pack a bag for me and my hubby. The owner of the company always pays for our room so that we dont have to drive home which is really cool since there is tons of free liquor. In addition to my bags, I needed to pack a bag for the kids since they are spending the night with my mom. When my head hit the pillow last night, I WAS OUT! There was no thinking, tossing turning, or settling in. I was physically done for the day.
This morning, I woke up at 5, did my ST, took a shower, woke up one child, went to the closet to see what I was going to wear today. It is Friday so I know that jeans was definitely on the list. Ho, hum...pick a shirt, throw it on the bed...wake up the boys... go back to the closet...Turn to the jean section....WOAH!!! HOLD UP! This can't be! Not today, of all days! There are NO clean jeans. NONE, NIEN, NON, NADA, ZIP, ZILCH, ZIPPO. I run to the dryer to see if maybe by some small miracle there is a pair in there and nothing. The thought of wearing black slacks and heels did not appeal to me at all. I go back to the closet thinking that again something magical is going to happen and out of the corner of my eye, I saw something. My goal pants. They are a size 12M 505 Levi's, they are straight leg. I had tried them on a couple of time a few months ago, the first time was when I first started losing and they wouldn't go up my thighs. The last time, I forced them up my thighs only to have my muffin top appear. I knew that I hadn't lost that much more and there was no way they were going to fit. But at this point, I am desperate. I will wear a big sweater to cover the muffin top. SCREW IT! First leg in, second leg in, up the thighs still no problem....here comes the muffin top...wait WHAT they closed with NO muffin top!! I scream! Then I realize that I am going to need a belt because they are going to fall off if I don't! I scream again. This time the children run to my aid only to me in my closet with a pair of jeans and a bra jumping up and down. When they realized I was not in any real danger, they all rolled their eyes and walked away.
Bye Bye size 16 & 14 and 12. It has real, it has been fun but it has not been real fun! I NEVER want to see you again IN MY LIFE! I need a new new pair of goal jeans!
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
There are a million numbers running through my head. It feels like all day I am thinking about a number...so let me see if I can make this go smoothly.
I am going to start with my challenge numbers...
3- For the month if November my goal was to lose 3 pounds with my Lucky Lonestar Loser Texas Sparkers team. I met that goal! WooHoo! I think this challenge works well for me because it is all about me. I need to do the work or the results aren't there! No one can do the work for me and I can't depend on anyone else's weigh in or sit wondering if they are going to hit their target!
8- Biggest Loser III Challenge is over and I lost a total of 8 pounds and 8" off of my bod! Not sure if I am going to return to this team. I really love, love, love the girls on this team. I am just slightly competitive and get a little, ok a lot pissed when people don't keep up with their end of the challenge! If I go back, it will be for the fabulous friends I have on that team.
Luckily, my GOYAAM girls have a SUPER FABULOUS challenge going on, that is all me!
Now on to non-challenge numbers:
1- that is how many pounds I am away from losing 40 pounds...doing super happy dance.
10- that is how many total pounds I have left to lose. I decided that it was important for me to set a goal weight and that number is going to be 140 pounds. I need something to work for. That is a healthy weight for me. My goal has never been to be super skinny again-been there done that! I am loving the curves! This leads me to my last number...
4- The 4th day of the 4th month (April) is my 35th birthday. I hope to be at my goal weight by this date! I know this seems like a long time but I need to be realistic. I don't lose weight every week. Some weeks I lose 1/2 pound, other weeks I lose more. I don't want to set myself up for disappointment. If I happen to reach my goal early...yay me! If I chose to lose a few extra pounds, I have that option. Nothing set in stone... Just keeping it real!
Finally on to my fabulous hubby update. This weekend my honey and I went out for a bit of random shopping. He bought me a new pair of running shoes. I love them. No, I really love them! My old shoes weren't worn out yet but these are custom fit for my foot! He said he wanted a bike for Christmas so I let him pick out the bike he wanted and told him that I would go buy him stuff from the kids to put under the tree at a different time. On Sunday, I took a nap and when I woke up he and the kids had gone to buy me a bike so that we could go on family bike rides together. That night I questioned why he gave it to me early he said that I was always saying why put off till tomorrow what you can do today. I have gone for a ride the past 2 days and I love it! I love him. Not because he buys me fabulous things but because he listens and he gets what is important to me.
I feel like I am forgetting something. I probably am, oh well! I am off to do some pseudo work...
Keepin' it real,
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
I joined SP on 5/29/08, at this point I did not understand the importance of measuring. On 7/2/08, I was thinking that it might help me (the scale wasn't.) My first BLC measurement came in 7/9/08 here are those measurements:
7/9/08(start of BLC II challenge)
Right Thigh 26.5"
Left Thigh 26"
Right Arm 11"
Left Arm 11.5"
I took my measurements on Sunday 11/30..
Right Thigh 21.5"
Left Thigh 19.5"
Right Arm 10"
Left Arm 10"
So my grand total in the time that I have been with SP is 28.5" lost!
I think I am most amazed at my thighs!
Well, I said I was going to start running again, and I did. I thought I was going to have a hard time getting back into a nice groove but I didn't! It felt so natural. So, I am going to start gearing up for another 5K. 2/14/09! I know I could do one sooner, but I don't want to sign up for one just for the sake of doing it! I want to kill my last time, and considering it was 39 minutes I say I shouldn't have a problem. This one is in my hometown and for a good cause.
Which all leads me to my December GOYAAM goals...
It is back to the basics folks. Back to the things that I know work for me!
LOG, LOG, LOG food and cardio!
Cardio 5x a week!
ST with resistance bands in AM 5x a week.
Well, I am off to bed!
Saturday, November 29, 2008
This time of year on SP is like finals in college. People are scrambling and preparing for said tests wondering if they are going to pass. Others are kicking back, they have been paying attention and studying...they got this. Thanksgiving was the first major test and for some they will find themselves dropping out. They will think that since they failed so miserably then there is no more hope. Vows will be made to start again in the new year. The question is...WHY WAIT? We have all put forth so much work and effort to throw it all away for 30 days of eating fruitcake, party trays and drinking eggnog? Really, do we have that strong of a desire to eat this stuff that we would jeopardize all of our hard work? 2 pounds may not seem like a lot but think about how much hard work went into that 2 pounds.
Some test takers will find that they didn't do so bad but they didn't exactly get an A. You have most of the steps down for success but just don't have it all in place quite yet! You actually watched what you ate and knew where to draw the line, even if this meant after a piece of pie. There is hope and you know it!
This is where I fall. I didn't eat horribly, but I just didn't find the time to workout that I would have liked. Does this mean I am done and over with...HELL NO!! It means that I figured out where my weaknesses are and where I feel confident. It also means that I am NOT going to wait until the New Year to make a resolution. I am not going to keep going with the never ending cycle of making a weight loss resolution and starting strong and never seeing it through. My reaffirmation starts NOW! Why not now? A million things could happen between now and then, I am not going to be left saying What if? I am here in this world now and God has given me the ability to move so I am. What have I got to lose? Well, other than 13 more pounds.
I am going to find another race to sign up for. I am going to be up and 7 to go for a run before church. I went to the grocery store this morning and bought fresh fruit and veggies. I have all of my meals for the week are pre-planned. MY GAME FACE IS ON PEOPLE AND I MEAN BUSINESS! Don't bring me your sugar cookies or homemade fudge, I will pass! Keep your tamales, I don't want them. What I do want is to be happy and healthy!
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I ate a donut today! I am not going to lie, it was good. My initial thought was dangflabit, I am going to get the person that laid these before me (that would have been my boss.) Is it his fault that he was trying to do something nice on a cold day? Yes, yes it was! OH ALRIGHT, it was mine. He didnít bring them just for me, he brought them for everyone in our dept. everyone and thing just seems to end up at my desk. I am a big girl, I could have said no! But, I didnít. I am happy to say that after consuming the donut, I moved the box to another office so that they could inflate the tire around their waist! I will pass. I also did not like the way I felt after I ate said donut so that was a good thing. Good because I donít want to feel like that again. Good because I committed the crime, now I have to do the timeÖ30 additional minutes walking today! That will make me think next time I decide to pick up the donut!
I didnít want to go to church on Sunday. It was one of those daysÖit was cold and I really hadnít had a morning of sleeping late so all signs pointed to me not going. When I opened my eyes I could smell the cigarette smoke from downstairs and remembered my mother in law was still in my house so, I went! Boy, was I ever glad that I did! I donít want to get religious because I know that everyone has their own beliefs. However, FOR ME, my Pastor talked about seeking God FIRST with whatever happens in your life. He had this really good exampleÖif we go to Google Earth everything looks so simple, there are no obstacles. You can virtually travel down said street to yet another and another and you are at your destination just like that. But in the real world there are a million things standing in the way of your destination or in this case, goal! God is Google Earth-he sees the big picture-We need to allow him to show us the way. Throw out any negative thoughts and bitterness that you have! Sometimes those obstacles are the biggest and we have placed them before ourselves. There is a reason that we are all here. Being fat and unhealthy sucks! There is nothing fun about not being able to walk up the stairs without running out of breath. There is nothing fun when you cant go play a simple game outside with your kids. There is nothing fun about not being able to fit in your clothes. It is not fun when you know there are people laughing behind your back. But in the end, we are coming out stronger and with more confidence than ever before. Have faith he knows what he is doingÖ
Get An Email Alert Each Time CAROLJ74 Posts