Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Wedding bells are in the picture this time. I just want to look amazing in my dress. :) Now all I need to do is FOCUS.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
several weeks ago, i decided that i would just go ahead and sign up to take the praxis test without telling anyone. i figured that this would allow for a no-pressure type of situation for me to do my best on the test and surprise everyone (including myself) with how well i had done. well, it worked. i passed the test with flying colors and am now signed up for the next portion of the test. well, when i first signed up for spark people, i made a huge deal of it... i told everyone everything and made the whole focus of my life my diet. i know this has worked for many people, and i certainly don't discount the need for a support system or cheerleaders. i'm wondering now though, if that is really how i do my best. i feel a lot of pressure even if it not exactly there. so, this time around i'm going top secret. hahaha... well, i suppose there will be people who notice BUT, if i don't make a big deal out of it i won't feel like a huge failure when i hit those bumps in the road.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
Yes, I am. I am working my way back to sparkpeople. I will admit, I fell off the wagon for a while there. I did try to continue making good decisions and being more active but in the end, it didn't really work as well as keeping track of things and the accountablility that sparkpeople offers. The first few days away I had gained back 2 pounds. I couldn't believe how quickly the weight I had worked to get rid of just came right back- it was like an unwanted boomerang to the face (well, more like the hips). When I weighed in on Tuesday, before deciding to get back on track here, there was a mini-miracle in my bathroom. The scale read 194!!! The same weight I was when I had fallen off my well-appointed spark wagon. While I'm happy that I don't have to re-do some of the progress that I've made I'm also concerned that this will hurt me later on down the road. My biggest worry is that this will allow me to justify not logging my food or not working out because there appeared to be no real consequence for it this time. On the other hand, it makes me very happy to know that when I reach my goal (and hopefully surpass it) that I can maintain my weight loss without feeling as though I've had to give up my life.
I've gone to the gym twice this week! On Wednesday I went to the gym at home and used the treadmill. A little background info: I've never been a runner, in fact, in high school gym class (when I was at my goal weight) they used to ask us to warm up by running around the soccer or football field for 5-10 mins... I always walked. So, one of my goals by the end of this journey is to be able to describe myself as a runner. This Wednesday, I did a 10 min walking warm-up then ran for a min, walked for 4, ran for 1, walked for another 4 and so on for a full 30 mins! I was so proud of myself! There were even a few times when I had been so into the running that when I looked down I had surpassed my minute timeframe. Who knew that a fat kid with asthma would be able to run?! Not me. I'm excited for my next trip to the gym so I can hopefully spend more time there... I'm thinking that the next time I go I'll try to keep the same pace that I did on Wednesday but go for an hour.
And today I went to the YMCA with Hedi. She and I walked their indoor track for an hour today. I really enjoy having her around to walk with because not only am I getting stress out by exercising, but I'm also chatting with a friend! :) Heidi is going to be participating in the annual Shamrock Shuffle next month- it's a two mile run before the St.Patrick's Day parade and people dress up and stuff. Lots of fun, but now that it is almost the middle of February there is a bit more incentive to get back into the running thing. I'm hoping that we can keep having our gym dates and that both of us will be running our pants off- literally!!!
I'm hoping that the next couple days I'll be able to keep up the positive momentum. I'll be a bit busy tomorrow- getting my taxes done, running errands, (hopefully) hitting the gym, and working till midnight. Saturday I'm not really sure what my plans are- I know that I need to keep looking for a car, but I'm not sure how long that will take or what my meals will be like as I'm sure that I'll find myself covering the entire state on my search. I'm pretty sure that I'll be able to go to the gym in the morning on Saturday though, which will be good. And of course, I'm working all day on Sunday. At least I'll be able to plan my meals for Sunday. :)
It might be a while before I am able to sit down and post a new blog, so I'm asking that you check in on me over the weekend. I hope that someone is willing to check out the food I'm logging over the next few days to help keep me on track. I've noticed that when I get super busy I get overwhelmed and that's when I stop tracking things. If you send me a message on my spark page I'll get an e-mail alert on my phone (and I'm NEVER without my phone). I'd really appreciate the support as I try to get back in synch here... so thank you in advance!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
So, I didn't go to the gym yesterday. Instead I rented the Glee movie from Redbox and totally danced my way through the whole movie. I know- super cheesy. I swear it was the best execrising I've ever done though! I was so into it! I think that'll be my go-to cardio, getting some beats set up and just totally losing it in the living room! Can't wait for Wednesday to do it again. Just you wait sparkpeople, dancing will totally make me lose all my extra padding!
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