Monday, October 22, 2012
While the competition was originally between my friend Shayna and I, two others decided to join and instead of me participating in two different competitions, it's just going to be a bigger one. Same rules apply, only instead of having a chance to win $250, I can now win $750. Awesome!
I have yet to exercise, but I have tracked everything I have eaten for the first week. That is progress. However, now that I have lost all the water weight in the amount of 5.8 lbs, it's time to get on the ball.
Here are the stats for the first week:
Becky: SW: 236.6 CW: 235 % lost: 0.68%
Me: SW: 258.20 CW: 252.4 % lost: 2.25%
Sabrina: SW: 336.4 CW: 331 % lost: 1.61%
Shayna: SW 260.50 CW: 258 % lost: 0.96%
So far I am in the lead, however, I expect Shayna and Becky to lose more weight next week to make up for the lack of water weight lost this week. So we will get a better idea next week as to who is in the lead.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
So today is day 1 of another weight loss competition my friend wanted to do. Couldn't come at a better time. I had pretty much lost all motivation and gained weight back. I don't really know exactly how much weight I gained back because I have been eating a lot of sodium and it's that time of the month. But my starting weight for this competition is 258.2.
I have been in some serious denial about my weight gain. Then I started noticing my pants getting tighter and tighter and last night, when I was getting in my car after getting some gas, I split my jeans in the butt. I was so glad it happened when it did because I had worn those jeans all day to Sea World and if it happened at Sea World, that would have been mighty embarrassing. Plus, I was on my way out to the bar when I stopped to get gas and was still close to home so I was able to run home to change my pants. Geez.
I am hoping this "break" from weight loss will allow me to lose a decent amount of weight during the competition. The competition is going to last 20 weeks. It ends March 3rd which means I gotta get through Thanksgiving and Christmas while still showing a weight loss. The loser pays the winner $250. It's all done by percentage of weight loss. I know my friend will give me a run for my money in the beginning, but she is good at giving up after about 6 weeks. I am going to try not to focus on that and give her a run for her money from the very beginning. Our starting weight is very similar. She weighed in at 260.5 and I weighed in at 258.2. So the playing field is quite even.
I will do as I did previously by blogging weekly. I am going to go back to the gym starting tonight. If I don't make it to the gym tonight, I will at the very least walk/jog around my apartments tonight. I am excited to get started. I actually missed tracking my food and working on losing weight. Unfortunately that wasn't enough to get me back on track. I have going through a hard time lately and have just been completely miserable and emotional eating took over. But I am not going to focus on that anymore. I have something else to focus on.
Yes, I have to re-lose the weight I had previously lost, but I am hoping it won't take too long to get back down to my lowest weight of 231.6. That means losing 26.6 lbs. Maybe my goal will be 7 weeks to get back down to where I was. It will be a push but since I took a break, my body might react like it did when I first started and let me drop a significant amount of weight in the beginning. I know I need to make good use of the first 6-8 weeks and I plan to.
So here are the beginning stats:
Me - 258.2
Shayna - 260.5
Let's make this a great week everyone!
Sunday, September 16, 2012
As you can see, I have not been posting any blogs lately. I need to get back on it. Luckily for me, the first weekend challenge includes posting a blog.
Quick note, I usually weigh in on Sundays and then post a blog to go with the weigh ins but for the BLC we weigh in on Wednesdays so I am switching to Wednesdays. My starting weight was 243 lbs. Yep, I gained. It's ok though. I will get the weight back off. It should be cooling off here soon so I can start exercising. But I really need to get my eating back under control.
MY 12 WEEK PLAN
I will lose 24 lbs in 12 weeks by exercising 3 days a week, strength training 2 days and week and tracking my calories. I will see the progress by the consistent decline on the scale and looser fitting clothing.
MY FITNESS PLAN
I will exercise 3 days a week by either going to the gym, walking/running around my apartments or dancing around like a lunatic in my bedroom to loud music. Regardless of which option I choose, I will spent at least 45 minutes doing it on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. I will also strength train 2 days a week. I will match that up to the TNT schedule of Tuesday and Thursdays. My goal is to burn a minimum of 2800 calories per my bodybugg which will be worn daily and complete a total of 10,000 steps daily.
MY NUTRITIONAL PLAN
I will log my calories every day. Good or bad. Whatever I eat, will be entered into my food tracker. I will attempt to eat no more than 2000 calories for the first 2 weeks. The remaining 9 weeks I will attempt to eat no more than 1800 calories. I will take my lunch to work with me 3 days a week and on the 4th day, I will allow myself to eat either Subway or Chipotle. I will continue to drink my protein shake for breakfast on the days I work and will eat a small breakfast on the days I do not work. I will spend the first 2 weeks not eating any sweets. No ice cream, cake, cupcakes, etc. I need to break this sugar addiction I've recently acquired. I will take a minimum of one fruit and one veggie for snacks at work and on the days I do not work, I will eat one fruit and one veggie (this has been difficult for me). On the weekends, I will try a new healthy recipe.
Friday, August 24, 2012
I decided to join the BLC20 because I need something to give me that extra push. When I first joined SP back in 2007, I had participated in the BLC and remember enjoying it. So when I saw a new one was starting, I jumped on it. I need a push to get me back on track to exercising and to help with willpower to stop blowing it at night with eating.
I haven't been to the gym in over a month. I stopped going a week before my vacation and just haven't made it back. I have lot of excuses but no valid reasons. I am hoping to get a job that I applied for and should know by the end of the next week if I get it or not. One of my excuses has been that if I start this job, my schedule will change dramatically and I didn't want to get into the habit of going to the gym just to have to stop.
So while I have no immediate plans on going to the gym, I do plan on getting some walking in this weekend and possibly running. Since I am haven't exercised in over a month, running might be a bit of a challenge, but I will still try. I also need to get back on the ball with strength training. Even though I am no longer working with a trainer, I know what I need to do to build muscle and I remember the exercise routines. I just gotta get myself to do them on my own.
I am not going to pretend that I will do great nutritionally this weekend. The actual BLC20 doesn't start until Wednesday, so I am going to get back on the ball Sunday. I had only a little over a pound to lose to get back to my pre-vacation weight but it's that time of the month and craving chocolate has been torture...and I have succumb many times. I expect a gain this week, whether or not it is real, is beside the point. We'll see what happens.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
I want this to my on the first page of my blogs as a reminder for myself, so I am just reposting my reward list.
Right now, I have about 12 lbs to go to meet my next reward. I made some changes to the order of the rewards based on what I want most right now that will help push me forward. I hate my radio in my car because the volume button is totally screwy and when I want to turn the music up, it goes down and when I want to turn it down, it goes up. It has a mind of it's own and I know if I ever get into an accident, I assure you it will be because I am trying to doing something with the volume of the music. So I want a new stereo ASAP. Motivation, come and get it!
Instead of rewarding myself every 10 lbs I decided to spread them out based on weight loss percentage. For every 5% of my current weight I lose, I get a reward. I will also update this when I earn a reward and when it falls to the second or third page of my blogs.
Beginning Weight: 318.6
1st (302.6): Pedometer - Met! 08/07/11
2nd (287.4): Workout shoes - Met! 09/25/11
3rd (273): Digital food scale - Met! 11/27/11
4th (259.4): BodyBugg - Met! 1/22/12
5th (246.4): skipping this reward but technically Met! 04/15/12
6th (234): Comforter set - Met! 06/03/12
7th (222.4): New Stereo for my car
8th (211.4): Hair dye and cut professionally
9th (201): Skydiving
10th (191): Weekend at the beach
11th (181.6): Facial
12th (172.6): Boxing Lessons or something similar
13th (164) : Massage/Spa Day
This of course is a work in progress and I want to get below 164 lbs, but this is just the beginning. I have a long way to go, but I will get there.
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