Sunday, December 02, 2007
I stole idea from a team member from my spark team Lose 25 Lbs by a Specifc date. I thought it was a great idea to set monthly goals because I am sure every month, I need something different to work on.
Unfortunately, I need to work on pretty much everything. I need to eat better, exercise more, and well, my water intake is good, so I don't need to work on that. So here are my goals for December. I don't want to start out too difficult so I am going to go easy on myself for my first monthly goals.
1. Eat below 1900 calories at day.
2. Exercise for at least 10 minutes
3. Drink at least 8 cups of water every day
4. Name 1 positive thing about myself everyday and make a list
Ok, that is all for now. I'll update everyone on my weekly blog.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wow. I have just completed my 14th week which is the first time I have ever lasted this long at trying to lose weight. I can not believe it. I have had my ups and downs with my weight loss and motivation. Normally when I try to lose weight, I might stick with it for a total of 5 days but this time around, I have been at it for 98 days. 98 whole days. It's shocking.
Now, don't get me wrong. I have had my bad days just as I have had my good days. In fact, this past week has been relatively horrible. I think I ate within my calorie range 2 days and exercised 3-4 days. Granted this was the week of Thanksgiving, but that didn't mean that I had to eat horribly all week.
BUT I am very happy to announce that even though I did horrible this week and had already accepted the fact that I was most likely going to have a weight gain, I stepped on the scale yesterday morning to find that I had lost 2.4 pounds. Bringing me to a total of 33.4 pounds lost since Aug. 22nd. It appears that I am averaging about 2.5 pounds a week overall. I hope I can keep this up for another 50 pounds.
I have changed my goal from being at 250 by Christmas to being between 225-235 by my birthday on March 6th. I think the mistake I made with my first goal is that I made it way to specific and a little farfetched. I am going to be close to my goal but not reach it. If I had set my goal to be between 250-260, I would totally reach it. So that is going to be my goal after Christmas. To be between 225-235 by my birthday.
I know I can do it. I just gotta keep tracking my food, exercising more, being more active in my life and making the right food choices and portions. And I am gonig to do it.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
I stepped on the scale this morning and showed a loss of 1.6 pounds. I was extremely disappointed because although I finally reached my goal of 30 pounds, I did really well this week and didn't show much for all my hard work. I had been averaging a loss of 1.8 pounds and I did better this week and lose less. I really shouldn't complain too much but this is showing me that I am not going to reach my goal of being at 250 pounds by Christmas. I kind of feel like I fell and got kicked by my weight loss.
Although, I am still thinking that this weeks hard work will show up on next weeks weigh in, because I didn't do fantastic last week. I guess we will have to wait and see at next weeks weigh in. If I lose more than 2 pounds, than I think my theory is correct, if I don't, depending on how I do this week, than I am wrong and it's really just a matter of my body is choosing to slow it's weight loss. Oh well. Time to step it up on the exercise.
I exercised 4 days this week, really well, burning more that 100 calories each time, but yesterday, I wasn't feeling well so I only burned like 60, so I don't really count that. I only did my strength training once this week but did pretty good on my water intake. I ate below my BMR everyday except for yesterday. I got a huge craving for something sweet that a sweet fruit couldn't curve so I ended up baking a cake and eating two peices. I just couldn't stop myself. The frosting was the best.
Anyway, here is to another week of hopefully losing more than 2 pounds! Wish me luck, apparently I need it.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
I am a little late this week in posting my progress, but here it is.
This week I got on the scale and showed a 1.8 pound weight loss. 1.8 pounds seem to be my regular amount. I am a little disappointed because I was hoping to reach a full 30 pounds loss this week, but I guess it wasn't in the cards.
I have upped my exercise this week and so far, have done really good with my eating. Hopefully next week, I will be at 30+ pounds loss. Really, I hope I lose at least 2.5 pounds, so that I will be in the 260s which I don't think I have ever seen. I don't even remember ever seeing the 270s before, so I am proud of that, but my butt needs to get back in gear.
I am really proud of myself. Just 2 months ago, I never thought I would see the 270s and was looking forward to it, but now, I am looking forward to leaving the 270s and being in the 260s.
This is all just amazing. I still can not believe I have lost almost 30 pounds. 30 FREAKING POUNDS!!! Wow. It's amazing, unbelieveable even. I guess if I keep it up, I will be in the 100s. I might actually make it to a normal weight. Wow. That's really all I can say.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Today, for the first time, at least that I count, two people have noticed my weight loss and commented on it. My best friend has been telling me for a while that she noticed it, but she knows I am trying to lose weight, so I really didn't count her comments. I figured that she knows it, so it's all in her head...or she is just trying to be nice. I haven't really notice my clothes fitting more loose too much. Only a little bit. Plus I had been telling myself that because of how much body is built, my weight loss wouldn't show until I had lost at least 50 pounds.
Well, today, I was in the breakroom with two of my coworkers and there was a show on tv about cometic surgery. It was about a lady who had had a tummy tuck, lipo, boob job and was going to have a few more surgeries. I made the comment that once you start, you can't stop. But then told the ladies that once I lose all my weight, I know I am going to have to have a boob job. That's when they both spoke up at the same time and said something along the lines of, "I noticed you lost weight but didn't want to say anything because, you know".
Yeah, I know. I myself am very hesitant to mention to someone that they lost weight, when it's clear it wasn't a lot, because what if they weren't trying to lose weight or maybe they just look like they have but really they haven't, you know?
Anyway, I was totally happy. I really didn't think it showed, but I guess it did. When I came home, I looked at my past measurements and sure as hell, I guess I have lost more inches than I thought I did. I really didn't pay attention when I took my measurements this past week. If my measurements are correct, I lost about 2-3 inches around my waist, which because of the way my body is built, I am bottom heavy, I will lose the most inches first on top. And I did!
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