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Week 3 and down 12.4 lbs

Monday, July 18, 2011

So I lost 3.8 lbs this week. I am very happy about that. I was a little behind my personal goal and now to be where I want to be, I have to lose 3.6 lbs this week. If I don't make it, that's fine. I will be very close to my goal and that is what matters. I ate very well this week, however I skipped a gym day on Monday. I meant to make it up all week, but never made it. So far it seems relatively easy to make it to the gym on Wednesdays and Saturdays, but that might be because it is my day off from work. Since I want to go on Mondays, that one of the worse days of the week me for at work. I think I need to choose another day. Unfortunately, my son starts school in 3 weeks so the schedule will likely change again then because I will have to start waking up early to take him to school and since I prefer to go to the gym late at night, that's not going to be very easy.

In regards to my competition with my friends, I am still in second place. I kind of "lied" about my weight this week. I didn't exactly like I just used the higher weight. Typically I weigh in when I wake up for good on Sunday morning. However, yesterday morning I woke up earlier then usual to use the restroom so I weighed in and took a pic. It said 307. Then I went back to bed and when I woke up for good, I weighed in and it said 306.2. I told my friends I was 307 to let them think I am further behind then I am. I had been planning on fooling with them by not weighing in until after I eat breakfast or drink some water so my weight shows higher, but I think that might be a little much. So it just so happened that I woke up early so I decided to try it. Unfortunately because I have them on my facebook, I can't be honest about the total amount of weight I lose when I update my facebook with it each week. So I don't think I'll be doing it again.

Here is how it stands:
Me: 3.89%
Shayna: 4.16%
Vivien: 1.76% (she didn't lose anything this week...I am wondering if she is giving up)

  
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CHANGINGSAM 7/18/2011 12:50PM

    Congrats on the weight loss! As for Vivien, have you tried maybe getting her to come work out with you? Or encouragement works too! Best.

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2 weeks in and 8.6 lbs down

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

So this week I lost 2.6 lbs. I was a little surprised and a little disappointed. I only went to the gym twice this week, but I did just as good as the first week. I keep trying to remind myself that I always lose more weight the first week probably due to water loss. I am still further along this time around then I was last time around. I did much better on 4th of July then I expected I would. I ate a lot of fruit for lunch so I didn't pig out on pizza, plus I drank a lot of water and one one can of soda(a weakness of mine).

My goal is to lose 5% of my body weight in the first 4 weeks. I am half way there at 2.69%. I plan to hit the gym 3 times this week and eat around 1500 calories each day. We'll see what my weight loss will be next week.

Now, for my competition with my friends. I am right in the middle. One of my friends gained weight this week so I got to get ahead of her but my other friend is still in the lead.

Me: 2.69%
Shayna: 3.30%
Vivien: 1.76%

Here we start another week and since I am late posting my blog, so far, I've already done great on my calorie intake. I was suppose to go to the gym tonight but didn't sleep well last night so I am tired and have a headache. I am looking forward to going to bed early tonight. I will make up not going to the gym later this week. It is not an option. It is a must. If I want to get ahead of the competition, I need to work out.

  
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FIZZYBALL 7/12/2011 5:47AM

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MANDA2506 7/12/2011 4:13AM

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Keep the positive thoughts moving and you'll be great! Mind over matter!

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SKINNYMISSKASEY 7/12/2011 3:58AM

    That's awesome! Now keep in mind (I've been there) that the more you lose, the less that you will start losing per week towards the end and the harder it will get. But keep up the great work and you'll be moving right along! :) I lost a lot more per week in the beginning than I do now.

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FITANDFIFTY2 7/12/2011 2:04AM

    emoticon emoticon Awesome on the weight loss too!

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Week 1 Complete....6 lbs down

Sunday, July 03, 2011

So I just did my first weigh in since beginning my new weight loss journey/competition. I am 6 lbs down. This is usual for the first week. I always lose at least 5 lbs in the first week and then the weight loss slows. I am ok with that. I am a little surprised because I didn't go to the gym at all this week. I just tracked my calories and made sure I stayed under 2000 calories each day. I barely made it yesterday. I was craving a double cheeseburger from Denny's. Since I refuse to deprive myself, which in the end would just leave me giving up, I went and only ate half of the burger. It was so delicious and definitely worth the calories. Now I am back on track and aiming to keep my calories around 1200 today because tomorrow my calorie intake will be high because I won't be home and will be dependent upon fast food and pizza. It's the fourth of the July and I will be at a pool party and won't be home until well after dark. It's ok. One day won't hurt me. Plus I can swim laps to help burn the calories I will be eating. Exercise, fun and good food. Who can complain?

In regards to my weight loss competition with my friends, we have upped the stakes to $500 jackpot. The two people who lose the least amount of weight have to pay the winner $250. So, that is even more motivation to lose weight. I refuse to pay anyone $250 for beating me. That is worse then the bragging rights that person will have. I wanna keep my money in my pocket and take their money!

Me: 1.88% of body weight lost
Shayna: 2.12% body weight lost
Vivien: 2.94% body weight lost

I may appear to be behind the rest, but I've got endurance on my side. I've done this for 5 months and succeeded before. Neither of them have. And this is just the first week. I'll let them get confident and then pull in the lead.

Now the second week begins!

  
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ANNISSAT 7/3/2011 5:26PM

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Starting over...seems to be a recurrence

Monday, June 27, 2011

I am starting over yet again. Two friends of mine(Vivien and Shayna) are starting our own biggest loser contest. We start today. We all weighed in and it will last until the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Whoever loses the highest percentage of weight wins money! Each loser has to pay the winner $100.00. We discussing upping the stakes, but it's undecided. So I have logged all my food and am planning on hitting the GYM tonight. I have drank nothing but water today so it's been a good day. A success.

  
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CCINDICANE2 7/2/2011 6:07PM

    Thank you! I am a very competitive person so the money and bragging rights are what is pushing me right now. I have already decided that when I win, the money will be used to buy new clothes. A way of treating me for succeeding.

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SWAN47 6/27/2011 12:39AM

    Starting over is great...a new beginning emoticon! Starting over with 2 friends is also great so emoticon! Having an incentive...reward is also great but I can guarantee you when you lose weight and reap all the benefits it shall give you it will surpass the monetary award. You are going to be a BIG winner in more ways then one... emoticon

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Starting Over...For real this time

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I know I posted a blog in August saying I was coming back. Obviously that didn't happen. But I have been back now for 4 weeks and have lost 13 pounds in that time.

I am doing some things differently this time around. Instead of weekly weigh-ins, I am only weighing myself every 4 weeks. I don't want to worry too much about the number as to logging my food, eating right, and exercising. I've been doing pretty good, except for the past couple of days. I weighed in on Sunday and showed my loss and kind of gave myself a couple of days to skip the gym and eat like a pig. There are a couple of reasons I decided that would be ok.

1. A few bad days at the very beginning of my four weeks won't hurt my weight loss in 4 weeks. If I am going to screw up, I might as well do it now....as long as I don't go too far off the cliff and can't find my way back.

2. I can burn 4500 calories in just a few days at the gym to "make up" for how horribly I ate the past couple of days, and can make sure to eat low into my calorie range to help out.

3. Since I am only weighing in every 4 weeks, I won't see the damage and therefore won't become depressed or disappointed and want to give up.

4. I need a break every once in a while to not feel deprived.

What got me to finally start over again? 24 hour fitness has a deal going on where you didn't have to pay an initiation fee to join, so I jumped on the opportunity. Last time I was working on losing weight, I didn't have a membership at the gym(you don't need one to lose weight). I just walked around my apartments. While that was great, and obviously worked(I lost 50 lbs in 5 months), the hardest part was going walking. I actually had to "force" myself to go outside and walk. Now, the hardest part is just getting myself to the gym, which really isn't that hard. Once I am there, I will work out. Plus I have more exercises available to me. If I don't feel like doing the elliptical, I don't have to. I can do the stairmaster, or treadmill, or bike. I can split my exercises up in 15 minutes increments on difference equipment to make the time go by faster and not get bored. I can watch tv or listen to music while I exercise.

Also, strength training was very difficult for me last time because I hate it. I don't have any equipment at home or weights, so I have to do all the strength training exercises without any of that. I hated it. But at the gym, I have all this equipment that can be fun. Plus I can really measure how much stronger and better I am getting. It's great. That actually is the same for the cardio equipment too. When I first started on the elliptical, I could only last 15 minutes without feeling like I was going to die. Now, I can go 45 minutes(if I don't get bored) and still feel up to going longer. On the stairmaster, I was holding on for dear life and had to force myself to do even 5 minutes. Now I can still only do 5 minutes at a time, but I am not longer holding on for dear life. I love having those machines as a way of showing what kind of progress I am making.

I plan to keep it up. I am only focusing on 4 weeks at a time. In the next 4 weeks, my goal is to lose only 8 pounds. Definitely doable.

I'll try to post a blog every week, but if don't, I'll be back in 4 weeks with an update on my weight loss.

  
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CAROL_ 4/30/2009 7:02AM

    Welcome back!!!!!!!!

Today is a beautiful day to hit the re-start button.

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4EVERADONEGIRL 4/29/2009 1:19PM

    Welcome back and keep up the terrific progress! I really admire your positive self-talk and your ability to allow yourself to not be deprived constantly. That is one thing I have had to keep reminding myself...I DO NOT have to be miserable just because I am living a healthy lifestyle. It is actually totally contrary to that!

Keep it up!

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QUILTINGB52 4/28/2009 9:01PM

    I'm happy that you enjoy "going to the gym".....the only thing that really peaks my interest there would be a pool, but I would need a ramp to get into it.

Hmmm.....I only smile when I think of weights ~ they are as close to me as the kitchen cupboard. I started with soup cans & worked my way up to juice bottles.

Hoping your workout gives you great variety ~ I can find enough variety in my own house.

Keep up the great work ~ YOU are so worth the healthy journey!!!

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