Tuesday, April 23, 2013
I'm a Planet Fitness member, and the one 3 miles from my house is finally open! Oh happy day!
In addition to that, my weight has finally dropped below 170. I started at 176 when I joined Sparkpeople again, and that was around the first of the year. It's taken me a long time to lose those 7 pounds. I hit a serious plateau and I guess an old-fashioned audit of my diet is what did the trick.
I've recently discovered those Evolve protein shakes and I have to say they are really pretty good tasting, and surprisingly not THAT terrible for you. Though I'm thinking about investing in some high-quality protein powder -- like Sunwarrior. I've been eating a lot of eggs and fish, too (eggs at home, and I work at a seafood place so that's easy). Whatever I'm doing, it appears to be working (knock on wood).
What are your plateau-busting tips? What foods are part of your everyday healthy lifestyle?
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Long time no talk, Sparkpeople.
Though my absence has been notable here, it hasn't been notable in other aspects of my life. I've still been working out regularly, which is great. It's really become part of my regular routine again and I feel weird if I can't do it.
Recently, I've been having pain in my lower right abdomen and I'm not supposed to work out until I feel better. That sucks. It's only been a few days and I'm really considering hitting the gym despite doctor's orders.
Anyway, with all that going on, I'm being extra mindful of my calorie count, since I can't burn anything right now, I have to be even more conscience of what I'm eating. My side-pain is ruining my appetite, though, so it's easy to not snack right now.
I've been slacking on measurements, weigh-ins, tracking....everything. About the only thing I haven't been slacking on is hitting the gym. Baby steps, right?
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Just a quick post today.
So I have completely stalled out on losing weight. It hasn't budged in almost two weeks. They say the last ten pounds are the hardest to lose, but I've never had this problem before. I've dialed up the intensity of my work-outs but it doesn't seem to be helping. I don't know where to go from here.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
It's been a few weeks. Fear not, I haven't fallen off the wagon. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of finding out that my favorite size 10 dress fits.
Hooray! Go Me! Woohoo!
However, I wish I had found out it fit under better circumstances. See, one of my very best friends and roommates killed himself. Only 2 days before his 27th birthday, he got drunk and jumped off a bridge, making a decision that he can't live to regret. Sadly for me, my husband, and just about everyone we know -- he left us all here to regret it for him.
Nothing ever in my life has hurt so much. He may have not been my blood, but he was nothing short of a brother to me. He completed our tripod -- myself, my husband, and him. On our wedding day we joked that I really had married the both of them. Today, I feel like I lost an arm. Nothing compares to the emptiness and guilt that fills my heart. I can only hope that he found the peace that did not come to him in this life. I hope he knew how much I loved him and that I will miss him every single minute of every single day.
So yeah, I've lost weight. I've become a gym rat to deal with my pain. When drinking heavily didn't bring me sleep, I tried pills. When those didn't bring me sleep, I tried pot. Still nothing. So I hit the gym and ran 5 miles. That certainly seemed to do it. Break down my body enough and my brain has but no choice to comply and shut the hell up for awhile.
I don't know why I feel compelled to share this with complete strangers. Maybe it will make you think. Tell your friends and loved ones that you love them -- no matter how often you talk. They deserve to know. My buddy felt like no one cared. Sadly, he can't be here to see all the people that have rallied because he touched their lives in one way or another.
If you are ever feeling sad or alone, reach out to someone. Anyone. I promise there is someone out there that cares enough. That wants to see you live.
But maybe that's why he didn't reach out to anyone. Maybe he didn't want to be stopped. I suppose I'll never know or understand. Only he could. And I have to live with it.
May God only every grant you as much pain as you can handle. I am broken.
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