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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Just danced my ass off in my living room. and it was awesome!

  
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MSEMBERSTORM 4/22/2008 11:42PM

    You go girl!

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

So i'm down 9 lbs. For real this time. Didn't exactly go backwards before, but i think i got a little ahead of myself, and may have over calculated. So this morning when i weighed myself, i was right where i thought i was last week...............Or i went backward LOL. Though it doesn't feel like i did. Hard to tell since i don't have a scale at home, and every scale is different. I've been using the one at work, which means that i'm weighing in with clothes, so that's an extra 2lbs (i took my shoes of, since they literally weigh 3 lbs together). So i guess i'm doing good....
I walked my butt off yesterday, even got up to jogging for about 1/3 of a mile. It wasn't as hard as i thought it would be, but it still wasn't easy. The treadmill seems to be harder to use as a motivator. Something to do with not feeling like you've made any progress since you're not technically moving. But it's better than not doing anything at all, i suppose. Tonight is Pilates and weights. Should be fun. And by fun, I mean painful. We shall see tomorrow if I can lift my arms over my head.

  


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Monday, April 21, 2008


So, according to my sign up date (march 31st), this is my 22nd day at this. I did sign up that day, but it still took me a week or so to get started, so i'm going to say that this is actually only day 16, which is fine with me because that's my lucky number. In any case, here I am on day 16, feeling pretty good about myself. Even though I was feeling really unmotivated last week and didn't walk or do Pilates at all, i still lost 4 lbs. This eating healthy thing isn't so bad, after all. The only obstacle i'm having with it is the things i'm making. I don't really have a lot of variety, so i end up eating the same things over and over, and it's getting old. I gotta go find some new recipes. My mom just gave me the new issue of Clean Eating, and there seem to be some prospects.
On the excercise front, I think part of the reason I didn't want to do anything last week was that i'm sick of the music i had on my MP3 player. Problem solved: i made a kick-ass mega-mix for walking last night, and as for pilates, i'm going to go get a mat tonight after work so the concrete under my apartment carpet isn't so brutal on my hips and butt.
My goal so far is to get down to 200, and while i don't have a set time limit, i would like to be close to that before the end of the year. Hopefully that's not too unreasonable. I can't tell. I've never put any serious effort into this. It's always just been a passing thing that i've done for a week, then when i got bored of it, i stopped. This time i'm damn determined to see it through. I know that the success rate is probably horrible, but i don't care. I just have to keep reminding myself that I'm doing this for me, no one else, and that it's not a diet, it's a lifestyle change. It's like deciding that i want to dress a different way, or cut my hair. It seems weird at first, but at some point it will become second nature. So, for day 16, I think i'm doing pretty good. I haven't given up yet, and this is a week longer than i usuall stick with things i don't really like doing. Wish me luck. and verbal lashings if i get off track!

  
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MIFFLIN 4/21/2008 8:48PM

    Wow!! Congratulations!! Keep up the good work! You can check SparkRecipes for good ideas of new recipes, or scroll thru some of the posts on this team, and then there is "google cooking" - put in the ingredients you have on hand and see what comes up!

Best wishes for success that makes you awestruck at how wonderful you can be!!

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