Monday, March 14, 2011
Now I know that there is someone out there in the same boat as I am. I have to wear 2 bras in order to work out.
I am a size DD 42 and I need the extra support in order to be active. My sister who is significantly smaller than myself, but well endowed, does the same thing!
For me, one bra serves the purpose of keeping the girls up. The second, (a tighter, minimizer bra) keeps the girls tame enough so that I can jump without having to cross my arms. (I wouldn't want to blacken an eye or anything!)
I do not own a sports bra. I remember having one in high school, but wasn't very impressed by it.
I am looking forward to buying a really good supportive sports bra once I reach or am close to my goal weight.
It will be one of my rewards to myself.
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
I am a teacher (part-time) at a University and my sister happens to be one of my students.
Last week my sister called me up to insult me. She said, “I'm calling you because I've been meaning to tell you something. You know your black pants?”
Of course I knew the pants of which she spoke. They were my black, pinstriped, formal business pants which my husband bought for me last summer. For a while, they have been the only decent pants that I own!
“Yes”, I responded. “Well, don't wear them again. They look horrible!!!” (Trust your sister to tell it like it is.) To that I gave her one of my long, Oks?!, and she quickly added, “Oh, no I mean it in a good way!”
Forgive me. But at that moment failed to see any good in what she had just said.
She went on to explain that the pants looked as though they were falling off of me. Apparently, she was distracted all class trying to figure out what was wrong with my pants! She went into great detail about my butt looking like it was swimming and that there were various pockets of air that seemed to move around as I went to and fro in front of the black board. She spared no detail!!!
“Stop wearing them, they really look bad.” She summarized.
The conversation ended with us laughing about it and wondering what the other students might have been thinking.
The good news is that my sister’s comment means that my pants are now too big for me. Needless to say I won’t be wearing them again.
I will keep them though, as one of my future ‘fat pants.’
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
On the positive side:
I have lost another 7+ pounds which is great! I reached and passed my 5% goal. So now I'm gunning for 10% by mid-march. I am now actually seeing some physical results. My pants fit me much better than they did before, or should I say simply, my pants fit me! (They had gotten a bit tight, but I refused to give them up!)
I have been tracking my food, and eating extremely well. My portion sizes have been very reasonable.
I attended the new Zumba class that I managed to get a spot in and ABSOLUTLEY LOVED IT! This class is with an experienced instructor and much more intense that my other class. I love it!!!! I will attend both Zumba classes from now on.
On the negative side:
I have done nothing more than the Zumba classes. I should be working out more. I need to hit the gym and do some strength training. I also need to work out at home.
I have also been slacking on my water intake. I have come to realize that when I am dehydrated, I get the munchies... or what I think is the munchies. In reality it is really my body crying out for something to drink!!! So I definitely, have to stay hydrated in order to fend that off.
I don't think I'm doing too badly. I still have some areas that need improvement, but overall at least I'm making progress right?
The key to weight loss is consistency, not perfection. So I will continue on my journey with the confidence of knowing that when I am weak, He is strong.
Friday, January 28, 2011
I weighed in on Tuesday at 267.4lbs a gain of .2lbs. This inspite of having a week where I struggled to meet my calorie intake on most days! Needless to say, I was quite disappointed. So what happened then? It's simple. I didn't exercise the way I should have. Aside from the Zumba class, I didn't exercise.
I managed to register for another Zumba class on Tuesdays. So that will mean I have Zumba twice a week. If I could get one-preferably two more days of weight training or exercise whatever the sort, I'm sure that will make a big difference.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Ok, I've been doing really well with eating for over a week, but here's the thing. For the last few days, I struggled to meet my calorie requirements. I can't believe I just said that but it's true! One day this week I ended the day with just over 950 calories. So I went and ate a bowl of oatmeal to get me over the 1000 calorie mark.
Yesterday, I ate a bowl of oatmeal with rasberries for breakfast and 3 leftover pancakes with jam (my substitute for syrup) for lunch. I kind of felt hungry later, but there wasn't anything 'healthy' that I wanted to snack on in the house, so I just didn't eat.
I wasn't worried about it until eveningtime when I got the worst cramps due to gas. My stomach was brutally empty and it was letting me know that it wasn't happy. I ate a slice of flaxseed bread with a 1/2 tsp of margarine to hold me off until dinner was ready, but the pain just got worse! I ended up having to turn off the stove, (I was cooking at the time and could'nt remain upright to continue) and had my son warm up some leftovers. I ate the leftovers for my dinner and waited for my stomach to feel better. (Unfortunately, my hubby wasn't even home to have pity on me.) It took about 40 minutes for the pain to subside enough for me to continue cooking. Later on that evening, I had an orange.
I felt better, but still not 100%. And just before bedtime I suddenly felt sick and ran to the washroom where I threw up.
I feel much better today, and wonder if the cramps and vomiting were related at all. But one thing I realize is that no extreme is good. Though I did not do it intentionally, I realize that going from overeating to undereating isn't the way to go. I want to get rid of this weight, but I have to go about it wisely. I will go shopping today and stock up on fruits, salad, light crackers and the like to make sure I have something to snack on.
Lesson learned. It's ok to snack when your body (and not your head) requires it. The important thing is to be able to tell the difference!
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