Sunday, January 22, 2012
Well, the first month of 2012 is almost over. I have been trapped in my house for 8 days due to snow (no, they don't plow our roads here and it's a mess!). So I've had a lot of time for reflection. Also, because I've gone through all my food and I'm down to canned vegetables, I've realized that I really DO miss it when I don't eat well. I'm craving fresh salad, steamed veggies, some nice chicken breast, some tuna....maybe some avocado on whole wheat toast with tomato and fresh basil sprinkled with a teaspoon of olive oil... Anyway, I digress - I'm really going stir crazy! But it hasn't all been bad. This week has allowed me to break my habit of drinking 2 glasses (or more) of wine every night (because I don't have any!) and I've had to cut back on coffee to ration it out to last all week. Ok, one glass of wine and one cup of coffee a day are probably fine, but for the last few months I've been indulging quite a bit with those "pleasures." So this forced 8 day entrapment has allowed me to do a 'reset' back to zero.
I have fallen off the wagon with exercise, but I'm happy to say that I've gotten back to it since I've been trapped. It took a few days to get going, but I've done a little something for the last 4 days. I tried HIIT yesterday for the first time on my elliptical and discovered that I really like it! BUT I need to get a heart rate monitor to make sure I'm not going over my max heart rate. I realized that I think I was slacking on my elliptical and not working as hard as I should have.
Also, during this week I have come to the conclusion that I am responsible for my own emotional health and it doesn't do me any good to beat myself up for doing things wrong or to hate myself. Hating myself for being fat isn't going to help me solve the problem! I've decided to try and make myself understand that I really AM worth it. That underneath all of this fat is a loving, caring person who is deserving of all the good things life has to offer - even if I never lose the weight, I'm still that person and I need to treat myself that way.
So I suppose you can say that snow days might not be all bad after all if they help me get my head on straight! BUT, I am so ready to get the heck out of here!!!
Friday, December 30, 2011
I just got back from a 2 week trip to NJ for the holidays and it was great being around family. However, that usually means lots of eating! I tried my best...I let them know before I went that I did not want to go to buffets (my parents love them but I never have). I limited the sugar (cookies, cake, etc) and ordered salad when I could. Before I left on my trip, I was back up to my starting weight of 318. I weighed this morning and I'm down 4 pounds! Not bad for being on vacation, eh? I'm not moving my weight-loss ticker until I get back down to where I was - below 308 - but I'm on the way back down thank goodness!
I was just thinking that New Year's Eve is tomorrow and that is usually when I make all kinds of goals and promises to myself that never come to fruition. So instead I've decided to focus on the lifestyle changes that I've already started - exercise, eating less sugar/bad carbs, and eating more veggies and less refined foods. I have made progress in all of these areas this past year so instead of setting any specific goals, my plan is to just continue what I've started. Sounds like a lot less stress to me!
However you are approaching the New Year, I wish you all the best and much success in 2012 and beyond!
Thursday, December 08, 2011
Ok, now I'm really depressed. Between Thanksgiving and my elliptical breaking, I'm afraid I've gained a little back, but I'm starting to get back on track. Tonight I decided to weigh my cat because she keeps begging for food and is driving me nuts and I was wondering if I was feeding her too little (I just switched her to soft food only). WiiFit has a function to weigh your pets...
You get on the scale and weigh, then you pick up your pet and weigh...and guess what? Between the two of us, we are too heavy for the Wii! We maxed it out. I guess that's the story of my life...too big for everything!
Sunday, October 30, 2011
A notice to my fat: your time is up! You're going down...well melting away. No, you're not going to go easy, but I am NOT giving up this time!
I just had to say that because I've been very discouraged this week. Today is day 15 since I set up my home gym and I have exercised every single freaking day (30 min or more...today an hour). I have kept calories under 1300 each of the 15 days. So? At my weight, how many pounds do you think I lost in the past 7 days? NONE - that's right! Nothing! I was actually losing before I started exercising so I don't know what is going on.
But I decided that right now exercise is more important than my feelings regarding not losing weight this past week. I know it is good my my heart and lots of other things...and I feel much better when I exercise. I figure eventually the fat has to go if I don't give up. But boy howdy is it hard knowing I'm doing everything right and not seeing results.
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