Sunday, June 14, 2009
You know how you just keeping making that uphill climb and you think...."it's only a few more steps but, I'm so tired"? Well I guess my body decided to take a rest. Could not get another pound off. In fact, a few came back on. For a little while I think I gave in to that excuse.
I increased my exercise, tried upping calories but, that just made me want to eat more carbs. A long cold winter and spring hasn't helped. Well, I think now a calorie cut is in order. And so, I've been trying change my focus.
First, I did get back down under 175 but, I kept bouncing two pounds up & down (done THIS before) and refused to move the ticker until the scale stayed down for more than a day or two. Finally, it seems to be inching DOWN again.
I am hopefully optimistic and starting to think.....I can make it back down to 170 and contine from there. Time to get up, get moving and take the next step!
Monday, April 13, 2009
Well, all I can say is I have no excuses. Yes, it's been a brutally long winter and spring only teases us for a few days at a time here in Chicago. Yes, a lovely trip to Texas at the end of March, meant less exercise and a lot of good food in five days. But FIVE POUNDS!!!! KRAP!!!! THAT'S A POUND A FOOT!!!!
That is why I am on Sparkpeople. In the past, I would have consoled myself with more food and not good food (well I guess that's a matter of taste). I've changed in the almost nine months I've been on Sparkpeople. This is a small setback and I have my Fighting Friends to keep me motivated and thinking ahead to the weight I want to be. We have a new April Challenge, goals to meet, pounds to shed. No time for regrets.
Since my activity level is high and I am always getting those little notices to up my calories....I did. I am hoping this is the reason I had stopped losing and was stuck for so long. Maybe that five pounds is an adjustment, maybe I just need to balance my burn with what I earn.
Thanks Chickies for being good friends. Together we kick the can into ACTION.
YES WE CAN!
Friday, February 06, 2009
I am the maintenance queen. With a few setbacks, I have managed to maintain not only my initial 35 lb weight loss (BSP) but I have maintained my additional 10 lb weight loss (ASP). I eat good food, exercise regularly, log in my food & exercise daily, speak to sparkfriends......so what's the PROBLEM?? In two words.......MASS QUANTITIES!
Oh it's really good stuff, healthy, mostly home cooked, whole grains, fruits, veggies, nuts and such. I never drink pop, avoid fast food almost entirely, drink plenty of water, and treats are generally healthy choices. I do indulge myself with half & half in my coffee (usually one but no more than two cups a day), homemade fruit bread, occasional drinks or wine. I have changed the way I do the business of feeding my body and am so much more honest with myself when I log in. It's just the MASS QUANTITIES! Too much of a good thing.
In order to begin losing again, I will have to reduce my calories, use a food scale for better accuracy, watch the carbs and up those fruits and especially
And my sparkfriends.......I am giving you permission to kick my considerable can if I don't follow through!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
On Novemeber 1st my husband and I left for a lovely 25th aniversary trip to Sunny Ises (Miami) and St. Augustine, Florida. I was 167 pounds. We had a wonderful trip, great weather, lots of walking the beaches (and everywhere else) worked out some and.............ate a tremedous amount of excellent food!
The bad thing was that the old laptop computer we brought with wouldn't work properly so I could not log on to Sparkpeople....OH KRAP! You know what that meant. Without the daily logging in and monitoring of my food inhalation, I was like a kid in the candy store. My eyes bugged out. There were so many excellent restauants of every nationality, cafe con leche, wine, pina coladas.
OH KRAP! Over the course of the next two weeks I gained 7 pounds. SEVEN POUNDS! I enjoyed every minute of it! My husband only gained three and he is 12 inches taller than me. Stinker! I think our only saving grace was we walked and walked and walked. We both came back with sciatica issues....long car ride there and back and all that sand walking took it's toll. So it's back to the Chiropractor, back to our regular workout schedule and back to my regularly scheduled entries on Spark. I am down a pound so far.
By the way, I also tremendously missed all my new buddies and the 600 plus sparkmails (OH KRAP!) that I am slogging through are worth
every minute....don't want to miss a thing!
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