Saturday, November 05, 2011
So, between working full time, being a mommy, going to school full time, and life in general, I just don't have the time to completely devote my life to losing weight. It's always in the back of my mind, but I just don't have the time or energy to exercise. So... I gave up on exercising. Who could really blame me? It's so exhausting and I'm already tired when I hardly get any sleep because of my beautiful baby Raea, and because I work and go to school. I put off school until the last minute every week (By Sunday, I have two tests that are do, two assignments, and a speech. Haha... not going to happen) so because I put all the non-important things on the back burner, the weight loss is one of them. I am still losing weight just with diet changes alone, but I would love to burn the fat. Once I get situated, ie learn how to do my homework during the week, I will go back to doing some form of exercise.
I also admit that it was very discouraging to have gained weight while running/walking... so because of that, I've given up on exercising... but then I didn't, lol. It's a mess. But I am still trying to become a healthier me!
So my new plans:
Get more sleep.
Eat healthier (which, I eat decent stuff now, just not as much as I should)
Drink more water (which I should be doing anyway since I'm breastfeeding)
Do at least one class a day during the week, to free up my weekends.
Exercise at least an hour a day, or at least walk/jog two miles.
If I can become healthier mentally, I should train myself to become healthier physically.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Yeah, that's right. I've lost 2 pounds since last week... and the crazy part: I barely exercised! I got sick and the weather has been horrible, I did it a couple of times, but not like the week before. This is more motivating to me! At the same time, I Googled the information and they said muscle DOES weigh a LOT more than fat, so it's possible that my muscles were getting stronger. As a matter of fact, the first day, my legs were about to fall off of my body, but after a few days, they didn't hurt as much anymore. So, I think that's possible, with why I gained a pound in a week. I still can't believe I lost two pounds in another week.
Oh and I know this isn't Saturday, but yesterday was Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day and my baby passed away July 19, 2007 - Ava Kaydence Marie - so yesterday I was getting ready for that and just didn't have time to weigh myself and everything. But anyway, so yeah... I also didn't have time to set up the Treadmill again, plus I have school assignments piling up. It's been rough! So, what I plan on doing now is this: Finishing the assignments, doing the dishes/bottles, then finding room to set up my treadmill.
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Well I walked/ran two miles everyday. Well one day I missed and did four the following day, and then the other day I had a special event that caused me to miss the whole day so I didn't walk my two miles. I just weighed in and I've gained a pound. I haven't been doing strength training so I don't see how that's muscle, since I remember people saying sometimes you'll gain weight when your muscles get heavier or something like that, but I just don't believe that's what it is. I lost more by not doing anything than actually trying to exercise :( I'm going to keep it up though. Maybe I need to shift my eating habits. I have been eating hamburgers and that stuff again, so maybe I should ease it up a bit. I have been feeling hungrier a lot more lately but try to ignore it. I've hardly had any sweets though. This is really hard and disappointing! I was hoping for at least a pound lost, but no such luck. Ugh.
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Starting out with measurements (weight is measured weekly, others will be measured monthly):
Upper Arm: 13.5
The first day was HARD! I walked/jogged 2 miles! Okay so mostly walked. I just couldn't do it. My legs felt so heavy, my body felt so heavy, my milk filled boobs were flopping everywhere, lol! My ankles were killing me by the time I was only halfway done. It was the hardest thing I've had to do - and I've given birth with no pain meds, twice! So yeah, it was really hard.
Also, the weather was cold. I realized sometime a couple of years ago that I have exercise induced asthma. I never realized it had a name for it, but everytime I exercised, even when I was healthy and playing tennis for college, I would get this weird feeling in my chest, problems with mucus, and wheezing. I googled it a few years ago when it happened again and found out that's what it's called. So yeah, after I was done my chest felt weird, which I forgot that it would do that, lol.
I'm pretty much going to try and take it easy these first couple of weeks. I will do the 2 miles a day but I may just mostly walk with occasional jogs. Then when I start feeling better, I'll jog the whole thing, then go to a different route that will be 2.5 miles long. I'm excited about this, though I know it will be super super hard!
I may not post a blog everyday, especially if it's just saying "I ran!" But I will definitely post every Saturday to update my weight, whether it has changed or not, and every four weeks I will take my body measurements.
Well, I guess I'm going to get off of here and do something else.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
I noticed the last time I posted a blog was on April 26, 2009... Yeah, that's a long time ago! I've been overweight for so long, but recently, after having a baby, I have been completely motivated to lose it all! I am not officially starting right now, though I admit, I have been losing weight without much effort since I've had Raea and have been breastfeeding. Here are some stats:
Before I got pregnant: 250; however, I was starting to go to the gym and exercise. I lost 13 pounds.
237 pounds right before I got pregnant.
I lost more weight, especially during the first trimester, but consistently stayed around 237 until later on the pregnancy.
280 pounds the day I gave birth.
Yup, that was crazy... I couldn't believe I weighed that much. I honestly think something was wrong with their scale, lol.
240 pounds after giving birth.
I started dropping pounds quickly
229 pounds as of 9/29.
Goal Weight: 170
Pounds Remaining: 59
My official day of weight loss, where I will actually be trying and doing exercise (which I haven't done at all since before I got pregnant) October 1st.
I'm really excited and I plan to post weekly updates. I may not utilize the food tracker and exercise tracker, but I'm going to try my hardest to do so!
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