Tuesday, March 03, 2009
And week 9 begins!!! I've lost 12 pounds now, in 8 weeks! Keeps me right in the healthy weight loss range of 1.5 lbs/week. Even though I've been a bit of a slacker on my tracking, I really believe that I have sort of instilled my new habits in myself and haven't gone off track much (if at all) on the whole nutrition thing. Don't get me wrong, I still need to track....I don't think I'm better than spark or that I can just keep track in my head all the time. I just know that if I miss a few days I can remain on track just by using what I've learned over the past 2 months! Exercise this week has not been too good. My calves are still not fully recovered from the 10 minute jump roping video and I have been very busy this week with school and work....but hope to get in 3 miles on thurs, fri, and sat, maybe 4!
Time to work on my online class, then off to work! Crazy busy days...Mexico is 9 days away!!!
Saturday, February 28, 2009
This could be a long one!
Yesterday was my day off. My roommie and I decided to do a little shopping for Mexico (she is going on a cruise the same weekend) so we headed over to a little dress shop. We decided after that to try Target for some swimsuits and boy.....that doesn't get any better even with 11.5 lbs gone. Now, first let me mention, my roommate is about 112 lbs of solid muscle. No she is not a workout freak, no she is not a super health nut....she is just blessed with about 4% body fat and great genetics. BOTH of us had melt-downs trying on swimsuits. Obviously for different reasons....her wishing she could fill up a swimsuit top and feeling self conscious about her bottom. Me wishing I could find a swimsuit top that would fit my you know whats and feeling very flabby otherwise.
So, I come out of the dressing room in a green top saying "NO WAY, this is horrifying" at the same time she is saying "WOAH, that looks amazing on you"....5 minutes later she comes out in a purple top saying "UGH, this looks awful" with me saying at the same time "That is so cute on you". SO, we both bought the tops that we initially HATED and upon our arrival back home tried them on again and we both now LOVE them on OURSELVES. Here's the point of the story people......we are soooooo mean to ourselves. We are ALL super critical. We all look in the mirror and see things that others do not. It does not matter if you are a size 2 (like my roommate) or a size 10/12 (like me) we all have the exact same feelings about our bodies although for different reasons. We need to stop being so terrible to ourselves....
One thing I would like to mention to anyone who is running a store that sells swimsuits is "WHAT IS WITH THE LIGHTING!?!???"..... You could sell sooooo many more swimsuits if you would just use soft natural lighting. That stupid ultra bright white lighting is like a magnifying glass on every lump, bump, roll, dimple and jiggle on ALLLLLL of our bodies!
So, anyway, that's that story, but the day continues. Yesterday was the first day in my 53 days of sparking that I did not follow a plan, didn't have a plan and basically took a day off from all of it. I don't think I went too overboard, but I definitely went over everything, I'm sure. I work in an amazing restaurant called Seasons 52 (we are expanding and in the next few years may be in a town near you). There are currently 9 restaurants, and it is run by Darden. We are a seasonally inspired restaurant with a nutritionally balanced focused. EVERYTHING on the menu is 475 calories or less! It is a great concept and I love being a part of it. Great concept, great atmosphere (casually sophisticated with a wine/piano bar, patio on a lake, it's great). Anyway, my friend Sean's birthday was last night so we went to Seasons to celebrate. Now while each item on the menu is 475 calories or less, if you have 6 items you've gone way over! We shared a few appetizers, I had a spinach salad and some prawns. THEN I HAD DESSERT! Our desserts are called mini indulgences and come in a shot glass. They are all under 350 calories. I had 2. Ooppss. I just haven't treated myself to anything sweet and indulgent in so long....
Today I move forward. Yesterday had ups and downs, but it was great overall and i certainly don't regret not tracking and surely going way over my ranges. I am working on my online class now, headed out for a solid 4 miles afterwards and then laying in the sun (in my new swimsuit) for a while before work tonight.
My hope for the swimsuit story is that people read that and realize you see every flaw on your own body....others do not. Don't beat yourself up so much. Truth be told, even when we all reach our goal weights (which we will), we will never be fully satisfied with every part of our body and life is way to short for that. Just be proud of your accomplishments, know you're on the right track and living a healthy lifestyle and rock out in that swimsuit.......most likely everyone but you is thinking "she looks great!".
Hope you're all having a great weekend so far!
Oopps, almost forgot to mention, my friend who's birthday it was (Sean) totally said "have you lost weight" last night! Hadn't seen him in a few months. Felt SO GREAT to have someone notice!!!! YIPPEEE
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Hi there! So, this will be pretty short and sweet again since I don't have all that much to blog about again. I find it amusing that I changed my weigh in number yesterday after a few annoying days of it being 1.5 lbs higher or so and when I weighed myself today it was back down 1.5 lbs! I get it people, I can hear you all chanting "don't weigh yourself everyday, Beth"....I really do hear you...it's just not gonna happen :)
I did my pushups and situps this morning before class. They are tough....I am definitely struggling to get through both of them these days, but I managed.
Other than that, not too much going on today...just thought I would check in! Hope you're all doing well!!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Not a whole lot going on today. I am staying the same on the scale, after a few days around 11.4 lbs lost, I have gone up about 1.5 and stayed there. Not sure if the scale was tricking me for the big loss or what...I thought it was strange to be down almost 3 pounds from the prior week....but who knows. So many things fluctuate. I am still proud to be down exactly 10 pounds. Hopefully 2 or 3 more before mexico in 15 days!!!!!!!!!!!
Sorry so short today....
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