Saturday, May 03, 2008
Well, I am hoping that this bootcamp really gets me going. My goal is to reduce my hip measurement from 40" to 36" by the end. That won't get me to where I need to be for a swimsuit, but it will be a major improvement and should build some strong workout habits. It seems like I build good habits and they are strong and one small thing can happen (vacation, illness, etc) and then things just crumble. I want to discipline to stick this time. I hate the yo-yoing and it's all due to me having a lack of strong discipline. Grr....
Thursday, November 01, 2007
I was surrounded by candy all night - every kind you could think of. I did ok, until I got home. Then came the temptation of Reese's peanut butter cups. These things are evil. If I was buying candy to give out I would get things I hate, like almond joys (I wouldn't touch those things for anything (well, I might be able to stomach one for a million dollars - I'd try anyway). The point is - I hate them, no temptation. I don't know exactly how much damage I did, but I know I went well past the 2,000 cal mark yesterday. I've decided today is a new day though, and I am tracking all and staying away from the candy. Next landmine - Thanksgiving. Bring it on!
Sunday, October 28, 2007
My strategy is paying off. I'm slowly building consistency - I still have some times where I want to not do something, but the rewards I set up for reaching my mini-goals kept me from skipping the things I'm working to build into consistent, everyday habits. I'm down three pounds in just over a week and it looks like I will be recording atleast a one pound loss this week as well. I've added the treadmil back into my workout and I am focusing more on trying to go longer than on how can I burn the most calories. I'm using the personal trainer option on the bike and currently working to increase my endurance to where I can make it all of the way through the easiest setting (speeds, inclines change every minute or two). It's been rough, my best time without stopping is 8 minutes before I absolutely have to quit. I'm not going to get past that time anytime soon, but I know that in a few weeks I will be able to increase that to 8 1/2 or 9 minutes and on and on until I can do the entire 40 minute program. Then I'll move on to the next level. I've also been continuing with my exercise bike (up to 5 minutes without a break on that one (used to be only 3 minutes). The switch from calories burned to time spent has been a good one for me - it's really going to pay off in several ways as I continue down the road to a healthier me.
I've also been staying in my calorie range and tracking everything. Somedays are higher than others. I've even had a few days where I didn't hit 1200 (a rare thing for me), but I truly wasn't hungry on those days. I ate a bunch of stuff that isn't loaded in calories, and I figure why eat if you aren't hungry. I always seem to balance out at 1200+ over the course of the week though, so it doesn't worry me much. I feel so much better now than I did just a few weeks ago, and I've noticed that I feel more confident, even though I look like I did just over a month ago now (and back then I was very conscious of the fact that I was gaining weight again, and I didn't feel good about it at all).
I did something yesterday I never thought I would do. I walked about 3 miles in a parade. Actually it was a combination walk/run with very few pauses to stop. My legs were so tired by the end it was unreal. It was great though. Before joining SP I never could have done that. I'm genuinely excited to exercise and I haven't had that feeling in a long. long time. I love it!
Monday, October 22, 2007
Well, I let the temptation of cake get to me yesterday. Until the beginning of this month (following last year in early December) I would have said to myself the day was ruined, why worry about dinner. I didn't do that this time. I ate a reasonable, light dinner and continued to workout a little more before going to bed. I've added the treadmill (which is kicking my butt today) to my workout for the day. The scale is still showing a decrease from last Wednesday's official weigh-in, so I am pleased with that. I'm trying to avoid fast food as much as possible, which is hard with family members, who especially on weekends insist on eating atleast one if not two unhealthy meals this way. I'm close to the point of just saying I don't want anything at all when they go to these restaurants, because even trying to keep calories and fat in-check, it is just so hard to end the day well at all. If eating out was an occaisional thing, I would let it go (once or twice a month), but regularly doing this two to three times every week, and sometimes more frequently than that, a line has to be drawn, even if it makes me a little unpopular with some family members.
If anyone reading this has dealt with the same frequency problem with family, and you have a great way to deal with it, I'd love to hear your suggestions. Thanks! Back to the treadmill!
Saturday, October 20, 2007
The use of a small addition to my wardrobe if I reach 142 lbs and a new purse when I get back down to 150 lbs is working. I've worked out atleast a little bit everyday, gotten up and gotten going even when I just wanted to lay in bed a few more hours, kept me from snacking on things I otherwise might have (that I never should anyway), and I have stayed in my calorie range for 4 days and counting now (I have really struggled in that area for several months - never thought I would have that problem, as that is what I was always strongest in when I started). If last nights weight monitoring is any indication, it looks like I may have already lost one and possibly two pounds since Wednesday. I'm finally excited again the way I was before an illness got me off track last year in December. If I remain strong, I really believe that by next summer I will be at my goal and maintaining. I can't wait to get to that point.
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