Wednesday, August 17, 2011
You guys know I had to put away my a couple of weeks ago. I was getting obsessed with the number, which was a good deal higher than I wanted it to be, and not moving. But today is lucky Wednesday (well, it has sometimes been lucky for me), and I was dying of curiosity, so I weighed in. And I was DOWN, hooray hooray! Finally! Yippieeeee! 146 was my last weigh in that upset me so much. And I know there was probably water weight in there at that time, but today I got a 141.5!
My Non-Scale Victory, though, is almost more fun. Yesterday instead of the treadmill, I braved the heat outside on the walking trail behind my office. The humidity has dissipated around here for the last few days, so 80 dry degrees felt amazing in comparison to the steam-bath we've been living in. And I do love a good "nature walk."
The victory is this: There were 2 other people on the trail, and of the 3 of us, I WAS THE RUNNER! I have never been good at running, nor do I like it, but I pushed myself yesterday, doing 1-min, 2-min, and 3-min intervals with walking in between. I didn't even break my ankles! (There are a lot of roots on this trail and I do get nervous about twisting or tripping.) Anyway, I was so excited to imagine the other 2 people going back to their offices: "Was anyone else out there?" their co-workers would ask. "Yeah, one lady walking and one running." I WAS THE RUNNER!
My knees are a bit sore this morning and I know I need to get new shoes if I want to continue running (might be a great reward!), but I am so relieved to finally start seeing some changes.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Last week's exercise:
M - yoga/strength 10 min
T - 30 minutes Treadmill (walk/jog)
F - 30 minute walk (mall!)
I meant to make up a day or two over the weekend, but didn't manage it. Bummer.
So this week, while it's going to be incredibly busy as our lives ramp back up with school activities, I am going to try, again, to do:
M - yoga/strength (after dinner)
T - treadmill (at work/lunch hour)
W - yoga/strength
Th- cardio of some kind...? (maybe a walk w/KAYVAUGHN?)
F - yoga/strength
S - cardio - morning walk
It's good to have goals, I guess.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
It was bound to happen at some point, I guess, but yesterday was OFF the RAILS. I ate fast food, I snacked, I enjoyed. It was one of those Nothing Satisfies Me kinds of binges. I started with just a few chips with lunch. I guess it's really true that those kinds of foods just make you want MORE and MORE of those kinds of foods. Then I took my son out for lunch and it had to be quick --- Burger King. Terrible choice. Then at dinner I helped myself to some creamy sauce on my grilled chicken. Then after dinner, more snacks. Blehhhhhh.
I'm trying to count it as a "fool my body" kind of a high-calorie day, and I really HAVE stayed within calorie and nutient limits for a number of days in a row, so I'm not too upset about it overall. But I thought I should record it here.
Whatever, today is a new day, today I do cardio (if I can figure out WHEN?! Probably after 9pm, ugh), and today I'm eating well.
I've learned and taken to heart the Japanese proverb: Fall down seven times, get up eight.
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. -- Anna Quindlen
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
I saw this on someone else's blog and I decided to swipe the idea.
You can, too: Answer "What's your weight story" with these questions! Feel free to respond on your own blog.
1.) How old are you?
2.) How long have you been overweight, obese, or unfit?
I wasn't ever told I was an overweight child, but always knew my tummy was a little more round than the other girls' tummies. I started feeling that in about the 5th grade, I guess. I have been about 10-15 pounds overweight most of my adult life, since age 22, at least.
3.) What made you decide to get healthy?
Gosh, I've WANTED to be healthy the whole time. I've always been conscious of how/what I eat -- even when I was deliberately choosing to eat whatever the heck I wanted. I've sporadically exercised my whole life, just never consistently or intensely for a long period of time.
4.) Has anyone ever made rude/mean comments to you about how you look?
No adult has ever made a mean comment to me, but my 3-year old has called my belly "squishy" and also "fat" from time to time. I know she's just a kid but those comments hit hard sometimes. (Incidentally, she says she likes it because it's soft, so it's easy to recover the conversation in front of her and laugh it off... but still.)
5.) What do you hate the most about your current/starting size?
The flabby tum! Never feeling like my clothes really fit well - I hate wearing certain shirts/clothes because they show off all my rolls. HATE.
6.) What was your favorite unhealthy food before?
(Still is!!) Pizza and Mexican food (cheese enchildadas, chips and cheese dip). And Coke Classic. What I would GIVE to be able to drink a 32-ounce every day! I don't. But YUM.
7.) What's some of your favorite healthy foods now?
I love a good salad, and I love hummus and black beans.
8.) What is the hardest part of this journey?
Not making progress on the scale when I feel like I'm doing well. Feeling deprived.
9.) What does your workout regime consist of?
I walk/jog, both treadmill and outdoors, and I do yoga. I'm trying to start doing more "hard-core" strength, too. Gotta build that lean muscle!
10.) What do you want everyone to know about you?
That although I am not obese, I can sympathize with anyone on SP because body image issues, and staying motivated when you really don't want to, are just as hard for me. And that I love supporting others and getting support!
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