Monday, April 25, 2011
Over the weekend I was asked "Are you pregnant?"
I am decidedly not pregnant.
I knew I shouldn't have bought that empire-waist dress, but I really think it looks pretty decent. AND I wore my Spanx. Sigh. The woman backpedaled, naturally -- STILL people don't know that you should NEVER ask this of a woman?? I can't believe that -- she said it was because of something I had said, not my figure... but, well. You can't take back words. (And don't get me wrong, this is a lovely person from my church. But still.)
It pisses me off, frankly, that I'm working on it and it doesn't show. The whole episode made me want to throw in the towel. And I did after it happened Saturday night, I ate whatever the hell I wanted Sunday.
I'm trying not to be defeated by this but it's a stinging comment.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Last night I grilled some chicken breasts (with garlic and seasoning salt, super easy) and some veggies - yellow squash and green bell peppers. I filled my plate UP and it was good stuff. Also made yellow saffron rice and reduced fat Crescent rolls (only ate 1!). What a yummy dinner!! Of course my two little ones thought the chicken was too spicy and the veggies "gross," but I'm modeling good behavior. (I got out the ketchup and they ate the chicken and bread, anyway.)
That meal was in stark contrast to my abyssmal snacking binge -- pms related, which is a lame excuse but I'm going with it -- I ate a ton of cookies. (THEY WERE SO GOOD.)
Today has gone better. I finished off the binge (I hope) with a Pop Tart this morning, ugh, and then came to my senses. Lunch was:
La Banderita whole wheat tortilla, 1 slice salami, fresh spinach, cucumber, rolled up sandwich; a Light String Cheese; and half an apple.
I have some hummus and triscuits for later and it's a good thing because I'm still hungry.
During my lunch hour I did a nice 32-minute cardio workout at home (lesley sansone and denise austin - I love them both)! I desperately needed a good workout. I have been consistent with yoga, and it does get the heart pumping, but not as much as a good cardio session. I know I have to UP the cardio a lot if I really want the pounds to come off.
(this is the most boring entry ever! That's why I stopped posting weight-loss stuff at my personal blog, LOL!)
Friday, April 15, 2011
So, my first goal of getting Fitness back into my life and daily routine is underway, and I would say it's a habit at this point. I was working out zero days a week, now I'm up to at least 3, which is a definite improvement.
My real goal, though, has always been to get myself down into the Healthy BMI range, under 25. Right now I'm at 26.8. I hate reading "Overweight" when I do those calculators!
I added this to my SparkPage Goals today.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Today the was kind to me and said I now weigh 140.5. That's the lowest it's been since I started here on SP, and was a welcome surprise! Usually I weigh in on Mondays, but this week I've been looking every day because I was so grumpy about Monday, when it actually showed 144.5! There's no way I've lost 4 pounds in 2 days, and I know things fluctuate/water weight/sodium and all that, and that's why I only weight once a week, usually. But It actually helps to see the huge difference between Mon and Wed, because... well, WTH?! Kinda crazy.
Anyway, I'll go back to only weighing once a week after this week of experimenting, but I can tell you this: it seems I'm LUCKIER on Wednesday, so that's going to be the day from now on! LOL!
I feel good, too, because the last two days in a row I've actually been in the low range of my calorie suggestion, and even though I've been hungry, I haven't done anything stupid like open the box of Cheeze Its. Here's hoping I can keep that up!!!
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