Wednesday, May 19, 2010
So I've been slacking on my running. In the past couple of months I just got bored with it. I've been trying to get back into it for a couple of weeks now, and just didn't feel like I was giving it my all. But today I had a good run that I was proud of. I walked for half a mile, ran for one mile, then did fast walk/sprint intervals for the last mile. I was soaked with sweat after. I like that combo, because it doesn't feel like such drudgery...I'm mixing it up the whole time and it keeps me from getting bored.
I will say that running in New Orleans is a pain in the ass. With the heat and humidity, even if you run in the evening it's still like trying to run through a hot, wet blanket.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
As usual, Aunt Flo added about eight pounds of water weight to my already hefty frame, and it's taken over a week to get it back off. I find that it all comes rushing off in a day or two, which means ridiculously frequent trips to the bathroom in that time and then, voila, I'm magically lighter again! I hate you, Aunt Flo!
I've got a show coming up in about a week and a half. Unexpectedly I've been added to one of the numbers, and in that piece we are wearing the UGLIEST blue and black polka dot costumes. The last time I had to wear this costume was two years ago. I've lost a lot of weight since then, so hopefully I won't look as ridiculous in it this time. I will still hate it, though. I am buckling down this week and next to try to drop as much weight as possible to fit into that damn costume! It was TIGHT last time!
I'm not giving up. I still feel like I'm not giving it my all most days, I ate too much last week, and for some reason my knees are killing me lately, but I'm not stopping.
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
My big goal is to be under 200 pounds by the end of the summer (end of September). Yesterday I made it to 222. Only 22 pounds to go for the big goal...current mini-goal is to make it to 220, and I'm only two pounds away. Aunt Flo is scheduled to show her ugly mug around here pretty soon. I'm stocking up on Midol and throwing the scales in the closet that week.
I broke the plateau I endured for over six months by adding a long walk (7-9 miles) to my schedule once a week, re-instituting the small little bits of exercise I used to get (get off the streetcar 4 blocks early, etc.) and dropping my daily caloric intake by 100. I am getting smarter about this weight loss business, but it is hard trying to keep up with what you need, what you need to get rid of in terms of calories, and what you absolutely should not do.
I ordered a pair of jeans today, one size smaller than last time.
I'm going to do this. I'm going to get this weight off me, no matter how hard I have to work, no matter how long it takes.
Friday, April 23, 2010
The scale said 224.8 this morning, so I skipped 225 entirely! Now, on to 220.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Still have not made it to 225. My weight goes up at the end of the week, goes back down at the beginning. Still at 226. I do not know why I can't make 225 show up on the scale. It is maddening but I am not giving up. I am just going to have to sacrifice more...more of my time working out, more of the foods I love. It seems that with a lot of the foods I enjoy, even moderation is not enough--I will have to cut some of them entirely to (hopefully) see results.
I am not going to stress out over this anymore, because that just packs the pounds on for me...when I stress out, I gain loads of water weight. (Seems like I gain water weight at the drop of a friggin' hat, but whatever.) I'm gonna keep putting one foot in front of the other, keep moving, watch every calorie, and eventually it HAS to pay off. IT HAS TO. I'm not giving up, I'm not getting mad, I'm just gonna keep going.
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