Monday, August 03, 2009
Very similar to July's but altered after my July review. Some are ambitious, some are boring. Either way - this keeps me accountable! Enjoy!
1. Track my food/snacks and stay within caloric range daily. Goal 26/31 days.
2. At the end of the month: record daily fat , protein, carbs and sodium totals.
3. Daily update on Nutrition Challenge and August Fitness Minutes challenge.
4. Track a minimum of 6 glass of water a day – can drink other ONLY if over 8 glasses.
5. Exercise more fitness minutes than Spark Points!!!!!
6. At least get 1600 fitness minutes, including the steps.
7. Walk much of my minutes while training Jackson on the leash! (Oh, he’s a bad walker).
8. Count pedometer steps – Aiming for 6,000 consistently and building from there.
9. Start cutting down on the chocolate cravings. (I’m definitely addicted).
10. Blog daily.
11. Schedule weekly meals every Sunday
12. Weigh in August 2nd, 16th and 30th.
13. Weigh under 178.5 by August 31st (ambitious, but it brings me into OVERWEIGHT! Not OBESE!! C’mon Emily!)
14. De-clutter and reorganize every room at least once per week
15. Reflect on something positive EVERYDAY! Be an OPTIMIST!
Sunday, August 02, 2009
So, today I thought I had a billion extra calories. BUTTTTT I just remembered I also had a peperoni ball !! OHMIGOSH.
So, today for breakfast: nothing.
"Lunch": Banana and peanut butter and a pepperoni ball
Dinner (at home!): Wheat Penne, spag sauce, diced tomatos, onions, green peppers, mild ground sausage - add it all together. Awesomeness.
Then as a snack-ero I had a brownie.
THank GOODNESS I just remembered I had the pepperoni ball b/c I almost ate something else, but didn't! Phew! I would have been over!
"Cuttin' it close" part two............
I weighed in today. Blah. Lost 1 lb. Really really hoping for more.
Okay, okay, okay. I'll tell the truth. Last week when I "didnt' weigh in" I did. Sort of. I weighed in on a Saturday at like 2 p.m. after lunch so I didn't really count it b/c I normally weigh in at like 11 a.m. before I eat and on Sundays.
Anyway, when I weighed in at my not-normal weigh in...................*whispers* (I had gained). I know. I never admitted it to anyone. I was up to 93.6. OH! Spending 5 days in a row at my grandmas was a bad plan!
So, whenI weighed in today I "technically" lost 2.6 but...only really 1 since my last offical weigh in.
Does that make sense?
BLAGH! I wanted to be under 190. That was my JULY GOAL! UGH!
I have a really ambitious goal for August. Dang it. I hope I can do it. It's a little high but I just want to be OVERWEIGHT! (on the BMI scale. I'm 12.5 lbs away.)
And given the fitness minutes challenge I'm in - I'm actually going to start exercising.
Again, it's shameful to admit. I haven't started exercise yet since joining SP. I count my steps and have walked like....4 times total. Two trips to the gym only b/c my cousin went. So, yeah basically 6 moments of exercise in 5 months.
I WILL START EXERCISING TOMORROW DANG IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday, August 01, 2009
Here is my list of July goals with comments to follow.
1. Track my food/snacks and stay within caloric range daily.
**Tracked EVERY DAY (this is for you Nutrition Team!) Stayed in range 21/31 days. If I may make one excuse - July 1,2,4,5 I was out! Then I shaped up a little! Haha*
2. At the end of the month: record daily fat and protein totals.
**Fat: in range 10/31 days, over the rest. Holy moly thats bad. Protein: 15/31 days in range, the rest UNDER. Just for kicks I'll do carbs and sodiumtoo. Carbs: 22/31 days in range! WOOHOO! 4 under, 5 over. And Sodium: 6/20 days, the rest over. Yikes**
3. Daily update on nutrition challenge and July spark point challenge.
**Oh, I did it! Everyday or really close to!*
4. Track a minimum of 6 glass of water a day (aiming for more) – drink others things ONLY if over 8+ water glasses that day
**Ohhhh, I was so much better this month! I probably didnt' get six every day, but I did great and I know many days I got 8+. I'll try harder in August to keep a accurate record**
5. Exercise 1000 fitness minutes (or 250 per week).
**From what I tracked it was a little over 750, but I wasn't tracking steps up until like the 20th. So, August will be way better I promise! :)**
6. Make more than 75% of my fitness minutes walking with my puppy!
**Eh, not so much. He got a lot of my activity by training and playing in the yard, but didn't get a lot walking. I think we only went on 3 walks. We're getting him a collar to help with walking. He's a real leash puller and I get SO exhausted**
7. Start counting steps daily – after I get my pedometer around the 15th.
**OHhhh yeah! Love the pedometer. Some days I disgust myself though in how little I walk, but I'm learning a lot**
8. Only have ONE dove chocolate after dinner rather than two. Retrain myself.
**Baha. Not so much. I didn't have dove chocolate around, which I should have b/c it's safer for me. Instead I had Ben and Jerry's (yes, Nancy, I know....) and I had bronies. And I had peanut butter cups. OH-ME-OH-MI!!! I didn't pretty darn good on the restraint. Only one real bad day I think**
9. Blog daily.
**Missed a few, but overall pretty great**
10. Schedule weekly meals every Sunday
**Nope. Tried it one week, made it til Tuesday and failed! Haha.**
11. Weigh in July 12th and 26th.
**Nope. Weighed in the 1st, 7th, and 16th (haha, none of the planned days). Weighing in tomorrow!**
12. Weigh under 190 by July 31st (this will be my HALF WAY mark!!)
**I'll let you know tomorrow!!!**
13. Bring my BMI from 33.0 to under 31.9.
**CROSS YOUR FINGERS**
14. Take measurements (?)
15. De-clutter and reorganize a room per week
**I rocked this one! Yahoo. Yet, my house is still cluttery. *sigh***
16. Be Optimistic, Happy, and Reflect on something positive EVERYDAY!
**I did well. Didn't have the happiest of days, but wasn't too sulky either. Better luck in August**
So, 16 goals and I'd say I did DAMN GOOD! Hahahha! Didn't make them all, but if I had I would be superwoman! I did my best and now have to come up with goals for August! Maybe I'll just copy these ;)
How'd everyone else's goals go??
Saturday, August 01, 2009
I believe it is time to contemplate about my thoughts............
So, my status today says I'm feeling jealous. Why? I dunno. Theres a few things. Most are dumb, but isn't it always the little things that bug ya the most?
First off: Josh's mom and I haven't always had the grandest of a relationship. (And I'm putting it nicely). During my weight loss I haven't told anyone but MY family. I keep my family as support and test everyone else to see who will notice my weight loss success thus far. Yeah, sort of twisted, but I want to know when people begin to notice. Well, she hasn't said anything to me yet, even though Josh did reveal to her that I've been losing weight. OKay, last time she saw me I had lost 31 lbs! C'mon! Nothing? Nothing to say? What bugged me today was I saw she comment on her daughters picture on FB "wow, you're looking really good." ALRIGHT, seriously? Her daughter has lost like 5-10 lbs because she just started walking. Yeah, that is GREAT. I LOVE Kim and I'm extremely happy for her................but it bothered me that she was looking "GREAT" and I, um, apparently am still a big fat pig. (She's made several weight comments to me in the past).
Next jealous/bother me thing. My BEST FRIEND of 19 years has always been a skinny little crap head. Even when she gains weight she looks amazing b/c it is so proportional and perfect. I mean, the biggest she has ever been is a size eight, but that is just "HUGE" to her. There has always been notice and talk of our weight/size difference. I'm basically a monster standing next to her! haha. It's always been a joking matter. She's my "little skinny shi*" haha. Anyway, I went out with her last night and she still hasn't said anything about me losing weight.
Alright, alright, I know it's a subject that some people are less likely to bring up. But C'MON! I'm pretty sure it's obvious by now - and it's not like I'm GAINING IT! In that case, I could see them not bringing it up. "HEY EM, LOOKS LIKE YOU PUT ON A GOOD 33 POUNDS!"
Thats another thing. Why and how is it I had NO IDEA I WAS SO HUGE?!? Seriously?! And why didn't someone say something? Anyone? My mother?! Hey, your getting a little FATTTTTTTTTTTTTT!
I'm also jealous of people that never have to struggle with weight in their entire lives. Thats bullcrap.
My next jealous thing is *HOPEFULLY* this week I'll hit my next mini-goal. (If not, I'm undoubtably bawling). This next mini-goal is my HALF-WAY mark and I wanted to go see my dearest friend who lives about 5 hours away. I can't. I have no money whatsoever. So now, I'm jealous of people who can actually leave their house and do things. I never, ever, ever can. Oh, whoppy, I was able to go to the bar and have two drinks and some wings. Even then it put us in a prediciment with money. Thats crap. I want to be able to celebrate with my Jess (girl I was going to go see) because we haven't seen eachother in 3 years. Not fair.
So, this is basically a whine and complain blog. I know. And I don't want you to get me wrong. I am VERY GRATEFUL for all the things I do have in life! I am grateful for my family, for Josh, for our home, and our pets, and that our health (while it may not be perfect) is not life threatening. I am grateful that I do have food on the table even if it can't always be fresh veggies because I can't afford them. I am grateful I am able to have this laptop and extremely grateful for SPARK FRIENDS!
I suppose a little jealousy is okay in life............but, oh, I don't know. Sometimes I just want different things than what life has handed me.
Blog to come later of July Reflection.
Friday, July 31, 2009
I've been nagging Josh to come with Jack and I on a walk or to go swimming. He finally agreed we would tonight. YEAH! It had been raining here the last few days so I asked if on the way home from work he'd take notice at the creek to make sure it wasn't too high or too fast.
Where we go swimming is a few miles away from where he checked, but it's the same creek so I figured it's similar. He told me it was fine so we headed out when he got home! Jackson was SO EXCITED. Holy crap. As soon as we pulled in the park - he knew and he pulled my butt down the road towards the woods.
To get to the creek there are two spots to enter: one is right by where everyone else goes, and the second is our little secret. It's a little ways upstream, but under an old train track so Jack really has fun in our secluded spot. We walked up the bike path towards the woods to our beaten path to the creek. At the edge of the bike path I released his collar and let him go FLYING through the woods down to the water.
HOLY SH*T IT WAS TOO HIGH. My dumba** boyfriend was down there and didn't freaking warn me that it was WAY TOO FAST for him to swim in. By the time Jackson knew it he was being swept down stream and couldn't paddle his way back to me. Ohmigod. I'm freaking out. I SCREAM for Josh to run to the other entrance down stream to try to catch him and I was gonna dive in and swim after him. But he kept going, and going. He was keeping his head up for the most part, but sometimes it splashed him under.
OHMIGOSH. I was just about to dive in, when him and I connected. I could tell he was doing his best to stay near shore (not just swim back to mom). So I went BOOKING IT through the woods and briars calling his name. I could barely see the creek and I was about 2 feet from it - it was so thick. I saw Jack and just kept yelling his name. He got this boost of energy and got himself to shore and up the da*n 5 foot bank. How, I'll never know.
I gave him the come command and he willingly ran right to me. I told him stay while I hooked his leash. He didn't move. He knew. He had the most frightful look in his eyes. I bellowed for JOsh that I got him, knelt on the ground and gave him some quick love before going to find daddy.
Once I acted not like a frightened monkey Jackson really calmed down and was just excited to see dad. We walked about another few feet and my legs and hands were shaking so bad I couldn't walk him and had to pass the leash to daddy.
We were going to then go for a hike (b/c there is a great bike trail there) but Josh was wearing jeans and it was WAY too hot for jeans. So we stayed at the park and played Hide And Seek with Jackson. (seriously, it's his favorite game).
Now, I'm going to have an emotional freakout everytime we go to the creek, but we're just going to be a heck of alot more aware (and I AM GOING TO CHECK the water before we go NOT JOSH.)
Either way I got a bunch of steps in, and Josh and Jack are napping as I type.
But I am pretty sure that was the scariest moment of my life.
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