Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Three days in a row... on track. I even had a treat tonight (homemade cherry pie), but I knew it was coming and "budgeted" for it.
I even got a run in before it got dark. I procrastinated and procrastinated... but I did it! And, I'm getting faster... Not like I was, but I'm getting there.
Have a great night folks!
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I ask myself why after a good day of on track food and exercise:
- do I feel taller
- do I feel thinner
- do I feel happier
- do I feel proud
Because I've accomplished something. That's why. The first two... eh... those are probably just psychological, but whatever keeps you going right?
Got up this AM and did a pretty serious core workout... my #1 trouble zone right now... well, duh, right?? :) Did all my morning rituals and even got over to Mom and Dad's in time to visit before I left for work.
Last night, I opened up my old paper journal and read it. I really enjoy keeping paper journals. Here's what it said:
9/3/2003 - Wow! I lost 4 pounds this week. I am excited. I can't believe I am going to be under 180 pounds soon. I need to stick to it....
How fitting that I found this now since I am currently in the 180s. That was almost 1 year after starting to change my life when I was too big to fit in my bridesmaid's dress for my best friend's wedding (see my photos). 2002 marked my heaviest... I stopped weighing myself at 225.
I think I need to listen to myself. Myself from then, myself now. I need to stick to it.
Maybe I should listen to my former coach... Jeff used to say to me, "You know how to lose weight and train up, now DO IT". So, I guess that's what I'm going to do. I'm going to just do it.
Monday, April 16, 2012
meds - check
coffee - check
water - check
pushup challenge - check
breakfast - check
weigh in - check
working from home - check
Looking forward to a jog at lunch. The wind is really ripping out there, but I am stronger than it. :)
Sunday, April 15, 2012
I have no excuses. I have no justifications. I haven't exercised. I need to be exercising.
Today, I am writing down my daily and weekly goals - from exercise to nutrition and weight goals. I will make them realistic. I will make them achievable.
I know there has been a lot going on in my life and I am back to working on the weekends now, but I need to take time for myself. I need to say please watch the baby while I go workout... although it is getting nice outside and I do have a jogging stroller!
My nutrition has changed. I am trying something different. I'm liking it so far, but when it all comes down to it, I need to journal, be accountable and be consistent.
I haven't gained any weight, but I haven't lost any either. I am still 38.5 pounds over my goal and 22.5 pounds over my pre-pregnancy weight. I have to remember, I am 27.5 pounds lighter than I was 3 months ago!
Jane is growing like a weed. Dad called this morning to say she rolled onto her tummy by herself. I miss getting to see those things, but Mom said she stuck a sticky note to her baby book so I would have the date.
Love to all and here's to an on track week!!
Friday, March 09, 2012
Oh my... If you don't want to read a "vent", I suggest not reading this blog...
Tuesday my dogsitter calls. He's taking care of my husband's dog while I'm home and husband is away on business. The dog ate about half a block of rat poison. She's a small dog (about 30 pounds), so he took her to the emergency vet. I guess they had her vomit many times and put her on vitamin K for a month.
My granny fell Tuesday at some point. My mom tried to get granny back into her chair and threw her back out. Mom called 911 because granny was talking out of her head. Fortunately, my dad was the medic on duty and took granny to the hospital. She had a fever, leg pain, high blood pressure, low SpO2. Fortunately again, the hospital is between my office and my house (and I happened to be in the office that day) so I went and sat with her until they admitted her into her room for observation (I got home after 11PM). All of her tests came back normal. They brought the physical therapist in to work with her leg and she was released Wednesday night.
I am not proud, so when my Mom called to say my granny was on her way home, I called a few of my firefighter buddies to help get her out of the car and into the house. We spent all of Wednesday afternoon/evening getting granny settled and trying to get my mom comfortable.
I still hadn't made hubby's birthday dessert (his birthday was 1 March). I spent last night making it. Tiramisu is a long, tedious process, but it is so good (and so bad for you). I make everything from scratch, including the ladyfingers. I finished it around 9PM last night in anticipation of his return on Saturday.
On top of all this, Jane has a cough and a sneeze. I am having to suction her nose a couple times a day. She does not like it.
I have NOT worked out since Monday. At least I have been eating okay.
HOWEVER! I have a date with a personal trainer set in April. She's also a physical therapist so I am looking forward to bombarding her with questions!! I can't wait to workout with a trainer again. Its been years!!
Anyway, thanks for "listening". Have a wonderful weekend!
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