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Daily Goals: November 7, 2010

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Goals for today:
1. WATER, WATER, WATER, WATER, WATER. Especially since I am going out tonight. emoticon
2. Go to the gym and get an hour on the elliptical. emoticon
3. Do the Biggest Loser bootcamp. Goal Not Met, ran out of time!!
4. Go for at least two 1-mile walks with the family. emoticon
5. Clean, clean, clean the house! emoticon
6. Mow the lawn perhaps? If not today, then tomorrow. Goal Not Met, decided to do this Sunday based on time constraints!!!
7. Temptations of the day will be the bake sale, the huge craft show/food show after, and going out tonight followed by drinks at the club. Did great at the bake sale, had minimal samples at the food show, and ended up not going out to drink, but did still go out (details below).
9. Try to get in a run at the gym after/before the elliptical. Goal Not Met. Didn't want to push too hard.

My day yesterday went great...I met the goals I wanted to meet, and my husband ended up asking me if we could just go out on a "date" instead of going out with friends. He needed alone time, and as I wrote in my blog "Sabotage" I could feel that he really did need that. I didn't hesitate and called our friends up and canceled. We went out to dinner. I had a sandwich and fries, which were DELICIOUS, and Corey had a Buffalo Chicken Wrap and fries. Ick ;o}

I weighed in this morning 1 pound down rather than the 2 pounds up it most likely would have been if I went out drinking and eating. Very happy!!!

Goals for today:
1. Water!
2. Gym: Elliptical for an hour plus anything extra I can put in while there.
3. In bed by 9:30 tonight.
4. Eat less sodium...time to get ready for Tuesday's weigh-in!
5. Mow the lawn, weed whack, and pick up the back yard dog doodoo. Ick.
6. Go out for a 1-mile walk twice today.
7. Do the Biggest Loser bootcamp DVD.
8. Stay around 22 points.
9. Take a half an hour for myself to read my new JD Robb novel.

Ok, baby trying to take laptop away...

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Erin

  
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SGL1966 11/7/2010 11:14PM

  Love your daily goal list! lol. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Daily Goals: November 6, 2010

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Update on goals for yesterday:
1. Go to the gym and do the elliptical for 35 minutes and then finish out the list of items for the gym playoffs, which include doing the rowing machine for 5 minutes, bringing in a nonperishable food item, doing 10 pushups, 10 situps, and 10 jumping jacks, taking a racquetball lesson from Dale, doing 5 free throws in the basketball court, and singing the National Anthem. emoticon

2. WATER, WATER, WATER, WATER!!!!! Aim for 10 cups (or 5 bottles) since I need to shed so much water retention. Goal Not Met.

3. Focus on food that is not sodium-filled, including fruits and veggies mainly along with a chicken dinner. emoticon

4. Be as good as can be for the temptations tonight, including my dad's birthday and a Pampered Chef Party. emoticon

5. Do the Biggest Loser Bootcamp on my lunch hour. emoticon

6. Walk my dog 2 miles total. emoticon

7. Shoot for 22 points for reals this time. Goal Not Met

8. Yeah. I need 200 lines an hour average today. No bones about it. emoticon

9. Shoot for a 10 o'clock bedtime since I don't have to be up until 7:30 to run (though know that Kaylee will be up at 6:30, that stinker). Goal Not Met.

Yesterday went pretty good... I actually OVERestimated the temptations at my parents' house and at the Pampered Chef party. I didn't like the food at the party at all (cream cheese block covered in Raspberry Habanero sauce? No thanx...) and the cake they were "baking" in the microwave was due to be done after I had left :o} There actually was NO food at my parents. My dad was actually sleeping most of the time I was there!

I was famished, though, after everything was said and done because I pretty much assumed I'd be eating my dinner with the food at each place. Glad I brought snacks for Kaylee! I did have an Angus snack wrap, which I later calculated to be 10 POINTS! Argh. So, I went over by about 5 points. That is what happens when you get something you didn't plan for and don't know the calories of!

My water intake SUCKED yesterday. I think I got 4 cups in. I did have 2 cans of Coke Zero, though. I need to focus on having so many cups of water before letting myself have a can of pop. Okay, what I really need to do is not drink diet pop. But I'm just not quite there yet.

I stayed up so late last night! I was up until 11 p.m.!!!!! But, even though my goal wasn't MET, I did get in over 8 hours of sleep as my daughter didn't wake up until 7:45 this morning ;o}

Goals for today:
1. WATER, WATER, WATER, WATER, WATER. Especially since I am going out tonight.
2. Go to the gym and get an hour on the elliptical.
3. Do the Biggest Loser bootcamp.
4. Go for at least two 1-mile walks with the family.
5. Clean, clean, clean the house!
6. Mow the lawn perhaps? If not today, then tomorrow.
7. Temptations of the day will be the bake sale, the huge craft show/food show after, and going out tonight followed by drinks at the club.
9. Try to get in a run at the gym after/before the elliptical.

  
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THEMAESTRO 11/6/2010 10:17AM

  Keep up the good work!

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Daily Goals: November 5, 2010

Friday, November 05, 2010

My goals for yesterday:

1. Bootcamp on my lunch hour. emoticon I actually did this at 7:45 p.m. so not technically on my lunch hour, but I fit it in so it would be accomplished!

2. Take the day off from the gym (this decision was made at 5 a.m. this morning when my cramps made me keel over). emoticon Yeah. Good idea.

3. Drink LOTS of water to help curtail this bloating. emoticon I had 8 cups, so I could have done better, but that is a lot for me.

4. WATCH the sodium intake today. I did not meet this goal. I had chicken noodle soup for lunch with a grilled cheese sandwich (healthier version, of course, but still). I had Subway for dinner, and it was of the Chicken Bacon Ranch variety.

5. Walk the dog twice for 2 miles total. emoticon

6. Productivity at work of 200 lines minimum. *sigh* Okay. Yesterday was a bad day for typing for more than one reason, and one of them was horrible dictation (doctors who speak HORRIBLY). But still, there was a lack of focus again. So, after I type up these daily goals, I am off here until this evening.

7. Keep points around 22 (buffer zone of 20-24, but shoot for 20-22 since yesterday was higher and there is less exercise today). Nope. With Subway I got 28 points, but I am still happy with this (WW gives 35 weekly points to use, so sometimes I use a few extra a day).

8. 1000 crunches after Kaylee's bedtime. emoticon Oh yeah! I did this while watching the first episode of The Tudors with my husband. Was interesting.

9. Be in bed by 9:30. Goal NOT met. I watched that episode of The Tudors until 9:30 with DH, then we ended up talking, and then reading in bed until 10:30. Not horrible, but not great being I get up at 5.

I had an overall good day yesterday! I know that most days I will not reach ALL of my goals, but it is good to know what I need to be working on and what I have down pat. :o}

Goals for today:
1. Go to the gym and do the elliptical for 35 minutes and then finish out the list of items for the gym playoffs, which include doing the rowing machine for 5 minutes, bringing in a nonperishable food item, doing 10 pushups, 10 situps, and 10 jumping jacks, taking a racquetball lesson from Dale, doing 5 free throws in the basketball court, and singing the National Anthem.
2. WATER, WATER, WATER, WATER!!!!! Aim for 10 cups (or 5 bottles) since I need to shed so much water retention.
3. Focus on food that is not sodium-filled, including fruits and veggies mainly along with a chicken dinner.
4. Be as good as can be for the temptations tonight, including my dad's birthday and a Pampered Chef Party.
5. Do the Biggest Loser Bootcamp on my lunch hour.
6. Walk my dog 2 miles total.
7. Shoot for 22 points for reals this time.
8. Yeah. I need 200 lines an hour average today. No bones about it.
9. Shoot for a 10 o'clock bedtime since I don't have to be up until 7:30 to run (though know that Kaylee will be up at 6:30, that stinker).

Alright, I am going to ROCK this Friday!!!!

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Erin

  


Daily Goals: November 4, 2010

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Here were my goals from yesterday and whether or not I completed them!
1. Cycle and Sculpt spinning class. emoticon
2. Bootcamp on my lunch hour. Goal NOT met as I was honestly way too sore from bootcamp the day before. You know, the kind of sore where you whimper as you have to sit on a toilet and then get back up? Yeah, I think you KWIM :o}
3. Stay in my point range of 20-24 (preferably 22 or under). Goal NOT met. I ended up having 28 points, which was technically still in my points as I built up 6 activity points from my workouts. I just never USE them usually. More explanation as to why I went over below later.
4. Produce an average of 200 lines an hour at work. Goal NOT met. Wow. Three goals in a row not met? This is an eye opener and good for me!
5. Walk the dog for 2 miles total. emoticon
6. Play with my daughter for 2 hours at least! emoticon
7. Do 1000 crunches after Kaylee goes to bed. Dang. Another goal not met. I was sore, tired, and just wanted to sleep.
8. Go to bed by 9:30 p.m. emoticon
9. Be off internet by 9:15 so as to achieve goal #8. emoticon

Recap of yesterday: I was SOOOOO sore from the Biggest Loser bootcamp I had done on Monday (well, and probably the running, elliptical, and spinning I did). I went out with my daughter to the local grocery store and Target, and I had some bad food items. I had a small cone from McD's, an Angus mushroom and swiss snack wrap I had oh-so-been craving, and for dessert I had a package of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Swedish fish. I had it portion controlled, but WTH? Why was I craving such fatty and sugary food???

And this morning I got my answer. That evil TOM is back. 5 days early! That punk didn't even call to let me know he was showing. Oh, wait....he did send the present of candy, ice cream, and general fattiness ahead of him to warn me! Or maybe he sent the cravings, which I had the choice to make of whether or not to succumb. While I did succumb, I am okay with it since I knew what I was doing, I had the items, and logged it in. If I hadn't succumbed, I am sure I would have been proud of myself but usually I cave at some later time (be it days or weeks off) and have TOO MUCH.

Okay, enough about yesterday. Let's get some goals on for today:
1. Bootcamp on my lunch hour.
2. Take the day off from the gym (this decision was made at 5 a.m. this morning when my cramps made me keel over).
3. Drink LOTS of water to help curtail this bloating.
4. WATCH the sodium intake today.
5. Walk the dog twice for 2 miles total.
6. Productivity at work of 200 lines minimum.
7. Keep points around 22 (buffer zone of 20-24, but shoot for 20-22 since yesterday was higher and there is less exercise today).
8. 1000 crunches after Kaylee's bedtime.
9. Be in bed by 9:30.

The next couple of days will be rough with temptations, so I need to kick it into gear!

Motivation picture of the day for me:


This picture is of me the day I found out I was pregnant at 240 pounds on Halloween of 2008. Never again!

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Erin

  
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MIECHI7 11/4/2010 7:59PM

    Your Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle was hotter. emoticon

Love the goals:)
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SROUS1340 11/4/2010 4:19PM

    Isn't it great to know what you don't want?!!!

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Sabotage....

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

So, last night I had put my exercise clothes in the wash and asked my husband to put them in the dryer before going to bed.

I get up this morning, look in the dryer....and nothing is in there.

I go into our bedroom and poke him. Ask him WTH????? And he says, "Oh...I forgot." Then, he chuckled and said, "Guess you can't go then!" I remember that yesterday he asked if I was going, and I noticed he didn't look too pleased when I said of course!

Saboteur.

Well, I showed him. I found an old exercise outfit I never wear anymore....haven't actually worn since I weighed 240. Was it loose? Yes. Was it a pretty inappropriate outfit for spinning (the shorts....were short)? Yes. And I have chafing going on that was not fun. But, I went, and I got in a great workout.

When I got home, basically called him out and said that I would be throwing my own clothes in the dryer from now on!

That stinker.

Oh yeah, and I let him talk me into Chinese buffet on Monday night. The night before the weigh-in. Brilliant. I had avoided that place for over a year. He is good.

I know he wants me to lose weight, and I know he wants me to continue going strong, but I think maybe...he misses me just being home and being lazy, and eating the foods that he eats. I may have to have a chitty chat with him today.

  
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BRENDY_28 11/5/2010 1:25AM

    My parents do that too. lol.

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IRISH_AGUIRRE 11/3/2010 6:40PM

  My husband does the same type of thing - especially trying to get me to snuggle him when I want to go exercise. GRRR! Good for you that you went anyway.

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ATROTTIER 11/3/2010 5:09PM

    OH THE MEN in our lives!!! They want it all you know! I catch my hubs doing the same type of stuff...I know he would love if I just came straight home (skipping gym on the way home) and arrive with a steamy hot pizza with 1 million calories and just laze around all night long! On the other hand, he is my biggest cheerleader too...so of course it's up to us to be SELFISH and do the right thing and one hour is not going to kill them by any means. I always just tell myself - it's only 1 hour out of my day and it's for ME! You did a great job not falling for his tricks! emoticon

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LONGWINDINGROAD 11/3/2010 3:46PM

    GOOD FOR YOU! Youre apparently much stronger than II let my husband talk me out of working out this morning. Its not too terribly hard to do now that its cold. My alarm went off and suddenly my un-cuddly, un-snuggly husband decided that TODAY was the day he wanted to be affectionate! SOthe workout went out the window. I need to take lessons from you!

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TUBJUMPER 11/3/2010 2:21PM

    WTG!!!

Men, you can't live with them and you can't live without them!

Last Friday I went wit DH to Ohio and when we stopped to eat it was an all you can eat menu. OOHH Great!! He tells me I need to eat a good meal. I did good and resisted half the spaghetti on my plate and the garlic toast and I ate alot off of the salad bar=. I love him but man sometimes I just want to choke him...lol

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LEAG0628 11/3/2010 12:13PM

    What a stinker. :) It may be totally subconscious. My mom is like that although she is getting better.

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RUNNER4LIFE08 11/3/2010 12:02PM

    Good for you!

I have noticed that men can feel insecure at times. A talk is defiantly in order.

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TRIATHLONBABE 11/3/2010 12:01PM

    Men are saboteurs, don't let them get in the way of YOUR goals. Mine is the same way and I try really hard to not listen to him and listen to the fit that is calling my name.

Good luck and keep up the good work!

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MAMADWARF 11/3/2010 11:37AM

    I think it does make them uncomfortable sometimes. Our changes make them have to change. Yes they want us healthier and thinner but it brings other changes that none of us expected. He may not even realize he is doing it.

If it was me and mine, I would not say a word about it. Just keep doing my thing and make him happy about the changes that are happening and let him see how that benefits him. GIve him some positive feedback when he supports me. Guys dont deal well with feelings and he may not understand it himself.

You are doing great and you are unstoppable!!!

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ANDYLMOORE 11/3/2010 11:12AM

    OMG! I feel the exact same way about my husband and Chinese Buffet's are my weakness! He is so proud of me but I think he really misses me being somewhat care free about what I eat. emoticon

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MEGSFITNESS 11/3/2010 11:06AM

    I think you're on to something there... Could you invite your hubby to an activity with you so that he still gets to see you and spend time with you?

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RUNTRILAUGH 11/3/2010 11:00AM

    Boys.... what are we supposed to do with them????
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But good for you!
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