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27.5 pounds and counting...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Well, I FINALLY broke the 179.5 threshold and weighed in at 178.5 this morning - my lowest weigh in this year, and since October 2007. YEAH!!! It is exactly what I needed to see to keep my motivation high.

How have I been doing on the things I set as goals?
#1: SODA - I have been limiting myself to 1-2 sodas a day, but at the same time ensuring that I am getting 8 waters in. I haven't hit the water target since starting this, until the last couple of weeks. I have a water bottle that I bought at home and for at work and I continually fill them. That is helping a lot. I still could decrease my soda intake, however that has become my "treat."
#2: DIET - I have improved here. I am eating oatmeal, fruit, AND/OR cereal for breakfast as well as juice. I have been packing a lunch and snacks every day at work. That is a huge difference! Cuts down on eating out and trips to the vending machines. Dinners have been healthy as well. I have been making dinner every night (protein & veggies) and cutting down on convenience foods and eating out.
#3: NIGHT EATING - I have not pigged out at night at all. I have had a peach or jello after dinner, but nothing horrible.
#4: EXERCISE - Much better! I am trying to exercise every night - either walk, run, or go to the gym. I am back on track with C25k and ran the week 4 run the past 2 nights fairly easily. I can definitely feel it in my legs, but it's a good feeling. I am determined to run my first 5k on 9/27.

My goals for August 20-27:
1. Complete week 5 of C25k including the 20 minute run.
2. Work out for at least 30 minutes every day.
3. Pack a lunch / snacks every day for work.

I am hopeful to be at 176 by August 27th. Let's see if I can do it!!!

  
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Week One... August 5th/6th - August 12th

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Focus #1 - NO soda. I am a diet soda addict. Diet Coke is my absolute favorite! I drink very little water, and need to make this a top focus area. This week I will focus on limiting my drinks to water, coffee, and Crystal Light.

Focus #2 - Diet. I am going to following the below plan:

Breakfast: Oatmeal, fresh fruit, multi-vitamin & fish oil

AM Snack: Yogurt

Lunch: Soup & Salad, Multivitamin, Fish oil

PM Snack: Raw veggies

Dinner: Black bean burgers (I love them!), veggies, brown rice, eggs, milk

Focus #3 - Do not eat after dinner.

Focus #4 - 300 minutes logged of exercise. This will include my Couch to 5k running program, Snap Fitness, and walking.

I am focused. I am determined. I can do this.

  


It's Time... My Personal Challenge!!!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

I have lost focus over the last 6-8 weeks and need to get back on track! I have been hovering at the 179.5 - 183.5 weight for too long and need to break through this plateau. I am going to develop a weekly plan for myself for diet and fitness and stick to it!!! As far as diet, I am going to revert to the Fat Smash concepts for a period of time to have some quick wins. It worked well for me earlier this year, and will hopefully do the same now. I do have a reunion weekend coming up (My husband's 30 year class reunion is this weekend) so I realize that I will go off of plan Saturday night), but I am not going to let that delay me getting started. Typically I would say - "Oh. I have until Sunday to get my fix and not exercise and I will start then." Not this time - I am starting NOW!
I will set goals weekly and track my food, exercise, and water intake to hopefully show how I obtain the results that I expect. When I focus and am in the right state of mind, I can generally accomplish what I set forth to do. My goal would be to hit 169 by October 1st. Can I do it? OF COURSE!!!!!

  


Back in the saddle

Sunday, July 12, 2009

I had a few bad weeks where I didn't get onto sparkpeople often enough... and more importantly did not eat as healthy as I should have, and didn't work out enough. I had some stressful weeks at work, and unfortunately let things slip. Then went on vacation, which should not be an excuse not to follow a healthy lifestyle, however it was.

I have spent the past week at home for the remainder of vacation, and got back into the swing of things.

I have been wanting to run a 5k for as long as I can remember, but have never run more than a mile in my life. SO, this week I started the Couch to 5k training program. Tonight I completed week one and feel great about it. So far, not so bad, however I know that the running intervals will get much longer the next few weeks. Last night I registered for the Susan B. Komen Run for the Cure in Milwaukee on September 29th. 77 more days!!! So, that is what I am working toward now. I would like to spend the next 2 months really working on my weight loss as well. I'm behind from where I wanted to be at this point.

I am very proud of the fact that I have truly changed my habits and have been exercising regularly and eating healthy for over 6 months now:)

  


Losing steam (a little)..

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

I have been extremely motivated for the past three months. Today I felt as though I have lost a little steam. I am sure it has to do with the fact that I let myself splurge a little on food this past weekend - treated myself to nachos and had popcorn one night. I also skipped the gym Monday night to watch the NCAA game. I am pretty tough on myself, so I know it's not the end of the world. I need to realize that it's okay to do these things as long as I am in control and can keep going!! My weight was at 189 this morning which was up a bit. I bounced back today, but it was harder than usual.

  


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