Sunday, December 09, 2012
What a first week it was for me. I'm actually doing 2 challenges at once. First I started Power 90 and then I joined a 100 squats per day challenge.......both on December 1st....what was I thinking? LOL It's been going good so far, a little sore, but still good. Tony is really trying his best to kick my butt, BUT (LOL) I'm determined not to let that happen. It says in the booklet that you CAN workout on the 7th day but you don't have to, which was Friday for me. Yeah, you know it, I didn't LOL. Maybe when I get past the first month I'll pick up an extra day or 2 a month. But for the time being, I was MORE than happy to take that 7th day as my rest day. For some odd reason though, I actually felt bad about not doing Power 90. I can't say I didn't workout at all because I did still do my 100 squats that day. Kinda weird how you look forward to your rest day but then when it comes around, it sort of makes you feel guilty. I can tell you I did feel that way, but not enough that I forced myself to do it LOL!!!
Oh, also, I did my week 1 weigh in..........4 pounds!!!! I knew I was hungrier than usual. When I tell you I eat all day long, I really mean it. Every 2-3 hours I'm shoving something down my gullet LOL. It's not like candy or cake or anything like that, more like granola or fruit or even a Special K bar.....mmmmm those are scrump-diddly-uptous. If I lacked a little more self control, I could easily eat the whole dang box LMAO!!!! Why do they make them so yummy? I hate you Special K bar people!!!!! How dare you tease people like that. grrrrrrrrrr
Anyways, I would consider my first week back on the wagon a successful one. Hope everyone had a great week........now back to work!!!! LOL
Monday, December 03, 2012
Well my personal challenge started December 1. The first thing I did was tighten up on my eating. I'm trying something called eating cleaner. I don't think I'm going to fully succeed at it because there's that little piece of me that still screams, "WTF do you think you're doing? Where's my refined sugar?". But I figure it this way, at least I'm trying to make some things better for myself. It's about removing processed foods from your diet, and is supposed to be one of the healthiest ways of eating and also to assist in weight loss and body maintenance. I know you can't change a tiger's stripes, but honestly, how difficult can it be to try. I think I already eat somewhat clean now. I wouldn't go as far as saying it's going to happen overnight, or even at all, but all of us warriors can do it try their hardest.
Today was day 3 of hell, ummm I mean Power 90. That Tony Horton is a beast. I have P90X and watched it........that was all, watched. I said to myself, "self, you are SOOOOOO dreaming. What in the world is he doing? That's actually an "exercise" move? PFFT as if you can do that" . So myself and I consulted and came up with the lesser of the two evils......Power 90. It kinda falls in between his 10 Minute Trainer and P90X, which might I add are at totally opposite ends of the spectrum. It has some of the moves that are in P90X but not to the extreme. I do have to say though, you're still going to have to bring your beast mode. This isn't for the faint of heart or the "tryers". This is a bring-it-on type program and I'm vowing to finish it. Granted it's only day 3 of 90, but hey, you've gotta give yourself to something right? And instead of giving myself to food, once again, I'll give it to Tony Horton LOL.
With that, I bid everyone a good night and healthy tomorrow.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Ok so, September 2011 I started a weight loss challenge at work and won, losing 75 pounds by the end of February 2012. Briefly touching on Feb-Aug I found a lump in my neck that was diagnosed as thyroid cancer. Aug 27th, I had a total thyroidectomy. Here we are 3 months later and I've regained 15 of my lost pounds. Who knew that my minimally working thyroid was still trying to do what it was supposed to.....I knew I shoulda kept it LOL.
Anyways, Monday Nov 26th, I started to change that. I lost all those pounds and vowed not to find them again. But low and behold I found 13 of them.......WAAAY better than most all of them LOL. So I started working out and getting a little stricter on my eating.
I've never told anyone how much I weighed before my challenge last year, including my husband of 20 years. He knew how much I was losing each week, but I never had the courage to tell him my starting weight. One day we're driving to my sisters and I asked him if he wanted to know. He said it didn't matter because I didn't weigh that anymore, but if I wanted to tell him I could. So chicken little that I am, I told him and hid my eyes. I could see the surprise on his face but said that it still didn't matter.
So here I am again, facing the scale. Since I was so embarrassed to tell anyone last time (because of how much I weighed), I will tell everyone who will listen that on Monday when I started my personal challenge, I weighed in at 271 pounds. I know it's a far cry from Miss America but I don't care because I don't want to be her, I want to be me. If that means I'm chubbier than the person standing in line next to me or the mother of 43 kids that weighs 95 pounds soak and wet......then so be it. My goal is to get healthier and hope that my clothes fit better in the long run.
Have an awesome day!!!!
Friday, December 16, 2011
Well everyone it's not Thursday but that's okay. I was off yesterday on my normal weigh-in day. I've been doing my weigh-ins all by myself for the past few weeks because of miscellaneous reasons by my fellow challengers. That's ok because I can concentrate more and work harder than they can imagine. I much rather not have them know my progress until the end and then, WHAM-O!!!, they get hit with my awesome loss.
Anyway, I got on the scale and it said 286. That's 3 more pounds for a grand total of 47. OMG I only need 3 more pounds to reach my goal by the end of the year, and I still have 2 weigh-ins left. That's an average of 1.5 pounds a week and I'm certain I can do that. I'll just have to workout harder, eat smarter than I already do, ride longer, lift heavier. I'll have to get sweatier and stinkier than normal; well you get the general picture (I wish it were that easy).
I just can't believe how far I've come in such a short time. I have lost a whole kid worth of weight. I often think about my weight loss and how my 6 year old niece weighs 42 pounds. Sometimes it's surreal. I often want to pinch myself to wake up from this fairytale, but I know pinching yourself hurts and I'm not that desperate to wake up LOL!!!!!
My short term goal was 50 pounds by the end of the year but my long term goal is to get back to 175 pounds. That leaves me 111 pounds to go. You know, I'd even settle for 185-190 pounds as long as I was healthier and stronger, I would be happy. Heck I'd be happy not to be in the "M.O." category anymore.......(sigh).
I can see my future ahead of me, and I'm almost there.....
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