Sunday, August 08, 2010
I got weighed yesterday for the start of my weight loss challenge. Except their scale didn't actually go high enough. It went up to 350 and Im 360. I told him and he said ok well just go with that lol. I have to get below that now though so he start seeing my weight loss. Im giving myself 2 weeks max to lose the 10 pounds. Of course its 9 now because this morning I had a loss of 1 pound from yesterday, both days on my scale which has a limit of 400. Its ok though, because theyre still going to let me do it even though they cant really see my weight. I finally went shopping today to restock my kitchen which was newly emptied lol. I got a ton of plastic containers to keep stuff in, like cereal and tortilla chips so they wont go stale, and rice and things just to be organized. Im actually going to follow sparks plan for the next week to the letter and see how it works for me. I did go through the whole week and change all the things I dont like. I spent about an hour at the grocery store and actually spent less than I though I would. Im just taking a quick break before I go and put everything away, it was quite a workout just bringing everything in from the car lol. Im definitely going to do awesome at this challenge, and Im going to save money because of how much Ive been eating out, well no more!!! Yesterday was my first day being super strict and i did really well. I was at my familys annual golf tournament, just the BBQ I dont golf lol, and i didnt even look at the dessert and when my aunt found out about the challenge from my mom, she offered to cook me some chicken because I wasnt going to have a hamburger or hotdog. It was very nice of her, and everyone was very encouraging.
I wont really be listening to the nutirition advice of my trainer though, unless I have some problems losing on sparks plan, which I dont think I will. Yesterday he was telling me some things I disagree with and some things that just made no sense. He was saying cereal is bad, even cheerios, and I disagree with that, as long its not a high sugar cereal. He also said that bread is bad for you because of the gluten but pasta is ok even though it has more gluten than bread. Im not much of a meat eater, I tend to stay away unless Im at someone elses place, and he kept trying to tell me I HAVE to eat chicken and fish and stuff because plant proteins are incomplete. Well as long as I eat the complimentary proteins within 24 hours Im good, and I do actually a list of complimentary proteins here in one of my nutrition books. I know what Im doing, I just have to actually DO it, and now I am. So I think hell be surprised when I go in and start losing really fast because I WILL make this work. He keeps wanting me to buy this nutrition program they have where they give you a 28 day meal plan but I had it before, cant find it now, and I didnt particularly like it. It is made just for you but I cant afford to buy it because I just bought training sessions for the challenge and Im still in school. He needs to realize I know what Im doing, I just need the encouragement to stick with it.
Anyway, Im going dancing tonight and if I have time after doing my kitchen, Im gonna go swimming at the gym as well. I should go finish up the kitchen and have some lunch now =) Have a great day everyone!!!
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
I've done training a few times before and always ended up not really getting much out of it. Well I bought some training sessions to help me get through my 90 day challenge at the gym which I was supposed to get weighed for today. There was some confusion with the head office and stuff so it got canceled. I'm now getting weighed on saturday. Anyway, the training, I decided i will be doing 2 30 minute sessions each week followed by cardio to make up my 60 minutes for each day. Today I was with my new trainer for the firs time after being off for a few months and seriously slacking in my other activities as well. My new trainer is 19 years old!!! I'm 23, I wasn't expecting a younger trainer lol. He was nice and of course very encouraging. He worked my butt off lol, I was only with him for half an hour and he really killed me lol. We even did a few things I've never done before, and I've at least tried many things. I felt very self conscious at first but after the first bit I was just trying to keep breathing lol.
The gym is very intimidating to me. That's why I like my current gym, not usually very busy lol. He did I was doing great, but he is supposed to encourage me, and he seemed genuinely surprised at my strength. I did tell him I was strong but they're always surprised lol, and my cardio sucks. I was breathing heavy the entire time and i got dizzy at one point. That was my fault though, I went straight from work and didn't have dinner so next time I will make sure to take a good snack to have on my way there. Just something to give me a bit of energy. The only thing I really didn't like doing was the lunges, but everyone I've ever talked to hates lunges, even some of my past trainers lol. He was very helpful, unfortunately with the exercises too lol. He helped me get my legs up farther for the leg lifts and a few things like that, just using his hands to make sure I don't give up and what not. I only say unfortunately because I still have the whole touching issue lol, it's not as bad as it was before though. I was able to deal with it and a year ago, before the dancing, I wouldn't have let him. Especially this one exercise where he was touching my sides to make sure my obliques were working lol. I actually do think we`ll get along and that he has the right personality to keep me working hard. Though him being so young is a little weird lol, maybe that`s just me but I`ll get used to it.
So I have my weigh in on saturday, though I`m not going to wait until then to start eating healthy, I`ll start with my plan in the morning as i intended. I`m still going to chug water before my weigh in though lol. I see my trainer again next tuesday and then I will be training 2 x per week, this week wasn`t good for us though. He said he is just sorting out stuff at his old job, last couple weeks and all that, and then I will probably be training tuesdays and fridays. I walked into the gym feeling crappy about this challenge, and now I`m feeling good about it again. My mood is up and down right now and probably will be for the first while until I start seeing some results on the scale, which I will see!!!!
My legs feel like rubber lol, and I`m expecting pain tomorrow a good pain though lol.
Hope everyone is having a great week so far!!!
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
My goals for the month of July I did horribly. I am starting a 90 day weight loss challenge tomorrow so I am redoing some of my goals and WILL do much better!!!
1. Finish organizing my kitchen by Thursday August 5 - already emptied out the bad stuff, just need to shop for good stuff and organize it.
2. Eat within my calorie range, will be changing over the course of the challenge starting with 2000 this week then dropping by 200 each week until I get to 1200. This is how I plan to get my body used to the lower calorie intake and an attempt to minimize the chance of going into starvation mode.
3. Track EVERYTHING I eat and no bad days, or very few ^_^
4. Exercise 60 minutes per day, 5 days per week
5. Start getting up early to go swimming at least 1 time per week
6. Blog/Vlog at least 2 times per week
7. Keep my team goals tracked and up to date.
8. Swim across the lake and back at the cottage. I don't know how far it actually is. I'll try and find out. It's a narrow lake though so it wouldn't be more than a km I think.
9. Have a great start to the $10,000, 90 day weight loss challenge ^_^ by losing at least 15 pounds in the first month, more if possible.
I'm trying to lose an insane amount of weight during this challenge, probably an unhealthy amount but it's worth the $10,000 and hopefully with 3 or 4 months being good hopefully afterwards when I slow down my weight loss it'll be that much easier to stick to healthier choices. This is not a long term change, merely an attempt at a jump start into the healthy lifestyle.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Ok so a few things are going on right now.
Mainly, I have gotten way off track again so this weekend, I'm working on getting back on track. There's a 90 day weight loss challenge at my gym and the prize for losing the most % of body weight is $10,000. 2nd and 3rd get $5,000 and $2,500 respectively. All participants also receive one month free membership for every 5 lbs lost so I figure it's worth a shot. I'm going to try really hard to do very well because I know if I stick with it the whole time I have a real chance of winning. The last winner lost 98 pounds so I know I have to really work hard. It starts on September 7 but they're weighing me on tuesday so I get an extra month. Of course I know I'm not the only one who's going tt get that advantage. They probably do it for everyone just to give people a good start and to make them feel good about it. I bought some training sessions and I will be doing half an hour 2x a week for the duration of the competition, as well the usual martial 2x and dancing 1x. I will also be trying to include the swimming whenever I have the energy and time. I will be cutting back my daily calorie range to 1200 - 1500 calories per day. I will be doing a lot searching the net this weekend, especially on spark, and I will be cleaning out my kitchen. I'm getting rid of all unhealthy food and finding recipes to make ahead of time so I have no excuse not to eat at home and healthy, it will be done already ^_^ I'll make big batches and freeze it in individual servings so I can just mic it and I'm good. Cooking won't be an excuse for me anymore. I've already started making breakfasts that way just this week so I'm off to a good start. I'm going to the dollar store to buy a whole bunch of containers to freeze all my single meals in. I will blog several times a week with an update on how I'm doing with the competition and I ask for everyone's support. I have 10,000 more reasons to do well this time but I know it's going to be hard.
If I win one of the top 3 prizes I'm not sure what I'll do with it all. I'll definitely pay off some bills and use some for more dance lessons, new clothes for sure lol. Maybe an HD tv, maybe not. I'm going to decide on a few things I want to do with the money so I have specific things in mind to motivate me and I will be making a motivational poster or something to put up at home to keep me going strong.
I start tuesday night after my weigh-in and I'm getting impatient for it to start already. I'm going to drink as much water as I can before they weigh me for a temporary gain lol, then at the end I'll try and get my weigh-in to be in the morning so I can have a slight advantage lol. I'm sure others will be doing the same but not everyone will think of it ^_^ My family is going to support me with this as well, and my mom has graciously agreed to pay for my kitchen overhaul lol, with the condition that if I win, I pay her back.
Work is going well, though a bit stressful. They've given me an entire tower to do. As a student, I've only been doing little bits here and there but now I'm going to do a whole guyed tower by myself. Of course, I'll have help, they know I don't really know what I'm doing, but still, it's exciting and stressful at the same time lol.
Anyway, I hope you all have a great weekend, and for those of us in Canada, enjoy the extra day off!!! Except for me lol, I work saturday too!
Friday, July 16, 2010
Wow, an interesting day so far.
First of all I'd like to mention a challenge I will be doing. It's through my gym and there are cash prizes. It's a 90 weight loss challenge and I'm going to do it, it starts in september, as a way to motivate myself. I don't think I'll win as the last winner lost 98 lbs in 90 days which is both crazy and unhealthy. So I'll work hard and do my best while not going overboard. Every participant gets 1 month free memebership for every 5 lbs lost so even if I come in last, as long as I lose some, I come out a winner. 1st place wins $10,000, 2nd gets $5,000 and 3rd gets $2500. I've already done the math and if I wanted to try for 90 pounds in 90 days I would be eating 1200 calories a day, no more, and having to burn about 2000 every day so I'm not going to go that crazy. I just figure I can try my best and hopefully get some free months at the gym ^_^
Ok so today, I went out with a co-worker to buy some shelves to install in our closet. We are trying to organize the office a bit better. We bought some really nice ones but have had a tough time installing them. The walls in the closet are concrete bricks, so we bought some special screws, but the screws just keep turning. They don't seem to want to grip the concrete, they just keep stripping the holes. So we're leaving it til monday and are going to get some special anchor things, I've never intsalled shelves at all lol, never mind in concrete. I will be though, I bought a closet organizer for my bedroom. I think I'll put it in this weekend because I'm not going to the cottage and I have sunday off.
Last night was interesting too. I'm exhausted today. See, my power went out last night, but it was really weird. It went out in only part of my apartment at first. I thought I blew a fuse but when I checked them no, and the new one didn't make a different. My bedroom light and one outlet were off, my bathroom, hallway and my fridge were all not working. I emptied my freezer because I had no idea why only some of the power went out when it wasn't a fuse. I put all the stuff into another freezer I have and went to bed and I would ask the super in the morning. Well at about 2 am all my power went out, I checked though and out in the hallway the lights were still on, so I'm just getting more confused. I only woke up because my CPAP machine turned off when the power went out, it's kinda hard to breathe without power in one of those things lol. So anyway, I was up for a little while, but then randomly the power came back on, all of it, thank goodness. I went back to sleep but of course, I was about an hour short now. So this morning I ended up being late for work, forgot to reset my alarm, and I'm still so tired. I am starting to feel better though ^_^ The prescription the doctor gave me is helping, I just need more sleep lol. I swear I'll be in bed at like 8 tonight lol.
I'm actually doing ok for eating today ^_^ better than I have previously. I did have a McDonald's egg McMuffin for breakfast but I had a fruit and fiber muffin with it instead of the hashbrown. I only ate out today because I was running late thx to the power outage. For lunch I had chili and a whole wheat bun. I also bought one of those health drinks with veggies in it. Normally I hate them but this one is apple, kiwi and greens so I mostly taste the apple and kiwi. I got myself a banana for a snack and I'll figure out dinner when I get home. I will still go over my calories today but my goal this month is eating healthy foods, as much as I want, not staying within range. I should only go over a bit though and I have made better choices today. At least I'm getting some nutrients in me ^_^ and hopefuly by the time the challenge starts in september, I'll have some good habits under my belt ^_^
Hope everyone has a great weekend ^_^
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