Thursday, November 08, 2012
I tumbled off the workout/eating well/logging everything wagon for a while, not sure how long exactly, I'm sure I could look at a calendar and figure it out, but I'm not going to, that time is gone, it's lost and I can't make up for lost time. I have a dozen excuses as to why I tumbled off the wagon, but again, those are excuses and pretty lame ones, at that, and don't help me.
I'm going to start back exercising tomorrow, I haven't been to my gym in a long time, I can't even really remember now... My eating hasn't been terrible, so that's the good news, but I haven't been logging everything and I know my portion sizes have been more then they should be. I also am not sure that I'm drinking the amount of water I should be, but those are things I'm going to start working on again.
All that being said, thankfully, I'm not starting completely over at my highest weight, thank goodness! I did gain back 2 pounds, but over the last 2 weeks of being better about what I eat (after I stepped on the scale and saw that number) I've lost one of the pounds, so I'm pretty much back on track with my weight loss goals, I just have to get it in my head to start logging everything again and just do it!
Sunday, August 26, 2012
I didn't make goals for August since I started working out and exercising July 19th, so really my goals for August were to just keep going and stick with the program, but going into September I thought it would be a good idea to make some goals.
1. Start couch to 5k program (3 days/week, other days do elliptical trainer)
2. Start strength training 2 days a week
3. No alcohol for 30 days! (I want to see if this will help with my weight loss efforts, I read somewhere that even moderate drinking can lower metabolism)
4. Eat out 1 times a week, at max! (I don't eat out much, so this shouldn't be too hard)
5.Weigh in 1 time per week, 2 times at max. (I bought a scale for at home and I've been weighing myself pretty much everyday, and that's not healthy)
6. Continue to make good food choices.
7. Continue meal planning, and food/water/exercise logging.
8. Keep up with Sparkpeople blog and teams.
I'm looking forward to adding some new things and also to keeping up my progress on my weight loss journey.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
I started this journey July 19th, so today marks one full month. I am proud of myself for staying on track for a whole month, which should make it easier, what's that saying? It takes 21 days to make something a habit? Something like that, which is probably why this is starting to seem easier. I've lost 11 pounds so far just from tracking my calories in and working out. I plan on keeping it up and hopefully I'll be down 11 more pounds by the end of the 2nd month :)
Thursday, August 16, 2012
I'm going into my weigh-in tomorrow with the mindset that this week has basically been a wash. I've been good about staying in my calorie range but didn't work out over the weekend then didn't work out on Monday because I was feeling funky - I did grocery shopping, which I'm counting as at least something, but it definitely wasn't a work out. I did workout Tuesday, but didn't work out yesterday (I was sick) and today is my husband's birthday, and I still have to get him a present, so the walking that I do to get him a present will have to be it. I am planning on working out tomorrow, and possibly even Saturday and Sunday, that would be a great way to make up for some of the workouts I missed this week and would be a great way to start off next week. I'm trying not to get down on myself because I know there are going to be times where working out is going to be easier to do then other times, but I don't want my progress to stall.
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
I'll admit that since I started this weight loss journey roughly 3 weeks ago, I've been pretty much obsessed with calorie counting and all things health and fitness. Heck, I have 2 different apps on my Android, Sparkpeople's app and Myfitnesspal's app. What I like about Myfitnesspal's app is the predictive message it flashes you after you enter your calories eaten and burned for the day, it gives you a message that reads "If everyday were like this one you'd weigh ___ in 5 weeks". So for me, seeing that lower number if I keep up the good work is highly motivational!
Anywho, that being said, over the last week my husband and son have both expressed interest in working towards goals of their own. I can't even begin to express how immensely proud I am of them. With my son, I have to motivate him, which just seems to motivate me even more. I sincerely hope that my son can continue to use the knowledge he's learning to make better food choices and sticks with it, with my help. I did research about how many calories a kid his age should have too, so it's not like he's on the same calorie plan as I am. I want him to be healthy, not emaciated. That being said, I've explained to him that weight loss isn't an instant thing and it happens over time so not to get discouraged if he doesn't lose a lot of weight each week. If nothing else, it'll be good for him to just be aware of the choices he's making. He's high functioning autistic, so he's pretty picky about the foods he eats and of course, none of them are good-for-you foods! So I've been teaching about portion sizes, measuring out food/drinks, and reading nutrition labels. He starts middle school this year, one which as fortune would have it, has a really great healthy cafeteria menu, so that should help a bunch!
My husband I'm not worried about. He's usually pretty good about sticking with his goals once he's made them and we share what we do at the gym. He also doesn't eat horribly and he's pretty active. His goals are mostly strength training goals too. Which I'll also add to my goals once I lose about 20 more pounds.
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