Saturday, May 03, 2014
So, despite my feelings, I decided that I had to be more active and healthy this week. I think I succeeded. Monday i exercised for 41 minutes, Tuesday I walked the dog for 50 minutes, Wednesday, it was raining so I basically did nothing. Thursday, I exercised for about 40 minutes and walked the dog. Friday, I did a 45 minute work out, and today, Saturday, I walked the dog for about 50 minutes.
Usually, I don't like counting dog walking as exercise, I prefer to do a more intentional exercise, but with the way I feel, I have to count it all as good.
I didn't eat any fast food all week, except for one day I had Subway which I used for a couple of meals. And I've mostly been in the calorie range.
So, good job me. This week I already got back down to the weight I was before I gained a bunch of pounds during my depression weeks.
Monday, April 28, 2014
I was a part of this 8 week boot camp that had started about 2 months ago. I did a great job, I followed all the work outs religiously, I ate nice home prepared meals within my calorie range, I lost about 2 lbs a week, got to a smaller size than I have been in a long long time, then I went on vacation and still lost weight and still stuck to my goals and plan. I was so proud, that for the first time ever, I went on a vacation and exercised 5 out of 7 days and ate really really well.
Then I came home. Once I came home, it was harder than I expected to get back on my third shift schedule. So I exercised the first day for good measure to keep up good habits then I spent the rest of the week adjusting to being home and trying to catch up on sleep and didn't exercise anymore. I didn't eat because I ended up having the stomach flu and couldn't keep anything down anyway. Then I was finally adjusted to midnights again and my stomach ache went away and I should have started to exercise.
Instead, my husband told me some things he had been lying about to me for awhile, which caused me great anger and pain, and I finally decided I wanted to get divorced, and the same time I decided to divorce my husband, I ended a relationship with a dear friend I had been talking to for five years. So after that, I spent the last two weeks laying in bed sobbing or laying on the couch sobbing. I'm so miserable and depressed it's not even funny. Needless to say since I sunk into that depression, I stopped doing anything that is remotely good for me. I started eating poison again (aka junk food), and I stopped exercising, and only walked the poor dog one time.
Today is Monday, today is the day that a second 8 week boot camp session is starting, one I signed up for before I sunk into this depression, and one that I'm not looking forward to starting today. But since I agreed to do it, and I really do need to keep doing good healthy things for myself, especially since I know they'll help fight the depression, I really do need to do it and do it to the best of my ability. Today is the day I choose a couple of days ago, to be the day that even though I'm still grieving over messed up relationships, that I still have to do healthy things in spite of my grief.
I rarely choose healthy things in times of depression, today is a good day to make the right choice and do good things in spite of my feelings.
I hope I can. Because right now, I really don't want to. I just want to lay down and cry again.
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
So I effectively spent the first 7 days of the new year sick and on bed rest. I didn't meet any of my goals for tracking, or nutrition or exercise. About the only goal I can say I met was sleep. In the last week I probably slept like 12 hours a day.
I was feeling better yesterday, better enough to get up and clean the house and do those types of things, but decided to put off doing anything more active then that until I went back to work. My first day back at work after this whole week off, is this evening. So I'm actually looking forward to going back to work, because sitting here for days has made me go stir crazy. Since the holidays are over and I have no plans of going anywhere until March. I'm hoping that I'll stay healthy and can finally officially get back on track after the Christmas mayhem.
Friday, December 20, 2013
12/20 Cardio 40 mins
12/21 45 mins cardio
ST 10 mins
12/22 55 mins cardio
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Well, it looks like this is the last week of the Fall Biggest Loser Challenge I was participating in. My goal for the challenge was to lose about 8.4 lbs, which is modest for ten weeks. Alas, I may have only lost about half of that, which doesn't feel like a ton of progress to me.
But then, I thought about the last two years, in the last two years I did nothing but gain weight. I ate Wendy's almost daily, cried almost daily, gained weight. My grandma died, my cousin died, I was depressed about that, I was tired of school, hated my job, felt trapped in my marriage and a million other things, so in that two year period, I packed on at least 60 pounds. If you do the math, that's .57 pounds a week (Haha, thanks PrincessSofi). Yikes! These last several months, I've actually lost a small amount of weight, and during this challenge, I mostly maintained my weight, and maintaining my weight as opposed to gaining I think is a big deal. So, now that I know that I have successfully maintained my weight and finally halted the upward progression on the scale, perhaps now I can encourage myself to make a bit more progress and watch the numbers go down instead of stay the same.
The last couple weeks of this challenge, I haven't been doing much, I started a new job in June, working midnights an hour away from my home, that took so much energy, I didn't care about exercise, didn't feel like I had time either, then I focused on finding an apartment and moving. I finally found a decent apartment in an okay neighborhood and I've spent the last two or three weeks moving, unpacking and getting settled . My goal is to be finished unpacking by Thanksgiving. That way when I return from visiting my family, everything will be nice and organized, then I can finally focus on managing my time and actually getting healthier.
The good things that happened during the past couple of months: I maintained my weight/lost a bit, and more importantly didn't gain.
2. I can actually walk for a long time again, without feeling like I'm dying and without having to sit down (it was scary bad for awhile, and a new experience for me).
3. I can wear my smaller size uniform pants again.
4. I've started walking my dog more consistently.
5. Started drinking my raw meal again.
6. I can stand for the whole 8 hours of my shift again without feeling like I'm being tortured.
Short term goals-
After Thanksgiving, go to the gym at least one time per week to get some strength training in. After a month, I can work on increasing the frequency.
Track my food on a daily basis.
Walk Chewie daily.
Find a counselor.
Longer term goals, going on a cruise at the end of March, it would be nice to have lost 18 lbs, that's a little over one pound a week.
In October, I want to run in a race with my best friend. One of those color vibe runs.
My final goal to be height weight proportionate. Which involves losing about 150 more pounds.
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