Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Well, yesterday was an all around bad day. Sadly, my calorie intake mirrored that bad day and I ended up eating a whopping 2400 calories. I knew I was in for it when it was only 3:00 p.m. and my total calories for the day was 1400.
Now, in the past, eating that much would make me depressed and the last thing that I would want to do is work out. But that is such a vicious cycle that I want to stay away from. So last night, I went to the gym. I strength trained my upper body followed by some light cardio on the treadmill. I am very proud of myself, because I know that the "old me" never would have went to the gym after such a bad day.
Something in my back has been out of place for a week now. It doesn't hurt as much as it is annoying, which also didn't help my bad day yesterday. I was hoping that it would correct itself overtime, and by the end of the day it is usally worked out, but after a long nights rest it pops right back out of place and it's getting really annoying! I might have to visit the chiropractor for an adjustment.
Today is off to a better start already. I am trying to keep my spirits high, despite my back being out of wack. I'm hoping that my boss is in a better mood today, and I am also going to practice self control and drink water when I crave snacks. I brought 100 calorie packs to snack on throughout the day as well, that way I don't reach for a candy bar or something drastic!
I am still hoping to be down to 249 lbs by Sunday, even with my goof up yesterday. I think that I can do it!
***Update - 12:30 p.m.
My boss was in a much worse mood today. Lucky me. I got yelled at again. I should feel better knowing that she has yelled at everyone in our office today, but it doesn't help. I know that I am a hard worker, and I get a lot of stuff done behind the scenes that she doesn't even get a chance to notice. I took a break and cried for a good 5 minutes, which helped me a lot but not enough to keep me away from a 100 grand candy bar. Yikes. I can not have a repeat of yesterday. I just traded that candy bar for one of my 100 calorie snacks. I am now done eating until dinner time. Water is going to be my best friend this afternoon!
Sunday, February 21, 2010
This week was a good week overall. My husband and I were in the gym from Monday - Wednesday and then from Thursday - Saturday we spent time each night packing for the move. We are hoping to move in to our house in 20 days! I am excited that I lost 3 pounds this week, despite not being in the gym every single day! That brings my total weight loss to 7 pounds since I started working at weight loss again two weeks ago! My new goal for next Sunday is another 3 pounds, bringing me down to 249 pounds, and out of the 250's!!
240's... here I come!
Friday, February 19, 2010
I've got really low energy today. I think that the stress from the house purchase is really getting to me. We are 21 days from closing on our first house. We have some wrinkles to iron out still before we can close, and I am just hoping that it will all work out.
For those that don't know, the first time that we tried buying a house was an absolute disaster last year. After four long months of trying to buy this house, the seller backed out of the contract four days from closing. It's was really stressful, and it was right before our wedding last year.
This time around, things are going a lot smoother from the start, and moving its all moving pretty quick. We put our offer on the house on January 21st and a few hours later the sellers accepted. Ever since then we have been go, go, go! Right now the only thing keeping us from closing is FHA and the bank. FHA wants the sellers to paint the chimeny since there is some visable chipping paint (no big deal). The bank is from out of state and they don't quite understand that when the house inspectors says that there were powder beetles in the basement 75 years ago, and that there is no treatment required, he means it. They want the basement treated for beetles that were in the basement 75 years ago, and won't give us the mortgage until then. My realtor and mortgage broker are working on this for us. After that, we can get home insurance and schedule the closing! Yippee!
The stress from all of this is taking such a big toll on my energy. I just have to make it through work and then hopefully I will have enough energy to get in to the gym. That always seems to help my spirits.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Well, I'm not sick, but I took a sick day from work so I could stay home and relax. Something was wrong with my back when I woke up this morning. It was nearly impossible to sit up. It was really hard to breath and my back was very tight and uncomfortable. I tried some stretching throughout the day, and I didn't get up off of the couch very much. After a hot shower and some more stretching, my back is finally feeling better. Breathing is back to normal now, and I am hoping to get right back in to the gym tonight!
Last night was cardio night at the gym. I spent 20 minutes on the treadmill, 10 minutes on the elliptical, and 10 minutes on the bike. Tonight is upper body night. My husband and I will be strength training our arms followed by some light cardio on the elliptical/treadmill.
Short blog today. It's almost dinner time here, so I'm off!
**Update - No gym tonight. Packing for the move instead. We're suppose to close on our first house in three weeks, tomorrow! Nick's legs still hurt from lower body work two nights ago and we have a lot of work to get done around the house, so we're taking a break from the gym tonight.
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