Friday, July 08, 2011
Does anyone else find it incredibly difficult to exercise regularly during that time of the month? My exercise routine has definitely been impacted over the last two days, since I've been cramping terribly and other stuff. I haven't been able to exercise, which now has me thrown off. I'm going to exercise tonight, regardless of how I feel. I'm hoping for some weight loss this week. I feel like my progress is incredibly slow now. On my bad days, I don't see a point in any of this because it feels like I'm getting nowhere. And, then, on my better days, I know it's about determination, patience and knowing that all good things take time. It's just hard, the wait, in between each week to see if any of my actions and persistence paid off.
Wednesday, July 06, 2011
I think I am much more invested now in the power of motivational techniques to help carry me over this hurdle of weight loss. I find myself easily expressing to others my current weight loss and weight loss goals. It makes me feel more determined because I don't want people to think I'm a quitter. It also helps to strengthen the goal as being real, tangible. Of course, this is just one motivational technique. I'm also using visualization, specifically my wedding dress and how I will look when I get to my goal weight.
It's really interesting, from an outside perspective, to see the little changes since I began May 1, 2011. Here is my list of positive improvements, since I began to exercise and eat healthier:
1. I can put my leg up onto my knee without having to pull it up.
2. I can lean over to tie my shoe without feeling a lot of discomfort.
3. I can fit into size 24 jeans.
4. I can bend over, kneel and lean over to do simple tasks without feeling out of breath.
Monday, July 04, 2011
So, we made a pact to cut down on our red meat intake. So far this has not been a difficult goal. We've substituted ground beef with ground turkey for hamburgers. This week I'll be making stuffed peppers and meat loaf with ground turkey. We also make sure to have fish at least 1-2 times a week.
We didn't go see anyone for Fourth of July. Instead, we stayed home and grilled for ourselves. It's been an anticlimactic weekend with not much exercise at all. The Wii seems boring and it's too hot to enjoy exercise outdoors. I'm still determined to get in 30 minutes on the Wii tonight. I'm really trying to maintain exercise at least 10 minutes a day. I need to lose more than 0.2lbs this upcoming weekend. I'm hoping for at least 2lbs. I need to keep my focus if I'm going to get down to 250lbs by September.
I'm thinking of working on an inspiration collage, as suggested by this site. Hmm...
Saturday, July 02, 2011
Due to a week of careless eating, I didn't achieve my desired outcome today but that's okay. It was still a loss, as opposed to a gain. I'm determined to be 40lbs lighter by September 1st. So, the next two months I'm going to work twice as hard. I'm getting back into regular exercise, even if it is only 10 minutes a day but lately it's been bouts of 40 minutes with 11-12 minutes in between.
We ate at Bonefish Grill last night. One of the hardest things for me is eating out because it's extremely hard to measure what I eat accurately, which in turn makes me feel less in control. And, then the slippery slope begins... So, me and my fiance made a pact: no eating out for the rest of the month. In reality, we can't afford it anyway since we have bills, taxes and a wedding to start paying for, e.g. our deposit on the winery. It's an all around good pact to be in.
Also, I'm going to work very hard this week to bring foods I really like or want to eat for lunch. Instead, I've been settling for Lean Cuisines which don't entice me very much and leave me wanting to join people for lunch out, where I then end up unable to measure my food.
I know what I need to change. Time to reinvigorate.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Listening to this little voice is even harder than I previously imagined. I totally over ate rice for dinner tonight. Carbohydrate comfort food. I know that if I keep eating up to the high end of my recommended calorie intake that I will not lose this week. I'm overly stuffed now so it's not like I ate more because of hunger, just comfort foods, which ironically make me ill and not so comfortable. Not so comfortable at all...
Now, I need to muster up some serious energy and enthusiasm to do some exercise on the Wii, starting now!!!
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