Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Now I'm motivated! I started exercising again. I used to love running. I still do even though it's much harder to run with all these extra pounds on me. But I'm doing it. It just feels so good.
I haven't lost any weight yet, but my motivation is really high. Some friends of mine at work just lost a bunch of weight. Husband and wife team - they joined weight watchers and the weight really came off! That motivated another friend of mine at work to work on her weight. And little by little, she's chipped away at her weight and has lost 15 pounds so far! She looks great! I can do it too!
My goal is to exercise - mainly run - five times per week. But I also have to watch what I eat. And I've been doing that successfully for the past three days! I'm so excited! I really want to lose weight! My husband took a photo of me this past Sunday at my son's birthday party and I was horrified at what I look like now. I'm just so fat! It's time for a change.
So here I go. The journey begins with a single step...
Friday, March 04, 2011
I've been at this weight loss thing for over two months now and I've barely lost five pounds. I've been eating all the right foods. Lots of lean protein, vegetables and some fruit. Low carbs. I've been writing down every single morsel that goes into my mouth and haven't exceeded 1200 calories/day. I've been exercising like crazy. At least 45 minutes/day five days a week of brutal Tae Kwon Do. Been withholding the Diet Sunkist sodas, which I think makes me retain water. Yet the scale doesn't budge.
Last week I actually saw a bit of weight loss. And that motivated me to work even harder at the weight loss thing. Much to my surprise, the scale says I've gained a pound. WTF? How does that even happen? Something's not right here.
Anyone have this experience? Thoughts? Suggestions?
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
I took a Tae Kwon Do class on Monday night that was filled with only black belts. I just started, so being the only beginner in a class of such experienced folk was really intimidating to me. To add to the intimidation, prior to this class, another beginner had told me she had been in a similar situation and the black belts completely ignored her. And so class started...
Turns out it was a wonderful workout and a really great experience. The Black Belts were very kind and helpful to me and I can't wait to do it again! That was Monday.
I returned on Tuesday for another kick-b*tt class. And I got on the scale this morning to see it read .5 lbs. less than the day before. This kind of progress helps me keep going.
Thank you, SparkPeople!
Sunday, February 27, 2011
For me, I can read it in a book, on a Web page, or someone can tell me, but I don't truly learn it until I experience it. Guess I'm hard-headed.
So I've learned two big things so far:
1. It's exercise that makes the weight come off and makes your body look better - and healthier. I've limited my food intake to nearly nothing to no effect. Gotta make the time for exercise.
2. Gotta eat BEFORE I get ravenously hungry, else I eat everything in the house! I learned that on Friday when I just couldn't eat anything until I was already past the point of starved. Then there was no holding me back. I ate EVERYTHING. OK, so now I know. Next time I'll carry a protein bar with me to eat.
I know there are more lessons to be learned. I'm on my way...
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