Friday, May 16, 2014
I reached my heaviest weight recently of nearly 310 pounds. However, I am happy to say that I am now 299 pounds and have met one of my short term goals of getting out of the 300s!
I am so proud of myself, yet so ashamed at the same time. I want to be happy, but I really am having conflicted feelings. I want to shout it from the roof top that I am no longer 300+ pounds, but that would also involve admitting that I did once weigh that much. I want to be happy that I've lost 11 pounds, but it's also very daunting to think that I have so far to go before I reach my goal weight. I've lost nearly 6% of the weight that I want to, but that still leaves 94+% that I have left to lose.
I know I need to just take it one day at a time, but I'm a long-term planner, so it's hard to focus and be proud of today.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
I actually managed to grow an avocado from a pit!
Thursday, May 08, 2014
My morning started off really rough. I bought myself some chocolate covered Craisins as a treat for myself a couple of days ago. This morning, I found them on the couch and they had been cut open. I knew perfectly well that it was my daughter, but I am trying to have a calmer approach to dealing with her lying and taking things. She is almost 6-years-old, so I'm really trying to break her of these bad habits. Unfortunately, lying seems to be a genetic trait in my husband's family. I asked her calmly a few times if she did it and she looked me in the eye and lied to me. She then promised she'd never lie and take things again, which is a lie in itself, so I left her there with my husband and went to the store. I talked to my husband about his own selfish habits and told him that the kids pick up on it and how I feel disrespected a lot in our house by him and the kids. He blew me off as being over-dramatic.
At the store, I discovered that the hubby had lost his debit card and taken mine. It's not a big deal except for when I am stuck at the store with no way to pay! I was embarrassed and had to put everything back.
This led to another argument where he again refused to accept responsibility. He called from work to say he was sorry, but I told him that, for at least the kids' sake, he needs to take responsibility at the moment that he makes a mistake, not long after the fact.
When I was driving my daughter to school, my neighbor, who was driving her child to school, cut me off. When we were waiting for the kids' teachers, she tried making small talk, but I was not in a good mood and she was included in that after cutting me off! Rude!
I went to the store for the second time to buy the items that I couldn't buy before. Luckily, there was a different cashier. I would have been more embarrassed if it was the first gal. I also picked up some items to pamper myself after this rough start to my day. I am going to soak in a bubble bath and give myself a pedicure.
Today can only get better after this rough morning.
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
I learned a lot about my teammates for this challenge and found that I had quite a bit in common with people. Probably the most challenging part of the challenge was the Freggies portion. I had to try a new fruit or veggie or prepare them in a different way. With sharing a car with my husband and how busy we are, it was tough finding time to go to the store to purchase new freggies. It was surprisingly tough to pamper myself daily, too. It definitely reinforced that I need to make myself a priority.
I did the fitness test with my kids and a neighbor girl. For the fitness test, I was able to do 14 push-ups in one minute, 20 crunches in one minute, and my pulse was 132 after the 3 minute step test.
For the scorecard, I scored 1050 out of the possible 1200. I didn't get a perfect score as I didn't get in the maximum amount of fitness minutes. This was only week one, though, and I will continue to improve throughout the rest of the challenge.
This challenge and especially the fitness test has inspired me to start some sort of challenge for my Girl Scouts over this summer. We meet tomorrow, so I will run it past them and see what they think. I will definitely emphasize that it will be an individual challenge where they are only competing against themselves. Every girl is at a different fitness level.
Saturday, May 03, 2014
I treated myself to a Zumba class tonight. The instructor of tonight's class is really into twerking and jumping. I don't have much of a butt, so there's little that I can do about that issue, lol. However, I am large chested. So that I could participate fully in tonight's class, I wore a sports bra, a tank top with a built-in bra, and a looser tank top over the top. Zumba was a lot less painful tonight, though it was more cumbersome wearing so many layers.
The instructor noticed that I kept up with the jumping a lot more tonight and complimented me a couple of times. The slight annoyance of so many layers is worth being able to get more exercise and not be in pain
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