Sunday, April 03, 2011
After taking the past two weeks and totally half-a$$ing it, I am finding my rhythm again. My little girl has finally kicked her stomach virus to the curb, and miraculously no one else in the house caught it. A prime example of how important hand washing is!
Unfortunately, I now have a head cold...NO GOOD! This week is spring break, and we have tons of fun things planned. Mommies don't have time to get sick! I am also hopeful that this cold is mine alone. I am not in the mood to deal with sick kids, again. Or a sick husband, for that matter...sick husbands are the worst!
I have only 48 days until we head to the beach for a week, and my original goal was to lose 40 pounds by then (half of my goal weight). I have lost 16 pounds so far, which leaves me with 24 to go to hit this mark. If I accomplish this, I will weigh less than I did when I got married seven years ago. Yikes...I have been fat for WAY TOO LONG!
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Seems like forever since I have been on Spark. A few weeks ago, I had to go to Savannah for a wedding with my husband. I did really well with my diet, but had no opportunity for exercise. I stopped taking my metformin because it was upsetting my stomach, and because I was only taking it for weightloss and not insulin resistance, I felt comfortable with my decision. The upside to the metormin was that it kept my eating and drinking habits very well in check. I didn't stray off plan for fear that it would tear my stomach apart. Now that I don't have that as my back-up, I have slowly fallen back into bad habits. Nothing crazy, like fried food ten times a week. Just not tracking my intake. My new elliptical, which I LOVE, bit the dust after just a few weeks. I was using it daily for at least thirty minutes, but most days an hour. Apparently, it was a POS. I am taking it back to the store next week and hopefully I can get store credit. On top off all this, my oldest daughter has been battling a brutal stomach virus that has been going on almost seven days...that means I am not getting anything done around the house because my baby needs me. Long story short, I am still here...oh, and despite not tracking my food and exercising like a mad woman, I haven't gained any of the weight I had lost! Hopefully things will start to calm down around here and I can get back to it. I just wish that I did a better job of managing everyone elses needs in addition to my own.
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
After five weeks of really hard work I am down one more pound, for a grand total of 14 pounds lost since February 1. Not too shabby! I have upped my cardio and added a protein shake to my diet. I am still hoping to lose 13 pounds this month, so I guess I have 12 to go.
I am really starting to feel so awesome!!!
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
So, I would be lying if I didn't admit that I was VERY disappointed with this weeks weigh-in. I am grateful that I didn't gain, but surprised I didn't lose. I have been having a hard time reaching my calorie goal each day, and I am assuming that is why I am not dropping the weight. My stomach has shrunk, my tastes (and cravings) have changed, and I just don't have the appetite I once did.
I have decided to give myself a little morale boost with a personal challenge for March: 30 minutes for 30 days on my elliptical. Even if I can't fit in any other exercises for the day, I WILL get on the elliptical. So far, I am 2-0 for March!
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
I have reached the end of week 4, and did not have a loss. But, I didn't gain. I am disappointed that I didn't see the numbers go down, but it actually strengthens my resolve. I am "in it to win it" this time around. I am going to re-evaluate my food plan and increase my exercise. I am a SAHM, so I am approaching my "lifestyle" as a part-time job. I have to invest this time into my health, and my entire family will benefit in the long run. I can tell a difference in my energy levels, and I am having few cravings for former trigger foods. I am excited that March is here and that it is a long month. My goals for February were to lose ten pounds ( I lost 13) and to travel 100 miles on my treadmill and bike (I managed 157). That means my goals for March are 13 pounds lost and 200 miles traveled. Cheers to a great month!
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