Sunday, January 22, 2012
So I'm back! Life is better than ever, however much more stressful. Unfortunately, I've gotten into the habit of simply cramming food into my mouth when I'm hungry and that led to gaining most of my weight back :(
I got into PA school within the last year which was surprising and exciting! I commute 2.5 hours to school, have class, then commute 2.5 hours home. That doesn't leave a lot of time for healthy choices that are not planned out, especially when my free time has been filled with studying.
A list of ways I plan on being healthier:
Walk from the train to classes vs. catching a second train (unless super late) = 2.5 miles
Fast food- Saladworks or subway= 500 calorie savings
Lunch? Pack- PBJ versus pizza and junk= 200-500 calorie savings
Train rides- study (not sleep) So I have free time to workout (hopefully 2-3x's/week)
Long 3 hour break on wed- bring gym clothes and workout for 30 minutes
Dinner- Stockpile with healthy choice & healthy snacks= bazillion calories saved over takeout
I'm really hoping this works and STAYS with me this time. I am newly back on the singles scene and want to look awesome for any potential dates that come my way, plus, it would be nice to rock a 2 piece this year.
An additional goal I have is the Lady White Rose 5K which is held in April of every year. I love this race, it is sooo stress free! All women, all ages, all speeds. I want to get under 35 minutes this year so I'd better get to running soon!
Monday, March 07, 2011
So this weight-loss journey began just before Christmas. At the time I thought the only thing that mattered was losing weight. Ha, not so much anymore. My time with SP has taught me that a healthy lifestyle is the main goal, not to be a size 2.
For additional local support, I joined a biggest loser club at work. No offense, but KMA biggest loser! I have lost 15 lbs, most prior to the club. I have only lost 3 lbs since I joined in the beginning of Feb. Those numbers are horrible for a number-counting club. I feel guilty constantly that I'm not living up to the club's weight-loss goals. Finally I realized the biggest loser club has it wrong. I'm a slowest loser and PROUD!
Thanks to SP I have realized I have so many accomplishments that do not involve the scale. Things I accomplished in Feb. despite "only" losing 3 lbs:
1) No more TV marathons, I get outside now!
2) Lost one inch from my: waist, hips, arms
3) Fit into one size smaller than before, almost 2 sizes smaller!!!
4) Can now workout for over a hour without being winded or sore
5) Have WAY more energy
6) Am trying new activities, machines, and exercises, variety is the spice of life
7) Can sleep like a baby now
8) I know portion sizes, generally, without measuring every thing
9) Can determine healthy foods from unhealthy foods
AND (last but not least)
10) LOST 3 LBS! That's nothing to be ashamed of!
So sorry again, biggest loser, but FORGET YOU!
And a big thank-you to Andeenate for helping me to realize this!
Thursday, February 17, 2011
So weigh in day. It seems what my SP experience is based around now. It was yesterday morning, got up, weighed myself, and to my disappointment 0.8 lbs were ADDED to my old weight! I wanted to run into a corner and cry. What did I do wrong?
My past week was surprisingly similar to previous weeks with one change. I was starving. I wanted to eat every and anything around me. I kinda did. But nearly every day I was within my range, my high side of the range, but my range none-the-less. There was one day that was off by 20 calories, so I didn't count that as really being "over". And one day that was off by nearly 800. Ok, so those days don't help, but really... do they mess up your hard work that much? Or.... is this a dreaded plateau I hear about?
I was just sad to see my first gain since starting SP in mid December I feel like I did something wrong. It's even worse that I joined the Biggest Loser club for work and feel like I'm disappointing them by not losing. Ugh, weight gain sucks!
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
So that's how I hear this is supposed to work. Sleep enough hours a day, eat when you're hungry and stay within your calorie range, decrease stress and relax to help speed loss, exercise to strengthen your body and the weight is supposed to roll off, and had been!
But what is supposed to happen when that routine can't happen? Some days I can't sleep enough, or at all. That leads too an off eating pattern, which leads to me eating what I can get (or binging) and going wayyyy over on calories. Then that makes me stress, which makes me tense, which makes workouts go horribly wrong. Then the weight just doesn't come off. What are you supposed to do?
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