Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Well folks, it's been quite some time since I have last made an entry. I think part of it has to do with me feeling guilty about being kind of stuck where I am. I have to admit that I haven't been giving it my all. I get the winter blues and it just exhausts me. Oh and the cravings are ravenous and real. From September to November I never craved anything unhealthy, and I certainly never binged. I think with the passing holidays it is hard to get back on track. I'm very much a supporter of everything in moderation, but I haven't been so good at moderating.
On the bright side, spring will be here sooner than I know it! I have recommitted myself to eating healthier and exercising regularly, and I plan to start my C25k program over again on March 31st when the weather will be better. I can't wait to get out everyday and see the small but definite signs of spring as I blossom and transform as well. It's a beautiful thing!
Oh yeah, I have also decided to take a break from the scale. I get so discouraged if a week goes by and I haven't achieved what I had hoped to see. So I am going to check in on things every 4 weeks instead, so I stay motivated and know I will have made a difference - or so I hope. My last weigh in was last Wednesday, so I won't step back on until March 19th.
My hair is getting out of hand, because it desperately needs a cut, but I kind of want to make getting my hair cut a reward for myself when I get to 175lbs. I think it will help me work harder towards my goal, because I am getting sick and tired of shedding my hair all over the place, especially in the shower! Ick!
NEWS ALERT! I'm engaged! I'm getting married December 13th of THIS YEAR! I'm so excited and happy. This is also a great motivation to staying healthy and in shape and working towards my goal weight. I want to start my new life journey off properly, and I definitely have to be taking care of myself to do that.
Well friends, I am off to bed now. I have a busy day ahead of me tomorrow. Keep it real! Thanks for reading :D
Sunday, October 13, 2013
to stop being so obsessed with what the scale says everyday and take a break from it. I need to just weigh myself once a week on Wednesday to check in, because the numbers I'm seeing are driving me insane and making me frustrated. Last Sunday it said I was 198.8, then during the week I went all of the way up to 200 on Thursday again after working really hard and eating right, then back down to 199 on Saturday and I don't even know what I weigh today because at first I saw 198.8 but then I stepped on again and saw 199.2 several times. Like WHAT THE HECK?! The scale has me worried that it's broken and just unreliable because it is hard to see the same number twice or that I am plateauing already somehow. Maybe I am just holding onto a lot of water? I was kind of sore this week from running and the 30 DS but I don't know, it's just made me worried that I am going to be stuck here forever! Sigh, let's hope for more success this week ahead! I need to train hard, my 5k is on Saturday! I'm excited! Oh yeah, Happy Thanksgiving to all of my fellow Canadian friends! I hope I don't eat too much today, but maybe that is what my body needs...
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Today I was glad to see the scale move from 207.4 to 206.6 and I also took my measurements again. I lost another inch in my waist and hips! Anyways, I got to thinking that I was about this size last year when I fit just barely back into my size 12 American Eagle jeans, so I tried them on. Yep, they fit about the same as they did last year when I was roughly this weight. Then I wanted to try on the shorts that I hadn't fit into on Aug. 24th. They fit too! WOOT SUCCESS! Not that I can wear them anymore, because the weather has gotten awfully cooler and I work too much to have time to wear casual clothing during the week haha. Anyway, then I was interested in trying on a pair of size 10 skinny jeans from Old Navy that I used to wear in 2008 or so. I tried them on and they really couldn't cover my butt at all and I was several inches away from buttoning them up. So that's another goal after my size 12 AE jeans fit perfectly. I can't wait to conquer a new goal. That is truly the most rewarding part, being proud of myself for my accomplishments, on and off of the scale.
Anyways, here is how the size 10 jeans fit on me now
Sunday, September 08, 2013
Yesterday I treated myself to some new workout clothes from Plato's Closet. I love that place! I got a pair of Under Amour shorts, a sports bra, and a pair of capris for the Color Me Rad 5k in October since I don't want my thighs to chaff/for warmth.
So I'm just wondering, how did you guys prepare for a 5k if running isn't your favourite form of exercise? I have the couch to 5k app and liked using it, but I don't know if I have enough time until Oct. 19th to progress that slowly. Maybe I can, I need to look into it again. I'm very nervous none the less because I have been having issues with my calves and them cramping and tightening up, and I would hate to be stuck in a 5k in agony like I feel just from doing the EA Active workout. Any suggestions on how to relieve such an issue?
Also, I saw 208.4 on the scale this morning! O.4 lbs until I have reached my very first goal. I love the changes I am seeing and feeling, and I can't wait for even more success. The key to success is being positive with any little bit of success you achieve and pressing for more and more. Eventually all of the small victories add up and make one grand achievement. Be proud of yourself, look for the positives and don't let shortcomings define your capability.
Saturday, September 07, 2013
OK so I think I am either having really good results since losing 7 lbs or I am not accurately measuring in the same places everytime, but here are my results today compared to August 31, 2012
That's a grand total of -4.5" lost (I hope)! Well, all I can say is I hope I won't be seeing them again!
I need to go buy a new scale I think, the one I currently have is wearing out batteries really quickly. I just put brand new ones in on Aug. 24th! What the heck!
Anyways, thanks for all of the support keep on sparking!
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