Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Today I reached a milestone. A BIG one. The evil doctor's office scale conceded and I am UNDER 200 lbs! I haven't been able to start with a 1-- for years! Well, I mean... my drivers license starts with a 1... but that's a whole other story.
Anyway, I did it. 198.4 per the doctor scale. I (duh) took off my shoes, but I was still wearing clothes. This is really a big deal because over the past few months, it has been VERY difficult to eat right and exercise. First, I hit a plateau and then I quit tracking my food and the scale started to creep upwards. I was TERRIFIED. I was up to 208 (from 202) and I knew I had to get back on the bandwagon and fast.
I'm not going to make it to 100 lbs lost before I turn 30. The reality of that hit a few months ago - right around the time I gave up for a while. I just... I don't know, I don't have a good excuse or explanation for falling off track. I just did.
For the past month or so, I have worked really hard. I dropped 5 lbs quickly and the next 5 came off slowly. I feel like I'm back in control and back in my routine.
I've got another 24 pounds to lose before I reach 100. I won't make it in the 75 days that I have left before my birthday, but I'm going to try to bang out as much as possible by the end of the year.
Things I would like to build:
How will I do it?
- 15 minutes of Abs 3 days a week
- Add 2 days of Indoor Cardio per week (Tennis is ending)
- Lunges, Squats 3 days a week
Things I've done well to get under 200:
- Arm Strength
- Between TRX class and Yoga, my upper body is in great shape
- Scheduling Exercise Time
- I set up my schedule and I stick to it.
- Planning meals and making smart portion choices
I don't know that this is all that inspiring, but I feel like the more focused I stay on the "How," the more likely I will be to execute this strategy.
Keep pushing, friends!
Friday, January 18, 2013
I'm officially back in the swing. I'm back down at my low and I'm feeling good. I've been tracking all food for the past two weeks and it's going well. I am actually using the Lose It app. It's got a barcode scanner (which is really convenient!) for food and it gives me a daily calorie budget similar to the Sparkpeople range.
I've already talked two friends into using this app because it's so user-friendly. For me, tracking all the food is the key to weight loss success. I know how to make it work for me. I just need to stay the course!
All the best to my fellow sparklers!!!
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
I'm sorry I've been so absent! I didn't completely fall off the wagon, but I've certainly distanced myself from it. I'm re-committing today. I am back.
Things have been a little wild for me lately - I started a new job last month, I am going crazy about a guy. We're not together. We're just friends, but I'm too scared to ask him if there could be something more to this - READ - I am over-analyzing this to death and there's a 98% chance that he's just not that into me. Having said that, I have been on quite the emotional roller coaster.
I have gone back to some bad eating habits, but I had continued exercising for the most part. That all changed when I hurt my ankle 2 weeks ago. It was just a sprain, but I was off it for about a week. I gained 5 pounds that week and now I'm up a total of 8 lbs from the 216 I hit in September. Obviously, I need to change this course NOW!
Until my eating is under control, I am back to tracking everything I consume. I will log my workouts and get back to pushing myself further and harder.
Also, I have always been lazy about strength training, but I am committed to AT LEAST one strength training exercise every week during lunch. I am also adding yoga at least one day a week during lunch.
I've had so much success with SparkPeople, I know I can fix this and get back to LOSING!
Sunday, September 02, 2012
I went to watch Skull Session before the OSU-Miami game yesterday - last time i was there was November last year. I remember the experience as being a great show, but the most uncomfortable 2 hours of my life. First, air does not move in St. John's Arena. Second, it was build in a decade that people had (evidently) much smaller rear ends than they do now. Wow - those seats are tiny.
Anyway, yesterday it was a solid 100 degrees in there - I feel terrible for the band kids in those wool costumes! So it was a sweaty hot mess for everyone, but I was too excited to notice - because I was relatively comfortable in the seats!!! It's not great - I mean it was still a small seat. BUT - it's a small victory and it makes me excited to go back next year to check out the fit!
I wish you all more comfortable seats in the future and a safe and happy LABOR DAY!
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