Tuesday, April 03, 2012
So this blog is going to be a complete vent…fair warning.
This weekend I did horrible, eating wise. I really need to start tracking on the weekends. I say that all the time and it never happens but this is different. I can feel my weight slowly creeping up to me. I weighed myself on Monday at school (clothes and all) and I am embarrassed to say, I was 166. Ouch! That is a far cry from the 151 I was before Christmas. It is sooo easy to gain this weight back and I am not going to let myself do it. Therefore, something needs to be done. I usually allow myself a little cheat room on the weekends, since I have my niece (she is 3) and we go out to breakfast or lunch, sometimes we bake, etc. This past weekend we made cupcakes and she loves cinnamon buns so I made them too. I can’t keep buying them. She takes a bite, and I eat the rest?! What the heck is wrong with me?!! I seriously probably ate 4 on Saturday and 4 on Sunday. Not cool. My work pants were MUCH tighter when I put them on yesterday and I was not pleased. I usually allow myself ‘off’ from the gym on the weekends but maybe that shouldn’t be the case. I wish it would freakin’ warm up soon so I could go hiking, running and do more outside. This weather is cold and depressing. It’s April so I am going to keep the faith and hopefully get off these 16 pounds by June. I will more than happy at 150. ;) Anybody have any strategies/tips they use on their non-scheduled time? Monday-Friday I am sooo good, eating, exercising and tracking. But once Saturday rolls around, I think it is a free for all! Blah!
Well sorry to be such a Negative Nancy….hope everyone has a good week and mine gets better! xoxox
Monday, March 19, 2012
Well, I can now say I did it. A year ago I was afraid to even START C25K to train to do a 5k. Well, never did an official 5k but yesterday I completed my first race and it was 5 MILES! My school nurse (who told me about SP) is very athletic and always biking or running..so she asked me if I wanted to do this race for Child Abuse. I signed up not even realizing it was 5 MILES.
I only trained once this week, running 2.5 miles. The rest of the week I told myself it was too "cold" and windy (which it was, I am just a baby when it comes down to it.)
I was so nervous yesterday morning. We lined up closer to the back, since it was my first time and I had NO IDEA how this was going to play out. It was mostly flat and on the shore which was peaceful and very scenic. However, the day before I noticed this girl from high school was doing it. Turns out she was right in front of me the WHOLE TIME. My goal was to beat her. So I hauled @%# at the end and sure enough beat her by 5 people. For my first race EVER I did pretty well. My first mile there was a guy with a stop watch telling everyone their times. I ran the first mile in 10:30. Not bad. I knew I could do this. I didn't stop once. They had boy scouts handing out water but that was just going to cramp me up. I came in #436 out of 582 runners. (39 out of 60 in my age group) and averaged 10:01 min miles. I am sooo proud. By the way, does anyone know what "Gun Time" and "Net Time" are? They are only about a second off, but I didn't know which was my actual time.
Anyhow, the point of the story is, if you want it bad enough you will find a way to get it. I worked my butt off for a year straight and "trained" myself to run to get where I am now. Never in a million years would I think I'd be able to run 5 miles nonstop. Hell, I couldn't even run a mile in the high school physical fitness test.
Don't give up. You will get there one day. And you're going to feel like a million bucks :P
Thursday, February 23, 2012
So, yesterday started Lent.. For those of you that aren't Catholic, it is a 40 day period from Ash Wednesday to Easter that most people traditionally give up something they can't live without. Not to say that I am a good Catholic, but I figured this year I would use it to my advantage.
So, yesterday I embarked on my 40 day journey to no longer bite my nails (huuuuge bad habit), no more drinking (not even happy hours or wine) and staying in my calorie range (as best that I could).
This past week I had a long weekend off from school and I totally slipped up, got extremly lazy and didn't track any of the crap I ate. Don't you hate when that happens? LOL. I do.
And I don't want it to happen anymore. So hopefully this "Lent Challenge" that I am doing will help. I need to decrease my sugar intake, I am finding myself eating sweet cereals and bars that really don't benefit my nutrional need. I need to cut that out of my diet so I can start seeing some results for the spring.
No more excuses! I am going to do this.
Have a great week, Sparkies! xoxo
Thursday, January 26, 2012
I just want to thank each and every one of my Spark friends for all their help and encouragement to get me this far along in my journey. Especially Lauren (SPARKGIRL32) add her if you haven't already. She is a huuuuge inspiration! And has supported me so much. And Missy (MISSYSTAR1980) for kicking my a%$ at the gym, keeping me motivated, getting me involved in SP and telling me store bought cupcakes are not worth it. HAHA! (Now I feel like I'm writing a speech.)
1 year ago, today, I weighed 209 lbs (by far the heaviest I was in my entire life) and barely fit into my clothes. Yoga/sweat pants were my best friend. Sure I had dieted before, I even lost 30 lbs on Weight Watchers, but I would go back to my old eating habits and gain it all right back. I didn't ever think I would have the will power to succeed and keep this weight off. But I promised myself a year ago I would start this journey and never stop. I made this a lifestyle change. Here I am exactly one year later, minus 50 pounds and feeling so much better about myself. I fit into my clothes and wear sweats BY CHOICE, not because that is the only thing that fits. I have had ups and downs, cheat days and cheat weeks, but I always get back on track. Because more than anything this is what I want. I was overweight my whole life, until a year ago. So I am living proof that you can do anything you put your mind and body to.
It isn't always going to be easy, but I promise you it is worth it.
Thank you Sparkies, for supporting me through this. xoxo
Friday, January 20, 2012
It has been a weird week. I am just going to vent:
I went from counting out my baby carrots (last week) and hitting the gym HARD to zero this week. How does that happen?? I mean, I did have a stomach ache so I wasn¡¦t able to work out, and ate very bland aka carb city because I wasn¡¦t sure if it was a virus. Lately, I feel like I can¡¦t catch a break! Ahh! And now I woke up to my mom being sick with a stomach flu ¡V I want to scream! I hate winter and I hate getting sick. Blah. I hope I don¡¦t pick up whatever she has. But chances are, I will. ƒ¼ I hope this weird stomach ache (it may be nerves) goes away soon so I can go back to the gym. I haven¡¦t ran in¡K.I don¡¦t know how long. (No bueno, that is my momentum!) I did well last week eating/fitness wise that when I weighed in I lost 7 lbs to pick me back in the 150s. 157 to be exact. Although, I am not weighing in this week (cause I just don¡¦t feel like I have made any progress from this yucky feeling all week). I will weigh in on Monday, hoping to have lost something. Anything. I just want to stay in the 150s for now. Until spring hits, which I KNOW will motivate me to shred this fat off. And my ultimate goal for this year is to do a mud run, probably Warrior Dash. I am not sure I could handle Tough Mudder just yet. Thinking about it gets me excited¡KYAY! =)
On Monday, I went to get my oil changed/tires rotated at the dealership. While I was waiting for it, one of the managers came over to me while keeping my niece amused playing in the display cars (He probably wasn¡¦t happy, oh well.). They are always extra-friendly, in hopes you will buy your next car from them and I jokingly said ¡§Oh I already bought a car from you¡K¡¨ and he was like ¡§that¡¦s right¡¨. He shook my hand, looking at me strange and was like, ¡§you look different. Is it your hair? Was it always blonde¡K?¡¨ And in the back of my mind I was like ¡§Ughhh no, I lost 50 pounds¡¨ but instead I was like ¡§nope, I¡¦m the same¡¨. Because part of me doesn¡¦t want to be remembered as that fat girl I once was. I bought my car in August 2010 so it has been quite a while since he has seen me. It was just a good feeling to know that even almost complete strangers notice. ƒº
Ok back to reality.
I think I cheered myself up just by writing this blog.
I AM going to start back at the gym on Monday, fierce as ever.
I AM going to go grocery shopping for fresh veggies, fruits, and strictly healthy food this weekend.
I AM going to start packing my daily healthy salads for lunch.
I AM going to drink at least 10 cups of water per day.
I AM going to weigh in next week.
I AM going to lose at least a pound next week.
Sometimes I just need to put my thoughts on paper. Or a computer screen, I guess.
Happy Friday Sparkies! ƒº
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