Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Hey there spark-peeps
May has been a great month so far. Only problem, I need more carbs. I was once a carboholic, so I find this kind of ironic. Now I crave protein. It's funny how my cravings have changed. SO I'm going to try to fit more carbs in my meal plan this week.
Resetting my goal has really helped put me in the right frame of mind and I feel like I am finally back in the zone. I am still keeping my calories a little on the higher side, trying to lose it slowly and consistently. Shooting for 2.5 lbs. per week, if I lose more great.
Hope you are having a great month too. Jules
Saturday, May 01, 2010
The month of April, started strong and ended strong- middle was complete crap. After the see-saw I ended the month with a 2.8 lb. lost. Best I can say about that is at least it is a loss, and not a gain.
Last week- was an awesome week , lost 6.2 lbs. this week!!!! monthly visitor came this week so some definitely due to that. Still, stuck to the plan all week, was consistent at the gym - all that good stuff. If I can keep this up I'll hit that 85lb. mark for sure.
Month of May- keeping the goals basic so I stick to them.
*Calories between 1300-1500 per day( it ain't a race- consistency is key.)
*Fitness minutes at least 120 minutes per week (3 40 minute days)
*Earn 700 spark points this month ( being here more often keeps me focused)
*Being accountable to my friend Jennis everyday.
Post my weight in my status every day- my be extreme , but it really keeps me honest.
And last but not least , Let's all make May the best month this year. The 23rd marks my 1yr. weight loss anniversary - yep, got off my butt almost one year ago- it's been the best year off my life - luv y'all Jules
Monday, April 26, 2010
I have been struggling with this decision. My original goals were to lose 50lbs. by New Moon premier, which i did (63 actually:) and to lose 100 lbs. by the Eclipse premier, I need to face facts ,that this is not gonna happen. So today I bit the bullet and reset my goals to a difficult but more realistic 85 lbs. by 06/30/10. This is still 2.5 lb. per week and I'll have to work my a** of to reach it, but it is goal that I can attain. I don't know what happened between November and today but that is in the past and I'm wiping the slate clean and starting again today. That 100 lb goal was hanging over my head like a guillotine- no more.
Here's to new goals, new determination and being down 85 lbs. by the end of June.
I'll be posting my weight in my status daily, and adding my friend Jennis as an accountability partner- I gotta email her the good the bad and the ugly every day. just doing the things we need to do excercise (atleast 4 days per week) stay between 1400-1500 cals per day, drinking water, yada yada yada.
peace out - jules.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
" Just don't give up- I'm working it out- just don't give in, I won't let you down, it messed me up need a second to breathe.....Whataya want from me???? - Adam Lambert "whataya want from me" lyrics.
This week, I dedicate this song to myself. Last week was my sons IEP meeting at school and this was just a huge ball of stress, I knew it was coming- I thought I was ready, I had a plan, ..... not so much with the actual following of said plan.
Little history, My son Shawn is Autistic- He is the best kid in the world and you will never find anyone who tries harder. But Our relationship with his school district has been contentious at best, Federal Violation, mediation, attorneys....you get the picture. Well we fought hard last year and we secured an aide and other important accommodations which have made a huge difference in his life this school year. But in order to keep these things going we kinda have to prove that he still needs them and these meeting are always very stressful. Last week I let the stress eat me alive - I literally rolled over and pulled the covers over my head and kinda checked out for a while. The meeting went OK Thank God. But I medicated myself with food and did not hit the gym- you know all the things that make me feel better- I didn't do them - and it sucked.
I gained 7lbs. - yep, 7 lbs. months of work down the drain. This was the recording playing in my head Saturday night. "you can't do this, you have been stuck losing the same 5-7 lbs. for months now- maybe you don't have it in you anymore"
Then you know what? I saw my sister - she works 2 jobs and just graduated - so we weren't seeing each other as often as we'd like. And she said she was totally amazed by how great I looked, she said I reminded her of the Julie from high school. I complained that I had gained 5 lbs. back and she said " "You lost 70 lbs. you know how hard that is? your body has been through so much change- it was a stressful week- What do you want? - give yourself a break ." And you know what she's right, I really needed to take a second and breathe and remember I have lost 70lbs. in the last 10 months- that is freakin amazing and I am not done yet- it may come off a little slower but it will come off - I can do this, I have done this, I will do this.
My sister joined the Y this week and said I inspired her to lose weight- she has been eating healthier and worked out 5 days last week and 2 this week- I just came form there and we sweated our a**es off on that elliptical. I am so proud of her, and thankful she was there to stop my pity spiral. Last week sucked, this week is better . I want to keep going , and I WILL NOT GIVE UP.
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