Thursday, June 10, 2010
Hello to all The last time I entered a blog entry, I was a bit down that I had reverted back to old ways. Gained some of the weight back that I worked so hard to lose and was snacking and not exercising. Well, here i am a few weeks later and I am pleased with the progress that I've made so far. I found a great person here on Sparkpeople to help me with my goals and I have a joined the 10 minute a day challenge IS helping. Yesterday was a brutal day for work. I work at my desk in my home as my office and I hit the day off running. From 6:30 am yesterday to almost 4:30 last night the phone was ringing, emails were coming in and there was administrative work to be done, which I admit, I do put off until the last minute and still have more to do. I did eat well and stayed well within the goals BUT I truly thought that there was no why I was going to find time to get in a session of exercise. It was late, I was getting tired so... When all was said and done for the day it was close to 7:00 pm. I sat for about 20 minutes and played games on the computer and then I said to myself.... "If you don't get up and do this for yourself, then who will?" This thought kept going around and around in my brain.... I went down in the basement and got on my elliptical and found that 10 minutes that I didn't think I had. It energized me, helped me not to mindlessly snack the tightness in my legs subsided and I must admit felt good from both a physical standpoint and a mental standpoint as well. So now, the next morning, at again, close to 6:30 am again, I feel good about myself. Ready to face the day and fit in those 10 minutes somewhere along the way.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Well, my vacation that I had been planning, has come and gone and it was fabulous. Aruba was truly everything I thought it would be and more. I know that when I first joined SparkPeople back in January of this year, my main reason for wanting to lose weight was to not feel so contentious in a bathing suit. I had originally planned on going from 149 to 130. With all being said and done, I made it to 138. Not bad but not my goal. For some reason about a week or two before the vacation I started to fall off and not follow my exercise program quite as closely as I had. I wasn't going to achieve my long term goal after all so I felt again some failure in my falling short. Well I am now 2 weeks removed from vacation and I still haven't started to exercise or even follow my caloric intake like I know I should, plus I have been fighting a very nasty cold so my energy his been null and void. So, here I am, back at 145. Amazing how quickly the pounds seem to pile back on. Am I discouraged? A bit. But I know it is through my own fault.
So I guess is I need help to get back on track. To get back into exercising, to get back to leading that healthy lifestyle that I want so much to change to. Has anyone else been in this position?
I have set a new target date for weight loss: August 30th and I hope to get to 130 by then.
Any words of advice or offers of encouragement is needed and most welcome. Thanks! Kat
Monday, March 29, 2010
Well, Monday morning rolls around again, and it is a reminder of the weekend that shouldn't have been. at least in the healthy lifestyle department. I was actually doing well, fighting off those cravings, staying within my calorie count, working out regularly and for some reason, Friday evening got here and all the resolve left me. After a filling meal on Friday I should have been satisfied with an orange or something figure friendly, instead, I opted for nachos and a beer.
O.K. damage control comes in and I can get back on track Saturday, but I didn't. No work out, no self control for Saturday... in fact, I went for fast food a burger and fries and to justify washed it down with a diet soda. How laughable is that? Problem is of that burger and fried, over 900 calories of the prescribed 1200-1550 just went down the tubes.... and again out to dinner that night with friends and f course, drinks....
Sunday wasn't much better, only 30 minutes of cardio and strength combined but it was uninspired and almost lethargic in nature. Calorie intake was in range but the fat intake was over the top....
WOW! Talk about falling. OK Monday is here, pick myself back up and get back on track.
4 weeks to vacation, I would be happy with just 6 more pounds to that date.... any advice to staying on track?
Friday, January 15, 2010
Well, the workweek is coming to a close and my first week with Sparkpeople is also. I have found that there is so much more to this site then just a nutrition and fitness plan. It is a whole network of great people who are trying to accomplish the same thing that I am... adopt a healthy, sustainable lifestyle.
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