Tuesday, February 22, 2011
I'm so proud of myself. I made my goal of not eating fast food or fried foods for 4 weeks. 28 whole days. It wasn't so bad until I got to say 28. It was crazy. The last few hours were so hard to push through, but I did it. And thank God I did. I would have kicked myself for quitting only hours short of my goal.
I said that if I made it all the way through the No FFF, I would get my first tattoo. If I could suffer the pain of not eating out. I guess I could suffer the pain of a tattoo. Right? Well....
We got to the shop to inquire on prices and such. OMG it was (almost) the most terrifying thing I have done in my life. I was instantly hot. Hello, someone turn on the fan! I got nauseous - literally. Hands were sweating. OK, probably TMI, but I felt as though I was going to lose my bowels! And the dude was only sketching what I thought I wanted on a piece of paper. I know what you are thinking... If you are that scared why are you there? Well, I was thinking the same thing. It got so bad that my husband had to take me outside for air. PAHAHAHAHA! I hadn't even signed consent forms. GEEZ!
So, after going outside, calling my BFF, and sitting in the car contemplating, I go back in. And then it happened....
I did it!!! Less than 10 minutes and I was done! I'm proud of myself - for following through. And I do like the tattoo. Now, I believe the hype. This stuff is addictive. Why have I already gotten a quote for a second tattoo???
Sunday, February 06, 2011
So yesterday was not so great for me. Fell into a funk. Have a team assignment due for Statistical Applications tomorrow and as of last check this morning, not one person (besides myself, of course) has turned in their portion. UGH! This class is stressful for me too, but I'm not willing to cause the TEAM to fail because of my lack of effort. Anywho...
I decided that I'm not going to be in such a bad mood this morning. I'm just going to have to choose to be in a happy place...and I did. I got up this morning and went for a jog. Beat my best time. On the treadmill, I get like a 20 min/mile. This morning, I hit a 14 min/mile. Yep you heard right!
I am expecting a weight gain this week, but that's because I have started doing more strength training. So I'm going to TRY to not be so disappointed at tomorrow's weigh in.
Week 2 no FFF is done- I WON! No fast or fried foods for me. Two weeks to go and challenge is done!
It was something else that I wanted to tell you all, but I've forgotten. Guess, I'll have to post again later if I remember.
Everyone have a great day!
As always, BE BLESSED and STAY FIT!
Monday, January 31, 2011
I hope that everyone enjoyed their weeknd! Mine was a bit tough mentally, but I faired exceptionally well on diet.
I thought that I would be caught in a pitfall on Friday nite with the "Meet the Wedding Party" party, but I did exceptionally well. YAY ME! On Saturday, we went shopping from bridesmaid dresses and you know what happens when all the ladies get together .... & Not even a temptation. I was resolved to beating my challenge and I did.
So I have officially made it one week No FFF! And I feel good about it.
So my overall progess has been great! For the month of January, I had a goal of losing 7 lbs. I have beaten that with an overall weight loss of 13.8 lbs!!! I'm on my way. Not only did surpass my goal for January, but it has already beat my Feb 14 goal of being -12 lbs. So now since I have been excitedly doing the happy dance with everyone else last week while paitently weighting for today's weigh in...I'm going to do my own happy dance....
dun dun dun dun dundundundundundun (Rockie theme music)
For February, a group of us have decided to do the 28 day bootcamp challenge! That's a really really hard goal for me. Despite what everyone thinks, getting up for just 10 mins of exercise EVERYDAY is very difficult. Especially when you have conditioned yourself to have "off days". I know that this is going to be a great challenge. And I am going to see it thru. Hmmm....wondering if I should attach a reward to this challenge as well???
I'm so happy right now about my progress. Ok. I gotta go. My paying job beckons...
As alyways, STAY FIT and BE BLESSED!
Thursday, January 27, 2011
I had like this total obsession with weighing in EVERYDAY. It was almost ritualistic. I wake up and head to the bathroom. It didn't matter what was going on, the house could have been on fire. But I would have still had to find a way to get on that scale.
Whew! I feel better now that I have confessed
I'm proud to say that I have been able to curb my habit and break my addiction - somewhat. While, I can say that I have not been getting on the scale EVERY day, I can't say that I have been just sticking to my one day a week weigh in. Mondays are my official weigh in days, but today I just could not resist the urge to stand on that scale and see if I was making any progress.
I can tell you, that according to today's reading, I'm "unofficially" at my 10 lb lost mark! YAY me!! However, I will not add it to my tracker, nor will I celebrate it (too much) becuase it's not my official weigh in day. I will give myself credit because it does show improvement in the area of weighing myself.
Now the tricky part. I totally sabotage all my hardwork on the weekends. It's like work. Mon-Fri you know you have this routine with "work" and then the weekends are to yourself. Somehow, I have carried this over into my lifestyle and that is what I'm trying to work on. I so want to get out of the 5 on 2 off mentality. That's another reason for my 4 week "No FFF" challenge (fast or fried foods). I know that if I can succeed at it for four weeks, I can do it long-term. And that's not saying that I will banish eating out forever. It's just understanding that I am not yet at a place where I have found moderation with it.
I have to give compliments where they are due, so first off let me say that I don't think that I would have made this week very successful if it wasn't for DORKETTE79 who does a daily food blog. She shows how she feeds her family what they like and want (and it's not always the healthiest choices, but that's OK - moderation, right?) and still stay within a decent calorie range. Thanks to her, I have been motivated to try this same approach in my home AND ACCORDING TO THE SCALE TODAY, IT'S WORKING!!!! So many s to you, DORKETTE79! Your meals are the BOMB.COM! p.s. We're having skillet chops tonight.
Also, I have to say a sincere, "OK, you were right to all the SPARK PEOPLE out there who say that you should not weigh yourself everyday." For me, it has nothing to do with watching the numbers on the scale. It just simply gives me a peace of mind. I notice that since I'm not ritually standing on that scale, there is less pressure on this journey and I have noticed other areas where I can improve. For example, consistency and paying more attention to how my clothes fit. Initially, these were things that I could care less about as long as the scale was moving in the direction I wanted. I truly get it now with the whole lifestyle change, not weight loss plan. What may work for you isn't for me and vice versa. I may have to go at a snail's pace, but that's ok. I'll still get there.
But more than enough babbling from me. I'm hoping that I can survive this (my first weekend of No FFF) challenge that I have ahead of me. Did I mention that I have to go to a wedding party Friday night and a fitting on Saturday for bridesmaid dresses. What does everyone like to do? EAT! Somebody, please pray for me!
STRENGTH, COURAGE, & WISDOM!
As always, BE BLESSED and STAY FIT!
Sunday, January 23, 2011
I haven't been logging my mileage as I would like, so today I decided to take an extended "stroll". Instead of doing my usual 20 mins on the treadmill, I tripled it. Yep, that's right. Tripled.
Many of you know that I've gotten the 5k bug and I'm so determined to progressively get better and run the entire 3.1 miles. Today, I actually jogged the top two minutes of every 5 minute interval. I was so surprised with myself. The first 17 minutes felt like pure hell. I kept going though and drank plenty of H2O .
I noticed that eventually, the jogging got easier. And, of course, when I realized that I was jogging into my fourth minute instead of stopping at 2 mins, what happened? You guessed it. It got hard again. I didn't give up. I just jumped right back on my 2 min jog and finished out with my plan. By the time I made it to the 15 min left mark, I felt a twinge of disappointment that it was almost over. I quit at my hour as I had planned. Don't want to try to do too much too fast or too soon and I had to help the hubby do the dishes. But there is always tomorrow.
For now, I'm going to continue reading my issue of All*You where they have featured one of my fave gals, Coach Nancy (who looks great in there BTW).
As always, STAY FIT and BE BLESSED!
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