Monday, April 09, 2012
ok so the (again and again and again) is really meant to be tongue in cheek, while I hate starting over bc it means I fell off the wagon. I'm also proud of myself for making the choice to start over and get back on track.
I did wake up when hubby got up, but decided I wasn't sure if I had appropriate clothes to go out walking in the cool, so instead I did some online stuff then after he left I did the 2 mile Walk Away the Pounds Express DVD. It felt really good, and I love that it's cardio with strength training thrown in. It always amazes me to realize all over again how good it feels to start my day with a workout.
I did pretty well with my food today, though I was a bit high on fat intake and low on protein. I already have my lunch made for tomorrow, I just need to pack a few snacks, just in case.
I did take my measurements this morning, and I'll post them tomorrow bc I was so busy looking at them and comparing them to where I started originally on this journey and where I was at my best, that I totally forgot to get on the scale LOL.
I did work on making my goals and a reward list too, that should be ready to blog about in a few days I stuck The Spark in my purse and started rereading it with the time left after I'd eaten my lunch.
I will get in 30 min of cardio
I will finalize short and medium term goals
I will assign rewards to my halfway and final points, and maybe some in between
I will drink at least 8 glasses of water
Sunday, April 08, 2012
I really need all the help (read support) I can get right now. I'm not sure what exactly is causing it but I'm so down and so frustrated with myself right now. I did so well when I joined the site and I mean really joined (not just first registered) two years ago. I got active, watched my portions, ate what I liked but in moderation. I lost weight faster than I expected, I felt amazing. I maintained that loss for about a year, then last August kiddo went back to school and I stayed home (teaching jobs are really hard to come by, come to think of it that's probably part of my depression and frustration right now, I'm so worried I still won't get a classroom for next year), I ate and was lazy, and the weight started to come back, sometime in Oct I noticed I was up 10 lbs. I got on here and got active again, lost those 10 quickly. Then I made the mistake of deciding not to worry about portions and appropriate foods during the holidays. I might have been ok if I'd gotten back on track right after the new year, but I so did not, and now I'm up 15 lbs (half of what I lost gained back). I'm at least 150, I'll find out a more accurate number when I get on the scale tomorrow morning.
I just feel like crying, between the weight, my clothes no longer fit well, heck the shorts I wore so proudly last summer don't fit at all, and then the uncertainty on the job front. I'm feeling adrift. I don't know what to do.
I've tried to get active again, I picked up Just Dance at the library and had it for 2 weeks it was a blast, but it went back and I got sedentary again.
I know what I need to do. I need to take my measurements and weight. I need to set new goals. I need to pick new rewards. I need to reread The Spark (I'm also going to reread Leslie Sansone's first book, and maybe some others not sure yet, I'm thinking the 7 Habits of Highly Successful People and F!sh For Life). I need to be active on here again, read the articles, track my food and fitness, participate in Spark Teams and message boards. I did give up soda again for all of Lent, had some today but am going back off of it. I'm leaning towards limiting it to one a week instead of getting rid of it altogether but I haven't decided for sure yet.
I've already talked to one of my best friends about rejoining and getting going with me again so we can support each other.
I know one of the reasons I was so successful the first time was all of my wonderful Spark friends, I'm going to need the support of everyone I can get this time. I promise to do my best to be a good Spark friend in return!
Ok time to start with goals for tomorrow:
Take new measurements
take a 30 min walk
strength training - 5 min daily ab app on iPod
work on goals and possible rewards
log in to Spark and track food and fitness
now off to make my healthy lunch for tomorrow with maybe just a small piece of the kiddo's Easter candy for dessert (I'm thinking a Hershey's miniature)
Thursday, March 22, 2012
So I was maintaining my loss really well until we moved home. I maintained the 30 lb loss for over a year. Then school started and I had no job so I stayed home and ate and was lazy. I put 10 lbs back on, yeah not good, so I got active, started eating right and got back on here. It worked, I lost the 10 lbs and then came the holidays and I decided not to worry about activity and food. I got a job, and fell to the temptation of the soda machine, back to my 20 oz bottle of Coke a day habit. Really not good, I kept telling myself I'd start again tomorrow, yeah tomorrow never came.
I did choose to give up soda for Lent, to get a jump start on giving it up again for good. I went over a year without it before I can do it again. I didn't do so good getting active. Yep got on the scale and it said 151 lbs, um what? No, no, no that can't be right, that puts me back up 16 lbs, over half of what I lost, and I never did make it all the way down to the original goal I'd wanted to get to. (I'd stopped trying to lose when school started up and work got in the way. I decided it was better to take some time to try and just get used to maintaining where I was in the midst of work.)
The wonderful spring weather here has been the kick in the behind I've needed, even though today was rainy I kept it up. We have two parks nearby that the kiddo and I can walk to, and did both yesterday.
I've reloaded my iPod with my fave walking motivation: Wil Wheaton's podcasts, I love him and find him hysterical so I only let myself listen to his podcasts if I'm walking, good motivation.
Then I picked up Just Dance for the Wii at the library. O-M-G!!! I LOVE it!!!! So much fun. I've started doing the 10 song challenge by myself just as a workout I end up dripping sweat and near to out of breath. Yeah I need to buy it for myself.
I'm really feeling better. I don't expect sudden results but I'm proud of the fact that I've gotten active again and started watching my portions again too, not to mention the water intake. It feel so dang good to be back on track! It helps that if I don't lost some of this weight again I won't fit into my so cute summer clothes, and as we have NO money to buy a new wardrobe it's just more motivation.
Ok now to get moving again :)
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
I've only been at work for just over two weeks now but I'm ready for the break. I'm not used to being back at work yet and of course right before I started work I also started back on here. My body hasn't quite adjusted yet to working and working out every day, BUT I'm feeling good.
Tomorrow is weigh-in day, and since I've been on again for four weeks it's also time to take my measurements, of course that means finding the notebook I took them in 4 weeks ago LOL, you see I take measurements they don't track on here. I'm pretty sure I'll see some changes, and even if not I am feeling better so that's what's really important.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Yes we tried putting our tree up tonight, I say tried bc it's not up all the way. We have a much smaller space to put the tree in at our apt than we did at our house. So we decided we'd leave off more of the back branches, yep that was working great until it got to be too front heavy and nearly crashed down on the kiddo and I.
OK so we do some adjusting, and it's still not right. Online I go to look at trees at various stores. I'm not driving all over to find a tree, I want to find one or two I like and go there. Prices seem to be ridiculous. We found only one we'd even consider, thankfully it's narrower than the one we currently own. And hopefully it'll hold its "needles" better.
You know one of the reasons we got an artificial tree to start with (besides being more cost effective, we've had this one 8 years and it was $70) was the fact that it was supposed to be easier than a real tree, less clean up of needles, yeah not this one. We spent 5 min picking them up off the floor tonight. UGH!!!
So we'll look tomorrow at the other tree, but we might actually be going back to a real tree this year. I kinda miss it actually.
Oh well at least hauling it out, moving all the books and the bookshelf to make space for it was a great workout! lol
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