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Incentive

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

So, I read something on how habits are formed yesterday (which made me want a twix very badly....)
So I decided I need an extra kick to my workouts to give me a feed back look. Feeling and looking better are a great feedback loop, but having to get out of bed to do it and feeling sore after aren't always the greatest incentives. So, I decided I needed something cheap/free and obviously not food to increase the positive feedback loop.

So - I am now going to pay myself to work out...

I get $1 for:
Every Jillian Michel's DVD (full 20 minute work out)
Every mile I run (I really hate running so this will be hard for me)
Every location I bike instead of drive to ($1 for the round trip)
30 minutes on a machine at the gym (it's not an elliptical, but kinda like it)
2 spark people videos is fair since they are mostly short and significantly easier than JM
2 consecutive days for less than 1800 calories
and I lose $1 for every day I go over 2200 calories (weight maintenance at the weight and activity level I want to be)

This money will be put in a 'massage' fund because the only non-food way I really enjoy spoiling myself is massages. I don't buy new clothes or games or whatever - just massages. I LOVE THEM. So hopefully this feedback loop will help me justify the massages I do get, as well as teach me exercise is worth it!

  
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KERMI07 3/8/2012 3:48AM

    I wouldn't count one shift as anything - but TWO (okay, so the second shift was only 4 hrs, not a full 8) well, we'll have to look into it :)

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HEALTHYNEWPAIGE 3/8/2012 12:07AM

    Hmmm, do you have a pedometer that you could wear? You might be able to count it! emoticon I'm on my feet a lot at work too, but I still don't feel as though I have thoroughly worked out even after a rough day at work.

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KERMI07 3/7/2012 8:51PM

    Now the question is - when I work a double shift as a waitress does it count as running a mile? Because it sure feels like it!

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HEALTHYNEWPAIGE 3/6/2012 11:34PM

    I like how you thought this all out. I need to come up with something like this for myself. emoticon

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Starting over

Monday, March 05, 2012

Since my last blog it got cold, and I got WAY stressed about Dietetic internship applications. On top of the cold, it got dark earlier, and stayed dark later, so I couldn't ride my bike at all. I ate like crap for ~ 2 weeks in the beginning of February. I have worked of the stress weight - that wasn't too hard, but I am still not anywhere close to my goal.

I have control issues with food and exercise.
I have the control to not eat any meat, or meat based products.
I have the control to not drink coffee because it makes me tweeky.
I have the control to get up every day and make it to work every day.
I have the control to do that when I hate my job, or when I have worked 2 jobs and the hours are long.
I have the control to keep my house clean - or make my husband do it :p
I have the control to stay within our budget for food and other spending. (some times I spend a little more than the budget, but never ever any more than we have available)
I have the control to stop drinking when I know I've had enough, or not drink at all if I know I shouldn't.
I have the control to come home and take care of my husband and my pets, even if it means inconveniencing my other tasks for the day.
I have enough control to not go over 170lbs -
Why do I not have the control to maintain lost weight and stay under 165? or even better 150? I just want to be in a healthy BMI range and feel fit!
Why don't I have the control I need to do this? I feel great after I exercise, but I still hit the snooze button instead. What do I have to do in my head to make exercise as required as letting the dogs out?
If I were to exercise on a regular basis losing weight would be a lot easier. When I exercise I feel better, I lose weight, and I want to eat healthier to not waste my time on exercise by eating 1034324 cookies!

I LOVE the taste of my healthy food, my veggies, my fruits, my low-fat dairy, - but I also love the taste of cookies and cake and ice cream that just isn't satisfied by fruit. (It's a texture AND taste thing, but just sweet).

I need to get my life back and quit worrying about my weight - no scratch that - my HEALTH. I just need it to be a part of my daily routine that I do, not something I stress about laying in bed WISHING I was doing...

I've lost weight before, I can do it again - the question is - can I make the lifestyle change required to keep it off?

How can I keep it up once I've hit my goal?

  
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HEALTHYNEWPAIGE 3/6/2012 11:44PM

    Glad to see you back emoticon emoticon

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back to 160! WITHOUT calorie counting!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I DID IT!
I actually LOST weight WITHOUT calorie tracking!!!
I don't think I've EVER done this before!!!! Okay, actually I think I did it in high school for a short period of time. Maybe.

Anyway...
HOW did I do it you ask?
Well, it started with living on my own and not having a roommate baking 1-2+times/wk and leaving the food out for us to eat.
Then it kept going when I decided to save money by biking everywhere instead of driving.
And then it kicked up when I decided I want to be able to run a 5k. No more, just 5k.

And then since we're on our own and making our own food we've just been eating fruits for dessert and lots of vegetables from the farmers market and BAM! I lost 5lbs.
I feel GREAT! And I wanna keep it up. Even though I'm back working in a food service place I don't feel the strong callings to snack and eat as much as when I worked at the other places. Partly I think it's because the food isn't as good (it's homestyle meat-based food. for older people.)

We also started a food budget and have stuck to it really well for 2 months now. However there was a 2 week vacation in the middle that kind of messed up both months so September will be our first month on our true budget. We'll see how it goes! It is really helping us cut down on snacking and making sure we buy the RIGHT foods!
We have made eating healthy a priority and we've only eaten out 3x since moving here and 2 of those times were the first two days we were here and hadn't had time to get all the cooking stuff out and buy food. And even then it was Chipotle and Thai, which is pretty veggie-full!

Anyway, I'm feeling great and hoping to keep it up!

  
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RSHOEMA1 9/2/2011 5:04PM

    Awesome! I'm getting down to the nitty gritty, horrible last 15-20 lbs. so I have to calorie count, and strictly. I kind of feel like a slave to it, and Jillian Michaels and 10k training BUT it's all worth it right when we are smoking hot chicas? Anyway, great job with the progress! Also... dammit you made me crave Chipotle. :)

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Totally Sweet Binged

Monday, July 11, 2011

So, as I tried to get back on the wagon last night, I took a FAR leap off.

I ate a cosmic brownie, pack of little debbie donuts, and some nutter butters, and then some brownies my roommate made, and then some popcorn. Not to mention the extra 2 servings of augrutin potatoes I had.
Yea, well over 1000 calories extra.
Well...
I am back on the wagon now. I enjoyed my total crazy binge, and I'm ready to start.
I had a nice slice of toast at noon when I woke up and an awesome veggie-filed wrap for lunch with reduced fat provolone cheese. mmmmmmm.

So, today is a new day. Hopefully a good one!

  


And I'm Back...

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Hello All!
I'm BACK at a sickning 164lbs. I tried for the last 4 weeks without calorie counting, and I gained 2lbs. so. From 166 to 153 and right back to 164 in 6 months. Fail. Oh well. Life happens. I can make up excuses for the beginning of summer, but really, that's all they are - excuses.

So, back to calories counting. Exercise tracking. Ugg.

  
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FTHOODBABY 7/10/2011 10:58AM

    Good luck!

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