Monday, November 15, 2010
All last week I felt frustrated, sad, and hopeless. I wanted to delete my spark page and start all over. I didn't want to admit that my weight had crept up to 161 (weigh-in as of Friday). All my weight loss efforts down the drain. But I confronted my setback and changed my tracker all the way to 161. Well, today I weighed-in and I'm 158.2. Ugh. I don't know what is it about the numbers but it gets to me. Anyways, I'm going to use the scale as a tool to track my progress and not to control the way I feel.
So, yesterday I had the best experience ever. I completed my first 5K at the Stockton Half Marathon. The night before my 5K I was anxious. I did not know what to expect. I felt like I was not going to be able to make it since I did not trained enough for it. But once I arrived at the event, I felt some sort of inspiration by seeing over +1,000 people there. People of all sizes. The half marathon runners began 15 minutes before the 5K runners. Then we took off.
Once I started, I kept telling myself that I would keep going no matter what. I felt inspired and motivated, so I kept going non stop until the second mile. In the second mile I walked/ran. By third mile I pushed myself to finish line and when I crossed, I finished in 34 minutes!!! I was surprised. I thought I would finish at 40-45 minutes. That feeling made me believe in myself. And here I am, back on track. It's amazing how one's mind is so powerful. It's all in the mind.
Here are some pictures. I wished I would have taken a friend to capture my running.
Friday, October 15, 2010
I've been extremely busy for the past weeks with school and my new part-time job . I got a job at a bakery shop where we sell smoothies, turnovers, pies, coffee almonds, chocolate pretzels, you name it (yeah best place to work at when trying to lose weight LOL, but that's the only place I got hired so I took it). I've tried so hard to resist all the "delicious sweets"we sell but it's been really hard. To make things worse, I get everything for free. OMG here is where determination and self-discipline needs to come in.
I've been losing weight very slowly and it's time to step it up! Seriously! I wrote a blog to myself a while ago that no matter how busy I'd be I would still make time to workout and plan. My workouts have not been very consistent. Plus, I'm not pushing myself hard enough. Since July, I've lost a total of 10 pounds. Yes, it's better than gaining, but I'm frustrated. I feel fugly. Anyways, enough negativity. I need to revive my motivation. I'm going to buy new gym clothes (even though I have not made it to my 15 pounds loss) and stay consistent with my workouts. I'm going to push myself! I need to blog as well. Really, blogging does help.
Ok Spark friends I will check in later.
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
It's been a while since I've blogged, but so far all my weight loss efforts are going great!
Currently I'm at 157.8! I'm down 2.2 pounds since I recommitted to Sparks and down 7.4 since starting Weight Watchers. I'm very excited to see the numbers starting to go down. And although it's not a huge amount of weight, I'm starting to see some progress. I bought two pairs of jeans 3 weeks ago that were somewhat tight, but now when I wear them I can see a difference- they fit! I'm seeing my arms and legs gain strength. I also feel GREAT! LOL.
I want this weight to come off soon! But I want to lose it in a healthy way.
I'm feeding my body good nutrients.
I'm getting 8 hours of sleep.
I'm pushing myself harder each day.
I'm keeping myself motivated by reading blogs and spark pages.
I've been training for a 5k in November (currently on week 3).
I'm loving my body.
I'm being PATIENT.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Friday is not my weigh-in day, but this morning I stepped on the scale and saw... 158!! I finally broke the plateau! For over a month or so I'd see 161-159, so when I saw that I'm down 1 pound I got excited! Besides focusing my weight loss only on the scale, I've also decided to take body measurements to keep track each month. Here are my results:
Month of July
Bust - 40"
Waist - 38"
Arms - 12"
Around my legs - 24
Month of August
Bust - 39" (1 inch loss)
Waist - 37" (1 inch loss)
Arms - 12" same
Hips- 44" same
Around my legs - 24 same
Not bad for having a crappy eating month.
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