Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Every time I make plans to go over a friend's house or party, I have to ask if I should eat first. I feel bad asking every time, but I always assume they are going to order a pizza. Usually I am correct & they are planning on getting JUST pizza. =( Normally I don't care that I eat differently than most people I know. I only get weird about it when I know everyone else is going to have pizza and I won't eat it. If I was allergic to wheat or couldn't digest cheese it would be one thing... but it is my choice to not eat it. People poke fun at me for not eating it even though they know I have my own diet. I guess I need to get over it, but it does hurt hearing the same jabs every single time I say "I don't eat ____ anymore". I could eat the pizza and put it on my tracker, but I am worried it will cause my stomach to be upset. I also wouldn't be filled up and would still be hungry after eating it! After I ask if I should eat first, and I am told there will be pizza, I never know what to say back. Usually I say ok I will bring something for myself - but then the person gets worried or asks a ton of questions. They wonder if they should do something else instead etc.. I feel bad asking before I go, but I just want to know if I should eat first or if I should bring something for myself. Even though I ask every single time, I still feel bad when the same people get all weird after. Any suggestions on what to do?
I know I overanalyze sometimes, but I can't help it. I don't want to have a grumbly tummy the whole time I am supposed to be having a good time. That will cause me to grumpy. I also don't want to bother the people by always asking what is going on. Oh well - this is my lifestyle now, I need to get over it!!!!
On another note, I have yoga again tonight. Woohoo. I need to go on the treadmill more - I get on maybe twice a week. Not enough! I wanted to sign up for a 5K 3/10, but I don't know if I am ready. I am never ready for them unfortunately. Somehow I can't get myself to run more often even though I want to!
Hopefully everyone is still pushing towards their Feb goals. And hopefully you are thinking about your March goals! I didn't make my healthy weight goal this month.. but I am not giving up. I am at 156 right now, and I am really happy about that!
****Accomplished February Goals****
- Did every weighin & team challenge the best I could!
- Used the measuring tape once
- Tracked my protein & stayed in range most days.
- Tried new recipes & batch meals
- I have been eating most home-cooked meals at work
-Signed up for 2 spring challenges & 1 March Challenge
- Saved some money
- Stood up for myself & continued to stay positive
****My March Goals****
- Continue my 5K training!
- Continue using the measuring tape at least once a month
- Only have tortilla chips twice a week
- If I eat french fries, try to only eat them once a week
- Sign up for another 5K
- Continue prepaid yoga classes
- Try 4 new healthier Recipes
- Stay committed to the Challenges even during busy season
- Aim for 1,000 fitness minute trophy for March!
- Continue to do non-workout activities I enjoy even if I go alone(craft & pet fairs)
- Try to stay patient with my parents even when they are on the fritz!
- Don't get discouraged if I don't reach all of my goals!
- Be at healthy weight (155) by April 30, 2013!
- Be at 100 pounds lost & weigh 150pounds - no deadline
- Complete any 5K in 30 minutes - no deadline
Friday, February 08, 2013
So I was reminded that lent starts next Wednesday. I am not a very religious person anymore, but I still like to take up on this tradition. Some people are against those who participate in lent even when they don't go to church regularly - but I still do it for me. I feel like I should do it and I do! One year I gave up chocolate for lent. Another year I gave up cheese. I think I would like to give up some kind of food, but I am not sure if this is what I want to do for lent this year. I gave up french fries & tortilla chips a few times for challenges.
Instead of giving something up for lent, I may add something. I usually give up stuff during the challenges, so maybe I will try something different this year.
Maybe I will give up being grumpy hahaha. I think that is a tough idea, but it would be worth it if that makes any sense! Sometimes when things don't go my way, I get upset and my whole mood turns sour. I don't get mean, but I stop smiling. Maybe I should try working on getting rid of this!
Or maybe I will add something else to my life to include other people. I read somewhere a while ago that someone wrote a letter to someone different every day - or if they couldn't everyday, they just made sure they had 40 letters by the end of lent. I think this is a great idea. I love writing letters. Whenever I fill out birthday/holiday cards, I usually write a lot in them.
On another note, I can't believe it is Friday already! I don't have to work tomorrow, so that is a plus. I would like to fit some exercise in this weekend even though I will barely be home. I signed up for yoga on Tuesday night. I am excited & nervous about it! I didn't get to go to zumba this week because I worked late Monday & Thursday when the classes were. I packed a backpack and I am going to leave it in my car just in case I get out of work next week where I have enough time to get from work directly to zumba! Hopefully I can get there next week! I have 4 pre-paid classes left I would like to use before I find a different location!
Hopefully everyone has a wonderful weekend! Keep pushing toward your Feb goals - even choosing a healthy snack or saying NO to a fattening drink helps!
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Happy Wednesday. I was just figuring out how much weight loss 5% would be. Eventually I won't be able to lose 5% more weight! I will have to find challenges that are for maintaining. I am getting closer to my healthy goal weight of 155. I want to lose more weight after that, but eventually I will get to a point where I won't lose more weight! I am not there yet, but the thought just crossed my mind! It is harder to lose weight now because I lost so much so far!
I am hoping to do Zumba tomorrow night if I get out of work on time. It stinks the Zumba class I like starts at 6:30. If I work late, I can't make it! I could probably find another zumba which is later, but the only ones I saw last time I checked had a min of classes you had to sign up for. You had to sign up for X week sessions, and if you missed a class, you wouldn't get reimbursed. So.. we'll see.
I signed up for my first yoga Mixed Level class at a new facility. It was $40 for 10 classes, so I think that was a decent deal. It is a family health center, so I am not sure how it will be. At least it will be good exercise and stretching. They have a few 730pm classes so that should be ok with my late night schedule.
Once I figure out all of the yoga classes I am going to attend, I am going to write in a 5K schedule for me. Putting my exercise schedule on my calendar helps me actually do it! Even if I work late nights, the treadmill is at home so I can use it anytime. I still need to do research to sign up for another 5K. The color run looks interesting, but they didn't post a date yet. It was July last year, so I am guessing it will be also be in July. I saw there is a color run and also a color me rad run. They both have the paint/colors, and they are both in Philadelphia. I really want someone to go with me, because I don't like going into the city by myself. I am not good at parking & I will feel out of place there! There is also a color run in NJ an hour away, so that may be a better choice for me. Where the Philly race will take place is almost an hour away from where I am living right now so... I don't know! I also want to figure out which other 5K races I want to do in the spring after tax season!
Hopefully everyone has a great rest of the week. Keep pushing towards those Feb & long term goals! Every small step counts!
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