Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Are those people doing maintenance EVERY night or what's the deal here?Consider your West Coast people, please...
Okay, I figured as much, the thighs go last, of course. But eventually even they had to budge. I'm not logging a huge victory, only about 1 cm, but hey, I'm on my way.
Today was another on plan day for both food and exercise.
Funny, during the week I mostly eat the same stuff every day. How boring am I? But it works, so why worry about it.
Two for today.
Only 5 more days left in my offical challenge.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Tonight I don't feel like writing, so this will be really short.
On track today with both, food and exercise (did my 60 minutes).
So I'll give myself two of these
Monday, June 28, 2010
Yes, I'm still here.
My challenging overtime day at work. And this one was crazier than I've seen them in a long time. Made it though work okay. Then caught a late night movie with my daugher. We stopped at Rubio's after the movie and that's when things started going wrong a bit. Love Mexican food!
Also, there is no exercise scheduled for Friday, so Friday was kind of a doozy but not in a good way.
I had stepped on the scale on Friday morning and showed a loss of 2.6 lbs since my last weigh-in on June 1. Even though it proves faulty thinking, I am convinced that this little success had something to do with my being careless with my food that day. That is exactly why I do not weigh in frequently. My program is proven to work, so as long as I'm on program there really is no need for frequent weigh-ins. Might sound incomprehensible for some, but I have to work within my limits and the scale still throws me for a loop every time. Freaky little device.
The objective right now is to get to goal. Once this has been accomplished I'll see if I can make peace with the scale :)
I went to the gym first thing in the morning. Considering that I am NOT a morning person, that was quite an accomplishment.
I hear people who routinely do morning workouts say how it engerizes them for the day. Well, I don't know, I for one needed to take a nap :)
Food was on track.
So for Saturday I can give myself two 'goals met'.
No exercise scheduled for today so I went shopping :)
Food on track.
Well, that makes two out of three for this weekend. I'm not complaining. However, I'm glad that tomorrow will start my weekday routing again, which includes a 60 minute workout every night Monday thru Thursday. This is the routine a feel safest with.
Friday, June 25, 2010
What do you do when you have already used up more than half of your daily calorie allowance by 10:00 am?
Ya, that was me today. Let's just say I had a really big breakfast.
To make up for that lunch consisted of a can of V8 vegetable juice and a peach. What can I say?
But it saved me and I did stay within my calorie range today.
Exercise: 60 minutes
On exercise: I was thinking tonight during my workout that I am the perfect example to show that you won't lose weight just by exercising. It always has to be combined with sensible eating and yes, calorie counting.
While being extremely active as a kid and teen, I took my 20s and most of my 30 off from exercise and I had much to show for it. (Way too much :)) Got back into it about 8 years ago and while it helped me lose some weight, I have never made it to goal. Yes, correct, not in 8 years.
While exercise is definitely good for body and soul, it can't stand alone and it cannot make up for bad eating.
Now that exactly is the purpose of this here challenge (wow, there really is a way to use that phrase! But I digress).
Since I won't weigh in but once a month (or so), I'm looking for other 'signs' that this is in fact working. I've noticed that my pants are much loser (sorry, ESL, lose and loose totally evade me). It's summer and ALL of my pants fit, even the ones I couldn't wear last summer. Love it!
I'm expecting the last few pounds to be a slow process, but I'm feeling confident I'll get there this time. You might see the day when I admit to a slip up, but you won't see the day I'll report a failure.
Thanks everyone for your support and your cheers. Couldn't do it without you.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Short and sweet.
Towards the higher end of my calorie range today (needed a snack after my workout tonight).
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