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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Work was pretty demanding so I didn't get to post yesterday. After a two-day marathon of cardio, I lost 19 of the 20lbs by my goal date. emoticon I didn't make it to the gym yesterday but I'm going today and tomorrow so that by the time I officially weigh in on Saturday, I will have lost that last lb. From there, I want to lose 5 more, which I hope to do by January 8th. Sparkpeople figured that day for me and coincidentally it falls the day before my 21st anniversary. emoticon

I am so excited and feel so accomplished. I'm hoping that losing these last few lbs will be a emoticon


Trouble goal

Friday, December 05, 2008

As part of strategy 4, action step 1, I'm supposed to write about a trouble goal. I've never had a "weight problem" per se. I gained 10 lbs over a short period and wanted to get it off. I've done that and the required changes came pretty easy. But I have the toughest time getting to the gym. It's not that I don't want to go. I do. I enjoy working out. I feel good about the changes in my body. Stuff just keeps coming up! I got a job. Then I got sick a couple weeks ago and a couple of weeks before that. Now, I've spent the last week trying to finish my thesis in a week b/c we were told we had a year to complete it, then we were told it had to be completed and defended by Dec 20th! So we've eaten out every day this week b/c my husband worked the evening shift all week and I couldn't spear the time to cook. Needless to say, I didn't go to the gym. Today will be my second time this week and it should be my third. By the way, I've caught the cold that's been hanging on to my husband and son for a month. I'm hoping to run it out of my body today and failure could mean even more difficulty getting to the gym.

It's 11 days until my birthday, when I'm supposed to be down to 135. I'm at 139 so it might be doable. Whether I reach that number or not, I've lost 15 pounds so I know the rest will come off. It's just a matter of time, literally. emoticon


Surprise, surprise!

Friday, November 21, 2008

I weighed in today and wasn't sure what to expect. I finally figured out why I was sick. I can't eat fiber. I tried to cut back, a Fiber One bar one day, Kashi cereal another day, etc. It still didn't work. I also had the added problem of being allergic to scents and have a co-worker who bathes in it. So it took a minute to figure out what was making me sick.

Anyway, I got on the scale this morning and lost 2 lbs! I've learned that I lose weight whether I workout or not. Not sure how that works, but I'm good with it. emoticon So I'm down to my last 4 lbs. My original goal was 130 and I switched to 135 when I let the doubters get to me. Now I actually might reach my initial goal anyway. I know I can spare 5 more lbs but the difference will be losing it without a deadline so I don't feel pressure. As long as I continue what I've been doing, I'll be fine.

In the spirit of success, I decided to start training for a 5K. I'm using the 8 week plan on SparkPeople but I ran a mile today, so I'm starting on week 2. A friend of mine told me the gym here sponsors a run once a month so I'm looking at the end of January. I'm so hyped!


I was so scared to get on the scale!

Saturday, November 08, 2008

I arrived in Hawaii on Sunday. I had a salad and a roll for lunch. It wasn't wheat but I didn't see an option for wheat at any restaurant. I had Red Lobster for dinner. Walt's Fried Shrimp with mashed potatoes, salad, a virgin strawberry daiquiri and a piece of strawberry cheesecake. I actually saved the cheesecake to eat the next. I did find some fruit and the room had a mini-fridge so all wasn't lost. I had fruit the next morning. Salad for lunch and KFC for dinner. Then the cheesecake. I worked out 4 days. I wanted to do 5 but I slept in one day, determined to go that evening. I didn't. By Wednesday I felt like I had gained weight. Even though my clothes weren't tighter, I just felt like my belly was bigger. I continued to eat salad when I could--too much and it tears my stomach up--but I had to eat. No way around it. So I got home last night. I always take a shower and weigh myself right after I wake up. I was scared to weigh myself but I slowly put one foot on the scale and then the other and...I actually lost a pound!! I can't believe it. I still think I'm going to do 1200 cals this week b/c it may take weight time to show itself and I'm going to the gym Monday and Tuesday.

Still, I did not like eating out all week. I knew I wasn't putting healthy food into my body. And that's growth. In previous travels I never worried about what I ate and I definitely never considered exercising. I shouldn't have to travel again until June. I hope by then I'll have a plan in action to keep the cal intake lower.

It's good to be back! 37 days and counting...

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The week didn't go as planned...

Friday, October 31, 2008

But I did hit the gym today and did full cardio and weight routines. I started the week saying a new beginning. A new beginning for what? I had not only planned to do my usual work out routine but to add a day. Instead, I got sick. I was on the way to better by Wednesday but didn't have the energy. Then my work schedule the last two days of the week just didn't allow me to go to the gym.

Needless to say I didn't lose any weight. But I didn't gain, so I'm happy.

I walked for 2 hours yesterday doing the trick or treat thing. Then I ate some candy. :-)

I'm off to Hawaii for a week and I do plan to eat. emoticon I've only had Red Lobster, McDonalds, and Wendy's one time in 3 years and I haven't had KFC and Hardees and Dominos once in 3 years. I'll watch my portions and exercise every day but I'm expecting some damage. emoticon

I feel really good, though. No guilt--which is really (in excess) the only negative thing about eating for enjoyment. Of course, this is how I feel before the fact. Let's see how I feel upon my return. emoticon


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