Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Today I finally felt better from being sick all weekend. What a great Mother's Day, spent in bed sleeping and not because I wanted to, because I couldn't get up to do anything else! I went to Curves this morning, so I got some workout in without pushing over my limits. Also, I got back on track with my eating yesterday and today. I was within all of my ranges. Last week was horrible! I was such a slacker, after Cinco de Mayo, the leftovers kept looming! lol Then being sick since Friday I didn't even care what I ate or drank or if I did it at all! It feels much better to be healthy, it's that whole makes you appreciate it when you don't have it. Glad I could get back on track over the last two days and hope the scale will reflect it this week. I am hoping for big numbers. We'll see on Friday. Looking forward to doing it all again tomorrow. I must get to bed or I will end up sick again I just know it. So off I go to dreamland! lol
Friday, April 25, 2008
I have been on the brink of onederland all week and just keep watching the scale, watching the scale and hoping, hoping, hoping. Yesterday I got on and was at 199.8!!! I got off the scale and back on just to make sure it was right and yep it came up again 199.8. So I got off the scale and started to cry--tears of joy mind you! I was so happy and excited! I have not been in onederland for at least 10 years. I have not felt so good in a long time. I feel like I can get up and down off the floor without it being a workout in and of itself! I did not say anything yesterday because I always worry that it will not be so and the next day I will be back up. So this morning when I got on I said a quick prayer that it would still be under 200 and sure enough it was 199.5! I was so grateful!
Today we had to work on Flat Stella (girl version of Flat Stanley the children's book) for my niece. We needed to take pictures of our local sites and things we did. Anyway, we went to Dinosaur World and just took a few quick pictures and then went to the beach. This is where we spent most of today. It was a realization that I really am losing weight and it is truly noticeable! I put on my swimming suit and the skirt part that goes over it was not tight on me, it was pretty lose. (Luckily, it will still be good for a few more pounds lost before I am going to have to buy a new one for the real summer! ) But then I put my capris on over it and I about couldn't keep them up! I even had my suit with the skirt tucked INTO them and they were still falling down! I had to roll the waist band a couple of times to try to tighten the waist up and also to keep them from looking like high water pants instead of capris!! lol It was quite a site and a great feeling at that!
I don't ever want to see a 2 in front of my weight again. I have worked so hard and know that I am getting healthy. I don't want my DS to remember me at the weight I was (232). I want him to only remember me as his skinny mommy. He is only 3 and so I know he won't really remember it if I can continue to lose this weight and continue to get healthy. Another reason I want to lose weight is I do want to have more children. Although we couldn't have children before partly because I have PCOS--poly cystic ovary syndrome, but a lot of it has to do with my weight. The doctor even told me that if I could lose even 10% that it would probably help. Well I have lost 15% so far and looking forward to losing a lot more. Not only do I want to have another child, I actually want people to KNOW I am pregnant, not just that I have gained some weight because I was too fat to tell the difference! I have wanted that for a long time, but now it actually could be a reality.
What a great way to end this week. I am very tired from my day at the beach. I haven't been swimming since late last fall and it was nice to go do it again. And to be in the Gulf and swim against the current and tide really takes a lot out of you! I usually come home and crash after swimming, but I had a lot to do, so I kept plugging a long, but I think tonight calls for watching some shows I have taped and going to bed early! I am exahausted! lol
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Of the many goals I have in this journey one was to help my son, who is going to be 4 next month, (and any future children we hopefully will have) learn about healthy living, not dieting. I want him to know about exercise and how it can be fun, but it is definitely something we need to do. I also want to teach him about eating right and have him enjoy it. He does pretty good with most things. Salads are not his cup of tea so he usually has a PBJ sandwich instead. But for the most part he eats everything we do, all the healthy stuff now.
About a year ago, long before we started this journey, every time we drove by McDonald's he started to say "I want fries!" Now mind you, even though I have written three blogs about MickeyD's we didn't go that often, we really didn't. Maybe once a month. But for some reason he wanted McDonald's fries! lol He doesn't do that now. Maybe he knows Mommy isn't going to get that for him or maybe he doesn't want them now either, who knows. But I hope it is that he is learning that other things are better for us than fries.
I have already shared this with a few of you but I want to write it for all to see! A couple of weeks ago I was doing the BL1 Workout DVD. Well during the cool down my DS had come in the room and crawled up on the couch. He was watching and he said, "Where's Bob?" I said pointing to the TV, "right there." Well at that moment it went to one of the other people. A moment later it went back to Bob and he said, "Oh here he is! Here's Bob!" lol I was laughing but was very proud that he knows my "workout buddies" by name and knows that Mommy is doing something good and important in seeing her buddies!
But what's better than both of those is yesterday when I was making dinner he said something while he was standing by the kitchen. I didn't understand what he was saying and so I turned to look at him. Well he was doing wallies and what he had said was "I'm exercising." It melted my heart and I told him how proud I was of him! I know I am teaching him good habits, ones that I can be proud of and he will be grateful for. I have tried for MONTHS to get him to exercise with me, but he hasn't before this. If we do something fun, like playing soccer or dancing he will, but I can't do that all the time, I have to have some me time too. But what a step for him to go on his own and "exercise". He was so cute, I wanted to run get the camera, but I knew if I did he would not do it for me anymore. I am so proud of him and the things he is learning. (Now if I could only rub off on DH as well as I have on DS! lol)
Friday, April 18, 2008
I am a little late posting this, but I keep forgetting.
Okay, I took Marilee's prodding and decided to do the Jason's Friday Challenge on Tuesday. And guess what???
I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am TIRED!! lol I did the BL1 warm up and 15 minutes of the low intensity cardio. Then I did all the 3 sets of 33 EXCEPT I only did 7 flutter kicks, it was killing my spine, it was popping (like out of place popping) each time I lifted my right leg. I decided that was not worth the gain I might get out of it and stopped. I did not even think until later that maybe I could have done scissor kicks instead. Oh well, I will try to remember that if it is in the Friday challenge another time. I did a bit of modification on some of the others because I wasn't strong enough YET! I was trying to do the dips and thought, "oh yeah I'm rockin' this" and then I realized I wasn't even moving my arms, I was just bending my waist!! lol Tried to do it correctly and couldn't do it at all, so had to do the modified ones! lol At the end I did 15 mins of the BL1 high intensity cardio and then the cool down.
YES! I did it! (and I plan on doing the one for this week too!)
Thursday, April 17, 2008
I just wanted to give everyone an update on my Big Mac Attack! lol I did not end up getting it at all ever. I told myself that if they were still on sale after the 1st of April I would get one and only eat half. Luckily, the next day that I drove by after the first (not sure exactly which day it was) I noticed that the sign was gone, the sale was over, so the calories and taste was not AS appealing as before. I made it! lol Luckily they probably won't have a sale like that again for awhile and hopefully by then I will be weighing at least 150 and I can do a one time splurge on the calories. However, if I crave it again REALLY bad I will have to work it into my calories and sodium for the day and make sure I do some serious exercising! We can't always deny ourselves, but we have to make the choice wisely of what we are going to do about it. Some of the things I have learned through this (the big mac attack and this spark journey in general) is that #1 this isn't a diet, it is a way of life (is this something I can live with and do forever? If not, I don't do it--i.e., fad diets). #2 everything in moderation--bad things are okay if they are done sparingly and infrequently. #3 decide what you want most--the taste of the food or the pounds on your body. #4 is there a healthy subsitute? If so, have it instead! I really feel like I can do it this time. That I can change my life forever and not have to go back to 232 (or any other less desirable weight). Thanks to my friends for keeping me motivated and pushing me where I didn't think I could go! So for now, my Big Mac Attack is gone!
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