Friday, July 30, 2010
Well June is about over and I've got my month end results!!
Goal: Lose 5 lbs and be in the comfortable 150's by weighing 157
Goal: Become active in Spark Teams
Goal: Drink 9 glasses of water a day and stay in my calorie range
Another great accomplishment? I've now worked out 4 days in a row!! Today will make 5! My work out buddy and I are kicking 'The Shred's butt! I feel more energized and have lost 2 pounds this week. The scale hardly moved all month and finally in the the last 2 weeks I've been able to reach my goal of the 150's! YAY! Also...I fit into a size 10!! It has literally been over a decade since I've worn one and I still can't believe it. I only bought a couple pair of capris and am still wearing my size 12's and rockin em. Just cuz the size 10's fit doesn't mean I should be wearing them yet! lol Just a little muffin top but by the end of August those baby's will be fitting just fine!
August is going to hold huge changes for me and I'm ready. These are changes I have to do in order to accomplish family peace. I may not agree with them but my family is important to me and even if though they are wrong, it's not worth it to be "right". (A very smart little birdie told me this once)
These lyrics are from Eminem's album, "Recovery." The song is titled "Not Afraid." I'd just like to share a few of the lyrics, don't worry it's not explicit! We could call this my theme song for now...
Yeah, It's been a ride...
I guess I had to go to that place to get to this one
Now some of you might still be in that place
If you're trying to get out, just follow me
I'll get you there
I'm not afraid to take a stand
Everybody come take my hand
We'll walk this road together, through the storm
Whatever weather, cold or warm
Just let you know that, you're not alone
Holla if you feel that you've been down the same road
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
First of all, I want to start off by thanking all of my SP friends for their support, advice, and encouragement on my blog yesterday. I try to stay as positive as I can but was just not feelin' it yesterday. I knew I could come here for advice and a virtual shoulder to cry on. My SP friends are my biggest support system and I love each and every one of you!
I'm feeling better today, mostly just sore! Yesterday my 'Shred Buddy' and I completed Day 2 of The Shred! After hearing other Sparkies talk about how much The Shred had kicked their butts I thought for sure that I couldn't do it. Nothing like the feeling of accomplishing something you never thought you could!
I'm also very excited about the results that I'm already seeing on the scale. I weighed myself yesterday so that I could try to get an accurate start weight 'before' The Shred. I know, I should've done it the day before I started but I didn't. My eyes about popped out of my head when I saw what the scale was telling me. I got back off and tried again, thinking for sure that this was a phantom reading and not accurate. Again, the same number. I was still convinced that the scale was wrong and decided to give it another day and see what it said today. Well...today it was even LOWER!! Friday I weighed in at 159 even. Today...155.6!! After just two days of the Shred, is this possible?!! I'm don't know, but hey, I'll take it!
I feel so much better than yesterday. Your advice meant more to me than words could describe!
For once, I want to give the ! hahaha
Friday, July 23, 2010
So one of my new goals is to find that inner athlete and to start exercising. Yes, I've lost a lot of weight without exercising too much, but I have become a lot more active. I park at the end of the parking lot at stores, I visit the downstairs bathroom at work versus the one 10 ft. away, I walk the dog an extra block and when I have some down time I plop down on the floor and do some push ups and sit ups, and so on. I can produce a long list of positive changes I've made to become successful with my weight loss but exercise has not been an integral part. (hiding underneath my desk in embarrassment, lol). My healthy changes have produced a loss of 1-2 lbs a week, if that. I've been content with gradual change which has contributed to my overall weight loss success. It TRULY has become a lifestyle change! Am I done progressing? NO! I've got 10 more pounds to lose and a long list of improvements that I can make. I am gonna knock one thing off my list at a time. No time restraints, JUST DO IT!
I'm excited to announce that my exercise goal is well underway! GUESS WHAT?! My great friend, Sparkbuddy and coworker THATS_LOVELY101, (who started me w/ SparkPeople,) has asked me to be her work out buddy! Actually we're gonna be "Shred Buddies" and do the 30 day shred together! I'm excited that this may bring me to my goal weight! PLUS, it's going to give me a big kick in the butt with my exercise regime which I need!
I'm so ready to do this...I know I can and I WILL!
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