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Saturday, September 29, 2007

I feel so weak sometimes. Not physically, but mentally. If I want to eat healthier and exercise, I should be able to. I'm intelligent (at least I like to think I am), I'm rational, and I am pretty "together" in every other part of my life. It's frustrating that I'm not doing better with this.

I've been the laziest person ever lately. I started the Couch to 5K program at the beginning of the month. I did really well the first two weeks, running more days than I was supposed to. The third week was a little iffy, but I had to work overtime, and had a friend's wedding and rehearsal to attend. But I did get out and run two days.

I stayed on the proverbial couch this week, with no exercise. And, even better (ha!), it was Philadelphia restaurant week (3 courses for $30), so my husband and I ate out four nights. It seemed like such a good idea at the time I made the reservations. So in addition to our checking account being much lighter (of course we had to get drinks and couldn't just be happy with the bargain prices), the scale has moved up a bit.

So I'm trying, yet again, to get back to the good habits. Wish me luck!


here we go again

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Ahhh, the memories...

It's funny to read old blog entries - the more things change the more they stay the same. I'm still whining about my motivation. I've gained an additional 10 pounds since the last entry, and my good habits went out the window. I guess part of me was hoping that I could maintain without much effort.

I get scared sometimes that I won't ever find motivation. Last year, the wedding was all I needed. What will it be now? So far, the trip we have planned for our anniversary hasn't helped much. Maybe the realization that some of my cute, new size clothes don't fit anymore? Anyway, it's time for some action.


back to business

Saturday, November 25, 2006

The wedding was wonderful! It really was the perfect day. My new husband and I had a great time, and so did our families and friends. Anguilla was amazing, the beaches were gorgeous and the food was delicious. I brought an extra five pounds back as a souvenier. Considering all of the mixed drinks, wine and desserts at every dinner, I may have done okay!

After getting back to reality, I decided I'd start SP anew, and began a fast break stage again. With Thanksgiving and Christmas and all of the goodies that both entail, I think that it'll be the support that I need to get the five pounds off, plus meet my overall goal weight.


A month later

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Well, it's been a productive month, both weight-wise and wedding-wise. I only lost about five pounds, but feel like I've gained some muscle. I can see a baby bicep! I've been trying to increase my cardio the last few days, both in times a week and length of time, to see more weight loss results before the wedding. I have eight weeks to complete my initial goal (six more pounds), so I'm feeling confident. My dress was way too big at the fitting, and I'm hoping that I can get my arms more toned and my face a little thinner before the wedding.

I'm proud of myself for coming this far. I got help from the gallbladder surgery - the food restrictions before and after caused me to loose about 15 pounds. But I've lost nine on my own. I never had a weight problem when I was younger, and after college it just piled on. It's been tough to accept how unmotivated I was the past few years, but I really feel like I'm making a life change.

We also celebrated our dog's birthday last month! Happy birthday Dave!


Baby steps

Thursday, August 03, 2006

I have my first fitting for my dress in three weeks. I'd love to lose five pounds before then, so I'm kicking it into high gear. I've been easing into a strength program (the baby steps) and my trainer advised me to up my cardio a little. Hopefully I'll be seeing more results.

On another note, my dog is getting no exercise! With the 'heat index' (I think the weatherpeople made that up for dramatic effect) at 105-110 every day, it's just too hot for him. Poor guy!


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