Monday, April 09, 2012
After a trial run this weekend to ensure that the pills don't make me feel wacky, I'm ready to start my 13 week challenge today! I enjoyed lots of yummy food this weekend (unhealthy variety) and will be eating healthy from here on out! Occasional splurges are okay but I'd like to try to avoid them for a few weeks and really focus on meeting my calorie goals with healthy foods and exercising.
I took 2 pills this AM, the recommended dose is 3. I will see how I feel with 2, if I'm okay tomorrow I'll try 3. It's hard not having coffee in the morning, but I know that will probably wind me up, so I'm skipping it. Just ate my breakfast of two mini egg quiches (homemade) and a big glass of water. Making salad for lunch...but first, a shower! I'm cold and itchy.... my skin gets so dry.
Going to try for the gym after work today, too! Gotta start sometime, after all. No day like the present, I guess!
Saturday, April 07, 2012
So, the plan they provided (see my last post) was pretty lame. There were two weeks of meals with recipes but typically my diet is pretty good...if I could just stop snacking on the kids' snacks at home (and in the afternoons at school) I'd be alright. My kids love cheesy crackers like Goldfish and Cheez-Its and unfortunately so do I...and it's so easy to go overboard with them!!
Anyway, their workout plan was pretty lame, basically it was just a list of ways to burn 150 calories. NOT what I need or expected. But it's okay. I probably should have mentioned that the pills I bought only cost 7 dollars...so I am not feeling too slighted by the lack of a decent workout plan. I can come up with my own. I really have to focus on getting some good cardio, that's the biggest thing for me. I've been trying to run around more with the kids at work this week so I know that counts even if it's not a "workout" persay. Unfortunately I am not usually part of our gross-motor time at school, as the lead teacher I set up our morning activities while the class is outside with the other teachers in my room. Typically we talk a walk or go back to the playground or gym after activities. Walking with 13 two-year-olds is a pretty slow journey but at least it's something! And on playground and gym days I am going to make a solid effort to RUN with the kids! Good for them, and good for me. Hopefully warmer weather is on its way back to us... one week in March we had 80 degree days, then the next week it was back in the 30s and 40s! It's been more normal lately, in the low 50s, but I like it warm and sunny! 70+ please...keeps me wanting to be outside moving.
Yuck, just checked the weather and it's supposed to be cold and rainy until Thursday! Today the sun is out but it's cold, not even 30 degrees yet. It's been windy here too which stinks. Oh well... spring will come sometime, and in the meantime I can work on my warm-weather physique without comparing it to all the fit people around me wearing shorts and tanks! LOL.
My pill this AM did give me some energy, I can feel it even just sitting here. Better make use of it and get some housework done! Today we have no real plans...did our shopping on Thursday and yesterday, but I have some homework and some unpacking from last weekend's trip to do. Plus, laundry...always laundry! And I want to vacuum away all the cobwebs that are starting to form in the ceiling corners... off I go!
Saturday, April 07, 2012
So, I have been terrible lately... took a trip home to Philadelphia and ate a ton, haven't been exercising at all, just really been slacking and not caring...until I see myself in the mirror! I just am not happy and I need to stop being lazy, or else I'd better get comfortable in this body. Because I don't want to live my life unhappy.
The other day my hubby suggested I take some of his pre-workout muscle amplifiers...I did not like them at all!! I felt jittery and odd all day. So last night I bought some fat burning pills at Wal-Mart, essentially they are the same as his pills but in a lower dose. Also, they aren't meant to be taken prior to a workout, just twice a day with food. I've taken similar pills before and didn't react the way I did to the AMP ones... The label says you can "lose up to 30 lbs with diet" in 13 weeks. Of course, I don't necessarily believe those results, but I DO think it will help me lose some initial weight (which have been my results in the past) which is really what I need to get the ball rolling and motivate me. They provide a free diet and exercise plan on their website that I'm going to check out when I'm done blogging.
So basically, I'm going to challenge myself to stick to the 13 week program they suggest. That means today is my start date (I took one pill with a hard boiled egg a little while ago) and make July 7th my end date, if I calculated correctly. June 30th is my 26th birthday and was my original goal date. Obviously since I've slacked the past 3 months I don't expect to be at my goal by then, BUT 25-30 pounds by then would be awesome. 60 or so pounds is my real goal, but I think starting with smaller increments is certainly smarter.
Anyway, I'm going to stick to counting calories on my Kindle as that seems to help me when I do it faithfully. The pill I'm taking recommends a diet of 1350 calories daily for women and my LoseIt! app recommends just below that so that won't be a terrible adjustment. I really need to talk to my husband about allocating time that I can go to the gym after work or work out at home. In my mind it's so easy to say "Oh I'll just wake up at 4:30 am and jog outside for 20 minutes a day before work" but I know, in reality, that will never happen! I need to start small with workouts a few times a week and just build from there. I'm not going to kid myself and say I'll work out every day, because I know I won't. But I think I can commit to 3-4 times a week and stick with it.
I'm going to go check out the exercise and diet plan they provide and see what it's all about. I know I can lose weight if I put my mind to it, I've gone from the 180s to the 150s before so it must be possible!!
Thursday, April 05, 2012
So I guess I should start over with these blogs! I've been bad lately, lots going on and no desire to diet. But I'm back this morning and determined to start counting cals again and lose weight. My hubby has some muscle burners he told me to use, hopefully they are a push in the right direction.... I'm seriously considering diet pills when the bottle is done.
Not sure what my weight is currently... I guess I should brave the scale this morning so I have an idea of where I'm at. Don't have a lot of time this am so I'm off...hopefully I'll get to do a longer blog tonight or tomorrow.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Yesterday went pretty well with the exception of dinner. We had pizza.
However, I finally worked up the courage to weigh myself and it read 193, which means I've lost a few pounds! I'm not sure how, but I'm pleased...and will now be motivated to keep shrinking that number!
Today I WILL be better in the evening. I might have lentil soup for dinner... and probably just make the kids pasta as it's easy and fast. Got homework to do tonight since I won't have time this weekend.
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