Tuesday, June 19, 2012
I'm tired. Spencer has roseola according to the doctor- we went yesterday. So, fevers and a light rash... he was up a lot last night again.
Instead of a shake I'm having a SmartOnes breakfast quesadilla topped with salsa. Yummy. Didn't pack my lunch last night, I was too tired, so I made it this morning, putting me behind schedule. I really don't care, either. Not in the mood for doing my hair and makeup today, and since I work with 2 year olds, it really doesn't matter.
I went for our 1 mile walk with my class (very slow going) yesterday and burnt around 140 calories according to the calculator in my LoseIt! app. Also did 4.67 miles on the bike at lunch (130 calories). So, pretty good. I didn't T-Tapp last night because I smashed my toes against the bookshelf and it was hurting to stand for quite some time after, so I'll start that routine today. Toes are much better now, lol.
Yesterday was not quite perfect; I had 5 cheez-its and licked some mac n' cheese off the spoon after I made it for the kids. I really need to stop with these mindless tastes of things! I mean, it's not like I don't know what mac n' cheese or crackers taste like! And I know that once I have that first nibble I'm so much more likely to keep eating. But, yesterday was much better than the weekend and Friday, so, if I can keep it up (which I can) I'm sure I'll see a loss next time I weigh in!
anyway, must get ready to hit the salt mines. happy Tuesday, all.
Monday, June 18, 2012
So, because I am recommitting to my plan today, I of course had to check the scale for my new starting weight. I thought that with all my unhealthy eating I'd surely be somewhere up near 195 or even higher. Well, I checked three or four times, moving the scale slightly each time (depending on where you place it on our floor, it weighs differently, so, I always try to get an average... it's that ghetto lol). And it said 190-191 each time.
This was before my shower, before having anything to eat, drink, etc. I'm going to check again after my hair is dry just to... compare. My hair is so thick and long that it probably weighs 10 lbs wet, lol.
So, I've logged my weight and am now using 190 as my beginning weight on the three progress charts I made last night: Weekly Summary Chart, Daily Progress Chart, and Daily Food Log. Basically, I copied the first two out of the book but used Word to make them, and made the third on my own. I have them all stashed in a clear folder right on the desk.
Spencer didn't sleep well last night, which means I didn't either. I'm so happy I made my lunch last night! Time to force myself to get ready for work... with happy thoughts in my head about losing the first 10 pounds, finally!
Sunday, June 17, 2012
So, I've been off-track the last few days which I can admit. Today, I attempted to eat on plan but had a few missteps here and there. Tomorrow, I am recommitting to doing this, the right way, without cheating. My goal is to stick with it for at least two weeks with NO cheat days. I know that I can do it if I really just focus and stop ignoring myself when I think "you really shouldn't eat that". Because that's been my main problem today...even though I wanted to stay on plan, I still had bites of things here and there that I really should have just not eaten. Like french fries that we baked in the oven. I told myself they were a veggie, but I know better.
So, tomorrow I'm setting some goals for myself.
-eat only on plan for the next 14 days
-drink more water on weekends in order to avoid the hungry feeling (I snack much more on weekends then when I'm at work during the week)
-gym every day for at least 20 minutes
-restart the T-Tapp Basic Workout program (15 minutes a day) every day
June 30th is my 26th birthday. I'm hoping to lose at least 5-10 pounds by then. My results from Week 1 didn't indicate a huge loss each week, BUT I also wasn't 150% committed like I'm going to be this time. I can't really count Friday through today as part of Week 2 on the plan since I wasn't, so I guess tomorrow starts Week 2. I am also going to do my darndest to avoid the scale over the next few weeks!!
so, that's my story, and I'm sticking to it. Help mes stay on track, buddies...and give me some tough love if I need it!!!
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Mother Nature is kicking my butt right now. I rarely get a monthly period anymore because of my *wonderful* IUD (seriously, I love it! it is a miracle of modern science as far as I am concerned lol) BUT sometimes it sneaks its way into my life. Usually, it doesn't bother me much...more a nuisance than anything else. But this month it's leaving me ravenous and soooo crabby! On Friday, I flipped out at my hubby and trashed our living room before leaving for work because he did something that angered me. And, okay, when I say trashed I mean knocked the covered trashcan down and pushed the vacuum cleaner over. But still... a total psycho redhead overreaction. Because I was grumpy I decided I was having a burger and fries for lunch and that was that. I also had ice cream and soda. We made up of course, and I even went out for an hour or so with some friends last night (really lame, I hate the bar scene. I had 1 drink). Today, after spending too much money at the grocery store, I'm worried because we're already heading towards broke and I JUST GOT PAID ON FRIDAY. So, I've been trying to eat away the stress of being poor. Somehow, we went from having $800 in the bank to $350. Joe bought A RIFLE last night for $140 ( a drunken purchase) that I made him cancel the order for, so that should be returned to our account this week. But, I still spent too much money at WalMart and the grocery store. AND we went out to Pizza Hut for lunch! WTF?!
So, I've made some poor choices the past few days. However, I am ready to get back on track tomorrow (I am done eating for the day. Chewing on some gum since I still -feel- like snacking). Going to the gym in the morning and getting back on the Simple Diet. I will stick with this. I want to 1) prove to myself that I can and 2) see how it works for me sticking to something for a worthwhile amount of time.
Ah well. Right now, Joe's watching some show about mammoths and I'm going to take a bubble bath! Spencer is asleep in our bed...poor little dude had a fever and kept waking up... his temp is down but since he was fussy Joe cuddled him in our bed and he fell asleep. Looks like we might be sleepin' on the floor tonight haha.
Anyway, here's to a positive tomorrow!
Thursday, June 14, 2012
It's Thursday, so as much as I don't want to, I'm weighing in and counting it as my week 1`weight.
OK, after checking the scale a few times, I'm somewhere between 192-194. So... it looks like I really didn't lose anything this week at all.
I guess I need to do some more reading into the plan and ways to fix these downfalls. I'm not too mad, because I am proud of myself for sticking to the plan for a full week without really going off for more than a few bites here and there (with the exception of popcorn on Sat. night). This week, I will work on NOT having those bites even if I want them. JUST SAY NO, MILESSA!
I'm disappointed that I didn't see a large loss. I mean...sure, 2 pounds is 2 pounds gone, but from reading the book I was really expecting a lot more. However, my body is already used to a fairly low-calorie diet so...maybe that is a factor as well.
As I mentioned before, after my grocery shopping I'm going to plan this week's menu by copying the sample menus in the book as best I can. That way, I can be sure I'm sticking to the plan and getting in the required amounts. Also, it will let me compare to last week's menu for weak spots.
So here we go, on to week 2- down but definitely NOT out!
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