Wednesday, August 01, 2012
So, I know it's most likely mostly water weight and I shouldn't expect this amount of success each week, but since I've refocused and started back on a healthy diet I've gone from 198 to 193. In only a few days. I'm really pleased with this! My tracker here on SP says my weight is 189- I couldn't bring myself to change it to a higher number after I fell off the wagon for so long. I'm excited to get back down to my tracker weight and keep it going down.
My goal is to weigh in consistently every week, which is something I really struggle with. Since I started this renewed effort on Monday, I'll keep Monday as my weigh in day for now- hopefully it will keep me focused on the weekends too! So I'm not logging my 193 from this morning but will log whatever weight comes up on the scale on Monday...even if it's a gain from today (which I hope it won't be!).
Consistency in all areas is my biggest struggle. I don't track fitness every day, which is something I really want to do. I try to keep up with my calories every day on my Kindle but don't see the point in posting here as well since I prefer the LoseIt! app over the SparkPeople app because I don't have wifi at work. So, these are things I need to work on so they become habit!
How is it August already!?? Summer is going too fast.... and vacation is coming up too quickly! I'd like to be in the low 170's by our vacation in September, but that's a lot of weight to lose in only a little over a month. I'm not setting any unrealistic weight goals, just hoping. ;)
Anyway, time to get ready for work. I did not sleep well last night at all... hoping for an easy day today.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
I am having a tough time this evening. Really want to snack but I'm already over my calories for the day (thank goodness for exercising today!) and I know food won't help. I'm just stressing over some monetary issues.
I went to get our truck inspected and it failed- it needs way more work than we thought. We knew it needed something because it's been making a weird noise. Turns out it's going to cost almost 1 grand for all the repairs...which we definitely don't have right now. So right now we can't drive it, not that we use it too much in the dry season... it just sucks knowing we only paid $1300 for it and now we have to put almost all of that back INTO it for it to pass inspection.
also, the touchscreen on my cell phone isn't working right so I'm probably going to have to get a new phone at some point soon. I really don't want to- I like my phone and it has so many pictures of the kids on it. And I don't have a data package to easily get the pictures to the internet for saving. I can manually email them all via picture message but... I'm lazy.
Anyway, I pushed myself today to burn more than 250 calories using the elliptical and made it to 270 by the end of my 25 minute workout. I haven't done any strength training although I had planned it... I'm honestly just tired and want the break. Tomorrow I'll be doing my 5k training again, hoping it's a bit easier than yesterday!
I was at Midas for an hour and a half waiting for the truck to get inspected and by the time I got home I was so stressed I just had ramen soup for dinner. I also had a Smart Ones cheesy potatoes and broccoli... it was really the ramen that put me over my calories. almost 400 calories for a pack and so much salt. I love ramen soup but it's just not really worth it. I feel guilty for going slightly over my calories today but... I can't beat myself up. It was still a healthy day, I ate well the rest of the day and I avoided snacking to deal with my stress.
Anyway, I think I want to go to bed early... haven't done that lately and I could use the rest. Tomorrow I'm going to have soup (not ramen!) for lunch and load up on veggies... we're getting quite low on food but we're trying to save money. We get EBT benefits on the 5th so we're just trying to squeak by until Saturday. Until then I'm going to be living off of soup, whatever veggies we have, and shakes.
Ah well, tomorrow will be better. All in all, it was a good day. I think my dad is going to help with the cost of truck repair so that's something positive, I got in a good workout, had a good day at work, and didn't let my emotions ruin my diet completely. :)
Monday, July 30, 2012
I am quite proud of myself today. Here's a list of my accomplishments:
-started and stuck with counting calories on my Kindle Fire LoseIt! app, including dinner... -including- the fries from McDonald's I ate (about 1/3 of a small order).
-worked out on the elliptical at lunch. Burnt 250 calories (slightly skeptical that it was actually that high, but as I have no other way of measuring, I'm takin' it!)
-started Week 2 of Couch to 5K training. As I only did 2 days last week, it was tiring and challenging but I did it. Burnt 225 calories on the treadmill doing 30 minutes of training.
-did arm and ab exercises at home, as per the workout schedule I wrote up for myself last night for the week
-made a bunch of veggies, roasted in oven. burnt them slightly but I'll suffer through it. Cauliflower, onion, red pepper, and zucchini. Yum. About 2 cups total to have with lunch.
Today my total intake of calories was about 1,300 but I expelled about 590 (also took a 45 minute walk with my class today that burnt about 120 calories) so my net calories for the day are about 700. I also kept up with my water despite not having my water jug at work today; drank about 60 ounces.
I'm really proud of myself for grabbing the bull by the horns today and just doing what I know needed to be done. Even with the fries from McDonald's, I had a pretty healthy day and I am nice and full for bedtime. I know if I keep up this momentum I'll definitely start losing the way I want to and get myself ready for my 5k in October!
I'm off to read and then hit the hay... night night all.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
but not entirely out.
the other day I randomly started coughing at work...like, really coughing. Felt like crap the rest of the day. Friday was worse. I had the cough, I was tired, achy, runny nose... Friday I slogged my way through work and went to bed early.. Joe claims I slept for 13 hours, lol. Yesterday I felt a little better, but still coughing a lot and short of breath. I had intended to go to the gym in the morning to do my 5K training but since I couldn't breathe well I opted for the bike instead. Joe and Chloe started swim class so I had no reason not to go. I did 20 minutes on the bike and then watched the rest of swim class.
Yesterday I drank a ton of OJ (like, half a gallon) and ate cough drops like it was my job. Today I'm feeling much better. Still coughing a bit, but not as tired or achy. Should be fine for work tomorrow as long as I keep up with my medicine and the OJ- I think the Vitamin C actually really helped!
I have not been counting calories; surprisingly my appetite hasn't disappeared. I've been snacking a lot on crackers and stuff and eating a lot of soup and popsicles. So, while I don't think I've gained much I probably haven't lost anything either. Luckily the soup and all that is relatively low-calorie.
Tomorrow I'm getting back on track and I think tonight I'll plan out my menu for the next few days. That seems to help me stay on track. I honestly don't know if I'll be able to do my 5K training if I'm still short of breath, but I'll definitely be going to the gym for at least my lunch break. I -should- be okay to do my jog. It doesn't usually leave me that winded and I can always modify it if I need to.
Anyway, that's all that's going on here. Nothing really exciting. I'm glad the cold seems like it's on it's way out- I hate being sick!
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
I'm so uninterested by the idea of counting calories again because it's such work, but it's really the only thing that works for me. I've got to accept this and just start doing it so I can start seeing some weight disappear.
I'm going to combine some of the simple diet tactics into my diet plan though; I like the ready-made shakes in the morning and I actually really enjoy having an entree with some added veggies for lunch; simple, filling, and easy to control portion size. I just need more variety, the restrictions that TSD comes with make it almost impossible for me to not stray. I like SNACKS, not just fruits and veggies. I'm sorry, but when you're craving a piece of cheese, freggies just don't cut it.
anyway, I'll probably start counting calories tomorrow. right now, I need to get get the baby up because he's crying. :( Have a great Wednesday everyone!
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