Saturday, August 25, 2012
it wasn't the huge number I'd been picturing, dreading. 192.4 So, since my lowest weight lately has been 191.2, it's really not a huge gain. I MUST get back on track with counting calories and figuring out some sort of exercise plan while the gym is closed, and I think I'll be okay. Might not make my goal of seeing 170-something by vacation (Sept. 7th) but I'd settle for 185 at this point.. that'd be the lowest I've been since Spencer was born.
Anyway, I've just made breakfast (SmartOnes egg wraps) and I'm starved so off I go!
Friday, August 24, 2012
So, SELF magazine has a 4 week challenge designed to help shed 8 lbs and get fit with your friends, I just signed up and made a Facebook group for it. I don't know about you, but when I'm trying to lose weight and STAY MOTIVATED, the more, the merrier! So if you're interested in signing up, head to SELF.com and do it, then find me on Facebook and join my group!
My facebook is at http://www.facebook.com/milessa.w.cox and if you can't find me, PM me your info and I'll look you up instead! All are welcome, although it seems to be a challenge designed for the ladies I'll certainly include any menfolk who are interested. Gender shouldn't create a barrier when getting healthy is involved.
I'm looking forward to this, it seems like the kick in the pants I need. However, it seems like the workouts are meant to be done in the gym, which is not an option for me until September 3rd...so I'll have to poke around and see what I can do instead! While I probably won't follow the meal plans, either, I welcome some new ideas to get me more motivated to start eating healthy again. (I'm pretty picky which is why I tend to plan my own meals, not use an eating plan.)
One thing I really like is that Spark's own Coach Nicole is involved with this program, which means I know I can trust it! Whoo hoo!
So, come on, head on over to SELF.com and sign up! What have you got to lose? ;)
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
not giving up! I have to do this, and get healthy, so I'm going to. No matter what. Even if I gained 20 pounds (dear gods, NO!) I'd still make the effort to lose it and more, because I AM WORTH IT.
I haven't checked the scale for the knowledge that I've probably gained 5+ pounds and would be discouraged, so, I'm holding off on that. I have decided, I think, to start the South Beach diet again, at least for a few weeks until vacation so I can maybe lose a few pounds and decrease my tummy size so my size 16 pants fit comfortably on our trip. They're still really tight and with my gains from the past week or so they probably wouldn't button if I tried them on now. anyway, I'll most likely get back on SB tomorrow as I need to take stock of what's in the house that I can work with. We went grocery shopping to use some WIC vouchers last night and got some veggies so I can definitely use them, and we have eggs... running low on cheese and other foods that are Phase 1 friendly, though. But, for now I can manage. The only reasons I said I'd start tomorrow is 1) I have a lunch already made for today that has rice in it, and 2) today is Chloe's 4th birthday so we have cake, and while I don't NEED to have a piece, I'd like some- and I know if I deny myself I will binge on it later. One positive is that my husband (whom I've decided has an eating disorder- more on that later!) will most likely eat the majority of the cake tonight. That's what tends to happen when we have sweets in the house.
Anyway, I have to go to work for a few hours today and finish up my classroom, then I get to hang out at home until school starts on Monday. I'm going to court tomorrow for the misdemeanor thing mentioned in previous blogs which I'm sort of nervous about but will be relieved to have over and done with. The trooper said it'd take about 30 minutes to write up my charges (filing a false claim) and go over my bail requirements and such. They've basically come up with a solution that, from what the trooper told me, would work for both Joe and I- getting some counseling together to work out our issues, etc. So that's tomorrow. My friend from work also asked if I wanted to hang out tomorrow since we haven't seen much of each other this summer (she was at a different location) so I might meet up with her in the morning with Spencer.
Not much else to report, but Spencer is stinking up the house- diaper time!
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
I haven't blogged in what seems like forever and I've been off-track for about as long. Work is weird this week because we are closed to get our rooms ready for the new school year, and the gym is closed until Sept. 3rd (they are redoing the flooring) so I haven't been exercising (unless you count cleaning foreverrrrrr). I have NOT been eating well... yesterday I did okay at work then went home and had three slices of pizza. WTF. I don't know why- I knew the NI for the pizza was terrible, yet I still didn't resist. I really disappointed myself.
I know my weight is back up 3-4 lbs... I just can't seem to get out of the 190's and then I get discouraged and start into old habits again.
I need some TIPS for weekends, because those really screw up my eating, and some good exercises I can do at home while the gym is closed- I NEED cardio! Once or twice I used Chloe's bench (so she can reach the sink, etc) to do some step exercises, so I know I can do more of that...the bench is pretty tall, so it is a good little challenge for me, but I need MORE ideas. I suck at working out at home.
I need HELP, and inspiration, and motivation!!!!
Monday, August 13, 2012
I weighed in this morning at 192.2. So obviously not a loss BUT only really a pound gain which I think is good considering 1) it was TOM and 2) I had a crappy weekend food-wise.
Tonight I'm going to Applebee's with friends, I decided I would have dinner there. After careful consultation of the menu and nutrition info I've decided to order one of the Weight Watchers meals that is 470 calories. Creamy Chicken Parmesan. I was going to get a salad but it has more calories than the chicken meal does! Sneaky salads.
Gotta go stop Chloe from terrorizing Spencer. Have a great night all! PS- I did week 3 day 1 of C25K today, it went really well! :)
edit- 9:28 pm
so, as I was getting ready to go out I went to get my jeans out of my drawer and couldn't find them. But I did find a pair of nice-looking size 16s that have been waiting for me to fit into them again. I decided to try them on- they fit! Very snug, but buttoned and zipped and looked pretty good! I wore them out and my friends assured me they didn't look too tight. I'm really pleased because it's just another sign that what I'm doing is working even if the scale is moving very sloooowllllyyyyyy. I am pretty sure I have another few pairs of 16's in the closet that are stretcher denim, too, so I am going to see if I can find them- if this pair that isn't stretchy fits then the stretchy ones definitely should and be a little more comfy 'til I lose a little more!
Also, at dinner I did great- ordered a house salad minus cheese and bacon, so basically ate a plate of lettuce, tomato, and cucumber (and a few croutons- no dressing), and the meal I ordered was delicious!! I had two small bites of my friend's dessert- chocolate lava cake thing. Then we walked around Walmart for an hour and a half...
It was a nice night! I'm hungry-ish now but it's too late to eat, so I'm going to bed instead! I also bought a new lunchbox today, I decided to get a smaller size than the one I was originally going for since I'll have to pack less for work if I don't have as much room. :D
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