Thursday, March 08, 2012
Yesterday was a treat day! I thought Wednesday would be a good day to have one "treat" meal since it's in the middle of the week. I'm still going to try to keep it healthy... yesterday we went to Olive Garden so it wasn't healthy, persay... but it was delicious. I also ate a kiwi... South Beach says no sugar/fruit/carbs/etc for two weeks, so obviously I stray a bit from the plan. Yesterday I had shrimp with stir-fried veggies for lunch, snacked on some almonds, cheese, and black olives, had an Atkins shake and hard-boiled egg for breakfast, and the kiwi in the afternoon. So it wasn't a terrible day, and the O.G. dinner was a nice treat.
Joe had a doctor's appointment at 2:45 yesterday which is when I leave work, so I went to the gym for 40 minutes while I was waiting for him to pick me up. After 40 minutes the gym was starting to get crowded and I was getting tired so I just went down to my class to wait... no word for him by 4 pm so my coworker drove me over to the hospital and I met him there. We just decided to go out to eat since the kids were hungry.
So, I did 40 minutes on the treadmill and burnt 260 calories. I'm enjoy reading on my Kindle while I'm at the gym while I'm getting back into the habit of working out- eventually I know I'll have to ditch the Kindle so I can put more effort into my workouts. lol.
Today should be good...my associtate teacher, who left to be a nanny will be at work today, next Tuesday, and next Thursday and she's one of my best friends at work so it'll be nice to see her. Another woman is going to be replacing her on the 19th, she is moving from the school age department. I like her even though some people don't, and since it's my classroom what I say goes! hah.
Anyway, going to make some lunch. Been drinking almond milk in coffee in the morning, it's delicious (the vanilla stuff...probably not South Beach approved but oh well!) and I don't want coffee today so I'm just going to have a cup of milk. :) I'm going to do a few minutes of arm exercises too before work. No gym today because Joe has an appointment right after I get home...but maybe I'll get a chance to do something here.
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Well, last night was a total bust although I did well during the day. And I guess it could have been worse. I ended up not making myself dinner, just eating what the kids ate- mac and cheese with peas and carrots. And three Pillsbury flaky biscuits.
I couldn't control myself with those biscuits for some reason... I hadn't had them since I lived with my parents and they were just so yummy! Oh well. They for sure put me over my calories for the day but all in all I don't think I did too bad for my first day trying to get back on track. I just have to have a little bit more willpower in the evening and not eat what the kids are eating (unless I count for it and it's relatively carb-free!)
Yesterday morning Joe was driving me to work and we slid off the road into a snowbank- only about a foot away from ANOTHER BOULDER and tree (last month my hubby totalled our old car [that did okay in snow] by smashing into a boulder and some trees). Thankfully, no one was hurt yesterday and the car wasn't damaged...but, we could not get it out of the snow!! I got some exercise trying to push it free and trying to dig it out...finally we called AAA and had a tow truck come. I was an hour and 20 minutes late for work but my boss was pretty understanding. Ironically, it's on our own driveway where we've had the most trouble in the snow- yesterday we were on the driveway just past the landlord's house, and when Joe had the accident he had just turned off the driveway. We live on a long dirt road in the woods and our road IS our driveway... beginning to really hate winter in NH. Our new little car is TERRIBLE in the snow. So we're going to look around for a junk car with a little more weight to it, a Jeep or something older than our new car.
Anyway, we went to bed early, and I woke up about half an hour ago....drank a can of soda for some reason...now it's time to try to get back to sleep for a few more hours. Today I have an eye doctor's appointment at 3:30 and I work until 2:45 so I'm going to be able to walk on the treadmill for about 20 minutes after work.
Monday, March 05, 2012
I thought I'd try to type out a short daily blog to keep track of my progress and efforts this time around.
One thing about Mondays is that since my old co-worker only works Tues/Thurs now, and no one's been hired to take her place, I work her shift- which sucks! I work until 5:30 which is a huge change from 2:45 when I normally leave work BUT I don't go in until 9 which is nice. I wake up early and get stuff done.... including, today, entering my food plan for today into my LoseIt! tracker on my Kindle and doing 2 short workouts- abs and legs, both 5 minutes each. I have a few free apps downloaded onto my Kindle- free ab, leg, arm, and butt workouts that can be from 5-10 minutes. I was going to do arms too but both kids have woken up so I guess it'll wait until later or until tonight.
Either way, I think starting out the day with 10 minutes of fitness is good for me, since I rarely work out. I definitely plan to build on it and try to do all four workouts every day...eventually I'll increase the time.
Anyway, I'm sticking to a South Beach plan today, mostly... gotta go make breakfast and lunch!
Sunday, March 04, 2012
Yep. Last night, we went to our favorite Mexican restaurant for my hubby's birthday dinner (he's 33 now, holy poo!) and I brought about half my dinner home with me so we could split a dessert. And now, althought it is only quarter after 7 in the morning, I am eating a big plate of leftovers for breakfast. And my son is finishing his chicken nuggets (and also eating grapes).
Reasons for this:
-lack of groceries. we're going shopping today.
-my laziness. We have hardly anything and I didn't feel like making eggs or cooking up oatmeal or having to spoon-feed my son yogurt. (He tries to use the spoon himself with little success, but gets mad when we try to feed him.)
-my food addiction. I couldn't just leave the leftovers behind at the restaurant, and I certainly didn't want my hubby to eat them today, so here I am, being fat, eating enchiladas and burritos and refried beans and rice. I even added more refried beans because they've been sitting in the fridge for over a week...but at least those are fat-free.
I need a change, and I need it now. February was not good to me- when I should have been busting my ass to lose weight for my sister's wedding reception, I gained. And not just one or two pounds. At the doctor last week, I weighed in at 204. My husband put a 20 pound weight on our home scale and it read 20 pounds, so he thinks the doctor's scale is off. Even so, on our scale I've crept dangerously close to the 200 mark again...and I WAS down to 191. My size 18 jeans, which were getting loose, are now snug unless I've worn them several days in a row. I'm mad at myself for not working out and not counting calories. My husband's broken hand and my sore ankle have played a part, but they aren't an excuse.
So, March will be different. I'm going to eat this last bite of Mexican, wash it all down with a big glass of water, and write up a meal-plan for this week following South Beach principles. Monday I won't be going to the gym as I work until 5:30, but every other day this week I plan to go after work. I'm going to enter my meals into my LoseIt! tracker on my Kindle today, so I know what the week ahead looks like and so I know what days I have a little room for splurges. I'm also going to make up a schedule for the kids' dinners- the past few weeks it's been hard for my hubby to cook, what with only having one hand to use, and we've been eating out or getting take-out because it's easier than figuring out what to make for dinner. But that is not only unhealthy for us, but for the kids as well. So, that ends now! I will make up their schedule, and mine, and then make sure we get everything onthem when we go grocery shopping today. Hubby's on his own...he needs to lose some weight, and he knows it, but I can't force him to do it with me (I've tried) so, he'll do it when he's ready.
Ok. I think I'm ready for this... bring it on, March. Just bring it on.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
I need to spend some time this week re-creating some motivational collages and stuff, because what I'm doing hasn't been working. I've just been awful lately. I had a hunch our scale was not calibrated properly and that my weight might be higher than the scale reads because of it, and I was right- I got weighed on the doctor's scale yesterday and I was 204! I always subtract a pound or two for sneakers and clothes, especially since I was wearing my heavy walking sneakers and jeans, but still- TWO OH FOUR!!! What the hell have I been doing?!?! By this time I should have lost at LEAST 15 pounds.
Going to do a 10 minute video here on SP right now, go weigh myself before I shower, and make salad for lunch. Then I can see how off my scale is.
My sister's getting married today which means the reception is in a month- 31 days really. Obviously I cannot lose a pound a day by then (my goal was 30 lbs gone before the reception) so I'm shrinking it to ten gone and down a pant size. Can do, will do, must do, I need proof, for myself, that I CAN succeed...otherwise I'll just give up entirely.
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