Friday, January 20, 2012
Well if you read my blog title, then you know the gist of what I am about to tell you.
AS I have complained about in past blogs I have plantar fascitiis, an inflammation of the tendon that runs from the arch of my foot down to my heel. I have had that for over a month now. Well I took some time off to heal that and when it began to look like it was going to take longer than I thought for it to heal, I went about my business. I bought new inserts for my shoes- which helped immensely, and got back on the proverbial workout wheel. I was doing well. Working out and starting to push myself harder to achieve more faster. Then three days ago I injured my knee. Not sure what I did to it. I was doing The Biggest Loser Workout DVD Cardio Max and after I was done it started hurting. I took 2 days off from working out and it feels fine today. I am still a little squimish about working out though. Regardless, I am going to get back to it, and pray that the knee will hold up. However, as fate would have it, now I have a head cold! I felt awful last night and went to bed early. However, tonight I am going to workout and I don't care what else tries to stop me.
I am suppose to start running on Sunday.
Really praying the knee holds up.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
My last exercise ball that I had had for about a year, got a slow leak in it last week and I went to Wal-mart and purchsed a new one on Friday night. I just popped it. I also use it as my computer chair and it rolled against a basket I had sitting in the floor beside my bookshelf and that put a hole in it! I knew the ball I had bought didn't feel as "sturdy" as the one before, but I thought it would be ok. I can't even take it back to the store because I have already thrown out the box! Grr!
Food was much better today, I stayed within my calorie budget. I worked out, doing taebo for 45 mins and stretching for another 10.
Hoping to see some pounds vanish this week.
Friday, January 06, 2012
End of the day update...I did much better today! I went over my calories but by less than 100 so that is a win! Fruits and veggies were good! I put a huge bowl of apples, bananas, and clementines on my kitchen table to remind me to snack on healthy treats instead of junk! It worked today! I got all the Christmas decorations down today on the inside of the house. I still have a few string of lights to take down tomorrow on the outside, but it's going to be warm...in the fifties...so I should be able to get it done, no problem!
I weigh myself daily...or almost daily. It helps me keep myself on track. (I don't obsess about the scale at all). It is just motivating for me to see a number everyday. My weight has been slightly up the last 2 days, but so has my calorie intake, so after todays success of eating on plan and nearly sticking to my calorie budget I hope to see that number fall a little tomorrow...but if not I am not going to sweat it! I know that If I keep fighting the number will keep falling. I'm not giving up this time.
I bought a "Fitbook" off amazon.com. It is an amazing little tool. It breaks down everything you need to stick to your plan, and since I LOVE to write in cute, little, journals, it is right up my alley. You make your 3 month goals (That's how long the book lasts), then each week you make your weekly goals. You track your food there and also your workouts. Love, love, love it! Especially since I can't get online all the time to track my food. I just keep my fitbook and my "calorie king" book with me at all times and it makes it easy.
Workout today was upper body strength training. I did 10 minutes TBL 30 day jump start 10 min upper body workout, and then I did 10 Minute solution Ball workouts; core- 10 mins; upperbody- 10 mins, and the flexibility- 10 mins...for a grand total of 40 mins. I used 8 pound weights. By the second upper body workout I had to set them down a few times and do the exercises without them. That shows how BAD of shape I have allowed myself to get into. I am never going to quit working out again....ever.
Have a great weekend...I will check in tomorrow!
Thursday, January 05, 2012
Well it's been a good first week.
I lost 4 pounds!
I wrote out a plan for the week for exercise, but had to modify it a great deal since I am suffering from plantar fasiitis. The good news is I did workout as much as I possibly could and this week I am upping my walking time and beginning strength training. Also, on my good days I would like to start Zumba-ing again.
Food was good. I went over my calorie budget a few days. I had a real problem with desserts and treats. I also did not eat enough fruits and veggies. I am going to take Dr. Oz's advice and "Automate" my breakfasts, snacks, and my lunches this week. Breakfasts are going to be 2 hardboiled eggs, a probiotic yogurt, and 3 clementines. Snacks are going to be: #1: 10 pistachios or 2 walnuts, #2: Apple; Lunch is going to be a salad or a turkey sandwich on wheat with baked chips and fruit.
I realize that if I am ever going to do this that I have to get serious about it. I can't be a much slimmer hottie on the beach this summer if I don't do the work. Workouts this week will look something like this... Walking or other cardio 30 mins/5 times a week if my foot will allow it, strength training 4 times- upper body, lower body, core, total.
Small steps forward...
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
2011 was a big, fat, bust as far as my New Year's Resolutions go.
Here are a few of them:
Prepare 12 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child: I prepared about 6. :(
Find a full time TEACHING job. :( Nope.
Lose eighty + pounds. :( :( :( I am about the same weight I was this time last year. Actually as of this morning I am about 6 pounds less than I was this time last year. However, the bad part is I am in way worse shape physically than I was this time last year. I have lost lots of muscle. I have CELLULITE on the backs of my thighs and on my stomach!! (That's new). I have completely quit working out. I have ballooned. Not my weight really, but losing all that muscle has caused my tummy to balloon out. I swear I look like a white, blubbery version of Mike Wizowski!
To make things worse, I believe I now have plantar fasciitis. For a few months now I have had an on and off pain in my left heel. It's now constant and now my other heel is starting to get a small pain in it. I have researched the pain and I believe that the pain is caused by plantar fascittis which is an inflammation of the tendon that runs from the arch of my foot all the way back to the heel. I have researched what I should do to make it better, and it appears that treatment involves light stretching anf orthopedic inserts in my shoes. I have no health insurance, so going to the doctor is a last resort. I looked up the stretches online and am looking for a Dr. Scholl's kiosk so I can figure out if they will help before I have to go pay lots of money to see a podiatrist. :/
Well this blog entry is entitled "New Year's Resolutions" and I guess now that I have given you a run down about all that has been going on I should discuss that.
To find a FULL TIME TEACHING job.
Resolution #2: To Lose 57 pounds down to weigh 180 pounds by 2013.
Resolution #3: To reduce my credit card debt by 20% by 2013.
I will discuss my map on how to reach of these goals in the next few days blog posts.
My food plan tomorrow...
Breakfast: cereal with FF milk.
Water with lemon
Snack: Raw Veggies.
Lunch: Lean Burger with tomatoes, guacamole, pickles, salsa, Laughing cow cheese and 2 tortillas.
Snack: Raw Veggies.
Dinner: Brown beans.
Exercise: 5 Minute Warm up and 15 Minute Denise Austin upper body ore complete with the exercise ball. I am limited in what I can do thanks to my stupid foot pain.
I forgot to mention that I started using sensa yesterday. I bought the "Free trial." I think it does help me feel full more quickly, but the jury is still out on it thus far. We shall see...
***Please no lectures about "there being no magic pills". I am very well aware after all these years of trying to lose this weight that there are no magic bullets, or easy ways to melt fat away. I know weight loss takes hard work, diligence, and more hard work. However, if it helps me eat a little bit less, it's worth a try. That is where I usually fail so miserably. I overeat. Uncontrollably.
Until tomorrow... :)
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