Friday, June 08, 2012
Down 2 pounds.
Starting Weight: 229.8
Last Week's Weight: 229.8
Current Weight 227.8
Total Loss: 2.0 pounds.
Since I've officially set a weight loss goal for myself, and announced it to the whole world on my blog, I figured it was time to officially reset my mentality. First up, the new goal:
I want to lose 30 pounds by the end of 2012.
Doesn't sound like much, but with how much I've been struggling over the past two years, it will be a huge triumph to succeed. I desperately want to be under 200 pounds. That's been my goal from day one.
I'm feeling a little bit like an idiot for starting and stopping so many times. I just didn't feel like my last "go of it" was really with full commitment. I want to start fresh and really, REALLY go at this again. I'm so sick of worrying about my stupid weight. I want it to be over!
So here is my plan (for now, I reserve the right to change it at any time):
Track my food daily.
Eat between 1800-2000 high-quality calories a day.
Drink 4 liters of water daily.
Eat at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies daily.
Limit added sugar to less than 30 grams per day.
Monday: 30 minutes interval cardio, lower body and core strength
Tuesday: 30 minutes interval cardio, upper body strength
Wednesday: Rest day
Thursday: Super, crazy intense cardio and strength interval workout (yet to be determined!)
Friday: Rest day
Saturday: 30 minutes interval cardio, lower body and core strength
Sunday: 30 minutes interval cardio, upper body strength
Write a weekly blog post on SparkPeople recounting all the emotional “goo” for the week.
Spend Sunday evening preparing for a healthy week by cooking food, planning workouts, etc.
Browse motivational stories and blogs one day a week.
And also, since I'm resetting, it's time to reset my milestones and rewards. Here they are:
M I L E S T O N E # 1
5 pounds lost
REWARD: Day of pampering
M I L E S T O N E # 2
10 pounds lost
REWARD: Day at the beach
M I L E S T O N E # 3
216.8 pounds=13 pounds lost
Lowest adult weight
REWARD: New pair of jeans
M I L E S T O N E # 4
Out of the 210s=20 pounds lost
REWARD: New purse
M I L E S T O N E # 5
100s, Overweight BMI, Goal=30 pounds lost
REWARD: New piece of jewelry
Let's do this!
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Up 0.2 pounds
Starting Weight: 234.8
Last Week's Weight: 228.4
Current Weight: 228.6
Total Loss: 6.2 pounds
I was really pissed off when I first saw that I gained this week. Even though I had a terrible food weekend, I didn't expect it to make me gain.
But I'm pissed no more. I'm just going to change things. That teeny tiny gain has given me the drive to do some program adjusting:
I'm coming back to track at SP.
I've been tracking for a few months at My Fitness Pal because I love their iPhone app so much, but the truth is, it hasn't been working. I think it has something to do with their system of giving you extra calories when you work out. It just...isn't working for me. And SP is how I lost my first 40 pounds, so why should I try something else? Even if the iPhone app isn't great.
I'm changing my weigh-in day to Sundays.
Weigh-in day has always been Wednesday for me because it seemed like the best opportunity to give myself the biggest loss because I'm usually super dedicated at the beginning of the week. Well, what it's been doing is making me think I can go a little crazy on the weekends because weigh-in day is so far away. So Sundays it is. Plus it coincides with the Spark week and I like consistency.
I'm upping my workouts.
When I first started losing weight, walking was enough for me to lose 20-30 pounds. And I thought the second time around it would be the same deal, but I guess once you've gotten your body to a place where you can run a half marathon, walking just doesn't have the same effect. I need to step up my workouts. Three days a week I'm going to do a hardcore cardio and strength circuit, one day a week out strenuous hiking or on a long walk and another two days a week of light walking.
I have a plan. See you Sunday.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Down 0.6 pounds
Starting Weight: 234.8
Last Week's Weight: 230.4
Current Weight: 229.8
Total Loss: 5 pounds
Well, I guess slow and steady wins the race, eh? Just as long as I'm still losing, I'm pretty happy. Especially because I know EXACTLY why I'm not losing more—lack of exercise. I try to walk everyday and get in one or two hard workouts a week, but other than that, nada. I'm not beating myself up about it either. Life is crazy right now (finals, yo!) and I'm doing what I can.
I'm also struggling a bit with drinking enough water. I used to be able to down 4-5 liters a day, but now I'm lucky if I get 1-2 in. Part of it is my EXTREME AND PERVASIVE laziness. I get through one liter and then I just can't be bothered to walk the 10 feet to the water fountain. Terrible, right?
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