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Ugh....but moving forward...

Monday, January 02, 2012

Ok, I can't believe I'm doing this to myself YET AGAIN. I'm disgusted with my current health/weight and need to get myself back on track again.

I'm trying this time to not focus on the number the scale says anymore, which is why my goal weight is much higher than it normally has been in the past.

It's a new year and I have already been at this weight loss thing for a while again, but as per usual the holidays threw me off course despite my (somewhat) best efforts.

I am hoping starting up my Sparkpage again will help keep me accountable, but we'll see what happens.

Can anyone else relate to this? I'm so sick of the up and downs in my life over and over again! It's so stupid, what's the appeal of being lazy and eating food that is not good for me? Argh!

  


Weigh in this week was rough...

Friday, November 19, 2010

Ok so let me start this off by saying I'm not going to let this get me down. I am pushing through and focusing on the fact that I have been feeling like I've really been taking care of myself and I feel good about myself again. I just need to get some of the negative feelings out of my mind and I am hoping this well help me accomplish that.

I weighed in this morning like usual on Fridays and I somehow managed to gain 1.4lbs for the week. I don't understand it at all because I felt like I was doing well, though in the back of my mind all week I just had a bad feeling.

My first reaction was that was not possible so I weighed myself again. It came up the same

I immediately fought the urge to be disappointed, even though I know I really am. I'm trying to focus on how I've been feeling about myself and how good I've been doing with logging my food and it's helping. I'm also going to attempt weighing in tomorrow morning which will accomplish 2 things. I will make myself stay on track better today than I normally have been on Fridays, and it'll help me focus on tomorrow instead of the bad feelings of today.

I went to the gym this morning and did my thing, I'm working at my normal full time job and then at the movie theatre tonight so I will be very active. If I can stay on track with my eating today I think a weigh in tomorrow will be beneficial.

UGH, I'm just so frustrated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

It comes in waves, I guess I may try switching up my routine for this next week as far as exercise goes, but then I have double bad times coming...TOM next week along with Thanksgiving = TROUBLE!

Oh this was also my first week using the Fitbit, I really like it but it makes me that much more disappointed I didn't lose b/c I really tracked my calories in compared to what I burned this week and it didn't make any difference at all....(SIGH)

  


Rocky start...but the result today was great! :)

Friday, November 05, 2010

I officially lost 2.6lbs this week and I am ecstatic!!! I couldn't tell you the last time I've lost that much in 1 week.

Now that I am doing my self titled "wedding weight loss" program, I can tell I have the right mental attitude.

I had my second weigh in last week and it was tough not to lose anything after trying so hard, but I got through it and the result this week made it all worth while.

I had a huge non scale victory for myself last night too. We went to Outback Steakhouse for dinner with 12 people for a family member's bday and I had decided before we got there (after researching) that I would get Chicken on the barbie with steamed veggies, all cooked with no butter (9 point meal). I also saved enough points so I could have a healthy dessert at home.

It was really tough, because they ordered 3 appetizers for everyone to pass around, plus there was the bread, plus lots of people got salad and soup before their meals too. I just chewed my gum and drank water, with the support of my fiance, I made it through the meal as planned and didn't cheat at all!!! It was very rewarding!!

Hoping to continue feeling this motivated b/c it feels great right now :)

  
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CERCINA 11/6/2010 1:46AM

    oh man! Sam, I'm so happy for you. I hope to find some way to get my motivation back completely.

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CARTOONB 11/5/2010 10:49PM

    Sweet! Congratulations on both the weight loss and with sticking to your plan at the restaurant. That part is SOOOO hard! I'm impressed and proud of you! Way to go!!!

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HEALTHY_45 11/5/2010 10:46AM

    it is always helpful to have atleast 1 person supporting you when you are trying to stay on plan, especially when eating out. You did awesome, congratulations!!
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TKTMTA 11/5/2010 10:15AM

    Good Job!!

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Wedding Weight Loss Program - Offically Started!

Monday, October 25, 2010

I've still been maintaining and just not all there for quite some time and I finally got to that "I'm sick of this" point again that I got to the first time I really committed and lost over 40lbs. I'm excited to have gotten that feeling again b/c I really feel good about this!

I have 30 weeks til my wedding. I'd like to average about 1lb a week as a loss. I know I may not lose that much every week but I'm hoping when it's all said and done I'll end up right around there!

I am committing to 4-5 days a week (depending on my work schedule) of going to the gym and using the elliptical for 60 minutes. I started up with this program near the end of last week and so far it's been working out great for me.

I'm also doing my WW program on my own again which also seems to be working well.

I happened to start this for myself the day before I found out that my fiance's office is being shut down December 1st. It's been difficult to handle and we're doing the best we can to figure everything out, but I'm very thankful for my commitment to being healthy again or there would have been stress eating like no other.

We also just recently started to foster a new pit bull mix dog a few days before we got the news, so that's another level of stress. We're trying to decide if we can actually keep him in our lives or not, but either way we will foster him until he can have a new home if we are unable to keep him on a permanent basis.

I need to lose this weight for myself. I want to feel great in my wedding dress and I'd like to be at an extremely healthy weight when we start trying for children, so this all ties in together for me. Here's hoping I can do it!

  


5K Number 2 - In the Books! :)

Monday, June 28, 2010

I ran my second 5K ever this past weekend. I have been doing really good with sticking to my running routine since I re-commited to my healthy lifestyle and leading up to this 5K had only been able to push myself to run about 2.5 miles with a minute or two of walking mixed in.

Well...this Saturday I ran it with a friend and we ended up separating because her shoulder started to really bother her and she had to slow down for a little bit. I had to keep going or I knew I wouldn't get through it all!

I had my trusty iPod and motivation from the volunteers along the way and it got me through it without stopping once to walk! I improved my time by 3 minutes from the 5K I ran last September.

I'm really proud of my accomplishment, I am still not ever going to be the fastest runner but to me the most important thing is I promised myself I wouldn't walk and I didn't. I improved from 38:00 to 35:00 and averaged about 11:18/mile which isn't too bad.

I ran my own 5K this morning for exercise too. I pushed myself to workout harder since I was clearly capable of running a 5K on Saturday and it felt great!

Yay for 5ks! :) Next...at 10k? Yikes!

  
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CARTOONB 6/28/2010 11:22PM

    Congratulations! You ran the whole race AND you improved your time. You are becoming an athlete! I'm proud of you!

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CATREBEL 6/28/2010 4:03PM

    Congratulations on not walking during the race! Keep up the great work it will pay off!

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ADKONKLE 6/28/2010 3:15PM

    Awesome, Looking for my 2nd 5k it feels good to run after a life of mostly walking or sitting. Go for the 10k or run another 5 either way you win.

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