Sunday, September 23, 2012
Yesterday I played volleyball for an hour and a half again. Only problem was I got hurt right to start with. I bent over to get the ball from the floor and pulled a muscle in my butt down the back of my leg on my right side. I walked it off and was ok. But then when we were practicing some drills, I dove for the ball and landed on that right hip/butt and pulled that muscle again. That time I was in some pain. I couldn't get up off the floor. But I managed to get up and the Coach told me how to help relieve that pain. So I did some stretches to help. I did this for about 5 minutes or so. Then I went back out to play. I played but not as well as I did last week because I was still hurting, just not as bad.
Today, I didn't do anything. I watched football, did some laundry, and put away laundry. So overall a pretty lazy day. But I did manage to get my weight check, measurements taken and this week's picture taken. I managed to drink 10 cups of water today! (Between water and flavored drinks with no sugar/calories.)
So I'm beginning a new challenge this week. I've never completed one before and this one is only for four weeks. This will be my first ever challenge completed! I CAN do this!! This will be another accomplishment I can add to my list.
Now for the bad news... Money is so tight here that we could only spend $34.00 on groceries to last for at least a week if not longer, however that did not include very many veggies and no fruits at all. So my food intake is going to be a night mare for the next couple of weeks. Its more pasta and starches than anything else right now. I stress so bad over the money because with me not working there's not enough money to cover all the bills. Hopefully hubby's pay increase takes effect soon and that will help us to meet our budget a little better. I do my best not to think about how bad things are for us because someone else has it a lot worse than we do. Spending $34.00 for food means I have no money for gas for the van at the moment. So I'm not sure how this is going to work out. I just have to keep believing that things are going to be taken care of and we will be ok and get out of this nightmare soon!
Enough bad mojo, time to focus on what we can do and what is good and positive. Good news: I have dropped 7 lbs. Lost 1/2 an inch in my calf and my arm. Lost 1 inch in my bust and waist and lost 2 inches in my hips and thighs! At 28 days in I am making progress!!!! WOOHOO!!!!!!!
Day 29 is tomorrow! I've beat my own records for how long I've logged into SP and how long I've worked out . My streaks are getting longer and better! So very proud of myself!!!
Below is this week's weigh in Picture. Thanks to my hubby for taking the picture while football was on!!!
Friday, September 21, 2012
I've made it to day 26!!! I've hit a milestone for me! I'm on my longest streak ever! I'm so proud of myself. I've beat my personal record of only 14 days! And today it took me 9 minutes and 36 seconds to walk a half of a mile!!! I'm getting better! I increased the amount of weight in some of my exercises today.
I've managed 7 glasses of water so far today! I'm making progress! Can't wait to go play volleyball tomorrow. I know I will probably be so sore again on Sunday, but Sunday is a day of football and I will not have to do anything except lounge around!
WOOHOO!!! Day 26 down! Go me! Go go go ME!!!!
Thursday, September 20, 2012
I don't know how many people from SparkPeople use the YMCA, but I would not go anywhere else. I tried a gym years ago. Felt so out of place. Then along came the YMCA. I joined because I needed to lose the weight. I was pleased with how nice people were. How willing they were to help. Then things for me changed and I stopped going. Here it is 10-11 years later and I'm still for the YMCA.
I love the one I go to. Every morning I see the same Fitness person on the floor. He's very bright, happy, cheerful, encouraging. When he saw me this morning, as usual, he gave me a high five and asked how I was doing. I told him I was on day 25. He said see I knew you could do it. And as I left today, He said see you tomorrow, Day 26! He was just as happy about that as I was because as I was walking out that's all I heard him shouting, Day 26! Yeah Day 26! So I walked out with a smile today. I would not go to a normal gym for NOTHING now. At the Y they have classes, water classes, the gym, basket ball courts, dance classes, get togethers... You name it. And for me to join the volleyball "club" was only $10.00 Which isn't bad. But the other classes are included in my membership. I just feel like I get so much more from the YMCA than I do a normal gym.
Day 25 has been completed! I started the day off with sharing a motivational quote/picture from Sparkpeople on my facebook. Then I went and did 36 minutes on the treadmill and walked 1.62 miles. I've already managed 5 glasses of water. I've never gotten past my fast break goals. I believe it is time to change that. Since now I have this exercise thing down as well as writing everyday down, its time to work on MORE water every day. I want to get off of the fastbreak goals and on to the next step!
I am being very successful at this. I am being productive. Over a month ago I used to get up make Brad's lunch/breakfast/coffee and go back to bed. That is, if I even got out of bed at that time to do all this for him. Sometimes, he would just let me sleep and not bother waking me. Yes I am still tired but the difference is I do not go back to bed. I get myself dressed and out the door to the YMCA. This way I get my exercise done first thing in the morning and my day doesn't ruin my plan to work out! I actually get it done. No more excuses. I've made no more excuses. And I'm on the road to a better ME!!!!!
So to those who want to stand there and watch me burn, by means you can stand there and watch but guess what I'm burning the fat away. I'm creating a healthier, happier more productive ME. This time next year I will be able to say look what I did. Look how big I used to be! I can't wait to see my boys' reactions when they see the changes I've made. I can't wait to take them hiking and be able to do it with them! Yep I'm doing this! I'm making a difference in me and my life and my health!
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Well thanks to SparkPeople and myself logging in and tracking my workouts, I've discovered that I have been doing this for 24 days and not 23 like I thought. I started August 27th. So WOOHOO!!!! Almost a month now! I am amazed that I have gone this long! I'm so very proud of myself! I am doing. I am being productive. I am making changes. I am making progress some where along the line!! 24 days in and I am still going. I am still going to my counselor, so that's another positive!!
Its fall and I'm loving the cooler weather. I don't like the snow/ice cold weather, but this comfortable leaving the windows open kind of weather, I absolutely love! Which means I can go in the attic and get my fall decorations down and decorate the living room. Time for a different look in my living room!
Next week starts the one month fall challenge! I'm ready to add it to my list of accomplishments that I have actually completed!!!!
Come on SparkPeople! We've got this!!!!
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Even though I was disappointed yesterday, I'm still here and I'm still going. I can't give up. I will not give up. This weight will come off sooner or later. Although I'd like sooner but I'd rather it come off slowly so I can keep it off! I don't ever want to be like this again. I want to get healthy and fit and be able to be active and find clothes that fit without costing hundreds of dollars. I want to walk into stores and not worry about if they have my size or not. I want to go to amusement parks, state parks, fairs, carnivals and not get tired after the first 10 minutes because of all the walking I had to do. I want to ride the rides again. I want to make my children proud of me. I want to make my husband proud of me. I want to have a life not dictated by my weight. I'm 23 days into this. I know where I want to be at day 84. And when I successfully complete day 84, I want to do it again. I want to keep pushing til I can see that scale say 199!! When that day comes, I am not quite sure what I will do! All I know is I will be one happy person. I have a long road in front of me but I'm going to do it!
I believe that over this journey my mind set will change as much as my body. I am going to counseling to help with the depression and borderline personality disorder. I am on NO medication. I want to do with without any type of medicine. And I think that keeping this journal, and writing in it every day of this journey, I will be able to go back and remind myself why I started. Where I was and where I don't ever want to be again. Oh I know some of you already know this and/or do this. But if you haven't noticed, I quit just about everything I start. So for me to still be going is a huge accomplishment right now.
I'm glad that SparkPeople tracks EVERYTHING. Because I am on a roll! I have logged in to SP for 16 days straight. (A first!)
I've been exercising 90 minutes a week for 3 weeks straight (according to SP) 4 weeks was the longest from 6/24/12 to 7/21/12. Wow out of 185 weeks I've only worked out 22 weeks! That's bad LOL After this 12 week program I will reset my consistency ratings. Those are some sad #s! LOL
Well Its time for me to get out of here and go get my cardio done for the day!
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