Thursday, January 06, 2011
I've been pretty consistent lately. Making sure I get a min 0f 30 mins of exercising and strength training. Eating healthier and not overeating. Today I didn't eat lunch when I should have because I knew I was going to leave work early as I wasn't feel well (fighting a nasty cold UGH). When I got home, I ate and instead of eating and eating and eating (because at this point I was pretty famished because I stopped off and grabbed some vapor rub) I ate a controlled portion size and drank 4 cups of water. Put the food away and watched TV. After awhile I realized that even though I thought I was still hungry after I finished eating, I was now full and satisfied and comfortably so.
I'm a bit aggravated that I'm now sick. Not sure if it's ok to exercise when you're sick but since I'm having a hard time breathing while sitting here watching TV and typing to you good folks....I think exercising may not be the best idea :)
So I will continue to eat well and snack well and put off exercise until I can breath while sitting still.
Have a good day SP!
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
It's been a long time. I started this process again way back in December of 2009. I was going strong too....logging mins....1.5 hours of cardio with 30 mins of strength training. And then.....I relocated to Charlotte, NC and fell off yet again. While I was staying with friends and job searching like there was no tomorrow....I got my into excercising again. It was serious too because as I'm sure most of you know....Charlotte's transportation system is nothing like Chicago...so I did LOTS of walking. It was serious. Then you know what I did....bought a car. Not because I was lazy but because I needed it to see clients for the job I finally got. And well...I'm sure you know what happened after that. I got lazy like there was no tomorrow. Barely wanted to walk up and down the stairs let alone 10 mins to a bus stop! UGH!
So now I'm back to being committed. Before the new year, I had already started on my goals. Didn't want to be one of those people that talked about making changes "in the new year".
I have gotten my eaten under control. I have weaned myself off a dependence on restaurant. I am cooking more and using my crockpot and trying new recipes. And getting a new found relationship with food. I have a new love for avocados and tomatoes now! :) Can't wait until April when the farmer's markets has good veggies and fruits again. I drink a min of 16 glasses of water a day. I have a 1 liter bottle that I refill twice and well.....there's my 16 glasses. Sometimes I go more than that!
I have resolved to take this weight loss thing one day at a time. I know that I have big goals I want to achieve but the journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step and everyday I'm taking one step closer. It's kind of daunting at times but I take it one day at a time and one meal at a time. I've taken time to think about what I'm going to eat and plan my meals BEFORE I go to the grocery store so I'll know exactly what to get. I went in Trader Joe's just yesterday and picked up meals for this week AND some awesome snack items like the Laughing Cow Garlic and Herb cheese spread...soo delish! I can't keep think of I have X amount of pounds to loose, I focus on getting through each day and what I can do today to help achieve the results of tomorrow. And you know what SP...I have realized that I can do it. I aim for 30 mins of excercise each day and if I do more....freaking awesome....if I stop after 30...that's ok today. My reality is while I'm overweight....I'm actually in pretty good shape...believe it or not. I'm very active already and I know I have to add some more kick to my everyday routine to be successful.
Right now its still a bit difficult because I have to think about making consistent efforts throughout the day. I know eventually it will be commonplace for me. I am also no longer going to be embarrassed about the fact that I've been on Sparkpeople since 2007 and have not experienced any results. Each time I fall I'm just going to keep getting back up. There are so many people here on Sparkpeople with such awesome amazing and inspiring stories. I just want to be able to say I did it.
Keep it moving SP! Happy 2011 :)
Saturday, September 11, 2010
My last entry was in March of 2010. So much has happened since then and I'm sad to say that weight loss isn't one of them. Since I finally obtained a job in April 2010 and a new car in May of 2010 due to my job responsibilities, my weight loss routine has suffered. I am now in my own apartment again and have started working a PT job but spending most of my day in my car for my FT and being sedentary for my PT has taken its toll. I was in such good shape at the beginning of this year. I was able to do 1.5 hours of cardo and 30 mins of weight training each day easily. Now here it is September 11th and doing 10 mins of cardio is a strain once again.
I bought me new tae bo DVD a couple weeks ago but haven't even taken it out of the package yet. Each day that passes I say I want to get up and start making an effort but I have yet to do so. Really because of no other reason than I just don't feel like it. Sadly, I know if I get up and do my exercise, I know I'll feel more energetic. When I didn't have a car and I had to walk and/or take the bus everywhere, I was in much better shape. Now I think twice about walking to the dang trash can in my complex!
SP I need some motivation. Back in January, I really thought that by this time of the year, my weight would be way lower than what it is right now. I feel depressed that I'm still so overweight and it makes me just wanna eat more and say whats the point? I hate feeling this way because I remember a time when I was 200% motivated. I need some real motivation and encouragement Sparkpeople. I want to get back to that person I was in January 2010. I know that there are some changes that have occurred since then.....moved to another city, two jobs, a car, a busier schedule.....but this was one thing I didn't want to change and unfortunately it has. So I'm asking for some additional support to help me get back on track.
I have big goals I want to obtain but right now I just want to start small such as....stop stress eating, preparing healthy snacks to eat when in I'm in the field for work, getting into an exercise routine, etc.
Thanks in advance Sparkpeople
Sunday, March 07, 2010
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.”
Charles R. Swindoll quotes (American Writer and Clergyman, b.1934)
KEEP IT MOVING SPARKPEOPLE!
Monday, January 25, 2010
Hi there my Sparkpeople family! I have been MIA for almost two weeks. I've spent those two weeks getting ready to move back to NC and then actually moving back to NC. Everything happened so fast. Hopefully this move will create the much needed job opportunity that I need. I've been without the internet for awhile so now that I'm back up and running....its time to hit the grind again! I know when I workout tomorrow I'm going to cry.....especially when I do Billy Blanks Ab Bootcamp but Imma keep it trucking.
How about I've been in Charlotte a week and have lost 4 pounds?! I don't know what I've been doing but Imma try to keep it up. Tomorrow I start logging my water and fitness minutes again. I was working too hard and had come to far to give up now. I said 3rd time will be the charm and I mean it! Yesterday was my birthday so by my next birthday I will be where I want to be!
I'd whether wear what I want than eat what I want!
Keep it Moving Sparkpeople!
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