Friday, June 22, 2007
Today I am 22 lbs down from my start weight... I needed to lose 88 lbs, now I need to lose 66! It's a milestone of sorts! I'm a quarter of the way there!!!
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Start weight today: 213.5
By September 3, 2007 I should weigh 199 or less!
Found this challange in 40 Something Sparkteam, and it's a great idea... The challange is 15 lbs down by Labor Day, and that is perfect to get me under 200 by then.
I've begun to keep close watch on sodium, and today I walked on my treadmill for 15 minutes.It's a good start. I also feel a need to cut caffine. (I'm usually caffinated all day!) I've not been feeling well, having heart palpitations (I guess that's what you'd call it) and my ankles have been swelling. I had a doc visit not too long ago and all my bloodwork was good. Doc said to lose weight is all. No reason for my fat other than too much eating and not enough moving. He said I wasn't obese (although I disagreed with that) and decided not to prescribe diet pills... bummed me out at the time, but now I'm glad. I can do this without them!!!
As for my problems... I know bad eating and no exercise is the culprit. So, I got back on track a few days ago... And dropped lots of water weight in just 3 days. Sunday night I was 221... this morning (Thursday) I'm 213.5! The swelling is diminishing and I'm feeling better. I don't care if it IS water weight... I love seeing those numbers on my scale decrease.
I'm also being held accountable for my calorie, carb and water totals in the Atkins team and am challanged to not cheat in a No-Cheating team and now will accept the walking challange at NewSpark (although I'm not doing the FamilyCircle walking) ... So, If I'm active in all this and keep up what I've been doing, I should reach my goal by Labor Day, or have lost even more than 15 (that would be so good!)
Self imposed goals:
calories per day: 1000 or less
carbs per day: 20 or less
water per day: 80 oz or more
walking per day: 15 min or more
My first obstacle... this weekend! What is it about weekends that tends to easily screw things up????
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Don't ya wish that some days we could have a do-over yet still retain the lessons learned from what we wished we did differently? Yesterday was that for me, so today is a new beginning and a new outlook. I look at the last two days as a shove from behind into the right direction. I reckon I was beginning to get a little lax anyhow, so a tightening up and a big slap of realization was good for me.
If I'm claiming to make a lifestyle change to a better and healthier me, yet throw in the towel when temptation hits, then just how serious am I about the change? My mindset has GOT to be focused on always having to make right choices. Something we were telling my daughter about last night. We gave her a promise ring with lots of explaining and expectations that the ring represents. I reckon I could use a promise ring of sorts for my own self as a reminder to make good life choices.
I remember reading somewhere about a woman who wrote GIW on her hand, so each time she reached for something that was not a good choice, she was reminded, "God Is Watching."
I will find something that will be my "promise reminder."
by the way, Red Lobster was delicious :) and luckily we very seldom go there, so it was a real treat.
also, my Sparkpeople bumpersticker came in. I won it on my sparkwheel, which was cool. I wish I could win a t-shirt, too, but I've only had a shirt on my wheel once.
Have a wonderful day full of good choices in keeping with your promises to yourself!
Live Aloha! ~Nani
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Why do grandmothers always bring food when they visit :). And WHY did I feel like I had to eat it all???? My grandmother came over just a bit ago, bringing lunch for my daughter and all of us... she brought potato salad, tossed salad, sub sandwiches, chips, dip, and cookies! How could I not partake of her generous lunch? I didn't want to hurt her feelings, or not seem appreciative. So I did it... I ate the lunch and yes, it was good. But now looking back I could have passed on the chips and dip and potato salad (didn't each much anyhow, but still!) and then just had the sandwich and salad and skipped the cookies, but NOOOOOOO.... I had to eat it all. I mentally threw my hands into the air and silently said "what the heck, eat!" The clincher is the 10 cookies I ate. Now where was the reasoning in that? No where! I just gave in, and now I feel so bad. I feel bad for eating all that, knowing that tonight is going to be tuff, and I physically feel bad from eating so many carbs. They really make me feel sluggish and tired. Well, all I have to say is that today is just one day, although yesterday I didn't do so well either :( But, tomorrow I will get back on track. I can skip pizza, easily, have done that many times. I can skip the bagels and cream cheese at breakfast and the hot dogs they'll have for lunch, What I'm mostly concerned about is the baking and decorating of the cake. A tradition in my family... I bake and decorate the cakes for my kids. It all began because I couldn't afford to buy cakes, now I bake 4 a year at least (sometimes for others as well) and they are good. My daughter wants a chocolate brownie cake this year... *sigh*.... chocolate... it's my only weakness.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
That's where I went last night... cream cheese crazy... at 4 oz of it! Which is a large part of what shot up my calories. Yesterday was a munchy day. I wanted to eat eat eat. And held it at bay until the night... then I just gave in. Cream cheese on a low carb tortilla with peanut butter. It's really quite good, I reckon it was a good thing that I didn't have any chocolate chips to toss in! This whole week will be quite trying for me. My child's 13th birthday dinner (she chose Red Lobster) then her party this weekend in which there will be bagels (and more cream cheese), pizza, hot dogs, and I always bake and decorate a cake for my kids, and ice cream! I need some grand amounts of willpower for this week!
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