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I've Gone OVERBOARD!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Yikes, I'm spiraling out of control! It started yesterday late afternoon. My daughter came home from school and made Snickerdoodle cookies. I thought I could have one...NOPE!!! I did sit down and put the recipe in the recipe calculator AND I did track every cookie I ate. Then when I came home from a late meeting I ate several pieces of ham.

To top it off I dreamt that my family had gone to McDonald's and I hid away in a bedroom eating everyone's orders (I did take the buns off) I know strange dream!

Then this morning I found where my husband left the cookies and I binged again and then my lunch ended up being TWO bologna sandwiches (on healthy bread)! I'm spiraling out of control...WHY???????

I'm trying to grasp it and figure out the reason. Is it my fears and anxieties of flying? I leave tomorrow. Is Aunt Flo coming? I have to go back and check my calendar. Whatever it is it NEEDS TO STOP!

  
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DEBLYNN323 5/12/2011 4:55PM

    emoticon....put a little movement into your anxiety! I've had days like this....so don't let it consume you, just get back on track!

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FITMARY 5/12/2011 9:08AM

    Hang on!
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JCDUBEA63 5/12/2011 1:07AM

    Krista hope ur trip goes well !! Think about how far u come n don't let anything get in ur way of healthy eating!! It is so hard n I know where u r coming from its so easy to lose a grip!! Hold on tight!! emoticon emoticon emoticondon't let the food devil get u!! Lol emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PATTYS74 5/11/2011 11:05PM

    YOu can do this Krtista...just pick yourself up and start again and again if you have to. It cold be your anxiety about flying..YOu can do this...we are here for you...

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OKFARMGAL 5/11/2011 10:20PM

  I'm right there with ya. The last two days I haven't done anything!! No exercise, no healthy eating, nothing but grazing in front the fridge. I just dropped 10 pounds and it seems I can't allow myself that small reward. It will get better!!
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LISAWILLBEFIT 5/11/2011 7:52PM

    I am sorry but i am glad you know why.I do the same thing.I have yet to be able to handle some situations without food.It is a learning curve.The first step is figuring out why and you have done that.Way to go.

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OVERHAULING-ME 5/11/2011 6:47PM

    Thanks you guys! Yes, I think it is the trip. I am anxious about it. My last trip was a long one, over the ocean and I had a hard time with the flight. I don't fly much and definitely have anxiety about it. I also feel less worthy of being on a plane and even less worthy as a person due to my size. Something I'm trying to work on. It's amazing how much lower I've been feeling with all the extra food and I didn't exercise today. Once the daycare kids leave I'm planning on getting on the treadmill (it's pouring down rain)

Tears are here, your words, kindness and true support have really touched me! Thank you!
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FLUTTER-BY)L( 5/11/2011 6:45PM

    Sounds like stress and fear of how it is going to be. Would you really eat everyone's food with the buns off? That gave me a smile. I am sure that is not very possible at least if your family is like mine.

If the cookies are left either give them to the kids or throw them out. I had to come to the decision that throwing away that kind of food if it is tempting me too much is better than eating it.

Sometimes a drink of water and then cinnamon gum help stop a binge. find anything to do that is incompatible with eating. You are doing it. Give yourself some credit.

Enjoy your trip.

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FITFABJENN 5/11/2011 6:20PM

    Are you anxious about your trip? This may be your mind's way of reacting to the stress. I'm really impressed that you blogged about it and are trying to reflect and understand the reasons beneath the eating. I'm sure that recognizing the issue will help you get back on track.

Just know your other Spark friends and I have your back! You can do this and you are worth the effort! Just get back up and back on track.

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KIRYOKU 5/11/2011 5:47PM

    We all fall off the wagon at some point, relax and get right back on! You obviously want to do well, you're even dreaming of food. You already know you went overboard, that's a step in the right direction. It's okay to feel guilty, but you know what, let it go and move on. You're doing fine!

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 5/11/2011 5:34PM

    Any number of things can be the cause. You know the solution, you already came here and blogged. If any cookies are left offer some to the kids and hubs and then deliver them to a family with a new baby, or someone in the hospital or your visiting teachee. Get them out of the house and then stop at the store for whatever HEALTHY treat will calm those nerves. You are doing great!! You are going to have an awesome trip and a great visit with family. Don't let anything else get in the way :).

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LOOZINITNOW 5/11/2011 5:24PM

    Take a deep breath and remember what you are working towards. Get right back on track and continue forward.

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GRACEISENUF 5/11/2011 5:07PM

    I had a bad night last night of eating everything in sight. I got back up again this morning and was blown away by the fact I had lost a pound...go figure???

You can get back on track.. and I believe you will.

I hope you have a good flight tomorrow and I hope you can check in with us during your travels.

Prayers for a safe flight and trip will be said and big hugs too,
Judy

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NICKYLUKE 5/11/2011 5:02PM

    Hi there
One piece of advice which has really stuck with me and has helped me to beat my desire to eat 'naughty' stuff, is to just have a taste - just 1 taste and really really savour it. If you can do that - then you KNOW what something tastes like, and then you won't need to eat any more. What's the point - you KNOW what it tastes like and having more isn't going to give you anything new. I hope that helps! xxx

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Score Thus Far: Scale - 1, Me - 6

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

So after seven weeks on my healthy weighloss journey I have to conceed this weigh-in to the scale...UP 1 pound from last week.

I'm not sure what's going on but it is what it is. I've eaten clean within my calorie range and have been working out six days a week.

Although the scale has won the battle this week I AM the winner overall. In 7 weeks I've lost 18.4lbs that's an average of 2.6lbs a week! My pants are getting baggy and I'm feeling stronger, healthier.

This is NOT over dear scale, you will not bring me down!!! Your stubborness will not waylay me or discourage me enough to quit. Round 8 will be MINE!

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Krista

  
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DEBLYNN323 5/13/2011 11:40AM

    Great job! Continue working your program and looking at the non-scale successes! You're working it!!!

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LISAWILLBEFIT 5/10/2011 8:55PM

    It could be alot of things...water retention,muscle being built or maybe you arent eating enough.Make sure the bottom of the fitness tracker doesnt have some red writing.Way to go on the loss that is fantastic

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MSPRING1987 5/10/2011 5:10PM

    You are doing awesome! I had the same problem this week (my first week!). I lost all week and then today get on the scale and had only lost .2lbs!!!! I like you, decided that I would not give up. I worked out today for 50 min and did strength training. I burned 408 cal & felt awesome! Keep going girl! I despise that damn scale too but we will get there!

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MNGIRLIE 5/10/2011 1:22PM

    You're doing so great!! That scale will be back where you expect it right quick. I'm sure of it :)

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 5/10/2011 12:12PM

    Keep up the good work, you have the skills and the right attitude, that scale is not going to win the war!!

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GRACEISENUF 5/10/2011 11:45AM

    7 weeks....18.4 lbs.! Now that is something to WOO HOO about! All of the sudden you watch that durn scale is going to drop 2 to 3 all at once. Your attitude is a "winning one". Keep it up sweet Sista!

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JENNSWIMS 5/10/2011 10:44AM

    I love this!

I am inspired by your attitude to quit fretting and just keep doing!

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I'm a Little Wary for Tomorrow.

Monday, May 09, 2011

Tomorrow is my official weekly weigh-in. The number I had last week, 305.6, was AMAZING...I was Thrilled!!! Only .6 lbs away from a total loss of 20lbs. I thought FOR SURE it would happen by Wednesday, Thursday at the latest. So everyday I weighed in anxiously waiting to be able to claim a TWENTY POUND loss. Every single day there was a GAIN. It was as high as 3lbs. I didn't let it get me discouraged, I ate clean and worked out hard. I kept thinking it was a water gain or a constipation issue. I'm not sure what it was, IS.

As of this morning I"m STILL over what I weighed in last Tuesday. So far I've done 70 minutes of exercising today. I may still go on another walk, I'm trying to give a push before I weigh in tomorrow.

I feel like one of those contestants on Biggest Loser who stand on the scale and end up with a one or two pound gain. I know I've worked hard, I know the scale should reflect it but for some reason it isn't.

As I mentioned in an earlier Post...this is WAR! I'm letting my body know that I am not willing to stay where I am, where I've been for most of my adult life. I am going to get fit and healthy...it WILL happen. I'm sure this war with my body will have many battles but ultimately the War WILL be WON by ME!!!

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Krista

  
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FLUTTER-BY)L( 5/12/2011 12:48PM

    We promise not to vote you off so no biggest loser worries. Sometimes my body will stay stuck while i am still working hard and then I will have a big loss. You may be doing that. Just keep working and enjoy the journey. Have fun on our trip.

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PATTYS74 5/10/2011 1:26AM

    Krista,
Dont let it discourage you. sometimes our bodies just rest for a bit. Just keep doing what you know is right. Eating well and working out it will start coming off. Don't ever give up just keep fighting the war.
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STAABSGIRL00 5/9/2011 11:24PM

    You can do it! Don't let the number get you down - it will go down soon! I'm stuck as well...only I haven't been as focused as I need to lately. I think I'm going to cut out sugar. Once I get a taste I turn into a crazy lady!

You are doing great - I bet you will see a big drop soon & I'm sure you're feeling better than you did pre-loss so keep it up!!!

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TJHIERS 5/9/2011 9:24PM

    I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN, I'VE BEEN STUCK AT MY CURRENT WEIGHT FOR 3 WEEKS NOW... SO DISCOURAGING, BUT I'M NOT GIVING UP, STILL FIGHTING FOR A LOSS EVERYDAY !
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LISAWILLBEFIT 5/9/2011 8:10PM

    I also take water retention into condsideration.If it isnt this week next week will be a killer.

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JENNSWIMS 5/9/2011 8:01PM

    Kick some booty! You shall be the warlord of weight loss!

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GRACEISENUF 5/9/2011 7:03PM

    The victory WILL be yours!

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LOOZINITNOW 5/9/2011 6:57PM

    Look at you work out! You are a muscle building machine! Just stay persistent and the weight will eventually follow.

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 5/9/2011 6:54PM

    The building muscle issue is one that comes up pretty often. You want to build muscle, muscle burns fat, but there does seem to be a lag, where you are building muscle faster than you are burning fat. After a week or two it usually adjusts and you return to weight loss. Also, are you eating enough? You've increased your activity are you still eating enough calories to support your weight loss? Two things I think of/look at whenever I hit a plateau. Keep up the good work and you'll be on the downward track again in good time. :)

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GOLOPTIOUS 5/9/2011 6:49PM

    Maybe you're building muscle....that seems to be what my problem is lately. Have you checked your measurements?

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5K Your Way - Walking - Virtual Race Day!

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Assignment: Walk a 5K
Where: Treadmill
Goal: 54 minutes

Today was the day! I took it easy yesterday. I was really looking forward to seeing how fast I could do it. I gathered up my water bottle, computer, put my pedometer on and told my family I was OFF to the garage. I let them know what my goal was.

I turned on Hulu and watched an episode from this season's Biggest Loser. I have to say that show pushes me when I'm working out. There is always some inspirational quote someone says that keeps me going. The fastest I've walked during this past 5 weeks was 3.5. Today I pushed it. The highest I went was 3.8. I know as I lose more weight and get stronger that my speed will increase. I'm looking forward to the challenge!

I was able to finish my 5K in 53 minutes and 11 seconds! Beat my goal!!! YAY me!!! Still engrossed in my BL show I continued walking for another 22 minutes at a cool down rate 3.3 then to 3.0. By the time I got off the treadmill my pedometer was only 500 steps short of 10,000! I'm looking forward to see how high it will be after grocery shopping and taking my kiddos to the park!

I don't think I'll be doing the 5K Your Way - Walk/Run yet. I'm not wanting to put that kind of stress on my knees. Although I'm not sure what a good weight would be to start jogging. After I lose my first 10% of weight I'll re-evaluate it.

On another note...the WAR is still ongoing. I'm up 2 lbs from my initial Tuesday weigh-in. I think my body is hoping I"ll surrender, wave the white flag then go hide in my room with a bag of M&M's. Nope...NOT happening! I'm eating clean and pushing my workouts!

5 days until I fly out to Arizona (not sure I'm ready to increase my outside temperature by 40+ degrees) I don't think I'll be able to make my goal of 299 by then (from today's weight that would be 8.6lbd) unless for some reason my body decides to surrender and let go of all the extra weight from this week and show a true weight reflecting my efforts!

Tomorrow is Mother's Day and my husband has been very respectful with all of my hard work. He wants to make sure I have a meal that is okay for my goals. I'm not planning on eating a dessert but will have one for my family (they look forward to our Sunday tradition of dessert). Our church usually hands out two yummy truffels from See's Candies to all the Mom's. I'm planning on that being my sugar for the day.

Have a GREAT Saturday and a Marvelous Mother's Day!

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GRACEISENUF 5/8/2011 11:15AM

    Way to go on the 5K...YOU ROCK! Have a wonderful Mothers Day!
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FITMARY 5/8/2011 7:41AM

    Happy Mother's Day! What a great way to celebrate! I'm going to take a long walk and do my exercise video for my celebration. Woo Hoo!

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SUSANMOMOF6 5/7/2011 11:27PM

    You are doing such excellent work and I'm so proud of you. All your efforts WILL show on the scale, just you wait!

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SONORANARIZONAN 5/7/2011 9:40PM

    Congratulations! I knew you could do it! emoticon

Arizona? *sneaks into your luggage* :P

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 5/7/2011 6:26PM

    Awesome job on your 5K!! You'll probably have big losses two weeks in a row, way to stay on track on and not surrender!! I asked for zucchini bread as dessert :). Happy Mother's day, hope you have a great day!!

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SPATTEN2001 5/7/2011 6:18PM

    Good job! I have the hardest time making my commitment to exercise -- at 63 it is just not my most exciting thing to do each day!

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This is WAR!!!

Friday, May 06, 2011

I'm up 3.6 lbs!!! Pipes are still clogged even after taking many different measures. I'm hoping that's the only reason for the gain.

Tuesday I worked out for an hour and got more than 17,000 steps on my pedometer and stayed within calorie range, same for Wednesday. Yesterday I was on the treadmill for 70minutes and still ate in my calorie range, the lower end.

With my program being spot on I'm sure the gain has to be from other bodily sources!

So I'll keep on keeping on, doing what I've been doing and hope when the scale decides to budge that it will not only lose these extra 3.6 lbs but a bit more as a reward for my hard work for the past three days.

Happy Weekend!
Krista

  
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JCDUBEA63 5/10/2011 12:47AM

    Hang in there!! Muscle weighs more than fat maybe ur building muscles! emoticon emoticon

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MACMOM57 5/8/2011 7:52AM

    Keep on keeping on something will happen soon. You are doing awesome.

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JUNESHOPE 5/7/2011 10:29AM

    Great attitude. Weight can flucuate from so many different things. We can still be losing weight, but it won't show on the scale right away because of other things our bodies are doing.

You will have great success because you are not letting the scale throw you for a loop, because you understand how it can be effected by other things than just weight.

Stay strong & have a great weekend, June

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SMILESWITH7KIDS 5/6/2011 7:33PM

    Hate the scale, it really is water weight.

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 5/6/2011 7:00PM

    Keep up with what you are doing...remember what you put on my post at the beginning of the week? Maybe your body is trying to show you who is boss. You are kicking those fat cells to the curb and they are a little reluctant to accept the eviction notice. Keep up what you are doing and they will have no choice but to leave. Patience, young grasshopper :).

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 5/6/2011 6:56PM

    Can you make war without stress? I bet there is some cause you are not realizing. Even if it is just the stress of something new or the upcoming travel. It will be fine. no worries, keep moving forward.

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DEBLYNN323 5/6/2011 2:25PM

    emoticon....don't like that scale!

Keep doing your plan, eventually that little emoticon emoticon will budge the other way!

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JUDITHWITHROW 5/6/2011 2:11PM

    You have the right attitude! Scales will eventually go down.

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KOALALOVER1978 5/6/2011 12:43PM

    Look at you go... Excellent job realizing that the gain was not due to your actions but just body reacting. Keep on going strong and keep up the great attitude.

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SUSANMOMOF6 5/6/2011 11:45AM

    You got his, girl! It's either water weight(I gained six pounds in 4 day, then lost 7 in 2-crazy) or TOM. Drink lots of water and don't worry. You are fine, and you will shed those mystery pounds very soon. Blessings
Sue

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KEEKEE1ST 5/6/2011 10:43AM

    Hang in there. Your efforts are sure to show up soon.

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THEBRIGHTERSIDE 5/6/2011 10:13AM

    Hmm I may be stepping outside the box here...Maybe the 3.6 is water or mussle gain? Im sure you will loose it soon! You can do it Krista!

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