Wednesday, December 28, 2011
It's been 5.5 months since I lost sight of my goal...Taking care of ME! During that time I've put back on approximately 21lbs that I had lost...SIGH! At least it wasn't the whole 30lbs.
During those five months I've known I should be eating healthier and making time for daily exercise but instead I allowed a crazy summer schedule and life take control of me mentally and physically. As the weight came back on I began to not be able to look at myself in a mirror. I was, and am, disgusted with what I was allowing to happen to me...What I WAS/AM doing to myself.
Then the physical ailments became worse. The aching knees, getting out of breath at the top of the stairs and fatigue (just to mention a few). I've been mentally encouraging myself to get moving again, to actually add some water, fruits and veggies back into my diet. One thing I've found out...thinking it all out doesn't get you any results!
Since Thanksgiving I've been doing more thinking and have been tossing around the ideas of how to go about this. There are so many plans out there. Weight Watchers, 500 calorie HCG plan, Herbalife, Medifast, Atkins, South Beach...And I could go on!
Thinking about these different weight loss methods will not get me going. I realized this morning the first step I DO need to take is to get back on Spark People! On this site all the above mentioned plans, and more, are being put into practice and people are being successful but I think the main reason they are is because of the wonderful support given and received from Sparkers!
I need that support! I know by committing to come on daily to support others and read motivational articles and blogs will help me get going more than any "thinking" will.
Have I exercised yet today? No! Have I eaten exactly what I should in the past 3 hours that I've been awake? No! Those things will come. For right now being on SP and seeing results that fellow sparkers have achieved in my 5.5 month absence is helping spark the desire to make those necessary daily choices.
I'll officially weigh in tomorrow. I'm back up in the dreaded 300's a place I thought I'd never see again. How quickly that can change when you don't put yourself first.
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
I've joined the Biggest Loser Summer Challenge which starts tomorrow. Their weigh-in days are Wednesdays so I'm switching, for now, to that instead of Tuesdays.
I got on the scale this morning and it showed...294.8...30.2lbs GONE! (Since March 26th) It's taken me over two weeks to lose 2.8lbs but I DID IT!!!
I've enjoyed my gym membership! But I do have to admit it's been hard for me to get up at 4:45 to get it in on the days my daycare kids are here. Some days, like today, I end up turning my alarm off and going back to bed. ARGH!
P.S. I forgot to mention I can now fit into my size 24 jeans! YAY! I've been wearing my 26s. They fit for about an hour of wearing (fresh from the drier) but then I have a VERY saggy behind. I decided to pull out the next size down and WooHoo, they fit!
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Yesterday was a challenging day. I had just gotten back from the beach where I spent the holiday weekend with my youngest kids. I have to admit my eating wasn't 100% clean. Saw a weight gain on the scale this morning, and YES saw the number 3 again...300 even to be exact, a gain of 2.4lbs....ARGHHH!
Yesterday I worked out hard, determined to try to thwart what I knew would be the results from my weekend. I did a Turbo Jam workout and 3o minutes on my treadmill. Then my kids came home from school. Normally I'm happy to see them all but yesterday my 15 yo son was NOT pleasant to be around. He's an ADHD teenager in a man's body (6'7") and having that large body in an unpleasant mood is NOT fun to be around. I love him dearly, he is one of the hardest working teenagers I have ever met but sometimes, after spending 7 hours at school, a non-friendly situation for someone with ADHD, he comes home a very unpleasant person.
I allowed myself to get stressed, to start feeling like I used to when I'd venture on a big binge! I knew I needed to go to the store for basic bread and milk and couldn't wait to go with NO kiddos so I could buy some of my binging food. I wasn't able to go to the store until 7:30. When my son, mentioned above, heard I was heading that way he wanted to come. I almost said no, I need time to myself but I decided to let him hoping he wouldn't see the treats I'd be adding to my cart.
We went up and down the aisles and bought the few necessities that we needed. As we headed over to the check-out I swung over to the candy aisles. My large son spread his long arms as far across the junk as he could and said, "No, you will not buy any of these things." Yes, I said, just one thing I'm craving it and need to satisfy it before I binge. "No, he said, you're going through withdrawals and you're in rehab. I'm not letting you buy any of it". I have to admit, it felt like I was going through a drug withdrawal, I HAD to have it. I had an inner battle with myself and then smiled up at my son and said, Okay, you're right, I won't buy any of it. He was so cute he held his hand up high for a High-Five! We walked to the check out and I saw a magazine with Olivia from Biggest Loser on it and I told him, I''ll buy this instead, this will be my treat!
I'm thankful I brought my son with me and I'm thankful he and my family are being so supportive! I CAN do this!
I got up at 4:45 this morning, headed to the gym, my first official day on my own. I did the treadmill for 20 min then some ST that the gym trainer set up for me (45 min) then the stationary bike for 25 min. Feels good to have it all done for the day!
Now to stay focused, eat clean for the rest of the day (and week) and get off these few lbs I gained and get back on a losing streak.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Yes, I have TONS to talk about!!
2 MONTHS - So as of yesterday I've been back on Spark and on my healthy journey for two months!!! I took measurements yesterday but unfortunately didn't take them when I first started. I do have the original measurements from when I started SP back in November of '09. I started this time around heavier so I'm not sure how they compare but I've lost many!!! I took some pictures. This time in my workout clothes and workout bra. I'm not sure when or if I'll post them, for sure it won't be until I have some better pictures to show along with it.
GYM - I signed up for a gym yesterday! I've been thinking about it, know I needed to in order to get the results I want. I found one close to my home that is only $25 a month! Today I had a one hour free session with the head trainer to get me started!
TRIATHLON - Our church is doing a Sprint (?) Triathlon on Sept. 10th for girls ages 12 - 18 and any mom's that want to participate too. The assignment is to swim 10 laps, bike 10 miles then run (jog, walk) a 5K (3.1 miles). Some of the girls are doing teams of threes where they each will do a different event. My daughter and I have decided to take on this challenge and do all three legs together! Is it going to be tough? Heck Yeah! Should a 300lb woman be doing it? Probably not but I'm not planning on weighing 300lbs on Sept 10th! I went online and found a 13 week program to help build up for the big day. I have 15 weeks! Our neighborhood pool opens up this weekend and I'm planning on hitting it at 6am 3x a week to get stronger with my swimming (it will be FREEZING cold but I'm not going to let that stop me). The gym comes into play with ST (need to get stronger muscles) and their bikes. I don't own a bike, am hoping to borrow one for the big day so I need to get the training in somehow.
BEACH - My kids didn't have school today and also won't on Monday. My 15 and 16 year old sons have basketball tournaments almost every weekend and I'm TIRED of our life revolving around them. My mom and her husband live on the coast but are currently in S. Africa serving a mission for our church so their house is empty! I brought my four youngest (3,7,11,12) with me to stay for the weekend. My husband stayed home for the b-ball games along with our oldest three (15, 16, 18). There is nothing better than the beach! I LOVE it!!! We've enjoyed a fun day and can't wait for more adventures tomorrow. Right now it's MOVIE time!
Hope everyone is having a GREAT weekend! I can't wait to weigh in when I get back. Took another peek today and I'm only .6lbs away from a total loss of 30!!!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Today has been 9 weeks since I've started my healthy living! During that time I took a four day trip to Utah, right at the beginning (first week), and a five day trip to Arizona (I've been home a week). With the traveling I'm very impressed with my results.
As of today I weigh 297.6. A total loss of 27.4!!! A loss for this week of 5.4 lbs!!! In two days I will officially have been on this journey for two months.
Here are some pictures during my journey.
4-2-11, 6 days into my journey. 320 lbs
My sister, my niece and me with an unexpected dinner guest!
4-30-11, 1 month and 4 days into my journey, 311 lbs
The day my daughter and I walked 5.5 miles and unknowingly joined a 5k.
They took our picture at the finish line
5-13-11, 7.5 weeks into my journey, 305lbs
myself and two of my brothers. Handsome guys! 6'4" and 6'9"
5-15-11, 7.5 weeks into my journey, 305lbs
me, my brothers, their two gorgeous wives and my newest nephew
I'm feeling insecure, can you tell? I'm hiding behind my brother.
In two days, officially two months, I'm going to take another picture and do my measurements.
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