Monday, April 02, 2012
Okay, looking back on March's goals:
1. Increase monthly exercise minutes to 2000.
2. Cook/prepare one new healthy meal a week.
3. Sign-up for and walk in my FIRST 5k
4. Lose 10lbs
5. Be consistent with my kids doing at least ONE job a day.
1. Uh, NO. My monthly total ended up being only 1208. I was in a funk for almost a week. That would account for some missing minutes but not the whole thing. Need to really focus on getting good workouts in 6x a week to get the number up
2. Not completely but did do some. One meal I bought turkey meatballs, WW pasta noodles my family still ate it.
3. WooHoo, SUCCESS!
4. YES, actually lost 10.2 Made my goal but it would have been more without my trip and funk.
5. Did this. Still needs some improvement. This month I'm going to implement a job jar. When my kids can't seem to leave each other alone they'll have to do a job. Yesterday I put my 12yo in time out. Decided no and gave her the job to unload the dishwasher. I have SO many jobs that need to be done. I don't think the timeout stair will see much occupancy this month but my home should be cleaner!
In ways March was a great month, even with my week of funk!
Fit into a size 22 jean
Left the Morbidly Obese category
Took a trip and saw my brother/his family and my college-aged daughter!
My weight went from 287.8 to 277.6
My BMI went from 40.11 to 38.71
Now, planning for April:
1. Get 2000 fitness minutes
2. Lose 15lbs. HIGH,yes, but I'm going to kickit up a notch!
3. Only ONE sugary treat a week
4. At least 10 min of ST 6days a week
5. Do my daily spiritual goals
6. Swim at least 4 times (that's the only thing I haven't worked on yet for my July Sprint Tri)
Last month, even though I wrote my goals here I never wrote them down on paper so I could see them daily. I will be changing that this month. I'll post them in my kitchen, in my bathroom and on a card to keep in my purse.
April here I come!
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Saturday, March 31, 2012Fruit, Exercise, Treadmill
This evening my 4yo brought me something. She had it hidden behind her back.
"Guess what I have" she said.
"Uh, a picture?" I replied
"Nope, guess again"
"Okay, letters?" My second guess.
"YES!" she said with excitementand pulled out this piece of paper and handed it to me:
"It says, 'fruit, exercise, treadmill! Fruit, exercise, treadmill! You need to keep exercising like walking and running so you can get smaller like Camille (my twig skinny 12yo)."
My 4yo is one of my biggest cheerleaders! She comes up to me all the time and grabs my wrists and says "You don't need to lose weight here anymore" and then grambs my upper arms and says, "But you still need to work on here."
My two older boys had a basketball tournament today. One had to be there at 8a.m. UGH, on a Saturday?!!!
Sadly I'm down to one pair of jeans that fit me in my current size (24). I do have two pairs of ugly workout pants (only to be worn at home) and one pair I wear to the gym (but NOT appropriate looking for public). Then I have a pair of nice sweats that are two sizes too big (yes, I'm still wearing them)
So last night I stripped off my jeans and threw them in the wash with items my boys needed. When the alarm went off this morning dh headed downstairs and moved the laundry over. Running a tad behind I went to the dryer 5 minutes before we had to leave to grab my jeans. I couldn't feel them. Then I started taking one thing out at a time. Nope, still NO jeans! UGH! I looked in the wash and there they were, all alone, dripping wet.
What am I going to wear?! Not my too large sweats I didn't wash them! I went to my drawer and grabbed the next size down, 22. I pulled them on, zipped them up and then the test...will my kids let me leave the house wearing them.
I headed downstairs and asked the question: "Do these look okay or are they WAAAAY too tight?" They all said the jeans were fine. WooHoo! I had tried these jeans on about 10 days ago but today I'm about 5lbs heavier. I thought there was NO WAY they were going to fit.
Size 22! Feels so great! I probably won't wear them again until I lose the 5 I gained. But it's such a great feeling knowing a true size 22 is only a week or two away! They may have zipped but they weren't as comfortable as I would have liked them to be.
***For those interested in the basketball tournament outcome:
Each boys' team won one and lost one. Both of their losses were in OT, one by one point and the other by two.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Yesterday I was still in my funk, although I was working on coming out of it. Eating healthy was NOT on the agenda. Since that was the case I had dh pick up hot cocoa and donuts at the store when he went to get fried chicken, jojo's, rolls and potato salad for dinner.
I have to admit, the yummy greasiness of the crispy chicken skin was DELICIOUS! Bad, I know, but oh so good!
My two youngest had been tucked in bed and the next four were all out busy with friends and activities. When my dh went to pick up one of the kiddos I decided to sit down with a mug of hot cocoa and a donut and watch something on TV. As I flipped through the guide the words...Fat and Fatter caught my eye.
I didn't turn it on from the beginning so I'm not completely sure what the set up was but this is what I gathered:
There were two 20-something girls from the UK who came to Mississippi to live with some morbidly obese sisters whom, I think, all had diabetes.. During their week stay they watched their lives. Saw the $6 all-you-can-eat buffet they regularly visited and the plates and plates of food they ate. These sisters had diabetes. All the women on the show looked similar so I'm not sure if everyone they visited were one of the sisters or not but...
One of the UK girls massaged a lady's feet. Since she has diabetes her feet go numb and she needs to get circulation going.
They visited another lady at a clinic where she goes 3 days a week for four hours a time to have her blood cleansed.
The sisters took them to a cemetery where several of their loved ones were buried all dying from complications of diabetes. One of which had nasty gangrene in her leg. The sisters admitted that seeing their aunt in the coffin made them want to change their lives but after a little time passed they forgot all about and continued with their unhealthy lifestyle.
Struggling with their own weight (they both probably had around 100lbs to lose) this adventure had an impact on the two UK girls. The last minute of the show caught up with them about two months after returning home. One girl, they said, did not test positive for diabetes and had not lost any weight. Although the girl, herself, thought she'd lost a tiny bit. When they mentioned she hadn't tested positive for diabetes it made me wonder if she thought, "Oh, all I saw does not pertain to me since I'm not diabetic"
The second girl picked up running as soon as she got home. They said she'd lost 16lbs in those first two months home.
As I watched this show it impacted me! Me, who was in a funk and eating JUNK. As I watched it I was NOT able to finish my donut, it physically made me ill. I only consumed 1/3 of it. This is a HUGE change for me. In years past the old me would sit and watch The Biggest Loser every Tuesday with junk food!
What's scary is that my dh has diabetes. He's not doing anything to change it. His doctor has lectured him, I have pleaded, several of our kids have cried and begged him to eat healthier. I'm not sure why he hasn't wanted to get healthier. On Monday, as we drove to Taco Bell, I was opening up the mail. I mistakenly opened what I thought was a bill but it was results from my husband's latest doctor's appt. All his diabetes numbers were out of whack along with his fats and cholesterol. What will be his turning point? How low does he have to go before he decides to make the change? Hopefully not as far as I saw on the show Fat and Fatter.
As for me, that show helped snap me out of my funk. A reminder of why THIS time is going to be the time I DO get healthy. I even called to schedule an appointment with my doctor. Haven't been in almost 3 years.
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