Sunday, April 24, 2011
I love Sundays! It's a time to go to church and focus on my spirit instead of my physical body. I still try to eat on plan and of course check in here where I receive my support. But on Sundays I try to build my spirit up to help me be stronger with all of my life trials and physical weaknesses.
In our women's class today a quote the teacher shared really struck me with my desire to become healthier. Here is the quote:
"We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become each day." - Richard G. Scott
Wow, that's a strong comment. One so simple but harder to practice. If I want to be healthier I have to be consistent with my daily efforts.
Here's another topic:
My husband asked me yesterday if my clothes were fitting different. I told him, uh, I'm not really sure, it still feels the same around my waist. Well his reply was, "I've been checking you out and from the back it looks like your pants are bagging." I'm glad he still wants to "check me out" and very excited that someone else was noticing some changes!!
And another topic:
UGH, I hate Easter Candy, or Halloween Candy, or Christmas Candy or Valentine Candy....I actually really LOVE candy! These holidays are so hard! I had seven baskets to fill and that takes a boat load of CANDY! Now I get to sit around watching all the candy being consumed and I know where my husband put the leftovers!!!
Last night I was figuring out a game plan. I decided I was going to eat a little bit of candy but still eating within my calorie range. After filling the baskets I looked at what leftovers we had and picked two of my favorite treats. I counted out one serving amount and checked out the calories. After doing that I realized that the little amount of candy I would get wasn't worth it. And I KNOW if I ate that little bit the sugar would trigger my old eating habits and before I would know it all the leftovers would be gone. So my goal, and plan, is to eat NO CANDY today! I do think it's important to eat a little of life's pleasures but I'm going to reserve it for when it's a REALLY good treat not Easter jelly beans. (although I really love Jelly Beans and they are fat free). Two weeks from today is Mother's Day and my church always gives the mom's two truffels from See's Candies. Now THAT is GREAT candy. So in two weeks I will allow myself that little bit of sugar.
One last topic:
I am so close to losing my first 5% of weight! I'm thinking this will be the week!
Have a great week everyone!
I did NOT stay out of the candy! But I did count out and weigh what I ate and logged it in my food tracker. I went over my calories by 410. Not great but better than the other Easter's I've had. Still working on not turning to the sugar in the house when things get stressful (I ate when I gave myself a 15 min time out from my family. Of course I needed the time out because I was stressed but I should have gone for a 15 min walk instead of locking myself in my bedroom where the leftover Easter candy was)
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Today's Assignment - Two miles
Where - neighborhood
Goal time - 40 min
I woke up at 5:45 this morning to get the two miles in before my kids woke up. I woke up SO MUCH throughout the night in anticipation of my alarm going off. When it finally did I ALMOST hit the snooze button but....I DIDN'T!!!!
My 12yo daughter came with me! She has 38lbs to lose (I know I've been a bad example but not too bad since only 2 out of the 7 have weight to lose). It was SO hard! Right from the get go. My daughter was keeping my pace, I'm sure she could have gone faster because she was talking away the whole time. ME, I had to pant out little answers and responses to her almost monologue. With hard it felt I was sure there was no way I was going to complete it in 40min but I DID! 39:30 to be exact! We live in a very hilly area so there was a lot of diversity to put my muscles to the test. When I do my actually 5K I'm going to head down to the high school track or a walking trail. They are both flat so I should be able to cut my time down a bit.
If you don't like to read about bodily functions don't go past this point!
So I've been trying to figure out what foods agree with me and what foods cause me to retain water and feel bloated. It's interesting as one starts a healthy eating plan how you pay more attention to your body and what it's telling you.
After my few times of eating off plan last week I could really tell I was holding water and feeling bloated! I also found out that I didn't want to weigh myself first thing in the morning because after being up and moving around for at least 45 min is when some of my bodily functions would start working. If I just wait those 45 min I can weigh a lb less!
Well, when I woke up this morning I got on the scale before heading off for my walk. Scale said 314.2. Okay, that's down .2 from yesterday. After being so active in my first 45min of the day, and the results it had on my bodily functions, I KNEW i had to weigh less. So back on the scale I went before getting into the shower. This time, just one one hour later it read 312.4 A two lb loss from yesterday! I'll Take It!!!
Moral of my story, learn your own body, and weigh yourself accordingly!
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
For those of you that have been following my blogs for the short three weeks I've been posting them you've already heard about it. (April 6th blog)
In that blog I mentioned running into my college roommate unexpectedly 15hrs from home. I was embarrassed with my size but was THRILLED to see her. She had her husband take a picture of us. You know how much obese people LOVE to get their picture taken!)
Well, a year from now I'll be heading back down to her neck of the woods and I've decided I'll use this year, that unexpected visit and the picture that was taken as motivation. I want to be able to call her up and let her know I'm coming into her state instead of sneaking in and away (like I thought I'd do this year but was caught.)
So here's the picture:
It's really not that bad of a picture...It could have been much worse. I guess when I'm aware a picture is being taken I try to pose to my advantage.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Today was my official weigh-in day. My goal for each week is 3lbs, that didn't happen today. I went from 316 to 314.4, a loss of 1.6lbs. Good, yes, but I know it could have been better.
As a mom I'm always talking to my kids about choices and consequences, there is ALWAYS a consequence, it might be good or it might be bad.
I had some bad choices this week. I had the binge on Thursday night. On Saturday we went to relatives' for a family dinner. I set a game plan ahead of time but that went right out the window when I saw the homemade rolls and YUMMY potatoe casserole. Then on Sunday I ate on plan for breakfast but that was it. Yes, I know there will be times I eat, I know that I will not be able to resist temptation 100% of the time.
But I DO KNOW that because of the food choices I made I didn't lose as much as I could have. Another choice I've made is to exercise 6 days a week. When I first started I was planning on only 3 days as long as I got the results I wanted. Well, I know what I really want, I've read MANY spark pages of people who have reached their goals after losing 100+lbs. I want the same. To want it is one thing to be willing to put the work into it is something completely different!!!
I woke up 30 minutes early this morning (6am) and got in 22min on the treadmill. Then I walked my kids to school. I still need to fit in some Strength Training, I'm planning on doing it when the kids go down for naps.
The best thing of ALL.....I've lost 10.6 in three weeks! (That does keep me in my 3lbs a week goal). My goal for 2011...100 lbs GONE. I'm 1/9 of the way there!
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