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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!
Krista

Update:
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)

  
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STAABSGIRL00 4/24/2011 11:18PM

    I love, LOVE the quote! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 4/24/2011 8:41PM

    So cute your husband was "checking you out". :) Wish we got See's truffles on Mother's Day!! Those calories ARE worth it! My kids hate the black jelly beans so I had a few last night to keep them out of the supply-lol! Thankfully there are not TOO many black ones :). Trying to stay out of the candy is hard, you are doing an awesome job!! Happy Easter :).

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GRACEISENUF 4/24/2011 6:32PM

    Yeah to your hubby for noticing your progress and WOO HOO to you for turning down that nasty sugar, no candy here and my son who is 17 didn't even mention it. DD is at college and had her spring break last month.

You can resist, I know you can!

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Day 9 - 5K Your Way - Walking

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Assignment - 2.25 miles
Where - High School track
Goal - 45 min

With this being Easter weekend our day has been full! Not only that but it is a BEAUTIFUL day here so we also took the opportunity to get some yard clean-up done. I didn't wake up early to get my workout done.

First we were off to our Church breakfast and Easter egg hunt, then to a volleyball game for my 12-year-old daughter. Once we came home we did LOTS of clean-up, both inside and outside. Then at 3pm my daughter and I left to do the assigned 2.25 miles.

I decided today to do it on the track. I wanted a flat surface that I could walk on and check my pace. Well, it was HARD today. Not on my lungs but on my leg muscles. I usually do my workouts first thing in the morning so doing this after an already busy day made it tough. That along with the fact that it was warm outside. Having done it this way let's me know that I am a first-thing-in-the-morning-exerciser. My 12 yo came with me. She ran for part of it so she got her 2.25 miles in before me but then she came and walked with me until I was done.

I was pleased to see that I beat my goal. 43 minutes!!! Two weeks from today I'll be doing my 5K! Before that day comes I need to find an Ipod to use!

My eating is on track! I can't wait to weight myself on Tuesday. My goal is to lose 100lbs in 2011. Yesterday I got out a posterboard and made a chart. Ten rows of ten little boxes, 100 in all. For each pound I lose I will cross off a box. Each row represents my little short term goals of 10lbs. After each 10lb loss I want to reward myself with something little. I didn't do anything for the first 10 but will take the time to consider what rewards I should receive for the remaining 9. I have hung my poster somewhere that my whole family can see it. I NEED them to be my cheerleaders in this journey.

Now I'm off to shower then a date night with my hubby. We're off to do grocery shopping and purchase goodies for the Easter baskets. I know you're all jealous! We are QUITE the partiers!

Happy Easter weekend everyone! Good luck with your goals during this holiday of food and candy. Whether your goal is to partake a little or none at all...BEST WISHES! I think I'll be partaking a tiny bit. I'm going to buy some fat-free-sugar-free candy and make sure it fits inside my calorie/carb/fat allotment.

  
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KMASON79 4/24/2011 3:00AM

    Good job on the workout! I also aspire to do a 5k. I am getting there slowly but surely. Keep us posted on your progress!

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STAABSGIRL00 4/23/2011 9:57PM

    Good work!!! emoticon

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 4/23/2011 8:24PM

    Doing great!! Hope you have a wonderful evening and a wonderful Easter! Count down to 5K -it's getting closer!! :)

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Day 8 - 5K Your Way - Walking

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!

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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!

  
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HEALTHYASHLEY 4/21/2011 6:21PM

    I agree with you about learning your body. I can feel when my body is off. It's so strange. Good for you for going this morning and forget about what kind of example you were in the past. You are a shining example now! I am so proud of you.

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SUSANMOMOF6 4/20/2011 10:09PM

    I'm so proud of you getting up early and not hitting the snooze. Something I am working very hard on. I got up at 6:45 , no snooze this weekend. Yay, us! I know it's hard at first when you are huffing and puffing away. It does get better, really. I'm a little
frustrated because I haven't been able yet to get faster then a 17 minute mile pace! I'm gonna get it though! Bottom line, we're just gonna keep moving, right! emoticon

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 4/20/2011 2:00PM

    I have not slept well in anticipation of the alarm SOOO many times-lol! Glad your daughter went along and she is learning from a great example now and at a really good age too. Thanks for the warning-lol. I still read though and that is some really good insight! On track and doing great :).

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PARKERB2 4/20/2011 1:25PM

    SOme things can make a difference. 2 lbs is great. Keep up the good work.

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My New Motivation

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.

  
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EASH5M 4/20/2011 1:31PM

    Great Pictures!~ how cool to reconnect with old friends. I love when that happens. thanks for the motivaton.

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TJHIERS 4/20/2011 7:46AM

    it really is a good pic, i still can't post pic's i hate to see myself so big. maybe one day i will put some on my sparkspage.
i wish you the best on your journey.

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FITMARY 4/20/2011 7:08AM

    What a great idea! Go for it!
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ITSHOWYOULIVE 4/19/2011 11:13PM

    It's a beautiful picture :)! I love your plan, it will be added motivation this year! It really is a beautiful pic...love the background :).

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GRACEISENUF 4/19/2011 10:07PM

    You are a beautiful woman. I really like your plan to suprise her next year....way to go on motivating yourself.

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 4/19/2011 9:51PM

    Smiles good. I bet she was glad to see you no matter the size. I hope this really does spring you into getting to your dream.

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WORKINGSTIFF 4/19/2011 9:46PM

    Great picture! Great smiles! It's always nice to re-connect with friends.

Motivation has a way of finding us when we least expect it...

Take care!

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Weigh-In #3

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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SLIGHTLYBRAINY 4/19/2011 9:38PM

    Yay, congratulation on the 1.6 pounds and the total of over 10!!!

Terri =)

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TJHIERS 4/19/2011 2:59PM

    JUST KEEP LOOKING AHEAD TOWARDS YOUR GOAL ! ANY LOSS IS A GOOD LOSS ! CONGRATS !

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STEPHJH1 4/19/2011 2:36PM

  Awesome! Congrats. I skipped weight in this week but my three week weight in will be next week and I am hoping I am at 8 lbs lost. Wish me luck and way to go!

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 4/19/2011 2:18PM

    Woot!! On track and doing fine. This week is going to be AWESOME :).

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