Monday, October 17, 2011
For our Biggest Loser Challenge #12 we have to write a letter to ourselves to read at the end of the 8 weeks...
Great job with your 8 week challenge! You ate healthy, tried hard, and worked out almost every day! You are working on becoming a fit, healthy, SKINNY you! Some of the goals you wanted to strive towards on this journey were to lose 15 pounds by the end of the challenge. GREAT JOB at exceeding that goal! When you first started your weight loss back in August, you thought you'd maybe be at 300, if that, by Christmas. Now, you've blown past that with all the determination you've got!! Another goal you had that you wanted to beat by the end of this 8 weeks was to loose at least an inch on your waist/hips and an inch on your thighs. I am very, very proud of you!!
Great job at sticking to your goals to work out almost every day, missing only 3 days in eight weeks. I know it was hard to stick to a plan with Thanksgiving and family time, but you still got in some cardio and that's great!
I'm so glad you're feeling more confident in yourself. You got under that 300 lb mark and are gonna start couch to 5k soon. YOU CAN DO IT!!! Great Job, Amanda!
Saturday, October 08, 2011
I think I found my sweet spot!!! Working out 65 minutes a day and eating around 1300 calories seems to give me good results. I think I'll be sticking with this routine and see what happens!
I also think I'm gonna need to amend my goals. I had a goal of 300 by Christmas, but at this rate, I'll be there by Nov 1st!! I'll look into maybe doing 290 by Christmas. Something attainable but not too our of reach. Gives me something to strive for.
Well my friend is here and we're getting ready to go shopping at the outlet mall! Can't wait!
Have a good weekend all!
Thursday, October 06, 2011
I'm still here. I still Spark every day. I just don't know what to blog about... not a big blogger, not too witty or anything. So I just watch my calories, do my work outs, stalk other peoples pages and be on my merry way.
Last week wasn't as good as the week before. I didn't lose anything, but didn't gain anything either. Just a break even week. I kind of figured I wouldn't lose anything with plans to go to BW3 one day with a friend I haven't seen in a while (though, I did watch what I ate... It was the liquid calories that got me!). I also went to the Melting Pot for mine and my boyfriends 3 year anniversary and I didn't watch myself at all that day. It was delish!! However, this week, I'm right back on track. I've been at about 1300 calories every day, done the elliptical 65 minutes every day and even have been up and moving a lot more than normal.
I am a bit nervous about this weekend though. I have a friend coming to stay with me from out of town for the whole weekend and she likes to have fun! I'm just nervous that my week of hard work will be completely ruined by liquid calories again. Watching what I eat isn't hard... its the alcohol that gets me. And yes, I know, I could not drink and that would be the smart thing to do, but maybe I'll just watch it and take it in moderation a bit more.
Is it cheating to weigh in a day or two early?!
In other news, this week I won a Digital SLR camera for upselling at work. I don't know if I talked about this before or not but I AM WAAAAAAAAAAAAY EXCITED! I've wanted one for over a year now and had the chance to win it and did! I get it this weekend!! I also went and bought a fancy new scanner/printer/copier to use with it too. It's my first really fancy printer and it's AMAZING! A bit on the pricey side but the photos are coming out amazing so far! Can't wait to use it with the SLR!
Other than that... I joined the BLC #12 and am on the Sassy Smith Apples team! GO TEAM!! Can't wait to kick some butt in that too!
That's about all I know so I better get back to work! Have a good day!
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Where did that come from?! I definitely worked harder than usual this week, but seven pounds hard?! I guess so! I am soooo stoked!
I love that what I'm doing is working. I have been eating around 1400 calories a day and working out every day. I haven't taken a day off in over two weeks and the next day I know that I'll be taking off is Thursday. I have to go out of town for work and have to leave really early and won't get home till really late. I'm ok with taking one day off. It's not gonna ruin me.
I can tell though that I'm not to the point to not relapse. If I stopped for any reason, I still feel like I would go back to my old habits. But with this seven pound loss and being down to 314, knowing that 299 is so close I can taste it, I don't want to do anything to harm that.
I can do it. 314 proves it :-D
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
I tend to dwell on the things I can't do because I'm fat... Lucky for me, exercise is not one of them. Did an awesome 65 minutes on the elliptical today and felt amazing afterwards. Low calorie intake today too makes me hope for the best on weigh in day. However, watching the biggest loser and reading blogs makes me think about all the things I wish I could do...
This past Sunday my work sponsored a day at Great America. They rent out the whole park for just our work and let you have your day of fun for really cheap. However, I didn't go. I see no point in wasting the money if I can only go on half to a third of the rides. Its embarrassing enough trying to go through a turnstile or sit on a bus seat with someone, much less fit on a ride with them. This is something I would LOVE to do when I lose weight.
Another thing I would love to do is go see a concert or a show. When we were in Las Vegas I was so afraid of going to see a show because I was scared I wouldn't fit in the seats. Its happened before (luckily we were on an end and the end seat was a little wider than the middle ones) and I do not want it to happen again. I want to go and enjoy a concert/show and not be worried that I can't even fit.
Something I should have done is joined a SP biggest loser challenge. I looked at the rules and whatnot and thought "I don't know if I can do this." WHAT WAS I THINKING?!?!?! Now I'm regretting not doing it and have to do it on my own. Hmph.
Grr. If this isn't motivation, I don't know what is!
Watched a lot of weight loss shows tonight to get me motivated as well. First I watched Heavy on Netflix while I organized my file cabinet. That show, like the Biggest Loser, is motivational, but leaves you feeling like you should be losing more. 100+ pounds in six months is NOT normal. These are circumstances where they work out 5+ hours a day... and have food made for them...who has the time for that?! Not me. Not anybody I know. So I'll stick with what I'm doing and I'll see results... just may take a while! Can't wait to watch next weeks BL though! Ramon is already a favorite :-)
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