Monday, October 31, 2011
I work from home so I get the mail on my lunch break. Today, I got something completely unexpected.... a letter from my gym stating that they were closing........ WHAAAT!!!!!!! Not in a month from now, not even next week... TODAY. Are you serious?! This has gotta be a joke... NOOOO!!!!! I called there right away and asked the girl if they'd be open the rest of today. She said she doubted it and was just waiting for a phone call from the GM to give the go ahead to close the doors for good. She said she had just found out 30 minutes prior.
Ugh. So now I have to start over at a new gym that is not nearly as close to my house and is gonna be packed cause it's one of the bigger gyms in town. The ONLY good thing is that this new gym has a pool... But I'm sure with my $10 a month membership (that transferred from the old gym to the new gym) I won't get access to the pool :-( We'll find out tonight after work, I guess.
What a downer :-(
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Wow. Life just goes along, all fine and dandy, until one day.... WHACK! You have so much to do you can't keep up...
For the past four weeks now, I've had a friend over on the weekends. Two different friends, rotating weekends, but people here none the less. At least my house has been staying relatively clean. But, it has messed up my diet and focus like you wouldn't believe. Before four weeks ago, I was losing seven pounds a week and sticking to a diet that was 1200 or so calories a day. Now.... UGH! Every weekend its drinking and eating too much and just NO SLEEP!!
Now don't get me wrong; I absolutely LOVE my friends! I love that they're taking the time out of their busy lives to come down and see me... but I need a break!! I have things I need to do on the weekends too! Like eat healthy and exercise!!!
Luckily, today is my last day of work for the week. Two more hours of work and I'm a free woman till Monday. My days off are already jam packed though. :-( Tomorrow I'm getting up, going to the gym and then painting my office. That'll be an all day project but it needs to be done! Right now its baby blue with sailboats and I can't stand it!! Friday is getting up, going to the gym, going to get my hair dyed, going to the optometrist with my boyfriend, going on a date and getting our Halloween costumes ready.
Saturday... Going to the gym, making Halloween cookies and appetizers. (while trying to not eat ANY of them!)Then, Halloween party (with another friend down and staying at my house!)
Sunday... NOTHING. PLEASE GOD, I NEED A BREAK!!!!!!!! But maybe, just MAYBE,getting my boyfriend to go ring shopping with me... The good kind of ring!!! eee!
Sorry for the babblin'... just had to get some stress out!! Hope all is well with everyone!
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
I got my first semi-compliment yesterday about losing weight. It was more of a "so you're losing weight, huh? Me too." type of thing, but at least it was noticeable enough for him to tell. I haven't thought it was noticeable so much... I can tell that my pants are fitting looser and my face might be a bit thinner, but for someone else to notice (my boyfriend says he can tell when he hugs me, I think he's just being sweet!) is just a good incentive to keep going.
Yesterday I did my first 6 miles on the elliptical, ever. Normally I only do 5, but I was in a good zone and just kept going. It felt good, and I definitely could have pushed myself more if I wanted. I think its time to move my incline/resistance up too. I'm at a steady 5/3 right now. Maybe its time for 6/4.
I'm soooo close to being under 300. Only 6 pounds to see that 2 as the first number. Oh man... I don't even know the last time I was in the 2's. At least 5 years ago... wow! Its time! I neeeeeed it! I don't know what my next big goal will be then. I thought it was gonna be WAY hard to lose those 37 pounds (starting weight before I found spark was 337), and other than eating healthy and exercising it hasn't been that bad. Not to say those things are bad, I rather enjoy them! I have my moments of weakness and for me, it shows on the scale with just the tiniest amount of too much of anything bad! So just gotta stick to the good stuff and I should see it in about two weeks or so. Just can't wait to get there!!
Back to work, yet again!
And also, LET'S GO SASSY SMITH APPLES!!!!!!
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!
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