Friday, January 30, 2009
Been super busy, and don't have internet on days I work out of the studio, so updates have been scarce. However, I have been doing well. Not like this guy...
-I'm sticking at 158, which is fine because that's my goal for the month. Hello there, 153, I'm coming for you!
-Still could be eating *better* (always), but doing pretty well and sticking to my calorie range, which is all I can really ask for.
-Took the week off running, and doing 2 days of 60 mins DDR and yoga, and 2 days of 45 mins DDR and weight training. It actually seems to be about the same sweat-worthiness as my normal, but for some reason it doesn't tire me out as bad and I don't have to leave the house! Woohoo! Too bad I love my running so much...
-Need to think this weekend about my February plans, which will probably include more running outside because I am going to run a 5k on 2/21.
I have been blogging here. Come by if you want to say hi! Have a sparky weekend, see ya next week... www.adjustedreality.com/blog
Monday, January 26, 2009
Most recent pic I have of myself from a housewarming party- uploaded a few more and changed some around. Or I will as soon as I hit submit here :)
I have been laid out with allergies all weekend. Ugh! I think I went through TWO full big boxes of kleenex on my own. Last night, I did this saltwater sinus flush which was kind of weird, but felt SOOOOOO good. I think I can attribute my new low weight today to less gunk in my sinuses! I can, as of Wednesday, say I haven't been sick for a year, as long as allergies don't count though.
Calorie-wise I did awesome this weekend, simply because I didn't go out at all. Had one approximately 2000 calorie day Friday, and ate at the low end of my range the rest of the week. Exercise-wise, I didn't do as good - I missed one yoga session due to an inauguration party, and my weekend workout, I was pouring snot out of my nose and before last night couldn't sleep through the night so I was not up for a tough workout and wanted to stay confined to the house, so I DDR'd for almost 2 hours. It was exactly the kind of workout I needed, but I'm a little sad I missed doing strength training and an outside run. I'm probably going to need to do the same thing today - I'm better but maybe not better enough to do the gym. Calories burned are calories burned though, and once this subsides I can go back to normal. I've been going pretty hard at the gym for a few months, while I don't feel like I need time off, it might be a good week to declare active rest - as in DDR, yoga, and some lighter weights. Yep, I think that just might be my plan.
So, as for the new, low weight, I weighed in at 158.0 this morning, which finishes up my January goal! See, woman, you still can do 5 lbs a month! Now, onto my March 1st goal of 153! I would love to see 150 by my birthday but I'm not going to push it. I am definitely looking forward to hitting April's goal of 148 - that will mean I have a normal BMI by typical standards! And, simply, I don't think I remember weighing under 150 at any time besides before I quit gymnastics. Any time I get frustrated, I just have to remember that I am really, really close to being done. One thing that helped this weekend is I tried on my "skinny" jeans - I don't wear them that often because they are horribly out of style - and they were loose, if not a little too big. I have now exceeded the expectations of what I aimed to do here, and I'm actually well on my way to getting myself in a form I can love and maintain for the rest of my life.
So I have 3 goals before my birthday - and one is to run a 5k. I think I've picked the one I'm doing, it's on February 21st. I haven't signed up yet though, I really should do that. Anyone that runs races...is it typical to have your own chip or do they provide them?
I think that's about it. Gotta plug the blog because I'm way more active there than here. www.adjustedreality.com/blog Have a great week, sparky folkses!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I just haven't had the time to do the reports, and it just seems silly to do 4-5 days at a time. I know what I have to do - if I eat around 1300 calories 5 days a week and under 2000 2 days a week I will lose weight. If I don't skip the gym, I'll lose weight. I need to weigh every day so I don't have surprises. There is 1 week per month I gain a little due to water weight, 1 week per month I maintain, and 2 weeks per month I lose. If I am completely on plan. I just need to not halfway give up and give myself a break like last year. Sure, I kinda needed it, but now I'm so ready to be done so I can get back to that.
This last weekend, with TOM in full swing, I saw some ridiculous numbers on the scale. At least today I'm back down to 160, and hopefully by tomorrow I'll be under. It's frustrating to be good and gain 4 lbs, but I just have to remember that it's part of the normal process. The only not-exactly to plan things I did was eat closer to my high end of the range on Sunday (around 1550), though I did go swimming for an hour, so that kinda made up for it. Also, I did mix up the workout things a bit, though I definitely did my time and calories.
Off to watch history getting made. Have a great day!
Friday, January 16, 2009
BMR + Calories Burned = (6132 + 3196) = (9328)
Calories Consumed = 1323-1348+1336+1394
Calorie Deficit = (3927) total
Fruits/Veggies = 4-4-5-4 (ok)
Hours of Sleep = 7-7.5-7.5-8 (good)
General Mood/Notes = Below
Weight= 158.4 to 160.8
Still doing good. Weight totally fluctuating around, but it's near and dear to that TOM (time of month). Sometimes it hits me hard in the front end and I feel like I'm carrying around a water balloon, and sometimes it hits me after, where I just can't quite shed that balloon for like a week after. TMI, maybe. But I'm hoping this is just hitting me on the front end and I'll lose quickly once it's done. :)
After last week's newness to my complete rededication and amazing results, this week has been rather lackluster. My apathy combined with my allergies has had me working out at home instead of the gym (which is totally fine, once I get going, I feel just as tired and sweatsoaked when I'm done), and barely dragging myself off the couch. It's also finally setting in that eating in that lower range is HARD, even during the week, and it leaves me pretty tired and a little wanting. On days I eat completely at home and lots of veggies its better, but this week has been a slice of weird and I haven't been able to do that as much as I would have liked.
I'm gonna keep plugging away. The first week definitely gave me the fire to keep at this and I just have to make it another week or 2 and I know I'll see more results. I just have to keep at it and remember that I want to keep going and not just "settle" for 160. If I put in the work now, I'll get to a weight where I am truly healthy and happy and hopefully never have to think about losing again. =)
Have a good weekend, and I'll see ya next week, sparky folk.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Just a quick note that work has been quite crazy and I haven't had time to actually do my normal reports. I've been tracking my food and exercise, which is the important part, but I just haven't made it here to analyze. Will hopefully do that soon, because I think it's been helpful. Just don't have time to do it today, I'm afraid.
I am within 1-2 lbs of my low weight. Yesterday I was actually at it (so that's the day I'm counting), today I'm a little up, and I feel like I have a water balloon in my belly. Hmmm, that must mean it's about TOM. Makes sense, because yesterday I had to make a deal with myself to exercise that I was able to have a serving of caramel corn from the evil Christmas tin off the record. I was literally face down, eyes closed on the couch and didn't wanna get up. That being said, once I got started, I DDR'd for much long times, burning my normal 1200 calories for 60 minutes, made up the 130 calories for the caramel corn, and just kept playing a while longer and ended up with about 150 MORE calories. I did skip my yoga though and forgot to stretch so bad bad me.
Today, I'm either back to the gym or home again for DDR, I haven't decided. My allergies have been acting up, and I really don't want to have to have my gym towel double as a snot rag. Yeah, I know, ewwwww. I hate skipping gym days but doing something is better than nothing, right? I'm hoping to get another run outside on Saturday, it should be nice weather and I can run in the light. Yay!
Ok, really gotta get back to work. Just a note to let everyone know I'm still doing great, just busy busy busy. See ya soon! :)
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