Tuesday, May 13, 2014
For my BLC challenge this weekend, I need to write out a meal plan for 4 days and a recovery plan for after a slip up. Well I'm in slip-up mode right now, as today was a really busy day and we ate fast food for every meal. Ugh. So tomorrow, my plan is lots of freggies, lean protein, and water, and a workout.
My meal plan for 4 days: Grilled chicken breast and broccoli.
Balsamic pot roast with sweet potatoes
Italian pork chops with a veggie from the freezer
spaghetti and tossed salad
Sunday, May 04, 2014
I am in week 1 of the BLC 25 challenge... Groovy Gecko this time! New team for me. One of our challenges to start out is to do a fitness test. This will be repeated at the halfway point (6 weeks) and the end (12 weeks). There were 4 tests:
1. Push ups: how many in a minute.
I did 9... but they weren't in very good form at all. Poor for my age range.
2. Crunches (arms down, fingertips move forward 6"): how many in a minute.
27... which is actually a lot better than I thought I would do... I've always considered myself to have a weak core. Good for my age range.
3. 1 mile walk: time
20:03. I was puffing not long after starting too... I really hope to improve this during the challenge. Very poor for my age range.
4. 3 minute step (12" step. [I had to use 9" because of my knees and I don't have a 12" step.] Set metronome for 96bpm, do up, up, down, down on step to that pace for 3 minutes. Stop and sit immediately, count pulse for 1 full minute)
Pulse 145. Very poor for my age range.
So, it looks like I have lots of room for improvement!
During the 12 weeks, I would like to get back to tracking consistently and staying in calorie range, increasing my water intake (right now the only sure water I get is 1 cup with my thyroid pill in the morning. Sometimes I get a little more in throughout the day, but not regularly). I also want to get at least 20 minutes of exercise 5 days per week. By doing all this, I hope to drop at least 15#.
Monday, February 17, 2014
I just wanted you to know that even though you are not perfect, you are loved! You have a kind, loving, caring heart and wouldn't purposely hurt anyone. You have a beautiful family that you need to stay healthy for.
Your body has a lot of extra weight and some other issues, but it is an amazing thing! You were able to produce a whole new human from it! (With the help of God of course!)
Anyway, just remember to take care of yourself!
Sunday, January 26, 2014
I was just checking my email and got a letter that I wrote to myself a year ago. It was interesting, but at the same time depressing. I'll copy/paste it here:
OK so I am taking part in a BLC challenge on Sparkpeople.com and the theme this week is Back to the Future. So I am working really hard on my weight (currently 335#). I really hope that when I get this letter in a year, I'm in a much better place! Right now I am puffing after just a few minutes of cardio. I did a little strength training and am so sore I can hardly walk. I'm really having a hard time staying in calorie range and drinking my water, but am getting better at it.
I also am about to start my second cycle of clomid in a couple weeks. I really hope that by the time this letter arrives, so will a baby! If not, I would like to be down 100, so around 235#. Am I moving around better? Better stamina when I exercise? Eating healthier? Is the pain in my left knee and both feet better?
Anyway, FutureMe, I hope I made some progress this year!"
SO.... yeah. I am currently 334#... down a whole whopping pound from this time last year. My feet and knee still bother me (although some times are better than others). Still having issues with staying in range and drinking my water. I still puff through workouts that shouldn't be that hard. And obviously, I still don't have a baby, and currently can't afford any more fertility treatments. So that is on hold... just praying for a miracle to happen in the meanwhile.
BUT.... do you know what??? I AM STILL HERE. I AM STILL TRYING. I AM NOT GIVING UP. Here's to making better progress this year!!
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