Friday, January 28, 2011
My massage therapist knew just what to say to motivate me. A challenge, a race, I'm all for it! Just gives me more drive
I told him tonight, I've been really been struggling this month getting on track with eating and exercising. I've had 3 faults starts this month, and last year I was on track by 1/18/10, and going strong.
``` The Challenge``` by Feb 28th
Me: -10 lbs
Him: -16 lbs
See it's only fair as it is proven that men lose weight faster than
men We both have about the same amount of weight to lose in general (for body size/height). This is a race and there is a prize :) So it is ONNN!!!!
QUESTION for my Sparkyfriends??
Should I lift light weights in combination with the cardio (which I did last year), to lose weight faster? Asking as I know sometimes lifting weights can show as a gain on the scale.
-As a side note, when eating right and working out like I should, I typically lose 4-6lbs a month. So I'm going to really have to push to hit 10 lbs in 34 days!
GOALS to achieve this:
1. 90oz of water a day (currently drink 40-50oz)
2. Make my large morning coffee a small & work on fazing it out
3. Exercise 6 days a week (min. 45 mins) (when on track was doing 4x wk)
4. Eating out no more than 3 meals per week
(currently eat out 5 days a week for lunch, twice a week weekday nights, and 2-3 times over the weekend)
5. Daily Affirmations :)
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
I have to say, despite the ups and downs of my weight loss this year, falling off track a few times, I've still managed to lose 40lbs. I feel this year has been different than any others that I've tried to lose weight. I've fallen off plan big time(dieting) 5-6 times this year from anywhere from 3-7 days, however I've jumped right back on program. I've also had my ups and downs with exercising, at a low point I hadn't worked out a single time for 5 weeks.
But the biggest difference, is I have not let this sabotage my progress and say to myself, forget it I've already cheated for 7 days or I haven't worked out in 5 weeks and fall into self loathing and give up. Despite the challenges, I've still lost 40lbs this year, oh sure I'd like more, but I'm truly happy with that! If I keep up the momentum and lose another 40lbs next year, I will officially have been the smallest I've been in say 15+ years!!! That puts a great big grin on my face
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
8/01/10 - 259lbs
8/31/10 - 254lbs (-5 lbs)
I didn't lose the 8lbs intended, but I'm still happy with -5lbs, especially with 5 days of cheating.
I have a new incentive, I'm going to visit my cousin who moved to Alabama 10/22, sooo I'm hoping to lose at least 10lbs by then
I wasn't as committed to my goals last month, so I'm going to use the same goals, but to have a firmer commitment to them
1 - Work out 5 days a week (60 mins or more)
2 - Bring my lunch at least 3 days/week (typically during work week, I eat out all 5 days)
3 - Limit sugar substitutes (currently no sugar but plenty of sugar substitutes)
4- Drink 64oz + water
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Well went on vacation and a 5 day hiatus from my diet, totally blew it...and I haven't exercised for a week.
I'm trying to be gentle with myself it's hard...trying to look at it as 5 days could've been 5 weeks etc. Its also TOM so I refuse to weigh myself until next week to see how much damage I did...eek!
Deep breath, day 1 of restarting good habits :)
Monday, August 16, 2010
I was tempted in many social situations this last weekend and not prepared. I cheated for a day and a half, however avoided sugar. I did somehow manage to lose 1lb tho :)
Ok I mean it this time (lol), I will have a better 3rd week!
1 - Work out 5 days a week (60 mins or more)- 8/15/10 - only 4 times
2 - Bring my lunch at least 3 days/week (typically during work week, I eat out all 5 days) - - 8/15/10 - MET!!
3 - Limit sugar substitutes (currently no sugar but plenty of sugar substitutes) - 8/15/10 - Did better on most days, however not all.
4- Drink 64oz + water - 8/15/10 - achieved on 6 days
Starting weight: 259lbs
Week 1 results: 259lbs
Week 2 results: 258lbs (-1)
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