Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Let me count the ways...
My cravings aren't too bad but my husband keeps forgetting the bag with the rest of the Christmas goodies/chocolates and boy oh boy...
And I know I could have something small but you know what... I just want to last 1 month trying 100% to lose weight. And I still won't be as "perfect" as some would be but here is what I mean by trying 100%
* Track calories 100%
* Preplan meals and choose healthier choices
* No junk food (ie, chips, ice cream, baked goods or chocolate.... just for 1 month!)
* At least 15 minutes of exercise everyday.
Sure, sometimes I might have a granola bar or meal replacement bar that contains chocolate but to me, that isn't a treat. It isn't the best choice but when you're a busy mom of three it works. I mean no chocolate such as a chocolate bar or cookies or something.
And I have done my "Just Dance" on the Wii everyday this week getting 1000 sweat points (basically 15-20 minutes of dancing and it does bring me to a slight sweat) but I am not including that as my exercise. I am including that as a fun new active activity.
So that's that. 100% for January. Give it my all. I want to be 199 by Valentine's day. That's 19 pounds in 4.5 weeks. Yep, it's a lot. Yep, it's more than the recommended amount. But I see it happen all the time! I see 30 pounds lost in a month sometimes! If I don't get there, will I be disappointed.... NOT! ONE! BIT! I will be closer and know that I gave it my all and I WILL GET THERE!!!!
Monday, January 02, 2012
It's been almost 2 weeks since my last entry. The day after my last entry I went to my mom's house for Christmas and well, I then had a week or so off my healthy lifestyle lol. Due to no routine, I got less exercise (almost none really!!) and due to being at someone else's home and eating their food, I didn't track food. I kept it in my head for the first few days and slowly but surely I didn't and then it became the usual, "Well, on New Years I will start again so let's have a couple good cheat days."
But I don't mind or care at all. I think I gained a couple of pounds but hey, when you look at December, it is still an overall weight loss. Pretty darn good for the holidays. I don't know the exact number, but thinking 4 pounds...
I got a food scale for Christmas and I am so happy. I've used it a total of 1 day but it felt so good to be 100% sure of what I am putting in my body. I didn't get Zumba for the Wii and looked around for a good deal after Boxing Day but 2 stores didn't have it in! I bought Just Dance though and did it yesterday. Wasn't a hardcore workout but it got me moving and increased my heart rate a little (afterall, I am still obese and out of shape!)
I also got on my exercise bike yesterday.
When I started SP I got to a point where I wasn't doing the program exactly how it should be. I am in Stage 2 technically but I wish I could go back to stage 1 until I was confident I was doing the measuring of my food everyday. Now I am. And I am doing planning so I might be ready to go to the next stage.
Something funny that happened at Christmas. My sister is one of my best friends and she knows how much I hate being overweight. She would always try to downplay my weight gain and pretend it wasn't so bad and so-and-so is still bigger and what not. She claimed she weighed about 175-180 most of the time (although she is also 4 inches taller). But she and her teenage son decided to weigh themselves and I got to actually see the number. She was claiming to have gained 10 or so pounds since the summer and she weighed in at night at 160. I get why she would try to make me feel better by adding weight to make me feel like my number wasn't as bad but I actually think that is worse for me. I think I was in denial for too long.
It feels good to go into the New Year not starting another diet but with weight gone and confidence that I will be healthy by my 30th.
I still can't say I've given it my 100% since being on SP. Maybe 90% for a few weeks but not 100%. January I am giving it 100%. My goal for January is to lose 15 pounds. That might be higher than the recommended and maybe too high but for my first month of giving it 100% and for being as overweight as I am, it seems like a doable goal to me. And if I only reach 10 pounds, oh well :)
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
That's what I heard at my party on Saturday.
So the last three days I have really let slide. I am not at all disappointed and it was my choice. I tracked my food to the best of my ability but I didn't put most of it in the computer as it was too hard. I ate healthy on Saturday and then for dinner allowed myself to have party food. I think I ended up eating 1 small plate (barely covered, which half was fresh veggies) for dinner. Come down to it, it probably wasn't enough calories! But I wasn't hungry either. Then I had 2 treats that night. Considering the size of them, I say YAY ME!
Sunday I ate mostly healthy, had a couple of treats (darn things are now in my house!!) and went out for dinner. Chose a less healthy dinner but hey, it's called a fajita salad ... at least it had tons of veggies as compared to a bacon cheeseburger with fries!!!!! And I didn't eat it all (which I had in the past). And no pop. In fact, no pop/alcohol at all ... pretty good for the season!
Last night was another party and I ate a little more freely but again, I wouldn't think I went overboard and I left feeling a tad hungry (probably because it was so late!).
Exercise has been null and void. BUT!!! I have been so busy cleaning and prepping and walking and doing that I know I am burning more calories than usual.
So today I stepped on the scale, a little afraid, but not at all caring if it showed a pound gained. It was my choice and I kept clear in my head my goals and healthy eating plans. The scale showed a pound LOSS! Wahoo! That totally motivates me to eat extra healthy and exercise today and tomorrow to show a loss on weigh-in day on Thursday. Whether it stays at that one pound or whether I can lose another, I'm happy. I didn't "suffer" through a diet, I showed restraint and had proper proportions! Yay me!
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