Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Quick update to yesterday's blog: I am sick, but nothing serious - just a virus, no infection (yahoo). The bad thing; both kiddies have infections but we were lucky enough to catch it early so they're on antibiotics. Neither are miserable or running fevers so my timing getting them to the doc was perfect!
Moving on: I did NO exercise yesterday! I decided late morning that I would wait until after the kids were in bed to work out. I had a lot of running around to do, then my hubby came home from work early so I wanted to enjoy some family time with him. I got the kids bathed and to sleep, I changed into my sweats, then went downstairs, sat on the couch - and vegged!
I'm making up for it today though: Jimmy is at daycare and while Leona was napping I got on the elliptical and managed to burn 350 calories in 30 mins. Not bad... not great, but I have to remember that I've been "off the wagon" for a while! I took me about a month to work up to 500 calories gone in 35 minutes (with no break) I had to stop twice today to rest. BUT I did it - 30 minutes of cardio logged, drenched in sweat (so I know I was working hard) and now I'm enjoying another kind of "burn". I made Red Curry Shrimp & Broccoli for dinner last night and I made enough for lunch today. It's darn good - and spicy!
Now that I've focused on me for a while, it'll be time to shower and get some chores done (something else I avoided yesterday). I need to get groceries including a few things I need to try out a few new healthy recipes, and I REALLY need to wash my floors. It would be nice to have Jim come home to a clean house.
Cheers folks - have a great day
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
I actually got some sleep last night - probably close to 8 hours, with only one overnight wake-up to feed Leona. But when I got out of bed I could feel my sinuses are congested and my throat is very sore and feels thick... if that makes sense.
And a feel heavy, not fat but weighed down. It was only a matter of time, both kids have been sick with a cold for three weeks now. I have to call the doctors office and see if we can get in today, if not it's to the walk in clinic tonight and hope it's not too long a wait.
Anyways - I'm going to try not to let this "icky feeling" slow me down too much. I don't have any strength training scheduled for today, but I do have cardio work to do. I'm aiming to burn 300 calories - which is totally doable, but if I feel I can do it I'm going to burn another 200. Before my long SP break I was burning 500 cal per 35-40 min elliptical session. You never know - maybe I can sweat out this virus!
Besides that today is "floors day" - that seems more daunting right now. It's close to impossible to keep the floors cleared long enough for me to wash them. Then I'm lucky if they stay clean for 2 hours. I HATE POTTY TRAINING!
Monday, November 14, 2011
Last night was a success! We watched a very great episode of Dexter, and a good episode of The Walking Dead and I managed to not give in to my habit of snacking. I had nothing but water and one Halloween sized choco bar (and I was still well within my daily calorie limit!)
I woke up this morning feeling really good = mind you I would have felt much better if I didn't have to get up with the kids a half-dozen times overnight. Both have a really nasty cold and all that congestion is making it hard for them to sleep. Time for a trip to the doctor!
Today is going to be busy... an appointment this morning, one this afternoon, chores that really need to get done, and I want to make a motivational worksheet that I will see regularly... maybe post it inside the medicine cabinet or in my closet. "Out of sight, out of mind..." right? So I figure the idea of "if you see it, you'll believe it" will subconsciously kick me in the butt.
I'm mentally prepping while I type this blog, the kiddies play, and I enjoy my apple cinnamon oatmeal... breakfast is one of my biggest downfalls so I've already had a mini victory today!
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Let's see, where to start?
Well I was going to start my weight loss personal challenge tomorrow, but I woke up feeling very enthusiastic and well rested so why not start today? The calendar week starts with Sunday so so will I. Time to reveal all: if I want this whole "be accountable to my friends and family" thing to really work I need to be completely honest. So here goes... I'm 190 pounds - Arg I said it! I've never been that heavy in my life. When I was 9 months pregnant with Leona I was 200 - but hello, I was 9 months pregnant.
My 5 biggest challenges are:
- not getting enough exercise (there's a great elliptical downstairs so there's no excuse)
- late night munching out of boredom
- beer, I like beer
- no eating breakfast
- myself (I get disappointed and give up - I used to have will power, when did I lose it?)
So between now and next Sunday I'm going to track everything that goes into my mouth, exercise for at least 20 mins everyday - even if it's just walking with the kids, and I'm going to make a motivational collage or poster or something that I will see everyday, multiple times a day to remind me that I can lose these extra 50 pounds and that I am worth it. I'll check in later today to see how it's going
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Hello SP friends and supporters,
I know I haven't been around for a while; you may not have noticed but my body sure has. So a quick recap: I lost close to 15 pounds ahead of my brother-in-laws wedding, fit into my dress without it needing any alterations, and had a great calorie packed day: between the champagne breakfast at the salon, the munchies leading up to the ceremony, the fantastic meal itself - add to that the drinks (a whole lot of drinks ~ it was a wedding!) After all that celebrating was done I went with my parents up north for a week with the kids. My family eats... a lot, I came back home and had resolved to get back on track, then my laptop died. Having that little NetBook on my coffee table at all times kept me in check and was a visual reminder. Then the excuses started: like because I couldn't log-in I couldn't even make an effort to watch what I ate. Add Halloween onto that (damn those mini-choco bars) and here I am at my heaviest ever (except for when I was 8+ months prego)
SO, I'm starting the program over - starting with Stage 1, and going to make sure I have a back-up plan and I have tools on hand to help me in the event this loner laptop dies or needs to go back to its' home. Today I get my home and mind prepared, tomorrow I start tracking food and exercise. My new goals are 10 ponds gone by December 14th (my Bday) and 50 gone by our 5 year anniversary (July 7th).
NO EXCUSES! NO SELF-SABOTAGE! I NEED TO DO THIS...
I'm going to need some support, so please feel free to give me a good kick in the pants if you see me slacking. It's great to be back!
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