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Biggest Loser 17, Week 6 Starting OVER

Monday, February 25, 2013

I completely fell of track. I tried to get back on track last week and failed. Or maybe I just didn't try hard enough. Honestly- I don't feel tracking calories right now. But I will. I will go through the motions until it becomes part of my day again. This will still be my year and I will stick with this Biggest Loser Challenge to the end. This weekend, I managed to get my food mostly under control- some unplanned snacking but it was mostly crackers and prunes. However, I cooked last night and planned my meals and I think I can really get back on my feet this week.

On to this week's challenges! This week I'm going to try my best to get all possible points! By the way, I'm grateful that all of you are here to keep me accountable- thank you emoticon

emoticon Nutrition: Plan your meals the week/night before.
Are you an emotional eater? Do you eat for comfort? This week try and plan all of your meals for the day the night before. You may find that you stick to your eating regime better that way when you have a plan!


emoticon Fitness: Do an hour more of exercise in total on ThFS, than you did total MTW.
Did you do 60 minutes total of fitness minutes on Monday Tuesday and Wednesday? (20 minutes a day.) Shoot for a total of two hours on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. (40 minutes a day)

Not at that point in your fitness yet? Try incorporating more stretching into your workouts to make up the difference. Any movement helps :-)


emoticon Motivation: Make a new Spark friend, join a new Spark Interest group.
Get more involved in Spark People, find someone new that inspires you and add them as a friend, they may add you back.

Bonus: Take a multivitamin each day.
Get some nutrients in that you may be missing by taking a multi vitamin. Can't swallow pills or hate the taste of medicine? Try a chewable vitamin instead (like your Team Leader does) :-P

  
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WINDSONG26 2/25/2013 11:11PM

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*MAMA*2*BOYS* 2/25/2013 2:39PM

    You didn't fail! You want to know why? Because here you are, getting back on track! It is only failure if you stop trying!

I have gotten to the point where tracking isn't a chore because it is a habit. Same with exercise. I think, with many of us, we have to force ourselves to do things for long enough for them to become a habit, then it becomes a lot easier. Not to say that it isn't ever a hassle, but keep pushing and one day you'll stop and realize that all these annoyances have faded and been replaced by healthy habits!

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Biggest Loser Week 5 & Trying to Motivate Myself

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Soooo I've been MIA for the past week... because...

1. TOM
2. Felt like s***
3. Depressed and unmotivated.

Although I rather sulk in my misery right now, I know that it would not help and it's not good to wallow in self-pity. My calories have been out of control... so I'm going to try to stop this NOW. Tomorrow I will wake up and WORK OUT. I will plan my meals tonight and stick to that tomorrow. No sweets this week and no going over my calories. I'm going to try to kick my own butt for the rest of February to prove to myself, that YES I could do this!!!!

Week 5 challenges:

Sugar emoticon My diet plan is not to diet- so sweet treat are allowed in moderation. However, I also have to be honest with myself- I have been out of control for the past week. I think I need at least a week without any sweets to reset my body. I'm craving large amounts of sugars and carbs... this is not good and needs to stop. In addition to not eating sweets this week, I will also not add sugar to my coffee.... this might be difficult.

Stretching emoticon This is a great idea- I'll add stretching to my mornings!

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This is what I've been lacking this past week- here are the three things I want to accomplish before June 2013:

1. Get below 240lbs- I have been stuck between 255 and 276 for the past two years and I think once I get below 255 it will be a HUGE thing for me.

2. Fit into the Eddie Bauer pants I ordered last year...

3. Start working out regularly.

I'm sure this blog has been a downer... but here are actually some postives:

1. As of this weekend, I'm down 13 inches since the beginning of January.
2. Also, I'm down about 10 lbs
3. and I can fit into the size XXL undies I bought at Target back in December... I don't know about anyone else, but I think Target has super cute undies!!

Now, to end my super long blog update- here is the motivational board I never posted:

  
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BLITZ0825 2/19/2013 10:09PM

    Oh, God, me too. The worst thing about TOM - the scale bouncing up and down (plus the mood swings don't help). Ugh.

But seriously, sometimes you just have one of those weeks when you just don't care/can't get motivated/really don't want to do ANYTHING. The best advice I could give you for times like that is don't wait. Sometimes I tell myself, I'll do it tomorrow or I'll do it in five minutes or I'll do it when I finish this task. But I've learned something about myself - if I just don't wait, if I do it right then, I will do it every single time. If I wait five minutes, I probably won't, and I feel so much better if I do.

Anyway, I'm glad to see you jumping back into it. I think everyone needs a break every now and then. Maybe you just needed to take last week easy. After all, you should give your body a break every now and then to heal up all those sore muscles! You're making such awesome progress! I love your motivation board too (especially the colors - it really makes your pictures and phrases pop).

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*MAMA*2*BOYS* 2/18/2013 12:26AM

    I think you are doing an AMAZING job!! Everyone has those weeks, but it is what you do afterwards that really matters! I hate TOM... for me, it is the week pre-TOM that sucks the most (me right now!) and I want to eat everything in sight. *Sigh*

I am over an hour away from the nearest Target, but next time I make it to the "big city," I'll have to check out their cute undies!

Good luck this week! I can't wait to hear how you did with the challenges... particularly the sugar!

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ADARKARA 2/17/2013 10:43PM

    I agree with FLDEEZ, it sounds like you're doing just fine! You'll get out of this funk soon. =)

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FLDEEZ 2/17/2013 8:59PM

    10lbs and 13 inches since January sounds like great progress to me!! I like your motivation board - I need to make one. Have you ever browsed pintrest "health and fitness" for motivation? There are some good posts / sayings / photos. I'm finding that checking in with SparkPeople more frequently helps, too.
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Feeling HUNGRY

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

All day I was complaining about how hungry I am- even though I was eating reasonable sized portions of food... after dinner and freshly baked croissants (courtesy of my youngest brother) I STILL felt hungry!!! emoticon

Just now I'm realizing that I am definitely "physically" full, but the fake hunger is coming from somewhere else... this is definitely the feeling I get when I need to binge. This feeling is so incredibly strong and I am having a hard time explaining it... luckily my boyfriend is here to help me get through this- just needed to get this out.

  
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ANYD18 2/6/2013 11:24PM

    I had that same issue! It could be from being tired lately or overworking yourself which is your body is mixing up as "fake hunger". Thats what my problem was but like someone else suggested, I just went to bed and woke up ok! Good luck and stay strong!

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MISTY_MOUNTAINS 2/5/2013 9:39PM

    That is just the WORST feeling!! emoticon

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JAMBABY0 2/5/2013 8:38PM

    Some of it probably comes from boredom and some comes from your own mind because it knows thats how you use to eat and when you use to eat, it takes time but knowing you are not physically hungry is a really big step HUGE actually! Good luck on your journey

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LESLIE2561 2/5/2013 8:37PM

    If you can find something to get absorbed in it is easier to forget those cravings. Good Luck! emoticon

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DEBRA123FORME 2/5/2013 8:37PM

  I hope you can go to bed early and get some good rest and feel better in the AM.

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Biggest Loser #17, Blog 3

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Awesome- two blogs, one day!

The challenges this week:

emoticon Try at least one new fruit and vegetable:

For vegetable this is easy- I've never had asparagus, so this week I'll make roast asparagus one night and I'll even post pictures!! However, fruit is much harder- I mean, I eat lots of fruits and the super exotic ones are very expensive! I think I'll find the fruit I want to try when I go buy the asparagus...

emoticon Learn more about overtraining. I'll just watch the videos/ read links that were provided to us.

emoticon Create a visual motivator and blog about it. OMG!! Motivational collage, here I come!! I think I will actually start working on this right now emoticon

  
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RUNLIVEANDLOVE 2/3/2013 11:02PM

    Haha, "asparagus, when not over or under cooked is delicious"... now I'm intimidated!!!

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*MAMA*2*BOYS* 2/3/2013 10:17PM

    emoticon Sounds great! Asparagus, when not over or under cooked, is delicious! I hope you enjoy it! I'm having the same issue as you and choosing a fruit, with both fruits and veggies. I think I've tried most things available at my store, and the things that I haven't tried are EXPENSIVE. Good luck finding something! I'm going to the store tomorrow and am excited to look.

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MISTY_MOUNTAINS 2/3/2013 9:49PM

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January 2013 Summary

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Let's start this out by saying I didn't feel like posting this today... I'm in a horrible mood which makes be believe my TOM is coming up emoticon Also, I'm pissed about only losing 0.2 lbs. However, I do realize what I need to change this week/ for the coming month:

1. Calories will be lowered to 1600, I kept going back and forth on this but I've gotten to the point where I truly am satisfied at this range and usually the extra calories come from less healthy food such as sweets. Which are TOTALLY okay, but not everyday. My Saturday's will be my "reload" day- to start my metabolism back up. Maybe around 2,000 calories?

2. Exercise... I cannot eat 1800 calories a day and not work out and expect to see a nice number on the scale! I will do at least 20 minutes of the elliptical, 3 days a week in addition to weight training.

Anyway- here's the fun stuff:

POUNDS LOST: 7.4 emoticon

INCHES LOST: 9 emoticon

My goal next month is to lose 10lbs- however, if I do not make this goal it is okay as long as I lost something. I'm TRYING to be patient and positive... Also, I decided to post some progress pictures. The first one is from last year, March:



The second photo is from today (my hair is horrible and my forehead is huge- just worked out before):



I'm not sure if I could see a difference.. I mean I think it's only about 10lbs between the pictures. Okay, now onto February!!!

  
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KEEP_GOING247 2/3/2013 11:43PM

    I can totally see a difference. Be proud of how far you've come and emoticon for far you want to go. emoticon and believe me 10lbs is not "only". You worked H-A-R-D for that and you should own that!! emoticon let's keep on sparking!!

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*MAMA*2*BOYS* 2/3/2013 10:21PM

    You did an amazing job in January!! emoticon I'm so proud of you!! And I honestly think there is a difference between the photos! From one big foreheaded girl to another, I think you look beautiful!!

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MISTY_MOUNTAINS 2/3/2013 9:50PM

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RUNLIVEANDLOVE 2/3/2013 9:19PM

    You are totally right- I just need to keep reminding myself.

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CKSCARBERRY1 2/3/2013 9:02PM

  Don't be discouraged. We didn't put it on overnight. I believe your goals are within your reach

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