Sunday, December 05, 2010
This week was my first week at a new gym. I decided to join this gym because my other gym membership had expired a while ago, and I hadn't renewed the membership. I was finally ready to go back to the gym. Although the other gym I had belonged to was great, it was just too expensive to join (the main reason I hadn't renewed). I happened to see a small boutique gym opening up in my neighborhood. The cost was cheaper than my old gym, and still had everything I wanted. So far I am happy with my choice! The equipment is brand new (always a good thing), and the classes are first-rate. I need to be motivated to exercise, and this new gym will certainly help. I'm really glad it's something I could afford. I know I could work-out at home, but I tend to work out harder and more often when I go to a gym.
Saturday, May 31, 2008
I finally have lost 30 pounds! I only have 11 pounds left to my goal weight and I am extremely happy! The last two weeks, and the next month are the biggest tests for me, though. For these six weeks I have to work over at a different job site, for more hours than usual for me. I have had a hard time so far keeping up all my exercise, but I have been able to keep up my eating habits. For me, eating right is the hardest thing to do, so I'm really pleased that I am not overeating or eating things I shouldn't. At this new job site there is a constant stream of food all day long. Things I keep out of my kitchen are fully stocked on shelves at work. Ahh! But that's ok. I am keeping my head in the game and I constantly go online to SparkPeople for support. Thanks for being here! Thanks for helping me get 30 pounds lighter!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
I am a little disappointed with myself. I started a new project at work and all my Sparking time went right out the window. I was hoping that when I made changes in my work day (I work freelance, so no day is ever the same), I'd be keeping up with all my food and workouts. I am proud to say I am continuing to eat every three hours and eating what I'm supposed to eat. However, my workout time disappeared somewhere. I'm glad the videos are so short for the swimsuit challenge because I found I am trying to squeeze them in whenever I can. My cardio is suffering, though. I need to make sure I get enough. The hard part for me is I like to workout in the morning, but now I need to work out after work. Gosh, you really have to be motivated! OK, I will work on this. Thanks for letting me vent.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
I was so stressed out over work yesterday and all of a sudden I was feeling like I used to before my SparkPeople way of life. I got really tired and listless. I also got really hungry and wanted to eat everything around. I kept checking the clock to see if it was time to eat yet. I ate more than I wanted to and still yearned for more. I couldn't even get myself up to go exercise. I was a mess!
I need to figure out how to control myself when I get stressed. I know there are relaxation techniques out there, so I'm going to go hunt them down today. This is my first real set-back since I started here in March. I hope to figure this out soon so I don't end up back where I started.
Monday, April 21, 2008
So I realized yet again that by eating more I am able to lose weight. (Is my body strange or what?) I was looking at what I've been doing to lose weight and it's really simple. All I have to do is eat every three hours. I have to also eat 100-350 calories at each meal - no more and no less. I know when I eat less calories overall, but lump them into two meals so the calories are more than 350, I gain weight. I thought it was supposed to be energy in - energy out, but I guess not with a hypothyroid body like mine. Oh, and I can't even just eat a piece of fruit. I have to have a fat, a protein, and a carb in each meal or I gain weight. I think my body is playing a joke on me!
What I hate is that I feel like I'm thinking about food all the time. I can never get into something for a long period of time because then I think, "uh, oh, I have to eat." I guess things could be worse, but when you're in a conference meeting (like I was Friday) and there are no breaks for over 5 hours, I find my mind wandering too much about missing my food and not enough on the work in front of me. I suppose we should have had a break after a couple of hours anyway, but you sometimes you have to go with the client and if they don't want to break - you don't break! I have to make sure I have x amount of calories and, oh, I have to have so many proteins, fats, and carbs. It's driving me crazy!
OK, I hope that's out of my system. The bottom line is I am losing weight. I just wish it was a simpler process.
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