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Six Weeks, Two Days

Saturday, January 05, 2008

I weigh 151.0 today. I have lost over 7 pounds in three days since getting back on track.
I also haven't been able to manage a single complete workout, which is usually about 75 minutes. Today I made it through my 45 minutes on the elliptical okay, but then did less than 10 minutes of strength training before I had to stop - tired, shaky, hungry, no energy. A typical "workout droop." The plan was to do shoulders, biceps and triceps. I made it through shoulders and started biceps when I decided to quit. I came home and had yogurt, two clementines, a tiny sweet potato, and all of a big bag of mixed oriental vegetables, and am feeling a little bit better, but still kind of shaky. I wish I felt better. Most people say they have so much more energy when they're being healthy.

  
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HORNOFPLENTY 1/6/2008 12:23PM

    I tend to get the shakes easily too, even during the hot yoga that i do. I recommend having a shake with a good mix of carbs and protein about 1 or 1.5 hours before your workout. My favorites are Spirutein shakes because they do have some carbs (which i believe help to stabilize blood sugar) and protein. Also, they're low calorie. usually around 99-120 calories per scoop and I make them with water. not bad!

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BRUIN2 1/5/2008 9:43PM

    That's great that you're getting back on track. Were you working out on low energy to begin with? It seems to be such a delicate balance between getting enough fuel in for energy, but not too much so that you're uncomfortable when you're in the middle of your session. Hope tomorrow's workout is great for you!

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Six Weeks, Three Days Until Jamaica

Friday, January 04, 2008

...and the best body of my life.

Down to 152.6 today and sure to see more losses in the next few days. It is a relief to be officially out of the overweight BMI range once more and will be an even bigger relief to be out of the 150s soon.

I have been doing fine on 1,600 calories per day except that I have been losing steam at the gym a little quicker than usual. Yesterday and the day before I made it through 45 minutes of cardio but had to cut my typically 30 minute strength training short. Today I only did 30 minutes of cardio and then had to quit. I am wondering if this is related to a possible thyroid problem I may have - more tests will be done soon.

  
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UP4MORE 1/4/2008 8:59PM

    Congrats on being out of the bad BMI area! I am envious but headed your way this year! Have a great time in Jamaica!

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Jamaica Countdown Begins! (6 Weeks, 4 Days)

Thursday, January 03, 2008

I just updated my page...and now it is in writing: I will weigh 130-135 by February 18, 2008, when I go to Jamaica! I have exactly 6 weeks, 4 days to get there. I weigh 154.4 today and if I were to lose weight steadily I would need to lose between 3 and 4 pounds per week to achieve my goal, which is too much according to the widely held belief that it is not safe to lose more than 2 pounds per week. However, I know that I don't lose weight steadily. I put on over 20 pounds extremely quickly (just over 2 weeks!) and I fully expect that it will come off almost as quickly as it came on. The real impact is going to be once I get beyond that point - when I near the 140 mark, and keep on pushing my body to get better and better. I have a photo on my page of how I looked in a bikini at 135 back on Memorial Day 2007 and I LOVE how I looked then. That was the only time I have ever been thrilled to walk around the beach in nothing but a bikini. It was such a fantastic reward for all the great food and exercise choices I'd been making! I will achieve that again for Jamaica, and even more. I will look my best EVER.

I know exacty what to do. I also know exactly what I absolutely must avoid doing. I ***VOW*** to fully commit and reach my Jamaica goals!

  


Right Direction

Thursday, January 03, 2008

My weight is finally moving back in the right direction. Yesterday I was 158 - point - something, today I'm 154.4. I wasn't very hungry yesterday and almost considered not eating all of my 1,615 (or so) calories, but by the end of the day I was glad I had a few extra snacks so I ate everything. This morning I was definitely hungrier. It is a relief to be back on track. My BMI is about back to the top of the healthy range - I had been proud that I'd kept my BMI in the healthy range since it first got there back in 2/07, and that is where it should stay! I have 6.5 weeks until Jamaica and I think that is enough time to get myself in bikini shape.

My left arm hurts and my school nurse said it's probably an irritated vein from having blood work done at my checkup a couple weeks ago. If it doesn't go away by Monday I'll go to the doctor. But the nurse also said I probably shouldn't be using it much - but I need/want to work out!! I don't know...I guess I can exercise without using my left arm very much. I could avoid upper body strength training...

  


Happy New Year!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

My page is a bit overdue for a 2008 makeover. For one thing, I am 30 now and my page still says I'm 29. Also, I no longer feel the need to have a history of so many specifics of my 2007 weight yo-yo adventures. I can sum it up quickly and then get on to what is going to be the new theme of my page for the next 1.5 months - creating my Jamaica body!! I have 6.5 weeks to get into my best possible shape. Even though I took a break from managing my weight for the past couple weeks and let my weight climb to 158, I still have time to put myself on the right path for looking superhot on my vacation. I know yo-yoing is bad, and I know that I'm not supposed to diet for a temporary event but rather make lifestyle changes. Well, the fact that I didn't give up entirely is a sign of a lifestyle change. I'm doing the best I can and right now the Jamaica trip is extremely motivating. Plus there is just weightloss in the air - everyone's doing it right now! My boyfriend's sister lost 30 pounds and was looking so thin at xmas...it made me really want to get back there. The new season of the Biggest Loser just started last night and that fired me up, too. Plus, I need to fit into my clothes - I gave all my big ones away already!

  


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