Friday, January 30, 2009
Of course a good healthy lifestyle/weight management plan needs to be something you can live with long term. "Never do anything to lose weight you're not willing to do for the rest of your life."
BUT, sometimes a TEMPORARY challenge is what is needed, and this is the case for me.
*Teacher appreciation breakfast...carbohydrate heaven...it's not that I'm never going to indulge again, but during this challenge, I can say no.
*Lots of boring work to do, the munchies hit, but I'm doing my challenge right now, so I will have gum or a cup of decaf (black).
*Gym tonight? Sure, but really push myself while I'm there? Yes - because of my challenge!!
*Everyone else is going to get takeout from a "soul food" restaurant tomorrow night, but I will have a nice healthy salad, because I'M GONNA BE IN A BIKINI SOON!!
I have to admit, I kinda can't wait for this challenge to be over. I just want to look glorious in a bikini on the beach, and then go back to my normal calorie range!!
140.8 today - almost back to the 130s!
Thursday, January 29, 2009
*I weighed 141.8 today...........yay! I'll be happy on vacation weighing 136 or less, and at this rate, it seems like I'm going to be able to achieve that!
*On my way to school this morning, on the radio they mentioned several schools were canceled/delayed due to icy roads. It hadn't even occured to me that this might happen - the roads seemed fine to me! But I turned on my cell and sure enough I had a voicemail saying there was a two hour delay! At first I was SO MAD that I hadn't taken the opportunity to sleep in, but then I decided to use the extra time go to the gym. I managed a great 45-minute sweaty stair climber workout before school!!
*Some of us teachers were at an inservice workshop where snacks and lunch were provided. Thankfully, we were able to sign up for what we wanted for lunch in advance so I ordered a grilled chicken salad. I was the only person who didn't order a sandwich except for the woman sitting next to me who brought her own extremely healthy-looking lunch...she explained she was in her third week of Weight Watchers and knew exactly how many Points were in her lunch. I barely used any dressing and was quite proud of myself. But by about 2 p.m. I broke down with the snacks. I had: 1.5 small pieces of whole-wheat brownie (made by a health-conscious colleague), 1 small cookie with nuts and cranberries in it, 1 small pretzel stick, and 1 Hershey's kiss. I plan to alter my nutrition tracker accordingly and I am sure I can still be within my calorie goal for today, despite the unplanned snacks. Lucky for me, the workshop ended shortly after I started indulging, otherwise I'm sure I would have had more.
*After school I went right back to the gym, where I still managed to have tons of energy! I warmed up on the stair master, then did a full-body strength training routine, some stretching, and then I read on the bike. In all, including both trips to the gym today, I was there THREE AND A HALF HOURS!! Holy cow!
*I can FINALLY do pushups!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For a long time I couldn't even manage a single one. More recently I could handle one or two max on a good day. Well today, ladies and gentlemen (OK, probably just ladies), I did three SETS! I did four real, eight knee, rest, repeat two more times!!!!!!!!! At least, I hope they were real. Thank you, Body Pump!
*I wore my glasses while workout out today and got really sick of looking at myself in all those gym mirrors. I mean I definitely look like I'm within the healthy weight range, but still pretty flabby. Plus I looked nerdy in those glasses. Oh well. I plan on being hot 17 days from now! Hahaha. :)
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I love mid-late morning workouts! Today after I got the call at 5 a.m. that school was canceled I went back to sleep until about 7:30, drove my boyfriend to the train station, and then went straight to the gym. I was there from around 8:15 to 11:30! I did elliptical for 65 minutes, took a Zumba class, and then read on the recumbant bike for a half hour. I have so much more energy that time of day. Sigh. I'm usually teaching math and reading then. I do bring food and coffee with me when I go to the gym that time of day...I don't know if others find that strange, but there's no way I could work out so long without eating.
I'm back to 144 and starting to feel okay about how I look again....looking forward to removing the rest of this extra weight soon!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
...and still going strong. I have an amazing surge of willpower for this vacation...going to the gym is not a question, I'm spreading out my meals better than ever even though I'm eating far less than normal (1,200 calories), drinking tons of water, and getting to bed nice and early. I know exactly what I'm doing - I know I can't keep this up for long and all I ask of my body is to do it for the next 19 days. It's kind of insane because so much of what I'm doing is somewhat opposite of my general healthy lifestyle philosophy, but for this exact moment in time it works.
I was down another pound today. I was ashamed to blog about this, but by this past Saturday I had actually managed to get my weight a full TWENTY POUNDS heavier* than it was at my low point in early December. As of today though I am back to 145 pounds after being on track for three full days. I believe I still have about four to five pounds of water weight that will drop off nice and quick, and then I'll have about two weeks to refine. Ideally I'd like to be back to 140 after all the temporary weight is gone and then have two weeks to lose two pounds per week and go on vacation weighing 136.
*Are you wondering how to gain 20 pounds in a month and a half? First, start at a weight that is far lower than what your body is used to. Then surround yourself with food temptations. Then get into a mindset that you are going to eat whatever you want, dammit, beause you work hard and you "deserve" it! (How about DESERVING to have a healthy, fit, and attractive body? Wasn't thinking about that at the time.) Then, gorge yourself on all manner of bagels, pasta, ice cream, candy, hot chocolate, cookies, oh, and lots more cookies, pizza, and chicken nuggets. And start watching TV and playing computer games at the times of day you typically go to the gym. Very effective weight-gain plan!!
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