Sunday, February 01, 2009
Happy February everybody! I was hoping I'd wake up to the 130s today but it wasn't meant to be...140.6. It'll happen soon though. I know this because I am still pushing it like crazy.
Last night my boyfriend's parents came over to his place. They all got takeout from a "soul food" restaurant - mac 'n cheese, blackened chicken with BBQ sauce, corn bread, potato salad, fries.. and they all drank a few glasses of wine/beers. I had homemade (i.e. practically salt-less) minestrone soup, green tea, and a grapefruit for dessert. UGH. The sacrifices I make!!
I burned 1,000 calories on the elliptical today. :) Going to meet up with my mom for a bit now, and then later will pretend to watch the Superbowl with my man (I'm not into football; he played in high school.)
Saturday, January 31, 2009
I'm one third of the way there...just like after Zumba on Saturday mornings when I still have Body Pump and Body Combat left. I can do this!!
I am afraid to announce how much weight I lost this week because I have a feeling someone's gonna call the Department of Weight Roller Coastering and have me locked up... but... here goes...I lost 13.6 pounds this week. I am not saying this to get congratulated either... because the only reason this was possible was because I had gained it that fast, too. It's horrible and probably less healthy than just STAYING fat, but it is now in the past and I can only work on not letting it happen again in the future.
Right now my batch-cooking for the upcoming week is heating up...very healthy...salmon and veggies cooked in olive oil with spices!
Heh, I just broke out the calculator...I lost 8.8 percent of my body weight this week. If I were a contestant on the Biggest Loser I'd be winning right now!
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!
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