Friday, January 08, 2010
Okay so I took a long hiatus from SP and focusing on my weight and eating right and exercising. This week, it's all back on.
Well really I'm taking small steps at a time. 1st step is to get back in the routine of exercising.
I haven't fallen off the wagon so much when it comes to what I eat. Still trying to eat whole grains, veggies, fruits, low fat. I've slacked a little on the calorie intake. Committed to changing that little by little.
I'm unsure how much time I want to put in online, with trackers, calculators, points, etc. Some of it can be too time consuming and I want to dedicate my free time to exercising, and still have time for all the other things going on in my life. I can't be sucked into SP 24/7.
I'm glad that the TRS ladies are doing a challenge cause I need community support. My rewards are to feel better about myself and not have to buy bigger clothes. Currently in a size 14. This morning was my first day back on the scale in FOREVER, 163.7, I'm setting my goal weight at 130 so a little over 30 lbs to lose. Not sure when to set my end point. Not in a total rush, just as long as I'm steadily going down and not yo-yoing.
On my 4th day this week, and so far I have been successful at doing my cardio and body sculpting stuff. Gotta get busy on today's workout! Goal is to get exercise done early (NO more procrastinating). Wish me luck!!!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
I woke up to a flooded basement. 2 inches of water. Its a partial finished room, my son's room. It several hours to push the water with brooms and a squeegee towards the drain and to move all of what was salvageable to dry ground. Thank you Fay!
Exhausted after what turned out to be a full body workout, we emerged for lunch. I sat a while first, and tried to catch up on my water intake after sweating to the point of dehydration. I guess I chugged it down a little too quickly, then I had lunch. About an hour later I threw up part of my lunch, due in part to a bad tummy ache and just being so full of water.
Around 5pm my oldest daughter called me sobbing intensely, when I asked her what was wrong she said her dog was dying. Someone at her boyfriend's house had accidentally run him over. He was a 3 month old St. Bernard, named Ozzy after Ozzy Osborne. He had been sleeping on the drive way, and the person didn't see him as he backed up. It was hard on them too because it was their 8 month anniversary of when they started dating.
My daughter was just too broken up to drive herself home, so I had to go get her. It really broke my heart to see her heart so broken. Her and her boyfriend we both so broken up about it. They did the business of burying Ozzy right away. May he rest in peace.
It was hard to offer many words of comfort, I mainly just explained that these things happen. That there are things we just don't understand and that her sadness and grief are normal and necessary for the healing process. That losing something or someone you love isn't easy and it leaves a void in your heart, and a longing to go back and change the events. I told her its not easy but assuredly life does go on and our hearts hurt less over time. And that our loved ones wouldn't want our grief to last too long, they would desire us to be happy and for us to live our lives to the fullest.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I noticed its been a while since I blogged and its mainly because of the chaos that is my life most days. Generally that chaos is just busyness, sprinkled with stressful events like cars breaking down. Recently it was my dd's car that broke down, its fixed now.
On a positive note, the kids are back in school!!!! Today is dd5's first official day of kindergarten. We will take her there for a few days so she can get a feel for finding her class room. Once she is settled in she will be a bus rider, and mom and baby sis will be home all alone. Boy do I look forward to the quiet that will bring.
The weight loss home front...
Despite my chaotic life I've managed to stay the course with my exercise and my calorie ranges. The pounds are not falling off as fast as I'd like, but I'm still going down albeit at a turtles pace. I reached my first 10% goal, and have a new 10% goal in place along with a shorter term goal, which is to lose 5 lbs so I can reach my half way point. Today is a weigh in day so I hope to be closer to my goals when I get on the scale.
PS: I graduated form Stage 3 to Stage 4 today!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
After reading SP article about setting smaller goals, I've decided to set a 10% goal and also I have a reward to self picked out for reaching that goal. I guess once I reach that goal I'll set another 10% goal and reward. The smaller goals will hopefully seem more doable than the whole, and it will hopefully keep me from getting discouraged and giving up.
I've also added to my fitness routine. Still doing my 30 min of riding my stationary bike, but adding a 20 min Pilates video cardio workout to strengthen and tone my muscles and burn a few more calories.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
I have to say I'm really proud of myself lately for my weight loss. Yesterday I weighed in at 170.5, the 160's are so close I can actually taste them. I'm visioning next Tuesday's weigh in at say 169. Vacation didn't even derail me like I thought it would and I was a bad eater then.
Hubby and I ate out last night for our date night, and we shared an entree. We kept the price low and we stayed in our calorie ranges.
I'm finally starting to notice the weight loss in my clothes. And I'm loving it! I have a long way to go, but my success thus far is my motivation.
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