Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Hello All and Happy New Year!
Last year I started of great and then the wheels fell off in the Spring. I have to weigh myself...to see if I gained it all back....ugh. I have no idea why I do not make myself a priority, but I swear this year will be the year. I will try not to feel guilty about it. I have given so much of myself to my family and a healthier me will be a great gift for not only me, but them right? I want to say congrats to all of you who did what you said that you were going to do last year and to those of you who were less than successful, get back into the saddle with me and maybe we can get there together!
Friday, March 08, 2013
I binged yesterday.......there I said it. I have no idea what came over me......well, maybe it was my hormones or frustration with the scale not moving quicker, dunno......The day started off well, but then the wheels fell off. I must say it was a calculated binge because I did try and figure out the calories as I was eating it to make sure I did not over eat; I came in at the tippy top of my range, but I do not think some bites of Coconut cream easter egg are considered nutritious. It had been sitting on my kitchen counter top for a week mocking me.......I gave in and opened it up and ate some.......However I might add that I did weigh it before I ate it........I guess I am trying to be more aware of even the bad things I eat.....But I must say if I had over eaten I do not think it would have mattered......and guess what? I weighed myself this morning thinking it would be disastrous and it was not! I actually lost weight.......WTH??
So, I declare that today I will be better.........it is a new day after all.........However, the little devil on my shoulder is saying, if you ate like that yesterday and it did not hurt your weight, maybe you can do it again today.........Guess I need to find a stick to knock the devil off...........
I hope everyone has a great day and does not find themselves in the same position as I was yesterday. But if you do, forgive yourself, and move on. We are only human after all!
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Well, I just received my new heart rate monitor and I am currently wearing it. I figured I would wear it for 24 hours and monitor my heart rate. I purchased it so that when I was working out I could monitor whether or not I was in my targeted range to burn fat. When I was younger and very fit, I tended to exercise out of my range (anaerobic) but now that I am older and wiser I decided I had better monitor it, hopefully for, maximum results......I will keep you posted.
On another front I signed up and was selected for the Spring Biggest Loser competition. It runs for 10 weeks and has goals that you try to attain each week. I am on the Tangerine team. Since I am fairly new to this site I really do not know a whole lot about these challenges. I guess I will be finding out, huh? While I am excited to do this, I have some trepidation, especially regarding the cardio. My knee has not exactly been cooperative, so I guess I will have to resort to our Wii for boxing and such. I hope that I have not bitten off more than I can chew! I certainly do not want to let my team mate(s) down!!
If any of you have any suggestions please feel free to let me know!
Have a great day and Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, February 25, 2013
I am writing this entry because one of my Spark friends made an entry on her blog that struck a chord with me.......caring about what other people think.......
I have cared about what other people think my entire life...........as I get older I am trying to overcome this because I think nothing good comes from it.......
Most people care about what their parents think...........I know that I do and my parents as I sure most are, are great people, but when I look back on it, they did not have great filters!
My parents, whom I love dearly have never complimented me when I looked good, ever, that I can remember......but they would always be the first ones to tell me when I was gaining weight.....it hurt..... I was never obese growing up and now that I think about it, I was not overweight either.... after I had my son which was 11 years ago, things started to slide, in a not so good direction.....
By the way when my father was alive he never gave me many memorable pats on the back for my accomplishments......unfortunately, I can always remember the times he would reference my weight when it started to creep up.........One instance was particularly memorable.......my husband and I went to my parents house to tell them that I was pregnant (with our first child) and before I could tell them he said to me "starting to gain some weight, huh?" and I retorted, because I was hurt and he sort of stole the moment, "yeah, and I will probably be gaining a lot more in the next 8 months because I am pregnant" I have 3 sisters and pretty much have not been the heaviest, even though I was the tallest, but now I am.....the last time I was home my mom commented on how my sister who used to be the heaviest has lost 30lbs.......I did congratulate my sister, but my mom was trying to let me know in her way that I needed to lose too.........she is right, but as I have always said to my mom, even when I was not overweight......you should not tell someone that they look like they are gaining weight, etc.......Besides being rude, I am sure that most people who are gaining weight already know this, and all you are going to do is pour salt in their wound.......It's funny now that I think about it, I never recall them telling me how good I looked when I did.......at one point they even told me you look like you are getting too thin.....and this is when I looked really good, and not too thin, by any measure........Obviously no pleasing them....I do believe it is ok for a loved one to sit you down and talk to you about their concerns for your health, especially if there is a need to, but if it is not done in a constructive caring way, it most certainly is going to backfire!
I guess my point, is we have to go on this journey for ourselves and no one else!
Hopefully by ranting here I will be able to exorcise some of these demons in my head!
Thank you for listening!
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
I am excited because I am now down 16lbs......I have not exercised in 11 days because I have been babying my knee.....It was not right after doing the shred for 3 days, to the point that going up and down the stairs in my house reminded me of the initial injury. It feels much better today and I plan on doing a light low impact work out tomorrow.
So I was thinking about getting an exercise bike.....I am not the type of person who likes to walk around the neighborhood, malls or trails.......I guess because I used to run. I have an unrepaired ACL and am hoping to strengthen the muscles around my knee and have been advised that cycling may be the answer....Does anyone have any recommendations for a nice exercise bike? I am going to look on Craig's list to see if anyone has one for sale, but I was hoping that someone experienced could advise me on which brand and type to purchase.....By the way I do not want to spend a small fortune for this. I appreciate any help I can get!
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