Saturday, March 06, 2010
This comes a few days late, as I just got back from a trip to Vegas to see my Grandma. I had a blast, and over 4 days we ate out for 2 meals, as opposed to the normal 4-7 meals out. I know weight takes a little while to show up... so I'm not positive about the damage. As of right now I haven't gained any, but who knows what plans to show it's ugly face in the next couple of days!;) My goals for the rest of this month are all routine based. Once I get into a routine, I do well... but GETTING INTO the routine is always hard for me. I am not going to focus on losing a certain number of pounds, but instead the following little goals.
In March I want to...
*Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.
*Track my calories on sparkpeople.com at least 5 days a week (ideally 7, but sometimes I forget)
*Do at least 1 mile per day using my Walk Away The Pounds DVD's.
*Take fish oil tablets daily. I've been told that those are good for you, I'm only putting this on here because it is another thing to help me get into a 'routine' mind set.
*Not eat any fast food the rest of the month. I had some delcious food in Vegas, but now it's time to get down to business. This is going to be the hardest one for me... usually during a work week I can *resist* ordering food 3/4 days. I always end up cracking about once a week. I know once a week isn't a big deal, but for me... I have it once... and then I want it again the next day.. and the next.. and well.. you see where this is going;)
I know that I'm only human, and mistakes are going to be made... but I just want to develop a routine. I really think of I can pull this off during the month of March, it will set the tone for April:)
Friday, February 26, 2010
This is by no means any great accomplishment... but it comes down to this. I would say for the entire month of February, while partially dragging my feet, I could not get under 255 pounds. I think that is part of the reason I started to lose so much motivation. I just could not understand why my body had to be so stubborn. Well this morning I had a pleasant surprise when I see the scale show a number of 253! I am just so relieved that it has finally gotten past the dreaded 255! This has given me a new "spark" under my butt, and is making me want to keep doing what I have been doing *and* kick it up a notch. I have been kind of skating by, and modifying certain behaviors, but not doing everything as consistently as I should. I can't wait to break the 250 barrier now. It's so on;)
Friday, February 19, 2010
I'd say that pretty much sums up how I've been for most of the month of February. No excuses, just pure laziness. I know I've been in a funk since my birthday... and I think it was just one of those things where I was wondering what life has in store for me. I really want to have a family some day... and even though I am in no rush... it is something sometimes I panic about. But the thing is, I am not even happy with myself, so there is no way I am going to put myself out there for someone else. I need to wait until I am put back together, and my confidence is back. I truly believe I *know* how to do this, and I understand this is something I have to work towards, but for whatever reason, I just stopped. The only thing I can think of is pure laziness. I started to think I wasn't exercising because I was feeling depressed... but now that I have exercised just two days in a row... I'm already feeling better. So maybe I was feeling depressed because I wasn't exercising. What a concept lol.
So no more talking... I've done enough of that over the past couple months it is time for action. 2 days down, a lifetime to go. I am going to visit my grandma from march 1st - march 4th... normally we would be out to eat all the time, gallavanting around town (she lives in Las Vegas mind you)... but this time will be different. I told her we can go out once, maybe even twice, but no more of this lunch and dinners OUT everyday. She is being so supportive, she is always my biggest cheerleader. She is working on losing weight herself, so I know she gets it. She even told me to bring my exercise DVD with me. Normally I would have the mentality of 'it's vacation, so I should be able to eat and do whatever I want', but this time is different. But enough of my rambling, hopefully from now on I will *do* what I know I need to do, and it will reflect in my weight loss ticker;)
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
I'm so far beyond funk, that funk isn't even the right word. It's all been downhill since my birthday. I turned 24, and I know that to most people (as I've heard from pretty much everyone) that is not a big deal at all. For whatever reason, I took it hard. I finally found a couple of friends who felt the same thing. I guess it is just mainly that I'm to the point of contemplating life, and how is it going to go. There is no more denying that I am an adult. It sounds weird, because I bought a condo last year, I have a great job... so I am very grownup in a lot of ways. I think I was more down because it seems most friends are married, or engaged or have kids, and I have none of that. But that was the start of my funk... then valentine's day coming up isn't helping. On top of it I haven't been able to sleep much in the past week and a half. I am at work now, surviving to try and stay up. I even am drinikng one of those disgusting energy drinks I hate, but it's not working. I get off at 5am this morning just to come back to work at 1pm. I hate Tuesdays!! Luckily I only have to do this every other week, but it's taking a toll on me. I can not wait until I get home at 10pm tomorrow night, and I can just sleep and hide from the world for 3 whole days... I'm hoping then I will be out of my funk. *SIGHS*
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