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1/3 into BFL Challenge

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Ok well my first 4 weeks are done. Unfortunately the first two were a complete waste of time but I have to count them anyways. I am expecting to see alot more results in the next 4 weeks.

I am having really bad chin splints lately so I am trying to adjust my routine so that I don't make it worse but can still workout hard. I am going to try and more strength training this month and I am also starting to train for my 5K...if the chins allow it!!! I will be going camping for 5 days this month so I am trying to figure out what kind of workouts I can do during that time....oh and the food. I will have to avoid the hot dogs and smores!

All in all I am really happy with the way I have been working during the last 2 weeks and hope to keep that momentum going for the rest of the challenge.

  
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TXMOMOFTWO 5/7/2009 11:43AM

    I hope your shin splints are better soon! Sounds like you are doing great! Enjoy the camping!

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BRUIN2 5/6/2009 12:50PM

    Good luck with the shin splints. Doing calf raises on a stair always helps me with them....

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Finally a good week!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Finally I had my first good week in the BFL challenge! My eating was very good, I had a cheat night because I went out but other than that I did pretty good. I am surprised at how I drank alot of water!!!! The only problem with that is that at school I am always walking out to go pee every 30min!!!LOL! I had planned to do 6 days of exercise and 1 off day but ended up taking 2 off days simply because of fatigue..
I am a little concerned about my fatigue level. I have not been sleeping well for awhile now. I feel exhausted ALL the time!!! I ended up taking some caffeine pills 3 times this week just to have the energy to do my workouts. I don't know if it is caused by stress or my diet. I was sure that I would feel better since I am eating better and working out but so far I am still really tiered all the time. I will give it another week or so....just to give my body time to adjust to this clean diet and exercise.....hoping it will improve.
Weight: 125.4 lbs
Weight down 2.2lbs!

  
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SUGAHSUGAH 4/29/2009 11:57AM

    Thanks gals!
I don't have any caffeine after 3pm. I probably should take some time to relax with no tv before bed though. I usually fall asleep with it on....probably not the best thing to do...hihihihi!

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BRUIN2 4/29/2009 9:17AM

    So good to hear you had a good week!

That stinks about your energy levels though... are you having caffeine late at night that could be affecting your sleep? Maybe exercising too close to bed time?

Hope that you have another good week!!

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MANDA_MICHELLE 4/29/2009 9:12AM

  hey girl!!! congrats on the super duper week! you are doing so well, and that's an awesome weight loss! i was also super tired and fatigued when i switched up my eating routine. its probably a combo of calorie reduction, and not having your regular sugar/caffeine infused throughout your day. i'm sure you'll find in a week or so that your levels will be back to normal! to help you sleep at night, what if you did a 10 minute or so stretching routine with no tv on or distractions, just a chance for you to relax and breath?

good luck with week 4!!


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It's sabotage!!!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Well week 2 BFL is done.....and I didn't do much good. My weight went up by .6lbs but the worse part is the extra inches that I put on. Here is what happened....I totally sabotageg my own plan.

I have been super stressed out lately with school exams and personal familly issues. Especially this week I have been so tired, exhausted actually. I had bad insomnia and I think I got all of 10 hours sleep all week. All these things definately affected me but when I tell myself this I know they are all just EXCUSES. There is always something going on, that life, it doesn't stop for 3 months so I can get my act together!!!! I have been doing this for so long; making progress and goals and then SABOTAGE! It's like I am scared to be happy or to succeed. Man is it ever starting to drive me bananas!!!!!!

So here is how week 2 of BFL worked out:

I did 1.....yes just1, great HIIT workout. That's it! Pretty impressive hey? That is all I did for workouts for the whole week. It seems like after that 1 workout every other day I always had a great excuse or I would tell myself: "I'll just workout EXTRA hard tomorow" HaHaHaHa! Yeah right, like that isn't lying to yourself. So every day I just came up with one excuse better than the next.

Now for food. This was exceptionally...hmmmmm..what is the word???? There is no word good enough to describe what I ate throughout the week! Let me give you an idea: We ate out almost every night and lets just say I didn't order the steamed fish. And of course we went to the little "casse croute" near our house twice for lunch. I have to explain to you what "casse croute" is....it's a chip stand basically. Oh but wait....I didn't just have burgers and fries, NOOOOO I had to get a huge cheeseburger with everything on it, a hot dog, and a large poutine and a pop. A poutine is a plate of fries covered with cheese curds and gravy. Trust me it is delicious.....it is also probably 800 calories too. During the day I would just munch on anything I could get my hands on, especially at school between exams. Did I eat any of the food I had preped???? Of course not, that would have been to easy! LOL Let's see, what else, oh yes.....I did a solid 2 days of binging. Yup, I stuffed my face with McDonalds (which isn't even that good), 5 pepperoni sticks, a bag of chips, 2 chocolate bars, some pop (about 1/2L), a whole lot of cheese, half a bag of Oreo's, some pasta salad, ribs, some more hot dogs and a poutine. This ways in one day of binging. I won't even bother writting what I ate the second day because I lost track. Talk about losing control! Emotional eater??? You think?

No matter what my excuses there is none good enough to justify why I treated my body that way! And it just shows, I gained some extra inches. As I am writting this down I am doing it with some humor because I beat myself up enough yesterday. There is nothing I can do about it now but regain control this week. Just writting down the food that I ate was therapeutic. I am hoping that next time I want to binge I will just read this and remember how I felt yesterday.

So no matter how bad week 2 was I am still going to try my best to push through and make it through my 12 weeks. Yesterday and today I had great workouts and my food was on par. So all I can do is try to keep it up. I know at some point I will stumble, we all do, I just have to pick myself back up.....ALWAYS!

  
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MANDA_MICHELLE 4/24/2009 9:18AM

  oh hunny girl!!!! i totally feel for you. that seems like quite the week! but its so great that you are able to pick yourself up and regroup. don't focus on the past, only today and this moment and by making smart choices you will end up exactly where you want to end up. you are so strong and beautiful and capable!! you can DO this!! i admire you because if i lived in Quebec i don't know how i would avoid poutine, every single day. also, remember that you can still have small indulgences included in your daily life. for me, if i tell myself, i can never eat chocolate again or else i'll be fat, then i just end up eating lots and lots of chocolate! so i just say i can include it, count its calories, and have a small bit, and ya know what? i don't even usually want it! so funny.
i'm so glad you're having a good couple of days, and that will turn into a week, into a month, into you!!!!

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TXMOMOFTWO 4/23/2009 11:38PM

    I love your attitude, Caroline!! Just pick yourself up and move FORWARD!! Way to go! And you are right--we ALL stumble! There isn't a person on this site that hasn't messed up! I'm proud of you for getting right back to your BFL challenge!

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Week 1 done, moving on to week 2!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Week 1 is done! It wasn't as great as I wanted it to be but on the plus side I didn't gain any weight!
I only got in 3 days of workouts and then I hurt my back. It seems that my back goes out everytime I start a new project. Is it stress??? Who knows but I had to take a couple days to rest. I knew that if I tried to do more I would just make it worse.
As far as the food part of it goes it could have been better as well. It was really hard to stay focused on eating the right thing, especially on my birthday and Easter. But like I said before I didn't gain any weight so I am holding on to that right now.

So today is the start of week 2 and I feel alot better. My hubby is leaving to go work on Monday so after that I really won't have any excuses as far as food is concerned. I get rid of all junk or temtation foods when he is not home so it is alot easier to stay away from them. Plus I will be getting alot more "outdoor" excercice with my dog.
Hoping this week will go better!!!!!

  
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BRUIN2 4/15/2009 12:59PM

    Take care of that back!

Hope week two is fabulous!

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BFL Start Stats: April 8th

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I should have posted this last week, April 8th, which was my start date. So a little late but here are my Start Stats for BFL Challenge:

Weight: 127lbs
Fat%: 31.8%
Water%: 48.6%
Bone mineral mass: 5.2lbs
Muscle mass: 35.4lbs

Measurements:
Neck:12"
Bust: 37.25 Chest: 32
Left arm: 12 Right arm: 11.75
Upper waist: 30.75
Mid waist: 36
Lower waist; 35.5
Hips: 37.5
Left thigh: 21.5 Right thigh: 22

LBM: 86.7lbs

These are all numbers from my new scale. I was pretty shocked to see the fat%. I have ALOT of work ahead of me!
I decided to blog all my stats every 4 weeks. I find it too hard to take my measurments every WEEK. It is hard for me to get encouraged by a 1/8 " lost. So I am hoping to see inches lost every 4 weeks.
I did take my start pictures but I am so discouraged by them that I don't know if I will post them. It is really hard to see myself that way. I had made such amazing results before Christmas and now I feel like I am at that start point again! But I won't let it get me down. The point of this is that I am working on changing my body so if I stick with this it will only get better.


  


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