Monday, September 30, 2013
I sometimes have people ask what my weight loss goals are. I know what they are asking, at what point will I say "I am successful at weightloss". Well, I only focus on 5lbs at a time. The big number is just too big, and honestly, I couldn't say at what number I would be satisfied. Since, BMI is total crap (see photo below), there is no way for me to pick a number where I look and feel healthy.
But, my current weight loss goal is to lose another 5lbs by 10/20.
Once I don't feel sick anymore, my goal is to start jogging on my treadmill and do that all winter. I hope by next spring I will be confident enough to run outside. Maybe even do a 5k outside. I'm sure I'll at least do a virtual 5k on the treadmill.
Also, last night, I wrote up a daily schedule. Of course, it will be flexible, but I'm hoping it will keep me motivated to get things done around the house, while still taking care of David's needs.
Here it is:
6am Wake up, change diaper, nurse and pump.
7am David back to sleep. Eat breakfast, back to sleep
9am Wake up, nurse, change diaper, get dressed
10am Sit on the swing. Do dishes and laundry
11am Tummy time, playtime
12pm Nurse and change diaper
1pm Nap. Eat lunch and relax
2pm Play in jumparoo, vibrating chair, or crib while I clean
3pm Nurse and change diaper
5pm Vince comes home and makes dinner
6pm Nurse and change diaper. Eat dinner
7pm Go for a walk or exercise while Vince holds David
8pm Bath and change into pajamas. Vince holds David
10pm Listen to lullabies and go to sleep
Today is the first day of following the schedule, and I've already had deviations and changes need to be made. But, overall, I'm happy with it. I plan on trying it for a couple days and changing it as needed. I really think it will help.
Another goal is I'd like to not have to shop the plus sized section. It's really hard to find flattering plus sized clothes.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
I've been gone, because I have been sick on and off for about 3 weeks. I finally had enough of that today. I don't know what the deal is, but I cannot put my goals on hold for sickness, it's a slippery slope. So, I am back to tracking and walking and I am doing Leap into Fall Fitness Challenge. I pretty much skipped all the challenges last week. I know it sounds a little crazy but sitting around trying to feel better isn't working, trying something new. Good news is I didn't gain back very much.
I did some squats today.
He thought that was pretty fun :)
So, here's to feeling better tomorrow.
Saturday, September 07, 2013
Signed up for a virtual race and scheduled it for this week. Don't know what made me impulsively click "1 Mile beginners run", but ok. Deadline was today, so I stalled all day, but finally pulled out the treadmill. My initial thought, "Ok, I'm just going to run a little, then walk a little. Intervals." So, I started doing that, but suddenly realized after 5 mins, I was already 1/3 of the way done with the mile. I started thinking, "Well, maybe I can do this, I'll just keep running and see what happens." So, kept going at 4mph. Next thing I know, "Beep!" goes the treadmill. I did it! I actually jogged a mile, and to be quite honest, it was not that bad. Not as bad as I had been anticipating all day.
I did it in 16:12, which is not super impressive in itself. However, I haven't been training, so it's really good. This is the first I went faster than 3mph since I got pregnant last year. So, I feel awesome. I think now that I know I can run a mile, I think I will try to do it more often. Maybe couple times a week? We'll see. I think I will keep just doing a mile until I'm comfortable with it. After this run, my lungs felt like they were on fire, so obviously, I'm not ready to push it further. I think I want to work on my speed before I work on distance. I hate how slow I run when I run in public. I know treadmill running is a lot different than running outside, but I really want to work on it in the privacy of my own home. So, I'll just work up from there.
So, I'm proud of myself, even though this was a less than spectacular week otherwise, I'm glad I ended it on a good note.
Sunday, September 01, 2013
Weeks like these are usually detrimental to my weight. I wasn't perfect this week, but I did great and dropped 3lbs! This week was full of triggers.
My husband's family was in town from Saturday-Wednesday. They made dinner for us every night they were here. His parents are not concerned with healthy eating and do not understand why someone would try to lose weight outside of vanity. His mom is also a huge food pusher, and this seems to increase when she knows I'm trying to be healthy. The more I say no, the more she pushes and questions "Are you sure?" Even if I try to explain that it's harmful for David by saying sugar, chocolate, excessive dairy, and caffeine is an irritant for him and I can't have it because I'm breastfeeding she will let it go for some time from 2hrs up to a day, then asks again. Not sure if she doesn't believe me, it's not 100% true, or if she doesn't care, or what. Honestly, makes me kind of glad I live 8-10hrs away from them, because they are like this constantly. They even tried to push me into letting my 3 month old have a lick of a popsicle. I want it to stop here, I don't want David to grow up being pressured to eat things that are unhealthy. I want to demonstrate a healthy lifestyle for him. I don't want him to make the mistakes I made. Anyways, I stuck to my excuses and at times just simply saying "no" and got through it. I still enjoyed all the meals. Started with a big bowl of salad. Then, cut calories from dinner anyway I could, serve myself when they let me, pass on gravy or butter, only took seconds of fruits and veggies, water to drink only, etc. Went for a walk almost every day they were here. And wouldn't you know, I actually lost weight. Never done that before. They almost always trigger a binge for me that results in a 5-10lb gain.
On top of that, my husband is working overtime. Leaves at 7:30 and doesn't get home until 7 and also working weekends. We really need the money, but it is stressful for both of us. Means once his parents left, I was alone all day, just me and David. I am also not such a good cook and hate cooking for myself. Then, Vince gets home exhausted, so neither of us want to cook, and you know what that means - take out. Well, we only ordered pizza one night and I tracked it, stayed in range for calories, only 1g over my fat range, so that was ok. We went to Taco Bell for lunch once, because he didn't bring anything for lunch and I was desperate to spend some time with him. So, I had a smothered burrito with beans instead of meat and "fresco" and brought my own bottle of water. Turned out to be a bean and rice burrito with some hot sauce poured over it once I did that, lol. Luckily, I love beans, so I was ok with that!
Then, this weekend, my sister and her husband, Pam and Ryan, are up. But, she usually is not a trigger, because she tries to be healthy herself. Usually, my only big downfall with her is I always want to drink with her. But she has cut down on drinking, and I only drink occasionally, because of David. But, I'm going to thaw out some pumped milk and have a couple drinks with her tonight for her last night here. But, since they have to leave in the morning, and David doesn't sleep well unless he gets to nurse before bed, we probably aren't going to get too crazy. Plus, I don't want to wreck my progress I made this week!
So, things are good. Made some good progress in a particularly tough week. Ready for a new week!
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Ok, it's not official weigh in day. But, I'm so proud of myself right now. My husband's parents have been in town this week and they make dinner for us every night. They cook will all the naughtiest ingredients, such as pot roast with gravy, plus on top of that buy cookies and pop. I have managed to go the whole time with out even a drop of soda and although I had some cookies, didn't go nuts. I asked them to take my share of pot roast out and don't add gravy to it. I try to serve myself as much as I can so I can decide how much I want and never go back for seconds. I eat lots of whatever fruit or vegetable they offer, like as in 3 bowls of salad, lol. I put salad dressing on my first bowl of salad and nothing on any bowls after that. I have been trying to go on a walk with me and the baby and usually asking if any of his family wants to come with me. One time his Dad and nephews came with us. The next day just his nephew. Then yesterday I went alone. It's about a mile and a half walk. This morning I snuck a peek, and I'm down :) SO SO SO close to my pre-pregnancy weight! Should be enough encouragement to get through the rest of the time that they will be here.
So, what was different? One thing was that even though I couldn't track, I was texting BananaMag almost every time I ate with them. Told her about the cookies and that I was going to try to stay away from them. I also frequently blamed the baby for why I couldn't eat certain things (No soda, no (limited) chocolate, etc) because of his sensitive belly. I feel like I have a good excuse. Some reason his mom still pushes me to see if I will give in to her offering of cookies. I don't know why she does that, maybe I should ask her to please stop offering things I shouldn't be eating? I don't want to be offensive, but it is frustrating, because I have told her multiple times I shouldn't be eating it for David's sake, and she still offers anyways. I don't know if it's worth the conversation, maybe I'll just call it a test of my willpower. I need to strengthen my willpower anyways. I used to be super strong willed and now I have a much harder time.
Tonight, dinner is barbeque ribs! Nom nom! I will try to keep on doing what I've been doing so that I can keep making progress. So close to my second 5lb goal!
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