Sunday, October 09, 2011
So we came home this morning to a flood! A leak from the upstairs neighbors broke through our ceiling and soaked the carpet, ruined our wedding pictures, and put a huge thorn in my side. Now I'm going to have to work my schedule around maintenance coming in and out to fix things. Quite frustrating and I'm not sure where this string of bad luck came from, but it can definitely go away now!
Friday, October 07, 2011
Well it's been one long, hard week! I had so much "catch up" to do with school since I missed a lot of classes last week due to not having a car. I hate being behind and I hate not knowing what's going on! I also got a new schedule for my internship and it is kicking my butt. For anyone who knows me, you know that I am NOT a morning person. Now I'm working 6-10, which means I have to get up at 5am! I am soo tired. I had just created a new schedule for myself (and gotten used to it), but now I will have to start over. But I'm not complaining because I love interning at FOX. I'm actually getting in some good experience making graphics, writing news briefs, creating the community calendar, etc for the 9am show! It's also allowed me to meet some awesome people!
I've gotten in very little exercise this week. 30 minutes here, 1o minutes there. I'm hoping to get in more today and tomorrow! My eating has been all over the place. Some days going over range, some days staying way under range. I've just been busy and being tired all the time makes it hard to get up enough motivation to do anything! Need to go to the grocery store and get some fresh fruits and veggies and healthy snacks. That will definitely help get my eating back on track.
I hope the week has gone well for everyone else!
Thursday, September 22, 2011
It's been a rough week! As some of you know I was in a car accident last week. Thankfully I'm ok, but my car is not. She's got severe front and rear damage. After speaking to the appraiser yesterday, they may total her out. She's a 2003 Elipse, not the best car, but she's MINE and she's PAID for! I was planning on keeping her another year or two and then trading it in for a baby-friendly SUV. I don't know how much they will give me for her if they decide to total her out. Not sure what I'll be able to get with the 3-5 grand she's worth. As you can tell I really, really love my car! Anyway, all this business of dealing with the insurance companies has got me down.
I wish I had a job so that I could just get a car and not worry about it, but I don't. I graduate in Dec and with this economy I'm freaking out that I won't find a job. I've got student loans looming in the background and all in all I'm just allowing myself to be overwhelmed by things that I can not control.
I've had a poor couple of weeks. I'm trying to get my act together, but this hole of self-pity is dragging me under. I'm am SUPER proud of my FBG for still holding the EPIC lead. That is just amazing, especially since we have 1 less team member than they do! Congrats ladies, you deserve it! Y'all are awesome!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Ok, so I'm going to revamp my whole weight loss process. I'm going to start all over and try to get back to how I was in the beginning. Here's the plan:
I'm going to increase my fiber, protein, and fruits/vegetables and decrease my carbs. When I first started Spark I was eating 1300-1600 calories a day and I still felt satisfied. I did end up increasing my caloric intake because I started exercising more, but over time it turned into an excuse to just eat more. Even on days that I wasn't exercising a lot, I was still consuming A LOT of calories because the tracker said I could! In looking over my food choices over the past few months I have allowed more processed food to come back into my diet. Box mixes that I try to tell myself is healthy because I added broccoli to it. Frozen, battered fish. I have also seen an increase in the amount of carbs that I eat. I went from 120-150 carbs daily, to over 200 carbs daily. We have been eating lots of pasta and rice because it's so easy to throw in some protein and veggies and be done. But the good of the lean protein and veggies is outweighed by the bad carbs and sauce. I stopped measuring and started "eye-balling" months ago which I know allows extra, uncounted calories to sneak in. Reiko loves her carbs, and God bless her she has the kind of job that she can eat them all she wants, so I've been making biscuits to go with dinner for her. But they smell soo good and look so yummy golden brown that I have to have one. And that usually turns into two.
I'll just be honest. I haven't been drinking enough water. I haven't been adding kool-aid, tea, juice, and the occasional soda to my counter. I used to start my morning off with a tall, cold glass of water, but lately I've been starting my day off with coffee.....with sugar and cream....which of course does not get added into the calorie counter. I was adding Crystal Light to my water, but I can't stand the after taste. I started using MIO, but it's expensive. So I think I'll go old school and add a little lime/lemon.
I'm kind of on the fence with this one. I was thinking of maybe going back to 20-30 minutes daily/2000 calories a week, but decreasing calories burned seems counter-intuitive to me. I'm not that active throughout the day. I sit while I'm in class, I sit a lot at work, I sit at home. My workouts are the only time I'm really moving around and being active. I've read different articles that implied "sitters" need extra exercise because we don't burn the usual calories that "non-sitters" do.
So what do I do with the cans of biscuits, pizza dough, bags of mac n cheese, and boxed meals I just bought? I can't afford to throw them away or give them away and buy new food. Do I just eat them and try to be healthy in other ways? Anyone have ideas on how to make this bad stuff better?
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
I'm on a detective hunt! No, I'm not looking for a pot of gold, I'm trying to figure out why I can not loose weight. Last week I stayed in calorie range 5-6 out of 7 days (which is my typical plan that I follow). Last week I burned almost 3000 calories. Last week I drank 8-12 glasses of water per day. Last week I didn't loose weight! This isn't really anything new for me. For the last 3-4 months my weight has been stalled. I thought it was due to some meds I was taking, so I stopped taking them, I thought it was due to not in taking enough water, so I started drinking more.
I've tried everything I can think of to jump start my weight loss again, but nothing seems to work. Reiko pointed out that while I am staying in calorie range, I'm staying in the higher end of the range and maybe I need to try to intake calories. Now I agree and disagree with this theory. Let me explain: I could cut back on the # of calories I intake because there are some moments where I eat when I'm not necessarily hungry.Last week I was eating healthy, but I wasn't eating enough fruits and veggies cause we hadn't gone grocery shopping. So yes I was staying in range, but they were "empty" calories. However, would cutting 100-300 calories out of my diet per day really make that much of a difference? Would that be enough for me to start dropping 1-2 lbs a week again?
This was supposed to be my week to try and stay on the low end of my range and see how that worked for me. To bad I pretty much gave up yesterday. I didn't work out and I indulged in some corn chips and apple pie. I think I actually stayed in calorie range, but again they were empty calories and my sodium intake was out of this world. I know I should have persevered and fought back, but I let my defeatist attitude take over. I'm just soo tired of working my @$$ off and getting no where. I work hard and y'all know much I hate exercise and how much of a struggle it is for me to do it. When I do workout, I burn 700-800 per workout and I eat WAY healthier than I ever did before and for what? It's just hard when everyone knows you're exercising and eating right and they're expecting you to loose weight and you don't. I have people who look up to me and if I can't do it, they feel they can't do it either.
So I'm gonna try and kick my butt into gear and get back into the swing of things. I ate a healthy breakfast....I've got a healthy lunch planned and I want to get a workout in sometime this afternoon. My heart just isn't in it, but I'm trying. If these changes don't work, then I'll need to go to the doctor because something might be wrong. Maybe I need to try calorie cycling or more protein/fiber or do a 1-2 day fast/cleanse. I have no idea, I'm at a loss. Any suggestions?
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