Monday, April 05, 2010
I've only lost a few pounds since my last blog entry. I realize that I fell off track with the madness that is my life - teaching, coaching, grading, and sometimes even sleeping. I did lose a few pounds and maintain my weight, though, which is a much bigger accomplishment than my usual total weight gain during the first half of second semester.
Last year, that was that was the point when I ballooned to my heaviest weight, negating all the work I'd done for my wedding and adding an extra fifteen or twenty pounds. Last year's weight is what was left behind with my first 30 pounds. I'm back to where I was just before my wedding with these last few pounds, but I have 25 more to go.
In 25 pounds I'll be back in a healthy weight range for the first time since I made enough money in college to actually eat. I'll be back to where I was when I met my husband and went to school full time, student taught, and working full time. In 25 pounds I'll have lost nearly 60 pounds, which seems like such a huge number. 25 is more reasonable, I've already done it once ;)
So the schedule is as follows:
Monday: Nia class at the Y or swimming
Tuesday: Nia class at the Y or swimming
Friday: Nia class at the Y or another class
Sunday: walks with the dogs or hiking with friends
I feel odd writing it out. It's the same group of activities that did me so well last Spring and Summer, so I'm hoping the variations will keep me motivated. I get to add landscaping to the list for the next few weeks, too, so that should be enough grunt work to leave me craving the chlorine of the pool.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
So, I've been a slacker recently. In October I was sick for what seemed like years, which left me in a workout lurch. In November, I got back in the swing a bit, but I haven't been great. I've managed to knock off a few more pounds, but I'm certainly not doing it at a pace that makes me happy, so I'm getting back to it.
I don't want to call it a resolution because that always seems to doom everything I do - granted, quitting smoking was a resolution 5 years ago and I stuck to that one. I'm upping the ante and going for another 30 pounds. I figure this will put me back to the weight I was when I started college after years of being a multi-season athlete, so that will do for me. According to BMI scales I should go another 50, but that seems so unreasonable to me since I've never been tiny - thanks muscles! I also feel that the fact that I went to Hawaii last week and wore a suit - even a bikini! - on the beach without feeling like a whale is a sign that I'm not destined to reach the middle ground of my "healthy" range.
So here we go. Another 30 pounds. If I stick to it and work out 4 days a week and eat like I've been eating - hurray for maintaining my loss even without working out regularly - I'll be done in April, just in time to enjoy summer in Colorado.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I haven't been as well behaved as I was all summer. Starting the year at a new school with new classes, new preps (4 of them!), new kids, and new stress has taken its toll. I managed to drop 10 pounds since the end of August, which isn't too shabby at all. I'd hoped to be done with the weight loss by January so that my body could stabilize and I could spend Spring toning up. I'll be at 50 pounds by the end of January, so I'm happy. I'm actually considering going beyond the 50, but right now my battle is getting back into full-flown weight loss mode. The big goal this week is to get past my "maintain" state-of-mind and get back into the gym before winter guard takes over my life and leaves my old routine a cloudy figment of my imagination. I think I'll start with my friend's hip hop class tonight :)
Saturday, August 29, 2009
I am 2/5 of my way to my goal. I even survived the beginning of the school year and the disgusting amount of junk food made available to teachers. I've had pizza and beer with my colleagues but still managed to kick that last 5 pounds in the past 3 weeks! I've made it through the toughest part of the school year and have managed to ignore all the fast food catered in by DECA. I've packed a lunch ever day, I've had breakfast every day. I've even switched up my Starbucks routine by ditching the 200 calorie iced machiatto and going for an iced americano w/ soy. That craving comes in under 50 calories and totally does the trick. I'm so happy with myself right now. I know at this point that I can keep it up, even through the mid-semester slump!
Friday, August 07, 2009
I don't understand why, when I'm in teacher mode, I'm so much less resistant to eating things I know I shouldn't. I also don't understand why teachers are always presented with food that isn't healthy! I've spent the past 2 days in inservice and have been rewarded with chocolate bars, donuts, and an assortment of cakes and brownies. I did ok - I managed to stay just within my range yesterday and will squeak by today with a SUPER low calorie dinner and some extra time at the gym, but it's frustrating and not easy. I need to find a way to transplant my summer eating brain into my teacher brain and be more cognizant of my choices and their impact on my health. I'm a stress eater, and my job is stressful, but I've battled that for two years and just want to be able to say I'm winning for once.
I have another week of inservice to get through before classes start. The district I now work for feeds us well during inservice, but I think I need to stash a granola bar or two in my bag to avoid the "oh my god, I'm so hungry" or "blood sugar is crashing" grab for whatever is closest to me.
Anyone have good suggestions on snacks I can eat a) on the run and b)without being that annoying girl making all the noise? I'm a big fan of salty and sweet things.
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