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Day 49 of my 100 Day Challenge

Friday, April 18, 2014

So I am checking in after my weigh in last night…and I lost the 5.2 that I gained the week before. Still not certain how that gain happened in the first place, but I am thankful for the loss. I am trying to be more diligent in my tracking. Also, I have been looking for some new recipes. I found a girl on youtube (WeightWatchergirl1) and she has some great recipes on there. I am excited to try a few of them out…well, minus the sloppy joes because I had a bad experience with sloppy joes as a child and I just won’t eat them.

Also, let’s be honest, I have been told repeatedly that I dress frumpy or older than I actually am, etc. I was raised Pentecostal so I dress modestly compared to many people. I don’t like to wear skirts too short, etc. I know that it probably doesn’t help me look any taller or anything, but I prefer to maintain my modesty. I told a friend that I would go to a personal shopper after we hit our weight loss goals, but I am concerned that I won’t be able to find a personal shopper that will respect my modesty standards. I think I will have to do some major research into this topic. I did find some Pentecostal woman on YouTube that have “lookbooks” etc. which I think will help a great deal while I am on my journey. I think if I can get my maxi skirts hemmed up (I have to get the thread and change out my needle on the machine), but as I am vertically challenged pretty much everything needs to be hemmed. While I am on this journey, I have decided that I need to pick up a couple of things that I saw in the videos (or things similar) that I can add to my current wardrobe to help me be a little more fashionable right now while I am still losing.

Hope everyone has a blessed day and a wonderful weekend!

Weigh-in the Thursday before Starting the Challenge: 189.6
Current weigh in: 186.6
Loss: 3.0 pounds

  
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KRAZYKAT3232 4/18/2014 7:43PM

    Looks like you are doing great. Keep the great focus.

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NICKYCRANE 4/18/2014 1:45PM

    Well done losingnthe weight you gained! Dress the way you feel comfortable. I usually wear long skirts because thats how I feel comfortable. I did notice that I need some smarter clothes for the winter, including some slimmer tops!

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Day 42 of my 100 Day Challenge

Friday, April 11, 2014

As of last night at my weigh in, I gained 5.2 pounds over last week’s weigh in. I am upset by this, more than I can really express. I have been walking 10,000 steps or more per day and trying to eat well. I can honestly say after looking back at my food logs, I probably did not have enough veggies and fruits everyday and several days I was slightly below my calorie range (even the 1200 mark, if I’m honest). I didn’t eat anything crazy this week. I didn’t have any sodas and was, in fact, pretty proud of the fact that I was hitting 10,000 steps most days including Sunday, which I normally take as a rest day. I came home, depressed, as you can imagine and promptly started making my meal plan for the coming week. I normally sit down with everyone and discuss it, but I decided that I couldn’t wait for everyone else, so I started going through the recipe book (I print off recipes and put them in a binder) aside from my cookbooks that I have and started marking stuff and making a grocery list. I know this is going to help me going into the next week. I am just having trouble getting past this gain and moving forward. I have not had a gain like this in some time. I know I am more than the number on the scale and I need to keep that in mind this week when I am trying to move forward to do what I need to do to be a healthier me. Anyone have any suggestions on shaking this off?

Here’s what I know I have been doing fairly well:

1. drinking my water (8 -8oz cups of water or more)
2. Getting in at least 15 minutes of exercise, but oftentimes more than that.
3. logging most of what I eat in either WW site or Sparkpeople, but I need to do both

Weigh-in the Thursday before Starting the Challenge: 189.6
Current weigh in: 191.8
Loss: -2.2 pounds

  
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LAURIE9404 4/11/2014 11:14AM

    You sound like even though you are upset, you are using this as motivation to do better instead of giving up. That takes strength!! You got this!

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EMSSBEARS 4/11/2014 10:05AM

    It could just be water weight from what you have said you have identified areas where you can make improvements and your plan to track every bite will definitely help. Your exercise is always been good so I expect that the plan you have set in motion will set you for a successful week. Keep on going don't give up one bad week does not define you - you have worked too hard for this .

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 4/11/2014 9:35AM

    emoticon and NEVER GIVE UP!

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Day 36/100 of my Personal Challenge

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Yes, I know I have been lax again in my blogging. I think I was in a bad mindset. I had 2 weeks of gains, they were both less than a pound, but equaled a pound. I think that it was the not eating thing, but I managed to lose 2 pounds this week. Not quite sure how, but I am thankful for it. Today starts a new challenge for the next 8 weeks. My goal in the next 8 weeks is to lose 9.3 pounds, which is about 1.2 pounds per week. I know I can do it. I think this will definitely help me to focus on more active rest days on the weekends. I was reminded by a friend on another board about using the library as a source for the audiobooks again. I think that I may try that to help me get through my time on the machines at the gym. The other plan I have is to make sure that I prepare my salads for lunch this week (we got salad mix with Greenling this week) and I'm going to make use of it...aside from just having sandwiches. I think I am getting in a food rut and I need to get out of it. Meal planning is back in full force this week, along with planning my workouts. I am looking forward to some planned activity this week.

I am curious, do any of you have a meal plan rotation to keep you from getting in a food rut? I'm trying to figure out how that works. I know I have a tendency to get in a food rut and it makes things hard for my whole family because then I am tired of eating at home. The other thing I know I need to do is to enter all my recipes in my SparkPeople and in Weight Watchers so that I can make sure that I am tracking appropriately.

Okay, while the boys are gone, I think I will get in a workout...maybe some yoga since I've been fighting with some muscle spasms.


Weigh-in the Thursday before Starting the Challenge: 189.6
Current weigh in: 186.6
Loss: 3.0 pounds

  


Day 26 of my 100 Day Challenge

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

I will likely see a loss on the scale this week…thanks to the dentist. Yep, I have mouth pain again. They were trying to remove the temporary crowns and although it hurt, I thought I could suck it up because they would pop off in a minute. Yeah, not so much…those temporary crowns did not want to come off. The dentist came in and looked at them and they have decided to wait for 2 more weeks because my teeth were so tender. I can’t say that I’m not frustrated because I would be lying to myself and everyone else. It frustrates me when I can’t floss between all of my teeth. I wound up taking the first pain pill but when it didn’t help, I did take second one. Then my annoying friend “Insomnia” showed up. Not the way I wanted to spend my night/morning. I didn’t make it for my date with my boyfriend “GYM”, but I’ll definitely work on getting some extra steps in today to try to make up for it. Just hoping I can get in enough calories when I am not able to eat much.

So today’s SparkCoach topic for me was about overcoming the “all or nothing” attitude. I have been on this journey for longer than I’d care to admit. What I can say is that it has honestly taken me YEARS to overcome this attitude and there are still days when it is trying for me. What I have come to realize though is that I did not put this weight on and become this unhealthy overnight. This also is a great reminder for other areas in my life. I can’t expect things to change overnight, including my mindset about certain things. I am learning that some change is definitely good.

Just a little something else too because it is on my heart today, I just wanted to say that I am blessed beyond belief with the support that I am receiving since starting this challenge. Not just from my Sparkfriends, but also from family and friends.

  
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RUBYSNANA 3/27/2014 6:30AM

    Having dental problems are the worst. Hopefully you will get some relief soon. On the plus side, weight loss is a good thing so if it helps you along your journey that is a positive. Hope you are feeling better soon.
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NEWCHINELO 3/26/2014 4:40PM

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NHES220 3/26/2014 3:53PM

    Sorry you are having pain - I think dental pain is the worst! Hang in there!

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Day 25 of my 100 Day Personal Challenge AND Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Goals

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Although the scale did exactly what I thought I might last week…it went up instead of down. I was up 0.4 at weigh in on Thursday night. I can’t really explain it other than to say that perhaps it had something to do with the fact that I was working out so much. My food was really pretty good except for the birthday celebration. So as frustrated as I may be by the scale, I’m still trying to stick to my plan and hit the gym this week as well. I know I can’t exercise my way out of a bad diet/nutrition. Food wise, the last day or so, just has been frustrating. Yesterday, I think I was way under on my calories and everything else. It started with no milk and then snowballed from there. I don’t know WHY I can’t look at calories/PointsPlus BEFORE I order something with my bosses. I know a lot of this is about mindset. I was frustrated by eating OP and the not getting the results that I thought I should have despite what I know to be true. I just have to find my mental happy place. I’m still moving and feel like I am doing better there. I still need to get some meals planned and grocery shopping done. We ran out of time this weekend…that may be part of my problem too. Off to walk again.

So on top of my personal 100 Day Challenge, I made the decision to participate in the Spring 5% challenge. I will continue to follow the Weight Watchers program. Additionally, I’m shooting for at least 30 minutes of activity Monday through Friday and strength training at least 2 days per week.

  
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MEADOWBUTTERFLY 3/26/2014 11:04AM

    I stumbled upon your shared calorie tracking, and either you aren't tracking all the food you are eating, or you aren't eating enough! If you aren't eating enough, your body goes into starvation mode, and you won't lose the weight! I know it sounds crazy, as I had this same issue, but it's true. I've put myself into starvation mode more than once. You'd think I'd have learned the first time! lol! But I just couldn't figure out WHY I couldn't lose the weight, when I was working my B-hind off and eating very little!!???!! I would suggest you start tracking some nutrients instead of focusing on counting calories, and slow down on the exercise a bit. Think of it like this. Your body is an engine. An engine without fuel isn't going to get you far, it'll just stay in one place!

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WALLINMW 3/26/2014 9:00AM

  Stay with it!@

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MYLIBERTY 3/25/2014 9:20PM

    Hang in there. Ups and Downs on the scales are to be expected. You can do this.
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