Wednesday, November 21, 2012
So I stopped at the store today to get a new shirt at Ross. Now I grabbed several shirts to try on & some were 3x others 2x, the ussual. But this time the 3xs just hung on me, baggy and shapeless. Awesome!! I had to get all 2xs! Sweet! I started to notice in the mirror I was starting to slim down enough to start noticing! Yay! I'm only 12 pounds down so far!
Just had to do a happy dance!!
Monday, November 19, 2012
So I worked my stinking tail off this week and ate soo soo well! And guess how much I lost? NOTHING!! :( I know I know it's either muscle gain, water weight, or a pause, & I'm sure I lost inches, but damn I was more than a little dissapointed. I know I shouldn't be focused on it but I really wanted to move my lil running girl ticker!!!
I burned a crazy amount of calories four days this week. And I'm talking sweating so much I had salt crystals on my face. That's when I know I kicked my own ass! But this is how we are rolling so I have to take it like a champ, pull my big girl panties on and deal with it!
I just wish my panties weren't so big!!! Ha ha ha!
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Ok, there I said it!
The challenge is official.
I have 73 days till my 30th birthday, I've lost 11.5 pounds so far and will lose a total of 30 by January 22. That means I have 73 days to lose 19.5 pounds at the rate of 2 lbs per week. I will do this by:
- tracking my food daily
- drinking 64oz of water daily
- eating whole grain carbs
- including fruit/vegetable with every meal
- increasing protein
- no soda & very limited booze only at celebrations
- working out at least 3x week & increase to 4x
I said it and I'm going to do it!
Friday, October 26, 2012
So I have made it a week tracking all my food and staying very active on sparkpeople in general, WHOO HOO! KUDOS! Especially since i wasn't even really planning on doing anything like this last week, it was one of those things I knew I had to get back to sooner than later and something just pulled me back. I let it keep pulling too.
I have done what I would consider an excellent job this first week. Although I have not started working out as I would consider it but I have dramatically changed my eating! As far as what I didn't do great here it is: I had a small bowl of ice cream 3 times, I had a McDonalds Crispy Snack Wrap, and several glasses of red wine through the course of the week. I really think that was it.. Damn that's pretty good! Yay me! Even if I do not see a loss at all this week I will take it in stride because I did a bangin job my first week back. I didn't go over in calories at all! Now last time I was on Spark people my calorie range was 1200-1500 and that's quite a bit harder but at 1500-1800 I'm golden. I wonder tho how much longer it will take me to get to my goal with the higher range?? I will check that later..
I read an article this evening that made me want to write about it...
-What am I not doing or doing that needs to change?
I need to start exercising. It isn't happening because I don't want to drive where my gym moved to & my membership is up this month and I don't know where to go now because I dont like the new location. However I don't need a gym to work out, I can find plenty of sparkpeople videos or you tube videos to do at home although I won't know the exact calorie burn...
My Sweet Tooth- I am having a bit of a hard time with this & I know it will mount, it needs addressed. I have had ice cream this week and need to get it out of the house and NOT BUY IT unless it is a treat that I go out for. Solutions: well I could throw away the carton, buy a healthier option like a fat free or frozen yogurt type, fruit bars ya know something along those lines.. look at nutrition!! Pick something chocolate so I feel I've had my "fix". Maybe start grabbing my slim fast shakes again (check sugar content) those are a delicious meal/treat of chocolate milk.
Good, great progress, (you like how I talk to myself? :)
Now I have to talk about the voices in my head... no not those invisible friends I have lol the ones that want the crappy food choices I used to make, This is the first time I've been on a weight loss journey that I am buying & preparing food ONLY for myself & my daughter. It is soo much easier to eat healthy foods, that's all I have. Well my roommate bought those little totino's pizza rolls that I used to scarf as a snack & I opened the fridge and saw them and the voices said "mmm those sound good right now" but they weren't mine and they were way to unhealthy. But really I think this will be a huge change from my past weight loss efforts due to being in total control of what is in my cupboards & fridge. I am the only one responsible for what goes in my mouth regardless. Take responsibility right? It is up to me and me alone to make good choices.
Well here is to another good choice of going to bed right now ;)
Sunday, October 21, 2012
It feels so comfortable being back on sparkpeople :) i think i first started with them in late 2006. Dear god that's 6 years ago!!! Too bad I'm 10 pounds fatter than that day :( Ugh.
Well i can only start from where i am, and that is at 269lbs. Wow! No one would ver believe that I weigh that, thank god I am very porportionate and have the boobs to even things out. I really do feel lucky to be balanced. Except fo my butt lol, there is way too much junk in my trunk!!! Badam!!! Booty!!! Lordy please shrink that thing!
When I first started 4 days ago I was at 272.5 and now 269 so 3.5ls lost so far. That sure does feel good, I even went to a baby shower today and did very well. I do need to stop drinking so much WINE tho. I feel like I need to finish this box (yes I said box) and get it out of my house! So I wont be tempted in the future to de-rail with it, im still in my fast break after all. Not sure if that's a good idea lol. I do have to dramaticly cut out some booze, I may as well put bricks in my pockets when I wheigh in, I know how bad it is for weight loss. Once I get into maintanance I can even things out a bit if that's really where I want to spend my calories (cause I LOVE wine) but It might take me two years to get there so suck it up and put down the glass...
I am so thankful that I have the past to learn from, there was a time I would drop 2 or more lbs a week and work out 5x a week & eat like an angel! My diet was so clean! I drank so much water! I was 12lbs away from being under 200 lbs!!! I havent been under 200lbs in over 12 years. Why have I been wasting so much time??? Geeze that's 12 years I could have been a happier and helthier me! I am screwing myself out of a better life, for what? Immediate gratification? And that has gotten me where? Farther from health and a sense of inner peace with myself. How stupid. Gotta face the facts, own it..... As I say, FACE IT, EMBRACE IT, AND LET IT GOOOOO!!!
I have a choice tomorrow, work out or be lazy... I also have the choice to slack on eating or slam dunk my diet....
Do it Girl...Do it girl...
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