Friday, October 08, 2010
Today, I started re-reading my blogs starting with the first one I wrote on May 16th, 2009. I got to thinking about that once I get to my goal weight, what am I going to do?
I have been thinking about this alot lately. My goal weight is 160... about 25 pounds away. If I really wanted to, I could try to lose that by New Year's. In all actuality, I want to lose about five pounds a month so I will probably reach it around March or April. That is really not too far away.
So, how am I going to celebrate?
Honestly, I am not too sure. Some people celebrate by buying a new wardobe. I have been doing that all along. Some people celebrate by having dinner at a lavish restaurant. I cannot really afford that and I don't really want to reward myself with food.
I have thought about having a dinner party at a restuarant. Again, I would be rewarding myself with food. And, who would show? My friends seem to think I am a last priority for my birthdays. Would they know how important this is to me?
I could run a 5K. I think I would really enjoy that. Kinda strange? Also, would it be a big reward? I mean, I have run a handful of 5Ks this past summer already.
Anyhow, I still am not sure about it. Maybe I don't need to celebrate with people.. but do something for me.
I do know three things I really want to do.
-Make a quilt out of the t-shirts I didn't get rid of and make a quilt.
-Make a scrapbook with my blogs, race bibs, and pictures to look back at when I get discouraged or have trouble with motivation.
-Get a tattoo.
I am hestiate to get a tattoo at my goal weight. I already have three so I kinda want my next one to be my last one. I already know what I want. A phoneix. Here is a link for an example. tattoocolors.blogspot.com/2008/10/ph
oenix-tattoos.html This is not exactly what I want but you get the idea.
I do know I also want to get a tattoo for my kids and when I graduate my college. I know my kids will be a major part of my kids. Also, college has been a struggle and I want something for that. Ya know.. knowing I did it.
Now problem.. I don't want to become a harley mama.. okay, I don't think that is possible as all my tattoos are tasteful. I just don't want to overdo it. The phoneix tatoo designs I have seen are huge. They take over the back. I want something as big as someone's palm. Not huge.
Anyhow, that is what I am thinking of doing when I have lost 100 pounds.
For those that are reading this.. I have one last question.. how do I know what is a healthy weight for me? I have looked at articles and there is no magic number. Do I shoot for 100#, celebrate, than maybe lose another 10#? Some say I should be 140-150. Maybe I will cross that bridge when I get there!
Monday, October 04, 2010
The HRM has to go.
I was going to give it at least a week. Nope, it's trial didn't last that long. I can already see it is not going to work for what I want. I understand that a HRM varies when I do group exercise classes or even when I run. Tonight, I wore it when I did the elliptical for 30 minutes. When I was done, it said I burned 100 calories. I do not believe that. I was sweating like crazy. I know at times SP can be a bit high but I'd rather deal with that. You see.. I have lost 75# with SP, there is no reason I can't lose the rest the same way.
Day 2 of P90.
Today helped me fall in love with this program. Last night I was like I barely broke a sweat. For someone that hated to sweat before this lifestyle, I now insist on it in my workouts. I was kinda sore. I like that feeling. It means, yes, something is happening in my body. But, it wasn't an overwhelming soreness.
Beyond the soreness, I needed a good workout today. I have been crabby and irritable all day long and needed to work it out. At this point, I already did 30 minutes on the elliptical and felt way better. Than, I got to do yoga (not my favorite) than we moved to kickboxing (my favorite). I felt like I was preparing for tomorrows self defense class!
When I made the choice to lose 5#, I didn't realize it was going to turn into a lifestyle change. I just wanted to feel better about #1... that's me!
Well, 5# turned into 75# and now I have made some lifestyle changes. Honestly, I love every single one of them. The two that I have noticed lately the most are needing my exercise and veggies/fruit. If I do not get these things, I get super irritable and crabby.
In the last couple weeks, I have been slacking on working out in the morning.. and boy, have I regretted it! I am just so more happier and in control of my life when I have worked out in the morning. Not only that, I have felt less stressed.
Besides that, the less available fruits/veggies have really taken a toll on me. I cannot control when they serve it in the caf'. Like today, because it is no abnormal, I had a WHOLE plate of carrots and broccoli. It seems like they either have veggies and fruit.. or they don't. We do have a regular salad bar but that just doesn't cut it for me.
Anyhow, those are my main updates! I hope everyone has a start to the week!
Sunday, October 03, 2010
of Power 90.
The most important thing is... I did it!
Quite honestly, I kept putting it off.. I had the excuses. I was too tired. Not enough time. Too nice outside to work out inside.
Than, my friend, SHERYLDS gave me the I needed. She asked how it was going. Well, it wasn't.. because I haven't started. I cannot say that anymore, I did of the circuit.
The circuit didn't seem super hard. Sure, it got me sweating and could feel my heart rate up there. But, how everyone talked about the program.. like it is impossible to do or something. I kinda was doubting myself. No, I can do the circuit... and I believe anyone can!
I peeked at the cardio, tomorrow's workout, and it will definitely work me. That is the one thing I like about the elliptical.. it seriously works me and I can feel it!
Sunday, October 03, 2010
A couple days ago, I made an impromptu purchase and got a new weight loss toy. I brought a HRM. I have wanted a bodybugg or a GPS HRM for a long time. The one I brought was a $40 HRM from Walmart. I am really hoping it is accurate.
Among its many feature, it has a pedometer and tells me my calories burned. Right now the pedometer is all messed up due to operator error. I also have such a time getting that stride measured right.
As for the calorie feature, I am wondering if it is right. Basically, it is creating a trust issue with me and Sparkpeople. Today, I went for a 3 mile walk/run. HRM says 166. SP says 285. 199 difference!
Lately, it feels like I have been burning less calories than the tracker says I have. This is a problem. Because if I am eating more and not burning as much as they say.. I will not lose weight.
Since I am going to be starting the P90 soon (SP doesn't have an accurate way of counting that either), I am going to count on my HRM for calories burned and see if it helps me lose weight. In the last few weeks, it seems to be a struggle to lose weight. It shouldn't be this hard to lose weight when you are doing everything right.
For how long?
I am not sure how long I am going to run this experiment. Within the first week, I should start to see new results.. right? Maybe I will give both the P90 and the HRM 30 days to show results.
What do you think? Do you have trust issues with the fitness tracker?
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