Friday, September 23, 2011
As some of you know, I have been struggling with goals.
After a chat with a campus leader, I decided to make a goal with miles on a treadmill. You see my campus is getting a pink treadmill for Breast Cancer Awareness. For the month of October, for every mile that is ran/walked, 10 cents is donated to research. My goal? Complete 60 miles on that ! I am really excited about this goal!
I got to thinking about my running and such. I came to the conclusion that races do keep me focused. So, I decided I want to do 100 races by the time I turn 30, April 2016. This sounds like a huge number, doesn't it? But, so did 100 pounds and I did that! I can do this, too!
In 2009, I did two races.
In 2010, I did four races.
In 2011, I hope to complete six races.
See the pattern?! As long as I increase by four races each year, I will be able to reach my goal!
Another goal I have is more traditional. In other words... bor-ing! Haha!
They are to lose ONE pound each week. This means by I would be 153 by November 18th! Also, every other week I would be taking measurements and photos.
Lastly (but not least), I am going to keep lifting MWF with free weeks. At the end of the 8 weeks, I am going to reward myself with something. Not sure with what yet, though.
So, instead of working on homework, I worked on a revamping my motivational board which has my goals on it. Now, I feel focused.
What are your goals for the fall? For October?
Thursday, September 22, 2011
This week I discovered I need to use better time management skills. In the last couple semesters, I have been READY for classes to start and have it all planned out. Boy, that did not happen this semester. We all have busy lives so listen up.. plan, plan, and plan. If you do, things tend to go smoother, unlike this week. So next week, we are going to try another plan for fitting in my fitness and my homework.
Anyhow, I am getting back to my focused self which is really nice. All your comments from my last blog really helped but TYKXBOY said something that really hit me.
He said: "Just remember, you don't deserve food, you deserve to be happy and healthy!"
This is so true. Until this was said back to me, I didn't realize I was rewarding myself with food. This is an old habit. Basically, I was rewarding myself with food for losing weight. When I get a moment to breathe, I hope to purchase a food dairy. I think that would be best for me. I know how to eat right - it watching my emotions.
Talking about rewarding myself for my weight loss.. I got my tattoo finished!
I still cannot believe I am that girl that used to weigh 260, that lost 100 pounds, ran her first half marathon this summer and now am the girl with the phoenix tattoo. If I saw me on the street, I'd want to get to know me!
I was reminded of this last night when someone that works on campus stopped by and basically summed me up just like that. I am that girl! Harry, the same guy, told me that in October we are getting a PINK Cybex treadmill. Basically, every mile that is ran/walked on it, Cybex is donated 10 cents to research. How awesome is that!? (OH!!! I just had a thought. I have been having trouble with coming up with a goal. I could focus on doing so many miles on that treadmill in October! Eek!) Anyhow, Harry was telling me because I am a runner! Eeek!
So, that's that!
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Since I reached my long term goal of losing 100 pounds, I feel like I have been transported back to the time before I started to lose weight. My eating is out of control! I have gone out to eat several times in the last few weeks, and each time I overeat and have dessert. Doing this once isn't a big deal but I have done this several times.
What is my issue?! Really? Why can't I get it together?!
Maybe my Spark Friend, Barb, is right. Maybe I am having a pity party. I don't know. I thought once I reached "being fit", it would become easier. It seriously became much harder. I not only have to work harder to fight for me, but I also have to work out harder. I cannot simply go to the gym and sweat just appears. I have to work to sweat. I know this is my body being adaptive. But, this also means I have to work to be creative.
Also, I've been thinking and I may have to go back to how I started losing weight, in those first 3 months. I was very strict with myself. This means counting calories, being diligent about fitness (no issue there), not eating out and if I do, definitely no cheesecake or dessert!
Some people reset their Sparkpage. I couldn't do that. To lose ALL my progress? Um, no. I may, though, reset my weight tracker. I can always change that back easily enough.
Now, off to soccer..
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
In the last few weeks, I have needed an attitude adjustment. I have been struggling with nutrition alot. So, I have decided I am going back to the basics.
Focusing more on my water intake.
This means not only tracking nutrition but fitness, too. I just put it in for Tuesday and today.. 700 calories each day! WOWSTER! It sure adds up fast.
You see if I could get just get this nutrition under control, I'd be good to go and those few pounds wouldn't have a chance!
Also, I might start a food diary so I can be more aware of my feelings and maybe why exactly I am eating!
Thanks everyone for the support!
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
This has to stop! This incessant eating bad food has to stop. Today, it is eating miniature almond joys. Doesn't sound so bad, does it? When you eat one, maybe. But, I have ate at least TEN. Each one is 80 calories.. um, this isn't good. Yesterday I had Applebees and I didn't care about the calories.
That is the part that scares me.
I simply do not care!
Sure, I have gained only two pounds. But, it starts with two pounds than it becomes more and before I know it, I have gained it back. I did NOT get a new tattoo just to gain it back! I feel like it could be a domino effect.
How does one stop it?
How does one find their motivation again?
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