Sunday, January 24, 2010
Today, I really wanted to commit to my goals this week so I re-did my motivational board and I had ALOT of fun doing so! By the way, this is my third time re-doing it since I have started.. Apparently, I re-vamp it every two months!
SPOTLIGHTANGEL asked me to put up a picture so here it is! It is great sharing this with you of you guys! I hope you guys can see it clearly! I took pictures with my cell phone..because my camera broke a few months back!
The words around my poster are things that I want to accomplish such running a 1/2 marathon, being strong or being active.
There are quotes on the sides in the green and yellow areas.
In the pink and blue areas, are my everyday goals such as attending Group X Classes, morning workouts or even drinking 100 oz of water daily. The idea will be to put a sticker on the board every time I accomplish something.. maybe I will put up a picture when it is all done! HOW EXCITING would that be!!!
Sunday, January 24, 2010
On Friday, I was at 212 and feeling okay about losing weight. I wasn't too excited about exercise and knew I was getting bored with it. Than, I went to my parents where it is impossible to keep track of calories and I am sure I have gained weight..
...so I decided to start over. Whatever weight I am at tomorrow morning, I am going to punch that into my ticker and try again. I figure it is better to take two steps forward, and one step backward than to accept that I am going to be "fat" and give up. No, I can do this - if it is the last thing I do, lol!
So.. this week I am going to try...
* Joining Group X Classes
* Lose 2# this week, at most.
* Work out in the morning
* Strength train 2x
As I was thinking of a 5th goal for this week, I decided not to.. I am going to try to not overwhelm myself. They may seem simple but they are actually going to be very hard for me especially the first and third one. *sigh* Here I go!
Have a great week!
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Today, I had my WL Challenge Weigh-in and it said I lost 2# while my scale said 3# this week. This really bummed me out. I am trying to be sensible about this.
Things I keep repeating to myself.. when I am trying to give myself a pep talk.
*Be the turtle in this race. Slow and easy. No one will expect it. If I keep at 2# a week, I should be able to lose 12% Body Mass by March 10 and win 1st place.
*Those people that lost 11# in a week will plateau faster.
*The slower you take it off, the slower it comes back. (By the way, this weight I am losing is not coming back!)
*The last week you will wear lighter clothes so it is like having 0.5-1# of reserved weight loss until the end.
*Change up your exercise and you will not plateau..
*You can and will do this.
For some reason, this pep talk is just not working this time. So, now I turn the floor to you.. I am hoping for some motivation, cheering or even a cyber hug. Right now, I think I could just cry in frustration but I am trying to keep a positive attitude and continue on.. will you help me?
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Yesterday morning I lost a WHOLE pound a DAY! I was really excited! I didn't know another time that I have a lost a whole pound in a single day. Now, I know when I put my mind to it, I can lose alot of weight.. I also knew I would not be able to do it again the next day. If you think about it, it is hard on one's body to lose a pound in a day and I knew my body needed a reprieve so I was aiming for half a pound.
Everything was going well.. I was within range, did 30 minutes of cardio and was within my goal of burned calories for the week, did my strength training. Than, it seemed like things went down hill. I was nauseous, had a headache, had to go pee like every hour (TMI?), was freezing cold and was really tired from my workouts of the day.
At about 8 or 9 pm, I decided to give up. Seriously, I was like forget this. I was kinda sick of depriving myself and saying No to things I wanted to say Yes to! I decided to have popcorn because I was craving something salty. I went down to the kitchen (I live in the dorms) and someone was using the microwave. Fine. I went to first floor and used their microwave. I threw it in - and burnt it! Same thing with the second bag.. okay, at this point, I am getting fed up. All I want is a bag of popcorn that is only 100 calories! I go up to my room, ready to call defeat! I have one more bag of popcorn so I try again! Maybe that is why I have been able to lose 45# because I try and try again. And, than, try again, lol! With this bag, I did not burn! Yes, success!!!
So, after my eating my popcorn, so I decided I really wanted to throw caution to the wind. And, I ate a bunch of pineapple and bing cherries. Yes, they are healthy! BUT, also by eating them I went over by 200 calories for the day. But last night I decided I just am not going to care for the night!
Anyhow, while falling asleep, I realized something. That most times with this weight loss journey, I do not trust nor believe in myself! I need to start believing in me. If I don't, who will?
After last night, I was prepared to have not lost weight and just maintained and I think I would have been okay with that.. BUT.. I lost .4 lbs! My reward to get through that disaster of yesterday in fairly good condition is to just relax and at most, take a walk today.
By the way, if you read how I sabotaged myself last week.. I am .4 lbs from being where I was before I did damage to myself! Wahoo!
I hope everyone has a great week!
Friday, January 15, 2010
“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.”
About a few months back, I was introduced to Cold Fusion which sells Herbalife mainly in flavored shakes. They also have other products that they sell on the side. In these products, they really push consuming a high percentage of protein.
I have never felt that taking a pill, shake or supplement was the answer to losing weight. I believe with all my heart that I can lose weight by eating right and exercising. But.. than I find myself buying the shakes. Hyprocrite? I think so. I say you do not need it but I take it to help my own weight loss. The ironic part is when I was eating the shakes, my weight loss has actually slowed to about 1# every other week compared to 2# a week.
About two weeks ago, I joined a Cold Fusion Weight Loss Challenge. If you win first place, you win about $500. I really want/need to win it! Because of that, I started to really re-examine what I have been eating and I found out that I am overeating my calories by the number of calories in the shake. Coincidence? I don't think so! After that, I decided to cut it out of my diet. It obviously is not aiding me in my weight loss. Okay, after that, I did not feel like a hypocrite anymore. Yay!
Than today I wanted a treat and did not feel like having cold cereal for breakfast. I figured I would fix this. I would have Cold Fusion as a treat and my breakfast. It also would give me energy to workout. So, I saw it was a win-win. When I was there I brought something called Snack Defense. It is supposed to help so you don't snack at night when you truly are not hungry.
So, here I am, again, being a hypocrite. Telling my family and friends that you do not need to take a magic pill to lose weight while I keep spending hard earned money on it.
Okay, honestly, I kinda beat myself in the last few paragraphs. Now let's try for something positive! Like how it is okay to try something new and how I have cut down considerably on buying the shakes. (Today's shake was the first shake I had all week compared to last week of having one everyday.)
Also, I feel like I have to tell you even through it has slowed my weight loss, it HAS helped my friends' weight loss which I think is GREAT!! Seriously, Amy, Ashley and Will, it is GREAT that you have loss so much weight with the product and I hope you continue to work hard to be a WL powerhouse...
Lastly, I ask you..
Have you tried something similar to Herbalife? What were your results?
What are your thoughts on supplements like Herbalife?
Have you felt like you were ever a hypocrite in your own weight loss like I kinda do now?
And, of course, any other comments, I'd love!
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