Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Hey Gang - Well I hurt my back (strained 2 major muscles) on March 15th. I've been unable to exercise since then - so I've not even come to read much since it's pretty much a bummer to even know what all I'm missing! I'm still eating right, etc etc - but just can't move much without pain. Maybe in about 2 more weeks, I'll be "ok" enough to get back to exercise - I'll be back at that time! There is MUCH improvement already begin shown - so I'm on the downhill side of this thing for sure! :)
Friday, March 12, 2010
Well, today was my official "personal weigh-in day". I was really hoping to have lost 2 pounds this week, based on extra hours of exercise, etc etc. HOWEVER, I'd lost 2 pounds the week before, so maybe having only lost 1 pounds this week - just maybe that will set me up to keep on going down the next week.
I am not burned out, so hopefully, I can continue to exercise, eat right, drink that water, & stay motivated. Losing only one pound is so much better than losing ZERO or worse yet, better than GAINING ! SO - I'll take it, and run with it (literally!!).
I actually started this losing-thing at the weight of 178 - a few days after Christmas. It felt good to break out of the 170's, then to break out of the 160's & to now be in the 150's. At 156 now, I'm hoping to reach that mid-way point of 155 by next Friday. It's been a while since I have seen that weight, and I can honestly say that my clothes are fitting better and I feel so much more energy, and trivial things don't seem to bother me at all. It's such a high - I wish that everyone who is overweight could get on this "wagon" - it's the best...
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Well for the last 5 days, I have exercised twice as much as normal (well more like 3 or 4 times as much), eaten so deliberately healthy, & had so much more water than usual that I am glad I'm on the end of this 5-day "mini-boot-camp" thing imposed on me by ME!
I did it to hopefully lose 2 pounds this week, which will make a mid-way weight goal for me in the range that's not TOO TOO bad...and if that happens when I weigh on my weigh-day (which is always on Friday's) - then I will be so motivated to continue & not get burned out. I'll go back to normal exercise & healthy eating as of tomorrow - with the hopes that this past 5 days has given me the jump-start I needed to lose 2 pounds this week! I realize that losing any more after this is going to be slow (NO ONE can live this way - I have practically 'hermitted' myself from the world, to exercise & so forth here at home) , but I just really needed to be mentally at a new "starting point", weight-wise.
I'm praying to weigh 155 on Friday - I started at 178 & really want to be at 139 (spark-people says 133 - so I'll try for that - but to be at 139 would make me a pretty happy camper) . For now, I feel like being at 155 is a little over half-way there. And I know me. I know that I can't keep the pace I've gone for the last 5 days without hitting burn-out.
SO - I just wanted to back off & go slowly for the rest of this losing journey, but only if I could hit 155 first. (I know I am rambling & probably not making much sense, but I type exactly like I talk & I'm blonde, after all...)
ANYWAY - I can hardly wait for Friday to get here, so I can weigh to see if I made it down to 155. (Last Friday I weighed 157...so to lose 2 pounds in a week is a lot to ask, after having just lost 2 pounds the week before. ) If this works for me - then I will highly recommend that you try it when you have a little block of time in your life when you don't have so much going on , that you can devote 4 or 5 days to exercise, eating right, drinking water, etc etc & really going gung-ho with your own little personal boot camp. It can serve as a good jump-start & motivate you, also when you see the results on that scale.
Now. If the rest of this week would just please hurry on through itself, so I can get to Friday!! :)
Saturday, March 06, 2010
OK - I'm in a pretty feisty mood this morning & therefore, I'm going to take advantage of that & do some venting...
Here's something that bugs me about MAGAZINES!!!:
You read 3 or 4 articles about healthy living style, study an article that shows pictures of exercises to do at home for this or that body-area, & then an article about eating healthy. Then ya turn the page & VIOLA!! There's the biggest in-color picture of the most luscious looking chocolate cake with all this "stuff' on top...and you keep on turning, & the more ya go...the more fattening, good-lookin' food you see pictured. It's almost irony. Now I know that every magazine shouldnt' have to cater to me - the unhealthier, less thin person that I've let myself become...but gosh - I so wish they could find a better balance somehow. Now honestly, I'm not being as serious as I am trying to be funny about something that bugs me - but really... just sayin'...
The OTHER thing is this (& this one's about MYSELF) -
I will drive around & drive around & drive around a parking lot crammed full of cars - no good parking spaces in sight until someone leaves the blasted place & provides me a close-up space. Now how crazy is that???!!! I NEED the exercise - I can use every extra step I can take to walk into that big ole store.. .I NEED to park WAY across the parking lot & burn off a few calories coming & going from inside!! But noooooooo, what do I do...I waste all that time cruising till a space opens up - so no time saved & certainly no extra calories used...Sooooo, I'm going to talk to me today & convince me that parking way away provides an OPPORTUNITY to use some extra calories - so how 'bout that???
OK - this is was pretty much total nonsense, but in a way, it was therapeutic for me to just "get it all out". Have a great weekend!!
Friday, March 05, 2010
I'm about to embark on a 5-day personal boot-camp.
Since I surprisingly hit a good weight on my weigh-in, I realized that it's going to be even harder to lose now that I weigh less than where I started with this journey of losing weight & getting healthy. Soooooo, to 'jump-start" the next phase of working hard & hopefully continuing to lose,. I am going to double up and focus even harder for 5 days: more exercise than usual, eating healthy & drinking more water than ever.
By the 6th day, I will back off & continue to do what I've been doing all along (which is no walk in the park by itself, by the way). So, at my next weigh-in (which would be on Friday, March 12th)- I hope to see another loss, which will hopefully encourage & motivate me to stick with this deal.
I can tell you this with clarity: NOTHING - I mean NOTHING - tastes as good as being thinner feels. NOTHING.
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