Monday, February 28, 2011
A second entry just to post my starting measurements, which I took yesterday:
Weight = 159 lbs
Neck = 14"
Chest = 36.5"
Waist = 36.5"
Hips = 41.0"
Thigh = 25.5"
Bicep = 13.5"
I can't remember where all these measurements were before the pregnancy, but I was around 130 lbs and I'm pretty sure my waist was somewhere around 28", so I've got quite a way to go. Just looking at the identical chest and waist measurements makes me cringe. Must. Lose. Enormous. Belly. :|
Monday, February 28, 2011
How do you go from Day 306 to Day 2? I'm starting over, that's how! Yesterday was Day 1 of the restart, thus today = Day 2.
I got married.
I bought a house.
I got pregnant.
I had a gorgeous baby girl.
I also gained back all the weight I lost while on Spark People.
Time to go at it again! Please LORD let it be easier than last time. o.O
Monday, January 05, 2009
I haven't been keeping up with Spark People at all. Hopefully that will be changing this month. It's the beginning of the year, a brand new month (well, it's a few days in now, but you get the idea), and barely 6 months until my wedding. Eep!
With this in mind I've joined up with the New You Boot Camp.
I only found it today so I did the day 1 and day 2 exercises this evening. The bonus challenge for day 1 was to edit our Spark Page or blog with 'starting' stats, so here they are:
Weight: 139.2 lbs
Friday, September 05, 2008
"That time of the month" is always a killer for me. I mentioned this in a post at Brides to Be, but I felt the need to rant a bit more here.
Basically, that time for me is like a miniature 4-day pregnancy. Not only do I get lazy and lethargic (and moody!), but I get ravenously hungry. I'm not talking about just getting random cravings for bad-for-me food, I'm talking full-out starving to death 24 hours a day. I can eat my own supper AND my fiance's and still be hungry 20 minutes later. It's extremely frustrating because I don't WANT to eat away all those calories, but it's like my body acts without me and before I know it I'm 200 cals over my max daily limit. I did much better last night than the night before, but it's still frustrating.
That said, should anyone read this post, does anyone else take "the pill" one pack right after another to avoid that time of the month? I did it only once, and only because I COULDN'T have my period that week (it was a wedding, I had to wear a very light pink dress, and I wasn't willing to risk it). The unfortunate result seemed to be that instead of skipping my period completely, as they say you can, I instead had a very very light period over the course of, like, two weeks. It was killer. It was barely enough to even bother wearing a pad (only noticable when going to the bathroom), but it was still there, which was very very annoying. I mention this because I'm worried my period might end up coming on my wedding week, which just won't stand.
And in other randomness, I plan on spending the weekend trying to get my house in some kind of order (with the beau's help, of course). It's gotten to a ridiculous point where it's almost not really MESSY, but there's just SO MUCH JUNK that it looks messy all the time. And everything is disorganized. Let me ask you, WHY do we have three computer desks when we only have one computer? Hmm? Just wondering.
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
I had a crappy first week of the Magic Number 25 challenge, mainly due to a trip home on the long weekend. It just seems to be impossible to visit home without eating fast food every day. Not to mention, my mother can eat whatever the hell she wants, and my fiance's mother eats whatever the hell she wants whether she can or not, so whenever we're visiting we always get fed this super-high-calorie food...it's delicious and all, but really kills my calorie count. I hate to complain though, since they're nice enough to be cooking for us in the first place. :P
On the other side of things, I'm hoping that life might be a little bit less stressful now.....I had a bit of a confrontation with my fiance on the weekend. He'd been mentioning, grumpily, how I was never up for "anything fun" (I imagine you can probably guess what that means), and I damn-well laid into him. I asked him how I was supposed to be up for ANYTHING when I was constantly exhausted, due to the fact that I get up early to exercise, work all day, come home and make supper and do the dishes, not to mention clean up after myself, him, AND the cats, do my night-time exercising, run all the errands, etc. etc. He was shocked, and fairly surprised, but I think I got through to him. He seemed genuinely sorry and immediately started picking up the living room and doing some clothes.
Speaking of the above, does anyone else have this problem: one minute you genuinely WANT to be the happy little housewife, doing everything for your husband, keeping a beautiful house and cooking amazing meals...the next minute you're like an ogre from hell, screaming about how you're expected to do everything and it's just completely unfair? I seem to have a major problem with that. Truth be told, I let my fiance get lazy and complacent when it comes to helping around the house, because part of me truely wants to be the "housewife" type who takes care of everything. But the other part of me (possibly the part that does hard labour for 8 hours a day) lets loose in this insane rage every now and then. It's like a multiple personality thing, I swear.
Anyway, I'm trying to keep things on track, but it's hard. I was hoping to reach my goal by the week before Christmas, because that's when my girls and I are going to try on dresses, but I'm starting to think that's not going to happen. I've reached a point where I feel I'm not going to lose any more weight unless I stick to a strict regimine of every-day-exercise and calorie counting, which is something I've YET to be able to do for more than a few days in a row. Whether it be attributed to stress, work issues, time constraints, or just plain laziness, something always seems to get in the way.
I need to start carrying some aromatherapy candles with me at all times. lol
Calm blue ocean, calm blue ocean, calm blue ocean...
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