Monday, July 28, 2014
I just wanted to post this blog so I could share the picture. We went on a walk on a new trail this evening. The trail was beautiful. And about 2 minutes in, we saw this...
I have never seen anything like this in the wild. It was so pretty!
Anyway, the walk about kicked my hiney. It was just a bit over 5 miles. We finished in about an hour and a half. Not bad considering how out of shape I am!
I hope everyone had a great day!
Thursday, July 24, 2014
So it's been a couple days since my last blog. I am please to say that things have been going pretty well. I have been eating much less (but still having some of the good stuff) and the scale has moved down 2.5 lbs. I did eat a bit more for lunch today because we had a vendor bring us some yummy stuff. Little did I know that the chocolate chip cookie had more calories and fat in it than the 1/2 of sandwich. Yikes!
We are planning to go on a nice long walk tonight then have Subway at a local park. I've already tracked the sandwich for dinner and will add the chips as soon as I get home.
I know there will be bad days, but I'm trying to just focus on one positive day at a time!
Have a great Thursday everyone!
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
So I've been honest lately and have told you all how awful my eating has been and how the number on the scale keeps going up up up. Well this morning I was absolutely shocked at the number. This morning I hit 249 lbs. Two-hundred and forty-nine pounds. Oh my goodness. I vowed that I would never EVER hit 250 and here I sit on July 22, 2014 just 1 lb shy of that number.
Things change NOW. No more McDonald's for breakfast. No more fast food for lunch. No more constant eating at my desk. NO MORE. I absolutely positively refuse to weigh this much.
I have made excuses for the first 7 months of 2014 and will not be making those same excuses for the remaining 5 months. My health is more important than a tv show or 45 extra minutes of sleep. It's more important than that candy bar or cookie.
I want to be around for my nieces. I want to be able to run and play with them. And I'm still wanting to fit in that roller coaster seat better.
So starting TODAY, I will be drinking lots of water, eating the grapes, the apple, and the Smartone's meal that I brought with me, and I'll be staying away from the bowl of mini-Twix candy that is in the bowl right behind me. I allowed myself 1 this morning, but that's it.
I have decided that by July 22, 2015, I want to be below 200 lbs. That means I need to lose just over 4 lbs a month. And that's not so scary!
So here's to my new
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
So I've been at my new job for about 3 weeks now. I'm still getting used to the new computer system, new procedures, and new co-workers. I would love to say that I love it here and am super happy, but I think it's a bit early to say that. I think that I will like it, but I'm just not quite in the swing of things yet.
Anyway, I've been eating terrible, not exercising enough, and gaining weight (again). I keep saying that I'm going to get up at around 515am and walk before work. That happens every now and then, but most of the time when the alarm goes off, I either don't get up or I find things that "need" to be done at home. My eating is off the charts terrible. I shoved 4 donuts from Dunkin Donuts in my mouth this morning and washed them down with a sweet tea from McDonald's. For lunch I had several pieces of thin crust pizza. For dinner we are supposed to eat out.
It's a beautiful day today, I should've brought my tennis shoes with me so I could've walked during my lunch, but that didn't happen. So here I sit typing this blog!
I just read a couple of other blogs where the bloggers were on 10 minute a day fitness streaks and it made me feel jealous. I am the only one holding myself back. And am I that lazy that I can't make myself do something for at least 10 minutes a day? It's just ridiculous.
The boyfriend has been asking me to go for walks with him and he's only got about a 50% success rate. I need to start going with him EVERY time he asks. It's not only good for me, it's good for him (he has diabetes) AND it's good for "us".
I think that I am going to start a 10 minute fitness streak of my own. I need to get into better shape or I'll never survive the 10k I'm in on October 12. I've been thinking about what kind of visual tracking system I'll use and I think I'll use a little glass jar and put a glass bead in it after every workout. If I miss a day, all the beads will be removed and I have to start over. PLUS I'd like to start posting a SP blog daily so you all can help hold me accountable too.
So stay tuned for my updates!
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
After several 1st interviews and several second interviews, I am happy to announce that I got a new job! I am so thrilled. I was really starting to feel down in the dumps. I had even been to my counselor and she was beginning to worry that I was depressed and had even talked about putting me on meds. The very next day, Thursday, is when I found the job online, applied, got a call for an interview (set up for the following Monday AM), then got the offer on Tuesday! Talk about fast! Whew..it about made my head spin!
Anyway, I immediately turned in my 2 week notice and will celebrate my last day at my current job on Wednesday the 25th, and will start the new job on the 26th. The new job is a bit closer to home, offers great benefits, and is not in a call center.
I've already checked out Google Maps and have already mapped out a 1 mile route. I'm hoping that when the weather isn't 95 and super humid that I'll get out and start walking again. Probably won't happen right away though, I don't want to be known as the "stinky new girl"! LOL
So things are finally looking up and I'm looking forward to that "normal" that I have been looking for!
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