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February Wrapup

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Wow, it's March already? I think I blinked and missed February!

I got on the scale yesterday morning and the scale said 265.2lb. Yes, that's up from the end of January, but you know what, I'm not even mad.

I didn't make it to the gym at all in February. Instead, I got bronchitis. :s I was super sick for a week, and was on antibiotics for a week and a half, and was dead tired for a week after that. I was sick pretty much the whole month and am lucky I went to the doctor when I did or I might have pneumonia right now!

If you ever feel a rumble in your chest when you breath, go get it checked out. When I was in my 20s, I didn't realize I was sick and when I went to the doctor for a prescription renewal the doctor asked about my cough. She then checked me out and it turns out my one lung was 75% full of liquid and my other was 50% full. She said I was super lucky I went in and coughed in front of her! So yah, don't be stupid 20something year old me. Be responsable 30something year old me and go to the doctor.

Anyway, a good thing came of me being sick this month. I needed some blood work, and it was discovered that my iron is low. At the end of my pregnancy my iron got pretty low and I was told by my midwife to take some iron tablets. Well, turns out my iron levels are still low!

So, I'm currently on day 3 of two iron tablets a day, one in the morning and one before bed. Let me tell you, the difference is amazing. I'm no longer muscle pain tired. When I wake up in the morning, I'm sleepy, but not exhausted. I am able to get up and do my day.

This weekend, things that I've been putting off for weeks got done in a flash. I didn't even nap at all this weekend! I'm amazed what 2 little pills can do for me. I'll be taking them for sure from now on. I actually feel like I could exercise when I get home from work now instead of just flopping on the couch and dozing. :)

So, here's hoping March is full of awesome and I can hit my first milestone of 255lb in the next 30 days. :D

February 1st ~ 265.2lb


One month in and 7lb lighter

Monday, February 03, 2014

So I haven't been on sparkpeople much of late. But, I have been using the my fitness pal app to track my calories. I've cut out a few of my snacks during the day, and I've been committing to working out at the gym twice a week.

This has resulted in me finishing January at 263.6lb. :) I'm ok with this!

I am now less than 10lb away from my first large goal: 255lb, or the weight I was after giving birth to my daughter. I have decided I'm going to have a spa day for that goal. I've already picked out the package and put the money aside. As soon as the scale says 255lb, I'm booking it! I hope to make it there by mid March. I'm quite looking forward to it.

This past weekend was my work's Winter Party. I went in an old dress b/c I couldn't find a dress that fit in the budget (aka, was less than $80) and fit me. I was a bit apprehensive to try on one of my old dresses, but one that is a 1X fit me perfectly! Last year I wore a 3X, so I'm quite happy about this. Still not the L/XL I use to wear, but I'm getting there :)

Feb 2nd, 2014:

All dressed up:


Reflections of a year past

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

It is now 2014. Wow. I feel 2013 just started and we have already said goodbye to it.

I started off 2013 at almost 285lb. I am starting 2014 at 270lb.

At first, I was really sad about this. I didn't achieve my goal again. What a failure I am. But then I realized, I'm lighter. I am starting 2014 with 15lb less. I also am starting with a better understanding of what being a working mom is like.

In April 2013, I went back to work after being off for a year with my beautiful daughter. Figuring out how to be a mom and a wife was hard. Really really hard. Finding time for me was difficult. I was just getting the hang of it, figuring out how to fit gym time into the schedule and the budget (as I had to pay the child care fee at the gym when I went). I felt good!

Then, I went back to work. And I had to figure out how to wear another hat and juggle more responsibility. It's taken me months, but I've come to a system that allows me to get to the gym twice a week. I want to get that up to 3 times a week this month.

My major lessons learned in 2013:
- The housework will always wait for me, and doesn't feel neglected if I do something else
- My daughter doesn't care what I look like, she just cares that I spend time with her
- I'm the only person at my work who can do my job, and my bosses know it
- If I'm unhappy I need to speak up. Nothing will change if I say nothing.
- It is easier to keep doing what you're doing than it is to change gears. But, once you change gears it's easier to keep doing it.
- If I want me time, then I take me time. My schedule will adjust.
- The gym is me time.

So, where does that leave me? Well, 2014 is going to be an interesting year for sure. My husband and I have decided we want to have our second child in 2015, so that means by the end of this year I'll be pregnant again. Both my husband and I are thinking about finding new jobs. We have a trip planned to go to Europe this summer so we can visit with my husband's family.

My goal for this year is to get down to under 230lb before I get pregnant. To keep up exercise once I am pregnant. And to keep on being awesome and know that I'm not going to win every day, but so long as I keep close to the path I should be good.

Me on Christmas Eve, 2013

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FIGHTING4IT 1/1/2014 12:10PM

    Your plans for 2014 sound great! Good luck!

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New Gym Annoyances

Monday, December 30, 2013

So I recently switched gyms to one that is right around the corner from my house. It is a bit more each month than my old gym, but since we moved, getting to the old gym was a pain since it was a good 15min drive. And it's worked, I've started going to the gym twice a week and am hoping to get that up to 4 times by the summer.

Anyway, this new gym is nice, but the staff is annoying! When I first joined up, they called me a few times to make sure I was going to come in. They tried to set up a time for me to come in, and when they saw me in they came to talk to me. I know they are just trying to do their jobs, but it really turned me off. I think the woman got the hint b/c she stopped bugging me.

Fast forward to today though. I was just finishing up my workout. I was in cool down and only had 3min left and had slowed down to try and bring my heart rate down. This staffer came over and joked that there was a speed limit and I needed to slow down. WTF? He asked me how long I was planning on working out for, and I said a half hour. He asked me how much I had left with a smirk on his face. I said 2min. "Oh! Then you should push it then!"

I'm like "dude, I'm in cool down." I was just so pissed at this point.

He then started into this spiel about how they are doing this total body assessment and blah blah blah. And asked if I wanted to sign up for it. I look around the gym and see I'm the most overweight person in there at that time. Seriously?

I told him no thank you, I had to go pick up my daugher. He's like, oh ok, well how about we set up a time for Thursday or Friday. I said no again, b/c I quite literally have 40min to get in and out of the gym before I have to get my daughter from daycare. So, again I said no.

He then said that he would check in with me the next time I'm at the gym. GAH!!!! WTF?!?!

Why can't they just leave me alone?

I then asked for a list of times I had been at the gym this month as I need it to claim my gym benefit at work. I was told they can't print it off b/c it's a privacy issue and that I need to go online and request one mailed to me. When I asked how me asking for the number of times I have been to the gym is a privacy issue, they couldn't answer it, only that they could do it. FFS.

I love the convenience of this gym, but the staff and processes are really REALLY starting to piss me off.

Rant over. :)

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OLIVIANIGHT 1/1/2014 10:41AM

    Oh wow, I'm surprised you haven't screamed at someone yet! Let's hope they get the message eventually.

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IMREITE 12/30/2013 10:24PM

    i would go ask a manager if you can get a flag that says- "leave me alone" and hang it near your machine.

i had a trial membership to a gym and asked them to call me mid feb- early march because i wanted to join after people tend to quite so it would not be as busy. they called me 4 times in the first week of january. i decided to not join.

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Under 1600!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Last week I started logging my calories again. It was quite eye opening. I just ate normally for the first few days, and it quickly became obvious that thought I was eating good foods I was eating waaaaaaaaaaaay too much. 100 calories here, 75 calories there, 120 calories over there...it really adds up fast!

This week is dedicated to getting back under control. When I lost the weight the first time, I ate between 1400 and 1600 calories a day. I looked at what I ate last week and made a decision to cut things down. Today, I only took 3 snacks: A banana, a fruit cup, and a protein bar. I came home with the fruit cup still in my bag. And, b/c of that, I was able to have some jello pudding for dessert, instead of the bowl of icecream I normally have.

The result? 1575 today! YAY!!!!

I'm happy with these changes and I feel I can keep them up. :)

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OLIVIANIGHT 11/19/2013 7:47AM

    I always do that too! My food is great; there's just too much of it.
Well done for getting it back under control : )

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