Wednesday, November 13, 2013
I've been MIA for a few months...but I'm still working at loosing the last 15 and struggling...
I had lost a little over 20 lbs last year on a program called Simply for Life. I got tired of eating no carbs for supper. every. day!
I fell off the wagon over the first part of summer going on vacation for two weeks. I had slowly gained 10 lbs....When we got back from vacation, my husband and I joined WW online. I like it because if I want to eat like my family, I can, but in moderation.
I've been struggling for the past month. My mojo is gone! Halloween. Yikes!!! The scale is creeping up again and so is my muffin top!!
I need to step it up again! I need to cut out sugar...that's my downfall and I know it...yet I can't say no!!
Baby steps..one day at a time, one goal at a time....
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
In the past two years, I have lost 36 pounds. It has been a hard and long process.
In the past six months, I have lost 20 pounds because I am doing a program called Simply for Life. It's eating clean and I can only have carbs once a day either for breakfast or lunch. It's very hard but I love the reward it has given to me.
People are noticing my weight loss lately. I know I have lost, because of the size of my clothes, but my brain can't come to grips with it. Maybe because I still want to lose 10 pounds because my goal was or is 135 lbs. But, don't get me wrong, I am happy with my results.
Saturday morning, I took a picture of me wearing my high school size 30 jeans! They fit. My goal was to one day fit back into them. Although, the style has since gone out.
Sunday, while in Québec City, I decided to splurge and buy myself a pair of Guess Jeans. I brought two sizes....30 and 29. The size 30 was big, but I found the 29 a little two tight. The girl serving me told me the 30 was way too big and that I should go down two sizes. I thought this was too much. She said they get bigger as the day goes on. Soooo, I got a size 29!!! I can't believe that because I never wore that size in high school, being 130-135 lbs...but you have to remember, 15 years ago, there was not stretch in jeans!
This is me with my high school pants and an oversize t-shirt.
This is me with my new skinny jeans :)
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
I know, I know...the scale should NOT give the whole picture...
BUT, I am a slave to the scale!!!
May 15, I started a weight loss program called, Simply for Life. Basically, it's eating clean with not a lot of carbs. It costs 113$ a month to go get weighed in weekly and talk with a consultant for 15 minutes, if need be. Plus, the cost of buying healthy foods like, greek yogurt, lean meats and fruits and veggies.
I was very successful because of the amount of money I spend, I am very careful. I had lost 18 lbs within the first 3 months (very very good for me).
Then, I went on vacation for two weeks. I was careful, but also had treats and light beer.
I got back and had gained 2 pounds which is fine......
.....but since then, I can't get back on track!!!!
I follow the plan, I exercise, I drink my water...I JUST. DON'T. GET. IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Last week I stayed the same and almost flipped!!!
I put the scale away since last Friday and decided to have a sneak peek this morning because I felt I was doing a good job.....I was up 1.6 pounds!!!!!!!!!
Where is the nearest window to throw that thing out you ask??????
I've never been this small my adult life. I feel great and people are noticing my weight loss...I feel awesome in my new clothes, etc. etc.
So, why am I so frustrated?
Because I still have 2 months with the plan (it's six months and you pay no matter what)!
My goal was 135lbs....it was easy to achieve with losing 1 lbs a week....but now it seems too far and it's not about the goal weight anymore.
I do want to lose what I can in the next two months, but I just want to get OFF THIS PLATEAU!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
I've been running off and on for the past 5-6 years.
I ran a 5K in 2009 and a 10K in 2011. My ultimate goal is to run a half marathon.
I started the training for this event twice and quit half way both times.
Last week, a former student of mine emailed me and asked if I did my half in May. She asked if I was interested in running one with her in September.
I replied that I hadn't ran since March and that I always start the training for a HM and always quit and I did not want to disappoint myself again.
She replied the same thing and that's why she was asking me to participate with her so it would motivate her to run and do it.
So I told myself, why not? When I do try to train for this event, I get my runs in, no matter what.
Last night I emailed her to ask if she got her run in? She said she found a training online and had started to train.
So last night...I ran! It was only 20 minutes but I did it!
My training book that I follow is HM training for beginners. It's a 14 week program and you can chose which training you want to follow. Last time I had chosen running to improve time. When I got to running 1h30 I quit because it overwhelmed me.
This time, I chose the program, running for beginners. So this first week, I had to run 10 minutes Tuesday, 10 minutes Thursday and 15 minutes Sunday. My husband almost laughed and said, I hope you run more than that. I did 20, since I haven't ran in like 2 months! Slow and easy and steady to finish this race!!
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