Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Ahhh how am i doing.
Well, i reached my goal weight the weekend before last. A pound under it actually. I was very, very happy. I have now made a new goal, another 20 or so pounds, to see how i get on. I'm watching that BMI scale, i'm still 'obese' at the moment, so getting into 'overweight' should be an acheivement. It won't feel like it to be honest. I don't want to be 'overweight'.... obviously. I want to be 'average'. I do need to tell myself that it'll be an acheivement to reach overweight though, because then i'll be halfway there. And i don't want to set too big a goal that it's too hard and too long and i fail.
I ate a Chinese last night. I overate too. I had wayyy too much. I don't know about this not beating yourself up for slipping now and again. I think I might need to be stricter with myself... i ate it and thought "well hey i haven't pigged out in a while, i've done well".... and deep down i do, and deep down i think i should pig out once in a while, or have whatever you like for just one meal.
I just feel crap about it today. I feel stupid.
I have a workout tonight, so i'm gonna try and sweat alot. I feel like i'm sweating the bad stuff out. Once i'm back on track, everything will be ok then?
Another thing is i have a cold, grrr! So can hardly breath right now. Exercise will do me good though.
So ciao for now i guess!
Sunday, March 21, 2010
I have my weigh in today, Sunday.
I'm looking forward to it and have decided i will feel ok whatever the result is. It would be really amazing for me to have reached my goal weight. Yikes, what do i do then? Make a new goal, i suppose.
On the other hand, if i'm not quite there, i know how close i really am... i think it's actually less than 2lbs. So i can handle that, i know i can do it. I ate bad Friday night, but it was just the one meal.... soooo i didn't beat myself up too much about it. I enjoyed it and now i'm over it.
I had a very hard workout yesterday too, and did some extra strength training. Last time i did that i lost big, but i'm not getting my hopes up either way.
The key is, i'm happy right now. Really happy. People are complimenting me all the time and i know i'm so much healthier than i was, and i'm never, ever going back to the silly way i was. I'm already at a weight and sie i never thought i'd see again so i need to remind myself to be proud of that.
Another good thing? I tried on a smaller jeans and pants size yesterday, to see how they would fit. They're snug at the moment, but i can actually fit into them... which i would never have thought this time last year. I am almost a size 16. That is so huge to me. I think i now have that motivation i needed, when i was struggling last month and such.
So maybe my new goal will be to make that 16 fit comfortably. Hell, why stop there? If i've made it this far, maybe i can make it to a size 14 !!
Thursday, March 18, 2010
So it was Carol's Birthday in work yesterday and her friend brought a big spread buffet into work. I am normally really good in work, and will politely decline. This was sandiwiches, salads and seafood... so i thought, i'll have some. So i did.
I ended up eating a lot more than i should have. I didn't beat myself up too much though... probably too little infact. I thought, well, i've been good, no cheating or mistakes, exercise has been great, so why not have this little pig out? It was only brown bread and stuff... maybe some doritoes with some dip. Ok it doesn't sound great now or make me feel very good about it, but i'm back to normal straight away so.... we'll see.
I just hope i can still manage to have a weight loss this week.
My past 2 workouts have been so intense, and have lasted atleast an hour, whereas i'm normally done after 40 mins. So i'm still feeling good anywho. My belly isn't though, haha.
So i'm planning to work very hard tonight, keeping up with my strength training, i'm loving it since i started! My pectorals and triceps are still sore from Sunday's workout, but i like the pain showing me i've pushed myself.
So let's get back to it. =)
Monday, March 08, 2010
I'm going to blog here more often, really.
I've had about 4 weeks of staying the same and small gains... but finally this weekend i had a loss! Yay, i feel as though i've broken through a wall that needed breaking down. I was working out hard and was good over most of those 4 weeks, yet still wasn't losing.
I read a few SparkPeople Article over the last week - all about strength training. I've never really bothered so much - always concentrated on the cardio. SO i made changes. I hav dumbells now and i used a strength part on one of my DVDs, i did a good 20 mins of constant strength training, and MAN WAS IT HARD WORK!!!!
But guess what ? The hard work paid off, i had a breakthrough. I lost almost 7lbs this week and i can honestly say this is definitely down to the strength training.
So now i'm making sure to keep it up, and most definitely keep variety. One of the articles stuck with me, it said you need to shock your body sometimes, mixing stuff up and changing your work out, and then when you're hurting after your workout - you must have done something right! I really feel like i have too, it's 2 days after my workout and my hamstrings are KILLING from squats and my biceps/triceps from the dumbell exercises!
But hey, IT FEELS GOOD !!!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Wow, i'm writing a blog!
The reason i actually don't use the blog here is because i have a diary (with the wonderful opendiary.com) and vent all my feelings there, not just my lifestyle/weight feelings... so i kinda feel i don't need this. Soooo i decided to give here a go. See how it goes !
I had pizza last night after Stephen talked me into it. He doesn't mean to make me eat or anything, he just gets like me when he wants junk food, needs it and pushes it upon other people.
I don't feel too bad about it... because i am going to make it ok, by getting right back on board and pushing my workouts this week. I put on 1.25lbs last week, so i do need a loss this week now, i can't have another gain.
So i had a jog around the yard this morning because nobody was here. Did 10 minutes straight, no stopping, which is good for me. So i feel a little bit better. I've been doing some jumping around on my spare 5 minutes in the office and i'll be doing a dvd later tonight.
So let's get back on track! (again!)
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