Thursday, June 21, 2012
I did pretty well for my first day.
Breakfast: Special K Protein Plus, 1 cup; .5 cup 1% milk
Lunch: ViSalus Shake with 9 strawberries
1 packet Banana Energy mix-in
1 slice 100% whole wheat Pepperidge Farm bread, 2 tbsp. peanut butter
Snack: 1 Babybel light
Dinner: McDonald's Southwest Salad with grilled chicken, no dressing
1 Fruit N' Yogurt parfait
Snack: 1 5-oz glass of Sangria
Calories: 1,147 Carbohydrates: 138 g Fat: 44 g Protein: 79 g
As you can see, I did have a glass of wine, but I had half a bottle left from earlier in the week. I was low on my calories for the day, so I splurged. I stayed within my ranges for everything. My sodium intake was around 1,200 mg. Overall, pretty good!
Exercise: 15 minute walk, .76 miles. I know, not much, but the heat was too much to bear.
Today, so far, I walked a bit over a mile. I plan on walking more later today and working in some strength training. I am going strong!
Also, because I was so excited, I did weight myself: 153.0 down 1.5 lb. from yesterday. It is from all the sodium, I think, because I haven't been eating right until yesterday! But I will take it!
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I just wrote a long blog and inadvertently deleted it. So, to recap:
Today marks 51 days until the big wedding. My husband and I are going out to Iowa for his brother's wedding. I have a dress to squeeze into, which only zips halfway up as of right now. Hopefully, I can spend the next 51 days sticking to my diet and losing some of this weight I have put on. At this point, I'd be happy to be at 140 lb. I am 14.5 lb away from that goal. So, for the next 51 days, I am incorporating ViSalus drink mix into my diet and sticking to my ranges.
I just read a great blog by JENSFITJOURNEY, and it has motivated me to do a daily blog on my day, including diet and exercise. I start tomorrow morning, blogging about what I did today. I am not going to blog on the same day anymore, because knowing myself, anything could happen between now and midnight.
I am currently a size 8/10 with the 8 being really damn tight, so probably just say a size 10 dress. I was like 136 or so when I fit into the size 6 dress that I need to wear. I know 2 dress sizes in 51 days is a lot, but I am striving for it with all my might!
GOAL 1: Walk every day, even if it is just for 10 minutes. I plan of getting up earlier than I did today, and exercising before it gets too hot. I only did 15 minutes today, or 3/4 mile. Every step counts! Plus, I am on my feet for my work.
GOAL 2: Drink lots of water!
GOAL 3: Weigh in only 1x per week, on Wednesday. Post weight in here.
GOAL 4: NO drinking, period. It isn't worth it! It is half the reason I am where I am at.
GOAL 5: Drink at least 1 ViSalus shake daily, as one of my meals. I like it for breakfast, preferably. I want to up that to two shakes per day and 1 reasonable meal, but I am flexible here due to previous issues with consistency.
My current weight: 154.5 lb. as of this morning.
My goal weight: 125 lb.
Pounds to lose: 29.5 lb.
For the next 51 days:
Goal weight loss: 15-20 lb.
Wish me luck. I will check in tomorrow with the results of
Monday, June 18, 2012
Another week has elapsed, and that means I am another week closer to the big wedding day. I am the same weight as I was last week, which I guess could be worse. I know now that it can always be worse.
I am on track today with my food so far. I went for a short walk, but had to turn around because I couldn't take the heat! I am feeling motivated, so hopefully I CAN stick to it.
I feel like today could be a new beginning. I like this feeling. I know that slip ups happen. I can keep bouncing back. I am bouncing back.
I feel like I can totally meet my goal of losing 15-20 lb. in the next two months. I WILL fit into that damn dress!
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
I have had a major motivation problem lately. A week ago, I tried on the dress I was supposed to wear to a wedding in August and it only zips halfway up! I have exactly two months until this wedding, so today I went for a walk and ate an Atkins Advantage bar for breakfast. I am going to eat a healthy lunch of salad with pork chops and a light dinner at work. I am going to go back to a semi-Atkins state of watching my carbs, but not dieting per se.
I am making a lifestyle change. Saying NO to alcohol on the weekends, NO to mindless eating, and NO to the endless excuses.
Today I weighed in at 153.5 lb. The most I have ever weighed in my life, again! I am maxing out on my weight. I am short, so the 15 pounds I gained this past month or so have really made a bad look for me. It is all fat, and my clothes don't fit. Like, none of them fit, even the bigger ones I'd previously gotten. I am so ready for change, it is not even funny.
So wish me luck! I am going to eat only when I am hungry, exercise, and I hope to fit into that dress by August.
Starting weight: 153.5
Goal weight for August 5th: 138.5
I think 15 pounds is a reasonable amount to aim for in two months.
Saturday, June 02, 2012
1. Weigh in only once per week.
2. Track all food.
3. Exercise daily, at least 1 mile walk. I can commit to that.
4. Eat only when hungry.
5. No more mindless snacking!
6. Aim to lose 8-10 lb. but don't focus solely on the number.
7. Measure all food consumed.
8. Eat more fruits and vegetables.
9. Celebrate non-scale victories!
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