Monday, August 13, 2012
I returned last night from Iowa. I have company right now, but I will blog sometime this week about my journey!
Thanks for all the support, Sparkies!
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Today is the last day I will be in Ohio for the remainder of the week! We are leaving for Iowa tonight at midnight. I am hoping we will arrive in time to check into our hotel room. I am excited to see our hotel, as we got upgraded to an executive King suite from a basic room due to the unavailability of another king-sized bed room. I am excited, I guess it has a sitting area and is much nicer than the latter.
In other news, I have been eating like a fat cow and eating everything in sight. The good news is that the things are mostly healthy. Well, sort of. Anyway, I am at 149.0 lb. today and today is "D-Day" for the trip; it was my goal date for my short-term goal weight of 135-ish lb. I am still twenty-some lb. away from my end goal weight, which I plan on getting to 125 lb. by October 31st. I know I can do this; I just need to suck it up and really apply myself. I am floundering here; I don't know why I can't seem to stick to anything right now.
Additionally, I am back on the medicine that caused my initial 15 pound weight gain. That medicine contributed to me going from 138-140 to 154 lb. within a month! It is funny to think my short-term goal weight is the weight I weighed only a couple of months ago. I have to keep taking this medicine, though, because I tried to substitute something else and the results were not very good. I know I am eating when I am not really hungry, but this medicine makes you think you are hungry more often than you really need to eat.
The good news is that I have been walking more, and I am sure I can reach my goal of 500 monthly fitness minutes. On the other side of things, I have yet to try my Jillian Michaels' "Burn Fat Boost Metabolism" DVD which I purchased to increase my exercise...A MONTH AGO. I guess after my failure with her "30 Day Shred" I have not gotten my confidence to try this video yet. I want to boost my metabolism and burn fat, but I guess I am intimidated by the videos. Plus, I feel sort of stupid jumping around and making pictures fall over from my body weight heaving throughout the room, upsetting things with my jumping.
Wish me luck on my trip, and pray for me: my mother-in-law is staying with me and my husband for a week when we get back!
Goals for August
Get HOT by Halloween! Lose this weight for good, and get into maintenance mode by November!
Reward myself for small milestones to keep me motivated.
Stop eating emotionally. I am self-sabotaging and I am SICK of it. Time to woman up and get this thing done!
Drink water. I have been tracking 8 glasses a day, but in reality I am falling far short of this goal lately. I need to focus on staying hydrated to keep myself free of "hunger vs. thirst" confusion.
Start strength training again. I don't care if I do this Jillian video or not, but I am only walking 20 minutes or sometimes 30 or 40 four times per week and it isn't enough. I am maintaining at 148-149 lb. for the past few weeks.
Walk DAILY instead of sporadically. I am getting an old treadmill here soon when I get back from my trip.
Also, I want to keep exercise and healthy choices in mind when I am on my trip. NO chips, candy, etc. I don't want to let this trip give me free reign to binge all the way there and back.
Sunday, August 05, 2012
I am having a bit of a problem and would like some feedback. I am working evenings and having a problem controlling my snacking. I eat a bunch of graham crackers (like, 4 or 5 sheets of them) and cookies (like four of them) and stuff after having an awesome food day, and I am not even hungry! Why am I doing this, and how do I stop?
Monday, July 30, 2012
Well, there is about one week left until I leave for the trip. I weighed in today at 148.5 lb. I am not where I want to be, and I did it:
I tried on the dress again.
While it is a lot closer to fitting than it was 7 lb. ago, it is still too damn small. I am going to have to wear a different dress. But, it is ok. I am not going to beat myself up; it was a bit of a lofty goal, I guess, and I am not giving up.
I am moving on from trying to fit into the dress, but I am still using it as a tool to gauge my weight better than the scale. My goal is to be at 145 lb. when I go on my trip, and to not gain any weight during that week. I won't have internet access, though, at least I don't think so. I won't be able to track. It is going to be a true test of all I have learned on SparkPeople.
I have a new goal: to comfortably fit into the dress by October 31st. I want to be down to 125-130 lb. ideally. I am not going to let myself spiral out of control again. I am taking back my power! October 31st is my new goal date. Let's do this thing!
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