Monday, January 30, 2012
Over the past 3 weeks I have lost 2lbs per week. Yes, I know a loss is a loss is a loss but after months of 7-8lb a week losses it's a bit hard to swallow. And those 2lb losses have not been easy to come by, they have required my going to the gym (which I have not really done until now), and paying attention to what I eat. So it's Monday, a fresh week, a fresh way, a fresh plan. I had my protein shake this morning (eww, eww..gag, gag) and then went to the gym for my work out before going to work. I knew that eventually my butt would have to get into gear and step up to hit my goals, I guess I just thought I would have more of a "lazy" period. I haven't even hit the under 200 goal yet (ok 8 more lbs, but still)..I wanted to be under 190 before my surgeons appoint at the end of February. I still have these goals and I want to make them work, guess I just have to get my butt in gear and work at them.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
I woke up super late this morning, didn't have time to eat breakfast at home and forgot to grab something to take with, so I stopped at McDonald's and ordered an egg mcmuffin meal with a hot tea. I walked into work with my breakfast and you would have thought I came in topless. I work with all females, they are a wonderful, supportive group who were all there when I had my surgery. They encourage and motivate me but sometimes they are seriously food police. Co-worker A says"oh my God! are you going off your plan?!" Co-worker b says "Chrissy, you are so much stronger than this". Co-worker C says "you have worked too hard to give up now, give me your food"....ummmm NOOO! I had exactly half of the mcmuffin and half the hashbrown---came in under 300 calories and I was full without being stuffed. I felt that I had made a good choice under the circumstances, and do not feel guilty~!Especially since I know that I will be rocking a work-out tonight and that this was a once in a great while thing. But sill these ladies seem to think that I am on some slippery slope of fatness and that I am giving up...I am not giving up! But I am also not going to be a prisoner to eating "healthy"...I will have fast food on occasion, I will skip a work-out here and there, I will have an occasional glass of wine. I have another friend who is all about "clean" eating..so I stit with her and listen and shake my head and say uh-huh, and I see, but the reality is that for me "clean" eating means my plate and fork got ran through the dishwasher. Not really sure where this rambling blog is going today, it almost seems like I am justifying what I ate, but no justification is needed when I made a good choice..well, it is what it is!
Friday, January 13, 2012
Had a wonderful time at Zumba last night! I love the instructor she was so patient and full of energy, she is a keeper for sure..I'm glad I took the time to find someplace I like. Thinking of trying something called "dance walk" on Monday morning, I don't work because of the Holiday and it sounds like fun...tonight will be a work out DVD night and then no planned exercise for the weekend..I am protecting that time for my family...I work full time, and am doing some work out type of activity every week night, so weekends are times for me to just chill with the family.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
I've got 15 minutes before I leave for Zumba. We're going to try a different place and see what happens. I called and the instructor seemed pretty nice. I'm glad I like Zumba and I'm proud of myself for sticking with my plan this week. I will be soooo glad when I find a place that I'm going to stick with.Organization and planning are key for me to succeed. I have not been very good at planning my meals and I think that's why it has been difficult to stick with a healthy plan. But I'm doing it slow and steady.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
My hubby likes to joke that everything is "all about me" that I like things to be my way. He's right, I do like things my way..is there something wrong with that? My BFF and I tried out a new Zumba class last night. I looove Zumba, would so much rather do that then walk on a treadmill but I wasn't thrilled with the class. I have been going to a class for a few months at a local Martial Arts studio, I loved the class, the teachers, and the atmosphere..problem is that the class outgrew the space! There just isn't enough room to move around and boy do you move in Zumba! The class we went to last night had plenty of space but no projector screens and the space was huge (tennis court sized), so I really couldn't see what the instructor was doing and she didn't have a headset to announce what she was doing...at my old class the instructor would call out..single, singe, double, double..so you knew to do a move once or twice or whatever..my BFF loved last nights class, she picked up on the instructors hand signals, even though she couldn't see her feet, she said that at the old class she felt like people were watching her...I never felt that way but if they were I really don't care, but apparently it matters to her..so I guess we will continue to look for a class although a part of me says screw it..just go back to my old studio and get there super early to stake out my spot..and then another part of me is like "ok, Chrissy is this just you finding excuses to not exercise"...or "ok, Chrissy is this just you trying to make it be all about you"...ah well at least I went to a class and never stopped moving..even if I didn't know what I was doing...Day 3 of working on me and all seems well..
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