Monday, November 11, 2013
I have lost 16 pounds total! And 6% body fat…gone! I am still on track and feeling awesome! I still see my personal trainer twice a week and he kicks my butt for a half hour each time. But, I also do 40 minutes of cardio when I am done with my personal training sessions and then I do 60 minute cardio session twice a week, and walk the other days. The really cool thing is that I can feel and see muscles on my body. I feel stronger! It is exciting.
My food intake is the biggie. My trainer says that weight loss is 80% diet, and 20% exercise. And I know now that is so true. My trainer wants me to stay around 1200 calories. When I first started I thought NO WAY, that is too low! But, that is why I wasn't loosing weight before. That is what works for me. But here is the thing….I don't always stay at 1200. Somedays I go below that…some days above that. I probably average around 1200-1400. My body is funny when it comes to diet. I have to mix it up. If I have a day when I am not exercising, like Sundays, or if I am at work but not walking as much as I need to I lower my calories quite a bit. But, if I have a day when I do lots of cardio, or my body is screaming for food…I feed it. Yesterday for example I wasn't really hungry at all. I went to church but didn't do much else. So I took in less calories. I also don't deprive myself all the time. We tried a new pie place the other day and I ate a sliver of 2 kinds of pie. And it was awesome. But, I don't do that every day. I also still have pizza…and other foods I like. But, I balance it. And I try not to do that more than once a week.
I am not worried about the holidays, because I know I can plan ahead. I will enjoy myself on Thanksgiving. But, not all the days before and after that! And I will let myself have treats around Christmas, but I will stay in my calorie range.
I am still learning. And I am still progressing. I have more weight to lose, but I know I can do it! I have had to get rid of A LOT of clothes!! A skirt that was tight on me a few months ago now just falls off my body. It is a great feeling.
I'll check in again in 1 month! Maybe then I'll post a before and after!
Thursday, October 03, 2013
This is my monthly check in on my progress.
And what a great check in it is!
Down 12+ inches!
Down 13 pounds!
(I forget my body fat %, but I think its down 4%!)
Yesterday I weighed in, and there was no change from the week before. Hum. I was bummed. My trainer says I "flat lined", which you never say to a nurse! :) But, anyway...He pointed out that this has happened to me before. Sometimes I don't lose for a week. So, that made me feel better. But, what made me feel great was shopping for new clothes yesterday and going down a size!!
I am in L now, instead of XL. NO MORE XL EVER!!!
I feel great! I am so glad that I went shopping on a day that my weight did not budge. I needed to be reminded that sometimes you don't see the results on the scale, but you do with your clothes.
Sunday, August 04, 2013
Things are going well since I got my trainer! He has given me a plan, and some real direction and motivation. I needed all of that! I have been doing well since I started a couple weeks ago, but these past couple days I have been so hungry. So, that has been hard.
Then a patients family brought in pies for all the nurses on our floor, and one was banana creme pie....my absolute favorite. I had a tiny bit of it. It was hard to resist on a day when I am going and going and then have my favorite dessert brought right to me! But, I didn't go overboard. And I really wanted to! Then we went to a wedding reception that night, and there was this cake that my friend handed to me, which I promptly gave to my husband....yet still had a bite. :) I know I am not PERFECT. But, I am better. I am overall making better choices. And I am seeing results.
I already feel so much better. I just hope it shows in my clothes soon!
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
I have tried many times since 2009 to get back on track, to reach my weight loss and fitness goals. I have not been successful. Well....with the exception of running my first 5K in December. (woot, woot) But, even then, I really did not see the scale budge. It seems that what used to work for me, just wasn't working anymore. And I have been searching and praying for an answer to rid me of my mounting frustrations.
So today, thanks to a great work friend who gave me a good recommendation, I think I might have found the answer...in the form of a personal trainer. I am not saying right now that this is the answer to all my problems. I am not bold enough to make a statement like that. But, it is a start. And I feel hopeful. I haven't felt like that in awhile. Really and truly hopeful. I need guidance, someone to watch over me...guide and direct me through this hellish weight loss process. I had a good vibe this morning when we met. And I like his attitude. He told me flat out that my thyroid issues may be a struggle...but, I am willing to push myself and try this out. And so is he.
I am quietly optimistic for now. But hope to be shouting for joy in a big obnoxious way soon!
I am also trying acupuncture for the first time today. Another RN that I work with said it was a fix for her neck and shoulder problems, and helps with stress. So we'll see. I feel like it is another step in the right direction towards personal care. I am healing ME!
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