Monday, May 17, 2010
Many of you know the story of my original weight loss. 230-168 with Chalean and Spark, but this is after last summer and until now.
After reaching my goal weight, my workout regimen went from daily to every other day for resistance training and from cardio daily to just walking most days. Now this would have been fine because my workouts were intense and I did have periods of more intensity, but my eating also slipped. I went back to old habits of eating at night, not eating enough during the day, skipping meals, or just not eating enough good stuff with too much bad stuff in between lol. Slowly the scale moved up. I lied to myself and said it's water or ignored the scale all together. My size didn't really change much so I ignored it.
All the while my muscles were weakening and atrophying and the fat was multiplying (taking place where the weight from the muscle was less). By the end of December the doctor said I was up 30lbs! In about 3.5 months! I have learned I have to watch every bite or else I gain and gain fast. Everyone is different, but this is something you have to play with once you hit your maintainance weight. This has happened before. Fast weight gain. At least I already knew what I needed to do about it!Or I thought I knew...
Did any of you see Oprah's show about the new book Women, Food, and God? Well it touches on alot of my lessons learned. I went back to the healthy eating, keeping a record of what I ate, exercising daily but not overdoing it. For the first 6-8 weeks I lost 20 lbs and did great! Things slowed a bit in March cause my healthy eating slacked and in April I had surgery and didnt exercise for a few weeks. I continued with my resistance workouts in those months but the eating wasn't great so I didn't lose but a few lbs and went up/down a few times. Then mid April...I put on a bikini from last summer. Well I was only 5lbs above and the suits looked decent except up top. something caused a big change there, hormones maybe, and they havent returned, they're bigger. WTF? So I decided for the 2nd half of April and all of May to step up all my workouts and really eat as healthy and natural as possible. It's working and that's all great but the other piece of the puzzle hasn't been mentioned.
I thought I worked out all my issues that made me fat, but if that was the case, I wouldn't be doing this again and again. I gained the weight b/c my marriage was falling apart and I was alone at night with my baby while he was on the couch. I was lonely. So I ate. I also felt guilty for the problems and that gave me anxiety, so I ate. Even now, I feel guilty for not being a good enough mom, for her not being able to see her dad, for being in pain and not being able to work, and all of these feelings lead to anxiety which I comforted with food or smoking or both. I started telling people how I feel and talking it out as much as I can. I also write in a journal. I had to do a lot of soul searching to figure this out in the first place.
Now I cook dinners for the 2 of us that finish up about 630-7. This gives me enough time to clean up, take puppies out, and get my daughter ready for bed. Then I'm asleep and don't have time to eat! It helps. If I want to smoke I'm chewing gum. The Chantix was a lifesaver too! I'm going to quit smoking and lose weight and maintain and that's the plan! I will post pics soon!
I'm only a few lbs from my first goal again and going to surpass that in no time! I'm enjoying fitness again and loving the meals we are having. My lil girl is learning about living healthy the right way!
Here are a few steps that may help you reach your goals. If you need more help, let me know. Friend me on FB also. I am always willing to help.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I am not sure what is going on with Winter this week, but she is getting into everything and making huge messes. It is not in her character. Already this week she was making a card in my scrapbooking area and decided to use my glue. Instead of asking for help when she couldn't get the glue to come out, she took off the lid and accidentally spilled it everywhere. Again instead of asking for help, she covered it with other cards, cardstock, papers, and some special items. I found it the next day. Every thing was stuck to the table and a big sticky mess of half dried glue and destroyed artwork.
The next mess was well, let's just say she destroyed an entire bathroom and emptied everything in it. BTW, these messes are made in 5 minutes flat. I had 2 talks with her by this point about why she doesn't get into things that don't belong to her. I also talked to her about asking for help and telling me when she makes a mess by accident. "Would you rather tell me when you make a mess and I will clean it up or would you rather me find it days later and have me get angry and punish you?"
This is why what happened tonight really made me fly off the handle, freak out, have a cow, sh@t a brick, and send her to bed without a book or my hair to hold! I am still a little p1ssed and I am usually pretty laid back and cool, calm, and collected. I never stay mad for longer then the initial shock period.
She went upstairs to the craft area to find some things for decorating her shoebox for class. I told her to get the new glitter glues, stickers, and nothing else. I went out with the dogs so they could pee before bed. I was gone no more then 5 minutes. Earlier in the day we had been talking about what colors you mix to make gray, brown, black, and pink. That is what they are doing in class as well as learning to read and write the names and sort, pattern etc. Anyway, after taking the pups out, I called for her, no answer. I went upstairs to feed the cats, and she started down the steps saying c'mon mom let's go to bed! I continued up to feed the cats (they eat by the craft table). The mess was CRAZY! She decided to make colors with my paints. Not in cups or bowls and not in little spots on a piece of paper. She took entire bottles of paint in every color and dumped them out on the TABLE! Then she mixed them around with her hands to make brown. It didn't stop there either. The amount of paint was so much that it poured down onto the chairs. Then dripped down to the light beige carpet. I guess she tried to clean it up because the bathroom was covered in brown paint too. The white towels were brown and best of all from the craft table to the bathroom the carpet was decorated in big brown spots. What a mess! It was so bad, my description doesn't do it justice. I threw out the rest of the paint, even the ones she didn't use. I didn't want to see paint for a long time!
The crazy thing is that wasn't the worst carpet mess today. A few hours ago, my Chihuahua threw up what can only be descibed as diarrhea of the mouth! It looked and like it too! Now I know where that term comes from! ?That was NASTAAY! Hopefully my puppy isn't blocked. He seems fine now. Oh what a day. I can't wait to hit the hay.
Good night all. Have a nice clean day Thursday!
Thursday, October 01, 2009
This is great! I am glad there will be at least 1 magazine my daughter can read and feel good about herself. I love the Dove commercials too. I believe Dove is behind this push as much as the readers and their comments.
My weight loss goals have nothing to do with pounds or being as skinny as I can, I want to be muscular, fit, strong, still curvy, and always improving. Lately all the guys I date tell me "you don't need to lose any more weight, if you do I may not be attracted to you anymore, haha kidding". Whatever, they are not kidding and I lose interest in them as soon as they blurt out this ignorant statement. It is my body and I can do what I want, if you don't like it, hit the road, JACK! Hopefully these campaigns will make more women confident and happy with their bodies at any shape. I am between 168-172lbs right now, my body fat numbers come in 15-21%, size 8. I am happy here, I was also happy at 230lbs but not healthy. I think women need to keep in mind that weight/size ratio varies in every woman depending on muscle mass and you can be at a healthy weight, but have normal weight obesity (NMO) if your muscle mass is too low. Don't worry what that scale says, just exercise, eat healthy, and say something nice to yourself in the mirror every single time you look into it!
I am here to help anyone lose weight or get healthier. Please contact me if you have questions.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
So do you have a main issue? I do. I didn't realize why. This article was really helpful. Please read it and let me know if it helped y'all!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I am so excited. We all have been waiting patiently for these to be advertised for sale to the public! Today they are available on my Beach Body site under products. WOOHOO!
The new dvds are as follows:
DVD 1-Previously released-Fat Burn Challenge, I've Got Abs, & Get Lean Intervals in the deluxe package.
DVD 2- Dynamic Flow Yoga- uses weighted gloves and a blend of pilates, yoga, martial arts movement & sport stretching. Makes you sweat while you stretch.
DVD 3-Extreme Intervals-Cardio Intervals w/ the Ball – similar to Chalean Extreme circuit training interval workouts but the weight work is done using a stability ball
DVD-4- Lower Extreme Zone- 30 min. of intense lower body circuit work (squats, lunges, plyometrics work, screamers, traveling lunges, blasts, double dips) &
Extreme Core circuit including Core work on the Ball – “Not for newbies” per Chalene. Uses weighted gloves & stability ball to up the intensity.
**Please don't forget to purchase through my link, I would greatly appreciate it.. To order---Follow link and click shop for products-then videos-then Chalene, you can purchase the entire set with everything she has released so far ,just the new set with weights & ball or purchase set without weights and ball just DVDs.
If you already ordered the deluxe set and you have disk 1, you can either order it now and use the extra as a backup to possible scratches on your current, sell them, or lend them out to family or friends...a great Holiday gift for a friend trying to get in shape and needs/wants a workout for motivation! Nobody motivates like Chalene!
Thanks Spark Friends!
If you have questions about Beach Body, What it is? What a coach does?? or How to get started with a free account, club account (-10%), or coach account (-25%)? Contact me via spark mail and I can fill you in! www.beachbodycoach.com/liveinmoment
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