Tuesday, May 01, 2012
I'm glad to have accomplished working out for 600 fitness minutes in April. My 1 full week of hot pants, clean diet, and exercise resulted in 4lbs of weight lost followed by 2 weeks of being sick, and weight went from 154 to 158.6. Grateful that I'm at least under 160lbs!
I tried to rack up my minutes last week and did ok. Every Monday I start over at my diet and when Thursday and Friday rolls around I'm eating out with family or at events, or something. Really disappointed that this is how it's always going to be. My 6 yr old seems to be gaining weight rapidly despite me trying to get him to exercise more. I know what to do, but I'm just not consistent enough to see results for myself, and now how do I get him results. My husband eats out for most of his meals since he travels, and on weekends I want a break from cooking, so he eats out pretty much all week minus 3-4 meals. I'm starting to feel like I'm responsible not only for my weight gains, but my son's and partially my husband's.
I usually feel that I am strong enough to get things done, but lately feeling lazy to do it because I'm going to constantly struggle until I get to where I want to be. It's not going to get easier when my routines are the same, the people I'm around are the same, the behaviors are the same, my thoughts are the same. It's really depressing. I can't go to the gym, can't get a decent workout at home, tired to walking, looked into joining a yoga class and it completely conflicts with my schedule. What to do?
In the back of my mind somewhere, I still want to lose weight and be back to my smaller self so I will focus work with that thought.
Thanks for reading.
Friday, April 13, 2012
My emotions are torn!
I've been really happy and really depressed at the same time. My husband's business is going great, but I see him for less than 15 mins 5 days a week until the weekend.
Along with kids, work, and lack of sleep, I've been focusing on my diet and exercise. I don't get to exercise for long periods but I'm making the most of it.
I bought a scale and I weighed 156.6 lbs on 4/12. Finally, the numbers are moving along!
I have to keep it up, my 5k is coming up soon!
Thanks for reading!
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
I finally got my pants after almost 2 weeks of waiting. I'm glad to report that the size I ordered fits well. They are noisy and sound like sandpaper when I walk and was a little itchy at first, but fine now. I had them on for 30 mins and my thighs started to get clammy, then I exercised for 25 mins on treadmill and I did sweat a lot more than normal not only in the pants, but in other places too. I wore then to work tonight so I will have them on for approximately 11 hrs, so we'll see. If all it does is makes me sweat more, I'll be happy! It's already given me a lot of motivation to wear them and exercise.
I weighed at publix and took my measurements..I gained 4 inches on my thighs..which I don't understand at all! I lost inches around my waist and bust, all other places remained the same. Scale said I lost two lbs..but I am always skeptical of scales...but glad for it if it is true. I no longer own a scale, but I want a really good one that shows body fat too. Anyone got a sacle that's super accurate?
I did grocery, prepared food for 2 days, and made of list of like 10 meals and snacks that I will be eating for the rest of the week.
I found that I am still craving something sweet after I eat and I do a lot of mindless eating and before I realize what I did, it's already done, but it's all in 1-2 bites and not large portions. Will have to work on this.
So I won't be doing karate, I need a class that's on the weekend when I know my husband will be home for sure.
Thanks for reading. Hope everyone has a great week!
Friday, April 06, 2012
that my first day back went well. I ended up walking for 50 minutes and tried to eat as decent as possible. Instead of using white flour to make roti, I used whole wheat flour and only ate a small piece. Other things I ate were a fiber one bar, chicken chilli, oatmeal with peanut butter, roti and like .25 cup cooked potato, low fat yogurt with some cherrios, and had goldfish for snack. I wanted to limit carbs, but seems like I ate a lot of it. My calories for the day was 1000 since I tried to eat really small portions of everything, I did have 5 small meals so that was good. I also drank 8 glasses of water!
I am going to stay ahead of my my meals so I don't eat whatever. I have to go grocery shopping for more fruits and veggies, protein.
Thank you all for your kind words and great advice on my blog. I really really appreciate them! I've been stressed with my husband's schedule and being alone with kids all the time. Thank God for my Dad, I can sleep for like 5-6 hrs after work everyday.
I'm looking into putting my 6 yr old son back in karate and maybe joining him since it's a mixed class. Just have to figure out what to do with the little person while we go. I hate asking people to babysit, but I will have to if I want to do anything besdies running and walking.
Anyone doing this? walk.walgreens.com/sweepstakes I ame across it the other day, may visit Walgreens to see what it's all about.
My shift tonight is dragging, can't wait to go home and sleep, wake up, and exercise!
Have a great weekend everyone! Have a happy Good Friday and Easter! :-)
Thursday, April 05, 2012
Today, April 5th, is the day I am going to start again. I'm still not feeling it 100% but I cannot afford to keep going, I don't have a plan. I didn't think it would be overwhelming until I looked around my kitchen and saw breads, cereals, jelly beans, and cake to name a few of the things I will be avoiding. I know I can do this, but I don't know how I can give up all the things I don't want to eat when they're in my house for others to eat. I am the only one interested in losing weight at my house, I am the one in charge, and the one that has to hear all the food complaints. So I don't know, I'm going to start simple with protein shakes, salads, egg whites, oatmeal, nuts, fruits, veggies, limiting sugars, breads, rice.
I'm down to a size 10, I don't know what I weigh at the moment, I no longer have a scale. I'm still waiting for my "hot pants" to get here. In the mean time I will work on my strength, training and running.
Wish me luck! & Thanks!
Wish me luck.
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