Tuesday, December 20, 2011
I have been SO busy with home, work, my son, issues at home, 2 dogs, my husband, life in general. As usual, I get all gung ho and lose weight and then stress hits and life hits and I put myself last and binge. I got up to 168 lbs, which meant that I gained the weight back, plus 2. it really scared me and frustrated me. I am back in the "obese" category of BMI. My acid reflux came back. Ugh! I have 2 pairs of pants that fit me.
The last few weeks I have been back on track. Tracking my food every day. There are some days I go over. I have also been exercising almost every day. Gazelle, walk the dog, Wii Walk It Out, etc. I am down to 165 lbs as of this AM. I am beginning to feel a little better. I am making myself a priority this time.
I have a picture of myself hanging on my wall above my desk from when I was thinner. I have a pair of pink jeans in my closet with the tags on (size 10.) I was almost able to fit in them a year ago! I am now up to a 16! So they are hanging where I can see them for motivation.
I am almost ready for Christmas. Shopping is done. Have to finish decorating the tree. I am working a lot of OT this week as I am off next week.
Friday, October 21, 2011
I kind of "gave up" for a few weeks with the stress from work and going away on vacation. I was happy to see that I had stayed at 163 lbs instead of going up. Now this week I am back on track with calories and getting in a little exercise and this morning I was at 164 lbs! Ugh! I have to get past that and keep going in spite of the frustration I feel right now.
At least the sun is shining today and it is Friday! So I tell myself that I will do better today than I did yesterday, and eventually the scale will come down!
Monday, September 26, 2011
I went to the Y on Saturday and did 35 minutes on the treadmill. I went to the Y yesterday and did 40 minutes on the treadmill, 3.5 mph, and then did lower body nautilus weights and core. I haven't done weights since February! So I cut back a little on the weight so I would not be sore. I am a tad sore today, but not too bad.
Food last week was "ok." Not bad. I could make some healthier choices. The calories were on average 1550. Would like to be a bit lower, around 1400. Water was good, especially for me! Drinking my 8 cups of water every day. Not easy! I went to Target yesterday and bought all kinds of flavored drops and powders that you mix with water: Propel Grape Zero, Mio drops in 3 different flavors, even Target brand Archer Farms Apple Pear. I have a 29 ounce stainless water bottle and fill that up with water and throw in a couple of drops or a packet of powder. It is more diluted than the direction, but just that little bit of flavor helps.
My TOM was late and then I got cramps a week later. Had some hot flashes this week and even had a couple of anxiety attacks. Came real close to having to take a Xanax. (Haven't had to take one since Easter!) I think this is all hormonal. Just wish it was over. the mood swings and depression don't help when I am trying to lose weight! It really mucks up my motivation! It makes it that much harder to resist the chocolate cake and chocolate ice cream!! I am an emotional eater, and being overly emotional from hormones is not fun!
In the meantime, I did spend time this weekend counting my many blessings, which helps me to focus on the positive.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Day 2 of my current Spark Streak! LOL! Can't wait to be able to say "Day 200 of my Spark Streak." Today's calories were slightly lower than yesterday. I did 40 minutes of Wii Walk It Out today and 2 x 15 reps for hip adduction and abduction. I need to go and find something to wear for my work luncheon tomorrow. I am dreading it! Not much fits me anymore. I have to just "deal" with it and focus on my goals. I know that in about 2-3 weeks, if I keep it up, I will be able to begin fitting back into my clothes, so I just have to deal with it in the meantime. It's just a couple more weeks, right?
I did get in over 11,000 steps yesterday. I am at 9200 so far today, so I will go walk around outside with the dogs to make sure I get over the 10,000 steps today. I am trying to stay off the scale and only weigh myself once a week. That scale is like an addiction. And just like an addiction, it causes such highs and such lows. I will also try to do a little Bender Ball tonight while watching tv.
Survivor tonight! Woo Hoo!
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