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I just realized...

Monday, April 16, 2007

...today is also my 3 month Sparkiversary! :)

Well, I guess technically yesterday was, but I started on a Monday so really today's close enough. So I've averaged about 10lbs a month, and I have a little over a month till I leave to visit my in-laws. This bodes well for my more-agressive-mini-goal, as I'm calling it. :D

  


Weekend Update

Monday, April 16, 2007

No, not like on SNL. Although I love SNL! :) hahahaha

Well, Saturday was a pretty good day, Sunday was abysmal. I didn't even track because I knew it was bad... although -- I think I may have actually come in within range, it was not the way I should have.

Remember when I was talking about BALANCE?

Well Sunday, I had some Kashi Cereal for breakfast, so far so good. But after I was done I went to Sams' to pick up a take and bak e pizza because that's what the DH wanted -- sick, want to take care of him and give him what he wants, you know.

I probably picked the very worst pizza, because he would have hated the better ones anyway...

CHICKEN BACON RANCH PIZZA.

Who knew these things even existed? I had two slices of this abomination, it's a 16' inch pizza, divided by 8. So... yeah I didn't even look. But this is the WORST part. I felt so bad I didn't eat anything else all day except a couple of skittles and a 100 cal pack later that evening. Yeah so I kinda blew it.

But today is a new day!!! :) I just had an amazing post workout snack/lightmeal of an apple with peanut butter. MMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmm. I love peanut butter so much. I know I'll be having salad and whatnot for lunch, so I figured I could take the HIT in the FAT department.

The best news of the day is, today I weighed in at...

260!!!!

Well, I weighed twice cause my scale is wonky -- 260.5 and 259 so I figured 260 would be a good number to go with. Not quite halfway between, but erring on the heavier side, and giving me an even number FINALLY. No more .5's for me. hahaha So today was the second day I've seen that 259 number. Yesterday morning, before the eating disasters, and this morning. So I'm SURE that next week I'll be out of 260-ville!!!!

This means I've lost about 30 lbs now. :) WOOHOO!!!! And it also means only 10 lbs to go to meet my next goal.

  
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BEECOMINGME 4/16/2007 11:36AM

    Saw your post on "new Spark post entries" and thought I'd chime in, hope you don't mind. Y'know what?. It is important to deal with the little side trips and roadblocks as “par for the course”. Because they are going to come in real life, after we are at goal weight, too. And if we tumble and fall all the way to the bottom then, it will be easy to gain it all back. But if we step aside, make some "unwise" choices, and then get back on the trail -- no worrries, no bother. AND put the side-trip in proper perspective. You ate some pizza -- so what? Now you are back on track. End of story! (By the way, I kniw first-hand how horrible those Sam's Club pizzas are..... I once called their home office to find out what calories were in a plain cheese pie. Oh. My. Goodness!) Needless to say, even a slice from the local pizzaria seems like a salad in comparison. Shake it off, you will be fine.

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Balance

Thursday, April 12, 2007

I was not careful enough today to get any kind of balance in my eating. I thought I was getting a pretty good lunch -- salad, banana, dannon light n fit, 100 cal Ritz Snack Pack...

But I only had 1/2 serving of cereal, .25 cup silk, and 1 banana for breakfast...

But still that sounds ok, right? WRONG.

So far I've only had 510 of my 1480-1830 daily limit. UGGGHHH. I mean, unless we go pick up fast food or order pizza I'm gonna have a hard time reaching that. I even had to add the Dannon. I was below 500 cal earlier. And I don't feel superhungry or anything, although I do feel kinda... weary.

So I KNOW I should have added something more substantial in the mix. I was just in such a hurry this morning, so I wanted to only eat a small small bowl of cereal. I took the banana and ate it right after the gym to recharge... my salad wasn't tiny!! It had cucumber and cherry tomatoes!!!

hahaha. I NEVER EVER thought I'd be worried about not eating enough food.

I think today is the second highest amount of cardio I've entered since starting, too. NOT GOOD, DANA!!! To do way more cardio and barely any fuel.

Anyway. I will get the hang of this sometime. I need to hard boil the eggs we have so I can add those to my salad. I need some protein bad. Anyway, I just cannot wait to go home.

Also so I can take some allergy medicine because I have a stuffy/runny nose. and head. well my head's not RUNNING, but you know. And my eyes hurt.

Well that's enough whining for now! :P

  
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KLMGSU07 4/13/2007 3:34PM

    Eww, allergies = NOT FUN!! I don't really have them myself, but I always see my friends suffering and I feel so bad for them!

I feel ya on the struggling to get enough calories. Every now and then, I'm logging stuff and realize I need a ton more calories just to meet my minimum and then feel like I'm stuffing myself so I can meet it! I know we need enough calories, but it possibly being a little under feels a tiny bit better than going over!! You can usually eat more, but you can't really take back what you ate... unless you want to live in the gym! Good luck ;)

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Extra Mini-Goal

Monday, April 09, 2007

I want to officially set a mini-goal for myself of meeting that 250 by the time I go see my in-laws.

To check this goal I will do a weigh-in on that Saturday morning before going to the airport. 5/19! 250 by June is the goal for staying on track with my overall weightloss goal of 100 by the New Year. 250 by 5/19 is keeping on track with a 2lb average loss each week from where I'm at NOW.

To meet this goal I will step up my cardio time to 45 minutes minimum in each of my weekday sessions.

I will also meet my strength training and fruit/veggie requirements (2 servings each everyday) without fail once I have the opportunity to restock on the veggies, etc.

I will also complete every 1 Day Challenge (SparkTeam) unless I am physically INCAPABLE of doing the assigned challenge. If for some reason this occurs (Like the DOLPHIN thing), I will substitute my own daily challenge. Something in addition to my ordinary fitness routine.

:)

WOOHOO!

  
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BIPPY476 4/14/2007 10:38AM

  you are so contagious with your enthusiasim i love it keep up the good work i look forward to reading more of your entries thanks :0)

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Visit Home

Monday, April 09, 2007

Well, this past weekend I VERY SPONTANEOUSLY took a trip to visit family. I went alone, without the hubby, because he couldn't get away this weekend. My brother is leaving to serve a mission for 2 years in Calgary Canada! He leaves sometime not this week, but next week. So it was the last time I'll be seeing him for a while!

I think I did pretty ok this weekend. I didn't get my regular Saturday workout, but I went to a dance on Friday night, and my sister and I walked through a mall for almost 2 hours on Saturday. :D We also took some jumping pictures. haha. Foodwise, I did EH. Friday my sister made dinner, which was some chicken and some red beans and rice. It was verrrry good. Then later that night I had some Ben and Jerry's lowfat frozen yogurt, half baked flavor! WOW!!! I definitely need to be on the lookout for that in our local stores. From memory I think they only have their regular ice cream, which is a bummer. Half baked is my favorite but this puts it with much less fat and whatnot.

ANYWAY. Saturday, Kashi for breakfast, McDonald's salad for lunch, but for Dinner we went to this diner place inside of a movie theater. Anyone familiar with Hollywood Connections? I was just looking at the menu like, dangit I do NOT want another salad... so I ended up getting an appetizer of grilled chicken quesadillas. IT WAS HUGE!!! I only ate a little more than half of it, and it randomly came with a pile of lettuce (not shredded, just regular salad size cut lettuce), so I borrowed some of my sisters dressing from her salad and ate that with my dinner. Have no clue how bad that quesadilla was for me, but I feel like a tempered it well with the lettuce and not eating all of it.

Sunday was EASTER. DUNN DUN DUUUUUNNNNN!!! My mom somehow managed to have an Easter bunny and candy for me, even though she didn't know I was coming home, and we were together the whole weekend!!! How she pulled that off, I have NO IDEA. hahaha. So anyway -- no breakfast, straight to church early in the morning, when we got back I was soooo hungry.

Bad sign. They wanted to fix burgers for lunch, but I looked at them and one patty had 26 grams of fat!! YIKES!! And I knew I would want to eat more than one burger. They had some frozen pizzas that would give me 30grams with 2 slices, so I figured that was better. slightly more fat for way more food. I have bought frozen pizzas with FAR better numbers than that, so I dunno what the deal is with their pizza. Also I had salad.

But then...

I ATE THE BUNNY. :) hahahaha. And a couple of jelly beans.

Then...

It was my dad's birthday -- so there was cake and ice cream! But I only had a tiiiiiiny sliver of cake, and only 1/2 cup of ice cream. So that all in all put my over half of my day's ranges.

Luckily, I was pretty full and we had a long, non-eating drive home. I kept postponing dinner because I didn't know what to make, so I ended up having Special K for dinner and some trail mix.

So I think I might have actually come in ok for my day, but I did not track any of this weekend due to the craziness.

I managed to still lose a lb. WOOHOO!

Anyway, so it's back to normal, counted eating today.

The thing about this weekend was... for some reason I felt really bad when talking to this one lady that had known me growing up about my weight loss -- and my family too kinda. I mean, they could tell I'd lost weight since I'd seen them last (the family), but then again... the lady hadn't... and ok so I was feeling like they were like, you lost 25lbs, but you're still not the slimmest we've seen you. So wow, you really got huge.

My family is very very very supportive, so it's nothing about them. The lady seemed very interested and supportive and I told her about SparkPeople.com. But it was my own insecure thoughts making me think that, and also my regret for having let myself go so long before making a change. Well, I've gotten rid of the year before starting in gain, now I just need to keep getting rid of those other years' gains and I'll be back in business.

I go to visit my inlaws in May -- I need to make sure I do better with my eating and excercise when I'm there because I will be gone for so much longer. I know they have a treadmill, so maybe I can just use it. Last time we were there it had boxes and stuff sitting on it. hahah :) So maybe I should ask in advance if it's ok for me to use it while we're there. I think it's ok for me to have had a mediocre weekend, but I don't want to have a mediocre/bad WEEK+. If I average a 2lb loss for the weeks between now and then, I will be close to 250 when we leave. That will be at LEAST 40lbs less than the last time they saw me!!!!

I hope I can really make these next few weeks count because I've been so excited about my losing, I want it to be really noticable. :) hehe.

  
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KLMGSU07 4/9/2007 10:32PM

    Hi hi! Thanks for the blog comments. I really like that whole "I didn't cheat on a diet or exercise plan, I cheated on myself" idea. So true... and so sad! Haha I'll keep that quote fresh in my mind as well as not wanting to face the calorie counter if I make a bad choice so I stay on track! It doesn't sound like you did too terrible over the weekend, which is no easy feat when you're out of town (out of your element!), and with people who are eating different stuff than you. Anywho, I've gotta get to some schoolwork (SP is so addicting!), but I wanted to reply back to you, and also say congrats on your weight loss... and new healthy lifestyle... keep it up!!!!!!!

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