FROGGYFROGERSON's SparkPeople Blog FROGGYFROGERSON's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Starting over...again I tumbled off the workout/eating well/logging everything wagon for a while, not sure how long exactly, I'm sure I could look at a calendar and figure it out, but I'm not going to, that time is gone, it's lost and I can't make up for lost time. I have a dozen excuses as to why I tumbled off the wagon, but again, those are excuses and pretty lame ones, at that, and don't help me. <BR> <BR> I'm going to start back exercising tomorrow, I haven't been to my gym in a long time, I can't even real... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 14:07:42 EST Health and Fitness Goals for September I didn't make goals for August since I started working out and exercising July 19th, so really my goals for August were to just keep going and stick with the program, but going into September I thought it would be a good idea to make some goals. <BR> <BR> 1. Start couch to 5k program (3 days/week, other days do elliptical trainer) <BR> 2. Start strength training 2 days a week <BR> 3. No alcohol for 30 days! (I want to see if this will help with my weight loss efforts, I read somewhere that ... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 22:45:28 EST 1 month mark! I started this journey July 19th, so today marks one full month. I am proud of myself for staying on track for a whole month, which should make it easier, what's that saying? It takes 21 days to make something a habit? Something like that, which is probably why this is starting to seem easier. I've lost 11 pounds so far just from tracking my calories in and working out. I plan on keeping it up and hopefully I'll be down 11 more pounds by the end of the 2nd month :) Sun, 19 Aug 2012 17:02:14 EST Wash Week I'm going into my weigh-in tomorrow with the mindset that this week has basically been a wash. I've been good about staying in my calorie range but didn't work out over the weekend then didn't work out on Monday because I was feeling funky - I did grocery shopping, which I'm counting as at least something, but it definitely wasn't a work out. I did workout Tuesday, but didn't work out yesterday (I was sick) and today is my husband's birthday, and I still have to get him a present, so the walk... Thu, 16 Aug 2012 13:58:39 EST Inspiration I'll admit that since I started this weight loss journey roughly 3 weeks ago, I've been pretty much obsessed with calorie counting and all things health and fitness. Heck, I have 2 different apps on my Android, Sparkpeople's app and Myfitnesspal's app. What I like about Myfitnesspal's app is the predictive message it flashes you after you enter your calories eaten and burned for the day, it gives you a message that reads "If everyday were like this one you'd weigh ___ in 5 weeks". So for me, ... Tue, 7 Aug 2012 14:49:08 EST Friday update I did really well this week. What helped I think was all the planning I put into meals for the week and following through with tracking my food intake and all the exercising I did. I also did really well with not stepping on the scale until this morning! I can't lie. I was tempted a couple of days this week to peek, but I didn't. <BR> <BR> I lost 3 pounds this week. Bringing my total weight loss to 7 pounds so far. I'm happy with that. After exercising so much the last couple of weeks thoug... Fri, 3 Aug 2012 22:08:35 EST So far, so good Since I started on July 19th, I've done really well with tracking my food intake and exercising. I've been focusing on cardio for now. I figure I'll start adding some weight lifting once I've lost about 30 pounds, that way if I see a weight gain of a pound or two I won't be as likely to get discouraged. <BR> <BR> Speaking of weight. I've made some great progress on that front so far. I worked out every day last week, from July 20-July 28 alternating the treadmill with random inclines to the... Mon, 30 Jul 2012 11:52:05 EST New decade, renewed goal I've decided that I'm going to make my thirties the decade where I get my weight and health in check. Losing weight is hard for me, as it is for many people, so I think the first thing I'm going to focus on is being more active and eating better (or at the very least, smaller portions). I tend to give up too easily, which means, starting from square one when I get it in my head to start losing weight....again. I get easily discouraged by how slowly I make progress, forgetting that even a litt... Thu, 19 Jul 2012 10:53:18 EST