No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
Down another two pounds this week. I am VERY happy with this as I seemed to have fallen off the wagon for awhile. I bought some new workout clothes. I have my list ready for grocery shopping tomorrow. Making turkey burgers in the morning for lunches this week. Need to figure out what time I need to get up in order to work out, shower and be ready to leave for work on time. Will have to start going to bed WAY earlier to do that....
Listening to Jillian Michaels newest…Continue
I woke up early and went to bootcamp class at the gym. It was awesome. 5 minutes of intense exercise, 30-60 seconds of each exercise and then immediately onto the next. After 5 minutes, we had a 2 minute walk break. Then repeated. We did that 3 times then moved onto abs.
I had a green smoothie for the first time today. But it wasn't really green, more brown. I put in skim milk, a whole banana, frozen strawberry pieces, frozen strawberry yogurt and lots of spinach. It…Continue
This morning was my first Weight Watchers weigh-in. I lost 5.2 lbs and had my accomplishment celebrated by the group. It was quite a nice experience. I ate smart...at school Friday we had a Coldstone ice cream cake and cupcakes for a teacher that was leaving and I stayed away from it. And it was easy to do! My wife lost 4.4 lbs too. I am so proud of her!
Here's my AHA! moment:
I think what is making this weight lose attempt more successful (it's only been 3 weeks) is that in…Continue
So I am in the mood to watch videos about food. I have already seen Food, Inc. and Hungry for Change. Next on my list is Sick, Fat and Nearly Dead. I am thinking about Supersize me but I do not really eat fast food so I am not sure if I would get anything out of it. I eat about 85% organic; the other 15% is contributed to the hubby's bad habits. So I am looking for movies to expand my knowledge.
I've decided to share with you guys some pictures I took of my fat. I'm hoping by posting this it will releasing from feeling like my self worth is connected to the way I look. I know logically that no matter how big I get, or how many rolls of fat I have on back ( which is three) that I matter and I'm loved. But when I look in the mirror hear myself saying things like
" you like crap"
" how can you expect your husband to touch and be with you when you look like…Continue
so these diet plans. ( i am sitting at work killing time before i crack and go and find something to eat, so here goes my thought for the day. i am doing this diet plan with detailed menus for every day. so far, 2 weeks in, i have managed not to stick to a single one. i have been trying to eat a little better (with varying results) but i thought that a more detailed diet plan would help me, seeing as just cutting back hasnt worked before. evidently. but 3 weeks in, i find myself trapped in…Continue
For the past month and a half I've been doing spinning class at my gym with a friend. Honestly I'm not sure I would have gone consistently if it weren't for the friend suggesting it. She LOVES it, so we keep going. It's growing on me. I like that I can burn lots of calories and it's low-impact, which is really nice for my migraine (I cannot do lots of classes because they induce a migraine). I'm looking forward to 6 months-1 year from now when I'm in better shape and my heart rate recovers…Continue
I am planning out a wonderful Saturday. I am indulging myself. Not so much in over-eating. I mean, in relaxing, in doing what I want to do (not what I have to do), and in taking a break. Even though next week I'll have Friday off, I know I need some down time after the last few weeks of craziness.
I was planning on going to lunch and then going to see a movie before my massage, but the timing isn't going to work out. So my revised plan after sleeping in…Continue
Last week I missed my weigh in. Was out of town and didn't feel like doing it later :) Anyways... This morning my scale showed 179.8 lbs!! How cool is that? I am in 170s!! It is so exciting to see number 7 in front. In two weeks I've lost 3.6 lbs.
Last week my husband and I have made plans to go to the beach at the end of April. That's what really encouraged…Continue
A while back I mentioned that this is the busiest time of the school year for me. I have felt it more than ever the past few weeks and on more than one occasion have had a freaking meltdown. Antsy students needing a break, mock exams, end of quarter grades, lack of sleep, shitty leadership, meetings, running events, multiple late evenings at school, a workshop out of the country...... Johnny Paycheck's notorious 'Take This Job and Shove It' runs through my head over and over every day.…Continue
Just a quick post to say this week was another successful week for me in my 21 day eating healthy challenge. There have been a few minor set backs. I did eat a few pretzel rods the other day, but other than that it has been straight on. I'd post the menu, but it seems I eat almost the same thing everyday! Boring. Next week is my weigh in and I feel strong and lean, but can't wait to see what the scale says next week. Happy Friday.
As a continuation of my previous post, I think finding a half-marathon and signing up might be the ticket for getting motivated. Today while I should have been getting work done, I researched different half-marathons this fall within driving distance, and there are a couple that could be fun. So that got me excited about running. Of course, I was stuck at work for the next five hours. Motivation doesn't always come at the right time.
I did go for a run tonight. I wore my old shoes,…Continue
I'm about to walk the dogs so I can go upstairs, take a luxurious bath, and then go to bed early. I plan on sleeping in (!!), having lunch at one of my favorite restaurants, seeing the Hunger Games, and then getting my wonderful massage. I also have to run some errands. Then Sunday I will have to crack down and get a lot (and I mean A LOT) of work done.
Here's the meal plan for today:
B: forgot to eat. Oops.
L: pepperoni sausage roll
D: 8 oz bbq beef on 2…Continue
egg white omlette with american cheese, spinach, onion, mushroom, and tomato.
Iced coffee with soymilk
Handful of snap peas
Lunch 1:45 starvingggg!!
Salad from a greek restaurant down the street--spinach, onion, cucumber, tomato, white beans, cabbage, grilled salmon, and hummus.
salad with salsa, 1 egg, kidney beans, veggies, and mozz cheese. Diet coke
This week went well. I'm just beginning spring break now. It's gonna be nice having a week off.
I weighed in this week on the weight loss compeition and we got 4th place out of the 20 teams. Money goes to the first 3 teams. I lost 8 lbs in 6 weeks, so I'm thrilled. I've been slacking on diet and exercise since the compeition ended. I'm debating moving up my half marathon all the way to early June so I can do the one here in town instead of the end of August.
So I took some old jeans out of the closet today. I can pull up and zip and button them.....they are snug enough to not go out in them yet...BUT THEY fit. I tried to put those same pair on last fall and I couldn't even get them over my thighs and butt.
Yay..... that makes me happy :)
I'm so exciteddddd.
today was my weigh-in day and i officially dropped 10.7 pounds! I am now 183.8. It feels really good to see myself weigh less than 185! I've been 185 or more for a long time. Enough of that! :D
And the most inspiring thing for me today was that I actually fit in my mom's few-years-old GAP jeans. It's a size 12 and it's fitted but comfortable on me! I was BEAMING!! I do feel it being such an encouragement for me to keep going forward! :D :D…Continue
so have been ill for the last few days. needless to say, this means bowls of macaroni and cheese, much couch time, and no exercise at all. thought the flu was supposed to make you drop weight and look all bony and interesting. it just makes me collapse in a heap and drink vast amounts of orange juice. and i have been doing this bloody diet (admittedly i have kinda been viewing it as more of a suggestion than a rule. when will someone invent a diet that includes 2 glasses of wine a day?)…Continue
Wednesday was my weigh in, and I'm happy to report that I stayed the same.
At first I was a bit disappointed that I didn't lose but then I when back and look at my last week and I'm stunned that I didn't gain weigh. I didn't drink water, I made some stupid food choice and there was no effort made in the physical activity department.
Yesterday I got up early and went for a walk it was a little over 1.5 miles and that felt great. I made some really good food choices and I…Continue
I am so glad that it's friday. The past month has been so physical exhausting but the past week has been really been emotionally great. i went to my daughter's play last night and am happy to say that I had no sign or signal of a anxiety attack which has not happened in years. I also just agreed to chaperone 12 high school students on a trip next month. I am ready to move past all of this stuff that has been holding me back. Well my weekly challenge was to write out the emotions negative and…Continue