No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
I know I always talk about my need to quit the juice (Coke) but the time has come to get it done. Get ready for the headaches and mood swings that come along with the caffeine withdrawals.
So I slept in this morning but we went for a 2 mile walk at work after our morning meeting. So I got half my steps in and because the walk involved a lot of hills it also counted for all of my floors for the day too. I'm over on my steps and well over on my floors. Tomorrow since I don't have work I'm going to sleep in a little then bike and walk and I think I need to do some research with regards to strength training. I know I need to do it but I've been avoiding. I know thought that by…Continue
I chose sleep this morning over exercise. I know what my problem is its the change of sunrise. It's now dark out when my alarm is going off and I feel as though I should still be asleep. I'm just going to have to force it. I did work my ass off today after work and got in my fitbit goals so that's something. I also allowed myself some peach cobbler my mom made. I've been really good about my food and I've learned that depriving myself of things makes me fall off the wagon hard. So all I'm…Continue
I've been a bit of a slacker this week. My calories are matching my activity level though so I'm not really worried. Sunday my steps were over my goal and I met all my goals for the day Monday o was about 2500 steps off, yesterday I was almost 4000 steps below. I got really distracted reading. Today I wanted to start book 7 in the series I'm reading but I told myself I could only start it if I finished my steps. I worked my ads off while at work to get all 10000 in. I left just enough to be…Continue
Added by Ovelia19 on September 17, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments
I promise to not flood you with pregnancy updates because that is not what this place is about, but its kinda what is going on with me right now, so there will be some. The other day I mentioned that I'm at that awkward in between stage where I don't really look pregnant, but more like I just had one too many cheeseburgers.…Continue
When I started about 3 years ago I was tracking my food on livestrong.com and committed to eat healthy and move more. Simple right? It worked!
I wrote up my experience for livestrong.com and got picked for a feature. They even sent a professional photographer to shoot 100's of pictures of me. That was fun.
Just got the link for my story:…Continue
I think we (or at least I) focus so much on losing weight that we forget that there are LOTS of reasons to eat healthy and take care of ourselves. Eating a healthy diet also helps us to just look good. This article from Sparkpeople reminded me of this and has these suggestions:
Drink plenty of water
Sip green tea daily
Avoid simple carbs
Nourish your skin with healthy foods
Added by MarthaG on September 15, 2014 at 9:05am — No Comments
I biked this morning I was a little slower this morning than normal which is fine. Still got my 6 miles in. And I was a little lazy this week with my steps so I decided to make up for it today, kind of as a way to punish myself so I stayed on track next week. So my goal today was about 15500 steps. I walked 3 miles this morning after biking but then I went shopping to get in the rest lol. I have actually hit over 17000 steps for the day which is great but my knees aren't thrilled. Not huge…Continue
Added by Ovelia19 on September 13, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments
We had our first cold snap this weekend and I love the crisp cooler air (remind me of this in the dead of winter when I am whining). Since my belly is expanding and my pants are getting tighter, I took the opportunity to clean out the closet of things to donate and things that are not currently fitting. I can't stand having to dig through a ton of clothes that don't fit to find something that does, so I box away the regular clothes and put the maternity clothes in where they are easy to…Continue
When I was at the gym this morning I started thinking about what goals I want to set for myself for October. Then I realized that I was falling victim to that whole "I'll start tomorrow" syndrome. I can't believe after all of these years I would mindlessly throw away the 19 days left in September. I can make some serious progress between now and then. What the heck was I thinking???
So here are the goals for September:
(1) Quit the juice (Coca Cola) for…Continue
I set my alarm to run this morning but I opted to sleep more instead. I struggled half the day to get in steps but I did make up the four floors I missed yesterday. I finally for the first time utilized the treadmill in our office. I was getting grumpy and was tired of paperwork so I walked for 5 min I'm glad I did. On the way home I got ansy and decided that running after work I the heat would be a good plan. Well it wasn't lol, it was a very long mile run then I walked another mile and a…Continue
It was my first time ever having a trip with just me and one of my very best friends! My husband didn't exactly take to the idea but honestly that's his own issue and I'm so tired of being held back from doing what I want to do because of him. Originally I asked him to take 2 days off of work plus the weekend to do a trip with me and he was going to talk to HR and try to take it off, then he got anxiety about it and chose not even to ask. I was so disappointed, he has 4 weeks of vacation…Continue
Haven't really exercised the last 2 days. Yesterday my sinuses weren't feeling too great so I chose sleep over swimming but I stuck to my calories and feel okay about the day. Today I got distracted with other activities and was too late for me to go swimming before work. But also very okay with that distraction lol I did stick with my calories today too though and I got my 10000 steps in today tomorrow will involve running and a walk. Work has been busy too. Lots going on, and lots to do,…Continue
Yep. That's right. The scale is up. It has been steadily climbing over the past few weeks. It's not a surprise. In fact, it was expected. And it will continue to go up.
You remember that wonderful vacation to Mexico back in June?? Well, we brought back a little souvenir.…Continue
I am officially off cardio restriction today. I have been working on slowly walking on the treadmill the past few days, but today is the day that I can really challenge my lungs. Wish me luck!!!
I started leaving a comment for AJ and then decided that I was admitting something that I hadn't acknowledged before and it deserved a separate post. (Remember, I'm in place of having to become honest about why I do what I do).
I've been on the stupid wagon for years. As a kid, I didn't struggle with my weight at all. In fact I graduated high school weighing 103# soaking wet.... yes, I was one of those girls. I didn't know what a diet was. My struggle came after with the birth of…Continue
Although my enthusiasm has waned significantly since beginning this journey, my determination has not. I still find my self drawn to the kitchen into the late evening hours snooping around for something quick, satisfying to the pallet, and which leaves minimal evidence. Being broke the couple of days before payday has not really helped as I had hoped it would; it only has caused me to be more creative in my schemes.
We are without water again and the ice cube stock in the freezer has…Continue
So this summer I gave birth to the most beautiful baby girl. My husband and I were thrilled a year ago when I learned I was pregnant- I'm only working with one set of pipes so we had anticipated a great deal of difficulty getting pregnant. We were ecstatic when we learned we were going to have a baby. The day we found out, my husband immediately said we were going to have a girl. We never found out the sex of the baby and the day our daughter was born was the most joyful excited day of my…Continue
Added by AJ on September 8, 2014 at 9:44am — No Comments
So I feel stupid for saying weight was a struggle for me when I was younger, because it really didn't start until I was in high school. I never realized I was a little on the chunky side in middle school or even 9th grade until I was in 10th grade and an older kid called me fat. I remember looking in the mirror after that and it was like I was seeing my body for the first time. All of a sudden a chunky girl with ill-fitting jeans was looking back at me. Isn't it crazy how something like that…Continue