No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
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
Hello everyone! Since I'm new to this, I thought I'd start out with a confessional of sorts:
1. I've always struggled with my weight, or maybe more accurate, struggled with body image.
2. I'm a new mommy and I have loved every minute of being with my little angel. I am however struggling with a new body that's mine but doesn't feel like mine.
3. I am not old (at least not by my standards- I turned 30 this year) but I feel old:(
4. I have been a yo-yo dieter since…Continue
It would have been so easy not to. All the excuses were there. My walking partner had a stomach virus, my other walking partner was unavailable. It was crazy hot and crazy humid. But I did it anyway. On Saturday, I had a 13 mile training walk planned and no companion walker to go with. I put out a plea on facebook but had no takers. So what did I do? I bribed my youngest son with a trip to Taco Bell (not for me - I do not eat there ... for real). I intended to do at least 10 miles…Continue
I have been on a strict cardio restriction until today due to a recent asthma flare. It always amazes me how quick you lose what you got when you have to take a break. My usual gym stats are:
1+ mile in 15 minutes on the elliptical PLUS
1.5+ miles in 30 minutes on the treadmill
Even though this is no where close to where I want to be, I was just so excited to be back on the hamster wheel again!
Hello community - I miss U! I think I can finally catch my breath after the start of school two weeks ago. Although, there have still been some days that have been very long, I think those are coming to an end as we seem to be settling in. Now its time to focus on ME! Yes, that sounds selfish, but honestly, I really don't care. It has to be about ME and all about ME right now. The scale is up, I feel like crap and I have got to pull MYself together.
Three major things coming up…Continue
Today was super busy at work which meant more steps for me. I ran today which means full five miles needed and I actually came home at 4.55 miles already completed so I did the last half mile real quick in the backyard. My knee didn't bother me at all this morning two days off did it good. I shaved 8 seconds off my mile so I'm now at 12 min 33 seconds. I'm getting closer to where I was about 6 months ago, I'm excited. I'm not pushing for marathon lengths at least not this year but I do want…Continue
Sticking with my fitbit goals with one modification. It came with default goals 10,000 steps, 5 miles etc. First the 10k in steps does not equal 5 miles especially with my stride length it's closer to about 13,500 steps which is fine. But I've been killing myself to get in the five miles because only my running and walking count towards that distance. But in addition to the five miles I'm biking or swimming most days. I think I'm being unfair to myself to force five miles walking in with…Continue
I am still here.... just disappeared for a while. Between crappy internet connectivity at home and having to replace the hard drive on my personal laptop, I have been out of commission for a few weeks. I am back up and running now.
I wish I could say the same for myself... tracking exclusively using the fitbit app was not working out. Their stuff is great, but their database is not as robust as some other sites, so I switched over to My Fitness Pal, which syncs directly with my…Continue
Can you even believe that in 120 days it is going to be January 1, 2015?
I realized that early this morning and I have been contemplating not only all that happened in the past year but also what I hope for the next year as well.