No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
Today was mostly travel and settling in. Once I checked in, I had a bit of time to unpack and then I headed over for my body assessment. Weight and inches came in around where I thought they would given how slack I’ve been the past few months (read more)
I don't know if anyone out there is doing CrossFit but I read an interesting article the other day about it. "CrossFit's Dirty Little Secret" and I guess this is also a general workout safety tip and information we should all know about Rhabdomyolysis. Directly from the article,
"Rhabdomyolysis, apart from being a subtly pleasant and melodic sounding word, is an uncool, serious and potentially fatal condition resulting from the catastrophic…
Last Week's Goals
1. Let's focus on <2,000 again. Getting closer. Averaged 2,150--that's 125 calories/day better than LW! I'll take it. Small steps. I'm tracking consistently and making it a point to track AHEAD of time so I can plan better.
2. Workout 5/7 days. Run--3 miles (2x--indoor tri and turkey trot 5k). Biking--20 - 45…Continue
Groove check for goals posted 11/15/13
Added by Carol on November 24, 2013 at 8:52am — No Comments
In this journey, don't forget why you're doing what you're doing. I've lost site of the reasons why I need to better myself in past diets and so far, I'm not going to lie, I've went way off this past week. There is not legitimate reason for an excuse. I looked back in my journal to see what I wrote the day before I started. It was great to have the realistic reasons why I NEED to lose the weight, not just to be skinny.
So, that being said, I challenge you to write the…Continue
Just finished dinner and was it tasty! got grass fed ground beef this morning when I picked up my CSA and I did them in meatballs. Delicious if I do say so myself.
Decided to take a yoga class this morning as I'm nursing a cold and the teacher didn't show up. Love women! No one asked for money back and only worried about the teacher. Brenda started us on stretching and when she was done I remembered a few things. So we stretched and bonded. Then I did 21 mins on the…Continue
Added by MarthaG on November 23, 2013 at 6:58pm — No Comments
I keep thinking about how much I've eased up on myself in the last couple months. I can't decide if I'm better for it, or if it's an excuse. I find myself worried that I'm starting down the road to a slip up turned fall off the wagon as the cycle has repeated itself enough times that I should know. But another part of me feels like this might just be a healthier way to go about things. I'm not so focused and obsessed with food and working out. I'm content with my body. I'm a size 6…Continue
So, once again...my boot camp class this morning was a one woman show--just me. I kept trying to remind myself that people pay LOTS of money for one-on-one sessions with a personal trainer, so I should be happy, but it was brutal. Halfway through I told my trainer that this workout was probably going to end with me crying or getting sick. His response was, "You can get sick, but no crying. I can handle the physical, but not the emotional" Nice. I didn't end up crying or getting sick, but…Continue
Today was alright again. Went to my favorite class at the Y, FIERCE. Combination of Tabata intervals and strength training. I really enjoy it and it feels like such a great workout, I just don't think that I've lost ANY weight since I added it to my routine this year. There are lots of other factors in play too, I know.
Ok for eating, Definitely still sneaked in a few pieces of candy. And again, just HUNGRY. I had a big portion of tuna casserole for lunch plus two whole…Continue
Added by Rebecca on November 21, 2013 at 10:39pm — No Comments
Yep. That was me today a boot camp. A complete fall on my face moment. Gotta love those moments. At least I can laugh at myself these days and I'm not super self conscious about the class since I know the people in there really well. I definitely provided the comic relief in a difficult workout session today.
I'm not sure if the trainer just went to some fancy workshop or has been sitting at home watching youtube videos, but he had several new things for us to try today. This…Continue
Added by Christy on November 21, 2013 at 11:38am — No Comments
I had to move my weigh in up by a day because I have a work meeting at 8 am tomorrow (ugh). Anyways, my weigh in was AWESOME. I mean AWESOMELY AWESOME! I not only met my 10% goal, but I killed it. I was down 2.2 this week, bringing my total lost to 20.8. I am over halfway to being a free lifetime member again. I am 5 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy / pre-IVF starting weight. I am just rocking it - even without working out. BRING.IT.ON.
Two weeks is a long time to be out of town, but all I have to pack really are workout clothes I guess so that helps. I hated to do it but I had to buy a lot of new workout stuff because I’ve gotten too big for a lot of my old stuff. That’s yet another sign it’s time to do something right?
I’ve really been thinking about how much I’ve limited my life the past few months because I’ve been so unhappy about my weight. Many of my clothes no longer fit, and I have…
Just another check-in, trying to get back into the habit.
Weighed in this morning at 198.0 again. I had actually hit down to 196.5 last weekend so I was sad to see it back up again. Especially after a few days of working out for 45 min each.
Today was another day where I was just HUNGRY all day. Like legit hungry, not just wanting to munch or being dehydrated Trying to make good choices but also trying to save money at the grocery store, so my fridge is…Continue
Argh! I have gained again this week, up .6 from last week, bringing me back to where I was 3 weeks ago. BEYOND frustrating! Measurements are down a little and that is the only thing that makes this bearable. I know the scale is not the only indicator of how you are really doing, but it is still an indicator and seeing that number go up messes with your brain (my brain anyway). I also know it is close to TOM so that makes a difference as well. What is so crazy is that I have been tracking and…Continue
I have almost reached my 2nd weight-loss goal and as a result, my friends and family keep asking me how I have lost the weight. It got me reflecting and at first I thought "I haven't done that much really..." but then I thought of all the small things I have gradually worked in to my lifestyle and there is a lot I have actually changed! Makes sense, to see results you have to make an effort... and I'm mainly talking about food at the moment (although exercise has played a big role, I only…Continue
HELLO!! I'm still alive. It's just been way, way too long.
This blog was so significant in the beginning of my weight loss journey and I have just completely lost track of that in the last two years. I've started gaining weight back, and I am not at all happy about it, so let's see if I can get back on it.
And by gaining weight, I mean like 5 pounds. But 5 pounds put me up to 198, which is just entirely too close to 200 for my liking!
This week was time for me to take my next set of monthly measurements and pictures. I am a bit disappointed because I feel like my inability to really exercise is slowing things down for me, but I am optimistic that within the first week of December I may be able to start walking again. Here are my stats as of today. The range is from last month at this time until today:…Continue
Thought I would share a picture of the veggies that were a part of member share from my CSA. I used up a lot of the greens and the turnips in Collard Green and Black Eyed Pea Soup. I have not been a member for several years so I was very excited about it this year. The growing season in Florida starts in the fall and ends in the spring because of the summer…Continue
I attended a neighborhood meeting this past Saturday and found out that the topic from the week before was slowing down when eating. Though I missed the meeting where this topic was presented, we spent some time discussing it. I am making progress in this area. Last night I had dinner at Outback and really focused on eating slow, taking sips of water and putting my fork down.
This blogger writes about slowing down and the problem of …Continue
Drawing another line in the sand ...
Plan on getting back on plan first thing in the am. My rock is home for the duration this time. The rock, being my husband. His last day for travel was this weekend and unfortunately his job ends with race season this time around. Kinda sucks -- cause my work situation just isn't good.
I have met with our HR department, twice. Once to lodge a complaint and the second to get the results. Which, my concerns were validated and so I felt…Continue