No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
My new thing is I try to do one thing I can be proud of in EVERY workout. Like yesterday during my trail/hill/ speed workout I tried to run my fastest TRAIL mile ever. I ran a 12 minute mile on trails. It was mile 2. (I did 5 miles total) I normally run a 15-16 minute mile on trails and a 10-12 on roads so this was a big deal even if it was only for a mile.
I also did an extra set of squats at the gym when I was tired and I was the only one who would have known if I did not…Continue
Well today was a good one. I got a bunch of work done, some party planning and attended my son's last baseball game of the year :) I love productive days. I am nearing the end of week 1 of changing to a healthy lifestyle. So far, it hasn't been as hard as I anticipated. I haven't had any cravings which has always been my downfall in the past. I am somewhat dreading this weekend however. My mother will be in town from Texas and she LOVES to cook us food or pick up fast food thinking she is…Continue
It was a good week. As for my goals
1. No Dairy - Nailed it
2. No eggs - Nailed it
3. Minimize vegetable oils. Did okay, but always room for…Continue
Today was my first "official" weigh in since vacation. I got back late Tuesday night, weighed at home on Wednesday morning (was up 3.6) and got back to business without missing a step. I had my healthy breakfast, went to my workout, and got to the store to stock up on my normal foods. Also, lots of water to flush everything out. I'm proud to say that at my weigh in tonight, not only was that 3.6 gone, but another 0.4 as well. The "old me" would have come back from vacation knowing that I was…Continue
Last week started really strong with my new diet, and didn't end so well. Friday I had to be out of the office with a field trip all day, so I ended up eating what the kids ate, because it was free, and placed right in front of me....pizza and french fries. Not the best for low-carb. There was cake on Friday too. Saturday morning I had a mini blueberry muffin at the breakfast at the conference I was at. Then Saturday night we made zucchini bread, so I've been all over…Continue
I recently joined a gym that had day care and I got a free one hour consultation with their trainers with the membership. Clearly the intention is to get you to buy their services as well, but they also do an overall health assessment and I was curious about that. No surprises. I'm overweight. I need to eat less and move more. SIGH. Why do I always think I am going to get some surprise miracle answer? There is no other way to go about it. Diet and exercise. No matter how you cut…Continue
My goal of being below 100kgs by my birthday? Well, I failed.
Today I turn 28 and I weighed in at 105kg which means I even put on some weight.
I am disappointed with myself. I feel like I'm in this deep hole and it's so damn hard to get out of it. and it's so comfortable down here. but I'm not happy where I am now. but it's just so hard at the moment. my motivation has walked away and I just don't know how to make it come back to me...
somehow I have to…Continue
Over the years I have always felt as though if I could just get a good day under my belt I would call it "Day One" of my journey and ride off into the sunset with a rainbow and a unicorn and leave a hundred pounds in the past never to be seen or heard from again. Ha! To think I actually (wanted) to believe that. For more than a year.
I have come to realize that to be successful I can't focus solely on having just one good day and calling it quits. I need to have a good…Continue
Skills & Habits I want to focus on this week: tracking what I eat, regular workouts, work life balance.
Ok guys. It's been tough. I feel as though I'm completely into pre-healthy Shannon mindset in the worst kind of way. I need to change my life. I need to find balance between work and life once and for all.
In a way, the fact that I've lost 50 pounds before and now gained 40 of it back is quite possible the biggest roadblock I'm facing. Every day I tell myself "you should know how to do this! Why aren't you just doing it? Because you're lazy, because you want to be fat,…Continue
It was just about a year ago when I lost my job, got sick, and gained so much weight. I have never been able to get a handle on things since then. It doesn't help that I am an emotional eater and life just hasn't been going my way... In addition to my illness, the husband got sick and was out of work for two months, the youngest of the bunch had his own issues that resulted in two extended hospital stays, and a dear friend who helped my mom raise me and then helped me raise my kids lost…Continue
Well, I am new to this blog and have recently started blogging on blogger as well. I have been reading so many of your posts and I have to say that I have Support Envy. So many of you have such wonderful, supportive relationships with your husbands and I, am admittedly jealous. I even teared up a little while feeling sorry for myself. I try not to feel sorry for myself too much, there was a time in my early 20s that I did it often. I guess I just don't usually allow myself to think too much…Continue
To say I had a great vacation is an understatement. It was just what I needed. Lots of relaxing downtime with my handsome husband.Continue
I have gotten really serious these days about getting the scale to move back downwards. I went and weighed in at WW last Saturday and was officially up 6 pounds on their scale. It was mentally defeating, but the slap in the face that I needed. Well, I am proud to say that this morning was down 2.8 (that is almost 3 pounds) from that weigh in last week. Woot!!
My husband and I both got Fitbits (the Flex) a few weeks ago, and although I cannot compete with him and his step count…Continue
Walked into work this morning to see two whole dozen glorious donuts on the break room table. AND I DIDN'T EAT ONE!!! It took well into the early afternoon for them all to disappear, and it was torture to go into the fridge for my fruit water, or to wash out my smoothie cup. But, I did it, and I can do it again!
Thanks to a great self-confidence boost from many of you fine ladies, I took the plunge and wore a two piece bathing suit for the first time in my entire life while on vacation.Continue
So I may have forgotten to mention two days ago that I was also making major changes to my diet. I've tried for a while to lower my carb intake, and pretty much just decided to cut it out my starch intake altogether. The last two days, I've done green smoothies for breakfast, added fruit-infused water to my day, and avoided breads, rice, pasta, crackers, and sweets. Not completely, just enough to make me a bit crabby, and really hungry.
Spending a few days trying to find my…Continue
Good. That seems to fit me lately. The husband & I got in a bike ride yesterday. But we did get caught in a down pour for the last 5-10 minutes. But it wasn't all that bad. Since I've been using this homeopathic remedy for my adrenal gland I swear I've been feeling so much happier. I've really been sticking to plan. I would have to say 90% of my choices are good & healthy. The struggle to not eat the office crap is not such a struggle…Continue