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Monday, July 25, 2011

Day 59 and holding.

Last Weight In - 198.7
Today Weigh in - 199.7

Well, I said I would report my weight and I am.  Good or bad.  I am disappointed that is not what I expected but I attribute that to fluid.  I exercised 5 days last week and eat pretty good but the scale says I gained.  I do believe it is fluid because I ate out a lot over the weekend and attended a wedding shower on Saturday.  You never know how much sodium someone puts in their food. And I know that restaurants are notorious for having high sodium content.  So I am sure that wonderful meal that I had on Saturday night had a lot to do with it.  I ate a baked sweet potato with brown sugar and a little butter. But the stuffed chicked breast was probably over the top when it comes to sodium.  According to my calculations it was not over my calorie count but who knows the real sodium content!! 

But I won't sit here and complain about it.  I put it the work so I expect the scale to show that on my next weigh in.  It is what it is. 

Have a great day, I know I am!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Day 55. Hanging in there.

Today is day 55 of when I started my healthy eating plan and I am only 6 pounds down ..but hey...that is 6 POUNDS!  It could be better no doubt but I am not going to beat myself up about it.  I will just do the next right thing, as my husband so lovingly likes to say.

I have been to the gym 4 days in a row - woohoo!  I have decided I would try to do at least an hour of some type of exercise every night.   Monday I ran on the treadmill, Tuesday I did the elliptical, Wednesday I ran on the treadmill and tonight I did the elliptical for 4.27 miles in 60 minutes and burned 569 calories!  Way to go!!  And of course I feel so great when I exercise - don't understand why I stop sometimes.

I have been counting calories as well.  Some days are good and some are bad but with the exercise I have been doing I have been consistently under my calorie budget. Today I even passed on donuts at work!   Major accomplishment!!!

I am proud of myself for being consistent for the past 4 days. That is one thing I have NEVER been able to do or lets say, I CHOSE not to do.

I also registered for the St. Jude Half Marathon tonight.  Man - I'm going all out huh! ! !   I missed the "regular" registration so I had to register as a "Hero" and I had to agree to raise at least $500 for ST. Jude.  I think running the half marathon BY MYSELF is going to be easier than raising this money.  I have never been good about asking people for money.  But lets just say this will be another fear I will walk through.  That is what we talked about tonight at Celebrate Recovery - walking through fear.  And I have done a lot of walking through fear in my lifetime - so why stop now? he he...

I am saddened that my mom will not be there as she has been with me both times when I did St. Jude.  It will be painful without her but I know she will be cheering for me from heaven.  What a seat she will have this year!!!  The best seat in the house.

I have not reported my weight lately and I will do that on Monday, my "official" weigh day.

It is getting late and I definitely need my beauty sleep, so I will close for now.  I hope all of you are doing well and making healthy choices along your journey - whatever that journey may be.  Just remember that you are not alone and together we can do this thing!

Thank you for reading and as always I am,
Making healthy choices -  one day at time,

Friday, July 15, 2011

Consistency is the missing key.

I have been in a funk lately but that is getting better. I have exercised three times this week and we all know exercise makes us feel better. I was off work today so I took advantage of that and went to the gym. I worked out for a little over an hour. It got me to thinking about the people on the Biggest Loser. They worked out for 5+ hours a day! No wonder they dropped weight so fast! Bodybugg said I burned 846 calories. Cool! I wish I could do that every day.

I had a protein shake for breakfast. After my workout I had a wendy's berry chicken salad. Yum!

Now hubby wants to go to the movies. I will see how many calories I had left and will decide if i'm getting anything there. Probably dont need to. I've been eating around 1800 calories a day but am thinking I might need to go down some. I am hoping for a loss this week but just hoping wont do it. Have I done what is necessary to lose weight? I have not done as well as I could have. Consistency is what will get me there. That is one thing I have not done very well in the past. I am going to work on that.

Make it a healthy night my friends!

UPDATE:  Went to the movies and my husband got a LARGE popcorn, LARGE bad of candy and the only thing I got was a LARGE diet coke.  I did not even ask for a bite of his either!  Yay for me!!
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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Put on your big girl panties and do this thing!! No excuses.

I need to stop poor-mouthing and get on the ball.  I have no excuse for not going what I know I should do  - other than I just don't want to do it.  That's hogwash!!!  I must do this for me and I must do it now!  It's amazing how my feelings can go up and down so often.  But in all of this, I do know I am a better person today because of God's blessings on me.  I really have nothing to complain about but yet, I still do.  How silly is that! 

I am going to put on my "big girl panties" and do this thing!  How about with me??


Monday, July 11, 2011

Day 33-45 Am I worth it? Really? ?

I was doing so good and I let my guard down.  I have gained a few pounds and am not happy but I have no one to blame but myself.  I did my 5K on July 4th and did fairly well but other than that, I have not exercised at all!  And the more I DON'T exercise - the more I DON'T want to.  Blah, blah, blah, been here before on numerous occasions. 

I have not been exercising, not been eating right, not recording my food, not blogging, in other words - I have not been doing anything to encourage weight loss so my weight GAIN is not at all surprising. 

I have got to get a grip on this and try to get into a schedule.  My new job is coming together real good but I have been spending more time at work than anywhere!  I have got to work the exericse into my scheduled and I really need to do some type of exercise every day. 

This is going to be short and sweet because I have been here before and I know what I am NOT doing.  The question is - why am I not doing it?  Why is the food more important than losing weight?  I can be doing great and walk into the kitchen at work and see a donut, or something else that I really don't need and I blow it.  I do well for a while and then screw up.  It happens every time.  A self fullfiling prophecy??? hummm...something to think about. 

But as usual - I won't give up.  At least I can put a stop to this when I see that I have gained a few pounds back.  It's like I have to have those few days of eating things I don't need and not exercising just because I am childish and "don't want to" and the results are always negative.  When am I going to love me enough to do this thing?  Today?  Tomorrow?  Somedays I just want to give up and eat until I blow up.  I want to give up the control and just eat whatever I want.  I did that once and guess what happened?  I ate myself up to 238 pounds, my highest weight ever!  And I still remember what they felt like and I don't what to feel that way again - not ever!

So, what am I going to do about it?  Well, just for today, I will blog my food, I will MAKE the time to exercise and I will love me enough to know and believe that I AM WORTH IT!  Because deep down I know I am, I just have to convince myself sometimes.....

MAKE it a great day,