Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Lower body workout tonight: Some of these I have made up my own name for them so I can remember them (and I don't know the real name. haha).
Weight machines -
Ab machine - 1 set of 200 reps @ 30 lbs.
Leg extensions 4 sets of 15 @ 55 lbs.
Seated leg curls 2 sets of 15 @55 lbs and 2 set of 15 @ 65 lbs.
Seated leg press - 2 sets of 15 @ 110 lbs and 2 sets of 15 @ 130 lbs.
Free Weights -
Toe raises with hand held weights
- 2 sets of 20 @ 25 lbs and 2 sets of 20 @ 20 lbs.
No weights for these -
Push aways (ab work) 30 reps (no weights with this exercise).
Knee bends (works the quads) 4 sets of 20 (no weights).
Lunges 4 sets of 12. OUCH !! I hate those!!!
Calories allotment: 1,350
Calories for today: 1,258. (not too shabby) :)
Have a great evening!!!!
I have completely discontinued the fluid pill and my weight, not suprisingly, is up. That sucks and I don't like it one bit but I know it is not only because of stopping the fluid pill. We were on the road a lot last week and I ate several things that were not good for me. So much so that I did not even record what I ate. I could have just put 5,000+ calories and been done with it!
I am back to keeping up with what I eat today. My trainer said that all this exercise and working out is for nothing if we don't take our diet seriously. He is so right. I have been running, biking, walking, treadmill, eliptical etc since 2009 but am at the same weight, give or take a pound or two! I can exercise all I want but if I still eat too many calories, the weight is NOT coming off. I know all the great and wonderful things that WORK when I am trying to lose weight, but more times that not, I want what I want, when I want it and my diet and hard work goes right out the window.
I don't know what it will take to stop this insanity. I have hardly any consequences from my overeating other than the fact that I don't like the way I look. But today I have been having some stomach upset and I know it is from all the fast food that I ate over the weekend. Of course when that goes away I will forget it even happened and go right back to what I know best!
Changing habits that have been with me for over 40 years is damn hard but not impossible. I will continue to try to do better. I will NEVER give up on this journey to be a healthy person!!
My motivational quote today is in the form of a picture. Enjoy -
Friday, September 7, 2012
Yesterday was day 10 and it was a pretty good day.
I am sore from gym workout with weight machines but I knew I would be.
I am also so tired. I have a full time job and two part-time jobs and I am not getting enough sleep. One of these part-time jobs is only temporary so I will suffer through till the end.
Yesterday I had several periods of feeling extremely hungry even though I don't think I could have been really hungry but my stomach growled. And I went to bed feeling that way. But guess what - it didn't kill me. I still woke up this morning.
Not sure how this blogging is gonna go - if I will post on the day of or the day after. Finding the time to post is a problem.
Starting Weight 197
Current Weight - 195.6
Goal weight 140
Steps - 12,617
Exercise - 3 mile walk in the park.
Calories eaten 1,396
Motivational Thought for The Day
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Norman Vincent Peale
Thursday, September 6, 2012
My weight is down today - yes, I still weigh EVERY day or most days anyway. Sometimes I forget to but that is rare.
Had HARD workoujt in the gym last night. Worked on weight machines mostly. Highest weight lifted was 55.
I have the lower body strength and Almedia has the upper body strenth. Put us together and we would be ferocious!!! Ha ha. This is going to be short and sweet today...no really.... it is.
MAKE it a great day friends.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
I want so bad to lie to you people and tell you I lost weight this week but I just can't do it. That is a good thing - right?
I have had good days and a few bad days. I believe a few bad days can really wreck the few good days because when I have the bad days I can really put away some food. My choices are always fried and high calorie foods and sweets and those calories can add up fast!
But...another problem I am having is what I believe to be a psychological dependence on fluid pills. I have been taking fluid pills for a year or so prescribed by a doctor. Why you say? Because I can! Not because I need them. I don't have high blood pressure or any medical reason for taking them. I do have a big problem with fluid retention so sometimes I feel I look like this -
Motivational Quote For Today
“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” - Lao Tzu.
Scripture For Today
"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession,that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light." 1 Peter 2:9
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Cheese and crackers for breakfast.
TGIF Friday pecan crusted chicken salad for lunch. Shared brownie with ice cream with daughter-in-law.
Stuffed eggs, grilled cheese for supper.
Enjoying my time with my grandson, Charlie!
No exercise today. :(
What are stumbling blocks and defeat before you, can be stepping stones to victory if you remain determined.
I am determined!!
MAKE it a great evening.