Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I forgot to post my weight on Monday...oops!  I have been down for two weeks (before this week) because of my leg, and not feeling well, so I didn't work out pretty much at all for two weeks, and I didn't eat the best last week (depression snuck up on me again).  But this week I started off on the right foot.  I went and hit tennis balls with the ball machine for a total of 30 minutes (I took out the break time, reloading the machine time). That was a fun workout! I had it on random, so I was all over the court.  I took Joel with me too, and he hit some balls, so that was fun. 
Tues and Wed I did Zumba class for an hour, then I went right over to the hill and hiked that both days for 30 mins each.  My eating has been alright...not perfect, but better than it had been the week before.  I have a very hard time with eating, so I am really trying to make better decisions and eat more fruit and veggies and more water. It's a journey and a although I want to loose "x" amount of weight before the graduation, this is also me getting healthy, and active and making better choices all around. So, it will take time and I have to be patient with myself.

My weight on Monday: +1 lb.
And being that it is the end of the are my measurements that I just got done taking:
Waist: -2.25"
Hips: -.75"
Bust: -1.25"
Arms: -.25"
Thigh: -.50"

Total Lost: -5 inches!  YAY!!!

That is so exciting!  I had a gal in Zumba today (whom I don't know, but have seen her in my classes) come up to me and tell me that I am doing a great job and that it is noticeable how much I have lost.  How awesome is that?!?  That just made my day! :)

I started taking 7-Keto 100mg twice a day to help me burn more fat from my mid section. I saw it on Dr. Oz, so thought that I would give it a try. I just started taking it on Sunday, so I am sure it hasn't even had any effect on my losses so far.  But, at the end of March when I measure again, we shall see if it has made a big difference or not. I will keep doing my WW and Zumba and hiking and hopefully this weight will start melting off....boy, wouldn't that be nice??

96 Days!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Weigh In day. Yup.  Well...I lost 1.6 lbs this week. YAY me!
I was SHOCKED!!  I haven't worked out in 9 days because of my leg.  I hurt my leg working out over a week ago, and it was still bothering me all last week, so I just took it easy and rested it as much as possible.  I didn't want to push myself to work through it and make it worse...dragging my injury on for weeks. So, I bit the bullet and just hung out on my couch for a week.  Today was my first day back to working out. I did a hike for 30 mins.  It was good to get back out there.  When I was laid up last week, I was pretty depressed, so I didn't even keep track of my points and ate whatever....chocolate candy bars, fries with ranch, soda, cheese burgers, etc.  So, I was so shocked to find out that I had actually lost weight. Crazy!  I watch what I eat and exercise, and I barely loose or even gain a little...and I eat crap and don't work out and I loose....go figure?  I hope this doesn't mean that I will see the gain this coming week.

Here's to a good week!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Well, the good news is I'm down 1.4 lbs this week.  The not so good news is I hurt my leg and can't exercise. UGH!

Friday morning I went to a cardio kickboxing class at the gym and half way through the class, I was doing side kicks and my supporting leg buckled from pain, with me falling to the ground.  I'm not sure which was worse at the time...the pain from my leg, or pain from embarrassment.  Either way, I hobbled out of the class and to the car.  I spent all day on the couch icing my leg every 20 minutes.  I am pretty sure it is just a strain.  It is still bothering me today, but not "painful" so I will give it today to rest more and then try it out tomorrow in Zumba.  I am beyond bummed about this.  I feel like I am old now... not able to do what I once never gave any thought to. :( Depressing.

What is it with me and weekends?  I do so great during the week with eating. I stay within points...I drink my water..I do great!  Then the weekend comes and I throw it all out the window.  Since Friday, I used ALL of my extra points AND ALL of my activity points.  I probably would have lost at least 2.5 lbs if I hadn't done that. WHY can't I keep my shit together on the weekend??

So, this week...I am putting on my big girl panties and will stay within my daily points ONLY! I CANNOT use any of my extra weekly points or activity points this week, and I MUST get at least 14 activity points this week.  Usually I get around 28, but with my leg, if I have to resort to riding the recumbent bike for hours on end as my activity this week it is going to be HARD to get 14.  I have to do this.  I have waisted a month.  I should be down 8+ lbs for the first month, but because of my bad eating I have only lost 3. I make myself sick.   So, I have to kick my rear in high gear and get going or June will be here and I will still be standing in the same spot I am now, but front of my ex and his devil wife.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Ugh.  I did very very badly the last two days.  I don't really know what it was, but it was like I just couldn't stop myself. Like an addict around drugs.  I am disgusted with myself.  I wasn't feeling well on Friday evening, but that didn't stop me from eating the chicken parm sandwich that Joel ordered for me for dinner, and finished that off with two pop tarts.   Then on Sat I ate EVEN WORSE!!  I had two chili cheese dogs and chili cheese fries from Weinersnitzle, a 32 oz. sprite and two more pop tarts.  Today I had a boat load of fries with ranch.  :(  What's wrong with me?  I do so good for a while, then I just mess it up in an instant.  I want to be healthy, I want to lose weight, but it's like I just can't stop myself. 

So, I am going to have to work it off this week.  I am going to step it up at the gym and working out in general.  I am going to go to go to the muscle class tomorrow, and Zumba tomorrow night, then Zumba Tues/Wed morning, TBC Thurs morning,  Zumba Fri & Sat morning.  I am going to also try to do my c25k training for week 1 this week and see how that goes.  My "punishment".  I need to work off this disgusting feeling before it over takes me and gets me all depressed again. 

I weigh in tomorrow, and I am sure that I will have about a 2 lb gain now because of this. I am so mad at myself.  How could I sabotage all my hard work?  :(  I will post my weight tomorrow morning.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Let's see....Tues morning I went to Zumba, Wed night I went to Zumba, yesterday I did kinect just dance 3 for 40 mins, and today...well, today I woke up with a very sore throat and feeling quite groggy and just not right.  I am supposed to go hike and then go bike riding with my sis-in-law, but now I'm not so sure I feel up to it.   All night starting around 1am, whenever I swallowed I woke up because of the pain.  It's only on one side though, which is odd to me. Any time I have ever had strep, it has effected the whole throat, and mainly the back of the throat. So, for it to be on one side is weird.  I have a little bit of mucous in my nose, but not stuffy at all, so where I suppose it could be from drainage, I don't think that is what it is.  hmmmmm....

I really need to just push through and go to my workouts.  The hike is 30 mins, 15 up a steep hill, then 15 mins down the steep hill.  Great little butt workout.  Then the biking wont be bad cause she pulls her toddler around behind her bike, so it can't be that crazy of a ride.  I guess I just need to go and do it and get it over with for the day, then I can relax the rest of the afternoon if I need to.  I have to help out with bingo night at the kids school tonight, ugh....Why do I volunteer to do this stuff?? It always sounds like a good idea when they are asking for people to help, so I jump right in, then when the day comes....I regret it every single time. :/ 

I hope I'm not getting sick!!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

It's the first of Feb... I can't believe it!  Man Jan went by fast!!
Every month I will update my measurement loss; However, I actually took my initial measurements on Jan 23rd, So these changes only reflect about a week and a here goes:
Waist: -1.75"
Hips: -0
Bust: -1.5"
Arm: -.75"
Thigh: -.25"

Total : -4.25"

WOW!  That is so awesome!!  I didn't think there would be much difference at all since I have only lost 3 lbs. in Jan total.  Super stoked and that gives me more motivation. :) 

I went to Zumba yesterday and got a great workout, but my lower back is really tight and bothering me today. :/  I will do some kinect dance today as my workout. FUN FUN.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Weigh-In day.... I lost 1.8 lbs last week.  And I worked for every stinkin ounce.  Man, cutting these cravings and not giving in is going to kill me. 
It's been 3 weeks since I started WW and exercising again, and I have lost 3 lbs total.  Not bad, but not great either.  I need to kick this up.  If I want to stay on track to loose at least 40 lbs before June 5th, then I have to loose a little more than 2 lbs. every week.  The pressure!!! ARRGHHHHH!!! 

18 weeks and counting...

Sunday, January 29, 2012

I went hiking yesterday and then got a serious sweat on while cleaning and scrubbing the house...which was good cause it NEEDED it.  Today I conqured on of my fears....I went to my first spin class.  One of my friends teaches spin at the health club about 30 minutes from me, so I decided to go there to take my first spin class just in case I couldn't handle it and had to walk out with my head held in shame.  Sooo happy to report that I made it through with flying colors. I only had to sit and catch my breath a couple times, but I kept pedaling.  Let me tell you, that is a seriously good workout.  I was pouring sweat.  One thing is my ass hurts now from the seat. I wonder if this is something my body would get used to?

My diet has been pretty good...I am on WW and I haven't used any of  my extra weekly points.  I earned 72 activity points this week...which is A LOT!  However, I only have 29 activity points that means that I have been over on my points quite a bit this week.  I am still trying to figure out how to get a 5 lb. loss each week.  If I could just keep at or just under the daily points everyday, and not use any of my activity points for a whole week, I wonder if it would do it?  I guess that will be my goal for next week.

I weigh in we shall see how this week worked out.

Friday, January 27, 2012

And the countdown begins....I have my daughters graduation from high school coming up June 5th.  This is no ordinary occation of commencement, oh no no, this is the occation that a lot of middle aged, overweight people (read women) panic about.  See, my daughter lives in my home town with her dad.  This means that I will not only be seeing my ex (which I don't truley care about), but also his wife (who is the devil in-carnate), as well as many people whom I have not seen in about 20 years.  I have to look decent.  I'm not expecting to look like I did back then...I mean, come many people really look like they did in high school?  but, I do need to look presentable, and hopefully good enough for a double take.

So, this is where the fun begins.  I have just started Weight Watchers the second week of Jan.  and I have to say that it is not as easy, or as enjoyable, as they make it seem.  Hopefully this blog will help me recognize my pitfalls and how I sabotage myself when it comes to my health along with giving me a place to go when I feel like I am going to devour everything in my kitchen.

I hope that I will make a few new friends along the way, and any tips and tricks are always welcomed and encoraged.

I weigh in every Monday I will post my loss then, and I will post my loss from my measurments the beginning of the month (although I just took my measurments this past monday..they won't be much if any for the beginning of Feb).

Let's do this! 128 days and counting!