Saturday, June 28, 2008

Friday Weigh In (one day late)

This week was one of my most challenging weeks EVER in my weight loss saga. No big temptations, no fancy catered meals, nothing like that.

The scale. It has not been my friend.

Last Friday, I posted a weight of 201.5.


I stayed with the program, no "cheating" or anything.

Sunday and Monday, the scale read 205. TWO OH FIVE!

Up 3.5 pounds and I hadn't cheated once.

That really made it difficult to focus. I had a lot of negative talk going on my head. You know, the "why bother" and "this isn't working" talk we all know and love.

I knew I was doing the right thing and managed to stick with it. Gradually over the week, the scale went down 203, 202, and today (my official weigh in), my weight was 201.00. So, I can officially say I've lost 1/2 a pound this week.

I have a digital scale, so I don't know if last week's number was wrong and it was correct the rest of the week - I just really don't know what happened.

But, I stuck with a mentally challenging week and managed to post a loss. That's what matters, right?

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Staying on Track.

This morning's weight - 201.5.

Still not where I was, but also not where I had been.

Last week was VBS, so that was challenging, but I stuck with making good food choices. Exercise was out for the entire week. That stunk, but I've exercise every single day this week - that is a big deal for me!

My size fourteen pants are still a little snug, but I can wear them. A reminder to not let myself go too far! I've thrown away all of my clothes as soon as they are baggy and I have a replacement. No sense in having a safety net to gain weight, right?

I've done the math and it's possible for me to be at my official goal my Thanksgiving. That will be tough, but possible. Hubby and I are planning on going on a cruise for our anniversary and I'm already researching their exercise facilities and healthy dining options. I've also bought some clothes in small sizes since I won't be able to find fun summer-wear when I'm ready to pack.

I really feel like my head and heart are in the right place to do this right. I hope to make it - this year!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Back on Track

I'm eating the right things and making better choices. I'm trying not to kick myself for how far I COULD have been, but that's what happens.

I'm going to have to find a new workout routine. Walking at the park just isn't going to cut it this summer. It so SOOO hot, plus I had only walked about half of my route when I had seen THREE SNAKES. I am crazy afraid of snakes and decided that I just can't handle that. Can. Not. Do. It.

I'll try a different park that isn't so - what the word? - natural. The trails are paved and it has a lot more foot traffic. Hopefully, I can recover from my ankle injury soon enough to be able to run. That is very frustrating!

Our church is having VBS this week, which I LOVE, but it does provide challenges in the weight loss area. It is from 7:00-9:00 and, of course, there's "refreshment." So, I'm picking up 4 frozen entrees and I'm going to keep them in the church refrigerator and heat them before class each night. Then, I won't be hungry at snack time. No exercise this week - just not possible. But, my eating will be perfect and I'll exercise Saturday and I'm going to give myself a 10 day challenge. I'll keep you posted.

Off to lunch - vegetarian lasagna! MMMmmm!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Where have I been?

  • Running injury
  • Aggravation
  • Depression
  • Not eating right
  • Change of medication
  • Busy
  • Just an excuse
  • Fear of failure
  • Fear of success
  • Crazy?

Starting over...

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Weigh In - April 1st

According to the scales, I have lost 1.5 pounds this week. Not great, but not bad. Average.

That makes my weight 193.5 and I am 1 pound away from officially losing FORTY pounds! Woo-hoo!

I have a mini-goal of reaching 180 by Saturday, June 14th. (Hubby and I are attending a wedding that day) That is 10.5 weeks away and a weight loss of 13.5 pounds. I think that is certainly doable. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

I got two and a half good walks in this week. Two were about 3 miles and the other one, well, we got completely rained out!! About the time we reached the halfway point, the bottom fell out. I was soaked!! Oh well, that's still about two and a half hours of exercising and walking about 7.5 miles for the week.

Last night I went to a local park and decided to see how far I could jog. Imagine my surprise when I made it .45 miles without stopping. I tried to really concentrate on my breathing and I was pleased. I had no idea I could go that far - that's a major milestone for me.

Let me ask this question to the group: What should I feel like when I am exercising?

I mean, there are times when I am hiking and the climb is steep and my heart is beating so fast - I feel like I am dying. I mean, seriously. I can't catch my breath and it's all I can do to take another step on some of the difficult trails. Then, I'm walking and I feel better. I may not be able to carry on a full conversation, but I can make some small talk. I am not a runner, but I'd like to move in that direction. How should I feel when running - like I am dying, like I'm a-ok? I just don't know how hard to push myself. I want results, but not injury. I want to improve, but I don't know a good rate. Thoughts, anyone?

Hope you have a great week and thanks for reading.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Weigh In 3/26

I have really stuck to my regimen this week.

And I lost a pound.

But, I'm not disappointed. My tom will be here soon, so I know my body is responding like it usually does. Plus, I have had some great personal victories. Actually it's a nsv. That's a new term I learned this week. It means non scale victory. How cool am I to be using this hip lingo??
  • I can now wear a pair of capris (that I LOVE) that I haven't worn in about four years. The fact that I haven't donated them should let you know how much I {heart} these capris.
  • Today, at work, I am wearing a bright green jacket and skirt, that I haven't worn in about two years. I may even be visible from Mars, but I don't care. I feel great.
  • I've walked about 7 miles this week - and enjoyed them!
  • I bought an Easter dress this year - that has a belt! It's just a cute simple little ribbon that ties at the waist. I wouldn't have been able to fit into it 10 pounds ago. There's just something about a dress that makes me feel feminine and pretty. (This is the dress, if you're interested.)

OK, that's it. Down a pound, but excited about it. Clothes are fitting better. I am super motivated and excited. 35 more pounds to go!!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Do I get a certificate, too?

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I found this link from Overwhelmed with Joy, via It Coulda Been Worse.

Let me know if you try it for yourself.