Monday, April 16, 2012

Moving on

Hey there guys! I'm sorry to have kept you waiting! Anyway, I wanted to let all of you know that I have started another blog. You can find it here. It's not that I don't love this blog, or what we started off doing, but since Tiff hasn't been posting lately, I feel kind of weird. I hate that I haven't been posting regularly, but this was originally supposed to be a "2-sided conversation" and that dropped off along the way.

There have been quite a few times that I wanted to post something different, but I didn't know if I should. Anyway, I would love it if you all would continue to follow me over there. If not, no hurt feelings! I can't promise that all of my posts will be weight-related. Actually, I can promise that they won't. But I can also promise you that you will hear from me more often... and hopefully get more pictures.

Alright. I guess that's it. Hope to see you soon!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Yes, I'm still alive...

Basically. no, I'm alive and kicking, I just don't feel all that great today. Stupid allergies and asthma. I love spring, but I hate the fact that we are now entering the season where I can't breathe. I also hate the fact that it seems almost random and will hit me for absolutely no reason in the middle of the day. I was fine Monday and Tuesday, then on Wednesday afternoon I felt like someone was trying to smother me. Yesterday I kept thinking about that scene in the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie where Kiera Knightley said "women in London must have learned not to breathe." I need to look into some OTC treatments. It's times like these that I really miss having health insurance. Well, now, and when I want to go skiing. :-)

Anyway, my weight loss is going pretty well. I forgot to weigh-in on Wednesday (busy morning), so I did it yesterday and I was down to 208.8. I'm pretty darn impressed with myself, especially since I haven't really been a stellar fitness performer this month. My hours at work went up, both at the gym and at the schools. Which is great... except that my hours on the equipment at the gym went down. A lot.

I had been doing pretty well. I was doing the C25k training... again. I always seem to stall out at week 3. I was thinking it was a mind over matter thing and I was hitting a wall, but now I'm starting to think I'm just an idiot who keeps trying to do 5k training at the start of allergy season. I really do like running, and I'm hoping to be able to get back to it soon. I may just try to run through it. I did that the other day. It was a lot of pep talking that I COULD keep running for 30 more seconds, I was NOT going to die or pass out, I would be FINE. And I was right. So maybe I will try to run again on Sunday.

It probably doesn't help that I'm trying to do this regimented workout in the midst of a kind of crazy schedule. I have to work all day today, work from 6a-12p tomorrow, then be at the church at 2-3 to set up to cater a wedding. The reception starts at 6, and I really don't think I'm going to feel up to it that night. So I'm making a plan to go on Sunday. Maybe I'll make Greg go with me.

Ok, I think I've rambled enough for now. I need to get back to work. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your March!
- J

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

March March March

I can't believe it's already March! I mean, I know it's been March for a week, but I still can't believe it. I also can't believe that I will be 28 years old 2 months from today. Where does the time go? Oh well! At least it's been good!

In other news, today is Wednesday, so that means I had a weigh-in this morning. Can I just tell you it might be the strangest weigh-in morning I've had? I dreamed of my weight before I actually saw it. I was half asleep, thinking about what I needed to do today when a number popped in my head. 210. I saw a picture of the number in a red digital read-out and immediately laughed. It was just a random, pretty number and not one I thought I would actually see today. Hey guess what? It was the number I saw on the scale this morning! Well, officially my weight was 210.2, but I'm not complaining! That brings my total weight loss to 39.6 pounds. I am less than half a pound away from having lost 40 pounds! Are you serious??? Woot-woot!

I'm going to set a tentative goal to have lost 50 pounds by my birthday on May 7. That would also put me in One-derland for my birthday. What a present!

I have a few other things I was going to say, but I have a meeting this morning. I will post more later!
- J

Sunday, March 4, 2012

March Madness

Well... we all know February was pretty much a bust for me, but March is off to a pretty good start. I wrote out my goals on Thursday. As of right now they are similar to February's, but I said I wanted to work out 3 times a week instead of 4. I also wrote that I wanted to go to 2 classes this month, and I already did 2.5 classes yesterday (I'll get to that in a minute). I guess I probably need to adjust that. I'm hoping I make better progress than this month, but as long as my number goes down, I'll be happy. Or at least I'll try to be.

Yesterday was a looooooong day, but a good one overall. I had to work at the gym from 12-5, so I figured I would go ahead and go to Rush Ride (my favorite cycle class)at 9:00am. Then I could take a shower, go grab something to eat, and come back for my shift. Somehow during the week I was convinced to do the Core class that is scheduled right after Ride... it may very well have been my own guilty conscious about my lack of ab work. Anyway, I still had plenty of time to do both classes, bathe, eat, and get back to work. Then, yesterday I was putting my stuff in a locker when I saw the Centergy (pilates-ish class right after Core) instructor. I used to take Centergy with her all the time before I started working at the gym, and she convinced me that I could fit Centergy into my morning line-up as well. Well, that really wasn't going to work because that class ended at 11:35 and that would only give me 25 minutes to do everything else, but I felt guilty for her class size being low so I went until 11:00am. That made things a little tight, and I ended up getting a smoothie from Smoothie King and heading back to work with it. By about 4:00 I was EX.HAUS.TED! But it's all good.

Hmm, I'm sure I had more to say, but I can't think of it at the moment. I'm going go find something productive to do. Later!
- Jen

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February's Final Weigh-in

Well, February was not a stellar month. My weight this morning was 212.6 pounds. That's an overall loss of a whopping 1.4 pounds for February. Sad and slightly ridiculous, but I'm TRYING to remind myself that at least it's a loss. When I weighed-in last Wednesday, I was back up to 214. I'm really not sure what my problem was this month. I know I didn't do a great job of meeting my goals. Obviously not weight-wise, but that was partially because I didn't meet them exercise-wise. I also had some insane eating days this month. Overall, it was a lack-luster month. But I'm hoping tomorrow is the start of a better month and more progress.

I'm going to have to sit down and think about what I really want to accomplish in March. Some of my goals may be the same, but I'm going to have to re-evaluate what I actually CAN get done and how I can compensate for that.

Alright, I have to be up early tomorrow for a sub job. Good night, everyone!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wednesday Weigh-in

Ok, I'm going to make this quick, but I may try to come back and edit later. This morning my weight was 212.4. That's a loss of 2.2 pounds since the last weigh-in, and 1.6 for the month. It makes me sad that my overall is less than my week, but obviously I'm doing something right!

Ok, I need to get ready for church and whatnot. I'll post more later!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

February's First Wednesday Weigh-in

I like alliteration. Anyway! At the end of week February's week 1 (2.1?) I'm afraid I don't have good news. I weighed myself this morning and I weighed 214.6. If you'll remember from last week, that's a gain of 0.6 pounds. :-( But if I'm being perfectly honest (and really, why be anything else?), I can't say that I'm honestly surprised. While I had the best of intentions, I had the worst of follow-throughs. Last week I went out to eat at least 3 times, and not once did I make the healthiest of decisions. And of course there was the oh-so-wonderful food at our Super Bowl party. Add to that the fact that I only worked out once (and it was yesterday), and no one should be surprised that I gained. I'm only surprised that I didn't gain more. But it allows me to recognize my mistakes and move forward. So let's do that, shall we?

I finally figured out how to upload my Goals & Accomplishments.... I think. Let's see...
Yay! Anyway, there it is. I already updated it with this week's weigh-in. I just wanted to put the goals in writing. I need to print it out and put it in my Plan. And maybe on the fridge. And I can accomplish one more of my goals for this month. And updated picture of me!

Ok, it's not the greatest but as you can tell, A) I took it with my phone, and B) I took it at the gym. I had planned to take a better picture but about the time I got my phone out someone walked into the room I was in. I felt like a dork lining myself up for the picture, so I just clicked and ran. I'm going to have to take a better picture because my arms are blocking my waist. Not to brag or anything, but it is disappearing! My waist that is. I'll see if I can't get a better pic and some comparisons with my original photos.

My DCBs were not limited at the football party, but I did manage to log my food on My Fitness Pal every day this week. Obviously I'm blogging, so that takes care of that goal. I tried a new healthy recipe yesterday. It was pretty good, and I'm working on a post for the Recipe Blog. Now I just need to work on meeting those fitness goals for this week and I will be good to go!

Alright, I think I need to go find something to do that's not me sitting on my butt. Hope you have a good week!