Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 30, 2011
In my last post I gave all of my reasons/excuses why I've been MIA. The main reason was my heel injury. I was put in a cast for 3 weeks...I got it off yesterday! yay! But over those three weeks was Christmas and our vacation back home. EVERYTHING revolved around food. We had 8 Christmas celebrations/meet ups with friends and family (Jen included!) and 7 of them were over some sort of food. Oy! I haven't stepped on the scale....I'm a little scared. Back to the cast/foot issue. I asked the doctor when I could start running for exercise again and she laughed. Boy, that's encouraging. She explained that, while I feel much better I have a bigger chance of injuring my foot again or stunting the healing process which is still going on. She gave me the timeline of 2 1/2 to 3 months...so I'm looking at March before I can begin a return to running. That means I'll be able to walk for 5 minutes and run for 1 (doc's orders). Now I wasn't running marathons but I was getting 3-5 miles in at the gym before my lameness set in! This is such a disappointment! She suggested I start by swimming and biking which is doable but not what I wanted to hear.
Last year Jen and I made goals, mine was to lose 75 lbs...I lost nearly 30 and then I stopped. I've gained a lot of it back but now that I'm "cleared" to do exercise I hope that since I did it last year I'll have an "easier" time losing it all again and completing my goal. This coming year will be interesting. I'll be dealing with another deployment, which can be a gift from the weight loss goals, because if I'm bored or sad or mad that my husband isn't home I'll just head to the gym. work it out there. So my goal is what it was last year. 75 lbs.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Have I used that one before?
So I guess you\'re wondering who I am. I deserve that. I\'ve been gone for some time now....I think Jen has single handedly doubled our blog posts since late august when I think I last posted.
Let\'s face the facts. I\'ve been avoiding the blog like it was a bill collector.
I have had a busy last few months....I was going to say difficult but that's not true, it's just been busy. I've gained a considerable chunk of what I lost back. There. I admitted it. My reasons/excuses are as follows:
Mainly my heel/foot. Beginning in April I started having severe, and I mean severe, pains in my left heel. After months of writing it off as being associated with working on my feet I went to the doc. I had xrays done and an exam (which consisted of the dr feeling up my foot) he said I had plantar fasciitis, basically the muscle connecting the ball of my foot to my heel was improperly stretched. He referred me to a specialist and gave me a verdict of limited duty...stay off the foot unless necessary or surgery would be needed. So besides work I couldn't really do anything...not that I wanted to because the pain had gotten so bad. So one month later, in October, I saw the podiatrist...she had the same diagnosis, exercise induced plantar fasciitis. Same verdict but now I had a pretty back and blue foot brace which I was supposed to wear whenever I was home or asleep and shoe inserts and the directive to follow up in 6 weeks. I made the appointment...it was supposed to be the 15th of this month...central booking screwed up and put me down for the 1st. So I wait for another appt. The pain has lessened but not enough to feel good walking on it. Other things wrong with me are back spasms and lower back pain..this could be brought on by the way I was favoring my foot and walking a different way, I wanted to ask the podiatrist before I saw my regular doctor again.
Over the last couple of months I've worked, on average 50 hours a week, with some weeks being much more. This is me, on my feet, walking between the camera and a kid for 12 hours each day. I get up at 3 in the morning, I get home at 4. Sometimes earlier but either way, I'm beat. I go to bed at 8:30 or 9 in the evening...I have very no time to cook breakfast, I'm gone for lunch and by the time I get home I have no desire to stand in the kitchen, we've resorted to eating out. A lot.
What do you get when you eat out and can't exercise? FAT.
So her I am, about to face the very real fact that the holiday ar coming and I could very well put on every last pound I lost this year by the time 2012 rolls around. (mmm....rolls)
So with that, I have a pre-new years eve resolution: maintain.
I'm deliberately not stating my weight...why ruin the holidays?! I'll let ya in on it, maybe, in the future.
So I'm back.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Anyway! Things have been going well, though. I recently started yet another job. For those of you keeping count, that makes 3! Four, if you count baby-sitting, which I do as much as I've been doing it lately lol. But this new job is at the gym I go to. I'm hoping that since I'll already be at the gym, and already in workout clothes, I'll have no excuse to not to workout. Plus, they freeze my account and give me a free one as long as I work there. Even better!
I've hit another plateau. I'm remaining steady at the 30 pounds I lost, but I haven't really made any progress since then. It's because I've been lame about my working out and such. Like I said, I'm hoping this new(est) job will help me in my endeavors. And my personal trainer told me that employees get good deals on sessions. I'll have to see.
Alright, I need to get back to job number one! I'll try to post a more substantial post later!
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
How did I manage to gain 5 pounds in 2 weeks while supposedly on a diet? Very simply. I didn't pay one bit of attention to anything I was eating. I had days when I ate things that were IN NO WAY health. Fried chicken, pizza, cookies, and all sorts of other things that a "good" dieter wouldn't touch. Then I had days where the foods I ate were not really that bad, I just didn't pay attention to my quantity.
So basically, my slip-up is all about quality and quantity of my food. Lack of one and too much of the other. I could also blame it on my lack of tracking. The biggest thing I noticed was that when I stopped tracking my food, it got easier to ignore what I was eating. At first, my lack of tracking was not on purpose. Between my two jobs and social obligations, I just kept forgetting. When my schedule calmed down, I was just out of the habit. So today I am making sure to track everything. I am also going to work on more crafting. Keeping my hands busy keeps the snacking down.
Alright, enough moaning. Let me set a realistic goal this time... I want to lose 3 pounds in the next 2 weeks. I also want to make it to the gym at least 3 days each week. I went to Centergy and Ride on Saturday for the first time in probably 2 months and I am still paying dearly for it. My legs and abs are still sore. That's just proof that I need to get back to work. Wish me luck!
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Anyway, I'm down 31.6 pounds (in case you were confused by the entry title). It's finally starting to sink in that I'm actually losing weight and becoming healthier. A few weeks ago I was able to fit into a dress I haven't worn in almost 3 years, and Friday I comfortably wore a pair of jeans that used to feel like they were cutting me in half. It feels good to know that I am finally making visible progress.
Knowing where I am now weight-wise (218.2) and where I was when I started this blog in January (249.8), I am somewhat dissappointed in my overall health for the past few years. When G and I started dating, I weighed right around 210 lbs. I'm not exactly sure since I hadn't really stepped on a scale 2-3 years at that point. When I joined the gym 2 months later I was 214. I accounted that to the holidays (we started dating in November and I joined the gym in January), and the fact that most of our dates involved going out to dinner. But I was going to the gym now! and I was going to workout! Except that isn't how it happened. Instead, I was paying for a gym membership that I didn't use how I should and I ended up gaining 4o pounds in 2 years. How ridiculous! Now, yes, I can blame it on depression, emotional eating, and other factors, but really... 40 pounds in 2 years? What was I doing? Nothing.
I'm not trying to beat myself up about anything. It's just kind of interesting to see what carelessness can do to your waistline. It also reminds me how my way of thinking about food has changed. I have learned how to make smarter choices when dining out, and I try to think aobut the overall health benefits of my food when I'm cooking at home. I'm proud of my progress, but I also recognize I have a long way to go.
Ok, this is all philisophical and stuff. I guess I should let you get back to your day. I hope it's a good one! Oh, and for my goal this week... I would like to lose 4 pounds in the next 2 weeks. Here's hoping!
Monday, August 29, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
That being said, I am nearly into the 170's I would LIKE to get to 179 in the next two weeks. I'll be braving the mosquitos and heat this week to make it happen!
Monday, August 15, 2011
So I missed my weigh in this morning.
I will try to get it on Thursday my next day off. I'm waiting for then because my normal weigh in time is around 8/9 in the morning. I'll be opening the next two days so I'll be at work by 7:30.
I did make a delicious meal tonight. Loaded baked potato soup with lite sour cream, small amount of milk, Turkey Bacon and baked potatoes. We had little Ham and cheese sliders to go along. Delicious.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
No really, I just hopped in the shower, shaved the necessary parts and came back to the computer to write my blog.
Ok, so this is how it really went down.
"Oh, It's Monday, I better blog before Jen kills me over the interwebs."
*sits down to blog*
"I should probably weigh myself, too."
*heads to the bathroom*
"Man, it's hot, I need to put on a dress; I should probably shave my legs so I don't look like a Sasquatch running around the house."
*hops in shower*......*weighs self*
"Much better, now it's time to blog"
And you have my thought process on why I felt it necessary to shave before I sat down to blog. Totally unnecessary. Totally worth it.
Why is it so hot, you may ask. Or you might not ask because you already know or just don't care. Our AC is broken. We're waiting on the repairman to come out this afternoon. It broke on Friday. It has been a sweltering 94 degrees in the house over the weekend. I spent one night here and that was enough so we hightailed it over to our friend's house for the last two days. We're back and I'm dying. Hence the need to put on less clothing which meant shaving. and I feel like I'm talking in circles. Blah!
On to the goods!
Hopped on the scale and I am down to 185.4. Woot woot! That brings me to a total of 26.4 lbs lost since the journey began!
|Please ignore the horrible pedicure. It's pathetic, I know|
|185.4 lbs =D|
Monday, August 1, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
I'm not even sure what to write about. I don't know how to not sound like a broken record. I've been pretty complacent in my ways. I've had to give up running (ok, it was more like jogging with long bits of walking) because I'm having problems with my heels so I've been trying to hop in the pool for cardio...that goes well for a little bit and then it ends as sunbathing, which is me floating around on a raft...not so heart racing. I will say that I have seen the scale over the past month go from 186 to 188 down to 183.4 and back up to 187.6 (wait, haven't I been this weight before?)
What could I do? I could try harder, I need to try harder but at this point I'm at a loss. I'm a little burnt out. I'm sick of planning meals, I'm sick of watching what I eat, I want to eat a cookie, I want to have that big mac, but I also want that skinny body, those size 8-10 jeans, that flatter stomach.
I am at war with myself.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
It was a roundabout way that he ended up my new workout buddy, but I think we're going to get along well. Yesterday he insisted on going for a walk around the neighborhood. Then Greg and I ended up taking him for about a 45 minute walk. He was exhausted when we got home last night. Then today I took him for a quick morning walk before I went to the gym for a class. Apparently Mr. D did not care that I had already done cycling and strength, he wanted to go for another walk. So we went for about 20 minutes. At that point I was worn out and in desperate need of a shower.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
That rant out of the way......I've lost a whopping 0 lbs.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
But who, you may ask, is the creative genius making these adorable dolls? That would be me. I have made 32 of these cute little guys (10 of which were custom orders) and every single one of them has sold. Which is awesome. What's even more awesome is that if my hands are that busy crocheting (not knitting), then they aren't putting food in my mouth. Even better! I need to make about 25 more before Saturday, and I hope to have at least 40 to sell for the actual event. Since these take me about an hour each, I guess I should stop typing and start working! Especially if I want to go to spin class this evening.
Monday, June 6, 2011
My fears were confirmed this morning as I stepped onto the scale. But not exactly as bad as I thought it would be. I'm at 188.8, a 1.2 pound gain. Reasons for the gain include, eating out numerous times while moving and setting up our kitchen...at the end of a long day of moving and unpacking I just didn't have the strength to cook, we also had two pool parties complete with alcohol, hamburgers and hotdogs, I didn't limit myself at all on any of those things. Basically, I switched off my diet brain. But now it's back on, I've been cooking the past couple of days and we won't be eating out as much as we have been lately.
On a happier note, I've been living in a bathing suit the past two weekends! It's been awesome!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
We are moving this weekend.........I am hoping to lose a pound but I am skeptical because usually with moving there is eating out because you don't have the tools to cook readily available. SO my goal is to make healthier choices when we inevitably eat out.
Friday, May 13, 2011
In the past four weeks I have weighed myself religiously just like the 14 weeks before that. The only change was that there was NO CHANGE. Well, not a substantial change. I fluctuated between 188.0 to 188.4, 188.7, 188.9 (eek!) I'm currently at 188.6. What is my body's deal with this number?? I have no attachment to it, I swear! My body, on the other hand, has a love affair with it.
On one hand, I am so thrilled that I'm "maintaining." On the other hand, I HATE that I'm "maintaining." I'm nearly 20 weeks into our 52 week journey. OY! We're nearly half way through this! With these four weeks behind me I am now averaging just over a pound a week lost. That's pathetic. Simply pathetic. 22 lbs in 20 weeks, it needs to be more. Especially if I'm going to reach the ~50lb mark by the end of the game this winter!
I need to think long and hard about what it is that is missing. I can't come up with a plan until I find out what is not working. That probably means a trip to the doctor as well. I'll continue to maintain even though I'm trying to lose. **le sigh**
Goal: July 4th, be down to 180.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
The biggest (and worst) news of the day? I seem to have lost my laptop. How? you may ask... I DON'T KNOW! I am notorious for losing my keys, my debit card, and other small items, but how in the HECK did I misplace an entire computer??? The likelihood of it being stolen is slim seeing as all of our TVs are still here, as well as my iPod and other valuables. Plus my old laptop (it's broken, but you wouldn't know at a glance) is right where I left it. Needless to say, I am feeling a little frustrated and upset. I probably cried for about 2 hours. I tore my room apart. I have looked EVERYWHERE in the house. And when I say everywhere, I mean it. I looked everywhere from the dirty clothes hamper to the kitchen shelves. I cannot find it anywhere. The stress of that may have weakened me towards eating my feelings.... tonight they tasted like a double helping of rice pilaf. :-(
I didn't get to the gym either. I worked from 9-2, then I had to run my little brother to the doctor for an emergency appointment at 2:50 (long story, but he's cleared for school tomorrow at least). When I got home, I realized that my laptop is missing so I spent the rest of the day searching for it (when I wasn't crying my eyes out at the thought of replacing it on a nonexistent budget or all the files that I can't replace). At that point I really wanted to go to the gym and do a spin class or something, but by that time all the classes were over. I could have gone and ridden the bike by myself, but it's different when there's an instructor. Overall, very lame of me but what's done is done.
Ok, I now have to go try to get some sleep. Tomorrow's a new day, and maybe the laptop fairies will find my computer in the night. Here's hoping!
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
So I'm sitting in my bed watching Regis and Kelly banter in a weird, flirtatious way. I feel like I'm still recouperating from the previous work week. I went to the gym but I didn't meet my goal for gym. I ate out and I ate cookie dough. But mostly I worked. I worked nine days straight. I'm not complaining, but I had no time for me. It was work work work. I got really upset, I would come home, exhausted, so I would go out to eat instead of making a healthy dinner. I tried to eat healthy out for the most part so that's a plus. My husband had also been gone for quite some time now, and on top of that we are still dealing with the stressors of home buying and the financial aspect of that. So anytime I hit a bump in the road with that I'd grab a spoonful of cookie dough. I am lucky I didn't gain all my weight back! As it stands I'm fluttering around my last weigh-in weight of 188.8 and 190. But today I'm like at 189. So at least I am maintaining. I really don't know how to balance everything in my life. Before, I didn't have a job, and when I took this job I was skeptical about still having time for my goals. I was right in my doubts. I need to figure all this out but it isn't going to happen in the near future. Mitch comes home, my mom comes to visit and we are loosing a good, trained worker this week at work and we have SIX new trainees coming in.
Overwhelmed doesn't begin to cover it.
Monday, April 25, 2011
So my goal..... *sigh* Not only did I not meet my goal, but I actually gained a pound from my weigh-in 2 weeks ago. I'm now 237.6. I'm not surprised, but I am disgusted. I weighed myself this past Wednesday and saw that I was back up to 235.8 or so. Then the rest of the week dissovled into birthday meals and eating my feelings. Both bad.
But now I think my ride is here. I will try to post more details and a new goal tonight.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Since January 3rd when I started this whole mess I have: lost a total of 22.2 pounds. 10.25% in body fat. Gone from a size 16 to a size 12 (and those are starting to get baggy). found my waist! Gone shopping in my own closet and completed a 10k in under 3.5 hours. IN THE MUD. I have newfound self confidence and I am loving my new body.
But my time in weight loss world is not over. I am glad that the competition is over, towards the end I feel like it dragged by, I love who I met and who I've made friends with throughout it and the motivation and support but after awhile I felt that we were just repeating ourselves and we all had lives to live as well. So I am not terribly sad it's over, I am happy that we all made it through and now we can move on to the next step in our lives. That step for me is continuing on to lose another 40 or so pounds by the end of the year. I want to be skinny AND healthy.
I need to get back on track with goals just like my buddy Jen. I am ready to start posting goals again. Nothing crazy big but enough to get me motivated. So my goals are as follows:
Gym: 6 gym workouts before next weigh in
Pounds: Lose 5 pounds before next weigh in
Target: abdominals and legs. I may be losing but I still feel squishy!
Lastly, I'll leave you with a little mosaic that I put together of my time in the local competition!
Ok, so it's week 15 of this lovely little blog, and Tiff and I have been kind of slacking in the goals department. I don't even remember the last time I set a weight loss goal, and I definitely did not meet my running goal. Although, When I weighed myself this morning the scale said I was 236.4 pounds. That's a loss of 13.4 pounds! I'm very excited about that. That being said, I still want to recommit to setting and achieving goals. So, I declare today to be a new day and a good restart! So here are my current goals:
- Lose 4 pounds in 2 weeks. Sound familiar? I figured I'd go back to the basics for this one. So hopefully I will weigh no more than 232.4 on April 25.
- Be down a total of 20 pounds by May 7. That is my 27th birthday and I would love to have that as a present to myself! That means I have 26 days to lose 6.6 pounds. I think that's doable, especially if I can lose the 4 pounds in 2 weeks!
- Stick with my 5k training! I have started a 5k training program again. This is the actual Couch-to-5k program. My last one was a little demanding for a beginner. I think C25k will be a little more reasonable for me to stick to.
So, I have declared my intentions publicly. And I have every intention of keeping them! But now, I need to go to work! Both on these goals and to that place that pays me for working! Have a great day all! -J
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
Make sense? Good! So my new goals/numbers are as follows (tentatively, of course):
Starting Weight: 211 lbs
Current Weight: 188.8 lbs
Lbs lost since January 3: 22.2 lbs
Lbs lost this past week: .2 (I'll get to that later in the post)
Body Fat Percentage lost: 10.52%
Lbs Left to Lose: 43.8 lbs to get to 145/ 33.8 lbs to get to 155
It's all about being and staying healthy...if my body doesn't look right at 130 lbs then why struggle to get there? Ya'know?
So onto this past week...I only lost .2 lbs...a half of a half a pound! Ugh! At least the week before I lost 1.2 lbs! I've had a lot of stress this past week...coupled with the fact that I've been at work 7/7 days and factor in a wedding with an open bar and a delicious meal...and I'm happy I actually lost weight instead of gained weight!!! I also canceled my gym membership this week. Whhaaaaat??? Yeah, I loved that gym, but the money is needed somewhere else currently (buying a house, every little bit helps) and I get in free on base...no the classes aren't as good but hopefully I'll be able to go back to the big gym in a few months...we'll see! I can still use the gym until the end of June.
So here's my picture for the week! It's NOT a full length, I'm sorry, but it's my favorite of the week and I think it shows how far I've come and how comfortable I'm becoming!
|I seriously love this picture...I bought that dress last Summer but couldn't wear it. Now I can!|
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Ok, well, I really just wanted to update you on the recipe. I'm off to a fundraiser!
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
So we are halfway into March and since January 3rd, I've lost 20.2 lbs. that's a 9.6% loss in body fat...I am on the cusp of being in the 180's (I'm weighing in at 190.8). My goal for myself was to be in the 180's by today's weigh-in, I failed in that aspect, but I did cross over the 20 pound marker! So I am celebrating that victory!
I've not been setting myself goals either, mainly because I am very busy as of late. I was just promoted to Assistant manager at Smoothie King and will be training to be a manager here in Jacksonville. Couple that with taking care of 4 dogs by myself and house hunting...set in stone goals got pushed out of the picture. I've been making goals that kind of "meh" when it comes to goal making...like being in the 180's, or finally losing 20 pounds or getting to the 10% body fat loss. I got one!!! haha
These next four weeks I am going into beast mode. trying to run harder, longer, faster etc.