Monday, January 31, 2011
I'm down 1.8 pounds in the past two weeks. Am I disappointed? Sure. Am I happy I lost? Absolutely! A loss is a loss is a loss! I'll take whatever I can get! At least it isn't a gain!
I'll have a picture added of the scale tomorrow, it's on my phone and my phone just told me to plug it in or it will explode. ok, not really, but it is dying and therefore I can't play wordfeud or send picture messages to my email to upload to my blog! LOL
Sunday, January 30, 2011
With a lot of things.
The fact that I'm sick. annoying.
NCAA Football for playstation 3. annoying.
Scale numbers not moving. annoying.
Sunday dinner and a workout canceled. annoying.
I have to work tomorrow and husband doesn't. annoying. (hasn't happened in nearly 2 years.)
The fact that it's gorgeous outside and I have no idea what to do. annoying.
Bickering about stuff that is inconsequential. annoying.
Tomorrow is our 2nd goal weigh in for the game with Jen and I and my 5th weigh in for the competition I'm in with the local girls. I have to say that weeks 3 and 4 are not as high yielding as weeks 1 and 2. I must also say that it has been incredibly hard to have my husband home for a week and still maintain a workout and eating schedule that is beneficial to my goals. He's just not into it. He likes the results I'm getting because I look good and feel good, but he's got no desire to just eat one snack a day and that consist of 16 wheat thins or 10 baby carrots. That's tough to deal with for a week. Another hard part about this journey is that week or so before payday, especially when you've bought all the food you thought you'd need at the beginning of the pay period and come to find out, you were short. So now you're short on money and short on food and we all know health food is more expensive than not so healthy food. So to put it plainly...these last 2 weeks, overall, sucked. Sure, I had ups. Size 12 pants...hellooooo! Inches lost all around....hell yeah! Got a job.....woohooo! Spending time with my hubby......hubba hubba! But in the grand scheme of things I'm just really disappointed in the turn out of weeks 3 and 4.
Hopefully week 5 is better.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
PS We received a grill from our roommate (awesome?!) and are now thinking of marvelous and healthy things to cook on it!
PS I got a job at Smoothie King! Free Smoothies for me! LOL
Friday, January 21, 2011
I had to just walk today, I had an injury to my MCL a few years back and it started to throb today so I didn't run. I did however walk fast and on a 9 incline!
As for Jen's Couch 2 5K program...i say do it! I've been on it for 2 weeks now. I'll probably do week 2 again just because I need to build up a little more endurance!
<3 you all!
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
So without further ado:
Will post more about my last two weeks tomorrow, right now, it's bed time!
Saturday, January 15, 2011
- Huge test in less than an hour that I feel woefully unprepared for?..... CHECK!
- Very disturbing dream regarding me and my boyfriend?..... CHECK!
- Still unemployed and don't know how the heck I'm gonna pay next months bills?..... CHECK!
**I was hoping to hear back on this yesterday, but all quiet on the cellular front.
- Discovered I'd gained back a whole pound even though I stuck to my diet and exercise yesterday?.... CHECK!
- Other general annoyances that I was trying to ignore, but have reared their ugly heads because I'm in a bad mood?.... CHECK!
Friday, January 14, 2011
Salt is amazing. It makes things taste good. It can transform a meal. It can kill you.
Ok, so I'm being a little extreme but in extreme circumstances it really can kill you!
What does Sodium do to your body? Too little Sodium can cause your body to function incorrectly, you will feel weak and tired. Too much Sodium and your blood pressure can sky rocket. As in all things, balance is key. The FDA recommends, on a daily basis, an intake of 2400 mg of Sodium. This allows one's body to function properly. Keep this in mind when you read the labels of your food. Get in the habit of reading those labels. KNOW what goes into your body. To moderate your Sodium levels stay away from PROCESSED FOODS. Sodium regulates the water in your body, too much and it causes you to retain water, therefore making you bloated. Puffy. Puffy is a bad word! You don't want to look puffy!
So start paying attention to your sodium levels.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Back (all of it!)
Head (woke up with a killer headache)
Surprisingly NOT my calf muscles!
Things that are new for this week:
- Doctor appointment this morning
- The secondary competition is heating up, it was cut from 15 to 10 people, I'm part of the 10. No more cuts but some awesome changes.
- I get to be in charge of group field trips. Healthy, Fun and somewhat of a workout! Hello Horseback riding and Jacksonville Bike Tours!
- One big change is that the biggest loser competition for me here in Jacksonville is being extended. Instead of 10 weeks we'll be doing 20 weeks which puts our "graduation" on the last week of May. Which for Floridians, that's the unofficial start of bathing suit season! Eek! I'm gonna be in a Two piece this year!
- We only have a few more days until weigh in here at CD2SD...Which means I need to find a gift for Jen. ASAP! Thankfully that is my plan tonight, headed to Target for a gift and new workout clothes!
- I have to talk to my husband about all of the changes going on with the local competition. A few things require me to be gone at least one night a week. I think he'll understand if I get him a new game! (right, honey, sunday nights can be Call Of Duty nights? I love you!)
- I'm starting a food journal. Got a cute one from TJ Maxx
Saturday, January 8, 2011
So weight loss supplements. What do you think of them? Remember that one that Anna Nicole Smith used/represented? I tried it when it first came out. I don't know why, I was 130 pounds. Any way, it made me ridiculously shaky and dizzy so I stopped taking it. But supplements and meal replacements are not just pills. And the world's come a long way in the validity of these. No, they are not miracle fix alls, but used correctly I feel they can give your weight loss journey an extra boost!
So what are my favorite supplements? I'll tell ya!
- Special K
- French Vanilla Shake 180 calories in a bottle/serving
- Honey Almond Meal Bar 180 calories/bar
- Smoothie King
- Lean1 Chocolate Smoothie 290 calories in a small. It contains Almonds, chocolate and bananas as well as the supplement Lean1.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Short blog today! Busy bee!
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
But I have a real problem. When I cook, I make enough for 4 people. There are usually only 2 of us partaking in dinner (the only meal I cook regularly). Some of you are thinking "cool, leftovers." Not. We eat the whole thing. So not only am I eating something that is probably not the healthiest meal, but I'm eating about twice as much as I should be. Not good.
Portion control is a real problem. Our eyes are too big for our stomach and we've been trained as children to clean our plates at every meal. How do I think I'm going to combat this? I think I'm going to become a portion control Nazi. Last night I had white rice and steak tips. Going by the packaging I saw that I was supposed to have about 1/4-1/2 a cup of rice and half of the steak tips. So I got out my measuring spoon. At first I was a little worried, "this doesn't look like much," I thought. But as I sat down to eat and I finished my meal (with a big glass of water) I realized I was full! Success! Now what do I do about those pesky restaurant portions that are 2-3 portions bigger than they are supposed to be? I may try this: When I order ask for a to go box at the beginning of the meal. Especially if you are eating with non dieters. This allows you to put half of your food away and you aren't tempted to pick at it for the rest of the meal. If you are brave enough to separate your meal and just leave the other half alone, you can wait for the to go box till after the meal. Your choice.
Monday, January 3, 2011
|I said something funny and Jen laughed. We work well as a team. This was Christmas 2006|
|We were super stoked that it had snowed, that we had made it back to work from our lunch break and that our work was closing due to snow! Taken in February of 2009.|
|Jen and I on the left, this was my 22nd birthday dinner in February 2009|
Tiffany was playing on caloriecount.com and discovered her BMI and such. I was bored, so I checked out the site as well. Turns out we both need to lose over 75 lbs to reach our optimum BMIs. I think both of us would be more than happy to lose 50, but go for the gold! Anyway, I'm getting off track. So while we were chatting about our shared fatty-ness, I had a thought. What if we kept each other accountable? I need someone to keep me accountable, but someone that's currently going through the struggle, too. But what's to keep us motivated? Sure I can tell Tiff that I lost ____ lbs, but what's to encourage me to keep going? Especially when that cheesecake is calling my name?
What if we set small goals for ourselves? And when we reached them, the other person sent us a prize? My example to Tiffany was "if you tell me you want to lose 4lbs in 2 weeks, you have to send me proof that you did it and I'll send you.... stationary I think you might like." That way we don't know what our prize will be for meeting our goal, but it will be something we like. Plus, we'll get mail. Who doesn't like getting mail?? Now, how do we submit our proof? Text messages? Emails?
ENTER THE BLOG:
We can post our proof and other information about the experience here on a shared blog. That way, when we've reached our goals, we can look back and see all the progress we've made. Posterity and all that.
Pictures of course. So today on day one of this game she and I both took a picture of the scale while we were on it.
Bah! Please forgive my hot-mess-ness!! I haven't washed my hair yet today. But hey, that means that I'll look that much better in the after shot!
My first goal is the same as Tiff's (this might not always be the case). We both want to lose 4 lbs in 2 weeks. So on Jan. 17, expect to see a pic saying 245.8 or less. Off we go!
Goal for the next two weeks (ending 17JAN) is to lose 4 lbs.