Monday, February 28, 2011

Weigh in 3

So I've not been the greatest in keeping up with the blog or even with the diet this week but I am thankful to announce that I have lost 1 lb. Since last weigh in I've struggled with many things and I didn't lose anything so I'm glad I'm down a pound. I'm at 193.2. I am only a week or two away from the 180s!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Busy Bee

I have gotten sooooo busy lately that it is just ridiculous. I've downloaded the blogger app to my phone recently (ok, last night) so I will be able to post on the go!
I had a marvelous week (ok, not really, but that's what I'm saying to keep my spirits up while the husband is away) I went to the beach yesterday. yeah, that's right, the beach, in February. I'm awesome.

I have been having an issue. I CANNOT for the life of me seem to get enough water daily. When we started this I started drinking nearly 90 oz of water each day. I have a 20 oz cup and would fill it up about 5 times a day. (yes, that equals 100, but I never finished the last refill before bed). I feel like this is holding me back in the weight loss department and since this blog IS the weight loss department I'd better get a move on. I'm trying and trying it's just not happening. why can't I drink water!!!

Monday, February 21, 2011


Ok, let me start by apologizing for being such a lazy blogger. I have had multiple times when I really did mean to come and blog. But the weather has been GORGEOUS lately so... yeah. It came down to staying inside and typing up a blog or finding something else to do. But it's been 2 weeks since my last post, so it's time for another check in. I am down to 240.4! While this is up from a previous check-in, it is down from my last one! Down about 3 pounds if I'm not mistaken. It's a loss, so I'll take it!

The past 2 weeks have not been super dedicated to the cause. Well, I take that back. I've been to the gym every day except Sunday both weeks. I just haven't really been eating the way I should. Partly because my house has been stocked with not-so-great foods since after the Superbowl, and partly because I'm broke and can't afford to restock the fridge with healthy goodies. Buuuuut, I'm supposed to get my tax refund back this week, which will help me catch up while I wait on my paychecks to start coming in. I'm going to use that to stock up on some healthier options again. With this gorgeous weather, I'm itching to start grilling again. I need to get some charcoal first though. Yes, we have an indoor grill, but it's not the same!

Ok, now for the HELP! I'm having trouble staying motivated on my cardio workouts. I get on the treadmill and after about 15 minutes I am so bored I have to get off and do something else. I've tried moving to other things like the elliptical and arc trainers... I've tried magazines, new music, audiobooks, and watching the TVs at the gym, but I just can't seem to stay engaged in any of them long enough to stick with my cardio for longer than 15 minutes. Needless to say, this is throwing a serious kink in my 5k training. I know I could run outside and such, but the weather is still unpredictable so I'd like some indoor suggestions if anyone has them.

Alright, I guess I better get back to work. I'll try to be better about posting!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Third Weigh In

I'm at 194.8 lbs. That's a total of 2.4 lbs lost in 2 weeks. well, technically one since this week I'm on my "phantom period" (the week you're supposed to get one but it doesn't come because I'm on the shot...I get all of the hormones and such without the mess...TMI? oops.) and I didn't lose anything. I worked hard...did 3 miles on the treadmill for the first time ever and it felt good...well actually I think it felt good...I couldn't feel my legs so at least it didn't feel bad, right?

Today is a new week and a good one at that! Valentine's Day today and my birthday on the 17th (Thursday)! So I am trying to be in a good mood and get all of my workouts in! I'll get a scale pic up as soon as possible...I work a few hours today so I may have to wait until tomorrow to get it up!

Monday, February 7, 2011


I have a quote on my wall that says "you will do stupid things... do them with ENTHUSIASM!" I think that pretty much sums up my week, or the past 10 or so days. It is safe to say that I fell off the wagon, and I did with gusto. I ate way too much and of not healthy things. I was most definitely not tracking my calories in any capacity. Plus, there were 3 days that I didn't make it to the gym at all, but those had extenuating circumstances. Needless to say, I was not looking forward to stepping on the scale this morning. I guess the good news is that I only gained 3.6 pounds. After the way I acted/ate, I was just praying that I didn't gain back everything I had worked to lose. So, bright side, I didn't do as horribly as I feared.

I was kind of avoiding the blog this week. I knew that I wasn't doing what I was supposed to be doing, but I didn't want to admit it. I decided I would face the music, be honest with you and myself, but being the procrastinator that I am, I decided to check in on the blogs I follow first. The first one I read was from Jessica over at Pudget: Losing Weight on a Budget. In this post, she talked about how she gained a pound this week, but that it doesn't make her a failure. It's all about the big picture, we just need to keep working towards our goals. This was definitely something I needed to hear. (Speaking of Jessica, she is also doing a giveaway in this post. Check it out!) Then I went to go check up on SherRon over at Shoes to Lose. She was talking about what you needed to lose weight. Basically, it was just the determination to do it. That really helped remind me that, just because I couldn't get to the gym, didn't mean that I couldn't make something happen anyway. So thank you, ladies. You both gave me encouragement that I really needed this week.

This day has been blech from start to finish. I won't bore you with the details, but I should have just stayed in bed. On the bright side, I got some light dumbbells to do workouts at home when I can't make it to the gym. I also downloaded some audiobooks (free, from the library!) to listen to at the gym. I've been getting bored listening to the same songs. We'll see how it works. Tonight I plan to get a good night's sleep and try to make the best of things tomorrow. The power of positive thinking! I hope.
- Jen