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!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Hello, February!

Well, hello there readers! I've been trying to update this blog since Wednesday, but I haven't had time to sit down and think. But here I am!

January was a good month. I lost 7.4 pounds. Not the 10 I was technically aiming for, but I'm not going to complain. I did meet my goals of working out 4 times a week and logging my food every day. But a loss is a loss, and I am not about to complain about any of it!

I weighed myself on Wednesday morning so I could get an accurate "where am I starting?" spot for the month. I lost another 0.6 pounds, so my February starting point is 214. That thoroughly amused me (214... 2/14 is Valentine's Day... ok, maybe it wasn't that funny). I created a pretty little Goals & Accomplishments sheet for February. I was trying to figure out how upload it to here yesterday, but I couldn't. I may try again tomorrow afternoon. But I can still tell you what they are for this month.
Weight Loss: Lose 8 pounds
Fitness Goals: Workout 4 times a week, go to 2 classes at the gym, have one session with my personal trainer.
Healthy Eating Goals: Log my food on MFP every day, try 3 new recipes, limit my DCBs (Diet Cola Beverages) to 4 per week.
Blog Goals: Update this blog at least once a week, post a new recipe, add new pictures.

I think those are all pretty reasonable goals. I didn't want to make them too crazy so I couldn't reach them, but I also didn't want anything so easy that I didn't have to work. I'm looking forward to getting to work this month. I'm getting into a rhythm of working out after my shifts and logging my food after each meal. Our Superbowl party on Sunday is going to make for an interesting food log. I'll just workout tonight and tomorrow and try not to go too crazy with the Egg Rolls. Alright, I guess that's enough for now! I hope you all are having a pleasant month so far!
- J