So I didn’t do a friday check in last week because my day was too busy at work to do it. Plus I was house sitting, so I didn’t have a scale, and I also am STILL on my period, so I know it will be off. I was housesitting, watching 3 dogs and a sick cat, working(we only had half staff last week at work), and going to school last week, and I had NO time to go to the gym. D:
Here’s to hoping my period ends soon, cuz it’s been so heavy I’m almost scared to workout for fear of bleeding all over the place (sorry to my male followers :)
My intake was all over the place, honestly didn’t have time to track. I don’t mind though, I got through the week and nobody died, was mad, or got in trouble, so I count that as a success! Now to get my life together and start again! :)
Last week: 189.00
Lost: 2.0 lbs!
I think it’s funny my last week weight and this week weight were exact lb numbers. haha.
Anyway, I’ve done really well this week! Haven’t been able to work out nearly as often as I would like, really think I only hit the gym once this week :(((( but such is life at this point. I did NOT realize how much HW i was going to have this term. It bums me out that I have to sit and do HW instead of busting my butt at the gym.
BUT! I’ve been eating really clean, and staying within my intake, so I’m super proud of myself! If I keep this up, I’ll hopefully pass my lowest weight within the next two weeks! I think my official lowest weight was 185.4 if i remember correctly. I am so excited to get out of the 180’s. I can’t remember ever having gotten on a scale and seeing a number lower than 180. And I was a size 12 pants when I was 12. So I can’t wait to get out of the size 14’s and into a 12, 10, etc!!
I’m so proud of myself and SO excited to continue to see progress!!
Last week: 191.4
Lost: 1.4 lbs!
I feel like this week went really well, I wasn’t able to work out as many times as I would’ve liked just because of school and work, just Monday and Wednesday, but I will be working out tomorrow and walking all day Sunday for the field trip for school, so I’ll have a good amount of fitness in for this week.
Because last weekend was pretty full, I didn’t have time to make my food for this week, but I had quinoa left over from last week and I made that work for my lunches.
I’m really proud of myself for keeping my intake within my daily goals, even when I don’t workout that day (and therefore have “extra” calories to eat.)
So my intake yesterday went really well!! :) so far I’ve been right at my intake every day. Yesterday was Saturday and I always have such a hard time eating within my intake on weekends, but I’m proud to say I did. I even went out to eat Friday night with some friends and looked up the nutritional info online and made my choice based on that.
And on top of that, my food choices have been very healthy! No sweets at all, lots of fruits and veggies, whole grains, etc.
It hasn’t even been a week but I feel like I can already see changes in my body! A friend had told me, you’d be amazed at where sugar hides itself on your body, and how much your body changes without it in your diet.
I’m so excited to have my motivation back! Here’s to me! :D
(Unofficially weighed myself last Friday 3/29/13
So unofficially down 4.2 lbs, but I had just started my period last Friday, so it’s not really accurate. But it’s nice to see some change from eating so clean this week!
I’m doing really good so far! Haven’t had any sugary things at all, and HAVE been offered them. Went to dinner and a movie last night and stayed within my intake, +100 extra that I gave myself. Instead of getting snacks at the theater, I brought some mini rice cakes to snack on. Yummy!
I’ve kept my eating fairly clean, right around the 80/20 range. 80% non packaged, non processed foods, 20% canned/packaged foods (beans, granola bars, greek yogurt, pretzels, etc.)
So I decided recently that I want to be to my next GW by June 29th (my brother’s wedding) That’s about 3 months away, and about 25 lbs away. My next GW is 160lbs.
For this month, April, I am cutting out sugars (candy, ice cream, cookies, cake, etc.) And overall I am working toward eating less processed foods, less starchy carbs, trying to eat mostly whole grains and things like that. More veggies, and drinking more water consistently. Also less salty foods, which ties into less processed food.
Basically, if it has a label, I need to decide if it’s something I actually need to eat, or if there’s a better alternative. Also, limited alcohol, and when I do have it, track it.
I am going to exercise EVERY DAY even if just a walk around the proverbial block. (we live in the country, there’s no blocks. or sidewalks. lol.)
I was looking back through the progress tab on my blog and realized I’ve been in this roller coaster of setting a goal, not keeping up with it, sliding backwards, and repeating the process over and over again. FOR A WHOLE YEAR. I’ve been at this weight for a year. I’m proud that I’ve maintained, but disappointed I haven’t lost any more. I’m going to post a weekly update, weigh in, and start taking progress pics again. When I stopped doing that, I stopped making progress.
So basically I’m going to try to get back to the fitness aspect of this blog, what I created it for in the first place! I will try to post a daily update, along with the Friday updates.
Let’s get to it! :)
I’ve strayed a bit from my clean eating I was doing. With being sick last week and all, I didn’t feel like eating much, and just ate random crap. I’m getting back on track again starting today. No more sugar, or processed foods, at least till the end of February. I know for a fact I feel better when I’ve been eating better, and so I’m gonna get back to that!
I know it’s already January 10th, but here is what I have been doing and will continue to do for January in terms of goals for my eating.
These are my goals for January. I’ve been tossing around the idea of extending the challenge through the full 10 weeks that I’ll be doing this fitness class. It would just add another factor to how much progress I see. Plus, if I’m working out that much, I’ll need to eat well to see good results.
A little explanation, no sugar is a result of eating WAY too many sweets during the Holidays. I got mad heartburn. Yowch. Plus, I noticed I was significantly more sluggish when I was eating a lot of sweets. Clean eating is just always a good thing, the most basic form of food you put into your body is the best in my opinion, because then your body doesn’t have to deal with all the extra artificial ingredients. And for tracking calories, I have a tendency to just EAT. Even if I’m not hungry. So putting a cap on how much I should be eating everyday makes me consider what I’m putting in my mouth. Plus, I have had really good results with counting calories to lose weight in the past, and even though getting fit is my main goal, losing weight is right up there with it because of my knee.
Anyone else doing a challenge for January?
I’m so excited!! The last few times I’ve tried running on the treadmill my knee really hurt, but this time I was golden! I think it helped that I brought my “outside” running shoes and wore those, instead of my “inside” gym shoes.
Yay me! :)
Okay. I haven’t made eating healthy a priority at all. Even after that silly cleanse diet. I’ve been eating too much sugar and too much in general. I have been trying to eat when I’m hungry, but I’ve noticed that I want to eat when I’m not hungry and sometimes I give into that.
I’m trying to decide if I want to go back to counting calories again. I think I might try it for a week or two, and then see how that goes. I’m going to cut all dessert-type foods out of my diet. No candy, cookies, cake, ice cream, anything like that. That’s really the only crap I’ve been eating. I don’t like fast food much, or soda or anything. Treats are great, but I way overindulge. I think cutting it out will help me to control it until I can actually control it.
I realized today that every day that passes is a day I could be adding to my days of progress. And every day I eat whatever and however much I want, I lose that day. I’m comfortable at my weight, I don’t hate my body or anything like that, but there ARE reasons I want to lose weight. For example, I bought some awesome Halloween tights for $5, one size fits all, and they don’t fit. :( I still don’t fit into most size 14 jeans, even though the one pair of jeans I have right now is a 14. I have been yo-yo-ing between 184-190 for the last few months. I’m proud that I’ve pretty much maintained my weight loss, but I want to lose more. I want to be 170 by New Years. That’s about 15 lbs. It’s a stretch, but I believe I can do it.
My body is WANTING to get back to working out. I have so much less energy when I’m not working out. And I enjoy pushing my body. There’s a new class at the gym I want to try, and I want to have progress to share with my friends. I’m the one who inspired them to get into better shape, and now I’m the one who’s not really caring about it.
Also, I WANT to learn to snowboard this year!! And if I’m not in good shape, it will be quite a bit harder to learn. I don’t want my fitness level to be a discourager.
I want to be at my goal weight by my birthday next year. That’s 8 months. 34 weeks. That’s 1.7lbs a week. I’ve had my goal, and now I have a deadline. Everyday, if I start craving something I know isn’t all that good for me, or wanting to eat something other than my planned meals, I will remind myself that I’ve made it x amount of days, and if I cheat, I’m only cheating myself. I’ll have to reset my days.
I’m going to start weighing in on Fridays again, and measuring once a month. I’m going to set fitness goals, instead of doing random workouts. I will create a method to my madness. Also, I want to run a 5k in the beginning of December, and I need to start training for that! I’m really excited!
So here’s to pressing the reset button, and getting back on track with who I want to be. GO!