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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Day 25

Ok, yes I'm a bit behind.  Life has taken an interesting turn around my house which took up my normal blogging time.  I have done ok, but not great at all.  I have lost my mojo, I have not been on the treadmill in days - and I have eaten pretty ugly stuff.  My husband has sprained his ankle which means I had to put on my nurse hat.  No time to worry about me when I'm so busy worrying about everyone else.  I have to get back on track.  The next weigh in is on Monday the 31st and as of right now I have not lost an ounce because of my ugly eating habits over the last few days.  I'm praying I can get off a couple pounds so that I continue to have a loss and so that I dont have to pay in any extra! 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Day 18

Ok yesterday was not the best day for me.  I did not walk at all .. I just wasn't in  the mood.  And last nights dinner wasn't exactly what Curtis Stone would consider to be on the healthy, low fat, low carb weight loss kind of food.  I have New England Clam Chowder and grilled cheese.  Oooo it was sooo good.  I only ate one sandwich and a half a can of soup but I'm sure that was more than enough if I were to count the calories and fat.  I don't count calories simply because I've never been really good at it.  I mean it makes me crazy to try to figure out how many calories are in a ladle full of spaghetti sauce, and counting out pretzels to what the bag says is a serving size. And how in the world are you suppose to know how many calories to eat.  I have checked web sites and charts and none of them make a lot of sense. And if I ever look at a chart that says what a healthy weight is for me it's down right depressing, I'm so short (5'3") that I should weigh about the same as a saltine cracker!   It's just too much.. so I try to eat only a sensible amount, until I no longer feel hungry right before I feel over stuffed.  Works for me!!  Well I'm off to get my day started.  I dont have to get the kids up and out this morning so I have a little more time, the plan is to do the treadmill a little longer today to make up for yesterday ... two miles would be awesome .. not sure if I can do it but I will give it  a try!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Day 17

Yesterday was the first weigh in and I've lost 10 pounds in two weeks.  It may have been a pound more but because I ate till my hearts content on Sunday I more than likely gained a pound.  But 10 is great I will take a 10 any day of the week.  Now time to keep workin it for the the next weigh in on the 31st.
I am trying really hard to meet my 30 pound goal by April 4th .. but the work wont stop there.
I have an over all 50 pound goal!  My 20 year high school reunion is in July .. I have not seen any of these people since I left Jersey in 1991 so I am anxious to see them all and I want to look good too!
So the journey is off to a pretty good start!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Day 16 - Weigh In Day

I didn't not post anything for day 15 because there wasn't much to post.  It was an extra day off from work and an extra day to be out of sync.  The weekends are hard, it's hard to keep up any kind of routine when you have no weekend routine and then you throw an extra day in the mix and well ... it makes room for disaster.
I had a bad weekend as far as my diet and exercise goes.  But now it's back to the routine.
Today is our first weigh in day ... Today we will be able to see who lost what .. who gained and really get the competition on!  I'm not in fear I have not gained, this I know for sure.  But I am very interested to see how everyone else did.  Now I will not know how much anyone weighs as we keep that confidential, only one person, the score keeper, sees our weight but we can proudly display our pounds lost for all to see.
It's should be an interesting morning!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Day 13, 14

Well the weekend has come and gone and I was a bad girl. Saturday was not too bad but Sunday... Lord have mercy.  I ate way too much, I did not get on the treadmill and today I am feeling the pain.  This struggle is so hard and when you try to take a day off and just relax and enjoy life .. you fall flat on your dieting face!  I have to survive one more day at home and then its Tuesday time for the big weigh in. I have gotten so far off track these last couple days  .. its not good.  I have not gained I have definitely lost weight but I'm not down as much as I should be for this far into the game.  But I'm not going to worry about it .. I will record a loss and that is all that matters .. i will pick my self up .. dust my self off and get my mojo back in action!

Friday, January 14, 2011

DAY 12

It's the morning of day 12 and I feel good.  I got a good nights sleep last night, that might have something to do with the fact I went to bed about 9:30 last night.  But none the less I feel good.  I do not do bad yesterday at all, I had my very large coffee, that could have been bigger, a couple banana's and some garlic-chicken pasta for dinner. Yes I'm still struggling with my food but I always do.  Even when I am not dieting or trying to lose weight I dont eat much during the day.  My weight comes from Soda, Iced Tea, Coffee, Snacks (cookies, cakes etc) Mac & Cheese, lots of Rice... those kinds of food that taste so good and stick to your ribs.  Those are the foods I would gorge on .. and usually eat it too late.  Since the diet has started I have not had a soda, I have reduced the amount of sugar in my tea and gone down to two glasses a day from lets say ten.  I have not eaten much rice and past and I have absolutely no CHOCOLATE!  That last part hurts!  And now I'm walking on the treadmill every morning.. except Sunday's, so it has made a difference.  I have jumped on the scale a couple times just to see where I am and I am please but I am not going to post a loss until the official weigh in's with my group.  Our next weigh in is on Tuesday the 18th so I still have a couple days.... and then I will get a glance at how the comepition is doing as well.
Anyway all the best to my fellow moms fighting the battle!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Day 11

I'm fearful today is not going to be a good day.  I have no mojo this morning.  I did not sleep well, my head kind of hurts and the dread I feel because of  the long day ahead of me is making think getting on the treadmill would be slightly more painful than Chinese Water Torture.  I know me I can not back slide or waiver from the current routine or it will be like starting all over.  I have to get up I have to get moving I have to walk at least my normal mile today. My goal is to gradually increase and walk a little bit more each day. Yesterday I got into a good grove and walked a mile and a quarter because I was distracted, but today I am my own distraction.
Maybe I will just get up and force a mile in, and start on my gradual increase next week. The way my treadmill works it measures you walk and breaks it down into laps with each lap being a quarter mile.  I would like to walk a mile then increase by a  lap each day if I do that then by Friday I should be up to two miles.  Then week after do the same to get myself up to at least two and a half miles daily.  That will burn like 250 calories if not more and will get me moving and grooving before a long day at work.