Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Weighty Wednesdays

Weight 2/18/09 - 329.8
Current Weight 2/15/09 - 326.6
Weight lost - 3.2

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Weighty Wednesdays

Weight 2/11/09 - 329.8
Current Weight 2/18/09 - 329.8
Weight lost - 0 (goose egg, nothing, nada, zip, get the point)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Liar, Liar pants on fire

So I told a fib. I said that I was going to get up @ 4:30 every morning last week and workout. I think it's more like drag my sorry, tired, unwilling ass out of my nice and toasty bed and workout. It didn't happen. Not once. I have a million excuses. It's cold (mind you it's been warmer here in the past week than usual), the first night I tossed and turned worried about work and didn't sleep much, uhmmmm...well maybe not a million. Basically what it boils down to is that I just didn't want it bad enough. I want to want it bad enough, but sleep is much more appealing at 4:30 in the morning.

Tuesday, my first day back to work, I did come home and make dinner and walked a mile on the treadmill (a whopping 20 minutes). Wednesday we had a huge storm and power outage for the night so that was a great excuse to go out to eat and since we had no power I couldn't do a video or walk on the treadmill. Guess walking outside was out of the question. Thursday came and went without exercise, and so did Friday. I knew that I was going to have to wake up early today and make myself exercise.

So I did. I walked 3.5 miles on my treadmill in 1 hour and 8 minutes. I was pretty happy with that. I'll probably do the same tomorrow.

I've got to get a plan together for the exercise though. I like to workout in the morning, it's just over and done with for the day. I just don't see myself doing it after work. I think I've got something figured out but I'm not posting about it until it happens. Wouldn't want to lie to everyone again.

Still eating well - it helps that I had the menu made for the month. I don't have to follow it in any order. As long as we have the ingredients to make the meal I can do what I feel like - it's been working so far.

I did go off the plan a little today (Valentine's Day). We had steak and shrimp for dinner. I only ate half my steak and a few shrimp. I also made a low calorie cupcake (190 if you can call that low calorie) that was pretty tasty. I hope you all had a nice day!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Weighty Wednesdays

Weight 2/4/09 - 334
Current Weight 2/11/09 - 329.8
Weight lost - 4.2

I lost last weeks gain and a couple extra to top it off. :-)

Monday, February 9, 2009


Well tomorrow is my first day back to work. I'm excited. Normally I'd have the first day jitters, but I've worked here before so no anxiety on that front. What I am worried about though is figuring out how to juggle eating right, exercise, work, and life. I know it's done every day - but I struggle. I'm an emotional eater so when I have a bad day I use it as an excuse to gorge myself.

Since I've been worried about it I've worked on a plan, which is more than I've done in the past. I think that getting my exercise done in the morning before going to work is best. I don't see myself doing it after work (that's just me). So....I'll be waking up between 4:30-5:00AM to work out for 1 hour M-F. Holy shit that's early. Here's what I figure though - if I had to wake up this early for work I would. No questions, my butt would be out of bed and I'd be ready to go. My life is way more important than any job I'll ever have so this is something I need to do. I keep thinking how much it's going to suck when the time changes in Spring - but whatever. Just going to head to bed a little earlier. Dinners are planned for the month (yeah, I'm a little anal). I've got a menu up on the fridge and we'll just follow that. All of the meals on the "menu" are 20 minutes with minimal ingredients so it shouldn't be too much of a problem.

My biggest worry is falling off the wagon though. I've been pretty good and I don't want this to be my excuse to quit. So all my blogging friends, if you wouldn't mind, if you see me failing to post my weekly weigh ins maybe you could call me out? Nothing like a little guilt for the conscience right?

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Weighty Wednesdays

Weight 1/28/09 - 332.6
Current Weight 2/03/09 - 334
Weight gained - +1.4

I normally don't make too many comments on Wednesdays, but with a gain I figured I might want to reflect on the reasons why.

I'll start with the bad stuff:
1. We ate dinner out four times this week (Zaxbys, Salsaritas, Chilis, and a hamburger place last night). And, I didn't make the healthiest choices
2. I had a couple of candy bars (2) this week
3. I didn't exercise Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday last week
4. Let my emotions get the best of me
5. Didn't go grocery shopping and wasn't planned for this week (food wise)

Some good things:
1. I still exercised Wednesday, Thursday, and Monday
2. I got a job
3. Woke up today ready to face the gain and move on

Last week I just sucked. Plain and simple, no sugar coating it here.

February hit and all of a sudden I lost interest, I guess. I took my measurements on the first (which I was quite proud of) and then everything went out the window. Am I self sabotaging? Maybe? Maybe it was just a really off week?

Whatever the case is - I'm feeling better today.

I've changed up my exercise routine, I'll be working on a menu, and just working on me.

On a side note: I'm getting my hair chopped off today. I'm really looking forward to it. I haven't had it done in close to a year. It's an expense I couldn't justify while not working. more excuses I'm getting at least 7 inches cut off. Can't wait. I hate my hair long cause I never do anything but put it up in a ponytail.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Monthly Measurements

February 1, 2009 Measurements

Wrist 7 (stayed the same)
Upper Arm 18.5 (loss .5 inch)
Neck 16 (loss 1 inch)
Chest 46 (loss 2 inches)
Waist 56 (loss 1.5 inches)
Hips 64 (loss 2 inches)
Thigh 31 (stayed same)
Calf 19 (lost .25 inch)

Blood Pressure 113/77
Blood Sugar 97

Since January 1 I have lost a total of 7.25 inches. WoooHooo! I was pretty excited about these #'s this month. It's so easy to get burnt out but this is great incentive. I still have a long way to go.

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I'm just ready for a change. I'm hoping that this will be a place to meet people who are struggling as I am and we can help each other out.