Friday, July 10, 2009

Granola Wisdom

Some wise words from the back of my granola box:

It's not important how far away your goal is - just that you're moving toward it.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Weigh In #6

I'm at 156.2 this week. That's up from last week but still down from my starting weight.

Honestly, I deserve for that number to be much higher. I didn't do well this week until Monday. But on Monday I kicked it into seriously high gear and worked myself until I could hardly walk or sit up. Rolling over in bed is painful because my stomach muscles are like mush. My legs feel like they're going to give out on me every time I stand up. But it's such a good kind of pain. It's so good to feel that tired!

Last Week's Goals:
Go to the gym 3 times - Definitely did NOT do this. In fact, I didn't go a single time. I need to amend this goal to include home workouts since I've been doing that more often lately.
Do 100 sit-ups in one evening - Did it! I got home at 9:45 last night and really didn't want to, but I did it. It took me until 11, but I did it!
Don't over-do the eating on the holiday weekend. - Definitely failed on this one. Nuff said.

This Week's Goals:
4 Serious workouts (home or gym)
Try jumping rope again
Loose weight!!!!! Use that simple equation of calories in, calories out.

I'm still feeling pretty frustrated that in six weeks of being pretty serious about weight-loss I haven't gotten very far. But at this point, that frustration is only driving me to work harder. I'll beat my body at this game if it's the last thing I do!!!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Weekend Worries

On the weekends it's always harder to maintain a good healthy diet and exercise plan. This weekend was especially bad since the weekend was actually 4 days for me and because it was a holiday. It's always amazing to me how many holiday traditions are food-based. Plus there's just that feeling of "I want to party" that also means food.

Anyway, it was bad. But this is a new day. And today I've got my will power back in control and I've got my "hard workin' Mama" hat back on. The past is the past. Or, as they say in Kung Fu Panda:

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That's why they call it the present!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Weigh In Week 5

I'm finally DOWN!!!! I'm at 155.6 this week which is a 1 pound loss from the start 5 weeks ago.

I'm thrilled about the loss. I worked hard this week and actually accomplished all my goals (more about that later). I really am happy. But at the same time, in the back of my head, there is a nagging depression because I've only lost 1 pound in 5 weeks. Really? ONE pound in FIVE weeks! That's not good! But I'll try to not dwell on that. I'll accept the positive (the loss) and ignore the negative. I'll try to see this as the beginning of my body making the changes it needs to in order to loose weight.

Last Weeks Goals:
Go to the gym 3 times - I did it! I finally went to the gym 3 times this week, and look! A loss!
Minimize carbs - I did great on this. I didn't eliminate carbs. I just tried to be aware of places that I could easily cut them some.
Healthy snacking only during the day, with a tiny treat at night - I can only think of one time that I splurged this past week. And I'm OK with one tiny (candy bar) splurge. A girl's gotta live it up sometimes, right!?!
Don't loose momentum!!! - I totally did this one, too. It wasn't easy, but I do feel like I kept my momentum up this week.

I feel very, very good about how I did on all my goals. Yeah!

This Weeks Goals:
Go to the gym 3 times (which is going to be very, very hard considering my schedule)
Do 100 sit-ups in one evening (I tried to do this last night and could only get to 50 before pooping out)
Don't over-do the eating on the holiday weekend.

No overly lofty goals this week. I leave tomorrow for a camping trip with a bunch of teenage girls and I am a chaperon. I won't be in control of what I eat there. And then as soon as I get back it's the 4th of July and we have big family plans for that day. Most of my goal-accomplishing will be done at the start of next week. But that's what this is all about, right? Learning to change my lifestyle so that being healthy can be a part of it. Not just changing my daily routine for a couple of weeks to drop a few pounds.