Didn’t go to swim class last night. Took a nap because I was literally nodding off on my drive home from school. Then went to the gym and did some intense cardio followed by some core exercises. Didn’t go to spinning to tonight. Did some semi-speed walking in the park instead. Not going to Y-pump tomorrow. Prob walking or doing cardio machines instead. Theres a new teacher celebration...
Time for a kick in the behind.
Weighed in today. I lost n.o.t.h.i.n.g. Nothing. I like to think on the bright side, so I guess I should also say that I gained nothing. I came out even. 146.6 two weeks in a row. That means I’m stuck on a plateau. What could be holding me up? Many things…. For starters, I got lazy with the tracking (“I know I’m not going over my points allowance.. Who needs tracking? It...
Life gets in the way.
Yes, it’s been awhile since I posted… but, no worries. I’ve been sticking to the plan, for the most part. I’ve been weighing in on Mondays. This week I reached my 10 lb. mark!! Down 10 pounds from the first weigh-in about a month ago!!!! I went swimming tonight, too! I missed last week due to too many IEPs to write. :-( Here’s the problem: I’ve been busy....
… in the water! I signed up for this masters swim class that meets once per week at the Y. I thought I might actually get back in the pool if I paid for a class. Well, I made it to night one. It was tough to swim laps for the first time in something like two years, but it was definitely well worth it. Not sure about how this class is gonna work out though…. In his own words, the...
I met my 5% goal!!
I didn’t think it was possible after all the restaurant meals and beer I consumed this past week, but, yes, I lost 1.4 pounds this week…. which brought .4 pounds below my 5% goal!! Awesome. I am back on track!
Beer and airport food are the devil.
I’m -20 on my weekly points allowance this week…. Yes, despite my recent post about how I won’t use those weekly point, only the earned activity points, a four-day weekend vacation stood in the way of my rule. I’m embarrassed to say it, but there was actually one day that I took in more than double my daily point allowance. That one can be attributed to the airport food....
A little off track...
Between baseball season beginning and visiting my brother in Alabama, I’m a little off track. What does baseball season have to do with it you might ask? Beer, beer, beer, shots, beer, hangover food. Add to that airport food and eating out while on vacation, and I’m pretty sure I’m not gonna see much of a loss when Monday’s meeting rolls around.
Brain Training (a.k.a. hypnosis) →
I know it sounds goofy, but I’m going to give it a try. What? Weight Loss Hypnosis. Yes, I said hypnosis. Remember that IdealShape shake I bragged about last week? (I swear by it, by the way). Well, the company also makes these CDs (also available on iTunes for download, I literally JUST found out) that you are supposed to listen to when you’re calm and focused. Supposedly they help...
Well, while I was slacking on my posts this week, I wasn’t slacking on my healthy eating and work out habits……. Wait for it. Wait for it. Wait for it. I LOST 3.4 LBS…. AGAIN!!! I’m down a total of 7 pounds in only two weeks. So, this is what being disciplined feels like? I forgot. Best part - I managed to do it even after eating a girl scout cookie and drinking a few...
Today, to this point (10:44 p.m.), I’ve walked 8,633 steps, according to my pedometer. That’s so close to the daily recommended 10,000 and worth a whole 2 activity points. Awesome.
Down 3.6 lbs. in one week!!
Yes, I lost 3.6 pounds after one week of holding myself accountable. I was so excited after weighing in at my Weight Watchers meeting tonight, that I was actually super pumped for my Y-Pump class. And guess what? The weights I used seemed a little lighter. The moves seemed a little easier. I don’t know if it’s mental or if they actually were easier, but I love the way this healthy...
It's been a few days....
Here’s your recap of the past few days. The weather has just been so nice, that I’ve been outside too much to sit and write on the computer… or so I’m going to say. I was wrong about how sore I’d be the day following that class. Turns out that the next day wasn’t all that bad at all. It was the day after that (or yesterday) that the pain really kicked in! My arms felt like dead weight… not so...
IdealShape Meal Replacement Shakes →
Thought I’d share one my secrets to staying full without using up too many points. Not only are these shakes tasty, but they really do keep you full! I have tubs of both milk chocolate and vanilla. I just placed my second order for more vanilla! Both are delicious, but I typically have the vanilla (mixed with frozen blueberries or matcha green tea) for a meal, and I save the chocolate (mixed...
I got an excellent work out in today! Antoinette and I met at the Y with the intention of doing some cardio machines and possibly a few weights. Then we had planned to go over to the park and walk for a bit. Well, that was the plan… and a good one, it was. We finished 30 minutes of walking on the treadmill and decided to go get a drink from the drinking fountain. That’s when...
Girls on the Run 5K →
I read somewhere (?) about someone (?) who made a goal of completing one 5K per month, whether by walking or running, in order to help beat her weight loss and fitness goals. I thought that was a great idea and something that I can realistically do. So, I figured I might as well give it a go. I decided to make my first 5K (as part of this challenge, not the first ever) one that I am familiar...
Week 1: Day 3
Day 3: Wednesday, March 21 Daily Points Used: 19 out of 26 Activity Points Earned: 0 :-( So I didn’t get in any activity yesterday…. I did clean and organize things around the apartment a lot, but I’m not sure that that qualifies. I did eat really well though, I think. Weight Watchers recommends that you always eat a minimum of 26 points per day. Even after eating meals and...
Rulon Gardner on Rock Center with Brian Williams →
Reporter: “Why are you doing this?” RG: “Because I can. Because nobody says I can’t. I lost a lot of who I was, and I don’t ever want to lose myself again.” If this guy can do it, I can, too.
Metabolism Myths →
“Your body consumes energy at a certain rate based on two things: muscle mass and heart rate…That’s why high protein diets with exercise often wield the best results. Building up muscle mass will increase your Resting Metabolic Rate(RMR) and make it so you burn more calories throughout the day.” Ah-ha. Motivation to get that workout in today. :-)
Week 1: Days 1 and 2
I’m a little late getting the details of my first two days up here, considering that it took time to actually set up and introduce this blog. So, I’ll just do a quick recap of the first two days…. Day 1: Monday, March 19 Weight: 157.2 lbs. Daily Points Used: 23 out of 26 Activity Points Earned: 2 > scrubbing the old cat litter boxes clean.. fun stuff ;-) I played around...
Before & After.... & After again?
I knew I used to look and feel good, so I took a look at my old photos from college to give me a little added motivation. It worked! Comparing the before photos (before I became an out-of-control eater and lacked the motivation to get in my daily workout) and after photos (the ones that show the disgusting chubbiness I carry around with me today) was all I needed make myself feel like crap. How...
Spring break and record-breaking summer-like weather are here. On the morning of Monday, March 19, I pulled out my denim capris (the ones I purchased last summer when I realized my waistline had outgrown all of my other capris from summers past) and attempted to put them on. Ahh! Although they zipped up, they were tight and uncomfortable. I decided that I’ve had it! So, I finished getting...