Monday, August 30, 2010

Tired of Excuses

I'm so tired to trying to lose weight. I'm tired of having every minute of everyday thinking about how I should try to lose weight.
"maybe if I don't eat carbs.....that is how I lost it before....oh wait, I gained it back....maybe I'll count calories...can't I just eat what I want but less of it? know, move more - eat less....that doesn't seem to work for me....something is wrong with my metabolism....maybe I need to adjust my thyroid, I don't think that is it....maybe I'm not honest with myself and I eat too much crap...ok, tomorrow I won't eat any crap".
That crap goes through my head every single day from the minute I wake up to the time my head hits the pillow. I gained 25 lbs since last year. I'm embarrassed to see family and friends I haven't seen for a while. I feel so ashamed of myself. I use to be thin and fit. I don't even recognize myself in pictures.
I'll start one diet like low-carb. Then I want to eat some bread (albeit healthy bread, Ezekial bread, but still bread) so then I decide on a different diet that allows bread. Then I start that diet for a couple days until there is something challenging on that diet...and the cycle continues.
I want to throw my scale away, focus on how I feel and just eat good, healthy foods....and stop making excuses!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sugar Fast: Day 1

Ugh. I have such an addiction to sugar. It is really hard to go without snacking on sweets. The afternoon is my toughest time. However, I'm sticking to it! I haven't had any sweets today even though I'm having a rough day because the kids are arguing a lot. Chocolate makes it all better....but I'm trying to come up with another way to deal with it all!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The challenge begins.

Three years ago after the birth of my 3rd child, my husband and I made an agreement. Since we were done having kids, we agreed that once I reached my goal weight then I could buy a new wardrobe and we agreed on a dollar amount. Well, I've lost and gained during the last 3 years but never reached my goal weight. My husband and I were talking about all this last night. We decided to set an expiration date on the deal. My 40th birthday is coming up in 7 months so I picked that as the date. I'd like to lose 45 lbs by January. Every 6 weeks, I have to lose 9 lbs and if I do, then I get a reward...if I don't lose it, then I lose that reward.

Yesterday I ran 26 minutes without stopping! Woot! I run very slowly but I'm okay that. I did 2.20 miles in 26 min. According to my Couch to 5K plan, I have another 25 min. run tomorrow. I downloaded an interval app last night for my iTouch. When I was a Target today, I bought a jump rope so I'm planning to do some interval training!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Off to a good start...

Well, I was off to a good start this morning with this yummy breakfast. I had awesome blueberries and strawberries with a healthy dollop of Chobani greek yogurt....and a hard-boiled egg on the side. It was so good.

I had a good run/walk this morning. I got up before the rest of the family and headed outside. Today's workout was a 3 min. run, 90 sec. walk, 5 min. run, 2.5 min. walk (x2 for a total of 16 min. of running). I did that and added some more walking onto that. I did a total of 45 min. and went approximately 3 - 3.5 miles. I use Nike+ but I don't think it is calibrated correctly. The Nike+ app said I went 3.5 miles. When I got home, I checked on google and it looked like it was close to 3 miles. So not sure which one is correct.

Yesterday I made some monster cookies that I had seen made on Live with Regis and Kelly. The cookies had chopped up Heath bar, Rolos, mini marshmallows, mini chocolate chips, crushed pretzel and crushed townhouse crackers. A good combination of salty and sweet. I made them for my family and company to enjoy. I did very well yesterday avoiding them. Today, not so much. 2 cookies were my lunch today. Dinner was a grilled cheese sandwich and grazing on more cookies. Ugh. Not very healthy today.

Tuesday morning is my weigh-in for the Biggest Loser contest. I hope I can get it together for the next two days so I can have a good weightloss on Tuesday. Tomorrow I'm meeting a friend to run and bike. We might do a duathlon in 2 weeks...2 mile run, 10 mile bike, 2 mile run. Tomorrow we will see if we are ready!

Fitness Goals

With the beautiful weather lately here in the Midwest, it inspires me to set some fitness goals for summer. I'm in week 4 of a couch to 5k program. I hoping to be able to run a 5k by the end of June. Mid-June, I am thinking about doing a duathlon - 2 mile run (or walk), 10 mile bike, 2 mile run (again!). This weekend I'll be out on the road training for this. Wish me luck!

I've lost 4.4 lbs this week doing a weightloss contest at our gym. I weigh in again on Tuesday so here's hoping I'll be down some more!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Motivated to lose weight

I gained all the weight back and then some. I'm up to 165.8. UGH!! It is hard to believe I'm up that much. We are planning a vacation for April so my goal is to lose 12 lbs by then. That is 2 lbs a week. I am going to give it everything I've got! Here are the ways I'll work on losing it...

* Avoid snacking in the afternoon
* Burn at least 2400 calories a day (according to Bodybugg)
* Track food intake so I can insure I'm eating no more than 1400 calories a day
* Attend Zumba class as often as possible (Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
* 20 min. Pilates dvd 5x a week
* Strength training 3x a week following dumbbell app

I wonder if I need to follow a certain diet. I'm going to try to avoid sweets and processed foods....and eat good whole foods.

I'll be weighing in on Wednesdays and also posting everything I eat.