Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Obsessed Day 2

I finally got a new app so I can post from my phone again and perhaps include pictures again! My old app was discontinued and I never got around to finding a new one.

Like usual, my day started out well. I got in a good walk before settling into my desk for the day and another shorter one around 11:00.

I went home and like usual that was when the day went to crap. Too many temptations at home. I really need to just have NOTHING in the house. Bug I also need to find something to redirect myself away from food. 

I was convinced I wouldn’t get to Day 2 of 80 Day Obsession. But I was an accountability buddy and I didn’t want to screw up day 2! So I started around 7:15.

It wasn’t pretty but I got it done! 

Not really Obsessed Day 1

A friend of mine is starting 80 Day Obsession over and wants encouragement, so about 4 weeks ago I said I would try it with her. In my mind I said I would do the 21 Day Fix again and then the week before do the Little Obsession. None of which happened.

But yesterday came and I knew I needed to give it a try. Not that I am expecting miracles to happen because I won't be doing the Program to a T, but it will get my body moving and I am slowly learn the new moves and most of all it will help me schedule my workouts.

All this week I can be home and working out between 4 pm and 5 pm, so I have blocked off the time on my calendar.

And yesterday was Day 1.

I wanted to quit after 5 minutes. Even though I had had lunch 3 hours earlier, I overate (in a healthy way - Thai ground turkey, a few noodles, bean sprouts ) and I felt sick. And then I felt majorly uncoordinated, but by the end of the hour I learned to modify things my own way and excited for Day 2.

An hour was a long time. Knowing that you do all the exercises once and then go back and do them all again, I could stop at 30 minutes at times if I needed to, though I know that isn't what they want!

When I was done, the rest of my family was out, so I was on my own for dinner. Again, I ate healthy (ground turkey taco meat, spiralized sweet potato, corn, black beans, a little sour cream (light) and a little cheese (not light!) but I ate too much.

Today I am in the office for a while, perhaps the only day this week. I am going to get my steps in and bring a healthy, small lunch!

Monday, May 21, 2018

Happy 13 Years

So many times in the last 2 months I've looked at the computer and wanted to write and just haven't, but I figure my 13th wedding anniversary is a good time to do it.

How I long to be 184 pounds again, but I can't even think that. Right now I need to take 1 pound at a time.

Last time we "talked" I was 227 - I was loving WW and eager to go every week. I knew I would need to take 2 weeks off in April, but I would be back at it. But I missed a week even before that....and haven't been back since.

We went on vacation and I was miserable, miserable looking at the pictures. The saving grace was I had been so nervous about the size restraints at Universal Florida and being that made me realize that they didn't mean me! That there were lots, and lots, and lots of people larger than me!.

So today I weigh 230. I put back on my FitBit. I am going to get more active. I am going to drink my water. Baby steps.

Oh yeah, and Friday I went running with a friend. We did 3 miles at 4:00/1:00 run/walk. I was supposed to go yesterday with another friend by she bailed Saturday night- that is probably best - it was almost 70 at 99% humidity when we were supposed to go.

Yesterday I meal prepped and got my work out area organized. Crossing my fingers!

And hoping 1 of the weekend days is nice this weekend so we can get a hike in. Body movement, here I come!

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Good news, bad news


I made it to Weight Watchers this morning. I was 227 on my scale at home (which was the same as last week) but I went to a different station at the meeting, so they had me up .2 (1.6 difference between scales instead of 1.4).

Overall the week wasn't great.
I only exercised Monday and Tuesday and had every excuse in the book for the last 3 days. I do think I used too heavy weights on Tuesday so I will go back down for my "lighter weights".
And there were definitely some no so great eating - A jar of Nutella (thankfully not the whole thing! The rest got filled with water and thrown in the trash), yesterday popcorn while catching up on Harry Potter with my son. My lunches this week weren't fantastic - instead of my chicken salad, I had chicken, coleslaw and a tortilla, but with PB dressing - could not have been healthy!

What's in store for this week? Grilling tonight, Easter tomorrow where we are going to a buffet at my mom's. I found myself adding MORE candy into my cart yesterday (the Easter colored Reeses minis and Hersey's kisses got to me at 8 am on an empty stomach) - I am hoping what isn't put into the kids' baskets or used in their Easter egg hunt make their way into the trash as well!

Work is going to be crazy stressful this week and they've told us they are bringing in food a few times. So I need to go to work prepared with extra healthy snacks and drink lots of water. I've been definitely slacking in the water department. And I need to get my exercise in and take lots of walk breaks at work.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Happy Hump Day

Thank goodness it is Wednesday, albeit a cloudy, raw one, but a few warmer days (but still rainy) are ahead of us, and a pseudo long weekend. The kids don't have school Friday but we still have to work. We are going to my mom's for Easter so I don't have to cook - very excited! And not having leftovers in the house - even better!

I did 21 Day Fix Monday and Tuesday. For my light weights I used 5 lbs instead of 3 lbs. My knees are a little sore, as are my arms, but my arms are a good sore. Today is Lower Fix - I may take is slightly easy.

Scale said 226.8 this morning - I haven't seen anything below 227 in 3 months.

Now if only my sleep was better. I've been waking up at 4-4:30 every day for a few weeks now. I usually fall back asleep but it is getting really annoying! I've been going to bed at 10:00, which is great, but I need more than 6 hours of sleep!

I am anxious for Friday to come because we will finally be able to pay off our credit card and pay off camp, which are 2 things hanging over our head. We are going to try to be budget conscious on our vacation and then when we get back we have some house things to attend to. And then we can start saving for our next vacations!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Happy Monday?

The only reason I am happy that is Monday is so that time can go by and hopefully spring will decide to show up. This morning it was 25 degrees and there is still so much snow on the ground. There is hopes of some slightly higher temps later this week, but for now we have to deal with it not getting out of the 30s today.

And three weeks until spring break!!!

I worked out Thursday, Friday and Saturday and they all felt great! I was going to go for a run on Sunday but it was snowing and I didn't feel like dealing with the treadmill, plus I figured after 6 days I needed a break. I was so busy during the day on Sunday that I didn't have time to change and do the yoga that comes with 21 Day Fix.

Friday I ate fairly well! And woke up Saturday morning weighing 227.0. WW registered a 1.4 loss (I hadn't weighed in last week - otherwise it would have shown like a 3 pound loss!)

This weekend felt really busy. Friday night we went to BJs to stock up - my only impulse buy was some queso. I did buy some chocolate milk, but I only drink those after runs of 5 miles or more, so I am not sure why I bought it now because I don't plan on running 5 miles until May.

Saturday the kids needed some equipment for spring sports, so we went to Dick's and I got my better, thicker mat for working out. We also took another trip to Kohl's - I needed another pair of jeans because one of mine was wearing out in the thighs due to chub rub. I also needed a new belt because mine was old. I did get a new shirt to wear on Easter and a wear of white capris for the cruise.

I made sure I had a large breakfast before our errands because I knew we wouldn't be back until 1-2. I then had another healthy snack before going to the mall with my daughter. We had planned on eating at the Cheesecake Factory, but it was too crowded. We did hit Starbucks on the way home - I got a small with no whipped cream, but didn't ask for skim milk. And I had a fairly small breakfast.

Sunday was more errands. Finally when I was making Mexican casserole for dinner I decided to break out the queso and these really yummy chips. I indulged some, but threw the rest out this morning.

On to another week!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

No Snow! More Workouts!

I know my friends further south got pummeled by this storm, but thankfully we got spared. Over the last couple of days they kept changing to forecast from 10-12" to a coating. Thankfully the latter ended up being true. Some towns had early releases yesterday and some towns (including Boston) cancelled school for today yesterday. I went to bed not knowing what today would bring. I woke up at 5:30 am at it was snowing but it had barely started. It was actually fairly pretty, but now it all had melted (I wish the feet and feet of snow that still exist would melt!).

Tuesday ToM finally did arrive but I still did my Upper Fix. I didn't get it in until after dinner. I waited 90 minutes but still felt like I was going to throw up while trying to do push ups and planks.

Yesterday I worked from home because I wasn't sure what the snow would do, plus I was pretty crampy and did not feel like putting on real clothes. My nice husband brought my son to piano so I able to fit in Lower Fix (which I had never done before). Today will be on to Pilates Fix! This weekend I definitely need to buy a more plush pad to do work on my knees. I have re-configured the order of the work outs to fit in a run on Sunday and do Yoga Fix on Mondays (ie start my Fix week on Tuesday).

Even though I felt like crap yesterday morning, less than 48 hours into ToM, I feel like a million dollars. And will feel this way for 2 weeks. I've really got to figure out a way to work through this second half of the month and actually get the scale to register a loss within a 4 week period of time. I know I will be stressed leading up to vacation, but I am really going to try! I know I will feel so much better in my clothing if I continue this healthy living for the next 4 weeks until we leave (and try to be mindful on vacation and continue it after!)