Thursday, February 23, 2012

Weekly Weigh-in

Last Week: 211.8
This Week: 211.8
Change: 0.0

Somehow I showed a loss of 1.4 at WW even though I was the same on my scale this morning, which is what I post. I forgot my cereal (when WW was at 11:00 I wouldn't eat breakfast, but now that it is at noon I have to eat!) so only had yogurt plus I went to the bathroom a few more times this week.

I almost didn't want to put on my WW dress this morning. But I did. I didn't want to show a gain that would have been there had I worn regular clothes.

This weekend I have a very depressing post coming up as it will be 1 year since I started gaining :(

Life continues to be stressful. My boss was out on vacation this week and I had a ton of work, plus all the house stuff. We've been scrambling to try to pack up 1/2 our house so we can do work to sell it. Wednesday my realtor told me the depressing news of what she thinks we should list my house at. Ugh. But if we change the counters and paint and re-carpet the basement we could list it at $10K more. So this weekend we are renting a U-haul to not only take the rest of the stuff we intended to to the storage unit, but also almost all of the basement so we can do this work. Ugh!

And I am battling another chest cold, so even if I had enough energy to run, there is no way I could

Eating has been far from stellar, so I was actually pretty suprised with a maintain this week. Hectic nights of packing and looking at houses and I took yesterday for a girls day with my daughter, so lots of meals out. And we're trying to eat our way through the pantry so some meals aren't that great.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Days at home can be hard...

Finally another Friday, and that means working from home. Silence in the house. But eating on these days can occasionally be tricky. I try and try to eat as I would at work, but so much temptation. And so much stress! A ton of work to do and tons of packing. I should have called contractors to do work on the house but I ran out of time and desire and guts - I hate calling people I don't know!

I ran out of time for a snack before picking up the kids, so I grabbed a bottle of Slim Fast. I used to drink it every day for breakfast. Once they stopped making the cans, I thought they didn't make the cappucino ones anymore. But I saw them in the store the other day so got some. Big freaking mistake! Caffeine really affects me, a lot. So needless to say, drinking it at 4 pm had me up until 4 am literally. My mind was racing with all the things I need to do. It sucked. So I am majorly dragging today.

I did only have 1 portion (alebit probably a little big) of my favorite chicken/pasta/broccoli dish I make. The scale said 209.2 this morning!

I had my first phone coach session with the nutritionist through work.Eh. I was no impressed. It will  be 20 minutes once a month. That is not what I need. But it's free so I will stick with it, but thankfully I have WW for weekly weighins and I have the internet to write on.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Weekly Weigh In

Last Week: 216.4
This Week: 211.8

Last week was still completely over inflated from the Superbowl and such. This week could be a little low because I have this bizarre thing where the day AF arrives, my weight dips. Don't know why!

I am wearing the WW dress and ready to go. This past week has not been great. I have definitely had some mini-binges, all coming in the late afternoon/as I am making dinner. Remember how I said once I had to be the one to make dinner, it would be better? It is in some respects, but also I am in the kitchen by myself and no one can see me if I am eating grated cheese out of the bag, or munching on Wheat Thins dipped in Nutella.

As for the portions I am trying to do better. Yesterday I meaured out 1 cup of pasta for dinner and didn't have any more, as much as I wanted to!

The moving stress is coming on, it really is. I knew I would be in it myself as my husband is busy with his new job and studying, but it is pretty overwhelming. I don't want to be like my friend who didn't run for 10 months when she moved. I know I need to run to get rid of the stress. I really, really want to get up tomorrow morning and get on the treadmill. My next 5K is 4 1/2 weeks away and I need to run!

I need to go grocery shopping tonight but I haven't menu planned for the week! As long as I buy dairy and fruits and vegetables I should be okay. We have a large pantry and chest freezer which we need to eat down. But I still need to menu plan so I know what we are eating every night and I can plan for myself.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I am just full of excuses....

I did pull out my work out clothes and I did set my alarm for 5:30....but I changed it to 6:00 before I even went to bed.

I had a homeowners association meeting last night that I had to leave dinner to go to and didn't get home until after 9:00. I still had to put together everything for Valentine's Day this morning, so I didn't even get into bed to relax until almost 10. I did got to bed at 10:30 but I just wanted into it. Plus my son continues to come into our room almost every other night. It was usually around 3-4 so the thought of getting up in a couple of hours kills me.

I am working from home today and doing my best (so far!) to eat as though I was at work. It can be very, very hard sometimes though!

Monday, February 13, 2012

I will get up in the morning!

I have to get Tuesday morning to get on the treadmill. I refuse to be like my friend who didn't run for 10 months while they put their house on the market and moved. Granted she didn't have a treadmill, but I really don't have an excuse. I have a meeting tonight, but I refuse to stay up late watching tv. 5:30 am here I come!

The reason for the bit above, is yet again I didn't get up on Sunday morning. Between the kids being up way too early both days and being so excited to go to our first open houses, I sprang out of bed and was dressed by 7:15, on a Sunday, so i could continue packing.

We looked at 4 houses, none of which had a finished basement. 2 of the 4 had exercise equipment in the basement and 1 had it in the 4th bedroom (the 4th house was new construction). Both my daughter and husband kept saying that I could use a 4th bedroom to work out in. I hadn't really given it much thought - I assumed i would put eveyrting in the basement regardless, and I still plan on it. Finished would be nice. But I can fit all my stuff wherever I need to. I really wouldn't want it on the second floor anyways.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Doing so much better!

One of the hardest parts of the last 11 months has been the lack of alone time in the house. After having been used to 10 hours per week, I got zero. Nothing. Not that I don't love my husband, but working from home just isn't the same when he is here. Plus I've been so busy that I actually had to work a full 10 hours. And all fall and in January, my daughter was home on Friday afternoons. But this morning my husband left for work and took the 2 kids with him to school. What a kiddy dance!

The realtor came to look at the house today, so that was fun as well. Now I can get the storage unit, start packing, and start staging. But also start painting :( And a lot of other stuff.

Yesterday WW started. I just decided to start from scratch - new book, new 5%, new 10%. I spent hours yesterday putting all my favorite foods online (I am peeved you can only do 125 favorites though) - I am going to try to track on-line, but I also got a 3 month journal.

Last night was pizza Thursday. I split my pizza into 2 pieces, so had 3 (ie 1 1/2 slices). I went grocery shopping after and bought a bunch of good stuff. Though in the coming months we are going to have to eat away our pantry so we don't have to move it.

Alas....didn't get up to run this morning :( I didn't get home until 9, then had to put stuff away and do some chores, then the realtor came at 9 so I had a bunch of stuff to do around the house first thing. Sunday will be a treadmill run as it is supposed to snow, and Sunday is only supposed to  be 20 degrees!

Eating today, Friday, as been so-so. A long time ago, pre-losing the 30 lbs (which I've gained back), I used to eat terribly on Fridays because I would go shopping first thing, eat a bunch of crap that i could eat in the privacy of my house by myself. So I would in essence not start eating well until Saturday, 2 days after weigh-in, and I wondered why I didn't lose weight?!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Really hitting a low point here....

Yesterday was a colosal, horrible eating day. I had to run to Target at lunch where I got some peanut M&Ms to tide me over to lunch, bought lunch at Fresh City (ate way too much) and went out to dinner with my family to celebrate my husband's first day of work today, as well as my daughters 5.5 birthdat and her 100 day in Kindergarten.

The scale as of late has me all the way back to my starting weight of 216. Ugh. Really ugh. Like borderline clothes are too tight. I think my shoes are tight too. Like horribly ugh.

I had gotten out my work out clothes last night to start C25K overagain this morning, but my husband had a cold and was snoring, and even though it wasn't my first day of work, I kept waking up to check to the clock thinking we would oversleep. So needless to say, I didn't get up :(

No word on whether WW will actually come back to work. I have a feeling we don't have enough people :(

I've got to turn it around! Now!!!!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Boston Marathon Finish Line

I signed up for my April 5K today which finishes at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. It is the day before the marathon, so the finish line will be painted. I am pretty psyched. I've been watching the marathon for years and never, ever had any desire to run it. I still don't have the desire to do a marathon, or even a half. A 10K....maybe, we'll see. I want to sign up for a 3 part race next March which is a 3 mile, then 4 mile, then 5 mile. It has a kick-ass medal that fits together as a puzzle. But for now 5K is fine and being able to run across the finish line in Boston will be cool. It will be by far my biggest race, with a 6,000 person cap.

I know why I don't drink anymore! I feel like crud today. I woke up in the middle of the night and ate a ton of crackers and a gingerale because I was starving! This is why I don't drink anymore. Not only the calories of the alcohol, the calories you eat while you are drinking, and then the calories you eat the next day to make yourself feel better, and top it off the exercise you don't get the next day because you feel like hell. I could never work out hungover. This morning I had a bunch more crackers and 2 8-oz cokes on the way to work!

And then there are the 2 cigarettes I smoked last night. I hadn't had 1 in almost 2 years! And I remember why. I sware my lungs hurt this morning. But that is maybe also due to the fact that it was only 30 degrees when I ran yesterday. I used my fast-acting inhaler which I was given in November after I got sick after my first ever run outside.

The Super Bowl is over, spring is around the corner (though it is only supposed to be in the 20s this weekend!), the days are getting longer, Spring Training starts in a few weeks. Yeah!!!!!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

No race, but 5K on my own...

At the last minute my parents wanted a tour of the towns we want to move to, so I ended up being away from the house all day long. As soon as I got home, we all went back to those towns to see my husband's college town play hockey.

Since I was away all day, was completely unprepared, and completely dehydrated, I blew off my Super 5K race at noon. But around 1:15 I was finally able to sneak out and run at 5K. Not sure if I ran a full 5K, but I ran for 38:41. The GBS on MapMyRun was all screwed up. It was hard, but I did it.

Okay, so we lost the Super Bowl, again. But that is okay. Hopefully we will have a fantastic year with my husband's job and moving.

We cooked a ton of food but I was was too nervous to eat much at all. We dumped most of it. But I did drink a ton! I can't remember the last time I drank alcohol. I will probably feel like crap tomorrow.

Tuesday....the eating well commenses again.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Is it Monday yet?

I am eager for the weekend, but I am also eager for it to me over. I want next week to come!

I've been buying my lunch almost every day for the last 2 weeks. A good friend of mine gave her notice and we've been going down to the cafeteria to eat. While they do have microwaves in the caf, it is just easier to buy my lunch. Today we are taking her out for Thai food and then having a Super Bowl rally in the afternoon. But starting next week I am back on bringing my lunch.

Tomorrow I am bringing the kids to gymnastics in the morning, then bringing my parents to visit the town we want to move to in the afternoon. We've got a college hockey game in the evening where we are going to be eating consession food for dinner. Sunday is my race and in the evening is the Super Bowl.

But next week my husband goes back to work and on Friday I get the house to myself and having the realtor come over. Happy day!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Wild and crazy busy....

This week has been absolutely crawling by - it usually is prior to the Super Bowl, when I just want it to be here and be over. I am so nervous. Honestly, I hate feeling anything prior to the game. It is distracting.

I am running in a Super 5K on Sunday - I am nervous about that as well, as I have not been running in a couple of weeks, and that was on a treadmill. The last time I ran a full 5K outside was on New Year's Day. I am hoping to start training again next week so I will be better prepared for my St Patty's Day 5K.

Good news is my husband starts work on Monday! That means our schedule just got even crazier. But it also means that dinner is all on me, and that is actually a good thing!

Weight Watchers is starting up again today. I am going to make myself do it. I am going to tell the leader to "encourage" me to step on it each week. I also printed out a sheet so I can write down my weight each day. I weighed myself almost every day in January, but haven't written it down for 3 weeks. My WW weight today will be completely inflated because I am wearing jeans (we got to all week because of the Super Bowl) and I ate breakfast. Usually I am neurotic and wear the same light dress and only drink water prior to weigh in.

ETA: WW actually didn't officially start. We thought we had 15 people, but we don't so far. Hopefully we will for next week. I chose not to step on the scale. But I will next week regardless.

With my husband's new job means that we are most likely moving! I have a realtor coming in next week to look at our house. It is going to be a crazy ride this year! I just hope my physical activity (can I say I am excited to lift boxes so fit in strength training) and my healthy eating can happen with all this change.

Go Patriots!