Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Yeah, It really has been a while. I laxed with SP again. I know. And while I swear this time around will be different, I know there is the chance I cave again. However, I am more determined than last time, and that has to count for something.
I've been thinking about things. About why I have failed at all previous attempts to lose weight, get healthy, and to stick with spark. Laziness is all I've come up with. And Laziness is what I saw when I looked at my wedding pictures for the first time. I was married last month and in several of the pictures, I sincerely look like I am pregnant. While thats great for people who ARE pregnant, I'm not. So I have no real excuse to look this way. My job consists of sitting all day at a computer, so I can't change that. But I change what I do before work and after work. I have to start slow because I'm really out of shape. I have a loft apartment and simply going upstairs gets me winded. My first goal is to be able to go up those stairs and not get out of breath. Today, I completed the SP Video: 10 min Cardio Boot Camp or somthing like that. It's a 7 day Boot Camp and I plan to complete each and every day of it. I feel quite energized right now, so lets hope that keeps up.
Also part of my plan is my new spark team. It's called A Friend In Need. http://teams.sparkpeople.com/afriendinneed I created this group because I feel that having someone to lean on is essential to being able to overcome a mountain, and that's what weightloss is. A Mountain. Not impossible to overcome, but a lot of hard work. This team is to make friends with those who will help me overcome my mountain. And for those friends to help others do the same. If you're interested in the group, check out the url above or ask me for an invite. We all need someone to help keep us in line!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
So yeah, it's been a while since I've graced sparkpeople with my presence. Effect: Weight Gain. Oy vey, what have I done!? The story? I just got lazy again. Laziness is my nemesis, forever trying to foil all of my weightloss plans. But no more. After several months of eating what and how much I wanted and subsequently gaining weight (I am now 10lbs OVER my original starting weight), I have decided that I just can't do this anymore. My confidence and selfworth are so much more precious to me than a few more minutes in front of the computer playing World of Warcraft. Go me!
Note: I've also moved again. I now live in an Apartment without a gym or a pool, but lots of places to walk. I'm also "considering" joining a gym, provided the price is within budget. That and my best friend will be moving in 2.4 miles down from me in august. My goal is to be able to jog that distance with ease by the time she moves in!
My weight today: 235
Pant Size: Ranges from 22 to 26
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Yep, I was hungry pretty must most of today. I had a small sandwich for breakfast (no mayo), Kenny brought home me home, what is usually a delicious tea from a local restaurant, however (knowing I'm watching my calories, he brings it home unsweetened). Which is good, I mean, I told him yesterday to help me keep an eye on myself, but my usually very tasty tea was less than appetizing. For lunch we go to subway. I get a footlong (half now, half for dinner at work) and opt for water instead of soda and yogurt instead of chips. I leave the mayo and the ranch dressing and only get mustard on my roastbeef on wheat sandwich. So far I'm doing good. Not hungry. But I go to work at 3pm and eat the other half of the sandwich around 5pm. By 8pm, my stomach is growling. I get off at 11pm expecting to go get a salad or something from some fast food restaurant but Kenny isn't there to pick me up. I call him a bazillion times with no answer. Finally someone at my job feels sorry for me and takes me home. I get here and I've worked up an appetite after arguing with Kenny and throwing the clock at him. He claims that not only did it not go off, but that neither the house phone OR his cell phone rang. Bull. I asked him if he expects me to believe that. Anyway by this time, I was so frustrated, and so sickly hungry that I told him I'd forgive him if he got me something to eat. By now the only place open (and close enough) is Checkers, which doesn't have ANYTHING remotely good for you. So, I tell him to get my usual, which he does. I here I am just finished my double cheese burger, and cheese fries and sipping on yet another unsweetened tea. Over half a days worth of calories in one burger. It's sickening.
Friday, September 21, 2007
I'm just so frustrated today. I mean, I actually eat breakfast, I bring enough food with me to work for lunch and dinner and I'm still hungry. I'm perfectly within in all my goals and I'm still hungry. I've thought of nothing but food today because my stomach is screaming at me. I even came home and ate a snack and I'm still hungry even as I type this blog. Gah! It's just so hard because I want to go into the kitchen, yank out that coffee cheesecake, and eat the whole thing because then I wouldn't feel hungry. But, don't worry, I'm leaving it alone.
Atleast I know I could never become anorexic... I like food too much. Sheesh.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Well, I'd say that, overall, I did fairly well today (technically yesterday but since I haven't gone to sleep yet, still today). I had originally planned to go to my apt's gym, but lately the air conditioner hasn't been working so I decided to go for a walk/jog instead. I went from one end of my complex and back. --- I'd estimate a mile or so. I also managed to track EVERYTHING, I ate today. I was able to stay within my ranges for calories, carbs, and protein, but I went quite a bit over on fat grams. Oh well, maybe tomorrow.
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