Monday, March 03, 2014
Well that stunk. :/ Ok, so, Saturday, the day before weigh-in, I'm down 2lbs from last week and then I weighed in Sunday and was at +/-0 from the week before! Well I told the person in charge because I was frustrated and so we laughed about it and said I'll just have an even better # this next weigh-in. But then she texted me this morning asking if I weighed myself, which I did, and so I told her the results, -1. Lol It just blows my mind how it seems to always work like that. We'll, in case you saw my % from last week! you can see that she took my today's weigh-in for my results for this week. Lol Oh well, I'm still hoping to have an excellent # for next week because 10th place will not work for me...even though I decided I'm having to work twice as hard as everyone else since A. I'm not a man. B. I didn't just have a baby. And C. I've been on this journey for a while and have already lost 100lbs. Well poop, why didn't I think of this before I signed up?! Hmmm, we'll just have to see how things progress as the weeks continue! As launch as I want to win some money, I can honestly say as long as I end up smaller than I started, it will say this challenge was a success. So here's hoping!
In other news...in case you didn't read my blog from yesterday, I've decided to take this weeks diet at a different approach. I ate only fruits and veggies today, all day, up until after my evening workout in which I had a protein shake because I know I needed some protein and I had definitely burned more calories than I consumed. But, I will say, even though my calorie count was probably quite low, I had the most energy, throughout the entire day, than I've had in weeks! I may not keep the fruit and veggies thing up all week, it just depends on if it helps my digestive system like I'm hoping it will. I know, TMI, but I'm being completely open and honest. I don't plan on doing just a fruit and veggie diet forever cause this girl loves some meat! LOL!
And lastly, my car will be going in to the shop...drumroll please...TOMORROW!!! Woohoo!! My accident was two weeks ago today and I'm frustrated with how slowly things are moving, but it seems like I'm finally starting to get somewhere so we shall see. :)
Lastly, I finished Hip Hop Abs on Saturday so today I started Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred, and I will finish it this time! I also did 60min on the stationary bike/21.7 miles! :)
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Ok, so week 2 of my diet bet didn't end as well for me as I would have liked. Yesterday I weighed in at -2! Woohoo! Today I weighed in at +/-0 :/ I know I should be happy it's not a gain, but where did my 2lbs go? I mean, I did 2 hours of Hip Hop Abs AND 1:15 on the atationary bike, for 27.3miles. And I also spent an hour walking around Walmart! Get, oh well. I'm just gonna keep pushing forward this week.
Where I would like your input though is this...I'm thinking about doing, just for this week, strictly fruits and vegetables. Nothing else. I mean, no dressing on my salad, no sweetener on my grapefruits. What do you think? Good idea? Bad idea? No pressure, but I will be checking for responses in about 7 hours when I am going to eat breakfast lol :) I hope you all have a great night and an amazing week!! :)
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Ok, so I decided to join a diet bet with some friends at church and other than the stressful week with my car accident, I was feeling pretty good. Well, after week 1, I was down 2lbs and looking forward to week 2. But the I found out the current standings...
1.09% Becky & ME
So, I'm technically tied for 7th, but I'm saying I'm in 8th because that reminds me of how far I need to go to get to #1. I've decided two things, #1, doing a diet bet against guys and girls is not cool and #2, doing a diet bet against someone who just had a baby is just not fair. And I unfortunately am doing both. But, like I've said multiple times already this year, Challenge Accepted! I'm picking up my workouts and mixing them up a bit too. Not doing the same thing every day will hopefully give me an extra boost and I'm working myself back to not eating after 6pm and am dropping my calories back down to 1200, even with the heavy workouts. I'm really hoping to win this bet, but if not win it, get at least in the top 3 as all of those places win money and I definitely could use some of that right now to get my car repaired. Thankfully I have insurance, but I still have to pay the deductible. If anyone has any suggestions of workouts or would like to send some shakeology packets my way, let me know cause I need all the help I can get! :)
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Oh boy, where do I start. I am coming to you all very sad and disappointed in myself. I used to struggle with seasonal depression really bad, but in the past few years, I think because of eating and workout habits, I haven't struggled hardly at all. This year, however, I am really struggling. Winter hit particularly hard this year and, since I live in Michigan, it's only just begun. On top of winter, I have been struggling physically with my health. I started the year off with being sick and I still haven't been able to completely shake it. I've also had some problems with pain in my chest that has made it difficult to do some of my workout. And to make everything "better," this was the worst week at work ever. I have had a defeatist attitude all week and haven't been able to find any motivation. Yesterday, Saturday, I didn't even try to work out like I had said I was going to. And even babysitting last night consisted more of watching movies with the kids because they had basketball/cheerleading earlier in the day and we're tired themselves. My eating hasn't been too great either. This week has been really rough. After the week, and month, that I've had, I have had to make a few hard decisions. Decision number 1, I need to find a new job. I'm good at my job and I enjoy it, but working with the clients has caused me to have more of an attitude than I normally have and, after this week, I'm struggling with staying positive and am even becoming a bit hitter. This is not me at all. Decision number 2, which is even harder than the first, I need to take this week off from working out. I need to remember why I enjoy working out and in order to do that, I need to miss it. I need to seriously refocus myself so I can actually work toward my goals and not hurt them. Please forgive me for not fully being here this month and please pray for me. I can't be the best me possible if I'm allowing myself to be mad at the world and not focusing on how good God has been to me and how he wants me to live my life, healthy and serving him. I hate backing out, but I have to do what is best for me. I won't just sit on the couch doing nothing all week, I just won't actually do my usual workout, ie: insanity, running, or starting hip hop abs. Next week however, I will be right back at it, and hopefully with a renewed fire under my butt!
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Sorry it's been a few days since I've posted, but it has just been a bit crazy for me lately. Last week I got back on track with Insanity after having not been able to workout, due to being sick, and boy did it kick my butt! I felt like I was all the way back to the beginning, but I kept pushing forward. I made it through the week with Insanity and even added a couple extra bike rides on the stationary bike and a lot of walking. The craziest time in the last week or so has definitely been the last few days though. We've had some interesting weather in Michigan the last month which has caused my work to be closed AT LEAST 1 day, every week for the last month. Some of those days were Holidays, but it seems like those weeks we ended up being closed 1 other day due to weather. We've had an ice storm that took out power for 500,000 homes in my county alone and a snow storm that dropped 17 inches of snow in less than 24 hrs causing the roads to be so awful that the Road Commission took all their plows and salt trucks off the road for 24 hrs until it was safer for THEM to even go out! So, because of all the closures we've had, my office was mandated to work last Saturday. :( By doing that, it took away my ONE DAY to be able to sleep in! So, Saturday morning, I got up and worked out at the same time I do for every other work day and then got in the shower. Not even 5 minutes in, and my power went out. My dad called in to work to stay home long enough to get the generator working and then went in to work late, but I on the other hand, had no excuse to call in, nor did I want to because we were told we would lose 8hrs PTO if we didn't show up! So, I went to work and would check in on my mom every once in a while by phone to see if the power was back on. We were told it would be on by 9:30...then it became 1:15...and it finally came on about 3:15. Because it was a Saturday and patients weren't wanting to really come in, we were allowed to close up at 2pm, and still get paid for the full 8 hrs (WOOHOO!), so I brought home Chinese food for mom for lunch to help warm her up. I don't eat Chinese food often because I know it's definitely not the greatest option ever, but I have learned to ask for my food to be steamed, rather than fried, and with no sauce. But the soup and the eggrolls on the other hand, I just haven't been able to say no to yet. lol But, because my family was going out to dinner that night, I managed to only eat my soup and eggroll and saved the rest for later! (now today's lunch) Anyways...Sunday morning, I wanted to wake up and ride the bike before church, but I was exhausted, so I planned on riding it after church. Well, during church, I received a text that one of my best friends, Ashley, had been in a car accident Saturday night. She hit some ice on the highway and flipped her car. She somehow managed to pull herself out, but was admitted to the hospital. After she got to the ER, she was pretty cut up on the face and the doctors decided they needed to do surgery to stitch her up. So the text I got said "Ashley was in a car accident last night. She flipped her car and had to have surgery on her face..." I read this and immediately freaked out and called Aimee, Ashley's roommate and my other best friend. I didn't even finish reading the rest of the text that said "She's ok..." So, after church I quickly went home and got changed, stopped at Wendy's to pick up lunch for Aimee and I (someone was already bringing Ashley Taco Bell) and went to the hospital. I spent the rest of the afternoon there with her, making sure she wasn't alone when everyone else had to go. Her dad had to leave at one point and came back just in time for me to be able to go to church and I planned on going back after with Aimee to bring Ashley home after she got discharged. Well, about an hour after I left, Ashley's dad text me saying that she had been sleeping so he decided to leave. And since Aimee and I didn't want her being alone, I left church and went back to the hospital. It's only 5 minutes away, so I got there pretty quickly and maybe 10 minutes later, Aimee texted me saying that she was coming up too. I don't know what I would do with Aimee and Ashley so it was nice to be able to have the three of us hanging out, even though it was in a hospital, but it was a reminder that we're gonna be there for each other. So, Ashley talked more about the accident and it broke my heart hearing her talk about it. Ashley is tough, she refused every pain med they offered, and yet she was getting emotional and a little teary eyed talking about it with us girls. As the time was getting closer to her last antibiotic med treatment and her discharge, Aimee and I became a little motherly when talking to the nurse, asking questions and talking for Ashley. lol But Ashley just laughed and let us do it. Shortly before leaving, I was trying to clean some of the dried blood out of her hair and I found a lot of glass. So I asked the nurse to bring me some tweezers lol. So I cleaned some out before we left. Ashley asked me to go home with them and help wash her hair and clean more glass out cause she wasn't able to do it and Aimee doesn't do well with blood. I originally was planning on going home after finishing helping Ashley, but since my work is 5 minutes from their apartment and my house is 15 minutes away, I decided to stay the night. I finally finished with Ashley around 11:15-11:30 and then spent the next 15 minutes telling her how to take care of it and clean it the next day. So, I finally made it to "bed", the couch, about midnight. Now, I'm normally in bed by 9:30 so I can be asleep by 10-10:30 on work nights, so this was much later than I would have liked...besides the fact that I hadn't slept much all weekend anyways. Monday morning I was able to sleep in a little since I didn't have Insanity at their apartment, but I had to go shopping for clothes to wear to work. lol Thankfully Walmart has Subway so I was able to get both breakfast and lunch after I was done buying my outfit for the day. lol And then came work. I am loving my new job, but yesterday was rough. Not only was I beyond tired, but my Physical Therapist was telling my coworkers that our clinic was getting backed up because I am scheduling everyone at the same times. My job is to schedule appointments and call patients to come in. If they don't come in at their scheduled time, that is not my fault! I was just getting so frustrated yesterday with him blaming me, to my coworkers and not to my face. I was trying to stay positive, but like I said, I was tired, so that was proving to be difficult at times. After work last night I had to go to the store to decide dinner for our Monday night prayer group and then went to Aimee and Ashley's for prayer. Ashley's face was still quite swollen and she was still refusing to take the pain meds, even though we talked her into filling the script just in case she needed it. I didn't leave their apartment until 9:30 so I, again, didn't get to bed at the time I wanted to last night either. Today I woke up, hesitantly as I was still quite tired, and did my Insanity for today. I got in the shower, put in the shampoo and my dad hollered in at me saying "Make it a quick one, I need you to take me to work." His car wasn't starting. :( So, I showered as quickly as I could...now realizing that I didn't rinse all the conditioner out...and I took him to work. That allowed me two seconds to grab food out of my fridge, which ended up being the leftover Chinese food and a package of blackberries. After dropping my dad off at work, it would have been pointless to drive home, so I stopped at Starbucks and got oatmeal for breakfast and a Grande, Non-Fat, Sugar-Free Vanilla, No-Foam Chai. lol I know it's a long order, but it's about 200 calories that I very much needed today to help wake up. lol PLUS, one of my coworkers is going to school for massage therapy and she just asked me if I wanted a massage after work today - SCORE! I'm super excited for that. So hopefully this means today will be a much better day than yesterday. :)
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