Monday, April 26, 2010
I weighed in down 5.4 pounds this morning since Saturday. Talk about water loss! Holy guacamole! Usually, I do really well out of the gate, and then I fizzle out in a couple of weeks. I need to really stay focused so that I can stay doing really well.
My eating today has been spectacular, right bang on 1200 calories. I did a 30 minute stationary bike ride today, and the 20 minute dumbbell strength training video with 10 pounds. I was sweating like a stear! The 30 minute cardio session fits into my day so easily, it is a breeze to get it done. I am going to work on tweaking a few things in my diet. Do I want to spend over 100 calories on toppings like salad dressing, margarine and sour cream, or would I be better served to use that budget for some fruit and vegetables. I think the latter. I will keep that in mind when I plan my food for tomorrow.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
And a plan to back it up! I am going to lose this last 45 pounds, and I am going to do it by October 9. Here is my plan
Calories: 1200-1300 6 days a week, 1550 or so 1 day a week with a cheat meal and snack involved.
Cardio: 4 day rotation, Aerobics, Bike, Rollerblade, Run. 30 minutes daily.
Strength Training: M, W, F, Sparkpeople 20 minute Dumbbell routine. When I do aerobics, I will complete the strength training at the end of the program.
8 - 10 cups of water daily. Planning ahead. Tracking everything for at least 1 month straight. Getting adequate sleep. Participating in some shorter distance, really fun runs. Ovarian Cancer 5K run in May, Dirty Dash 8K in July (finish line is at the end of a mud pit! My kidlets are excited about this one). My big reward for reaching my goal weight will be a rock wall outing and begin training for my second half marathon(perhaps 30K instead).
I have two days under my belt of my lower calorie range, and today was tough. I avoided the temptations and danger zone of my MIL's dinner by logging all my food while I was there. I am down 4 pounds of water already, the tough part is the next couple of days. I need to be strong and stick to my plan. I am really good at making a strong start, and then I give up on my goals. I must not let that happen this time.
Thanks so much to everyone who left comments on my blog, page and status updates. Your support was monumental, and really reminded me of how important this is to me! Thanks guys! I plan to return the favour when you need support!
Saturday, April 24, 2010
I am having a very hard time convincing myself that sticking to losing weight is worth it. My half marathon is over, so I should be able to get back to a self guided exercise program, but honestly it isn't happening. I am not sure how much of a base I should be maintaining in my running so that when I do get to my goal weight, training for another half marathon will not involve having to start at square one. My eating was going well for a couple of days, then, I got my TOM, and my cravings are running wild, and I am running right along with them! I need to sit down and make a plan for my current phase of weight loss. But, every time I make a plan, I give up on it. Just feeling really lost after having had a solid plan for over a year and making no weight loss progress. I will stop whining now, and get down to figuring this out.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I had a very good day today, feeling tired, but made it through most of the day pretty well. Then, in the evening, I had some serious aggression issues with my youngest child which sends me into an emotional spiral most of the time and I deal with it by eating. Being really hungry and tired earlier today, I over did it on carbs, so I had no calorie room to overeat again in the evening, and honestly, my stomach was still pretty full. I had a really nice chicken vegetable soup I cooked up for supper, and that was less than 200 calories, but it was just enough. I also spent some time releasing some frustration by doing some strength training, and 10 minutes on the elliptical. It was a much better solution than the chocolate I considered frequently over the evening. I am completely drained now at 11 pm, gotta switch over my laundry and get to bed.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
We made shish kebob for dinner tonight, the kidlets loved making up their spears and seeing the results. They were loading up on veggies tonight! It was so colourful, it was really fun. A lot of work! Well worth it.
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