Monday, November 01, 2010
and, I am up 1.2 pounds, still battling pneumonia, and trying to make sure I eat right. I do not handle being sick very well, but I think I have taken a more responsible approach to getting healthy finally. I am going to bed each night by 10:30, and starting out my day by dragging my sick body out of bed at 6:30 to get my wonderful kidlets up at 7 to get ready for school. Today, the snooze button was my best friend! I did still get up at 7, so the kids didn't have to rush around and start the day on a sour rushed note. My youngest kidlet is really reacting to me being sick by acting out. Pushing boundaries, being defiant, and just generally trying to get away with things that normally wouldn't happen. Getting back on a good morning routine will really help with that issue, and it is good for me too. I just have to make sure I ration my energy through the day so I am not crashing at 7pm! I am finally over the eat the quick, easy and junky foods stage of being sick and incapable of fixing a meal. My weight maintained last week with no tracking, yippee! I have a mini goal for November to spin the wheel every single day. Get some consistency going on here! Also, I have completely given up on exercise right now. Until I have fully recovered from this pneumonia, there is no purpose to stressing about not being able to exercise. It won't get me healthy any faster for sure! So, I have rededicated myself to my other favourite pastime which is scrapbooking. It requires so intense cardio sessions, and it brings me great joy, and it is a great way to keep myself from snacking too. Who knows, it might be just the tool I need right now to make some progress towards my goal weight again!
Monday, October 11, 2010
April 24, 2010 - I am wiping my slate clean, and making a Fresh Start. I weigh 180 pounds today, and my long term goal is to weigh 135 pounds. I have set up a plan again, to be at my goal weight by October 9, 2010.
Starting Weight April 24: 180
Check in May 8: 178
Check in May 15: 176.6
Check in May 22: 171, 1 pound ahead of my 4 weeks goal.
Check in May 29: 169.6, .4 ahead of my 5 weeks goal, down 10.4!
Check in June 5: 168 right on schedule, down 12 pounds!
Check in June 12: 171.4, 5.4 pounds above my goal for this week, rough week, back on track right now.
Check in June 18: 167.2
Check in June 26: 163.2
Check in July 2: 161.4 Starting to get closer to my plan, only 1.4 pounds above my goal for this week. The next couple of weeks will get me right back where I want to be.
Check in July 9: 160.2 This is harder than I thought it would be! I will stay strong though, 4 weeks in a row of losing weight, 2 more to go to make my streak goal. From there, to infinity and beyond!
Check in July 16: 156.2 4 pounds down from last week, 5 week weight loss streak, right back on track for goal date.
Check in August 16: 163.8 Vacation, camping, life getting in the way of goals, and I am letting it! Gotta deal with the results of my efforts in a more reasonable way.
Check in August 20: 161.6 Starting to get back to it, tracking food starts on Monday.
Check in August 27:161.2 Down .4 this week. Cheat meal chinese last night. I have tracked everything else all week, starting to work at the lower end of my range today. Not letting anything get in the way of eating right and moderate exercise daily.
Check in September 3:158.2 Down 3 pounds from last week. Still 2 pounds up from my low of July 16, and 16.2 pounds above my goal for this week in order to reach my goal weight by October 9. Will reevaluate once October 9 is here, not going to reset my goals until then for a date that is more realistic in regards to where I am actually at.
Check in September 10: 163.2
Check in September 17: 162.6
Check in September 24: 166.4
Check in October 1: 165.8
Final Check in October 11: 169.8 Down a total of 10.2 pounds since April 24.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010: My calorie range has changed with my weight loss, so it is now 1240-1590. I have 4 days now staying at the high end of this range, and so far so good. I still run daily, 72 day streak going on there, and 71 days with no sugar junk. I have lost weight 5 weeks in a row, 1 more and I will have achieved my 6 week streak goal. From there, I will keep lengthening that streak until I reach my goal in October. I am strength training daily also, on a 6 day rotation alternating from upper to core to lower with two different workouts for each during the rotation. I am trying to include more veggies in my diet, I am sporadic with this commitment, but when I eat more veggies, my weight goes down.
Tuesday, August 24: Right after my last check in, I gained weight on a week when I expected to lose. It made me realize that I need to keep to at least 1700 calories a day, up to 2000, or my body goes into survival mode. My weight today is 159.6, the first time back in the 150's since Aug 11. I need to remain consistent so that I can stay here! School is back in two weeks, so I can work really hard at being consistent then for sure, but in the meantime, I need to work towards wittling away at the pounds still. I looked back at the last year of 5 pound challenges I run, and it is clear that I am making some major progress in my approach to weight loss. No longer do I try to right in one week the damage I do in one day. I am getting much better at staying consistent, and tracking my trends to identify issues that hold me back.
September 21, 2010 - I have less than 3 weeks to my goal date, and I am not going to be at my goal weight for sure. I am going to work very hard over the next 18 days to lose 7.6 pounds to be at my mini goal of 155 pounds, and after October 9 I will set up a new goal date. I am not at all disappointed with my progress so far, I have really handled the summer well, and getting the kids back to school has been challenging, but I am getting myself back on program. My new plan for right now is to eat between 1700 - 2000 calories daily, and I am starting a 1 month Boot Camp program tomorrow morning, with the possibility of continuing it for another month depending on how well I can fit it in to my lifestyle. By staying focused over the next 12 weeks, and 4 days, I will reach my goal weight by December 18 just in time to start training for my March 28 30K race. In addition to my Boot Camp classes, I have reduced my use of our vehicle to almost nothing, not using it for school runs whenever possible, this daily cardio of walking and biking to/from the school should be just what I need to stay consistent.
October 11, 2010: I really struggled with my program over the summer, and getting the kids back to school and into a new routine threw me off too. I don't handle change well. Things that worked to help me lose 10 pounds: Tracking food and fitness. Drinking lots of water. Eating lots of vegetables. Exercising regularly. Things I need to work on: Finding balance between personal responsibilities and fitness/health focus. EMOTIONAL and STRESS EATING.
Sunday, October 03, 2010
I ran the Run for the Cure with one of my very best friends this morning. It was her first event ever, and she totally rocked it. I was so incredibly proud of her, she ran the entire course, and ran fast too! I was worried about keeping up with her, she is 5 inches taller than me, and I was right to worry, she was fast today! There was a huge turnout, despite the rain, lots of folks were there to support. Terrific way to spend the morning!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
So, getting the kids back into school and trying to sort out my routine with being at work there again. I haven't been doing any dedicated cardio for a while now, but I have been getting active during my day by walking and biking to the school and back 3 times a day. Also, I ran the 10K route of our local Terry Fox Run on Sunday, and it was awesome. I will blog about that soon with some pics hopefully. Last Friday I attended a Boot Camp class with my running buddy, and I have decided to commit to a one month membership for the class to jumpstart myself again. I bought the Biggest Loser food journal also, and have been diligently tracking every morsel of food I eat. It is always a wake up call to get back to tracking after slacking! I had over 2800 calories yesterday! Today, over 2100! So, I will be working on getting my calories between 1700-2000 each day, continuing with my daily walking and biking, adding in the Boot Camp and looking forward to seeing some results soon!
Friday, September 03, 2010
Tracked all food.
Elliptical yup, and 60 laps.
Spent 15 minutes in oldest child's room, tidied up kitchen to make room for new organization shelf.
No shopping happened.
Lots of freggies.
Read to the kidlets
Ate 1730 calories.
5 things listed
Got up at 6 am, workout was not done early as I wanted.
Going to bed shortly.
Blogging and setting goals right now.
Prepped freggies, but did not plan.
Pretty good day today, I really liked being up so early, but I am feeling it now! Will have no trouble sleeping tonight like I did last night! I was able to do 30 laps in a row compared to the 10 I was doing earlier this week, that was cool.
My goals for tomorrow
Track all food.
1 to 2 hour bike time early early. Laps
15 minutes home blessing, other kidlets room.
Shop for back to school supplies.
6 or more freggies.
Read to kidlets.
Eat as close to 1800 calories as possible, more protein less fat.
List 5 things in gratitude journal
Rise at 5:30 and get workout in early early.
8 hours sleep, in bed by 9:30 or 10 pm.
Plan meals for veggies.
Going to see Eat Pray Love!
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