Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Today is March 6th, and I'm 1 month and 6 days into my latest weight loss effort. Last month was awesome, and I honestly did better than I expected with drinking water, eating better (not always good, but better), tracking, walking/running, and generally making an effort.
Enter March. Totally fell apart after two days. I can't believe I stopped tracking my food, barely got in any water, and who knows what I was doing for 3 days. I know I was busy, running errands, cleaning, and trying to make a dent in my to-do list (news flash: it never ends).
But guess what? Today is March 6th, and I'm 1 month and 6 days into my weight loss effort. Those three days will not be the end of me, and acknowledging, and stopping the slide means that I will have a better month ahead. I've got a full schedule this month, starting with the Shamrock Run on Sunday (yay!), followed by four days out of town for training, then one week until my firstborn's wedding, then ANOTHER week of training. But for every one of those days, I will make an honest effort to stay on track and maybe see my body, and the scale, respond. I will utilize the tools and resources that are available to me, of which there are many. I will not shortchange my cutie puppy - he needs his exercise just like I do, even if I have to take him home and go back out for extra time.
This is all about making positive changes, and there won't be any if I don't put in the work.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
2009? really? It's February 1, 2012, and I've been doing GREAT so far today (not getting any work done, though...)
Made up my run calendar for the year. Had one in 2009 and 2010 and did very well. Skipped 2011, and guess what?? I'm flirting with 200 lbs. Dancing all around that number, but haven't tipped it yet. But it was only a matter of time...
Water, water everywhere today. My goal for this week (through Tuesday night) is to drink 40 ounces of water a day. That's it. I've fallen into the "all or nothing" trap many times before, and rarely get good results. So one thing at a time, one day at a time.
My planner/journal/calendar thingy gets more play than this, but the blog looks so lonely, I thought I'd talk to it too.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
So, it's Tuesday night. it's been about a week since I hit the wall and decided that's it. Four months until my birthday (09/09/09, I LOVE IT!), with a new goal to lose 20 pounds. Starting weight on 5/9/09 was 187.6.
I've been drinking 100+ ounces of water, except for the start day, since that was the Komen run, and it's hard to drink and run at the same time :-) Food intake has been good, with a few workout days included. I'm really being very aware and conscious of what I'm doing.
I (almost) can't wait for weigh-in day so I can see how I did.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Not doing very well with blogging... totally forgot this was here.
Hmmm, it's February 19th, and I weigh the same as I did on January 1.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Copied this from my Oct 24 Journal entry. I think it should go here also
Took my Now Photo last night (dang Jeff for coming in before I was able to finish). It's bad, but I knew it, now I REALLY know it...
But I don't have to be.
That's all, that's it.
Mark the date - at Thanksgiving I'll be in 160-Land.
Here's what I copied from my food journal:
First day of the SuperJac Transformation. Ate a good breakfast, good lunch with no crap (read: cookies, pie, or cake), and a (gasp!) salad!
No chips, no fruit in syrup, no easy chicken strips and fries. Just a sandwich with egg (protein is your friend) and the salad. I'll save my banana for afternoon snack.
Workout after drinking some of the shake (don't need to crash in the middle and can't finish), followed by the other half of the banana that isn't going in the shake.
All in all, a great start! Of course, the Now Photo is a great motivator.
There was more, but this is the important part.
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