Monday, July 15, 2013
Hi guys!! I have missed you all too! Your support, especially when I wasn't here to return it, was VERY appreciated and is much in part why I am here writing this. I am going to be quick tonight. I haven't felt very well these last 2 days, but I had to get on to log my weigh in. I am down another 5.2 lbs! This makes 33.6 lbs since May 20th. I have still been losing even with everything going on. This is the first time I have lost this much weight...the healthy way and I am so proud!!
AND??!!??? My doctor took me off my blood pressure medicine and one of my diabetes meds! HELLS YEAH!! :D
Can't wait to catch up with all of you, my beautiful peeps!!
More tomorrow...now to sleep myself well...ZZZzzZZZzz
Friday, July 05, 2013
Man, I want to buy an island and put a dome over it. I would invite all my loved ones and positive people I know, and we would live in a world free of all the bs. The negativity. The drama llamas. ;) It would be a community of people working together and supporting each other.
The last few days have been spent dealing with drama that I got roped into. Long story short, (which is all I am going to say because I REFUSE to let their negativity poison me a moment longer...) I apparently had friends...that were not true friends. HAD. I am letting go of it, and moving on with my life, continuing the course to a healthy, happy, active me.
Good news is that in spite of the last couple days, my eating has been pretty darn good. If anything it was on the low side. We won't know for sure what that means weight wise until Monday. I have kept to my strict "No Weigh Until Weigh In" pledge. It's been really nice not to have to worry about that. I was an obsessive weigher forever...lol, pretty much until this week, and not weighing at all has really took away the anxiety and pressure. I would weigh every time I went to the bathroom and be upset when the numbers would go up. It's gonna go up when you drink 200 oz of water a day! I knew this too! Still bothered me. Silly girl. Think I am going to keep this up a bit and see how it goes. Maybe only weigh once or twice a week. Not weighing before my WW Weigh In is kinda crazy, because I like to have an idea of where I am at least! I actually am feeling pretty good about this week.
I kept up my walking too. Instead of letting everything get to me I walked. I didn't turn to food. I turned to exercise. Huh??!!!?? :D I took out all of my stress on walking. I kick that walks ASS. I am going to refer to it as angry walking, I beat all my times, it was crazy, lol. I may not be able to control every aspect of my life, but I CAN control keeping to my plan, and for the FIRST time in my life I did. Very PROUD.
OHHHH!! AND GET THIS!!
I approached a guy who owns a gym here. He is semi-just starting out, and I sent him an email explaining what changes I have made and all about how committed I am to seeing this through. I am saving to buy a house, so I REALLY can't justify a gym membership right now. I suggested that he take me on as a personal project, and in exchange I will give him a testimonial, and before and after pictures. And I go meet him tomorrow. He wanted me to come tonight, but I have a homework deadline, and there is just NO way I could.
This is a Crossfit(?) type program. Not a gym with treadmills and TV's. This is a marine who I offered to let "bootcamp" me and I told him that I would do anything he says. I hope I don't die, lmao. This is clearly the craziest thing I have ever done! Really really hoping I don't end up like one of those weight loss show contestants throwing up half way through first workout. Can't wait!! I am SOOO excit-ified!!! (New word...but it is PERFECT!!) Equal parts excited and TERRIFIED!!
I will post tomorrow after I get home from the meeting!
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Today reinforced what I have been discovering a little more each and EVERY day.
I am STRONG. There really is NOTHING I can't do when I commit and put my WHOLE self into it.
I power-cleaned the house this morning.
I OWNED a 2 mile, UPHILL walk and not only didn't feel like I was going to die, but felt great...and honestly think I could go out right now and do it again (!!??!) if I didn't have kids to get ready for bed.
I have burned just under 1100 calories today and am still going strong.
My food has been on the low side, but I have been so busy. I made a point to eat an apple earlier (I know it's not much) even though I had to make myself.
I've had black coffee and a sugar-free Rockstar for breakfast. Gotta make a plan for breakfast tomorrow. I have always struggled with eating breakfast. I can go ALL day and not eat, then when I do I am hungry all night. It's a terrible habit I am trying to break.
Lunch was a second sugar-free Rockstar. It's my one vice, but I have given up a 2 liter a day habit of Diet Pepst...so I am ok with wanting them once in a while. I have even cut back on those! Other than that I am strictly water or black coffee.
For dinner I made a point to do MUCH better. Diced boneless, skinless chicken breast...seasoned with Herbes de Provence, my FAV for pretty much anything. Raw broccoli with roasted red pepper hummus, and watermelon.
Figure if I get hungry later I will have carrots, or an apple.
I have decided not to weigh until my weigh in this week. I am working so hard I am not going to stress. I'm just going to let the number be a surprise. This in itself is a testament to the growth I am making. I used to be the girl that weighed every time she went into the bathroom...
Any thoughts or suggestions? Anyone see anywhere I could be doing something different or better?
How have you all done today? Anything good you did that surprised you?
Any new things you are noticing since you have been working to lose the weight or get fit/healthy. Physical or otherwise?
We can do this guys!! By working together there is NO way we can fail!
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
So I went to my WW meeting last night and we have this 3 month tracker book that gets past around. Everyone takes a turn and tracks really meticulously their food, activity, etc. I hadn't taken a turn yet, and although I lost 2 lbs., and met my 5% goal, I feel like I spent a lot of the last week holding on by my fingertips. I figured that since I would be tracking for a week and returning the book for all to see...that it will probably be good for me. A little extra accountability. A little extra input. An opportunity to really dissect what a true week actually looks like, without being sugar-coated.
I want to catch anything that maybe I should be doing differently, and fix it before it shows up in my progress.
I think I am going to post my dailies in the evening.
Any input to my plan and approach would be MUCH appreciated! This is a work in progress, and by now we are all pretty versed in the process. Maybe you will see something I don't or have a suggestion for something I could do differently.
Thanks peeps! TOGETHER WE CAN DO THIS!!
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