Saturday, June 19, 2010

Week 9 Day 1

Real life is kicking me in the pants right now. I have a pinched nerve that is disrupting daily functioning, we're trying to move, I've started a new job, and there are other stress and sadness in my family that are triggering some major emotional eating.

The main thing I've noticed is that I have been slacking on writing down what I'm eating. That needs to be a main focus this week. I really keeps me accoutable. That, and I'm going to try starting my day with a green smoothie drink. :)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Week 7 Day 1

Last week 190.2
This week 188.8
Change -1.4

First time I've seen the 180s in a couple of years. :)

For most of my adult life I've been in the range of 180-190. I expect to hit a plateau, but it will be fine. This number was actually the highest I've seen on the scale in the last 3 days. I am still enjoying weighing every day. It helps me start the day with a renewed focus. I know it is not for everyone, but I am liking it right now.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Week 6 Day 6

I am changing my life and making new healthy habits. Tonight I sat down to check the latest updates, and saw that my sister in law had posted about her c25k progress. There have been times in my life that would have bummed me out and I would have kicked myself for telling her about it, or told myself that it is something I can't do and should quit now, blah blah blah. Instead, it fired me up. And even though it was 10pm, and even though I went on a long walk today, I laced up my shoes and jogged around the parking lot. I looked up the training plan I've been following, and found I've been doing a more challenging protocol than it says. That boosted my confidence, and tonight I jogged 3 1/2 minutes then walked 1 min and repeated that 3 times. WOW! GO ME!
I can do this.
I'm realizing that I don't just want to be skinny. I don't want to run marathons. I just want to love myself. I want to be a good example to my children and raise them with healthy habits. I can do this, and I'm excited to see what's up next.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Week 6 Day 1

Last week 191.2
This week 190.2
Change -1

I KNOW my eating was not as good as it could have been this week. :)
This week my goal is to drink lots of pure water.

I am falling into a crystal light/diet soda trap that I don't want to be in. This week my goal is to drink the recommended 8-10 glasses of water each day. I am a nursing mom, so I should be on the high end of that. I am thirsty enough to drink that much, but I don't like the taste of the water in our town. If it takes me purchasing water and only drinking it is specific containers then so be it.

On a happy note, I went shopping to use a rebate check that was expiring. I purchased clothes from the misses section. The larges fit, but I went with XL because they are 100% cotton. My husband was proud because I chose to purchase 3 shirts for me. My size 16 pants are starting to bag. It is fun to see this progress.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Week 5 Day 6

Last night I went and completed week 1 day 1 of the 5K training program. I was able to complete the whole thing. It was a workout but I was able to complete it. I was quite excited and proud. It amazes me how much of a difference 16 pounds can make. That and the fact that we've been walking a lot so I have been conditioning my body. I'm excited to continue this challenge.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Week 5 Day 2

This week's post on the challenge blog:

Violet- Week 5
Last week: 192.8
This week: 191.2
Loss of 1.6

Woo hoo! A loss is a loss. And if I lose slow and steady by changing my diet and exercising consistently I am more likely to keep it off. :)

This is the last week of the team part of the challenge. I went out of town this weekend, and had a sugary splurge each day. I am not feeling like I "ruined my diet" which is different from how I've viewed occasions like this in the past. I am really just ready to get back to a good routine now that I'm home. We did lots of walking and moving in general while we were gone which was great.

Things I've noticed this week.
  • Sugary soda is a trigger for me. I can't stop when I have even a sip. Must stay away from it.
  • Really journaling/writing down what I'm eating makes a big difference in what I put in my mouth.
  • It's been long enough since I started changing my eating habits that sweet treats don't taste as good as they used to. I was sick to my stomach after a couple of bites. It was kindof fun. :)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!

I so enjoy my birthday.

Here is the post from the challenge blog:

Week 4
Week 3 weight 194.2
Current weight 192.8
Change 1.4 pound loss

I can't believe it is the start of week 4.

I feel good about this loss. I ate more this week and I exercised more. Mainly walking, but that is where I want to start. I think it is important that I find a good balance of losing weight, but still living. I know I have a long way to go in my eating habits, but I have made great changes already. One day at a time. :)