Sorry has been awhile
Well sorry it has been so long since I have wrote. I have been really busy with kids, exercising, and find work! I got an awesome job with great pay and small hours! Everything has been going pretty well here, I am still staying on track and feeling great.
First, I lost my first mini goal of weight! I weighted 270 this morning that is awesome! I lost 13.8 lbs, I am really careful with what I am eating. I use fitness pal to keep me on track and I LOVE IT! Exercise wise I am doing the elliptical for 65 minutes and doing at least 5.5 miles and burning around 620 calories. I am feeling so GREAT. I still haven't had pop at ALL. I eat chocolate
still it is hard to give that up but I am eating in moderation!
Well , I have to get dressed for the day. I also got the Rocking Body in the mail yesterday and I am excited to start it! Anyways I gotta run! Good luck ladies.
Couldn't wait until he 14th
Ok, So I know I wasn't going to weigh myself until March 14th but the scale was mocking me and saying step on me step on me! So I DID! I am down to 271.1 !!!!! I lost 2.8 lbs! I am doing an hour of elliptical which started at 3.79miles a week ago and now doing 5.5 miles burning over 600 calories and I am watching my calories like an animal loving fitness pal! I ordered a dvd think it was called beach body, It is dancing and I thought I am going to toss that in my workout. I am exercising 7 days a week and loving it ! I have so much energy it is insane! Anyways, I have to run because I need to go do my make up but never thought I would say this but I love exercising...
I hit the gym again in the morning, I did 60 mins and hit 5.31 miles burning 587 calories. Being on the elliptical for an hour now is pretty easy, I get tired don't get me wrong BUT I don't feel like I am going to die. I am planning on leaving myself for the next two weeks on the same exercise routine but trying to fit more miles into that hour. My next goal is to do 6 miles in the 60 minutes and gradually increasing the distance. I am keeping my heart rate on average of 160, when I first started two weeks ago my heart rate was in the 170's so learning how to control my breathing is helping TONS!
23 pounds more to go before I join an exercise class at the gym. I saw a spinning class going on and a weight strengthening class was think I would love to join those classes. I told myself when I hit 250 I am joining a class. I also ordered a dance workout video from beach body. So I am go to give that a try as well. I know I needs lots of cardio!
I have around 105 days before my vacation to Australia hoping I can do amazing things with my body before that vacation, so at least I can take pictures and feel comfortable with them. Not refusing to take body pictures because I hate the way I look. So my goal for my vacation is 220lbs I know I have a lot of work ahead of me and I am going to bust my ass to get that goal! I have plenty of time to sculpt my body to what I want!
Down 10 lbs!
So as I said in my blog yesterday today was my last weigh in for two weeks. I lost officially 10 lbs! I have 4 more until my mini goal of getting to 270 lbs. I have done all my measurements and I have lost a total of 5.5 inches off my entire body, only an inch of my chest and stomach BUT that is an inch less instead of an inch more! So there are a lot of positives of the changes in my life.
Today I weighed in and down to 273.9 lbs! I am just going to stay on track and excited to see the results after two weeks! I have been grocery shopping just about every few days and finding out eating right is surely expensive! But if you put it in perspective as how much I was spending eating out it equals out. So not saving money and not spending just evening out with a different result of losing pounds instead of gaining.
Today is my day off of exercising and I feel lazy right now, like I should go do a slow walk on the treadmill but I know I need to give my body a rest. Been doing good with my goal for the week of reducing the amount of water to the 64 oz approximately 2 liters instead of drinking 4! Well, I hope everyone is doing their exercising and feeling great, I wish you all success !
What a great day for success! I went to the gym today with a friend and we hoped on the elliptical and just started exercising next thing I know we stayed on for an hour and I wasn't dead! I did 4.92 miles and burned 559 calories, it was a very good day I felt empowered and good about myself. I am able to do more without being so out of breath I am super excited about this all. I caved a bit and ate a little more calories BUT I am realizing I am not intaking enough calories to what I am burning off. Trying to eat healthy and watching my calories is more work than I thought. To me it is eat less, exercise more and you are great but seems that I need to eat more to burn more. CONFUSING! Anyways I decieded to not get on the scale for two weeks I will weigh myself tomorrow and than again March 14, to see if my eating habits and exercising is helping or if I am doing it wrong and need to go figure out what to do! So as of tomorrow morning it will be my last time stepping on the scaled until March 14! YIKES!
Moving on up...
So the last two days I upped the ante during my exercises! I am doing 3.25 miles and 48 crunches on my exercise ball. I am determined to lose weight!!! I have been over all good with my diet some little mistakes here and there, BUT for sure realizing what horrible calories are in my favorite foods! Especially now exercising and seeing how many calories I am burning, typically in my exercise on the elliptical it is taking me roughly 30 minutes of hard core sweating, red hot face exercising to burn roughly 359 calories. Now put that into the aspect of eating a SINGLE McDonalds cheeseburger, is 300 calories so just to eat that I need to exercise for 30 mins and that isn't counting the disgusting saturated fat and whatever else is in the burger. Is it worth it anymore? I don't think so. I went to the gas station and was craving a cadberry egg and there are no calories on the wrapper so while driving I asked my sister to google how many calories. Well, now these things aren't very big so I was like 140 maybe well I was WRONG 270 calories!!! I walked down the isle with all the chocolates and I couldn't even buy a single candy. That is a good sign though right? I realized it wasn't worth the exercising for a moments pleasure of chocolate, I even walked away from my favorite hot dogs from the gas station!
Anyways, I hope everyone else is doing well on your deits and exercise! Goodluck!!
Minor set back, but back on track
So, I had a minor set back with the Denny's the other night. But after a little well needed reality check back on track and showing with the pounds shedding off las lost another 2 lbs since my weigh in. So I believe I am down 9 lbs since I started my diet. Which is super exciting helping me keep on track and I do realize at some point it will start getting frustrating when the pounds are coming off, but I know what is important now and will keep focused on my end goal!
I went upstairs again to run another mile and than did some exercises on the ball in the living room while watching tv. I am not as sore this week after exercising. I am setting weekly obtainable goals for myself!This week reduce my water to 64oz a day, and no eating or drinking thirty minutes before and after my meals! Wish me luck and cheers to the new start of the week! Goodluck ladies and gentleman!
Damn you DENNYS!
So I was watching tv today and saw pancakes on the commercial who doesn't like those right? Well this morning instead of sleeping in I got up and deep cleaned the house, gave the dog a bath, played with the kids and even went to a wrestling match (yes like WWE stuff) Which was terrible OMG horrible acting, but anyways it was 9pm when we left and starving since I opted out of pizza and hot dogs but to cave into the mouth watering deliciousness pancakes! I ordered a gram slam consisting of hash browns, two sausage, two pancakes and two eggs. While I regretted what I ordered as I waited, I sipped on my glass of water I felt terrible for ordering that! I scarfed down a pancake with two sausage wrapped inside and yes smothered in syrup I stopped myself I was so disgusted with my choice of food I tossed in the fork and napkin and had her take the food away. I for the first time in my diet history felt disgusted and ashamed of my choice for dinner. Here I am depressed because of my looks and hate looking at myself in the mirror and yet 7 days into my diet I am going to cave into the luscious pancakes and syrup. I actually felt as if I was cheating on my fiancé, is it OK to break a diet time to time? Well yes of course we are human BUT is it OK to go to a restaurant and say well I am already here might as well just eat it NO that isn't OK! There is a difference from splurging from time to time and over eating, I could of had one pancake and sausage there was no NEED to get everything I did. I am learning the difference between a WANT and NEED time to get my big girl pants on and finally admit it I was being ugh here is the word FAT, I need to learn to consume in moderation....
Day two of AWESOMENESS!
Ok, so I had a TERRIFIC day and was it fricking empowering! I did a great job turning down pop, and I am becoming more aware of my calories! I used to easily DAILY intake two 44 oz pops, and 4 king size candy bars on top of a few chocolate eggs, today I went into the gas station and grabbed a big water. But on my way to the register I looked at a king size kit kat which I would eat in one sitting with no issues 420 calories for ONE! and for GODS SAKE I ATE 4!!!!! Wow is all I can say ........
On a better note I turned down the king size temptation... and I did a exercise video of biggest loser (BTW it is amazing!) I only did ten mins than I went upstairs and used the elliptical and did 1.01 miles in 10:52 !!!!!!! Amazing things are happening for me and ended my night with 30 sit ups on my exercise ball. Gotta end this because my apple is calling for me! Goodnight and good luck to you all!!!
I said NO...
I turned down all my cravings today! It was such a great feeling to be able to make a healthier choice and not cave into my weakness! I went to get my son McDonald's and I had already ate lunch which was a tuna sandwich with an apple, so I opted out of eating there. I also went to Super America which is a gas station here, normally we go in there and 10-15 dollars later full of king size candy bars and 44oz pops, today I left with a liter of WATER! I am just feeling so positive about this attempt to lose weight! I am proud of myself and I can't wait to see what I can accomplish when I put my mind and all my effort into it. I posted pictures on the inside of my closet to remind me when I get ready for the day not to cave into the temptations, and I also placed a full length mirror in there because I would always avoid mirrors that show my whole body now I force myself to look every day a few times. When I get a craving I take my shirt off and stand infront of the mirror and I remember why I am doing this. I will post a picture hopefully inspires someone else to try it. I know it has helped me!