Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Weigh In Week 2

Good weigh in this week. Down 2.4 which puts me over the 10 pound mark and brings me under 180. So happy!!!! It was a good week and this week is going to rock too.

The Mind Games We Play

Clothes were set aside. Ipod was ready. In bed at a decent hour. DD cooperated by sleeping throught the night. Alarm went off. I hit snooze. Alarm went off. I hit snooze. Had this conversation with myself.

Need to get up and go for run.
But I just ran 12 hours ago, surely I can skip today.
If I skip today I have to run the next 2 days straight to meet my goal.
Well that's OK I can do that.
What if DD has rough nights.
Today is weigh in, this is like last chance workout.
But I just ran yesterday (with a whine in my voice)
Is that DD moving around?
Well if I'm going to be up I might as well be running.

So off I went. And although I had to cut it short due to stomach issues, it is done for the day and one more finished for the week.

Monday, September 29, 2008

The Best Laid Plans

This always happens. Last night I was super motivated to get up and work out this morning. Set out my workout clothes. Went to bed at a decent hour and set my alarm. Then at 1:30 am DD woke up and then the cat woke up and started going psycho. By the time I got back to sleep it was closer to 2:30 and there was just no way I was getting up at 5:30.

But I felt confident that I could get in a workout tonight since it is DH's night to do bedtime routine. Even better, I finished work early and was able to fit my run in before dinner. Plus I did squats throughout the day during bathroom breaks LOL. All that's left is some pushups and situps maybe. Stayed in my points but did use my AP points. Tomorrow is weigh in. Hoping for a loss.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Week/weekend recap

Well the week really was a success all in all. Friday and Saturday I went a little of course. There were more jujubes, a planned chocolate indulgence on Friday night and a run in with Timbits on Saturday. DD and I were on our way to pick up DH from the airport and picked up a snack pack on the way. I had enough points to indulge in one and that was the plan. 6 timbits later I had used up 11 WPA points!!!! And really, they aren't all that good. Certainly not as good as the chocolate on Friday. Now I know, don't even bother having the one. Anyway I'm still within my WPA and I shouldn't need them before weigh in on Tuesday.

I did get my 4th run in on Saturday while DD napped. Todays workout was an hour of raking, squats, leg lifts, ab work and pushups. Hurricane Kyle is supposed to bring a bunch of rain and wind overnight but I'm going to plan on a morning run and see what the weather is when I wake up. If the weather is crappy I'll do Jillian Michaels 30 day shred.

Goals for the week:

Use less than 15 WPA (unless true hunger is involved).
4 runs
some sort of strength training every day (pushups, squats, abs, etc)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Today's journal

oooops forgot to post my food journal for yesterday. I was hungry all day and had some major carb cravings but managed to keep it in check and only used to WPA points.

Today was a good day. I just did pushups, squats, and sit ups as a workout so I still have to get one more run in by Saturday but I know I can do it. Just trying to do something physical every day.

Breakfast: oatmeal, yogurt and berries 4pts
Snacks: granola bar, apple 3 pts
Lunch: salad with dressing and chicken 4 pts
Snacks: 100 cal pack, yogurt, almonds 4 pts
Slip: jujubes 5 pts
Dinner: Chicken and Broccoli 2 pts
Snack: FF pudding with cool whip 2 pts

Total: 24 pts

So I know the jujubes weren't the greatest choice and I should have stuck with the banana I packed but at least I tracked them, and stopped at a handful so I didn't even go over my daily points. I call that success!!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Biggest Loser recap

Well, probably not so much a recap as my thoughts and opinions on the show. To start with, I was happy with the choice to vote the grey team off overall. I think Jerry on the yellow team would have much less success out on his own the Tom and LT did.

2. I think my favorite part of every show is at the end where they show the success so far of the team voted off. It's like a mini final each week!

3. I was so freaking pissed off at the orange? team. After grey team kept them they turned around and went completely against their word. Sooooooo not cool.

4. It's interesting to me how many of them are already wearing wraps/braces of some kind.

5. I don't know if I think it was awesome or scary to see Jerry on the treadmill with the oxygen hooked up to him. Awesome for him to be committed to getting healthy but super scary that it seems they are pushing him beyond what it healthy.

6. How do they do it? After a really kick ass workout I can barely walk the next day and those workouts only last 1-2 hours. These guys are coming from nothing and doing 6-8 hours of exercise per day and they walk normal and do it all over again the next day. Phenomenal!!

Anyone else have thoughts on the episode?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Weigh in and Food journal

I weighed in tonight +0.4 Not a happy camper. Even though I knew last week was ROUGH I was hoping the last 3 days pulled it together enough to even it out at least. But I'm moving on. Hardcore serious from this point until Christmas. I WILL meet my goal!!!

I also didn't go for my run this morning but DH said he would do bedtime routine so I could get it in tonight before Biggest Loser is on. So no butt kicking required LOL.

Today's food

Breakfast: oatmeal, yogurt, berries 4 pts
Snacks : granola bar, 100 calorie pack 4 pts
Lunch : squash with meat sauce 4 pts
Snacks : carrots, yogurt, almonds, banana 4 pts
Dinner : 2 eggs with toast 6 pts

Total : 22 points

Monday, September 22, 2008

Today's journal

Thanks for all the concern about my ankle It was actually fine by the time I got home and i was still able to do a few more running chunks. Just hurt like a SOB when I did it. Now my biggest concern is that I might have twisted my bum knee at the same time. It's been a little more sensitive today. We'll see how tomorrow morning goes.

I did great foodwise today. Didn't get any caramels and stuck to my 2 rules. Although waiting for my 2nd diet soda was NOT easy LOL.

Before running: granola bar 2 pts
Breakfast: oatmeal, yogurt, berries 4 pts
Snack: 100 cal pack, apple 3 pts
Lunch: spaghetti squash with meat sauce 4 pts
Snack: Granola bar 2 pts
yogurt with almonds 2 pts
Dinner: Chicken quesadilla 8 pts
Total: 25 pts

I'm pretty full right now but if I do get hungry I still have 4 AP to have a snack this evening. But I think I'll have a banana if I need to eat. For exercise I had my run, 3 set of 15 squats and I'm going to do a couple sets of pushups to exhaustion and possibly lunges

Plans for the week, new rules and the kindness of strangers

I'm doing the single mom thing from Wednesday to Saturday this week which means I've had to adjust my workout plans. Usually I get up and go running 3 mornings during the week and then get in one run on the weekends. But since I won't be able to go for a run the whole second half of the week my plan is to run Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed. So far, so good although I really wanted to skip this morning. So I'm asking y'all to kick my butt if I skip one of the next two days. Wednesday will be the hardes after staying up to watch BL but it needs to happen.

The new rules are in part to help me with the challenge but also because I saw myself slipping. A few more diet sodas, a little less water. A few too many processed snacks and not enough fruit/veggies/wholesome foods. So the new rules:

1. If I want a soda there has to be 1 liter of water into me first. That goes for every soda I want. 3 sodas today? 3 liters of water first.

2. One processed snack during the day and one during the evening for now. Processed snacks for me are 100 cal packs, crackers, cookies, pudding. I am not considering my homemade granola bars or my yogurt processed.

This morning I left the house at 5:30 for a 3 mile run. About 2/3 of the way through I landed wrong on a stone and rolled my right ankle something good. Cursed for a few minutes then hobbled a few steps to test it out all the while wondering how long it would take me to hobble the rest of the way home. A car slowed on the other side of the road and offered me a lift home. She must have saw what happened and looped around. By that time I knew that I could at least walk if not run the rest of the way so I thanked her anyway, but I thought it was so nice of her to do that!!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

A food journal and positive choices

Well it's only day one of BLBE and already it's having an impact on my choices. I didn't have a singe M&M out of the hubby's bag and I would always have 2 or 3, after all it's not like they are going to make a difference. And then after dinner I made granola bars and had one for my evening snack. When I was cutting them up to put away I seriously considered having another one. Normally I would say it is a healthy snack and I have the points left. I still thought that but today I said, actually I'm not hungry so why sabotage for nothing. Woohooo!

Breakfast: oatmeal, yogurt, 1/2 cup bluberries 4 pts
Lunch : 2 eggs, 2 pieces toast 6 pts
Snack : 100 cal pack, banana 4 pts
Dinner: Sausage and veggie stir fry 5 pts
1 cup ww pasta 3 pts
Snack : granola bar 2 pts

Total: 24 pts

Exercise: 40 min walk/run
3 sets 10 squats
3 sets of pushups to exhaustion
On top of that I did over 3 hours of housework and painting today. And I'm so happy that I didn't even have to use my activity points. That's amazing for me.

Biggest Loser Blog Edition

I'm resurrecting this blog for my latest get real attempt at losing this weight. But for the first time in a long time I feel like this is the time. I joined WW 5 weeks ago and am down 8.2 pounds with 21 left to go to get to my minimum goal.

But I could feel myself starting to slip. Getting a bag of caramels and not counting the points cause "they're not real food, they're like gum or a mint" UHHHHHH NO!!!!! Or skipping several workouts in a row cause I was tire. Get over it already, you're always tired.

Then someone linked to Angie who is hosting a Biggest Loser contest and it just felt like the right thing to do. So here I am. Committed to hard core for the next 3 months. I know I can reach my goals if I stick with it for the whole three months.

So here's my starting point and my goals.

Starting Weight 181 Goal Weight 160
Waist 36.5 Goal 33
Hips 42 Goal 38
Thigh 25.5 Goal 23
Arm 13 Goal 12

And because this is never just about the weight or size for me, I'm throwing in some fitness goals.

3 mile time 36 min Goal 33 min
Pushups (full) 12 Goal 25

My weigh in day is on Tuesday but will change to Monday next week. I will take measurements and fitness tests on the first of each month. And I will create a sidebar as soon as I get DH to show me how :)

Let's get started!!!