Finally 1 Pound

As the title of my blog states I finally lost a pound after 19 days.  I know the doctor said if I am feeling better and things are moving around then it is good…but we (women that is) know that the scale is our nemesis.  I am thankful that the pound is gone and is never allowed to return :0)

It has been a crappy week….truck issues, that caused money issues, that caused not being able to go the gym issues…but I am not letting that stop me.  Lucky for me the gym is already paid for and I can go up there and walk off my frustrations.  Felt good this morning to turn up the tunes and just walk.  So I will call this a win day and make it continue there my work day this afternoon.

I am making this dream a reality….

Till Next Time…..

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New Toy

So I decided I was going to start using a pedometer.  It arrived today

It is set and ready to use.  I am going to challenge myself every day to walk farther.  I think this will keep me moving.  That and I will see just how far it is from my car to my first class.

Look out shoes I am going to be putting you to the test!

Till Next Time…

Doc update

Today I had to go to the doc and get my BP med refills.  Went better than expected.  My BP was great 104/74.  The best it has been in 3 months.  This being said the meds are working.  I talked to her about this life change and how I wasn’t sure if it was the right thing or not being that I hadn’t lost any weight in 2 weeks.  She asked me a very interesting question.  She asked if I felt better.  I told her yes.  She said is it easier to work out…again my answer was yes…..she said where is the problem.  Keep doing what you are doing and then you can adjust if you stop seeing results.  So I will keep controlling my portions, eat more veggies, drink more water, and keep going to the gym.  Not that I was going to stop I was just looking for another way to lose the weight.

SO tomorrow I will get up have some breakfast and then head to the gym.

Till Next Time….

Another day

I am looking at the 1200 calories that I have been trying to stay under and I am wondering if my body is thinking I am starving it.  For 2 weeks I have been under except for 1 day.   I have lost no weight.  I am a bit discouraged I wont lie but I am looking into eating more veggies and fruit and drinking more water.  I am at least eating better which has to be better for me anyway.  I am talking to the doctor on Monday about anything she may have to say but I know I am doing the right thing for me.  I do feel better.  I am loosing inches all though the scale says no weight lose.  I just need to see it move.  It is what we use to see progress, the scale that is.

My boss is doing weight watchers.  I would possible do that if it didn’t cost so much.  But it does help that there isn’t all the junk around work.

I am not discouraged although it does sound that way.  I just needed to vent.  I am in it to win it!  This is my year and I am going to lose the weight and I am going to get healthy!  I AM!

Till Next Time…

Weigh In Day

Well there is good news and bad news. As luck would also have it a story to go with it.

I had my normal morning classes and then headed to the gym for weigh in day.  I did my normal routine….Put it on the last weigh in take a deep breath and let it out and step up.  When I did I got a shock…It said I gained…not only did I gain but I gained 2 pounds. I stepped of and did it again.  In disbelief I got on the treadmill and tread for my 40 minutes to figure out what in the H$&# I could have done to gain 2 pounds.  I knew there had to be something wrong.  SO I head back over to the scale and I do my routine again..this time looking down and realizing I still had my shoes on.  Who knew my shoes weighed 2 pounds.  I’m sure some of you did…lol  I kicked them off and am happy to report that there was no gain of weight!   That was enough to get my heart beating rapidly for sure.

No weight down but 3.5 inches off my body.  I’ll call that a WIN!

TIll next time…..

Day 10

I have learned a few thing sense my last blog…..

I am not as young as I think I am….proven when I started another quarter of school. I am actually going to class instead of doing internet classes. As I looked around the room at my first class I am the oldest student by 14 years. The instructor has me beat maybe by 5 years. The second class I know I am older then even the teacher. But I can be young and hip right….LOL

Secondly, the Tapeworm, Tippo, has instructed me that if I don’t eat every 2 hours while I am awake he will cause lots of noise in my tummy and cause me to be grumpy. It doesn’t have to be much of anything just really a few bites but he is defiantly running my railroad.

I made it thru the funeral yesterday with out any major problems. Of course there was plenty of food around and I stayed away from most of the bad stuff. Really when Im sad I’m not an eater anyway. But I did eat a bad for you cheese bread last night only 3 little pieces. I had the calories left for the day but….it was a fail for me. I did walk for 45 minutes tho. Ill try and work it off tomorrow at the gym. I know I will not be perfect all the time but I knew better…I have a bad habit of taking 2 steps forward to come three steps back. I am not going to let that happen to me. I WILL MAKE THIS CHANGE!

There is lots of reading to be done for these classes. Lots of butt time I am afraid. SO I am working out a schedule where when I ride the stationary bike I can read. We will see if this works. Who am I kidding I need to concentrate on me during my gym time….Your right brain…all about me…LOL

Till Next Time….

SMALL STEPS

I don’t weigh in till Wensday but I did do my measurements today. Looks like I lost 3.5 inches off my body this week. That to me is a WIN! It nice to see change. I know when you first start there is water weight and all that good stuff so I know that this is a big lose but I will take it.
School starts tomorrow and my blogging may change a bit being I will have to crack the books as well. I have packed snacks in my bag so I stay on track. I learned this week about skinny cow. If you don’t know what that is it a low cal snack and they taste fabulous. 120 calories and just enough to make my chocolate craving disappear. They even have ice cream.
have a great week!
Till Next Time……

Day 1

Pretty productive day today. Went to the grocery and got stuff for lunch this week and got healthy snacks. got the laundry done and drank a lot of water today. I got on dads scale that only works half the time so I look forward to going to the gym and using their scale.
I fell good today had around 1100 calories…a little less but close to there. I didn’t feel very hungry today, that is a good thing.
I dug out the lunch box so I can pack tomorrow being I am working all day.
made veggie pasta for dinner. Added some garlic lemon chicken broccoli, cauliflower and carrots,k cooked with a little virgin olive oil. I’m not much of a veggie eater but it was pretty good.
I have decided not to carry anymore then a dollar with me in cash. That way I can’t use the vending machine.
SO mind wise I was good today. I even sat at my dads where the evil fudge brownies live and all the cookies that are still there from Christmas.
I did measure my body this morning. There is a whole lot of opportunity there for me to tone and lose weight. I tend to lose inches more so than weight and I am ok with that as well.
One day at a time and I must say day 1 went pretty well.
Gonna chill out and get ready for my first day back to work for 2012.

Till Next Time….

A step in the right direction

Today I stopped at the neighborhood rec center and signed up to use their fitness center.  I think that is a pretty good investment for my Christmas cash.  I got the skinny (yes I said skinny) on the times it is open and am sitting down tomorrow to write out my game plan.

I have been scanning several blogs and have gotten a lot of ideas of where I want my blog to go. Hope I don’t offend anyone by stealing an idea here or there.  Please feel free to do the same.

Here is a list of what I want to see happen in 2012:

  1. loose 75 pounds (0/75)
  2. stay between 1200 and 1300 calories for 365  days (0/365)
  3. blog at least 3 x’s a week (0/156)
  4. take a photo everyday (0/365)
  5. focus on my creative expression 1 time a week (0/52)
  6. take time for me everyday (0/365)
  7. send at least one letter to someone in the mail 1 time a month (0/12)
  8. go to the gym 2 times a week (0/104)
  9. do body measurements once a week (0/52)

Those are the target goals.

What else would I like to see happen:

  1. I want to sell a picture or two in a magazine and be published.
  2. I want to sell some of my cards in a few shops around here
  3. When spring comes I want to dust off the bike and ride the bike path
  4. I want to walk a 5k
  5. I want to do well in school (went back to school after 20+ years) 27 credit hours to go!
  6. cut down on my pop intake and drink more water
  7. I want to be able to shop at any store and buy clothes from anywhere in a med or large.
  8. When I lose the weight I’m gonna jump out of a plane!

Check back with me…This is just a short list of manageable things.  I can always use a word of encouragement, a new blog idea, what you think about a question I may ask.  My only rule is if you ask me a question make sure that you really want to know the answer.

I plan to post a pic as well so I can keep track of my progress visually.  Here’s to a healthy 2012!

A joke in my circle of friends is that some have swallowed a tapeworm to eat their fat, so as this journey begins I will swallow mine at midnight tomorrow.  Stay tuned for pics of him as he grows.  Here is what he looks like before I swallow him.  I still need to name him.

Till next time…

The game plan….

The New Year is just around the corner and I am getting my things together to make the transition for change to take place.  I did really good last year for 2 months and then I fell off the wagon.  Not gonna happen this year.  I am determined to make this happen.

So with this being said…I am going to journal my food intake and stay under 1200 calories.  Adding more veggies to my diet.  That is tough for me.  I hate veggies.  Gonna start eating breakfast….PROTEIN!  I also wanna incorporate eating more than 2 times a day.  That is a must.

I start back to school on the 9th and they have a workout facility there so I am going to be checking that out.  I want to walk the treadmill a few times a week.  If the school doesn’t work I am going to use the gym down the street.  I am going to do this.

I will be posting my progress and a pic or two here and there.  I am looking forward to this journey.  THanks for stopping in.

Till next time…..