Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thanksgiving did me in...

Yes, I over indulged on Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Saturday, and lets not forget Sunday.  Oh well, it was great and I loved hanging out with my family while eating and playing games even if I gained oh about 5 lbs.  

So, Sunday I made  a workout routine that I started Monday and will go through to the end of December.  I am determined to stick with it because I know my eating will probably not be great for Christmas either.  I purposely have it very gradually getting harder each week and starting fairly easy for a couple of reasons.  1.  If it takes a lot of time during the work week, I make lots of excuses and don't do it.  2. If  I push myself too hard right at the beginning, I get too sore and then I won't work out for a few days...and a few more...and a few more... you get the picture.  I'm lazy and look for any excuse not to do it.  

So, I have it set to do squats, lunges, push ups, crunches...and more on Monday's and Wednesday's.  Then, I will complete short runs (about 3 miles each) on Tuesday's and Thursday's with a longer run on Saturday's.  I really want to do it every day this month (December) just to prove to myself that my body can really improve with these small workouts for 1 month.  I tend to push myself too hard when I work out and then i complete less of them and stop all together.  I know that consistency will make the biggest difference.  

So, as of this morning I am 152.8...still above where I was before Thanksgiving, but it is starting to come off.  Do you have any big work out plans or plans for the holiday's?  I still need to figure out what we are going to do for New Year's.  I'm hoping my parents will watch the kiddos so we can enjoy the evening with some good friends.      

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ugh...not what I was hoping for

Well, I did get down to 148 this week, but am oh so thrilled to report that I'm back at 151.  Not really, I'm pissed.  I was so happy when I was down to 148 that I even ran on Saturday.  I ate pretty well all day and the next morning I was 150.  Then, the following day I ate a big salad from Chili's with grilled chicken and low fat ranch and I ballooned up to 152.  I don't really get it because if I would have eaten chicken tenders or a burger I would not have gained any.  My body is weird and backwards and I am so tired of trying and getting no results.  This is what happens when I workout and eat better...not really i'm just looking for excuses to be lazy.

I was really hoping to be at 148ish for Thanksgiving, but it doesn't look that way.  Maybe I have not eaten enough or maybe it is because I have eaten 3 regular meals instead of 5 smaller meals.  Today and tomorrow I am planning on enjoying my time off and i am really going to try and eat 5 small meals to see if that will make a difference.

I hope you all enjoy your Thanksgiving!  I am so excited and ready for food, family, and friend fun!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Another week gone...

This past week has flown by, but at the same time it felt like it would never end. I have 1 1/2 weeks until Thanksgiving break. Woohoo! I have been counting down for the past month. Have I mentioned that I hate my job. Don't get me wrong...I like working with kids and love math, but I sort of feel like it just isn't my calling this year. I feel like I should be spending more time with my kids and making a difference in other ways. It is just a gut feeling and don't read it the wrong way...I still do a bad ass job teaching and will continue to until I retire. Just maybe there is something missing..hell it may not even really be teaching but something else in my life.

On another note, my meal eating this week has been pretty good. I have eaten everything I have wanted with good portion control. I feel satisfied and not deprived. I have snacked on candy and made/ate some awesome reese's cookies. Although out of the 36 I made I believe I ate 6, Kaylee ate half of 1, and Chad ate the rest. He loved them! When he really likes something it makes it easier for me to not eat too much because he eats it really quick. Overall, this week was a success with eating. How is your eating and weight loss? I believe Stephanie and I are the only ones updating regularly. Good job Stephanie...keep up the good work! I guess Aj is on her honeymoon so I will let her slide...Ha!

Well...I am so excited to say that I have lost over 20 lbs since the beginning of July and the beginning of my blogging. Yay! Also, I can smell the 140's...they are not too far away...maybe by next week. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Current Weight: 151.2 (with cast)
Weight lost this week: 1.6 lbs
Total lost: 20.6

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Doing ok...considering

Man oh man how I love chocolate.  We have plenty of it here and I'm eating my fair share.  I decided a few pieces a day are ok because if I deprive myself then there will be one or two days that I will go overboard and eat it all.  So, I haven't been clean eating but I have been watching portion sizes and stopping when I feel full.  I think it has worked for the most part.

I went to my PCP yesterday and she said no working out until my arm and ribs are better.  She took another X-ray of my ribs and should call me today with the results.  She thinks the cartilage from my breast bone to my ribs was what do I do?  Nothing.  It takes 10-12 weeks to heal.  On a good note I go to the ortho tomorrow and will hopefully get a smaller cast put on my arm.  Yay!

So all of that is the boring crap I have been dealing with.  I feel so out of the loop lately...I think I need a girls night.  Megan, do you wanna?

And now we begin the season for treats and unwanted pounds.  I'm already in the baking mood.  Yummy!  I'm going to get through the holidays with no gain, but at the same time I'm sure I won't lose because I am going to treat myself here and there. I deserve it.  I feel like I have been on a diet since I was 10 and it kind of stinks.  I don't want to deprive myself because honestly you never know when the end will come and I don't want to be remembered as the person who was always watching what she eats.  Hahaha! J/K

I will update with a November pic soon!

Current weight(with cast):  152.8lbs
Weight lost:  unknown with this thing on my arm