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21 August 2014

I realized yesterday that I have been not taking my eating as seriously as I once was. I have been eating a lot of sweets and then paying for it in the end. I am not sure when this started but I have to change it now. I am going to cut out sweets altogether. Now, my definition of sweets might not be the same as others so let me clarify...I am not going out of my way to get chocolate, candy...delicious delicious ice cream. With recipes, if I can substitute things with honey, then I will. Next month, I am going to try and make more of my own stuff rather than buying it because hey, I have always wanted to try at least.

I will buy organic where I can but at the same time, I need to keep within my means of living. With the bf being out of work, we don't have the money to spare to ensure that we can do this. Example, I wanted to buy only the organic, hormone free whole milk for my toddler. I get WIC vouchers...I cannot get that with those (really stupid if you ask me)...but at the same time, I won't have to pay for it. So...I think I am going to have to suck it up and take what I can get with the vouchers. I don't have the $6 to buy just a gallon of organic whole milk at Trader Joe's. It sucks...it really does but what am I to do?

This is a reason I long to start a garden...to grow my own vegetables so I at least have something that I can say is fresh and all that lovely stuff. Even with that, it requires some money which I don't have to spare so I have to keep pushing off my dream of that. Oh well...someday I suppose.

Sorry about my ranting to those who actually take the time to read my entries. Despite the worries I have, I am still actually very happy and think that things will work out in the end. I guess I'd rather be optimistic and see the positive in everything (even things that normally wouldn't be conceived as positive) rather than be down on myself and the world. I mean...good things and bad things are really just all a matter of how you want to perceive it. Anyway, enough ranting! Off to start my day!!

Daily Summary
*Oil Pulling: I almost...ALMOST said that I wasn't going to do this today because I was feeling a bit lazy...but I told myself that wasn't a good enough reason not to do it...so I forced myself and I am glad for it. There is just no excuse to being lazy. :)

*P90X3: TBA

*Steps Taken (Goal-10000): TBA

*# Cups of Water (Goal-8 cups): TBA

Challenges
*Record Everything you Eat: TBA

*Avoid High Calorie treats/snacks: TBA

*Exercise Daily: TBA

*Stay in Calorie range: TBA

*Park further away: TBA

20 August 2014

Yesterday was not a good day at all. For the most part, I only have myself to blame. It wasn't that I was completely lazy...I just got so engrossed in drawing one of the characters for a comic I will be working on. Getting so engrossed in a drawing hasn't happened to me for awhile now so while I am happy I got a good beginning for a character reference sheet...I am upset that I neglected everything else. Top it off...there was a bad situation that occurred in the evening, and it set off a trigger in me...luckily my emotional eating wasn't extremely overboard but it did rear it's ugly head.

So today, I am focused on picking myself up and getting back to where I was before. I have been enjoying the P90X3 program though the caloric burn is not a hefty as the P90X. But I like that the workouts are shorter but still just as intense. I am starting to workout in the evenings as well doing this Yoga for Weight Loss that I have had for several years now. I like that it has 2 30 minute workouts, one to build foundational strength and the other is kinetic. I like it and I have noticed that I feel very well stretched afterwards. So I am going to start incorporating hiking into my daily routines (on the days I have off) along with going to a park with my toddler so I can get more physical activity in. Just need to start doing it!!

Daily Summary
*Oil Pulling: Why does the unrefined coconut oil taste strongly of coconut? The refined's taste wasn't as strong in my opinion. Oh well, still going strong with this and loving the results. My mom is noticing a big improvement in her own teeth from doing it as well. :)

*P90X3: TBA

*Steps Taken (Goal-10000): TBA

*# Cups of Water (Goal-8 cups): TBA

Challenges
*Record Everything you Eat: TBA

*Avoid High Calorie treats/snacks: TBA

*Exercise Daily: TBA

*Stay in Calorie range: TBA

*Park further away: TBA

17 August 2014

Man it was sooo hard to get up today. So my weigh in...yeah...no loss no gain so I am okay with this. I thought I would have gained but I did not. My blood pressure is slightly elevated though so I am going to take my medication. Not sure why it is...could be because I ate junk yesterday except for dinner. Wouldn't be surprised truthfully. So today, I am going back to my normal routine of how I eat and everything and try to get more nutritious food in my diet while fighting off that urge to eat those damned drumsticks in the freezer.

All in all, today is a rather good day. Little tired and didn't lose but I am positive in my path that I walk and will stubbornly continue to walk. A whole lifestyle change is not an easy thing to do but I am confident that I will get there. I am doing my best to take care of myself rather than worry about others (my kids being the exception) because I have neglected myself for so long. I realize now how harmful I have been towards me so this is now on the mend. I need to continue on working through the healing process and soon, I'll become the person I want to be.

On a side, I want to look into starting a garden but I don't know how...like I have no knowledge on this subject. Any ideas anyone?

Daily Summary
*Oil Pulling: TBA
*P90X3: TBA

*Steps Taken (Goal-10000): TBA

*# Cups of Water (Goal-8 cups): TBA

Challenges
*Record Everything you Eat: TBA

*Avoid High Calorie treats/snacks: TBA

*Exercise Daily: TBA

*Stay in Calorie range: TBA

[b]*Park further away:
TBA
Weigh-in: 209.0 lb lost so far: 4.0 lb still to go: 49.0 lb Diet followed reasonably well
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16 August 2014

I am still not quite feeling right today. Not sure what is going on. My blood pressure is in the normal range...pulse is good...so I am not too sure why this is happening. I made it a point to work out today and I struggled...but I made it through. I had to stop in the cool down though because I got super dizzy. Maybe I pushed myself too hard...dunno. I need to be better about working out daily and eating better. I have been lax lately and eating a drumstick (ice cream) daily because my bf...while he was trying to be nice...bought 2 boxes full. I know I know...willpower...but they are sooo delicious and honestly, when I eat one, it doesn't take my over my calorie limit so I should be fine...right?

Today is my cousin's son's 2nd birthday so they are having a party. I will do my best to not go overboard lol! They will have one of those bouncy houses so I know the kids will get all tuckered out.

Daily Summary
*Oil Pulling: Today I pulled while cleaning up. I am going to start enforcing the rule that me and the bf cannot go to bed until the living room and kitchen are cleaned. ><

*P90X3: Today was CVX...and holy crap! Using weights during cardio...I thought I was going to die lol! It was a lovely burn but halfway through, I had to stop using the weight because my shoulders hurt too much. Oh well...I made it halfway through with a weight so that is still something. I have never done that workout before so that's pretty good in my opinion lol!

*Steps Taken (Goal-5000): TBA

*# Cups of Water (Goal-8 cups): TBA

Challenges
*Record Everything you Eat: TBA

*Avoid High Calorie treats/snacks: TBA

*Exercise Daily: TBA

*Stay in Calorie range: TBA

[b]*Park further away:
TBA

15 August 2014

Woke up today but still rather groggy. So I have been making it a point to get to bed around 1030 pm - 11 for several months now...and last night, my brother in law ran out of gas while he was getting on an onramp on the freeway. So I had to drive nearly an hour and a half to go pick him up, then take him to the gas station to get a gallon of gas, take him back to his car and then follow him to make sure he was able to get back to that same gas station because it was kind of far. I got home well past midnight. I didn't work out in the morning yesterday because I was catching up with my best friend online so I was going to workout last night...but because I had to do that for my brother in law...I wasn't able to. So needless to say, I am rather groggy this morning plus I slept in later than normal.

So far, my plans won't really be changed too much. Going to pack up Piper, pick up my mom and go to this nice park that is a little ways from where we live. Let Piper get out all that pent up energy while giving her the joys of a new environment to be in. I am going to try to make this a regular occurring thing. I am also going to start doing a hike once or twice a week. I think it will be a good change for us. :)

Daily Summary
*Oil Pulling: So...unrefined coconut oil has a more coconut taste to it...I was not pleased. I HATE coconut...I love the smell but that is as far as that goes. I still did my pulling though.

*P90X3: TBA

*Steps Taken (Goal-5000): TBA

*# Cups of Water (Goal-8 cups): TBA

Challenges
*Record Everything you Eat: TBA

*Avoid High Calorie treats/snacks: TBA

*Exercise Daily: TBA

*Stay in Calorie range: TBA

[b]*Park further away:
TBA

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