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25 July 2017

It was hard getting out of bed this morning, but I did it. The workout was difficult, but I pushed through and even though I had to modify some of the moves, I didn't give up. I really enjoy the trainer on this workout series, he's upbeat and kind of funny, but there are only two workouts per week that you repeat, and a short one that you add on a couple of days, so it may get old by the end of the week. Oh well, it will be new workouts next week.

I stuck to my eating plan pretty well yesterday. Today I'm eating well for the most part, but dinner will be questionable. We're doing a quick dinner because my husband has a meeting and my kids wanted hot ham and cheese sandwiches (it's 90 degrees, really). But, if I just eat one, and eat a good side of veggies, it won't undo my day. I think the hardest thing about the eating plan that goes with the workouts is that they don't give you an evening snack, which I shouldn't have anyway, I'm just used to it. So, I'm just going to have to have a cup of tea or something in the evening to curb that urge for a snack. I'm hoping over the next few weeks some of those habits are changed and I'm not wanting the evening snacks and eating fruits and veggies is the habit.

I hope everyone is doing well and I really need to search up my old Buddies on here. It's harder to figure out this new system since it's been awhile for me. Maybe I shouldn't stay gone for so long!

24 July 2017

I'm feeling a bit better finally. I started a new workout program this morning and I'm trying to eat better along with it, so I'm hoping I can stick with it. I have a friend doing it with me, coaching me along, so I'm hoping that will help, and I'm hoping I can help her too. I actually hope this will stick and we can keep working together and do another program after this, even if we don't do the same workouts, just keep encouraging each other. We live far away, but send each other messages through Facebook and kind of pump each other up to do the workouts and keep each other accountable to get it done. I'm hoping that having her to report to will help with my eating too. That way if I do really bad it will give me someone who won't make me feel bad, but she'll help me do better next time, and I'll think twice about grabbing that junk, because she's trying to do better, so I need to do better too.

On a side note, we've been watching my FIL's bulldog and have her until this weekend. She's used to having someone go out with her, and our dogs aren't, so I've been taking her out and staying out with her and walking the yard. It's been good for me because I've been getting off my butt more. I've noticed that when I'm up with her, then I tend to stay up and do more. Maybe my iron supplement is kicking in too and I'm finally getting some energy back and my level is coming up a bit. Whatever it is, I just need to keep getting off my butt after she's gone. My dogs aren't good walkers, but I could go out with them too. At least while the weather is still nice.

Anyway, I hope everyone is having a good Monday so far.

Goals for the week:
Workout Mon.-Sat., Sunday Stretches
Eating- Under 1400 cals- Stick to plan at least 80%
Prep meals/snacks for work the night before
Get up and move once every hour

11 July 2017

I didn't meet my goals for last week, other than weight loss. The loss is good, but it's only from not feeling well, not from actually trying. I wasn't feeling the best when I made the goals last week, but I was trying to be positive and thought that with some exercise and eating well, I'd feel better. But, all I could do was rest and I ate okay. I went to the doctor on Thursday and found out I have pleurisy for the second time this summer, or just lingering from the same infection that never went away, so my chest was killing me and I got put on a second dose of steroids. I also found out my iron was low, which could explain why I've been so tired and some other strange symptoms I've had, but I just had my iron tested a few months ago and I was normal, so it's weird.

But, my chest is feeling better, and I'm hoping that by taking the iron supplement and sticking to a healthy diet that the low iron symptoms will be helped and I'll feel more "normal." We'll see. I'm going to take it easy for the next day or two and work exercise back in slowly. Hopefully by next week I'll be feeling even better and back to exercising a few days a week and wanting to eat my normal healthy diet. I'm just proud of myself for not completely caving into comfort foods and for not pushing myself too hard either when I need the rest to recover.
Weigh-in: 145.0 lb lost so far: 0 lb still to go: 10.0 lb Diet followed poorly
   (3 comments) on diet mars2kids's own diet   losing 1.0 lb a week

03 July 2017

I need to get back on track. I've been trying, but still seem to gain and lose the same couple of pounds and go nowhere. I know part of this is that I need to be more active, and part of it is that I need to cut back on my calories a bit more, at least until I am more active. Having a job that I sit all day doesn't help. Why is it that when you sit all day you can get home and just feel exhausted? I should feel rested and ready to conquer my workouts, but I don't. I feel lazy and tired and like I don't want to do anything. Well, I think it's time to change my attitude. I'm going to try to take my 15 min. afternoon break and maybe get up and walk around the building and maybe that will help me get some energy back.

It seems like every year I'm gaining a bit more weight and it's just getting harder and harder to lose it, so it's time to figure out how to get myself where I really want to be and keep myself there. So I am going to try to start coming back here each week to keep myself more accountable with weekly weigh-ins and progress reports. If anyone reads this and wants to watch my progress and kick my butt, feel free.

This weeks challenges/goals:
At work get up and move- go for walks around the building on 15 min breaks
At home do workouts at least 4 times this week
Eat under 1400 calories each day & Make those healthy calories
Lose a 1/2 a pound by next Monday
Log at least 7000 steps per day
Weigh-in: 146.2 lb lost so far: 0 lb still to go: 11.2 lb Diet followed poorly
   (2 comments) on diet mars2kids's own diet   gaining 0.3 lb a week

08 June 2017

Weigh-in: 145.2 lb lost so far: 0 lb still to go: 10.2 lb Diet followed reasonably well
   (2 comments) on diet mars2kids's own diet   losing 1.4 lb a week

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