Emerald17's Journal, 26 June 2017

Forgot to weigh myself early this morning, but even still, I already knew I was way up where I didn't want to be...AGAIN. It sucks that the same weight on my 5'2 frame actually looks magnificent on my 5'6 best friend. :( I always feel stumpy and insecure when standing next to her. She's always been tall and skinny though, even when we were kids. It never bothered me then, probably because I was pretty active and never cared about my weight (thank goodness)....but now that we both have children of our own, I *feel much more insecure and definitely do not like taking pictures (with or without her next to me). I don't want to feel that way anymore. I wish I could lose weight and KEEP it off. I find it very difficult after 3 months of being at a "good weight". There's always something that gets me back into the lazy mode...OR...I always get into the mindset of "Oh, a little of this won't hurt. I'll just work out tomorrow." The problem with the latter is that I end up NOT working out OR eating MORE because I think the weight won't come back that quickly. But that's never the case, is it? Now I'm worse than before and have no idea how to get back in shape. I feel like I won't be able to since I AM getting older after all; and all I ever hear about is how much harder it is for women to lose weight and get in shape as they get older. That's not very encouraging. So....today is DAY 1 of my "Back-to-Blast" (blast from the past AND blasting workout). It's going to take me a lot longer to get where I want to be, I'm sure, because I won't have my husband's bowflex to workout with in the evenings. :( Before, I'd do a workout video in the morning, and either the bowflex or walk on the treadmill at night. Not even sure if doing just the videos will get me ANYwhere......so this might end up being a disappointing adventure. Wish me luck. I'm going to NEED it!

Today's Workout:
"30 Day Shred" video with Jillian Michaels
-used 8lb and 12lb weights
-Wasn't able to do it all the way through because I have 3 kids at home right now and they're always needing
SOMETHING....AND my stamina isn't that good. Hoping it improves.
-Lunges: 20x/ea. leg w/ 12lb. weights
-Overhead squats: 20x/2 sets w/ 8lb. weights
-Pushups: 2sets of 8
-25 crunches
-13 lower ab roll-ups
-Jumping Jacks: 5 sets of 30
-Jogging in Place: 3 sets of 35
-Punches: 3 sets of 30
-Jump Rope: 3 sets of 30
-Bicycle Crunches: 1 set of 45
-Oblique Crunches: 1 set of 25/ea. side
-Standing Oblique Twists: 2 sets of 25
-Pumping Squats: 2 sets of 8
138.6 lb Lost so far: 0 lb.    Still to go: 20.6 lb.    Diet followed poorly.
on diet LCHF: Low carb, High fat / Ketogenic Diet   gaining 0.2 lb a week

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You can do this! You've done it before. The trick for many of us is in the maintenance. Maybe continue to stay here and continue to record your food after you reach your goal weight? That way you will catch yourself at the first little gain and can correct quickly. 
26 Jun 17 by member: Horseshu1
Thanks Horseshu1. Yeah, I need to do better at logging on everyday, even AFTER I reach my goal weight. It's so easy to just "let go" after you reach a milestone....but so hard to get back on track once you've fallen back off. Grrrr 
27 Jun 17 by member: Emerald17


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