Monday, January 31, 2011

I Love Weekends

Friday's Goal of the Day: Going out to dinner for a friends birthday tonight and I would like to be conscientious of what I eat and how much of it!

How did I do? I did fantastic. I started with a house salad and red wine vinaigrette and I ordered the seafood pasta. I ate most of the salad and less than half of the pasta. I loved the scallops in it!

Weekend Goal: (1)Try to maintain an eating schedule as close to the weekdays as possible. (2) Walk/Run a half marathon distance on Saturday.
How did I do? (1) I maintained a decent eating schedule this weekend and didn't go overboard on the food. (2) I did more than half complete this. I speed walked 8 miles on the treadmill Saturday morning. It took under 2 hours. Then, I came home and got Lenny for a 5 mile run....that turned into a 1 mile run. I had a very emotional Saturday and I really wanted to complete it all, but I have a lot going on in my life and I let my head get the better of me :( Oh well, 9 miles is better than nothing, right? Plus, I was SO SORE all day yesterday and during this mornings workout.

Today's Workout: 10 Minute elliptical warm up followed by a 3.0 mile run in 28:33 that is a 9:31/mile pace. On the treadmill, that is awesome!

This morning I weighed 128.6, which is up from 2 weeks ago of 127.6. That is fine by me. I am definitely gaining some muscle, as I am sore just about everyday. I will start strength training about 4 days a week. At first, I will do the Jillian Michael's DVD and then once I have a good base, I will work in a few gym strength training sessions a week.

On today's agenda, I work from 8:30AM-5PM. Then, head to the part time gig from 6PM-9PM.

How was your weekend?

Friday, January 28, 2011

Somedays The Scale Rocks....

I weigh every morning. There! I said typed it for all of you to see.
I like to see my weight fluctuate. When I weigh 2 pounds heavier on a Monday, I don't sweat it. My eating is so screwed up on the weekends. As far as food choices go, weekends are troublesome all the time sometimes. The part that really gets me is the schedule. I eat every morning at 8:00 or 8:30 during the week. On the weekends, I am still sleeping at that time. When I do roll out of bed, I don't eat right away. I workout first and eat closer to lunch time. It continues like that all weekend.

I never freak out when I see the number go up overnight. For instance, Monday the scale said "129.2" and today it says "126.2". Do I think I lost 3 pounds in 4 days? No. It could be anything that caused the gain. High Sodium. Eating/Snacking too late. Water retention. No Bowel Movement(*ew* Gross, I know).

I don't beat myself up when that number is higher. In fact, the days I weigh higher get me really motivated though. I feel like it makes me work just a little bit harder. I remind myself why I am doing this and what I want to get out of it. Hello! I wanna be a fit marathoner!

Goal of the Day: Going out to dinner for a friends birthday tonight and I would like to be conscientious of what I eat and how much of it!

Weekend Goal: (1)Try to maintain an eating schedule as close to the weekdays as possible. (2) Walk/Run a half marathon distance on Saturday.

Feel Good Thought of the Day: The scale does not define you!

Happy Friday everyone! What are your plans for the weekend?

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Creature of Habit....


Today has looked a little like this:
  • Woke up at 5:00AM. Laid in bed for 8 minutes.

  • Hit the gym for...28 minutes on eliptical. I then followed it up with an 8 minute walk on the treadmill and jogged for 7 minutes.I did 1.25 miles in 15 minutes. Not horrible. It was a nice cardio session.
  • Post workout meal: Protein powder, blueberries, spinach, banana and water.
Now, I am drinking my coffee. Sounds like a good day so far.

Typically, my days are the same as far as food goes.

Breakfasts During the Week: I have a few different breakfasts. 1-Oatmeal with PB and banana. 2-Greek Yogurt with cereal sprinkled on top and a banana. 3-A breakfast sandwich with fruit. 

Lunch During the Week: 1-Turkey or Tuna sandwich with a side salad and fruit for dessert. 2-Soup and a side salad. 3-Salad with protein(i.e. chicken, tuna, pork etc). 4-Leftovers from dinner and a side salad.

Dinner During the Week: We have a few signature dinners. 1-Carnitas. 2-Tostadas. 3-Chicken fingers. 4-Baked Chicken and rice. All of which start with side salads.

Weekends are all over the place. I try to stick to the same types of foods, but I am not structured in times I eat, like at all. I also tend to snack a lot. So, weekends are always a challenge for me, but I am hoping to grasp that and really get a handle on them.

Here is a before picture I just found of myself:
 I either had a food baby in there or I really was that big, but in complete denial. Unfortunately, it was the denial.

This is about 36 lbs lost and my current after picture:
Love this!

I am aiming to lose another 18 pounds in the coming months. 

The plan to lose this weight you ask:
  • Portion Control
  • Great Food Choices(with occasion indulgences)
  • Training for half marathons
  • Begin weight training
  • Being as active as possible 
I have lost 48 lbs since my heaviest weight of 175. Oh, and I am just under 5'0'' tall. I did most of it without dieting. I just changed my lifestyle. I started going to the gym instead of diving into my pantry. 

If there is anything I have learned in the past year and a half, it is that I am doing this for ME! I used to try to lose weight so I could find a hot guy(Ha! I found one when I was almost 20 pounds heavier than I am now). I used to try to lose weight so that people would look at me like wow she has a great body. Now, I choose to lose this weight because everyday I look in the mirror and think 'Look at what you have accomplished. You keep looking better and better. You are happier, healthier and live a better life!' 

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