Road to becoming an improved person in all areas of my life; motherhood, health, religion, appearance, organization, financial.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Weekly Check-In


Holy Crap, I just can’t get out of the 200’s.  I don’t know how much this takes into effect on my weigh in but I totally forgot today was weight in and I wore jeans instead of the usual dress.  BUT I don’t blame it all on the jeans; I was extremely lazy this week on the whole eating thing.  I went way off eating every 3 hours and I had a few unhealthy/carb loaded meals.

AND I just discovered my monthly visitor will be joining me this week so now I don’t feel that bad about the weight gain.

On to exciting news the new challenge starts next week, and I am so mentally prepared for this I know that I will make it to the end.  I just hope I don’t get voted off this time around if I have a big loss.  I’m strategizing my game plan for the 30 days meal plan, scheduling Zumba 4 times a week and going to start training for the 5k walk. Hopefully by the second weight-in I will finally be out of the 200’s.  

Thursday, September 15, 2011


I'm joining the Zumba Phenomenon.

When I was younger I was a pretty good dancer, I could jirate my hips with the best of them but now not so much. I'm a bit intimidated in trying this out since I've tried a few dance exercise video and I was just very uncoordinated but I have to try.  I LOVE TO DANCE and quite a few people have lost a lot of weight and tone up with this so lets hope it works for me.

There's a couple of Zumba locations that have opened up near my home that charge $3 per class. I did the math and if I go every day it can get expensive but 3 times a week should be the same as a gym membership and well I had those before and it was money wasted for all the months I didn't go and still paid.  With the classes at least I pay as I go. 

First class is tomorrow at 8 pm, wish me luck.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Weekly Check-In


Down 1 pound this week, granted I was expecting a 5 pound loss but 1 pound is so good. This past week I was supposedly doing one of the 7 day eating plans but I must admit I was nowhere near doing it 100% on a daily basis. Yesterday I threw up my hands left my chicken and veggies lunch in the fridge and went out to eat Pizza. I’m just so tired of eating chicken, and watching the clock to see if it’s time to eat again, counting “okay I ate at 7:30, so it’s 8:30, 9:30, okay at 10:30 is when I eat again, oh crap it’s 11:00 already.” AND since I am such a picker eater I’m tired of the same food day in and day out.

This morning I woke up in one of those moods to just say screw it all “I will start again tomorrow.” I just didn’t want to cook my protein flan and I don’t want to eat chicken and I just don’t want to. I know I sound like a spoiled child, and when I heard the tantrum going on in my head I took out the tape measure and measured my waist. I LOST 2 INCHES OF MY WAIST! I’ve lost 12 pounds doing the plan and I lost a pound this week without truly eating what I was supposed to. The thing is that I get hung up on the smallest of stupidest things and I need to grow up and get over it.

For example, I really like the protein bars that where recommended and there are days I’m not supposed to eat them or only have 1 a day. Eating at least 1 a day saves me from cooking at least one meal or what if I just don’t want to cook my snacks and I want to eat 2 for the days? And I want to eat brown rice with one of my meals or add guacamole to my protein tacos? This torments me as I want to do the plan perfectly but come one I am so not perfect and eating a protein bar is so much better than going to McDonald’s or Burger King. So I just have to chill out and who really cares if I eat 1 or 2 protein bars a day, it’s what makes me feel right.

On another note, I registered for the Virtual Walk/Run that the Sisterhood is organizing. I have taken a few weeks from running so I signed up for the 5Kwalk and I was so excited to see that they are bringing back the Shrinkvivor challenge. Signups were to be today, but I didn’t see the form – hopefully it’s wasn’t a glitch posting.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Weekly Check-In


Labor day in Vegas attributed to the gain but also my "this is the last weekend I can have carbs for a while" thinking.  Why is it that we have to have those weekends of well I'm starting Monday lets eat everything in sight mentality?  Well as deflating as this realization was, I'm glad I made it - the first step is admitting you have a problem. And hopefully the next time I take a break I will remember that eventually I will be able to include all types of foods into my diet.

Today I'm starting on of the 7 day eating plans, this one starts with 3 days of ketosis, and it's tiresome that I have to eat every 2 hours and that equals to 9 meals a day, bu hopefully I will loose over 5 pounds this week.