Friday, January 31, 2014

Starting Tomorrow... Seriously!

I've lost track of how many times in my life I've said, "I'll start tomorrow." But guess what? It's always tomorrow. It never seems to really arrive, just sort of blends itself into the day your already on. Well that's no good. I, and my bestie Karen from Adipose Diet, are starting tomorrow. I'm going to do this plan from Back on Pointe, she's doing different workout videos (which I totally commend her for because I *suck* at those!). I looked up some of the workouts (like the superman and the Russian Twist, seriously, look up that bullshit... but I'll do it!).

I will do my best to blog every day, although it might not be much, but something, to track what I've done. And by golly I will do this! I will go from Fat to Happy!

By the way, how do you like the new look of the blog?? I have KAREN to thank for that, because she's amazing! Now if only she didn't live so far away.......

Glad I met you Karen :) You are a great friend!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

And so we begin again, again.....

So, I stated that I have been procrastinating, after I got sick. I was doing the squat challenge and stopped, then never started again. I've been eating more junk than usual. Hell, I'm drinking a hot chocolate from the gas station right now (but I will finish before midnight so I can begin tomorrow makes sense to me). So my plan is this: stop being a pussy and start getting down to business. I will start this plan from Back on Pointe on the 1st, which gives me time to look up how to do some of them, and I will cut the junk (again). The one thing I can say is a positive? I stayed away from soda. That's right! 4 weeks clean. That's an accomplishment for me!

So I ended up gaining a little weight back this week, but for the month I lost a total of 5.4, and I'll take it!

I will start blogging every day too. To stay accountable.

See you soon!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Time Lapses and the Art of Procrastination


If you have ever worked 3rd shift, you know it's not easy. I lose time so often it's not even funny. I'll write a letter, or think that I need to call someone when I wake up for the day, completely forget about it for a week... and then wonder why I don't have something done. I did get a planner, and my friend, Karen from Adipose Diet, helped me fill it, so hopefully that will help some. Why is this important? Because I just lost about 8 days, and I didn't even realize it. I got over being sick on the 20th, and still felt a little puny but went to work. Next thing I know, I'm off for the weekend and we are running around and doing stuff... and now it's Monday again. What did I accomplish? Not a gosh damned thing. I meant to start my Couch to 5k, but it's been so fraking cold! And I do not have the right gear to walk from the house to the car let alone start 5k training... So I've been putting it off and putting it off. I believe I will be joining the gym, so I can run indoors. I just have to make myself go every day (or every other day... not sure yet.)

I've also stopped tracking my calories... I didn't mean to stop, but while I was sick I wasn't eating much of anything and then it just kinda fell to the wayside. I will be starting that again tonight after midnight. I think it's the only thing that has really helped me drop any weight at all. I've also been kinda making the wrong choices... in fact, I have a bag of jalapeƱo Cheetos in my tote right now that will probably be devoured before I leave work because: 1. I lack will power 2. I'm not smart enough to bring my lunch and 3. I didn't really eat dinner. See? I know I need to make better choices, I just haven't lately.

I will report my weigh in on Wednesday (another thing I forgot to do last week) and see just how detrimental my little side trip into hell has cost me. Hopefully not too much.

See ya soon!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Weekend was a bust

So I had high hopes for the weekend! The kids were going to be gone, the hubs was going to be at work, I was going to have the house to myself; I was going to get out there and start jogging. Well.... not so much. Friday night, I caught the stomach virus that my daughter had the night before, and it's just now wearing off. I haven't been able to eat more than one small (very small) meal a day, mostly brothy soupy stuff without being able to keep it down. It's been awful. On the upside, I've dropped a few extra pounds because of it. I'm not saying it's a good thing, but dang it, I haven't been able to exercise, so I will take it! I will post official numbers Wednesday though, like I'm supposed to.

This week the weather goes psycho again, with a wild roller coaster ranging from 60 to 30 and back again all week long. It's going to make jogging harder, but I will try to time my jogging days for the warm ones and hope the weather men aren't wrong (HAHA). Anyway, fluids, fluids, fluids! Hope everyone else is feeling alright!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Weigh in Wednesday (it's still Wednesday to me)

Well, it's that time of the week again... the weigh in.

I actually did my weigh in yesterday after I slept, because I knew today was going to be crazy busy. I dropped another 3.2 pounds making my current weight 184.6. What with not drinking soda, and not eating as much junk food at work, and actually counting my calories AND walking the dog more, it's actually helping I think. I meant to start my couch to 5k program today, but (as I said before) I was busier than I thought I would be. Hopefully I can get out and try tomorrow!

Anyway, this will be a short post, as I just wanted to share my progress. Hope you all had a good hump day!!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Getting to pound the pavement... wait a minute.......

So I get to start doing the Couch to 5k training now! I'm not sure if I'm excited... I mean, I am, but I'm also scared... because, I've never actually run. If I were being chased or frightened, or I was doing the chasing but it never lasted long, and I always ran out of breath.

I have asthma, I'm severely out of shape (if I was ever in shape to begin with) and so starting out is going to be really hard. But I need to do this. It's for my health. I will try to start today (Tuesday) but it might have to be Wednesday because I have so much going on on Tuesdays. Plus working night shifts, I have to find time to sleep somewhere....

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Oh god the food.....

Confession Time:
Why? Why do I need to be faced with not enough time to make the food that I need to make? I've had too much fast food 2 days in a row. Yesterday, I had Sonic for lunch, but I had a grilled chicken sandwich on a whole wheat bun with no mayo and a half an order of fries. That's not too bad... Then for dinner, my plans totally changed last minute, and I had to swing by McDonald's and ate two little cheeseburgers and another half order of fries. I actually came in under my calories for the day, so that wasn't too bad, even though it wasn't the best food...

But then today, it seems like today everything I put in my face had more calories than I thought it would. Gah! I just couldn't win. And I did go back to McDonald's. I went over my calories. And I feel like I'm not accurately tracking my activity. I really, really, really want a Fitbit Flex, and I think I will get one with my tax money. I think I will see a better representation of what I'm doing.

Anyway, I that was my confession.... Thanks for listening...

On the good side (kinda)! I restarted the squat challenge and I am on day 3, and I'm already starting to really feel it! I was doing it wrong at first, but I watched a video online, and realized what I was doing wrong. Now I'm feeling the burn!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Wednesday Weigh-In

Here it is, it's been a week. I can't believe it really. I stuck with something for a week! VICTORY! Now I just have to keep it up. It takes 3 weeks to develop a new habit, and I think probably more to make it really stick.
I've not had soda for 7 days, and I actually didn't die. Not that I thought I would really, but sometimes the cravings were really strong. But I just grabbed a glass of water, or tea and continued on with my day.
I dropped 3.4 pounds this week weighing in currently at 187.8. I'm not surprised really. Again, I cut about 2000 daily calories out of my diet from the soda. I have a feeling that I can't ride that train for very long. I will be starting a Couch to 5k program on Sunday, and I think that will help.
P.S. this post is kind of plain looking, and I will fix that, but I'm on my phone at the moment. But since the Sisterhood challenge is to weigh in on Wednesday's,  I plan on doing so! See ya soon!

Defining the line between want and need

You know, there's always that feeling that you need to have a treat to curb that sweet tooth (which has some explaining to do to your ass) or the need to sit and watch one more episode on Netflix (again, your ass is suffering) or the need just hit the drive thru since the day was so crazy you didn't have time to plan anything...

Then there's the feeling that you want to be healthy, you want to be fit, you want to feel amazing.


I have figured out (beating my head against the wall didn't last that long this time) that what I want and what I need are two separate and usually backwards things. I don't want to be healthy, I need to be healthy, etc. I figured this out while sitting on the couch, watching Netflix, feeling like I needed a treat because my sweet tooth was screaming at me. And it hit me like a ton of fat... what the fuck am I doing? Why am I just sitting here, when I could be doing something about getting healthy?

Even if I watched Netflix, I could jog in place, or do sit ups or a number of other indoor activities while I watched. Funny thing is, did I get up immediately and start moving? Well... kinda. I had to go make dinner for the family. But I did move around a lot while I was in the kitchen, doing calf raises, and counter push ups and what not... I need to start utilizing my time better.

I will admit, since the first of the year, I have stopped drinking soda (a HUGE deal for me, since I was drinking almost 12 a day) and I have severely cut back on the sweets. I'm still struggling at work, because of the vending machine, but I'm putting a plan into place that should help. I think my friend Karen at What's In Our Lunch Bags? can guide me some. She is amazing! I have made other changes with the way I eat as well, and I will soon start jogging. Progress for progress sake!

Monday, January 6, 2014

The bane of being forgetful and not so clever....

Who knew that having a blog, even one as small as this, required the smallest bit of cleverness? Ugh! I'm not that clever ya'll, not by a long shot. Apparently I'm also forgetful. Well, I knew this, but you didn't. Now you do. I have a hard time keeping track of things. All kinds of things really. Days, names, dates, stuff to do, when things are due, appointments, and the list goes on and on. I think it has something to do with my ADHD. Probably not though....

For example: I will write a letter and hold on to it for a week or two because I will need to go to the Post Office to get a stamp so I can mail it. I need to get there when they are open, but I work night shifts. I sleep all day, and when I wake up they are closed, so I think "I'll make sure to do it tomorrow, for sure" and it's a cycle that keeps happening. So I bought a book of stamps... and haven't had to write a letter.

Anyway, I can't remember where I was going with that, other than to say I am extremely forgetful. Like, I have been forgetting to do the squat challenge.... remember that challenge I was so proud of?

Well, I did the first day, then I got busy at work, went home and slept and meant to do it at work again, because I thought that was super smart of me the first time, forgot, then forgot to do it when I got off work, then forgot to do it on Friday when I was off, then the whole weekend just kind of passed me by. Being forgetful sucks. Here's what I'm going to do though! I saw a great idea on Losing It about printing off the challenge and using stickers as you do each day. Maybe that will make me be more successful?
If you are wondering why I am prattling on about being so forgetful, it's all my friend's fault over at Adipose Diet. She's not forgetful though, but she made me realize I am (not that I didn't already know lol).

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Joining the Sisterhood

It always stands to reason that if you don't try, you will never succeed. That's pretty much a no brainer, and yet, I constantly need that reminder because apparently I don't get the hint on my own. I guess I just assume that if I want something hard enough, it'll happen, like magic. I keep forgetting that you actually have to work for it too, or nothing will actually happen, like reality.

Case in Point: As I have mentioned, I have joined a challenge and I intend to follow it. I also intend on using the monthly calendar they have ( posted below). Well, the problem comes into play when I realize that I work 3rd shift. I got home yesterday morning, ate breakfast, crashed out for several hours, ate lunch, shopped with the kids, ate dinner, crashed again, got ready for work and forgot to follow the dang calendar. It's not even that hard, or that time consuming! I just didn't make the time. How weak is that? 

I'll tell you what I did do though... I did it at work when I got here, since technically it was still 1/1/14 for one more hour. I did it in the bathroom... shhh... don't tell. Tomorrow though, I will try harder to do it at home, and fit more exercise in somewhere. 3rd shift is hard to work around though... It's something I'm going to have to figure out.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Bootcamp Has Officially Begun!

Hey there!

So, as the title suggests, #WLBootcamp has begun! I'm super excited! This is a new challenge for the new me. Hot damn, this is going to happen!

My starting weight is 191.2... and I will NEVER EVER see that number again!

My first weeks challenge? Creating a plan...

My weight loss and fitness goals, and the ways I will reach them. I'm assuming for the week, and the long run too. I have already cut out soda, which is HUGE, because I drank like a 12 pack a day (no f'n lie!) and I have also cut out junk food. Other food goals will have to be figured out, because except for soda and candy, I don't actually eat that poorly. As for exercise... I plan on walking this week, and starting a Couch to 5k program within the next week or 2... maybe 3. My goal is to be able to jog a 5k by May. I want to travel to California to be with my cousin for her birthday and jog in the Color Run with her. I think that is a feasible goal. :-)