Sunday, February 28, 2010
I wasn't the Biggest Loser for Feb, I came in second with an 8.6 pound loss at 4%. Since we weigh on a different scale, with clothes and different times of day there is a difference between my blog numbers and the competition numbers. The winner lost 8.4 at 4.5%, she is lighter than me. I wasn’t surprised at all. I paid my $20 for the month.
I have motivation coming out my ears, my blog, the competition and my "Whys". Hubby is also getting on the bandwagon and starting to work out. He wants to help me get out of my "comfort zone" and be my trainer. Honestly he is right; I tend to stick in my comfort zone with exercise. I don't push myself.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Weight on 2/1 = 212.2
Weight 2/28 = 202.6 **
Loss = 9.6
I think I did a really good job and I got super close. Much closer that I ever though I could make it. In evaluation, I know where I could have made a better effort. Its all about food for me. I cheated a lot more then I should have.
I know by next week I will be there. Without a doubt on March 9th, I will be below 200. Now is the time to think about a new goal.
** Weight was on sat, today it was higher due to some poor food choices on sat
Friday, February 26, 2010
Carbs - They make me happy, literally. I also feel satisfied when I eat even a small amount, like ½ and apple and 1 slice of 45 calorie bread. I have been doing the low carb thing for a few days and I am CRANKY and feel like crap. I not talking 5 slices of pizza carb load, just an apple or a slice of bread. It completely changes how I feel. The low carb thing is not my deal. I am going to stick to conservative carbs. Using whole grains and keeping the carb amount to less than 30g for a meal and 15g for a snack. I can skip the carbs at dinner without much fuss but lunch is super super hard.
Protein - We have a love hate relationship here. I am good with protein if I have it combined with veggies and some carbs, maybe some fat too. I have a hard time just eating a chuck of chicken without anything.
Fats – I love my peanut butter. I was raised on the natural type, skippy is gross. Trader Joes has a new PB with flax seeds, yummy. I love to add avocados to sammies or eggs. I sauté with olive oil but eggs I use butter. An apple with natural peanut butter is heaven.
I just needed to rant a bit about food. The way carbs make me feel is amazing. Maybe 6 months down the road I will have a different feeling about foods. There is a box of Girl Scout Peanut Butter Sandwitches calling me but I have resisted for 2 days and I will wait for 2 more (Goal weigh in day).
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Loss = -1.0
1 pound is great and I am happy about it. Yesterday I received some great comments (on FB) about what to do if you don't reach a goal you set. I asked because I don't want to slide into defeat mode like I have done in the past. I have accomplished a lot in the the past month. I lost about 7 pounds, upped my workout intensity and my fitness level has greatly increased.
The month is not over yet, so I may surprise everyone, we will see. I will reveal my secret. I am doing Cooler #1 menu from Tosca Reno's Eat-Clean Diet. http://www.eatcleandiet.com/, the cooler menu is from the book, not on the site. Basically lean proteins, veggies, 1 apple, 1 sweet potato, 1 grain, water for 5 days. It's just a bit stricter than what I have already been doing, I just won't CHEAT.
Monday, February 22, 2010
I have been feeling a bit run down. I am trying to get more sleep but it never seems to happen. I am also a bit beat up from working out.
Friday, February 19, 2010
I am just thinking out loud. Am I struggling with success? I am 5 pounds away from reaching my first big goal of 200. Does this scare me to actually be successful at weight loss for the first time in a long long time? Is my self sabotaging ways coming out to play? I have texture issues with food. It is hard to explain. Maybe it is a contributing factor. Stress – No things are slowly improving. A cold of some sort – maybe, the kids were sick and my ears have been acting up.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Loss = -0.8
Totally to be expected. Mother Nature came in for a visit yesterday and always packs a puffy punch. By next week I expect everything will be back on track with a big loss.
Separate note, I have a new goal. I will be able to do a sit up. I can't do a full sit up even with someone holding my feet. I really can't remember the last time I could. Yesterday a good friend was showing me more home exercises and she thought I could do a sit up. We tried several ways to no avail. It was a bit embarrassing.
I really have been enjoying this journey into changing my life.
Friday, February 12, 2010
I am trying to change direction but I have an overtired screaming baby who refuses to nap, tons of stress that I can’t mention and very very little sleep. All of this is a lethal combination for a food addict that seeks comfort in food.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I do have a house full of sickos right now. I am crossing my fingers that I don't get sick because I usually seek comfort food, get off track and stop exercising. I hope it doesn't happen. Plus my house is suffering because I am focused on exercising so the mess is getting a bit more messy.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
I have been working on menu items to tack on my fridge as a quick reference. So every meal I think of has a starchy carb in it. More specifically, BREAD. I am addicted to bread. Eggs with toast, Cottage cheese with English muffin, turkey sandwich, etc. A warm sourdough roll loaded with butter is a thing of beauty. Surprisingly I am not much of a pasta fan, bring on the garlic bread I say.
For a long time my house has only had whole wheat, high fiber bread in it. Like Milton’s, etc. I have also been trying to keep the carbs to 30g per meal. But right now I am trying to really kick start the weight loss and hit my goal of 200. In order to do that I am going to eliminate the bread for a few weeks. Lunch is the hardest to eliminate because I really do not like salads. I feel like I eat forever and never feel even slightly satisfied. I also like warm food. So far I have not had a 100% on track day, very close. With many aspects in my life, consitency is the issue.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
I just got my ass kicked by me. My workout today consisted of 15 min on the treadmill @ 3.0 incline and 3.2 speed then a Tabata designed by my friend. A Tab ba what? Go here if you want more 411 http://www.tabataprotocol.com/. Well, what I did is the following exercises for 1 minute with 1 minute rest repeating 3 times then on to the next exercise.
- Push Ups (on knees)
- Jumping Jacks
- Rocket Jumps
So my arms wanted to leave my body and be buried. The squats were fine. I HATE jumping jacks. Parts of my body move in unnatural directions when I do them. I am not sure if I did the Rocket Jumps correctly. Need a refresher.