Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Need a pick me up!

I am currently 19 days in. I was so excited that I was almost at 21 days. That is one of my short term goals is to make it for that long. I had heard sometime back that anything you do for 21 days straight forms a habit. The last two days I have done some moderate walking but not what has becomed my daily workout routine. I guess I was feeling guilty. I am still on track with reaching my deficit for each day, I just don't feel very well. This morning I have been struggling with having a headache and fighting having seizures. I know when my body tells me these things I need to listen, but I felt so discouraged. I'm still on track for reaching 21 days, and though today burning calories will not be my ultimate goal I will still be mindful of what I consume. I also will remind myself that I am not a lost cause.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Psst.... Happy Birthday Olivia

Happy Birthday to my favorite girl, Miss Olivia. Hope you have a great day sweetie.

P.S. Let Rex eat your Birthday Cake

Survived another weekend

Okay folks, so as you can see I didn't get a chance to post my Boddy Bugg Chart for Friday and the weekend but I did very well. My Deficit for Thursday was 1961, Friday was 2229, Saturday was 1727. I was able to fight off temptaion for the weekend for the most part. Saturday night I wanted pizza so my family and I went out and I did very well. I ate a salad first (to help fill me up) and then I had a few very small slices. As soon as we got home I did another workout to make up for it. Looking at my charts for the weekend, I can sure tell I have a little one at home. There is a little bit of activity all day (=
Well I hope you all have a Happy Monday!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Still Feeling Pumped

This morning I got up and got such an amazing workout. As you can tell from the "B.B" results from yesterday I burned my needed calories, but I didn't get a chance to have much activity. So I woke up pretty early this moring and went straight for my gym (aka.... the garage). Today I decided to do ten minute intervals on my spinning bike and then on my stepper. I really got my heart pumping. I am alos going to take a few breaks from my desk today and walk around the pond. It looks like it's going to be a beautiful day, so why not enjoy it a little. Another thing that I have been doing is parking my car at the end of the parking lot so that way I have a little bit more of a hike to get to my desk (=
I feel pretty positive right now. I feel good that I am getting up every day and getting a good workout and that I am eating right. I know it's paying off in some ways since I haven't had a headache in 12 days. (For those who know me well, know how awesome that is).
The only other thing that I really want to get in the habit of doing is geting more water. At the moment that is all I have been drinking, but I am still not drinking enough. Any suggestions or tips on how to get that water intake?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

11 Days In

Good Morning! So far I am having a great day. This week my buddy Mr. So gave me his Body Bugg (thanks Harry!) and yesterday was my first day to use it. It is really cool how is calculates the calories that you intake and the calories you burn. According to the plan I will need to burn 2700 calories a day and consume 1700 calories (which is a little off from my 1200 calorie plan that I started), with a target deficit of 1000. This should allow me to lose around 2lbs a week, and come September 26, 2010 I will weigh 135.25 lbs. It is soooo do able! I was once there, I can get there again!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Cupboards have been Cleaned

In our house we have two pantries, one is where we keep the canned goods and box stuff. The other is where we keep the cereal, chips, and for the most part snack like items. I had asked my husband the other day if we could get rid of some of it because he forgets about it and I don’t want something that could possibly get me off course. My husband doesn’t always take immediate action when conversation like this arises so the stuff stayed.
Well last night I hear this very unfamiliar sound in our house around 10 p.m. At first I thought maybe the baby was awake, but Bill went into his room and he was asleep and the noise had stopped. He got back to bed and the noise started. Bill tried to convince me that it was coming from outside. We had our first cold front last night so he though it could be the breeze hitting something outside. So I tossed a little, had a deep sigh and tried to get comfy again, but this time I hear a door shut within the house. So I am elbowing my husband, the investigator to go do his job (= For several minutes of him looking in the house, turning on lights, checking outside……. Nothing.
We finally fall asleep and this morning I woke up a little later than usual. I still managed to get a pretty good workout and played with the puppies a bit. As I was planning my lunch for the day and preparing breakfast, I got into the snack pantry that also houses our paper towels and trash can. What do I find? Yep you guessed it, we had a visitor last night. From the size of the droppings a pretty large size one at that. He managed to bust open the shelf that had the flour, sugar. Dumped all of the cereal boxes and had a pretty good time doing so from the look of things. It also managed to get into any of the chips, cookies and rice cakes snacks. The only thing it didn’t go for was my can of almonds and oatmeal. So I had a great excuse to get rid of all of the junk food in the house, just wish it didn’t have to take some kind of rodent to poop in my house to do so!

Monday, November 16, 2009

One Weekend Down

Well it's another Monday and I am feeling so great! This weekend went very well. I was able to keep my routine and get up every morning to spin and walk the dogs. In addition I did not have one urge to cheat on my diet. (Even with fresh french fries from McDonalds in the car..... there was a moment that I wanted one, but I resisted the temptation). My husband, Bill had grilled some Salmon on Saturday night. It was my first time ever having it, it really turned out great. We are going to start incorporating more fish into our meal plans.

I'm going on ten days on the diet and I have to admit I am really enjoying my meals. I was worried I would get bored, but I think I becomed more bored with eating fast and not really ever feeling satisfied with the meals.

Also, Bill helped me get all set-up on our crossbow this weekend. I am really excited to be able to have a machine at home, that should help for the days I can't go to the gym.

I am also happy to report when I went to the doctors I was told that I weigh 225lbs..... whew, that made me so happy. I was able to confirm that on my home scale as well. Yipee!!!!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

I am in my seventh day of eating under 1200 calories and working out. The most important for a working mom is finding the time to workout......... so I have decided to get up early, ealry,(Like, even before the chickens) early! Too be honest I have really enjoyed starting my day this way.

This is my motivation or better said, this is my wake up call. This picture was taken at my son's first birthday party.