Saturday, January 28, 2012

Week 4 Summary and Week 5 Goals

Week 4 Goals:
  • Continue to drink 80 ounces of water 1/2 Success
  • Workout 4 to 5 days this week = Success
  • Log each meal =Success
  • Read chapter one of Body Clutter =Success
  • Blog about Chapter One =Success
  • Plan my weekend meals= Success
This week wasn't so bad. I don't know what happened to my water at the end of the week. I only got in half the totals needed. I did weigh in  on Wednesday and the scale read 263.4. I will be weighing in this Wednesday. The scale is put away and it's killing me. I will be measuring on the 1st to see how many inches lost for January. I finally got to attend a kickboxing class and loved it. It was nice to do something different and I hope I'm able to attend every Saturday. I've worked out really hard the last couple of days. My goal for Febuary is to workout 21 days straight. Hopefully it creates the habit that I need and it won't be such a pain. So here are my goals for this week:

Week 5 Goals:.
  • Drink at least 80 ounces of water.
  • Read Chapter 2 of Body Clutter and blog
  • Log each meal
  • Workout at least 4 days minimum of an hour
  • Attend kickboxing on Saturday.
  • Time a mile to prepare for half marathon
Pretty much most are repeat from before. Babysteps is what I keep telling myself. The jogging is becoming easier. I am noticing pain in my knee when I'm done. I'm sure it's just going to take time to get used to. I just don't want to go overboard. I won't be doing the mini challenge as I don't really drink it anyway and have been stuck on water for months. I just need to keep my water count up.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Ch. 1 of Body Clutter

So one of my goals for the week was to read the 1st chapter of my new book Body Clutter. I finished reading it this afternoon and could definately relate to the women writting it. In this chapter the book talks about food being a weapon of destruction and a drug. Something goes wrong in life and the first thing we reach for is food. We use food like a drug to help comfort the soul and also to reward ourselves. Food is our comfort zone. When we're full we're content. I am a very emotional eater. Ill be the first to admit when. I get upset shoving food down my throat pushes all the stress and problems away. The first step is realizing why we are eating how much we actually eat. The book goes on discussing about how we handle our food as a drug. Do you keep lots of it around, play tug of war mind games, or lose the battle and in the end lose by beating yourself up? I can say. I've done all three. Its all about taking baby steps and.listening to our bodies. We have to learn the difference between emotional eating vs.
True hunger pains. This chapter has opened me up to realize my emotion eating stems from issues in the past that I haven't let go of So now its time to let go.  I'm learning to gear my negative into a hobby or workouts....I know.I'm rambling and probably all over the place, but I wanted to blog each chapter from my view.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

SCC Mid week 4

Hope everyone is having a great week so far! I've been trying to get myself more motivated in my workouts. I've went to the gym Monday and Tuesday. Not sure if I will go tonight or not. I have been super exhausted this week. I just feel like I can't get enough rest. So I checked out this new site today called Has anyone used this? So far I like what I see. The food is very easy to record. I love that I can record my food and exercise and it syncs to my profile online! I'm on the go alot so this is a great feature for me. However, when I put my info in it told me to lose 2 lbs. a week to eat 1831 calories. Right now I'm doing 1640. I've been going up and down so much in the past two weeks that I'm going to give this a shot. I am really nervous adding on the 200 calories. What do you think? My Body Clutter book finally made it in today and I started reading chapter 1. Hopefully I'll have time to meet my goal and have all of the chapter read by Monday. Again I hope you are all having a great week. It's hard to believe we're in our 4th week already.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Week 3 Summary Week 4 Goals and My Plan to Revise

This week has been more of an emotional week than week 2. I have no idea why. Nothing major happened that was bad. My workouts kicked butt. My food was good till the weekend. My weekends tend to kill my momentum. I don't know why maybe someone can explain it to me. I work on the weekends (Friday and Saturday night) Im off Sundays. Why do I feel the need to get off track on the weekends?

Week 3 Summary:
Week 3 Goals:
  • Continue to drink 80+ ounces of wate each day =Success
  • Workout  to 4 to 5 days this week = Success
  • Blog twice this week (This has really helped me vent) = Success
  • Log food at each meal = Success
  • Attend Kickboxing class on Saturday morning = fail weather was bad
  • Revamp my Ipod for some new music for my workouts = Success
  • Time each mile I walk and improve each time = Success
  • Support my fellow chicks! = Success
I hit every goal this week. So why am I so upset? I feel like I didnt try hard enough with my food on the weekend. Friday night I had a stromboli not the best pick but was within my why do I feel bad? Saturday I did great I even past up the sweets at work. Came home I was so hungry I ate two pieces of ranch veggie pizza. I felt like a failure.... Today had small piece of cake at a baby shower, a ham sandwich and two chicken nuggets, Got home had two pieces of ranch veggie pizza and some chips. What the hell is wrong with me?? This is really getting me down this week.... So Week 4 I'm changing some things....

Week 4 Goals:
  • Continue to drink 80 ounces of water
  • Workout 4 to 5 days this week
  • Log each meal
  • Read chapter one of Body Clutter
  • Blog about Chapter One
  • Plan my weekend meals
  • Support my fellow chicks
This week I'm going to change from weighing in on Mondays to weighing in on Wednesdays. I'm also going to have my husband put the scale out of my site until weigh in day. This is a personal and emotional battle I'm having with myself. I'm not sure why its coming on now, but I've had enough. I've got to learn to get past insecurities and the emotional stress. So thank you for listening to my rant and I hope you all have a great week!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Getting past the negative.....

This week...has just been another week. All the way up till Thursday the scale did not move. I mean didn't budge up or down...I had worked very hard this week with 3 hours logged on he elliptical alone not counting the rest of the work I had done with drinking my water and eating right. So as you can imagine I was devastated. I always see a loss during the week. To not see anything had me worried. Especially when I know I've worked harder this week than last. Sorry for the rant.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

SCC Midweek 3

This week has been better. However the sweet challenge didn't last long. I have kept within my calorie count. I've drank at least 80 ounces of water each day. I've worked out 2 of the 3 days so far. The workouts have been very intense. My mood has been better and I feel better about my workouts. Hopefully that means I'll see a loss this week. I'm anxious to measure on Feb 1st. I know I've lost inches and hope it shows where lbs. may lack. I hope you all are having a good week so far. I plan to workout tomorrow morning. Friday is undecided. I usually work a split shift so if I go it will be late. Saturday I'll have the kickboxing. Sunday will be more cardio.

Monday, January 16, 2012

SCC Week 2 Results and Week 3 Goals

I could definately tell it was week 2 this week. Here we go:
W2 Goals:
  • Drink at least 80 oz. of water daily = success -1 day
  • Workout at least 3 to 4 days = success I got 3 days in
  • Journal Journal Journal- This will be my main focus this week = Success for the most part I slacked on Saturday and Sunday
  • Go to Kickboxing Saturday morning = Fail I had a funeral and services on Saturday so I was out of town
  • Blog at least twice this week about how my weeks going = Success
  • Support all my fellow chicks! = Success
  • Do the mini challenge of eating with the nondominant hand = Fail I couldn't remember to do this challenge.
So I got 5 out of 7 goals this week. I'm down a total of 1.4 lbs this week. I can't say I'm happy about it but with the week I had its not unexplainable. This week will be better!

Week 3 Goals:
  • Continue to drink 80+ ounces of wate each day
  • Workout  to 4 to 5 days this week
  • Blog twice this week (This has really helped me vent)
  • Log food at each meal
  • Attend Kickboxing class on Saturday morning
  • Revamp my Ipod for some new music for my workouts
  • Time each mile I walk and improve each time
  • Support my fellow chicks!
This seems like a lot this week for some reason. I am going to try my best to do the sweet challenge. However I know me and sweets and at least once a week I treat myself with something within my calories. I will try not to do that this week and load myself up with fruit instead. I hope you all have a great week. I decided to give myself something to work for and will be doing a half marathon in May in Cincinnati. So my goals will start to focus around that event. If anyone has any training tips I would GREATLY appreciate them. Have a great week!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's the flying pig?

So if you read my last post I just lost one of my uncles this past week. He had cancer and suffered from a massive heart attack at 53. This past week was just weird. My eating was decent and within calories. My workouts were lacking. I posted my goal to be 3 to 4 times this week at the gym. Tonight will be my third time. While in the city with my family I realized something was missing. I just wasn't feeling the same about this journey of making a new me. I need a change. I haven't felt the purpose in getting my workouts this week. I don't know what happened from last week. So while talking to some family and best friends this weekend I realize I needed a change and something to give me to look forward to in my workouts. I've decided to register for the Flying Pig Half Marathon In Cincinnati, Ohio in May. I've got 15 weeks to get in the training and work needed. I know I won't be able to run the whole thing or even hald and that is important to me. What is important is that I work hard and finish it for myself . Whether I walk or roll across that finish line I will finish! I don't have anything to prove to anyone else but myself. So if you pray, please say one for me and my legs lol, because we will need it in the next 15 weeks! Training starts tonight. I am so happy that I will have family joining me and hopefully lots of support waiting for me at the finish line!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Week 2 SCC midweek post

So this week has just been very odd and not my week. I had a death in the family I'm dealing with. I don't deal well with death and never have. Yesterday the stress got to me and I had to have chocolate. I went into the store and got a candy bar. NOT GOOD. I'm supposed to be fixing this problem of emotional eating. But I did however make sure it fit into my calorie count for the day so that I didn't go over my amount. I've have gotten in at least 80 ounces of water each day. However, I have not made it to the gym since Sunday and that makes me feel horrible. I'm not sure why I haven't made it. I would have thought the stress of this week would push me to go, but it hasn't. On the upside my food has been good and I've lost weight this week. What do you do when you're in a workout slump? I really need help with this. I'm telling myself to go tonight and I hope it works out. I hate feeling this way. I'm only 3 lbs. away from my first 20 lbs. and entering a new weight bracket. I can't stop now!

Monday, January 9, 2012

SCC W1 Summary and W2 Goals

W1 Summary Goals:
Starting weight: 271.2
  • Drink at least 80 ounces of water a day  =Success
  • Work out 2 to 3 days = Success I made it 5 out of 7 days!
  • Journal every bite and exercise 1/2 Success I journaled almost everything.
  • Go to a class at my gym = Success I tried the water aerobics class
  • Blog at least twice this week on my feelings thoughts, progress. = Success I blogged 2 or 3 times
  • Support my fellow chicks =Success I loved reading all of your posts.
So this week I was really nervous. I started out so good with journaling my food till Friday morning. The weekends kill me. I've got to find a way around that. I hit every goal and exceeded on my workouts and water. With TOM being present I wasn't sure how great I would do. I lost 5.4 lbs.! I am now 265.8 lbs. What a way to start out the new year! So I'm excited and will continue this success!

W2 Goals:
  • Drink at least 80 oz. of water daily
  • Workout at least 3 to 4 days
  • Journal Journal Journal- This will be my main focus this week
  • Go to Kickboxing Saturday morning
  • Blog at least twice this week about how my weeks going
  • Support all my fellow chicks!
  • Do the mini challenge of eating with the nondominant hand
Hope you all have a great week and I'll be thinking of all of you!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Water aerobics, floating, calorie counting, etc....

So day 4  and I'm still going strong. I've gotten in 100 ounces of water in each day. I've tracked everything I've ate and have kept within my calorie count each day. I've exercised 4 ot of 5 days so far. Tomorrow will be an off day because of my schedule. I tried a water aerobics class tonight at my gym. I liked it and plan to go back. Kickboxing is starting up again this Saturday morning with a new instructor so I plan to attend and kick some butt. With all the water i've been drinking I feel like I'm floating. I drink more in the afternoon and evenings than the morning.With TOM being present that doesn't help so I'm counting down the days when he leaves. My food has been good yesterday I didn't have time for breakfast and struggled but manged to pull through and not over eat. I'm not a big breakfast eater. This week I've made myself get back in the habit and have noticed a difference in my appetite. I did pass up an invitation with a friend to have pizza, because right now I can't trust myself to eat within my boundaries. Especially something like that. It's hard to turn down offers like that. I want to see my friends and family, but I don't want to be pushed with the food. Overall, this week has been great so far and i hope the weekend goes the same way.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy hump day!

So day three for starting the new year has been a success. Eating was great. Water is good and still going. I worked out at the gym for two hours that included a swim. I am wore out and ready for bed. I've noticed just in the past days with going to the gym I've been sleeping much better. Hopefully this is a good sign!

SCC W1 D3, Measurements, weigh in, and other things.

Finally I'm able to post my beginning weight for SCC.
I started out Monday at 271.2. Today I weighed myself and the scale read 269.8. So I'm really excited about this because I've been kicking butt at the gym plus that TOM decided to make a visit lastnight. i usually gain 4 to 5 lbs. So to see a loss is exciting.
My measurements for week 1 are
neck: 16 in
arm: L 15  R 15.5
chest: 44
waist 40.5
thigh 26
hip 51.5
I"m definately not happy about this, but you gotta start somewhere right? I'll update my weight every week. My measurements I'm unsure of I should wait a week or two weeks? What are your thoughts? I've drank 100 oz. of water each day. I've been to the gym everyday this week and did my 100 crunches each time. I will be going this afternoon. There is a class Saturday morning I'm going to that is a new kickboxing class followed by yoga/pilates I may try also. This week I've tracked every bit of my food. And I've taken time each day to look at how my day went and was spent. I hope you all are doing good on your journeys as well and having great week!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Week 1 SCC

So Week 1 of the Spring Chick Challenge starts tomorrow. One of my biggest focuses this week will be journaling what I do and what I eat. I need to see what and where I have conflict. I know I have some work to do so let's get to it! I'll measure myself tomorrow and weigh in along with some pictures.

This weeks goals:
  • Drink at least 80 ounces of water a day
  • Work out 2 to 3 days
  • Journal every bite and exercise
  • Go to a class at my gym
  • Blog at least twice this week on my feelings thoughts, progress.
  • Support my fellow chicks

New Year 2012

Today is the beginning of the new year. Another 365 days to make decisions on how to live my life. This year I want to go full force with my health. My goal for this year is to drop 50 lbs. If I lose more than that great! I'm going  to restructure my schedule so that my workout is part of my daily routine. I'm going to tone up and lose lots of inches. But most of all I'm going to be healthier. I've got to learn not to reach for food when stress hits high. Also not to reward myself with food for an achievement. I need to push away the people who continue to bring drama and stress into my zone. I will embrace those that support me and are rooting me on for the cause. I will make this year about me and getting myself back on track. So I'm asking, no I'm telling that little skinny chick inside of me to wake the hell up it's time to get to work and kick some A**.  I'm going to measure myself every couple weeks and weigh myself weekly. I have a track record for great measurements and sucky weigh ins. Hopefully with me returning to the gym, this wont be t he case and I'll win on both sides. I will keep up on my water drinking. I was really proud of myself for passing the skyline on my home from my moms today. That place is my weakness. I have to remind myself all is good in moderation and do my research on the calories. I'm going to log my exercise in each day. I've been working on the leg press to help get my ankle and knee up to running again. I'd love to try a 5k later on in the year. I start the Spring Chick challenge tomorrow and I am very excited. So as I went back and read what I had typed so far...I realized I had type I want with every sentence. So to start off right I went back and put I will. Because if I want it bad enough which I do, I WILL do what it takes! Happy New Year.