Friday, March 19, 2010

alright people i need calls letters emails....anything to keep me on task.

So I have been working out, just not as much. I have also been sticking to the diet, just not as much. I did weigh myself last week and I had gained 2lbs. I didn't this week out of fear (there are mini-reese peanut cups at work they somehow are making it into my mouth everyday.) I think I need help.

I have been bringing my lunch everyday and I also have asparagus as well as carrots stored at work. So I add those into my meal. For some reason I am so over prepared on what to eat I end up not being that hungry and I end up not eating or I eat to many of the above mentioned. (which btw are 1 point each WW style) I guess I should be putting more of an effort into getting to a forum on WW so that I have someone to talk to about it instead of just thinking I am doing well enough on my own. All I really know is that I haven't been as focused on my goals as I should be and I find it frustrating as I know I should be doing better.

A few new items I have found to spruce up the diet. Fiber one cottage cheese for one is great, tastes the same as the other and if you put in fresh fruit it is wonderful. I find that even w/fruit it is still a little bland so I had just the smallest drizzle of honey to it to add flavor. Which before everything is added in only has 1 WW point. I don't count the honey but I do count the fruit. I mean the honey is just the tiniest of drizzles. Also my George forman has been getting a lot more action lately. I have been doing fresh veggies on this. Gives them so much more flavor. Especially the Asparagus that is on sale right now. I eat it all the time. I LOVE that stuff. Tonight I did green&red peppers, mushrooms, asparagus, and onion on the foreman and then transferred them into a skillet with a 1/2 pat of butter and 2 tablespoons olive oil. I then did the chicken on the foreman added that to the skillet and sauteed them together.(i marinated the chicken in taco bell hot sauce(u can find it at ur store for sale)) Then I had high fiber flour tortillas that where 50 calories, 2 fat, and 5 fiber per one. I should of taken a picture but I didn't. I did have fresh homemade salsa and avocado (aka guacamole) it was super filling and delicious. Even the BF liked it even with all the veggies that he usually won't eat.

So far this week only 2 days of working out 20 minutes. Tomorrow I am doing an hour. It might be outside, it could just be BL inside. Not sure but tomorrow evening I have plans to go to a spa party. THAT I can't wait for.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Already Saturday? Or almost Sunday. Really?

Okay so since the last blog I have been doing a lot better. I have worked out everyday since Tuesday. I did yardwork, yoga, Biggest Loser full body and upper body, and YES I am spent. I don't know how I am moving right now. My legs hurt, my abs hurt and my upper arms hurt. I would say this is the correct move in the right direction. If I am not hurting I am not learning to lose it all. 

A few tips that I have also picked up this week. The more you exercise the more energy that you have. I am finding that I am cleaning the house more with the extra energy that I have. I did the full bathroom, and extra loads of laundry, as well as the dishes (even if it was only a few) As I mentioned above I also did yard work. Much needed yard work. I spent time these past 2 days working on the backyard ground cover as it has overgrown and it was getting really hard to walk on the sidewalk. So pulling all that up really helped with all the upper body work that I needed to do. As a result I am only half way done with what I want to get done, but it really is looking a lot better.

Also in other tips, the weights plus tv are really working out. I keep them next to me in the living room and when I start to watch something I do reps with them off and on for 10 to 15 minutes at a time. I also find that multi-tasking is helping. I get up and move around during commercials. (even if I have recorded the show before hand, i still am letting commercials play) I will get up and sweep the floor, or get something together for the next project that I might be doing. 

I am thinking of redo-ing my vision board. (for those of you that don't know what that is just ask me) On it a picture of me in the summer of '99 is what I am thinking of doing. Around 145lbs I was that summer and I am going to reach it. 

Not so related diet/exercise front. I will be starting doing Avon again. I haven't done it in years and I know that there is a market for it in this area so I have contacted my friendly neighborhood rep and she and I are all set to get started. This should lead to a great part-time opportunity. 

I am staying positive and motivated. Can't weight to get home and workout tonight. Not sure if I am hiking tomorrow or what but it is going to be something good. 

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Thanks to the ones that know me best!

Okay, I admit I didn't weight myself this week. I didn't want to know if I gained. Besides being bloated I did eat a lot of un needed calories this past week. I just didn't want to see the results. I will weight myself next week. (the end of this week)
I do want to thank my sister Nichole, who yesterday called me and said you are inspiring me so keep motivated or I won't be motivated. That really got me thinking a lot. Hmm... She is right. I do have people out there that I am writing to in cyperspace and I need to be sure that they all know my struggles BUT I also need to inspire and motivate others to get healthy and fit. 

So tonight I did just over 30 minutes of BL cardio. With a plan in mind to do an hour tomorrow before I work. Then on my day off thursday 30 minutes, with Friday being an hour. If I can rotate what exersises I do that will help as well. Not sure if the weather will be nice enough this week to do outdoor walking or hiking but I will hope for the best. :-) 

Also while watching my recorded DVR Biggest loser episode I did 5lb weights for about the first 30 minutes of the show. Trying to get a lot of my upper body work done. I did feel the burn and I hope I did enough sets (I wasn't doing them that fast) to make my arms hurt tomorrow. Then I know that I did them right. 

Now one other note. Because there is no sense in lying to my good people. I haven't done the WW in about a week. Don't worry tomorrow I am tracking everything again. I can't be off track this much again. I am finding it hard to get back into the routine that I had started. So any emails, phone calls or comments are welcome in helping me stay on task. 

Thanks to you all. (Also to Bob, my trainer and asskicker)

Saturday, February 27, 2010

around and around we go where we will stop.....

So this week, well to say the least, I didn't do any exercise. So much for my goals. This week I have no excuse except for the "monthly visitor" who decided to torment me like no other. I will be back in touch with them I hope by the beginning of this next week. I am thinking of doing another hiking trip maybe doing all of Point Lobos this week. On Monday, I work the early shift and I am thinking of doing that afterwards. As long as it isn't raining. Maybe even do a two hour hike just to make up for the rest of this week. Plus I get off early tomorrow (Sunday) so I might do something then as well. A short run around a few blocks in the area?

I did deep clean this week. I did all the dishes and vacuumed almost everything. (I missed 2 curtains that really need it) I also hung pictures up. The place is looking more homey all the time. I am loving it. Now if I could just be one of those people that has the bedroom with everything in its place I might be more happy. I can never get my bedroom the way I want it. I am to much of the clutter bug. My favorite part was though that I did rinse the dishes and put them into the dishwasher this morning which is a big deal since I mostly let them collect till the dishwasher will be full and then put them all in. This looks much better if I do say so myself. 

On another note I am also thinking about buying lemon tree for my yard. As well as building a raised veggie bed. I hear that they are really great for veggies and you tend to grow them easier. Since I have the hardest time keeping anything alive that I plant I think this will really be helpful. What are you thoughts? Also it would add into my exercise since I will have to build it all up. :-) 

I hope that next week I will give you a few more GOOD updates. I did just lose .1 pounds. Yay me! It is after all better then gaining anything. And only 8lbs to go till under 200 so........I shall need to get to it. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Who says you can't be.....?

Wow I am having a really hard time writing this blog. I have started this one at least 3 times and I haven’t been happy with what I wrote so atlas I deleted it and deleted it and you get the point.  

 I wouldn’t say that I am in a funk when it comes to exercise. As I have been getting out and doing that.  I would say that I am having a hard time with the fact that I didn’t exercise enough to do a weight loss. So this is where my problem lies. I worked out hard last week. I went on a 5 mile, walk/jog/run, some of which was up and down hills. It worked me out good. I was sweating my butt off and it wasn’t even that warm out so you know that I pushed myself. Why then when I was SUPPOSE to do my Biggest Loser weigh-in did I look like I gained. I did it on the regular wiifit game as that is how I weight myself for the week. I was so pissed. Here I am working my butt off and why? Why is it not working? I know everyone has told me that ya ya ya muscle weights more then fat I get it. I am not using that as an excuse. Bob and Jillian never do, and the would kick my Ass if I did. So no, I don’t buy it for one second. I should have pushed harder, and I will be this week. No BSing myself into thinking I did enough, there is never to much exercise.

So on the agenda for this week. I have stepped up my Biggest loser workouts from beginner to the intermediate. I hope this will help with some of my slack. Secondly I have added in doing lunges at work. I lunge when no one is around to and from whatever I am doing. I feel that this really has helped out on my legs. I need to remember to keep my abs tighten when doing this and I think that will also help.

I am going to go to the farmers market and get some walking in. I also think I might pick up some calamari or a gyro sandwich not sure which, but I am sure that it will be all my points for the day.


Monday, February 8, 2010

to infinity and beyond....

Well even with not working out so much this week I did loose 1.8lbs. Not too shabby if I do say so myself.  I am going to push harder this week. Already did one workout this morning and I will be doing a little more thing evening after I get off work. I am again going to try for 40 minute workouts this week at least 4 times. One of those days (most likely on my day off) I do want to get out of the house and do a walk/jog/run for about an hour. That for sure should help. I have been doing a lot better on the diet. Because I have lost almost 8lbs weight watchers has lowered my points by one less. I guess that is a good thing. ;-)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

okay so i am not the best at this whole diet thing.

Well  I haven’t written in a week. Mostly because for part of that week I was out of town NOT behaving on my diet. Yes I know what a shame that for 4 days I splurged. Now I have gained back one of the 5 pounds that I lost. I knew that might happen but it was all worth every tiny morsel of goodness that I had while I was away. I won’t go into the gory details of the meals as that would defeat the purpose of this blog.

I have been to say the least not well this week on my exercising as well. I have worked out twice. That is all? What am I thinking? It has been a hard re-adjustment week and I can’t figure out the reason why. I was only off the diet 4 days. I came back and when right back to weight watchers points. Plus I got my appetite back? Why did that have to happen? I was doing so well on not being as hungry and more satisfied. Blah on all of the above.  

I did have a dream last night that bob and jillian where there to help me with a challenge. I think that was my own way of saying that I need to work out more. I am thinking of different ways of working out at work so that I can get my heart rate up more often.

Anyway, I believe that is all that I have for you right now.

I hope everyone is having a great week.