So maybe I need to pick this little blog back up. I had more success when I kept this little diary of my weight-loss journey. Lots has changed look back at my last posts. I started a new job in October 2010 and I can see the stress of the new job is taking its toll on my weight. I'm guessing it is stress related. The last weight-loss success I had was when I was meeting with the nutritionist. Wow, that doesn't feel like it was 2 years ago. So here I am again. But I'm always trying to improve, always trying to make it better.
So my thoughts are...I need to write everything I eat down. I need to keep making working out a priority. I need to make good eating decisions.
So it has been almost 2 months since I have posted. Since then I have joined Weight Watchers, I have lost about 5 lbs and have enjoyed working out more..you heard me, enjoyed working out. I can't believe I'm saying that.
The enjoyed working out part has been the most recent change. Last week I noticed I was grumpy, tired, cranky, you name it, not in a good mood. I walk with some girlfriends once a week (we just started this up again now that the weather is nice and it gets dark later.) I finally convinced myself to get up early and workout with my Wii again. I immediately felt different. I felt happy, perky, chatty and all together better.
I have had some help staying focused and on track. There are several blogs I like to poke around, but these 3 have become my favs on my Google Reader list.
They have helped keep me motivated to contain thru the bad days. They have kept me motivated to work out. And they have kept me laughing...all of them as pretty funny folks.
I worked out 4 times last week....4 times.
Monday - walked with girls (3 miles round trip)
Wednesday - Wii AE Active 6 week challenge (approx. 20 min moderate workout)
Thursday - Wii AE Active 6 week challenge (approx. 20 min moderate workout)
Friday - Wii AE Active 6 week challenge (approx. 20 min moderate workout)
I played with the boys outside more this weekend too.
So far this week I walked with the girls on Monday night (same 3 miles round trip).
My current weight is around 182. That is 14 lbs less than April last year. I will take that!
I really need to regain focus. I have been eating better and healthier, but this I go out to lunch at the office and that negates any progress I made for the week. I haven't worked out lately in any way, shape or form. I can't bring myself to get up as early as I need to, to workout in the morning. I just can't bring myself to fit it in after work, dinner, baths, bedtimes, etc.
I think I need to join Weight Watchers. I just need to do it. It has worked in the past, but I then talk myself into doing it on my own with just journaling my food by myself (no accountablity). I used to think the meetings were a waste of time...I think I could learn so much in those meetings and also get the support of others. I just need to do it.
Ya know how some people are "house proud" and some are "car proud". Last night I was dinner proud. I haven't made a dinner that good and healthy in what seems to be a long time. I really should have taken a picture.
I had marinated some chicken breast, quick seared it, then finished it up in the over.
Some steamed broccoli crowns, a little white rice and a nice romaine salad with tomatoes, cucumbers and feta. YUM!
So why did I snack at least twice after dinner?!?!! ugh!
So this weeks goal it to not snack after dinner. Just healthy, small snacks between meals.
I can't believe it has been so long since I checked in over here. I blame facebook..and life getting really busy.
When I last checked in I was 187. I'm not 186ish. I made it to about 183 in the fall, but the holiday got me. Not too bad, but they got me.
I was watching Oprah the other day when she was talking about Food Inc. It was very interesting. All about being more informed about where our food comes from and using our dollars to get better food.
For several years now (about 8) we have been making much better selections. More whole grains, less processed foods. More fresh, all natural. But this show got me thinking. They kept talking about the meat and knowing where it comes from. I know mine comes from HEB and it says "all natural" but other than that, I don't know. I guess I need to get to know my friendly neighborhood butcher or HEB meat market manager better.
So it has been over a month since my first meeting with the nutrionist and I'm feeling really good about my progess.
Some of my goals that I have set during our meetings are
1) Eat 1 fruit a day
2) Consume 2 milk/dairy each day
3) Take Calcium supplemtns
4) Take a Multivitamin
5) Take a Omega 3 supplement
6) Eat 3 servings of veggies, 1 at lunch and 2 at dinner
7) Work out at least 35 mins, 4 days a week.
8) try one new grain, veggie and fruit each week.
I tackled 2 food related goals and one exercise related goal a week. I have been logging all my food since before June 26th. I am shooting for 1400 to 1600 calories each day.
So far I have had very few calorie slip ups. Now the work out part I still stuggle to meet, but because I struggle to meet the 4 a day, I have been working out 2 to 3 times a week.
My weight is dropping. I'm currently at 187.8. for a total of 9 lbs. That is the most progress I have made in a long time! 9 lbs! 9Lbs. looking at it now, it makes me feel a little proud!
The nutrionist meeting was just the kick in the pants I needed. She and I have one more meeting and then I'm on my own. it is a little scary, but I am sure I can keep it up...with the progress I have made so far I'm crazy if I don't
1) Be a healthy example for my children 2) Not develop gestational diabetes again when/if I get pregnant again. 3) Feel better about my body 4) Live a long time, long enough to see my grandchildren grow up. 5) To accomplish something BIG! 6) To win the battle of the bulge! 7) To be more healthy 8) To break family history 9) My clothes will fit better 10) To feel better in my clothes 11) To be a smaller size 12) To lose my tummy