Friday, March 28, 2014

My night

Not exactly up for any gym today. For some reason I haven't been sleeping all that well or rather I'm really tired at night but I can't seem to sleep :/ I know, it may seem like an excuse - but I will be on the grind Sunday. The reason I say Sunday and not Saturday is because I unfortunately work a double on Saturday so there is no way around going to the gym.

BUT the good news is is that it will be my LAST full weekend that I work because I start a new job Apr. 7th and I finally have a M-F schedule after years of having to work weekends. I'm not complaining because weekends are not that bad to work but I will not miss working 16 hour shifts anymore :):)

Monday I plan to weigh in, as usual. I haven't officially weighed myself in awhile and so I wonder how my Diet Bet has carried through, hopefully good? If not, okay, that is fine but if so, than sweet! I plan to enter another Diet Bet, win or lose because it's pretty fun!

Hope everyone has a good night

Take Care

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Positive Thinking

Some positive things since I have started this weight loss lifestyle:

1. I feel I am the healthiest I have ever been - even though in high school I weighed less than what I do now, I never really exercised except for PE which I was horrible at and got winded quickly.

2. I feel pretty awesome in what I wear - I am trying a lot of new clothes that I never would have worn had I been where I started at. One new thing I got on an AWESOME sale was a pair of dress shorts :)

Sorry for the very dry legs but you get the idea. I CANNOT wait to wear this out to dinner etc. with my black peplum shirt that I have yet to wear because I had nothing to wear it with.

3. I feel that if I can reach this goal and maintain the weight than I can do anything - people who have never lost weight don't know how hard it is to do so and it is even HARDER to keep it off so that will be the next struggle I will have to learn about.

4.I like being healthy. Sure, there are lots of times where I slip and get fast food cravings or sweet cravings but thinking about it now, I know that when I finish a chicken nugget meal, sure, it tastes good but I feel like a greaseball afterwards as opposed to eating a hearty chicken breast with a side of veggies.

5. Another positive thing is that I feel proud of myself and I like how when I have a goal I want to achieve that I don't give up and that not only goes with weight loss, it goes with education, careers and other lifestyle goals that I have for myself and I KNOW I can do it and I will do it.

And so, that is my little blog entry to keep my spirits high

Have a good night, All

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

out of my normal routine

Hello All,

I'm trying to blog more often so that I am not just posting Weigh Ins but actually writing about how I feel throughout the week so hopefully it will help me when I get those cravings or want to snack. I am starting to use my Lose It App again because I feel I lose weight better when I use it, knowing what I should and should not eat and knowing when I am under/over my daily caloric intake. I recommend this app or any app that allows you to track your food if you are trying to lose weight because it really does work.

If I track my food, exercise and eat better than what I have this week - I would like my weight to be down -2 lbs, come Monday. We shall see how this week goes.

Have a good night everyone :)

Monday, March 24, 2014

Weigh In #12

I am struggling!

I didn't even TRY to eat better

UGH my weigh in is 155.8 UGH UGH UGH  (1.8lbs gain)

I went to the gym 3x last week AND STILL did not eat right.

I just can't say no :(

All I can say is this week will be better - my Diet Bet is counting on it ...I NEED to be 149.6 lbs BY April 11.

I don't have much to say because I know what I need to do better, I just need to have to not give into temptation and when I want to give into it (such as food) I need to go out and DO SOMETHING to get my mind off of things.

I need to push harder because right now I'm not even trying - my motivation is dwindling and I'm not liking this feeling :(

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Late weigh in # 11

Hi Everyone!

I didn't post yesterday because I was lazy :/ Actually, I believe I had said I was going to post more during the week instead of just on Monday but again, I hath failed. I WILL try to post more often this week. I don't know why I feel like its so hard to post when really, it isn't at all - its kind of fun to look back on posts and weigh-ins & such.

Alright, so I weighed in yesterday at 154.0 so that was only a loss of .2. I am okay with that. I understand what my problem is and I want to fix it right now. My problem is that started eating shitty food (french fries, pizza etc.) and thinking that if I go to the gym I can burn off what I ate. NO! I hate thinking like this. All that sodium is making me retain water thus making me not lose the weight I want. PLUS! I have had an obsession with lemonade for some reason :/ but I have been drinking a lot of water because there is really nothing to eat/drink in my house because I have been slacking on grocery shopping.

I am in a group for Diet Bet which is going on right now. I have 4.4 lbs to go until I reach the 4% of my body fat which I need to lose in 24 days. IF I lose that THAN I am going to be in the 140s! HOW CRAZY IS THAT?! probably not for you guys, but you have to understand I have not seen 140s in a long loooong time - probably since my first couple years in college.

I hope I can make it through!

I have been going to the gym and working hard, I just have to learn to eat CLEANer because just going to the gym does not make you lose weight unless you eat clean as well. It is a packaged deal. So that is my goal this week is to eat cleaner and to go to the gym or do some form of exercise this week.

My goal for next weigh in I will hope to weigh 152 gain. BUT my outrageous goal is to lose 3.8 like I did on one weigh in Monday. Can I do it? I'll sure try!

Have a good day everyone!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Weigh In # 10

Last week I weighed in at 155.2. This week. I weighed in at 154.2. So a loss of one pound. I'm happy that I lost instead of gained but I still didn't eat and/or exercise as much as I could have. I start my Diet Bet on Friday so I'm going to go HARD. I want to win moolah haha but seriously, though, I want to lose the 4% and be proud of myself for doing so.

I worked out today since last Tuesday and I must say it was probably one of the best workouts I had in awhile. Sweat was stinging my eyes and my back was drenched but I felt really good. I wish that motivation would stay with me all the time :)

I plan on updating this blog more when my Diet Bet starts. I found that some of my motivation to keep going came from a lot of blogs I read and I really want to make blog posts on how I'm feeling during the week and not just on Mondays.

So I plan on doing another blog post sometime this week.

Alright, take care, everyone.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Weigh In # 9

I did not do so well for weigh in this week. I gained 2.8 lbs so that puts me at 155.2. I hate feeling like i'm being punished for indulging BUT I did indulge a little too much. Last week I had three days where I ate french fries and lemonade - which for some reason I had been craving lemonade even though I never drink the stuff (no, I'm not pregnant HA) but french fries, I love french fries and did not control myself at all. I also went to the gym two days last week but I might as well shouldn't have because I didn't eat right at all. I also felt as if I didn't push myself enough when I went to the gym.

I went to the gym tonight and felt really good. I got a new phone because my other phone screen cracked so I have to install the lose it app on my phone again because that app is what makes me lose the weight. I also have to look into diet bet again. I didn't join diet bet the first time because I fell ill but now I feel ready to go.

I need to gain the motivation I had the last couple months because I am ONLY 5 lbs away from being in the 140s. I feel like I always stop at 155. I like that I didn't gain no more than 155 but I find it pretty frustrating. I'm frustrated with myself but i'm also frustrated at the fact that its SO EASY to gain weight than it is to lose weight. UGH. I could go to the gym 5 days a week and not lose any weight but than I could have 3 days where I eat like crap and gain weight. BLAH

I still like the challenge and I will continue with this challenge. I want to get at my goal weight and get that damn swim suit and feel GREAT! Summer is creeping up so I plan to eat a lot better than I have and to go hard at the gym. Its only one hour out of my day - NO EXCUSES!