Saturday, January 22, 2011

Time Management

I'm the first to admit it - I want to do everything at the same time! Work full time, train for the Iron Man, raise two toddlers and remodel my house, while reading all the books on my "to read" list, and do all the crafty things I see online. You know the old saying "your eyes are too big for your stomach"?... well, my ideas are too big for reality!
This week, I haven't done as well as I would have liked to... I didn't dive into a pint of Ben and Jerry's, but neither did I eat very healthy or exercise. In my defense, I would like to point out that I am the advisor for a high school club putting on a formal dance. In fact, I am writing this while sitting in an elaborately decorated cafeteria waiting for a really wacky DJ to show up. I will be here until 1 am. I started gathering supplies and last minute set up stuff at 10.30am. And I am soooooo glad this is only once a year.

So far, I've eaten...

Breakfast - two packets of extra fiber oatmeal and a banana
Lunch - tunafish sandwhich (real mayo)
Tea - hershey bar
Supper - ??? Really hoping I will have time to run and get something in a couple of hours.

I weighed myself this morning and it shows a 7 pound weight loss, but in inches, I only lost on my calves this time around. Everything else was the same or larger ?!?!

Is anyone an early morning exerciser? Like super early... what do you do to motivate yourself to get up in the morning? It's the only free time I have to exercise, but I cannot find the motivation to get up a 5am!

Kim's Week 3 Weigh-In

I started out at 300 lbs on January 1st and today, on January 22nd, I'm happy to report that I'm down to 283 lbs! Down 17 lbs in a little over 3 weeks! I'm so happy!! I'm aiming for a total of 20 lbs lost by next week! If you'd like to read my blog post about my weigh-in today, you can read that over on my weight loss blog, The Journey.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I'm going to go pick up my Bountiful Basket this afternoon! Lots of fruits and veggies will be on the menu this week. I just hope that one basket is enough for us this week. If not, I'll have to order two for next week! I've noticed that we're eating a lot more fruits and veggies than normal. It's always good to have them on hand to snack on instead of other junk that we might usually gravitate towards.

Oh, I also wanted to let you all know about PopChips. I recently won a month's supply of them on a blog giveaway and I really love them. They come in individual size bags and they are only 100 calories a bag! They're really good too! So, if you like chips, you might want to try them out!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Feelin' Good!

I've never liked sweater dresses because I look bumpy.  I bought 3 this week for $3 each. This pic was taken on Saturday, which was 12 days into my program.  :)

I'm noticing a big difference in my work outs.  Exercises that were really hard at first are now coming easier and I'm able to do the harder modifications on them instead of the easy modifications.  I'm finding myself sore in new places as I'm going deeper into the moves.  I'm really hoping for a hip loss soon!  That sounds like I want to lose my hips.  I like my hips, I just want them to get smaller!  I'm dying to fit into some different pants!  After 2 weeks I'm already wearing the jeans I wore over the summer since my waist and tummy flub are shrinking but to go down more I've gotta get those hips shrinking...


I'm noticing myself getting smaller in all sorts of places that I don't measure, like my legs in between my knees and thighs, my lower belly, my back and my double chin.  Seeing a difference is really what's keeping me motivated.  I have such a hard time focusing on the final goal, but it's easy to avoid crap food and drink and work out when I'm exhausted when I see myself shrinking only 2 1/2 weeks into it.

How's everyone else doing so far???

{3 days later}

It's been 3 or so days since my last post and I have been eating healthy and eating breakfast (YAY!!!).  I have been working out on the balance ball & wii but haven't been walking because it's been too cold & some days it's been all rainy. At least there is some progress, right?

Below are my measurements from 3 days ago (in white) and then again from today (in red).

Hips - 57" - 57" (no change)
 Chest - 49" - 49" (no change)
Waist - 48" - 47" (down an inch)
Flabby arm - 17" - 17" (no change)
Upper thigh - 28" - 28" (no change)

Weight: 279 lbs - 275.5 lbs (down 3.5 lbs)

Ok, so I am seeing some progress. I am down 3.5 lbs & and inch on my waist. I am really proud of my progress and am feeling very motivated by the changes and from all your posts! I am hoping to see more changes this next week and get out to do some walking - lets hope the cold decides to go and it doesn't rain this next week.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Early weigh-in

Because I will be up and out of the house before o dark 30 in the morning, I went ahead and weighed today. I already knew that I had gained 3 pounds last week when I wasn't walking and I wasn't watching what I ate for various reasons. So it was a nice surprise to find out that I had lost 2 of those 3 pounds that I had gained. So, if my math isn't too horrible, I've lost a total of 1 pound since I started this. Losing is better than gaining and I'm not beating myself up over the choices I made last week. They were made for lots of reasons - none of which are worth worrying about.

As for the walking. I'm up to 20 minutes a day now. I'm going to stay at that level for 3 days or so. My foot was twinging a bit earlier when I tried to stretch it out to 25 minutes. So yeah, I'm staying at 20 minutes for awhile.

Monday, January 17, 2011

oh my gosh!!!

I measured and then measured again and then grabbed a different tape measure and measured and measured again... I lost a full inch on my waist this week!  I lost a quarter inch on my hips!  Perhaps my goal should have been more than the waist and hips though since that's all I'm losing! LOL  I think I'm building up muscle under my fat arms and thighs and that's why I'm not seeing a difference in measurements yet, but hopefully as the muscle gets bigger the fat will drop.

I'm very happy with these results!

January 17, 2011- Two Week Weigh-In

Hips- 44 1/4 (-1/4)
Waist- 36 (1 -1/2)
Arms- 14 1/4
Thighs- 25 1/4
Weight- 176 (-4 lb)

I got a new digital scale which says 181 lbs, so after this week I'll be using that.  I'm not happy about going up 5lbs. hahaha


Sunday was the "re-start" of plan to get some weight off!

For Breakfast I had a yogurt and a small bowl of oatmeal.

For lunch I made myself a salad consisting of lettuce, sliced grape tomatoes, shredded carrot, shredded pepper jack cheese, sliced egg and a bit of Ranch dressing.

For dinner I had a string cheese and a cup 'o noodle soup
(not the best dinner but couldn't get the energy to fix anything else).

and with it all I drank water - I did have a small glass of milk when I took a few pills for my migraine 'cause I have to have something in my tummy when I take them.

My scale is working again (thank goodness!) and I got a cloth measuring tape the other day so the below measurements are correct (I don't think the ones I took in the beginning were very accurate because I used a metal measuring tape). Tomorrow I am going to walk my dogs and bring the girls with me (if it's not raining). I am also going to work out on the wii, it really does help. Below are my measurements & current weight.

Hips - 57"
 Chest - 49"
Waist - 48"
Flabby arm - 17" (ya know the part that keeps waving after you do)
Upper thigh - 28"

Current Weight: 279 lbs

I am less stressed then I was when I posted before (well not really, just trying a different outlook) because I am trying to look at things in a positive light and not dwell on the negative. I realize I am going to have "bad" days and I will slip up from time to time but I am going to keep reminding myself that "I am making lifestyle changes not doing a diet"

(found here)

I am going to be following the "The Great Plate" advice because it's something I can do and share with my whole family and it will keep my meals more rounded like they should be. I want a healthy lifestyle that can be maintained and not do a diet that I will only lose weight to re-gain it back along with several extra unwanted pounds. 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Confession Time:

Friday I didn't work out because I was out until way too late and Saturday I ate a chimichanga, chips and salsa and a churro.  It was the only thing I ate all day Saturday, but it still wasn't the healthiest thing on the menu I could have chosen.  I did resist the urge to get a Dr. Pepper though and man I WANTED IT!  I drank a whopping 64oz of water with that meal instead!  AND I worked out when I got home even though it was after 11pm and my tummy was still full.  I woke up at 4am with heartburn.  Lame.

Measurements are in the morning... we'll see if my missed work out and fried food ruined me.