Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wednesday weigh-in

Good news - I didn't gain. Bad news - I didn't lose. I maintained - that's the way I"m looking at it. For me that attitude right there is a big gain. I'm usually the biggest grouch on the planet. You can subsititue another word for grouch, if you want.

Now for the rest of January - onward! Ick! I think I like myself better as a grouch instead of little Mary Sunshine.


Yesterday I had a 12" sub on white bread and 12 oz of Dr. Pepper.  Besides a bowl of whole grain cereal with skim milk it was the only thing I ate all day , so I'm not too worried about the fat and calories... but I NEEDED it!  Like desperately dying inside needed it.  Stress, stress go away... come back another day...

{Feeling Relatively Good}

(image found here)

I have been having the worst time this month getting myself on track with healthier eating. I didn't have this much trouble when I was pregnant and it baffles me why I am struggling now. I am working on eating better and have been successful over the past week and a half and I have started eating breakfast every morning.

I haven't really started exercising yet but I am going to get a gym membership w/trainer next month to help get me more motivated & learn some good exercises that I can do on my own. I have been looking around online for gyms in my area and found one that has a free 7 day pass and hope to find some other gyms with passes that will allow me to check them out before committing to them.

I am also using a cool online tool that a friend shared with me, it's called My Fitness Pal and it's FREE. This program helps you track what you eat, how much you exercise and how much weight you have lost/gained. You can add your favorite recipes and it will also tell you how much calories, fat & carbs are in that dish.  I have been using the food tracker since yesterday and it's really helped me to be accountable for what I eat.

I  know this month has been a wash for me and hoping that this next month will really be the start of my new healthy lifestyle.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

First Month Blues

Ok, here's the rub. I was great for the first two weeks, but dang it I love food!! Anyhow I was so excited to be below 230, but sadly I am back to 232. Still that is six pounds lighter than I started, so I guess there is hope. In about a month it will be warm enough here to swim everyday again, and then look out blubber, you're gonna die!!!

I did swim laps the other days (if you count five as swimming laps), but the water was like forty degrees. My feet shivered the entire rest of the night!!

*updated* Ok, I am not so blue now, I put on a sweater today that I haven't fit into in months. It didn't feel like trying to cram a large pig into a small bag like I thought it would. YAY!!! To all my fellows 6 in 6ers. Remember the reasons we're doing this the next time you open the fridge, look in the pantry, or pass by restaurant row with all it's tantalizing smells!!

Trying again

I'd given my diet a solid effort and lost 10 pounds, but then got tired of it, gave up, and gained 5 pounds back. Not exactly what I was aiming for. So I'm going at it once more & vow to go through the whole program so the weight will stay off this time. Those 5 pounds are gone again, and now I'm going to think less in pounds and more along the lines of days until I'm done. :)


jan 25

I'm noticing a little difference... mostly in how things are firming up and not as jiggly.  I'm definitely slimming through the whole torso area, but nothing yet on my arms and not much on my hips.  It's enough of a difference to keep me motivated though!

I'm sooooo stressed right now!  I'm struggling to keep away from Cherry Coke and chocolate.  I've had a little piece of dark chocolate the last couple of days.  I know it's not much, but that's still 4 1/2 grams of fat in one little bite I didn't need!  I've been great with the working out, but I just want to stress eat!  I'm keeping it at bay, but I don't know for how long!  I close on my new house in two weeks!  Only TWO weeks!  Once I close on it I'm going to be fixing and painting and moving for two more weeks... I HAVE to find a way to keep eating healthy and working out during that time or it will all go downhill.  *sigh*

Monday, January 24, 2011

Finally progress!

I got my nutrisystem food last week and since I started thursday, I have lost 3 lbs! That is a total of 5 lbs since I started! That is not a lot compared to my goal, but it is progress in the right direction. I really like nutrisystem. The only thing I don't like is that I have to add a whole lot of veggies, fruits, and proteins to my diet, even with all of the prepared meals! It gets very pricey and I could not have afforded it without help from my parents.

Today I bought a dance exercise dvd online, I can wait to get it! I also bought myself some good hand weights so that even when I am resting I can be doing something.
I am so excited for you all that are making progress, you are all my heroes and keep me motivated!


Week 3: Angie's Measurements

January 24, 2011: Week 3
red is total lost so far

Hips- 44 (-1/2)
Waist- 36 (1 -1/2)
Arms- 14 1/4
Thighs- 25 (-1/4)
Weight- 180 (-5 lb)

This week there was a 1/4" loss on my hips (HOORAY!), a 1/4" loss on my thighs and a 1 lb weight loss... another good week!  I was hoping for more on my waist, but I'm pretty happy with the results!  Friday I stuffed myself on all-you-can-eat sushi and this weekend was that time of the month, so I wasn't sure how the measurements and especially the weight would go, but I'm happy.  I still haven't lost anything at all on my arms even though I work them daily.  I have issues with bulking up when I'm trying to slim down, so the new muscle forming may just be equaling out any fat lost there.  I HATE my big arms... hopefully they start slimming soon.  I hate trying on shirts that fit everywhere but I can't squeeze my upper arms into them.

Another week down!