Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Almost the New Year!

Today... 20 minutes on the Elliptical while starting "Julie & Julia". I hadn't eaten or made dinner and was exhausted, so I hopped off. I need a really good nights sleep :) Soon hopefully!! For dinner was 1 cup broccolli, 5 oz. boneless pork chop, 1 cup rice with soy sauce, and 1/2 cup of mushroom soup... It felt really good, cause I was hungry. I really want to eat more calories during the day and not at dinner.. but working as a Medical Assistant doesn't exactly give me time to aside from lunch.. Any ideas on how to make this happen?? Sorry so short, I'm going to bed :) And if I don't post soon, then HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!

and here's to more of this :)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Whoop Whoop!

"Only exercise can take care of the calories you've already eaten"
I read that at Weight Watchers changed my life's blog and loved that quote!! I thought it was great!

I currently weigh 263.3 which I started all of this on December first when I was 276!! which is 13 pounds!!!!!!! HELLO!! Those 13 pounds were just from eating super clean and healthy. I did make a few tweaks to my lifestyle aside from the eating healthy..
1) Water.. I am drinking at LEAST the 64 oz of water a day
2) Soda.. I can't tell you when the last time I drank it was.
3) Candy... Can't really tell you wehn that was either (Although during Christmas I did take a bite of a few sweets.)
4) Taking the stairs to work adn anywhere else I need to go.
5) Was walking during lunches but now its cold and rainy, so I will go to the gym instead.
6) Making all my meals, writing down what is put into my mouth, and using to track my calories! (Love it)
7) IT IS VERY IMportant for me to not feel deprived, so if I want something, I take a bit of it.. If I want more then 3 bites (Normal, not supersized) is my max but normally its just the one bite so I don't feel deprived, especially since the family eats like I used to.. so unhealthy. lol
8) My attitude has changed. Dramastically. I feel as though this isn't just a diet, it's an actual life change.. which means I consider what I put in my mouth as energy and fuel, for the most part (Aside from those bites I mentioned above). If I'm not hungry then I won't eat, but if it has been awhile since I've eaten I'll have a power snack.
9) Making my own food.. helps dramatically with finances and calories. I measure all my portions and don't eat that much fattening food. Also, I switched my white rice to brown rice, white bread to grained bread, butter to smart balance, eggs to egg whties, etc. These little changes have really added up I think.
10) Now that I am the one in charge of the kitchen.. I can control what is in it.. Of course my husband can buy what he needs to buy, but since I'm the one who mainly cooks, then I cook healthy. I control what goes in my kitchen, what temptations are around, and what goes in my mouth.

I just feel different. It really is great. I have shrunk very much, which is why I wanted to crunch down on the exercise.. but it just feels good. I have more energy and am looking forward for the day and what else I can do to make this weight come off for good. I am reading a lot of health magazines adn looking fro new recipes all the time. MY husband and I are on a budget, so shopping healthy is one of our priorities.. I told him I don't mind having a big grocery bill as long as the items on that bill are healthy, can be used for multiple meals, adn won't go bad. But if I spend money on junk.. then its not worth it to me.

My wishlist: A personal trainer for a few sessions to show me what to do when i work out by mysely, switch from Bally Fitness to a new gym with more classes (I'm thinking Zumba?!?!), a treadmill machine for home or a nice one at the gym... I won't get these for awhile due to the finances, but a girl can dream right!? lol

I will try and get better at my blogging and try and catch up with all you girls posts. Life is just crazy :)


Now I am beginning to add the workout and exercise to my routine.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

MidWeek Update

So I am definetly not going to be able to blog everyday like I used to...especially considering I was jobless when I was doing that. But here I am :)

So this week has been great progress in the life change part of my weeks. I am not doing anything super special right now as far as working out. I am eating very healthy and getting walks in as I can. As far as the fitness thing goes, I fully intend on adding that to my routine, but with school finishing for the semester, I am trying my best to finish off with great grades. So there's that excuse :) lol.

BUT Ok, I am not going to admit my whole weight number right now,... because it is pretty disturbing and of course my heaviest. So on Monday it ended with a six, when I measured it in the evening and then yesterday it ended with a four, and today it ended with a 2.6. Is that correct?? Did I really loose 3.4 lbs in three days?!?!? I guess I will let you know by the end of the week when I continue to weigh. I am going to try and weigh ins every day if not a few times a week. I think if I keep close track without obsessing over it, then it will be good for me. And so far I have denied most temptation... which is good considering Christmas time @ a Dr's office= Christmas presents for the Dr's that are given to their assistants (AKA ME!)) lol. And all presents to the dr's office for some reason are not at all healthy....

But I AM EXCITED about this... I need to keep this momentum up and keep this going. I need to loose this weight. For me, myself, and I, and my husband, and family, and future children :) Oh, and I want to make a goal to loose a certain amount of weight by the New Year... What do you think that weight should be? It was going to be ten pounds, but if I already lost three... then that maybe easier than I thought.. So Help :)

SOOOO What's going on with everyone else? How is everyone else's diet or changes going?? I miss reading everyone's blog, hopefully I can get to it soon!!!!