Monday, May 31, 2010

Summer challenge weigh in

Ugh! Really didn't do great, but my Friday weigh in resulted in nada. 191. Zero pounds lost. I honestly can't say next week will be better as this weekend friends were visiting and I am distracted by a medical test I have this week. Sigh. Mini goal for me: today to eat healthy, drink lots of water and clean out my pantry!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Summer Challenge 2010!

OK I must admit I forgot about summer challenge, so thank you to Kandice for reminding me. I have had some distractions, and when I first read her reminder this morning, I thought, well I can't participate in this. But I can, and I must.

Starting weight today: 191 (sorry will be unable to take pics of scale).

Sad to say up two pounds from last week, but that's what not exercising and mindless eating will do for you. So here's to a good week and good choices!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Finally, in the 180's!

Boy it took me a while to lose the latest few pounds! I'm .2 pounds away from a 16 pound loss, and I can say goodbye to the 190's!

I'm okay with the slow loss. Slow loss is better than no loss. And staying the same is better than gaining.

I saw someone last night who I hadn't seen in months and she called me skinny! How cool is that. Now I know I am not skinny, but I am skinnier for sure!

Now if only my daughter hadn't woken me up at 4 am, I'd be feeling a bit better. I've been so busy and a bit scatterbrained lately, I'm sure the lack of sleep won't help. Glad I stocked up on healthy food this week! So glad that watermelon and blueberries are in season.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Summer Challenge 2010!

Crazy busy day, but I just wanted to say that I'm joining The Summer Challenge 2010 created by Kandice over at No More CHUNKY DUNKING, time to skinny dip!

More details later (how do I get that badge thingy here?) Anyhoo I hereby pledge:

To weigh myself every Friday.
To lose 10 pounds by the end of the challenge (August 23). If I lose more, great.
To work out at the gym at least 3 times a week. If I go more, great!

All doable! Thanks Kandice!

Friday, May 7, 2010

On track and setting goals

Just got my period and have been feeling bloated and crampy. Set my alarm to go to the gym and I woke up at one point and turned it off. But then I woke up again and thought, I'm awake, I'd better go! So I did. Got 3 miles in. I always vary the pace and the and the incline. It felt good. Three days in a row! Can I go for 5 days next week? Could I (gasp) possibly go on the weekend? It's up to me.

I have a little secret goal. Every year my girls run a mile in the fall for their school's fun run. This coming fall, I'd love to run with them. I've never done that, and I never thought I would. The only way I'll feel comfortable enough to do that is to lose weight. In a few weeks, if I get on a good workout routine, I'd love to start the couch to 5k program and maybe even do a 5k in the fall. I don't know if my knees will let me, and I'd be OK with not doing a 5k, but I think I should be able to run one mile on two days to be with my girls. Shhhh, don't tell! :)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Went to the gym

Although it was a bit tough to wake up early enough to be at the gym at 5am, it felt good. It felt good when I was doing it and when I was done. Did fairly well with food choices yesterday, and so far so good today.

I just found out I have to do a follow up test re a slight medical issue, so that's weighing on my mind. I don't know if it's PMS or a bit of worry that has given me a headache, but trying to work through it. Trying to drink a lot of water.

Biggest loser was inpiring to me last night. Especially Daris who worked through Bob pushing him over and over. Daris is so fit now, it really is inspiring!

OK, back to work. Happy Cinco de Mayo! (Healthy chicken enchiladas for dinner)!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Back on track: My great 10 pound mini-goal!

I've not posted in a while. I guess I haven't been too motivated in the weight loss fitness area. I have eaten well, not perfect, but I haven't done well in the exercise area. I'm changing that tomorrow!

The good news is that I seem to be very good at maintaining a weight of 192 pounds. The bad news is I want to weigh less than 192 pounds! Other good news is that I finally, finally took the time to get a checkup exam. It had been a while. All is great! Total cholesterol is 140! Was flummoxed and didn't get the 2 separate numbers, but doctor said it looked great. Blood pressure was good and all was well. No sign of some issues that run in my family.

Not sure exactly why I've lost motivation. As I said before March is always a stressful month for me, and April had vacation. Enjoyed eating and walking on vacation and didn't over do it! Felt good about my choices.

I think fearing the doctor's visit which I had put off for too long was stressing me out. Also, last week had a health scare with my daughter, but all is well. The bottom line is I just need to do it!

So I want to lose 10 pounds. No deadline, but by the end of June would be good. Of course I need to lose more than 10 pounds, but I need to have a reasonable goal to work towards to get me moving.

I dub this "My great 10 pound mini-goal!" I hope tomorrow to be able to post the good things I have done achieve this goal.

I must say, the reason that I maintained my weight and didn't gain any was reading the great blogs of so many people who are on this weight loss journey. I appreciate reading everyone's struggles and success stories.