I’m back 🙂 I bet most of you probably thought that I had fallen off the wagon, huh? I am VERY proud to say that I have not fallen off the wagon. I may have made the wagon a bit more comfortable, but I have definitely not fallen off. I have been so very busy over the past several weeks that I have not had time to blog. Which I regret because I haven’t been keeping track of my wonderful progress. I cannot believe that over a month has passed since my last post. I am proud to announce that I have lost an additional 20 pounds since my last post. I am currently at 178.2 pounds. Which means I have lost 75.8 pounds since Christmas. HOLY COW!
So why haven’t I been around blogging? Well my 5 year marriage has ended and I have been moving my ex husband out of my house. Talk about life changing, huh? Talk about a great opportunity to eat and eat and refuse to exercise. I’m not going to say that there hasn’t been moments, because there have. But, I will say that I have kept the forward momentum going. Now that I’m a single mom of two very active girls I have had to rethink my work outs. I don’t get to the gym for formal work outs as often as before, but I try to get there about twice a week. Though, everyday during my breaks at work I am walking about 3 miles total. The walking in conjunction with really watching my calories still I am still losing weight.
I really need to take new measurements and some recent pictures. I hope to do that in the next week or so. I am proud to say that my size 12 capris that I have on now are getting pretty loose. I may even attempt a size 8. We shall see!!
Ok, so I have been facing some major life changes over the past 6-8 weeks or so. Due to the sensitive nature of this situation I cannot go into detail here yet (probably will in the next couple of months). What I will say is that pretty much every aspect of my life will be radically changing over the next couple of months. To start out with I was dealing with the stress quite well. I was still working out, eating well, and avoiding known temptations when possible. Continue reading →
This is going to be a fairly short post, since I wrote such a lengthy post yesterday about what has been going on. Last week was pretty good (except for my huge splurge on my birthday). I have still been eating fairly well, but have struggled with the motivation to exercise. I dread getting ready for the gym, driving to the gym, and every minute of the work out. However, when I’m finished I am glad that I went. Is that messed up or what? I have a feeling that it is because I am not feeling challenged enough. I’m not sure. Regardless, I still lost 5.6 pounds last week. Continue reading →
I’ve known for the past couple of days I needed to write a post about the past couple of weeks. This last week in particular I have been incredibly lazy and sloppy. I have been eating over my calories (way over in some cases) and I have been lacking the motivation to work out that I have had in the past couple of weeks. I know I need to get motivated again, and I am working this weekend to figure out how I can change things up to bring the motivation back. Continue reading →
I have lost 41 pounds since December 26, 2011. Even typing this sentence I am amazed at that fact. I have encountered bumps along the way. There has been a short term illness that prevented physical exercise. Cravings that wouldn’t go away. Social settings that could lend itself to gross over eating. There have even been days that I have gone over my calorie budget. And yet, somehow I have made it to 41 pounds lost. This is an incredible achievement. However, I still wake up with the voices of addiction taunting me. Just this morning, I was tempted to have a piece of French Silk Pie for breakfast. In the past I would not have blinked an eye at not just having a piece of sinfully delicious pie for breakfast, but eating the rest of the pie. Though, I was able to refocus and remember what Continue reading →
What a week this has been! I was thrilled that the doctor cleared me for exercise on Monday which led to a week fueled with exercise. I may have gone a little bit crazy with the amount of exercise I did this week, but it was so nice to get back to it. To give myself a bit of credit I did ease into my work outs again by starting with only 30 minutes of cardio and working my way back up to the exercise levels I was before. I did not want to risk getting sick again. I also was able to maintain my calorie budget for the week. Typically I have been trying to eat exactly how many calories that I am allowed each day (especially on my work out days), and creating any Continue reading →
This has been a challenging week for me. If you recall I had a health scare that landed me in the emergency room twice within 6 hours or so. As a result I have not been able to work out this week like I would have otherwise. I have also felt very exhausted all week. Though, I am very proud to say that I have still stayed within my calorie budget all week long even though I have not been able to exercise since Monday. All in all I only lost 0.8 pounds this week. Though, considering what I have been through Continue reading →
I am looking for recommendations that anyone might have for heart rate monitors. I am wanting to purchase one as my reward when I reach the 200 pound mark. Mainly, because when I get below 200 pounds I want to start a running program. Currently the only way that I am keeping track of the calories burned during a work out is the calories burned that is listed on the cardio machine I am on. Lose It! also has a suggested number of calories that I have burned depending on the kind of work out I am doing. Though, lately I have noticed that I could have the same intensity of work out on two different machines and get a completely different number of calories burned. So, it would be nice to have a heart rate monitor to have a consistent record of how many calories I am burning for each work out. Continue reading →
This week has been a challenging week! I was dealing with a lot of extra stress due to my husband being in the hospital. Not to mention that time of the month so I did a little bit of more over eating than I have in weeks past. Though, even with this being said I have still lost an additional 1.8 pounds. Continue reading →