Monday, August 31, 2009

I haven't forgotten...

Hi all,

I have been absent, but I haven't forgotten. Things are crazy. I am still working out as I can; food is okay. Weigh ins have been so so. I'll update later tonight, but just wanted to say that I am still here and still read you guys every day.

Thank you for all your past and future encouragement. I couldn't do it without you guys.


Friday, August 21, 2009

Rededicating Myself

Last week's weight: 281.2
This week's weight: 279.6
Change since last week: -1.6
Total pounds lost: 13.4

I haven't really been dedicated the past few weeks. I have eaten relatively well, but I haven't gone to the gym, save Wednesday night (when I walked for a solid hour -- almost 3 miles -- and felt wonderful!).

But if I want to succeed, I can't keep making excuses. No more playing around. We're back on, and it's for real. I'm tired of only half way being dedicated as of late. Totally dedicated. It's my health, my body, my fight.

I'd like to see 275 by the end of August. That's the first goal.

And more updates. And I promise to keep my food list going.

Until next time,

Friday, August 14, 2009

Not a pretty day

Last week's weight: 278.4
This week's weight: 281.2
Change since last week: +2.8
Total pounds lost: 11.8

I knew this was coming. I haven't worked out all week. I also didn't eat well yesterday (working lunch over pizza and dinner at a mexican restaurant--burrito, beans, cheese dips), so I'm not so shocked with what I saw on the scale this morning.

But that doesn't mean it hurts any less.

Tomorrow will be a new day.


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A conundrum

So this weekend, I sat around Friday and Saturday, weighed the next mornings and had lost 2 pounds! I ate well, didn't eat any crap sugar stuff, but also didn't exercise. Yesterday, I eat normal stuff, have a sweet or two, walk for 1.3 miles and gain 3 pounds since Sunday morning.

My only thought: I totally blew it on Sunday with two Mountain Dews. I was also running around the state seeing some friends, didn't eat regularly and drank those toxic drinks. Then yesterday I had some crap pop tart and sugary candies. Maybe sugar really is my problem. In that case, as an experiment, only my ounce of dark chocolate on occasion for the rest of the week! We'll see what happens!

I really just want to break through 275!


Friday, August 7, 2009

Friday Weigh-In

Last week's weight: 280.0
This week's weight: 278.4
Change since last week: -1.6
Total pounds lost: 14.6

I feel better this week. I was actually at a lower point on Tuesday before I finally started walking again. Weird how that happens. Not sure if I'm consuming enough calories, and since I've been busy and unable to update myfitnesspal, it's hard to tell. I promise to get better at that so I can keep track of it. But still 1.6 pounds is 1.6 pounds. And next week, it'll be another 1.6 pounds and on and on until I'm where I need to be!

Happy weekend!


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A return from the wilderness

So sorry I haven't updated in a while. I was busy this weekend cleaning and organizing, and then I took the day off yesterday to spend time with a friend who came through Bham.

I've been listening to the advice of Robin and am trying to cut out carbs and breads and pastas and grains, etc. So far so good!!! I haven't made it to the gym yet again, but tonight, we have a pretty serious date set. I need to get in there and WORK.

I have a new goal: down to 260 by the end of the year! Think I can do it? Here's to hoping!

Note to self: Get better at updating myfitnesspal. That's the point of the web site, duh!

Until later.