Today was weigh in day for me! My weight on Monday was 190 and today.................183!!!! I can't believe I lost 7 pounds. I was aiming for 2 pounds a week but I did better than I expected. I tracked my calorie intack on www.livestrong.com. and I was able to work out 3 days (Wii Fit and My Fitness Coach) this week. I was aiming for the whole week but I got a really bad cold and didn't want to push it!
So I met most of my goals. Healthy eating, a loss in weight (yeah!) and working out at least 15 minutes a day (was able to work out 3 days this week). I feel focused and I'm very happy that I was able to see a loss by achieving all the mini-goals I set for myself this week.
For next week I want to work out 5 days. I hope to see another 2 pound loss and continue to food journal. I love that I can set a calorie goal on livestrong.com and enter the food I eat to see how much more calories I can consume for the day. What is even better is that they have an app for my itouch, so I can track my food even when I am away from the computer!
Friday, April 17, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Here I am again starting over. It has been a struggle and my weight has yo-yoed since having Joshua two years ago. The lowest I have gotten with my weight loss journey thie year was 173. I was so happy at my progress and then somehow I became a stress eating monster and I have reached the highest weight I've ever been in my life (not even during pregnancy did I weigh this much!) .... 190!
I don't know why it's so hard this time. I know what I need to do! I was successful at weight loss before. I had Julia at 28 years olds and gained a significant amount of weight during pregnancy. I had also gained some weight from working at a place that constantly had food catered. I had vowed to lose weight by my 30th birthday. I became a gym rat and a Weight Watchers champion... I lost 30 pounds by my 30th birthday. I was at 130 pounds and was proudly wearinga size 6! Fast forward to losing my grandma unexpectly to cancer and food became my comfort. I probably gained back about 20 pounds. I know by the time I got pregnant with Jr. I was around a size 10-12. I had stopped weighing myself :(
I had vowed to work out and eat healthy so I wouldn't gain too much more weight during pregnancy but that didn't happen. Lots of unforseen circumstances occured and I slipped into a pattern yet again of using food to comfort me. Jr. was born and I started to lose weight only to find out I awas pregnant again when he was around 3 months old! My Josh was due on Jr's first birthday but was born 1 day before my due date. I tried hard to control my weight while pregnant for the 3rd time but it wasn't easy. I hovered in the 180's again. I was too tired to exercise or watch what I was eating. I had a newborn, was pregnant and returned to work to find out my position was deemed redundant and phased out! I had worked at that company for 5 years!
So fast forward to present day... I need to gain control of my weight before it controls me. I need to learn to lean on something other than food to comfort me. I am setting a schedule so I can do daily devotions and prayers. I want to food journal every day to keep track of calories and emotions when eating. I am committing to at least 15 minutes of exercise a day.
I am going to take one step at a time, one day at a time and "one weigh at a time". I am going to set mini goals and achieve mini victories to achieve my overall goal!
This week my goal is healthy eating and food journaling every day( I am tracking using daily plate on livestrong.com). I want to achieve a 2 pound weight loss by Friday!
Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.
I did not buy my boys Princess Fiona pull-ups. My boys did not have to wear these pink girly pull-ups with different princesses each day. They did not have to deal with Julia picking out which princess they would sport at each diaper change or hear her giggle when she saw them running around with Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty or Snow White on their little tushies!
Julia did not spill a whole glass of orange soda over 2 bags of clean clothes I had to fold and put away! By the way I am way to health concious to give Julia a glass of orange soda to drink!
Me and Julia did not pre-order tickets to see the new Hannah Montana movie and then on the day of the movie stand on line for half an hour waiting to get a seat! I also did not tell Julia that she had to use the bathroom before the movie because I didn't want to get up in the middle of the movie to take her to the bathroom and then proceed to make three of my own bathroom trips during the movie because I drank a huge cup of cherry Coke while watching the movie (again I am too health concious to drink cherry Coke... I am supposed to be on a diet, right?)
Also I did not really enjoy the movie. I didn't laugh at the jokes or sing along to the music! Julia did not get up at the end of the movie to dance and sing and the lights didn't turn on while she was getting down either!
Finally this is not the second year in a row that we were late for Easter service at our church. It definetly was not my fault! I did not look at our church's website the night before and see 10:45 instead of 10:15 for the service time!