Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Weigh in Wednesday

Today's weight:


So only .2 pounds down for the week. Feeling stuck, no not that kind of stuck, just stuck weight wise.  I know rationally I'm doing the right things and the weight will come off,  just wish my work showed on the scale.

Here's what I'm doing:

Mon:     Ease into 5k
Tues:    Zumba, walk the dogs
Wed:    Derby Lite
Thurs:  Aerobics
Fri:      Strength training, walk the dogs
Sat:      Ease into 5K
Sun:     Walk the dogs

Food has been fine.  I admit to the occasional cookie or candy, but not an everyday thing.  Getting in my protein and fluids.  Just feel like i'm not seeing the results I expect.

Just been feeling king of...

I have lost 85 pounds, and I just feel kind, should be more.  I think because the first 50-60 were so easy to lose, it seems like now I'm fighting for every pound.

oh, poor me, only lost 85 pounds.  let's start the pity party now.  I am thrilled with how far I've come. I've had so many NSV even in the last couple of months so I should focus on those, and not the scale.

Sorry for the whine fest.  Need to snap out of this funk and get into this funk...

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

WTF Wednesday Weigh In


Same as freakin last week!!  With all the exercise I did in the last week I was expecting a nice drop.  Unfortunately this is what I got today.  

Emoticon confused with question

Rationally I know that weights will fluctuate, but come on.  Can't I get a break?

Just need to keep up what I'm doing and it will go down.  Just got to remember that. 

Friday, January 11, 2013

Excellent Exercise

Can I just say what an awesome week I've had with exercise? Not sure if I can keep it up but this is what I accomplished this week

Mon: 30min walk with the dogs
Tues: 1hr Zumba class + 20 min walk with the dogs
Wed: 1 1/2 hr Derby Lite Class
Thur: 1 hr low impact aerobics class
Fri:  1 hr Ball Blast class + 30 minutes W4D1 C25K

and how do I feel?  Well besides sore in places I don't think I've ever been sore before, I feel AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The new gym at work was having all the classes for free this week, so I thought I'd give it a try.  I've always wanted to try Zumba but was worried/afraid of going somewhere.  I had so much fun!  I couldn't do halfe the moves the instructor did, but that doesn't matter.  I was moving and having a blast.  I'm going to make this a weekly thing. Already put it on my calendar.

The Ball Blast class was another new one at the work gym.  It's a strength class using medicine balls, stability balls, kettle bell and bosu balls.  I need to add some strength training, so I figured I give it a try, it's free.  Kind of intimidating that everyone else in the class (all 4 of them) were younger and MUCH fitter than I, but I stuck with it and had a blast.  Tough class, couldn't do some of the things, but was able to modify.  I was so happy that I made it to then end without having to stop.

Worst part of the class is the fact it's at 6am.  Yup, 6am...I usually don't even get out of bed until after 7, so that was hard for me. 

Then when I got home from work I took the dogs our for a walk and decided to restart C25K.  Before holidays I finished W3.  Figured what the heck, I'll try W4.  I was able to do all the running parts (albeit at more of a wog than a run).  Even the 6 minute one, and I wasn't dying at the end.

OMG, I think I'm turning into an exercise nut...and I think I like it.

Not sure I will do all of that every week, but it's nice to know I have lots of options of things I like.  Completely sore from head to toe.

Oh, and some not so great developement this week.  For some reason my heartburn is acting up big time.  I can eat and drink fine, but wondering if I might be a scootch to tight so going in monday for a teeney tiney unfil.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Goals for 2013

For my 1st bandiversay (May 21st) I would like to be 100 pounds down.  That's less than 20 pounds in about 4 months.

Don't have a goal for the rest of the year.  My original goal was 120 pounds lost.  That only got me to 200 pounds, and I wasn't even sure that was achievable. I don't even remember if my surgeon gave me a goal weight or not.  Once I get to 200 I'll re-evaluate where I want to go from there.

Continue with Derby Lite and aerobics classes (each one a week)

Add another class once a week.  Possibly Zumba, going to try a class tomorrow.

Finish my ease into 5K program.  I was going to start Week 4 before the holidays.  I haven't restarted since.  It's too icy outside to try and for some reason I'm scared to try running/wogging on my treadmill.  Will have to get over that quickly.

Continue to walk the dogs atleast 5 days of the week.

Complete at least five races, of at least 5K, if not longer.  There's an 8k in April that I'm looking at, but not sure if I'll be ready for that.

To actually "run" an entire 5K by the end of 2013.

To continue to push myself out of my comfort zone.  To try things I never thought I could do, even if it makes me uncomfortable.

To learn to use my band to it's fullest capabilities, and to learn it's limitations.

I still need to do a wrap up for last year, but wanted to get my 2013 goals down on "paper" to make them real.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Wednesday Weigh in

Wasn't sure what the scale was going to say when I got on this morning.  I was ok over the holidays, but not great.  Too much traveling and eating out. Too many of my mom's cookies as well.  She is an amazing baker, and made 7-8 different types of cookies this year, down from previous years 12 different types.  YUMMY!!

So without further ado...


So down 1.8 pounds from pre-holiday weigh-in.  A loss is a HUGE deal, wasn't expecting much, so I'll take anything I can get.   I have officially passed the 80 pound loss mark!!! YIPPEE!!

Trip was good.  I could use a vacation from my vacation.  Got home NYE to a driveway full of snow to shovel before we could get in the house.  Next year I'm going to pay someone to shovel before we get home.

Got a FitBit for christmas, so need to get back on track with number of steps and logging food on MFP.