Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Let's play Catchup...

So, I know it's been a while since I posted, but it doesn't mean I haven't been getting my groove back. It just means I've been slack on the blogging thing and for that, I apologize.  I can definately recall events as far back as Thursday. On Thursday I went walking with TK. Then on Friday I went to the gym in Wrens with Shonda where we did weight machines, the elliptical, and a little bit of step. Saturday I went talking with TK. And on Sunday I went to church... House cleaning was my official workout for the day. Monday I went to the gym with Shonda to do a Zumba class. And tonight was a toning class with Shonda. I'm scheduled to go to the gym with a friend at 4:30 and them I'm to hit the gym again at 7:30 with Shonda for cardio dance. I told Shonda that I had to adjust my weight by my birthday goal because I've been sitting at this weight for a while now. So, since my birthday is July 14th, my goal is to lose 12 lbs by my birthday. Totally reasonable if I keep my butt in gear. I'm excited and Shoda wont let me forget. I think I need to take a page out of the biggest loser book and write it on my arm. Let's see, when I weight the other morning I was at 183. So that would put me at 171. I like that. I wasn't that small while I was in the military. So, if you see me, online or in person, please encourage me. Send up prayers and join me in this. I want to be better and healthier. I want that for all of us.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Day 125: So many hot dates... so little time

Okay... so, I need to clarify my title before somebody tells my husband. By hot dates, I mean scheduled fitness outtings outdoors with friends. :) TK and I walked earlier this week and then again today. She keeps track of the distance and according to her we did 4 miles. That was this evening. This morning I walked my dog in the neighborhood next door. That was a 20 minute outting. Then I mowed our lawn... Now this was no normal thing. Because our mower is not gas powered or electric powered. It is man powered. The old school mower from like the 50's. I love it. It's environmentally friendly and one heck of a workout. So... I figure... I got three workouts today, which makes up for the slice of cheese cake I has last night and today. ;) So, with the school year over, I'm feeling a real boost to workout and I have 4 people who have all planned to workout with me. One likes going to the Y and hitting the threadmills. TK likes walking the nearby track. Shonda wants to try some of the classes at the Y. And Katrina will do anything the Y has to offer. Plus, I look forward to getting out there with Shelly, Andrea, and anybody else that will put up with me. Cilla's getting her groove back one date at a time.  

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Day 122: Getting back into it... Slowly but surely

So... yesterday I got on my elliptical while watching the biggest loser for 30min. Today I went walking at the park with my good friend TK. We did 3 miles. I'm planning on doing 4 more miles tomorrow. Last day of school is tomorrow and though I lave a little post planning... I'm feeling ready to get my groove back. I'll be in the gym again on Monday with one friend and I've got plans to walk with a few throughout the summer. I don't mind if I work out 2 times a day... that's what they do on the Biggest Loser...

Monday, May 16, 2011

Day 119: Learning me

Okay, So... I haven't been as discipline as I'd like to be lately. But it doesn't mean I'm not learning. I've think I've discovered every possible trigger known to man. Here are a few:

1.)  PMS- I don't need cramps or bloating to tell me when that time is approaching. I just need to stop and think... Have I tried to eat olives, ice cream, and wine? Am I in the mood for chicken, pork, beef, fish... and huh, I wonder what would happen if I mashed them all together baked, fried, smothered and covered them. Yeah,... it's that time.

2.) Finances (or lack there of)- Oh, yeah... when funds get low. The calories get high. See, a couple of things take place. Thing one- though healthy eating is less expensive when you take into account medical bills and dieting costs. However, when funds get low it gets harder to look at the long term saving as opposed the the short time low costs of canned and prepackaged foods. Thing two- being low on funds is... depressing... and what do most people do when they are depressed? They eat comfort foods.

3) Stress- Okay, um... with high stakes tests and high strung kids, I could say I have a little stress in my life. I a recently found myself in a nail-bitting moment eating everything but the kitchen sink.

4) Busy schedule- Last week more than any, I recall having long 5-6 hour stretches between meals and on those days I'd never get full once I started eating. Talk about starvation mode.

So, that's not all, but it's definately enough. So, I have to do a better job of eating on time stress free on a budget even when my "friend" is in town. I'll definately let you know how that goes. :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Day 114: Bad day for the Belly

Okay... Today was an awesome day for my spirit... but a bad day for the belly. I started out okay, and my school lunch was just peachy... but... I got a graduation gift that I did not resist. It was a pineapple pound cake from Shonda. And it was soooo good. I had 2 slices. So, tomorrow... I will bust my butt to get back on track. Keep me accountable. Keep me motivated. Keep me in your prayers. I love you ladies.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Day 113: Really back to "normal"

So, I thought the end of classes was the end of it all, but I still had to graduate. That meant I had to get my grad gear, prepare my home for guests, and do all of the other things I had been putting off. So, now all of that is done. I graduated yesterday with my Masters of Education. Yeppie and now I can get back to more "normal". I'm back to logging my meals, exercise, and daily experiences.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Day 106: Back to... Normal???

Well, I don't have class at night anymore... I graduate on this coming Monday. And I've been doing some things that I haven't done in a while. I went to bed before 10:00 last night. I went for a fantastic morning walk. I've stayed stocked up on fruits and veggies. And though there are alot of things that are normal in my life, this is as close to normal as I think I can get. Definately check out my food journal. It looks pretty good. I'm headed in the right direction and I have alot of support. I love my life. Now, I just want to live it to the fullest. I want to be health enough to do anything? No worry about being out of breath, tired, in pain, or defeated. I'm on my way there...

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Day 104: You make me do better

Well folks, I have posts all of my meals for today and I must say, Not bad. Honestly, everytime I got ready to eat something I said to myself, I have to post this on my blog. So, that thought kept me from eating the cinnamon roll and having a glass of chocovino. I mean, there will be times when I wont be perfect. But trust me, I couldn't bring myself the sit down and type a binge. I'd be like... Gina's going to read this, and my co-workers and friends. It helps to hold me accountable. And the best part is, it's easy. I just text my meals from my phone to blogger. So I can do it on my lunch break or while I'm out to dinner.
And Darrisaw reminded me that we have a white party coming up and I must look my absolute best. So we are going to up or vegetable intake and be faithful with the food journal, for at least the next 3 weeks.
Feel free to check out what I'm eating and make any suggestions you think will help. Live long and Prosper.