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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

40 Day Challenge...

Yesterday flew by so fast!  I couldn't take spin class because I had to take my mom to the doctor.  Instead I walked 35 minutes on the treadmill and did 50 minutes on the treadmill.  I ate really well yesterday and broke even for pp allowed and pp consumed!  I earned 23 activity pp between my morning and evening workouts.  I walked for an hour at the track during my daughter's practice.  I felt so good by the end of the day!

As of yesterday, there are 40 days until my 35th birthday.  I have decided to make my own 40 day challenge.  My biggest goal for this challenge is to make it to 100 lost by the May 4th meeting, which is my actual birthday.  As of last Friday's weigh in, I am down 80.2...therefore I need to lose 19.8 pounds.

My challenge includes daily goals of...exercising...even on the weekends...eating within my daily pp...drinking plenty of water...and enjoying my extra 49pp VERY carefully throughout the week rather than blowing them on the weekend and then using them all over again!

Yesterday was Day 1 and I met all of my daily goals...woo hoo!  Today I am already off to a good start.  I got in 30 minutes on the treadmill and then I took an hour long step / weight class.  The class was super hard because it has been so long since I have taken it...but I did it!  It is 12pm and I have plenty to do today...meeting my goals included!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

I CAN do this...

It has been almost a month since my last post.  I really need to make posting a habit, even if no one ever reads my blog but me.  I recently realized that the tracking and notes I do in Weight Watcher's e-tools only seems to go back about 2 months.  I can imagine if everyone's full history was kept their data base would be totally overloaded!

So here is goes...

My last 4 weigh ins have gone as follows...

March   3...-.8
March   9...-.4
March 16...-2.8
March 23...+2.0

Which means I have lost a total of 2 pounds in the past 4 weeks.  I have been struggling since December and every time I seem to be getting back on track I seem to get off track just as fast.  It almost seems as if I am sabotaging myself.  I have gone up and down the same few pounds for months and months, and I have got to make some serious changes if I am going to get past this nonsense and get back to losing a significant amount on a steady basis.

I still have about 70-90 pounds to lose and I know if I got back to business I could lose them this year and meet my goal weight by the end of the year.  The time is going to pass anyway, God willing, so I have got to figure out how to make the most of it.

I really love exercise, and most weeks get a lot of it.  When I don't exercise as planned it is usually because I need to care for my kids because they are sick, or because I have to take care of my parents.  A few weeks ago my daughter started Track and Field.  She has practice 3-4 nights a week.  During her practice, I walk around the outside of the track for 60-90 minutes.  I can watch her practice and get some extra activity in at the same!

So exercise has not been my problem lately...eating has.  I find that I start most days off well and then sometime over the course of the day I make one poor choice that leads to another.  This does not happen on a daily basis, but has definitely happened more often lately.  I know I am up since my weigh in on Friday,  I feel I am 80 pounds heavier again.

Tomorrow is a new day.  I will start my day with oatmeal, a good walk on the treadmill, and a 60 minute spin class.  I will keep myself super busy all day, and plan the week's meals so I am prepared and not eating things I shouldn't.  Throughout my journey I have never eliminated any foods that I really enjoy, but I have had better control over when I how much I ate.  I need to get back to the mindset which helped me lose 80 pounds in the first place.  I have to get back to my 100%, faithful, WW self.  I have to get back to me.

I deserve to lose weight and reach my goals.  There is not reason why I shouldn't be a WW success story.  I CAN do this!


You are so fast...what!?!

This post was written on Feb 28, but never posted....Yesterday my legs were killing me...during the night and when I got out of bed.  I think the walking Sunday got to me since I had not exercised in over a week and I wore sandals.  When I got to the gym I could not face the treadmill so I took a spin class instead.  I have never worked so hard in spin and really pushed myself.  I felt so good once I was finished.  I got to class a few minutes before it started so there were only a few bikes left.  I opted for one in the second row, right in front of the instructor.  At first I was a little intimidated, but once class started I was fine.  I try my best to keep up with his pace and yesterday I was able to.  Most of the class I am starring at his shoes to make sure my feet are moving at the same pace.  After a super long, and fast sitting sprint, the girl next to me swatted me with her towel.  At first I thought "what the heck"...then, out of breathe, she said "You are so fast!  I was trying to keep up with you and I couldn't".  Who would have ever thought I would be a super spinner...certainly not me!  I thanked her and was so excited.