Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday WI- week 3

Do you know how annoying it is to gain and lose the same 2 pounds over and over again? I do! I weighed in this morning at 169.6lbs which is exactly what I weighed 2 weeks ago before I gained the 2lbs last week. Water weight? Maybe. PMS weight? Maybe. Some higher power trying to make me crazy? Also likely. The good news is that those 2lbs are gone again. Now if only next Friday I lose instead of gaining back some or all of these infamous 2lbs again!

I didn't do too much differently this past week. I did exercise a little more, which is a big deal for me. I have decided that without an exercise plan I never stick with it. I need to know what day and time I am doing what activity or I never do it. If I just say I will swim on Tuesday but don't pick a time or place then all of a sudden it is Tuesday night at 8:30pm and I have wasted my day and not exercised. One of my updated goals this week has to do with exercise and planning it into my day.

Last week's goals went pretty well, but not great.
Water-pretty good. I think I am finally making it a habit :D
Journal-FAIL! But I will start fresh today, even if I am going to eat fried food at the state fair!
Exercise-3 out of 7 days. Seems to be my norm, but that's gonna change!

This week's goals.
Journal-Write down everything I eat, no matter what! Calculate points at the end of everyday to see where I stand and how I do without actively counting points.
Exercise-Make an exercise plan with day, activity and time. Stick with it!
Water- Just keep up with it. Journal water intake as well.

I am sticking to the same basic goals I have had for the last few weeks, but they are slightly modified. I am hoping these modifications will help me to be successful this week! Matt and I are headed to the state fair today where I am sure to eat bad stuff, but as long as I write it down and don't cheat myself I will be fine. Not to mention all of the walking around! I am sure that will counteract about 200 of the 2000 calories I will eat! :D Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday WI- week 2

I don't even wanna talk about it. At all. 2 pound gain. 2 pounds! I might as well head for the hills and never look back. I am so frustrated beyond belief right now. But what did I expect as I was eating whatever I wanted whenever I wanted and only getting to the gym twice? I shouldn't have expected anything. But to gain back last week's loss plus some is just nutso. I have to make a decision. I have to decide whether I want to keep trying to do this by myself or if I want to revert back to counting points. I really want to do this my way and not have to obsess over points values. I know I need to journal better and pay attention to what I am eating. I know I need to drink more water. I know I need to exercise more. Why can't I just do these things? Argh. Hopefully next week brings better news.

As far as my goals, here's how I did.
Exercise-3 out of 7 days

This week's goals:
1. 3 camelbacks/day
2. Write down EVERYTHING I eat
3. Exercise 4 of 7 days

Basically the same as last weeks and the week before. I can't make new goals until I can keep up with the ones I have already made. I need to make these things habits before I can drop them as goals. Today is a new day, a new start, a new week. See you next Friday, hopefully with better progress!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday WI-recommitment week 1 (again)

I weighed in this morning at 169.6lbs. Woo! That means a loss!!! :D I am pretty happy about that! I know if I would have stuck with my plan better it could have been more of a loss, but any loss is a good loss. Last week I posted some goals, here they are and how I did.

1. Drink water! Lots of it! Everyday! (at least 3 Camelback bottles a day)
I did pretty good with this. Drank a lot more tea than water, but fluid is fluid.
2. Keep a daily food journal. Record food eaten and hungry/full feelings.
I kept my journal everyday but yesterday. I mostly recorded my food and exercise. I need to focus more on my feelings.
3. Exercise 5 days out of the 7.
FAIL! I only exercised 3 days; saturday, sunday and monday.

So,there it is. Week 1 back to it and I did some good things and there are improvements to be made. Here are my goals for week 2 which look a lot like week 1's;

1. Drink at least 3 camelbacks a day.
2. Keep a daily food/exercise/feelings journal. Focus on feelings.
3. Exercise 5 out of the 7 days.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Back to Reality

Yesterday afternoon Matt and I got back from our 2 week adventure on the East Coast! We had such a great time and I will post pics soon. We spent a week in Pennsylvania in a mountain resort and then drove to Washington DC where we spent 4 days exploring the city. It was so hot and humid in DC! I am thankful to have come home to "dry heat" here in Sac! I still have about another month off before I start back teaching at my new school. I was involuntarily transferred from Woodcreek and will now be teaching at Roseville High. I was very upset about the change, but I have accepted it now and am just thankful for a job!

I had my usual weigh-in this morning and I am 171.4lbs. I have back-slid quite a bit since the wedding for all of the obvious reasons; good food and lack of exercise. I don't think I have exercised on purpose in almost 3 weeks! Ahhhh! Not to mention that tomorrow is my 1st Saturday workout of the season with SacFit (I missed the last 3 weeks) and we are doing 6 miles! I am going from zero to 6 in 2.5 seconds! I am so anxious about the run tomorrow! I am a coach and I am supposed to be confident and be a leader, but it might be tough tomorrow. I will do my best and hopefully not die!

Since I am back and have no more excuses, I need to get back to my weight loss journey. I have a few friends on facebook that I am joining forces with to be my weight loss buddies. We are going to weigh-in every Friday and share our goals and report back to each other weekly. I think this will help me keep more accountable. I am going to try something called "intuitive eating" for a few weeks and see how it goes. Basically you eat when you're hungry and stop when you are full. Sounds easy, but I know it will be rough. I am just tired of counting points. It makes me crazy! Of course if this IE thing doesn't seem to be working I can always go back to it because I know it works. I will watch what I eat and exercise regularly.

Here are my goals for this week:

1. Drink water! Lots of it! Everyday! (at least 3 Camelback bottles a day)
2. Keep a daily food journal. Record food eaten and hungry/full feelings.
3. Exercise 5 days out of the 7.

I will report every Friday with a weigh-in and a goal update. Wish me luck!