Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Miracle weigh in

Today's weight: 221.5 (-.5 from last week)

Well, I'm very happy with this weigh in because I've only been back from vacation for 1.5 days. Vacation consisted of burgers, pizza, beer, ice cream, etc.  but it was fun! I'm ready to be on track and to start exercising again. Isn't it weird to be at a point where exercise is fun?

I made an effort to control my portions while on vacation without denying myself any of the good stuff. Obviously that strategy worked!!!!!

Going back to work was so hard on Monday. I still have so much catching up to do. I'd rather go back to bed, hahaha.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Quickie

Today's weight: 222 (-1.5 from last week)

I'm up very early because I leave today to drive to Ohio to see my family. I'm hoping to time it just right so that I miss rush hour in Charlotte, NC.

The weight loss isn't coming off as fast as it did in the beginning, which is to be expected. But it sure was nice to see the weight fall off the first month.

Time to shower and hit the road!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Independence Day weigh in

Today's weight: 223.5 (+.5 from last week)

Happy Fourth of July!!!!!!!

I'm glad it's only a half of a pound gain from last week. I kinda overate on Saturday and then I had tortilla chips last night so I thought the salt would kill my weigh in. So yeah, I'm happy it's only a half of a pound!

One of the first things I thought when I first started losing weight was, "I can't wait until my stomach is smaller than my boobs." I must've forgotten that the boobs are the first thing to go. Sniff.

Next week will be challenging as I'm driving up to see my mom. That'll be 6 days of being out of my routine. I just need to maintain control. Im actually a little excited for a road trip! It's a 12-hour drive each way. It's just nice to get away for a few days, even if it's not an adventure filled vacation (although I would like to go on one of those soon).

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Is it really almost July?

Today's weight: 223 (-1 from last week)

This is a good weigh in considering I ate pizza twice last week!

I know I've talked about my knock knees before, but I'm obsessing over them. I really hope that exercise and weight loss will help correct this problem.

I'm lying on my back in that picture with my feet up the wall.  I feel like I'm so deformed in that picture. I know I'm still a fairly mild case, but everything starts off mild before becoming severe.  Standing with my feet together is very difficult and can't be done for more than a few seconds. 

I've been doing some stretches that I found on YouTube for knock knees, but I don't see a difference yet. I just need to keep working on improving my overall physical wellbeing.

I've already picked out my workout for tonight.


I haven't done this DVD in ages.  It's going to be so hard! I'm honestly looking forward to it because my workouts have been feeling kind of easy lately(Yay!).


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Another day, another dollar

Today's weight: 224 (-2 from last week)

I'm very happy with the 2 pound loss. I didn't get my long walks in this weekend due to the extreme heat. On Saturday I quit after 25 minutes. On Sunday I made it 40 minutes. Usually I do an hour each day.

I did come home and ride my stationary bike though. 

This was a 3-day weekend for me and I'm dreading going back to work today. I like my job, but I like being lazy even more. 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Run like you stole something

Today's weight: 226

That's a 3 pound drop since last week so I stepped on the scale 4 times to make sure it was right. But I only lost half of a pound the previous week so I think it was just evening itself out.

I've been adding some running to my walks lately.  I'm always so impressed by people who run and I've attempted to be a runner numerous times, but I just don't stick with it.  Part of my problem is that I'm slow and my endurance is poor and I give up quickly.

So I bought this book.


Honestly, I bought it a couple of years ago, but have never really read it until now.  Jeff Galloway's approach to running is to take it very conservatively and to have lots of walking breaks.  That's a plan I can get behind!!!  Both days last weekend I set out for a 3 mile walk/run.  It was mostly walking and while I was sore from my short running intervals, I felt good!  I'm not signing up for a marathon or anything, but maybe I can actually call myself a runner some day soon?!?

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Point Five

Today's weight: 229 (-.5 from last week)

I'm only down half of a pound from last week, but two people at work have recently asked me if I've lost weight.  So that makes up for the very small loss :)

My exercise wasn't as good last week.  Usually I try to taking long walks on the weekends, but I got so busy on Sunday doing chores and errands that I didn't exercise at all.  This week will be better since I think I'm caught up on all of the time consuming things.

I need to start watching House of Cards from my exercise bike instead of the recliner.  There's so much good tv out there these days.  How did we live before Netflix?