Dec 23, 2009

Just checking in and updating

I have no idea what week number I'm on at this point in my dieting quest, and as you can imagine, things have just gotten extremely crazy due to birthdays and holidays. In order to exercise and eat right, some things had to go so that my goals did not suffer.

Since we are so close to the end of this year at this point and I previously created a blog entry regarding how I was to meet my New Year's resolution of eliminating the things that prevented me from keeping the resolution of getting healthy and losing weight in 2009, you can see that I stuck to it. lol. The blog had to go and still has to go, not completely, just not as frequently so that I can continue working on myself.

In hindsight, yes, I did eliminate all of the things that prevented me from tending to myself. Also, however, a lot of things suffer, but I have to make a conscious decision to forget about the fact that I accidentally pay a couple of bills late to work in the workouts. I'll survive, anxiously but survival no less. Trying not to sweat the small stuff.

I have lost weight, and I haven't weighed myself in a few weeks. I have maintained, and even lost another few pounds. I haven't been tracking Weight Watcher points and instead have been able to eat sensibly on my own to where I have not gained. More importantly, people are noticing and commenting that I've lost a ton of weight, which feels great. Most significant, however, is that I feel healthier. My clothes fit better, and I'm in fact wearing jeans again. I have muscles all over again and seem to be able to even have a bad week of fast food when on the run and not gain weight because of my workouts. I seemed to have switched up my metabolism. I'm stronger and I've noticed that hectic outings with the kids don't wear on me at all any longer, wherein they used to kick my butt, and muscles would get sore; they no longer do either.

Overall, things are going well. Crazy, but I'm managing. I'll come back soon and share how I was able to work in a sensible breakfast, which is a big deal for one who never ate breakfast, but I attribute a lot of my success to my breakfast smoothie!

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year to you all!

Oct 6, 2009

Weight Loss Week #4 In Review

Not good at all. In short, you know when people say I was on the run? Well, I was, only literally. No exaggeration at all. I spent an entire day coming and going with about 15-20 minutes at a time in the house in between trips. Crises included trips back home, family emergencies, dealing with the lice followup to ensure no new nits were found, etc. I ate fast food once daily while on the road, but it was once daily period due to being so busy and spread too thinly. The only good that came about was that I forced in a workout and had a good food day on Monday with 2 miles on the treadmill and on Tuesday I walked 3 miles very slowly with my 3-year-old in tow for a school field trip. Hubbies schedule was changed up a few times and I had more work than I would like. (Thanks Dr. So and So for saving your work up for delivery when you feel you are up to it because you'd like to spend time with your little one.) I also did some running for a friend in need. I also kicked a toy a couple of nights ago after turning out the lights attempting to go to bed. Cut my toe and didn't realize it and therefore spent the night bleeding onto my sheets. I was so exhausted, I actually didn't feel anything beyond the initial stinging until morning when I woke with an "Ouch!" Toe is extremely sore, but I don't think broken. Counted that as a no-no for sticking into some running shoes for aerobics and treadmill work. I still haven't treated the sheets and washed them. I'm just now catching up from all the laundry we produced from ensuring everything was washed every single time after one single use in hot water and dried due to the lice. I'm not weighing myself today. I am going to have to consider tomorrow, Saturday, a start over day and will report next Friday how I did for that week.