Thursday, September 26, 2013

And we're on again...

I'm going to really try this time to do a better job keeping up with the blog.  I have been doing pretty good lately.  Of Course, there's room for improvement, but I don't think that ever really goes away.  There is always room for improvement!
Today was Black & Gold day at work (go Saints!).  I love these days because I get to go to work in comfortable jeans and a Saints t-shirt.  What else does this mean?  FLATS!  My poor feet get a day off as well.  For purposes of tracking my success through this blog, I am going to start fresh with today's weight, and report on it from here on out.  I have been making better food choices.  I'm still staying clear of fast food.  I allow myself a soda every once in a blue moon (maybe once a month, maybe).  I am still drinking plenty of water.  But, I must confess, I'm not going to the gym like I should.  I never get quiet time or alone time, so on nights when Tony & AJ are at football practice and Hannah is at work, the only thing I want to do is sit on my sofa and read and enjoy the silence.  Sometimes I'll break out the books and do homework.  Yep, I'm back in school  I should be set to finish in the Spring.  CAN. NOT. WAIT.  I will get my sanity back.  I'm taking 5 courses this semester and will take another 5 next semester.  GRADUATION!!
This mornings weigh-in resulted in a loss of 0.2 pounds.  It always excites me to see the scale moving in this direction.  It doesn't matter how small of a move - a move is a move!  Seeing this also helps me to make better choices for the day because I don't want to undo what I have just done.  I don't have a goal weight in mind.  I just want to feel comfortable.  So, I guess we'll just have to wait and see where I end up.  I didn't do too much today.  It rained all day, so I took advantage and did a few homework assignments.  In fact, I spent about 6 hours of my day in bed doing homework.
This mornings weigh-in resulted in a gain of 0.8 pounds. Ugh.  This must be a result of staying in bed all day and not getting as much movement as I've been used to.  Note to self - do homework at work.  Kidding.  Maybe.  LOL  I get plenty of movement on a workday with taking the stairs in the parking garage as well as in the office.  I made sure not to be as lazy today as I was yesterday.
This mornings weigh-in resulted in a loss of 0.4 pounds.  That's a good way to start off a Monday.  I have been having some slight headaches lately, but I think it's because I don't have a whole lot of caffeine in my diet.  After taking Tylenol, I felt much better.  I am also just coming off of a sinus infection and bronchitis.  I felt awful!  It was hard to breath, everything hurt, by nose wouldn't decide whether it wanted to run or get stopped up.  Nightmare.  I didn't do any homework tonight.  I do have an assignment due tomorrow, but it's more of a wing it kind of assignment.  I'm sure it'll be fine if I just do it tomorrow at lunch.  Speaking of lunch, I had lunch with Shannon today (we went to Rouses - love it!).  I bought a little thing of finger sandwiches.  I think there were five pieces - three were on white, two were on wheat.  It was really good.  For dinner, I made pork chops, homemade mashed potatoes, and green beans.  I LOVE green beans.
This mornings weigh-in resulted in a loss of 0.8 pounds.  WOOHOO!!  It must have been the walk to and from Rouses - maybe I should do that more often.  LOL  For breakfast, I have been having these weight-loss shakes (Equate brand - Vanilla, Chocolate, and Strawberry) - BUT, before you go with the "EEEWWWW" factor, let me just tell you - I LOVE them!  They taste just like flavored milk. Now, if you don't like milk, you probably wouldn't like these shakes.  They keep me from feeling hungry.  They don't have an after taste.  I count down at the office until 9:00 a.m. so I can go get one.  Oh, and they are only $4.98 for a six pack.  For lunch, I had a left over pork chop and green beans.  Dinner was a bowl of Special K's Fruit & Yogurt cereal.  That, too, was really good.  It makes me feel like I'm actually getting a snack. Confession - I had two scoops of Oreo ice cream.  I don't even know why.  I'm not that big on Oreos or ice cream.  I didn't even finish it.  I was disappointed in myself for getting it, and then it wasn't even good.  Next time I think I want a snack, I'll just eat a small bowl of cereal.
This mornings weigh-in resulted in a loss of 0.4 pounds.  F-U Oreo ice cream, F-U!  Victory is mine!  Today was a really busy day.  I didn't even have time for lunch.  I was going back and fourth between a hearing (in the office - unusual) and helping with a Writ.  NIGHTMARE.  But, I got it all done.  I did manage to work in a protein bar.  Dinner was a bowl of cereal.  NO SNACK.  NO OREO ICE CREAM!
This mornings weigh-in resulted in a loss of 0.2 pounds.  Since the day is just beginning, there isn't much to report on.  I will be making a quick trip to Rouses to pick up lunch.  I have class tonight, so I won't get home until sometime after 8:45, so I'll probably just have another bowl of cereal for dinner.
All in all, I lost 1.2 pounds in the last week.  I'm pretty excited about it.  Let's see what next week brings...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Soooo, about that exercise I was supposed to do….

Last week didn’t quite pan out like I had planned. First of all, I actually FORGOT about the plank challenge. Second, life will keep you on your toes and sometimes not let you rest let alone work out!!!

This is how my week ended up:

Workouts (HA!):

Wednesday: was just drained. Kids went to bed late, got up late, got to work late, late, late!!!!!!!!! Geez

Thursday: Son had a football game and I managed my time VERY bad

Friday: I thought I had an hour from when I got off of work until I had my kido’s but that worked out all wrong!

Saturday: ate and waterslided until I dropped!

Sunday: was still exhausted and sore from Saturday

Monday: had lunch plans but they got canceled and I didn’t have work out cloths.

Tuesday: had lunch with a friend from out of town and football game at 545pm.

As you can see, no workouts this week and my food choices were BAD!!!! So, going to try again this week! That’s all I can do! Going to try this routine. =)


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

One Hot Minute

83 days to be exact since I last posted and here I am, still weighing in at 168.2 lbs as of today which is .4 lbs less than when the blog was started on 10/4/2012. In retrospect, this is very disappointing. I can see now where my main problem lies. I’m content.  I’m content with my personal life, I’m content with my job, and I’m apparently content with my weight seeing how I’ve made no real progress!

This has got to end. I am over weight, out of breath, and spreading in the hips! So yesterday (9/17/2013) I tied my shoes and started C25K again and today I’m going to start a 4 week plank challenge. I will keep an updated list on how this round of C25K compares to the last time.

Tuesday -
C25K 1.9 Miles/Average Pace 15:47


On another note, while the hubs and I don’t juice everyday like we should, we do make it a point to have a few juices a week. With my oldest son playing football, our evenings are super pressed for time so I haven’t been putting juicing as a priority…. after football that is!


Anyhow, here’s to getting back on the wagon!