Sunday, February 28, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
First, the morning started off with my trying to sleep in. I had told my hubby to wake me up early so I could do my Couch to 5k thing since I would be home late yesterday. Well, I didn't want to get up ad I hit the snooze....but then after my hubby left for work I started to feel guilty and I knew that if I didn't get up I would feel crappy all day long. So...I got up and a few huff and puffs later, Week 2 Day 2 complete!! I felt so good all day.
Second, I have been tracking my food on livestrong.com and so when we had pizza the other night I knew how many pieces I could have and how many calories were in each kind of pizza. I made a wise decision about eating non-diet food and I felt really good about it. (Better than the cheeseburgers)
Also, at school I have been turning down snacks left and right. It seems like my snack buddies are a little upset with me because I am not giving into their tasty treats. I have my bag of snacks (banana, orage, apple, and popcorn) and I carry them with me to school and now people are calling me "The Bag Lady!" Oh well, I would rather be called that than some other names.
Last night I came home late because I went to a Bunko Party. It is a game where a bunch of women get together and play dice. It is soooo much fun! Well, at the end they serve dessert and I sad, "No thank you!" Can you believe that? Awesome!!
The best thing to happen since my ast post is that I won an award!! My first!! A HUGE shout-out to Shannon and Katie for my Sunshine Award!!! Thank you so much!! This has totally made my day even better!!
I will now pass this award on to 12 blogs who make me happy when I read them and brings Sunshine to my day!! I wish I could have given it to everyone!!
1. Michelle at A Healthier Me
2. Amberly at Amberly's Weightloss Journey
3. Erica at Fashion Meets Food
4. Team Gornold at The Gornold B Snyder Family
5. Lettuce Lady at Let them Eat Lettuce
6. Monica at Confession of a + Sized Girl
7. Nikki at Ramblings of my Weightloss Journey
8. Project 365
9. Kerri and Katie at In College. In Shape
10. Victoria at Becoming My Perfect Me
12. Jamie at Done Being the Fat Chick
Now, you need to pass this award on to 12 other bloggers who make you happy!!
Confession: I am tired of my baby waking me up ten times a night!!
Cheer: I am on the way up to losing the weight!!
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Last Weeks Weight: 186.2
This Weeks Weight: 185.2
I lost a pound!!! I think it's because I have really stepped up my workouts since this whole Couch to 5k thing. I'm really starting to feel and see muscles that I didn't even know existed. I am changing my weigh-in day to Friday because the pressure of messing up on the weekend is just oo much for me. I need time to adjust and not feel so pressured over the weekend for a weigh-in on Tuesday. Let's see how it goes and see if I need to switch it back.
The popcorn at work was not the healthy kind. They have their own popcorn mahcine (like the old ones at the theater) and they don't skimp on the salt. I do have my own 94% fat free mini bag popcorn for snacks and it is pretty good. One of my teachers said it wa slike cardboard because there wasn't enough butter, but I like it.
Thanks again to everyone for the other day. It really means a lot. Some of you I have known for only a short while and some of you I grew up with. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Confession: I weighed in like 5 times until I found a weight I liked!! LOL. They all showed a loss, but this one was my favorite=)
Cheer: I finished Week 2 Day 1 of the Couch to 5k program. I wanted to quit halfway through, but I loved it!
Monday, February 22, 2010
Today I got in all of my water and tonight we are having pork chops, rice, and brocolli for dinner. Better than the cheeseburgers!! Did I tell you that they were 500 calories each?? That is just crazy!!
Tonight I am doing Week 2 Day 1 of the Cough to 5k program and I am really excited about it. Funny how I am looking forward to running. I guess I am just addicted to the "runner's high."
About Weight Watchers, I have done it in the past and have seen results, but we just can't afford that right now. We are strapped for cash as it is, and with a new baby and formula and diapers...it just can't be done. I have all of the stuff at home and could do it here, but I think I am going to stick with my calorie watching.
Thanks again to everyone who left me comments=)
Confession: I had a diet Dr. Pepper after I had set a goal of only drinking water this week!!
Cheer: I had a healthy lunch and now a healthy dinner. Plus, I didn't eat the popcorn that they gave us at our faculty meeting today!! Boy did it smell good!
Sunday, February 21, 2010
The Good: I signed up for a 5k yesterday. It is next weekend!!! My uncle does it with his fiance every year, and he knew that I was starting to get interested in it. Also, my friend Mariam has signed up to do it as well!! She is such a great friend!! It will be in downtown Houston. Some more good stuff...I had a smoothie from Smoothie King for breakfast yesterday and it was only 275 calories! It was pretty good! I also had Subway for lunch.
The Bad: We went out to our farmhouse yesterday and on the way home we stopped at Burger King and I ate two $1 double cheeseburgers int he car. I felt soooo guilty!! I was so mad at myself!! My stomach was killing me and I had a huge headache. That's what fast food does to your body! Why did I do that?? So, that put me over my calories for the day by 230.
The Ugly: It gets worse. Because I was in such a bad mood for what I had done earlier, I went to Walmart to get some new movies out of Redbox and bought me a King Size Reeses Big Cups!! And I ate them both in the car!!
I just don't know what to do. I'm not losing the weight and I am about to give up!!
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Yesterday morning my hubby and I jumped on the scale just to see (not a true weigh-in) and he was under 200. Yeah for him!! He can't even remember the last time he weighed even close to this. However, for me, I wasn't too excited because nothing had really changed....but then my hubby suggested taking my measurements. Here is the post with my previous measurements.
Yesterday my new measurements were:
Upper Thigh: 24 '' - Loss of 2 inches
Natural Waist: 38 '' - Loss of 4 inches!!!
Pant Waist: 42 '' - Loss of 1 inch
Chest: 42.25 ;; - Loss of 2 inches
Can you believe that??? I am so excited!! How is that for motivation??
I also went out and bought a new pair of running shoes. They are New Balance and were originally $49.99 and I got them on sale for $24.99 because they only had a few sizes left! I was pretty happy about that. I left my camera at work, so I will have to post a picture later. They have really helped my feet out while working out.
I even get to go and upgrade my phone this morning when the hubby and 4 year old get out of bed!! This is going to be a great weekend!!
Confession: We had CiCi's Pizza last night. My favorite!!
Cheer: I got in my 64 ounces of water yesterday. I forgot my lunch yesterday and went to Subway instead of Jack in the Box. I lost 4 inches off of my natural waist!!!
Friday, February 19, 2010
Chicken and Black Bean Chili
1 to 1 1/2 lb chicken tenderloins, cut in 1/2" pieces
1 cup chopped onion
1 can beans - pinto, white, or small red, drained (15 ounces)
1 can black beans, drained (15 ounces)
1 can stewed tomatoes, Mexican style, (15 ounces)
2 tablespoons chili powder or seasoning mix
In large skillet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, brown chicken and onion over medium heat. Stir in remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce to low; simmer for about 20 minutes.Serves 6.
I got this recipe from About.com and it was pretty good. I enjoyed it, but if you are a chili fanatic like my huband, it may not be for you. It is actually more like a stew than a chili. But hey, if it's cold outside, any type of warm soup works for me!
So, tonight I am doing my Couch to 5k Day three. I am looking forward to it. I got on the scale this morning and wasn't happy about what I saw. However, my husband is now out of the 200's! I know I should be happy, but it's hard when men lose the weight a lot faster than you. Yuck.
Well, I just have to stay motivated and not let the sugar attack me anymore.
Confession: I had a Reese's cup last night after making a trip to the gas station.
Cheer: I had all of my 64 ounces of water and I had Subway for lunch!
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Alright, onto the Couch to 5K. I did Day 2 yesterday. For those of you who don't know what I am talking about here is the link. It is a program where in just 9 weeks you will be able to run a 5k. All yo have to do is follow the program. I am doing it on a treadmill, but eventually when it warms up, I will be outside. Last night was hard, but not as hard as the first day. One of my fellow bloggers and old classmates Sara said that they have free podcasts. I am going to try and download them today and see what they are all about! Here is a picture of me about to go work out. My rolls in that shirt are nasty!! LOL. My favorite color is lime green, so I figured if I like my workout clothes, I will wear them!! And yes, that is art from my 4 year old behind me, and yes that is my 4 year old in the picture=)
Thanks for posting comments!! It makes me feel great!
Confession: I ate a Reeses Peanut Butter Big Cup. It was tasty.
Cheer: I drank all of my 64 ounces of water yesterday and I did Day 2 of Couch to 5k!!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
As for as weightloss goes, I did pretty good yesterday. I was tempted by a lot of yucky food and I turned it down. I did have one piece of chocolate. No big thing. Over the weekend we went to SAMS Club, one of those mega stores, and I stocked up on healthy snacks. I should be pretty goood for awhile now.
Well, my time is up. I have to get ready for work. Nothing exciting to report. I will let you know how my Couch to 5k thing goes. Some people at my school has started to look it up on google. Maybe you should too!
Confession: I am starting to lose the motivation. I am just so tired!
Cheer: I am not going to give up. I am only at the beginning!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Happy Tuesday everyone!!
Monday, February 15, 2010
Here are some pictures:
I also thought that I would have Monday's be "Funny Dirt Cartoon" day. Here is my cartoon:
Well, I hope that everyone hads a great V-Day and a great rest of the week!!
Confession: I ate some sunflower seeds.
Cheer: I have found some low calorie snacks that will help me this week.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Today me goal are:
1. Drink all of my H2O
2. Keep snacking minimal
3. Pound in the fruit and veggies
4. Walk for 45 min on the treadmill
Those sound like realistic goals.
Last night I made a Chicken Casserole. Here is the picture of it from the internet. I got it from hearthealthyonline.com.
It was actually pretty good. I had to add a little salt to it. Just a pinch. The hubby liked it too, he added more lemon pepper seasoning.
Before I go, I woul dlike to thank everyone for the encouragement this week. I love reading your comments. It lets me know I am not in this alone. I promise to make you proud!!
Confession: I ate some of my kids Valentine's Day candy on the way home from his party.
Cheer: I did Kickboxing yesterday morning and then I walked/jogged on the treadmill for 30 minutes last night!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
I was all pumped up about losing weight and being active, and now I am going back into my old patterns. After a 3 pound loss last week I started to feel excited about improving myself. But ofcourse I can't be just happy, my low self=esteem ahd to rear it's ugly head and screw it all up again.
Last night I had two piece of Meat Lovers Pizza from Domino's Pizza. Why did I do that after I watched my calories like a hawk earlier? I even got in my 64 ounces of water! I felt so guilty last night that I wanted to throw up. I just got home and didn't feel like cooking because I was so emotionally and physically drained from school.
This morning during my workout I was not into it. I was just going through the motions. It is that time of the month and I always get crabby and emotional and yucky feeling. Could it be this that is bothering me? I think after 5 years of having low self-esteem, I's not magically going to just jump out of this and feel 100% yet.
The title was Mixed Emotions because I also feel good about starting this blog. My husband laughed at me and said, "Who will care what you write?" And I told him that it wasn't for other people , it was for me. Now I have 17 followers, not sure if they read it, but I do get comments. (Which I like=)) So, in your face hubby! People do care!
Confession: I am starting to eat in the car again. Calories still count if no one sees them.
Cheer: I still go tup this morning to do my workout even though I felt like poopoo. I also got in my 64 ounces of water yesterday. I am starting to like the taste of it. I no longer see it as a chore, but kinda as a challenge.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
I'm in a bad mood this morning too because I woke up like 10 times last night. Really, ten times. Between the 7 month old and the 4 year old, I was up and down. The 7 month old just couldn't get comfy and kept moving around and the 4 year old peed in his bed last night and I had to change the sheets. I am a little upset with my hubby right now because he wouldn't get up in the night with me or tell me he has the baby this time.
So, now I am tired. I still woke up and did my workout this morning. My On Demand wasn't working (GROWL), so I had to resort to my Biggest Loser 2 DVD. I love Biggest Loser, don't get me wrong, I just really needed something a little more fast pase.
Anyways, I hope the day gets better. I really want to lose another 3 pounds this week and I don't want this bad day to ruin the whole week.
Confession: I had my deep dish pizza for lunch. I also ordered 4 boxes of girl scout cookies before I went on my diet and they come in on Thursday!
Cheer: The best part about yesterday is that I bought a box of chocolate covered almonds from a guys kid and after seeing that they were 400 calories...I gave them away!! I also gave a Kit-Kat away too!
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Last Weeks Weight: 189
This Weeks Weight: 186
Yeah!!! 3 pounds loss!!
So, last night I knew that I was going to have a big loss. I credit this weightloss to counting my calories and working out. Some people feel like it is too much to count calories, but it's so easy when you do it online! I know that this is the only reason why I lost the weight. It made be accountable for what I was eating.
Back to what I was saying...I knew that I had a big loss this week, so I wanted to give myself a mini-reward. At first I thought mmm...chocolate...but then I thought, Wow! A weightloss magazine! So, I got the magazine for me to read today when my kiddos are in the computer lab.
So, some of my blogger friend Red Writing is doing such a great job on her blog. I love reading it! She has made a reward system where there is no food involved, so I thought I would do it too!
10 Pounds loss- Fancy Cowgirl Necklace for Rodeo
20 Pounds loss- Pedicure
30 Pounds loss- Cute "Fancy" Haircut at the "Fancy" Place
40 pounds loss- New outfit
50 Pounds loss- New purse and shoes
60 Pounds loss- A romantic weekend with my hubby where I have to wear a swimsuit
So, I am really excited about my weightloss this week!! Now, I'm looking forward to next week!!
Monday, February 8, 2010
I've decided to make some rewards for reaching my goals. When I lose the first ten pounds, I am going to go out and buy me a necklace for Rodeo. You know, one of those really chunky necklaces that would look tacky anywhere else but the rodeo. I always see the cutesy looking girls at the Rodeo with them on and I always felt I was too fat to wear them. I would look like I'm playing dress up to hide me being over weight.
I got a little upset when I shared my reward system with a family member. I told her that when I lost 30 pounds I wanted to go and get a cute haircut, and she said then me hair is going to be pretty long. Can you believe that! She really doesn't think I am going to do it this time! I've already lost 3 pounds this week so far and tomorrow is weigh in day! Growl.
Anyways, I will post a picture of me wearing my new necklace when I hit the 10 pound loss. Hopefully it will will be sooner than later!
Confession: I had pizza mini bites during the Super Bowl last night. But, they tasted nastier than I remembered. Probablly because I know how bad they are.
Cheer: I woke up this morning and worked out again. I really didn't want to, but I did!
Sunday, February 7, 2010
I just feel yucky today. I am still on target. I haven't let the blues give me a reason to mess up on my, what could be three pound loss week.
But, what are you supposed to tell someone who doesn't want to help themselves? How are you supposed to tell someone much older than you that they need to lose 100 pounds and not look like a witch?
Weigh in on Tuesday!! Looking forward to it!!
Confession: I had two cookies today.
Cheer: I didn't eat the roll at lunch today and I had two glasses of water there too!!
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Yesterday was such a great day for me. I had a good behavior party for my kiddos ans I made sure I bought stuff that I didn't like, so I wouldn't be tempted to splurge. I then bought four bottles of 16 oz water and told me that my goal was drink all four before I leave for home. Not only did I do it, I also drank a fifth bottle!
Last night I knew that we were going to go out to eat to a Mexican place, so I went online to see their menu and I planned ahead! I knew I wanted a frozen margarita, so I didn't get a huge bad for me meal. I then went in to my calorie tracker and wrote down my dinner first. So now all day I knew how many calories I was going to use and planned my lunch and snacks around it! When we went to the place I didn't feel guilty about getting a drink because the calories were already counted! I also skipped out on the chips and salsa!!
I forgot to put on my last post that we went to Black Eyed Peas the other night and I ordered water (which never happens) and I skipped out on the bread basket (which never happens) and I tried to order something that wasn't too fatty or high in calories. When I got home, I tracked what I ate in my calorie tracker and I felt so great!
I am actually looking forward to weighing in on Tuesday! Now let's see if I don't mess it up this weekend!!
Confession: I had a York patty in my car on the way home from Walmart last night. I counted it in my tracker.
Cheer: I had all of my water yesterday, and more! I also really kept track of my calories.
Friday, February 5, 2010
I am very proud of myself for sticking to my workout plan this week. It makes me feel like I am doing something for me. Not for my kids and not for my husband, for me. It feels good!
This new website I found on one of the blogs I follow was livestrong.com. I think it is awesome! They have something called "My Plate" and you type in what you ate and it keeps your calorie counter for you! It also tracks how much fiber, sugar, fat , and sodium you take in too! You can also put in your activity and it tells you about how many calories you burned. The thing I love about it is that there are also groups and blogs that you can read and join. Everyone has been so nice to me since I have joined. Go check it out!!
Confession: I had tootsie rolls for a snack yesterday and two of the cheap peanut butter cookies. I did count them in my calories for yesterday though. It's not really cheating is it, if you count it?
Cheer: I worked out every morning this week=)
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
My nose is all backed up and I have a major headache.
But...I feel better, so now I am going to use the last half of my workout doing a workout video.
So, now I must leave you.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Starting Weight: 189
Last Weeks Weight: 185.3
This Weeks Weight: 189
Yes, it is sad, but I gained three pounds in one weekend. I admit that I knew my eating was horrible this weekend, but I didn't think it was that bad. When I weighed in on Friday, I had lost some weight. Now it is Tuesday and I feel like a big fat cow. It took me a ton of work to lose those 3 pounds and it took nothing to gain it all back.
I just wanted to roll over and go back to bed, but instead, I turned on my workout video and did it without any enthusiasm. Yuck.
Hopefully I can stay on track this week and get my water and workouts in like I need to.
Man do I feel crappy!!
Confession: I ate sunflower seeds again.
Cheer: I got my big butt out of bed this morning to work out even though I wanted to hit the snooze button.