Hi Jennifer! I was just thinking, I should probably put in a post or two I've been neglecting my poor weight loss journal lol
Things have been going okay, I struggled a bit last week. Not sure what it was but once I hit the middle of my cycle all my energy went away. Now that I'm charting again I think I'm going to keep a close eye on things & see if I can find a reason for that, I'm guessing a large part is hormonal, & then a way to make it easier when it does happen, or lesson the "severity" (for lack of a better word) of it.
Feeling rather frustrated with this whole weight loss thing, or lack there of. I FINALLY saw 217.5 on the scale the other day, but this morning I'm back at 218.5 holy annoying. My body for some reason will not budge, so I think I need to REALLY mix up my eating & exercise routine for the next few days, to get myself out of this pleateu.</p>
I know if I keep on doing what I'm doing I will continue to lose, there are changes that I need to make, cutting down on sugar for one thing & I need to get more in line with the SBD. I did SO well while on it prior to getting pg with my dd, and I also felt SO good so I'd like to get back there. Eating that way really worked with my body type. I have a lot to improve upon and when I keep myself from getting down, I can see & feel the excitment of it all. I mean it IS fun to see that scale go down, and to see the inches get smaller on the tape measure. It's like a game, and a challenge all at the same time & i do enjoy it.
Okay, so my plan for the next four days is to completley change how &what I eat & to do a different exercise routine. This wont be easy as I have a gingerbread making party at my house on Friday! LOL But I know I can get through it, and I'll be better for it. Intention is everything. I did a workout video today & it totally kicked my butt, was a good reminder at how weak my leg muscles have become even with running.
WHY am I so hungry all of a sudden?? Where did my enthusiasm go? *sighs* It's gotta be around here somewhere. Isabelle is 1 in less than two months and I'm still not under 200, I'm dissapointed in myself. I also realized last night that we'll be celebrating our 10yr anniversary and my 30th birthday all in the same month. I MUST be at a better weight than this, I know I can do it. The only person standing in my way is me, so what am I waiting for?
Pulling a bit of what I shared in my POBLC group to here.
Morning everyone! I really SHOULD be happy abotu the fact that I'm still at 218 especially having survived the holidays & not having gained anything, that should be GOOD. So why am I dissapointed & frustrated? I mean I've had my fair share of sweets so it's not like I deserve to lose weight lol But still! Okay, so I told myself "today is day 1 of phase 1" I've two weeks, and I know if I stick to it I'll lose the weight, so I'm going to change how I phrase that and say "I am going to get out of this rut but being good on phase 1". Okay, there lol
So I didn't really think I got much of a workout yesterday, but holy crow I am SORE today. Like really sore lol My sides, my abs, my legs, my everything - I LOVE IT!! ha ha I'm off to do some more today. DH n' I sat up until 1am playing tennis it was fun lol
I guess I'm not AS down about STILL being at 218 I've come around & realized it really is a good thing that I've not gained over the holidays lol Tomorrow starts Ph1 of the SBD. Here I come weight loss!!!
Ya know, I really miss how active this place used to be. It's so quite and boring around here :( I wish things would pick up again, I had SO much fun back in 07 when so many of us were here & active.
I'm back!!! FINALLY starting to feel better & am getting excited about this whole weight loss thing again. A good friend of mine is down 35lbs, she's such an inspiration & it's so nice to be around people who have similar goals in mind! I'm roughly 14lbs away from reaching 199 I'm sitting pretty at 213.0 although I keep boucning between 213.0 and 213.6 so not a full lb but boy am I looking forward to seeing that 199!!! Isabelle will be 1 in just a few short weeks and this bronchitis/cough whatever it was really put me behind, but it's okay! I'm NOT giving up! I keep wanting to do the SBD but were so short financially atm, that I kind of shy away from it b/c I don't want to have to go buy extra food ~ soooo for now I'm doing what I can with sbd and basically just eating reasonably, so it's all good.
So I'm totally LOVING the Wii fit!! Not only do I like the scale but I love how much fun it is and I love the challeng of having to do really good, even on the EASY ones to unlock more difficult games ~ what a way to modivate someone ha ha. The hula hoop kicks my butt, that exercise gets me sweating quicker than any of the others on there lol I love it!! Hoping to get a few more challenging workout DVD's to go with it, but for now I'm happy.</p>
Speaking of workouts, I was on Leslie Sansone's (I'm at work, so I can't link it right now http://www.lesliesansone.com/walk/) website the other day & saw that she has a new step workout, I am SO excited about that I really really love step and I LURVE Leslie Sansone, so I'm hoping to save up some $$ to buy it. I lost a ton of weight after ds #4's birth just using her tapes & eating reasonably, and so far she is the only person I stick with ~ I used to HATE working out with the tv till I found her stuff.
Okay, enough rambling from me for now.
WELL once again this journal is being turned into a pregnancy fittness one lol But that's okay! I am planning on sticking with it this time, there are FAR too many reasons not to & I have a support group here at PO which makes it a lot more fun. I'm actually excited about it and dh is super supportive. I really couldn't ask for better cirumstances :)
Now if I could just kick this cold so I can get in a nice good work out!
I was reminded of this journal via a thread on the large families board - thought I'd put in a quick post. I'm not 8 mo pg and still part of the POBLC & have done wonderfu lthis pregnancy! I've swollen up quite a bit due to being pg in the summer but have exercised more this pregnancy than w/ any of my others & I thank that to being able to stick with the POBLC. I'm very much looking forward to being able to lose weight again once this little guy is here :)
I think this is probably the longest I've ever kept up with a journal :lol:
I'm back, WITHOUT a baby in my belly :lol: I've now gone through two pregnancies in this journal - this will be the year that I see my scale drop below 200lbs. I've bounced and played with the same 40lbs for the last three years, that SHOULD be depressing to me but it's not because I've learned so much about myself, about my thinking & eating and how it all intertwines ~ so instead of regret I am choosing to learn from these last few years so that I can really make a difference now.
So, for the ugly part. I'm sitting at 227lbs right now - I flew up to 240lbs while pregnant ~ my pre-pregnancy weight was 215. I've 12 more pounds to go before I reach that, not bad! My goal is to reach 215 by November 11th which is just a few days past my 6 week mark.
My goals for this week are:
Simple, but it's a start & ya gotta start somewhere. I have so many things I'd like to journal, cell & body memory being the most important, but my time is short.
- Drink 4 glasses (I use a 32oz mason jar) of water each day. That'll be 128oz of water.
- Exercise for 15 minutes 3 times this week.
- Eat a healthy breakfast.
Um, yea. Pregnant again LOL I miss this journal & especially miss when everyone was active here *sniffles*