I was able to get to the gym early tonight, which was really nice! I stopped off at the bakery to put in a custom order for Seamus' party tomorrow, I can't wait to see how he decorates the cake for me, it'll be ready by noon!
I'm SO sore today too lol My arms & legs are very heavy feeling, but I like that and was what I was working twoards last night while at the gym, I enjoy feeling sore b/c it tells me my muscles were worked hard, which is great!
So, todays stats:
35 min cardio ~ I challenged myself tonight & went to an even higher incline & speed for as long as I could, then I lowered a bit & increased my speed some more so that I would continue to sweat hard. It was great!
20 min weights ~ was feeling pretty tired so I just did my curcuit once but I increased the amount I was lifting on some of them ~ I worked my lower body, glues/hams/tfl/& so on.
Ate pretty good today too, am cooking dinner for the kids & dh, am making taco salads with the taco bowls ~ I'm full so not feeling tempted, dh is even eating some yummy nacho's but I have no cravings to eat any which is a nice feeling. We'll be watching Eragon once dinner is ready am looking forward to that.
OH and I bought some sugar free Reece's Pieces, there is still quite a bit of fat & calories to it but I figured for a once in awhile treat it would be nice to have on hand, I had 3 tonight & it seems to of done the sweet tooth trick
Hoping to see a loss tomorrow, even just a few oz would make me happy.
You sound very upbeat and postitive about everything. I'm glad that you're finding what works for you It sounds like you had a great workout! Doesn't it feel great to sweat?! That always makes me feel like I worked hard!
So happy you're feeling good about your food choices and that you weren't craving anything you didn't feel you should eat. You are gaining strength with each day Julia!
I haven't seen the sugar free Reese's but they sound yummy! I'll have to remember those if I crave chocolate!
Yay for being down yesterday! I'm sure you'll do great at the party today
I think changing things up a bit could be very good for you! I've found that both WW's and SBD work if you follow them, so I don't think you would really be doing any damage by switching to WW's for a week. One suggestion though would be that if you find your cravings return, to go back on phase 1 when you come back to SBD (although that would probably return you to being bored with food again, so maybe not?)
Sounds like a very good day yesterday! And there are much worse things to eat than chips and salsa And wtg on not craving things!
I'm going to look for those sugar free reeses pieces, I love reeses pieces
I just want to cry this morning, I got on the scale & I'm up again. Seriously, I couldn't even talk to dh about it b/c I'd tear up ~ I'm so upset!
I think I will come back later to reply with the hopes that I'll be in a better mood.
Don't forget our bodies flucutate daily (if not hourly) Chims.
Oh Chimmy (((((HUGS))))) everyone has their days sweetie, try to remember that.
I hope you are feeling better about it later.
oohh this entry is going to be long! LOL I have so much to say!
I wanted to respond to your replies before my poor me melt down, you both were so sweet & said some great things
Tracy ~ It DOES feel good to sweat, I love it lol And it's so good for your body too! The sugar free Reese's are super yummy, deffinatley worth a try Kind of expensive but I figured their a special treat not bought often, so I can justify the cost lol Their about $3+ for 10.
Dawn ~ You bring up a good point, and one that has kept me from going back to WW'ers & that's that I think I will struggle even more with sugar cravings & my sugars bouncing (I'm hypoglycemic so I have to be careful) ~ so I think I will stay on the sbd, I think it's a good way to eat to be honest, what I'm going to do is just watch my calorie intake I think that's where I'm going wrong, too many calories. Thanks for helping me think that out, I really appreciate it ((hugs))
And yes do try the Reeses lol their nummy!
Thanks you guys ~ I know that it's a day to day thing, that you can weigh so much one minute & then have it be totally different the next, although the morning weigh in's do tend to be pretty accurate, but still I know you can flucuate & I also know I'm gaining a lot of muscle AND losing inches (will share more about that later), and yet none of that seems to matter in moments like that, ya know? I don't know maybe you don't & it's just how I react, but it just seems like everything goes down the drain sometimes even though that's not true at all ~ anyways, pitty party of one is over lol Today was SUCH a beautiful day ~
After I sucked it up & told myself today was the WRONG day to feel sorry for myself, I decided to go out and get the last of the errands run before Seamus' party ~ as I was out I thought I would stop off at the store to pick up a pair of jeans, but the deal I made myself was that I would ONLY buy a pair of Jeans if they were a size 16, I also thought that this would either depress me more, OR make me happy lol It was worth the risk I thought, so into the store I headed & much to my utter amazement AND excitment I FIT INTO THEM!!!! One pair I tried were even slightly loose! OH MY WORD ~ seriously, I truly thought they would be too tight or that I wouldn't be able to get them up over my hips, but both pairs that I tried fit, one was a loose 16, the other was a regular 16 that one was a bit tight but not too tight that they were uncomfy.
Yea, I did a jig right there in the changing room, and smiled a lot.
I also bought a shirt, the sz 16 fit me except for my boobs, argh lol So I went to an 18, my tummy needs to slim down a bit but the shirt looks nice. It also made me smile really big to think one more size down and I'm OUT of the "Plus Size" section, THAT will be a day to celebrate.
So, yea, it's obvious that I'm losing inches & gaining muscle I just wish I could get it into my head that sometimes the scale DOES NOT matter, how I feel, how my clothes are fitting, how I'm eating, THAT is what matters ~ I don't know what I need to do in order to have more faith in my body & in this process, I suppose it's all apart of healing myself & part of that is my thinking process.
Seamus' party went so well, so perfectly well! We had a wonderful turnout, ALL of my siblings came, two almost never come to family events so that ment SO much to me. The one who couldn't was my sister and she had to work, but she came right over later tonight ~ gave him a gift that was really cute & I fed her, we also had a really great talk & she invited me to be at the birth of my nephew, I am so excited about that & honored.
As far as eating, I did eat some things I shouldn''t but all of it was in moderation & I feel really good about it all. I threw away the cake once everyone had a piece, same with the ice cream. I'm sending the left over bags of chips (unopened ones) with dh to work, and all the soda that isn't diet, which is basically everything but the diet pepsie lol So short of some chips in a ziplock bag which I'll use for the kids lunches, & a few drinks for them everything is out of the house
I made it to the gym too! It was 9:30 and they close at 10 on Saturdays so I raced over and figured I'd just get in a REALLY good 30 minute workout, and sure enough I did! When I got there I was in such a great mood & the theater was nearly empty so I thought "mmm I'm going to attempt to run" LOL ha ha! AND I DID! lol I ran almost half a mile, not all at once it was in spurts of .10 to .20 at a time but I did it and I got in almost 2 miles 30 minutes, at 25 minutes into the workout they shut off the movie & there was just me and two other guys in there, the one directly to my right gave me the creeps, he kept looking at me and I dunno my gut was warning me about something, so when the guy infront of me turned off his machine & left too, I figured I was creeped out for a
reason & it wasn't worth 30 seconds, which is all I had left so I went home. I felt good though, it was fun to run but boy did my boobs & butt jiggle :rofl: omg I can't believe I admitted that
Got in 120oz of water too.
OOHHH and another fun bit! Tonight after the kids were in bed DH ran to RCWilley to pay our bill, when he came home he asked for a hug & as I was hugging him he told me to reach into his back pocket lol I laughed, and then felt in wondering what he was up to, I felt this box with a plastic covering, not sure what it was I pulled it around & looked at it ~ it was a pink Ipod!! LOL I totally squeeled & laughed & kissed him, he's been wanting to get me one, his only regret he said was that he didn't get it engraved (I bought him a video Ipod last year for Christmas, and had a msg engraved) I told him nevermind that, this was such a sweet gift and it's PINK PINK PINK ha ha I love pink.
OH and even more good news, my Lose you Mummy Tummy arrived yesterday!!! I've already started reading it & am SO excited about this!!!
So, needless to say, today has been a good day & my little Seamie blue had a fantastic party. I will share pictures once I can get on the puter (am on the laptop) as dh is on it right now playing a game.
Mama to 7 curious, wild & wonderful little ones ♥
I'm happy to hear you made it to the gym after such a long day. Sounds like it was a great day though. WTG to DH for the pink iPod. How very sweet of him. Congrats on the smaller size. That's one of the best ways to reinforce that you are losing!!! The scale may fool us, but clothes they tell it how it is. Enjoy your book.
Oh what a wondeful day!!! That is awesome about the jeans Ooh I bet you were sooo excited!!! Now if that's not the best way to see the results of your hard work I don't know what is!! (Forget the scale!!! Jeans that fit!!! Smaller jeans that fit!!!!)
That is so sweet of your dh!!! What a guy!
I'm amazed you got to the gym after such a long and busy day, go you!! Yeah, good thing you listened to your heart about that creepy guy!!
That is so awesome about the jeans Chimmy! I think that was just what you needed.
That is so sweet of your DH to get you a pink IPOD as well. It is so much easier to workout while you're listening to music.
Can't wait for pics of the little king's Party!