You'll drop those two ounces (AND MORE) soon, I bet. I'm guessing you're building lots o muscle with those major workouts you've been doing!!
Bummer about the water heater. That totally bites!
I agree, you're going to have a big drop here any day now. I wish the scale said, you've lost 2.6 pounds of fat and gained 3.2 pounds of muscle. It sure would make us feel better. For now though, just grab that scale and take it to the plush carpet and try it there.
I can sympathize about the water heater. Ours broke last year. It was definitely not fixable and we didn't have the means to buy a new one. Thank goodness for loving parents.
That's great that you're finally getting some more sleep. Hopefully he'll continue to be nice and sleep well.
lol you and me both Becci! Sure would be nice
Well I woke up this morning in a not so great mood, Seamus didn't sleep much & I'm up to 215 this morning, argh! Regardless I'm determined to make the best of it today, however I am going to be switching to WW's for a bit, I need a change & it seems like I can't eat hardly anything when I'm on SBD P2, but I also know that I'm not putting a lot of effort into it, I just don't have time right now so b/c I know WW's like the back of my hand it'll be a good compromise & my hope is that I'll see a change in the scale.
Before heading to the gym last night I had to pick up a few things at the store, they were having a sale on the Special K bars & I immediatley thought of you Tracy lol So I bought a box, the strawberry kind & I bought a box of SBD chocoalte bars. I am finding that in a lot of the foods he recommends he seems okay with more saturated fat than I am, so I need to balance that too.
I also picked up some WW yogurts that looked good. I plan on having oatmeal for breakfast this morning & I'm SO looking forward to it! lol
Seamus is getting fussy, better hurry up here.
35 min cardio - did well too, ran a bit got up to 5.2mph it was fun, & was able to run/walk 2.23 miles in 35 minutes. Not bad.
20 min weights - lower body/TFL/Glutes/Hams/Quads & so on.
I need to add up how many inches I've lost too. Okay more later.
Mmm Special K bars :drool: Let me know what you think of them!
LOL I love oatmeal! I ate it for two months straight for breakfast. I'm on a little break now but it really hits the spot in the morning! Enjoy!
It sounds like you've got a good plan. I know that sometimes it takes awhile to find what works best for our bodies :bighug:
I had a sbd one after my workout, it was okay lol I'm looking forward to trying the Special K Bars, I love strawberries!
Isn't oatmeal the best!!?? LOL Seriously, it's my all time favorite breakfast, I always feel so good & satisfied after eating it & missed it while on sbd, you can have the steel cut, and the normal (non-quick) kind every now n' again, deffinatley one rule I wont follow lol I think sometimes your body is a better indicator of what's good and not good to eat, than a book kwim?
Yea, it really does take awhile to figure out these bodies of ours, although I swear I re-discover things all the time lol (more later on that tonight - I have some thoughts I'd like to share)
So I had to make two cakes today for a church activity, I didn't eat a single piece! I have eaten SO WELL today & feel really really good. Also, because I'm not going to be home tonight I did a weights & cardio combo workout today with Leslie Sansone, it's a 3 mile power workout & boy did it kick my butt, I was huffin' and a puffin' and dripping and I felt GREAT!! lol
I'm also feeling good about it b/c it worked my upper body really well with the weights, and tonight was my upper body with weights, so it worked out perfect :thumbsup:
Okay, well once again more later! Today is a busy day!
Oh and before I go, I just have to say, you are such a good friend Tracy ~ you really are!
Well, I went to my gathering tonight & I'm proud to say that I didn't eat a single piece of pie, OR frosting or anything ~ I wasn't even all that tempted, that's always a nice feeling.
I was also very concious about what I ate for dinner while there, when I got home tonight I still had a ton of points so I had some taco soup & another Special K bar lol those are so good!
OMG Chimmy, you are my hero!! I love reading your fitness journal, it's so inspiring. It motivates me to start working out, but then I have to remind myself I'm pregnant and lazy right now. But after the baby is born, you will be my inspiration!!
Btw, I have a pink Ipod too, and I love it!!
Wow Julia you did great!!! :clappy: Ooh glad to hear you like the Special K bars!
Sandy darling!! It's always so nice to see you over here I Love watching your ticker go up up up!! It's so exciting!
lol pink ipods are the best!
Okay so, I was thinking ~ I did 3 miles in 40 minutes with that workout, and yet I struggle to get to 2 miles in 30 minutes on the treadmil, is that weird?? LOL
What kind of workout was that Julia? I was assuming it was the treadmill. At any rate that was one hellava workout!!
No it wasn't the threadmill, it was my cardio/weights combo workout with Leslie Sansone, the 3 mile power workout. And yes it's one hellava workout LOL
It sounds intense! Can you tell me more about it? How did you go 3 miles? I'm confused I've been thinking about getting an exercise bike just to change things up a bit. If I can find a used one somewhere I will grab it
Yea it is pretty intense, and you add weights to it it's great! lol
Her name is Leslie Sansone, she is awsome, I have a TON of her tapes & DVD's ~ plus her weights & such.
Here is her website
Thanks I'll check that out!
Well, so far so good, I ate a bit more than I had planned last night while at my Book Club however I didn't eat anything bad& had the points for it. No exercise yesterday but 120oz of water, or was that 100oz? I can't remember now.
I plan on heading to the gym tonight, not done so hot with my water today ~ I'm hoping to get in 100oz. Food & points wise I'm doing great & really enjoying the freedom I have with this, but I know in a few months I'll probably switch again lol Just seems to be how I work, I bore easily.
Stepped on the scale this morning, STILL at 214.2 ~ one of these days it HAS to budge lol
I survived the day! It was by the skin of my teeth, but I survived lol
We ended up going out to Carls Jr for dinner, when we got home I jumped on the computer for a minute, I can't even remember at this point what it was for! However, I ended up reading the posts on my POBLC group, and talking to Jules ~ that was enough time to allow me to see that I did NOT need this food, and that it wasn't worth ruining my good day over - so after some back n' forth I went upstairs, dumped the Dr. Pepper, ditched the boneless buffallo (why can't I spell that word? LOL) wings & made myself a lean pocket with a big salad & ended my day on a good note AND with 1 ww point to spare lol
I also got in a great workout tonight, 6.5 miles in an hour ~ 2 of that was on the treadmil and 4.5 of that was on a bike, I'd never used a bike before & wanted to mix up my routine a bit to try and get out of this plateau I'm in. I didn't think I'd get that good of a workout on the bike, but man I sure did!
80-90oz of water, not the best but I felt watered out today, so I didn't push it.
Stayed within my daily WW'ers points
65 min cardio 6.5 miles :thumbsup:
WTG on making it through the day yesterday! Glad things on WW are working good for you. Congrats on a great day
Hi dawn! Thanks hun, man it was TUFF!! lol The WW'ers is going great ~ I'll probably do it for a month or two and then switch back to SBD and do this back n' forth thing until I reach my goal ~ it seems to help with these plateau's I go through.
I also have some exciting news!! I'm OUT of my plateau!!!!! :woohoo: I stepped on the scale this morning, DREADING what I was going to see (seems to be a common feeling these past few wks) and I was at 213 even!!! At first I thought blah, just 2oz big friggen deal ~ but then I thought wait, no, duh you dork, that's 1.2lbs lost from yesterday! I stepped on a few more times and sure enough it popped up every time, so I know it's real. YAY!!!! I did it!! oohh it feels good. Made last night even MORE worth it too. *big big grins*
That is so awesome Chimmy! I had a feeling you'd be down after such a good day yesterday WTG!
:woohoo: that sounds wonderful Chimmy!! I'm so glad WW is working for you and that you are feeling so good about it all :razz:
Thanks you guys ~ it felt awsome to see that this morning!
I'm feeling a lot of anxiety tonight, nothing huge happened but a few small things that kind of set me off ~ I'm really wanting to eat right now, it's 9pm and I've reached all my WW'ers points. Made it to the gym tonight, did 30 minutes cardio & nothing more ~ I was really tired & in thinking about it I've noticed that the two times I've gone to the gym & felt weak was the two times I didn't each much during the day, so need to fix that.
:woohoo: I'm so happy that you made it over this hump. Keep up the great work!!
((((HUGS)))) Sorry about the anxiety hon, I hope things have gotten better. You've been doing great!
Well, I survived that night for the most part, I did eat some milk & dark chocolate but when I weighed myself the next morning I hadn't gained, thankfully!
I also survived my sisters birthday party on Sunday, I had this big plate of cake & ice cream and after a few bites I threw it in the trash :thumbsup: I also survived last nights treat night & only went over by 1pt. I think I might be eating too many points though ~ I'm at 36 right now which is for nursing mothers but because he doesn't exclusively nurse anymore I think I'm going to knock off two points & see how that works.
I'm down 1.6lbs for this POBLC challenge, I weighed in at 212.6 this morning. I've also add up the inches I lost and in one month I lost 11 1/8th inches! Pretty exciting
Weight Loss Goals
SW: 235.4 CW: 212.6 GW: 130-135
Mini weight loss goal:
ULTIMATE weight loss goal:
My Weight Chart:
Oh Chimmy that's wonderful :woohoo: You're doing great!!! You must feel so proud of yourself :razz:
Thanks hun It really does feel good ~ Only just a little over 12 more lbs and I'm OUT of the 200's, now THAT will be a joyous day lol
I had meant to update about yesterday as well, it was such a good day! I got up early with the boys, made a yummy breakfast for everyone & had my big bowl of oatmeal, I then caught up on laundry & for the first time in almost FIVE months I am completley, 100% caught up, even on diapers! Oh it's such a good feeling! I can't believe how just moving (well okay you never JUST move :biglaugh:) made it soo hard to get caught up again! I wouldn't of been able to do it without dh's help.
I then re-organised the linen closet and threw out what I didn't need, it's so nice & tidy looking now, it's great.
I made a delicious dinner with these pastry type things, where you can get dough, stuff it and then it closes it ~ sort of like a hot pocket. I used whole wheat dough, and then made this hamburger mixture with a ranch & bacon powder packet, and then added broccoli, it turned out so well!
I then made cheesy veggies and had a salad as our two side dishes. Everyone ate it up really well, then it was baths, movie & treats and bedtime.
I was also able to get some studying in (I'm taking a course called Art of Womanhood, it's wonderful!) during naptime, got dinner started so it wasn't so rush rush later on and exercised so I could be home for the evening.
Really couldn't of been a better day
Chims, just reading about your day makes me want to curl up in the fetal position and take a nap!! You are AWESOME!!!! I am so proud of you for losing so much weight and doing it in such a healthy way!! You have so much willpower too. What a great example of a mom for your boys to follow! :bighug:
lol Sandy ~ busy days are such good days, I love it!
Thanks so much hun for being so sweet, and for your support :bighug:
I am sooo PMS'Y today ~ ugh! Seriously, I have just not handled today well, and my body is still soo wonky! :banghead: I've been spotting off and on most of my cycle, I just don't understand why & chances are if I go to my m/w the only way they MIGHT find out why is via a bunch of tests of which I'm not interested in taking, my guess is cysts or just a wonky body lol
I hope af comes & goes quickly, and that my hormones settle themselves down fast. One bad day wont kill me week though, unless I let it
Woohoo moving on down!
I love days like those Chimmy, where you feel accomplished and get to have a bit of fun. WTG on getting all the laundry done!
It really sounds like things are going great!
THanks hun Things are good, I can't complain!
So I'm down another lb!! That makes 24, one more and I'l of reached my first 25lbs lost, yay!!
AND I just might make my goal for this POBLC challenge too, I've 4 more weeks to go, oohh it is so exciting!! I seriously get butterflies in my stomach when I think about being UNDER 200lbs aaahh!!!! :woohoo:
My sz 18 pants are getting soo baggy too, even though I fit in a size 16 I do still wear my 18's b/c their comfy but I'd say another 10 or so lbs lost and they wont fit at all :thumbsup:
There are two ladies on my POBLC group that I'll be sending all sz 18's too too, I'm so glad they will go to someone who can use them I've made it a goal that once I'm out of a size, I get rid of it RIGHT THEN that way there is nothing in my house in that bigger size that I can fit into, so I HAVE to be good to stay in the smaller size lol
LOL dear good theory about the pants!
I can't wait for you to get under 200lbs, I know how huge a deal that is for you!
Another couple of pounds and we'll be at the same loss again
You're doing so great Chimmy!! How awesome that your pants are too big, don't ya just LOVE that??!!
YES! I love pants that are too big lol It's MOST excellent.
I want to FF two months from now so I can see 199 or less on the scale :biglaugh:
You'll get there!!
This af is going to be a killer. The last one was soo nice!! No cravings, no wild mood swings, no nothing really. The last two nights I have totally caved at night & eaten a ton of chocolate, what IS IT with chocolate!?? I used to never crave it but since having Seamus, seriously it's like I can't get enough.
It's not the end of the world, and after today (read my drama here ) I just kind of let lose & ate dinner w/out thinking about points, and then had some yummy chocolate. This kid is going to kill me :biglaugh:
Tomorrow is a new day, I will do better!
Sorry af is getting you Chimmy (((HUGS)))
I shouldn't play devils advocate, but after the day you had yesterday you deserved to let loose for a night! Just get back on track today And limit that chocolate!
Go get bryers carb smart chocolate icecream. Its yummy and should help satisfy those cravings
I'm sorry you had such a hard day (the link takes me to your ebay page :lol:) Mmmm chocolate :drool:
I hope you have a good (peaceful/relaxing) day today hon!
Yea I have some bryers in my freezer lol yum yum!!
:doh: ack! LOL I fixed the link :biglaugh:
Well I've already been slightly bad today, after a rough morning with the kids I dived for a cadbury's carmel egg & a dr pepper ~ 7pts gone! Oh well, I can still recover & it was a nice treat.
Lots to do today ~ the boys are practicing for a play that they want to be in, and I'm hoping to get laundry (esp. dipes) done & my front yard weeded & ready for flowers.
A little chocolate isn't gonna kill ya, Chimmy :bighug: In fact is sounds yummy to me! Besides, all that work you're doing around the house will burn it right off!
Na it wont ~ but at the rate I'm eating it, well.......
So far only a bit of laundry has been done, we've spent most of the day preparing for audtion that the boys are going for on Monday ~ it's been fun though!
I'm hoping dh and I can go out on a date tonight, gotta find a sitter *fingers crossed*
Oh how exciting for the boys! Good luck to them!!
Well, with Easter coming up it's hard not to eat chocolate. It's everywhere! I hid all the stuff I bought the kids and dh so I'm not tempted (It's all in a suitcase in my closet :lol:)
Ooh a date would be great! I hope you can find a sitter!
Ya know! I was doing so good with that! I hid mine too, but then my willpower took a vacation to the bahama's and left me to my own weak defenses
ah well!! I'm not to worried about it, to be honest
I found a sitter, I'm so excited!! We've not been on a date w/out kids for awhile, so it'll be super nice to have just him to myself for awhile!
OMG congrats on the sitter!!! (I'm jealous!!) I hope you two love birds have a great time!
yay chimmy!!! i LOVE reading this journal. it makes me feel so good......and i am committed to getting my body in gear after satta is born!!!! as much as you may not hope it, i hope you're still on here, writing about your ups and downs, 6 months from now! :angel12:
you are such an inspiration!!!!
Thanks Tracy ~ we had a great time! Went to our favorite Indian restaurant, they made the dishes different so we thought it was somthing else, so they re-made them how we like it and gave us the other ones for free. Seriously, they are such a wonderful family restaurant!
We then headed over to Office max to pick up some iPod & computer stuff & headed home. It was nice, easy going & QUIET lol We then watched Blood Diamonds after we put the kids to bed, I cried and cried Went to bed at 2am & slept pretty good.
Amber ~ Hay sweetie! Oh I WILL be here 6 months from now lol Hopefully A LOT thinner, but I'll be here I think I will probably reach my goal by the Beginning of next year, and then for a year after that as I strive to keep the weight off. So, yea, I wont be going anywhere anytime soon :biglaugh:
Okay, so for ON TOPIC things. I am really off the wagon right now & need to get back on, I'm up this morning & I knew I would be. I like WW'ers b/c it gives me a bit more freedom & I can have a sweet thing here n' there and still be within a good calorie range. The problem is I am SO sensitive to simple carbs & sugars that it's really taking me off track, it's like a slippery slope with me, I eat one thing and then another and another & so on.
I'm honestly not sure what to do, I could buck up now & not eat some traditional easter meals, but really that doesn't sound enjoyable & if I'm honest with myself I probably WONT stick to my points range while at my moms. We always have a nice family breakfast, then a lazy afternoon, easter egg hunt @ grandma's and then dinner with the family. I'm in an all or nothing mentality right now, and I need to get out of it. I'm just not eating like I should & if I don't behave I will have a gain come Monday/Tuesday weigh in.
But what to do? I could stick with WW'rs until Monday but like I said, I probably wont, I guess with where I am right now I just don't want to deal with it this weekend, but I also don't want to see a gain, I can't have both!
Okay - so WW'ers unti Monday, SBD phase 1 for a week after that, I really need to get out of this carb/sugar cycle I can feel the difference in my body & I don't like it, I'm dragging and tired and blah & I know it's the carbs/sugars messing with me. I just really want to enjoy Easter weekend, but I need to get myself, mentally, where I can eat & enjoy but not pig out.
I can do it, I know I can. It's just going to be really hard.
I'm glad you had a great date!! My sister will be here Sun-Tues and I just may ask her to watch the kids one evening so dh and I can go out. You inspired me to set up a date night :razz:
I don't know Julia, I think that intentions are very strong. If you intend to stay on track (you are resolved) you will and nothing will get in the way of that, ya know? But, if you intend to forgo your plan for the Holiday weekend-- you will and you will have to be comfortable with the after-effect. There's nothing wrong with going off plan if that's what you truly want to do but if you're thinking that going off plan would be easier/more fun you need to seriously look deep inside about what that's telling you for the long run. Does this make sense? (I hope all of this is coming out the way I intend-- with love, encouragement and support).
:bighug: Just make peace with the decision you make and then don't regret that decision :bighug:
Yay! I hope you guys have a great date night too, it's so nice to get out once n' awhile with the honey's
I think your right, no, I know your right. Intentions are very strong I just need to get my priorities straight ~ once I get sugar into my system my willpower gets very weak & I know it's b/c I'm just too sensitive to them, and the addiction/cravings start if I get too far into it, as in I eat too many too often.
I counted up my WW'ers points and I'm already at 20 for the day, it's only 1:15pm. I have set myself to 34pts each day, so I need to plan my day so that I can stick to it but eat GOOD foods, if I can just do that I will get out of the hump I'm in, I've been in it enough times to know what I need to do.
I'm going to call my mom & ask her what she's doing for Easter Dinner so that I can plan ahead, that really helps, and for Easter breakfast I will find something yummy but healthy.
What I really WANT is to survive this weekend, but also enjoy it and not feel guilty for what I've eaten. I don't want to gain anymore than I have, I NEED to get under 200, it just seems like whenever I almost get there I get this mental block & start peddling backwards, I've gotta figure out what it is that seems to freak me out about this.
AND last but certainly not least, I need to get to the gym tonight, I've taken the last few nights off.
Anyways ~ Thanks so much for the pep talk, I really did need it & appreciate your friendship :bighug: