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Friday, April 30, 2010

Month of May = Shred Month

That's right, boys and girls. May is Shred Month. I am vowing right here and now to complete the 30-Day Shred from May 1st to May 30th. I will take measurements on May 1st and again on May 30th and hope to see progress!!! This is the jump into summer that I need. I have had about a 10 pound gain since January and it needs to go away.

Ready or not, here I shred!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Life needs to slow down.

Holy it seriously April 10th? To be honest, I can't keep up with this blog. I haven't been on Facebook as much either. Between meetings, class, homework, schoolwork, and being a wife in general, it's just nuts!

I haven't given up on my April challenge, but I'll be honest in that I haven't been tracking the points. I have a feeling this will continue because as the month goes up, my master's classes will be ending, which means final presentation time.

So, I'll update you when I can and try and keep you all in the loop. I'll try and get a weight update on here when I actually weigh myself!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Those four pounds can kiss my....


I drowned my sorrows in some food today. Bad.

I kicked some butt on the treadmill for 45 minutes worth, including jogging a total of a mile (not all at once) at 5.0 mph.

Four pounds....get off my butt.

I will update my points and weight tomorrow as it's the conclusion of week #1 already.

Best part: I feel sore from workouts...a good sore.

Worst part: I didn't control my food as much as I need to.

Tomorrow's another day. A new day.

I don't get it.

I've gained 4 pounds in two days, and I know it's not because I've eaten an excess of 14,000 calories and I haven't eaten excess sodium, so I'm not convinced it's retaining water. I've been working out at least 45 minutes (with the exception of Easter). In fact, my weight went up from last night to this morning. How does this happen?

I'm completely frustrated. I'm at a weight I hate, I'm working to do something about it and my weight's going up. UUGHHH!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Day 3 Recap

I am so proud of myself today. We had unexpected plans come up this afternoon that meant eating out. So, I ate a bowl of fruit for lunch so that I allowed myself the calories for dinner. I was full and I ordered what I wanted, but only ate half of my sandwich, which is a big step for me!!!

Calories Recorded: Check. Again, estimation.
Under 1800 calories: I'm saying check because I really watched what I ate.
Water: TBD about 16 ounces to go before bed.
Exercise: Check. 45 minutes tae bo.
Sleep: Check. Love sleeping in on weekends.

I feel like a weight's starting to be lifted from me. I don't know why, what, etc. But I just have a good feeling about things...

Happy Easter to everyone tomorrow, and I hope you get to spend some time with family or friends!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Day 2 Overview

Track calories: Check. Estimation due to lunch out.
Under 1800 calories: No, but planned due to lunch out.
Exercise at least 45 minutes: Check. 45-minute walk in the sprinkling rain with hubby.
64 ounces of water: Check. Quite over today, but it's all good.
Seven hours of sleep: Check.

Day 2 points: 4/5

Week 1 total so far: 9/10

Thoughts: Feeling good. Indulged at lunch, but just had a bowl of cereal for dinner, so I feel good about that. Glad I got some exercise in, even if it wasn't hardcore sweating. Back on track for tomorrow and then Easter.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Day 1 Results

Track calories? Check. 1 point.
Under 1800 calories? Barely, but check. 1 point.
Drink 64 ounces of water? With about 4 ounces to go....check. 1 point.
Exercise at least 45 minutes? Billy Blanks was kicking my ass. Check. 1 point.
Sleep at least 7 hours? If I get to bed within the next hour and 35 minutes, check. That won't be a problem. 1 point.

Day one total: 5 points.

Thoughts? This was harder than I thought. But I need a challenge. Worst part? Avoiding temptation with food. Easiest part? Getting back into working out.

One day down, 29 to go in the challenge.

No fooling around here.

There's no fooling around today.

Nope, it's game time.

Starting weight is 237.8 pounds. Pitiful.

I'm a tracking and recording calorie, exercising my tushy, drinking water like crazy, sleeping as much as I can kind of a woman today. I was already tempted this morning as there was Easter candy sitting on the kitchen counter. I took two mini Reese's peanut butter cups (which are 44 calories a piece) and put them in my lunch.

Breakfast: 320 calories (bowl of Special K and skim milk....2 cups of Special K, I even measured it)
Morning Snack: 80 calories (string cheese)
Lunch: 495 calories (148 of that is coming from the ranch dressing for my salad. Yell at me all you want because I have yet to find an alternative that doesn't make me want to gag. Salad has lettuce, spinach, and broccoli and then having some strawberries and grapes on the side and don't forget those 2 reese's mini pb cups)

So heading home today, I'll have 895 calories in. That leaves me 905 calories for dinner, which I haven't planned quite yet. It'll be something on the grill because it's way too nice to turn the oven or stove on.

Stay tuned!!!!!!! Off to drink the first 16 of my 64 ounces of good 'ole H2O!