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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wednesday's Recap

Weight: 240.8 (WTF? Ham...water retention?)

Special K with skim milk

4 PB cracker sandwiches

Half slice ham, spoon of cheesy potatoes, big helping of veggies from last night

Pretzel roll with ham and cheese, side salad with ranch, one monster cookie

I wish. Instead, I'm going to rot in grad class. Bah.

I got nothing.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tuesday's Recap

Weight: 240.0
Body Fat: N/A

Special K with skim milk

6 cheese/cracker sandwiches
trail mix

Red Baron French Bread Pizza (individual size)

Take 5 fun size candy bar

Slice ham, 1 serving cheesy potatoes, 2 servings California Blend veggies with cheese, half slice french bread with butter

2 oreos (they're gone now!)

Exercise: hair appointment until 6:30, made dinner, ate at 7:30 and gave up. Just being honest.

And that's all I have to say about that...

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday's Recap

Weight: 239.0
Body Fat: 40.0%

Breakfast-Special K with skim milk
Snack-Three cracker sandwiches with PB, fun size Snickers
Lunch-Spaghetti with meat sauce (homemade), one piece french bread with butter
Snack-Six crackers with colby jack cheese
Dinner-Salad with ranch, BBQ grilled chicken wrap, french fries with ranch

20 minutes elliptical (cardio program)
5 minutes abs
20 minutes treadmill (some weird program that kept changing speed and incline)
5 minute cool-down

Polar Recap:

Positives: I exercised even when I didn't want to. In fact, I had almost talked myself out of it because there was a chance I had to go pick up my brother-in-law from his night class. But when my sister called to say they didn't need me, I knew that was a sign I needed to do what I said I would do.

I'm not going to do negatives because I have enough of that right now....I know there's some there. The words speak for themselves.

But I tried today. I moved. I recorded what I ate.

I can do this.

Here we go!

Why is it that healthy things always begin on Mondays?!? I forgot to do the last minute "oh my gosh, I'm never going to get to eat this again" bulk up yesterday....because I didn't want to.

So, here I am. 239.0 pounds. 40% body fat. Ack. That's disgusting. That means that I have 95.6 pounds of fat on me. Now, I know that I can lose all of % body fat would not be good. That means I have 143.4 pounds of lean muscle. I'd love to lose at least half of that without losing any lean muscle. In fact, I'd like to gain muscle.

So, you ask, "That's fine, Nicole, but what are you going to do about it?"

Here's my plan:

Write down EVERYTHING I eat from nibbles to meals. Document here.

Monday-45-60 minutes of cardio, 5 minutes abs
Tuesday-30-45 minutes weights, 15-30 minutes cardio, 5 minutes abs
Wednesday-Nothing...grad class...but only six more to go!
Thursday-30-45 minutes weights, 15-30 minutes cardio, 5 minutes abs
Friday-45-60 minutes of cardio, 5 minutes abs
Saturday-30-45 minutes weights, 15-30 minutes cardio, 5 minutes abs
Sunday-30-45 minutes cardio, 10 minutes abs

Document all exercise here.

Not sure yet. Not liking my job hasn't helped. Feeling like I'm working with junior high school girls hasn't helped. So, I'm working on positivity in my life. I need it.

So, there you go. Now, here I go.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Holy Flying Time, Batman!

You know how I said I'm ready to go starting Monday after I got back? Umm, yeah, that was two days ago! It's Wednesday already and I can't even tell you where the last 48 hours went! Yikes!

This weekend, I indulged beyond my means. I'm talking pizza, cookies, and beer. Lots of beer. Oh my was it good and oh my was it fun. I haven't drank that much in a LONG time and let me tell took two days for my body to recover. I guess I'm not 21 anymore!!

Monday night consisted of grad school work...ack. I'm so ready to be done with this. Including tonight, I have six, count them SIX grad classes left before graduation. On December 17th, I'm going to proudly walk across that stage knowing I'm done with an intense program!!!!

Last night was the remnants of a conference plus a PTO meeting (also PTA....parent teacher thingy dingy). Supposed to last about 30 minutes and finally my principal said we could leave after over an hour. Yikes.

Time suckers. They're everywhere. For me, it's meetings, conferences, grad class work. What are your time suckers? How do you manage them? I can't seem to get a grasp on them as of late. It's drives me bananas.

I've got to get a grip on this. I miss working out. I can't tell you the last time I did which makes me sad. Two months ago, I was working out 4-6 days a week. Now, most of that progress and muscle has mushed to fat :(

Thankfully, I'm so busy, I'm not snacking as much as normal. I am Nicole. Queen of Maintenance.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Get your game face on.

Yep, it's that time. Time to stop dinking around and time to start standing up and doing what you should be doing!

I'm tired of work and grad school running my life. I type this as I'm sitting waiting for my 6:10 PM conference to come during conference night. Last weekend, it was a beautiful weekend with 80 degree temps and sunshine. Did I spend it outside? Well, yes if you count the three hours I used our leaf blower to collect leaves...not fun, but other than that, no. I finished my last part of my thesis, my online portfolio, and finished logging all of my internship hours. I'm so tired of grad school. I'm taking Ed Psych right now and really could give two shits less about it.

Work is just as bad. Conference week (well, two weeks actually) is hell. I spend multiple 12-hour days at school. While I enjoy conferences, I hate the time sucker they are. I don't get home until almost 8:00 PM and by then, I'm pooped.

Here's reality:
-I haven't worked out in two weeks.
-I haven't counted calories.
-I still weigh around 240 (queen of maintaining right here)
-I'm tired
-I miss being home with my hubby
-I'm ready for graduation in December
-I'm ready to have my clothes feel loose

I have grad school tomorrow night and then I'm going to my parent's house for two days to visit my niece in her first grade classroom and visit some old friends. I'm coming back on Saturday for my sister-in-law's baby shower and then a big sigh of relief.

I'm ready to get my game face on. I'm ready to get back into my life. I'm ready to start exercising. I'm ready to start eating even better.