True Confessions Monday

Well it was a long weekend…and I need to get some things off my chest that are weighing “heavily” on me.  Thank goodness I’m not the only one, Lisa over at The Sisterhood of the Skrinking Jeans had the urge to confess too….and the masses I’m sure are thankful she started it!

So here goes…

1)  I haven’t exercised since last last Friday.  Not 3 days ago Friday…10 days ago Friday.  Started up again tonight and maybe it was just me but it seemed like my jiggle was much more jiggly than normal.  Had alot of stuff going on with work and had to get ready for the 4th and had a long week…blah blah blah.

2) I drank 3 beers on Friday night before walking a mile to watch fireworks.  That counts as exercise right?

3) Didn’t drink on the 4th of July, instead helped myself to a small piece of texas sheetcake, a cookie, a hamburger, some oriental salad and ranch pasta salad, cheesy potatoes (damn you cheesy potatoes!!!) and lots of diet Pepsi max

4) I missed my next weightloss goal. I had planned to lose 50 lbs, but on that morning I had only lost like 42ish.  Moving it out to Labor Day and praying I beat that one with time to spare.

5)  I did wear my bathing suit on the 4th, however it was too cold to get in the water.  Which I am kind of happy about because I wasn’t feeling all that hot in my striped bikini.  Even if I had met my goal, i don’t think I would have felt comfortable, I feel like I have soooo far to go.  Will I ever look like I want to in a bathing suit?  I know I should be happy that I have come so far, but this weekend and the weakness that I showed, makes me feel like I failed, even if it’s in a small way.

So that kinda sums how I am feeling on this Monday…a mixture of dissapointment and bloat.  Hope it doesn’t smack me in the face on Wednesdays weigh-in.

Wednesday Weigh-in Week 4

It’s WEDNESDAY!!!!  That means its time for the weekly weigh-in over at Shrinking Jeans, and I have been dreading this weigh-in since last week when I knew it was going to be a tough weekend filled with temptations!

I am thrilled to say I am down to 147.2 this week!  Thats 1.2 lbs lost….even with the tons of beer!  Woot-woot!  Total loss for the challenge so far is 5.8….2.2 left to get to my challenge goal!

Not much to write, ina  hurry before I head to work.  It’s month-end and closing the books in one less day than normal is keeping me sooo busy.  Good part is I have Friday off….so that’s the silver lining I am trying to focus on whether then how tired I am or how much I am working this week.

Had a party with 33 people here on Saturday, but to my credit I was very good on the food front and didn’t overeat at all.  Had 2 cookies the whole weekend, and resisted the brownies!  I did however have my share (and probably a few of yours) of beer.  Good times but I admit I did feel like crap on Sunday and spent some time in the bathroom.  Didn’t puke though, so that’s a plus!  Crazy how much my body has changed and can’t tolerate much variation anymore, must mean I have made major life changes instead of just weekday dieting!  That makes me feel good.

I only worked out twice this week, last Wednesday and Friday.  This week we have had issues with our koi pond…so that has consumed my evening after getting home from work.  We have lost 7 fish in the last week!  One to a crane and the other to something in the water I think.  Had the water tested, only thing that came back high was the alkalinity was up a touch, so got some treatment yesterday and put in another aerator to get more oxygen introduced in case that was the issue. 

Next week…hope to see another pound down.  Saturday is the day I was planning to be at the 50 lb mark….however that doesn’t seem realistic now.  But I’ll take 45!

That’s GO TEAM PURPLE!

Uh oh…it’s gonna be a tough weekend!

Well here we are at the first real challenging weekend of summer! We are having a friends 50th birthday party at our house on Saturday night. I’m trying to plan ahead and think how I am going to control myself and not go overboard on food or alcohol in order to still post a loss for next week for my purple team.

Here are my thoughts….

1)  It isn’t until 5PM. I could have a light breakfast and maybe just fruit for lunch or something…want to try to keep it under 500 calories if possible. Most of the cleaning and prep will be done tonight, so not like I will be exerting much energy getting ready for the festivities.

2)  We will be grilling out (burgers, Italian sausage and hotdogs) and people are bringing sides. Can I resist the taco dip and cheesy potatoes??? I can always have a bunless burger in order to save a few hundred calories on carbs I really don’t need anyway and stick with the baked beans and veggies.

3)  Alcohol…oh glorious alcohol! I plan on consuming some several beverages, but I am trying to think what would be the best for me to drink. Might try some MGD64 to keep the calories about half of the 110 calories BudLight sticks to me. But then I am tossing around the idea of getting some cheap vodka that I can mix with diet Sunkist soda to make some refreshing cocktails.

4)  There will be no birthday cake, but some people are bringing dessert. I just am praying it’s something I don’t like so I won’t be tempted to munch every time I walk by the kitchen. (like the no-bake cookies at the graduation party last month). Come on pies….or double chocolate cookies….I can resist you guys easily!

I guess my fear is that I am going into this weekend at the lightest weight I have been since early 2004. I am 3 lbs away from weighing what I did when we got married almost 5 years ago. I “feel” less of my body when I touch my hips and am starting to loose the first trimester pregnancy look that I seem to have had since I became an adult (even though I have never been preggers).   And now I am questioning if I am strong enough to resist some tasty refried beans topped with creamy sour cream and fancy shredded cheese on delicious golden tortilla chips Taco Dip??? Will not always having a frosty beverage in my hand while chilling with my friends make me have a horrible night? No it won’t, but my warped sense of thinking has already kind of set myself up for some sort of failure.

Does anyone else do this….it’s almost like self sabotage! I felt so good having posted a 2.6 lb loss this week and now I am preparing myself for seeing a gain next week, even before the festivities begin? I don’t think so sister!!! I am going to make sure that I am always carrying a bottle of water with me and follow the rule of having a bottle of water in between every alcoholic one that I partake in. I will not deprive myself of trying some of the tasty treats, I just will use a smaller plate so I can’t present the temptation to overeat. Gonna play some corn hole/beanbags and enjoy the company of my houseguests…that should keep my focus away from the food!

At least that’s the plan for now…ask me again on Sunday how it went!

Wednesday Weigh-In Week 3

It’s WEDNESDAY!!!!  That means its time for the weekly weigh-in over at Shrinking Jeans, and I am thrilled to say I am down 2.6 lbs this week! 

That’s ABSO-FN-LOOT-LY Fabulous! 

Total lost for the challenge is 4.6 lbs so far.  Three woots!  Woot-woot-woot!    I finally got to the 40 lbs total loss mark….and surpassed it making my total as of this morning 41.4 lbs!  I can’t imagine ever going back to my old weight, even when I get pregnant I hope to top out at 170 or something not pushing 190 like I was last summer. 

Had a small loss last week with my friend TOM visiting.  Did good all week on the food front, with the exception of pizza for dinner on Saturday and leftover pizza for both meals on Sunday, maybe my body needed a jolt away from the regular stuff I had been eating.  I’m certainly not planning to start eating like this again, but I’m so thankful it didn’t hinder my weight loss this week.  Stopped drinking diet soda for breakfast and switched to coffee with SF creamer.  It helps too since I have been getting up at 5 to exercise a few times a week.  Much better since the temps have been 80-90 here this week.

Finished Level 3 last week and moved onto Banish Fat Boost Metabolism from Jillian.  It is an hour long and is a tough workout.  Its more kickboxing and cardio than The 30 Day Shred was, nice change and apparently my body is liking it too.  Got up this morning to do it, but only got half way done.  Just wasn’t into it…have a lot on my mind this week and felt myself petering out so I did my cool down and called it a day.  Gonna do some more landscaping tonight so I will get some activity in just not BOOSTing.

Next weeks goal….1 pound.  Cake walk right?  We’ll see…we have a 50th birthday party on Saturday and there will be lots of tasty cold beverages consumed.  Might need to check into that MGD 64!

GO TEAM PURPLE!

Shred Level 3 Results

Well I finally made it…I finished level 3 of the 30 Day Shred.  OK, I guess I didn’t officially finish it, since I quit yesterday which was day 8, but my right shin/leg is aching and has been getting worse everyday.  I’m thinking it might be all the plyometric work involved in Level 3, so I decided today would be my rest day and tomorrow I will start something new.

Here are my numbers from Level 3.

Weight loss for Level 3…..down 1.6 lbs

Inches lost during Level 1…..10.5 inches

  • Bust…down 1.5 inches
  • Lower Abdomen…down 2.5 inches
  • Lower Hips/Hiney….down 1.25 inches
  • Knees…down 1.75 inches

Hmmm…let’s see what I can I say about level 3. I did get winded more often than in the other levels (duh it’s the last level) and ended up taking more breaks, especially during the walking push-ups and jumping pliats.  I really felt the pain during the combo arm/leg lift in plank pose things, whatever the heck they are called.  Normally ended up doing one regular set and one set on my knees.  I ended up doing all the jumping jacks without weights once I realized (which was quickly) that my legs move quicker than my arms…and I always was banging the weights into my thighs.

I did notice more knee and lower leg pain more during this level than in any of the other levels combined.  Thinking its due to the combined jump moves and maybe before the jacks and knee lifts and butt kicks weren’t as high impact as the stuff in level 3.  I will do it again and love the way it made me feel, stronger from the inside kinda feeling that I haven’t had in a long long time.

Again, did this level in less than 2 weeks, so the weight loss is small but again had a big loss of inches which is wonderful!  Kind of confused how I lost inches on my knees when they ached so much…maybe it was the lack of fat that made them hurt so much more!  Haha!

Here are the pics from the start of the 30 Day Shred to the end….I’ve still got jiggle…but there’s a lot less of it thanks to Jillian!

Wednesday Weigh-in Week 2

Time for the weekly weigh-in over at Shrinking Jeans, and even though I am dealing with TOM who will be visiting me in the next day or so…..I am down .6 lbs this week.  Just one woot for this week!

Did good on the food front, with the exception of a pizza few beers Sat night, so guessing I went over my total calories by about 500.  Sunday at the wedding shower I had one cupcake (red velvet…delish!) and some ice cream so that put me up a couple hundred for that day too.  But I hovered around  my point last week for a while, so really feeling TOM is the culprit this time and not the pizza.  God bless being a woman!

Worked out everyday except Friday and Sunday this week, my shins and knees are killing me lately, damn level 3 plyometrics!  Thinking I’m ready to switch to another workout, maybe Boost your Metabolism by Jillian…its on Exercise TV so might as well try it.  Will take my measurements tonight and post results from Level 3.

Would really like to shoot for 2 lbs for the next weigh-in…praying I pass the 40 lbs mark soon!!!

 

GO PURPLE!

Yum…pumpkin oatmeal!

I found a recipe for pumpkin oatmeal, and I made it tonight to have for breakfast tomorrow.  If I like it, I’ll post the link. 

Worked out after dinner, and have another one planned for 5AM so I think a hearty oatmeal breakfast will get me thru the morning!   Hoping for a good WI on Wednesday morning…feeling a little TOM bloaty so gonna chug lots of water to help flush out any lingering bloat.
Sorry…TMI!  Night all!