Monday, February 28, 2011

Confessions of a Bad Dieter

   Last week was a diet fail.  I worked most days at the store and babysat, so I wasn't at home to make very smart eating choices. I ate out more than I should have, didn't drink enough water, didn't exercise. Needless to say I feel pretty crappy today. However, today was the weigh-in and apparently I lost 1.6 pounds. I don't really believe this because there's no way it's possible, but the scale is new so I don't know what the problem could be.  I refuse to believe that I lost weight making REALLY bad choices last week.  In any case, I AM back on plan this week! I feel so much better when I'm tracking my food and exercising, I'm ready to get that back. I definitely notice a difference when Ive been eating healthy and suddenly start eating junk (Taco Bell yesterday, I am shamed). I only wish I enjoyed working out, because I still don't. I hate every single minute of it. I thought it might become a habit, but I think I dread it more after all this time. In any case, I'm going to keep going because it does make me feel better.

I hope ya'll have a good week, I'm hoping to hear from a job I interviewed for around Wednesday.. fingers crossed!

Monday, February 21, 2011

This is what we refer to as an "SV".

A "scale victory"!

I lost 3.8 pounds and 2 inches this week. This brings the grand total to 8 pounds and 9 inches! This is even with me pigging out at Umi one night. The amazing thing about weight watchers is that you can still splurge and eat what you want, as long as you track everything and don't do it that often. I'm a little less than 3 pounds away from my first "goal" which is to lose 5% of my body weight.

Today is a good day :)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

My New Accountability Partner

 I've always heard it's best to have an accountability partner to help keep you on track with your goals. So far I've found that this blog excellent for accountability. I am 95% sure I may have given up already if it weren't for this blog. My other accountability partner is Amelia, who goes walking and to the gym with me almost every day. She's usually here to force me to get off the couch and go exercise when all I really want to do is watch tv. However, this morning I discovered that I have a very small (seven pounds, in fact) accountability partner who is not going to let me forget to go exercise!

I have taken Asher walking with me every morning this past week. We walk around two miles, and he absolutely loves it.  This is a habit I should have developed a long time ago, and I regret not giving him all the exercise he needs (although he does get "outside time" every day). This  morning I went to move my tennis shoes to the closet, and he saw me pick them up. I wasn't planning on walking this morning! But his eyes lit up and he was so excited that we were about to go on our walk! Of course, I couldn't disappoint him and not take him after that! So we got our exercise in this morning thanks to this little guy. I guess the best accountability partner is one that you just can't say no to!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Date Night :)

   Chris and I very rarely go out together. We've come a long way from eating out every day and seeing movies every weekend, the way we were when we first started dating. I just usually feel like going on dates is a waste of money, because why pay $50 for a meal and $20 for movie tickets when you could just stay home, cook, and get a movie from the Redbox for $1? But in any case, we both felt like we needed to get out last night.  We ate hibachi at Umi, which was absolutely delicious and absolutely not diet-friendly. Then we went to the movies and saw Just Go With It, which I found to be the most boring movie I've seen in an incredibly long time. It was two hours long, and as hard as they were trying to be funny, it just wasn't working. However, someone should have told this to the 15 year old behind us layed out across her boyfriend's lap who cackled and made sound effects to every single thing that happened. I really think I may have liked the movie more if it weren't for her. Chris can ignore things like this, however I just started mimicking her about 3/4 of the way through the movie so maybe she'd get the hint and stop. I know, I'm so mature, right?

   So, I'm about to make breakfast and then start exercising. I must admit I've been in an exercise slump lately, I think it's because I'm getting bored with doing the same things every day. I love weights, but I hate cardio. So I'm trying to come up with different cardio ideas that don't involve dance videos that make me feel like an idiot (ahem, Zumba). But in any case, I used up pretty much my entire Points allowance for the week yesterday (you get a certain amount of points for the day, and then a certain amount extra for the week if you want to splurge). Well, I splurged, so today I must pay for it :)

Have a great day!

Monday, February 14, 2011

The scale was not my BFF today.

I gained 6 ounces. Lovely.

While I did stay on the diet for the most part last week, I'll admit I had a few pitfalls. I worked out like I was supposed to and even picked up a little weight training, for which I am incredibly sore today. On the bright side, I did manage to  lose 2 inches! My wonderful husband has already given me the "muscle weighs more than fat, blah blah" talk, to which I replied that I just don't care. I don't care in the least that muscle weighs more than fat if that scale didn't go down. Surprisingly, I'm not unmotivated like I thought I would be when this happened. I'm ready to hit the gym, because I'm not going through this again next week.

Another positive note, the tanning bed (unlike the scale) has been great to me this week. Finally getting some color :)

Happy Valentines Day!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Diet Sabotage

Yesterday was a big fat diet fail, and let me tell you why.

I have been waking up around 8, eating a big breakfast with lots of carbs fiber, and then going to work out at the gym. Yesterday I had the bright idea that I would eat a little bowl of cereal and a small thing of yogurt, and go do my regular workout.  I didn't even drink coffee... bad idea. About halfway through my workout I was starving! I kept going and did everything I usually do, 3 miles on the elliptical and 2 miles on the treadmill. Anyone that knows me knows that I can not stand being hungry (obviously, look at me). It puts me in the worst mood ever. I got home and ate the usual lunch of fruit and a FiberOne bar, but an hour later I was starving again. It was a downward spiral from there. To top it all off I had a headache by 4 pm because of the lack of caffeine (that addiction is starting to get annoying, I have to drink coffee whether I want to or not).

Today I felt horrible about eating too much yesterday, so I did an extra-hard workout at the gym. I woke up and had my usual breakfast about 5 hours ago, and have yet to get hungry. The lesson here my friends is to Eat a good breakfast!!! At least if you're like me. Some people can deal with hunger, I'm not one of them.

I must say that this is the first time I have ever had a diet pitfall and jumped right back on board the next day! I thank weightwatchers for that (or maybe I thank them for charging me $65, so I feel like I have to). I also think this is the longest time I've ever consistently went to the gym. Yay for small victories!


Monday, February 7, 2011

Monday Morning Weigh In

   I must admit, I'm a little disappointed. 1.8 pounds isn't quite the number I had in mind. WeightWatchers, however, was thrilled that I stayed within my 1-2 pound per week loss. But at least the number went down! I'm down 4.8 pounds from my starting weight, which was 10 days ago. When you look at it that way it's more motivating :)

   Off to the gym!  ....maybe no one else is there :)