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Losing The Weight
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I have been really busy lately and not always working out quite everyday. I have been making a strong effort to though. I take each day as new and let go of what I may have done weightloss wise the day before. That being said here are the first round of results:
As of May 6th
Waist -1 1/4inch
Right Thigh -1inch
Since April 22
I have a dr. appt on the 12th of this month and at that time I will find out what I am down pound wise. I had a good workout yesterday and it was mostly pilates and some power 90 last night and earlier in the day I walked outside and on the treadmill. I would like to see some better numbers so I am going to have to work harder.
I did pretty good eating but I did have something I was not supposed to eat a few times. In most part because I needed to go to the grocery store and I did not have whatever it was that I was supposed to eat. In any case I am feeling good that I am on my way down.
I have to travel in mid-June so I am looking to scape a few more inches off at that time. If I continue at the current speed it would be about 2 1/2-3 but I want to push for 3 1/2-4 =)
I have been feeling pretty good, like I am starting to feel the weight coming off. I do not plan to use a scale very often during this process because sometimes you have lost fat and gained muscle and the scale can be misleading. However I do plan to check my weight on my dr visit on May 12th. At that time I will have been working on this for about a month and that is a good check stop. Today is the last day of week one and I am sore from yesterday's Kenpo Karate workout from P90X.
I was up really late last night so I ended up eating a turkey sandwich that was not on the menu for the day. I am not beating myself up by any means. Quite the contrary. I have done really well with sticking to the meal plan although I have been leaving things out on each day because I am to full to eat it. In this way I guess the sandwich cancels out with other things I was sup to have eaten but did not.
I took my measurements a couple of days ago and I am going to take them again at the two week mark. I will continue with that every two weeks to check my progress.
Well I have just finished day 3 and I should have been in the bed a long time ago but oh well. I am trying to get an hour and a half or so work out in but it has been difficult with all the days goings on. I will still continue to get how much I can which on the first day was 40min, the second 60min, and then today 40min. The food is pretty good so far. I have only tasted one thing I didn't like. I have not been on the scale since my last dr appt and do not plan to until my next one. At which time I will have been working out and on this plan for about a month.
I want to write more here but I am just getting really tired bc it is late and I have an early start in the morning.
Well I was doing good for a while then when I lost my mother and entered into a whole new custody battle for my oldest daughter, I kind of lost my way weight loss wise. I have been under a lot of stress but being over weight is not making me feel any better. I think that losing weight will help reduce my stress as well as give me more energy.
I have decided to do my own little extreme makeover. The first order of business is prayer and meditation. I already pray on a daily basis but I need meditation as well. I had stopped doing it and I can really tell the difference. It really helps to center me and bring in my focus. Next up is what I am going to be eating. Last but not least is the BIG E that's right exercise!!
I did not feel like doing much planning so I will be using the Nutrisystem Advance Vegetarian Meal Plan
Some details about it are that it is lacto-ovo which means it includes dairy but I do not eat eggs and I don't really want to eat the cheese but I will for the first two months because there aren't that many choices if I do not. I am using my soy milk instead of cow milk and I will be doing soy yogurt. I will post about how the meals taste. I just received my food last night so I will start today.
For my calorie burning I will be walking around the bike trail in my subdivision for an hour to an hour and a half. Then return home and do a cardio/strength training work out like tae bo, or one of the new ones I ordered when they get here like yoga booty ballet, and turbo jam for a half hour then stretch for another 10-15min. I know this seems like a lot to some people but I am determined to reach my weightloss goals this year. I will not let another year pass without solving this issue.
I will actually be doing this quite often, while walking, in the mornings, and when the smaller kids take a nap.
I am currently eating a cranberry orange muffin for my first breakfast with 4oz of soy milk. This is not all I am supposed to eat but I didn't even finish the muffin as I am not much of a breakfast person. I plan to super charge my metabolism by eating every hour to hour and a half but only the foods I am allowed for the meal plan.
Also I will prob be daily in this journal.
I am trying to get back on schedule with my sleep. I have been keeping odd hours and it is making my weightloss plan harder to stick to. I have to try and figure out when is day workout and when is the night. Well I went to bed around midnight last night which for me is quite good. I am going to try and get to where I am going to bed around 8:30pm. I have to get up pretty early in the morning and this would allow me to get the full 8 hours of sleep.
Yesterday I did a half hour of cardio and two mini sessions during the day, but I skipped the last one in an effort to get to bed earlier. The yoga workout book I have has a pretty lengthy routine. It takes about an hour and a half if you don't skip anything. I plan on doing it tonight though. I also had my protien/fruit/super greens drink for lunch. It makes me so full I couldn't eat anything else then if I tried. I also got about a half gallon of water over all. I forgot to drink the hot lemon water plus when I thought about it I realized we were out of lemon =p
Well I am off to have my hot tea instead and follow getting the kids off to school/childcare with a good workout!!
Here I am starting over on the weight loss thing again. I really need to make it happen this go round. I do lose weight when I try but then I would have another baby and be right back where I started. Well I love my children I do but now that I am done having them I can give myself a little love too=)
I want to reach my goal by christmas. Right now I have 100lbs to reach my goal so that would be 25lbs per month (not including the rest of this one). I know that slow and steady wins the race but there is a lot going on with me right now and I have been dealing with losing weight for a number of years and I feel like I just need to make it happen. I know I can do it if I stick to the plan and I set out to make this an excercise in discipline. If they can do it on biggest loser and those other shows I can do it here. I have plenty of paraphanilia(sp?) around here to support me. Including but not limited to a total gym, P90X, the firm, windsor pilates, well photographed book on yoga, yoga mats,ties, and blocks, a few free weights, tae bo, and my heart cause I am putting a lot of that in.
I have a ridiculous amount of clothes that I can not wear and I think I will take some photos of those clothes so everytime I come to my fotki I can see them. Right now they are packed up in some boxes but I need to see them so I can want to wear them even more.
HERE'S TO DAY ONE!!!!!
Laying off the cardio is making me sluggish so I am going to do 45min cardio and still do the strength traing. I am soooo sore!! Everyday! Well I guess that's the price I have to pay.
So I did what I thought was a lot of ab work Monday, but I was not sore like I should have been so I did my abs again tonight and I feel like I accomplished more but just not enough. I need that "Ouch! every time I go to stand up I can feel my abs". So after I get done with my homework then I will hit them up one more time just to try and put the funk on it!lol
I really want to see good definition in my abs when I reach my goal weight. I am trying to tone and strengthen while I burn off the fat. I sure hope I get that feeling tomorrow.
6 sets of sit-ups (20ea)
10 4count flutter kicks
2 sets of bycicle crunches (6ea)
10 leg lifts
Before I go to bed I am going to do:
4 sets of bicycle crunches (10ea)
25 leg lifts
20 sit and twist ab rotations**
8 sets of leg pulls***
If that doesn't do it then I don't know what will. Now I know I use to do a lot of ab work back in the day but I am not in that kind of shape anymore obviously so I didn't think I would have to do this much yet. I guess I should figure out what I am going to do for my legs tomorrow(weds).
** I have a workout video that has this move on it and it works pretty well if I have already done crunches. You sit on the floor with your knees bent like you are going to lay back and do crunches. Then you lean back just a little so that your abs are working to keep you in that position. Then you hold your arms up to your chest with your hands in fists and punch up high, across and towards the floor to one side. Pause in the middle then to the same on the other side. Then tap the floor with both fists at the same time alternating each side. You should tap each side twice for a total of four. Then straighten your back and hold your knees for a second or two for a quick break. That's one! Now repeat
***I do not know where I have seen this but I like it. You sit on the floor in the same manner you would if you were going to lie back and do sit ups. Then place your hands behind you on the floor with your fingertips pointing towards your feet. Lift your legs off the floor and push your feet out until your legs are straight. Then pull your knees in to your chest. Do this 3x. That is one set. Repeat
I have finally got the scale moving down again and I am so happy about that:D Now I am at 202lbs I am sure I will make the 12lbs I was hoping as a minimum for the end of april which would mean me reaching 194lbs(I was 206). I guess I will start jogging again the first week of May.
For the next two weeks I am going to try to concentrate on maxing out my problem muscle groups. If I figure 15days I can alternate between 3 groups. First and formost ABS, arms next, and finally thighs. I bought an amino complex vitamin and I already have protien powder I can start adding to my smoothies. Then I may try one week of intense cardio (including the jogging) then do the 15 day thing again. I will still do cardio just maybe 35min and during my intense cardio I can do a couple sets on each muscle group.
Well I guess that's a plan so here I go...
Ok I did not lose any weight this week but I was not working out because with the cleanse it was making me very tired to do all of my daily activities and still keep up with the kids so I was done with the cleanse on Sat. However I still have not started back working out:( I am about to workout now though and get right back on that horse before it is too far gone.
I am trying wait until I lose another 20lbs before I start jogging again. I had hoped to do that by the end of April, but as long as I can lose 12 then I will still go for it. I would like to be able to jog 5 miles soon, and by soon I mean by summer 2007.
I guess there is not much else going on. I did have a breakdown though. My husband bought some fig newtons and all four of us ate them but we ate the whole package in two days. We are therefore not planning on getting them again. I hope that after I get the colonix system that it will further curb these occasional mishaps
So I do not have time like I wish I did to leave comments in your album Ekomba, but rest assured I will. I have been doing a cleansing that has made me feel tons better and I noticed it has some of the same ingrediants found in the Colonix system you are using. I plan on ordering the Colonix because I think it is more thourough. I am on my cleansing for only 7 days! I have been looking for a parasite cleanse and could not find one locally. I looked online but I was concerned with the credibility of some of the websites I found. You have really come right on time with this information.
I have always noticed that when I cleanse it is easier to give up foods that are not good for me. I am going for a fruitarian diet and I believe the pictures on that site are just the extra shove I needed. I was starting to have my doubts about the importance of my choice, starting to think " am I crazy because everyone looks at me like I am when I say what we put in our mouths makes us sick in so many ways and I do not believe we were ever meant to eat processed or cooked foods". Needless to say this just reaffirms my decision.
Thank you so much for posting this information and I will be passing it along to any and everyone I can. I would like to see people live healthier and happier lives.
I can take the vitamins but I have to use more restraint for about a week then it kinda balanced out, so I guess that's that.
I have been trying to make my way to a frutarian. Basically I would be eating raw organic fruits(85%), veggies, some nuts, and grains. As of right now I am vegetarian but I am still eating processed foods like pancackes (water instead of milk & no egg)and cooked foods like pasta and sauce. I have been wanting to make the next leap forward but I guess I was a little afraid to.
The last few days the only thing I had out of my goal diet was one portion of pasta and sauce with veggies(well the veggies were stir-fry but still cooked) so I am taking this to mean that I am ready and I am not really worried.
Whenever I decide to eliminate something from my diet I always do a little housekeeping by taking a daily cleanser for awhile. This time I have decided to do an out and out cleanse for 7 days. I begin in the morning Saturday April 1st and I finish the following friday. I think I will make it a point to write in this journal each of these days for later reflection.
I was 206lbs a couple of days ago but I feel lighter today. Although I haven't been on the scale I am sure I lost another couple of lbs because the last few days have been when I have been eating differently. Fruit is very cleansing to the body and if you eat meat and dairy and expect to jump into a fruitarian lifestyle just be prepared to spend about a week on the cold white seat! I would not have had a problem so much with doing it that way but with small children I need to be able to keep a constant eye on them. Plus I wanted my husband to take the journey with me and I know he would not have gone for it then. However since giving up meat and MOST of his dairy he is always commenting on how he feels so much better. Then when he has to go to field and eat MRE(army's equivalent of astronaut food)he feels like crap. So now he is on board full steam ahead:D
That is the question. I have noticed how when I take my vitamins I have way more trouble dealing with hunger and cravings. I stopped taking all of them a little while back and for some reason started slacking on my hair regimen.
Well I am determined to get all my goings on, on track at the same time. Right now my life seems a little chaotic to me, but I don't really know why since I do not have a traditional job. I have three children (two living with me), I'm working on my degree, making the items I sale, cooking, cleaning, etc. It is all these obligations that seem to over fill my day. Trying to have enough time to home school my three year old, work out, moderate an online group, and visit fotki. These are all important to me.
I have been doing a lot better the last four or five days and I really think if I can get this schedule running smoothly I can meet all my goals. Completing my everyday tasks will have that end result. So I lost a few more pounds, I got an A in my last class and it looks like an A in this one but it may be close, and finally got through the biggest part of reorganizing the craft room. I am really feeling like I can do this.
I made out a weekly goal leading up to July for my weight loss goals. If I am able to attain the first few I know it will get a lot easier. Getting over the hump is rough though.
So a great lady on fotki shared some info with me on how to use breathing techniques to combat cravings, increase energy and lose weight. It certianly worked for her she looks great.
I am starting the routine this morning when I wake up (going to bed and getting up the same morning)and I will be sure to post results.
I had pasta and veggies with tomatoe sauce, that's how I make spaghetti, and lots and lots of water. Actually I also had some chocolate, but ladies I needed it this week -nuff said:).I think I need to mix up my routine though so along with the breathing I am going to do my tae-bo dvds again.
I am hoping to make more progress in the next month than I did for the last month. Instead of 14lbs or so my goal is 20 because I am moving the work out up to 1hr 15min in addition to the breathing technique.
Anyway here is a link to some info on the breathing technique: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/lionsmane/messages/1?threaded=1
I guess I should have put my weight in, well it was 223lbs at the begining of Feb. This morning it was 209lbd. I go on vacation in July and I really would like to not only feel comfortable about how I look but have energy to battle my way through the amusment parks. I have just started using a diet pill that I used once before and it worked for me. I lost over 30lbs the first time then I got pregnant. I am going to have to make my DH keep his hands (and other things lol) to his self until I reach my goal. I bought an elliptical that I use atleast four times a week for atleast 45 min. I am also trying to be more active with little things like spring cleaning and playing with the kids more.
I probably will not get on the scale for a week or so, so I guess I will check in then unless something comes up.
Well, unfortunatlly I lost a baby recently. During the pregnancy I gained about 25lbs. I had just lost 30something pounds before I got pregnant. Needless to say I have had to start over. This month I lost 10lbs and I will be taking some new before pictures when my husband gets home tonight for my picture album.