Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Back on the Jillian Bandwagon

So I did really well with my eating while at work yesterday. When I got home? Not so much.

I had leftover sausage and rice casserole for dinner. Then my fiance and I tried to go for a walk...but we got rained on. Then I did Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred (and cried - no lie). Then I had some chocolate frozen yogurt...with some chopped up pecans. Yummy. And then...two glasses of wine. And then...some leftover pasta because I was still hungry.

Grr. No self control!

Today? I made another strawberry smoothie for breakfast - AFTER I did the Jillian dvd again! :) And I'm now sipping on a much needed cup of joe. We have a lunch date for my office at Tijuana Flats today - we'll see what I can come up with today that won't push me over the calorie edge again.

I'm trying to make this thing work! :)

Monday, June 29, 2009

I'm In

It's official. I have joined a weight loss competition.

Over the next 15 weeks, I will attempt to lose 15 pounds. I have no idea how this will work since my wedding is 7 weeks away and I guarantee I will be stuffing my face with wonderful food on my honeymoon, but I decided to give it a try.

Stay tuned for updates!

So far today I have been pretty good:

Breakfast: Strawberry Smoothie

Lunch: Spinach salad and celery with peanut butter

Let's see if I can keep it up!!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Bad, Bad Girl

I just ate 1280 calories at lunch.


I am so full.

It hurts.

And I'm mad at myself for such bad decisions.

I went to Chick-Fil-A thinking I would get a salad. I walked out with a chicken sandwich, a small fry and a small milkshake.


Milkshake = total impulse buy. I thought, hey, it's smaller it can't be that bad.

Yes, it can. It can be 570 calories bad.

It tasted good, but so not worth it.

And I slept in and didn't work out this morning.

I think I have a date with Jillian Michaels' tonight...

Working Out...But Still No Results!!

Well, I guess I can't say that entirely. No, the scale has not moved. Which is SO frustrating. But I am feeling better. You know that feeling when you start working out again? I'm feeling my muscles again, feeling stronger, feeling more fit. I just hope the scale rewards me soon!

I read something interesting yesterday. Apparantly, people who take pictures of their food before they eat it (for a food journal or something) tend to make healthier choices. Makes sense to me! I may have to give that a try.

Yesterday wasn't a terrible day...but wasn't great either.

Breakfast: A South Beach 100 Calorie Bar (didn't have time for a real breakfast)
Snack: Proactive Yogurt with Fiber
Lunch: Spinach salad and corn chowder
Snack: FiberOne cereal
Dinner: A "Zinger" salad at Ale House...and about six onion rings I stole off my fiance's plate. Oh and a couple of Blue Moon's. Dang it.

But I did go to the gym for an hour long strength training class.

My fiance? He eats whatever he wants and is still losing weight. But he is somehow bulking up (in good ways) at the same time. Frustrating, no?

I have been in the gym three days this week. No results. Boo.

Ever have weeks like this?

Monday, June 22, 2009

A Week Down...and a Pound Up

So frustrating. I worked my tail off this past week - with nothing to show for it. I went to kickboxing Monday and Tuesday, strength training on Wednesday and Thursday. And these aren't easy strength training classes! I did serious yardwork on Saturday morning...but did indulge in some Father's Day cake.

I did the first day of Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred this morning. Then I ran/walked for about 30 minutes outside tonight, and then strength training for about an hour. WHEW.

But then again, I did eat two lunches today...

Why can't I get it right?

Monday, June 15, 2009

Why Am I Here?

All my life, I have struggled with weight. Now, don't get me wrong. I know there are people out there who have much bigger struggles than I. My struggles usually center around the same 15 pounds. But lately, it has been ten. Ten pesky pounds.

Ten pounds doesn't sound like a lot to lose, but in some ways, I think they are the hardest to lose. The scale fluctuates so much that some days, it is just the pesky six pounds, or the pesky eight pounds. But really, it is the pesky ten.

Ten pounds doesn't sound like enough to inspire a major change in diet or exercise. I eat relatively healthy and got to the gym more than a whole lot of people. But all I am doing is maintaining. It's time to kick those pesky ten pounds.

Here is the starting point: The scale said 147.4 this morning. I am 5'6" with a medium build. My real goal weight would be 135. And my time frame? I would love to have at least ten gone by my wedding, which is two months from today!

Anyone want to join me on this journey to lose those pesky ten pounds?