June 24, 2011

DeRAILed ...

Pretty much sums up the past week.  After this past week … I’m really ready to have JUNE over with and focus on the next 3 months of this comp.  I have 6 days to get this train wreck of a body back on the track … I might even attempt to modify my diet for the next week, add in as much exercise as I can and hope for some magic by the 1st of July. 

June 15, 2011

Working on ME ....

In my mind I’m not what I would consider “overweight” I’m more just “out of shape” … but the painful reality is I’m BOTHa little Overweight and a lot Out of Shape!!  That is exactly why I am challenging myself to face the truth and work ON ME.  It’s my mothering instinct to always put ME and MY NEEDS LAST.  I do everything for my kids and husband before I do things for myself.  I’m hoping this comp will encourage me to focus on my health and exercise needs while continuing to balance my busy family and all of our crazy schedules.  

This leads me the goals I set for myself when I started this comp….
#1 – Lose 18 lbs … It might me harder to reach this goal than I think but I’m ready for a challenge. 
#2 – Drink at least 64 oz. of water a day … This has been my strong point so far in the comp.  I have been really good about drinking lots of water ... the ONE day I slacked off I went to bed with a horrible headache ... UGH ... that alone is enough to remind me to DRINK H2O!!
#3 – Portion control and late night meals … I refuse to completely change what I like to eat but am challenging myself to focus on portion size and when I eat. I’m not a junk food eater.  I hate chocolate but love carbs!  Pasta is my weakness.  I would die without it but all I need is a little and I am happy.  I even discovered I like whole wheat pasta.  Now I just need to NOT eat heavy carbs so late.   So often my work schedule or my son’s sports schedule conflicts with dinner time.  I’m no longer eating after 7:00 pm … Unless you count the liquid dinners I have had a few times this past week.  I’m pretty sure wine after 7:00 is OK

#4 – Exercise at least 5 hours each week …. For the 1st two weeks I have FAILED at this goal … which leads me to my “Roadblock”!

I have ONE major roadblock.  I am HORRIBLE at managing my time.  I’m a master procrastinator.  I wake up with great intentions and go to bed disappointed that I didn’t “fit exercise into my schedule”.  I even like to exercise.  It's like if I don't pencil it into my schedule I just move right past it.  I must figure out a way to find balance in my life … a balance between eating what I like yet limiting my portions … keep drinking at least 64 oz. of water each day … scheduling time to exercise 5x a week.  If I can pull this off I will be a super happy and healthy mom, wife and ME!!

June 7, 2011

Down 3 ...

It’s day 7 of the comp and I stepped on the scale for the 1st time to check my progress.  Seems how I have done NOTHING except focus on drinking lots of water and sadly I have NOT been very discipline in the food nor beverage department and because of my lovely summer cold I have done NO cardio at all this week.  I didn’t expect to see any results at all.  I was delighted to see that I am down THREE pounds since weigh in! Pretty sure that might be 3 lbs of snot I blew out my nose this past week.  None the less I’ll own it and call it the beginning of a new week.   I know the first few pounds are the easiest to lose but that just ups my motivation to add in cardio exercise this week and hope for another THREE.   

June 3, 2011

Water Logged ....

Since I have a lovely summer cold the only thing running this week is my nose!  UGH … so my focus is drinking lots and lots of WATER.  Yesterday I drank more than 96 oz. of water.  YEAH … success is when you have to get up 2 times in the middle of the night to pee.

June 2, 2011

Hold the Whip ...

There are several things in life that can affect my happy level. Some of these things I can’t control …like the stinkin’ wind blowing for the 3rd straight day in a row, the long line at the grocery store when I am in a hurry or the fact that my mom went to heaven way too soon.  But there are daily things in my life that affect my happy level in which I CAN control. 

Lately my happy level has been greatly affected by my closet!  Largely in part because NOTHING FITS RIGHT!  My closet and I battle daily.  That is why my standard outfit is sweatpants and t-shirts.  There is NOTHING flattering about them … they are just comfortable and can easily appease my happy level until I look in the mirror. 


Well I’ve had enough … I’m going to take control of the image I see in the mirror and have joined my 1st weight loss competition.  I can control what I eat, how many ounces of water I drink and how often and how intense my workouts are.  I’ve got four months to TAKE CONTROL and change ME.

I'll start this morning with my first step ... “Skinny Latte … hold the whip".