Thursday, February 25, 2010

I'll take it...

So weighed my self after working out and I finally saw a shift in the scale. It was 245.
Things i'm doing different
1) eating more calories. Sparks gives me a range of 1500 ish to 1900ish, I always aimed for the 1500# but now I am aiming for the 1900 and it seems to help.
2) I stopped strength training. I know some would not suggest this, and I don't like it too much either, but I NEED to see the scale move. When I get closer to goal I will start incorporating it again.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Hard to be motivated to go to the gym and eat well when you keep gaining weight. 248. something this morning. I just don't understand. I feel like I'm slipping off the wagon. I need to see progress. I know I should prob. take my measurements, so I have another way to track. But it's so frustrating seeing that # stay the same, even go up! and now i'm a weekish away from my cycle, so the next 10days is shot for any sort of weight loss. bleh.
I've decided to not do any weight training these next 2 weeks, and just do cardio, see if that makes a difference at all.

What I am currently doing:

tracking calories on spark people, eating 1580-1900 calories a day (as recommended)
working out 4x a week, doing 30-50min of cardio, burning 300-500 calories
(I was doing 15min of weights, lifting pretty heavy, I know I put muscle on easy)
drinking 2L of water a day.

+ we are going away next week. This is always when I totally give up on a program, when we travel and then I usually don't get back on. I REALLY don't' want this to happen, but with my stagnant weight loss, I'm scarred it totally will. boo.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


That's how many steps i'm at so far.. and it's only 1:30pm! I had an amazing 2h work out today at the gym. Mostly because my daughters pre-school had a Field trip to the gym so I didn't' have to waist time driving to school/drive to the gym, get the kids in child care (home with Dad today) ect. (I even had a peaceful shower there too!) I figured I burned around 800-1000 calories!!

Treadmill sprints 30min=400cal
Bike 20min=200cal
Walking track 20min=134cal
weight training 15min=100-200??

and I have to say I cam home and had a huge BBQ steak for lunch. It was soooo good. Almost orgasmic good, as much as a steak could be! Maybe it tasted so good because I was so hungry, lol! I feel good that I ate it for lunch too, not dinner so it didn't sit there!

My weight isn't moving much, but really only been tracking my food for 2 days so I should give it some time eh?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

So I have been trying to get my eating figured out. I was not eating bad, but not tracking/counting ect and that wasn't working for me anymore (stopped losing, but not gaining either) I have been very consistent with my workouts ect. so I thought

"Lady this is crazy, for how hard you are working out at the gym, you are just wasteing it by not being more vigilant with your eating!"

So I joined Sparkspeople. I have decided to track calories, instead of WW points... I quite like the site, I also really like entering everything ect. I entered everything for yesterday and was kinda surprised when I reached my total, I would have probably eating another 500 calories easily, and that's why I stopped loosing.
So here's hopping to the scale starting to go down again! I feel like I've lost almost a month of weight loss just being in limbo. I guess the + is that I've kept up with my gym work outs so getting fitter.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Miss Me?

Guess I've slacked a bit.. just on the blog.. not on "Healthy New Me" or exercise. (much to my sore muscles dismay). Still kick-en it at the gym, but feeling tired these days, I think I need to eat more (did I really just say that, lol). I'm going about 4 days a week. I finally (well almost) have finished my cycle.. I hate what it does to the scale! I also find that heavy works outs 'do it' to the scale as well. I love how I make all these 'excuses' but really.. it's the truth. If I was eating back and feeling like I've gained weight then they'd be excuses, but because I am eating well, and doing everything I *should* be, then I'm not too worried.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

No Excuses

So I'm at the gym today, peddling up a storm, feeling so tired and blah and just want to quit. I had done 20min on the treadmill and done about 4 sprint sessions and I just had to get off, no energy (I was aiming for 30min)So I thought I'd get on the bike for 10min.

So I'm there, on the bike, feeling frustrated that I'm there, and that I'm tired.. and I watch these 3 men come in to the gym. One you can tell is a phyiso therapist guy(there's an office at the gym) and another guy? and then the guy they were there to help. He was not walking but shuffling in. You could just feel his pain. I think it was a leg/knee maybe back issue? The go to the lat-pull down machine. (basically you sit down and pull the bar down to your chest). He attempted to sit down. He couldn't even do this. You could just feel his pain. They tried having him sit turned around (so his knee's wouldn't have to fit under the pads. No go. They tried having him stand and do it. No go. So off they shuffle, out of the gym.

I'm thinking that man would give anything to be able to just walk upright and in to a gym. To be able to perform basic body movements. I don't know his story, I'm guessing and accident of some type. I bet he has felt at some point what he would give to have his 'old' body back. We need to realize how blessed we are that we have able, healthy bodies. Yes I am carring around about 80-90lbs of EXTRA fat, but I can still move, I have NO EXCUSES not go move my body. NO EXCUSES.


Monday, February 1, 2010

Blah Blah Blah...

That is how I feel. No motivation, I just want to sleep, blah blah blah. When did this wash over me? I hate it! I am hoping it's just PMS, but still, it's hard to function when you feel like this! I have not exercised since Friday. I know I NEED to go today but uhg. And of course my weight is up a pound or 2. And have I drank hardly a cup of water in the past 48hours, I think not. Yesterday I skipped breakfast, had peanut butter cookies for lunch and then had a huge supper. Not they way to do things!!!
Wish me luck on getting back in the the "mode"

so I MADE myself do something, I rode my bike at home for 25min. I have to admit it did feel good, but hasn't totally washed away the blahs.... but it helped!