SOOOOO… I’ve been thinking a lot about goals. I know my last post I talked about rewarding myself based on pounds lost, but I haven’t really set up a specific time frame to lose weight in. In all honesty, I don’t really care how long it takes me to lose weight as long as I keep losing.
Buuuut, I would love to get down to 170 by May 18. I think this is possible. I weighed in yesterday at 204.4 So I’m down 5 lbs in the last 10 days. If I lose 5 pounds every 2 weeks I could hit my mark of 170 by then. That sounds like something that could be accomplishable.
So… My first real Mini-Goal is to weigh in at 170 by the 18th of May. It’s my cousin’s wedding and I want to look good. It is also the day that I am leaving to head to Disney for a week of vacation. While there we will be hitting up the Disney water parks. I don’t want to be embarrassed to be seen in a swimsuit for once! I realize 170 will still be on the large side for me since I’m 5′7, but that would be big progress!
OAN: I really wish my back would just snap back to how it use to be. I want to work out, and I want to work out hard. I’m tired of babying it all the time. GRRRRRR
So, I couldn’t help myself… I jumped on the scale. Even though I just weighed myself the day before yesterday. For some reason, I thought it was going to show that I gained. I don’t know why! Ive stuck to my calorie limit. Maybe it’s because I haven’t been to the gym really except for the 1st day when my back was acting up, and yesterday when i went to meet my personal trainer (which really I didn’t do much of a work out just a small sample).
To my surprise, I actually went down 1/2 a pound. while that isn’t much. It suddenly hit me. In one week I went from 209 to 205.8 almost 4 pounds. I’m 5.8 lbs away from leaving the 200 crew. And that is exciting.
I have been trying to think about how to set up mini-goals for myself. Somethings to look forward to in the short term even though I am already looking forward to the long term. Since I want to get down to 130’s I want to break it into reasonable goals. we are talking 70-75 lbs to lose. That’s a lot of weight! I don’t think Ive been 130 anything since middle school maybe freshman year of high school!
When I reach each of these weights I’ll get a treat for myself And once I reach them. I’ll come back and write in the date of achievement.
200 lbs - manicure
190 lbs - pedicure
180 lbs- new piece of jewelry
170 lbs- night out with the girls- dancing my heart out
160 lbs- blackhawks/ white sox tickets
150 lbs- hair done professionally colored
145 lbs- weekend getaway
140 lbs- new tattoo!
130-135 lbs- whole new wardrobe!!!
I did it! I signed up with a personal trainer today. Starting Monday next week I will be seeing a personal trainer 2x a week. I’m excited to start working with her. I have the motivation and the will power. I want to make this happen for me.
So yesterday I didn’t post. Just wasn’t feeling good. This back pain was horrible. I think I may have over done it the day before a little. I have to remember I’m not completely healed still. I took yesterday and today off from the gym. I’m going to meet with the personal trainer tomorrow morning.
i still managed to eat pretty good yesterday. I missed breakfast since I slept through it. For lunch I made chicken, roasted red pepper, and spinach pizza with low fat mozzarella and feta cheese. It was delicious.. Boyfriend loved it too. Snack was fresh strawberries and blueberries. For dinner I made turkey chili for the hawks game and treated myself to a beer. Snack was some cracker chips. 27 for 140 calories not bad! With guacamole home made. 1,668 calories for the day. While I went over the calories I set for myself, I did not go over my 1700 calorie max. So I’ll pat myself on the back still
Today I work 3-11p.
breakfast: I had an egg white omelette with garlic, spinach, mushroom, and low fat mozzarella cheese. 1/2 c hash browns, 2 pieces of bacon, coffee, and a glass of oj. Total of 365 calories, not too shabby so far.
Couldn’t help myself… stepped on the scale today at work (day early but i figure since I’m off tomorrow it’s ok.) Down 2.4 lbs this first week. yay me!
Well, day 4…
I signed up for the gym yesterday. And today.. I went :). I did 25 minutes of cardio burning 260 calories on the elliptical. Then did a 35mim yoga video (first attempt but I think it went alright) burning 100 calories. Not going to lie my back hurts, but then it did before I went to the gym. (Can’t wait to go to the drs.less than a month til my appointment now) it still feels good to g back to the gym.
For me.. Changing my diet only helps me lose weight so much. It’s a necessity for me to go to the gym consistently.
I am going to go take the dogs for a walk before I head to work. They need exercise too! Update.. Walked Wave and Sophie a total of 2 miles in 40 minutes.. 220 calories burned. Side note… It’s freaking cold and wet with snow. Yuck! Lol
as for my eating plan for the day her is what I have so far…
1 scrambled egg with green pepper, cheese and 1.5 oz of sausage along with 1 piece of rye toast… 418 calories.
snack: apple sauce 70 calories
Lunch: 2oz pastrami 1 slice colby jack cheese
Snack: Chicken noodle soup
Dinner 8 oz breaded pearch, mix match of fresh veggies, and 1 cup of grapes.
oh.. also had a bag of pretzel m&m’s .. total calorie count for the day…. 1679 and I’m ok with that since I made up for the extra calories with all the exercise I did today. I still burned double my intake.
So this is day 4 of week 1.
what have I accomplished so far?
I have worked to keep my calorie intake under 1500. I have to admit Tuesday that didn’t happen … I used my boyfriend’s birthday as an excuse. I realize that there is always going to be an excuse if I want one so a new goal is to not allow excuses and look past them and towards my goal.
i also signed up for my gym membership today. Go me! I know where I’ll be going in the morning! My appointment with my personal trainer is for Monday. I can’t wait to meet him.
My boyfriend says that since I’m not gonna eat the left over Chinese food from his birthday he will be the fatty and eat it…. Except, he isn’t fat. Lol. I told him, to go ahead .. Cuz I don’t want to be the fatty I’m proud to have the will power to say no to it cuz Mongolian beef and pork fried rice are delicious!
Instead… What did I have today?
Breakfast: 1 fried egg using non-stick spray
1 1/2 pieces of sausage (my puppies got the other half)
1 piece of rye toast
1 light non fat yogurt
1 cup of coffee w/ 2 tbs of Almond Joy Creamer
Lunch: 2 oz of Pastrami
1 slice of Colby Jack Cheese
Snack: Mango/Peach Applesauce (Individual cup)
Light non fat yogurt- cherry
Dinner: 1 grilled (boneless/skinless) chicken breast
2 cups of salad w/ snap peas, pepperoncini, mushrooms, and tomatoes
3 tbsp of fat free western dressing
12 oz minestrone soup
iced tea- unsweetened, no lemon
Snack: 1/2 c cottage cheese
1 medium tomato
Total Calorie intake? ….1,103… now that’s a lot a food for a small amount of calories! Love it.
OAN: Looking forward to the gym in the morning, and then off to watch my 4 year old nephew play hockey! I’m going to be on the go a lot tomorrow since i also work in the evening. I’m going to manage my meals tomorrow just as well, without eating the same things over and over again.
Since I turned 13 I’ve struggled with my weight. It’s been an on going battle. In high school, I was willing to do anything to try and lose weight… This included starving myself and working out every day. Yep, I was anorexic and bulimic. No one knew. You’re probably wondering how that’s possible. Well, no one knew because although I lost a lot of weight, I never got “skinny”. I never looked sick. After a year, I realized how much I was hurting myself, and on my own started to eat. The next year I hit 199 lbs. I’d never even been that big before.
Since then I’ve gone up and down so many times I’ve given myself whiplash. In 2004 I joined the military and when I was medically discharged in 2005 i weighed in at 165. Not a horrible weight being 5′7 but I wanted to do better. Being injured though I didn’t work out. Again, over the years I would work out, eat healthy and then slip back into the old habits of eating too much, sitting in front of the tv or computer, and having no real extracurriculars except to go to the bar occasionally with friends.
So, here I am back at it again, after yet another injury (this time to my back) and having gained weight again after losing 30 pounds last year.
I ask myself “what is different this time?” “how am I going to succeed to reach my goal and this time maintain it?”
Well this is how. I’m going to blog. I’m going to keep myself accountable. I’m going to keep a food and excercise diary. In addition, this time, I also have a boyfriend who is supportive of my goals, but also loves me how I am now.
What is my goal? I currently weigh in at 209 lbs. My goal is to get down to 155. I want to look better and feel better about myself for myself. I also want to be able to run a 5k with my boyfriend. Granted I’m pretty sure he will always be faster! I just want to be able to say that I can do it!
I’m setting small goals in order to not be discouraged along the way.
I’m going on vacation May 18th for a week in Florida. That is 4 months from now. My goal is to lose 25 lbs. This week I am going to get a membership to a local gym, and in another week and a half I will be hiring a personal assistant to help set me on the right path in my work out ways.
I’m looking forward to the gym, and I’m looking forward to someone else helping me stay on track.