Monday, December 19, 2011

I'm baaaack

So more than a year has passed since my last blog post.  I'm going to make this quick.
I did quite well for myself and managed to go down to 141lbs without even realizing it because healthy eating became more of a habit than anything.  I managed to keep my chip addiction at bay as well.  Now, you're probably wondering when the but is coming in and if it is coming in.  Here it is.  I moved (excuse I know) and my eating habits completely changed (odd because I was cooking for myself before and still am...when I actually cook - hence the problem).  I think the whole few months in the summer when I managed to maintain most of the weight I lost even as I was wolfing everything in site down didn't help.  I guess you walk more, sweat more and all that jazz in the summer, which makes sense, whereas in the winter, as I like to say, you get that extra layer of "much needed fat".  So now I have noticed where before my jeans were fall off me and I needed a belt to wear them and they were falling off so much that they no longer looked good on me because I couldn't fill them I more than fill them out again.  So here I am, back to blogging because I guess I do need this.  Maybe it helped keep me honest, accountable and on track even if I am the only one reading my run on sentences.  So here I am, like an alcoholic, but a chip-aholic, stating that I'm a chip/junkfoodaholic and although today is day three without chips, tomorrow will have to be day one without eating junk food or at least doing so in moderation so that I can wean myself off of it.  I really wish Crispy minis still sold the cheddar flavour at walmart.  Those 90 calorie packs really helped me with my chip addiction.  I'll have to find something else.
Tomorrow morning will be the scary weigh in.  Should be interesting considering I ate a breakfast sandwich, hash brown, 1/4 orange juice, french toast bagel with light cream cheese, a chocolate bar, two cans of pop and three and a half slices of pizza with garlic dipping sauce.  WOW!!! No wonder my blood pressure was higher than it has been in ages.  Still supposedly healthy, but based on how I normally have been it isn't its best.

I am going to try me some Jillian Michaels tomorrow to motivate me to do this all over again.  Sweet dreams blogland!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Day 30 - FINISHED!!!! Success!!!!

I have finally finished the 30 day shred!  Yay!!!  I am so happy!  I consider this a success regardless of how much weight or how many inches I've lost because of the fact that I actually finished it.  Granted, it did take me 33 days instead of 30 days to do this, there were many more times when I wanted to skip working out, but toughed it out more times than not.  I am just happy to know that I completed something.
This last week was the most challenging for me.  With Halloween a little more than a week ago and lots of left over candy in this house, I have been snacking a lot.  Perhaps more than I should.  But I have tried to restrain myself and I think that I've succeeded to a certain degree, in that I haven't regressed to my previous levels.  I think that I have learned a certain degree of control.  I just have to remember to listen to the little voice in my head that I used to ignore so often.
So what is next?  Continuing to exercise, but not to the degree that I have been doing.  In other words, giving myself a day off.  I have two other Jillian Michaels DVDs (I got the triple pack on sale at Walmart), Yoga Meltdown and her Boost your Metabolism dvds, so I'm going to try those on the days when I don't feel like going to the gym.  The biggest challenge will be exercising on days that I work because I that is when I tend to try to convince myself not to.  Thank goodness for 24 hr gyms!
Well, I'll take my measurements tomorrow to see how I've done and give my final thoughts on the Shred.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Day 29 - skipped a workout

Yeah, so today should have been day 30, but I skipped out on my workout last night and I slept in instead of waking up, when my alarm went off, to exercise.  Fortunately, I did manage to do my workout this evening and I felt like I gave it more effort than I did when I did my workout in the morning.  I'm just not the most alert person in the morning.  I don't really like to speak for a while and I am pretty sluggish for at least a half an hour.  I tend to feel energized at night.  What can I say?  I'm a night owl.
Today I had one of those ah ha moments, as Oprah calls them.  I like to buy underwear, so therefore I have a lot of them (you can never have too many), but, in the past, quite a few no longer fit and were too small (became thongs when they originally weren't) for me.  I had tossed most of the small ones out, but I kept a couple old favourites.  So today I decided to wear one of the small ones, mainly because I didn't feel like wearing the ones I had in my drawer and the other ones that really fit well were in my laundry basket.  Let me just say that after a few hours I did not have the perpetual wedgie that I used to get with this pair.  Instead they provided waaay better coverage than they had a few months ago.  That is not to say that it is as full coverage as most of my newer ones, but it covers more of my butt than it had before, which makes me very happy! :)
That reminds me.  During Level 3 of the Shred, Jillian gets you to do what she calls Rockstar jumps during the third cardio circuit, and let me tell you that those are so uncomfortable if you have a jiggly butt.  It kind of reminds me of jumping up and down repeatedly with no bra on.  I almost want to grab my butt cheeks with each jump, so I never end up doing the jumps as well as I could.  I guess I'm just bootylicious;)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Day 28 - Back is so sore

Ahh the beloved time change.  I love when we fall back.  That extra hour is so precious.  Well when I came home from a night of fun and adventure I did not exercise and when I woke up this morning I was very tempted not to workout.   I even changed my alarm time so that I could sleep some more.  In the end I decided to use that half hour where I normally dilly dally to exercise.  I was all prepared to use the excuse that my back is so sore (either my bed or I'm pmsing - which might explain the snacking), but in the end I forced myself to workout and I am glad that I did.  I don't know how this week's final weigh in will go, but it will be okay because when the 30 days is up this definitely isn't the end of my exercise regime.