Monday, March 8, 2010

I'm on a houseguest strike

So this past month was full of entertaining. My family, his family, friendsfriends. It was hard to control what I was putting in my mouth and I was very bad about journalling... I could probably have guestimated how many calories that delicious German Chocolate cake was, but how depressing to write down such a big number. Well, I am now on strike from houseguests. I'm not inviting anyone over for at least a month. I am going to get my life and eating habits back under control and it's going to start with Karilynn's challenge of the week. I have been writing everything down today and I will continue to do so.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

A new app!

I got a MyTouch phone a few months ago and didn't think until last night to look to see what kind of weight loss applications there were. Sure enough, I found a nice little journal application that will help me track and journal WW points. You can bet that I'm never very far from my phone, so I will have no excuse not to be a better tracker.

Friday, February 12, 2010

A renewed sense of purpose

I will admit that I have been feeling a little discouraged lately. Losing 5 pounds in January was certainly better than gaining, but I know I could have done better. There was some exciting news in my family today regarding a baby. The excitement surrounding the announcement and the baby shopping that went along with it made me realize how much I want my own and soon. One of my most compelling reasons to lose weight is so that I can be at a healthier weight when I get pregnant. I can do this.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Not So Sure that I "Brought It"

This month hasn't been a complete lost, but I didn't journal my food at all this last week. For me, journaling is essential to losing weight. It must be a mental thing where if I don't write it down, it doesn't count. I'm recommitting to myself tonight. I will have my paper and pen out at work tomorrow and I will write everything I put in my mouth down. I'm fairly certain I won't win anything this month as it seems that so many people have done so amazingly. However, I'm going to keep going and finish this out as strong as I can.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Is it really week 4?

I've been exercising even more regularly lately and really pushing myself. I realized recently while I was at the gym using the weight machines that I was just going through with the motions. Now, I really try to focus on the muscles that I should be using. I used the treadmill at home a few times over the weekend and forced myself to run for a few minutes. This week, I had a fairly small weight loss of .4 pounds, but I feel good that it was a loss nonetheless.

I'm trying to keep focused on the reasons I want to lose weight:
- Lower my cholesterol
- Have more energy
- Have more shopping options
- Lead a healthier life

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Week Three Weigh In and Goals

I am down five pounds overall and I am feeling pretty good about that. I managed to exercise six times in the past week. While I didn't meet my goal, I feel pretty good about what I accomplished. My goal for this week is to have a better weekend and be more thoughtful with my food intake, even if I find myself at Old Chicago again.

I haven't decided whether to meet the water challenge yet. I generally drink around 60 ounces and 125 seems like a lot. I will try to drink more water at home instead of my beloved diet sodas.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Week Two Goals

This morning showed a loss, which I'm pretty excited about. It wasn't a perfect week by any means, but I did log the whole week and I got in about 3 hours of exercise. I also followed through on last week's goal of no candy from my co-worker. Although, she might think I don't like her anymore, because I stop by her office less frequently. :)

This week, my goal is to exercise every day. Even if I don't make it to the gym, I can walk on the treadmill at home or do the Wii fit for 20 minutes. There is no reason why I can't fit these activities into my day.