5% - 227.8 (-11.99)
10% - 215.8 (-23.98)
15% - 203.8 (-35.97)
20% - 191.8 (-47.96)
25% - 179.8 (-59.95)
30% - 167.8 (-71.94)

final goal weight:
160 - 180 lbs
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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Weekly Weigh in: week 24

I didn't want to go today but knew that I had to.  I skipped out last week and they'd be closed tomorrow so I knew I had to go today.  I was up on my scale at home (after being back down earlier this week) so I knew it wasn't going to be pretty.  Well...I gained.  It said I gained 2.2 lbs.  I am NOT happy!  In fact, I have been crying off and on since I left WW.  Shark week is finishing up and I can feel water retention in my hands but 2.2 lbs?!  I am SO close to throwing in the towel even though I know I shouldn't.

I am sure that going out on Sunday night with my mom for dinner (Mexican) and a concert didn't help.  But honestly, I accounted for it and was careful throughout the day because I knew I was going out. 

I am frustrated!  When I texted my mom to tell her and express my frustrations she told me to keep it up and not to give up.  To track diligently (which I know I should)  and to just get back on the wagon.  I know all of this and I am trying!  I just hate that I can't enjoy a beer with my husband in fear of gaining.  That I have to be careful of what I eat and drink in fear of gaining weight, period.  I hate that I can't eat what I want and not gain weight.  I am having a hard time staying on track since Jim's been home.  How come people can have their husbands home and still lose or maintain?  I hate that I have to look up the PPV before going to eat anywhere.  Sometimes I really hate the holidays!  I am already dreading tomorrow, although at my parents it's not as bad compared to Jim's family get togethers.  Tomorrow is turkey day and it revolves around food basically.  It is so easy for other people and they don't have to worry about it.  Even though I'm not tracking diligently, like I should be, I am well aware of what is going in my mouth. I don't often compare myself to others but dang it, why does it have to be a constant struggle for me?  I swear I can look at food and gain weight.

I have been increasing my activity in hopes of making things better and it's not working.  Why put in the effort then?  Trust me, I could be blogging, napping, cleaning my house or sewing while Ryan's at school instead of doing 3 miles at the mall.  I just don't get it. 

I am frustrated!  I have a migraine and am just having an overall bad day.  I am going to enjoy the time with my family tomorrow and try not to worry about food.  wish me luck!

Week wrap up

I was able to get to the mall all three days this week.  Tuesday I woke up extremely sore from the lunges!!!  We're talking, my muscles hurt to touch them!  In fact they still are sore today but I can actually touch them now.  I've never hurt for so long before.  Maybe I should've started out slow with lunges?!  ;)

Tuesday was a great day!  Ryan did awesome at drop off and school, the sun was out and I got in  good 3 miles!  Santa even walked with me for a bit.  :)

Today I got in another 3 miles.  The mall was a bit more busy so I was often dodging people. I did some stretching before we left but I think I should've done more.  My shin muscles were so sore and tight the first mile but then eased up and the rest of the walk was great.  I know that I need new shoes, in a bad way!  I just hate shoe shopping so I keep putting it off...

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Weekly Weigh In: Week 24

I stepped on the scale this morning and saw a 2 lb gain from a few days ago and so I opted to skip weigh in.  I'm sure it has to do with Shark Week that is about to arrive.  I haven't skipped a single weigh in and and honestly felt guilty but I couldn't deal with seeing another gain.  It sets the mood for my whole day when I gain and I didn't want another bad day. 

 In fact, I'm getting super frustrated.  Jim came home on Oct 17 and I've gained almost every week since he's been home.  I'm trying to skinny meals up but something is not working.  I haven't been tracking like I should but I have a hard time calculating them for meals I make.  I've got to figure something out!!!

Here's to a loss next week!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Lunges and weights

Today I decided to change things up.  First I attempted to go the opposite way than I normally walk but for some reason, I just couldn't do it.  I don't know why! LOL

Last week I saw some Stroller.Strides moms doing lunges down one of the hallways so I decided to try it too.  They had a stroller to hang on to which I think was probably easier, cheaters.  I did the length of the white tiles and got about 20-22 lunges in each time.  So that was definitely over 100 lunges!  My legs are feeling it!!!!
I also decided to use my wrist weights.  Phew!  I could definitely feel the weight after the first mile.  It felt good though.  I know I looked ridiculous!!!!

Bathroom shot...my butt, legs and arms feel like jello

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Weekly Weigh in: Week 23

I weighed in today and thought I'd at least maintain but was hoping for a loss.  Didn't happen!  I gained .4 lbs.  I know it's not even a full pound but I'm still disappointed.  Grrrr

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Thankful for the mall

I have been bummed lately that I haven't been able to get workouts in.  I love working out and really miss it.  I wish I could afford to still have the Y membership plus Weight.Watchers but I really can't see spending that much on myself, especially if I'm not seeing the results I want or should.
5 workouts in a month's time?!  This is NOT ok!

I had planned on mall walking today but then got asked to babysit so I wasn't sure I'd get in my walk.  However, she took an early nap which allowed me to walk while Ryan was at school.  It was stop and go since she kept throwing her toy or water cup every so often but I was still able to work up a sweat. Ellie did awesome in the stroller the whole time and I was so glad!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Weekly Weigh In: Week 22

I gained .2 pounds.  I know it's not a bad number to gain but I always hate and dread seeing a gain.  I'm starting to get discouraged.  I know I need to start tracking and make the time for it!!!  Why can't I do it though?  I want to lose weight so bad but it's so hard.  Jim is great about being supportive for the most part.  He tells me over and over how proud of me he is and how great I look.  But then when it comes to actions it's all out the window.  I am not blaming him at all, it's all me...I need self control.  I can't eat and drink like he does and expect to see results, it just isn't going to happen.  I have been cooking meals that aren't that bad and if there is something that is then I try to skinny it up.  We haven't been eating out much either. 

Why can I not get a handle on this?!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Mall walking

We woke up this morning to snow!  I decided instead of driving around in it while Ryan's at school that I'd go to the mall and walk.  And that I did!  I wasn't totally prepared.  I wore a sweatshirt in and really shouldn't have.  I was hot about half way through.  I tied it around my waist and it worked but was annoying.  Next time I will leave it in the car. 

I did just over 3 miles and it felt great.  I hope to get to the mall more often!  I think the other mall walkers enjoy my presence because it brings the average age down quite a bit.  ;)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

My BFF rocks!

I recieved this sweet gift in the mail today from my BFF!  She knows how hard it is to lose weight, whether it be .2 lbs, 1 lb or 20 lbs.  I love that I have her support through this constant struggle.  She always is there for me.  She was so sweet and sent me a card and gift card to my fav coffee stand, Dutch.Bros.  Thank you SOOOO much Sarah!  Now it's going to be extra hard to keep losing with this bit of deliciousness!  ;)

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Chocoholic Frolic 5k

Today was the Chocoholic Frolic 5k.  I've been watching the weather for days, hoping it would be nice.  NOPE!  I woke up to clouds and rain!  I got my raincoat and off I went.  I met up with my friends Tiffany, Stella and Hank. 

I'd rather do a 5k in snow than rain!  :(

 Let's do this...rain or shine!!!  The temp wasn't that bad it was just the darn rain, it wouldn't stop.
 The scenery was beautiful though!  I tweaked my back putting Ryan in his car seat the other day so my back was still a bit sore.  I decided not to do any running except some light jogging at the finish line.  However, keeping up with these three was tough but they were so kind and stuck it out with me.

This bridge was slick on the steel side!

Tiffany and I
 We finished in under an hour.  I forgot to use mapmyrun for the actual walk but I think the time was 50 something.  Afterwards they had a tent full of...you guessed it...Chocolate!!!  The goodies were delicious!

Stella and I...soaking wet!
This was a fun 5k that benefited a great cause.  I'm looking forward to doing it next year and hopefully it will be better weather!  ;)