Thursday, April 29, 2010

Trying something new...

I asked Mark to put my scale really, really high up in our closet. I'm trying hard to not weigh myself until weigh-in day. Focusing on process not progress. Uh, we'll see. I'm sort of addicted to the scale.
I am one-third of the way to my goal of 50 lbs. In 10 more lbs I'll be half way there! I hope that happens in May. I feel like I'm not very good at this dieting thing. It's a self-control issue. Also, I realize that I'm sort of paralyzed by doing it perfectly. If I can't do it just the right way, then what's the point. It's a little bit psycho. Okay, a lot bit psycho. Kind of like weighing myself three times a day.
This morning I took the kiddos to the gym with me. I did 2 miles on the treadmill and they looked so happy playing in their play room that I decided to do 20 more minutes on the elliptical just so they could play some more. Burned about 450 calories according to the machines. After Chloe's morning nap, I took the girls on a mile walk around the neighborhood. I'm borrowing a double stroller from a friend for the 5K on Saturday so we tried it out this morning. That thing's a beast! I think part of our tax return money is going to buy us a double jogging stroller. Chloe's only going to fit in the Baby Bjorn a little while longer!
I'm getting really good at this exercise thing. If only I could get my diet under control. I'm great at planning it out, just not so great at implementing it.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

And the new number is....

woo hoo! The scale budged! Two pounds less than last week--we're on the move, now.
I have 3 weeks until checkpoint #2 at which time I'm suppose to weigh 150. That's a little bit of a stretch based on weigh-in today. In Biggest Loser world, it's totally doable. :) At my first checkpoint I was 6 lbs shy of goal. If I can weigh in at 156 this time, I'll still have lost the amount of weight I had set up to lose originally. That's only 9 more lbs...still alot but possible!
I didn't eat as well as I could have this last week. I'm going to do better this week. I've been measuring everything and eating more roughage (lettuce, sprouts, spinach, carrots, grapes, melon, etc.). And taking my multi-vitamin!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Monday Morning.

This is what I had for breakfast this morning:
2 scoops chocolate protein powder
1 banana
1 Tblsp. peanut butter
1 cup skim milk
3 ice cubes
Together it was 436 calories. More than I usually have for breakfast--but we'll see if I can stay full until lunch!
I'm looking forward to weigh-in tomorrow. I'm hoping to lose at least 2 lbs. I've been working out nearly every day (I threw in a rest day once I think) and most days have done really well on calorie count. My saboteurs--pizza (on both Thursday and Friday nights!!) and a chocolate cookie dough blizzard from Dairy Queen (I at least split it with Olivia). If it weren't for those three instances, I'd be hoping for more than 2 lbs! ha!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


I did a 5K on the treadmill tonight while watching the Biggest Loser. It took me just over 50 minutes. I'm icing my feet right now and will be taking some Advil in a little while. Hitting the gym in the morning!! I'm sooo determined to get a new number on the scale next week. I can't wait to do a little happy dance like the chick in the Alli commercials. :)

Weigh-in day.

While last week's weigh-in was 168, it feels like it's no change. I've weighed in at 167 or 168 (plus or minus the half pound) for the past 5 weigh-ins. Grrrr. I've never been such a failure at anything before. I've been thankful to be able to go the gym this past week. I took the girls Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. They get to play and I work my tail off, almost literally. We'll go three times this week too. Mark is going tonight at 5 so maybe we'll meet him there. How romantic to be able to work out together! Tonight is the Biggest Loser. I don't usually work out for the whole two hours, but I was thinking about just hitting the treadmill and seeing how far I can get in two hours. Not sure my feet will be happy about it, though. I'm not supposed to workout more than a half hour according to the PT. Maybe if I ice after I'll be okay. I'm supposed to be training for a 7 mile race in July. And I'm walking a 5K on May 1st. Pushing a stroller. With Chloe strapped to the front of me. :) That should burn a few calories!

Friday, April 16, 2010

And I'm back.

I took a little break from blogging. Just didn't get to it, I guess.
I've been stalled since my last entry. Not that I haven't been working on it. But I'm at 167 right now. I thought I'd be much further along by now. My body, apparently, doesn't agree. We had some illness, traveling, holidays, etc. since my March 1st entry so this past week I've been re-committed to food journaling and exercising. I have been having some problems with my feet that make it really hard to exercise. I started seeing a physical therapist in March and that's helped some. We're making progress, however slowly. I had wanted to be at 150 by my birthday, but now it means 17 lbs in 3 weeks. I'm not on the Biggest Loser--not sure it's realistic in real life!! Maybe if I work really hard I could be at 160 by then.