8.28.2011

Falling Apart





Sometimes I just feel like my body is falling apart. Lately I have been able to hear and feel my right knee knocking. I think I have lost all cartilage in that knee. I am not even 40 so that sucks majorly. Plus I can't seem to stand on my feet for any amount of time with experiencing excuriating pain. Right now I have knot on my foot that feels like I am walking on a golf ball. So I will be at work in snekaers and hopefully that will make my feet feel tolerable. I took a tylenol to help with the pain so I can sleep.


I pray that when I lose weight some of these issues will be lessened. I do not want to continue to live in pain and discomfort. Especially since my plate is super full and I do not get a great deal of sympathy. I want to see a podiatrist but it is difiult when my foot hurts irregularly and I would hate to waste a sick day on a visit just ofr the dr to not even recognize my problem. Maybe I need better shoes. I got some inserts but I think I am going to sprulge on some real comfortable shoes like Clarks and have some shoes that are meant for my feet and not just ones that are on sale.

Wish me luck at work 2morrow...

August Goals #fail

I am so disappointed with myself. I had these great goals and the month is almost over and I did not hit the make at all.

I am going to do some serious soul searching about why I keep falling short and what I am going to do different for September 2011.

I have tracked my food for 54 days straight but I wonder if I am doing it right. I will keep at it.

Exercise minutes--- got it ...but
Aug 1-7 4:05
Aug 8-14 2:50 ((6:55))
Aug 15-21 1:45 ((8:40))
Aug 22-28 2:30 ((11:10))
Aug 29-31

Weight on Aug 1st 225#
Weight on Sept 1st...

8.26.2011

Motivation and moving forward


As the Slimmer This Summer challenge comes to an end.... I made progress but I have now been thinking how to do this without the constant knowledge of some1 other than myself holding me accountable.

I think I need to re-examine how I look at getting healthy. It isn;t about points, plans, or programs... It is about habits. I need to teach and in some areas re-teach myself how to feed my body the fuel it needs and not fills with fats and sugars that are a quick fix for my emotional issues and physical desires.

I have a dog I recently rescued and he eats the same stuff every day. Water and the dog food. HE poops regularly and has tons of energy. He does not indulge in the garbage of foods that I do. He eats because he needs the food to live. I want to be more like my dog 'Bubbles'.

Food is fuel... It is not my friend.

As this month winds down I will chose a new challenge for myself... maybe a habit I need to quit...or a habit I need to add. I am not sure yet. I have been thinking of going with just water for 21 days. Or cutting out the white stuff.

S-T-S Week of August 22th, 2011





Starting weight 226.2 (down 0.4#)
Ending weight ??????

Goals:
1-exercise 5 of 7 days 2-track daily 3- attack my to do list daily

Week 2 back to work. so far....

-----How my week went/is goin-----

8.21.11 Sunday .... Calories 1425 Exercise 01:00 (Total 01:00).
Things I did right: 1 hour of working out.
Things I could do better: Drink more water.

8.22.11 Monday .... Calories 1450 Exercise xxxx (Total 01:00).
Things I did right: Went to bed before 11.30.
Things I could do better: Not eat fast food. Exercise.

8.23.11 Tuesday. .... Calories 1400 Exercise 00:30 (Total 01:30).
Things I did right: Worked out. Went upstairs to unwind earlier.
Things I could do better: Eat better lunch. Drink more water.

8.24.11 Wednesday. .... Calories 1565 Exercise 00:40 (Total 2:10).
Things I did right: Exercise on point. Even walked with the babies in the neighborhood. Gotta train them to appreciate being active.
Things I could do better: No chores done. Did not hit my to do list.
8.25.11 Thursday. .... Calories 1300 Exercise 00:00 (Total 2:10).
Things I did right: decent calories. Worked 12 hour day. exhausted and beat. Looking 4ward 2 the weekend.
Things I could do better: no exercise. needed more water.

8.26.11 Friday. .... Calories 1950 Exercise 00:20 (Total 2:30).
Things I did right: Exercised at 4am. Drank lots of water. Walked quite a bit at work
Things I could do better: Ate out so over calorie range. Could have exercised longer.

8.27.11 Saturday. .... .... Calories 1525 Exercise 00:00 (Total 02:30).
Things I did right: I didn't drink any alcohol when I went out with my girlfriends.
Things I could do better:I didn't exercise. I could have eaten better.

8.23.2011

Work in progress




Check out my workout minutes for the last 30 days. I think it looks decent. I would like to see the next 30days have most days at or above 30 minutes but all things considered .... I am making progress.

However looking at my calories chart for the last 30 days... I need some serious improvement.



8.20.2011

S-T-S Week of August 15th, 2011


Starting weight 226.6 (up 0.6#)
Ending weight 226.2 (down 0.4#)

Goals:
1-exercise 5 of 7 days---did not meet
2-track daily--Met
3- try to get to everything on my to do list---in process
4- do 3 things without having a breakdown ---MET

In a slump and trying to get outta of it. Being back to work this 2nd week has really messed with me. I am down but not out and would appreciate any prayers you can give.

-----How my week went/is goin-----

8.15.11 Monday... Calories 1825cal. exercise 00:00. Work: busy Home: busier. Cooked 50-50 tacos. Took daughter to dr. for chaffing under her arms. By time I got home it was 8pm. All wind lost from my sails.
Things I did right: Got up on time. Tracked my food. Drank a ton of water. Was on my feet all day at work.
Things I could do better: Exercise. Eat less calories. Watch less TV. Stick with schedule. Oh well... 2morrow is another day to get it right. Thank you God for a new day.

8.16.11 Tuesday. .... Calories 1225. exercise 00:00. work: still busy. Feet effing killing me. I am wearing sneakers 2morrow. Finally got groceries... Did not cook. Ate a zaxby's salad for dinner. Things I did right: Calories good. Got groceries..finally.
Things I could do better: Exercise. Wear better shoes to work.

8.17.11 Wednesday. .... Calories 1575. Exercise 00:30 (Total 00:30). Work: Good...feet still hurt even with sneakers. I am goin to try another pair of sneakers tomorrow.
Things I did right: Exercise vigorously for 30 min. I love my Wii Fit. Water has been great. I even drank plain water without a "mixie".
Things I could do better: earlier bedtime.

8.18.11 Thursday. .... Calories 1425 Exercise 00:30 (Total 01:00). Work: OK. Really sleepy.
Things I did right: Exercise vigorously for 30 min. I really like the Exerbeat game....especially the Boxercising and Karate. Water has been great.
Things I could do better: Earlier bedtime. More chores done. Eat out with hubby w/o kids felt great.

8.19.11 Friday. .... Calories 1300 Exercise 00:15 (Total 01:15). Work: OK. Really sleepy.
Things I did right: Water has been great. Cooked a new recipe Baked Chicken Parmesan.
Things I could do better: Not enough exercise. Weighing daily. Too much TV.

8.20.11 Saturday. .... Calories 2000 Exercise 00:30 (Total 01:45). Work: OK. Really sleepy.
Things I did right: Water was ok. Ate out and I had 2 many cheese fries. Felt great to be out wit hubby without kids
Things I could do better: Calories too high. Weighing daily. Too much TV.

8.16.2011

21 days 3.0 - Sleep Matters


Lack of sleep can limit and/or hinder weight loss. That is one thing I do not want. I am not helping be not getting enough sleep. So now I am working on 21 straight days of early bedtime.

Sun 07-24 11:00pm - Day 1
Mon 07-25 11:30pm - Day 2 - Harder than night before. Great TV night. Oh well.
Tue 07-26 11:15pm - Day 3
Wed 07-27 11:25pm - Day 4- Son & his girlfriend stopped by almost didn't make it. Took awhile to fall asleep.
Thu 07-28 11:00pm - Day 5 - early to bed. Just wanted to rest and think about how to tackle my day.
Fri 07-29 12:30am - Day off - weekend equals a break...back to it Sunday night.
Sat 07/30 12:30am - Day off - weekend equals a break...back to it Sunday night. 1
Sun 08/01 11:30pm - Day 6 - Started getting up at 615am. Getting ready to go back to work.
Mon 08/02 11:15pm - Day 7-
Tue 08/03 11:05pm - Day 8 - Fell asleep easily.
Wed 08/04 10:45pm - Day 9
Thu 08/05 12:30am.. well I am little torn.
Fri 08/06 IDK---> - Day off - weekend equals a break...back to it Sunday night.
Sat 08/07 IDK---> - Day off - weekend equals a break...back to it Sunday night.
Sun 08/08 12:30am- unable to sleep. excited about going back to work.
Mon 08/08 11:45pm--ok I know... I know... I need to get back to this before I crash and burn.
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8.11.2011

S-T-S Week of August 8th, 2011

Week of August 8th, 2011
Starting Data --Weight 226 (down 9# since start of challenge)
Ending data ????

Summary: Summary: Went back to work on Monday. Squeezed in 25min of exercise. I even have a menu for the week. Tuesday worked out for 20min at 430am then did another 40 mins. Tuesday evening while dear hubby put babies to bed.

Goals:

Nutrition-- Under calories as defined by My Fitness Pal. 64 oz or more of water.Take pics of most meals and post. My calories have been reduced by 50 day since I have lost 10lbs.

Activity-- Gym. Swim. Walk. Weights 3 days a week. Cardio 15 minutes minimum every day.

Support-- Blog, talk to, post on FB my successes, setbacks, & failures. Read & comment on the blogs of others.

Fun--some TV time, some games on FB, QT with kids on weekends, now I am back at work

----Mini Updates on my progress----
08/07 Sunday: 1500cals. 00:20 cardio (totals 1500/00:20)
08/08 Monday: 1525 cals 00:25 cardio (totals 3025/ 00:45)
08/09 Tuesday: 1750 cals. 01:0o cardio (totals 4775/1:45)
08/10 Wednesday: 1275 cals. 00:20 cardio (totals 6050/2:05)
08/11 Thursday: 1600 cals. 00:45 cardio (totals 7650/2:50)
08/12 Friday: 1655cals. 00:00 cardio (9305 /2:50)
08/13 Saturday:

8.10.2011

I'm a Versatile Blogger... Yay!



I was reading my comments and got a pleasant surprise. I was awarded a blogger award from Alhely at On my Way to being a Chic & Fit Mommy;). After the hectic past few days, it was a welcome surprise.

The Rules after accepting the Versatile Blogger Award are:
  • Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post. (done!)
  • Share 7 things about yourself
  • Pass this award along to 15 recently discovered blogs. (I will do my best with this one...)
7 things about me:
  1. I have 4 children ranging in ages from 20yrs old to 2 1/2 yrs old, 2 boys and 2 girls.
  2. I like reality TV shows like Bachelor, Bachelor Pad, Big Brother, Biggest Loser, etc.
  3. I have 4 tattoos and I have been contemplating another.
  4. I work as an educator and have for 13+years.
  5. I have walked a few 5ks, and I do an annual climb up 50 flights of stairs for the American Lung Association.
  6. I love doing stuff on my MacBook like playing Facebook games or making home DVDs to share with family and friends.
  7. I am trying to go back to school in January for my Specialist Degree.
SO now I get the pleasure of nominating other Versatile Bloggers....
Debbie at Debbie Does Dieting - She helped motivate my summer weight loss.
Kirstin - Just weighing in and Moving On- She is super motivational.
I'm Kickin This Fat Girl's A** - Adult language, on point... but keeping me honest. We do #Fridayjeans.
Frankie aka Carbie Girl -- She is funny, dedicated, and a joy to read.

8.07.2011

S-T-S Week of Aug 1st, 2011

Week of August 1st, 2011
Starting Data --Weight 225 (down 10# since start of challenge)
Ending data 226#

Summary: I am not expecting anything short of a gain. I have been weighing daily and the scale is steadily climbing. I know my calories haven't been great. But it really sux to see such a huge gain. I think my time of the month is around the corner. That is the only real explanation for the weight gain I have been experiencing. I am trying to not be discouraged.

Goals:

Nutrition-- Under calories as defined by My

Fitness Pal. 64 oz or more of water.Take pics of most meals and post. My calories have been reduced by 50 day since I have lost 10lbs. I ate too high this week.


Activity-- Gym. Swim. Walk. Weights 3 days a week. Cardio 15 minutes minimum every day.

Support-- Blog, talk to, post on FB my successes, setbacks, & failures. Read & comment on the blogs of others.
Awesome blogs I read & commented on the week include...

Fun--some TV time, some games on FB, QT with kids at movies, park, pool, etc.
  • Movies: Despicable Me
  • TV: ha. ha. Bachelorette Finale, Bachelor Pad Premier

----Mini Updates on my progress----



07/31 Sunday: 1600cals. 00:00 exercise

08/01 Monday: 1500cals. 00:15 exercise
08/02 Tuesday: 1900cals. 1:20 exercise (1:35total)
08/03 Wednesday: 1900cals. :50 exercise (2:25total)
08/04 Thursday: 1500cals. :50exercise (3:15total)
08/05 Friday: 1700cals. 00:00exercise
08/06 Saturday: 1550 cals. 00:50 exercise (4:05total)

8.04.2011

Thiking clearly

Requires quiet time. With my life that is so hard to come by. I am going to have to schedule it or I may not get it. Tonight is my last Spanish class. I wish it wasnt as it really was the only time I got to myself the whole summer.

So now I must ask myself how do I get time 2myself. Time to complete a thought or do an activity without interuption...?

8.02.2011

21 Days 4.0 Growing Closer to God

I have an emptiness in me that I know only God can fill. I get so busy that I do not take time to pray or meditate on HIs word. Then when I finally get...make time in Sunday to go to church I am overwhelmed and overrun with emotion. I decided to rebuild my relationship with him and I am starting by doing devotions once a day.

The devotion website is titled Girlfriends in God.

Date Topic
31 July In His Eyes
02 Aug Whose Voice Do You Hear? - I found this devotion very appropriate as it seems to my day to day I have so much noise in my life that I can't hear myself think much less hear the voice of the Lord. I need to silence or at least quiet my life down quite a bit. I also need to be still sometimes so that I can hear. Focus verse: My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me (John 10:27, NIV).
03 Aug Changing the Way We Speak By Renewing the Mind With so much responsibilities in my life. I get easily stressed. Stopping before i speak is a skill I could benefit from sharpening.
04 Aug
05 Aug

8.01.2011

August Goals


I have to start making goals for myself that I can monitor myself closely and keep me honest.

Weight: I want to lose at least 6lbs. That will get me to under 220.

Exercise: I want to exercise 20 minutes a day for a total of 620minutes for the month.

Education: I want to start studying for the GRE and plan when I will take the test. I will also figure out when I need to apply to grad school. I may need to check with financial aid office 1st to see if I can even afford school.

Social: I want to have at least 2 events with my GA girlfriends.

Home: I want to finally set up my home office/lady cove once and for all.


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