Thursday, February 28, 2008

Pictures

I have had a lot of request for pictures, and I am working on it. I don't really have any before pictures but I do have some taken right around Christmas, so for all of you who want pictures, I'm trying. You wore me down.


Ha Ha. It's my blog I can put what I want to. :)

I took the picture off cause my sister said it made her mad. Sorry guys, I thought it was funny.

Hello All

Well I have been working out like crazy this week, but I don't know if I am going to get to the gym tonight, BASKETBALL GAME! Last night I went to the gym and had to get on the awful treadmill. I don't know if any of you have used a treadmill like this one but it randomly changes your speed as you are doing your workout to make it more intense or what but it is a pain in the butt. I was on it for 30 minutes and was constantly changing and adjusting the speed. Anyway, the kicker is when the 30 minutes was done the machine just stopped, no 1 minute cool down, nothing, I almost fell the thing stopped so abruptly.

Anyway, I have a new trick to make the workout go by faster. I am aware that I didn't come up with this concept but I have improved on it. I read my celebrity magazines while I'm working out. Now you have to take more than one, preferably 3-4 for this reason....You are reading along and "poof" Katie Holmes is pregnant, you store that away in your memory bank. You know the one that you keep all the useless information that no one really cares about. OK, so you have Katie Holmes' pregnancy stored away, and you finish up that magazine. So you move to the next magazine, and you will never believe (according to this magazine) is anorexic. Oh yeah, KATIE HOLMES. Seriously, this is my new favorite thing to do. These magazines came out in the same week. So.....I've just waisted 20 minutes on the treadmill contemplating the fact that Katie Holmes is Preggers and Anorexic all at the same time.

Last night I workout over an hour on 2 machines playing this little game. It works even better when the person on the machine beside you is playing to, and watching Deal or No Deal. Ha Ha.

4 days til the end.......

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Not Admiting Defeat

I just read that last post and I didn't want anyone to think that I was thinking I was going to lose. I am going to do all ALL I can to win this thing, cause that is what I want and that is what I signed up for.

Number 4

Well I saw my ranking....up one spot to number 4! This is the last week, I am really close in percentage to the guy in front of me, we will call him #3, but 1 and 2 are a really far stretch. They are about 3 percent higher. Im not sure short of cutting off my leg that I can catch them. Number 2 is the preggers girl I spoke of earlier in my blog and number 1 is a dude that I dont know, but I'm pretty sure he didnt recently have a baby. Ha ha. Maybe if they could gain a little bit and I could lose a lot this week then I could win, but its not looking really good at this point.

Well, I'm still really happy about my losses, and its not over yet, anything can happen.

I'm just happy that I have gotten into a workout program, and in less than one week I will get to lift weights, WOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

Well just trying to keep you guys in the know.

5 days......

Monday, February 25, 2008

Big NUMBER

Now that I got a little of my frustration out, I need to be happy for a minute. I have reached a landmark number.

I am officially at -30 pounds.

Yeah to Me, as a treat I'm eating french fries at lunch today, cause I'm only enjoying one meal this week.

I need a huge week to win!!!

The Day has Arrived

Well, I had a good week in general, but I'm not overly excited about my loss this week. I was down 3 lbs. this morning. I'm just a little disappointed! I worked really really really hard this week cause I needed two big weeks to win this thing.

It just makes me angry at how hard I've worked and how good I've eaten and to only see 3 on the scale.

Don't get me wrong, if this wasn't a competition I would be ecstatic about 3 and when this thing is over I will be happy with that, but I cant win with numbers like that. It just makes me ILL!

7 days....

Friday, February 22, 2008

Slippery mats were Invented by the same guy who Created McDonalds Happy Meal Toys

I had my group workout last night, and as you all know I was a little sore from my "contests" the night before.

Well, I was thinking that working out last night would help fight the soreness, guess again. We used these new things that I have never used before, not new to the gym called slider mats. Wow!!!!! That is really the only expression I have for it.

What you do is get out this slippery little mat about the size of a yoga mat. And then you put on these slippery little socks. Now when I say slippery I mean like ice with owl you know what on it. Now the mat has two little plastic stoppers on each end to stop you when your moving. In my case it’s like putting down a linking log to stop an 18 wheeler.

Ok so once you get on it you have to propel yourself back and forth across the slippery part until you hit the plastic piece and then go back the other way. On my first passage across I felt something special crack on the inside of my thighs, then I got to thinking what was going to happen if one of my feet got away from me, I would fall into the splits with no way of stopping myself. But I got through the first part fine, no injuries except my "special one" and then I was fine.

So as we continue on through the class we go back to the slippery (death) mats. This time we are going to do the mountain climber with our hands on the solid ground and our feet on the blasted mat. Well when you are in position for this one you realize that when and I stress when you fall you are going to hit flat on your face and stomach. Well we were suppose to do this exercise for 2 minutes, doesn’t sound like much, at about 45 seconds I was in extreme pain and had to put my knee down, to stop the sliding, so I got back up and started again. At about 1:15 I completely sat on the floor, pretty sure that was how I was going to die. Then I finished the last 30 seconds. When I got off of the little thing I had to move to my weight interval. I couldn’t even lift my 5 lb. dumbbell cause I couldn’t catch my breath.

Even the aerobic instructor has trouble with the mountain climber and had to stop, then she apologized for making us do it so long, that she didn’t know how hard that was. I figure if she struggled with it then I did pretty darn good.

So, long story short, the workout last night didn’t workout the soreness in my stomach, it actually made it worse and added a little extra soreness to some of my favorite muscles that should never, ever, ever be worked out.

Tip for the day.....if they instructor says "go get the slippery mats" just go ahead and drop a heavy dumbbell on your foot and try to break something so you can just go home. The broken foot hurts less than the day after the slippery mat.

3 days....

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Thanks Guys

Thank you Tracy for the advice on the breakfast bars, I had a lady give me a really good one from Atkins. It has 1g of sugar, 160 calories, 15 carbs. Pretty balanced. Especially for an entire breakfast. The name of it is a Double Chocolate Crunch Bar. Delicious!!!!!!

Another Workout Funny

I went to the gym again last night with my buddy. All the machines were taken so we decided to go into the aerobics room and hit the punching bag a little and do our crunches first. Well, the punching bag was fun, its always nice to beat the crap out of something. So then we found jump ropes, just that word makes me out of breath and makes my calves hurt. Well my buddy had a great IDEA that we were going to have a contest to see who could jump 100 time without stopping first. So we start jumping like crazy, and after about 3 minutes I learn that she is Jump rope illiterate. She gets about 8 in a row while I busting my tail trying to get 100, needless to say I won but really, who challenges you to something without thinking they have a chance to win.

Well after the jump rope fiasco, we did our abs. I made the comment "lets see who can do 100 first" I won this one too but I'm afraid I'm not really a winner. Everytime I cough today, or move, or get in or out of the car, or BLINK it hurts my abs. But it had to work them good to make them this sore.

I have a group workout tonight, and I really hope she puts it on us tonight. Cause after workout I'm eating Mexican, Ole.

Still 4 days.....

I Need Some Help

I am trying to find a good breakfast bar type thing that I can take out of the house on days that I am running late and eat in the car or at work when I don't have time to fix my breakfast. That said, I need it to be low in calories and fat and sugar and carbs. I have been trying for a few weeks now to find the perfect one and still have not had any luck.

I like the Quaker granola bars and Kudos but they are not very filling they just satisfy me for a snacky type time.

I tried the Nature Valley with Yogurt, BLAH, ok so its not that bad but not good either and the regular Nature Valley are to many calories.

So please help, I'm taking any suggestions I can get cause I need a good quick breakfast option.

4 days....

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Just A Little Gym Etiquette

Really......come on people.

Since I’m already a little on edge today I thought I would just post this one too. I have had it written for a while now so why not.

This has just been driving me crazy for the last month and I can’t hold it in any longer. So here goes. Rules of the Gym (of course my rules, but ahhhhhhhhhh)

1. If the minimum age for people allowed in the workout area of the gym is 13, then do not bring you 7 year old and let them "just use the machine next to you till someone else comes in." This is the south; we are nice, even to children, so we are not going to make them get off the machine, NO we will wait while our heart rate drops so your kid can play on the machine that we want to use.

2. If you sweat (don't worry we all do) and you finish your workout and your machine is covered in YOUR sweat, wipe it off!!! The gym provides little sanitary wipes for this exact purpose.

3. If the TV is on fine, I like to watch while I workout too. Please just ask those in the room if they are watching that channel. IF THEY ARE DONT CHANGE IT! If they don’t care that the channel is changed, good but please don’t change it to the same thing that is on the TV beside it (or two TV’s down)

4. Just because someone has on headphones does not mean they cannot hear what you are saying. Let's just leave that at that.

5. If there are 5 identical treadmills side by side, why do you want to get on the one beside me. Really!

6. The lanes in the pool are for swimming and walking laps, not for a private area for you and your spouse and your 13 kids to swim. If no one is in the pool, ROCK ON swim in every inch of the pool, but if you see people are waiting to swim and walk but cant because you are playing in the lane move.

ATTIRE
I think this needs to be addressed too, these are more for laughs than for serious, but still venting here.

1. SPANDEX- girls I love some spandex too, keeps from setting my thighs on fire, and keeps my knee brace from sliding and digging into my legs, that said, I wear my spandex under my clothes not as my clothes. I know it holds you in and make you feel super skinny, but spandex has a weight limit, 95 lbs. So unless you are a child or a adult ballerina or an IT girl in Hollywood, you exceed that weight limit, cover up.

2. When I am in the locker room changing, I am not going to hide in the stall because I’m fat and change in there. If you want to look, look, I do not care, but take your peek and then get along with your business. Also, ladies, don’t bring your 5-8 year old sons into the ladies locker room.

3. Bikinis should be banned from health clubs, that’s all.

4. And finally, where do they get the mirrors in the locker rooms, CAUSE I LOVE THEM. I want one for every room in my house and I want the walls in my bedroom covered in them. I want one at the office and Wal-Mart and my rearview changed. I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror, and think "dang I look good" then I get home and shower up, and I don’t ever look the same in my mirror at home.

Ok so those are MY rules and I think that every health spa in America should adopt them. Also, I would like to stress to everyone that I do like kids, at restaurants, sporting events and just about everywhere but children don’t belong in health clubs (unless there is child care or supervision.)

Confirmed

Yes I saw it with my own eyes, I am number 5.

And I am just going to vent for a moment. I just found out I'm getting beat by a woman who just had a baby. Now I'm not calling foul or anything but I think that is kinda shady. I thought this would be people carrying around some extra weight, not I got fat when I was preggers and now I'm going to win a prize for losing something that would have probably come off by itself eventually.

But don't you all worry. I'm more determined to beat her than anyone else in the contest.

5 days.....

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Number 5!




Ok, again I have not actually seen the numbers but my mom went to workout over lunch and told me that I was number 5 so yeah I have moved up a whole spot. 4 more spots to go to number 1. Wish me luck.

Funny Workout


Well I was going to the gym yesterday after I got my haircut. I missed my biggest loser meeting and everything just to get this haircut, it was that bad. So I knew I had a huge workout since I missed the group one.

When I got to the gym, my workout buddy was already there and on the treadmill and another man who is in my biggest loser group was there. Well when I came in they were watching Deal or No Deal. With in 20 minutes everyone in the room was really into the show. Just in case you were not watching she took the 449,000 and had a million in the case.

Anyway, once the show was over the place kind of cleared out, so we got on the elliptical machines and talked and talked and then watched the show My Dad is Better Than your Dad. Another new one. Anyway we workout for a little over an hour and just had the best time. Needless to say, when I woke up this morning I could hardly walk. I don't know if I was going harder than normal on the elliptical or treadmill because I wasn't paying attention, but my legs are in "some kind of PAIN" today.

But it was a good workout.

Now on the the Biggest Loser. We have 2 weeks left and I really want to hit the 40 lbs. mark before this thing is over. I have not had the chance to go by today to see the ranking but I hope I went up. Ill let you know.

6 days....

Monday, February 18, 2008

Dum Dum Dum....

The weigh in today went good. I went to the gym early to workout and I did my laps in the pool 3/4 of a mile, I am really jazzed about that. By the way "jazzed" is the word of the day. haha. Well when I got done with my work out the weigh lady was already there so I went ahead and weighed. I lost 3 lbs. this week. Not as good as I'd hoped for but its still a negative. That puts me to 27 lbs. total. I think there are 2 more weigh ins so I can still meet my 40 pound mark, but I will have to bust my tail.

7 days.....

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Big Week

I forgot to say, I am hoping for a huge week this week.

I figure if I bust my butt this week then I can have a big loss, the logic behind this is that I had a good weigh in last week but didnt really work very hard last week so if I tear it up this week I can have a bigger than normal week.....

Hopefully anyway.

Ok So Now About the Contest

Well, I had the chance to see the rankings today..... Number 6 is my placement.

I am ranked 6th with a weight loss of 7 and a halfish % and the person in number 1 is at 10 and a halfish % so I have some hard work to catch up. I will say that she has been the biggest loser for the last two weeks in a row so I'm hoping she does not have much less to lose, HOPING!!

But I had a great workout today, I walked for about 20 minutes at a 4.5 incline, got nearly a mile on the walk, that was my warm up, and then I did the elliptical for 25 minutes, and it about killed me today. Probably because I have not used that machine in forever. But then the really great thing happened, I got a half a mile swimming in the pool tonight, that is further than I have made it before and I felt like I could have kept going. I started to feel the burn in my arms at about lap 5 but once I got past that I could have swam all night.

Well, anyway, I will be swimming again in the morning I'm going to try for a mile but I'm not sure I can go quite that far yet. I will go as much as I can.

I bought a new alarm clock tonight because for the last week or so my alarm clock has been completly unreliable. It has not even been going off, not I didnt want to workout. So I have a new one now and maybe this one will work.

5 days til.....

Pigs are Flying in TN

Ok so I'm not going to take off the previous post because then no one would understand this...but I'm going to let everyone know, the person who the last post was about has now joined the gym and actually worked out tonight.

So, welcome and yeah I have a workout partner.

Thanks for joining.

Monday, February 11, 2008

HEALTH CLUB ETIQUETTE

Really......come on people.

This has just been driving me crazy for the last month and I cant hold it in any longer. So here goes. Rules of the Gym (of course my rules, but ahhhhhhhhhh)


1. If the minimum age for people allowed in the workout area of the gym is 13, then do not bring you 7 year old and let them "just use the machine next to you till someone else comes in." This is the south, we are nice, even to children, so we are not going to make them get off the machine, NO we will wait while our heart rate drops so your kid can play on the machine that we want to use.

2. If you sweat (don't worry we all do) and you finish your workout and your machine is covered in YOUR sweat, wipe it off!!! The gym provides little sanitary wipes for this exact purpose.

3. If the TV is on fine, I like to watch while I workout too. Please just ask those in the room if they are watching that channel. IF THEY ARE DON'T CHANGE IT! If they don't care that the channel is changed, good but please don't change it to the same thing that is on the TV beside it (or two TV down)

4. Just because someone has on headphones does not mean they cannot hear what you are saying. Let's just leave that at that.

5. If there are 5 identical treadmills side by side, why do you want to get on the one beside me. Really!

6. The lanes in the pool are for swimming and walking laps, not for a private area for you and your spouse and your 13 kids to swim. If no one is in the pool, ROCK ON swim in every inch of the pool, but if you see people are waiting to swim and walk but cant because you are playing in the lane move.

ATTIRE

I think this needs to be addressed too, these are more for laughs than for serious, but still venting here.

1. SPANDEX- girls I love some spandex too, keeps from setting my thighs on fire, and keeps my knee brace from sliding and digging into my legs, that said, I wear my spandex under my clothes not as my clothes. I know it holds you in and make you feel super skinny, but spandex has a weight limit, 95 lbs. So unless you are a child or a adult ballerina or an IT girl in Hollywood, you exceed that weight limit, cover up.

2. I have boobs, when I am in the locker room changing, I am not going to hide in the stall because I'm fat and change in there. If you want to look, look, I do not care, but take your peek and then get along with your business.

3. Bikinis should be banned from health clubs, that's all.

4. And finally, where do they get the mirrors in the locker rooms, CAUSE I LOVE THEM. I want one for every room in my house and I want the walls in my bedroom covered in them. I want one at the office and Wal-Mart and my rear view changed. I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror, and think "dang I look good" then I get home and shower up, and I don't ever look the same in my mirror at home.

Ok so those are my rules and I think that every health spa in America should adopt them. Also, I would like to stress to everyone that I do like kids, at restaurants, sporting events and just about everywhere but children don't belong in health clubs (unless there is child care or supervision) or bars.

I know you are reading

As I have been saying for weeks now, I love to have someone to go to the gym with me, even if we dont get to workout on the machines next to each other. It is enjoyable to have someone to talk to and joke with to have the time pass.

So, yes I'm calling you out again. My "buddy" that was going to join the gym with me in January, then February 1st has still not taken the plunge.

JOIN ALREADY!

Workouts

Well as you all know Ive been working out like crazy, with the minor exception of last week. I have enjoyed working out since I finally got over all the soreness. I am enjoying my workout but I'm dying to lifting weights.

I have decided not to lift weights until I get done with the contest, and start lifting after that, and I'm just licking my chops (no pun intended) to get in the weight room. I know that lifting and gaining muscle will help you burn more calories, but in the beginning it will make you put on mass.

I have no desire to be big and buff body builder but just enough weights for some definition and sculpting.

Guess what I had for supper tonight.


BLUEBERRY MUFFINS!!!!!!!!!


and they were delicious. You know I have been told that it takes 15 minutes for a craving to pass....bull.....I have had the same craving for about 5 weeks now, so after much deliberation I decided to eat them. Actually it only took about 5 nano-seconds to make the decision.


Anyway they were delicious and I enjoyed them very much.


still 7 days...

Sorry,

I would like to thank everyone for reading my blog, and sorry for being the worst blogger ever this week, I will do better...

Well I had a pretty sucky week, I only worked out twice this week, and I know that is horrible, but you know you have one of those weeks where you are just so freakin' busy and you don't know when you will get a chance to slow down. Well I never got the slow down last week, but it actually worked out pretty good that I got the bad week out of the way on the same week I had the stomach virus that has been going around. (maybe not good but I couldn't eat anything for about 2 days)

Anyway, I weighed this morning and I was down 5 and .something this morning. I was really happy for some good results today knowing that I had not done as well this week. But thanks for the support and I will be a better blogger this week (hopefully!)

7 Days........

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Number 10

Well I have yet to see the posts, but I have been told by my father and others that I have moved to number 10 in the ranking...so YEAH!!!!!!

That means 9 more places to move up to win....so I have 4 hard more weeks but I really want to win, so please wish me luck.

Rumor is the winner gets a year membership to the gym.

5 days.

Thanks for the great comments everyone.

PS~ Oh and by the way the spell checker does not work anymore and as many of you know, I cannot spell so please don't hold it against me. Thanks.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Weigh In!!!!!!

This one was good, REAL REAL GOOD!!!!!!!!

I lost 6 lbs this week, and I am really excited...I was pretty down last week with a bad weigh in, but with a good number this week I am feeling good.

I moved to number 15 in the ranking but surely this week will move me up. I will let you know as soon as I do what my ranking was.

Thanks for the support.

7 days...

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Happy Super Bowl Sunday

Hello everyone.

I hope you all have a marvelous time tonight at your Super Bowl parties, I will not be attending any, the temptation is just too much. So please enjoy yourself for me. haha. I have to weigh in tomorrow so I dont want to over do it, I cant have a week like the last one. Ive done pretty good with my working out this week and I have eaten well so Im not as nervous as I have been in the previous weeks. I know the weight loss will be less each week but I feel good about tomorrow.

I got a good workout today, went with dad and my neice, workout hard then went to the pool for a swim and a soak...ahhhhhhhhh I love the hot tub. I will let you all know how I did in the morning when I weigh.

Tomorrow is the DAY!
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