Wednesday, April 30, 2008
I got a pretty cool scale though. It keeps track of your starting weight, how much you have lost from it, and the last weight, and your goal weight. You only have to set it once and it keeps track of all these things. I didn't want one that did body fat and hydration and all that so this one was perfect.
Just thought I would share.....
Monday, April 28, 2008
I hope you all had a great weekend, I know I had a good one but it was crazy. Like 73 baseball/softball games and 2 birthday parties. Just one of those crazy weekends. I did however stick to my diet (sort of). With two birthday parties I was "forced" to eat cake, but I ate small pieces and only 1 piece at each party. And boy it was gooooooood.
I also worked out this weekend. I hardly ever workout on Saturday and this Saturday was no different, but I did get to workout on Sunday. It was one of the best workouts I have had in a while. I'm kinda scared to have a really good week exercising because the last time I did that we all know what happened, 3 pounds happened. I hoping this week I can get off the last pound of that 3 pound weight gain and then a few more for good measure.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
I lost 2 lbs. this week. It really makes no sense to me how that happened. I ate everything I wanted and some things that I didn't want and hardly worked out at all and lost. Eh, I say take um where you can get um.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
First, I weigh in tomorrow, I'm not really looking forward to this weigh in cause I have done HORRIBLE this week. I mean really bad ate a lot and didn't workout as much as I have needed to. The last two days I have gotten back on track but I afraid it is too late. Anyway if I gain tomorrow I have no one to blame but me. I allowed a bad week to get in the way of my workouts and eating, basically I just used anything that didn't go my way as an excuse. so no more of that.....
Second, I have been given the opportunity to work with a personal trainer for a little while. The program that I did at the beginning of the year is looking to revamp. They are looking for a few people to go to through the new program to see if it is successful and if they want to do it with next years program. So I'm pretty excited to get this opportunity 4 days a week having my workouts planned for me and my eating monitored. Maybe with this I can finally break the 40 lb. mark. I have just gotten stuck at the 35 mark and it is finally driving me crazy.
I will let you all know tomorrow about the weigh in good or bad, but I'm not looking forward to it.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
I spend the days at my office listening to possible wedding songs cause it keeps the weight loss on my mind and keeps from snacking on things that I know I shouldn't be eating. You know you gotta do what works for you.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Yes I know you cannot read the names I did that on purpose for other peoples sake. If you look close you can see my name at number 6. Woooo Hooooo!!!
Friday, April 11, 2008
Well as we are working out he keeps looking over at me and my time. Now I don't know if he was not thinking but I could see his time too, hello dude we are like sitting in each others laps, or course I can see his too. So....he has 18 minutes left when I started, his workout finished and he reset it for another 20 minutes. Well at this point I realize that he just wants to stay on longer than I am, so the competitor that I am I just decided that I was going to beat him.
You will all be happy to know that I won. HA HA. I ended up staying on the machine for 42 minutes and I was hurting pretty good at that point but I was not going to lose this little battle I had going.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Well we weighed in this morning, I was down 7 lbs. And the joy just keeps going. My workout buddies lost 3 and 5 lbs. each. So all together there are 15 lbs. "floating around" out there. Try not to catch it.
Well, tonight I work my butt off and in the middle of my workout on the stair climber tonight my sweat was dripping on the machine. Pretty gross, but that has to mean something good.
Any how, minus the sweating, my workouts have been going great and still losing weight. Yeah.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Well workouts have been going good. I went and played tennis again on Sunday, it was really nice to be outside on a pretty day and not cooped up the the gym, but I was a gym rat yesterday. We did weights yesterday with a little cardio to get the heart rate up. I have to brag on my workout buddy. You remember the one who challenged me to the 100 jumps on the jump rope, well she started off only able to do 8-10 jumps and last night she got 100. Really proud of here, and don't worry LLL you'll get there.
My eating has been pretty good too this week, although the water thing hasn't gone as well as I hoped. I was doing good drinking my water but I have fallen off the wagon this weekend and didn't drink hardly any water. And have y'all seen the new reports about water? Apparently you don't have to drink 6-8 glasses any more just drink when you are hungry. I don't quite believe that but Google it, it was headline news. I have to do better with my water especially since I have just begun to sweat like a crazy monster during my workouts, and I don't know why. Seriously, last night on our weights night I was just pouring sweat. It doesn't matter but if anyone knows why you would just begin to sweat out of no where let me know.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
Just so you know that is not the case. They did not in fact have a list of their nutrition facts. Well, be technologically savvy as I think I am I got on my blackberry to their website to look them up there. Nothing. Actually when I went to the menu options for the restaurant it says, UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
Ok, So after I got this wonderful message I was really hot. I had no idea what to eat and no guidance. It got me to thinking. I remember hearing (never tried to find the info on my own) that chain restaurants were required BY LAW to have the nutrition fact. They don't. When I got back to work after my lunch I did some research and this is what I found.
According to http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h109-5563 this bill never passed. The plan was called the MEAL ACT.
H.R. 5563 [109th]: MEAL Act
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
to extend the food labeling requirements of the Nutrition Labeling and Education
Act of 1990 to enable customers to make informed choices about the nutritional
content of standard menu items in large chain restaurants.
This bill never became law. This bill was proposed in a previous session of Congress. Sessions of Congress last two years, and at the end of each session all proposed bills and resolutions that haven't passed are cleared from the books.
So for all of you that thought they were required to have it, think again. Most fast food restaurants have nutrition facts online, but not Shoney's. I just thought this might be interesting to some of you and the other that don't care thanks for listening to me vent about it. I will know in the future to take my lunch with me when we go to Shoney's. I pretty sure I know what the nutrition facts are for Diet Coke which will be all I order there from now on.
Oh and I had the best dinner last night. I find it really hard to eat out when I am really tyring to stick to a weight loss plan, other than Subway I don't know where to go. Well we went to Mexican last night, on of the hardest places for me to have self control, but I figure that I have to be able to eat everywhere. Well a few weeks I discovered if I drink a ton of water before they even bring the chips and salsa then I don't eat near as much. Also, I bring my own chips. I can buy baked chips at Wal-Mart before I go and that cuts my calorie content majorly. Well, after 6 glasses of water and 1 diet coke, I was really not all that hungry anymore, but I did get to eat chips and salsa (good chips), and I ordered a chicken taco, no cheese. It was really satisfying and I didn't have belly ache when I left like I usually do when I eat Mexican.
The only down side to the water theory is you have to go to the bathroom all night long. It gets annoying after a while, but I just try to look at it like this, I can have to go to the bathroom all night or not be able to sleep because I gorged myself eating way to much and now my belly aches. So, it works for me, if you love Mexican give it a try.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Ha Ha a little fat girl humor for you. I thought you would enjoy!!!!!! Smile!
Seriously, make them change in the boys locker room. If they are old enough to know that "boobies" are private they are old enough to change by themselves in the gender appropriate locker room.
If this comes as a shock to you, please scroll down and notice some other rules for the gym.
While I'm on the subject of being sore, I have decided why those people who workout everyday, workout every day. If you stop working out you have to go through being sore again. The only reason they workout everyday is so they don't have to go through that. My stomach hurts so bad that it hurts to take a deep breath and it is almost fatal to cough or move.
Last night the workout went good. We did 15 minutes of intervals on the bike, it really kicked my tail. Then we did elliptical and treadmill, and abs again. I got my wish, when I left I was sweating like CRAZY.
So tomorrow we weigh. Yes I did sign up both of my workout buddies for the new weight loss program. I'll let you know.
Less than a day...........
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Get ready for tonight, LLL.