Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sickness vs. Weight loss

I have been battling a head/chest cold since late last week.  I have my husband to thank for sharing his cold. I've been coughing a lot all week.  But on the other side, I have lost 5lbs this week!!  Amazing!  I looked and discovered that I have lost 26lb!  Unbelievable!  I cleaned out most of the cabinets and threw away a lot of food.  Jeff said that he was going to get serious about changing out lifestyles and getting in shape and losing weight.  I have been looking at runs in our area. I am excited to start running, though that will no be happening right now, until after this cold is gone.  Tomorrow is another training session.  I hope I am feeling better than I have been.  We will see I guess.  Right now, it's almost time for tee ball, and these kids are crazy.  School is almost over for Elizabeth and I have to get my stuff together for school in the fall. So much to do, and only 38 more days until we leave for PA.  I am still a bit freaked out about flying, for both reasons. Got to keep at it.  If I keep going at the pace I am, wow!  I will be super proud and amazed.  It's a long, hard journey. 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Much needed day off

It's been 5 days since I have written, so let's start from the beginning. On Thursday I ended up working 14 hours and while I was at work, our house had a flood.  So our house has some little holes in the walls and had tons of fans trying to dry out the walls. Our house was unbelievable HOT and not to mention that we have four bodies all sleeping in our room, since the girls rooms were flooded. Hopefully tonight, we can move the girls back into their rooms. Today is my first day off that I did not have a training session planned.  It was actually nice, to have a day off, to do things at home.  I am attempting to clean the kitchen and dinning room. Jeff said to me last night, that he would go on a diet with me.  By that I mean, that he will actually be on board with me and changing our lifestyles.  I told Jeff that the charts say that his weight should be around 200-215.  He's over 6feet.  I said you don't have that much to lose and then he tells me how much he weighs now, which is 20lbs more than I thought he weighed.  So I told Jeff I would figure it out for us, and we can start getting serious. Very serious!  There is only 45 more days until our vacation.  I am not doing as well, as I wanted to be.  Only 45 more days.  I have already started freaking out about this trip.  I had planes, and I am already starting to get anxious about it. So much to do, too little time. Time to kick our butts(mostly mine) in gear!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Kind of Back at it

Well, today was a wonderful day off!  1st day training in over a week, and 1st day working out in over a week.  I needed a good butt kicking. I have lost 2lbs that I gained since starting work again, but I still have 2 more pounds to lose to get back to what I was at on my stay cation.  It's been really hard.  I only work 5 days this pay week, but it ended up being 60hours. Yikes.  I don't really enjoy working this much, but when you are a nurse, you can't just leave at 3.  You have to make sure you are done with everything.  It makes some days awful long. My training session was good.  Well, I didn't accomplish much at home, gonna do some laundry now. I needed to do some grocery shopping(and then some). Well, I had no idea, that walking around walmart for almost 2 hours would burn that many calories, over 400.  Amazed. Well, I still haven't managed to kick the Dr. Pepper habit again.  I was doing so well, over a month without any Dr. Pepper.  Now, the last couple of day, I have been averaging about 1-2/day.  it was a hard habit to break,and clearly I have to break it again.  I just need to go cold turkey again, like before.  It's a hard road, hopefully someday it will get a little easier.  I did do a test, small test.  I wanted to see how many push-ups & crunches I could do in 1 min.  Well push-ups(girly ones)- I did 32 in 1 min, and crunches I did 32 in 1 min.  Surprisingly.  I am gonna do this every month. I am curious about how it will change and how many I will be able to do in 1 min, if I keep working out losing weight.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Tee ball

It was another LONG day at work.  Let me put it to you this way.  I have worked 4 days in the pay period so far.  So, that is 32 hours.  Well, I'm at 50 hours so far & I have one more day in my work week.  Today, I had to rush out of work, as soon as I was done and try to rush home, in rush hour traffic.  Well after about 10 mins of stop and go, turns out there was a 4 car accident.  I finally made it home, and had to throw the kids in the car, cause Elizabeth had a tee ball game.  So, dinner ended up being hot dogs, and mac & cheese again.  Hopefully I have more time to make some dinner.  I am craving some salmon, with potatoes and beets again.  & this time I will remember to put all of my food away before I go to bed. Other than running around at work today and being slightly stressed.  No working out, but I did manage to drink a ton of water.  Tomorrow, hopefully I will be able to leave work at a reasonable time and get some work out in.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Starting Over

Well, the downward spiral started about Wednesday, I would say.  My one month streak of no Dr. Pepper came do an end. This weekend I let myself buy things that I had been keeping out of the house, and they are all gone.  All the cookies, ice cream, Dr. Pepper, it's all gone. I'm starting over right now.  The bad/good thing is that I didn't gain any weight since Thursday, the bad thing is that I didn't lose any weight since Thursday.  This week is kick my own butt week, big time!  I set some hefty goals for the rest of the month. I set the goals to drink at least 8 cups/day, 10,000 steps/day, and 30 mins of exercise/day. My weight loss goal is to finally get to a lose of 10% of my starting body weight.  I am getting closer.  I have 14lbs to go!  Only 14.  I think I can do that.  I have 25 days left in the month, which ends up adding to 1/2lb per day. I think I can accomplish all of these goals, if I really work hard and set my mind to it.  It's gonna be hard work, but I think I can do it.  This week, we have tee ball and the zoo trip.  I'm excited to wear my bodymedia and see how many calories I burn at the zoo.  Hopefully by Saturday, I will have lost at least a couple of pounds.  I've got my work set out for me this week. 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Off the deep end

Well, I think the title states it all. Today, started out bad right from the get go.  I ran out of my smoothie drinks, which I have been drinking every morning.  So, what did I decide to opt for instead. Donut holes and a Dr. Pepper.  Yep, makes total sense, doesn't it.  Off to work, in which my 8 hr day, turned into an 11+ hr day, with only 1 potty break.  One of the families brought in CiCi's cinnamon rolls and somewhere during the day, I probably ended up eating like 5-10 rolls.  And thus the spiral continued.  Well, 11 some hours after I started work, I finally got to leave, and I was majorly stressed, and hungry, and just done for the day, but knowing full well that I still have to go shopping for Elizabeth's project and a birthday party.  On the way home, I stopped and bought dinner, Arby's for me, McD's for the girls, neither is a good choice. After being home for about an hour, we (me and the girls) headed out to the store, in which will remain nameless.  All I was going there for was a white pillowcase.  Well, all they had was king size.  Annoyed, which is not helping my day.  After an hour at the store, the girls wanted ice cream.  Sonic, it was.  After 30 mins there, finally we made it back home. And me a Reese's blast.  I only ate half, but still.  What a day, ugh.  Tomorrow is another day.  Most likely another 11hr day.  It makes for a LONG day, but on the bright side, I have the weekend off.  I can't wait.  I'm so tired lately, which probably has a lot to do with what I have been eating.  My back has been totally killing me all week.  I'm not sure what I did, but it just won't stop hurting. Tomorrow is another day, and hopefully a much better day.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wagon down

Yesterday I felt so good.  I had so much energy.  Well, today was a different story. I was so tired this morning, for most of the morning.  I brought a clif bar to work today, which is what I brought yesterday.  Well yesterday, one bar kept me going all day.  Today, however.  I was so hungry, I had finished the whole bar off, by 9AM.  I was so stinking hungry today. I have no idea what was going on today. So, Jeff brought me lunch, which ended up being pizza hut.  Not bad.  And for dinner, taco bell, and then some ice cream.  And after all of that, I am still hungry. I just have no idea what my body is going through today, but I am sure that I will be paying for it tomorrow on the scale.  My body has being going through something crazy this whole week. I think that I am gonna have to sit down and figure out what I should eat every day, for every meal.  Maybe that will make it easier on myself. I have to get this figured out. I just have to keep reminding myself. It's a lifestyle change, it's a lifestyle change.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Busy, Busy

Today was totally crazy.  Ended up being at work for 11hrs. I brought a clif bar for my snack/lunch and was kind of munching on it all day.  I also brought a chocolate pudding, though I didn't end up getting to eat it. As soon as I got home, I threw the kids in the car, because Elizabeth had tee ball practice, in which we were 1/2 hr late. Then we had to go to the grocery store, cause we were out of milk. I finally got home at 7:30 for the rest of the night.  I ended up having 2 sandwiches, a little bit of chips and some ice cream(after which I felt way to full). I didn't even eat enough calories to get in my calorie range. But this morning when I weighed myself, I was back down 2lbs!  I was so happy about that.  All day at work, I felt so energetic, even though I was so tired when I woke up this morning. It was a LONG day, but I felt so great.  I really hope I feel the same way tomorrow. Hopefully going to bed sooner too.  I just saw that I walked over 12,000 steps today, I think that is the most I have walked in one day.  I just looked up how many steps in a mile, and the walking website says that it is about 2,000 steps in 1 mile.  So I walked about 6 miles today!  That is awesome!!!  I am taking the night off from working out, but tomorrow, is another day.