I gave this up for Lent, but have been slack with it. It’s funny because before I told myself I couldn’t have it, I barely drank it. Once it was on the NoNo list, I couldn’t resist.
I’ve stocked up on soda water & iced tea, so I’m hoping these things will help me get through it this go around.
Exercise 4 times a week
Even if it’s just a walk with Dad, I really need to get back in the habit of making time to workout.
Sticking with the Couch to 5k program, too. I’ve been lax as of late, because I haven’t been working out as much, but it is still something I want to finish & successfully be able to do.
I also want to work on my arms more. The summer is coming and I want to wear cute dresses without feeling the need to put a sweater over it.
Since I’ve been living at home my dad has been cooking dinner. He normally does a protein, a veggie and a starch. All good, since I keep away from the starch (usually). But sometimes he’ll boil the veggies so all their goodness is taken out - basically, he doesn’t make the food I like to eat. But it makes my life simple, so I eat it.
I’m going to try to make 1-2 items over the weekend and save it for the rest of the week either as dinner or take it to work for lunch. I also want to bring snacks to work to keep my eyes off the candy pile.
A friend of mine & I had a challenge going with one another to see if we could lose 17lbs by March 31. We started in mid-January… so that gave us about 12 weeks.
She did great and lost 13lbs (so proud of her!) and I lost about 8. (I’m offically weighing in at WW tomorrow morning). Obviously, I didn’t do as well as I set out to do, but with a vacation in there, a few nights of drinking and not a terrible amount of exercise the last few weeks.. I’ll take it. 8 pounds is 8 pounds.
Diet Change Up
I’ll be moving in about 4 weeks (fingers crossed I find an apartment by then) for work. And I’ll have to cancel my current WW membership. I’m thinking of starting fresh in the new place and just going Paleo, or something similar. I know the basics, but will read more on it in the next few weeks.
I’ve enjoyed WW, but spending $50 a month is a lot and I’m so busy, half the time I don’t stay for the meetings. Although, it is something I would love to finish through & become a lifetime member.
Has anyone attempted doing WW & Paleo? What are your thoughts on starting fresh in a new place?
ONEderlands for Twenty Five
I’m turning 25 in 6 days. EEEEEK! And my scale this morning read 200.0. This gave me the idea (and incentive) to kiss the 200’s goodbye and keep them a far away memory.
I think that would set the tone for not only a fantastic year, but for the second half of my 20s!
A few things I’m thinking of doing the next few days to get me there are cutting the sweets & soda (for real) and increasing my water & exercise. Any other suggestions?
So during the week, I usually have oatmeal in the AM and a salad at lunch. Some days I’ll have some fruit as a snack. Ideally, I would pack snacks, but I’m always pressed for time in the mornings and never plan ahead.
So here’s where I need help, I have all these points for the rest of the night like 6pm onward:
a) is that “normal/typical” for anyone else?
b) is it ok to eat the majority of pts at night? (I don’t go to bed until at least midnight)
c) is there a limit to the amount of points they suggest eating at once?
The program I’m doing had me do a 5min warm up walk, 60 jogging/running, 90 seconds walking (8times) and ended with a 5min cool down.
I thought the hardest part was stopping my running to walk and then walking. I was making all sorts of sounds. My mom came down to ask if I was ok! And I’m not one for making sounds … But maybe since I was home & not the gym I let them fly. And our basement is super hot.
I was so close to calling it quits or not listening to the plan but I stuck with it.
Anyway, in the 30ish mins that it took, I did 2.0 miles.
Thanks for your comments on what to order tonight… i think i might go with the house salad and the chicken - but just tell them no butter etc. A lady at WW told me to tell them I’m highly allergic - maybe I’ll give it a whirl.
Anyway, I’m still feel panicky (pretty sure thats not a real word!) about tonight. Like woah anxiety. Which is weird bc sometimes when I do have the chance to control what I eat.. I don’t always make the best decisions. But once I don’t have the chance… I FREAK OUT.
My parents wanted me to go to dinner with them last night and breakfast this morning - and I said no, for the mere fact of not knowing what to order. They go to local restaurants, so it’s not easy to find nutritional info or menus.
Also, finding something to wear for tonight is turning into a huge hassle. ”No Jeans” they said. Well WTF. I’m not wear a dress or a skirt because I know I’ll be over dressed (AND IT’S THE COLDEST ITS BEEN IN TWO YEARS!). And I guess leggin’s are too casual (says mom & dad).. so guess im going with dress pants. Which even then, is going to be too dressy.. we’ll be in a casino in the middle of Hicksville, PA. We might be actually be in the minority… since we’ll all have teeth.
ok, i think im done ranting for now. I need to go workout. I need to go workout. I need to go workout. I need to go workout. I need to go workout. I need to go workout. I need to go workout. I need to go workout. I need to go workout. I need to go workout. I need to go workout. I need to go workout. I need to go workout.
Regretting the work dinner I said I'd go to tonight...
Who wants to spend Saturday night with coworkers and their spouses? Not me.
I’d rather go see a movie alone (ok maybe not on a Saturday night, but you get my drift)
Anyway, dinner is at Emeril’s Chop House —> menu And I really have no idea what to get. To be honest, not many of the items look that appetizing. And I’m sure they are all far from “healthy”. I can’t find the nutritional facts any where on the website!
UGHHHH. Why can’t restaurants and losing weight be easier?!
Do any of you have any suggestions or words of wisdom?
I was happy I was able to get 3 miles in today. It worked out since I was home. I did a new route today which included a monster hill. It was hard - but I’m so happy I did it!!
One thing I did notice I need to work on is my pace. I go way too fast at first, wear myself out, decide to walk a bit, the walk turns slower as I try to catch my breath, then I’m ready to run again. Basically, I’m doing unintended intervals, which is not terrible to do sometimes, but my pace needs workin’.
Also, I diagnosed myself with exercise induced asthma. I’m all wheezy/coughing after I run (but usually only outside) for like an hour or so.. I’ve been experiencing it for a bit now. If that is what this is, it sucks. I’ll have the doc check it out on my next visit.