Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Hitting it Hard

My husband and I switched gyms today.  We use to go to a small gym that had a few too many of my husband's clients (he owns a computer business), and it was small so if there was a class going on there really wasn't room for you to do your strength training.  We've switched to the cheap-o Planet fitness that even thought the parking lot looked really full it felt pretty empty inside.

I warmed up at 3.0 for 3 minutes cause I had been practicing line dancing prior to heading out, then I ran for 10minutes at 3.9. I went back and forth between walking at in incline and running for the rest of the 40minutes.

I'm going to add some strength training in at the gym once I figure out when the weights are the quietest.

I will update my current weight on Friday when I weigh in.

Stay strong my friends.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Doctor Visit Update

So here's the update from my visit.  They ran at least 5 blood tests on me!  They wanted to cover type 2 diabetes, male hormones, and cholesterol! Everything came back normal!!! I'm just fat and there should be nothing keeping me from losing weight, I'm not sure that I believe them but I'll take it.

Tomorrow the Husband and I might be signing up for a different gym. My current gym membership isn't up but he hates going there cause they are all up in your business.

I just wanted to get you guys a quick post in prior to hoping in bed!

Goodnight internet land (good morning or afternoon if your reading this then).

Friday, January 4, 2013

Scheduled the Appt!

 I wrote this back months ago but it never got published.  I'll write a follow-up tomorrow.

This girl finally scheduled a doctor's appointment to get everything checked out. Haven't had a physical and all the "lady check-up" stuff done in 4 years so it really is about time...  Looking forward to see if I really have PCOS and to do something with all the excess belly fat, facial hair, shedding from the top of my head!  I'll update when I find out.

Day 2 of Phase 1 of South Beach diet. I had fallen off over the last few months and been eating fries, fried food and the like, Luckily only gained back 5-6lbs. I started back over in phase one since I had been also eating candy and a lot of diet soda. I really don't like to drink diet soda or diet anything. I'm hoping that once I get to a healthy weight I can eat natural organic sugar when I want to have something sweet. I try to stay away from HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) and trans fats as much as possible. I like to eat whole foods and those kinds of things but man does a Culver's chicken tender basket w/ fries just hit the spot... then make you fall asleep after your sugar crashes from too many simple carbs...

Tomorrow for lunch since I have no leftovers will be shrimp w/ a salad from the salad bar at the grocery store.

Stay positive, till the next time.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Week 1 of 2013

So I weighed myself, I was scared but I did it! Boy was I surprised!!!! I'm sitting pretty at 242lbs!!! So excited that I hadn't gained a ton like I thought I had.

Tomorrow I'm going to pick up a yoga mat so I can really get into yoga and now slip on the carpet.

Hope all is well!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Year and New Resolutions.

Most people write these kind of posts on December 31st or the 1st of the year, me I'm writing today.  I've been thinking about coming back to writing on my blog now that I'm feeling normal again.  I had done really well for the first 6 months of 2012 on being healthy and weight loss... But then my Grandpa's cancer came back and anything that wasn't a habit went out the window.  There was lots of tears and emotional eating after we lost him in August but I'm finally doing better. 

What I have found to help me was getting projects down. I love working with my hands and I finally tackled some projects.  I made pillow covers for my sofa pillows, finally painted our bedroom doors (they were the grossest brown green I have ever seen!) and hall trim, and hung some floating shelves in our main bathroom.  When I sat down at my sewing machine I said out loud to myself, "hello old friend".  I have truly been missing this big part of who I am, taking part of it again has made me feel whole again.

Beautiful Bathroom. Basket on the shelf and the potted fake plant I got at Goodwill for 99cents!

Newly sewn pillow cases: Mustard Yellow with white polka dots, dusty blue zig zags, and beautiful Paris design to go with our art we picked out before we moved in together 8 years ago.

This is a before of the bedroom... the picture makes the colors look much better. We now have a white ceiling, glossy white trim and oatmeal walls.

Well On to my resolutions.

1. Healthy- eat at home, less processed food, higher quality ingredients (splurge on the local butter, organic sour cream)
2. Be Positive- I'm removing anything and everything I humanly can to be more positive. Unsubscribing to emails that I never open has really helped. I have also started removing people from my facebook that I don't need to that in your face contact with.
3. Fruggleness- Your going to think Wha!??! she just said splurge on butter and sour cream! Where I need to focus on is bringing in crap, just cause it's a good deal does not mean I need to stock up on 20 shampoos!
4. Blog more, I know I'm not the best writer and most of the time I DON'T proof read my posts but I enjoy it.  I'm going to try to get a post up at least once a week.

For those of you who are wondering where I am with my weight, I haven't stepped back on the scale but I'm guessing around 248-252lbs.  I'm hoping to see 230lb in March.

I'm off to try some yoga tonight to relax. Here's the video I'm going to try.


Take care and remember tomorrow is always within our reach.