Progress Roport

1 06 2009

The last 2 weeks were bad… I’m moving on…

Goals For This Week

Same as before:

  1. No Fast Food or Vending Machines – This has been really hard.  I’m so into convience and comfort eating and fast food is both.  I really had to work hard not to stop and get Chick-Fil-A this morning, but I didn’t!
  2. Record Everything I Eat – I haven’t completed a week yet but still working on it.
  3. Only One Non-Water Drink Per Day – I’ve done marginally well with this and actually I’ve been drinking a lot of water lately.  I can’t say I feel noticably better (like most people say they do when they up their water intake) but I know it’s good for me.
  4. Exercise 4 Days Per Week – Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri. 

New Stuff

  1. Vitamins – I’m not really consistent with taking my vitamins (I take a daily multi vitamin, Vit C, B Complex, Calcium, Vit E, and Folic Acid).  I really should be more consistent.
  2. Bordeom Eating – I’m really bad at comfort and bordeom eating.  I’m putting myself on an eating schedule to avoid the snacking.  It’s also forced me to plan ahead a little which always helps me eat better.
  3. Calorie Intake Under 1800 – My intake seems to be somewhere between 2000-2200 which isn’t bad but isn’t low enough to loose weight.  Cutting 200 calories shouldn’t be too hard, I think cutting out the snacks will make up a big part of that and some effort and planing will make up the rest.




Progress Report

17 05 2009

This week I started strong and finished weak.  Emotionally this week was tough for me and I just kind of sputtered out.  Not an excuse, but that’s why it hapened.

Last Week’s Goals

Exercise

  • Wii Fit or walk the dog for 30 mins 4 days/week – I did Monday and Wednesday but skipped Thursday with the intention of making it up on Saturday.  Friday The Hubby surprised me with a date night and we got home too late.  Then Saturday and Sunday were way too busy for me to do my make up.  This just shows me that I really shouldn’t put the exercise off because the weekends are much busier than my week days.

Food

  • No Fast Food or Vending Machine – Success!  I didn’t have either except for on Sunday which is my day off from everything so that didn’t count 🙂
  • Record everything I eat – I did good through Thursday.  No good excuse, I really need to keep up with that so I can see where my calories are going and where I can cut back.
  • 5 Fruits/Veggies per day – Horrible!  I think I managed 2 maybe 3 per day.  I’m going to bring some carrot sticks for snacks up to the office this week and make sure I bring at least one piece of fruit to work every day and eat it with lunch

This Week’s Goals

Exercise

  • Wii Fit or walk the dog 4 days/week – This week I’m going to specify Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri.  If I get home early enough I’ll do Tues to allow Fri off.

Food

  • No fast food or vending machine
  • Record everything I eat
  • 5 Fruits/Veggies per day
  • Only one non-water drink per day – I noticed that I give a lot of calories up each day to sodas and juice.  Seems kind of silly to me.  In order to make this a little easier, I’m not going to limit my self to just water but allow my self any beverage that’s calorie free.  Anything that has calories I will only get 1 serving per day.

Here’s to each week being better than the one before!





Getting Started

11 05 2009

As I’ve mentioned on Bre’s blog, I’ve never had sucess on normal diet/exercies plans.  They typically involve changing everything all at once.  I tend to get overwhelmed, then depressed, then I cheat, then when I go to weigh in there’s no change and if I don’t give up then it’s a short time later.

My solution is to make small changes.  I’m going to set a couple of new goals for my self every week to build on the previous week’s goals.  Sunday is my day off of everything, we usually have lunch with friends and hang out after church… God commands us to observe the sabbath, for me part of that is throwing the diet out the window 🙂  In all seriousness there are plenty of studies that show that one day a week of “cheating” on a diet program won’t hinder results and in some cases can actually improve results by keeping your metabolism out of starvation mode.  Another thing to note, I’m using the term “diet” but I really intend to make these changes permanent, as Bre so aptly put it “This shit is for life”

Without further ado:

Exercise

  • Wii Fit or walk the dog for 30 mins 4 days/week – Since I have obligations on Tues nights and Sun is my day off, that leaves one other day off per week.  I’m going to try to reserve that day off for Sat.

Food

  • No fast food or vending machine – I’m a sucker for convience eating and fast food is so easy.  One thing that will help with this is my husband and I are doing some budgeting changes to get out of debt faster and we now have a monthly allowance for personal spending and any eating out comes out of the allowance.  I can either spend my money on fast food or shoes… I think that will be good motivation 🙂
  • Record everything I eat – If I know what I’m eating every day I’ll be able to see where I need to make additional changes
  • 5 Fruits/Veggies per day – My diet tends be carb heavy so I’m going to slowly diversify my foods.

At the end of the week (on Sunday) I will see how I did with my goals and adjust/add to them for the next week.





A Little Inspiration

8 05 2009

Brad and Bre and Tami… you guys inspire me.

monitor

Above you see a picture of my monitor at work.  The quote on the left, is from the bible “No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening – it’s painful!  But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way.” – Hebrews 12:11.  The quote on the right, “This shit is for life, and it’s fucking hard!” – Bre.

I have decided to begin posting some goals and progress reports for my weight loss efforts.  The first post will probably go up on Sunday or Monday.  I’ve been just coasting along… that’s clearly not working.  I need some accountability and having to post that I fell off the wagon… again… should be enough motivation to keep me going.  You guys have been a big inspiration for me, thanks for sharing your struggles and triumphs.