Sunday, January 19, 2014

Bit the bullet

OMG...what have I gotten myself into?

I just signed myself up for the Saint Louis Graffiti Run....It is being held on April 13th in Madison IL....My husband is going to run with me....I hate his natural athleticism but I am SOOO glad to have him.

I mean it isn't a huge deal it is just a 5K...but that is really far for a fat girl who doesn't run.

I have ALWAYS wanted to do one.

I got an e-mail saying that if I signed up in the next four weeks I could get registration for $35 instead of the normal $50. I even go an awesome pair of hip know the kind they wore in the 80's with the colored is going to rock!

To prepare for this I have a plan/schedule

Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday = Running (C25K)
Monday,Wednesday,Friday = Curves workout
Saturday = Rest (I have to work and grocery shop and get my kids to my dad...CRAZY DAY!)

Today was Day 1....I ran/walked 2 miles in 30 minutes. That is pretty good since when I had to stop running back in August I could only make it about 1.8 miles in 30....Tomorrow morning at 5:30am I will be found at the Curves gym by my house to get my workout in before I go to work....Let it begin!!!!

I am not sure if you noticed but I didn't log a weigh in this week...that is because I have decided that I am not going to weigh in during my time of the month. In the heat of the moment with the rush of hormones running though my crazy women body I cannot comprehend that it is water weight. I get so discouraged and that isn't good. So....I am not gunna do!

I will keep you all posted!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Ten things I learned in 2013....Plus a weigh in

Weigh in from January 8th, 2014!
Beginning Weight (12/20/2012)- 330.6

Last Week’s Weight – 276.6

Today’s Weight – 273.0

Total Weight Loss – 57.6

Sweet...Lost 3.6 pounds since New Years....Now that that is out of the goes!!!

1) I am capable of losing weight....honestly this is something I didn't know. I mean I knew that I could lose like 15 pounds...but then I would feel deprived or have to fight my inner demons and I would give up. It took me a really long time to identify the fact that I used to sabotage myself because I was worried I would change into a high maintenance bitch if I lost idea where that came from...but it is there...

2)WLS is F A R from easy!....There was a small part of me that thought that when I got my "band" that the weigh would just fall off...I did like 8 whole minutes of research before I spoke with a surgeon and 6 weeks later got my band....this has been by far the hardest year of my life! However, I can honestly say that it was worth every minute of the struggles.

3) Protein is my friend...That is not to say that I didn't like meat before my surgery....I just never understood how important it was in my efforts to be a healthy weight. The truth is...for me at is the key! Every other diet I have EVER tried down played the protein in favor of rice, pasta, whole wheat bread, crackers....other CARB heavy crap...They don't work for me!

4) I cannot tolerate gluten...This is something I NEVER knew about myself. It took me until August of 2013 to discover this. I went though a period as I got closer to my "green zone" where I had to constantly take Sudafed before I went to bed....It had to be the 12 hour kind in order to last until I woke up. Then I would take it again so that I could eat. For whatever reason I had "drainage" all the time....It wasn't until I watched a documentary about the evilness of grains and went without them for a week that I realize it was a gluten allergy. My bad made it VERY obvious that the lining of my stomach was swelling from the irritant in wheat products!

5) I have a love/hate relationship with exercise...I think this one kinda speaks for itself!

6) I have to be careful with my "accountability"... Logging my food and weighing in are GREAT way to be accountable on a weight loss journey....Obsessing about them...not so much!

7) I have a FANTASTIC support structure...I knew my husband loved me...and I know that my family loves me...but it wasn't until this journey that I really truly realized how much they meant to me...or how much they believed in me...nor how much that made a difference.

8) My chosen career path is exhausting....I ADORE my new job and I LOVE what I do...but goodness, I come home exhausted. I used to stay up until midnight or one am everyday...and now I am in bed by 9:30pm!....It is kinda crazy how mentally exhausting being an accountant is!

9) I need to make time for myself....This is the one thing I am still learning. I know that I NEED to make time for myself I am just not all that great at ACTUALLY doing it!

10) I can do anything I put my mind too...This is pretty all encompassing. This applies to my weight loss journey as well as my education journey...

(Can you tell that I am getting tired as I write this...Side note: it is currently 9:32pm...2 minutes past my new bed time!

Thank you for tuning in....and goodnight!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Seems about time I check in....

After my last rant....I decided to take my time off.
I didn't log my food...
I didn't blog....
I didn't even weigh myself in...That is not to mean that I didn't step on the scale....I did....But I stood on the scale with my back to the display and my hubby recorded the weight. He then put it on my spreadsheet....But I didn't want to know...

As far as eating went....I focused on only eating when I was hungry....tried to make sure that protien was apart of every food choice but I didn't write it down....I didn't stress over mistakes....I didn't worry about getting to the gym...I either did or I didn't...

This break from "band life"  caused me to lose 5 pounds over Christmas!

I am back on track but I have changed my ways....

I still log my food...kinda....I write down what I ate but I ONLY track the protein grams...nothing makes me less freaked out and stressed....

I feel this will help me accomplish my goals for 2014....

My main weigh by my birthday (November 30th) what it says I weigh on my driver's licence....that is 210 pounds....I need to lost 75 pounds....

My first little goal is to lost 30 pounds by April an Accounting professional this will help me keep myself on track while I work though my busy season....

Will catch up more on Wednesday....Just wanted to let everyone know that I am among the living....