Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Weird Monday


Yesterday was a weird day... but I did ok. I wasn't really hungry so hence the low calories consumed. I work at a private school (Regional office) and two of our students were murdered Sunday night. They were 4 and 10 years old. The media was calling trying to get their names and it was just creepy. It affected my appetite for sure. Riding the bike for a few minutes must have helped calories burned. Hoping to get some bike riding in tonight... thank goodness it is lighter later! Until next time...

Monday, March 30, 2009

Ready! Set! Go!



I am feeling motivated because my friend Tony helped me put air in my bicycle tires. It is clean and ready to go! Mine has a white basket and a pink flower bell. It is ultra girlie and I love it because it's Pink! I live in a older neighborhood with beautiful Victorian homes so it is a great area to ride it. There is also a park down the street to ride around. Looking forward to getting out there and cruise...until next time...
Pink is not just a color it's an attitude!!!

Simply Fabulous

Leah is having a contest on her blog. Check it out if you can! It ends on April 3rd so don't delay!http://simplyfabulousnow.wordpress.com/2009/03/29/fit-from-within/

Well Rested


Sunday was a better day then Saturday. I actually went to breakfast with my mom and then visited with my best friends Debby and Larry for awhile. It was a lovely day. It was a little windy but basically 68-70 degrees. I didn't get in any exercise due to the blasted cellulitis but I did well on food. I didn't have any lunch so that is why the calories were lower. I went to bed about 10:30 p.m. and slept until 6:30 a.m. this morning. I didn't wake up at all during the night so I feel very well rested today. I never realized how much sleep I was missing out on and how much better things seem when you get proper rest. I am not expecting a loss this week but will be sticking to the eating plan as much as possible. Until next time...

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Weight Loss Simulator

www.prevention.com/mvm

This link is for a weight loss simulator that you can upload your picture to and it will show you in 3-D what you will look like now and at your goal weight. I used their model and input my height, weight and body type and it was pretty cool! I am looking forward to putting my picture in. I need to do some better before pictures. I had someone take the ones I have posted with my cell phone. Until next time...

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Cranky

I am in pain and I'm cranky. My leg hurts like &^$#*!! Grrrrrrrrrrr. I had fun plans for the weekend and now I am stuck elevating. Hope it heals quickly. I left my USB cords at work so I can't update my Bodybugg either.

On the upside, I had ALL sorts of blood tests done on Thursday night and they came back with great results. My blood sugars are the best they have been in 5 years. I do attribute that to the weight loss. It is nice to see the actual effects on the numbers. My doctor did recommend that I take Niacin to help with Cholesterol.

Until next time...

Friday, March 27, 2009

Hmmm...


I was so glad to hear from Marrishka that the Fruit and Yogurt parfaits from McDonald's are only 130 calories and 160 with the granola!! I really like them as dessert and they feel like a treat. According the Bodybugg it was 380 calories. I haven't been eating junk food so I haven't used their menu choices too often but now it makes me wonder what other ones are incorrect. Maybe I will email customer service so they could update this one at least. Hmmm... Until next time...

Good and Bad


I am having a good and bad day. The good part is that I am supposed to wear a uniform at work on Fridays. Until today I have not been able to because I could not fit into anything. Today is the first time I have been able to wear one of the shirts! A few people have commented on the fact that I had one on. I even got a YAY from Nicole! I felt bad every Friday because everyone else was wearing one EXCEPT for me. The bad news is I have Cellulitis from a bug bite on my left leg. I had to go to the doctor last night and get a shot in my arse as well as oral antibiotics. It hurts like hell. Hopefully the meds will kick in quick. Meanwhile I won’t be getting as many steps in.
Sidenote: Went to McDonald's last night and was SO tempted to have french fries but opted not to. I had a grilled chicken sandwich which was 400 calories. Then I got a yogurt and fruit parfait and it was 380! I would NEVER have thought it had that many calories. Sheesh! They are good but not worth that many calories..
Until next time...

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hooray for 2!



Hooray! I lost 2 lbs. this week! I am down 24 lbs total since January 5th! I am thrilled! I am going to get my hair cut so that will be a nice treat. I have to share... I did a silly quiz on Facebook that determines your "real" age and it came up with 36 for me (I am 42) Even though it was just a silly quiz it made me smile. People usually don't think I am my actual age. I don't know if it is the round face or that I actually look younger then my age. It will be interesting to see as I drop more weight what it does to my appearance.

Until next time...


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Control and Inches



I did well until I got home. Was bored and ended up eating a Drumstick Ice Cream. It had 17 grams of fat! Yuck! One thing I have been doing well with is not weighing myself daily. I put the scale in the closet and I haven't pulled it out at all. I was tempted this morning but talked myself out of it. I measured myself and my total inches lost is 8.5" My thighs are down 4" and my upper arms are down 2". I could tell my upper arms were smaller because I had to tighten the strap.

Until next time...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Intangibles


I didn’t do too badly yesterday. I watched what I ate so that helped keep a bigger deficit. Did not get any exercise in. I generally don’t do anything on Mondays.

There have already been some intangible benefits to my weight loss. I can move easier and faster. I had to get rid of some of my clothes because they are too BIG. I can wear clothes in my closet that I haven’t worn in months… it is the little things you don’t think about.

One thing that I have been thinking about it is riding on a plane. A year ago, I went with my mom to the Caribbean for Christmas. I had to get an extension for the seatbelt. It was horrible! I cried! I don’t ever want to do that again. I was aiming for a 40 lbs. loss by July for the Alaska cruise but now we are going to go to Colorado May 21st to see my nephews High School graduation. If I keep losing an average of 2 lbs per week I should have no problem reaching that goal for the May trip. That will be 20 weeks into the program. Right now it is week 12. I need to step it up!

Until next time…

Monday, March 23, 2009

Monday Monday Monday



Well I knew yesterday was going to be bad. Stayed in a deficit so I am happy about that. I am feeling low energy today so probably won't get much exercising in. I need to put air in my bike tires so maybe I can do that tonight so I will be good to go.


Who is this dude and why is he pointing his finger at me! I wonder why Apex switched the people in the software. Did they do any market research first? I would like to see the focus group who picked him! I don't like him. Give me Mr. Bodybugg back!

Until next time...

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Red Red Wine


Yesterday I hung out with my friend Danielle and we cleaned out her garage. I knew I would do well on burning calories. Then we decided to open a bottle of wine... and then another... I have not drank that much in a LONG time! At least I had a decent deficit still. My main goal is NOT to be in a surplus. I am feeling crunchy so probably won't do much today.
Until next time...

Friday, March 20, 2009

Sleeping with the Bugg



Well last night was the first night I ever slept with the bugg on. I thought it would be annoying to have it on at night but it wasn't. Then I saw the results and I realized why people have been doing it. I don't know if it had a huge impact on the numbers but it did have points where I was burning more then others. Interesting experiment. I am crampy and lethargic today. I actually got a visit from Aunt Flo. Funny that I was just saying how long it had been and then here she comes. I knew I was feeling funky but I just couldn't put my finger on it. Hopefully today goes by fast and painlessly.
Until next time...

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Little by Little


So I lost 1 lb. this week and I am pleased. It is coming off little by little. I am shooting for going to the gym tonight. I did drank 2 liters of water yesterday. That is a lot of water! I would like to do that every day but I think I will have to build up to it. I was amazed to learn through Mike's post that it weighs 8 lbs... that is amazing... but it is SO good for you.

Until next time...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring Cleaning



Had good numbers again yesterday which is encouraging. I did have some Corned Beef and cabbage. I asked for a deck of cards size portion from the server so I felt good about that. I didn't drink any green beer though. Speaking of beer... I miss it! I have not had a beer all year! I know how bad it is and will NOT drink one any time soon but I sure do miss it. I have been in Spring Cleaning mode the last week or so. I am purging stuff which makes me feel good and it burns more calories while I do it so it is a win-win. I toggled back and forth from BL to American Idol so I missed most of the 1st hour of BL but did catch the end to see that Kathy went home. I identify the most with her and Kristin. Kathy looks great! She said she is now addicted to exercising!! I love it!

Until next time...

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Organizing



Well my numbers were good yesterday. Nice way to start the week! Instead of just sitting around in the evening I got up off my arse and was organizing things that I had taken out of the trunk of my car. (I was making room for my scale! Just kidding!) I worked on it until I went to bed around 10:30 p.m. Looking forward to BL tonight. The contestants are going home for a week so we will see how they do on their own. It is St. Patrick's Day, so I will eat some Corned Beef and Cabbage for dinner. Wonder what the calorie content is... I imagine there is a large amount of sodium in it so I will be sure to drink extra water.

Side note: Nicole is going to do Jenny Craig so she cleaned out her fridge/freezer and brought it ALL to me. It will really to have them handy when I don't want to cook or need something quickly.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Obsessive!

Well I did o.k. this weekend. Did not log food but did write it down in a notebook and then entered it this a.m. Seemed to work better then trying to do it from memory. I have been obsessively weighing myself and getting discouraged. I have been doing it every day even in the middle of the night! I don't know why I am obsessing about it. I guess I just want to see it go down in a hurry. All I know is that when I get home tonight I am going to put the scale in the closet and then just bring it out on Thursdays for weighing in. Out of sight - out of mind hopefully.

Until next time...

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Blogging on the Go

Wow you can literaly blog on the run!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Random Post

I just had to post this! Nicole has been telling me to QUIT SMOKING. She said it affects your metabolism and I told her "No, it doesn't!" and got defensive...

So while taking a mental break at work, I decided to check out my horoscope: One of your friends has been giving you some really good advice regarding your health, and it's time to stop feeling so defensive about it. They want the best for you! So if they're suggesting that you go to the gym, eat healthier food or put a stop a bad habit, it's not because they want to tell you how to live your life. It's because they want you to live a long and capable life. Take that chip off your shoulder and take some of what they say to heart. I about fell off my chair when I read that.

Until next time...

Finally!!



I finally made it to the gym! I have not had that much of a deficit since I started. It is really exciting to see those kinds of numbers!! One thing that was a little odd this morning was when I logged in there is a new gal in a pink sweatshirt. Where is Mr. Bodybugg with his arms at his side and his stern glare? Maybe they are trying to be gender appropriate. Now, if I can keep on track this weekend. I seem to struggle more on the weekends with keeping food logged. Another retrain the brain thing. One person mentioned at least writing it on a notepad and enter it in later which I thought was a good idea.

Until next time...

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Weigh Day

Well I stayed the same this week... Not thrilled but not unhappy about it. I got to thinking about hormones and their influence on my weight. I have an IUD (Mirena) and I don't get my period much anymore. I must say it is a nice benefit. Throughout the years I have had "issues" so not getting it is alright. I do believe that there are hormone fluctuations and get other symptoms like bloating, headache, crabbiness, etc. Just an observation. I used to get it around the 10th of the month so it would make sense... I should talk to my doctor and see what she says.



Until next time...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Someday I will get there


I did not go to the gym yesterday. I was prepared. I had planned on it. Then I chose not to go and went to my friends house instead. Wednesdays I can't go because I visit with my mom. We have a standing engagement. I will try again on Thursday. I will at least try to walk around the building this afternoon with my iPod. I didn't do horrible yesterday but I could have done better. I did move around during the commercials for BL so hence the spike around 9:00 p.m. This is my first screen shot so we shall see...

Until next time...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Being Prepared

Well I brought my gym clothes AND my iPod with me to work today. I am hoping to go to the gym after work. One thing that I have become increasingly aware of is being prepared is the key to healthy eating and exercising. Having health snacks available, having gym clothes ready to go, planning out meals for the day... it all boils down to being prepared. I need to retrain my brain to be prepared instead of sitting on my arse and watching t.v.

Until next time...

Monday, March 9, 2009

Attitude is Everything

I didn't do well this weekend. I didn't even wear my bugg yesterday. I just slept, watched t.v. and ate. I was feeling down (for a variety of reasons) plus the time change happened so it was easy to loaf around. I didn't do anything I had planned on doing like going to church, riding my bike, going to the gym... nothing. All because of my bad attitude. I should have just pushed through it. I told myself before I went to bed... tomorrow is a new day... and it is! Feeling better emotionally and physically today so on to bigger and better things...

Until next time...

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Rain and stuff

It has been raining for days! I live in Northern California so we do get rain and need it but it definitely affects my mood. I have had cabin fever the last few days and just kinda blah. I am seriously looking forward to the Spring Equinox which is March 21st. Clocks go forward this weekend so that always cheers me up too. I lost 1 lb. this week. I am happy with it but I need to up my game. I have been able to get to 8,000 steps on one or two days in the last two weeks but I have not done 10,000 which I would like to do. I didn't make it to the gym last weekend but plan on going this weekend for sure! It will be interesting to see what the gym does with the bugg. I finally figured out how to post the screen shots so I will start doing that when I have some good stats.

Until next time...

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Pictures

I need to post some pictures on my profile. I have not been fond of my picture being taken for a LONG time. There are very few pictures of me that I like. I think it has a lot to do with denial. If I take a picture it will show me how big I really am. I guess I would rather not see that. Nicole asked if I had pictures to show her of when I was younger. I do have them packed away somewhere... major project to dig them out. I have never been thin so I don't have any "skinny" pictures. The only time I was ever really in shape was when I was a teenager. I do have those pictures but when I try to visualize the "new" me I have trouble doing so. So if I chronicle them here then I will see the transformation. More incentive!

Until next time...

Monday, March 2, 2009

Clean Slate

Well it is a new month - a clean slate. I am in a funky mood though. First off, I lost my cell phone. I am sooo bummed! I feel so stupid and unorganized for losing it. Also, I ate like crap yesterday. My boyfriend (for the time being) brought over cinammon rolls. He knows ALL ABOUT my goals and that I am using the bugg. I can't blame him for my eating them... but I can ask him not to bring them to my house. There are so many other healthy snacks he could have brought. I ended up eating 3 of them! Ewwww - not only was I mad at myself for eating them - they made my stomach upset for most of the night and this morning... Yuck! I did jump right back on track and have done well today. I also ordered a new cell phone so I will have it by Wednesday.

Side note: I am so glad to see Dana, Kim, Kelly and Mike's blogs. They are encouraging and helping me keep focused toward my goal!