Losing It All

Monday, July 17, 2006

Sounds like someone has a case of the Mondays!!!

Have I ever mentioned that I don't like Monday's? Just checking. Because I really don't like Monday's. Okay moving on. I had a good weekend. More active than I thought it would be. I went dancing on Friday night. I figured just because it was a day off from the gym didn't mean that I had to do nothing. It was a good time. It was nice to get out of the house and do something fun. On Saturday, I decided to do what I call a burnout at the gym. And oh boy did I remember why I called it that. Basically, you run three laps around the gym track and then you lift weights on one of the machines and then you run three laps on the track and lift on a machine and you repeat it until there aren't any machines left. Basically you end up running about 3 1/2 miles and lifting a whole lot. Lemme tell ya' when I was finished with that I deserved a day off of my diet. I decided on a happy meal and a blizzard. They have so many commercials on TV for those damn things that I just had to have one. Well, that and it was over 100 degrees all weekend. (Too hot in my opinion). So I can honestly say.... I didn't have the cookie. tehehe. Maybe next Saturday.

I have changed my diet since I first started this whole thing. I was trying to cut carbs, but that is really difficult. I love carbs. Now I am trying something that I read in Good Housekeeping. And well, I guess it's a little bit of everywhere. I am trying to eat small portions of food every three hours to keep my blood sugar stable and to keep my metabolism up. And I honestly think that it is harder to eat all the time then to cut carbs out of your diet completely. I am overly busy all the time at work and it is difficult to stop to make time to eat. But I have been doing it. It seems to be working. I don't get super hungry now, which is good because I used to. And when I do get hungry I'm not tempted to binge. I will let you all know on Wednesday how it is actually working. Although I was tempted to weigh myself this weekend I don't weigh in until Wednesday.

Oh and bonus for me.... someone comented on my weight loss. My friends boyfriend that I had only met once on the fourth of July went dancing with me on Friday. And he asked if I had lost weight. My friend hadn't even told him!!! Yippee! Yea!

Friday, July 14, 2006


Yippee! It's Friday. I don't have to go to the gym today! I'm so excited. Primarily because I worked myself way to hard yesterday. I have been focusing on my arms a lot. Got to get rid of my "wings". Anyway tomorrow is my day off of my diet. I have found that having a day off of the diet helps imensely. That way I have one day where I can eat the things that I have been craving throughout the week and not be cheating on my diet. Maybe I will finally get that cookie that I have been wanting all week!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Oh The Torture!

I don't know anyone who doesn't panic at the thought of a scale. Seriously. Whether a person is trying to lose weight, or gain weight (wouldn't that be nice). I have never ever heard anyone get excited about the prospect of getting on a scale. I can just imagine it "yippee I get to weigh myself today! Okay, well maybe a child would say that before they have all of the pressures that life can put on you about weight. But I have never heard that out of the mouth of an adult. Or anything resembling that comment. Although, I think if I heard that at the gym I might have a good chuckle.

And there is the always the dictionary definition of a scale:
An instrument or machine for weighing.

Yeah that sounds pleasant. And keep in mind that a scale doesn't measure weight it measures mass. I knew my science classes would come in handy someday!

Anyway... the point of this entire post is to announce that I lost 8 pounds this week! Yea!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

What a Slacker!!!!

So I am a giant slacker. Apparently it has been six months since I last blogged. Wow I feel like I am at confession. And I'm not even catholic! I'll bet you all thought that I had given up and crashed and burned. Well I didn't! Yea! Granted I haven't met any of my goals, I have continued to go to the gym 2 - 3 times per week. I am usually there for 2 - 2 1/2 hours.

So now I feel like I am starting over. It sucks. Although, I did manage to go on vacation and lose weight. I think I was more surprised than anyone else! Especially since we ordered room service on the hotels dollar every night. But that's another story from another time.

I recently purchased a new membership at my gym. I was using what they call a ten punch pass.... you get 10 visits for $42 and some change. (It only lasted 2 1/2 weeks) However they were offering a summer special that was three months unlimted for $135 dollars. Now that is a deal that I couldn't pass up. So I didn't. And now I am going to the gym 5 days a week. It's only been two weeks, but I have been sticking to it. I have even been going to a step arobics class early on Saturday mornings. (I get up earlier for this class then I do for work, if that says anything about dedication)

So I restarted my hard core diet again. I have to say it was much easier this time then it was last time. But this time I don't have a group to help me. Everyone else fizzled out and stopped going to the gym. One of the girls is getting a gastric bypass. I'm not sure how I feel about that. But it's not me so I don't think I am entitled to an opinion.

Anyway.... last night I really wanted a cookie. And I know what you all are thinking... what harm could a cookie do???? really. But I have the problem of not being able to stop at just one. And it wasn't just any cookie that I wanted. I wanted a white chocolate macadamia nut cookie. mmmmm. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it. Anyway. I had enough will power to say no to the cookie! yea! I opted to go for a granola bar instead. Yippee! And I didn't even have anyone to talk me out of the cookie. Although I tried.... no one answered the phone. But I managed to talk myself out of it. (I talked myself of the ledge as I like to say)

So with the re-initiation of the diet comes a new dedication to writing in my blog. I will try to remain more loyal to this blog. Six months is a long time! And I think it will help keep me motivated. Well at least that's the plan.

Even if all I have to say is "I didn't eat the cookie"

Thursday, January 05, 2006

A funny Story

I thought I would make this a separate post, since it doesn't really relate to my last post.

So I went to the gym last night per my usual routine, the place was absolutly packed! I guess a lot of people made new years resolutions to get in shape this year. Anyway, that's a completely different story. So I was walking to my car after my workout and you will not believe what was circling the parking lot at the gym..... a giant Wendy's van with a huge burger, fries and a frosty on the side of it. Now if that's not encouraging people to break their new year's resolution I don't know what is!!!! And it's not like this van was looking for parking, it was circling past lots of open spaces! And you could see the looks on the new dieters faces.... mmmmm Wendy's......

Man I gotta Go!

Okay. So I decided to make it my goal today to drink the 100 oz of water that I should be drinking. (Yes I still had my coffee, you don't want to see me without my coffee) And now I really need to go potty. I'm wondering if it is only because I know that I am consuming more water that I think I have to pee. That's it. It's all in my head. I am a head case. I don't have to pee. No really I do. I was doing some more research on water consumption this morning. I had no idea how much drinking the proper amount of water could affect weight loss. There was one article that stated if you upped your water level to where it should be you could lose 10 pounds in the first month alone. So I'm going to test that theory. Between that, going to the gym three times per week and then change in my diet I should be able to lose more than 10 pounds in the next month. So we'll see. Apparently increasing water consumption helps your body to flush out all of the bad stuff, including fat. And that water naturally increases your metabolism. Definitely a bonus. And it also helps to form lean muscle. So I guess there really aren't any downsides to drinking water. (Unless you drink way too much or consider frequent restroom visits a downside) I will however miss my iced tea.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006


So I was driving to work this morning and listening to the radio (yeah I know whoopdy doo) and they were talking about water consumption. They were talking about how 75% of all Americans are dehydrated. And I was thinking... well that's not me... I drink a lot of water. Well I was sadly mistaken!!!! I knew that coffee was not good for you, especially since it is diuretic. Well anyway the Doctor that they were talking to said that everyone should drink eight 8 oz. glasses of water per day. Well that is 64 oz. I do that easily. The part that I didn't know was that for every 8 oz drink you have that is caffinated you need to replace that 8oz and drink 4 more ounces. Well I drink a 24 oz cup of coffee every morning. So that would make my water requirement the basic 64 oz. and 36 more ounces to replace the water lost by the cup of coffee that I have in the morning. That is 100 oz of water a day! Wow! I don't even know if I have enough time in the day to drink that much water. And if I drink tea (also a huge fan of tea) I have to drink even more water!!! Ahhhhhhhhhh! At that rate I am going to have to get one of those squishy toilet seats because I will be spending so much time in the bathroom! Just kidding. I can't picture myself with a squishy toilet seat (although, when visiting older relatives that is quite nice). Well I guess that works out to just about 10 oz of water an hour if you are awake for 16 hours, but that is a lot of water!

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

And it starts now!

Okay. So I don't really think I want to comment on how my weigh in went this weekend. But I guess since that is the purpose of this blog i have to. I managed to gain a pound. So for those of you that are keeping track I have gained 2.5 pounds. But I guess that's not bad. At least the holiday's are over for a while and my real progress can start now. I can definitely see where the pound came from though. tehehe beer will do that. They can say light beer has less calories and blah blah but it still hits ya right in the gut. And I remembered why I don't drink often. I didn't have a hang over from the alcohol but I sure had a smoker's hang over from smoking too damn much!