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

T.G.I.F

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"
 
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