Well, It’s been a while…
And to be honest I haven’t been all that motivated…
I walked today…and I walked two days ago…but that’s the first time I’ve done any exercise in weeks. I’m thinking if I start slow this time…I might make it.
Hi everyone…weighed in this morning and I am forever out of the 220s!! (of course..I’ve said that before but….STILL) I weighed in at 219.75lbs which is pretty exciting because that means in about 3.5 weeks I have lost 7.75lbs which puts me right on track for the 2lbs a week goal.
I eat about 1500 calories a day…and to be honest, I haven’t really been working out this week. I know I should…but changing my diet seems so much more important right now. How will I ever learn portion control if I’m burning enough calories to indulge in EVERYTHING.
My goal for April specifically was 10lbs..a stretch but..there it is. As of today I have lost 5.75lbs in April alone….Do I think that I can lose 4.25lbs in 11 days? No, probably not…but we’ll see.
*199lbs by May 27th…that’s the goal!!*
**That’s about 21lbs in 38days**
Nearly 3 weeks in and I am down 6.75 lbs. I weighed in this morning at 220.75 lbs which means I am .76lbs away from never seeing the 220s again.
I am still focusing more on diet than exercise … Netting around 1500 calories a day…which is pretty good considering I’m still losing 2+lbs a week. Last time around I was netting 1200 calories and it just felt like I was restricting too much…this is so much more satisfying.
My workouts are still geared toward building muscle…the burn I get from 20 minutes is much more satisfying than spending 3 monotonous hours walking.
I feel like if I can gain muscle…my body will hold its fat differently. I’m under no false impression that I will ever be teeny tiny with my body type…but I could love myself as a curvy beauty.
Well everyone, I seem to be keeping up with my box work outs…and mostly keeping up with the April squats challenge (OW) and I’m actually seeing a little progress. I’m down to 223lbs which means 4.5lbs lost in 16 days…
Slowly but Surely
Well everyone, it’s been SUPER up and down for me. I eat right when I have complete control over my meals (and when I’m not too tempted) but between Easter dinner, Easter candy, and a day out with the boy….consistency is just not in my vocabulary.
I did however cook all my lunches in advance. I made 2 meals of lemon chicken, 2 meals of stirfry, and 2 meals of grilled chicken w/ salad. I also cooked 5 sweet potatoes which are good for you, low calorie, and pretty feeling. It’s something I could definitely eat every day. Pre-Logging seems to be what works best for me…When I try to just…go with the day, I over eat and end up disappointing myself…but I’m glad I’ve figured that out early. The boy has been a big help with that. He is trying to get healthy too and he pre-cooks and logs all of his meals…plus he’s done a lot of research on balancing nutrients to get the most out of your food so…he’s good. =D
As far as exercise goes…
I am not keeping up with my challenges like I wanted…I think I’m gonna hold off on the 30 day shred and do that in May as my last push toward my Birthday…but I am doing the squat challenge and my daily Pick 10 box routine.
In 9 days, I have lost 2 lbs…I’d call that healthy progress…slow…but healthy.
I have no idea how I’m going to keep all of these straight.
So Let’s see: Starting Weight - 225.5 (as of this morning 4/1/13)
Goal for April: I seriously want to make my goal 210 lbs…and I know that sounds like a lot..and maybe even unhealthy…4 weeks…15 lbs..so that’s about 3-4lbs a week…but I tend to lose quickly at my size…and since I’m reintroducing exercise into my *get healthy* kick…I think it might be possible….
April Squat Challenge (Available on my ExerciseDiary Page)
My Workout Box (Personal)
30 Day Shred
The Day before it all changes!
No just kidding..but I just posted in my DayDiary about my April workout challenges and I’m pretty excited *eep*. It’s sunday so even though it’s only day 5 of my “Okay, lets do this” kick, I’m still counting it as the end of the week.
Happy to say I was successful at drinking more water. I’m weighing in tomorrow..and praying Easter didn’t put me back up (that’d make me pretty sad)
I’m planning on trying out my workout box before bed tonight too…My…boyfriend (not really..but yeah..boyfriend) is all about getting healthy and losing weight too so…we’re kinda doing it together…and it’s kinda amazing…because he’s kinda amazing (squee moment) and I’m hoping this spring/summer comes with…walking dates..and hiking dates…and swimming dates…and tubing dates…and other adventurous and active date activities that are fun and healthy and amazing.
57 days til my 22nd Birthday.
Last weigh in was at 224lbs…
I’m gonna set a high goal and say 199 by my birthday…and I know some people are gonna go all “that’s unhealthy” but…I have it to lose…and if I do it through diet and exercise and continue drinking water and taking my vitamins…I think it’s doable…its 24 lbs in 2 months…and when my weight is so high…It’s really not unusual for me to drop 5lbs a week til I hit about 205lbs (that’s when I lose it)
Let’s get it.
Now I gotta Run…
WALKING DEAD WALKING DEAD WALKING DEAD
(and Game of Thrones..but I don’t have HBO so I can’t watch tonight)
(and Once Upon a Time…but that will be Hulu tomorrow)
Kinda happy with my April idea!
I cut up some note cards and took an old note card box…One each piece of note card, I wrote a different exercise and number of reps. Every day, I’m going to choose 10 cards which will range from cardio, to strength, to yoga…arrange them into a work out and…poof, quick easy “good morning world” work out.
Plus, I only used my favorite exercises…so there’s never going to be a card that I’m like “UGH”…I even have a card that says “Dance it out” ( I hope I draw this every day)
On top of that, in the evenings I’m going to start the 30 Day Shred
…Before Pictures and measurements coming in the A.M.
I’m pretty stoked. =]
What are your April challenges?
Well, today was really bad - Easter Dinner…Family in town…I definitely over ate and I feel terrible because of it. At least yesterday was good…Tomorrow will be better.
I know this isn’t directly weight related..but I just cannot deal with the lack of support I have. I work really hard…some days I really really struggle…and for my Mother to take every opportunity to call me lazy..even jokingly..is horrible…especially since her son has no job…has never had a job…has no interest in a job…and asks for money every single day.
I guess I can stop trying so hard to help her out since no matter what I do I’m still just a lazy child.