I weighed myself this morning, because I’m not going to work today. As far as I can tell, I’ve only lost 1 pound, but I’m going to reserve judgment until next week, when the health nurse comes to weigh me again. Anyway, I’m not going to be too upset about it – its still a loss. And I’ve done really good this week keeping track of my points and drinking my water. I’m going to do my workout today, even though I am feeling a little under the weather. I didn’t work out yesterday because I didn’t feel good either, but I don’t want to get too far behind on my workouts. And I looked online about working out while you have a cold (mine is pretty minor, anyway) and everything seems to say that it is okay. So I’m going to give it a shot. I’ve been getting hungrier lately between meals, so I may have to balance my points more between my meals and my snacks so that I’m not getting so hungry. But things are going well, and I THINK I may be noticing some difference in the way my clothes are fitting already. If I really am, then that is really awesome!
My weigh in was today, and I lost…(drun roll)…5 pounds! It was less than I wanted but more than I expected, so I can’t complain too much. It was a loss, anyway. And it means that I’m doing something right. Now if I can keep it up. I’ve made a few goals for myself for this week:
1. Keep track of all of my food! I haven’t been writing anything down, points or anything, and I know that if I had, my loss would have been greater.
2. Drink my 64 oz. of water a day. I KNOW that I haven’t been drinking enough water. So I am going to try to make an effort to drink all of the water that I’m supposed to.
And speaking of water, I have limited myself to one diet soda a day, but I have been sitting here sipping on my diet Dr. Pepper for over an hour and…its making me thirsty! Can you believe that? So I went on a web search, and this is what I found. I’m going to try that trick with the nail. I may put a nail in some diet soda before I go to bed, just to see what it does overnight. But what I’m getting at is, I think I may get off the soda. This thirsty feeling right after I’ve taken a drink is getting really annoying, and I’ve felt better all day with just the water I’ve been drinking. I definitely got my 64 oz. today.
Anyway, the first two weeks are over, and I did well. I’m looking to do just as good, if not better, for the second two weeks!
That’s my new slogan, or theme, or whatever you want to call it. I guess that may sound silly to some, but anything that inspires me now is what I’m going to use. Anything to help my mindset.
So I did my second workout today on the NB Fit website, and I didn’t like it. It was a pilates-inspired ab workout, and I didn’t feel like it did much. I think I’m going to do some crunches or something to help with whatever that may have actually done. In any case, I didn’t like the workout today at all.
Last night I was cruising around the websites of different shoe companies (trying to find some good walking shoes!) and I found the coolest tool at New Balance’s website! Its like a personal trainer, where you can set goals, track your progress – it even has videos that you can do! I set my first goal – a two week training program for total body fitness for beginners. I just did my first workout this morning. It didn’t really kick my butt, but I can feel it, which is good. Last night after I set my first goal, I went ahead and set a second one for the next three weeks at the intermediate level, but I think that I may have to change it back to beginner, because that is how out of shape I really am. I am so happy that I found this tool – I even set the website up as my home page so that I will never forget that I have these goals and these workouts to do. I encourage anyone who comes across this blog to check it out! It’s called NB FITS. Let me know what you think!
I’ve been on weight watchers for a week and a half now, and I feel like I haven’t accomplished much. I haven’t weighed myself at all, but I haven’t been keeping track of my points very well either. After the first week I have kind of let things slide, not writing anything down and thinking “Oh, well, I can get away with eating this, it isn’t that many points…” But all of those points add up, and I’m worried that on Wednesday when I weigh in, it won’t be all that great. I also haven’t been exercising, something that I hope to correct starting this week. I know that in order to change my shape and get my body looking the way I want it to, I HAVE to work out. There really isn’t any other way to do it. I can diet all day long, but if I don’t exercise, I’m not going to end up with the body that I want. So this week is a re-grouping for me, a time to get myself back in gear and keep track of things better. I am also going to look into joining weight watchers online and see if I can afford it, and if it will help me as far as keeping track of things. I know that it will, but the question is whether or not I can afford to do it. It may be one of those things that I am just going to have to make a priority, because the status quo of this past week is not going to get anything accomplished. Something has to happen.
Last Thursday, I started Weight Watchers, which I had posted earlier that I was going to do. It has been going GREAT so far! I have been able to control my hunger very well, and I haven’t had any desire to cheat. Last night we went out to a Japanese steakhouse and I did extremely well, keeping track of my points and I didn’t go over my points at all. I am very proud of myself so far. If anyone hasn’t noticed, I haven’t posted anything about exercising lately. I burnt myself out pretty quick with that goal of exercising every day. Now I’m going to take it a little slower and try not to burn myself out. I want to accomplish my goals, and if I burn myself out, that won’t accomplish anything.
Another plus is that, because the daycare I work at is part of a program that emphasizes nutrition for kids, a nurse from the health department comes to the daycare once every two weeks and will weigh and take the blood pressure of the teachers. This, I guess, is supposed to be an incentive to get the teachers excited about the program for the kids. They’ve been doing this for a while, but I just found out about it last Wednesday. I think that it has helped my frame of mine as far as working hard to make sure that I stay within my points range. I haven’t started exercising again, but I am going to do that really soon. Hopefully I will be able to get up early tomorrow and do some exercising.
Also, my boyfriend is having issues with his blood sugar. We are not sure what the issues are yet, but hopefully it is nothing is too wrong. We are wondering if his meter is working right, but while we are wondering all of this, I am hoping that he listens to his body and uses this as a wake up call that he needs to take better care of himself.