Friday, December 4, 2009
Got up at 6:30 this morning for the SECOND day in a row!! Ran on the treadmill well... ran/walked on the treadmill but Im so proud of myself for actually waking up. I also spent yesterday making Chicken Chili, Lowfat Chicken salad and baking squash so I have a stocked fridge full of good food. I think Im finally back on track!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Oh Help Me!!! Summer vacation starts next week and I have this to deal with Every Day!! I better stock up on Weight Watchers cookies!!
Monday, June 29, 2009
Week 1- Posted every day- lost 3.5 lbs
Week 2- Posted 3 times- lost 1.5 lbs
Week 3- Posted ZERO- Lost ZERO!!
I have still kept up with my exercising pretty well but without good eating to go along with it, I dont seem to benefit as far as weight loss goes.
So, Im back to blogging in hopes that I will have a good week! I guess we will all know depending on how many days this week that I post :)
Monday, June 22, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
First... I had salad (good) but I had regular dressing (bad) .
I only had ONE piece of bread (good). I had baked chicken (good) but it came with a side of spaghetti with mizithra cheese which I had half of (BAD). I ordered water instead of coke (good) but I had a few spoonfulls of ice cream for dessert (bad).
So I did WAY better than I usually would have since my meal usually consists of a loaf of bread, a large order of spaghetti w/mizithra cheese, extra dressing on the salad and a whole bowl of ice cream. I used 10 of my bonus points but I still have 23 bonus for the rest of the weekend. I think I am doing pretty well but we'll see what the scale has to say on Monday!!!-Krista
Friday, June 12, 2009
I starting looking around and noticed how blue the sky was. There was a nice breeze blowing the scent of flowers my way.... the sun was shining and I immediately realized that there are so many good things about jogging. Not only is it healthy for me but the fact that I am actually healthy enough to jog shouldnt be taken for granted. My attitude soon changed and I actually ended up enjoying my jog. I also ran further and longer than I had originally intended to.
So there is todays thought; Dont take for granted what your body can do! Instead, get out and enjoy it!!
Udate: I have now been counting points for 5 days and I have only used 3 of my bonus points. I am finding that my cravings are less and I am actually wanting fruits and veggies. Weird! I did weights last night with my hubby, we focused on arms, and by the end my arms were SO tired. Thats a good thing right :) Still no side effects with Alli which I think is great because I have heard horror stories. I think the possibility of side effects are scaring the crap out of me so I am sticking to my plan better than usual. Hey... whatever works!
I am a little concerned about the upcoming weekend since that is when I tend to blow it! I am determined to stick to my points and not let my hard work this week go to waste!! Wish me luck!! -Krista
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I know that I am holding my son and its not the greatest picture but the reason why I am posting it is because my butt looks HUGE and my pants are pulling across my thigh. Pretty :) This was just taken on Memorial day a few weeks ago so its accurate. Even though I wish it wasnt.
Now for yesterdays update. I stayed right within my points. Yay! I drank all my water. Yay! and I went to the gym .Yay! I did the elliptical machine for 26 minutes so its not as long as I would like but at least its something.
I was reading an interesting article yesterday at the gym about Belly fat so I thought Id post it here.
Flat Abs in 3 steps
1. Do heart pumping cardio at least 3 days a week at an intensity rate of 7 or 8. Women doing five workouts weekly who did this for 16 weeks cut ab fat by 8%.
2. When doing crunches hold a 2 pound weight or medicine ball with both hands, arms extended overhead. This strategy improves core activation by nearly 300%.
3. Munch on an ounce of nuts a day. Eating nuts helped studied participants trim excess belly fat.
So there is my update for today! Lets keep up the good work!! -Krista
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
So for the past couple of days I have been FORCING myself to write down EVERYTHING that I eat and I can tell you that I do eat alot better when I have to write it down. My goal this week is to journal my food EVERYDAY!! I think it will help me dramatically.
Now for my update on yesterday:
I used 3 of my Bonus Points but I just couldnt resist the tortilla chips that my husband brought home from our favorite restaurant but I didnt eat the entire bag so Im proud of myself!
I did not exercise at all yesterday which is terrible of me so today I really need to get a good workout in.
So far I think I have been doing really well especially compared to some of my other weight loss ventures. Off to work out- see ya tomorrow! -Krista
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
First, let me do an update about my day yesterday. I did GOOD!!
I stayed within my WW points, I drank all my water and I exercised for 30 minutes. I need to step up my exercise program but I am nursing a hurt foot so that will come with time.
I took my Alli pills and so far no side effects (knock on wood:) So I am hoping that today will be just as good as yesterday.
Now for todays topic... Recently I have been thinking about my family and the hereditary things that may be passed down to me. Let me tell you- its NOT good news! Here's a breakdown:
Diabetes: Mother, Aunt, Maternal Grandfather
Cancer: Brother, Paternal Grandfather
Heart Problems: Father, Maternal Grandmother
Kidney Problems: Maternal Grandmother (she is on dialysis)
Memory Loss: Paternal Grandmother
Obesity: Very common on BOTH sides of the family!
Wow! when you actually write it down its even more scary than just thinking about it. I have terrible genes being passed to me from both sides. Right now I am healthy but I know that if I dont change my eating habits and lose the weight NOW that I will most likely inherit several of these things. SCARY!!
So there is something to think about... what can be passed down to you??
Yesterday I forgot to post my statistics so here they are and let me tell you- this takes ALL of my courage to post these on here but here we go (gasp)
Start Weight- 170 lbs
Goal Weight- 145 lbs
Now on with the day!! -Krista
Monday, June 8, 2009
I have decided to start this blog to track my progress in hopes that if I think other people will read it that I will actually stick to something. I am 30 years old with 2 kids ages 6 and 3. I have been married to my HS sweetheart for 9 years.
I have not always had weight issues. I was average in high school and when I was around 18 I was pretty skinny. After I had my daughter I had great success with Weight Watchers and I lost all my baby weight plus more. I kept it off and even after I had my son I was still a healthy weight but the past 3 years have been a stressfull roller coaster of moving, changing jobs, losing jobs, more moving blah, blah, blah. I think the stress is part of my problem. I turn to food for comfort and lets just say that it shows!!
So today I start with healthy eating. I think I will follow Weight Watchers because I have had success on it before and I like the plan. I have also bought some Alli pills but I am a little scared to use them after reading the side effects. We will see!
I have so many things I want to blog about but I think I will go and exercise instead. Wish me luck on my journey.