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Tick Tock Tuesdays

1 Mar

Well hellooooo there Public!

Hope I haven’t been gone too long, sure feels like it! A million things have gone on including being out of town all last week so that’s why no posts but I’m back and here to post my weekly results! I still get measured for my dress this Saturday and I have vowed to not act a damn fool when they tell me what size I need to order. After all, I go back in June for another fitting, so I’m thinking of that as a second chance to maybe really seriously get serious this time? I know what you’re interested in so here goes!:

Stomach 36"

Hips 46"

Thigh 25"

So there it is! Don’t mind my nails, I swear I painted the things on Sunday and after I showered on Monday they were halfway nicked off. It’s just been downhill from there with those nails.

It’s been insane what’s been going on. I still haven’t kicked up my workouts, but I’ve been eating better. Mostly because after last weeks out of town trip I indulged. I mean, I did in-dulge. It was on the companies dime, and there was room service 🙂 So about this app, I entered in my weight and how much I want to lose and then it calculates a plan for me based on that. I have a set number of calories each day and I try my best not to go over. So far, I’ve been over one day, and 400 calories under another, so it kind of evens out (??) I’m set up to lose 1 lb a week. We’ll see how it goes! My fiance is threatening to cancel my gym membership if I don’t get active again. I don’t respond well to threats 🙂

Anywho, I’m more interested in what you guys have been up to, so I’m going to spend some time surfing around to my favorite blogs. I need to figure out how to get a blogroll on here so I can shout some of you out, but I haven’t found it on my widgets menu. Anyone else have this theme and know how to do it?

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In a slump

17 Jan

Today marks what..day 5 of no gym : /

I haven’t been since last Wednesday, but I haven’t been pigging out either. It’s been cold, and I’ve been lazy..what can I say? Oh, did I mention I still have that 5k this Sunday. So sure I’m going to be prepared! Ah..my fiance is on his way to the gym straight from work. Maybe that’s what I should start doing..going straight from work instead of coming home first to change. That’s always a bad idea but its worked so far. Then again, I got a new phone today and I’m a nerd so that’s pretty exciting for me right now. Plus I’ve started playing “Angry Birds” and ummm, I’m really addicted. I think I’ve played at least 10 hours on it so far…since Saturday..night. The worst part is, I don’t want to sell my old phone yet, b/c I got so far in Angry Birds!

Just lame.

Yea, I have plenty excuses for not going to the gym this past..week. But I’m pretty sure I’ll feel even worse come tomorrow. Measuring no matter what. I have to say my portion control and food choices have improved this past week, so it may not be so bad.

We shall see…

Getting 5k fit

6 Jan

Yes, that’s right. I’m running a 5k. This month. Or shall I say, “participating in” a 5k. I really can’t commit to running the whole thing at this point. I used to be a serious runner in college. It was the only way I worked out. I’d go to the gym, maybe do the elliptical, and always run the indoor track upstairs, followed by some weights. Never have I ever liked the treadmill. Too constrained. I love to be free. Plus, I’m ADD, so running in place for 30 minutes just isn’t going to happen.

But today I really needed motivation. So I had my hubby to be drive, and keep driving. Then I told him, “okay, stop”. I got out the car, and the only way to get back home was to run! I actually ran 85% of the way back home, so I’m convinced that maybe I won’t do so bad. Oh, did I mention the 5k is in less than 4 weeks? Yes, it’s January 23rd. I verbally committed to this a while ago, but I haven’t been particularly training for it. I’ve worked out doing cardio, but no long distance running.

I’m pretty amped to participate, as I haven’t done one of these since college. Maybe I’ll get my running fever back and it’s all weight shedding from there! I stopped running though almost all because I just can’t manage to lift this heavier frame off the ground even it’s merely balancing on one foot for about just as fast as I can put the other down, but because knee problems run in my family. My mom has extreme knee pain, and so do her siblings. She was a runner when she was younger, but dropped off the exercise scene, almost entirely for about three decades. Now she has resorted to sleeve surgery to help her weight loss, in hopes the loss will relieve the pain in her knees.

The other day we were swapping weight loss stats, and since November (the month she had the surgery, and when I started my workout routine) she has lost 52 lbs. Me…maybe 8. Her first day of exercising was yesterday. Mine, nearly three months ago. Huge difference = food portions and diet. I know better than to think weight loss surgery is the easy way out, as you have to train yourself for about a year, and then for years after practice extreme food portion control. I could never do that. I love food way too much. That’s my issue. And although I’ve seen some loss since I’ve increased my exercise, as long as I maintain my food intake, I know I won’t see the results I want to see.

But I’m trying to make a lifestyle change here. Food controls me. There, I said it! I can’t give it up!! I’ve done better. But I know this is going to be a struggle and take time until I make the conscience effort to truly make a diet change. Sadly, that day is not today.

Ah, pray for me Public!