Monday, April 21, 2008

Week One Down

woohoo! I did it! Week 1 down. I did my jog/walk program Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Wednesday made my legs semi sore but Thursday they were killing me. Friday morning was not going to happen...I love sleep much more. So I dragged my butt to go Friday night out for my routine. Sunday as well. I know I am supposed to take a break between runs but I feel that I can go today for part 1 of week 2. Let’s see how it goes.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Yatta

So I did it 'yatta'...it took me 2 day to get off my butt and go. I went walking/jogging yesterday. I have to say I really like the podcast. Today I don't have too many aches. It is a good thing I did my stretches last night. Tomorrow is another day to run. I am going to try with all my might to get up early and go. Today would have been a good thing since I woke up at 230ish in the morning and didn’t fall back asleep until 6. But they say you are supposed to rest the body so I did. I used to run one mile every other day so hopefully I can get back up to that and maybe even up to that 5k.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Running

I have decided to lose 10lbs by the end of May. I will start a running plan tomorrow morning. Ugh! Yay. I am excited because running really helped my weight loss when I first started losing weight two years ago. I say Ugh because I have not been out running for about a year. I came across this website it is supposed to get you from nothing to running a 5K. I am going to limit a lot association that is negative and stressful and junk food intake. I will definitely have to have a plan to go to sleep early so I can wake up early in the morning. No stress...no drinking anything but water...Yes to fun and to the positive and peace.

Friday, April 11, 2008

End of the Week!

So today is Friday! I have been doing pretty good this week with eating more on a regular basis. I haven't done much weight training this week but kept up on the cardio because that helps a bit more. So since it is Friday I figured I would discuss a little about alcohol consumption. I have been pretty good on avoiding any alcoholic beverage due to the fact that they are calories that are not obvious for me to count. Not like I even count calories but I do watch my intake of food. And with regards to my drinking it is usually water for me. So I was looking online and this is the average regarding calories:
Beer, regular 12oz. 150calories
Beer, light 12oz. 105calories
Wine 4oz. 77calories
Wine Cooler 10oz. 125calories
Vodka, Gin, Rum, Whiskey, or Scotch 1oz. 60-80 Calories
Cordials, liqueurs 1oz. 103 - 123 calories

It is a good thing that I don't drink beer because they have the most calories. I usually am a whiskey kind of gal but if I get mixed drinks then I would be in trouble. So beware of the drinks you consume.

A side note on going out to eat or drink. If you are going to a bar or restaurant remember your bartenders/waiters name. This way if they screw up you can write a note to the owners about them. But most importantly if you remember there name they will treat you more personable. Have you ever gone to a bar where you here 'hey' or 'dude' it is much better to call them by there name. You might think how the heck am I gonna ask their name when it is super busy well my answer is Just do it. Or you can visit the establishment on an off night for a refreshing beverage and ask their names then. And even if you do know their name please don't assume you are going to wait on you hand and foot they do have other customers...be patient. Also please don't forget to tip. I admit that there have been times that I have not tipped my waiter; and that is only because I can handle a lot of mess ups and attitude but when someone burns you with coffee and doesn't apologize or bring you extra napkins then you just have to eat and then walk out. Okay I still paid for my meal but (finger pointing down on the table) no tip. Also although I prefer for people to get my drinks for me (thanks sis) at a bar cuz i can't handle squeezing myself to the front of people who are just lingering i have learned to do it myself (that is unless my sister is there then she can do it ...i just end up owing a drink...anything to not make my life stressful). Anyways the reason I have brought myself to order my drinks is because whenever my friends got me a drink they never tipped and I can't be associated with that. Hello the reason they aren't helping you right away is not because you are not showing enough boobage it is cuz they know you as a no tipper. So to redeem myself a little bit I ordered my drinks and left the fellow a really good tip. Seriously if you have enough to pay your entrance fee and enough to get 5 or 6 drinks you should have enough to leave a tip as well.

So anyways have a good weekend!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Why can't I find a Good Guy??

I came across this question in a blog site: Why can't I find a good guy? The girl in this article sounded a lot like some old friends of mine. I can't really say much about this gal but you can check out what she has to say here: http://dearsugar.com/1541370

I loved the response that was given regarding going through Man-Frenzy Detox.

I really think my old friends should read this. Every time I would hang out with them some way the topic of getting a guy came up. I admit that at times I am the one who brings up the boy stitch but usually it’s just cuz i know it’s gonna be brought up. But that is what the talk is about who is the latest guy, latest make out buddy, latest guy you got with at a bar, latest guy you slept with...there life seems to revolve around getting a guy. I thought for a while there something was wrong with me because yeah I liked guys but it wasn't the main focus in my life. I could never see myself as a needy person. If a guy likes me he has to put forth a lot of effort to get my attention and then keep it. I will make the effort in hanging out with him but it has to be on my terms. If I don't feel well I am not going to go over even if you beg. And I always feel like I can leave at anytime...maybe I have more of an independent perspective in this because if I have someone great and if not oh well. So next time you are asking yourself why you can’t find a good guy remember...1) you are acting to needy 2) you met them at a bar or 3) you scared them all away.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Plan Ahead!!

So today I have not been feeling hungry. I am making sure I eat a healthy snack every 2 hours even if I am not hungry. I went to the gym today at lunch and felt really good afterwards...I don’t think I have sweat that much before. I must tell you the story of the day. I got ready to go to the gym and realized I did not have my sign in card with me. So I figured I could walk the track but it has been so windy. I went to my car to get a jacket to walk about in and realized that the jacket was not mine but a young kids. So I opt to go home at lunch to get my jacket so I can walk around in. While I was at home I realized I could get my sign in card. So I left with a jacket and sign in card and headed to the gym. I did an intense elliptical workout so i had enough time to eat lunch after. Well I have yet to eat lunch due to the fact that I was helping out a friend who needed a listening ear. Luckily I am not hungry hungry right now but I am waiting to warm my left over spaghetti to have some yum yum in my tum tum.

Oh and discovery! I have been bummed because I have been tracking my weight and have been gaining. Since I began to track my weight I have gained 4lbs. That’s like one pound a month. Well I have to say that some of that weight has to have been muscle that I have been toning up. And to make myself feel uber great my pants are loose. Not my famous New York pants but my gym pants. They usually leave me those ugly little marks from them being tight. But today I noticed that I actually had to tie the drawstrings on them to hold them up. Yay inches lost. I should track my inches but its so time consuming. I would rather see how my clothes fit. I do have a goal skirt.

Two years ago when I first started losing weight I bought a pair of pants that were my size but a brand I hardly buy. When I got home they did not fit. So my goal was not to track my weight but made my goal to fit in to those pants. I reached my pants goal and had to give those pants away because I had saggy butt pants.

How do you track your weight? by scale or tape measure or how your clothes fit?

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Paradise Moment

I wanted to share with you a paradise moment. You might ask me what the heck a paradise moment is. Well most people have their ideas of what paradise would be, but you have to enjoy the paradise moments in this life as well as the next. This past weekend I had one of those moments. My siblings and I had a hang out night. We took time out of our day to spend time with one another. We caught up with stories and just enjoyed each other’s company. Then my sister invited some of her friends over and we were able to stay up longer. We didn’t do anything out of the ordinary we just enjoyed each other’s company. I really appreciate life when I see the good in it. I of course look forward to paradise, perfect conditions, but if you can take time and seize the moments now you can only imagine it will be tenfold in paradise.

I want FOOD!

So today I feel much better, although when I woke up I was super super hungry. I ate oatmeal for breakfast. I am pretty sure that is a good start of the day. I did not do my weight training session yesterday due to the fact that I was very hungry. I made sure I ate my snacks on time today. I also had a good lunch. I could have eaten more but I don’t want to gorge on food. I skipped my cardio workout for the day and don’t feel guilty. I don’t want to run the risk of passing out while exercising. Tomorrow I should be able to get going. Now that I am watching my eating habits a bit better I figured I would see what the amount of calories I should have so I checked out this website: http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/fitness/multimedia.jsp?multimediaId=/templatedata/fitness/multimedia/data/1130272109023.xml

It says to maintain my current weight I should be eating 2634 calories. So instead of the whole cut 500 calories from my diet I decided to plug in the amount of calories I should be eating at my goal weight. It recommends that I eat 2334 calories a day (that is if I have a high activity level...which I choose to do). So I will have to check out my calories at the end of the day and see if I am eating enough.
You should take time and make sure you are eating the correct amount of calories too. I have read that if you don’t eat enough your body goes into starvation mode. Once you hit starvation mode your body will conserve as much energy as possible and start to get rid of muscle tissue. So in a sense your body is eating its self. Also once you do have a good meal you body will hold on to every ounce of it because it is afraid it won’t eat again (even though our mind knows it). So beware and EAT (the correct amount that is).

Monday, April 7, 2008

Famished

So today I went to the gym at lunch. It was great, except for one thing I got really really hungry. While I was biking a way at lunch I thought that maybe the reason I have not been losing any weight lately was because I haven't been eating enough. My goal for this week is to assess my intake of food and make sure I am not starving my body. I usually don't eat a lot because I am not ever famished. Maybe since I have stepped up my cardio my body is having difficulty keeping up.

Also I have been looking at this website that you might find interesting. http://www.secretsofaweightlossmaster.com/weight-loss-law-of-attraction.html

It was great because it reflexes the attitude I have, at times. Although I am on a journey to lose weight I am never hateful of my body. It is the only body I have. Yeah sure at times I look in the mirror and see what changes need to be made, but never do I say I hate my thighs or I hate my tummy. I can stand in my knickers and see me, beautiful fun-loving me. I think it is important to have a positive attitude about your body in order to accept it when it is overweight or not.