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I walked at least 30 minutes every day. Twice I did the elliptical, and twice I walked longer than an hour.
I feel great.
I am hoping to add yoga at home…I’d love to take a class, but it’s been so long since I’ve done yoga, I’m afraid I’ll fall, knock someone over, or fart in someone’s face. Or all three. The Yoga Trifecta. No thanks.
This week, I’ll add in more ab work. I managed 3 days of good ab work last week. I need to do more. When my core is stronger, it makes all of my exercising easier. (also, my pants fit better! LOL)
Because I have such a lofty weight-loss goal for the 12 week challenge, I dropped my calories to 1200. Ideally, I’d like to average losing 3 lbs per week. I know this is over the recommended loss, but…I’m doing it the right way, so I’m not worried. And if I don’t meet that goal, that’s okay, too. The main purpose of this 12 weeks is to exercise for at least 30 mins 6 days a week and document my food intake.
Speaking of food….I made the best Salmon ever last week. I found the recipe on Pinterest. I am a fantastic cook, but I have never really mastered salmon. I’m always terrified of under cooked fish, so I end up over cooking it. Not this time.
Yesterday, I used the leftovers in our breakfast. Which…btw…was fucking awesome. Wheat toast with olive oil, Laughing Cow Light Queso & Chipotle spread, 1 fried egg over medium, 2 oz of salmon, 1/4 avocado. I ate it as an open-faced sandwich and mmmmmmmmm. All for 420 calories and 27 grams of protein!
Hope you guys had a great week!
CarbKiller has reinspired me. (is that even a real word? Reinspire? Oh well, it is now.)
Actually, reinspire isn’t quite correct. I’m inspired everyday. But my motivation is severely lacking.
But today, I’m starting anew, and I’m using this as my mantra:
That’s what it says. So from April 1 – June 29 (which is actually 13 weeks) I’m going to really dedicate myself to completing the lifestyle change I”ve been working on. I’m going to eat better, exercise better, exercise more and continue my positive attitude.
I’ve been hit and miss with the eating and exercise portion of this program, however, my positive attitude has held strong. I’ve been reading a book called OVERCOMING PASSIVE AGGRESSION to help me deal with some very passive aggressive people in my life and to recognize that behavior in myself, as well, I will be honest, it isn’t easy changing the way you deal with people and respond to them, but it is worth it.
Today, I walk with Robyn. Tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday I’m going to hit the gym because it will be cold and rainy. I don’t care if I only manage 20 minutes on the elliptical, I’m gonna go. And I’m gonna do my best to get some form of exercise daily. Even if it’s just a walk. Because I need to move. And frankly, I’m tired of starting over.
I’m so much better than that.
So I’m back. For at least 12 weeks. I started out today on a not-so-great note…12 donut holes for breakfast. However, I did write them down in myfitnesspal journal. So at least I’m holding myself accountable.
Here we go again, Fat Bitches. Let’s get this party started!
Well, the rate at which crazy people kept joining my diet bet appears to have slowed.
A friend of mine (the one who started my new Diet Bet addiction) just finished her Diet Bet and shared a couple new details about the challenge.
So this is how it works. Say 10 people go into a Diet Bet. They have a $25 bet (like mine above).
10 times $25= $250 total in the pot.
At the end of the diet 5 people didn’t reach their goal so they get nothing. The other 5 people split the $250 after DietBet takes a 15% fee off the top.
15% = $37.50
Which leaves $212.50 in the pot for the five people to split.
They each get $42.50.
So basically, we all wish we’d come up with the DietBet business plan right? While we’re working our butts off (literally) to win our bets, the website gets paid no matter what.
While I’ve never heard of a DietBet where everyone lost 4% and won the bet, let’s say that happened using the numbers from the examples above.
$250 in the pot subtract the $37.50 for DietBet fees which leaves $212.50 again.
You’d divide the $212.50 by 10 and each of you gets $21.25
And yes $21.25 is less then your $25 buy-in. So you lost $3.75 even though you still lost 4%. Because everyone lost 4%.
I’m completely okay with that. I can’t buy a beer at a baseball game for $3.75. If paying $3.75 would help me lose 4% of my body weight I’d be handing out money to everyone around me.
I’m now 10 days into my revised diet and 8 days into my DietBet and the weight is coming off. WOOHOO!
I’d like to direct your attention to the title of this blog. That’s right. SEVEN. The number of blogs I’ve cranked out this week.
Were they hilarious? I gave up coffee for Lent even though I’m not Catholic so really it’s a miracle I’m not in jail from a detox-fueled rage episode.
But dammit I’m back. And I’m having fun!
As for my diet?
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The see me comin’…they be hatin’…
Good Monday Morning FatChick Readers! How was your weekend? Mine was wet, but that didn’t matter because look at my new kicks! Aw yeah. They are awesome.
I was hoping to break them in at the Big Dam(n) Bridge this weekend, but it was just too rainy. The water from the sky forced me to go to the gym. I like the elliptical trainer because of the calories I burn, but I hate it because about 20 minutes in, both of my feet fall asleep. WTF is up with that? You should see me when I’m through running and trying to dismount. It’s hard to walk when you can’t feel your feet.
Tonight is bootcamp #2. I swear I’m looking forward to it. I mean it. I can’t wait. It’s gonna be awesome. Right? Right? RIGHT?
Oh, I forgot to mention, I’ve been using My Fitness Pal to document my food, booze, water, and exercise. I’m loving it. It really helps keep me on track. You should check it out! Also, there’s an app for that.
See y’all tomorrow for the After Bootcamp Obituary, er, I mean, report.
The people in the picture are lying to you. There’s no smiling in bootcamp! There’s sweating, moaning, groaning, WTFing and possibly some bleeding…but definitely no smiling.
So, I survived. It is gonna be hard, but I’m determined to complete the 9 sessions.
These are last night’s lessons learned:
- Nobody is pretty at bootcamp. Except for the instructor.
- Wearing old, worn out sneakers because your new ones are on order is not gonna make your life easier. Or your back hurt less.
- If you have arthritis in your elbow, you’ll want to take an Aleve or Advil before you go–other wise, your left arm will not get a full workout due to the excruciating pain you’ll experience.
- The instructor may tell you that your body can take it if you push yourself, but your body is going to tell you she’s a liar.
- If you want to get in the back of the class, arrive 30 minutes early.
I think I’m going to like the class when I get more comfortable with what we’re doing. Wow, it’s a lot of work, but that’s okay. Despite having to pee 4 times in the middle of the night, I woke up well rested today, and that hasn’t happened in months.
Also, ladies? When you go to bootcamp, please don’t wear giant, dangly earrings. You just look like a moron.
I’m happy I went. I’m happy I survived. I’m happy I have a weekend to walk and recover.
Oh and it food news, I did pretty well yesterday:
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Depression can be very, very sneaky. It can grab a hold of you when you least expect it…and then what do you do?
Well, if you’re me, you try to eat, drink, and sleep it off.
And then you wake up
fat and dumpy slightly more curvy than expected. (And winter is coming (hur hur)…I need to be able to fit into my pants!)
WTF happened to me? I was motivated. I did a damn Half Marathon, I lost 50lbs! I survived a divorce, fell in love again, got a job…I shouldn’t be depressed!
But, sometimes your circumstances don’t have anything to do with your emotional status. Sometimes, you just wanna
be in a coma sleep.
The last time this happened to me, it was after I had separated from my husband. So what did I do when I realized I was eating, drinking, and sleeping my life away? I focused my energy on diet and exercise and therapy. And wow, what a world of good that did me! Like, in just a few months, I became myself again!
So I find myself circling that drain of depression again. Financial burdens are weighing on my shoulders, my stressful work situation is agitating me, and…well, I just seem to be treading water. I’m just surviving life. And I’m not good with just surviving. I have always been fond of choosing to live. Choosing happiness. Choosing my state of mind.
And with that admission comes this…I chose to join a Beginner’s Bootcamp starting Wednesday. 9 sessions in 5 weeks. And on Tuesdays and Thursdays, I’ll be walking…working my way back up to a run. Because I’m signing up for the Little Rock Half Marathon again.
I’m all in. I gotta be more proactive in my life. I am not going to sit around and feel sorry for myself any longer. I am choosing to engage. It’s not going to be easy. And I’m sure you’re going to hear all about it. But, with hard work and a little luck, maybe I’ll get back on track to reclaiming my awesome.
Anyone still out here? Anyone with me?
It was hotter than balls yesterday. Honestly, walking the Big Dam(n) Bridge @2:00 in the afternoon was like walking through the flames of hell with the Heat Miser on my back. Not. Fun.
So I only walked 2 miles…which is better than I’ve done in a while, but not good enough. I also did some light weights last night.
I weighed this morning…I’m 4lbs heavier than I thought I was which just makes me ill. I’m okay with being a little fluffy, but I’m pretty sure at this point I’m pushing the fluffy-envelope.
Food wise I did well. I did drink 2 bud light limes last night, but I’m okay with that. My calories were right at 1200 so it’s all good. And I had lots of water.
Tonight we’re celebrating a friend’s bday and I know wine will be involved. I will allow myself up to 2 glasses, but I’m also planning to walk or do my DVD workout afterward. Mainly because that +4 lbs is burned onto the backs of my eyelids, constantly staring at me and making me feel like a chump. Fuck you, scale. I may be a fat ass, but I’m not gonna take it anymore!
In fun news, I downloaded a new fitness app to my iPhone. iMapFitness. It will track your miles by GPS as well as your average speed. I love gadgety stuff!
I’m starting over. I’ve gotten lazy and soft and now I have a book signing for my 2nd book (LOVE SUCKS! HarperTeen) coming up in 6 weeks and my arms look like hams and my chin is starting to double up. All because I stopped paying attention.
Sure, I have great excuses. I spent time fixing up my new casa. Cleaning, painting, and then moving. That’s exercise–right? Sure it is, if you’re not drinking beer and eating massive amounts of pizza, BBQ and cheese dip. Oh, and cheese puffs. Lots and lots of cheese puffs.
I’ve stopped my regular exercise and that just isn’t working for me. So here I am, week 1; day 1 again… My goal is 12 lbs in 6 weeks. I know that’s a tough goal, but if I hit it hard, I can do it.
I’ve started off right today. 1 pack of 100 calorie raw almonds, 1 black plum, 1 cup yogurt for bfast. Lunch is a healthy choice and a salad with some blueberries. Dinner? Not sure yet, but probably whole wheat spaghetti and salad.
I’m walking after work and I’m doing my Jillian Michaels DVD at least 3 days a week. If I do all of that, and really cut down on the empty but yummy calories (aka booze) then -12lbs should be no problem.
I’ll check back tomorrow. Wish me luck!
Okay, not exactly FLUFFY but I’m definitely getting soft. I’ve gained about 7 lbs and lost some muscle tone in the few weeks that I’ve been moving…houses not my body. If I had continued to move my body in that time, I might be hitting a new milestone right now. But I digress…
So I told CK the other day that I did better with my fitness when I was blogging here on a semi-regular basis. And even though I don’t have internet at home right now (WHAT?) I’m going to do my best to blog a day or two a week.
Here’s where I am:
I’m down from a size 16/18 to a 12 dress and a 14 pant. BUT my weight is still higher than I want it to be (and creeping back up which is a NO NO because I gave away all my fat clothes on purpose). I was walking about 25 miles a week and feeling pretty darn good about it. I had to drop my gym membership but I’m hoping to start adding that back soon.
My plan now is to walk 3-4 miles a day 3-4 days a week to start. I’d like to start back on a walk-to-run program but I can’t do that til I buy new shoes. And I can’t buy new shoes for a while, so until then, I’ll just be walking.
I’m going to add my Jillian Michaels DVD to my routine twice a week and I’ve discovered jumping on the trampoline is not only fun, but a great core and ass work out. So I’m gonna do that whenever I feel like it.
My goal is to lose 15 lbs by end of July.
I’ll report in next week!