Hello. It’s time to post again. I am happy to say that even though my weight is the same this week, I have lost in inches!!
belly-1 and 1/2″
I have been tracking my calories on SPARKPEOPLE.COM. Also, I have been drinking 8 cups of water/day. I know there could have been a weight loss if I had exercised consistently. I have joined a team that is beginning a 10 lb. weight loss challenge for the month of March.
This morning I worked out on the treadmill before work. For 30 minutes I burn 186+ calories on the treadmill. I walk for the duration of one song and run during the next song, etc. I plan on making morning workouts routine. I also have strength training scheduled for today. Strength training for me is Wednesday and Friday. I work out on my Total Gym. It’s great.
There are improvements being made here. Slow maybe, but sure!!!
The name of my site has not been relating to the past entries that have been posted lately. I believe I have lost sight of my goal. OK, how bad do I want to lose this weight?
Well, I really want to lose the belly fat. And I want to fit into my jeans with plenty of room to spare. I love jeans. Jeans are supposed to be comfortable. I would love to be fit as a cheerleader, too.
I was just thinking. I would love to get involved in a competitive sport. I would like to be part of a team. That would be great. I guess I’m too old for that. But, I am young at heart. I love friendly competition.
I have joined SPARKPEOPLE to use their nutrition information. It has really helped in letting me see where my problems are. I love sweets, eat too late, and eat the wrong foods. I haven’t done too well on there. I’m thinking of starting over again to be competitive on a SPARKTEAM. I need something to spur me on!!!!!
OK, here’s to a new start!!! I plan to post more on my progress from now on. My steps are moving forward and the journey will be posted!!!!
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There is something I have been thinking about during the last few days. My current method to lose weight is not working for me. Marking down every indulgence is only causing me to focus more on food. Starting now, I’m going to try to begin writing down my ACTIVITIES that elevate me to fitness.
Please understand, I am being watchful of what I eat. I am now deleting my food indulgence pages. Instead, there will be a new page listing activities, exercises, etc. that I have done each day.
There has been a change in FOCUS on my pages today–from food to fitness. I want my body to reflect that change day by day, until the goal has been reached.
What am I going to do? It looks like I’m stuck to the computer! I stayed on the computer a lot yesterday checking out how many points I consumed. I’ve never totaled points before. I went to http://ronisweigh.com/ronis-resources/wwp-calculators. I used the WWP Calculator from there. I used up 29 points in one day! I checked to see how many points I have to go by: 18! No wonder I can’t lose any weight.
Madison also inspired me yesterday when I checked out her progress page( http://followmyweigh.com/progress/). I made my own chart on my word processor. I started at 142 and went by 1 lb. increments until I got to 125. That is 17 lbs! I’m trying to be more lenient by just trying to lose 1 lb. each week(that’s 17 weeks!). The situation is looking like Mt. Everest to me right now. I have been stuck on 140-142 lbs. since blogging. Does anybody have any advice? I’m working on the best game plan. What do you think about the weight-watchers plan? I really want to lose this weight.
Today was a very busy day. Back to school, giving piano lessons, and cooking. There was one way to relax: Guitar Hero Aerosmith. My husband had bought it and we got it in the mail today. I played the bass guitar tonight. He played the lead. I only had time to play 3 songs, but it was enough to help relax.
I’ve had the biggest appetite today, but I stuck to only one sweet. This is so hard right now. I believe I want to eat because of stress. Chocolate is calling my name! Maybe it will get easier after a while.
What a great Christmas present! My son got a Guitar Hero World Tour Complete Band for Christmas. I have heard people that I know talk about how fun Guitar Hero is. I know now!
My family has been spending some quality time together since Christmas(thank you, Guitar Hero).
So far, my favorite song to play is ‘Beat It’ by Micheal Jackson. I play the drums when the family plays. I can now play on the Easy setting(I’ve moved up from Beginner).
I’m letting all you bloggers know what I have been up to. Yesterday I worked out for 2 hours, yay! I burned about 600 calories on the treadmill and total gym. I only ate one sweet, too! Today I ate two(Awh!).
This is another great song by ELO. It keeps me motivated. I love the beat and the lyrics.
Hold On Tight To Your Dreams by ELO
I like all kinds of music. Music makes the world go round.
I weighed this morning before breakfast. I was 140. Good! Yesterday at Shoney’s I didn’t eat any sweets. Can you believe it?
The last couple of days I have burned 250 calories each day on my treadmill. I would walk about 3 mph while listening to a song on my mp3 player, and then run about 5 mph on the next song, etc. I can run longer than I thought I could.
OK. A week has gone by and I haven’t done what I planned. I need to keep a vision of me at 125 lbs. in the front of my mind. When I see food laid out in front of me, I forget everything. The other day I got out a snack for some kids and fixed myself a mosaic of junk food–chips, coconut balls, and a sugary pop. I didn’t even think about my new plan at all until I started eating! Can you believe it?
It is so, so hard to turn down favorite foods at parties. I am making my mind up to just get a small sample of everything. I don’t have to get stuffed to enjoy the food!
I plan today to really get going and roll with it. No more giving in to the chocolates and cookies lying around the house.
Here’s today’s big plan:
Get off this blog and move.
Treadmill for 30 min.-1 hr. Burn minimum 250 calories.
Dart through the house, cleaning to burn calories( and also to get it over with). I will also listen to some upbeat music and keep with the tempo.
Consume 100 calories at a time. No more. Eating only when I truly am hungry.