Improvements

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!!

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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.

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There are improvements being made here.  Slow maybe, but sure!!!

I Want To Lose 15 lbs In The Near Future?

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.

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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!!!!

Goals and Deadlines

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I have joined a great site for tracking goals

It has been a while since I’ve posted.  I’ve spent my computer time reading other people’s blogs.  Also, I have joined SparkPeople.  It is a great place to journal your way to fitness.  You can see my page here.  I haven’t worked very much with my page.  I go to this site mostly to track my nutrition or fitness.  The recipes look very good, too.  I plan to make the Lowfat Cheeseburger Pie and the No Bake Graham Cracker Cheesycake from there.  There are a lot of good ratings on those two recipes, so I plan to give them a try.

I am working toward balance

I will let you in on a secret.  I love organization and balance.  However, I am not very organized OR balanced.   This brings me a lot of anxiety.  I feel like I am going in circles, accomplishing nothing.  I like to make out lists.  I get so happy when I finish.  Besides making lists, I like to time myself.  This is something I do in order to get things done.  Does anyone have an idea what my problem is?  Feel free in your comments.  I am open to your opinions.  I think I have a problem with deadlines.  Does anybody have the same problem, and if you do, how do you deal with it?

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Well, that’s my musings for today!!!

Focus

The following definition comes from the online  MSN  Encarta Dictionary.

fo·cus [ fṓkəss ]

noun  (plural fo·cus·es or fo·ci [ fṓ s ])

Definition:
1. main emphasis: concentrated effort or attention on a part

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.

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Exercising Rocks!

This is sort of the way I felt today when I  finished my workout.  This video makes me want to be fit in a big way.  What an inspiration!  Sylvester Stallone  was exceptionally fit on the Rocky movies(and handsome)!

I can’t seem to get my groove on lately.  I want to write positively, but things have weighed me down in a big way.  I had a rough day yesterday, stress-wise, and it was so hard to keep things going.  Everybody last night noticed that I wasn’t myself.  I was stressed to the max!  People were asking me if everything was alright.  I just didn’t want to talk about it.

I started this blog to help me lose weight.  Well, now I’ve realized that this writing is helping me to sort my feelings out, too.   I just need to vent right now.

My goal is to exercise every day.  But guess what?  I’ve only worked out three times this month!  Today I worked out 50 minutes–30 minutes on the treadmill running and walking, and 20 minutes on my Total Gym doing the Cardio Pull aerobic workout.   I might have to start exercising early in the mornings to be sure to get the exercise in.  It is so important to me right now.

This morning I felt so terrible physically.  I ached all over.  I had to make myself exercise.  After exercising, I was like a new person!  I felt better, physically AND mentally.   It was like I finally biked up the steep, steep mountain and just had to coast to make it home.  I hope you get that.

What a feeling!

What a feeling!

No Time To Catch My Breath

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.

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I’m Back

Happy New Year!  I’ve missed blogging.  Alabama was great.  I spent the first minutes of the new year on the interstate.  I played ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ on my mp3 before going over the Alabama state line.  It was such a great feeling to be visiting my family.

This year is the year that I become trim.  Hello 125 lbs!  Bye bye flab!  Here is my inspiration.  This model, Adriana Lima is SO beautiful!!!!!                                                                                                                                                     my-inspiration

I got some great running shoes from the mall yesterday.  I can’t wait to break them in. They were $30 off.  I love a good sale.

Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

Fleetwood Mac-Don’t Stop (Thinking About Tomorrow) LIVE!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Yesterday’s gone, yesterday’s gone!  Yay!  I have a vision for what I will become in the near future.  I will be a more disciplined person, full of hope and confidence.   I’m getting there bit by bit.  I splurged a little with the Derby pie and the truffles the last couple of days. Overall, I don’t think I have taken in too many calories this Christmas time.

Pluses Toward My Goal Of 125

+++ One thing I have given up is pop.  Now  I drink a couple small cups of coffee, a large glass of unsweetened tea, and plenty of  water daily.

+++ Also, I have started lifting weights every few days.

+++ I have been walking on my treadmill daily when I can.

+++ The last four workouts on my treadmill, I have incorporated running for about half of the workout.  I walk 3.5 mph while listening to my 1st song on the MP3 player, and then I run 5.5 mph with the 2nd song and alternate those  two speeds for each new song.

+++I am jotting down for all the world to see when I go overboard and overindulge in food.

+++I have created this blog  to keep me focused and more accountable.

+++I have found a buddy to relate to, to share my thoughts, and to keep me on the positive–Madison, thank you!

Don’t Bring Me Down!


This is my theme song, Don’t Bring Me Down by ELO.  I play it on my mp3 at the end of my treadmill exercise.  It is upbeat and very inspirational to me.  For more inspiration I have pictures of Victoria’s Secret models to keep me focused.  I want to be trim all over.

Well, I just weighed.  The scale reads 143.5!  I can’t believe it.  I’m not giving up, though.  This only makes me want to do better each day.  Today I’m supposed to meet at Shoney’s with my family.  My aim is to eat a small amount and no sweets.

I want this blog to be positive.  So I’ll continue in that way and say that on my last journal, I put down what I planned to do that day and I kept with 8 of the 10 goals.  Yay!!!!  I also have been turning down sweets left and right.

If anyone wants to comment on this, feel free.  I need a comment, please.  I am new to blogging  and am waiting for my first comment.

Let me begin again(already!!)

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:

  1. Get off this blog and move.
  2. Treadmill for 30 min.-1 hr.  Burn minimum 250 calories.
  3. 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.
  4. Consume 100 calories at a time.  No more.  Eating only when I truly am hungry.
  5. Water, unsweetened tea, and coffee to drink.
  6. A  30-min.-1 hr.workout  on my Total Gym.
  7. A 30-min. walk with my son outside.
  8. Dancing in my room with my favorite music .
  9. Keep a brief log of what I actually do.
  10. Maintain an absolutely positive attitude, dude.