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!!!

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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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I Need A Plan!

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.

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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!

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!