Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Week 6 Results

Hey everyone, sorry for the gap in writing.  I was just feeling pretty blue last week and just didn't feel like it to be honest with you.   I stayed the same last week at my meeting, which is fine.   The Thursday before that I left Zumba feeling awful.   Just two songs in I was absolutely pouring sweat and my arms and legs felt SO heavy.   It wasn't normal and I left.   Then I just kind of fell into a sort of depression last week.  I didn't go to Zumba, I didn't super stick to the the WW plan.  I really felt like just...  ugh.   I didn't even want to go to my meeting last night.   I knew it would be terrible.  I knew staying the same would be a blessing.  But I went.

I lost 3 pounds. 

I cannot even begin to explain it.  I know what I ate. (Everything).   I know how many Zumba classes I didn't go to. (3).  I have absolutely no clue.  All I can think is that in eating so much better for 5 weeks, that eating awful for one must have shocked my body into being like, "Hey!  Our old food!  But just to change it up, let's NOT store it all in her hips, thighs and butt."  And then my stomach and pancreas and liver and whatever other organs work to metabolize food all lined up in a full company ensemble and belted out "Let it Go". 

I also entered a new weight decade.  Meaning the 2nd number of my weight changed.   So I've cleared two decades so far.  Granted, I was only 2.6lbs into the decade I started in, but still.   I've seen my second number change twice.

We don't have a meeting next week because, Labor Day.   However, I'm going to strive to not slack and I'd like to be down 6.4 in two weeks.  That will take me to an even 20lbs down, total. 

Anyways, here's to a better week - habits-wise.   I doubt I could do another week like last week and have good results again. 

13 days til weigh-in...

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Just a Bit of a Round Up (Not the Kind that Kills You)

I know there are actually a lot of people reading this.  Which is great, for real.  It really holds me accountable and I love the support.   Most everyone comes here from Facebook and my statuses on FB that have a link to a new post get a dozen or so likes.  Which is great.  I'm certainly not doing this for likes.  But then like 200+ people read the blog post.  It's so funny to see such a discrepancy, but I do thank you all for sharing in this with me.   I would like to think most of you are rooting me on.  I'm certain there are some that are hoping they get to watch me fail.  That's just the nature of life.   I'm definitely not everyone's cup of tea.   Or gigantic piece of cheesecake, or Italian hoagie with extra provolone or peanut butter ripple ice cream or... I've completely lost my train of thought and my mouth has filled with saliva.   Anyway.   Spoiler alert.   I'm not going to fail.

I've had a few people ask me and message me about whether or not I still do Plexus.   Yes.   I do.   I still use ProBio5 and BioCleanse (the gut health duo), the multi-vitamin (XFactor), the Omega product (MegaX) and the microbiome support supplement (VitalBiome).   The only other thing I use when I am going to have the once a week (ok, maybe twice) carb intensive meal I will use Block before it. 

Zumba.  Ok.  I love Zumba.   Still not Sunday mornings, but my Tuesday and Thursday Zumba?  I love it.  Because all except one song that I just cannot seem to get - and therefore inwardly groan every time it starts - I know it and it's just a matter of doing it and it's been great.   Crazy story though, so Monday night I had my meeting and found out how well I was doing and had the progress photo taken and seeing the changes in me was AWESOME and I know it's from eating better and Zumba.   Didn't Tuesday come around and found me like, "Ugh, I do NOT feel like going to Zumba."   I almost didn't go.  Seriously?  The very next DAY from seeing how well I'm doing I didn't feel like going?   I went.  Obviously.  Because I realized how mind-numbingly ridiculous that notion was to have less than 24 hours of really tasting success.    I'll be going tonight, as well, of course. 

Anyway, that's all for now I guess in this wool-gathering sesh.   Thanks for being a silent mass backing me up - that's what I'm going with because it makes me feel good - roll with it. 

Three days til weigh-in...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Week 4: Results & Comparison

I'm proud of me.
This was a busy week so I didn't get a chance to write, but I'm pretty excited!

I hit 10 pounds! 10.6 to be exact.  I'm so stoked!!

It's crazy, really.   I'm doing this.   I'm really actually doing it.   

6 days til weigh-in...

**Also a note - I know some posts look like poo in the mobile format.  I really have neither the time nor inclination to find out why.  I will look into it at some point.   

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Week 3 - Results

6 days til weigh-in
Last night was my meeting and I stayed exactly the same.   I. Am. Thrilled.   Typically, this week would be a 3 - 4lb increase for me and the fact that I stayed the same is so awesome and a huge win.  What this means is that I should have a fantastic weigh-in next week so long as I don't eat a medium pizza every day this week.   Maybe just one day.  And maybe just 2 slices.   Which is what I do pretty much every week. 

I have Zumba tonight but I don't believe I'm going.   This week I'm also severely anemic as opposed to just the usual very anemic.  Yesterday, today and tomorrow I'm actually supposed to be in bed doing nothing.  But that's hardly realistic to miss 3 days of work every single month.   So here I am getting ready to start my day.  But I'm exhausted to my bones.  So after work I'll go home, take care of the animals and crawl into bed.   I'll be at Zumba Thursday.   I'll be super sad if this ever occurs where the three "should be in bed" days are Tuesday - Thursday.  But anyways, let me get this finished and scheduled so I can get ready for work. 

Monday, August 6, 2018

When all Zumbas aren't created equal...

I went to Zumba over the weekend.  Yesterday morning, actually.   It was hardcore.  I seriously had to do modified everything.   I liked it and I'll be going back next Sunday, but crap on a cracker it was legit hard.  When I get to the point I can do THAT without dying, I will have made it.

It was so different from mine.   More like GRRR In your FACE, I'm ZUMBA-ING!  I like my moderate intensity Zumba that makes me work hard and sweat and struggle over the one that makes me feel like I should have gotten my affairs in order before arriving. 

It wasn't fun.  I don't see a time where that one WILL be fun.   It doesn't seem fathomable.   I'm glad that mine is twice a week and this crazy one will just be once a week.   I'm still tired from it. 

WW meeting tonight!  We'll see how it goes.   I'm not expecting anything positive just due to the timing, but fingers crossed!  Maybe it'll be better than I think.

Weigh-In Day...

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Because if I'm going to exercise...

... I want to have something fun to wear. 

I bought a bunch of tshirts.   I think I'm done, except for the random one here or there that makes me laugh. 

In my repertoire of shirts, I will soon have:

1.  A super cute blue one with a cartoon panda in 4 stages of doing a somersault that says "This is how I roll" on it. 

2. A gray one that says in Eagles green, "No one likes us." and under it in white "We don't care."

3. A black Wyld Stallyns shirt, because seriously, how could I not get that?   Excellent. 

4. A brownish cream one with swords and the Man in Black's mask with the words "You'd make a wonderful Dread Pirate Roberts"

5.  The stickman Pearl Jam shirt circa 1991.

6.  The Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik shirt I owned back in 1991 but obviously a bigger size and not purchased at Hot Topic. 

I previously just had a "Ballin' on a Budget" shirt and an Eagles t-shirt from Amoroso's bread company that has Eagles championship stuff on the front and the Amoroso logo on the back with the words "How Champion's Roll' on the back which is super punny and adorable.   But my collection is going to increase 3 fold.  :)    I have a Eagles shirt from the Eagles Pro Shop.  Obviously that's not for exercise.

Zumba tonight.   Food is doing alright.  Except last night I was irritated and tired and was picking up McDonald's for my husband and got some for me, too.   But still within the plan, so all is well.  Better choices today! 

On a Zumba note, it was much more enjoyable the 2nd time.  I remembered more than I thought and only have one song that I'm still completely flummoxed by what the feet are supposed to do, but I muddle through. 

OH!  And I got a fitbit Versa.   Which I love.   So we'll see how that works out with Zumba tonight. 

Four days til weigh in... 

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Week 2 - Results!

Last night was my 3rd meeting and the end of my 2nd week of working this Weight Watchers Freestyle program.   Now my husband's birthday was this past weekend and I ate my face off.   Ice cream/cake - pizza - a hot dog.   Seriously, not a good way to be if I want to succeed.   Man, it was yummy, though. 

The rest of the week leading up to it, though, I was dead on track.  Regardless, I was still fearful of a gain having eaten all the things over the weekend and then having to weigh-in at my meeting on a Monday night.

However, I still had a 2.4lb loss!   I was pretty stoked.  That brings my 2 week total to 8lbs since July 16th. 

Since I've had my 2nd loss and the plan seems to work, perhaps it's time to talk about what I am eating - other than when I'm not eating as I should.

Here's the thing.  I do not cook.  Ever.   My husband and I get home every day hours apart there's just no point in trying to cook a meal for us and I'm certainly not going to cook a meal just for me.  I am bound and determined to make this work without cooking.   Plus I need things to be grab and go.  If they aren't I will not do it.   I've been around me long enough to know me fairly well.  I just won't do it.

So a normal day for me looks like this:

A Quaker chocolate crunch rice cake (which is delicious) with 1 Tbsp of Jif Crunchy peanut butter  or a Nutrigrain breakfast bar and a banana for breakfast.

Lunch is a counted out bagged snack (this week are Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Pizza Flavor) a sandwich made on some kind of light wheat or multigrain bread or this week is actually Joseph's Flax Multigrain pita bread with either Smithfield ham or some Turkey and yellow mustard and a sandwich stacker pickle on each half.  Also, I'll grab either a Chobani non-fat greek yogurt cup of some fruit on the bottom variety or a fruit cup.  Ideally in water, but not always.  A piece of the babybel light single serving cheese and grapes. 

Dinner is either a sandwich or an uncrustable - whichever I didn't take to lunch, Tostitos and salsa, either a Chobani or fruit cup - again, whichever I didn't take to lunch, and if I'm still hungry whatever else I can find that either fits in my daily plan or is a "free" food. 

I do indulge on the weekends, but the plan is made that you can do that and still be within the plan.  It's really been easy so far.  Even eating everything this weekend, I never went off plan.  If you cook, then the whole world is open to you, but I just have no desire.  And so long as the plan is working, I see no need to make it harder on myself than it needs to be. 

The most effort I put in is I do everything for the week on Sunday nights.  Not really dinner.  But breakfast and lunch, everything is prepared for the week and in the morning I just grab whatever it is I want that day and go.   An hour on Sunday night for a whole week of just grabbing and going.   That's what's up.  And that's how I'm going to succeed. 

6 days til weigh in...

Week 6 Results

Hey everyone, sorry for the gap in writing.  I was just feeling pretty blue last week and just didn't feel like it to be honest with you...