Thursday, February 25, 2010

Seriously now!

ok, I am perhaps not the poster child for best food choices (see 2 rice krispy rock walls in 2 weeks time) but this menu is ridiculous!  Fried Cauliflower? Really, what did that dear sweet veggie due to deserve that? UGH! This is where my mom's group has decided to have dinner tonight. I am wondering what to do. Eat before and just have a salad there? Try the grilled chicken, which based on the rest of the menu is sure to be torpedoed with something bad in it, and frankly doesn't sound great. The best offense would be to do some research and suggest another place, but I don't have time to do that right now. (much more important to whine about it, right?)
On top of my dinner challenge, my body has been playing cruel and unusual tricks on me. Well maybe not so unusual, but that would be depressing. I was an amazing 165.5 on Monday - what?! you got that right, but today am weighing in at a much more respectable 162. What happened? no idea. really. not a clue. I have been eating better this week, but at the same time, other weeks see a similar (although not as startling a starting weight) up and down movement. I think this is why I am not in favor of the 1 week weigh in. What if I had been carrying the thought of that 165 with me all week. Motivating or defeatism? could be either, depends on the week with me. Essentially, to tie this all together. I am not in the mood to squander my 162 on carnival funnell cake - despite it being my MOST favorite fair food. Good thing is that it is so related to the fair or the beach in my head that I can't imagine eating one INSIDE, sitting in a restaurant! So food sucks, company is good and very much craved for. What to do?

Off to search the internet for a restarant before my next meeting!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Couch to 5k working it

I have only "run" 3 times, but am committed to working this program. I started this program before, but didn't complete it. One of the challenges for me was to focus on timing the intervals for walking and running. Well that problem is solved with a great set of podcasts that I downloaded. Music, with verbal cues on when to walk and when to run. So perfect, I am just focus on my stride and getting through it. It has made me excited to do the next session. Ha! who would have thunk it?! I did Week 1 day 1 and 2. Day 3 was the same and I was doing fine, so I skipped it and went to day 1 of week 2 instead. A small cheat, but I will need all the days I can get as things get busy these next 2 weeks. Tomorrow I plan to run w2d2 at the rec center.

I am down 2 lbs from this frightful weekend I had. Did I mention I was right back to where I started. yea. not feeling the love. Ah well. I pulled back the food journal, which keeps my daytime eating under control. The last 2 days I have actually felt hunger. Something I haven't felt in a long time. Too much face stuffing perhaps?!
Anyways, I am using this last week of Feb to work up to my new month, new plan. Getting all my tools in line and moving forward. Still a chance I can wear a bathing suit this summer without being frightened. (or frightening!)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

So frustrated!!

I am just feeling so frustrated at this point. It has been 7 weeks and I have lost no weight. I am just jumping from workout to workout - when I bother to work out without a real plan. I need to get my head together and really start to take this seriously. I am not happy about my weight or my outlook on life right now. The next 2 weeks are going to be very busy, but that is just the way things are.  With the wedding in May and many other every events coming up this summer, I just need to get going.

Like I said, I haven't been able to get settled on a workout routine.  I was doing the 30 day shred - got to day 23 I about 45 days. Ugh. Now I have done 2 days of the couch to 5k - granted in 4 days (with rest days, this is actually on time) My challenge here is going to be getting to a treadmill. There is still quite a bit of snow on the ground and let's face it I am just weather challenged to begin with. I have also done an old Denise Austin video (yes VHS!) and elliptical. I need to get my days with ANY type of workout up, but really, let's face facts - it is all about what I stuff in my mouth. No more birthday cake!(among other things.) Thankfully there are no candy focus holidays between now and Easter the end of March.

Ok, vent over.

I am still reporting time to the 100 mile challenge and have surpassed 100! I am shooting for 200 miles by the end of March, so should be able to meet that goal. Tomorrow I plan to hit the rec center for W1, D3 of the C25k. I really would love to like running. It seems like such an effective workout.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

still riding the wagon

I haven't been updating the blog, but I have been exercising, and I guess that is what is important. Although I feel my progress is about the same in both areas. Ugh. I am just not seeming to get anywhere with losing weight. While that might not be factually true, it certainly feels true and some days that is all that matters. I haven't seen 165 since Jan 25th - and actually my weight was 161.5 today. I think it is mostly dehydration though, so I am not going to get too excited until I start taking in my water regularly. I have been doing about 45 minutes to an hour. You would think being home with all this snow would give me lots of time to work out, but really it has wrecked havoc with my schedule.

I did report 19 miles for the 100 mile challenge - so that is great - my best week to date! back to Jillian after a week off. Just couldn't face her, but have done level 3 the last 2 days.

so just checkig in to let you know I haven't fallen off the wagon, might even be making progress I haven't seen yet. Olympics have started so expect to spend more time on the elliptical watching the action!