Thursday, March 10, 2011

Once a Week

To my thinking, once a week is better than not at all. Right now, that's my goal, once a week. Pop in with my weight. Think about my eating. Comment on my exercising (or lack thereof) and go on my merry way. It would be nice to say that as I get more into this that I'll post more. I don't know if that will be the case or not. We'll have to wait and see.

Did you know that clothes add 4 pounds? Well, 3.8 to be exact. Wowee! How do I know this? I weighed myself in just my underwear this morning (I know, pretty picture right?) and then I put on my jeans and shirt. It added 3.8 pounds!!

WOOHOO I did it!!! I'm below 290!!!! I'm at 286.2 to be exact! WOOHOO!!!!! My next mini goal is to get below 285. I'm going in 5 pound blocks.

I am definately giving that weight loss success to more conscious eating this past week. I bought fruit and veggie baskets so they are out and easily accessable to everyone. I reorganized the fridge so that my cool veggies can be gotten to very easily, which makes putting together a salad much easier. I'm trying to make sure that I grab a Slim Fast every morning because I know I put off eating until later in the day, which isn't so good for my metabolism.

There hasn't been any true exercise. I have tried to get up and DO more, so that may have helped too. My goal for the next week is to do some real exercise. Of coarse, that's yoga. If I can get a hold of the group leader, that may also include some quarter staff fighting.

I need to find out from him who he has in mind to train me and then I'll try to get a hold of them directly. I am thinking that if nothing else, I'll show up to practice and see where it goes from there. This is something that I want to do, want to follow through with. Next year it'll be something I bring the kids with me to. This year, it's for while the kids are gone (not the practice, but the actual fairs) and so I can build up technique and a wardrobe. It takes a lot to make a wardrobe for all the kids and myself! At least with me making the stuff, I can just take it in as I lose weight, I won't need to buy new stuff.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Yeah, I know. Wait, I'm NOT a slacker, I'm just doing all the stuff I usually do in a day. I DO need to do this as well. And the exercise part. And eating better.

Lately A Migraine (yes, it deserves the capitalization) has been plaguing my very existence. I want it to not come back. It's Recurring. Every evening about the time Izzy gets off the bus. I take Excedrin to try to ward it off, drink a soda (because of the caffine). Unfortunately, no such luck.

Prescription meds have a 2 fold negative. Firstly, they are very expensive and I have to pay for all of my meds out of pocket. Second, they have side effects that aren't worth the relief to me. The biggest one being the sleepiness, the inability to stay awake. Quickly followed by nausea, which I've already got. UGH. Michigan recently passed a medical marijuana law. I am going to talk to my doc, when I see her in a couple of weeks, about that possibility. I know I can't keep going on like this.

Because of being in miserable pain, I have been unable to cook as I should be. Sadly, so much produce has gone to waste because I haven't used it. Ordering in pizza has become a norm. And TV dinners. Reverting back to bad bad unhealthy ways. It took me so long to get things going good, and they were getting better. Here I am stuck back at the beginning. So after this, no more. That means for Jason too. He'll grump and moan, and then I'll tell him what to make and we'll go from there. I may have to get more tolerant of him cooking eggs, but whatever needs to be done to get the crap out of the house.

I weighed myself this morning and I was 290 even. It was nice to see that while I'm not doing anything to promote my healthiness my body isn't retaliating by gaining 10 pounds. Now to get that number below that mark and KEEP it there. It's my first mini goal and I'm almost there! Eventually I'd like to see that first number be a 1. I'm thinking maybe in a year or two.

So here it goes for today.

1 slim fast can
1 bottle of water