Monthly Archives: December 2014

Week 11 Weigh In & Surviving Christmas

So here it is. I ate whatever I wanted on Christmas and I’m paying for it. I gained 2.2 pounds this week.

I am disappointed but I really have no one to blame but myself. I ate really badly. I was absolutely lazy this weekend.

The good news is that I’m back on the bandwagon. I’ve found my Achilles heel- SUGAR! Luckily I don’t have any more of the sweet stuff in my house.

So I’m being really conscientious of what I eat. I’m breaking myself from the sugar hold. I’m working my booty off in the gym.

So this will be my last post of 2014. I would say “new year, new me” like most everyone else. However, as a good friend pointed out to me- the Glynda I am now is pretty awesome. I am just looking to enhance myself.

So let’s start a new trend- new year, better me!

Happy New Years, Friends!!!

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Week 10 Weigh In

I couldn’t wait to post this because I was so excited. When I weighed in this morning I actually had to do it twice to make sure I wasn’t seeing things. I even uttered an “Are you kidding me?”. Luckily I live alone, so talking out loud to myself is not looked upon as weird! 🙂

I lost 4 pounds this week. This is a total weight loss so far of 19.2 pounds!

After last week, this is really what I needed. I really pushed myself this past week and really focused on my food. I took some tips from all of the comments and suggestions I got last week and looked at how I could apply them to my situation.

I’m scared for this week since it is Christmas, but I’ve been really good so far and they say everything in moderation right? Also due to a family scheduling conflict, I had to reschedule my PT appointment with CJ to Friday. So I’ll get an incredible work out in the day after Christmas.

Merry Christmas, Everyone! Thank you for all of the support and love. I hope you have a fabulous holiday!

Week 9 Weigh In

I’m late in posting this because I was really discouraged yesterday when I stepped on the scale. Let’s review my exercise for the week:
Monday: 1 hour boxing class
Tuesday: Personal training
Wednesday: Ultimate Workout class
Thursday: Cardio, boxing class homework, and strength training.

I did not go to the gym Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. However, Saturday was shopping day with my Grandma and I volunteered to carry the heavy bags. I even got some bicep curls in.

My food was good this week. There were a couple of days where I didn’t hydrate enough but I realized that and made a conscious effort to increase my water intake.

I also set a goal for myself to hit TWL of 25 pounds by Christmas so I could eat whatever I want (not to excess) and not feel guilty about it.

So I stepped on the scale yesterday… I lost .6 lbs (6 tenths of a pound) REALLY??? I worked by butt off and I lost 6 measly tenths of a pound?

I was so disheartened and discouraged yesterday. Today I’m angry. I really pushed myself last week and I have little to show for it. I know the small victory this week is that I lost SOMETHING and I am over the 15 pound mark.

I talked to CJ tonight and I told him I was angry and frustrated. He pointed out that I may not be eating enough. I have been slacking on my food log recently so I really need to get back into logging my food intake- and my water!

I’m my own worst critic. I thought about taking a picture and putting it next to the original picture I posted. I’m terrified I won’t see a difference and get discouraged. I know I’m making progress. Several people at the gym have commented that they see the change. I guess I’m just ready to see a little more progress.

Week 8 Weigh In- The Struggle is So Real

Some could say not losing any weight this week is a defeat… But I say a small victory because I didn’t GAIN anything!

So I’m sitting on a TWL of 14.6… I’m hoping this week will be better.

I’m struggling really hard with the motivation to go to the gym. Working out has turned into something I HAVE to do versus something I want to do. Don’t get me wrong- I still go, but it’s a struggle. I’m exhausted by the time I get off work. I know a solution would be to get out of bed and go in the morning before work… But I’m not a morning person. Even as I type this I’m hearing excuses from myself. I don’t know what has changed!

Maybe daylight savings time ending and holidays? I’m so busy all the time. I feel like I have a never ending list of things to do. I know it’s a mental thing and I just have to dig in past it. I’ve never really been one to suffer from “Seasonal Affective Disorder.” I’ve got some other things not related to my weight loss going on personally and I know that isn’t helping.

What do you do when your motivation has gone on vacation? Or it’s decided to hibernate for the winter?

Surviving Thanksgiving and Week 7 Weigh In

Y’all, I’m not even going to lie. I was nervous about this weigh in. I worked out Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Only 3 times this week!!! CJ was out of town this week, so no PT session and Thanksgiving! Now, I did pull myself out of bed on Thanksgiving morning and I went to the gym. I STRUGGLED through that work out.

Thanksgiving was difficult. I did very well in limiting myself. I did indulge in a glass (or two) of red wine. I limited myself to a half of spoonful of Mac and cheese and a spoonful of cornbread dressing (my favorite). I filled up on turkey (white meat only even though I LOVE dark meat), green beans, and sweet potatoes.

I stayed away from the desserts that I knew were not good for me. I stuck to my upside down pumpkin cheesecake (courtesy of The Hungry Girl).

I shopped a bunch and got a lot of walking in on Friday and Saturday. I was completely lazy on Sunday. So, when I stepped on the scale this morning, I was expecting to see a not so great number. Honestly, I would have been okay with that.

*steps on scale*

Results: -2 lbs!
TWL: 14.6 lbs

REALLY?!?!? You mean I indulged a little and STILL lost weight? I could hardly believe it!!! Don’t get me wrong, I’m extremely excited. Any weight loss is moving in the positive direction.

I’m noticing that my clothes are fitting better, if not getting a little big. I am starting to get a little nervous because my plateau point is coming. When I tried to lose weight in the past, I would hit 260 and stop. No matter what I tried, nothing worked. I know it’s different now as I do have CJ and I’m pushing myself harder than ever. I am seriously my own worst critic.

I took my first official boxing class of the 8 week course tonight. It was just as good as the first one. I cannot gush enough about how good it feels to strap on some gloves and go to town on a boxing bag. More than that, it’s a fantastic work out!

Small Victories this week: losing weight despite the holiday and my clothes fitting better.