Tuesday, February 21, 2012

2.5 pound loss Yipee!

Get out of your head

In the past few months I have had a lot to reflect about.  Firstly, I am more focused and aware of my eating. I am not perfect but I have found ways to work around it.  For example, going out to restaurants "dessert"  is not in my vocabulary anymore.   I can still enjoy a meal with friends or with Rob I just have to eat a little differently than " non sugar addicts." I have also used working out as a tool to deal with my frustrations. 

My second reflection has to with  road blocks with my exercise:  spraining my ankle twice, stomach flu and most recently the flu!  But this, is part of life, sometimes you get sick or injured and you have to find ways to work around it or watch your food intake even closer. 

My last reflection is about clothes shopping, it has become a pleasant experience!!!  I went to a clothing store named Ricki's(  http://www.rickis.com/)  to try  on some pants.  Instinctively I reached for the biggest size which was 36.  I pulled them on  they were way too big!   I thought it must be a mistake, so  I tried another pair and then another.  All still too big. What a moment to be in a "regular" store and not to feel Fat!  Two years ago the biggest size would have been hard to button up and I am truly proud of my hard work and dedication.   

I had a different experience in another store, Le Chateau (www.lechateau.com) this is a store I have  not been to since my mid-teens.  (I am now 31)  I walked in,  and I actually felt that I did not belong in there and nothing would fit!!  ( if you have ever watched Pretty Women with Julia Roberts, you know the scene were she walks into a store on Rideo Drive and the rude sales lady tells her "Are you sure your in the right store? etc. etc. " looking her up and down like she did not belong.   Well that was how I was feeling walking into the store.   I imaged a skinny girl coming up to me  telling me "I'm sorry but nothing is going to fit you here, you might want to go to Addition Elle.")  Of course  this was all in my head!  And I am happy to write that the tops I did try on all fit and looked pretty good.  Sometimes you have to do intimidating things to succeed and feel a sense of accomplishment. 

Last little comment.

My goal is to lose 20 pounds  by April 11, 2012.  That is the day I leave to go down south! I did a little math, with cutting some calories from my diet.    I still will need to burn 3500 calories a week to reach my goal. 

This week was a bumpy start due to the flu.   But I was still able to burned 1350 cal.     The next eight weeks I plan on sticking to my weekly goal and reaching a 20 pound loss.    I even posted it on my facebook,  so I can be held accountable and not slip up.  Ha ha

Well there is my rant for tonight.  Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

0.5 pound loss!

It has been a busy a couple of weeks sorry for the late post!

Lost 1.5 pounds this week

I am always happy to stand on my Wii and see a loss of 1.5 pounds.  (By the way the Wii fit board is the only scale I have in my home.   If you don't have one it is kinda of a big process to get weighted, First you have to step on the scale and it tells you its been so and so days since the last time you were here,  next it asks you a series of questions Do you want any fitness tips?  How much do your clothes weigh? ,  it then wants to check your posture while it weights you,  Finally it shows your lovely chubby avatar and your BMI.  And your Avatar grows or shrinks based on your weight.   I am still considered obese according  to my BMI, I cannot wait till the day it say I'm overweight lol)

Here is my Wii Avatar:

I had the stomach flu for three days so I was only able to workout once.  It made me frustrated not to, but I know my body needed to rest so I gave it what it wanted.   I am much better now and I am in workout mode again. 

I was at work today and one of my  supervisors is always buying sweets.  Today he bought a black forest cake, he knows I am eating healthy and that I don't eat any sweets but he still offered.  I said "no thank you".     Then my co worker says " one little piece is not going to hurt you"  my supervised piped in "once and a while it is okay"    I said "no" again and told them "you guys are like crack dealers!,  I can't have just one piece or I will want the whole cake"   They laughed.  Although I was trying to be funny it  bothers me that some people don't get food addictions.  It has been two months since I have any sweets (unless sugar free)   I am really proud of that but man there is a lot of people who LOVE to sabotage and try to test my dedication and will.

On a positive note I do have a lot of friends and family who do support me in my choices.  A couple of weeks ago I went to my friends house for dinner and she actually called to ask me what I can eat. I thought it was really sweet.  I never want to be a bother to people when I am at their home for dinner there is always something I can eat like protein, veggies and whole wheat carbs.   I just say no to sweets, fried foods and the white carbs.

Until next weigh in!