ok, kinda proud of myself right now. just got off of work and procrastinated for about 20 minutes playing games on my phone. before I knew it I was starting to get sleepy sleepy sleepy and didn’t feel like doing anything workout-wise. well that was my excuse this morning, too, I was too tired to workout before work. so I just said “screw it, I’m doing something” and I didn’t even think any more about it - I just threw on some workout clothes (didn’t even bother with sneakers!) and ran downstairs to do 30ds level 2. I figured that even if I drag myself through it it’s less than 30 minutes until I’d be done. I am so glad I at least did something because I am so sick of this rut I’ve been in. And I really think making sure I’m continuing to make progress towards my weight-loss goals is the best way for me to get out of it.
…and I’m on a mission - I want to be under 160lbs by the new year. things have been crazy lately - I broke up w/ the bf, I’m moving, started a new job and started my Pilates teacher training and I haven’t really been taking the time I need to take care of myself :/. that last bit ends now because I really want to achieve my long term goal and that’s to get my weight down into the 130s!
I decided to train to become a Pilates instructor! I’m in a 6 month long program and I started two weeks ago. So excited!!! I’ve still got a ways to go to reach my ugw, but my teacher training will help me get to that goal, too.
sorry I’ve been mia the last few days, but the “him” in my mini goal statement came to see me this weekend and it was such an amazing time! now I’m slightly depressed because he’s gone again. sigh.
anyway, here’s an update on my super low carb experiment…by them time I ended it I had lost 6.5 pounds in two weeks (started at 177, down to 170.5)! My crush came to visit this weekend and we went to a ridiculous brunch buffet and had lots of other yummy food over the course of 2.5 days and I weighed in this morning at 172, only a 1.5 lb difference and certainly small enough to be water weight…I’m thrilled with the super low carb results and will definitely try it again in the future, although it’s not something I’m interested in as an every day weight loss tactic. I’m just going to go back to eating my usual lower carb diet - fruits, veggies, fish, nuts, etc, but I tend to avoid bread, pasta, couscous (although I love it, it doesn’t make me feel so good) and I’m going to switch up my workout routine and hope to have some more exciting results to report soon! Can’t wait to get into the 160’s!
am weigh in: 172lbs
5lbs down in a week! if this keeps up I can be 168 by the time “he” gets here to see me. not exactly where I wanted to be but only 8lbs from goal…ps, went to Gap to try on jeans and I’m fitting in the next size down (sz 12)! they’re having a sale so I think I’ll invest in a new pair of skinnys.
workouts: my week has been exhausting so I haven’t worked out everyday, including the last few. however, I have a super workout planned for today. will include the details in tomorrows update!
about what I’m eating: I’m logging all of my food on my fitness pal and it got a little tedious rewriting all of the same info here. if you’re curious about what I’m eating, check out my mfp log!
sorry guys, I’m posting this a day late!
am weigh in: 174.5
exercise: 30ds level 2, 3.5 mi walk
bkfst - whole egg + 2 egg whites, dubliner cheese, 1/2 avo, salsa
snacks - 2 tbsp pb, cheese (mozzarella string, medium cheddar, mini light babybel)
not really sure how this is working, but my am weigh in has me at 174.5 lbs. as soon as I woke up I was issuing threats against the whole super low carb thing - if I haven’t lost more weight I’m so going to have some fruit, etc, lol. I’ve found this whole thing to be a bit unpleasant - not horrible but not really comfortable either - and honestly I am ready to give it up at the slightest provocation. buuuuut….174.5? I didn’t even exercise yesterday! about to workout now and I’m excited to see what tomorrow brings. here’s to a great day lovelies!
my body has been so tired since starting this low carb thing and yesterday I even felt like my pulse was pounding in my ears. it was better today but seemed to be replaced by dizziness when I stand. I’m giving this another day or two to see if the weird symptoms go away as I get used to the low carb thing…anyway I made sure to eat more cals today, here’s the rundown:
am weigh in: 175lbs
workout: none. felt too crappy, like everything I did was work :/
breakfast - protein smoothie (unsweetened almond milk, Tera’s Whey chocolate protein, kale, 1/4 cup walnuts, ice) this was soooo good!
lunch - albacore tuna, veganaise, 1 and a half kosher fill pickle spears
snacks - string cheese, sharp cheddar, 2 tbs peanut butter
dinner - 6 oz salmon steak, 1/2 container green giant healthy weight veggies
am weigh in: 175.5 lbs
workout: 30 day shred level 1 (didn’t feel like I could handle much more than the half hour :/ )
breakfast - protein shake (unsweetened almond milk, vega berry complete meal replacement, kale)
lunch 1 - whole egg, 2 egg whites, broccoli, salsa and 1/2 an avocado
lunch 2 - canned tuna (albacore), veganaise, kosher dill pickle spear
dinner - approx 6 oz salmon steak, sauteed spinach
snack - cashews
am weigh in: 177 lbs
workout: 30 day shred level 3
breakfast - protein shake (green tea, kale, Tera’s Whey chocolate protein powder)
lunch - whole egg, 2 egg whites, steamed broccoli, sharp cheddar cheese, salsa and 1/2 avocado. metabolism boosting tea
dinner - trout (prepped w/lime juice, olive oil, onion powder, sea salt pepper), spinach and garlic sautéed in olive oil
snack - handful of chopped walnuts
ok, so my life has been completely insane lately (overwhelmingly so) and I haven’t been stressing my workouts like I should. eating well is so important for results but, at least for me, working out is a *huge* part of the equation, too. if I am not working out regularly I just don’t see the results that I want. in other words - I need to remember that my workouts are top priority and everything else comes second. I can’t get complacent just because I’ve already lost 30+ lbs, for crying out loud I still have about 40lbs to go :/
and for what really has me nearing panic mode…have you guys noticed my mini goal of 160 and seeing a certain someone again? well, that certain someone is coming to see me in TWO WEEKS and I’m still at about 177. the last time I saw him I was about 174, but I wanted to be better than that this time. so I’m quickly approaching panic mode. For my last minute push, I decided to try a super low carb diet (basically Atkins first phase - 15-20 net carbs a day - veggies, eggs, some cheese, fish, nuts, protein shakes, etc), increase my water intake and up the exercise (something every day from now until then, including light walks & yoga on days I need more rest). I’m going to post everyday with an update on my workout, what I ate and what my am weigh in was…I don’t want to bore you guys but I need to keep on track since I have such little time to make a difference! and if anyone has any tips or advice for me I’d love to hear it!
179.5 lbs!!! I’m finally below 180!!!! when I saw the number I literally gasped I’m just so excited. can’t wait to workout today! omfg yay!!! officially 30 lbs down from my start weight. aaaaahhhhhh!!!!!!!
uh, yeah, I just checked and it’s been about two months since I broke into the 180s…I’d like to be losing more like 8-10 lbs a month, not 5! yes, any progress is good, 1.25 lbs a week IS a healthy rate and, ok, I understand that this last month included a bunch of indulgences…but whatever, I think I’m going to really push myself and see what I can make happen this month. still sticking to healthy methods, just being more strict with them! wish me luck
nearly 30 lbs down and I’m really feeling the difference. my progress lately was stalled by my trip back home…and I’ve been lacking a bit in motivation since I got back :( but I feel myself getting it back and I’m doing whatever I can to help it along! I’m trying to focus on how far I’ve come (though I do wish I was farther along by now) and that there will be times where I slow down and don’t push as hard, and that’s okay. it’s part of the journey I guess, especially when you have as large a weight loss goal as I do.
I go home tomorrow. it’s been fun visiting my family but they are no good for my weight loss goals. they all eat like crap and eat out all the time. I’ve done my best to indulge a bit while still keeping some sort of balance in my diet while I’ve been here and have been working out nearly everyday, too. according to my sister’s wacky scale it looks like I’ve maintained my weight despite eating Chinese food, pizza, cheesecake, fudge, shrimp parmigiana (plus healthier stuff like salads, hard boiled eggs, salmon steaks, fruit, protein shakes). so yay for that! last time I was here I gained 4 lbs, though I’m not sure how much was water weight vs actual weight gain. when I get home I’m going to be eating a LOT of veggies, having a green smoothie daily (every day for at least a week) and getting back to my usual workouts. I seriously cannot wait to start seeing the numbers on my scale go down again!