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Friday, August 21, 2015

Lagging Behind, But NOT Giving Up

Sorry, I didn't have time to post last week... I had a work event on Thursday and then held a graduation party at my house for about 25 people (my house is not that big - we got creative as it was HOT AS HELL) and then we had the kids through Monday.

So, I'm not doing well.  Struggling a lot.  Not tracking my food.  Eating what I want.  Blah Blah Blah...

I'm like most overweight people... I'm an emotional eater and food makes me feel good while I eat it.  And then after, I feel all kinds of guilt and more unhappy.

I've gained over the last two weeks, no surprise.  I haven't made time for the gym (feel guilty about that).  I'm unhappy with the way our house is doing on the market.  All kinds of negativity in my life... and I do not do well with negativity.

We are going away for the weekend to my in-laws place... where there's always good food and some drinking.  Drinking I can "manage" usually... I'd rather eat.  I'm going to try and at least be concious of what I'm eating, but the menu is not weight watcher friendly.  It never is.

For the rest of the time, I'm going to track.  I'll probably try and track there too, but it may get discouraging for the rest of the week... so that'll be a game time call for me.

I'm not giving up.  I'm not letting go.  I'm still down 50 lbs from when I originally started... I've just hit a huge speed bump.  I will get back on track... I'll try to control my emotions.  I'm not giving up!

I can't wait to be Healthfully Ever After.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Still Plugging Away

I'm still here, I'm still semi-focusing.  I'm not back 100% yet.  I did make it to the gym 1 time this week and I went Stand Up Paddleboarding, where I sat most of the time... but hey I went!

What I'm most proud of this week is that I turned down going to brunch with my family.  I responded with, I would really like to go but I probably shouldn't... and they responded with I'm proud of you.

I did not count my points most of the week, but I did a few days.  Not enough.  I lost this week, in spite of having my period.  So here's to still plugging away and must try harder!  What do I want more????

I can't wait until I'm Healthfully Ever After!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Fun Fun Fun

This last week was jam packed with fun.  We had our daughter here for 4 days... we did a ton of fun stuff but most of it involved some hefty meals... which in turn makes that darn scale go up.  So weight wise, a terrible week.

But all the activity we got in was incredible...
1) kayaking and paddleboarding
2) hiking in the minneapolis park system
3) walking around in st. paul
4) party where there was a ton of moving around to do

Ok, well maybe it doesn't sound like a lot, but one day alone I got 8 activity points... walked almost 15,000 steps, climbed over 30 flights of stairs all while sweating in the hot humid weather.  It was fabulous.

However... I know I keep saying this, but I really need to get on track.  I must.  I cannot go back to where I was startng out in January (my re-start) and I'm half way back there.  I've gained a lot of weight in the last 3 weeks.  Time to get it back off.

Will be getting back to the gym!

I can't wait until I'm Healthfully Ever After!

p.s. the house hasn't sold yet... not even a showing in the last week.  fingers crossed that the open house this weekend brings in some potential buyers!  Stressful, depressing and hard to stay motivated!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

I'm Emotional!

This week was yet again, not my best week.  I'm getting really stressed out about selling the house.  There's no activity on it at all.  It makes me really sad because it's a great house with a lot of great qualities.  In addition to that, the ONLY house that I wanted (that's on the market right now) accepted an offer.  It was perfect for us.  So needless to say, I'm a bit depressed right now.

Everyone offers the same advice (which I don't want to hear) it'll all work out.  Maybe it's not the right time for you to sell.  The right one will come along... they have to be the right buyer. That house must not have been the right one for you... Blah blah blah.

What does that do for me?  Nothing... except make me want to eat.  Because I'm an emotional eater.  It doesn't make me want to eat good things though, as you can imagine.

Sooo.. not a good weigh in week for me at all.

However, the positives for the week.  I got to the gym 4 times this week.  I went to an outdoor concert... and while it was supposed to be miserably hot, it was not.  It was a beautiful night!

I don't have a lot of wisdom to share right now as I'm in a rut.  I'm hoping to get out of it by forcing myself to work out... but I need to get that food in control.  I have a lot of rotting good veggies in my refrigerator that I never touched this week... well they aren't rotting yet but if I don't start eating them they will!

Anyway - my plan for this week is to continue exercise and try to get that food in check... and get out of this funk.

None of that changes the fact that I can't wait to be Healthfully Ever After!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

ZERO Control: what does that do for a person?

Most definitely not my best week.  I wanted to eat (and did) everything in sight.  I also didn't really track this week, which is never good.  I gained a bunch...  a lot of hard work out the window.  I'm not upset about it though, because I knew what I was doing when I was doing it.  Just had ZERO control last week.

I can say though that I finally got myself back to the gym.  I went 3 times this week.  Monday - Water Aerobics, Wednesday/Thursday - biked for 6 miles each time (30 minutes).  THAT my friends is progress and makes me feel so much better than just saying I need to get myself back there.

I am determined to meet my 8 times this month so I can get my reimbursement.

I started tracking again today... I know I need to do that.  I had zero awareness of how much I was eating last week... I just knew I wasn't making good choices and doing that often.  I also felt like crap ALL WEEK.

So, I won't repeat that this week.  I'll have a couple of challenging days coming up, but if I just let those days be and focus on the rest, I will see progress next week!  So that's what I'll do, THAT is my plan.

I can't wait until I'm Healthfully Ever After!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Holiday get you down?

Did the holiday get you down?  Me too!  But honestly, I had a great weekend/week so I'm a happy girl... plus I got my period this week so if you're a woman - you know that control is tough when that is happening.

What are the good things I did this week?  Well... we went away for the weekend and I went to the grocery store and while I bought hamburgers (80/20), regular buns and chips... I also bought fresh veggies (cut them up and brought them), yogurt ranch dip and strawberries.  I also ate that stuff along with the other food.  I was also pretty controlled on the bad foods too.

When I got back from the weekend I slipped more than when I was away... but still made and ate salads, thai basil chicken and taco's.  So there are definitely things I did well and for that I'm proud of myself.

Next week - more of the same.  I will need more fresh veggies and fruit and need to keep making dinners versus going out.

I still haven't gotten to the gym.  Although I think about it daily, I'm just not getting there.  I'm feeling a little OCD with keeping my house at tip top shape in case we get any requests for showings.  They have not been happening.  Anyway - I do plan on getting back to the gym.  I will get my 8 in for the month!  I will.

Results from the week?  I gained 1.4 (but guessing 1 of that, at least, is due to having my period).

I can't wait until I'm Healthfully After After.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Good Choices

So this week, less activity as we were pretty much done prepping... like 1/2 the activity.  BUT with that said, I needed to be more aware of what I was eating.  We ate out quite a bit and while I didn't always make the best choices, I counted everything and made adjustments where I could...

Like I ordered grilled chicken, a burger with no bun, no fries, egg white delight vs. regular, etc.

So just like last week - progress is progress!!!

NOW, I need to get my butt to that gym.  A goal for next week perhaps?  Up until June, I earned my $20 back from our health provider.  June was total prep month and there just wasn't time for it all and to be honest with all the work we did around the house, I felt like that was plenty.

July is a new month and I'll be back to getting my 8 in... before all the "selling" activity happens. Man, I hope we sell fast!  We have a great home, but it's not for everyone.  We need a guy that needs a huge garage, but doesn't want the acreage that usually goes with it.  Less maintenance :)  Have I sold you on it, LOL I kid.

Anyway - I am almost down to the weight I was when we returned from our trip to Denmark and Italy.  That is a great thing!  I'm basically down 20 lbs since January.  It's not a lot, but at the rate I was gaining it is great progress.

I lost 1 lbs this week (6.5 over the last 3 weeks) and will continue my good choices through out the following weeks to come.

I can't wait until I'm Healthfully Ever After!