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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!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Progress Is Progress

Getting there...

So this week my activity points were more than doubled, my food intake was cut way down (still not perfect, but way better than last week) and I've felt much better.

I'm still craving the bad foods, but giving in much less than before.  Progress is progress, right?

I haven't been to the gym (except for 1 time) this month, but we've been working on getting our house ready to sell.  So definitely tons of activity points from that.  One day I earned 8 activity points and I never left my house.

I haven't been prepping food very much, which is a big down fall for me as I do much better (don't we all) when I am able to do that.  I did however get some fruit for the week - which I didn't have much of last week.  I enjoy fruit and most veggies, but it's hard to eat them when I don't prep them.  I should be able to do some of that this weekend - depending on what's left on our project list of course.  Regardless... going to try to make good decisions.

This week, like I said I moved more and ate less, I lost 2.8 lbs.  Feels good (I've actually lost almost 5 lbs the last two weeks - YAY).  Hope to keep up being this busy so that the downward trend keeps coming :)  I would love to get back to where I was even a year ago.  That's 18 lbs to get off (since last August).

Onward and upward... stay positive, keep moving and eat less.  That has to be my motto!

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

Monday, June 22, 2015

It's working...

Sorry for the late post... I have been extremely busy working on our house.  We've done so much to this house in the last year, it's crazy... but looking great!

Anyway - I did track the entire week.  I was negative 77 extra points and that's with using my 11 activity points.  Not my best week - but hey, I tracked.

I did end up losing this week - lost 2, which is way more than I thought I would.  I thought I'd be staying the same, which is an accomplishment in itself when you're negative that much.

I haven't gotten to the gym at all, I really hope in the next week that I can get myself back there as I only have 1 time in for the month and I need 7 more before the 30th (and it's the 22nd)... yikes.  But hopefully after today I can get there every day.

I will continue to track and work around the house... over the weekend I was able to earn 21 activity points so far and while I've used all of those (we haven't had time to focus on cooking / eating healthy food), I actually (for the first time in a long time) came out of the weekend with still having extra bonus points for the week (only 9, but that's better than negative 27 like I was last week).

Anyway, I hope you're all able to keep busy getting those activity points and eat healthy... I can't wait to get back to that!

Soon, very very soon!

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

Thursday, June 11, 2015

I think I can...

I'd say I've done a little better this week.  I'm not perfect (never am) but I'm doing much better than before.  I was, however, out of my extra points by early Sunday afternoon.  So I've still got some work to do there.

I got to the gym only twice this week, but I worked in my garden one day for over an hour and it was intense weed pulling... so I'm counting this.  I also got many other things marked off my weekend to-do list. I could be working out more, but sometimes I just don't feel like it or I end up doing other things around the house (hence garden weeding) and I don't get there.

I did end up falling way off the wagon Tuesday night... so the end result of this week was staying the same.  I know I need to do much better.

This week I will continue to work towards getting to the gym 3x.  Trying a yoga class (I keep saying that, I just don't like yoga).  I need to plan a little better with food this week - which I'll have to do Saturday because Sunday will be taken up by a graduation party.

Regardless, I'll have to keep telling myself (as always) "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can..."

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