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Wednesday Weigh in – back in the saddle

It’s sad I actually had to go back and see when I did my last weigh in post. It’s not that I haven’t been tracking (well sort of), but when I got really sick I just gave up on everything but focusing on feeling better so no scale, no boundaries and no holds barred.

But I’ve been steadily working back into healthy eating habits and developing a workout routine that I can stick to over the next few months until the girls are out of school.

So where am I?
I’m not back where I started but close I’m back up to 229.5 and while that number is not close to where I wanted to be at the moment, I’ll take the loss. With the amount of drugs that have been pumping though me recently any loss is better than a gain – lol.

What’s my plan?
I don’t know at the moment – I’m in a small food rut and I’m hoping I can reinvent my eating plan by next weeks post.

How about fitness?
Well that’s been hit or miss too, has anyone else hated the time change this year? I feel as though I am being punished for getting up before the crack of dawn right now and cannot seem to drag my lifeless body out of bed to workout before I head into the office. I’m hoping I can motivate myself back into that habit since, recently I’ve been getting home after 8pm – meetings after work and such, and have had no time to workout before going to bed. I wish I could say it’s going to slow down but I doubt it anytime soon. As far a lunch goes I have to remind myself to take a walk again, I was feeling so yucky again that I feel out of the habit.

So really where am I?
OK I’m really back to square one, but that’s ok – it happens sometimes and honestly I’m feeling good about where I am relative to what’s been going on.

How are you doing with your weight loss journey?

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New Years Fitness Challenge – start

My cousin decided to host a fitness/weight loss challenge for the new year. We give her $20 and every week we send her a picture of ourselves on the scale with our weight, she works some sort of algebraic magic and tells us where we are in the standings. At the end of February one of us will win the pot of money based on who lost the largest percentage of weight. I’m rather impressed, when we started talking about this endeavor in November we were going to be happy wit 8-10 people, now I think we’re up to 25 people and a a tiered system for the top 3 winners.

While I don’t want this blog to be specifically about weight loss, I can’t deny I’m a rather “curvy” woman, and in all honesty I’m far more curvy than I want to be at the moment. I thought I would post a weekly note on weigh in day to mark my progress – you all will keep me honest – and hopefully as I lose weight I can ease in a few posts about outfits and curvier looks.

So here is my plan of attack for week 1:

– Use the Lose it! app on my phone loseit.com – to track my calories – and exercise, it has a bar code scanner that hasn’t failed me yet and a basic interface that is easy to use.
– Use the map my fitness app – map my fitness to track my walks with the dogs and the ones I plan on taking at lunch.

workouts:
– I found a great fitness plan on Women’s Health.com Women’s health – The Total Body transformation – it’s a 12 month program that gives you a realistic cardio and weight training plan each month to ease you into a workout routine. I will be using them each 2-3 times a week alternating.
– in the mornings I plan on doing yoga and meditation plus an easy Pilates on alternating days.

Food:
– This week I’m working on two of my trouble areas for the most part we eat healthy, I am one of those that tends to eat too much.
1. snacking after dinner
2. not drinking enough water

The first one is going to be the tough one – I’m going to designate my couch as a NO EATING ZONE and try to get our dining room table cleared off so we can eat somewhere else besides in front of the TV. In addition I’m going work on not watching as much TV since I don’t seem to really snack anywhere else.

Drinking enough water shouldn’t be too much of a challenge, I’m one of those that if you put a glass with a straw in front of me I’m apt to drink until I float away. It’s just conciously remembering to take my cup with me every day.

And with that we will begin:

weight: 235.9
height: 5’8″
chest: 41
waist: 38
hips: 52.5
bicep: 14
thigh: 31

Do you have a weight loss or fitness goal this year?

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