Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Checking In...

I really need to get back to posting more than once a week! But there's not really much exciting news in my world of weight loss. My eating hasn't been the greatest and I still haven't worked out. I'm really trying to get there though. There are lots of things in store for the future and I know I want to be healthy and feel good about myself when I get there.

The scale was down 1.2 pounds this week. Yay? I guess I really haven't been eating too much, it's just my choices aren't the best, you know? But with money being scarce, I know I'm going to have to get in line and fast.

Ticker factory isn't working? Hmmmm....I'm unable to update my weight (and since there was a loss, I really want to update it). Any suggestions for a new ticker website????

Some good news, Boyfriend went to a job fair this morning. He was way awesome and made a good impression with one of the Corporate Office people. He has a meeting to meet with the property manager already. This job is something that we really need in order to see those things in store that I mentioned earlier. If anyone is reading, your prayers would be greatly appreciated. =)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Back to reality

Actually, I was back to reality on Wednesday, but I am just getting to post.

The trip was FUN. There wasn't a lot of sightseeing like there usually is because I really just wanted to spend time with my family. We did end up going to Universal City Walk to walk around and shop. We also tried a couple of new restaurants. We ate out tons! All in all it was a very relaxing, mellow trip.

But like I said before, back to reality.

When I weighed myself on Wednesday, the scale was still at 264. Hmmm? I did eat lots of food, but did I do lots of walking and exercise to come out even? I don't really remember. But if that's what the scale said, then it is what it is.

Before I left LA, I made a deal with my brother and sister. We could all benefit from losing some poundage so I challenged them to a sort of Biggest Loser contest. We would see who can lose the most weight by December 1st. The prize? 500 bucks from my mom. I think I could blow my sis and bro out of the water so that money is as good as mine!!! I still have to work out a plan on how I'm going to lose the weight, but I know I can really do this.

On a sadder note, I weigh 2 pounds more than my brother. What's this world coming to?

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I'm still here

These past couple of weeks have been an epic fail for me.

I didn't lose any weight for my trip (surprise, surprise). Actually, I'm at the heaviest that I have ever been. The scale read 264 yesterday morning (hangs head in shame). I have done the exact opposite of what I am supposed to be doing, which is eat right and work out. I've been eating like crazy and my elliptical machine and weights are collecting dust. It's frustrating! I have the tools I need, I know what I need to do and yet my little mind cannot grasp the idea of losing weight. This sucks bad!

And there are more stressful and trying times in store for me.

My boyfriend got let go from his job. So now our already suffering budget is going to be suffering even more. I'm happy that I'm going to be taking this little vacation to Los Angeles, but sad to know that everything I need to worry about will be here when I get back.

But things could be a lot worse, so I have that to be thankful for. I have my health, my job, my boyfriend, mi gato, a roof over our heads and food in our tummies. So really I shouldn't be complaining.

I have lots of stuff to do tonight with the packing and the organizing of the room before we leave, but I'm hoping to get at least 30 minutes on the elliptical. My body is craving movement. I feel like an 80 year old woman with all these aches in my bones, joints, and muscles. Not a good feeling. I know some exercise is just what I need.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Friday, I'm in love

TGIF, right?

Yes!! I love me some Fridays.

Thursday recap: my food was all over the place. I definitely failed in that department. But I did do the 30 Day Shred. Like I said before, I can never get them both (eating and exercising) at the same time. Woe is me. I know I'll get it someday.

Still looking for those bra straps!!! =/

BTW - I am feeling some major fluff today. Like, seriously, MAJOR!
Fluff = bad (unless it's on a bunny, kitty, or baby!)

Have a good weekend!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Is it Friday yet?

Well, thank God it's Thursday.

I failed to surprise myself last night. I didn't work out. I fought with myself for 1 hour to get up and just work out. Even my boyfriend kept telling me to just get it over with already. After all the heeing and hawing, when I finally decided to work out, I started to feel really nauseous. All in my head? Could be.

So, I didn't work out. But my eating was really good. I didn't eat anything I hadn't planned on eating. That was a good point about my day.

Why do I never get the eating right and working out at the same time? Is it really that hard? Or am I really that stubborn? Ask my boyfriend, he'll say I'm really that stubborn.

And because it's not always about weight loss:
Does anyone know where to buy those clear bra straps for convertible bras? I have this strapless bra and I seem to have misplaced the straps it came with (actually, I found one and I vaguely recall trashing the other one). I really need some for my upcoming trip. So if any one knows, please feel free to comment. Thanks!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Just Wednesday

I really want a nap right now.

I wish I was home in my dark, dark bedroom snuggled in my comfy bed with my boyfriend. That sure beats being at work right now.

Yesterday, my eating wasn't great. But I'm not going to dwell on that...what's done is done. I did get my 2ND day of 30 Day Shred done. Hahahahaha!! Let's see if I can beat this 2 day curse that seems to have befallen me. I never seem to workout more than 2 days in a row. I always stop and start, stop and start. Quite annoying, if you ask me.

My legs feel like jelly but that's a good thing. That means they are getting the workout they need, the workout they deserve. My arms feel pretty good too. Don't you just love that feeling your body gets when it's been getting exercise? It feels great to me!!

I'm hoping for some more greatness this week!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

HYC Update

Well, no real news with me. Which explains my absence. I've been plain horrible!

On Saturday, I did have what I thought was going to be an epiphany but it was a false alarm. Me and the BF went to our favorite Hibachi restaurant. We stuffed ourselves silly. Well, I couldn't stop there so I insisted on stopping for some ice-cream. Yes, it was a complete gorge fest. I literally ate until I was sick to my stomach. It was the worst feeling ever. I vowed that I would never eat that way again.


Honestly, I haven't eaten that much since then. It's only been 2 days, but still. It's just that I haven't exactly been making the right choices, so I still have that gross bloated feeling. Ay yi yi yi yi! Will this madness ever end?

I did get to workout last night. 30 Day Shred take 1,000,0001.

10 more days 'til I fly to Los Angeles for vacation. I have mixed feelings about this. I'm happy to be going on vacation and seeing my family, but I'm not happy about being the size I am and going on vacation and seeing my family. I'm probably the biggest I've ever been right now and I'm not feeling too good about myself. If only I had started to take care of my weight months ago. I would have probably been a lot happier with myself.

Story of my life...woulda, coulda, shoulda.

But on a good note, I went shopping this weekend to pick up some stuff for said vacation. Did anyone else clean up at Old Navy this weekend? They had this Friends and Family promo where you get 30 percent off. I'm a hardcore cheapskate and I <3 Old Navy. Plus, it was tax-free weekend here in GA. I got some pretty good stuff and all for 30 bucks!
(I really wish I had been buying a smaller size. I would have gotten waaaay more stuff!!!!)