Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Shame on me!!! Oh and also, YAY for me!!!

Okay so only 22 days between my last post and this one...whoopsie!
I will blame it on being busy, being sick, being lazy...ya know, the usual.

Soooooooo....who lost 10 pounds?? I did! I did!! (12.8 pounds to be precise) And now I have to make this blog public. Poop. I wasn't expecting it to actually happen when I started writing this. But it did. And even though no one knows I made that little promise to myself, I can't let myself down now can I?

This weekend, I wore something other than sweats and yoga pants, and holy heck! I got more compliments than I knew what to do with! So, I guess this little weight loss thing is actually workin!! HOT DAMN! I felt better about myself than I have in years. So with all that said, I will keep going. I am one determined bitch, and I will not back down from this challenge.

I will leave you all (whoever you all are) with a few things I've learned so far on this journey!

1. Get out of your own mind and stay off the scale. Hi, my name is Misty, and I a scale-aholic. I check it in the morning, before I go to bed, after every time I pee...it's become an obsession. And not a good one either. So I am trying to get on it only on Friday's from now on. I know that I am going to go up and down in weight,so why torture myself.

2. Life really can be mind over matter. Just today I picked up a bag of M&M's and looked at the calories. I was tempted to say screw it and put those 230 calories of delightfulness in my mouth. But I didn't. I set the package back down, and cut up some watermelon instead.

3. Sleep is important. If you don't get enough sleep and you're ass draggin', then you will cut corners. You won't work out, you will eat foods of convenience, and you will feel horrible about yourself.

4. Don't push yourself too hard. I feel so good after a workout, that I want more. But I know that if I don't pace myself, I will hurt later, and then won't want to exercise the next day. A good workout can be addicting though, and it is so hard not to push myself to the breaking point.

5. You learn as you go. You figure out what works and what doesn't. What works for you may not work for someone else and vice versa.

I am only 12 pounds in, and I still have a LOT to learn, but I feel like I can do it. That I will do it. And NOTHING is going to stop me.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Week three? Really!?!?!

So today started the third week of getting healthy. I can't believe I have made it this far. I haven't lost any more weight, but I didn't gain either. I had a pretty rough week last week. On Wednesday I went to go for my walk and had it in my head that since I was going alone and could go at my own pace, I was going to go for 4 miles. I made it 1 lap around the track and felt like I couldn't move one step further. The cramps in my calves and the pain around my knees was almost unbearable. I kept going though and by lap three I knew if I didn't go home then, I might not make it home. So I got in 1.14 miles. Pathetic to say the least. Thursday it rained, and so I decided to take a break and not do a damn thing. So that's what I did. The entire time my inner skinny chick was yelling at me. I ignored that bitch. Friday I got up and did 45 minutes of Zumba, and also started my 30 day squat challenge with 70 squats. Who knew I had thigh muscles!! And ones that could actually hurt! Holy hell. Weekends are always difficult for me. We had a dance competition to be at all day Saturday, and I ate really well while we were there. The team went out for pizza after and I had 2 slices of pepperoni pizza.Ugh. Never again. Not sure if it's because my stomach isn't used to grease now, or what but it wasn't fun later that night with the tummy cramps.

Last night I took my measurements finally. Since I am posting and being brutally honest with myself, I will post them here.

Measurements as of 4/7/2013:

Calf 16"
Thigh 28"
Hips 41"
Waist 37.5"
Chest 39"
Arm 12"

Talk about accountability!! Good grief, I can't take that back now. Welllll I could, but I won't.

I am hoping to lose more pounds this week. I bought some "leg cramp" pills the other night. Going to give them a try tonight. Hopefully one day, my walks will turn into runs.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Start of week two and weekend trash

Yesterday was the two week mark. In two weeks I lost 7 pounds. I almost gave up on Thursday. I almost gave up on Saturday. Oh and I almost gave up yesterday. I confess...I ate a Carl's Jr. western star burger last night for dinner. And then I immediately went on a 2 mile walk. Oh and I paid for that burger all night long. STOMACH CRAMPS FROM HELL!!!! So today I realize that while it tasted like heaven, it was not worth it. No more cheating. NO MORE FAST FOOD. I am determined. We went out for dinner Saturday night at Red Robin and I found the lowest calorie item on the menu and it was actually really good. If we are going to eat out, I will find a healthy alternative. I can and will do this, because if I can lose 7 pounds, I can lose 14.