Saturday, December 12, 2009

Let's Do It Together!

I'm joining this ladies in their effort, mostly because I need all the support I can get.....

They have a prompt this week....

What is your week one goal (s)... and why are you joining in?
Well I'm on week whatever, but I still have a goal and I should share why I'm joining.
Goal: I've lost site of my water consumption so I need to concentrate on that. My goal this week is to drink 100 oz every day. I was up to that before and doing it without a problem. When I got sick, the "habit" went away. I need to get that back.
Why: I'm joining because I already follow SupahMommy and she is a hoot. I'm on board for anything that she gets involved with and besides, I need all the support I can get.
If you'd like more support, won't you join us. I'm sure it's going to be fun as we struggle together.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Day 25 - 12/10/09

Ok, whose idea was it to start this during the holidays. I'm having a hard time staying focused. I don't want to be obsessive, but I want to be healthy.

I'm trying to cook healthier. Really that is the only change I've been able to hold to at this point. I'm blaming the holidays. Ahem.

Still, I got on the scale tonight for the first time since I started. Imagine my surprise when I'd had a loss of six pounds in four weeks. While I probably could have lost more if I'd "concentrated", I am pleased because I didn't starve myself or go insane with the exercise.

I want to get there. I have a friend who is there but it is so natural to her. That's what I want, but for tonight, I celebrate six pounds gone.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Day 6 - 11/21/09

So yesterday I was on tract with my exercise and not with my eating. Today, I'm on tract with my eating and my exercise is off. I am tired today and I'm resting, mostly because I just want to. I suppose I should have a "plan". I don't. I just want to change my lifestyle.

I'm looking forward to tomorrow's weigh in and measuring.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Day 4 - 11/19/09

We're going to call this day a bust. While I did get my exercise in, I ate like a stressed out insane woman. We're talking donuts, candy bar, crap.

It was so bad that I couldn't even bring myself to post last night. Nuff said. Forging ahead.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Day 3 - 11/18/09

Exercise Done Today:
Walked 30 minutes, .73 miles, burned 149 calories

Calorie Count Today (1200-1550):
662 calories over.

Fat Grams Today (32-56 g):
A whopping 80 grams.

Water Intake Today: 8 glasses by bedtime

I think I’m going backwards. I’m trying to understand what I do wrong so I can start to do right. Problem is, I don’t think I’m making any progress. Time to get serious. Really serious. I think I am becoming quite aware of why I am the way I am.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Day 2 - 11/17/09

Exercise Done Today:
Walked 45 minutes, 2.5 miles, burned 437 calories

Calorie Count Today:
384 calories over, OVER. I took my daughter out to breakfast before her M.D. appointment. When I was done, I calculated my calories. Hello? I ate a whole day’s worth in one meal. What a wake up call.

Fat Grams Today (32-56 g):
A whopping 73 grams. Less than yesterday, still too much. I need to learn more about this stuff.

Water Intake Today:
8 glasses by bedtime, I completely forgot to start drinking until I was making dinner.

This is such a learning thing. My daughter said that as long as I keep going forward, the weight is going to come off. She said that I need to give myself a learning curve. I like her thoughts.

It bothers me that I exercised enough to burn up so many calories, but I ate enough to gain more than a pound. I need to plan more.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Day 1 - 11/16/09

Exercise Done Today:
Walked 65 minutes, 2.55 miles, burned 366 calories, I am so sore.

Calorie Count Today:
42 calories over, the report told me that eating too many calories can lead to weight gain. Gee, ya think Sherlock! I didn't plan my day appropriately and this morning I ate McDonald's for breakfast. I confess I forgot that I was planning to start today.

Fat Grams Today (32-56 g):
A whopping 79 grams. More evidence that I ate McDonald's. Ug.

Water Intake Today:
10 glasses by bedtime, I should be appropriately up all night visiting the throne.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Oh Mom!

FooFoo: You lose the weight and then we can share clothes.

Me: You like my clothes? You were making fun of me last week about my clothes.

FooFoo: You have some cute things. Mostly dressy. I'll have to take you to buy some jeans and casual stuff because what you wear is ugly.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

How I'm Gonna Do This

I need a lot of help when I lose weight. Mostly because I didn't get good training as a child. I found a really great, FREE site that I think makes this doable and motivating.
For once I'm really excited about actually starting one of these programs. We'll see how it goes.
A special thank you to Cat at The_Next_Right_Thing . She has some great ideas and resouces for weight loss and getting healthy in general. I found the link to Spark People on her blog. Go take a look.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Beginning

Tonight, I was helping Mighty Max and Super Sam with their math homework. We started chatting about blogs. I made mention that I'd like to start a blog about losing weight. They both laughed. I asked them what we should call it.
Their answer.....
BOOM - Mom's Gonna Burst
Wow, if that wasn't a wake up call, I don't know what would be. Honestly, I'm not sure what it's gonna be about. I know I'll share where I'm at and where I'm going. I'll share what I try and what doesn't work. And if you've followed any of my other blogs, you'll know that I'm gonna share the ugly. Come along. Maybe we'll learn something together.