Friday, June 24, 2011

Which Seat Can I Taaaaaake?

It's Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday!

Ok, I'm done with that.  So this week has been so-so.  I am having to spend a lot of money over the next week so I'm not really happy about that.  My car needs some things, I needed a new cell phone, and I have to get a crown on my tooth.  Oh and I still have to finish paying my tuition and another doctor bill from a couple months ago... oops!  Just when I think I have my debt under control... there it goes piling up again.  The American dream, right?


Oh well.  I'm hoping this weekend will bring some much needed time to sort out clothes and do laundry and stuff.  Otherwise, my brother just might sign me up to be on Hoarders or Clean House or something... just me and my room.  LoL!

Will be working out tonight... huzzah!

I never really watched much tv as a teen/young adult... until on-demand and dvr came about.  I was never around much to watch what I might have wanted to.  But thanks to those two inventions, I almost feel like a tv fanatic.  That being said, True Blood starts Sunday-- yay!  Weed and The Big C are on Monday-- double yay! 

Happy Friday!  Hope everyone has a fun weekend!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Keeping Motivated

I don't know that my title is grammatically correct, but whatever, you get what I mean.

After having soup with a sick friend last night it took all of my strength to not just go home and veg out.  It was getting late and I knew I wasn't going to make it to the gym, but my buddy had sent me a text motivating me to go (she was out of town) so that was in the back of my mind.  I made a compromise.  I called another friend and asked her to go for a walk with me, so we did!  It was a lovely walk... I have no idea how far it was, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was at least 2 miles.  It's going to start getting really hard again to go to the gym because I'm in a lot of pain from my herniated discs.  My hip/butt area kills.  This always seems to happen when I try to incorporate stretching and weight machines.  I think I'm just going to have to stick to the elliptical and occasionally treadmill, though that tends to bore me.

I have class tonight and I forgot my backpack at home!  Where's a mom when you need her? 

Monday, June 20, 2011

Slimmer This Summer Challenge Week 3

I do WW at work, but today I had a meeting during the time of what would have been my weigh-in.  I will try and locate another meeting somewhere else this week so I know how I'm doing, but I'm wary to weigh-in on another day with a different scale... thoughts?

I believe my week went well.  The weekend was a little rough because a cousin of mine was visiting, but I tried to not over-indulge.  I also took my dad to a baseball game yesterday for father's day and I did have a hot dog ;).  Oh, and a huge daquiri, but the only other thing I ate yesterday were some crabs and shrimp so I actually stayed within my P+ for the day.  Mmmm crabs.

Also last week I worked out Monday and Wednesday.  Trust, it will be more this week.  It takes me a little while to get used to new routines.  I have a buddy now and that makes all the difference.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wahoo!

Today was amazing.  I was in a good mood pretty much all day.  I ate pretty well and had an AWESOME work out.  It was really hard and I pushed myself a great deal, but in the end I felt great afterwards, well, great and starving haha.  I came home and made myself some tofu shirataki noodles and melted some laughing cow light cheese in them.  I also heated up a morningstar grilled chikn patty and steamed some snap peas.  I mixed that all together and it was delish! 

Class was alright last night.  We actually got out early... 9:15 instead of 9:40... I'll take it!  Tuesdays are so long.  Just six weeks left though and I'll have a master's degree! 

I appreciate all the support I've received thus far from StS challengers and other readers.  Does anyone know what I should do for my "bingo arms," i.e. the flabby mcflabsterness that's going on?

Oy, I'm tired.  Goodnight for now! 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

STS Challenge Week 2...

Alright, instead of simply avoiding my blog like I have done in the past, I will own up to my setbacks.  I did not work out at all last week.  Not for lack of want, but for a lack of time.  I seriously never got home until late every night. I also for some reason was incessantly hungry and that trend is sort of carrying on through this week.  I weighed in yesterday and gained 2 pounds.  Not cute.

I did work out yesterday though.  I got on that elliptical and called it my biotch.  Luckily, I had some sweet man candy to ogle while I was at the gym :).  I totally nullified my working out though by eating two slices of pizza, two chicken tenders, a couple spoonfuls of crab dip, and curly fries.  You may be wondering if I'm really serious about this challenge?  Well, I'm not trying to make excuses for my poor decisions, but I really wanted a 3rd or maybe even a 4th slice of pizza.  There was also one lone chicken tender left in the basket that I was tempted to eat just because I didn't want it to go to waste... but I didn't.  I really kept thinking about how I had done enough damage already just by eating what I ate and how I don't want to be (pardon the expression) a fatass anymore.  I know we're not allowed to say the "f" word in WW, but that's what I feel like sometimes.  

Food-wise today has not been that stellar of a day... just pray the profs bring Subway again for dinner and not pizza tonight.  I will not get home until after 10 so I will not be working out today.  However, I will be there tomorrow for sure.  (Especially since I now have man candy motivation).

I did drink more water this past week, but not enough, especially not over this past weekend when it was near 100 degrees and I was outside in it.  Oh!  But it was my Goddaughter's 2nd birthday and she is SUCH a doll!  Her parents built her a playset for her birthday and she just had a blast all day on that thing.  She was climbing and sliding and swinging and everyone was doting on her.  It was a lot of fun.  We also had the traditional keg... lol... which we finished by midnight that night.  Note: no children were given beer, only juice boxes.. hahaha. 

Wish me luck on a better week!  And good luck to y'all StS challengers!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Watch This

So I watched this and I'm now paranoid more than ever about developing skin cancer/melanoma.  I am a fair ginger who has been burned so badly as a youngster I got blisters.  Searching for a dermatologist pronto.

Remember to wear sunscreen y'all!

 

Panic! At the C-Store...

Yesterday I rounded off the day with a 6 inch sub from Subway, chips, cookie, and Diet Coke.  All of which was provided by my professors because they're beast.  My classmates, however, are annoying.  Maybe it's because I'm a senior amongst freshmen and sophomores?  Or perhaps I would like to be further along than page 6 of 16 after 3 hours!  Seriously people, send an email or something. 

However, today, is not going so well.  I had the incessant craving and NEEEEEED for Cool Ranch Doritos.  So instead of trying to eat around what I really wanted, I just bought the chips and ate the whole 2 and 1/8 oz bag.  And you know what?  I feel satisfied.  I feel slightly guilty, yes, but mostly satisfied.  I looked up the PPV (PointsPlus Values) and that bag just cost me 8.  That's cool though because while looking that up I recorded my weight finally and since March 21 I have lost 13.1 lbs!  That's a little over a pound per week... not bad I say.  That really just made me excited and not want to eat Cool Ranch Doritos for a while haha.

Keeping my eyes on the prize though.  The prize being the beach at the end of the summer.  Would LOVE to be slimmer for that!  

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

School Daze

So I originally started this blog to help me get through grad school while working full time and maintaining a social life.  I also started talking a lot about my weight loss journey that has been a long winding road of ups and downs, smiles, frowns, woohoos and boohoos.  Seeing as I am in my last semester of grad school, it's probably good that I start finding other things to discuss. 

The hardest part about this semester is going to be myself.  Staying motivated, focused, and doing what I need to do to get the grade I know I can get in this ONE class that I'm taking.  All that is asked of me is to read and show up (oh and take a 3.5 hour final at the end of it all).  I read for the first time today.  Class started two weeks ago.  Epic fail.  I really want an A, but I'm not exactly starting out on the A path.  Usually I'm all gung-ho at the beginning of a semester.  Now I fear that I've caught Senioritis.  I'm just so tired all of the time, reading will only make me fall asleep... right?

Now more than ever I need to push myself.  I need to finish up with the amazing grades I've maintained all along because this is my second chance at proving what I can do in school.  July 26th is just around the corner.  

Slimmer This Summer Challenge Day 2

So it's not really necessary I guess to post every day, but I wanna get into this.  I will calculate my points later but so far I've had:
1 scrambled egg
3 pieces of turkey bacon
1 ginormous salad (romaine, shredded carrots, egg whites, a few garbanzo beans, green pepper and couple grape tomatoes, Italian dressing with a splash of honey mustard).
1 20 oz. Diet Coke that I still have about a third left of.
1 20 oz. water that I'm not finished yet.

I know, I know.  I need to drink more water!  I'm working on it! 
I won't be able to work out tonight because I've got class til almost 10.  I have been walking around a lot at work today though in order to get some movement in.  Tomorrow I will definitely be hitting the gym.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Slimmer This Summer Challenge

I am still doing Weight Watchers, but I want to try and be more of a part of the blogger community so I am signing up for the

challenge. I actually had another loss this week of 5 point something lbs!  I am totally pumped. 

Basically by the end of this summer I want to have gotten into the habit of eating all the important nutrients I am supposed to daily.  In WW language these are the "good health guidelines."  It's going to be tough, especially the dairy part, but I think I might be over my fear/hatred of yogurt so that's a good thing.  I also need to remember to track everything and stay within my allotted points plus values.  And hydrate hydrate hydrate!  Which means water-- not Diet Coke (aka the elixir of life). 

Also this summer I want to build up a real honest to goodness work out regime... and by the end I hope to be gymming it up 5 times a week.

I don't really have a goal weight by the end of the summer, I would rather just maintain good habits, but I guess I would like to lose 10-20 lbs by the end of August.  I know that's kind of lofty, but maybe I'll land somewhere in the middle.

I've finally been losing every week for the past few, but it's not because I'm necessarily doing things right.  I want to reach a happy medium.