Friday, December 20, 2013

weigh in 28

last week: 183.4
this week: 182.8
loss of 0.6

i did not hit my goal of 7 activity points earned, i got 5.  not sure where i missed the mark on that one.

still not posting my graphs and charts from WW.  just not in the mood lately.  i kind of feel like im just  going through the motions and my heart isnt into this whole losing weight dieting/healthy living space right now.  doesnt mean im giving up.  my goal is to get through the holidays with no gain (a loss would be nice)

i know motivation comes and goes.  i love seeing that im down 25.8 lbs.  but i dont FEEL like im down that much . i still feel like i weigh 208 lbs.  heck i still feel like i weigh 220 lbs (my highest weight that i know of, there were years i didnt have a scale). 

it is a little daunting to know that my goal weight is still over 25 lbs away.  (im aiming for 155, of course if i hit 160 and feel like im good ill stop. i want to be fit, not just thin). 

im hoping the motivation returns and i kick butt in the new year.  maybe i should call it beast mode for the month of jan.  i have a few things im kind of not looking forward to, such as the new years resolutioners.  i go to the gym, i dont really wear matching outfits, i wear whatever is comfortable, but the gym bunnies will come in looking all cute and their clothes match and fit them properly.  plus i joined a new gym, so im sure the appeal is even stronger than any normal year.  (i do like my new gym by the way).  sometimes im pulling my pants up while working out cause guess what they dont fit me the same as they did 25 lbs ago.  sometimes i have a bleach mark on my pants, and i wear them to the gym cause who cares what i look like there?

so i hope in 2014 to start a strength training routine.  i have done 30 day shred, maybe ill do it again?  maybe just write it down and do the workout without having to hear jillian explain things (towards the end of the 30ds you will also be telling jillian to shut up, im sure of it). 

there is not much else to report on the jaime front.  Merry Christmas to those who celebrate, if not, insert whatever holiday you want there, happy new years too. 

im off work starting monday after 4pm, until jan 2.  so i have plenty of time to go to the gym and get to working out.  ill try to come up with a real game plan for jan before i post next week. 

Friday, December 13, 2013

weigh in 27

last week: 185.0
this week: 183.4
loss of 1.6

whoa i lost the same amount of weight that i did last week.  WEIRD.  ill take it.  I am back at the weight i was 11/22 too.  I think for every day i take off from my WW counting, i lose a week of time (i took off two days for thanksgiving, the day before and the day of).  Let this be a lesson to me about the upcoming christmas holiday.

I do not feel like posting reports from WW today.  I do want to tell you that i over used my points by 2 (as in negative 2 shows up on my app if i go to yesterday).  you know, sometimes you just have to do what you have to do.  overall, is 2 points over really going to hurt my weight loss?  i mean look at my numbers this week?  i think im doing ok. 

I earned 11 activity points this week, ok so i did not plug my activelink in last night, so maybe 12.  I take thursdays off from the gym, so probably not, but i did walk around the mall with my husband for a bit (xmas shopping for the family). 

remember how i was so excited for my husband to be going to the gym with me?  and how i had him pick days (sunday, monday and wednesdays) yeah he went a total of zero times this week (i go 4-5 times a week).  but he has a (man) cold.  he is sneezing like crazy.  he might be picking up some weird shifts coming up soon, one of his supervisors (bosses? he has several of these, one has to be in the building at all times) was terminated, and he is the back up.  so that means leaving work at 8pm some nights.  he also applied for her position, so im afraid of what this shift might look like.  i think the supervisors rotate so not everyone is working so late.

other news: we had two snow storms since i wrote last week.  1 sunday, and the second one all day tuesday.  i actually was home for round 2 working on company holiday cards.  it is nice not being essential personnel anymore (i used to be, where i had to come in for a few hours even if the roads were horrible).  at this current job its a small company, if i dont do the work today, ill do it tomorrow.  i call myself the office manager, but i think technically accounting assistant is in there too.  we are expecting snow tomorrow too!!!

I may or may not do my 5K tonight, i havent been posting my times cause they are generally the same, maybe ill only post if i get a PR.  or i could get up early tomorrow morning and go.  I feel like since we went to NYC Last weekend that i barely had time to unwind last weekend. 

I cannot believe how close christmas is.  I rarely have christmas spirit (bah humbug) but that is what growing up on welfare does to a person.  where christmas we got a pair of jeans or a video that we wanted (or more embarrassing, a bra at 5th grade xmas, to a tom boy with nothing but brothers this was the most embarrassing gift ever).  i hope one day when i have a kid of my own, that i can find the joy in christmas again (oh and my step son figured out at the ripe age of 8 about the big guy with the beard, which made me sad, i wish his mother would have contacted us before revealing-then again i think she might have been put on the spot, it started out with the tooth fairy and lead to easter bunny and then santa). 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

(quick) weigh in 26

last week: 186.6
this week: 185.0
loss of 1.6

hey guys, sorry i never got around to updating on friday, i was a bit busy with work stuff.  and you know they pay the bills...

so i lost weight but i had a super tough week.  im hoping this week is more smooth.  just had a lot of issues with being overly hungry, i blame it on ovulation. 

i did reach my goal of hitting 7 activity points for the week.  im actually at that number right now for this week (my weeks start on friday). 

the reason for that is that we took a bus trip to NYC to see the rockettes show (ok i should mention that i have inherited my dad's hatred for cities-i dont even like philly, how did i think id ever like new york?).  i have been there before, i saw the broadway show Equus back when the kid from Harry potter was on the show (yes i saw him naked along with a woman).  if you should know one thing about me, its that im a giant harry potter fan,  besides the guy who played uncle vernon on harry potter was also in the play and more of the main character than daniel radcliff.  

so we had a few hours of time to shop NYC.  i dont know if im spoiled, but when i go shopping i park my car (for free) in the lot in front of the store, so after i purchase something i put it in my car and go, not lug it around for hours on end.  plus im from a place called west chester, pa, we have a zillion shopping places so close, if i really want to have fun with the crowds, id go to the king of prussia mall (the biggest worry there is getting the right exit for the road you want)

we had a wonderful lunch, but i was never told that we would be driving during dinner time  (oh my in laws took us, along with my 13 year old step son, and my sister in law and her boyfriend) not to mention some random issue with the bus not being able to park and no one being able to find out where the bus was located for a good long time.  there were 3 people who held up the bus for an additional 45 minutes from the time we got on the bus.  i also lack an internal GPS, i get lost in the mall.  there were such big crowds that it was just crazy.  but the show was good.  i little on the cheesey end but i think that is just the way it is supposed to be.  during the dances i kept wondering how many calories those ladies are burning up. 

so we hit some major traffic leaving the city.  we got back to NJ (that is where my in laws live, over an hour away from us) and stopped at mcdonalds, where i debated on getting an entire meal. i stopped myself and was like just get me a cheeseburger happy meal with apple slices.  so i got that and it filled me up.  i looked up the point values this morning (cause i went right to bed) and it was 8 points for the cheeseburger.  they gave me a super tiny thing of french fries and i gave them to my step son.  i think between all of the items i ate on the trip (not that many but my lunch was high in points) that i sucked up all of my weeklies. 

so i earned 3 activity points walking around NYC yesterday.  i fell asleep on the bus twice (once on the way there and once on the way back) and this morning my lower back was angry at me. 

i should mention that this trip has been planned since end of the summer.  so on friday i went to the gym and did my 5K.  maybe in a few days ill post the results.  this time i actually ran a bit.  i seem to have no stamina though.  but like i said ive never been a runner (and im not sure i want to run).