weight loss wednesday #6

weight loss wednesdayReally quick update today as I am not feeling great – but it is a happy one! I lost 3lbs and I finally feel like I’m making progress. I think the shift in my eating over this past week has really helped. I haven’t been able to manage a smoothie every morning… there have still been a couple days where I just had a coffee, but I’m a work in progress!

#1 Started May 13, 2015: 235 lbs
#2: 233 lbs
#3: 237 lbs
#4: 231 lbs
#5: 233 lbs
#6: 230 lbs

I managed to get in 4 workouts this week, and I’d like to start walking after dinner every day with the family to add to that.

I still forget to track my calories quite regularly, but I have been avoiding late night snacking which is when I typically consume most of my daily calories.

I may have gone for lunch with a friend on friday at Famoso and had a margherita pizza… and when I looked it up on MFP it may have been like 1200 calories… I knew it would be more than a salad but I was shocked. It was a great reminder for me to look up the nutritional information before going out to eat.

I look forward to saying goodbye to the 230’s when I step on the scale next week, I’m also due to take my first progress photos (not ready to share yet but I’m taking them as reference for myself) and while I don’t expect to see much of a change, I know I will within the next few months. I hope to be under 220 by my birthday (September 20) as that would be my lowest weight since before being pregnant with my son.

How is your journey going? Any challenges or successes you’d like to share? I’d love to hear them!

weight loss wednesday #5

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Happy Canada Day everyone! Very sorry for my w.l.w silence over the past few weeks – I am back at it now and will try very hard to not miss another. Summer vacation has started for my son, so I am now able to get out during the lunch hour for a walk, and I have time to pack a healthy lunch! I have however put on 2 lbs… I don’t know why I’m yo-yoing so much, maybe I’m not trying hard enough… I do still slip and eat poorly some days – I’m still struggling at tracking my calories, though my goal this week is to capture it all so I can figure out where I’m failing. I have been going to bed earlier, and drinking a ton more water… but we’ve been having slurpees pretty regularly and I know that’s not helping things at all.

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I honestly feel like I’m writing a series on how not to lose weight… Here’s where I’m at:

#1 Started May 13, 2015: 235 lbs
#2: 233 lbs
#3: 237 lbs
#4: 231 lbs
#5: 233 lbs

2 months and 2 lbs is not okay… I’m not giving it all that I can, I know I’m not… so I’m kicking things up a bit this week and restricting what I eat a bit more. Here is my plan:

Breakfast: Smoothie – consisting of a banana, some yoghurt, frozen berries and oats
Snack: hard boiled egg – easy to make in advance, and great protein
Lunch: Salad – doesn’t matter what kind, but just a salad
Afternoon snack: fruit or veggies – an apple, some grapes, a banana…
Dinner: small serving of meat, quinoa and veggies

I am going to stick to this for the next week and hopefully see more movement on the scale. Thank you all for sticking with me through this, I appreciate all the positive comments… hearing about your struggles and successes… it is helping so much, and I hope these are helping you too. If you need more, I encourage you to join the Facebook group – the more, the merrier 🙂 We can do this!!

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How is your journey going? Any challenges or successes you’d like to share? I’d love to hear them!

weight loss wednesday #4

wlw4bHappy Wednesday everyone! I missed WLW last week because I had a huge event going on at work, but I’m back at it this week and hopefully won’t need to miss another one for a long time.

First thing I want to mention is I finally got the Facebook group up – it’s set to private, and if you are looking for support I encourage you to join so we can all reach our goals together!

On to my update. Not gonna lie, I didn’t get a chance to formally work out once this week… and by didn’t get a chance, I just straight up mean I didn’t do it. Tuesday and Wednesday I was on my feet all day – running around organizing and decorating, and afterward I was completely spent… Thursday and Friday were pretty much write offs, Saturday my little man was sick so we spent most of the day cuddling, and Sunday was so beautiful we spent the entire day outside in the sun playing in the pool. So today will be my first workout in a little over a week. I am anxious to do it, which is a good sign – sticking with my favorite workouts from T25 for now (speed 1.0, cardio, stretch… repeat) as he’s one of the few instructors that doesn’t irritate me.

I am down 6 lbs! Now… that includes the 4 that I had put on but it’s still progress.

#1 Started May 13, 2015: 235 lbs
#2: 233 lbs
#3: 237 lbs
#4: 231 lbs

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I am getting used to not snacking on junk in the evening most days, but I am still very tempted to grab chips or chocolate whenever I am in the grocery store. I’m also struggling with breakfast again… I haven’t been sleeping well, so I’m quite sluggish in the morning and choosing between 20 minutes of sleep, or making breakfast… sleep wins every time. So I have a few changes I’m implementing this week…

1) Going to bed earlier. This is a hard one for me, because I really need my *me* time to recharge at the end of the day… I typically go to bed at about 10:00 – which I know isn’t late for most people, but I always end up on my phone for another 30 minutes, and 5AM comes quick. So my goal is to climb in to bed at 9:00, and still allow myself the 30 minutes of phone surfing time… and we’ll see if that makes a difference in how I feel in the morning. I would love eventually to be able to wake up, have a shower, eat breakfast… and then get ready for the day.

2) Water water water. I’ve cut out soda pretty much completely – but I’ve been so busy I find the only time I’m drinking water is when I power down a couple glasses at dinner. I’ve set up reminders in my calendar now once an hour so I start drinking it again regularly throughout the day.

3) Exercise no matter what. Even if I’m so tired I’m just going through the motions, I need to get this going so I can turn it in to a habit instead of a chore… my goal this week is 5x – and I will post on the group whenever I’ve completed one – I encourage you to do the same!

How is your journey going? Any challenges or successes you’d like to share? I’d love to hear them!