Weight Loss Wednesday #8

wlw8It’s been a few weeks since I posted a WLW – and I apologize for that… to anyone following, and to myself… because it has been holding me accountable, and not posting has allowed me to slip back in to bad habits.

On Sunday I took Bobby to see The Minions, and while we were waiting for the movie to start he said to me… “Mommy… when we turn 100 we die and go up to heaven right…” and as I tried to hide my tears I said “yes hunny… we don’t need to worry about that right now though because we are a long ways from 100!” It hit me hard. I need to get healthy for myself, and for my kids – so that we don’t say goodbye sooner than we have to.

As I’ve mentioned in the past I struggling with energy levels, between work and the kids there isn’t much left in me at 8pm… so I’m trying out a product which is supposed to help with that, and so far this week I feel a bit peppier.

I don’t really have much more of an update this week… I’m trying, I’m struggling… but I’ll keep trying until I get to where I want to be. Hugs to those of you who are trying to get there too. We can do this!

What time of day to you prefer to work out?

Weight Loss Wednesday #7

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No change in the scale this week. I know the common phrase is ‘the slower it comes off, the longer it will stay off’ but I’m anxious to say goodbye to the 230s. I managed 4.5 workouts this week, (one of them doesn’t count as a full workout because it was only about 15 minutes last night). My challenge lately has been office food… cookies, cakes, iced cream and just random candies… the temptation is everywhere. Yesterday I knew there would be iced cream cake and cookies at a meeting, so I ate a bunch of carrots before going in so I wouldn’t be hungry, and in turn less tempted. It worked! (though the cake looked amazing…)

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I’ve been slipping on the amount of water I should be drinking – and my body is definitely feeling it. I’m achy, tired, and breaking out more than normal. I’m switching my exercise routine starting tonight to PiYo (A Pilates / Yoga program) for the next 8 weeks. I have not been stretching enough and sitting at a desk all day isn’t helping. I’m also hoping that changing to something completely different for a couple months will reignite that *spark*.

weight loss wednesdayHow is your weight loss journey going? Any struggles or successes you’d like to share? How do you handle food temptations?

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!