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 #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!