Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Wed. Recap

So just a quick recap. I have managed to stay two days under 1200 cal. Im feeling better. Much better more energy and more stamina. I feel like I am not being so held down. Although tonight I had dinner at my mom and I feel like a ton of bricks and all it was was some ground beef and broccoli with some cheese... I know that the risk of cross contamination is so high at my parents.  I really should have tried not to eat.  But I didn't eat a lot... so im assuming when I wake up I won't feel too much like a fat elephant. 

I am down already to 138.5 which I completely get just from the little bit extra activity and less food. I also think that I have finally gotten over being sick. I do feel like my swelling has gone down which would prob account for a good 5 lbs.  I would love to get rid of those 5. It makes the rest much easier.

Little by little, I did just shy of 100cal burn today.  My goal is a minimum of 300 a day. Seeing how im still on the injured list... so far so good.

I am feeling more confident about losing weight than I did at the begining of the week. I really felt like I still got it in me. For a while I was so overwhelmed by the concept I was scaring myself.  But I love my gag girls they are just wonderful.  We are on the world of facebook and I love getting thier updates! 

Ok well resting well is key so off to read the best book ever (bible) than off to dream land.


Monday, September 02, 2013

Day 1 GAG!!!!

So! Today is the first day of GAG! Where am I starting? 139.5.

Im actually surprized that im at that weight. So my weight these past two years has ranged from 141 to 125. I would like to be anything below 130. I feel very bad physically in the 140s. The lower end of the 130s are better for me. My body has more energy stamina and less injuries. I also know the only way I can do this is to stay 100% gluten free or my body just shuts down.

I did my second day of a mini work out. Broke a sweat only cause its so damn hot. But im happy that I was able to do most of it. As hurt as I am with my neck I still felt compelled to do an arms workout.  I have not done any workout for my arms in quite some time and for the past week and a half have not lifted or used any upper body strength whats so ever. I know that I can get there. I really want to go for a walk but I can't leave my daughter home by herself.  I will figure out my balance in all of this. 

As for food. I think I did ok, my cal were at 1400 today.  Which was less than yesterday,  this also included the fact that I ate at my moms today. I did have a few more bites here and there that I should not have had. And I think the chicken I had will prob wind up making me sick. But over all I had a good day food wise.  And best of all there is no more cheese left in the house! Although I did finish it, but it wasn't much.

My biggest thing right now is sleep. I might not sleep all night but its 830 pm and I am so exhausted you have no idea. I still have this cough too... I would love to get rid of it but I don't know how. Next week I am going to be with my uncle who is going thru chimo so I need to get better! And soon! Also bad me was I didnt take my vitamins. Oh expecially since the analysis part of calcount says that I had no nutrition at all today. Even tho I think that's kind of bogus!  I had string beans and peas, chicken a lil banana and a peach. Oh and an egg this am. Come on its not like I had bad food all day!

Tomorrow I am going to do what I used to do about breakfast,  piece of toast, and a half cup of yogurt. Very filling and low cal. I really enjoyed reading my past posts to see what I did in the past to find out were I need to be now. I blew myself away with how diligent and detailed I was. Like I don't even know where that part of me went.

Well off to bed. More diligent and purposeful actions tomorrow! 

Pre day...

Technically its day one but im posting for yesterday. 

Too much cheese.  Too much cheese. too much cheese.

The whole point of calorie count is to find out the holes and weak spots right? Well I sure found mine! At 1650 cal today I can't say I did a great job but I did better than usual. Except for the cheese. I would be able to cut out at least 300 cal if I knew what cheese in moderation was...

We all Have our weaknesses. Its being aware of them that makes the most difference.  The other thing is I am low in fiber. .. what would help? Apples?

Hmmm.... well I do have to say I went for a walk today. And I stretched, both felt very good. Although I also took a 3 hour nap! That nap really helped. Im still getting over being sick and as the time shows (its 330am) I suffer from lack of sleep at night.  I do take a calcium and magnesium supplement at night it does help with the stress and sleeping better.  It just doesn't help with sleeping longer.  But this also has to do with a little princess butt in my bed. If she was ugly maybe it would be easier to kick her out but she is just too darn cute!

Going into this challenge is not so much going to be about eating better.  Because I do eat very well. It will be finding and eliminating the excess that I should not have had double of. But mostly it will be the physical aspect of this challenge. Getting my butt active and healthy. I know I eat very good. But I feel as if my body is stagnant and suffering from being so sedimentary.  Being injured at the moment makes its hard but I refuse to let it be an excuse! Slow and steady and I will be just fine! 

My goal for this challenge is going to be activity.  I want to burn at least 300cal a day doing physical activies. Aka working out. I might change that to more. But I'm not going to try and kill myself yet.  Im still on light walks and stretching.

I did download a few new apps that walk you through 5-10 min of targeted exercises.  It isn't hard to do and it is in very low reps that I can enjoy them. I am looking to create routine out of working out. Finding time for it in my crazy schedule. Its not easy. But I want this. I want other things too but that's besides the point. 

Goals for GAG
Max 1200 cal. Intake
Min 300 cal burn. (To increase)
Vitamins every day
At least 8 glasses of water a day.

My only thing is do I do this on a 30day program with isagenix or do I do this using the products daily as I have been? I feel like taking them out completely to let the food I eat really be my guide. But I know I will never be able to get as much nutrition in my diet as they offer me. maybe I can wait till the last 30 days to do a full 30day program and till then really focus on my food and cal burn. This will continue to be up for debate. And feedback is appreciated.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

recap of my 1st of 2 days pre-gag challenge

So today Saturday, is day one of two before my weight loss challenge.

I'm scared I forgot how to count calories, I'm scared I forgot how to log what I ate, what I did and how far I have gone.

I am not posting weight until Monday, so just deal. Pictures on Monday too...

Today was like to most unstructured day ever.
I had too  much juice, too much yogurt, too much cheese, I had nutella (which I said no more of), but besides this I had a nice veggie risotto, and salad. I did have an extra half a bowl of risotto, left over from my princess...

I need to actually count the cal, I also didnt take my vitamins today (bad mommy).

I am feeling better and yesterday I ordered my PS3 Move, with Fit in 6 and zumba. I have tried numerous times for the gym but with the brat of a princess.... its a fail and waist of money. So I am going to do this instead. it has worked in the past so why not do it again.

the key to my weight loss is the one thing I don't do.. work out.... exercise... get active.... be fit....well you get the idea. So tonight before I go to sleep I will stretch my little muscles, and I will do this for the next few days till 1) I am off the injured list, 2) till my Move comes and I can start doing actual workouts.

I am going to start up my caloriecount account again. and if its on my phone maybe I can log in more of what I eat and have it do the math for me. little by little. step by step. I have no idea how after 2 years of personal development and leadership training that this is scaring me more than anything.

well gn every one off to stretch and do my studies for tomorrow.


Friday, August 30, 2013

Blogging again after all this time.

It has been so long,  too long.  I miss writing, I miss my fellow bloggers and I miss the sense of accomplishment I received from blogging challenges. 

So here I am! Fresh!  And I am scared. And I am excited. I wish I actually knew where to start. Lets just jump right in.

Last time I blogged I had just started my gluten free journey. (NO THIS WILL NOT BE ANOTHER GLUTEN FREE BLOG) I spent many years suffering and denying the fact that I had severe fibromyalgia. Well I am in denial no more and have accepted help. Keeping to the advice and staying strong is hard. I feel the last few months I have been having such a hard time.  I need to be more careful.  I need to pay closer attention.  Most importantly I need to keep my will strong through all of this. 

Fibro is very hard to deal with especially as an active single mom who works her butt off. Taking a day cause I don't feel good can't happen. Getting sick hurts more than just my ego, or my body. 

So I joined in with my fellow gagers from my last weight loss challenge.  I know that if I stay healthy and gluten free, one- I can loose all this painful swelling weight.  Two- I can be more active and in less pain. Three- I can feel better about myself. Four- I can comfortably fit into all my cloths again.

I think the most important is the swelling and the pain. I need to get rid of them. They hurt me every day. I have severe fibro fog sometimes. And worst of all some days I am just down right unmotivated.

The great thing is I have wonderful help. For the past year and a half I have been using the isagenix products and they help me so much. To rid my body of toxins and to keep me full of nutrition that even tho I eat mostly organic my food can still not give me.

I have a few goals with this challenge most to be healtier. Going to the gym is damn near impossible. And even tho I am actually on the injured list for another two weeks I just bought myself the ps3 move and 3 games. Including ea active. Which helped me lose all my pregnancy weight. 

Being active is going to be my hardest challenge.  My goal is to work out at least 4 times a week for 1 hour. I know this is going to be such a shock for my body but I will live. I need this.  Also the healtier the food I put into my body the eaiser it will be for me to work out. One step at a time.

The other part to all of this is getting sleep.  I am amazing at skipping sleep. I can't do this. So as it nears 10pm.  I bid you all good night.  Till tomorrow. 

Sweet dreams bloggers



Measurments- sept 1, 2009

L arm: 12.5
R arm: 12.5
L thigh: 26
R thigh: 25.5
L calf: 15
R calf: 14.5
Bust: 34.5
Waist: 37
Thighs: 40.5