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Long hiatus but worth it

19 Jul

I was gone for a while yes.  In that time my work hours lightened up a lot and I got to go on a vacation.  I am on a tight budget but food options have stayed healthy and at home.

I’m hoping now that things are calming down I can wipe my credit card charges back to zero and start from scratch.

My size 12 jeans that I wear for my part-time work are just falling off of me.  My crotch of the pants just hangs out between my legs and I have a bit of plumbers crack.  I was starting to get bummed that I look like a bum so I went to the goodwill to pick up some jeans.  I got another pair of size 6 jeans because they weirdly fit except that they don’t close.  A size 12 pair and a pair of size 10 jeans which both actually fit.  They are a little tight and the 12s show that my gut is back 😦

So its time to get serious again.  I also have decided to spend less hours on the internet which has been nice.  I normally sit my butt on the couch for hours and stare at the screen.  I spent some time taming my email, and so that has helped a lot.

I have been taking out books from the library about specific topics but that has also helped.  Yesterday at the goodwill I saw all these books I’ve wanted to read and decided I was going to focus more on reading and language learning aside from this blog of course 🙂

There is still a month and a half til the wedding I’m planning to attend as a guest.    I am confident I can tame the belly by then and be size 10 pants exclusively.  I have my Ipod all cued up will songs but left it in hubbys car so I will have to figure something else out.  I’m happy that I haven’t back slid despite not making it to the gym often.

But with all this extra energy, frustration and aggrevation I have to put the energy somewhere so it looks like gym it is.

Eyes on the prize

2 May

I have had a downward trend in weight.  I am now 3 pounds lighter than I was when this started and I haven’t seen the inside of a gym yet.  My personal goal for May in the fitness arena is to “tame the tummy.”

I’d like to be 2 inches smaller in the mid section.  I have to go to the gym and or exercise in order to make that happen.  With a lot of stress lifted from me in the financial department it might be easier now.  I need to have a routine to successfully accomplish all my goals and they are starting to seem more intertwined for the first time in a while.

Just this small commitment to eating better resulted not only in weight loss but it made my outlook more positive.  I take a daily walk by myself now a days.  It might just be to the mail box but its totally personal time to regroup and focus.  A little non expensive or calorie laden break from the madness of my day.  I am hoping that cultivating this habit has meant that I can now pick a time and stick to it.

I need to focus.  I need to finish up my job assignment right and I want to see even more results in my weight loss.  It’s been nice to have a positive outlook again.  To have a yearning to get up and move around.  I hope things continue this way for me.  But for now I’m just going to focus on the positive and keep moving in that direction!

I have been very busy

24 Apr

Busy helping everyone other than myself aside from working to make sure I have enough money to stay on track in my financial plans.  Good news is I have finally dipped below the weight I started at and I have made it a habit to evaluate food choices before I put something in my month.

The menu habit is sticking too.  It’s been nice.  I am happy that somethings have stayed on track.  I am not so happy about some other things staying on track though.  Like the constant not going to the gym.  Right now I am sitting here starving.  I made out a plan though I could go to the gym now walk on the treadmill for 30 mins and be home in time for my scheduled appointment.  But then I think oh no the dogs need to go out and I need to eat.  My mind says “Yes but you set a goal and even though you are losing weight, you are not exercising and not using the gym membership that you are paying for which is setting you further back from your financial goals.”  Then the argument continues and I still sit here running out the clock.

I’m tired of running out the clock.  I am now a little less than a year away from when I want to achieve my goal weight and 5 month from my mini goal.  Something has to give.

Yes I have had medical issues.  Yes I’ve had a bit of success with my eating program but if I want to see real results and not feel so icky on a regular basis I need to make this happen.  I’m tired of telling myself why I can’t do things and need to let myself make these plans and really follow through on them as well.  NO more.  If I just keep sitting here I am going to keep have menial results.  I can’t achieve what I want to in this span of time without the exercise to.  It’s time to put my money where my mouth is.

Now I have injured my finger but…

24 Mar

I can still run!  Tomorrow I start a workout schedule could not be more excited.  Truly.  Yesterday I went shopping and cooked up a whole bunch of food no take out food for me.  Good for the wallet and the waistline.  Hoping it shows on this week’s weigh in.  I’m ready to focus, feel better and hit my weight targets.

 

Finally healed

18 Oct

And now its time.  I’m feeling anxious needing something to do.  I’ve dug out all my old fitness stuff and have started organizing recipes and cookbooks.

I’m excited about this.  I figured out that I most liked working out late at night and early in the morning before work.  Since I’m trying to go to bed earlier it looks like early in the morning is the way to go.  I could not be more excited about this.  I officially start Monday morning alternating between gym time and strength training at home. 🙂

I am down to 169.4 from the 174 I started at probably from changing the food I eat.  Maybe just maybe I’ll be thin enough to fit back into all my pants by the time I see my family back home!