Saturday, April 09, 2005

Aw... Yeah!

Why do I always do this? I don't work out, I gain weight, and then once I start to work out again... I LOVE IT! Seriously, people. Even though I know I am not skinnier, I feel soooo much better now that I have started to workout. I worked out Tuesday, Weds, Thurs and Friday this week. I was a little lame on Friday (not feeling so hot) but at least I went to the gym and got my heart rate up.
I think today the hubbs and I will go to play some tennis if it's not too windy. Then tomorrow maybe I can sneak off to the gym and make it home in time to beautify myself for the late church service.
I am not going to set strict goals for myself (yes- in fear that I won't live up to them) but I do have some REASONS for trying (again) to be healthier and lose weight:
1. It's summer time and I want to play, and hike and be comfortable wearing shorts and a tank top!
2. In a couple of years, I want babies. And 250 is not a healthy weight to get pregnant, gain baby weight, and have a healthy baby.
3. I want to have fun making babies ;) and I want my hubbs to not be able to keep his hands off me. (Note: we did not know each other in college but when he saw pictures of me at 180 he thought that I was anorexic... seriously!!)
4. Um, yeah. I am sure there are more but that's all I got for now.

In my pursuit of health, I have also started taking vitamins. Now I take a women's daily multiple, and Cal-Mag-Zinc both from Wild Oats. I don't trust myself to self-prescribe additional supplements, or vitamins so I have no idea what I really need. Does anyone have any ideas of where I should research, or suggestions from personal experience?
Have a great weekend!

Sunday, April 03, 2005

So today is Sunday, and even though I told myself I wasn't going to weigh myself again until Monday morning, I did. (Maybe that is just another form of my self-control issues). And I am down to 253.5, so I am happy about that. :) I worked out Thursday, Friday and Saturday! YAY, Go me. But last night after we went to see Savion Glover (amazing tap dancing one-man-show) we decided to get breakfast at 11 pm at the Village Inn. ?!?!?!? I know this is exactly what I didn't need, but it's just another one of those things that I will have to work on. Eh, but at least the working out is an improvement from... well, not working out at all.

Getting Motivated

So today is Sunday, and even though I told myself I wasn't going to weigh myself again until Monday morning, I did. (Maybe that is just another form of my self-control issues). And I am down to 253.5, so I am happy about that. :) I worked out Thursday, Friday and Saturday! YAY, Go me. But last night after we went to see Savion Glover (amazing tap dancing one-man-show) we decided to get breakfast at 11 pm at the Village Inn. ?!?!?!? I know this is exactly what I didn't need, but it's just another one of those things that I will have to work on. Eh, but at least the working out is an improvement from... well, not working out at all.

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Weighty outline

August 2001(start of college senior year)- 200 lbs
March 2002(compete in national swim meet)- 175 lbs
October 2002(college friends-reunion)- 205 lbs
January 2003(new years wake-up call)- 210 lbs
June 2003(trained for 4 months to run a marathon)- 195 lbs
September 2003(bridesmaid in friends wedding)- 215 lbs
January 2004(get engaged)- 225 lbs
March 2004(holy crap- i have to wear a wedding dress!)- 215 lbs
May 2004(start birth control pills)- 220 lbs
August 2004(wedding)- 235 lbs
December 2004(stop taking birth control pills)- 250 lbs
April 2005(maintaining, and still fat)- 255 lbs

So basically, birth control pills are the devil. But I am finally off of those now, and I don't have any excuse except my own laziness (and bad genes, and lack of free time, and I need new shoes... oh wait, what was I saying?) so I have to get my fat butt in gear. The end.

Going for it

Ok, so here it goes. Several months ago, I was surfing the web for some "weight-loss-motivation"... and that is when I discovered this blogging-business. And I think I like it! I had honestly never heard of a blog before, and now here I am, 6 months later after having lurked around all your blogs, I am starting my own. I would like to say I have a special purpose for this. Alas. There is no purpose. I know many random facts, I like to talk a lot, and I would like to document certain things, so why not start today? OK, ok. Yes, I am also trying to lose weight. And seeing how I have made ZIPPO progress even though I have been sitting at my computer reading about everyone else's progress (doh!), this could just be the KICK in the butt that I needed. (I am also eternally optimistic, sometimes unrealistic).
So let's start with: today I went to work and then I worked out. Yes, that $37 a month to 24 hour fitness makes for a very expensive jog on the treadmill when you only go about once a month. Well, darn it people. I don't like to waste money!!! I am at about 255 lbs. (and I won't tell you how much of a lie that is from my driver's license). So let's leave this post for now, and I am sure I will be dreaming up more later...

Thursday, March 17, 2005

testing testing 123

Not sure if I really want to do this, but just like everything else in life... what am I waiting for?