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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May Your Way Check In 1

Have I stuck to my goals in the 4 days of this challenge? Well, the scale is down, and I'm still surviving so I guess so.  It's been wonderful to get outside for an afternoon break walk at work, it's finally not too cold, or too snowy, too rainy, too windy.  And today's walk rocked, I was surprised to hear the My Tracks Lady Voice say I was walking at 4.5 mph.

Beginning: 159.6
Current:  157.2
Change: Down 2.4 pounds :)

Scale pics are up today thru today  (links on the left side).

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Bass Ackwards

I did so well, and then everything went bass ackwards.  I really thought that after my spouse left for work training (he'll be gone thru July) that I could just quit eating.  Silly, I know.  I should know myself after cough35cough years that when I'm stressed I eat. And what didn't help is the food was almost shoved before me.  I ate out more in one week than I had in 3 months I think.

But, it's May now.  I want to be all "WOOHOO I'm diving in!" but I'll be totally honest--I probably won't be.  But I am joining the May Your Way challenge. (See that button over there? ---> Click it to join too!) My goals for this challenge are very simple:

1) At the very least maintain my weight and try not to let the scale go over 160, and if I control the emotional eating I hope to even lose the 5+ pounds I've gained back.

2) Survive May.

Let me explain 2.  I'm at least done running the kids on Tuesdays, and don't have the worry of having to take off work for that.  Being the last month of school there's the end of school projects, field trips, parties.  What I'm really holding out for is June.  Between basketball camp and vacations the children will be with grandparents more than home. My husband joked I was going to use the free time to go find a better spouse, I said "hell yeah!" Of course I didn't say that, I told him "you know what I'll be doing - going to the gym." I can't wait!

So anyway, starting weight:

Sunday, April 3, 2011


I updated my ticker.  I was doing so well.  And then something interrupted, and it's been downhill since.  This last week has been total sabotage.  I finally update my Daily Weigh pictures (links on the left) which show my #fail.  I ate out at restaurants more in the last week than I have in a long time.  Tuesday night, Wednesday lunch and dinner, Friday dinner.  Its so easy to put a couple pounds back on, and I know it's going to take me weeks to get it back off.  Not worth it, but the damage is done and I only have forward to go.

I am joining my friend Jenn in stepping it up in April.  I've been slacking off on the push ups.  My only cardio has been a 20 minute walk during my afternoon work break and even that isn't every day. I need to get back to good food choices -- more protein, less fat, less sugar, less carbs.