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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A small set back

Glad to be walking and moving.  Sadly I suffered a set back after my five miles on Monday.  I wore a new pair of skorts and chaffed my legs something terrible.  To the point I can't wear regular pants :(.  So I won't be walking tomorrow.  I hope that by Thursday I'm all better and can get out there again but worst case I will go Friday morning to end the week on a good note.  I'm also determined not to let this set me on a bad course.  I will keep trucking along.  I also found a 20 min kettlebell routine in my Oxygen magazine I'm going to try starting next week after I ride my bike.  I'm at least getting the emotional benefits of walking which is wonderful.

Friday, June 26, 2015


I started walking this week.  It has been great to get moving.  I leave at about 610 in the morning and I walk 5 miles with my neighbor ladies.  They go everyday and I am only going 3 days a week but its a start.  I knew my legs wouldn't handle everyday at 5 miles.  I hope to start adding a little running here and there to get that going too.  I'm really glad to be moving again.  Next week I will add more exercise and hopefully my bike into the routine.  Each week I will add a little more to get me back into the routine of working out and being active.  Now that we have started our farm it's probably a good idea to take some time and just unwind.  Plus I enjoy the quiet time.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Every 6 months

Every April and every October we have weigh-ins with the Coast Guard.  And every  6 months I stress and worry and barely make weight.  17 years of this is just to much, today I missed it by 2 pounds.  Now before April 11th I have to lose those 2 pounds or be on the fat girl program.  Can I do it?  Maybe....
But ultimately I'm tired of stressing about my weight every 6 months.  I need to dig deep and get my fat but moving.  I need to be at a point that I can walk in, get weighed and go home without having to skip dinner and breakfast the night before.  I want to just be healthy and at least 10 below my max allowed.
So what am I going to do about it....?
I'm going to get moving.  I'm going to stop making excuses.  I'm going to start tomorrow :) (its already 945pm) and I am not going to stop until I am happy with how I feel.  I will do yoga type stuff for the next 10 days until I get home and have all my regular workout stuff.  Then I'm going to clean up the jogging stroller and get moving.  Run/walk at least 3 times a week.  Get on my bike 2-3 times a week.  And find a weight routine I can do at home to do 5 days a week.  I know that I can do this.  Working out is only half the problem though.  My food is terrible.  Sure I know all the right ways to eat.  I know clean eating will get me there.  So why can't I overcome it...? Because it's an addiction.  Because I love sugar and bread.  So I am going to start slow.  Until April 12th I am in a hotel, what can I cut from my foods between now and then?  Sugar, that is a good one to cut.  Caffeine could go as well.  I think sugar, sweet treats will go.  No more candy or soda.  I will have to find a caffeine substitute so I can keep the headaches away since I can only handle so much at once.  After that I will set another goal.  I will just set little mini goals and keep moving forward.  I will take Sunday off from working out and allow a small cheat (not candy or soda).  I anticipate cutting breads again because I know I feel better when I eat more clean/paleo friendly.  It's hard but I feel so much better.  I will have one night a week that I allow bread either pizza or sandwich or rolls.  But that will be when I am home and can cook my own foods.  I was 162 today for work.  I don't ever want to see that number again.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Broken foot

So that bad foot turned out to be a broken foot.  So I'm on crutches.  I'm getting a workout just getting around :).  But I'm trying not to just eat junk even while on the road.  It's been a challenge but I'm doing ok.  Sweet tea is my biggest vice it seems.  I should get my cast off next week and be able to start doing low impact stuff.  I'm also busy with yet another move and starting our farm.  So I'm sure a lot of my working out is going to revolve around farm work.  And that is totally ok.  I'm going to start riding my bike in the fall and walking/running as the temps come down.  Plus as the temperature comes down my foot should be on the mend enough to start putting more impact on it.  154 isn't bad though.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Reminder to myself

I've set so many goals for my weightloss over the years.  All with the intention of reaching them of course.  Sometimes I feel like I let little things derail me. 
Moving, routines, broken foot.  Whatever the reason I'm not reaching my goals.  I actually should have stuck to blogging each night because it actually helped me stay on track.  Thanks to pinterest and a nice person leaving a comment it reminded me I could still use this and perhaps there are other ways than jumping jacks to lose some weight and feel healthy.
I'm currently sitting at 158 and not gaining which is good.  Although I'm on week two of sitting with my bad foot.  I bet pinterest has non impact stuff I could do to still get moving and feeling better.  Thanks for leaving a comment and reminding me to not give in to quitting :).

Monday, November 25, 2013

Day 1 of the 30 day shred

Started a round of 30 day shred.  Lets hope this works better than last week.  I'm having a couple false starts.  But I refuse to start the New Year at my same weight and unhealthy lifestyle I started last year.  With what I believe is coming being healthy is going to be very important.  Healthy eating and healthy living.  I need to get my butt in gear.  So here is to getting going.  Not sure if I will hit my goal of 150 by 31Dec13 but I won't just give up without trying.  I still think I can get darn close if I push myself.  No extra cardio tonight but I pushed the workout and since I'm getting sick again I figure it's better than nothing.  Tomorrow I will do measurements and weight.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


I was so ready to start.  I had my workout clothes on when the flu hit me Monday night :(.  Lasted through Tuesday midday.  So I took those days off :( and then tonight I was really tired (stress).  But I did get a mini workout done.  It's how I started last time and I figure it worked then, and I will do it again.  Tonight I did the following:
90 jumping jacks
20 tricep dips
10 sit ups
30 second planks
30 squats
15 incline pushups
40 crunches
10 oblique crunches
20 standing calf raises

About 20 mins.  It's not great but it's a start.  I have to start somewhere.  I am hopeful that tomorrow I will get a shred video done and start the 30 day push to drop some weight and get out of the 160's and well into the lower 150s by the new year.  I'm not giving up on my goal.  But progress is progress.