Thursday, July 28, 2011

WLB update

To see what this is, you can go here.
Starting Weight:  279
Last Week: 261.2
This Week: 260.2

Week loss: 1
Overall loss: 18.8

PS:  Which sounds good, but I've got soooo much to lose...
PPS:  I shouldn't knock myself...
PPPS:  But it's the truth...

This morning ~vs~ Tonight

My weigh in this morning was a loss of a pound from last week.  SCORE!!  What I am really curious to see is tonight's weigh in at the Y.  Tonight is almost body fat percentage date.  Wonder how I've done over the course of the month.  I don't even have any idea of where to start guessing about how much BF% I might have lost... I am hoping to be under 40%, but is losing 4.9% in a month a crazy amount?  (I admit, I'm too lazy to do the math to see!)

So, in a few hours- I'll update this post.  Wish me luck!!


So, I lost 2 pounds at the weigh in the evening.  Looking at the side, I didn't even lose 1% of my bodyfat.  Dang it all!  But, never fear-- I did lose, and like I promised myself.  THAT is what I care about.  The continual downward movement!

(On a side note- our insurance FINALLY starts up on Monday (YAY) and I have an appt for Friday about my weird right side/breast/chest/something pain that is disguised as a wellness checkup.  Also, I have my2nd appt ever with a dentist.  I know, naughty, but I have never had dental issues, and never had dental insurance.  While we did, my husband and kiddo too top notches for need.  I came last, but now- I'm 2nd.  Kiddo will always be 1st.)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Green smoothies

So, tonight I lost 1.8 pounds.  I'm good with that.  I thought it was going to be a little more, but we worked in the garden for about 2 hours before we went in to weigh.  I wonder if that had something to do with it.  I will weigh tomorrow on my scale and see what it says.

We talked about green smoothies (among other things) tonight at Lose It.  I honestly have never thought about putting kale, lettuces, spinach in my blender before.  I've done carrots, and fruits-- but not green veggies.  She did kale, lettuce, 1 frozen banana, 1/2 cup frozen raspberries and some greek yogurt.  YUM!!!

So, it's got me thinking that I will try green veggies next!

Anyone out there big on smoothies?  Any great, yummy recipes to share?!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Holy schmoly!

So, went to my YMCA group tonight.  talked about sugar addictions, weighed in and she did a double take.  I didn't, because I've been watching my scale.  But I lost.  Big.  Like 9.2 pounds big.  In a week.

9.2 POUNDS!!!!


I know next week will probably be very minimal, but who cares.  My goal is to not gain.  I would like to lose 2 pounds for next week, but realistically, after this week, I'll be happy to stay the same.

9.2 pounds.

Do you count sheep?

I've not been sleeping good in the last couple weeks.  It happens when my plate is full.  I've been knocking out around 3am and up about 8am.  I know lack of sleep isn't so good when stress is around, but I just can't seem to knock out.  I'll be tired, then lay down, and literally stare into the dark.  Finally hitting the living room and remote so my husband can get some good sleep without me tossing and turning.

I've tried showering- wakes me up.
I won't try warm milk- hate milk.
Reading- normally does, but I'm not in the mood to read.
Movies- maybe I need to watch boring ones....

What do you do to snooze when you can't?

Monday, July 11, 2011

Anxiety & Panic attacks

This is for you out there who have dealt with anxiety/panic attacks.

I was in the ER again.  Horrible pain, my right arm was numb, and bp was crazy.  I left with big ol' bruises, a shot of some anti-anxiety meds, and normal tests.  Also a "go see a doctor," which I will gladly do August 1st when our insurance sticks.  (Dates were screwed up, we thought we got it July 1st.)

I've been doing some research on this.  But, I would love love to talk, email, hear from people who have dealt with it.  Mostly because everything I see is "fear," and I don't see "fear" in my life... not really.  I see stress.  A whole lotta stress.

Stress list goes as follows:

* Moved from one state to another.
* Husband went off a month before- leaving me to pack up.
* Had a serious illness happen to a favorite student.
* Same student passed away a couple months later.
* House/foreclosure/bank blocked sale drama.
* New job for husband.
* Less pay for him.
* New, part time, job for me.
* LOTS less pay for me.
* New school for son.
* New ward.
* No friends.
* Tornado in Joplin.  Most of our family fine.  One was killed.
* Budget crisis with our funds.
* Legal drama.
* Son flew completely alone, with layover.  He's 12.
* Son is in Joplin (I always stress when he's gone.)
* Son will fly back completely alone, with longer lay over in 12 days.
* 3 ER trips (April, May and July).
* 2 Urgent Care visits.

This all just in 6 months.

My stress list is bursting & I need some serious ideas to bust up whatever it is going on in me.  I've been crazy stressed before.  My body has NEVER responded like it has been in the last couple months. 

Getting old SUCKS!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

This weeks plan of attack

I've got oodles of veggies from the garden (carrots, peas, and broccoli.)  My "Lose It" person teaches a lot of classes, and I'm going to go to some of them.  I should be safe to be in the sun a little bit (antibiotics, said I should stay out of it) so will be going to the pool again.  My "don't eat after 6pm" is going strong, and I'm feeling pretty energetic.

Big thing I've gotten on track-- water intake.  While I'm at school I drink, drink, drink, drink.  For some reason when I am home, I don't drink hardly at all.  I'm sure I can't be the only one. 

My scale shows a nice loss, but let's hope it stays there come Thursday evening!  (I'm behind in the bet with my kid, and he'll be home soon!)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Grand day!!

I've eaten well, just at 1200 calories for the day.  My potassium intake is low, but considering that I'm always low and am now trying to raise it, I'm not too bummed.  I've eaten everything fresh today- cherries, watermelon, peas, spinach, onions. tomatoes... well, relish isn't... grilled burgers are good... and the 2 oreo's I snuck were worth it.

My husband and I are going for a romantic twilight walk on the canyon rim later this evening.  Not sure how romantic it is, last time we walked it we some some kids crawl down and when we pat it we both said "we just inhaled!"  We giggled and called down that they were being naughty.  (Oh, and the "kids" were probably early 20's... I'm getting so old!!)

Good Saturday-- it's been awhile.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Juicing grass & sprouting seeds

Week #2 of Lose It (at our YMCA) went pretty good.  Last week I went in the morning, and my husband decided he would like to go also, so last night we went.  Which means that my weigh in was in the evening and not in the morning.  Which means I managed to gain,  Bah.

I did not do body fat, I'll do that once a month.  But I will say that my husband is 25% body fat.  He makes me sick!!  He and I so follow the stick person commercial.  Where he gives up soda and loses half of himself, and I give up soda and lose a tid.  What a dork!

Anyhow- we now want a juicer.  I've used a blender some for smoothies and such, but the idea of drinking some veggies makes my heart want to sing.  And the sprouts, my hubs gagged, but in a salad would be great.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Didn't get it...

I applied to get into this weight loss competition.  Was a short one, just a few weeks.  But I wanted in it so badly.  I'm a competitive person, I had thought perhaps it would give me the oomph that I needed.  I didn't even care about the prizes-- I wanted the thrill of the hunt.

I didn't get it.  I found out over the weekend when a FB status said, go check your emails- they went out.

I was super bummed.
I'm still super bummed.

I know it's not a magic answer.   I know it might not have been that push I want.  But I wanted to compete for something.  Blah.

So today I mope just a little bit more.  Tonight is swimming and I think I'm going to start JM's Shred.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

How goes the garden?

We have plucked 3 heads of broccoli.  Some peas and zucchini.  Tomorrow we'll be digging up beets, picking more peas, zucchini, and maybe some tomatoes.  We need to prune back the broc, zuc, maters and just do some "cleaning up."

But it's producing wonderfully!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Cool, out of the way places to run?

On facebook there is a C25K group.  I found a discussion about how this lady was feeling a bit weird about running out in public.  Stares, someone moo'd at her, etc.  This is a HUGE fear for me.  One reason that I don't get out in public much.  I stay hidden.  I've been moo'd at, and it made me cry.  It was seriously one of the WORST days ever.

Someone mentioned they run on the roads in cemeteries.  She was respectful, but figured that it was a safe place.  I thought it was a great idea, I love cemeteries anyhow.  So now I'm wondering, where do you like to run?  Or did you run someone special while you were bigger than when you were fit (for those who are where they want to be)?

Fish back in the water

Swimming laps and aqua jogging last night.

Slept like a baby and my legs aren't sore this morning like they normally are.  Cheers!  My husband is even getting into it.  He who should not be made to exercise.  I'm pretty dang proud of him!