Today’s goal?

I really can’t think of anything.  Maybe I will figure it out before I finish writing this post. 

My silly idea that not taking caffeine after 3pm would help my sleeping?  NOT!!! I did fall asleep nicely at 10pm,  but was up at 1am and didn’t get back to sleep until 4:30am.  Then, an hour later at 5:30am, BUZZ!! My alarm went off to wake me up for my workout with my trainer.  UGH!!  Anyway… it was a great work out.  He included boxing today.  We  did 3 three minute rounds of him call out combos.  And let me tell you, it got me sweating and my heart rate up and I could feel it in my shoulders and arms.  I think I found a workout I can wrap my head around.

SO! Goal, goal, goal….. hrmmm.  Let’s say today I will limit my “snacking” to fruits and veggies.  No skinny cow chocolate wafer bars, or those lil Ghiradelli chocolate squares (even though they ate only 50 calories).  I’ll stick to an carrots, apple and maybe a clementine or a banana.  Oh and no caffeine after 2pm.

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Nightly Wrap Up #001

64 ounces of water? Done. No soda at the office? Done. That sucked. I really have a diet soda problem. We’ll do it again tomorrow. It was actually harder than I thought. Not just the no soda, but the fact that I had to drink all that water. I really don’t like: just water. It’s like working out. I understand it’s good for me, and tons people enjoy it. I am just not in that group. I am hoping if I do it long enough I will enjoy it or at least not dread it.

I am still a little sore from the workout this morning. I am actually thinking about hitting the gym tomorrow morning, too. Not because I enjoy it (yet), but because I have a weigh in for work tomorrow. They had a weight loss challenge for March and I threw my hat in the ring. With everything slowing down, I thought it would get me back on track. It has a little bit. It got me back with my trainer.

Well I am off to sleepy land and to watch the finale of HIMYM. It better not suck.

Today’s Goal?

Alright, so for today.  My goal is drum roll……..   WATER!!!  At work I am going to cut out diet soda and drink at least 4 sixteen ounces cups of water.  I’m still gonna do coffee (black with a shot of espresso) because I am not crazy.  Water  is good for you and I’d like to avoid the sodium in soda.  I use sodium free and better zero calorie sweetened soda stream sodas at home.  More water in my tumtum means I’ll should feel fuller quicker.

I had a great workout this morning with my trainer.  We worked a lot on form.  By the end I was slowly getting it.   A lifetime of bad form will take more than a day to fix.  I am figuring a week or two ;P  Also when I started with him, I could hardly do a single sit up. Now, he has got me doing crunches with my knees bent and my ankles crossed and in the air.  I am terrible at them, but at least I can bang a few out. 

I’m Back and Need to Refocus

Yeah. It’s been months. I am at the danger point. The last time I lost weight I got cocky. I thought, hey I lost 80 pounds. I look and feel good. I can finish this up myself. NOT! I gained it all back plus 20 more in about a year.

Well, I am at the 80 pound mark again. 20 more to go before I hit my goal. There is some good news and some bad news.

Let’s start with the bad:

The weight loss has slowed. This is my fault. I have not been sticking to the Jenny Craig plan every day. I have been doing stupid things like eating all my snacks the day I pick up my food. I have been supplementing the lack of snacks by having extra snacks at work. Small calorie snacks, but too many.

The good news:

The weight loss hasn’t reversed. I have only had 2-3 weeks with small gains. I also went back to my trainer twice a week and have been hitting the gym 1-2 other times a week. I even started jumping rope.

I also decided to focus on this blog again. I think it will give me the accountability and encouragement I need. I am going to use it to concentrate on things one day at a time (Thanks Bill W). I will blog in the morning and set at least one goal to hit. I will post again at night to say how I did on that goal and any other issues that popped up.

So for now, here’s a current picture on my progress so far. Oh yeah, and I shaved my beard.

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More Jogging!!

Sorry I missed yesterday.  I actually got a bunch of stuff done.  Errands, shopping, cleaning.  So no excuses.  I was just busy.

Anyway, yesterday I wanted to treadmill but it was being used.  So instead, I did 4 laps of the building.  Each stair well is 4 stories, then walk the halls. That was interesting.  But today I did a mile and a quarter on the treadmill (3 minutes walking then 1 minute jogging).  I figure I do this a couple of times then switch to a 2.5 minute to 1.5 minute ratio.  Eventually I’ll be able to jog a mile.  Whoopie!! 

I feel like I sweated at least a half pound of sweat.