Sunday, August 31, 2008

I'm so excited!!!

I've been dying for The Biggest Loser to come back on with a new season. I had no idea when that would be. But tonight my husband saw an ad for a new season and it's starting on September 16th!!! I'm so stinkin' excited!!! It's Biggest Loser Families, should be interesting. I like the original best so far, but the couples version was ok too. We'll see how this one goes. I can't wait for the motivation.

635 Calories

No, I'm not talking about the number of calories in my last meal or anything. But that's how many calories I burned at the gym today. Going to the gym on Sunday is one of my favorite (and only) parts I like about living here. You see, I don't believe in going out to spend money or make people work on Sundays. But here, no one works at the gym. I just have to enter a code in the door and let myself in. If no one is there I turn the lights and music on and workout to my heart's content. If others are there then I just start working out. The last person to leave shuts everything off. So my being there doesn't make anyone work. I just felt like clarifying that for anyone who knows my beliefs I guess. I'm not breaking them by working out today. LOL!

But it felt so good to workout so hard. I needed that.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Fitness on Friday...again

Ok, so Fitness on Friday has little or no interest that I know of. And well, it's after midnight and I'm lazy, in a bad mood and need to go to bed. None of which are any of your fault, but it's just what it is right now. So please, leave a link in the comments if you wrote about your fitness this week. I need to put up a linky, but that will have to wait until next week. Sorry I'm a big slacker loser head. Lol!

I haven't done my weigh in yet...that's in the morning. But I don't have a good feeling about it. On top of that .2 gain a couple days ago I'm experiencing what women all over experience every stinking yeah, this is not going to be a good one. Lol!

But...I'm determined to make this week so much better. I'll be breaking out that step my dad gave me tomorrow. I haven't been to the gym for...eek, 10 days!!!!! My lovely hubby was out of town so I didn't go (still is, but he'll be back today!!!). My dad's been here a lot of the time (still is), but I didn't want to leave him with the girls that long. He wasn't feeling too well and I was content being lazy (bad, Natalie, bad!). So I'll be back there sweating away this week. Oh yes, I will counteract this lousy week with a good one. :)

Now, this crabby monkey is going to bed!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Craptastic Week

I have nothing happy to report on the weight loss front. My dad's been in town and I've been eating less than perfect to say the least. As of yesterday I'd only gained .2 since last Friday. I'm going to work my rear off today to see if I can lose that and maybe .1 or .2 more. Fingers crossed.

On a happier note, I found out my dad reads this blog. I had no idea, I thought he just read my main blog. Well, from reading this he found out I needed an exercise step for my Jillian Michael's dvds. So while he was here visiting he bought one for me as an early birthday present!!! He also bought me a blender, now I can start making yummy fruit smoothies (and the occasional shake...eek!). :)

Friday, August 22, 2008

Oh crap! Fitness on Friday

I'm sorry, I totally spaced that today is Friday. It's already almost 1:30pm and I haven't posted it. Just leave your link in the comments. I'm a big LOSER for forgetting. Gah!

BTW...I lost 2.6 pounds this week. :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

My Opinion Thus Far

Ok, for the past two nights I've done a Jillian Michael's exercise dvd, a different one each night. Last night's dvd focused on the front of my body and tonights on the back of my body. I had to modify them a bit because I don't have an exercise step...but I'm going to have to save up for one.

I really liked them to be honest. They're only about half an hour long, give or take. But she keeps you moving the entire time. I was exhausted after each of them. The back exercise exhausted me more than the front exercise, but I'm also coming down with a cold or some other evil bug so that might have something to do with it.

I have three more to try still. We'll see if she can keep kicking my rear...I have a feeling she will.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

My dvds are here!!!!!

So my Jillian Michaels dvds came. I won't have a chance to test them out until probably Tuesday because my husband has the next couple days off and I'm too embarrassed to do them in front of him. But I'm totally excited! I love watching The Biggest Loser and she's my favorite trainer of the yay!!! Hopefully she can whip my butt into gear.

Friday, August 15, 2008

The Scale Was My Friend

Ok, so I'm not really happy with the number on the scale. In fact, I probably won't be happy with it for several months. was kind to me this morning. After spiking a couple days ago, sending me into a spiral of sadness, it dropped off. In fact it was 1.4 pounds lighter than last Friday. That's a total of 1.8 pounds lost in the last two weeks. It's not a ton, but I'll take it. Slow and steady, right?

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Fitness on Friday #I can't remember at the

Call it mommy brain, call it tiredness, call it what you will. I just opened this post and realized I have no idea what number of Fitness on Friday this is. Oops!

Anyway, I had some stuff in magazines that I thought would be great to share, but now I can't find them...dang it! I'll look this week.

As for me, well I've been terribly discouraged. I've been working like a mad woman trying to lose weight and get healthier. Then yesterday the scale was UP...gah! Then this morning it was back down. If it stays down though I'm only at .9 lost in 2 weeks. Yeah, less than a pound. Frustrated? Yes!!! We'll see how I fair in the morning when I weigh myself.

I ordered some Jillian Michael's fitness dvd's from Amazon. They should arrive sometime this week...hopefully doing those will help. One can always hope, right?

How did you do this week?

Saturday, August 9, 2008

617 Calories

That's how many calories I burned today according to the elliptical trainer at the gym. I really don't know how accurate that is, but I was sweaty and tired so I know I worked hard. But I don't feel all that great about it.

I should.

I used to feel great after a workout. But now...I don't feel like it's enough.

Maybe it's because I have more to lose than I ever have before. There were times I thought I had a ton to lose, but in retrospect I didn't have all that much to lose.

I know I can't expect overnight results. This will take some time. But dang it...I want to at least feel good about what I'm doing...and I don't.

Friday, August 8, 2008

My date with the scale...

Well, it didn't go as well as I was hoping. It was down...barely! I lost all of .4 pounds this week...not even a full half pound. Sigh...I know where my problem was. I snacked...we went to three county fairs and I justified a snow cone here, a shared funnel cake there, some bbq...well, you get the idea. So this week since I'm not going anywhere I hope that my date next Friday morning goes better.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Fitness on Friday #20

I'm not sure anyone is really reading this anymore. I may just quit Fitness on Friday...I'm not sure.

Anyway, for anyone who is here this week...I was reading Self magazine today while I was trudging away on the elliptical. It mentioned 20 super foods for weight loss. I thought I'd share those with you, for full details check out the August 2008 Self magazine.

1. Steak
2. Eggs
3. Kale
4. Oats
5. Lentils
6. Goji berries
7. Wild salmon
8. Apples
9. Buckwheat pasta
10. Blueberries
11. Almond butter
12. Pomegranates
13. Chiles
14. Yogurt (plain)
15. Quinoa
16. Sardines
17. Tarragon
18. Parmesan
19. Avocado
20. Olive oil

Now some of those I can totally handle...others (sardines anyone?) I'm not so sure. What ones can you handle...or not?

Oh and my weigh in is in the morning, we'll see how I did this week. I exercised everyday, and I'm sore right now from what I did yesterday. So I'm hoping the scale has budged a the downward direction.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Fitness on Friday # 19

Here I sit at nearly 2am and I'm still up. In a few hours it will be morning. I'll be up for the day and will be starting my Biggest Loser challenge. I have to weigh in and post profiles pics...but I won't be doing that here. People I know in real life read this and I just can't face them knowing that much about me. But I will be posting my ups and downs and anything I learn along the way. This competition ends on Halloween (of all!).

My goals for this challenge? lose weight, obviously. But how? I'm not going on any strict diet. I'm going to just cut my portions down. Usually, not always, I make good choices when it comes to my meals. But snacking...that's where I have to make big changes. I bought a bunch of fruit and veggies tonight. And not to mention Crystal Light...drink, drink, drink.

I hope to have an upbeat post next week with happy news of weight loss. I hope you all have happy posts this week. And if you don't? I hope you have a good week and have a happy post next week. I wish you all luck!