Saturday, September 27, 2008

HFTH Week 3...sort of

I didn't do a Hot for the Holidays post this past week. I just didn't feel like it. But I did lose .7 pounds. I'm getting discouraged that I'm not even hitting a whole pound each week. But at least it's going down. The past 3 days I've gone to the gym for 80 minutes. My legs have felt like rubber each time after I've left. I'm really coming to like that feeling, it feels like I did something good for myself.

My husband has to work almost as soon as I get home from church tomorrow, so I'm not sure I'll be able to go. But I'll definitely have to do a Jillian Michael's dvd. Those things kick my butt in only half an hour.

Anyway, that's what's up with me and my fatty fat self.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Maybe a little rest is a good thing

I'm so desperate to drop pounds that sometimes I forget to just take a day off. Well, mother nature has a funny way of reminding me about this sometimes.

I woke up on Saturday with a wicked kink in my neck. I hurt so bad that the only exercise I got that day was some light walking outside. I was still in agony yesterday and didn't do one little bit of exercise at all.

Well, I decided to step on the scale today to see what damage was done by my total lack of movement. damage done! I was actually down .4, that takes care of the .3 that crept back from Wednesday to Friday last week plus .1. Yay!

Now, I'm back to getting busy moving. I've already spent an hour on the elliptical today. Because seriously, a little rest is good but a lot leads to fattyville. I know from experience. ;)

Friday, September 19, 2008

Hot for the Holidays Week 2

So today was the official weigh in for Hot for the Holidays. Unfortunately, I didn't keep all of that 1 pound loss. Somehow in the past 2 days I gained .3 pounds. Sigh...

But at least I'm down .7 for the week. It didn't meet my goal of 1-2 pounds, but a loss is a loss and I'll take it.

My goal this week is to lose 1-2 pounds. Hopefully it happens. I'm really, really trying. On Monday I'm starting the 5 weeks to a 5K I read about in Fitness Magazine, so we'll see how that helps.

I'm still working on getting all my water in. I totally failed at that this week...but I'm already doing better with it today.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

.6 more

The other day I was .4 down, well today I was another .6 down. The official weigh in for Hot for the Holidays isn't until Friday, but I'm hoping to keep this loss and maybe even add .1 or .2 to it. My goal for the week was 1-2 pounds so I'm pretty happy with this 1 pound total loss in five days.

Since August 1st I'm down a total of 5.4 pounds, it's not much but at least it's going down, right?

I did an hour on the elliptical today, I read Fitness magazine while I was there and they had a 5 weeks to a 5K plan that I think I'm going to start on Monday. There's also a 5 weeks to running faster and a 10 weeks to a 10K plan, I might do those later if the first one works for me.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Biggest Loser...AGAIN!!!

The new season of The Biggest Loser starts tonight...I'm SO excited!!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sunday is a day of rest...or not

I didn't take today off from exercise. I did 65 minutes on the elliptical. I want to play Wii tonight, which I get really into so that will be a little bit a of a calorie burn in itself. Tomorrow might be more of a day of rest. We're thinking of driving to Colorado Springs, which is 2 1/2 hours each way. So we won't be around much. I'm hoping to be home in time to get in a workout, but just in case I made sure to be busy today.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


I was surprised, happy surprised, when the scale went down by .4 today. It's not a lot. But for an overnight loss I'll take that any day! I did a lot of exercise yesterday though, I did 45 minutes on the elliptical and 30 minutes on the treadmill plus 100 crunches and 50 wall push ups. Today I wasn't as active. I did take a long walk and I did 45 minutes on the elliptical plus 10 minutes of weights on my arms. We'll see if I do some ab work before bed. But I'm trying...I'm really, really trying!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Weekly weigh in for Hot for the Holidays

I'm down a total of 1.8 pounds since I signed up for this challenge. I say that's pretty good, since that was just for 5 days. Besides, I'm aiming at 1-2 pounds a week total. Sure I'd like more, but I don't have six hours a day to do cardio like the folks on The Biggest Loser. Some days I'm lucky to catch 30 minutes while other days I have more time.

My goal for this week is to lose 1-2 pounds, to exercise everyday again, even if it's just a little bit. And to get back to drinking tons of water. I was doing so well with that until a couple weeks ago. That stupid article about how drinking water doesn't really help came out and I guess subconsciously slowed down. Well, you know what researchers on that one...YOU ARE WRONG!!! Drinking water does help me, so there! ;)

Here's the question that was asked of all Hot for the Holidays participants: What do you want your legacy to be?

Well, I'd like for my girls to be active because their mom is active. I come from a long line of fat...they have genetics against them. So if I can get more active, hopefully they'll be active and won't have to deal with the same weight issues as I do.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Going far

So, today is day 2 of the Hot for the Holidays challenge. I was down 1.3 pounds this morning. It's probably a fluke...but hey, I'll take it! I'd gone up a bit in the past 1 1/2 weeks and was frustrated. Now if I can just keep going down all will be good.

I did 65 minutes on the elliptical yesterday and 35 minutes today. I also did 30 minutes on the treadmill today including 12 minutes of running. I wish I could do more before having to walk again, but I plan to add on that number each time. I will get back to running, I will. I ran a half-marathon in 2002, I can do it again, right?

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Hot for the Holidays

You see that "Hot for the Holidays" button in my sidebar? I was reading 5 Minutes Around the Blogosphere today and saw the link to this so I clicked on over. It starts TOMORROW!!!!! But you can join any time, but the sooner you join the more prizes you'll be eligible for, so I'm in now. That being said...I'm not going to do Fitness on Fridays until this is over. The weigh ins for this are on Fridays and I'll be posting about it.

So I guess starting tomorrow I'll be involved in two weight loss programs. The one I've been doing goes until Halloween and there are only about a dozen of us competing. This new one goes until DECEMBER, yes...all the way until December and there are already a ton of people signed up. So this will keep my motivation going. I may not be exactly "hot" by the holidays, but I'll be well on my way if I keep this up. Come join me!!!

Oh...and here's the button/link to it (same as in my sidebar):

Hot for the Holidays

Friday, September 5, 2008

Fitness on Friday

Will post more later...busy, busy, busy.

Monday, September 1, 2008

I am a!

My husband wants me to be his trainer so to speak. He wants me to decide what he eats for all meals and snacks. He wants me to make him go workout. I'll see what I can do. Today was the first day we did this and it turned out well other than us not eating dinner until 9:30pm. The girls ate earlier, but he worked until 7pm and then we took turns going to the gym and then he showered while I made dinner. It shouldn't be that hard usually, he only has one more shift like that this month. Fingers crossed we can get into shape together.