Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I almost forgot!

I also got my body fat% tested this week and I was 21.8% fat!! That is so awesome. I also had my height measure for real and not with a tape measure and I am whole inch taller than I thought! I am actually 5ft 4in. officially just above midget (or at least thats what Im telling myself)


I have been so swamped this week with school and work that I completely forgot to blog! I mean I know that I am not really in the running to win anything, but I am still bugged that I forgot to blog.

So my fun news for today...I got my new Nike plus sportband! I am way excited to get to just get to go run and not try and pre-measure runs and watch the clock for times. This little band is going to make my run more fun and less stress. I also got some KT tape which I hope will help my knees during the longer runs.

Downside is that I spent too much time in the running store and fell in love with some majorly cute and expensive running clothes and gadgets! They also helped me with a shoe fitting and I found some AMAZING fitting shoes. The Nike pegasis is what i think its called and they are 90 bucks! OUCH, this running thing could get expensive!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Pushing my limits

Yesterday I was invited to run a 5k in in June, which sounds great but...the person inviting me is running the half marathon and how cool would it be to be able to run it with her? Last year I was horribly out of shape and I still managed to finish a 5k, so why not a half when I am in so much better shape now? My only issue is that I am NOT a runner, never really have been, so I have no idea what I am doing. Any tips/training ideas would be helpful, and for anyone else who wants this challenge, I am planning on running the Utah valley half marathon on June 10th!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Rollercoasters and ferris wheels!

Have you ever felt like this weight loss journey is a theme park full of different rides? Some weeks its like you are on a ferris wheel just going up and down in circle watching the world go by in awe as you go. Other days its like a roller coaster that takes you up and down, sometimes all the way upside down! At the end you feel a thrill and drive to do it again.

This month has mostly been a ferris wheel. I am ok with that I mean althought the scale isnt changing I know that my habits are sticking and that my body is changing in amazing ways. Just yesterday talking about getting body fat testing done and making fitness not weight goals. Then today I woke up and stepped on the scale like I do everyday, and I saw a number I have never seen (128.8). This was a double edge sword, opening up all these feelings of maybe I can really loose more. Then tonight I weighed myself again because that what i do when I see new loses, and to my dismay I am up A LOT (132.6) and although yesterday I would have been accepting of this and calm, today I am PISSED! I really think I am about to start my period (1 week early) and the weight will go, but it still doesnt make gains like that feel ok. I am starting to really hate having cycles again, I havent had them in 6 years and I am NOT accustomed to this hormonal ride that is being a woman. Does anyone have any good PMS remedies that will help with the emotional and physical issues I am having? I hate feeling like I am going crazy for a week every month!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

My 4th day

So today I feel like I was eating all day!! Have you ever felt like that? so this isnt broke up into meals and snack because I ate it all throughout the day. I did drink 6.5 bottles of water today and 1 diet soda, trying to not eat as much but it didnt really workout.

Today I ate:
1/3 cup oatmeal with cinnamon
1 cup coffee with creamer

6 triscuts
100 cal pack almonds

1 ham and cheese sandwhich thin
1 navel orange
1 south beach diet bar

1 pack of 100cal yogurt covered pretzels

2 helpings of taco salad with black beans, ground turkey, lettuce, salsa, cheese, and 1 half of a taco shell.

1 kashi bar

I guess its not much more than I usually eat but it sure felt like it! The biggest bummer in my day is that I didnt get to exercise, hope tomorrow I can make it happen. Kari is coming to town this weekend and I think its gonna be a blast!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

3rd day of tracking

Breakfast- 1/3 cup oatmeal with cinnamon, 1 cup coffee with creamer

Lunch- 2 egg whites, salad no dressing with salsa, 1 ham and cheese sandwhich on a sandwhich thin, and 1 bottle of water.

Snack- 3/4 cup honey bunches with oats and almonds in 1/2 cup skim milk, diet soda, and a bottle of water

Snack- 1 stick celery with peanut butter

Dinner- 4oz grilled pork, 1/3 cup quinoa, 1/2 cup steamed veggies, 1 bottle of water, and 1/3 cup ice cream

Snack-1 navel orange and another bottle of water

I think today was a great day. I had lots of water and got in 2.5 work outs! I did a turbo kick class for the first time and it was SO fun, I just wish I was more coordinated! I think having done a P90X kempo workout earlier really help me prep for the class though. I really think I will make that a regular thing, wednesday nights at the legacy center at 7pm if anyone wants to join me!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Day 2 food journal

Breakfast~ 1 cup coffee, 1 bottle water

Snack~1 kashi bar and 100cal pack of almonds

Lunch~ 2-3oz roast beef in a spinach wrap with cheese, 7 tortilla chips, and LOTS of salsa on everything + a bottle of water

snack~ 1 whole fruit bar (frozen), 100 cal bag of popcorn, 2 hard boiled egg whites, 2 bottles of water

Dinner~ 4oz turkey loaf, 1/2 cup carrots, 1 large artichoke with 1 tsp butter, and one diet soda

Snack~ 1/3 apple, 2tbsp peanut butter and celery, and 1 more water bottle.

Kinda bummed that I missed breakfast today but I got all my water in!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Food journal day 1

I am not very good at this journal thing. I always had a journal but funny things is around day three the entries just stopped. So this week will be a challenge for me but I will succeed I mean look at the amazing things I have done this comp, I mean I have even drank water, anyone who knows me know that this has been the one thing I was NEVER able to do. So I guess if I can do that I can do this too, its only for 7 days right?

So I suppose I should start with day 1:

Breakfast~ 1 cup coffee with creamer, 1/3 cup oatmeal with dried fruit and an egg white omlet (Both food items I shared with my two boys)

Snack~1 kashi mocha bar and 1 bottle water

Lunch~ a 210 cal steamer meal and 1 cup broccoli (and a diet soda)

Snack~1 south beach diet chocolate almond bar (100cal) and 1/2 bottle of water

Dinner~4 1/2 oz tri-tip, 1 cob corn w/ 1/2 tsp country crock, and 3/4 cup red beans and rice, plus a diet soda

Snack~1/2 navel orange, 100cal pack of chocolate pretzels, diet soda, and 1 bottle of water

Bedtime~1bottle of water and 2 starburst candies

That has been my day, seems like so much when you type it all out!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

March madness

Wow, I knew I was feeling really good this last month about maintaining my new lifestyle even though I was now living a very different hectic life. Most people I know are talking about how when they started nursing school they GAINED and that was a really scary reality for me. But I have been able to not only survive nursing school, but thrive in it PLUS I have lost some weight. Even with all of that I never thought I had winning losses, I just wasnt that into the numbers this month, then yesterday when Kari told me I would be in the top it was like christmas.

Then I saw these and looking at the changes in my body almost made me cry!!!

How amazing is it when you can see changes like this!

I am so almost there my goal weight is less than 5lbs away and I can feel it now...

Watch out world here I come!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

New awakenings

This week I have had a mental epiphany. You know one of those moments where you are like "AH HA!" I get this. I realized that not only do I weight less now than I did before I had ANY children, let alone 4. I weigh less now than I did on my wedding day. I am also less that 8 lbs away from my goal. I lost that in the first three weeks of this comp! I can and will totally meet that goal this month.

I am going to get there by doing a few simple things and here they are:

1) Drink my WATER!!! since karis challenge I have totally let this go and returned to my old Nasty diet pop habits.

2)Do a P90X video 4 days a week and at least 20 min of alternate exercise on the other days.

3) continue to eat mostly clean food and when at work eat SMALL portions or salads when available.

OK, now I have made my commitments to everyone and will check in weekly with my results. I would love to only have 6 lbs left to loose by Friday. Happy weigh in week!