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Monday, November 18, 2013

Weekly Fitbit Report - November 18th

I had another great week this week when it comes to my activity. I recorded more steps and more miles than I did last week which is a great thing. Even though I've been feeling really run down lately (I've been working a lot), I've committed to using the 'mill at least 4 days per week, and I've exceeded that both weeks so far. Here's this weeks report:


Not too bad if I do say so myself. Weigh in is tomorrow and I was confident the other day...tonight I'm feeling as though I might be disappointed. I'm still super super bloated and just not feelin all that well. We will see I suppose. Stay tuned!

How was your week?

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Pre-work Workout

Last night Chris and I hosted a UFC fight night and our friends who just got married in June came over for dinner. I ate far too much and felt horrible at the end of the night. My digestive system woke me up early this morning and was none too pleased with the huge swing in dietary intake and I'm feeling slow and sluggish and bloated and blah today. The scale is also up 3lbs over night...and yes I know it's likely just due to the sodium. My fingers are so swollen that the rings that nearly fall off on a regular day may as we'll be glued onto my finger. Crap.

I have 2 days to flush my system of all this junk. And today I started that bright and early by sucking down bottles (reusable of course) of water and then getting on the treadmill. 


This is what I have accomplished so far today. My energy has been boosted a little, I don't feel as blah and every step I took helped get rid of some excess sodium. I still have a lot of damage control to do but I'm confident that I will not see a gain on the scale on weigh in day. I still have an 8 hour shift ahead of me and I will definitely be packing a smart supper. 

What is your post-foodfest routine to help get you back on track?

Thursday, November 14, 2013


Last night, Chris ruined my plans of going on the 'mill by spoiling me and taking me to the hot springs to relax. And in all honesty I probably needed it. I've been so focused on my diet and exercising that I haven't been taking any time to just chill. And I'm lucky to have somebody who loves me and can see that I need to stop and take a breath...and will make me do it. 

That being said, I was back at it today. Chris and I went to visit my grandparents who are babysitting my dog who lives with my parents while they're in Mexico. We took Axyl for a 30-40 minute walk, avoided the chocolate cake like the plague, then came home and I spent another hour on the treadmill after eating a healthy dinner. 

The only thing that has been bad about today, is the fact that I missed lunch because we were driving, so at 8:30pm I've eaten only about 1000 calories. I want to make sure I get about 1400...but I also don't want to eat crap just because I have the calories left. I've already had some cheese and some grapes but I have no idea what else I want to eat. If only I had this problem every day!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Weekly Fitbit Report

Yesterday just after I finished posting my weigh in, I received my weekly email from Fitbit with my stats for the week. I'm going to try and post it here every week because I think it's awesome to see what I have done over such a short amount of time. I do not wear my Fitbit when I'm sleeping as the 2 nights I did, I found it bugged me and I was waking up because of it. So without further ado, he is my weekly report:


25 miles walked in 1 week!? I think that's pretty amazing seeing as how not long ago, I probably only walked 1/4 of that. Basically however far I walked at work was it. Even on my least active day (which was my rest day from the 'mill), I walked 2 miles at work (it was a slow night). 

I'm still logging all my calories and drinking oceans worth of water. I don't feel deprived, I don't feel weighed down after meals, and I have more energy. The 'mill is becoming just another part of my day, just like showering or brushing my teeth. I don't feel as though I've given up anything yet, I'm sure that will happen though. It's all how I deal with it when it does. 

Stay tuned, it's only just begun!

Monday, November 11, 2013

November 11 Weigh In

1 week ago I weighed in at 293.5 (a full 12lbs up from my lowest weight since the beginning of my journey). After a week of planning, tracking, exercising, and willpower I'm down 5.1lbs to 288.4. I know a substantial amount of that was water, but it's still something to be amazingly proud of. 

I have put more miles on this last week than I have in a long time. Having a show on netflix that I've told myself I can only watch while on the treadmill (a la Katie at I'm currently watching Orange is the New Black and am totally hooked. I actually got on the treadmill for a whole hour on a rest day simply because I wanted to find out what happened next!

I did have an extraordinarily hungry day yesterday so I did snack too much. I was over my calorie budget, not drastically, but still over which obviously isn't ideal (especially the day before weigh in!) but it happened and there's nothing I can do about it now other than move on and work hard this next week.

Another thing that has been helping is the ridiculous amount of water I've been drinking. Both Chris and I bought new water bottles and I've been drinking upwards of 88oz of water a day (if not more). I feel great...the extra trips to the bathroom kinda suck though. 

How has your week gone?

Friday, November 8, 2013

4 Days And Still Going Strong

For the past 4 days I have been logging my food, exercising and drinking lots of water (actually almost exclusively water...the only exception being my morning cup of caffeine that saves many lives). Yes, I'm hungry as I'm still adjusting to the lower calories, yes my legs are tired as I've put on many more miles than I'm used to, but I feel amazing. I feel strong, I feel confident, I feel...peaceful. 

I've made a plan, stuck to it, and forced myself to work out when I really just wanted to nap on the couch while watching reality TV with Chris. Having a show that I'm really in to to watch while on the treadmill helps. Orange is the new black has sucked me in and I've made a deal with myself that I can only watch it while I'm on the treadmill. That helped me so this today:

I was only at half that number of steps when I got home from work this evening so I think that's pretty good.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Back To Zumba

Today was the first day I've been back on track. Tracking meals, getting exercise, planning ahead. And I feel...proud. Proud that I've recognized that this downward spiral has got to stop. I mean, I worked so goddamn hard to lose the nearly 40 lbs I had lost...and here I am back to losing under 30lbs. Why would I do that to myself? Make myself redo the work I've already done because I was pure lazy. It  makes me angry when I think of it. Angry at myself for not believing in myself enough to continue on my journey, angry that I can so easily just give up, angry that no matter how much I want to be "normal", I never will be. But anger is futile. Sure it gives you something to do in the moment, but it's not getting you anywhere or changing anything.

Today, I tracked every morsel of food that passed my lips and came in at 1515 calories. But the real win was the calories out: over 3200 (according to my fitbit). I've gone 10800+ steps, up 7 flights of stairs (with at least 1 more to go to get to my bedroom), and over 4.8 miles. Not too shabby considering my morning mostly consisted of watching TV while Chris slept off a night shift. I made it to my first Zumba class in...well I can't even tell you how long. Because it's such a popular class, I have to be at the gym about half an hour early, so I ended up walking a mile on the treadmill prior to the Zumba class.

I've also planned out our meals for the next week and made a grocery list, with only the items we need on that list. Not having the crap in the house makes it impossible to eat things I shouldn't.

Today was the first day...And tomorrow will be the second.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Time For A Change

Something around here has to change. I haven't been following any sort of plan with neither food nor exercise, so it's no surprise that I've gained about 10lbs from my lowest weight and haven't been feeling the greatest. There's no excuse for it, just outright laziness.

I spoke with my husband last night, and both of us are feeling really crappy lately and we know it's due to our poor diet and lack of exercise. We've agreed that we need to make some changes and so today is the start of that. I'm going to be meal planning, calorie counting, and making time for exercise. I know that I've said this before and haven't followed through, but I really feel like my life, our lives, depend on it.

Things can't keep going the way they are. I've seen the end result of bad diet and no exercise. I don't want to be 40 something years old, diabetic and living in a long term care home because I've had a stroke and can no longer care for myself. I can't put my family through that.

I've got a lot on my plate right now (figuratively), with working 2 jobs, going back to school in January to start my ER specialty, having a family, running a household, and now putting our health as a priority. But I'm nothing if not ambitious and I find it easier to stay on track when I'm kept busy.

So here goes nothing...again.