Monday, August 29, 2011

I am still here

I just have not felt like writing much. Been in a bit of a funk that has been hard to get out of. Each time I sit down to start a post something comes up or I stare at the blank screen and freeze. Today I am just going to bullet point it and hopefully after I get back from vacation the words will flow.

  • Workouts have been going really well. Tai Chi and Pilates have been great. We went over to another Y for water Aerobics since our pool was closed. WIN for trying something new. It was not our instructor or anything like the class we have come to love.
  • My scale has stayed the same for about a month now. 
  • I can tell I am getting stronger and clothing is still fitting better
  • My eating is at times getting out of hand. I am just not eating healthy. 
On Saturday I did 1 mile at the Walk for the Fallen. I was not last but pretty close. LM found a quote that I am trying to ingrain. It goes something like this: "I may be last, but I am ahead of everyone who is still in bed". I have to think that way or I will not do it.

This is a picture of me at the Walk. I am also noticing that I am not focusing on my weight in pictures. The first thing I noticed when looking at this one was that I had very squinty eyes. I know it had to do with the sun. The 2nd thing I noticed was how flat my hair was looking.

We were asked to look thru a book of all that have died and pick a name to walk for. I did not find anyone with my last name, but I did find someone with my mom's maiden name. So that is who I picked. After the walk I went and found out more about the young man I had picked.

1st Lt Adam G Mooney

I was proud to walk for him and the others who have died.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Weigh In Day- Short and Sweet.

By the Numbers:

Weight: 265.8 lbs

Loss: -0.2 lbs

Total: -62.2 lbs

Avg: 2.07 lbs/wk

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I walk thru life feeling the ground beneath my feet

I came to a realization last night during Pilates. I have a common theme for 3 of my favorite work outs. All 3 (Tai Chi, Water Aerobics and Pilates) are done barefoot. It does make sense. The first thing I do when I get home after work is kick off my shoes and socks and free my feet. I have always preferred walking around barefoot. I love the feel of grass between my toes and the sand at the beach. Now I need to find more workouts that I can do barefoot.

 Now for my NSVs

1) In 4 months I have done 55 hours toward my 100 hr Y workout challenge. I am over 1/2 done!!! I think I will complete the challenge in November and have my T-Shirt.

2) LM measured and and in all areas we have been measuring I have lost inches. (Bust, Waist, Hips, Thighs, and Arms) The smallest loss was 1 inch and the largest was 3.75 inches.

3) I am on my 4th food diary. Keeping track has really helped modify my eating habits.

Hope everyone is having a Happy Thursday. Tomorrow is Friday!

Friday, August 5, 2011

The graph is back in town

For better or worse my graph is back.

 By the Numbers:

Weight: 266.0 lbs

Loss: -4.5 lbs

Total: -62.0 lbs

Avg: 2.14 lbs/wk

My new scale also does % body fat, bone density, % body water and BMI. I am not a fan of BMI. I think I am going to start recording my body fat % though. If it does not go down I figure I am losing more muscle/water than fat when the scale shows a loss. I do not want that to happen.

Today I am starting my 4th food diary book. I have been keeping track now for 29 weeks. (started on January 15th) This is the longest stretch I have ever had. I may have finished one food diary before, but never 3 in a row. Things are really starting to feel like a habit. The exercise is actually fun. I want to be stronger and sleeker. I am at times liking what I see in the mirror more. I am enjoying the 'burn' and looking for other ways to exercise.

I hope everyone has a great Friday and a wonderful weekend! 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Blog- I have neglected you

I must admit that other things have occupied my time in the past week. Exercise, Work, Sleep, etc have all taken priority over the act of typing words on a screen. I have been falling asleep at night thinking about posts that I would like to write, but never typed a word. I have been reading the blogs I follow and smiling and nodding along with the insights, trials, and accomplishments. I just have not been commenting. I missed posting for Friend Making Monday. Today is usually my NSV list day. I am even taking a break from that. I plan to do my measurements this weekend and maybe take some updated pictures. I think both will be great NSVs for next week.

One thing that I am proud of is that my exercise has not suffered because of playing more computer games. What has suffered is blogging. That I can live with I think. I am not Catholic but I do give up something during Lent. This year I gave up computer gaming. It was also when I started my blog. I guess because I had the free time and was so high on new ME energy I was blogging almost daily. I was losing weight every week and trying out new exercises and other things that I had fun blogging about. Now that I have had a 3 week long plateau and I have started playing Garden of Time on FB my blogging has slacked off. I am doing about the same exercise and eating the same things each week. BORING!!!

With that being said I do have some post ideas. A new work challenge has started this month and I think it is going to be a hard one for me. I have my weigh in post tomorrow and I sneaked a peak today. I think my graph will be back tomorrow.

I would love some ideas though! What would you like me to write about? What would you like to know about me?