Weight Loss Results Week #19

Ok so…I am late again this week on my update.  I forgot it was Wednesday on Wednesday but then I realized it was Wednesday but still thought it was the next day…so hence no update Wednesday. LOL  This is the first week of school and I’m still getting adjusted to my new schedule of getting kids to and from school, homework, feed children, feed husband and self, baths, laundry, feed the dog, and in all of that Wednesday was forgotten. LOL

I weighed in on Thursday morning and was a comfortable 181.  Glad I didn’t see any weight gain.  With my pants falling to the ground incident I was surprised to see no more weight loss.  I need to take my measurements to see what’s going on there.

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Weight Loss Results Week #18

Well, I did not gain nor lose poundage from last week…still 181.  Given my son had his birthday this past weekend and there was cake and ice cream abounding..not too shabby really.  Plus weight will fluctuate some.  I did have several days at 179 and 180 which is so encouraging.  I received some great weight loss advice last week too.  Thank you SO much to my awesome readers and for taking the time to write me.  I do appreciate it.  Sorry I have been a bit distant lately…getting my son’s birthday prepped and other life events, it’s been wild here.

I know the blog has been a lot about weight loss lately and this is a ballet blog and I do have some ballet things in the works…stay tuned!

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Weight Loss Results Week #16

Not too much to report here this week, I weighed in at 182.  Really, I am quite content with where I am this week given the developments in my life.  I did give into what I labeled as “Carb Fest 2013” on Sunday…and really…I felt so gross afterwards and my body did not like the crap I put into it. Overall it wasn’t a huge quantity of food thankfully.  I felt like my body was fighting me back for what I did to it. Like “Hey lady what’s the deal? We had a good thing going on down here and now you decided to pull this %#@! on us?  Well let’s see how you like this gas pain here and here! Bwahahahaha!!!!” Regardless of the stress, even on “Carb Fest 2013” day I was not as bad as I would have been prior to living healthier.  I have only allowed my one day of stupid eating and made myself realize why I was eating and what I was eating and making myself be more cognizant in my food choices.  Having the strength to push back on those old crutches of handling stress has been good.

Working out has been a little more of struggle but I am getting better each day.  I got a great workout in at my son’s karate class yesterday. His instructor allows the parents to walk/run when the kids are and to follow along with their conditioning exercises.  I was really proud that I did at least 50 push ups and sits up each…plus other exercises.  I even out did my hubby on some things. Now THAT felt great!

So, I am not beating myself up for no weight loss this week because in the perspective of everything one pound gained is not a tragedy…I’m cutting myself some slack because of what happened last week and allowing myself some time to work through those feelings but not resorting to food as a coping mechanism.  Using food that way has NOT helped me in any way and really made things worse in the past.  I am proud I did as well as I did because my initial reaction was to eat and eat and eat mindlessly.  I cleaned my house instead. 🙂

This pretty much sums up how I am on an “eating day”….very proud of myself that I recognized it and stopped myself from going full force!

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Weight Loss Results Week #15

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I did it!!!  I made it to 181!  This was a hard-fought weight loss week too.  I had a bizarre spike up to 185 – and I was eating well and exercising.  I did very little cheating.  So I was a bit perplexed – maybe water weight?

I have continued to keep working out and I am seeing results from that too.  My ankle is stronger.  My flexibility is really coming along.  I am on my way to having my right and left splits!  My husband says my legs look more toned and that my clothes are getting looser and looser.  Over the past two months I have lost 7.25 inches off of my body.  That was awesome to see.  I was a bit blown away that there is 7.25 inches less of me.

OK, so my next goal is to lose 6 more lbs in the next 4 weeks.  That would put me at exactly 20 lbs lost since I started the blog.  I can do that.  I am so motivated my ballet classes are starting in less than 4 weeks and the finish line is coming up on the horizon.  I know I wanted to be at 40 lbs down but that ended up being a little too aggressive for my abilities.  Losing 20 lbs would be stinking awesome!!!!

Don’t forget to venture over to my Facebook page to keep up with my workouts and other ballet randomness I throw over there through the week.  Haha!

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Weight Loss Results Week #14

This week I have remained at 182.  So no weight loss nor weight gain.  I expected this result although I was really pushing to get to 181.  I fully expect I will next week.  I have gotten into a good routine and rhythm of my eating.  I am slowly winning the battle of the late night eating habit having found some good alternatives to help me quell those urges. I am getting more motivated to workout more.  I am working hard towards working out 5 days a week plus doing stretches and my foot strengthening exercises everyday. My left ankle has made some great improvements and I am able to go on relevé with little discomfort.  The mystery broken left pinky toe is healing and I have finally been able to wear closed toe shoes in the past few days.  Yay for sneakers again!

Why the surge of new motivation and energy?  I got a fire lit under me when I decided the actual date of when I would be starting ballet classes.  So each movement, each leg lift, each stretch I know is bringing me closer to that day.  I can’t wait!  Gotta go workout now…

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Mom’s Pickled Tid-Bits

So my dearest mother sent me another great tid-bit and I had to share it!  I know many of us are always looking for ways to help curb cravings and such and this was a brilliant one!

Another Mom bit:  When you feel the urge to eat something sweet, eat something sour instead.  A pickle for choice.  It really helped me when I had to be so drastic when I was first diagnosed with diabetes and was on the verge of diabetic coma because my sugar was so high.  The stupid doctor never had tested me for that or for the severe hypothyroid condition.  Glad I finally fired him and found Dr. Mitchell.

Not long to wait for that first class now.  Good for you!!!

Love you,
Mom

This trick worked because it seemed like mom changed overnight!  I get awful sweet cravings and especially at night…going to put this one to the test!

Gaining Ground

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Love this!  From some previous posts you may remember I have been training my brain into a new way of thinking when I am at the precipice of temptation.  Instead of jumping headlong into the buffet of carb-loaded sugared goodies, I say to myself, “Is this a good choice?  Will this choice right now take me where I want to go?”

From my post yesterday, I confessed I did not surpass the test at Golden Corral..ok besides the yeast rolls, there also *may* have been a slice of apple pie.  OK, that in and of itself is not the end of the world but I did partake in a few more choices last week that could have been made better.  I am not going to give up all things I love to eat in my weight loss journey but to seek a level of moderation in my food choices. I need to learn to do that better.  I do not eat yeast rolls nor apple pie of any kind on a regular basis nor do I routinely eat at Golden Corral.  Also, I am a pro at forgetting that I ate something that was already not a good choice from the day or two before. So, I need to keep myself in check so I don’t derail myself when I am faced with making food choices. Had I not had some pasta, mashed potatoes, and sugary drinks this past week…I may have logged weight loss.  Had I been more faithful to my workout routine I may have thought…”I can hardly walk from my workout, I am not going to throw away all of my hard work for a yeast roll.”  Finding balance, like in ballet, is an everyday struggle.

When I came across this post on Facebook, it really meshed with “choice” questions I ask myself.  I don’t like to think of the things I am giving up.  It gives a negative connotation to what I am doing.  I am the kind of person that wants to pull the good and positive out of any situation.

So the next time the yeast rolls are there for the taking I am going to ask myself, “Is this a good choice?  What will I gain by making this choice?”  I am interested in seeing what my answer will be. 🙂

By the way, check out Constructing a New Rick on Facebook.  His page is amazing, a great inspiration, and I have learned so much from him.

Weight Loss Results Week #13

Not much to report this week.  I logged no weight loss nor weight gain.  Granted that I was a total slacker in the working out department this week and there may have been a visit to Golden Corral and some large yeast rolls *may* have been consumed. 🙂  I am glad I didn’t log weight gain at least!

I have been working hard on strengthening my ankles and I have got to get back to my workouts.  I feel so much better when I do but I tend to let my day take me away and the next thing I know I’ve got dinner, kids, baths, karate, and it’s 10pm before I know it.  Need to schedule myself out better.  Now that the kids are home for summer break and I do a lot of tutoring with them during the day plus just the everydayness of everyday I have been challenged in getting the workouts scheduled.  Must get on this!!!  So, lesson learned this week and on to the next!

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Weight Loss Results Week #12

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I’m feeling good about my weight loss and I feel like doing a happy dance!

I weighed in at 182 today!  I have now had three weeks of consistent weight loss, which has been the best I have had since I started.  So yay!

I also took my measurements and I have lost 6 inches since I started taking my measurements.  WOW!  This past week I lost 2.5 inches alone.  I think I am more pleased with that than the weight loss itself!  I think the difference was that I started to get back into my workout mode.  The toe is better, still tender, but I can do my workouts…more on that to come.

So, today is a good day…a happy dance day!

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Weight Loss Results Week #11

I had another good week and this gentle momentum feels good.  I weighed in at 183 today.  I am inching closer and closer to the 180 threshold.  I was pleased I still logged some weight loss despite the celebratory nom-noms I had this past weekend for my birthday.  I was a good girl and only bought one of those mini-cakes from Publix so I wouldn’t be tempted to eat, oh let’s just say half the cake.  It was perfect for a small slice for me and then to share with the family and friends and be done with it.

Working out has still been a challenge for me and I haven’t done my work out video in several weeks.  I have continued to do strengthening exercises with my therabands for my ankles which has really helped my left ankle that had a bad flare up recently.  I still can not go on relevé on my left foot because of the tightness in the ankle but it is feeling better and looser.  My right ankle on the other hand is acting like a champion and thinks it’s ready for the Mariinsky stage LOL.  I recently ran over my left foot with a shopping cart and ended up with a seriously painful boo-boo on my pinky toe.  Walking proved very difficult for days and it still hurts.  I thought at first the toe could have been broken with a hairline crack, and I think it may still be, otherwise it is severely bruised.  I had to walk on the inside of my foot for days which made my left calf  feel like a lead brick and I am sure has added some tenderness in the left ankle too. Shoes were something I could barely tolerate, I’ve been going in my socks as much as I can.   Thankfully each day it has logged improvement.  I see myself sidelined by a pinky toe and I want to go en pointe?  I need to definitely take more care and get stronger.  How I keep getting these ridiculous injuries is concerning but also it attests to my physical fitness – I need to get some!  Ballet classes are less than two months away and that will certainly be a wonderful contributor to increasing my physical fitness.  I can hardly wait!

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