Sunday, May 29, 2011

What I Learned: May Edition

Well today is the 2nd to last day in May and I didn't reach my goal of 10 pounds for the month =( I did finally manage to land in ONEderland but I didnt hit the mark of 190. So mmh yeah thats the new goal for June to get under 190! As of yesterday I am 196.8 up .2 from the day before of 196.6 AND you don't even want to know today's weight because TOM came yesterday and brought the flucking fury! SMDH sometimes it sucks to be a woman goshdammit! Im sure it will go back down in a few days but right now Im just as heavy as ever. My weight progress for May:


Apparently I loss almost 7 pounds this month and didn't even know it. This is why Im tracking this because without it, I would've been severly depressed about not meeting my goal for the month.

I did manage to complete week 1 of the C25K program and I have to say that Im truly impressed with myself. My goal is to run a 5K by late July/August. I remember loving to run when I was younger and being the fastest runner in my school - granted it was elementary, I still was fast. I had endurance like a motherfucker and I could run forever. Now not so much. Its tough carrying around all this weight but I digress. This is my second time trying the C25K program and this time around is a little better, which I think has to do with me running outside as opposed to inside of the treadmill aka the "dreadmill" as its called by most authentic runners. Im even able to run further which I think its because Im running faster because theres no contraption that keeps me at a certain speed. I run what my body tells me and slow down when it says the same. Either or I WILL BE A RUNNER! One day at least...I hope.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Motivation: Move Bish!

Someone shared this with me so I decided to share it with YOU! Lets get out and move today =)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

2 Days


These past two days have been terrible! After feeling overwhelmed with not losing weight fast enough, stressing about every calorie, tracking my exercise I decided to quit! Yep...I quit. Well at least temporarily because I have a goal and momma ain't raise no quitter! :-p I recently started back up on my C25k program and boy oh boy its going to be a long road. But I want to do some 5k's and I also want to go for the big dog...a HALF MARATHON by year end or early next year. Nothing makes you feel more accomplished than knocking out miles with ease or even just finishing it, at least that's the way it is for me. The holidays are coming up so I'll more than likely be staying home and avoiding all the BBQ temptations. I've indulged enough over the past few days and I paid for it dearly. One thing is for sure when you easy like shit...you feel like shit! Lesson #2,564,328,264 learned.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Frustration.

Some days I do well with my eating and working out and others? I just want some damn ice cream. I know as with all things becoming health or healthier is all a balancing act, so I make it a point not to cut anything out. But have things I really like, like cookies, cakes, ice cream on occassion. I mean WTF wants to live if you can't have sugar sometimes? Im not trying to be a figure competitor or have a cut six pack, I just want to fit in a size 8 with squeezing and look good naked. I do have to say thats its frustrating when the scale doesn't move and I don't see the number to reflect all my hard work. I think I just want to take a break from tracking what I eat, my exercise calories burned, checking in with my WL crew. Just a damn break.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I Will Be A Runner!


So this morning my alarm clock went off this morning at 5:30 am and as I started to hit the snooze button because I tight it was malfunctioning, I realized that I had purposely set it for a run this morning. Even so I still didn't want to get up so I made a deal with myself (yep I make deals with myself) that if my weight had increased I would go to the gym and of my weight had deceased I would sleep in another 30 minutes. Sounds like a plan, right? Mmh yeah...so I weighed myself and wouldn't you know it, my weight stated the same :-/ After debating on what I should do for a few moments I decided to just put my clothes on and go for it! I ended up doing 1.86 miles (though I was pushing for  closer to 3) and  the treadmill kept inferring with my heart rate monitor, so my calories burned reading was off. Which sucks big time! At one point I set the incline to 2% to get the feel of outdoor running but my HR had increased so much, I had to drop it down so I wouldn't completely stop. I had maintained an average speed of 5.5 mph with a 4 minute warm up (thanks to not having set my playlist I fumbled with my phone to pick the right starting song) and walked to my car as the cool down since I was pushing time. I'm really scared of running by myself in the morning since I'm not a consistent runner (yet) but I think I'm going to just give it a shot. I work out at the local rec and it cost me $3 for the barely 30 minutes I'm there since they don't open until 6:00 and I need til leave out by 6:30 to get to work on time. One day I will be a runner!

Monday, May 16, 2011

GOTK!

Yeah I'm sure your amused by the title of my blog. I am too because I always find it funny that people assume that just because you're overweight, it means that you've spent too much time in the kitchen. Sometimes it may be true...but in my case its not. I just spent too much time in the drive thru :-p Ordering too many hamburgers and eating cheesecake! Which is all fine and dandy in moderation but I'm sure everyday can't be good for anyone. I've always loved to make but as far as cooking...I HATE IT! Mostly because I don't have anyone to cool for, mainly because its easier to stop at a restaurant them slave on the kitchen for hours (and also because the womanist in me thinks being in the kitchen would reform me into being too domesticated). I didn't go to college for nothing! I digress I've never loved cooking, but on my journey to get to a healthier me I've had to start choking so that I know exactly what's going into my food and how many calories are going into my body. Which is ultimately key to weight loss NO if's, and's or but's about it! I decided to start documenting to keep me on track and accountable (and occasionally vent) about becoming a healthier me :-)