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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

5% Gone!

And ALMOST 10 pounds :) This is my outfit from the wedding. I know I don't look happy, because I wasn't. I felt so uncomfortable that day. I just felt like everyone was staring at every little lump you could see through my dress. I held back tears the entire day, so that made me really start to take my diet seriously. Everyone loved my shoes tho!

I weighed in this morning at 181.4. I've been trying monthly weigh ins, and I am down 2.8 since my last weigh in in August. I'm hoping to be out of the 180s in the next few weeks.

I am doing surprisingly well with my no soda/no fast food challenge. I've drank soda on two occasions when I was having an adult beverage. I mean, what the hell else can you drink Jack Daniels with besides a diet coke? I cannot even begin to tell you how much better I am feeling since I stopped drinking soda and eating fast food. I'm not bloated and I don't feel snacky like I used to. I am really starting to believe that weight loss is 80% diet and 20% exercise, because I've only worked out a few times the past month or so. I do hate not working out. I feel that I need to choose between sleeping and exercising, and sleep usually wins.

My new challenge will be is to take at least two classes a week at the gym. I'm paying for a memebership and classes are included, so I should probably go don't you think?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My September challenge: No drive-thrus!

If it were only that easy, right?

I have a huge huge issue with eating in the car. I travel for work and often times I find myself bored, so I stop to eat. Am I hungry, not usually. I thought with getting a new car I would stop eating in the car, but I didn't. I feel so gross and sluggish after eating fast food, and I never feel full. Plus its getting expensive. I spent $8 at McDonalds. EIGHT FLIPPING DOLLARS! I could have gone to the grocery store and gotten 2-3 meals for that.

Yesterday I picked up groceries for the remainder of the week. I didn't get much since we will be gone this weekend. So I load up my giraffe grocery tote and head out of there. I have a bag FULL of groceries and what the hell do I do? Stop at Wendy's. Mr. Whoa works till 8-8:30 so I eat dinner super late, which makes me think I need to snack after work. Was I hungry? No, not really. I think I just need to eat dinner ealier and then have a little snack when Mr. Whoa gets home. We don't get to see a lot of each other, so I like to have dinner with him. When I eat at 8:30 and head to bed about 10ish, it just sits in my tummy which is no good.

I'm on my 3rd day of being soda sober and I already am feeling better. It's super hard not to drink it when I'm working at the bar. On Tuesdays and Fridays I'm working 19 hour days, so a little caffeine can go a long way. I'm sticking with coffee and iced tea. I'll allow myself some soda if I decide to have a mixed drink, but I don't drink like I used to. )))Hangovers(((

Here are my simple steps to healthy living:

1. No soda (unless in mixed drinks)

2. No fast food (with the exception of Pablo's and Subway :)

I'll add a new challenge every week. It may be as simple as drinking an extra glass of water everyday or running five miles a week. I have always been an all-or-nothing type person, and that has obviously backfired. Here's to baby steps!