Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Chugging along (or chubbing along)

Ok. It's day 4 of weightwatchers. I have to admit. I have been extremely hungry. I keep meaning to plug my food into sparkpeople, but things have been sort of busy at work. I also find entering food on spark, kind of cumbersome, slow and timeconsuming. I am however, interested in exactly how many calories I have been eating.

Right now, I'm not starving, but it is only 10 a.m. and I had kashi and yogurt for breakfast at 6:30 or so. I will be hungry soon. Ok. I'm already hungry, but probably because I am talking about it!

Oh and I do not have any flex points left at all! (On a victory note - last night I went to the North End and got soup and salad and no desert despite the temptation of Mike's Pastries).

Tonight, I'm headed to the gym.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

I'm still alive

I've been slacking on my blogging. I have been through a battery of tests regarding my bloating and weight gain. I switched some meds (nothing wacky - just stomach stuff) and hopefully the weight will start to come off. So guess what I did?

I joined weightwatchers. I don't even really like weightwatchers. That being said - it does hold me accountable to my calorie intake, so I am going to give it a shot. Even though my medication is back to the old one - it still doesn't mean the crazy weight is going to melt off.

So I got a monthly pass.

I've been exercising at the Boston Sports Club! I actually have found some great classes. Zumba! I highly recommend Zumba. It's superfun and doesn't even feel like exercise!

One way to stay accountable is to blog - so here I am - blogging!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Blog slacker

I'm not in hiding. Just not blogging. Summer is hectic and I have been a slacker in many aspects of my life. Mostly the exercise one. I have a bunch of excuses, but really that is all they are is excuses.

I have this weird water retention thing (diagnosis hopefully in the works) and have started taking trace minerals and probiotics. Now I need to find a time when I am going to be home for 24 hours straight. Not easy.

I am going to go to acupuncture after I get back from visiting my sister in law.

I have also been trying to review organic products. I like the Whole Foods products because they are in expensive (i.e. 1.99 for a bottle of shampoo). The problem is that when I use them my hair color does not stay in as long and the gray comes shining through.

Also, the moisturizer, although pleasant enough, doesn't really do the trick.

My new love is Aveeno with SPF 15. It's think. It lasts and best of all it actually protects my skin.

Oh and I lost some inches. I haven't weighed myself, but I will!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Blogging and Accountability

I was thinking this morning. I am lazy. I am totally off track. I'm not lazy in the sense that I sit around all day eating bons bons, drinking wine and being slovenly. I'm lazy in that I haven't taken the time to plan out my schedule so that I actually exercise and eat right.

I checked out Amy's blog, and she reminded me of the commitment we made awhile ago - and how successful it made us in our journey to get healthy. With the help of Stacey, Amy, BBM and I were communicating our goals. I've been slacking in making time for myself.

So today, I went for a good long walk. I'm not exactly sure how long but I am pretty sure it was at least 3 miles.

This is what I need to do for the week:

1. go food shopping

2. get up earlier

3. go to the gym

4. get organized with my time

Sounds easy! HA!

How about this for weird. I have been not a great exerciser - and I lost ten lbs. Nice one. I think it's all about my crazy water retention. Hopefully I will have some answers soon!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Slacker AGAIN.

It's been a hectic couple of weeks. Last week, I was so busy (or worked myself into believing I was SO busy) that I didn't really even make it to the supermarket.

I did manage to squeeze in some exercise. Squeeze being the key word in that phrase.

My husband, his sister and my father in law successfully threw a surprise party for my mother in law. Actually, mostly my father in law and I, and then my husband and then my sister in law took my mother in law shopping to get her out of the house.

I know. I took on too much. I do that. It was worth the aggravation. Now the rest of the summer is mine. Well, mine and whatever else I decide to throw on my plate. I went to the supermarket and made food for breakfast and lunch for the week! So that's a huge start for me. An added bonus is that my brother and nephew are here for the week - so hopefully I'll be able to schedule some time to just chill with them.

Things I need to do:

1. Be accountable to myself.
2. Be more organized.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Slacking and posting again.

I have been slagging in my posting. Leanna and Amy have both gotten back on the "blogging wagon" and I thought I would join in again as well. Amy actually wasn't off the wagon that long and Leanna has now made up for lost time! Stacey even has a whole new blog up and running! Check it out.

Ok. About me. I measured myself to see if that would make a difference. It did. I lost four inches in two days. Probably because of intense dehydration. Good news is that I don't have any internal growths or anything, and my thyroid appears normal. Also, the medicine that I swear is making me bloated is working and my ulcerative colitis is in complete and total remission - Red Peppers HERE I COME! (just kidding).

I have been exercising and back at the gym.

One thing I learned about myself this past week (when I was slacking a bit) is that I have to get up and exercise early otherwise I get too busy and don't get to it. I know I have learned this same lessons at least 50 times in the past. It's nice to have a reminder.

Is there such thing as exercise alzheimers?

I had a busy day going to the gym, going to brunch (I portioned controlled but lost willpower with the chocolate covered marshmallows!). Went to the mall. Went to my mom and stepdad's and played with my nephews (can you say bench press!) who are good to lift!

Now I'm tired.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Misadventures at the gym

Not really. I didn't have misadventures...but I got up at 5:45 for my orientation. The trainer didn't show up. I was a little annoyed, but she had food poisoning. She called me to reschedule. I have not called back yet.

I walked on the treadmill for ten minutes. Did some 'circuit training'. Only the machines I knew about. Then did the elliptical for 22 minutes and then did some crunches. Then I went home and to work.

Yesterday I planted a garden! I will take pictures and post them. It's mostly flowers.

I am now off to the doctor to discuss my swollen feet and water retention.