Monday, October 25, 2010

Calorie Count 10/25/10

Calories allowed: 1157
Calories in: 803
Exercise: Jazzercise, burned 414 calories. I definitely felt more endurance during class. Must be because I am working out.
Calories remaining: 354 (768 with calories burned)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Calorie Count 10/24/10

Calories allowed: 1157 (when I updated my weight, I got less calories each day.) :(
Calories in: 974
Exercise: Burned 821!! I did P90x Yoga this morning. One and a half hours burns about 645 calories....I only did 45 minutes. I was so bored later in the day, that I did some dance aerobics to burn some more calories. Not only did I stay under my allowed calories, but I almost burned as many as I took in. This morning I weighed in at 153 lbs., but this may be because of the day before I didn't get any exercise.

Calorie Count 10/23/10

Calories allowed: 1197
Calories used: 1312
No exercise today, because it was my day off. But I did get some much needed rest and ate some yummy, low cal. white chicken chili. My weight was up to 152 lbs. this morning.
Calories remaining: None! I was over 155 calories. Better some than a ton!

Friday, October 22, 2010

What the scale?!?!

Last night I was just curious to see what my weight was. It was 9pm so I was expecting it to be close to the last time I weighed (10/19.) To my surprise, my weight came up as 154 lbs. So this morning when I got back from running, I jumped back on the scale to see if it would show the same. 151 lbs!!!!! What?!?! This was even after I ate my breakfast. That would be a total of 6 lbs. in 3 days. When Shane got home today, I asked if he had messed with the scale because of what it was telling me, mainly because I didn't know if I believed it. I think he was impressed, but didn't say anything encouraging to me about it. But during the day, just in case it was right, I treated myself to a little something. Sephora sells this cream from Bliss called Love Handler. I have read all the reviews and decided to try it myself to see if it will help my love handles and pudgyness. Apply 2 times per day and it will whittle the fat away! I did one application tonight and tomorrow will start the 2x per day. Hopefully, I am starting a change.....YAY!!!!

Calorie Count 10/22/10

Calories allowed: 1197
Calories in: 1605
Calories burned: 868; this morning I ran one mile, then I went shopping for 3 hours with Alli.
I had hot dog on a stick and thought there were more calories in one than there really are. For dinner I made Red and White pasta, at Shane's request. I used whole wheat penne and made sure to limit my serving, eating my food slowly. At the end of the day, when you add my allowed calories and burned calories, I really could have had 2065 calories. This makes my remaining balance 460 calories that were not used.

Calorie Count 10/21/10

Calories allowed: 1197
Calories in: 858
Exercise: Ran 1 mile with Buddy. Burned 377 calories in 20 minutes. I would have been faster, but I had to keep stopping Buddy from running super fast and sniffing everything.
Calories remaining: 716
I weighed myself tonight. I don't know if the scale was right, I don't want to get my hopes up, but it said 154 lbs. The last time I got on the scale before bed (Tuesday), it said 158.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Calorie Count

Calories allowed: 1197
Calories used: 1045
Exercise: Jazzercise 1 hr.-Burned 427 calories
Calories left available: 579
Good day, starting feeling a little under the weather during Jazzercise. I made chicken the night before and ate it on the way to the gym from work.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Calorie Count 10/19/10

Calories allowed: 1197
Calories used: 1058
Exercise: Walked around Hires Car Show, casually, for 60 minutes-Burned 214
Calories left available: 353

Here we go again.....

Ok....I need to fix something. There has to be something that I'm not doing right, that I haven't thought of or that needs to go away. Acutally, I know what needs to go away...MY FAT! One of my friends said he is sick and tired. Sick because he is fat, which also makes him tired. Sometimes I feel a little sick when I look in the mirror and think "how did this happen?" "did little things that changed really effect me that much?" I hear comments other people make about people we know and start to become self-conscious about my body. Are they saying those things about me too?! I need to do something! There has to be a change! And I need to find my motivation for that. Once I start feeling better and have made a change, it will be easier to stick to and keep off the weight. A friend of mine has a blog, funniest girl in the world, and she decided at the same time to stop shopping and start working out. She shares her triumphs and struggles on her blog. She is inspiring to me. Why should I keep buying clothes that fit me when I don’t want to be this size? So I will try to refrain from that. And whatever I do buy will be a reward to me. I had a heart-to-heart with Shane and discussed some of the things that I struggle with and that I feel that I may need help with. There are many changes that I will be making, but mostly in my diet and exercise. For starters, no more eating out during the week. There will be the occasional office lunch or outing, but not weekly. I will also stop eating after 7pm. This means that I will need to eat dinner BEFORE Jazzercise on Mondays and Wednesdays since I get home at 7pm. As for Jazzercise, I need to start evaluating if it is really working for me. I have been doing it for 2 years and it has helped me maintain, but not lose. After this week, my regular instructor will no longer be teaching our class. Hopefully with this new instructor, there will be a different intensity and moves that will create the change I need. I will also start attending class on Thursday nights, even though I will only be there for 30 minutes. I am still deciding if I will be attending the Friday morning class. I have started running on the elliptical and try to do it for 20 minutes on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays with some resistance training for 10 minutes afterward. For the time being, I will be changing that to a 2-mile run outside on those days, until it gets darker and colder. I am also considering doing yoga from P90x on Fridays. Saturday will be my day off, but I will try not to be so lazy then. That’s where I will start. No JUNK food and more intense exercise. I will start putting together a plan for my nutrition and what I eat in the next couple of days. On my side bar is a list of rewards. These are my rewards when I lose a certain amount of weight, working towards my goal.