Sunday, May 20, 2012

Who's to say I can't do it?

Been 18 days since my last post, and I've lost another 6 lbs. Down to 348 now, AND I'm 11th place in my Biggest Loser competition. I just wanted to be in the top half of 30 people, so I'm really excited about that...

I've been making our dinners for the week on Sundays now, so that it's as easy as heating up leftovers during the week. This has really been working well for us. :) Last week, I did baked chicken, roasted potatoes, and broccoli and cheese for 3 days, and then we had salads for the other 2 days. (Our weekends are "play it by ear" usually.) Today, I've spent all day making dinner stuff for this upcoming week: twice baked cauliflower with cheese and bacon, stuffed zucchini boats, broiled pork chops, roasted potatoes, and roasted mushrooms/peppers/onion. These recipes and more can be seen at my recipe blog site. (I haven't posted these recipes yet, but will sometime tonight, lol)

Sooooooooooo....... me and Destinee have changed our plan regarding the 5k we were doing. We were going to do the Color Run in December in Orlando, but we've since found out that Color Me Rad is actually coming to JACKSONVILLE! So YAYYYYY! Only thing's in September instead of December, so that's three less months I have to train.

I tried to walk the 3.2 miles on the treadmill last Friday, but I got to 2.7 before my foot started hurting really bad and I quit. :( I'll try again this Friday.

This pic was me after the 2.7 miles. I was exhausted.....I burned 646 calories, according to my heart rate monitor, which is the most I've EVER burned since starting to workout & count calories. It was invigorating, and I'm still paying for it (and today is Sunday, lol). My left foot and calf are aching, but it's kind of nice.

So after losing 3.8 lbs this week, I've figured out that if I lose 3 lbs a week every week until the 5k, I could potentially lose 57 lbs....which would put me at 291. I can't imagine how much easier the 5k will be then. :)

My workout schedule is:
Monday - C25K training
Tuesday - weight lifting
Wednesday - C25K training
Thursday - weight lifting
Friday - walking the whole 3.2 miles (5k) trying to better my time each week
Saturday - weight training (if there's time)
Sunday - rest day

I did it for one week. Who's to say I can't do it for 19? :)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Starting Over...

Well, not "really" starting over....but it feels like it.

All along, I've thought my starting weight was 353...I even got it tattooed on my wrist, as a reminder that I NEVER want to go back there. So as of last Saturday lost a total of 26 lbs (had lost 45ish and then gained some back) and my current weight was 327.

However, we knew that our scale was off. Even when it told me I was 299, I couldn't weigh on the Wii scale or the dr's scale, both of which had weight limits of 330. So obviously something was wrong, lol.

Anyway, one of my dear friends (Suz - my inspiration!!!) sent us a new scale. It's awesome! It says the same number every time you step on it, and more importantly - when I compared the # to a recent dr visit, it's RIGHT!!!!! says 357.


I'm 357.


This feels like starting's NOT, bc I know I've lost and kept off 26 lbs so far, but it FEELS like it.

On the plus side, when I entered my new starting weight and current weight into MFP, it "upped" my calories from 1650 to 1930! That was a bit shocking at first, but I've found ways (through extra fruit and peanut butter mostly) to "up" my cals to meet my goal. So since my starting weight on Saturday for the Biggest Loser competition was 357, I stepped on the scale yesterday morning to see if my higher cals were working.

They are.

354! I lost 3 lbs in 3 days!

Now THAT's what I'm talking about. Time to keep this up! I love re-motivation!!!

"If you don't like starting over, then quit stopping."

My wrist means "never again" in Latin, and the CCCLIII is my starting weight in Roman Numerals. However, it says "353", haha. We're going to add three X's at the bottom which will make it CCCLXXXIII....383. My new starting weight! :)