Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Nov 21 - weigh in

I haven't posted in a few weeks. Didn't even realize it had been that long. I weighed in today and...
I am now 188 lbs!
I haven't been jogging as much as planned, but I've been trying to walk as much as possible. I was actually a little bit afraid to step on the scale today! lol But I'm pretty happy with the results. I have been slowly losing every week.
I have to go back and look at the date of our measurements, because I think it might just be time to take another set of measurements.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Nov 1 - weigh in

Since I forgot to weigh in yesterday.
I am now 192.5

I haven't been walking to work this week because I hurt my knee on the weekend. I twisted wrong and it has been aching ever since. If the rain holds off, I think I will walk today.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sat Oct 27

Walked to work all week (4.6k)
Wed walked to work and then walked to the mall ( 3.8k)
Yesterday, walked to work and then to an appt (another 3.2 k)
Grand total for the week...
30 K Wow!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tues 23rd

Weigh in day.
I thought I would have gained, because its that time of the month and I was sure I read somewhere that you typically gain 5lbs.. but....
196.5.. which means I am down 15.5 lbs

I walked home from work yesterday, which was 4.8k.
I will not be jogging today, its pouring rain. But I will walk to work.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Feeling crap

I did not run today. I was feeling awful. My head was pounding, I felt nautious and I was SO cold. So I took the day off of jogging. I felt a bit better after work, so I did 3 min on eliptical, 2 reps of 25 *sit ups* with the Ab swing
Then I took a 30 min walk with the dog.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Oct 16 - Weekly weigh in

Today is weigh in day. I was pretty happy when I stepped on the scale.... 201.5!
I am down 4 lbs from last week :)
15 min speed walk to warm up
90 sec jogging 2 min walking - for total of 25 min, 5 min cool down and then stretch

Thursday, October 11, 2012

It was COLD this morning!!

We were out for our jog by 8:45am and it was cold. It was 3* c when we left.
5 min warm up, 15 min jog program 5 min cool down
45 min power walk with dog
3 min eliptical

I think we are getting a little quicker in our jog. We can usually tell by where we are lap wise. It is exactly 5 min warm up to get to the park where we jog. I was feeling a big laggy this morning, so I don't know if it was the cold  or what. I was fine once we got started, but felt like I was dragging a bit. Hopefully tomorrow is better :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Week 2 - Oct 9

We took measurements today. I am not happy, but this will be good motivation. Along with that full length mirror I saw myself in last night. I know I can do this!

We took two measurements *gulp* here goes..
Chest- above boobs, arms down - 41 3/4  =  42 1/2
 across chest - 46 1/4   = 47
below bra- 38 1/4  = 38 1/2
Waist - 41 1/2  = 41
Hips- 46 1/4  =  47
Thighs- R 26 1/4  = 25 3/4      L- 27  =  26 1/4
Biceps- R- 14  =  13.5    L- 14  =  14
Neck- 16 1/4  =  16 1/4

Now to get on the scale... I started off at 212 lbs...

EDITED to add in daily exercise-
Daily jog - 5 min warm up, 20 min jog program (week 1) 5 min cool down
3 min eliptical
45 min power walk with dog.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Day 2

I thought it might be harder, but it was actually pretty good! We seemed to be doing the laps faster.
I feel good. A bit sore, but good.
20 min jog

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Day 1 of the Couch to 5K

Today was day 1 of jogging! It turned out better than I was expecting.
I also did a 20 min powerwalk/dogwalk

Monday, October 1, 2012

Keeping track...

Thurs Sept 27

40 min speed walking with Gobby
3 min on eliptical.. I feel so stupid even writing that, but I guess when I look back and see that I can do more and more time I will be happy.

Fri Sept 28
40 min speed walking w Gobby
3 min on eliptical

Sat Sept 29
3 min on eliptical

Sunday- nothing!

Monday Oct 1-
Weighed in- down 5 lbs!!!
5 min eliptical
45 min speed walking with Gobby

Thursday, September 27, 2012

And so it begins...

I stepped on the scale a few days ago and when I looked down at the numbers looking up at me, I wanted to cry. I have never been this heavy. Not when I was pregnant with my youngest daughter and as big (if not bigger than) as a house. I decided right then and there that I am going to take back control of my weight. I've done it before, and I can do it again.
My son bought an eliptical machine a week or so ago and I will be using that daily. I am also going to try to do The Couch to 5K. I haven't ran since I was a kid. But I am determined. I will also watch my eating habits. I do eat fairly healthy, although I must admit I am a chocoholic. If I am sad, happy, bored, tired, lonely, mad... I go for the chocolate. Its my comfort food. It always makes me feel happy.. even if only for a few min.
My youngest daughter is on a 1 month trial of not drinking milk, or using any milk products. So right now there will be no chocolate in the house. No ice cream, no pudding, no mashed potatoes, no cheese...
I tried to create this blog a few days ago, but I didn't have any luck. I'm not sure what I was doing wrong, but I have figured it out and can now start blogging! Wish me luck on my journey!!

Tues Sept 25-
Stepped on the scale and my weight was 206 lbs
45 min power walk (walking Goblin)
2 min (yes you read that right, I am VERY out of shape) on the eliptical

Wed Sept 26
30 min walk, alternating jogging (over the Main St hill at one point)
3 min on eliptical

I will have Devynn take a pic of me later, just to see my progress