2 down and I'm still hanging in there

I really didn't feel like doing anything yesterday but I  got moving in spite of.  I did my Turbo Jam tape yesterday and realized just how out of shape I am as well as what a difference a few months of inactivity can really make.  I used to be able to do that tape with no problem just a few short months ago and now I have to huff and puff my way through.  Damn shame!  I'm still struggling with my eating though.  Didn't even bother to keep track of what I ate which is a major setback because I really need to see the numbers.  It helps me to stay on track and allows me to see exactly how much fat, carbs, protein, etc I am getting and adjust my diet accordingly.  I don't really eat all that much so my damage comes from what I'm eating.  yesterday I had this little lasagna meal for one (from the frozen foods section) for lunch , steak, baked potato( little butter, no sour cream and believe me that was a feat in and of itself because I have never eaten a baked potato without sour cream....EVA!  It wasn't due to any type of sticking to the plan type thing,  I just didn't have any on hand and wasn't about to go to the store to pick some up) and asparagus spears for dinner.  Oatmeal (weight control)and  2 strips of turkey bacon for breakfast and that's about it.  Oh yeah, I did have one little slip up,  the kiddo made some cookies yesterday and that cookie dough was calling me.  I tried to resist but the kiddo was making it look so good and all my willpower went out the window.  Anyway, I'm okay with it.  I don't expect to never have a slip up and this time around, I will not beat myself up about it. Today is a new day and I will be making a concentrated effort to do better.  

1 down too many more to go

So yesterday went well.  I got up and moved my behind and did some upper body work.  I only completed 1 round (out of 2) and am choosing to stick to my motto.... baby steps.  Hell, I haven't worked out with any consistency since August so my body needs to adjust to the trauma of exercise  first. lol.   I'm usually the type to jump in head first and over do it which leads to my getting burned out real quick so I had to purposely slow it down a tad and make an effort to start off slow.  I also decided to revisit some of my favorite fitness websites and have made it a point to even join a challenge.   Someone on one of the forums posted about this site quite some time ago and I do like it, if for no other reason than  its a chance to meet other people who are in the process of losing weight. Its similar to Myspace but for people who are interested in weightloss.  I think its kind of cute and I love the fact that they have challenges that you can enter to win prizes.  (I know ya'll are probably thinking well, dayum!  What's the name of the site? ) and I'm getting to it... PATIENCE! . But  anyway, you can even start your own private challenges.  There is one starting on Jan 2 entitled The Biggest Loser, but unfortuantely, it is all filled up.  I'd be interested in starting one if anyone is interested.  Anyway, here's the site and please feel free to add me as a friend,  I am Soon2Bfit on the site!

Oh, yeah, I got so caught up in talking about other things I forgot to give an update on my eating.  I did fairly well , I didn't get around to plugging in all the numbers to see my exact stats (I'm using a program that tracks your nutrition.)  Towards the end of the day I was hungry as hell, I know ya'll know that feeling , so I ended up eating a bowl of life cereal.   I didn't eat too much  but I was having some serious cravings.  Let's just hope that it was due to my body ridding itself of all the bad junk.  I know it will take time and I don't expect to just get on this healthy eating kick in one day.  As is everything this go-round.  I will start slowly!  This week's goal is to get back to drinking more water.


Back in the saddle

Yes, it is beyond time for me to get back in the saddle again.  I've been going to the casino and we all know that the food at casinos is no joke. All you can eat pastries, meats, salads, soups, chinese food, pizza, veggies,pancakes, blintzes... you name it they have it!  On my first trip there(firs,t meaning the first out of many last week) I damn near ate myself into oblivion and I felt it.  I mean, I have never felt so miserable  in my life.  My stomach was literally protruding.  Needless to say I looked at myself in the mirror and I was not pleased AT ALL!  My plan was to work out everyday until I go out of town which will be on the 27th of this month but being that the 1st fell on a Saturday, I decided to start today.  I don't care how much I don't feel like working out, I am going to do something.  I am also thinking about letting go my Bally's membership because when I bought it my monthly fees were $8.00, now they keep raising them and now I am up to about $13 and I want to know how long they can do this. Will I end up paying $20, $30, $40 a month?  Anyway, I haven't even set foot in the gym in about 6 or 7 months anyway, so it really is a waste.    Not even when I lost the weight back in August did I need the gym to do it.  I stepped on the scale on Saturday I think and was up to 213.8 lbs. which is an all time high for me.  Hopefully it was water weight or something. Anyway, I plan to do both cardio and weights, alternating between the two (sort of a BFL style thing).

I will be taking measurements, if I can find my tape measurer and possibly photos which I will have to think long and hard about possibly posting.  I've seen people wayyyyy bigger then me be successful at losing weight and keeping it off and I know that I can definitely do this.  I just need to get up off of my lazy ass and get moving.  I tend to use others weight loss successes as  motivation for my own journey and am highly pissed that I missed Oprah's recent show about people losing significant amounts of weight.  Wouldn't you know it, I was at the casino  stuffing my face and losing my money all in one fail swoop.