Time to Make the doughnuts

When it rains it pours.  Last week the kiddies were on Spring Break.  My babies birthday was on Easter and she wasn't feeling well, stomach ache, headache, and such.  Come Monday, guess who isn't feeling well?That's right, Yours truly.  I still tried to workout and power through the upset stomach and dizziness but about 10 minutes into the workout I started feeling lightheaded.  I decided to lie down and rest for a few minutes and ended up sleeping for about 5 hours straight.  I stayed in bed the rest of the day and come Tuesday, while the stomach ache is better, I have a cough, sore throat, stuffy nose, and lightheadedness.  needless to say I was no good.  It got progressively worse to the point that I couldn't taste or smell.  Can you imagine not being able to taste?  I would've though I would've had no appetite but my stomach was still rumbling.  It sucks to eat and not be able to taste though.  Anyway, While I'm still stuffed up and coughing, I have can now taste and smell again and I feel much better than I did so I'm going to attempt to workout again today. We'll see how it goes.    3 days a week minimum for the entire month of APril..that's the plan and I'm sticking to it!!

I know ya'll are tired of me.

Yes, yes,  I'm back again.  While I have been working out (sporadically at best) I had managed to stick with my 3 day a week goal save for a missed week and a half due to circumstances beyond my control.  My diet, however, has not been that great.  I have been introduced to a little Italian spot and their chicken and shrimp Fettucini Alfredo is to die for.  You hear me?  TO DIE  FOR!!  
I hopped on the scale and didn't like what I saw (like I've ever liked what I've seen) so I think a revamping is in order.

I have decided to embark on the p90x journey and follow it to the letter.  Of course I will have to tweak a few of the routines, namely Pylo and some of the exercises for the legs, due to knee issues but that's the plan.  I did my first chest and back workout today and I felt good about it.  While I don't think I gave it all that I could have, I'm proud of the fact that I managed to stick it out for the entire workout and 1/4 of the way through the ab routine.  Thats a start  right? 

I'm still having motivational issues but like I said before,  success stories and before and after photos help me a lot.  I find it so hard to get started but one thing is for sure, Once I've started I feel great afterwards. There is  nothing like hitting the shower after working up a sweat.  I love that feeling!!  I am definitely going to have to put forth my best effort in losing this weight because I've been saying the same thing for about 8 years now and I'm still in the same situation I was back then, FAT!!   I've also noticed that I've been feeling sluggish and rundown lately.  I don't have nearly the amount of energy that I should have ad I know that working out will help with that.  Shoot, the summer is almost here and I will definitely need my energy.

So....I've got the plan and I even took some before photos but hmmmph, I will not be posting them until I can see some visible progress.  I need to take an official weight and do some measurements and I'll be good to go. I think I will do that tomorrow when I first wake up and use that to track my progress.  

Since I'm currently around 217 I think my first goal will be to get out of the teens. I have no idea how long that should take but given the 2 lb per week rule of thumb I'm thinking about a month or month and a half.

I'm also going to make a concerted effort to track my meals more diligently.  I have several programs I can use for this and I may even start frequenting  "Spark People" again.  Anyone want to start a Spark People Group?