Monday, July 25, 2011

Training Week Crazy!

Last week I was in training every day in DC. It was a LONG week. Typical day:

  • My mornings started at 5am sharp.

  • I was out the door by 6 (after feeding all the animals, showering and cleaning up, and trying to eat a bit of breakfast myself).

  • Drop Roxie off at daycare for the day (yes, that is the dog).

  • I met some coworkers at the office to drive in to the city at 6:45.

  • An hour later we are at the hotel in the city and getting ready for a long day of teaching.

  • Lunch break around noon (they served us really good food which was nice).

  • Afternoon break - avoided desserts for the most part!

  • Crossed fingers each day that I would be able to leave DC at 5pm.

  • Make it back to pick up Roxie at 6:30.

  • Home by 7:15.

  • Get dinner ready for all the animals.

  • Eat dinner myself.

  • Finish homework from class and prepare for presentation at the end of the week.

  • Finish emails from work and take care of anything that needs completing.

  • Off to bed around mid-night to start it all over again.

So - needless to say that I didn't get any exercise last week. My eating wasn't horrible. I think I made good choices based on what I was presented with. I went and weighed in on Saturday and I was down 1 pound. It was actually 1 pound more than I expected so I was pretty happy. I now know that for the next 4 months I have to do what I can to lose weight for the first 3 weeks and then expect my week of training to be a wash. That is OK. I am proud of myself and the fact that I didn't gain weight. WOO HOO!!!

Off to bed now. I am realizing that my sleeping habits are playing a big roll in my weight loss issues. I don't get nearly enough sleep. Too much to do! Good night!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Quick Update

Hi all!

Just wanted to give you an update. Last week's post I was a bit down and super frustrated. I listed a few ideas that I was going to apply for the week to see if it made any difference.

Well, I did apply them and I lost 3.6 pounds last week!! Woo Hoo. So that makes me happy.

My new fitness monitor is super cool. I love seeing how many calories I have burned for the day. I know now on the days that I don't get as much exercise, I really have to cut back quite a bit. I also know that I have to try to get more sleep. I am missing out on about 2 hours a night. I also know that I can have a small amount of indulgence (Saturday was a BBQ and I had a hot dog and small piece of cake) and still lose weight.

So I am much happier this week and wanted to let you all know.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Waste of Time and Money?

Well 7 weeks into Jenny Craig and I have lost 4 pounds. Woo Freakin Hoo!!! It is so incredibly frustrating. I have also been going to a trainer for over a year and have netted a whopping zero pounds weight loss.

I went out Sunday night this week and ate and drank way too much. I tried to correct through the rest of the week (even burning over 1,000 calories at the gym on Tuesday) but I was still up a half a pound from weigh in last week.

I mean, I understand what happened. It's not a shock to me. But I just HATE HATE HATE that I feel I can't have any fun and still lose weight. I feel I have to stay in all weekend and not be tempted because I can't trust my decisions. And that doesn't help me at all because I just end up feeling sad and lonely and eat any way.

So here is my plan -

1.) We adjusted my weekly calories on Jenny to allow me some wiggle room with my plan to still allow for a bit of "fun".

2.) Find new and inventive ways to hang out with friends without going out to eat all the time.

3.) I have a new body monitor to show me how much I am burning a day in calories and adjust from there as needed. I think that I am not burning as much as I think I am and need to have a way to keep thing in check.

So that is that. This will all work its way out.