Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Good, the Bad...and the Ugly......

So....Thanksgiving came and went.....Well, lets be honest here. I have had almost a week of pretty much eating whatever the heck I want! I have been bad about logging stuff, which is just bad! So, we will see what happens. I am still glad that I have joined Weight Watchers and I am glad that I joined right when the holidays have hit, otherwise I am sure I would have done a lot more damage! I have to remember that I have put this weight on over time, and in return, will take some time taking it back off.
This was the first Thanksgiving that I have actually made ALL of Thanksgiving dinner. I was up till 3am on Thanksgiving morning making homemade pies, rolls, and a fruit salad!  Went to bed around 3:30am and woke up at 6am to put the turkey in. Went back to bed around 6:30 and slept until about 8am when I was awoken to a phone call......
A little background first before I can continue on with my story:
During my first weigh in and meeting at Weight Watchers I had seen this very big young girl who had looked like she was about to cry.  I approached her and said, "Honey, do you need a hug?" She nodded her head and started to cry while I was hugging her. Meet Khendra. She is 21 years old, 5'2, and when she started (she is just a week ahead of me when I started...) she was about 420 lbs! I had given her my cell number that first meeting and told her if she ever needed someone to talk with about ANYTHING, to give me a call. She has called and text me in the past, I have kind of become a big sister of sorts.
So....back to the story. The phone rings on Thanksgiving morning and Khendra calls me at about 8am, in tears!  In a nutshell, she was interested in a guy, the guy had some other woman call Khendra, telling Khendra that it was his mom and telling Khendra that the guy had gotten into an accident. So what does my new found friend who likes a guy do?....she gets into her car, spends $50 on gas, travels about an hour each way to see this guy at the hospital. Come to find out the guy wasn't in an accident and just played a really mean trick on Khendra.  Is that rude and cruel or what?  So this poor girl calls me up to vent and I try to mend this poor girls heart!  The next thing I know, I am telling this girl how hard it is to be the age that she is in, and how having a broken heart is just part of life- to help us how to learn, grow and progress in life.  The next thing I know, I am teaching this girl how to pray and teach her the true order of prayer: Addressing Father in Heaven, thank him for things, ask him for things you may need or want, and then ending in the name of Jesus Christ. I am curious to see if she has been praying more, and I truly do hope she will learn things about herself and become strong and stick to Weight Watchers so she can gain more of her life back. I will see what happens.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Stupid Halloween!

So, last Tuesday was my first official weigh in at Weight Watchers, followed by my first meeting. It went rather well. I have lost about 8 lbs in a week! Although, the curses of being a girl....this week is turning out to be a crazy week. I thought I would go out for breakfast with Heidi at IHOP, afterwards I had gone on the computer to find out my country fried steak with eggs, hashbrowns, pancakes was a whopping 38 points! I have a daily allotment of 31 points. While I was eating my breakfast I was trying to be good by  dividing my portions into two servings so I would not be tempted in overeating. It worked out fine, I took the rest of my breakfast home and Bethany enjoyed my leftovers.
Then, I made a rookie mistake in buying Halloween candy....the chocolate kind. Bad, bad, bad idea! I weighed myself this morning and weighed a little more, but its not surprising due to "being a girl" this week.
I'm hoping I can redeem myself tomorrow by eating really clean and hoping to walk a lot with the girls tomorrow night, I really don't want to go to my next weigh in gaining weight instead of losing it.
I will keep you all posted!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

About time.....

I don't think Jake and I have anybody really following this blog, not to mention I think the last update was in February, which is just awful!
If anything, I need to be held accountable so I thought I would take the time and get on here and let you know what is new.
In a short phrase....I'm getting fat again! AHhhhhh, I hate it! When Jake was deployed about 3 years ago I had joined a gym, found a personal trainer and lost 40lbs. I was looking good, feeling good, and had so much energy! Then, we moved to of two dirt roads, no gym, and visited a great Chinese buffet!  Gradually, with that recipe for success, the weight slowly but surely was coming back on.
Now, since Jake has been gone, I have vowed to go back to the gym and start working out and getting back on track. I would have the purest of intentions, but would be sidetracked so quickly.  I then started evaluating myself. I started reading a few books on nutrition and realized I am not a picky eater, I love food. I then realized that I never learned how to eat appropriately. I have always over eaten. I thought maybe I should learn some basics of learning how to eat.  After doing some research, I have decided since last Tuesday to join Weight Watchers. I didn't join lightly, I have been doing a lot of research on the topic. Well, since last Tueday I have already lost 6 lbs! I haven't worked out at all this week, just working on eating well and focusing on that this week, and you know what? I haven't felt deprived at all!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

That Was a Lot Harder Then I Thought it Would Be

200 pushups with 5 Knees to Elbows on the minute every minute sure will take it out of you. Just for the record, Knees to Elbows are when you hang from the pull-up and lift your Knees up to your Elbows. Pretty simple huh? Well after about ten minutes it turned into knees to armpits. And yeah, I admit it, I had to drop to my knees after about 120 pushups. Tomorrow will be a break from Crossfit but I think I will go on a run or something.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Not Bad

I have to admit after yesterdays workout I really wanted to take it easy and have today as an off day. Then I saw the WOD and realized this was one of the first WOD's I had ever done. The first time I did this in Valdosta their was just myself and another female there. I think it took me 18 or 19 minutes, the female did it in about 5 minutes. It's a good thing I don't have much of an ego. At any rate here is the WOD for today:


3,3,3,2,2,1,1,1 REPS TO WORK UP TO 1 REP MAX



50-40-30-20-10 REPS FOR TIME



A double under is jump roping and you jump high enough to have the rope go under you twice. The shoulder press was a strict press and I was able to get to 105lbs. Not bad but more then enough room for improvement. For the rest of the WOD I finished it in 14:02. Not great, but not bad. Certainly an improvement from last time. That's one of the things I love about Crossfit, I am only competing against myself.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

What a Killer WOD

So the WOD today was:

SQUATS 80-40-20-40-80

KB SWINGS 40-20-10-20-40

PULL-UPS 20-10-5-10-20



So I knew this was going to suck going into it and I tried coming up with every excuse not to go. It was a long day that started at 4 AM and after a crappy day at work I decided to go. Well, I blame my head cold on my 29:08 time but oh well. I did it and I finished it. Game on for tomorrow.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Finding motivation after our vacation.......

The last two weeks have been a whirlwind. Bethany being sick in the hospital, not to mention having a vacation right after that ordeal! Between snacking on hospital cafeteria food and car trip/junk food, a Vegas style buffet, a fried sandwich at Disneyland.....I am trying to get my game face on again with eating healthy and exercising, needless to say my motivation is lacking. Today I had a last meal: Chinese food and 1 chocolate chip cookie from a bakery. I'm feeling better now and I am planning on being back on the band wagon tomorrow so by Monday I will be at a 100% with my nutrition and fitness goals.

I started my weight loss journey in January and so far have lost 14 lbs. I need to lose 6 more lbs in the month of February to keep my goals in check. Hopefully, I will be able to reach those goals. We shall see.....