Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Le Sigh

The other day, I was thinking about budgets and money issues (don't they suck!) And it's looking like unless I can find some sponsorship, I won't be able to attend FitBloggin '11 :-(

I just am sad about it. But I have to see the bright side. I am marrying my best friend, the man of my dreams, and going on a fabulous once in a lifetime honeymoon. I'd like to have some spending money while on vacation.

I also own a horse, Monty. And although he's handsome and amazing, he still needs to eat. Although he's for sale, I really haven't had many bites on his ad. Anyone out there know of someone who wants an amazing UVM Morgan Colt?

Isn't he so cute! He loves the snow!

I was really hoping to meet some fabulous people at FitBloggin' you know, the other parts of my Team Awesome Trifecta!  As well as some other wonderful bloggie friends.

I am still looking for sponsorship and working some connections, but mostly getting rejected.

2011 is going to be a huge year for me, and I'm already accomplishing a lot of things. Maybe, just maybe, FitBloggin' will have to wait for another year.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Nearly 10 days between posts!

Yeah sorry about that. I've been stressed with work and not really focused on what's important. Me!

I was chatting with Steve and Kerri on twitter and talking about some struggles, my biggest one being tracking my food. So the next day, I tracked. I was so happy and proud of myself. Then I didn't do it again. I'm stuck in a bad cycle and I don't like it. I haven't gone to a Weight Watchers meeting since 12/14/10. Which means I haven't weighed in at Weight Watchers since then either. And I know I am up since my last weigh in. There are so many excuses, I really am ashamed of it.

I've been getting some workouts in. But last week's snow storm, and shoveling 2 feet of snow, I missed two of my EA Active 2 work outs since my back, abs, arms and legs were killing me. I made up one workout on Saturday. I didn't work out yesterday. So I need to do 3 work out sessions today and tomorrow. (Friday / Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday is a scheduled rest day from the EA Active 2 program) I am going to challenge myself to complete those 3 sessions. And not to miss any more.

Work has been interesting. I've been working during the last two storms, crazy how that lines up. So we get all the crazy calls and long shifts.

My mind hasn't been focused, and it only hinders me. I will be better. I will go weigh in on Thursday regardless of what the outcome is. I will stay for the meeting (I obviously need it) And I will re-focus my efforts on me. I've been letting the little excuses build up and derail me.

No more...

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Workin' It

I've actually been having a good week. I've been getting my workouts in for the Strong for 23 in 2011 Challenge that Al issued. So far, I've missed only last Saturday and Sunday. That includes, being stuck at work on an extra long shift and working out at work! Thank God for fitness DVD's.

My workouts vary from long walks to schedule training sessions with my new love... EA Sports Active 2. I love that it comes with a heart rate monitor and it displays your rate on your tv throughout your workout. I like how it changes things up, so you are focused on one muscle group. I really love this new program. I selected the 3 week cardio kick start program on the easy level. With the current program I am on with the Active 2, I have 4 workout days, with 3 rest days. On my rest days, I've been going on long walks and stretching out my legs.

I went to the library yesterday (part of my 101 things in a 1001 days, is to utilize the library more rather than buying books), I had heard of a book that I wanted to read, Breaking Free from Emotional Eating by Geneen Roth. I know that I suffer to a degree from emotional eating in that, when I am experiencing a tough emotion, I tend to turn to food for comfort, then I feel guilty about binging on food and the cycle just repeats. I'd like to learn some methods for dealing with stress/emotions before it gets to the point of binge eating. I believe that there is an emotional link to obese individuals.
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So I went to the library to see about borrowing it, sad part of living in a small town, they didn't have it. However, they did say they could check the Inter-Library Loan program. The W-HAaaaT? I had NO idea what this woman was saying to me. Apparently, if you are looking for a specific book, and your local library does not have it, they can check the catalogs of other libraries in the state and request to borrow that book from another local library and have it brought to your local library for you to borrow. Now how cool is that... again, I never knew.  So I requested that specific book and it should be in within a week or two.

While I was waiting for the nice librarian to check for the Breaking Free book, I happen to see this little nugget....

And decided that while I was waiting for my original book to arrive, I could entertain myself with this book. After all, I am still planning a wedding and need to get some details knocked out.

So after checking out and all and walking back to my apartment, I told H2B the story about the Inter-Library Loan program, and he was laughing at me because I had never heard of the program! It's not my fault I came from a town that valued its literary resources. I never needed to use the program, because my town library had what I needed.

Anywho, how has everyone else's week been?

Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Beginning(ish)

Happy New Year folks! I hope you all are recovering nicely from your NYE activities. I surprised myself and went to the gym NYE morning. Was really thrilled about that. You know, they gym actually had a lot of people in there, perhaps everyone was working out in advance of their partying to be done later on that night.

I worked New Year's Eve, I had to work New Year's Day, and I would of had to have been up early, so why not work the night before and make a little extra money. H2B came down to my work and we had some delicious Chinese food and enjoyed one another's company until the ball dropped. Then we shared our first kiss of the new year, and off towards home he went. It was special, I was so happy that he was willing to do that.

I didn't make it to the gym yesterday, once I got out of work (6:15pm), H2B and I headed towards his mom's, she had cooked us a big delicious meal. You never go hungry at her house, or if you do it's your own fault! After chatting for a bit, we headed for home. Not only did I have to be up early for work today, but we also had to still weigh in for our next weight loss challenge. This time, it's between ourselves and another couple. But instead of teaming up as couples, we decided boys versus girls...

Well needless to say, I was SO happy that I weighed in for our last weight loss challenge yesterday, I was down to 296.3. When I weighed in for this new challenge last night it was 306.2!! Now, I know that's mostly due to water weight, and having JUST eaten dinner. So perhaps my numbers were "padded" a bit, but darn, that is just crazy! Thankfully the other couple weighed in late at night too, so it didn't look like Ben and I were trying to throw the challenge. Another good reason, Ben and I are on opposite teams, so we can keep each other honest.

So yes, I am starting out 2011 weighing in at 306.2. I don't intend on finishing out 2011 anywhere near that number...
For our current challenge, we are using the Wii Fit for our weight
I am working again today, but I did bring gym clothes, and I do plan on going to the gym tonight after work. I should be getting out around 5:45pm. The one bummer is that my gym closes at 7pm on Saturday and Sunday, but open 24 hours the rest of the week. And I will have workout #1 in the books for Al's Strong for 23 in 2011 challenge.

I am excited for this challenge, I want to build healthy habits and making myself and the gym is a top priority.. after all, it won't be too long till the wedding....Holy Cow, I am getting married this year! Buff Bride time...


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