Friday, December 24, 2010
I am enjoying an early Christmas present though.....Wii!! I purchased Wii Fit Plus and The Biggest Loser challenge to go along with it. I am hoping for those times I just can't seem to get to a gym, that I can use those tools to help continue weight loss and strength training. Something is better than nothing, right?
At any rate, I hope that you all have a wonderful holiday season!
Monday, September 6, 2010
I am just glad to be focused again. I have a pretty intense fall semester ahead of me and I am going to need my workouts as an outlet for stress. Hopefully, I'll be better at updating this blog so I can give updates about the competition.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Overall, I am now down 14 lbs total. I am really starting to feel the difference on my body. Especially when I wear some of my work pants - I was called "droopy drawers" at work yesterday. Haha!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
I am so proud of myself! I have no idea how I am making all of this happen though! Working full time, going to school physically three nights a week and heading to the gym at 4:30AM......it's a mad house!!!
Thursday, March 4, 2010
I am a work in progress. I just need to keep telling myself that over and over again because of my feelings of wanting instant gratification. Regardless of the thoughts I occasionally have, I am going to continue the way I am! Eating right, working out and staying positive - about everything.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
But today, for some reason, I feel like I am can't get enough to eat. Every time I turn around, I am heading back to the fridge. It would probably be in my best interest to just pop in a movie and lay down. Get my mind focused on something else so I stop eating and end up going over the limit!! So we'll see how it goes!
Monday, February 22, 2010
I have been struggling a little with my hunger, especially when I am stressed out. When I have a stressful moment I want to just run to the pantry and grab a tub of peanut butter and chow down. But, I try to resort to other alternatives. Even though, this past weekend, I did have a stressful melt down and steered off course, but got myself aligned the very next day.
I am also attempting to cook new foods. Normally, I have to cook for the entire week on Sundays because of my busy schedule. Usually I cook something that has a ton of servings and eat that for lunches and dinners all week....BORING!!! So I am cooking lots of smaller meals that will get me through the week but keep me from eating the same thing all week. This week I made Chicken Parmigiana and a Texas-Style Casserole. I also have the stuff to make a healthier, lighter version of fish and chips, just haven't made it yet. I am also keeping myself stocked up with plenty of good snacking choices....so as at least if I feel a snack attack coming on, I have something at hand and I don't wind up in the car making my way to Burger King.
Some how, I have crazy motivation and I truly hope that it keeps going.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
I am definitely interested to see how I am going to handle all of the changes in my life this time in round 2. The first time I lost all of the weight and when I was going to the gym almost six days a week, I wasn't attending school several nights a week. So now in round 2, I need to adjust things, like my sleeping schedule so that I can be up early enough to work out before going to work.
The gym is what I am looking forward to the most on this journey....and so are my thighs!!! Probably the most irritating thing about gaining weight back is the fact that I had chucked all of my "fat" clothes and bought all new, much smaller and cuter clothes. Those much smaller and cuter clothes have now stopped fitting and I had to go buy more, larger and uglier clothes. But, at least when I gained the weight back, I didn't toss all of the smaller and cuter clothes. Those are patiently waiting in my closet for me.
At least I have survived day 1...now just to survive every single day for the rest of my life :)
Friday, February 5, 2010
Just recently, I woke up and discovered that I am fat…again. How on earth could I let this happen? I was down 76 pounds, 20 pounds from my goal weight. I had tossed all of my fat clothes and purchased a brand new wardrobe. Unfortunately, I ended up gaining 67 pounds back. It's funny to think how stress and food are my ultimate downfall. I now know that I need to find different outlets for the stress in my life instead of shoving delicious, yet terrible for you food, into my mouth.
I am starting my journey in round two of weight loss very soon. I am conjuring up ways to help me along my path. Last time, I had a large support group of friends and family that were traveling the same road at the same time as me and it made the trip much easier. This time around, I am traveling solo, which is why I am starting this blog. I want a place that I can get my thoughts out of my head and use it as a way to personally track my progress, including the bad days. I learned the last time around, that when I was having a bad day and just wanted to give it up all up and eat however I felt, it really helped to be able to say those things to my friends that were right there with me.
I am not necessarily starting this blog to catch the attention of others, but if along the way, people begin to read it and follow it, then great! I am primarily starting this blog as one resource to help me overcome an addiction in my life.
This time around, I am going to make my plan to lose weight a well organized and thought out plan. I am starting the week of February 15, 2010. The membership at my new gym begins that week and I am excited to start back. I miss the gym. It used to feel so good to get in there and sweat out any stress and frustration I might have had. That week is also the week that Lent begins. This year I have a lot of fasting that I am partaking in. One thing I am fasting from during Lent is poor eating habits. So, why not begin this journey to a healthier me during that week?
I am Danielle, a girl on a mission.