Sunday, February 28, 2010

Still trucking...

I am about to start week three of my new lifestyle. Things are still going really well! I am down another 3 pounds this week, making a total of 6lbs! I am still truckin it to the gym just about everyday and still loving that! Things are moving along. It's quite amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it! But, ultimately, I think it came down to the fact that I didn't feel healthy, body and mind. To ensure that I will continue to live as long as I possibly can, I knew that I needed to have an intervention with myself. My gym schedule has been off the last few days. Ended up spending almost the entire night at the hospital Thursday night because a family member was there. And now, with it being Sunday, I haven't been back since Thursday morning. My sleep was completely knocked off track. It's a strange feeling. My body was actually getting used to working out, I was getting up before my alarm would sound at 4:30AM...and now, I feel gross not working out. Even after three days. Which, I guess that is a good sign, right?

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 can see clearly now....

Hahaha....or actually I can already see results. I am into my second week on my new plan and things are fantastic!! I am fully dedicated to the gym. I have been going every morning before work at about 4:30AM and it's awesome!!! I can already feel the difference in my pants and some of my shirts, although, just a tiny difference only noticeable to me, but a difference nonetheless.

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 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

First week in...

My first week has been great!!! I ate really well all week long and have been going to the gym. My hard work has paid off to, I'm down 3lbs this week! It feels good. I am a little bummed out though right now because I got up at 4:30AM to go hit the gym, but unfortunately they are closed today because of a power outage. By the time the power is back on, I would be needing to get ready for work. If the gym isn't too busy later this evening, I might run up there and sneak a workout in. If not, I'll be back tomorrow morning before my hair appointment. My new gym is awesome though! It's huge and brightly colored and clean and the equipment is great!! I am so happy I made the switch!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Day 1

Wow! Today has been challenging!! It was the first day of all of my new lifestyle changes and all I really wanted to do was lie down and take a nap! Unfortunately, there has been a minor set back. My new gym was supposed to open today, but now they aren't opening up until Wednesday at 5AM....and I am aiming to be there at that time. Since work and school generally eat up most of my days, the only time I really can make it to the gym during the week is at the butt crack of dawn. I know that if I push myself hard and stay motivated, it will end up just being better for me in the long run.

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 just to survive every single day for the rest of my life :)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Danielle, girl on a mission!

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.