Counting down the pounds

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Day twenty one...

My body is so sore! Seriously, level two is works me so much harder than level one did! With level one, I slept better after I worked out. However, with level two, I am so sore that I just don't sleep good. I know it will pay off in the long run so I am not giving up just because of a few bad nights sleep.

Proud of my friend Liesl, she is the first of our challenge participants who completed the 30 days! 9 more to go for me! I can't wait to be doing this and going to the YMCA. I think it will be a good mix.

Monday, September 26, 2011

What or who do you turn to...

It became so apparent to me this morning just how I turn to food to calm me down. I took Ian to the doctor this morning because he has been sick (tummy issues) and the first thing I wanted to do when we got in the car was go to Braum's and get a bacon, egg and cheese bagel with a large diet Dr. Pepper! Instead though I prayed. I asked God to give me strength to turn to Him rather than to food and drink today. Feeling overwhelmed is tough, but God gives us ways out, just like He does with temptations (I guess we are being tempted to turn to other things rather than to God). Like instead of going to Braum's, as soon as we got home I put Owen in his highchair and set up his Pack N' Play. I put a few toys in it and he is playing quietly in it (for now). I am now able to snuggle with my little sick boy while Owen gets to play. I have calmed down a bit now and I know that I can make it through this day.

Thank you God for calming me down!

***Even just now I made Ian some toast (white bread) and I took a bite of the second piece that I didn't give him. I spit it out though before I was able to swallow it. Man, habits are hard to break, huh?***

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Weigh in...

As you can see from my ticker above, I lost 3 pounds this week! Woot woot! I can't wait to keep slimming down. :) See you on the flip side (yeah, I just said that). :)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Day twenty...

This is getting so hard! Day twenty was not an easy thing. I really gave it my all up until the very last set of crunches. I haven't even tried to do them yet. Level two is definitely a hard level, I can only imagine how hard level three is going to be!

I am going to stop typing because my arms are sore. :)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Another day, another level...

Last night, day nineteen, I finally moved up to level 2! Let me just tell you, I feel it! My body was crazy sore this morning when I woke up. I am planning on sticking to level 2, probably for the rest of the challenge. I really don't think I could do level 3 before the end of the 30 days.

I am seriously loving the site! You should really try it out if you need a place to keep track of your food and fitness. It reminds me of what I had with weight watchers with there weight watchers online stuff.

Well I had better stop, I need to try and get some stuff done around the house today. Keep praying for me and let me know if you have found any helpful things on your weight loss journey.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Day seventeen...

Well here we are on day seventeen (okay actually I am writing this the day after day seventeen). I am at the point of being SO done with this working out everyday thing. But I will continue, because of my girls that are doing it with me!

This week I will track my food, no excuses! Like my friend Kellie said "What you eat REALLY matters." So this morning I joined I can put in my food and it will put the calories in for me.

I also started a new weight loss ticker (see below the title of my blog). I decided I need to consider this a new start to a new journey. I can't keep counting my weight loss from before I was pregnant, I mean that was over 3 years ago!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Day sixteen...

Wow, this is starting to go by so fast! 16 days down 14 to go! I am seriously considering moving up to level two soon. Maybe even today, we shall see.

Have you joined in on this challenge or one similar? I would love to hear from you! Leave me a comment letting me know what kind of challenge you have committed to.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Day fifteen...

Last night was great! I gave about 90%, which is so much more than I had given the two days before! We are half way there! I can't wait for this challenge to be completed. Not because it means I will stop working out, but because then I will be able to say I did it!

I am so thankful for my husband who has been doing this with me! I just know that with out him I would have very easily talked myself into not doing it. Thanks babe!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Days thirteen and fourteen...

The past two days have been tough. I haven't given my all. The other ladies who are doing it are all on level two, so maybe I will move to level two today. Who knows.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Day eleven and twelve, plus a weigh in...

Oops, I guess I forgot to post the last two days! That doesn't mean I haven't been doing The Shred though.

Day eleven was tough. Day twelve was tough. The difference between the two days is that on day eleven I didn't know if doing this had made any difference or not. On day twelve I knew it had! What do I mean you ask? Well thanks for asking, I will tell you.

I lost 3 1/4 pounds! I was so excited! I would have been so upset had I not lost anything. Knowing that what I am doing is making a difference was so great, I didn't even make any threats to Jillian last night! (I usually yell at her during the entire work out. Yes I realize it is a tv, but you would be yelling too if you were doing it)

Thanks for all of your prayers. Please continue to pray that I will continue on with this. God is really teaching me some things right now. I plan to tell you all about that soon.

3 1/4 pounds!!! Sorry, I thought it was worth mentioning twice. :)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Day nine part II...

Well day nine is over. I was telling my accountability ladies that the hardest part of the shred is the first circuit. Once that is over it goes pretty fast. Not to say it isn't a hard work out though.

I am pretty nervous about my weigh in on Sunday. I mean what if I haven't lost weight? How will that effect my emotions, my drive to do the shred?

Trying not to think of it though because tomorrow we are celebrating Ian's 3rd birthday! The actual birthday isn't until later this month, but tomorrow was the best time for us to celebrate due to all of his friends having September birthdays.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Day eight part II...

Well after two days of being sick and one day of going to the hospital for an out patient procedure, I am back to doing the shred! Since I missed some days I will just call them Day ___ part II.

It was tough coming back to it today. It would have been very easy to just not do it. But since I have my accountability girls doing it I knew I had to stick with it. I am so glad we are doing this challenge. I am also glad that the 3 other ladies don't live near by because it would be much easier to talk each other out of it. I'm not sure why I think that, but I do.

So here is to continuing on! See you on the other side!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Day nine...

Yesterday (what would have been day nine of my work out) was horrible. I was SO sick, worse than Monday. I am just so glad to have a wonderful husband who was willing to take care of me and the kids during that time.

Today I am feeling SO much better! I am still going to try to take it easy because I can already tell that if I do too much my headache will come back. I am planning on doing the shred tonight if Justin will let me. I hope to get back on track soon!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Day eight...

Well I am sorry to say that today I wasn't able to do The Shred. :( I have been having really bad lower back pain the last few days so today when I started running a fever I headed to the doctor. I am hoping that tomorrow I will be back to doing the shred and maybe I will even catch up one of these days and do it twice in a day. I am so sad that I could not do it today. So blessed though that I live in a place where I was able to go to the doctor and be seen right away.

Also, I am SO blessed by my husband who is taking care of me. He went to the store to get my medicine and has been rubbing my back and legs all night. He even got me a bowl of soup for dinner. I sure do love that man!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Day Seven...

Today was good. I got to take a nap with out having to wake up and go to my First Place 4 Health. Not that I don't like going to it because I do, I have just missed my Sunday naps! So I got rest then I got to go and have a little bit of time with one of my best friends Misti. Even though she had already eaten she came with me to McAlester's Deli and watched me eat. :) That refreshed me so much that when I got home I was glad to begin the work out.

So with all of that said Day 7 is done!!! I don't believe there has ever been a time when I have worked out 7 days in a row! This is a milestone for me.

Here is my food tracker from today.

Special K cereal w/ chocolate and skim milk


french dip
fruit cup
diet dr. pepper

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Day six...

back hurting...

Ibuprofen taken...

will post my food tracker tomorrow...


Friday, September 2, 2011

Day five...

I'm alive.

I'm still sore.

I want to punch Jillian in the face.

I am looking forward to weigh in on September 11th.

If I haven't lost it is probably because of meals like I had today.

Here is my food from today:

September 2

special K w/ chocolate and skim milk
bacon, egg and cheese bagel

chicken strips
waffle fries

diet dr. pepper

Special K cereal skim milk

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Day four...

Hmm, what can I say that I haven't already said? Today actually wasn't bad. I don't know if that means I need to work harder or that I am just getting used to it. Either way I am still doing it and that is a good thing! It has been a long time since I have worked out 4 days in a row.

I am not very proud of what I ate today, so I am not going to share it with you. But I will be back to that tomorrow. :)

Day 5 here I come!