Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday Check in

Remember how I mentioned I had gained in the last post? Yeah - that happened. I gained back my loss for the month in one weekend y'all. Hence the "1st place in a pie eating contest!" ribbon below. I was trying to eat my way through all the donuts, pizzas and sandwiches in Houston last weekend!

Weight loss is difficult sometimes - I see so many success stories out there for people who live moderate lifestyles and have occasional indulgences, but not a whole lot about the times when they gain and are somewhat demoralized. It would be awesome if each week was a loss and cupcakes were a diet food, but the reality is that any life change is difficult and weight loss programs take time, effort and faith.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

New NEW newness that's new!

There's a lotta new brewing in my life and in this blog this week! First and foremost, I cut off all my hair! Boom - gone. I have had short hair for most of my life and decided to grow it back out for a bit. That experiment ended at 1:30 p.m. today when I decided to chop my coiffe into a crop. Change #1!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Weigh in Monday - 9/19/11

Hello friends! I hope your summer is coming to a lovely end - here in Texas, we have had two glorious days of rain, so yay September! 

It's about midway through the month and I'm surprised to be on track for my goals - huzzah!

Goal: 5 lbs by end of September
Weight loss: 1
Left to lose before deadline (Sept 30): 1.2
Habit swap (veggies for fried foods) - still on track, but barely - I have had some run ins with french fries...
Walking: still once a week, but have added in another fitness class (details to come!)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Weigh in Monday - 9/12/11

Hello hello peoples! I'm feeling pretty good after today's weigh in - especially after the week of stuffing-tha-face known as Ranchcation on Labor Day weekend. I weighed in last week to get a baseline - up about 2 pounds - and then this week to see what small diet tweaks could do. They make a difference yo!

Goal: 5 lbs by end of September
Weight loss: 2.8

Left to lose before deadline (Sept 30): 2.2
Habit swap (veggies for fried foods) - on track!
once a week currently

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Ba de ya - dancing in September!

Ba de ya - say do you remember
Ba de ya - dancing in September
Ba de ya - never was a cloudy day
-Earth, Wind and Fire  

September is here! This month marks not only my six year wedding anniversary (WOO HOO!), but also my mother's birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEST MOM EVER!), my grandfather's birthday (PAPA - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!) and a new monthly goal!

In September, I will be replacing fried food (yes I try to eat too much of it) in my dietary pyramid with more veggies. Anytime the opportunity to eat something fried shows up, veggie time!

Also, I will be adding walks 2 days a week to my fitness plan - now I will have bootcamp twice, walking for 30 - 45 minutes twice and, hopefully, grab a yoga class now and then. 

Weight loss goals - I'm dialing it down to 3lbs. If I hit 5, woo hoo! If I make 3, still woo hoo!

Weight loss goal: 3lbs
Deadline: September 30, 2011
Habit swap: veggies for fried foods
New Habit: walking twice a week - 30 minutes or more