Monday, February 28, 2011

Bouncing Ball

I'm like a bouncing ball with all these weight loss efforts that start off good and then quickly fizz out. Even almost immediately after they are started.

The no calorie counting wasn't working, as evidenced by the scale this morning.

So, I'm back to using the BodyBugg and tracking my calories.

Didn't get to the gym this morning, but I did get on the treadmill for 45 minutes, with 20 of those minutes being spent jogging. I don't know how much I burned, but better than nothing. I got a good sweat out of it, at any rate.

Calories eaten for the day: 1446

That includes three meals and two snacks. Got my water in, too.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New Goal

Trying to get myself back into the habit of blogging. Although I've tried to "keep my head in the game" of losing weight, I've decided to give calorie counting a break. Hubby is currently using my BodyBugg and I've stopped using the SparkPeople website to track foods I've eaten and exercises I've done. I've decided to just focus on eating healthily and getting some form of exercise every day.

However, although this is working out okay, I want to give myself some clear goals to keep my motivation up. I've always enjoyed tracking my workouts and SparkPeople was good for this as far as getting points for minutes spent exercising and tracking fitness goals. So, I've decided I want to walk/run 500 miles this year. So by December 31st of this year, I will have walked or run 500 miles. This is in addition to my workout classes at the gym, which I'm supposed to be attending four days a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday are aerobics and Thursday is Pilates). So I don't want to over-commit. To do 500 miles by the end of the year roughly calculates to 11.1 miles per week. That should be totally doable. Also, I want to try my 100 days of exercise again. I haven't attempted it in months and last time I made it to 50+ days. I can do this!

I am going to revise the 100 days of exercise, though. I'm going to require only 10 minutes of exercise each day, minimum, rather than 20. Most days I will easily do more than 10 minutes, but if I'm having a bad day or don't feel well, even sick I should be able to walk for 10 minutes, if nothing else.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wow, time does fly

I can't believe I haven't updated my blog in 6 months! Not that I've had much to update about. I've been tossing the same few pounds up and down on the scale since we moved back to California in September. I do well for a few weeks and then fall back on bad habits, with enough exercise thrown in to keep me from gaining more than a few pounds. I've joined a gym here (LA Fitness), which isn't nearly as nice as the 24 Hour Fitness was in Washington, but the classes suffice.

So, I'm so tired of my lack of progress, with my weight and my writing, that I've started a new blog to document my pledge to change. I'm tired of thinking that eventually I will learn to do the things I want to do; that eventually I will get motivated and self-disciplined; that eventually I will regain control of myself. You know what? eventually will never happen if I wait for it to happen. So, I've made the decision to make it happen. And I'm going to write about my efforts.