Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wedensday Weigh-in

This week I really feel like I fell into my rhythm. I finally started feeling awesome after my workouts and really dreading it when I couldn't go to the gym. I kept up with my water intake and tried to get my minutes logged working out as best I could. As I've mentioned before, finding more time is not too much of an option for me. I purposefully use the elliptical machine to get the hardest workout I can for the limited time I have. It works for me. In an hour I can get a great 30 min workout (plus 5 min cool down period) on the elliptical that logs me about 3 miles. Then I do 15 min (plus a 3 min cool down) on the treadmill where I get a little over a mile in. That's about all the time I have. I want to start incorporating some weights with this workout, but have to find the time.

Here are the numbers:

Starting weight: 187.2
Last Week: 186.0
his week: 184.0
Total loss: 3.2

Minutes of workout time: 206
Ounces of water: over 500 ounces (I am bad at keeping exact numbers)
NO Fast food (not even for the kids!)

Sunday, September 26, 2010


This weeks challenges as part of the Shrinking Jeans Shrinkvivor Challenge is to drink a ridiculous amount of water, no fast food, and to log all the minutes we spend working out. Drinking the water is not too much of a problem, but hello? can I pee anymore? The fast food is not an issue either, we rarely eat it. But logging in these minutes will be damn near impossible.

I shouldn't really say impossible. Obviously, I will be working out, it is just hard to increase the amount of time that I do. As a working mom of 3 kids, I can only squeeze in so much time at the gym, or working out in general. My kids have activities, homework, dinner needs to be cooked, etc. I have reserved Tues, Wed, & Thursdays as my gym days after I get off work. This past Thursday, I couldn't because I had to work late due to my back to school night. I managed to hit the gym yesterday and take a walk today, but I really feel like I'll be letting my team down on Wednesday.

My hubby will be home tomorrow afternoon, so maybe I'll be able to squeeze in a trip to the gym, but I have to make it brief. Typically, I try and workout really hard to maximize my allotted time in the gym. Adding more time, just isn't an option.

Aarrggh, I just hope I don't get kicked off my team because of it!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Shrinkvivor Weigh-In #2

Man is getting old difficult. I swear my metabolism had damn near come to a screeching halt. It used to be so much easier to lose weight before I hit my late 30's!

This week we had some challenges thrown into our Shrinkvivor experience. We were challenged to log all of our exercise miles (not on a bike, however) and then to up our water intake. The folks at the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans told us to take our weight and divide it by 2 and that is the number of ounces we should be drinking daily.

Our miles were logged in beginning on Friday morning until last night. Here is what I logged

Fri 1
Sat 4.1
Sun 3.5
Mon 1
Tues 4.2

Total 13.8 Miles

Not great, but I also don't have a ton of time to get the miles in.

I wasn't as accurate at logging in my water intake, but I did pretty good. I calculated that I needed to drink over 90 ounces of water a day. I spent a great deal of time in the bathroom this week, but, except for Saturday when we were travelling, I was able to get my ounces in plus some.

Here are the numbers for my weight loss:

Starting weight 187.2
This week 186
Change -1.2

Total Loss -1.2

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Shrinkvivor Weigh in

Shrinkvivor Challenge at the Sisterhood!

I've been a member of The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans for about 18 months now. Until this latest challenge, I've posted my weight loss on my other blog. I am not sure how this whole blogging in two places is going to go. For now, I will do this here!

I am a little disappointed with my weight though. I went to the gym 5 times since last week and have been watching what I eat. Slow and steady wins the race, but maybe not Shrinkvivor!

Starting weight: 187.2

Go Indigo Girls

Thursday, September 9, 2010

It's been a rough patch

It's been a too long since my last weigh-in and it is totally because I don't want to admit a set back. Denial is a horrible thing!

It was a rough beginning of the school year. New schedules to figure out, long hours of work, and the sheer exhaustion of it all. Not to mention the fact that our beloved dog of 11 years passed away on the first day of school. Throw in a holiday weekend on top of feeling depressed AND getting my period and you have a recipe for disaster when it comes to weight loss!

starting 186.0
last weigh in 184.4
this week 187.8

Even though the numbers are bad this week, I am determined not to give up! I went to the gym 3 days in a row! The kids are in aftercare on Tues, Wed & Thurs and I have dedicated those as workout days. I am proud of myself for following through and working out! Looking for better numbers next week!