Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Day 43

Hmmm... what do you say night after night when you have worked out???? Guess I will have to start thinking of other things to write about!

45 minutes
2.11 miles
874 calories

I did upper body after finishing the elliptical. I am already noticing a difference in my arms, can't wait until the muscles start to stand out more. One thing I am really looking forward to is my collar bone standing out again, I've missed that the last few years!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Day 42

Still chugging along, getting easier every day though. My thighs are really the only muscle group that is still protesting loudly, although even they are calming down a lot. I really don't mind the soreness throughout the day, it just helps remind me of how far I have gone.

45 minutes
2.12 miles
872 calories

I did a number of different squats tonight, also increased how many I did. My balance is already improved, must be doing something right.

I am going to start training for the 5km race tomorrow, it will be interesting to see how long I can run for.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Day 41

Another workout done, another step closer to that bikini! I feel so good after a workout, not tired, or sore, just a wonderful glow... I wish I could carry that feeling around all day with me! I'm thinking I need to learn how to meditate, it might just help me keep this glow all day.

45 minutes
2.11 miles
874 Calories

I did upper body today as well, added a new arm exercise as well. I also increased some of the moves from 2 sets of 10, to 2 sets of 12. I know it's not a huge increase, but it is an increase.

Oh, I will not be weighing myself until Friday morning. The weight loss has slowed down a bunch (which is a good thing), and I don't want to get discouraged when I don't see a loss every day.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Day 38

Another late one due to the Internet access issue.

45 minutes
2.09 miles
867 calories

Complete upper body workout as well.

Day 39 & Day 40

I didn't get a workout in yesterday. We had two late showings for the house, so I made the decision to stay out at my Mom's for the night. Being that we are at Grandma's, the boys were really rather difficult to get to bed. With that I wasn't even able to get a walk in like I had hoped for.

Today I am back in the house, but not feeling all that great. Could be I am getting a cold, not that surprising considering all the stress I have been under. Or, I am just overtired and worn out from a combo of stress, and very little poor sleep the last two nights... all caused by the three little boys.

I am about to have a neo citron, and hope it allows me a chance to sleep. As long as I feel well enough tomorrow I will be back on track... I don't like not working out now, it just doesn't feel right.

Day 37

Little late getting this on, the internal network in the house was down while he removed his office stuff.

45 minutes
2.08 miles
863 Calories

Completed lower body exercises today.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Day 36

Another day done, another day closer to my goal!

45 minutes
2.12 miles
880 calories

I also did some upper body again tonight, hopefully in the next week I won't feel so sore all the time! I am hoping to start training for a 5km race being held September 13th out in Canmore next week. I would like to have something to work towards, other than just getting in shape!

Hopefully I can work out some sort of schedule with my Mom and friends to get my training going.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Day 35

That was a hard one today! I don't think the extra resistance I added last night was really noticed until I got back on today... those 45 minutes were really long tonight!

45 minutes
2.05 miles
853 calories

I did my lower body workout as well tonight, I really want to make sure I get some muscle tone when all is said and done. I can't believe I am getting so close to my goal, I know I still have a ways to go... but I always wondered if I would even get this close. Now I know that I will get to my goal, and spend the rest of my life staying fit and healthy.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Day 34

So, I did not increase my pace this time, but I did increase the resistance up 2. I have been finding 40 minutes getting much easier, even with the speed increase.... so thought I would give this a try. Somehow I was easily able to finish 45 minutes!

45 minutes
2.07 miles
860 calories

I did come close to not doing it again tonight, but all I have to do is remember how good it feels after I am done. I also spent about 15 minutes doing an upper body workout.

Woo Hoo!!!

So, I'm not under by much... but I have just said goodbye to the 160's!!! I weighed in this morning at 159.8lbs. What a great feeling!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Day 33

Came close to not getting on the elliptical tonight. I had the beginnings of a headache after dinner, and just felt tired in general. I took an Advil for the headache, which has worked it's wonders. As for being tired, I just came downstairs as soon as the boys were in bed at 7:40pm to start my workout. I figured that if I could get it in early enough, I would still do it. Which I did LOL.

40 minutes
1.89 miles
783 calories

I also did 30 deep squats in second position, plus a number of other exercises for my legs and ankles. I have sprained my ankles many times over the years, so I know that they need some work. My arms are very sore from yesterday... I'm thinking that I need to have a nice hot bath tonight to help all my poor abused muscles.

Having some fun!

So, last night before going to bed, I decided to pull out a storage tub of clothes that I have kept for many, many years. Many of these clothes I have not been able to wear for a good 8 years, pretty sad huh. Well, most of these clothes fit me perfectly now! Some were still a little tight, but another few lbs and they will fit perfectly too. The only issue with some of them is that they are dressier clothes, not really something you wear everyday with kidlets around. And of course, since I am not stopping this weight loss journey till the end, I won't even have much of a chance to wear them!!!

It felt really good to try those clothes on again, and it will feel even better when I get to go shopping for new clothes this fall. I never thought I would enjoy losing weight this much, especially the exercise aspect of it!

Oh, I'm down another 1/2 lbs this morning. That puts me at 160.2, I'm so close to the 150's I can taste it!!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Day 32

Yesterday was a break for me, went out and had a blast with some good friends... and made some new ones as well. Tonight I am back in the saddle so to speak LOL.

40 minutes
1.89 miles
786 calories

I really pushed myself the last 10 minutes, increased my speed from an average of 2.7 miles per hour, to about 3.0 miles per hour. I initially increased the speed with the intention of holding it for 2-4 minutes, but kept it up for the last 10. I'm pretty impressed at that I could maintain that.

I also did a number of arm exercises, only using 5lbs, but that will increase with time. This came about after I had to ask my neighbor to start the gas mower for me, I realized that I need to work on my poor muscles a little bit... they've been sorely neglected the last few years, only carrying around kids. So, I will alternate days between upper body and lower body. I suspect that I will enjoy the results from those efforts as much as the weight loss so far.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Day 30

Wow, that was hard today. It's probably a good thing that I didn't go for another 5 minutes yesterday.

40 minutes
1.83 miles
770 calories

I found it really hard to get started to today, and never really got into a good stride... but I didn't give up, and finished all 40 minutes.

Weight this morning was down to 161.2, for a total weight loss of 21.4lbs!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Day 29

I can't believe how much easier this is getting! Here's tonight,

40 minutes
1.83 miles
766 calories

I found it so much easier tonight, was very close to continuing on for another 5 minutes, but I don't want to push myself too hard.

Last night was not a good night here.... I let my emotions get the best of me in a discussion with 'Hubby', especially when he told me that She will be moving here in a month. Talk about kicking a girl when she is down. But, I am back in charge, and I know how I will handle this.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Day 28

I think I am going to pass on the exercise tonight... with the nerves from today, and other things combined, I just don't have the energy to do it. I also have a headache that I am waiting for my Advil to calm down, but don't think it will happen in time to exercise tonight.

I'm thinking an early bedtime is in order.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Day 27

Well, I didn't do 40 minutes today, but I did walk around a museum for a while, and then chase kids in 32°C at a splash park. Also the fact that I didn't get a chance to get on the elliptical until 9:45pm did not help matters either. I did do...

23 minutes
1.05 miles
450 calories

I also need to take a sundress in at the sides almost 3 inches as it is so big now! I don't think I have ever enjoyed weight loss so much before LOL. My Mom and I were talking about it today, and it made me realize that I am now using exercise as a form of Therapy. Which when you think about it, isn't such a bad thing. Much better than drinking, sex, or drugs.

Oh, I am down an even 20lbs today!!!! 162.6lbs.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Day 26

Phew! Today was a little hard towards the end, but I did finish!

40 minutes
1.85 miles
770 calories

I am also down to 163lbs!!!! I went to pick up some pants on sale (no point in paying a lot since I am losing so fast), and got one pair of slacks in size 10, and a pair of jeans in size 12!!! Just 25 days ago I was a size 16/18. I can't believe that I am almost out of double digit clothing sizes.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Day 25

Okay, so I'm down to 164.something LOL. For the life of me I can't remember what the exact number was this morning. I only got 15 minutes done last night, marital issues came up... oh joy! Today we have....

40 minutes
1.8 miles
734 calories

I'm feeling very good about that, it was easier than 2 days ago to get 40 minutes done. So far I have lost 18 lbs, and I feel so much better about myself. My clothes are starting to fall off me, pretty soon I will need to get some interim clothes. Thankfully with summer upon us, I can get some pretty cheap items to keep the budget down. But this Winter I will have to do some major shopping!!! I am so looking forward to that LOL.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Day 23

Well, I didn't get any workouts done the last two nights.... The first night I was just way too tired... and well... the second night I had confirmation that my 'Hubby' had been having an affair with a girl (I'm 99% sure she works at the UK office) in England for last few months, and that it's serious. I'm obviously hurt, but strangely not angry anymore??? I actually feel sorry for him, and for her... it's hard to explain. Anywho... LOL

40 min
1.75 miles
734 calories

I wasn't even sure at first I could do 30 minutes, but I hit a stride at about 25, and just kept going. It felt good to be back after 2 days off. I have a lot of work to get my body where it deserves to be.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Day 20

Well, those 30 minutes were a lot harder today! I think the adrenaline rush I had for the first few weeks has worn off, guess I really need to find a way to eat more. My stomach must have shrunk a lot, as I am finding very small amounts of food fill me right up... hopefully it's not a mental issue!

30 minutes
1.37 miles
570 calories

I can't wait until 30 minutes feels like a breeze, will make me feel so much better about myself. I am planning on climbing Mount Yumnuska (well, more of a hike) in a few weeks when 'Hubby' gets back. I've wanted to do this for many, many years, but never felt that I could handle it. If figure that 3 weeks after working out everyday, as well as the weight loss I've had, that I should be able to do it. Later in the summer I will go again, and see how much quicker I am.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Day 19

So, I had a very good workout on the elliptical today, as follows. I had only planned on 30 minutes, but felt that I could continue on at that point. Those last few minutes were very hard though!

35 minutes
1.55 miles
640 calories

I then did 20 deep seated squats, and some arm workouts with 5lbs weights. I am feeling really good about where my body is headed, I am looking forward to being as fit as when I danced almost 20 years ago, or even in better shape... it's just too bad that I won't get a flat abdomen without some surgical help.

I am now thinking about what to reward myself with when I get to my goal weight, there are many options to choose from. Of course there is the shopping trips, but that will need to happen no matter what. I'm really leaning towards getting a few more tattoo's. I would like to get a stop light tattoo with the colours in a different order, Green (Monkey), Red (Bug), and Yellow (Little Man). I would also like to get a nice front, side and back sweeping tattoo of possibly the boys flowers??? That one is a little trickier to decide on, at least I will have some time.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Day 18

Well, I'm down again. I'm now at 166.6lbs, which is a total loss to date of 16 lbs in just 18 days!!!! It's kind of scary when I write it down like that. I am starting to eat a bit more, but (obviously) not nearly enough yet. I just find that after eating a small amount, like 1 cup of soup, I am full?!? At least I am slowly getting my way back to eating properly. My water is also up, about 1.5 litres each day.


1.32 miles & 560 calories.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Day 15

So, it's been 15 days since my husband told me he was leaving me. One of the few good things about this is my weight loss... to date, I have lost a total of 13.5 lbs. So, to summary....

Day 1 - 182.5
Day 15 - 169

Not too bad! I am starting to eat more, still not a lot though. I find that I am not nearly as hungry as I use to be, and that I can't eat all that much at a time. Up until yesterday I was very busy getting this house ready to sell, all on my own I might add, as hubby is away in England again. But now that I don't have all that cleaning to keep me busy, I will fill it up with some time on my elliptical. So tonight I did 30 min, 13 miles, and burned 560 calories. Now to keep it up every night, which I don't see being an issue right now.

Right now, busy and active is very, very good.