Sunday, June 19, 2011

Guess who's back, back again!

Oh, that falling off the wagon in my last post? Yeah, it happened. One bad snowboarding trip with major overexertion with the result of a very painful sciatic nerve was enough for me to stop pushin' play. That is until May 1st rolled around and I started again... and I've *gasp* STUCK TO IT!! I'm heading into the recovery week of phase 2. 5 weeks to go and I've completed my first 90 days! It's going faster than I expected it to!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

13 days.

This is where I fall off the wagon. I get tired of counting everything that's in my food. I get tired of working out everyday. I get TIRED! Okay, I haven't totally fallen off. But I'm starting to! Time to pick myself back up again.

I'm starting to get a feel for what 1200 calories a day would include, and what it definitely doesn't. Bread and cheese are no-no's! Takeout pizza is horrible. Salty snacks are horrible. Oatmeal and snap peas are fantastic.

Oh, on the plus side. I HAVE still written down everything that I put in my mouth. I just didn't total off the calories ect.

So, here's to a better next... well, forever? haha. Okay, I'll promise myself 7 days. I can do that for now.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

I've had an Epiphany...

I've figured myself out. I'm a master of losing 5 pounds. I've become comfortable at 160 pounds. If I get to 165, I'll lose to 160 and then go off the diet and fitness plan, until I gain a couple of pounds and than I lose it again. I've been 160 for nearly 3 years now. What I REALLY want is to be 130 again, why am I so stuck on 160? Why can't I keep going PAST 160?

I've decided I'm not going to be comfortable at 160 anymore! I don't care if I've been that weight for so long, I DON'T like it. Just like I DON'T like being 170 so I drop that weight easily and quickly.


I'm still doing P90X! I had to break for awhile because I hurt my wrist and couldn't do most of the workouts. But wrist is better so I'm back on track. I've also been snowboarding again, so woohoo!

I found this fun little tool at the bookstore the other day! It's a diet and fitness day planner! It lets me fill out what I've eaten and how much I've worked and tracks how much I'm losing, ect ect ect. I really love it! I've done that with internet programs and such but I hate having to come to the computer every time I eat something. This is so much easier to just keep in my bag to keep track! I've tracked the past two days already... and it's suddenly clear why I'm not losing right now, haha.

Well all in all 2010 wasn't a bust. I completed goals and I DID lose weight, not as much as I wanted, but I lost! I also read more books, and climbed more mountains. Twas a good year.

Heading into 2011 with some new motivation and tools, hoping for the best!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Week 1 Done...

Well I finished my first week of P90X. I started out really strong and then started to feel worn right down and really struggled on day 4 and 5. So I made an effort to eat a bit more on day 6 and I nailed it. Today was a rest day and I'm soooo very thankful for it!

But, all in all, I'm really enjoying it. I love having something new to do everyday. I don't get bored! To be honest I think this is the longest I've consistently stuck with a program.

Monday, October 25, 2010



Well I kept with the low-card low-GI and it seemed to have helped! I've just felt lighter and less bloated and fewer cravings!

I've just been lacking a good workout routine. I do still love Body Rock's workouts, but I have such a hard time motivating myself to do them daily because they just KILL me!

I started reading about P90X. It sounded like it was just what I needed, so I bought it! So far I'm really loving it. I'm following the Lean routine, so more cardio and less upper body muscle building. It really gets me moving, and I'm tired, but I don't feel sick or like I can't keep going. Yesterday was Day One!

I hope to keep making updates on my progress!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Still Kickin'

Hi! I know I haven't updated in awhile. I got lazy.

Well, not totally. I've still been eating well and working out (although not as much as I should) but things won't budge. Today I had a bit of discovery on my hypogylcemia (which I ignore...) and insulin levels and the part it plays in weight. AHHHHH! I've been totally sabotaging myself, and for the past week, after having discovered my love for coffee/french vanilla + egg and cheese on a cheese bagel from Tim Hortons, have been suffering from migraines ALL.DAY.LONG. This just won't do, so here we go.

I jetted out to the bookstore on a hunt for the Low GI Diet book for some info on what I should be eating and avoiding to level myself out, but they were sold out. So for now I'm just going by what my trusty pal, Google, tells me on the GI of whatever food I'm wanting.

Anyways, just wanted to give a quick update. With this new and improved GI diet thing I am sure to expect more posting!

Friday, April 2, 2010

What is the meaning of RED?

I am entering a photo contest, to a win a super duper cool bag! I need to express the color RED. I choose to use my lovely bulldog as my lovely model. She wears her sunglasses at night.

What IS the meaning of red? I think of love. Anger. Pain. And, red is sexy!

Edie all of the above! She can sure make me angry, with her stubborn bulldogness, and that stubborn bulldogness would also fall under a huge pain in my ass! As for sexy, well, for a bulldog, I think she's pretty sexy. She's brings all the dogs to the yard. Wouldn't you agree?! (click on the photo for the full size!)