Sunday, September 26, 2010

Day 332-338

Not sure if anyone else feels this way but my husband has agreed with me. Every time I make plans for me, mostly when I comes to long term goals over a week life always happens. I wanted to do Sly's challenge of doing at least 25 min. a week of exercise but then I was on the road all day helping friends get adjusted to Germany. I really have to start putting myself first if I plan to stick to this lifestyle for the rest of my life. I mean life always happens. I need to figure out how to fit everything out and I will. I have come further then I ever had so I just need to keep figuring it out some more & I will.

Friday I when I was going to work I got a compliment!!! Someone that does Zumba with me didn't recognize me from behind when I was leaving daycare with a friend. Until I turned around did she realize who I was. Made working on a Friday with the sun out so worth it. She just couldn't get over how much smaller I looked from behind!! Need to keep pushing myself!

Some more great news that I have is we are moving!!!!!To a BIG HOUSE!!!! Well compared to where we live now. It is four levels so that means stairs!! You have no clue how happy I am to have stairs. The washer and dryer are in the basement and my daughters room is on the very top floor. Guaranteed floor climbing everyday!!! I am also moving next to my best friend Angie. The health nut that I go to the gym with all the time and is in all the pics with me. So that means dog walks even in the winter when I find it the hardest to get moving. I am sure the fresh air will be great to. Everything is falling into place. We move next month as we had to give a 30 day notice to the landlord. Will post pics when we are in there.

Life is great!!!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Day 326-Day 331

OK so out plan of hitting Fitness Day and burning 3,000 calories did not happen. After we looked at the schedule we realized that we would need to burn 500+ calories per class and the classes were only 30 minutes long. So we decided to put our goal to 2,000. After awhile we realized that these classes we more to show you what they offered then what we wanted. To burn calories.

I ended at 1,592 and had I realized this when I turned off my watch I would of ran to the car to hit 1,600. Either way I am happy with the calories burned on a Saturday considering the night before I had 3 glasses of different wine. I am really happy with the person I am becoming. That and I love having a workout partner that is so dedicated to the gym no matter what day it is.

I thought I would post a new picture now that I am down 40 pounds. Then I decided to make a collage. I thought this might help me with seeing how far I have come. I still have a long way to go. I think I have decided to try and lose another 25 pounds. Right now I have two goals. One to hit by Oct. 15 which is my year long anniversary and one to hit by Dec. 31. I have to have a goal to end 2010 with. (P.S. The last pic. is in my new size 12 jeans)

Seems like every weekend is full of game nights and drinking and snacks. Might have to figure out how to get through the nights well still having fun! Any suggestions. We do put out fruit to snack on which helps I think.

Hope everyone had a great weekend. I am off to catch up on blogs!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Day 325

This is going to be a short post but wanted to let everyone know what is going on. Was able to do Zumba last night and that made me so happy. As for getting to the gym the rest of the week I don't see it and it upsets me but I always have put other people ahead of me and I am doing it once again.

Today I had to pick up my friends and bring them back to our post (they are on a different one at a hotel until next week) to bring them to get paper work for school, we also had open house and I ran them to the PX to get shoes.

Tomorrow right after work I have to pick them up again, get them in the system for their ID's and get bekah registered in school & any other misc. things that need to be done.

I know I have more running around as we are trying to get a new place to live and I have to have letters done and signed off on. Seems like everything is a mess again.

Once they get settled I can work on me again. On a good note though they are having a fitness day at the gym Saturday with all classes running all day. My friend and I are going and guess her goal for calorie burn...

3,000..... Yup she told me tonight we aren't leaving the gym until we burn at least 3,000 calories Saturday. This should be interesting.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Day 323-324

Hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was busy as always. That is the way I like it though because I know once the snow is starts falling life will slow down again as I hate driving in the snow.

Tonight I am going to Zumba finally and I am so happy. I was starting to have withdrawals. The dang Army sometimes drives me nuts when they decide we can have class. Totally messing with my flow.

I promised that I would share NSV when I wrote again. Our friends from Colorado finally arrived in Germany Friday night. They are stationed at the same post we are so that is going to be great! Anyways they noticed that I had lost weight! You have no idea what it is like to finally get a complement. No one here knows me and the ones I know see me all the time so seeing a weight change never happens. Dave & Sarah are the first of our old friends to see us so they saw the change.

My second NSV is I bought a new pair of pants in a new size. I didn't try them on in the store. I bought and decided I would get in to them if it was the last thing on earth by next month. Well they fit!!! Size 12. I was never a single digit number in pants so going below a 10 I really don't see happening. I am Latino. We are good sized girls. The fact that last winter I was wearing a size 18 & this winter I may even be able to get down to a size 10 makes me happy. Hell seeing a size 12 had me jumping for joy!! I need to also buy more work out clothes as I hate trying to run and hold my pants up.

I am finally realizing that this is happening and I am getting smaller. That I am finally getting the weight off and keeping it off. This is the furthest I have ever made it in this journey. I have a month and a couple days and it will be a year. Granted I am not where I want to be but I feel like since I have failed this journey so many times that this slow weight loss is helping me learn to maintain and not gain.

I realize that I am more fit then I have been in a very long time. I am running longer then a couple minutes at a time. I am exercising more and saying more to foods that I know really aren't that beneficial to my body. Now I am just waiting for the Clean Eating books from the library.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Day 321-322

Wanted to write a quick update as my hubby is still in bed. Just realized that I will be hitting my year on this blog next month & like Dawne my count is off. Except mine is way off. I know mine is probably because I didn't write everyday and counted wrong. I will figure it out and just start with the right day next time I write.

Last night we went out for Italian with our friends and OMG the place give portions that are way to big. I could of shared my meal with Rachelle and even Chris didn't eat all of his. Next time we go back I will be splitting a meal.

Our friends from Colorado just arrived last night. They will be stationed with us at Graf. Means more dinners out and party's. Thats how we roll. Guess I will be practicing moderation some more.

Off to Nurmberg fest tonight for the beer tent. It's couples night so we can let lose and dance on the benches. Really considering wearing my HRM to see how many calories I burn in the tent dancing.

Have some NSV but I will talk about them in the next post. Off to eat breakfast then to my friends house to talk about our husbands & have coffee!

Have a great weekend. Won't likely be on until Monday as this weekend seems busy.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Day 318-320

Today is weigh in day. I can't really honestly say that I dread the to much considering that I weigh myself once or more a day. There really is no surprise when you are on the thing everyday. Today my weigh in only had me down an ounce from last week. Well I am not happy with that I am happy that I did not have a gain with all the eating I was doing well I watched my marriage fall apart. I am also 4 days out till TOM and I always gain. Somewhere between 2-4 pounds. So I will take that 1 ounce loss and be happy!!

I joined Sly's Challenges that she is having. Both of them. To do some sort of physical activity for at least 20 min. a day & The 30 Day Shred. Well I am 9/9 on the 20 min. I am only 4/9 on The Shred. This upsets me that I have let life affect my goals. I am not going to stop and if it kills me I will try my hardest to get 30/30 by the end of the month. Clearly this means that I will be doing the Shred more then once a day until I get caught up. I know Sly never intended for her challenge to be this way but I hope she will be proud if I can pull it off. This is something I need to do for me.

I sat in the sauna today after my workout. I haven't been in there in a while and I miss it. I miss the heat and relaxing. I think I will have to make it in there at least 3 times a week.

Last night I went for my first massage since I have been in Germany. I hour full body a man. This was a first also. My friend swears by him that he can work miracles with pain. She was so right. I will be going back at least once a month. I have to make sure and put money aside for this as I pay in euro so it cost a little more. It is so worth it though.

I am also thinking about hitting up the tanning bed a couple times a week. I know they are bad for you but with lack of sun I need to do something to keep myself happy. I am very into natural light. First thing I do every morning is open the blinds before anything else. I need & crave the sun. Germany is not the place to live when lack of sun affects your mood. I am going to go into this fall/winter better prepared then last!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Day 314-317

As much as this is a weight loss blog I thought I would let everyone know what is going on in my life. Everything is falling between the cracks in my life. My marriage almost ended last night. I am going to take a break from blogging. I am not quitting & I hope that you won't take me off of your blog roll. Right now though my marriage is much more important then blogging or being on the internet 24/7. I was so excited to get back into it but when I saw my marriage pretty much end last night I knew things needed to be changed. It can not ever get like that again because next time I don't think a second chance will be there.

I will continue to diet & exercise. I will still use daily mile to keep track and spark people. When I do find time I will comment and/or blog. It's just right now by the time I exercise in the morning, go to work, go to the gym after work, help with homework & make dinner my husband is home and we need to spend time together.

Hope everyone understands. My family needs me right now & I need to help fix it before I know longer have one.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Day 313

I woke up this morning and my foot really wasn't hurting. Not like it had been. Went on my morning run & then came home & did the 30 Day Shred. Was feeling fine but at work it started throbbing and now I am in pain again. I did push myself through the 30 Day Shred again after work though. I can't start with excuses about not being able to do it or the month will go by & I will wish I JUST DID IT!

I guess I will be calling the doctor next Tuesday to make an appt. Anyone that knows me knows that I hate going to the doctor and if there is any sign I am better then I won't. We have a 4 day training holiday so they are closed until Tues.

I really wanted to hit the gym this afternoon but I had an appt. after work so I wasn't able to. Tomorrow I plan on leaving work early to go out of town. Unfortanly that means the only exercise I will be getting is from my morning run (if it's warm enough) & the 30 Day Shred. Better then nothing I guess.

Plans for this weekend include

Friday~ Regensburg Fest
Saturday~ Girls Night @ Nuremberg Fest
Sunday~ Game Night

So pretty much there will be drinking & fest food. Not sure what the plans are for Monday yet. Tonight we went out for Greek. This restaurant is the only place I let my guard down. We haven't been there since the end of May and I have been craving it. This was my dinner tonight.

My hubby & I split the wine leaves so we each get one & a half.

Here all I eat is the lamb. I don't touch the rice.

It's hard living in Germany. You want to enjoy trying things because you know you won't be here long but you also have to remember not to go over bored.

I will end with my measurements that I had my husband take last night.

Bust~38 1/2

As for weight I have never shared that and I am not going to. I do weigh in weekly with Marcelle though so we are keeping track with the weight!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Day 312

I have joined both of Syl's Challenges this month. 30 Day Shred for 30 days and 20 minutes or more daily activity. I am planning on getting so elective surgery in December and I want to lose at least 15 pounds by winter break.

Right now as I am writing this I have the heating pad on my foot. For over a week I have complained about my right foot throbbing in pain. It is only getting worse with everyday and I keep ignoring it. Needless to say I am calling the doctor tomorrow. I am limping everywhere and it throbs so much it is keeping me awake at night.

This morning I got up ran so I was able to get the 20 minutes in. My foot hurt so bad and I tried to ignore it with every step. At work I stand on my foot 4 hours with no break so that isn't helping. My husband said to not doing anything on it tonight. Tomorrow I will do the video twice to make up for today. Once in the morning & once after work. I might see if I can get something to wrap it with.

Tonight before bed I will have my husband do my measurements. It really takes a lot for me to allow him to do that. After seeing the picutres I am disgusted with the way I look. Now I know why I made sure to stay behind the camera 40 pounds ago. Yuck.