It was an amazing vacation to Mexico! I had a great relaxing time. Did tons of walks on the beach - calves were screaming. Went to the gym and did some jogging on the treadmill and core work. I managed to only gain 1 lb on my holiday. 5 days of 3 all you can eat and drink buffets - so that is not bad. I made healthy choices and used portion control. Did not go back for seconds and enjoyed everything that I wanted - in moderation and gave up other things to balance the calories out (white breads, pastas etc
I had the unique opportunity to go Zip lining. There is a weight restriction of 250 lbs. I have not been able to do this before and the guy that picked me up and threw a scale at my feet and told me to hop on - my previous nightmare! But it was OK - I hopped on proudly and came in 45 lbs under the line!
I did not meet my goal of being under 200 and am struggling at 204 and feeling a bit unmotivated. None the less - the struggle continues and always will!
I am finding myself digging into the bags of chocolate chips and peanut butter jar a bit more than I should. I need to stop and ask myself - What emotion am I trying to stuff down my throat. I have been eating more processed foods and can feel it. Even though my weight is in check - my body feels very bloated.
I have a friend who is participating in a weight loss challenge and she came over last night to workout and is coming again today and tomorrow - so that is great accountability and getting me moving again. When I am done typing this I am going to go downstairs to do a "Mountain" class on my treadmill to wear off the calories from the 3 hand fulls of chocolate chips that I ate while making "the kids" whole wheat banana bread for snack. I take the butter out and replace it with applesauce and it works great - try it if you haven't.
Well here are a few pics from my Mexican Adventure! I came home to an ugly blast of winter - 25 degrees - cold - snow - wind - ugh! Better get the snowshoes and cross country skis out so that I can continue this healthy lifestyle outside again.
I have a lot of hard work to do this week - to feel confident wearing a very form fitting black dress for 2 Christmas parties next weekend. Have a healthy and happy week!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
I seemed to have lost focus a bit this week.
I got quite a bit of exercise in and seemed to be really craving and fighting my sugar addiction.
I have been eating more convenient processed foods and not counting calories and feel huge & fat! My body seems to do well on healthy whole foods (whose doesn't?)
I had quite a spill jogging last week.
I did 5.3 km and I went to do it again and my feet were feeling a little bit heavy
and I tripped and came down hard.
So much for getting my body bikini ready for Mexico!
It's healing up pretty good except for the knee.
I can't imagine doing this at the beginning of a Marathon and getting trampled by thousands!
Speaking of Marathons ---- I have registered for my first race!
I am going to do a HALF MARATHON (21.1km) in Vancouver on May 1st!
So excited. It's the 40th year for the race and
I am turning 40 next year so will be getting a special birthday race bib!
I am currently sitting in the airport on my way to Mexico.
I am going to try very hard to lose weight on my trip.
My goal was to be 199.9 by now and I got to 202.4 and then
hormones, bloating and life happened and I am at 203.
So no room for 3 out of control buffets a day and endless drinks by the pool.
I will choose wisely and pay for any shortcoming.
There is a gym at the hotel that I will use as well and walk through the sand on the beach!
I have NO one peice bathing suit packed - so a BIKINI it is!
I am looking at this as my summer vacation.
The month "OFF" in Utah was great - but it certainly was not much of a vacation.
So I am going to soak up the sun for 5 days in Cabo San Lucas and recharge
the batteries and get ready to take the bull by the horns again.
For the first time - I am not running to the vending machine past security to buy
6 bottles of Diet Coke to take to Mexico - Coca Lite does not taste the same
so I have always taken my stash of pop and chocolate bar - so that I could enjoy holidays.
I now have packed a book, some almonds, apples, veggie tray and subway sub,
bottle of water to enjoy the trip!
How great it feels to not be a slave.
Happy Remberance Day!
Monday, November 1, 2010
No exciting pictures, no amazing adventure this week - Just LIFE! I guess I am human LOL
I did not have a great weekend. It started out good, went for a 5.3 km run and then ran stairs for 20 minutes and then........ pop, popcorn, pizza, ice cream, chips, chocolate...... is this part of the 90 / 10? I'm thinking not so much. Although - it was only 2 pieces of pizza, only 1 pop, 1 - 90 cal bag of chips, a few Halloween choc bars - so all in all - not nearly as bad as it would have been "BEFORE".
I found that now I have a sweet tooth and need and want sugar. So I'll have to put an end to this. I am only up 1 lb from last week so that is not bad. My goal is to be under 200 when I go to Mexico next Thursday so I'm gonna need to pick up my socks and get my butt out of this lazy boy!
I let all the girls in my boot camp know that I have "fallen off the wagon" and need a good kick in the butt , so I got it. Well I will make a plan to get back on track because I have come way to far to turn around now.
Have a great week and I'll let you know how the U turn around this detour works out!