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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Week 34

Last week was truly a roller coater ride. Just when I thought I have enough stress, life decides that I need more.
Last week was a vacation week for me and the kids. We had Mid-Winter Recess. One of the great things about working for the Department of Education are the vacations. During the recesses I schedule the appointments for myself and the children. We had the dentist and I had OB/GYN. The dentist went great. I would very happy to find out that I did have a cavity on the tooth next the wisdom tooth that was removed a few months back. My teeth are in perfect health.

Now at my OB/GYN appointment I wasn't so lucky. I don't want to go into great detail on to want is going on in that department but I am faced with three choices. I can sit back and do nothing, hysterectomy or continue to lose weight and see what happens. I would never just sit back and not do anything about what's going on, that's out of the question. I still haven't made a clear cut choice on what I am going to do. I did make the choice not to have more children a long time ago but I am not sure if I want to take all the chances away as such a young age. Until I have a firm answer I am going to stick to my weight loss program.

On the up side of the week, I was able to walk into a department and buy clothes of the "normal" side of the ladies department. AWESOME!

Numbers & Goals Weight:
Start weight: 268.5 lbs BMI 40.3 kg/m^2
This week's weight is: 237 lbs BMI 36.0 kg/m^2 
Change since last week: -1.9 lbs
Change from start: -31.5 lbs 11.73% lost

Measurements:
Arms: 14 in last week: -0.5in from start: -2.5 in
Hips: 45 in last week: -0.5in from start: -4.5in
Bust: 46in last week: 0.0in from start: -2.0ins
Waist: 36 in last week: 0.0in from start: -6.0in
Thigh: 25 in last week: 0.0in from start: -4.5in

This week's goals:
1- SLEEP!
2-Tracking each day
3-Earn 7 activity points each day starting Monday
4- Water, water and more water

Week 34

Last week was truly a roller coater ride. Just when I thought I have enough stress, life decides that I need more.
Last week was a vacation week for me and the kids. We had Mid-Winter Recess. One of the great things about working for the Department of Education are the vacations. During the recesses I schedule the appointments for myself and the children. We had the dentist and I had OB/GYN. The dentist went great. I would very happy to find out that I did have a cavity on the tooth next the wisdom tooth that was removed a few months back. My teeth are in perfect health.

Now at my OB/GYN appointment I wasn't so lucky. I don't want to go into great detail on to want is going on in that department but I am faced with three choices. I can sit back and do nothing, hysterectomy or continue to lose weight and see what happens. I would never just sit back and not do anything about what's going on, that's out of the question. I still haven't made a clear cut choice on what I am going to do. I did make the choice not to have more children a long time ago but I am not sure if I want to take all the chances away as such a young age. Until I have a firm answer I am going to stick to my weight loss program.

On the up side of the week, I was able to walk into a department and buy clothes of the "normal" side of the ladies department. AWESOME!

Numbers & Goals Weight:
Start weight: 268.5 lbs BMI 40.3 kg/m^2
This week's weight is: 237 lbs BMI 36.0 kg/m^2 
Change since last week: -1.9 lbs
Change from start: -31.5 lbs 11.73% lost

Measurements:
Arms: 14 in last week: -0.5in from start: -2.5 in
Hips: 45 in last week: -0.5in from start: -4.5in
Bust: 46in last week: 0.0in from start: -2.0ins
Waist: 36 in last week: 0.0in from start: -6.0in
Thigh: 25 in last week: 0.0in from start: -4.5in

This week's goals:
1- SLEEP!
2-Tracking each day
3-Earn 7 activity points each day starting Monday
4- Water, water and more water

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Week 33

This week went by in a blur. I don't remember much what happened in my world when it comes to my weigh loss progress. I haven't been a good Weight Watcher member. I haven't tracked as well as I should be. There were a lot of haven'ts and didn'ts last week. That's not good at all.




I have to really snap out of it. I have to start my training for the Five Boro Bike Tour. I have placed a countdown on my sidebar....I can't believe the tour is only 76 days away! Once again, I am super excited about being apart of this tour for the first time. I am happy I was picked in the lottery. I am not sure when but not too long time this tour was open to everyone. Because of the large amount of participates the the organization running the tour had to start a lottery. Of course there are a lot of unhappy cyclist out there. When I entered my name, I didn't think that I would get in. I am a happy cyclist.
I plan on biking at least 60 minutes per week over the next 5 weeks. I want to be able to get as many miles in those 60 minutes. After those 5 weeks I am going to work on distance on the 5 weeks leading to the tour. I am going to add more miles to each outing. I would be able to ride 40 miles before the tour without dying ... Or being half dead.
Numbers & Goals Weight:
Start weight: 268.5 lbs BMI 40.3
This week's weight is: 238.9 lbs BMI 36.3
Change since last week: +0.3 lbs
Change from start: -29.6 lbs 11.02% lost
Measurements:
Arms: 14.5 in last week: 0.0in from start: -2.0 in
Hips: 45 in last week: -0.5in from start: -4.5in
Bust: 46in last week: 0.0in from start: -2.0ins
Waist: 36 in last week: 0.0in from start: -6.0in
Thigh: 25 in last week: 0.0in from start: -4.5in
This week's goals:
1- SLEEP! Not really
2-Tracking each day Not really
3-Earn 6 activity points each day starting Monday Not really
4- Water, water and more water YES!
- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Week 33

This week went by in a blur. I don't remember much what happened in my world when it comes to my weigh loss progress. I haven't been a good Weight Watcher member. I haven't tracked as well as I should be. There were a lot of haven'ts and didn'ts last week. That's not good at all.




I have to really snap out of it. I have to start my training for the Five Boro Bike Tour. I have placed a countdown on my sidebar....I can't believe the tour is only 76 days away! Once again, I am super excited about being apart of this tour for the first time. I am happy I was picked in the lottery. I am not sure when but not too long time this tour was open to everyone. Because of the large amount of participates the the organization running the tour had to start a lottery. Of course there are a lot of unhappy cyclist out there. When I entered my name, I didn't think that I would get in. I am a happy cyclist.
I plan on biking at least 60 minutes per week over the next 5 weeks. I want to be able to get as many miles in those 60 minutes. After those 5 weeks I am going to work on distance on the 5 weeks leading to the tour. I am going to add more miles to each outing. I would be able to ride 40 miles before the tour without dying ... Or being half dead.
Numbers & Goals Weight:
Start weight: 268.5 lbs BMI 40.3
This week's weight is: 238.9 lbs BMI 36.3
Change since last week: +0.3 lbs
Change from start: -29.6 lbs 11.02% lost
Measurements:
Arms: 14.5 in last week: 0.0in from start: -2.0 in
Hips: 45 in last week: -0.5in from start: -4.5in
Bust: 46in last week: 0.0in from start: -2.0ins
Waist: 36 in last week: 0.0in from start: -6.0in
Thigh: 25 in last week: 0.0in from start: -4.5in
This week's goals:
1- SLEEP! Not really
2-Tracking each day Not really
3-Earn 6 activity points each day starting Monday Not really
4- Water, water and more water YES!
- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Monday, February 13, 2012

TD Five Boro Bike Tour

Today I got my email from Bike New York that I won a spot in the TD Five Boro Bike Tour!!! That is so AWESOME!! Here's some info on the tour..

"Held annually the first Sunday in May, the TD Five Boro Bike Tour is America’s largest cycling event. The Tour is produced by Bike New York in association with the City of New York and the New York City Department of Transportation. The event provides participants the unique and fun experience to bike through all five boroughs – a 40 mile, traffic-free ride for 32,000 cyclists.  Starting just north of Battery Park, the tour runs up Manhattan, through Central Park, around a brief loop in the Bronx and down to the Queensboro Bridge passing countless New York City icons on the way.  After a ride over the Pulaski bridge passing through Brooklyn, riders enjoy an incredible view from the lower deck of the Verrazano Bridge.  The tour lands on Staten Island for a lively outdoor Festival, including bike demos, giveaways, games, food, product samples, stretching, massage, photo booths, and official Bike New York merchandise on sale.  Leave plenty of time to check out the exhibitors and activities.  Before tackling the final three miles to the ferry, riders can visit the Fort Wadsworth Overlook for a scenic photo.  Proceeds from the event fund Bike New York’s education programs." (Bikenewyork.org, 2012)

Yes you read currently...40 miles!! I can't wait until May 6th to get here. This is tour is 15 miles more then the Tour de Bronx. I have to start working on speed so that I don't get left behind like the same time. This is a great motivator to keep me on track with my fitness. Lenny is ready!

TD Five Boro Bike Tour

Today I got my email from Bike New York that I won a spot in the TD Five Boro Bike Tour!!! That is so AWESOME!! Here's some info on the tour..

"Held annually the first Sunday in May, the TD Five Boro Bike Tour is America’s largest cycling event. The Tour is produced by Bike New York in association with the City of New York and the New York City Department of Transportation. The event provides participants the unique and fun experience to bike through all five boroughs – a 40 mile, traffic-free ride for 32,000 cyclists.  Starting just north of Battery Park, the tour runs up Manhattan, through Central Park, around a brief loop in the Bronx and down to the Queensboro Bridge passing countless New York City icons on the way.  After a ride over the Pulaski bridge passing through Brooklyn, riders enjoy an incredible view from the lower deck of the Verrazano Bridge.  The tour lands on Staten Island for a lively outdoor Festival, including bike demos, giveaways, games, food, product samples, stretching, massage, photo booths, and official Bike New York merchandise on sale.  Leave plenty of time to check out the exhibitors and activities.  Before tackling the final three miles to the ferry, riders can visit the Fort Wadsworth Overlook for a scenic photo.  Proceeds from the event fund Bike New York’s education programs." (Bikenewyork.org, 2012)

Yes you read currently...40 miles!! I can't wait until May 6th to get here. This is tour is 15 miles more then the Tour de Bronx. I have to start working on speed so that I don't get left behind like the same time. This is a great motivator to keep me on track with my fitness. Lenny is ready!

Week 32

February, 2012
Stress has officially become my middle name. Well.. maybe not. I seriously should change it. The stress has entered the last stage of total consumption. I feel like I wear it on my face all the time. More stress = less happiness. That is counter productive. The more stress, the less I want to workout. The more stress the more triggers. The stress has effected my sleeping patterns, AGAIN! No sleep, no workouts. It's a vicious cycle that I have been stuck in a long time. I am trying to pull myself out but like the mafia, it keeps pulling me back in.

I haven't created a plan to get this stress under control yet. I have to really sit back and think long and hard about the things that I need to change and how I am going to change them. I can't keep living under this amount of stress. It's painful at this point.

June, 2011
One thing I do plan on is taking more pictures of myself. In the past it was easy for me to use the same pictures for my social networking websites because my face and body stood the same for a long period of time. I could use a picture from 2008 in the end of 2010 because my face was "fat". Now I find myself looking to change to pictures to my normal stay bys and I can't used them. I don't look that way anymore, which is a positive. I am determined to take more pictures of myself and have other take them too. I am sure this will help with my stress levels also. You can really see the difference in the pictures I have added to this post.

My main focus of this week is reducing my stress levels. Even if it means that I do not workout as much as I want to.

Progress Pictures:

The one thing that I notice right away in my progress pictures is my butt. It has become rounder...YAY!! I like what I see...lol I think everyone should take progress pictures when they are on a weight loss journey.


Numbers & Goals Weight:
Start weight: 268.5 lbs BMI 40.3
This week's weight is: 238.6 lbs BMI 36.3
Change since last week: -0.8 lbs
Change from start: -29.9 lbs 11.14% lost

Measurements:
Arms: 14.5 in last week: 0.0in from start: -2.0 in
Hips: 45.5 in last week: -0.5in from start: -4.0in
Bust: 46in last week: 0.0in from start: -2.0ins
Waist: 36 in last week: -1.0in from start: -6.0in
Thigh: 25 in last week: 0.0in from start: -4.5in

Last week's goals:
1-Earn at least 10 activity points each day starting Monday Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only
2- Keep on tracking. Didn't track Friday & Saturday
3- Go to bed on time each day this week. That didn't workout too well
4-Drink LOTS of water. Yes...Water is awesome!

This week's goals:
1- SLEEP!
2-Tracking each day
3-Earn 6 activity points each day starting Monday
4- Water, water and more water

Week 32

February, 2012
Stress has officially become my middle name. Well.. maybe not. I seriously should change it. The stress has entered the last stage of total consumption. I feel like I wear it on my face all the time. More stress = less happiness. That is counter productive. The more stress, the less I want to workout. The more stress the more triggers. The stress has effected my sleeping patterns, AGAIN! No sleep, no workouts. It's a vicious cycle that I have been stuck in a long time. I am trying to pull myself out but like the mafia, it keeps pulling me back in.

I haven't created a plan to get this stress under control yet. I have to really sit back and think long and hard about the things that I need to change and how I am going to change them. I can't keep living under this amount of stress. It's painful at this point.

June, 2011
One thing I do plan on is taking more pictures of myself. In the past it was easy for me to use the same pictures for my social networking websites because my face and body stood the same for a long period of time. I could use a picture from 2008 in the end of 2010 because my face was "fat". Now I find myself looking to change to pictures to my normal stay bys and I can't used them. I don't look that way anymore, which is a positive. I am determined to take more pictures of myself and have other take them too. I am sure this will help with my stress levels also. You can really see the difference in the pictures I have added to this post.

My main focus of this week is reducing my stress levels. Even if it means that I do not workout as much as I want to.

Progress Pictures:

The one thing that I notice right away in my progress pictures is my butt. It has become rounder...YAY!! I like what I see...lol I think everyone should take progress pictures when they are on a weight loss journey.


Numbers & Goals Weight:
Start weight: 268.5 lbs BMI 40.3
This week's weight is: 238.6 lbs BMI 36.3
Change since last week: -0.8 lbs
Change from start: -29.9 lbs 11.14% lost

Measurements:
Arms: 14.5 in last week: 0.0in from start: -2.0 in
Hips: 45.5 in last week: -0.5in from start: -4.0in
Bust: 46in last week: 0.0in from start: -2.0ins
Waist: 36 in last week: -1.0in from start: -6.0in
Thigh: 25 in last week: 0.0in from start: -4.5in

Last week's goals:
1-Earn at least 10 activity points each day starting Monday Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only
2- Keep on tracking. Didn't track Friday & Saturday
3- Go to bed on time each day this week. That didn't workout too well
4-Drink LOTS of water. Yes...Water is awesome!

This week's goals:
1- SLEEP!
2-Tracking each day
3-Earn 6 activity points each day starting Monday
4- Water, water and more water

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Week 31

Week 30 started out so super. I workout very hard and felt muscles that I hadn't felt since the summer time. The pain was very good pain. I crashed and burned on Wednesday. My son got a cold from school and shared it with Mommy and Daddy. I only do half of the workouts I had planned for Wednesday before the cold took over my world. My head felt like a balloon...bleh.

I was so super motivated to make week 30 an AWESOME week and BOOM... head cold! This was my first cold of the winter season. There were also other factors in the mix that didn't allow me to get the proper rest for the cold to go away quicker. I am not going to get into that.  Last week wasn't a complete bust. All the hard work I put in at the start of the week paid off. I lost 2.8 pounds. The combination of work outs that I planned WORKED!!

I earn 30 activity points last week and I am looking forward to completing the planned work outs for this week and seeing the results. The results for my 30 points earn was being able to fit into my size 16 jeans. Last month I brought size 16 jeans to use it has a gauge to my success. When they first arrived I could not pulled over my entire butt nor button zip them up. Yesterday morning I asked myself, "Do I fit in those jeans yet?" I reached into my dresser and pulled them out. I pulled them up....Exhaled....and button them up. YAY!! I quickly took a picture and shared it. I can't even remember the last time I could fit in a size 16. The jeans are a little tight...I can wear them but the muffin top look doesn't work for me too well...I am trying to avoid excess muffin top...I've had that look for far too long. But a little muffin top may  work since I was a size 22 not too long ago. In fact, this time last year I had a muffin top in a size 22. Not a good look.

Today I woke up still feeling my head cold. It has really drained my energy. I hope that tomorrow I will feel a lot better. I am still planning on walking the steps at work for 20 minutes each work day. My plan is to complete my workout for Monday-Saturday. I want to make a big difference this week because next week is progress pictures time.

Here's my workout plan:

Monday: Insanity Calisthenics for 60mins (7); Barry's Boot Camp Ab Calisthenics for 12mins (1); Steps at work during lunch time for 20 mins (2)

Tuesday: Stationary bike moderate effect 50 mins during Biggest Loser (6); Barry's Boot Camp Ab Calisthenics for 12mins (1); Steps at work during lunch time for 20 mins (2)  

Wednesday:  Insanity Calisthenics for 60mins (7); Barry's Boot Camp Ab Calisthenics for 12mins (1); Steps at work during lunch time for 20 mins (2)

Thursday: Insanity Calisthenics for 60mins (7); Barry's Boot Camp Ab Calisthenics for 12mins (1); Steps at work during lunch time for 20 mins (2)

Friday:  Insanity Calisthenics for 60mins (7); Barry's Boot Camp Ab Calisthenics for 12mins (1); Steps at work during lunch time for 20 mins (2)

Saturday: Wii Fit Free Fun 30mins (3); stationary bike moderate effort 40 mins (4); Walk for 40 mins (4); Barry's Boot Camp Ab Calisthenics for 12mins (1)


Numbers & Goals Weight:
Start weight: 268.5 lbs BMI 40.3
This week's weight is: 239.4 lbs BMI 36.8 4
Change since last week: -2.8 lbs
Change from start: -29.1 lbs 10.84% lost

Measurements:
Arms: 14.5 in last week: 0.0in from start: -2.0 in
Hips: 46 in last week: +0.5in from start: -3.5in
Bust: 46in last week: 0.0in from start: -2.0ins
Waist: 37 in last week: 0.0in from start: -5.0in
Thigh: 25 in last week: -0.5in from start: -4.5in

Last week's goals:
1- Earn at least 12 activity points each day. Only Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
2-Track , track and track some more I didn't track on Saturday
3-Blog about each workout this week.  Nope
3-Sleep DAMN IT! Most of the week I did
4-Stay away from the evil sweets. This should be easy there are no known birthdays this week. YES!! I was too sick to care about the sweets.

This week's goals:
1-Earn at least 10 activity points each day starting Monday.
2- Keep on tracking
3- Go to bed on time each day this week.
4-Drink LOTS of water.

Week 31

Week 30 started out so super. I workout very hard and felt muscles that I hadn't felt since the summer time. The pain was very good pain. I crashed and burned on Wednesday. My son got a cold from school and shared it with Mommy and Daddy. I only do half of the workouts I had planned for Wednesday before the cold took over my world. My head felt like a balloon...bleh.

I was so super motivated to make week 30 an AWESOME week and BOOM... head cold! This was my first cold of the winter season. There were also other factors in the mix that didn't allow me to get the proper rest for the cold to go away quicker. I am not going to get into that.  Last week wasn't a complete bust. All the hard work I put in at the start of the week paid off. I lost 2.8 pounds. The combination of work outs that I planned WORKED!!

I earn 30 activity points last week and I am looking forward to completing the planned work outs for this week and seeing the results. The results for my 30 points earn was being able to fit into my size 16 jeans. Last month I brought size 16 jeans to use it has a gauge to my success. When they first arrived I could not pulled over my entire butt nor button zip them up. Yesterday morning I asked myself, "Do I fit in those jeans yet?" I reached into my dresser and pulled them out. I pulled them up....Exhaled....and button them up. YAY!! I quickly took a picture and shared it. I can't even remember the last time I could fit in a size 16. The jeans are a little tight...I can wear them but the muffin top look doesn't work for me too well...I am trying to avoid excess muffin top...I've had that look for far too long. But a little muffin top may  work since I was a size 22 not too long ago. In fact, this time last year I had a muffin top in a size 22. Not a good look.

Today I woke up still feeling my head cold. It has really drained my energy. I hope that tomorrow I will feel a lot better. I am still planning on walking the steps at work for 20 minutes each work day. My plan is to complete my workout for Monday-Saturday. I want to make a big difference this week because next week is progress pictures time.

Here's my workout plan:

Monday: Insanity Calisthenics for 60mins (7); Barry's Boot Camp Ab Calisthenics for 12mins (1); Steps at work during lunch time for 20 mins (2)

Tuesday: Stationary bike moderate effect 50 mins during Biggest Loser (6); Barry's Boot Camp Ab Calisthenics for 12mins (1); Steps at work during lunch time for 20 mins (2)  

Wednesday:  Insanity Calisthenics for 60mins (7); Barry's Boot Camp Ab Calisthenics for 12mins (1); Steps at work during lunch time for 20 mins (2)

Thursday: Insanity Calisthenics for 60mins (7); Barry's Boot Camp Ab Calisthenics for 12mins (1); Steps at work during lunch time for 20 mins (2)

Friday:  Insanity Calisthenics for 60mins (7); Barry's Boot Camp Ab Calisthenics for 12mins (1); Steps at work during lunch time for 20 mins (2)

Saturday: Wii Fit Free Fun 30mins (3); stationary bike moderate effort 40 mins (4); Walk for 40 mins (4); Barry's Boot Camp Ab Calisthenics for 12mins (1)


Numbers & Goals Weight:
Start weight: 268.5 lbs BMI 40.3
This week's weight is: 239.4 lbs BMI 36.8 4
Change since last week: -2.8 lbs
Change from start: -29.1 lbs 10.84% lost

Measurements:
Arms: 14.5 in last week: 0.0in from start: -2.0 in
Hips: 46 in last week: +0.5in from start: -3.5in
Bust: 46in last week: 0.0in from start: -2.0ins
Waist: 37 in last week: 0.0in from start: -5.0in
Thigh: 25 in last week: -0.5in from start: -4.5in

Last week's goals:
1- Earn at least 12 activity points each day. Only Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
2-Track , track and track some more I didn't track on Saturday
3-Blog about each workout this week.  Nope
3-Sleep DAMN IT! Most of the week I did
4-Stay away from the evil sweets. This should be easy there are no known birthdays this week. YES!! I was too sick to care about the sweets.

This week's goals:
1-Earn at least 10 activity points each day starting Monday.
2- Keep on tracking
3- Go to bed on time each day this week.
4-Drink LOTS of water.