Back down to my 5.2 lbs lost

So, three days just trying to lose what I gained over the two day weekend. I hope I can actually see the cycle I have created. I’m not going to lose if I spend half the week losing the weekend. Ugh.
I need to get my butt out of bed and do this! I did this morning, but slept in yesterday. I would like to blame Daylight Savings for that–I need to get back into a proper sleep habit.

Well, it has been a while…

Maybe I need to start blogging more.
I need to work on my weekend eating. It is harder when I don’t have a consistent schedule to eat healthier. And I try to “relax” on restrictions during the weekend. Well, this weekend did me in. I had pasta, pizza, biscuit donuts, barbecue. Ugh. And I paid for it on the scale.
I also was sick last week, so I didn’t workout Thursday or Friday (I thought sleep was more important). Some respiratory/sinus thing. I’m over it now, but I still have a cough. I was working out well before that–I have been taking weekends off from workout, but I have been alternating days on 30 Day Shred. I have a vacation coming up, so I thought I would continue to alternate for now and start Ripped in 30 after the trip.
So I got up this morning, yes, after time change (so really, it was 4AM), and worked out. And I packed my breakfast and lunch. And I bought a ton of strawberries for dessert rather than cookies this week. Yum! I can’t wait for strawberries.
I know I can lose it–I just question why I do this to myself. Why I work hard during the week, and then let it all go on the weekends. Then I spend the week making up for the weekend. I’m not sure it is worth it anymore. I need to focus on my weekend eating.

DAY 30!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can I put enough exclamation points to show my excitement? Day 30–I wasn’t sure if I would keep this up and I did.
Other good news, it’s my 31st birthday!!!
So what I have taken from this journey?
5.2 lbs lost!
No measurements because I forgot to measure at the beginning (that or too depressed to know the measurements).
Clothes feel looser.
I’m eating way more veggies than before…and like it.
I need to fine tune my breakfasts, but the egg muffins are okay. Just could be better.
I want to continue the workouts during the week, but will probably relax on weekend workouts. Or encourage the family to do something more active.
Jillian wants to kick your butt…but you will enjoy it at the end. She will push you, she won’t sweet talk you, you will hate her and try to punch her face during punches. But she will get you there.
For myself, I set a goal and I did it. I’m stronger and can push myself further than when I started. Now I see the 100 pushup and 200 situp challenge and think I should start those too. I see that I’m challenging myself.
Day 30 of the 30 Day Shred and I AM DONE!!!!

Day 29–almost there

Maintaining the 4.4 lb loss, which is good considering I’m on my period and have been eating cookies…again.
Last two days of my journey. Wow! I am almost there.
I started my generic Prilosec again and already feel relief. I hate being on meds but man, it gets painful and I can’t focus.
I donated blood this morning, and when I do, I try to not restrict myself on calories and water (not that I restrict myself on water anyways). But I try to have some sugar and protein throughout the day. Oh yeah, donating blood as often as I can is my New Year’s resolution. This one went a week or two over when I could donate because I did my work drive, but I am signing up for April 25th donation today. I want to donate every 8 weeks (so 52 weeks/8= 6.5, so I’m shooting for 6 donations).
Day 29–done!

Day 28–heartburn

Ugh, heartburn again. Years ago, I used to have chronic heartburn. It has gotten a ton better but still hits me hard, and after last night, it has come back with a vengeance. If you have never had it, I feel like someone is putting all their weight on a toe and standing on my ribcage. It is really painful and I don’t like taking medication. But I think I’m going to have to start generic Prilosec again.
I slept a bit better last night. Battling the heartburn and Tums is just barely working. Plus, I ate awful when I got home from work last night. Girl Scout cookies in the house is a bad thing for me. :) I’m maintaining at a 4.4 lb loss, so at least I haven’t gained. And I hope my sleep gets better.

Day 27–bad night sleeping

I had a bad night last night. You see, I have this annoying cat. He likes to meow overnight. Normally he gets the point and shuts up. But yesterday, he slept all day…literally, I don’t think he moved from when I got up til I took a shower after dinner. And I knew he would be up all night. Ugh, I don’t think I slept longer than an hour at any one time. When that happens, my heartburn kicks up and I feel nauseous.
But I did my workout. Okay, to be honest, I didn’t push myself as hard as I have been due to being exhausted. I hope my energy picks up soon. Day 27-done!

Day 26–the boys are out

Day 26…and the boy went ice fishing. I’d like to say I slept in, and I kinda did. I woke up at 6:40 due to an enthusiastic dog who always greets me when I wake up (sounds cute, and it is, but kinda annoying when I wanted to sleep in). Checked my email and then jumped up for my workout.
Cookies will kill my diet, and I keep trying to tell myself that. But they are so good!
Day 26…done! And maintaining at 4.4 lbs lost for the past few days. So it has dropped since earlier this week but not at my lowest.

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