Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wednesday's Weekly Goals

For the longest time, I was participating in a Friday Link Up to post your goals for the upcoming week.

I loved this link up, but sometimes found it inconsistantly posted.  Combine that with the fact that I run my weight loss from Wednesday to Tuesday, and it stopped working for me.  Because I loved it so much, I decided to do my own thing on Wednesdays.  Feel free to join me if you like.

Goals For The Week:
  • Walk my required km for each day - 5.70 km
  • Add an extra 1 km each day to catch up on behind km this month
  • Be more conscience of what I am eating
  • Lose weight, no matter the amount

I have kept it pretty low key this week.  Since April, I have gotten myself out of my regular routine of exercise.  I went from walking at least 45 minutes on the treadmill each night to hunkering down in the chair with my computer, eating chips and ice cream.  So not ok!


See the above mentioned post!
I haven't done well with maintaining a good balance of food.  I pretty much decided to eat what I want, when I want.  While a handful of chips it's much....times that by 4 over the course of the day and it adds up to pointless nutrition.

If I can get both of these things in order, I should lose weight no problem.  I have decided to not log my food yet...mostly because I just hate doing it.

How is your week looking?  What are your goals to keep yourself motivated and on track?

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Truth Of Tuesday Night

I mentioned on Sunday that I am starting over.

Time for a fresh start and that includes with my weight in's.  I have missed a couple of posts, but that's alright, because in my attempt to start anew, let's not look back and remember what ground I have lost, but rather, start from now and see where I need to go.

This week's weight:  243.00 lbs

My TOPS meeting was great tonight.  We had a guest speaker (who also happens to be a friend) come out and do a wonderful and interactive presentation on exercises you can do at home or while away with little to no equipment.  She came well prepared and even provided us with an excellent list of exercises, equipment and websites.

It's just what I need to get that motivation moving.  Here is to a great week!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Happy Blogiversary To Me!

Two years ago today, I started this new chapter in my life.  I decided to take a leap of faith and chronicle my weight loss journey in this blog.  I don't know what the weather was like or really recall what I was however, is sunny with a beautiful breeze.

If I'm being honest, I feel defeated!  For the month of April and May I have pretty much given up.  My motivation to eat well and exercise are non-existent.  I haven't blogged in nearly 20 days, including my regular weekly post.  I have hardly even read up on the blogs I follow either.

Starting tomorrow (yup, it's a Monday!)  I am refocusing and re-committing to this blog.  I need to amp up the exercise and cut down on sugar and junk.

Who's in with me?  I have some blogging buddies who seem to be in the same funk....let's group up and do this together!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Road Trip Review - 2014 Edition - Month 4

The Facts:
  • First Pit Stop of the journey is Crowley State Park, Arkansas - 1399 km
  • Next stop and final destination is Devil's Den State Park, Arkansas - 325 km
  • Total of 1724 km
  • 5.70 km a day, 40.95 km a week and 172.40 km a month
  • We have 10 months to complete the journey, from January 1 - October 31
  • Our daily, everyday walking counts, but only up to half of our required distance - 2.85 km
  • Each 30 minutes of non-walking/running exercise counts as 0.50 km, up to 3.20 km of our total
The Road So Far:

Month 1 - January

- total walked: 197.53 km
- total eligible: 174.22 km
  ( + 1.82 over)

Month 2 - February

- total walked: 180.13 km
- total eligible: 160.05 km
  (- 12.35 behind)

Month 3 - March

total walked: 242.54 km
- total eligible: 201.23 km
  (+ 33.22 over )

Month 4 - April

- total walked: 176.30 km
- total eligible: 141.75 km
  (-27.91 behind)

- total walked: 796.50 km
- total eligible: 677.25 km
  (-5.22 km behind)


April was a terrible just fell apart and I never was able to put it back together.  I was down for a week with the flu, easter and birthdays filled the month and I got into the mentality of "I blew it already, let's just forget about it and get back on track later!"

Here's the thing....tomorrow never came and if I'm being honest, it still really hasn't.  I have gotten back into the exercise, but the food aspect is still out of control.  I'm disappointed that I went from being 29 km ahead of the game to 5 km behind!

My goal for this month is not to be behind in km for one single day.  So far so good.

Let's take a look with pictures, shall we?

Turns out I am just on the edge of Ohio, camped on the side of the road!  Maybe the Impala broke down.

And here is my fancy map, courtesy of my partner Julie....who's kicking it, BTW...go check her out!

The Truth Of Tuesday Night

Well, I pretty much checked out for the month of April.   My heart wasn't into any of this journey.  I didn't want to blog, exercise, work on my walking challenge, eat well or anything else.  That pretty much is exactly what I did...and I paid for it!

After having skipped the week before, I went to my TOPS meeting last night and was not the least bit surprised by the results on the scale.

I weighted in at 242.25 lbs

That was a gain of 2.25 lbs

Over the month of April, I managed to gain 4.25  lbs.  Just stellar Amy!

So, it's a new month and time to refocus.  I have read a few other blogs where the writers are in the same frame of mind.  That got me wondering...what is it about April?  Is it because the rejuvenation we feel at the beginning of the year is starting to waver?  That winter is finally over (or should be) and we can fire up the BBQ and have all the yummy foods that go with that?  Easter?  Birthdays?  It doesn't really matter does it?  It is what it is and now it's time to buckle down and focus.

For my dear readers out there....I'm in blog catch up mode, so be prepared for a few to be posted in the next couple of days.

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