Thursday, July 26, 2012

Week 2 Update

Well here it is Week 2 on the challenge and I wanted to update with my training, eating, and running. So I stepped on the scale on Wednesday and was at 144.0 lbs. down 9 lbs from last week. I truly don't understand how one person could carry THAT much water weight (it was girl time last week so I am sure that had SOMETHING to do with it). Blah... but YAY too.

I have been training for my half marathon and keeping up with my training schedule. So last week I ran 2 miles on Sunday, 1 mile on Tuesday, 1 mile on Wednesday, 2 miles on Friday, and 3 miles on Saturday. I also did strength training each of those days as well. I focus on back, triceps, legs, abs on one day and then switch to chest, shoulders, biceps, abs, legs the next - and so on and so on. I have been enjoying these great new Booty exercises I am learning. It is great to switch it up from the standard good ole squat, lunge, and wall stance.

I have been walking 1.5 miles each day at work as well. I am getting in 4 days and taking one day to not sweat myself to death. ICK!! For real 108 degrees is not my ideal walking weather - but whatevs! My coworkers can just deal with my sweat pits, drenched neck, and swamp boobs/a**. HA!!! Love me - really you do!

Onto the eating - well I have been doing great at work - keeping with a protein/fiber packed breakfast with a serving of fruit. Lunch I am doing well with a salad, lite yogurt, and protein bar. Dinner's I have been switching up - trying to not eat carbs after lunch - but sometimes my Smart Start cereal is calling my name by dinner time. So I have a small bowl. Basically dinners are protein and veggies - not too shabby. For an afternoon snack - I have been doing a piece of fruit (apples, berries, orange) and a piece of Weight Watchers String Cheese. I am a crunchaholic so I need some crunch in my life - I have been munching on carrots and they are dam* good. I love me some baby carrots. LOL...

Weekends SUCK... I have one cheat meal a week. So this weekend was hard to pick which one I wanted to splurge on. We had dinner at Mexican restaurant on Saturday night, where I ordered Quesadillas and ate one piece - because I indulged in 3 fats Margarita's. Then went to an Irish pub afterwards and had a few vodka/tonics there. Yes I drink - no shame in my game! Eric was driving so I take FULL advantage - this doesn't happen that often people. Needless to say - I puked all Sunday morning. HA!!!!!!! So I probably puked up my nights worth of calories - oh the shame! HA.. It was totally worth it.

Sunday my in laws took us to this fried chicken restaurant in Columbia, Illinois - it was fab. I chose this night to splurge. I ordered all white meat 1/2 a chicken, mashed potatoes WITH GRAVY, and slaw. I thought I would eat like a banche - but ended up eating one breast, some potatoes, and the slaw. It was mighty good... mighty dam* good! Monday then I had sushi with some girlfriends - so I ate light during the day. Tuesday I ate light as well and honestly I know this is terrible but I skipped dinner. I had a b-day party to attend for my daughter's friend and then came home and worked out and totally forgot to eat. DUMB!!! Oh well.

So okay - enough ranting... I lost 9 lbs, probably due to puking from Saturday's drinking binge, not eating on Tuesday, and working out/running like a nutball. HA!!!!!! I AM making healthier choices though - BAH!!!

So this weekend we do not have any meals out - so that is very good. However we will be out on a boat all day on Saturday and I probably will have a drink with my girl Jodi for her going away party - so I need to keep myself in check.

Oh Oh Oh... I am going to try this Military Diet starting on Sunday - I wish I could post the dang link but BLOCKED here, but if you find me on Pinterest (Melanie Waterkotte) and check out my board called "Work it girl, do your thing" it is called "Interesting. Lose 10 lbs 3 days. Very interesting". We will see - you can do anything for 3 days right?

Well... Stay Sexy St. Louis

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wednesday's Update

Well Day 3 of this weight loss challenge. Is this really possible to lose 7 lbs in 3 days. What the "uh" was I eating - salt from the shaker? Holy He**! Yep you got that right - I went down to 146.5 lbs as of the scale today. Maybe my scale is wonkers? Who knows - all I can say is I am pleasently surprised. So recap of what I have been eating and working out...

Weigh in on Monday  - 153.5 lbs

Breakfast - banana, wheat english muffin with natural peanut butter, and Weight Watcher String Cheese
Lunch - Salad, Fiber One Bar, and Yoplait Lite Yogurt (can't stomach the greek this week)
Afternoon snack - orange, piece of string cheese, and a few almonds
Dinner - Chicken breast, green beans, and a few iced animal crackers (oh I know, but sweets are hard for me).

Walked 1 mile at lunch at work. Ran 2 miles in the evening. Strength training focusing on biceps and shoulders. I also did squats, side lunges, and abs.

Tuesday (Meatless)
Breakfast - banana, wheat english muffin with natural peanut butter, and Weight Watcher String Cheese
Lunch - Salad, Fiber One Bar, and Yoplait Lite Yogurt (can't stomach the greek this week)
Afternoon snack - orange, piece of string cheese, and 3 wheat crackers
Dinner - carrots, green beans, corn and a Edys Strawberry popsicle. LOL (sweets AGAIN)!

Walked a 1 1/2 miles at lunch. Ran a mile in the evening. Strength training focusing on chest and triceps. I also did squats, side lunges, and abs.

Weigh in on Wednesday July 18th - 146.5 lbs (Wowzers what a little healthy eating and activity can do).

So, so far so good. Now I have until Saturday. Saturday I have dinner at  Mexican restaurant here in St. Louis in the evening. I will be making a healthy choice that night because Sunday we are going out for fried chicken for E and my b-day's. His parents are taking us out and that is my splurge meal. So I will be eating light that day. GAH!!!!!!!! Everything revolves around food. LOL....

So keep on keepin on my friends..

Monday, July 16, 2012

Creepin on a Come up...

Yep, that is my title to this gross creepin that has been going on. Oh yes my friends the creepin of LBS! Blah... I haven't posted in quite some time and decided that I need to post again to keep myself accountable for my new Weight Loss Challenge. So needless to say - life is going. Summer is upon me and I am about at the heaviest I have ever been WITHOUT being preggo. I basically can't take it anymore. I like cookies, I like cupcakes, I like salt, I like bread... Whoa is me... LOL..

I signed my bum up for the Cow Bell Half Marathon in St. Charles in October and training begins today with a 2 mile run. I do run often but I need to be more dedicated and consistent. As my husband says (avid workerouter - PUKE) consistency is Key...

So I am a part of the FB board and we started our challenge today with our baseline weight. Am I really going to post this - I can't believe I am... but this might make me REALLY start caring again. 153 lbs people, however I am going to say this week is *girl week* so I am probably retaining some water. Excuses, Excuses, yes I know...

My goal is to post each week about my weight loss (or gain *sigh*) - update on the kids - and get back to writing down my thoughts. I miss it!!!

Oh.. update on my beloved ones. We had their Dual Mustache Bash Party this weekend. I don't have my darn camera here, or else I would post some pics.Will do next week.  Elle turns 5 in August and Wes turned 2 on July 2nd. GAH!!!!!!!!! My babies are growing up FAST. Elle will be continuing at Goddard next year and starting Kindergarten when she is 6 at Queen of All Saints - Wes, well, he will stay at Goddard. Besides that - they are crazy, scream a ton, fight constantly, never stop talking, hug and kiss us everyday, melt our hearts each minute, and are our world. Love those little banches.

Okay enough ranting. Onto getting myself in shape, because when Elle starts kindergarten I want to be svelte again (yes I used that word). Hot mama who takes her kids to school and shows her kids what a healthy lifestyle is all about.

Ta Ta for now...