Monday, June 28, 2010

Week 13 Results

This week I did Yoga and walked around Collin Creek Mall again. I think we did about a mile and a half plus 12 sets of stairs: walking down and running up. I also went swimming on Saturday for a couple of hours. Yesterday I spent 4 hours outside cleaning my dad's saddle leather seats in his truck as a Father's Day present. I'm not sure I'll be offering that as a gift again as my right shoulder is killing me. With all of that I still managed to gain weight - grrrr. This week I have scheduled three Yoga classes and still plan on walking at the mall on Saturday. I brought my lunch today, too, so hopefully I'll stay on track this week. Better results HAVE to come soon! The good news is my body fat went down and my water went up - that has to be good, right???

Height: 5'3"
Weight: 180.6 lbs
Body Fat: 45.0%
Water: 40.1%
BMI: 31.99 (Obese)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Week 12 Results

Well, it's not exactly week 12 consecutively, but it's what I'm going to use. I didn't weigh myself the last several weeks nor did I eat well or exercise, so I'm pleasantly surprised at my results.

Last week, I started Yoga which is a lot harder than I thought it would be. I don't remember the last time I sweat that much. I had another class tonight and feel fantastic! I also went walking at Collin Creek Mall on Saturday morning with some friends. They open their doors early for walkers and it's FABULOUS since we're able to walk in the AC. We also did several sets of stairs while we were there.

I brought carrots, apples and other healthy snacks to work with me last week and was doing great until.... dun dun dun.... the weekend. I ALWAYS fail on the weekends and I don't know what to do. I know I need to just say "no," but I'm still learning that word apparently. I made this awesome dessert for Father's Day and part of it was this mouth-watering brownie - the best one I've ever had/made. I can't even tell you how many brownies I consumed, not to mention the pizza and ice cream we had on Saturday, either. Ahhh! I could have had a salad instead of the pizza. I could have thrown the leftover brownies away. I could have done so many things differently.

Anyway, here are my "re-starting" numbers. They'll get better from here.

Height: 5'3"
Weight: 179.8
Body Fat: 45.5%
Water: 39.8%
BMI: 31.85 (Obese)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I'm baaaaaack!

For those of you who have been wondering, no, I didn't give up. I just needed to refocus and get my old knees looked at. It's funny how easily you forget about your ailments when you sit on your butt for years. It's not like I mysteriously healed by any means, I just wasn't active so my symptoms disappeared. However, as soon as I started working out, they came back full-force and then some to the point I wanted to cry when I was doing my squats, lunges, and even when I had to pull myself up out of my car (my butt is lower than my knees when I get out of the car). No, it's nothing serious, just some good ol' tendinitis. The doc gave me some anti inflammatory pills and said that I need to strengthen my quads. So basically, I have to keep doing the exercises that kill me knees in order to make my knees feel better. It's really a lose-lose situation.

Anyway, next Monday I'll jump back on the wagon with my posts. So far this week (yesterday and today), I've had some relatively healthy meals and did some light exercising. Thursday I'm going to a Yoga class with a co-worker at lunch, so wish me luck. I've never done Yoga but am really looking forward to it. I'll let you know how it goes.

Thanks for all of your support and encouragement! I really appreciate those who have asked me why I haven't posted - I appreciate your concern and to know that you're still rooting for me. Here's to a healthy lifestyle - cheers! (Holding up my water bottle to the monitor ... really.... I really did it :) )