Monday, January 30, 2012

SCC Wk 4 Update/ Wk 5 Goals and a 21 Day Challenge!

Okay people it’s time to buckle down and take action.  There is no more time to waste being lazy and making excuses.  I have about 27 days until I leave for Thailand.  HOT and HUMID Thailand, where I won’t want to be wearing a lot of hot clothes.  I need to face the music that my weight has gone up 2 pounds instead of down 2 pounds.  I have let the last month slip by with nothing to show for it.  Granted I was sick and the kid was sick, but I can’t let that stop me from taking care of myself.

My weight is 220.  I have not been eating so great the in the last week and that number clearly shows it.  I reached out for help last week and only got one response.  Kind of disappointing, but it is what it is.  Knowing I only have one month to get my act together has inspired me to make exercise a priority.  So with that being said my SCC goals for the week are:

Exercise in some way 6 days this week. 

I did a run/walk for 30 minutes yesterday. I plan to do this on Thursday too.
Today I have walked for 30 minutes at work during break (10 min) and lunch (20 min). I plan to do this every day this week.
I plan to do some weight exercises when I get home from work today and later in the week an exercise video or Wii workout.

Eat healthy meals and snacks.  A treat should be a rare thing and not and everyday thing.

I saw on a fellow SCC challenger’s blog the 21 day challenge which I am going to join.   

You can find it here.  The 21 day challenge for me will involve the two things listed above.  I hope the 21 day challenge will help me stay focused and after 21 days it should become a habit (if what they say is true).

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Where is my mojo?

I’ve been in a January funk.  I can’t seem to break free of it either.  I am STILL sick.  Two and a half weeks now and it’s messing with my healthy mojo. I only have about 4 ½ weeks until my trip to Thailand all I have done is maintain.  It sucks.  I really want to lose more weight before I go, but that other part of me still wants to eat everything I have been eating too.  Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t been going overboard, but I haven’t been doing what I need to in order to lose more weight.  Yesterday the scale finally moved down to 217.4 from 218.8, but today it was up a little again.  I just know this is all related to me being sick.  I need to find the mojo I had in the CDCC challenge.  I lost 15 pounds during that challenge and about 25 since I started this blog.  In the last three weeks I’ve been maintaining.  Maybe this is my plateau weight.  I need to jumpstart myself, but I don’t really know how.  Anyone have any advice?

Friday, January 20, 2012

My immune system isn't up to par.

Wednesday I was feeling pretty good thinking my cold was on its way out. Then Thursday it decided to start all over again.  I am back to square one with another cold.  I wasn’t completely over the first one yet.  UGHHHHHHH.  I feel awful again.  I did get in one run on Tuesday this week but didn’t get one in today because of this stupid cold.  I feel like such a slacker and I don’t want to be.  I want to exercise and lose this weight and this cold is holding me back.  It’s also supposed to rain this weekend so I will probably just rest at home under the blankets while my kids run around the house. 

My son had a very whiny night Wednesday.  I didn’t know why he was moaning and then I pick him up from daycare and they say he might have an ear infection.  Great, add it to the list of things going on with him.  Luckily we had the backup prescription for antibiotics we didn’t use before so we just went and got that filled and started him out on that.  He has a doctor’s appointment on Monday where we hope to get a referral to a pulmonologist.  I don’t know why it seems so hard to get to see one.  You would have thought after two hospital stays with upper respiratory issues we would have seen one last year, but we never pushed it.  Now we want him to see one and see if they can help us get a game plan so he doesn’t get pneumonia again.  I don’t want his lungs wrecked from multiple pneumonias.  Our medical system is supposed be so great, but it seems that the doctors just want to treat the current problem and not see what they can do to help you prevent it.   

Okay I’m done venting and sounding like a big whiner. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

SCC Week 2 update

Nothing miraculous to report from me.  My son is doing much better.  My cold is slowing going away.  I am not fully well yet, but I’m well enough to start getting some exercise back into my week.  Saturday I did a few things with my exercise ball, then I went on a short run/walk on Sunday and I plan to do it again tomorrow morning.  I really need to light a fire under my butt so I can be closer to “onederland” when I go to Thailand.  It’s going to be hot and sticky there and I want to be able to feel more confident in shorts and t-shirts.
My weight stayed the same this week; I’m not surprised considering I was sick and didn’t get any substantial exercise in.  I hope next week I will show a nice loss.

My goals for this week:
Exercise 4-5 days. (run/walking, exercise video, weights)
Drink at least 64oz of water a day.
Eat only healthy snacks.

I hope you all are doing great.