Monday, February 28, 2011

February Recap - March Goals

Goodbye February! Boy am I sure glad to see you go!!
Well as we come to an end of February I am happy to report that I did meet my goal of getting under 200lbs. I remember telling my friend, I will get below 200 if it kills me! Well praise the Lord it didn't kill me that would have sucked!! LOL (giggle sorry just being silly)
Today 2/28 my official weigh in I'm at 199.2 WOO HOOO. I worked very hard in February, I did nearly 1700 mins of exercise and I walked/jogged/ran & biked over 62 miles for the month! WOO HOOO244

Woo hoo I'm excited, I'm down 15 pounds since the first of January, finally under 200lbs, for a total of 72 pounds gone FOREVER!!!! I'm defiantly looking forward to a great month of March!! I've gotten the Gazebo back in order with my workout stuff so I'll be spending my time out there now. I just love it out there. It's my little haven!!

My goals
Exercise at least 4 days at week for 90 mins each day but aim for 6 days of total exercise
Goal 1500 mins of exercise or more
60 miles either walking, jogging, running or biking
Loose 3lbs to be able to put on my 75lb Dandy Lion Charm for my Italian Bracelet (I'll take more but I'm not going to stress if I don't get it :D )
Continue doing well on the 100 day challenge & blog a daily recap each day!

Here's to a wonderful month, I'm entering March like a (Dandy) Lion and I'll end March the same way WOO HOOOO

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Day 7 of my Challenge

yet another awesome day! Not much to share since I shared the bike riding experience today below..

Got exercise, stayed in my calories & made great choices!!

Ready for another great week!

It's Like Riding a Bike... You Never forget

I kept telling myself that today as I drove to the school so the children could ride their bikes. I knew I wanted to give it a try but I was nervous, I haven't rode a bike since I was 14 years old. But I kept telling myself, it's not a big deal, you can do this...

So I asked Miranda to try her bike and started off a tiny bit wobbly, but took about 3 peddles and I was peddling like I was 14 years old again, it really does just come right back, regardless how long you take off from riding.

I had so much fun riding today I ended up doing 7.72 miles in an about an hour of riding!! Woo hoo I can totally see myself going for more bike rides!!!! So proud and thrilled. I am coming along so amazing on my journey, from complete slacker to walker, jogger, runner, bike rider!! Wow!! GO ME

Heres a couple pics Greg took today of me

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Day 6 of my Challenge

6 in a row!! woo hoo
So very proud of myself!!

Took my car to get tires, went shopping, had lunch with my amazing husband, came home, went to the park walked for over an hour today. Attemped to run but my lungs are still not 100% and it took alll I had to jog a whole lap today, insane. I'm ready to be 100%.

Also, Stayed in my calorie ranges & got all my water!!

I'm so glad my firend came up with this idea, I really love having something to keep me accountable and on track!! woo hoo

Friday, February 25, 2011

Day 5 of my challenge

Day 5 was so amazing in the fact that I made a huge change and am so proud of myself!!
Dh & I went to the movie theater and I usually buy a box (large) size of Mike & Ike Tropical candies and eat the whole box while in the movie, tonight I decided to skip the 700+ calories (5 servings in the box at 140 per serving) all the sugar, etc and I bought a bag of sugar free hard candies where 4 candies were 35 calories!! I ate 5 of them throughout the movie. So proud of myself for having 50 calorie snack instead of 700!! WOO HOO. It's the little changes that will add up to the big changes!!

I had another PERFECT day with my calories & food ranges~~~ 5 in a row! go me!!! BOOYA!

Today I took off of exercise instead of tomorrow, to try and heal and I'm feeling about 90% better Praise the Lord! Looking forward to being 100% so I can bust out the exercises.

Day 4 of my challenge

Day 4 was another great day, I stayed within my calorie ranges, and managed to get 66 mins of exercising in even though I felt awful for my sinuses! Even though my goal is 90, I'm happy with 66 because I made a strong effort and did what I could

Also hit a huge milestone yesterday, by getting below 200lbs for the first time in YEARS, I think my 9 year old was a baby the last time I was under 200! WOW!! (see blog below if you're interested).

Looking forward to a great day 5

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Goodbye 200's hello ONEderland!!

It seems unreal, almost like a dream, I thought I'd be more excited than I am, maybe it hasn't kicked in yet but wow, I have officially stepped out of 200-ville and into ONE-derland. I almost feel like Alice in Wonderland, amused, but confused, like WOAH, how in the world, taking in my surroundings I guess.. It's hard to explain but I'm just in a daze!!  A year ago getting below 200 seemed nearly impossible and now.. I've done it!! woo hoo

Gimme time to let it sink it, I'm sure once it doesn't I'll be elated and screaming and yelling and going round and round the room but for now I'm like... Ok well cool...

Onward to my next goal of 75lbs gone so I can put on my new charm!! ( 3.3lbs till I achieve that).

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Day 3/100 of my challenge

Woo hoo 3 in a row for perfect day!!!!

90 mins of exercise (3 miles walking/jogging & wii cardio workout -golds gym),  I really didn't want to cause I felt so icky but I pushed thru again and got my 90 mins of exercise that I set for myself as a goal.

Proud to report that again 100% in my ranges for food and woo hoo only 720 sodium for the day!
That's awesome!!! I love when I keep my sodium low!!

I'm not feeling to hot so I'm gonna keep this short. My Eyes are running & nose is  pouring, serious sinus & head pressure, It moved out of my chest, praise God!! So I believe I'm on the mend it's just gotta work it's way out now.

See ya'll tomorrow!


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Day 2/100 of my challenge

Another great day!! This morning I went walking at the park before Miranda had to go to the Orthodontist so I didn't have lots of time but still managed to do 2 miles in 28 mins. That's 14 min miles, which is pretty good considering I'm still feeling icky and when I'm not sick I'm at 13:30 mins for a mile so I was proud of myself. I'll be so glad when the congestion eases so my lungs aren't screaming

Took Miranda to the Orthodontist, dropped her off at school, came home and did 32 mins of Bob Harpers Inside out method for Cardio, omg was that intense!! Then I hopped on the elliptical and did 32 more mins

92 mins done today

Today for my food, I also did excellent & we went out to dinner. Not to often I go out to dinner and don't go over board I actually had to have Greg stop and get me a candy bar because I was short on calories!! So I had a treat, went out to eat and stayed in my calories & all ranges.

Also, today I got on the scale and am 200.4 pounds I don't even remember that last time I was this size! From 271.2 to 200.4 wooo hoooo!!!

Onederland, here I come!!! WOOO HOOOO

10 for the day

Monday, February 21, 2011

Day 1/100 of my challenge

I had a great first day, I'm not feeling well but forced myself to go to the park and walk/jog 3 miles. It was mostly walking because my lungs were on fire and I couldn't breath but I did do a half lap of jogging. Just kept pushing though!! WOO HOO 60 mins done

Came home and did 30 mins weight training and then later did 26 mins on my wii cardio blast workout game

116 mins today for exercise.

My food has been great,

I've gotten 13 glasses of water and met all of my ranges (Calories, Carbs, Fat Protien, Fiber & Sodium).

I'm giving day 1 a perfect 10. Felt great to not be faking it and really working to achieve my goals

Dandy Lions 100 days 14 week challenge

We're having a 100 days, 14 week motivational challenge on the Dandy Lions (Thanks Carmen for posting this) I've joined and wanted to post my goals here for myself to be accountable

100 days till Memorial Day Krystie's Goals.

Exercise 6 days a week for 90 mins each day
Drink 12 glasses of water each day
Stay within my ranges 98% of the time
Loose 10% of my body weight ( 20.1 lbs)
Limit my sugars/sweets to a bare minimum

Want to join our challenge?? Click this link   100 Day Challenge

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Drawing a new starting line..

I have come to the conclusion that I need to restart my weight loss journey; not because I am failing but because I've come so far I have lost sight of my goals and am just focusing on where I haven't gotton yet. I read an awesome blog  here on Sparkpeople telling about moving the starting line so I'm doing it!

 So as of tomorrow 2.20.11 I begin part 2 of my journey, resetting my goals to fit where I am now not where I used to be..

first goal 5% of my body weight.

Heres to an even more successful part 2

Stop meowing, Start R.O.A.Ring

I've been meowing far too long it's time to ROAR..... I've been reviewing my journey and I've come to the conclusion I haven't been giving it my all, committed only half of the time, slacking more that ever, so it's time to step up and stop being a little into it and start being ALL into it. Time to bring back the ROAR! 

I will ROAR.. Will you ROAR too??? (Dandy Lion Motto that I came up with) 

R-- Refuse to Quit 

O- Overcome all Obstacles 

A Account for all of my Actions 

R. Reach for my goals! 

I would love it if you Join us on the Dandy Lions Sparkteam   

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

My Weekly "To Do" List

Monday - Wash Day 
Lord, help me to wash away all my selfishness and vanity, 
so I may serve You with perfect humility through the week ahead. 

Tuesday - Ironing Day 
Dear Lord, help me to iron out all the wrinkles of prejudice 
I have collected through the years so that I may see 
the beauty in others. 

Wednesday - Mending Day 
O God, help me to mend my ways 
so I will not set bad example for others. 

Thursday - Cleaning Day 
Lord Jesus, help me to dust out all the many faults 
I have been hiding in the secret corners of my heart. 

Friday - Shopping Day 
O God, give me the grace to shop wisely 
so I may purchase eternal happiness for myself 
and all others in need of love. 

Saturday - Cooking Day 
Help me, my Savior, to brew 
a big kettle of brotherly love and serve it 
with clean, sweet bread of human kindness. 

Sunday - The Lord's Day 
O God, I have prepared my house for You. 
Please come into my heart as my Honored Guest 
so I may spend the day and the rest of my life in Your presence. 

~ Author Unknown ~

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Cruise Recap!! We had fun

I had this huge blog written  but cannot find it so I'll just recap . We had a great cruise. I enjoyed it very much!! The children had a blast as well

Night before cruise (30th)

Day Before : rating 5. I made awesome choices, ate healthy, sparked 2 waitresses at Craker Barrel & I exercised for 3
0 mins on treadmill
30 mins on elliptical at the hotel

Day 1 Scale 1-5 I give myself a 4 - very mindful eating minus the black forest cake
Walked 1 mile on the track

Day 2 scale -1-5 I give myself a 2 It was formal night and lobster & shrimp were on the menu I know I consumed way too much fat,
Walked/Jogged 2 miles on Track of boat 30 mins
climbed stairs top to bottom for 30 mins on boat
30 min boot camp with trainers for exercise
_90 _ mins exercise day 2

Day 3  rate 3 had a calzone for lunch that I couldn't really track
Exercise 25 mins elliptical
                 35 mins treadmill (with jogging for 15 mins)

Day 4 ugh I give a 1, Ate way to much, went off the boat didn't log and didn't do any purposeful exercise just walking around Nassau & playing at beach

Day 5 I give a 4, I kept slipping up with the desserts. I would order mindfully until dessert time.
21 mins treadmill
30 mins boot camp again

When i got home I was up a few pounds  but I really think that was bloating from the excess sodium  from the food & the ocean water! (giggle) as of yesterday I was back to where I was before I left so it wasn't a "true" gain, just a temporary one!

Felt great to exercise and make use of the boat's equipment/facility's to ensure my journey was successful even while on vacation