Thursday, April 28, 2011

Day 2 Goals

Remember the goals I set for myself today?

I met 4 of the 5. Can you guess what goal I I didn't meet... the NO chocolate goal. Sorry but the little chocolates were eying me today. They shouldn't be a problem tomorrow.

Anyways I weighed-in, drank my water, didn't have any pop and went to they gym! Not too bad.

Friday's Goals
1.  Drink 64 ounces of water
2.  No POP
3.  Eat clean throughout the day
4.  Portion control at BUNCO    

Starting Weight (2/28/11): 134.6lbs
Current Weight: 130.0lbs
Total Weight Loss: -4.6lbs
Goal Weight: 120lbs

"I don't know how to put this but...


Preston's Wednesday night pool team won their league!! They won 23 matches and lost 4. In the pool world, this is a big deal. They actually win a pretty good chunk of change. 

Make It Rain Biotches

Hopefully they can carry their champion swagger to Vegas and do well in the tournaments!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

1 Day at a Time

Our Vegas Vacation is less than 3 weeks away! 

I have some bad news. I ran out of clean eating oomph and have eaten my share of Easter candy. Where's the focus man!?!? 

Instead of trying to focus for 16 days straight, I am going to take 1 day at a time. Sounds simple right?!?! 

Tomorrow's Game Plan 
1.   Weigh-In so I have a starting point {Frank-O and I have not been on speaking terms.}
2.  Absolutely NO Chocolate {This is going to be challenging. I just received delish-milk-chocolate-goodies in the mail.} 
3.  Drink 64 ounces of Water.
4.  Absolutely NO POP.
5.  Go to the GYM {even if my workout buddies cannot.} 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Man Hands and Other News

I am starting to get man hands. I have callouses on my hands from weight lighting. Although they make me look tough it hurts! I am in desperate need of some weight lifting gloves. Man hands are not what I am going for. Defined, non flab-jab arms YES. Man hands NO.

Speaking of lifting, I find much satisfaction in watching myself muscles in the mirror. Ashley and I are in disagreement about this. She almost refuses to watch herself in the mirror. I on the other hand am a mirror junky. Seeing my newly defined muscles flex and pop in the mirror gives me motivation to go home eat a healthy dinner and workout the next day. It's almost as satisfying as seeing the number on the scale go down. 

This week I have decided not to step on Frank-O-Meter until Friday. This is huge for me. I have a hard time going one day without weighing in. It's kind of a sick obsession; one that I am ready to confront. I have eaten great this week and worked out hard. There is no need to weigh myself everyday at this point. I am doing everything in my power to aid in my weight loss so really it doesn't matter what Frank spits out. See, I'm listening to your comments! But I'm not going to lie, I can't wait for Friday to get here! 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

{Random Shiznit}

I love the NBA Playoffs...
and Derrick Rose.

I am proud to admit I am a bandwagon Chicago Bulls fan. 
Bulls all the way! 

On another note, I am a little obsessed with these rubber band watches. I currently own zero.

I am in love with this ab exercise.
 My abs are on FIRE!

Frank-O-Meter and I are not speaking until Friday.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

{Liberating Decision}

I made a decision tonight to delete Network Blogger from Facebook. I cannot tell you how liberating this feels. It's like a ton of weight has been lifted. 

Sometimes I write about personal issues, such as weight loss, and to be honest I am not totally comfortable with Tom, Dick and Harry reading about it. I understand that the point of blogging is to gain readership, but at this point in my life I'm not ready to expose myself to the entire Facebook world of random-never-met-you "friends". 

I am hoping that by making my blog not as public, I will find the courage to be more open. Sometimes I want to write a post like this, but don't because I lack cojones.
I also want to say thank you for following and reading my posts. I really enjoy your comments and words of encouragement. Here's to new beginnings! 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

It Doesn't Happen Overnight

I can be hard on myself. Especially when I make a promise to myself and say this time will be different... and then it isn't. 

First comes the feeling of failure. Followed by the harsh words that you tell yourself and maybe even start to believe.

On Monday, I made another promise to myself and Ashley. The same promise that I always make... 

This morning I started beating myself up for thinking that this go around would be different. I  told myself that getting to 120lbs was stupid. Why put myself through all of this torture when it's never going to happen. It's too hard of a goal. Basically unattainable, so just give up now.

It took me most of the day to realize the positive and transform my thinking. I have come a long way damn it. I have been working out consistently since January and weight lifting for about 3 weeks now. My pants are looser and I feel myself getting stronger. Not only that, but my weight range has changed. Before my weight rang was between 136-133. Then it changed 134-131. And now it's between 131-128.

A reminder to myself. You are seeing change. Stop being hard on yourself. You are going in the right direction and will soon reach your goal. It takes time and many, many promises to yourself {and Ashley}. It's not something that happens overnight. It's a process.

Starting Weight (2/28/11): 134.6lbs
Current Weight: 129.6lbs
Total Weight Loss: -5lbs
Goal Weight: 120lbs
Note: Patience 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Putting It Out Into the Universe...

Some Day 
in the Near Future 
I am going to Own a 

 or Beach Shack.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Encouraging Words

Sometimes you run across words of encouragement at just the right moment when you are ready to fully take them in and apply them to your life. 

Last week a co-worker brought in a "diet" book for me to look at. As I skimmed through the book, I came across a chapter called Metaphysiques. It was my aw-ha moment (as Oprah would say). The words really resonated with me, not only in my quest to become as fit and healthy as possible but also in the rest of my life. 

Here are some of the topics that really stuck with me:

* The Power of Thought: negative thoughts attract failure. Switch the dialogue in your head to positive thoughts and you'll subconsciously reinforce success.

*Goals: write down your goals and make sure they are realistic and specific with the steps you'll take to achieve them.

*Visualize: take time to visualize where you want to be and what it will look like. Your body doesn't understand what is really happening and what is in your mind. To your mind, it's as if you already achieved it. 

*Action: you can't just wish something will happen in your life, you have to take action. Move in the direction of your desire. 

The "Diet" Book

{30 Before Thirty} Snowboarding

On the way to Loveland
 For Preston's 30th Birthday, we went Snowboarding in Loveland with friends. I don't have any pictures of me on the mountain to actually prove it so you are just going to have to trust me on this one.
I own a snowboard and boots from my days working at Sports Authority, but it's been a couple of years since I have snowboarded.  
At dinner

Preston has only been snowboarding a couple of times in his life. I figured I would be waiting on him as he fell down the mountain. Not the case! He picked up snowboarding faster than I could imagine. In no time he was flying down the mountain leaving me in the dust on my butt. Next time we go I will be skiing just so I can keep up.

After skiing we ate dinner at the most amazing Mexican restaurant in Frisco. Honestly, I think it is the best Mexican food I have ever had!

Number 11 on my 30 Before Thirty list crossed off! 5 completed, 25 to go with a little over a year and a half left until I'm 30.

{30 Before Thirty} Furnishings

For Christmas I got a new bedroom set from Preston, Mom and Dad. Finally, all of the bedroom furniture pieces match! 

I still want to paint the green wall behind the bed. I know in the pictures below the wall looks like it matches the comforter, but it doesn't. The wall is more of a sea green and the comforter is a light baby blue. I am thinking of either painting the wall grey or blue to match the comforter. 

I would also really like to repaint the jewelry hutch black to match the rest of the furniture. Currently it's hiding in the closet since it's a dark cherry color. I have read enough DIY blogs to know if can be done. But I am not sure if I have it in me to do the transformation correctly or to even complete it. This is what I had in mind.... {click here}. See, it's totally doable. And Centsatinal Girl used spray paint! I am talking myself into doing it as we speak!

Here are pictures of my new bedroom set.

Number 7 on my 30 Before Thirty list is checked off!