Monday, April 25, 2011

Fitblogger Challenge: Week 3

It's week 3 in the Fitblogger Challenge and guess what??? I won the MyTrak!! Woohoo!  I'm pretty psyched about this...the hope being that using this will give me a boost in my losing this weight.

Last weeks goal was to drink 64 oz of water each day. I can't say I was 100% successful but I was very close.  One thing I noticed was that I had more energy and that I didn't feel as bloated as I usually feel.  Plus....I lost 2 pounds over the week!  Granted, it's probably water weight...but, I'll take it.

I'm still eating the salad...had some 5 days last week. I also was able to walk 4 days out of the week...I'm trying to keep that up.

Next week's goal:  I was reading Karen's goals at Waisting Time about getting a little zen in your life and I've realized that having some some something that's missing with me.  I feel like I'm in this constant state of stress.  I had an anxiety attack early Sunday morning...haven't had one of those in  a long time.  But, I've got some personal stuff going on and a big review of the center I work at this week and my stress level feels like a level ten. 
This morning I decided it's important that I get some balance back in my life.  So, I pulled out my Bible and did some reading. I think I'll start the day doing this instead of at the end of the day like I have been...and falling asleep in the process.
The plan also is to get to bed on time every night.  I'm trying for 7 hours.
I also have another way of chilling.  I love watching these guys!
I hatched them out in my classroom last Monday.  There is something very calming just watching them scratch around their cage and peep.

Here's to a less stress week!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Fitblogger Challenge: Week 2

My Fitblogger Challenge goal for last week was to walk a mile at least 5 days out of the week.  I managed to do it! 
On Monday I used our outside play time at work to walk/jog the playground.  I figured 15 minutes is what it usually takes me to walk a mile so I started moving around the yard...and ended up with small children following me. (The other teachers were cracking up at me!)  I spent the last 5 minutes doing races back and forth the big grassy area with the kids!  Pooped me out!
Tuesday I ended walking to and from work...twice!  I left some things at home I needed for work.
Thursday and Friday I walked at home in place with watching t.v.
Saturday was a big blow out.  It was open house for the university I live near and we were out there for 6 hours. Yep, 6 hours of almost non-stop walking around!  It's funny how I didn't really feel it until I got home and sat down.  Then my feet started throbbing.  By evening my hips were hurting and I could barely walk.  I took some Advil and went to bed.  Thank goodness I recovered by today. The feet are still a little sore but most of the pain in my hips is gone.

The plan is to keep up with each of the past weeks goals and add a new one.  So, I'll keep eating my salad each day and walking one mile 5 days each week.

My goal for next week:  Drink 64 oz. of water each day.  I have a 16 oz. Flylady water bottle.  I'll put on 4 of the different colored straps that come with the bottle so it will help me keep track of how many bottles I've had.
Wish me luck!  I like water...but, it's always been a struggle to drink enough unless it's really hot...

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Fitblogger Challenge: Week 1

I signed up for the Fitblogger Challenge last week.  I need something to get me motivated again and I think this might be it.  Each week for the next 12 weeks I'll set a goal for myself and then write about your successes or failures.  You link up each week at Fitblogger for a chance to win  a very nice prize.

What was my goal for the first week?  I decided to eat a salad each day. 
How did I do?  Success!!!

I found that buying the bagged salad (spring mix was on sale at Safeway for only .99!) and having a container ready each day made it easier to remember to eat each day. 

Another added benefit might be too much info....but....irregularity was not an issue at all this week.

So.  The salad every day is one thing I'll keep as a regular thing.

Next week's goal:  My ds27 has asked if I will do a 5k run/walk with him on Mothers Day.  He can run further than that but he knows how out of shape I am.  I said yes so I have 4 weeks to get in a little better shape.  It will be walking for me only...not so sure I'll still be standing at the 2 mile mark. 

My goal this week is to walk one mile for 5 out of the 7 days.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

New Challenge!

It's April and here I am again looking back at the goal of losing weight that I made at the beginning of the year and what do I see has happened?  The same thing as last year and the year weight loss and feeling like I've dropped the ball again. :(
But, instead of crawling under the covers and feeling sorry for myself I've decided to get up and start over again. 
I saw this Step Into Summer Challenge at Fitblogger where every week you make a goal for yourself that doesn't involve specific weight loss (good for me because if there's any gain I get way too down about it). 
There's also a nice prize you have a chance to win that's some nice incentive.

So. My goal for the rest of this week is to eat a salad each day.....