On a Journey to Wellness

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Weigh In

Ok so before I get lazy time for my Weigh In

Current Weight: 254lbs (yeah you read it right. You couldn't believe the immediate pep-talk I had to give myself the second I read this in order to prevent myself from shedding a tear or creating a scene in the girls locker room.. shit)

Work Out Achievement: I started the elliptical machine like I mentioned earlier.. and although I wasn't able to spend too much time in the gym last week yesterday I was able to burn 820 calories in one hour using different cardio equipment. Of course my legs were jelly at the end of it but I felt pretty proud.

Goal(s): Obviously I'm not very happy with my discovery that I've gained 4 pounds. So my goal is not only to lose those extra pesky pounds but lose more than that so I can actually say I progressed this month. Chocolate is definitely NOT my friend. Other than that simple fact this week is the week I'm supposed to start taking exercise classes at 24. I missed this mornings class (though I made up for it after work by stopping by a gym) so tomorrow I HAVE to go. I'll make a full scale report on my experience taking group classes. I haven't really done that before.. well after college anyway.

This little insight also made me realize that I really have to work hard on finding a balance between exercise and diet. I need to find something that will work for me and won't make me feel starved and won't force me to crash or hurt myself trying to 'burn it all off!' LOL.

This news is so frustrating though. I'm not going to lie on how upset I was to learn that I've gained weight. But like my previous post I can't think negatively. It won't make this easier or better. I have to find a balance. I've also recently bought a cheap $1 pocket Dummies book on How to Better Your Life or something like that.

Yeah.. how many people do you think would buy this edition? LOL LOL

I'm grabbing straws wherever I find them people so if you have any suggestions you let me know!

Joking aside I seriously would love to know of any suggestions people might have. My Dummies book advised me to ask 'happy seeming people about what they have done to get so happy' so Happy people: Please.. let me know!

love forever,


Margee said...

Moderation is my rule of thumb. I know that one day isn't going to make or break me, and I know that long-term weight loss is measured (for me) in being able to have a bite of chocolate cake without enjoying the entire cake.

I try to never be hungry by eating small meals and snacks through the day. I am most successful when I plan my day and week ahead (exercise, food) and am flexible as the circumstances require. I am accountable to myself and to my friends. And being accountable to myself also means forgiving myself and knowing this is a journey, not a day, and some days are easier than others. And same with weeks and months. It takes time.

I burn 400 calories a day, and try to eat three 400 calorie meals, with room for a 200-300 calorie snack. I try to pick foods that fill me up (fiber! nuts!) over those that don't (like that delicious cupcake I ate yesterday.)

And a 4 pound gain isn't necessarily bad. If you were working out that hard (800 calories! Go you!), then it may have been muscle, not fat. And it's not all about the scale. Seriously, it's about learning on this journey.

w0rld4vamps said...

Thanks Margee. I remember hearing that when you start exercising you might experience a weight gain due to gaining muscle. I've been thinking about that a lot. Mainly because I'm trying not to get mad at myself. lol

Thanks for the suggestions/advice too. And yes.. It is a journey. I have learned from this.