Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Back on track...sorta

I've been working on losing weight for the past 9 months. Well, let me correct that. I've been working on losing weight for the past 5.5 years. No, that's not correct. I've been gaining weight for the past 5.5 years (amazing how I started gaining weight right when Adam and I started dating!), and for the last 9-12 months, I've been trying to take it off. I'm down about 15 lbs now, which is good, but I always feel like I could be doing more.

Actually, I definitely could be doing more. I had been going to the gym a few times a week since Feb. 2007. Then I joined Weight Watchers in July 2007. I started off pretty well, but then I got off track. I've really just been yo-yoing between 10 and 15 lbs for the past 5 months. I keep going through the motions...pretending to be on track with my program. But I've been faking it. I don't track what I eat, I haven't been to the gym in two months. I make conscious decisions about what I eat, which is why I've been able to lose 15 lbs.

So I've decided....It's time I actually do it for real. The first step I've taken is to meet with my mom on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the gym. She's a personal trainer, and I'm pretty sure she takes pleasure in beating me up at the gym! I met with her last Thursday and again today. I also have been trying to do yoga with her at least once a week. I've been doing that since October 2007. I'm actually leaving for her class right after I finish this post. Getting Jack has also been very good because I walk him 1-2 times a day. Even though it's usually 20 minutes, it's still something.

The sorta part about being back on track? Getting the food situation under control. I really need to get myself completely on board with tracking and paying closer attention to what I eat. I also need to go into each day with a game plan with meals and snacks planned out for the day. AND the biggest thing I need to do to get back on the food track? STOP EATING OUT SO FREAKING MUCH!!!! We eat out all the time! It's rather ridiculous.

So, starting this week, I'm back on track! Wish me luck!!!

UPDATE: Yoga was tough!!! I swear she's trying to kill me! Well, maybe not. If she did, she couldn't torture me any more!


Katrina said...

I'm with ya! I need to get my eating on track, now that we have our 3 times a week walking going, and are actually sticking with it. =)

Nanee Plainy said...

You know what's really strange about my whole being over weight situation? Exercise has never been a problem for me. I love working out...going to the gym, weight training, yoga, walks, hiking, swimming, skiing...I love all that stuff. It's almost always been the eating part that I have such a hard time with. I just love food and moderation has never been my thing.

Jerry and Suzy said...

Go, girl! ~G~r~a~m~m~a~ and I are also really watching our food, and the weight is beginning to come off. We eat a lot more fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grain breads and cereals, and smaller portions. After so many years it's a slow process. You are young, so you should have great success. Tell your Mom we approve of the torture sessions!

Papa and ~G~r~a~m~m~a~

Geminai said...

The thing that helped me and Jeremy the most was trying to cook on the weekends. We picked healthy meals (ok, to be fair, not ALWAYS the most delicious .. but still) and we would cook like 2-3 of them in one weekend. Then we freeze them in "real" serving sizes (you know what I mean .. haha) and use them for lunches. I lost 9 lbs in one month doing that! I was really really good about it. I've not been AS good lately, but that would be my recommendation. I have most of my favorite healthy (and some are NOT healthy .. just fyi) posted here: http://geminaigraphics.multiply.com/recipes

Maybe some would work for you and Adam. :)

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