healthy |ˈhelθē|adjective ( healthier , healthiest )in good health: : feeling fit and healthy.• (of a part of the body) not diseased : healthy cells.• indicative of, conducive to, or promoting good health : a healthy appetite | a healthy balanced diet.• (of a person's attitude) sensible and well balanced : a healthy contempt for authority.• figurative in a good condition• desirable; beneficial• A conscious choice; A life-long commitment.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Vancouver + New Years Resolutions

Well, I am having a great time. Vancouver is awesome. Lots of shopping, lots to see, lots of neat restaurants, LOTS of walking, unfortunately lots of eating :(

How can I describe it? Its like I am used to a constant state of slight hunger and anything more makes me feel bloated. The choices I have been making haven't been terrible. I have tried to pick low cal, low sodium options, and tried SO hard to stay away from sweets, but I feel unsuccessful.

I am praying to break even. I am praying the gain will only be 1 or 2 pounds.

I am thankful they don't own a scale.

I am SCARED.

2 more days. 2 more days. 2 more days.

New Years Resolutions:
- Continue being healthy.
- Give back to others.

What resolutions do you have for this year?

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Holy Holi-daze

Oh my gosh.

The amount of food ingested by myself in the past 2 days has been nothing short of disgusting. Delicious? Absolutely. Worth it at the time? YES. Wait an hour, still worth it? NOOOOOO. Oh gosh. I feel so gross and bloated.

Now, I am so thankful that 11 months of hard work cannot be undone by 2 bad days of eating, because man on man, I feel NASTY.

Weighed myself today because I am currently en route to Vancouver (staying at the sisters house in Calgary, and I hate using other peoples scales) and I gained a pound. Not surprised. Back up to 146 for a week. I deserve it. I should have made better decisions, but I also understand that I need to live a little and enjoy the holidays for what they are, a holiday. 2 days of the year. Will not unhinge all other healthy decisions I have made.

It is so noticeable though, the way you feel after you eat healthy compared to when you eat shitty. Should be enough to keep me from saying "No" to both desserts, but its not.

On happy note, I went boxing day shopping to try and find some deals on buying a few pairs of new jeans because mine do not fit me anymore. No 8's available.... Uh Oh. Shall I dare try on a 6?

Well.. I did. And lo and behold, it fits. WAIT, WHAT?! They fit.... They fucking fit.

I am a size 6. How incredibly normal... How incredibly... Healthy.

(insert happy dance here)

Such an accomplishment. It is totally enough to help me get back on track (tomorrow!) and to continue. 6 pounds? Pffft. That's nothing.

Going to fly into Vancouver tomorrow. Arrive at 9:30am. Uncle is going to go grocery shopping so I plan on picking up lots of fruits and veggies for the week to help keep me on track and healthy!

I also plan on doing lots of walking, and if it is nice perhaps I will go for a jog in the Vancouver rain :)

Also going to go boarding, so I should be O.K. exercise wise for the week. Not as much cardio, and I don't expect a loss, but I expect to make healthy choices and that is what it is all about.

Hopefully I can keep away from the beer and stick to the vodka. Hopefully. Ha ha.

Wish me luck! Hopefully will stay healthy!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Mid Week Check In

As promised :)

Tracking all food = Check
Exercise most days = Check
Limiting of the Beer = Semi-Check

This week is going pretty good so far! Hoping for a loss. I haven't stepped on the scale, maybe tomorrow to see where I am at. I don't think the 2 Christmas dinners will mess me up too bad this weekend as I won't be eating any turkey, so I will just have to watch the potatoes, gravy and stuffing (all my favorites).

Monday, December 20, 2010

Stayin the Same

No change this week, which I suppose is to be expected because I ate out twice and may or may not have drank 6-7 beer. Woops. That beer will getcha every time. Too bad I love it.

I learned to snowboard this week! So. Much. Fun. I would definitely recommend it over skiing any day. It is tough, that is for sure, and I fell A LOT, but I had a great time and I was sore for like 3 days after. Lots of bruises, but I used muscles I didn't even know existed. Haha

Since I am really tight on money right now I had to cancel my online Weight Watchers subscription (not like I really tracked anything anyways), but I am wanting to start tracking again (at least taking not as to what it is that I am eating), so I bought a diary and my goal this week is to write down EVERYTHING I eat. Hopefully that will help me identify prior to making the less-healthy choices and will help me in losing my last 5lb.

That is all on my end. I will probably do a mid-week post to help keep me motivated to track my food.

Monday, December 13, 2010

5lbs till Goal. Oh Em Gee.

Stepped on this scale this fine morning, to see that I have 5 pounds to lose until I reach my goal of 140! This is amazing! This is insane! I CANNOT BELIEVE I AM ALMOST THERE! WOW WOW WOW. Words can't even describe how I feel about reaching this momentous goal. I feel so accomplished, so determined, so incredibly focused, so Healthy.

I worked really hard last week to stay on track. I worked out 4 days in a row and ate pretty good all week. Yesterday I even did 1 full hour of cardio. I have never done that much consecutively, so it was a nice NSV. I also went through all of my clothes and got rid of everything that was too big. WOW. Lots to give away ha ha. I saved one pair of jeans, so that I could try them on in 5lbs and hopefully take a picture to post on here.

I also went in to American Eagle to try on some jeans to see what size I am at because the 3 pairs I currently have that semi-fit are getting too big now. I tried on size EIGHTS! :D Yes! You read correctly! 8! And one of the 8's was even too big, so I tried a 6 on in that style and it was SO close! I can't wait! I was a 14 when I started! That is a drop of 4 sizes. WOW!

I made the promise to myself that I wasn't going to buy jeans again until I was a 6, so hopefully those last 5lbs will come off in the right places ha ha. If not, maybe I will make it an even 10 and go for the tiny 135!

Life is good, Hard work pays off.

Monday, December 6, 2010

New Weight Watchers - CONFUSING :S

Well I just signed on to the New and Improved (???) Weight Watchers to track my weekly weight. Holy man, its a bit confusing. I know that if I just sit down and actually attempt to figure it out it will probably be worthwhile, but I don't know if I want to. I mean, I have been consistently (albeit slowly) losing for the past 10 months, and I was only OP for probably the first 2-3 months. Needless to say I have faced set backs, but I find it SO SO SO hard to track everything I eat. It is hard for me to set aside that time every day to track it and keep points. Not that I go in blind without a plan. I usually have a plan in the morning, but I just don't track it.

Hm. Maybe the last 7 pounds will come off quickly if I track them?! Just a thought. Haha.

So when I lived with my boyfriend, I had a scale, and I really liked the scale we had, it was a manual one, but the numbers were big enough that I could read. When I moved in with my dad I was forced to buy a new scale because the ex kept the old one. It was Ok, but the numbers and lines were REALLY REALLY small and I had trouble seeing where I was. This week I got to pick up the old scale and when I stepped on it (last Tuesday), I was 149lb (2lb's higher than my other tiny numbered scale). Hmm.. that kinda sucks. Whatever. Continued eating good and exercising through out the week. Well! I stepped on the scale today, and I was 147lb on the old scale, so it was a 2lb loss, but I didn't technically change. Haha. Ahh well. I will continue eating good and exercising and hopefully figure out the new WW. My plan will lead to a final success :) Eventually.

Skinny Vibes!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Cookies & Cupcakes

Why can't I control myself?

It seems that whenever I feel ahead something pops up, I lose focus, and I eat, and eat, and eat, and eat.

Today started out fantastic. I got up early and went to the gym. It was all downhill from there. Got home, made myself some macaroni for lunch (the last box I will ever buy until I reach goal, I should have known better). Ate the whole bowl. Followed by a Starbucks Coffee. Gross.

Went to Clinical. Today was our 2nd last day and we set up the Christmas Tree at our agency. My clinical partner made cookies (peanut butter, and chocolate chip), and I supplied the cupcakes (chocolate, and vanilla). Needless to say, nearly 12 cookies at 5 cupcakes later, I feel so disgusting.

I finished it off with my salad for supper (good intentions), but holy man, I am so sick of cookies I probably won't be able to eat another one for at least a few months.

Why is it so hard to focus on eating healthy when there is so much else to focus on in life? It is so hard to make it a priority. It seems that if I can't make it to the gym I eat healthy, but if I go to the gym, I start to eat less healthy because I feel like I rationalize it by burning calories during cardio. Does this make sense? No. Of course not. It is extremely irrational. I need to change this mindset. Geeze.

Gonna sleep it off. Tomorrow is a new day.