Monday, February 20, 2017

Ugly Truth! Week Seven!

          Usually on Week Seven. I take a week long break from exercise. With the grand plan of starting up again with a brand new exercise routine in Week Eight. That never happens. Never seeming to get back the momentum that was achieved in weeks One through Six. Then weeks pass and no exercise has happened. So I am going to take a different approach. Since, "If you always do, what you always did, you will always get what you always got." So that quote is attributed to, Tony Robbins, Henry Ford, Albert Einstein and that guy we all know and love A. Nony Mous. The cousin of Many Moore. (Buh Dum Tsh: I'll be here all week!Try the salmon!)

137.3 This Week
138.0 Last Week
I think I am seeing progress.
Even if the weight loss is really slow.


 
     Last week there was so much drama. I usually use drama as an excuse to avoid exercise. And hide under the covers. Simply because drama and life upset me a lot. If I don't leave my bed, drama can't touch me. Even though hiding under the covers solves nothing. Although, Monday, if you could please just show up one week without drama. That'd be great!
 
    So aiming for five to six days a week of exercise. Last week I achieved four days of exercise. Which is better than what usually  happens.  No more using drama as an excuse to avoid exercise.
 
 

 
I think there is progress? Maybe?
Am I seeing things?
 
 
 
     The neat thing that I found last week. Virtual 5k's from US Road Running. You choose the race. You run them at your own pace. On the day that you choose. Best of all you get a medal! You can also spend a little extra and get a t-shirt! So cool! Or you could do One Mile or a Half Marathon. Whatever you choose. Totally love the idea. Totally dislike the idea of getting up on race day at dawn. You can choose the time that you run/ walk it as well. The best of both worlds.

My back. I never worked on my back
muscles. So it's no wonder that it is
taking so long. Even if it is irritating!
I want it all and I want it NOW!
 
 
 
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Monday, February 13, 2017

Ugly Truth! Week Six!


          This week we celebrate Valentine's Day! A lot of people hate this holiday. I personally love it. Even though I am not currently dating anyone. I have given up on dating, but that is a long story.
Valentine's Day is what you make it. It can either be a good day or a bad day it is up to you. 

          Don't forget that Valentine's Day ushers in Half Price Chocolate Candy Day. Plus February 15th is also. Bring out the Easter Candy Day. The official name of this day is, Bring out the Cadbury Cream Eggs Day

          

          

          If you aren't dating anyone. Then share some platonic love with some of your friends or family. That's what I am going to do. Make a special dinner and desert. Ladies, if he gets you a teddy bear from the local drug store and grocery store flowers. It's the thought that counts. Don't be a nasty about it and don't be jealous of what your friends got. It's the thought that counts. That is my two cents.



136.9 Week Five
138 Week Six

          There are many ways to measure health and fitness. Weight is only one of them. At least that is what I keep telling myself.



Do I see progress?
Maybe just a little?
Wishful thinking?

These modern torture devices
Are a workout on their own
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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Ugly Truth! Week Five

     This week's blog. Is brought to you by patience. Not only with weight loss results. With life in general. Sometimes, we must overcome the urge to smash our phone and tablet with a sledgehammer. That wouldn't be beneficial. Sometimes we must wait a long time for results. Giving up is easy, continuing when results are slow. Is hard. Don't give up! 

       Last week I was at 136.9. This week I am 136.5. I know that I can't expect my back to become muscular overnight. Even if I wish it would. There are no shortcuts. Things like this don't come easy. 

       While writing this blog. My phone actually told me LOL! I'm not kidding! Do you see? Do you see what I have had to put up with? First world problems. I know, but made me so irritated! 


Week Five 136.9
I'm bad at the maths. How much of a loss is that




Not soon enough to see results!

Modern torture device that fastens in
the back.
Why? Oh Why? Does it fasten in the back?

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Ugly Truth! Week Four



          Hmmmm! What do you do? When your sweet senior Rat Terrier has tummy trouble all over your exercise clothes. Can't blame her. That's what you get when they fall on the floor. Then you don't pick them up right away. Be grateful that you have a few extra exercise outfits! Anyway, thanks Mandie. You gave me an idea. It will unfold in the next couple weeks. So stay tuned!




Today's Weight 136.9
Down 3.3 total pounds
Down 7 ounces from starting weight

     So I am down 3.3 pounds total from the last two weeks. Which isn't really recommended. A good safe rate to lose weight is 1-2 pounds per week. It becomes even slower the closer you get to your goal weight. 

      The reason for including my weight loss from the start of this blog. Is because I don't intend to have to lose this weight again. Having yo yo dieted all my life. I have lost and gained a person. This is the last time that this weight will be lost. 

       


      Here's a bit of my story. I started out many years ago at 160 lbs. Then got down to 140 lbs. Hovered around 140 lbs for years. Then joined Weight Watchers and got down to 125 lbs. Then gained twenty pounds back. Back to hovering around 140 lbs. So my goal is to get back down to 125. I feel like I can get there. In a safe and healthy manner. Even if I could lose enough fat and build lean muscle. If I only looked like I was 125 lbs. That would be great, too.



I got cleavage!
Okay so it is in the wrong location,
but I got cleavage!
Hahahahaha!
        Actually Mandie did do me a favor. I was getting bored with the other exercise outfit. On my phone it was getting really hard to tell the weeks apart. When I get bored.  That usually causes me to give up. Don't want to do that!

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Monday, January 23, 2017

The Ugly Truth! Week Three!


          The reason this blog series is called The Ugly Truth. Is because it will always be the truth. Even when it is inconvenient. Even when the scale is moving in the wrong direction. Which my scale is moving in the wrong direction.  Just goes to show that even when you feel like you are doing all the right things. The scale doesn't always act like it is supposed to. Seriously scale what on earth are you doing? You're going that way, when you are supposed to be going this way.

           

This week 140.2
Last week 139.1
Up 2.6 pounds
Seriously Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!




          I admit, I had a meltdown. In the midst of this meltdown. There were tears and frufrustration. When you feel like you are doing everything right. Then the scale is only moving up! I think a meltdown is an acceptable reaction. Then you realize that even if there are no results yet. You are doing something really good for yourself. No more tears and deddedicated to starting all. I want a different result. So I am going to have to have a different plan of action. Failure isn't an option
 

Week Three


          I am going to stay positive. This is really going to happen. It seems like it isn't going to happen at the rate that I hoped. It is still going to happen. Which is another reason this journey is being blogged about. Seriously, I am not so conceited to believe that you all are waiting for my blog every week. It is a way to keep me accountable. At least to myself.


         
Week Three

    


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Monday, January 16, 2017

The Ugly Truth! Week Two


          I have a confession to make. I don't like exercise. Still make myself do it. I confess, I also gained two pounds. Weight gain could be because recent intense exercise, maybe? 

Week Two 139.1
Week One 137.6
+1.5 
     Does muscle weigh more than fat? The answer is no. A pound, is a pound. A pound of whipped cream (yum whipped cream) and a pound of steel. Weigh the exact same amount . It is just that the pound of steel takes up less space and seems heavier. Hoping to turn my pounds of whipped cream into pounds of steel.
I look pregnant and I have never been blessed with a child


Normally not a fan of bathroom selfies. It is just that the light is so unforgiving.
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Monday, January 9, 2017

The Ugly Truth! Week One!



            
     All of my Real life Friends and Family. Plus my Facebook friends and family. Know  that the past two weeks have been crazy. Plus before the last two weeks. I had let myself go and wasn't exercising at all. Nor was I following any sort of healthy eating plan. I would love to blame Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Those holidays are only part of the equation. Neglecting myself has got to change. If I am sick. I cannot care for anyone. 

             I was hesitant to share these pictures. As someone who doesn't really want to share anything that is inappropriate.  The Ugly Truth is that I look great in clothes. Hearing comments, You look fine. You don't need to lose any weight. Although those comments are well meaning. I don't feel fine. I need to lose this extra weight and body fat. Especially since it is that dreaded Belly Fat. The kind of visceral fat that can cause problems in the long run if not dealt with.


Week One 137.6 lbs
         
          I wanted to share my journey with you. Think that sharing my progress every week will keep me accountable. How will this be done? The old fashioned way. With a healthy diet and exercise. I will use Spark People. My favorite go to Health, Wellness and Fitness website. What I WILL NOT use. Overpriced diet pills, powders, shakes or gimmicks. I know that in the long run. Those things only make your wallet thinner. Have yet to meet anyone that needs to lose weight in their wallet.

          That is why I love Spark People. It is free. Their advice is free. Their nutrition tracker is free. Their exercise plans are, you guessed it, free. If you really want to commit you can buy Spark Premium. I haven't, but I hear there are no ads on Spark Premium. They are really pulling for you. They only profit from our success and not from our failure. Unlike the sellers of false hope in a jar.
       
Ugh! I have a lot of back fat.
       So I hope that you all will stick with me. As we all know. I didn't gain it in a week and I won't lose it in a week. Since this is going to be done correctly. It will take a while. I want this to be the last time I lose weight.

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