Sunday, February 26, 2012

Week 6

Yay for weight loss! I am very happy with my 1.8 pounds down. This was a crazy stressful week and I did not eat very well at all. I did do great working out though. I've been slowly adding time every week to the length of my workouts. I'm up to 40 minutes a day on the elliptical. I go a little over 2.5 miles a day. I think i've finally hit my weight-loss zone. I feel good after my workouts but I also sweat a ton and am sore afterwards. I also really like reading while i'm on the elliptical. The time passes by so fast and I barely notice how long i'm going. The trick is having a good book to read.
I'm bummed now because i'm sick again. Grrr, I hate being sick. I'm not going to be able to work out for a couple of days at least. I hate having set backs like that. I guess it's better that I get healthy again and be sure to get back into it when i'm better.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

fertility tracker

I didn't know was going to want to start charging me for membership. Anybody know a free online fertility tracker tool I can use? Are there apps for that?

Week 5

Happy I  lost weight this week. 2 lbs., that's pretty good. I worked pretty hard this week. I got a little frustrated mid week because I didn't feel like I was getting any results and I felt like I was working pretty hard.
I think i've got the working out part figured out. I got up Monday morning to work out and it was so hard to get myself out of bed. I went to the gym and everything then quit after a mile. I was pretty discouraged. Tuesday morning I couldn't get myself up to work out. I realized Tuesday night that I am just not a morning person and it would be a battle every morning to get myself out of bed. So, I decided to start working out in the evening and see how that went.
I love it! It is so much easier. I go right as soon as I get home from work. I know if I put it off I will never get up off of the couch to actually go and do it. Sometimes it's a little tricky if I have something going on in the evening but I just need to make it a priority.
The eating thing i'm still working on. I have made major improvements but there is still work to be done. I didn't stick with my one soda a week rule but I did to much better. There were a couple days this week I didn't have any soda. For lunches i've been bringing salad but my problem with that is that the only salad dressing I like is Ranch and that is so fatty. I've tried other dressings but I just can't do it. I end up not eating the salad. So, I think that I am going to let myself splurge and have ranch dressing. I will keep to only a very little bit. I don't need to drench it, just add a little flavoring. I did that on Friday and I ate the whole salad. We are also going to have salad with dinner. I'm going to be very strict with the low carb this week. I keep slipping or making excuses. I gave most of my valentine's candy to bobby but I kept the chocolate and i've been eating that this week. I just need to throw it away.
Weekends are hard to eat healthy. I always do better when i'm at work. It's just so easy for me to keep going back to get food and we always end up going out to eat. I try to be healthy but I don't always succeed. I will do a little experiment. There is no work tomorrow so we will probably go out. I will challenge myself to see how healthy I can eat wherever we go out to eat. We always go on a date on Friday night. I think I will make that my splurge night and eat whatever I want for dinner. If I have that to look forward to then maybe it will be easier to eat healthy the rest of the week.

Thanks to all who follow and support me. Thank you for all of your supportive comments. Love you guys!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

I ran a mile!

I know to some it may not seem like that big of a deal but for me it's a momentous occasion. I can't remember the last time I RAN a mile. In fact, I don't know that i've ever run a mile. It wasn't a fast run. It took me about 14 1/2 minutes. Slow, I know, but considering my physique and the fact that i've only been working out for a few weeks now I think that's pretty good, and it will get better.
Usually my workouts are based on time. This week i've been doing 35 minutes, but tonight I didn't have that long so I decided to see how fast I could run a mile. I have found that working out after work is much better for me. I know, i've read about how beneficial it is to work out in the mornings but that's just not realistic for me. I am just not a morning person. It's is nearly impossible for me to get myself out of bed early to workout. It just doesn't happen. And, yes i'm usually tired when I get home from work but it's a lot easier for me to motivate myself to workout. Then I have all evening to relax, I can stay up late, and sleep in. it has been working out great since I switched to this plan. I will just have to make it I priority to fit into my schedule.

Sunday, February 12, 2012


I've been kind of frustrated with tracking my temperatures. I don't think I see consistent enough temperatures to notice if it does spike. I even bought the good thermometer so I could get the detailed readings. I think I might give up on it after this month. We will see what happens.
Bobby and I were talking about this last night. I know the best way to assure that we get pregnant is to try every day. I don't know, maybe some couples do that but we aren't that kind of couple. I don't really want to get into the details of how often it happens but I will just say it doesn't happen every day. Don't get me wrong, we enjoy doing it and really want to have another baby but we have a life. We have work and don't always feel like it every day. I think we will just stick to what we are doing now and hope for the best. It's more than that though. I was telling Bobby last night that we have to trust in our Heavenly Father. He has a plan for us and if the time is right he will make it happen. He pointed out that we know now at least that we are able to get pregnant. I also have more faith in our Heavenly Father and the miracles he can perform because Ellie's conception was a near miracle. I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I know exactly what day she was conceived because it only happened once that month. Which is evidence to me that miracles happen. Unfortunately I had given up on tracking days at that point so I have no idea what day in my cycle we got pregnant.
I don't want the process to become a chore. I want it to be fun and not scheduled. I am confident that as long as we put forth our best efforts and let our wishes be known to our Heavenly Father that in time we will get pregnant again. I just don't think tracking temperatures is helping out that process at all.

Week 4

I am really frustrated with the weight gain this week. It's not as if I didn't try. I've made lots of small changes. I guess it's time to make big changes. I can always improve I guess. I'm far from perfect. It's just frustrating. I wasn't expecting to lose tons of weight this week. It was my first week back to work and it was a little crazy, but I was hoping to not gain weight.
 I was reading a blog that someone had pinned on pinterest about a woman who had lost a lot of weight. I like how she said something to the effect of how it has to more important than anything. It's got o more important that I lose weight than it it that I have my caffeine, extra hour of sleep, or ice cream. It's got to be a part of my daily life always. No exceptions. I think that's my problem. I make way too many exceptions.
Okay, so changes this week. Need to drink more water. So, I know i've justified the soda but i'm going to go to one soda a week. If I have that soda Monday morning then no soda when we go out on the weekend. This week will be tough because i'm sure my students will give me candy for Valentine's day. I don't want to waste it all and throw it away but like my mom says "better to waste it than waist it". We ate out a few times this week. No more of that. We can go out on our Friday date night. That's it. I did pretty good with salads for lunch last weeks so i'm going to keep that up. I even don't mind the low fat vinaigrette dressing I used. I do need to work out more. I had a hard time making myself get out of bed this week and only worked out 3 times. I'm going to shoot for at least 4 next week. It has got to be more important.
I can go do this I have got to believe that. I'm not going to let the weight gain get me down. I'm still figuring this out and retraining myself.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Week 3

Well, I lost 2 pounds this week. Good I guess, especially considering the crappy week I had. I just want it to go faster but I suppose I should be happy with any loss. I want it to go faster because I decided I needed to lose 20 pounds before I could go to the doctor to talk to him about fertility. We had originally agreed we would try on our own until June then go and see him. To motivate myself however we agreed we could go earlier if I lost 20 pounds. I'm averaging about 3 pounds a weeks so at this rate i'd have lost 20 pounds by June. That does sound really cool but kind of cancels out my motivation of being able to go see the doctor before June. So, I need to step it up a notch. This week was pretty crappy and I know I wasn't perfect this week. Far from it. I can improve so I'm hoping to lose more this week.
Either way I guess I'm still losing weight. I think it will be good either way. Even if I do go to the doctor in June having lost 20 pounds that's still a good thing. Either way it will make it easier to get pregnant and will make for a healthier pregnancy.
I think I agree with Alison. I am going to focus more on eating low carb. I'm not going to go too crazy with the fat but i'm not going to stress about it as much. I'm terrified of getting diabetes and there is a history of it on both sides of my family. Eating low carb my last trimester seemed to work pretty well too. Going back to work will be easier because I will be able to control what food I have at work. The trick will be not eating too much at night after I get home. I seem to struggle with that. Large dinner and snacking throughout the evening.
I also know I need to drink more water. I know i've justified drinking soda but I think the worst part of it is that i'm drinking that instead of water. So, right now i'm going to limit myself to one soda a day. To some people that may seem like a lot but for me that will be an improvement. I'm also going to drink more water. The only problem with that is I don't like to drink too much while i'm at work because I don't really have a whole lot of restroom time at work. I'll have to drink more after work. Maybe that will help with cutting down the snacking in the evening.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

back on the wagon

Well, i'm not sick any more. I took a few days off with the stupid cold. I knew I couldn't work out but I could have eaten better. I let myself eat too much crap. But, i'm back to working out and trying to eat better. I'm still struggling with eating low carb and low fat. I can easily do one or the other but not both. Maybe it will just take some training or maybe I should just choose one or the other and see what works for me. I don't know maybe i'll try a couple of different things.
I'm a little worried about next week. I go back to work next week. It will be easier to control what I eat because I can control what I take to work and I won't be at home with tons of time to munch. The hard part will be finding the time and energy to work out. I've really enjoyed working out. I hope I can still make that a priority. I really like that i've started to add in some weight training. I love weight training and I want to keep doing that.