Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Still counting...(Jennifer)

I am still counting calories.  And, today it seems a little less stressful than yesterday.  I went to the gym this morning and did my zumba class.  And when we came home the girls took a nap and I decided to too...maybe I could drop this headache?!!  So I did and when I got up my husband said the dinner we took out this morning was still frozen.  And since I napped I was behind on my meals.  And I was hungry...and very cranky.  Cranky because I didnt know WHAT to eat!  But once I ate all was well again.  But I seem to be struggling on WHAT to eat exactly.  I am so anti carb trained now and that is quite a struggle when you are watching calories and not eating prepackaged foods.  But I will figure it out I am sure.  I have this internal desire to help myself and be healthy.  And this is a different thing for me.  So when I say I am stressing about what to eat it is out of a sheer want to succeed and do right!

After I ate I saw that I ate around 1150 calories for the day.  I am aiming for 1200-1300.  The gym has a sheet where they want you to eat 1200 calories for 6 days a week and then on the 7th day you can eat as you please and indulge a little.  We all deserve that I think, but not to a point where it undoes all my hard work for the other 6 days.  I think my plan is to do a little more research and blog reading and see what kinds of foods I should be eating since I am eating 6 meals a day and then get them in the house.  With Medifast they told me what to eat, even prepackaged it and it was great. I am on my own and will figure it out day by day.

I am still in shock about how my last 2 mile jog went the other night.  I am so amazed at how well I did that I really cant wait to get out there and do it again!  Yesterday I was just too wiped and today it rained.  I could do it at the gym but I really think I prefer to do the jogging outside of the gym.  Maybe I can even get Sugar conditioned to do 2 miles with me.  That would be nice.  She handles a mile walk and then a mile jog back fine but I dont know about two whole miles jogging.  I do believe she has lost some weight though,which is good because my mom kept telling me she looked like a stuffed sausage.  Poor dog...

Today's reason for losing weight:
*after a conversation with Teresa last night I realized that once the weight is off I can probably stress a lot less about what I am eating(counting calories and such) as long as I am active.  And I have learned that I really enjoy jogging and hope to keep this up and enjoy it forever.  It makes me feel good.  Who knew that the girl who hated exercise would become such a huge fan of such an active exercise like jogging? 

Today I am thankful for:
*my husband said he would buy me some new bras and undies for my birthday(a few weeks away).  The size hasnt changed much up top but enough that I need to make some changes...  and the bottoms...well...I just deserve new undies!  I told him I shouldnt be wearing the same undies as I was wearing 58 lbs ago.  He must have agreed since he piped up and offered to buy me new ones for my bday.


Laura said...

Good job on counting calories! I haven't been writing it down lately (I've been slacking) but I keep a close tally in my head, which works because I'm great with numbers. Must be working because I'm still losing. :)

Congrats on the 2 miles! That is really awesome, and great that you're getting the dog to workout too!

I love that your husband is going to get you new bras and panties for your birthday! My husband said he can't wait to buy me even sexier lingerie when I get closer to goal (I won't let him right now). :)

Oh, and I accept your challenge. You're right that I was seeing a difference when I exercised alot each week, and I know I haven't been on top of that at all. So I'll blog about it, but I'll do it! Thanks! Kind of brought it back to mind that I need to. :)

Jennifer said...

Yaay Laura! You can do it. Exercise it up girl! Cant wait to see your number next week (and your excitement of course!!!).

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