Thursday, January 06, 2011

Still making it happen

Last night I got to the gym and was able to get some deadlifts, rows and squats in, then I ran for 30 minutes on the elliptical. I was soaking wet when finished!

While running I watched Throwdown with Bobby Flay from Food Network. He and a family from CA/NV were competing on omelets. They looked so delicious! I think I want to cook. Not professionally or anything, but it's an area that I'm really really bad at, and I think it might be kind of fun to be able to bust out a well-made omelet or some chicken or something. Man was that random.


Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Mornings are tough in the winter

My room is just so frozen in the morning, all I want to do is stay in bed. Ugh.

The last couple weeks I haven't been sleeping well, but it appears that that is over and done with, so yay. I love being able to easily sleep!

Last night I had a great day of counting calories and getting to the gym. The work continues (as does the daily postings, even if they're a bit crappy at the moment).


Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Tuesday, Frozen Tuesday

Last night when I finally got home (thanks snow, it took 2 hours to get home last night), I immediately hopped on the scale. I was excited to see how drinking water all day, having a small breakfast and a salad for lunch would be reflected on the scale, especially as I'd spiked back up to 290 yesterday morning. Well shit -- the scale read 291.6 when I stepped onto it. Frowny-face.

I continued to hit the gym (though I should admit that while I did go Sunday night, it was a poor effort) last night, and did some lifting (squats, rows, dumbell presses), then did 30 minutes on the elliptical, going up from lvl12 to lvl13.

This morning I'm down again. I need to continue to fall, then to maintain through the weekend if I'm to hit my goal of being in the 270s come February 1st.


Monday, January 03, 2011

New Year's Hangover Holdover

One thing I clearly forgot in this weight-loss effort is what weekends and special days do to the program. (Speaking of programs, remember when that's what computers ran? When did they become apps? I blame Apple.) This past was a triple-doozy: New Year's Eve, full of a nice dinner and cocktails and homemade carmel corn, the fiancee's birthday on New Year's Day with a pizza dinner, cake and more cocktails, and the general weekend malaise, which included a trip to Chipotle for dinner last night.

I woke up bloated and hungry.

I'm working hard to repair the damage. I think it's time to formulate a goal to work towards. I've decided that what I'd like to do is drop between 10 and 15 pounds this January. Ideally I'll be out of the 280s and somewhere in the high to mid 270s. That's the short-term goal I'm aiming for, and I think that while the first key is solid weeks and the second key is consistent gym time, the third key will be strong weekends. It's something I've never been much good at, but now it's an actual impediment.


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