Wednesday, January 23, 2013


So I've obviously been MIA. and the main part of that has been because I've just been lazy about my weight loss. So part of me revamping my weight loss and truly getting on board with losing this weight, I'm starting a new blog. Fresh start, yadda yadda yadda

So check me out!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Years

I figure New Years is as good of a time as any to join back into the weight watcher world, right?

The facts are, since I blogged regularly, I haven't been very good. BUT I've made steps towards doing better. I have:

-Gotten in the habit of tracking regularly, even when I really didn't want to (cough*christmas*cough)
-Being honest with myself, even if it means going over
-Joining back weight watchers. Because it does work. What doesn't work is me not trying.
-Sucking it up and going to my new doctor about my hip

a little about this. So my last Dr, was all "yep it's bursitis, go see this ortho". Which was fine. I saw the ortho, he took about 10 minutes with me looked at an xray, and then gave me a cortizone shot. Which helped, but that feeling was always in the back, rearing its head pretty much everytime I got comfortable with a workout schedule. Oh, and my favorite part of this whole ordeal was when I asked for some feedback on how to rehab it, what I should do, and should not do, he told me "walk. Don't run anymore"

So 8 months later, it was still going on, and it was so bad one weekend I had to stay in all sunday, lying up on my couch literally feeling like my joints were rubbing together everytime I moved. Which, by the way, is a god. awful. feeling. I cried going to work that monday, and made an appointment with my new doctor, because honestly? I felt like it wasn't fair, and this whole episode was the reason that in 2012 I gained 10 pounds instead of losing them (ok, its 15 I gained) and a big part of that is because when I'm working out regularly, everything else just falls into place for me.

I'm not that girl who can diet and do well  with just that, I HAVE to have some type of exercise involved. I just do, its how I am successful. So first taking 6 weeks off and then having  to work my way back into a schedule only to be constantly sidelined? It totally wore on me. I got depressed and moody, and then getting into it only to be sidelined again and again? It sucked. It was so hard and it made me question whether I could actual do this and lose the rest, you know?

So I went back to my doctor in November. The new doctor. This time? totally different experience. After I told her the whole story, she said "your 25, you shouldn't have bursitis". she recommended I see a different ortho, this time at Beth Israel, and she wanted to make sure I did physical therapy this time, something that honestly I had expected last time, and probably should have asked about.

So this experience with the ortho? totally different. The Xrays were done like before, but this time she spent the better part of an hour having me bend over, sit and stand, move my leg, touching areas and seeing what happened. She frowned when I mentioned my previous experience and told me that at my age, A cortizone shot isn't the best solution, just because of my age, its better to get to the route of the problem over just writing it off. To which I said THANK YOU!

So I started Physical therapy This week. They are focusing on strengthening, and stretching, and a topical electric steroid over the cortisone shot. Already my hip feels ok, (tonight its bothering me). I think just the knowledge that I'm working at strengthening it, helps a lot. So hopefully this won't be a nagging thing in 2013 like it was in 2012.

So thats that. I haven't been great, I recognize that. 2012 was a fantastic year for me. I settled into my home, things with M even with the job sitch are good, and he's in a pretty good place which makes things more positive. I am working a new job at a great company working in the career path I've always wanted, and making more money doing it. I never let myself feel like I  could want more at my last company. I felt like I should count myself lucky to be in a job that I didn't hate. But There were so many ways I was taken advantage of, and the opportunities to advance were slim to none. I wasn't growing there, and at 25 I need to be growing in my job. I don't expect to make the big bucks now, but I do expect to learn and grow in my career, and become successful by working  my way up.

2012 wasn't my year for weight loss. that was 2010 and 2011. I am hoping that 2013 will be. I'm outlying my resolutions in the next few days, and hoping that I stick with them, and can check back more than I did in 2012. I plan on sticking with things in 2013. That's going make it my year.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Well I'm the Worst, huh?

I have no excuse. Per usual, I've been lackluster with pretty much everything. Pretty much, I ran myself ragged and was sick the entire week of Thanksgiving.

Since then, I've been trying to get back on track (getting back into regular workouts hurt this week!) and doing sub par. But I'm recognizing when I'm making bad decisions, and (hopefully) learning.

It's almost a new year. And with that, I have no goals ,and a new want to make those goals a reality.

I'll be back soon with a full update, I promise!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Week 4 (November 2-8)

1. Hit 2200 Calories burnt a week  (4 times a week)-3379, 4 good workouts, 1 light walk :)
2. stay within my range at least 5 days a week See yesterday, I definitely improved with this. Not perfect there but I'm getting closer!
3. Eat 5 servings fruits and veggies- Definitely focusing on this more next week. I have no problem getting them at dinner, and most of the time lunch, but snacks/breakfast? I need to work at this
4. Try 4 new recipes- no new recipes this week! Maybe next week though
5. Limit eating out to one lunch and one dinner a week- Ate out lunch last Friday, and didn't eat out once for dinner!
6. Limit drinking to twice a week, and dessert (over 100 calories, and that includes eating candy/dessert with lunch or as a snack as well) to once a week- Only reeses on Saturday night, and then drinks Friday and Tuesday night :)

Weigh in:

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Boom Baby

Lots of positives this week:
-This week has looked a LOT better

And that's including the bottle of wine I drank on Tuesday night. I can never stop at one glass, can I?
-I'll get into the details of my week once I do my weigh in, but I had a pretty good week overall. I tracked everything, didn't go crazy with my drinking, (not including that bottle...)
-I also got 3 more workouts in this week. Thanks to my nagging shoulder, I avoided strength this week, and just did cardio Monday/Tuesday(which was fine because Tuesday I had to cut my workout short to vote anyways),  took yesterday off (preplanned rest day) and then got back at it tonight and had a solid workout.
 -Not much up this weekend, babysitting tomorrow and Saturday, lots of cleaning and organizing since we are road tripping to PA next weekend for my friend L's wedding! This is wedding 3/4 this fall!


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Setting up Sunday

So my weigh in was up 1.4, to 206.4. Yuck yuck yuck. But It was completely deserved, because I acted like I couldn't have given two craps about losing, which I already went into and am moving on from.

So my plan was to focus on losing, work out Friday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, and really focus on dieting and eating well.

How have I done so far?
-I didn't work out Friday, I chose to meet with Matt at a bar instead. I know, boo Marie, but to make up for it I made sure I had about 20 weeklies left after Friday, and really tried to restrict a bit. And I think I did pretty well with that.
-I DID workout Saturday, and had a really great workout. 967 burnt, 25 minutes of strength, 40 minutes of pure cardio, it was like old times :-) It really helps to have a great book to read at the gym. My current obsession is this:

I'm actually onto the second in the trilogy, because this was so addictive I couldn't put it down! At first the characters were so frustrating, but I slowly fell in love with them, and their story. I also loved the history part of it, and reading about soviet Russia fascinates me, so I speed through the main part of the book just because I couldn't get over how haunting it was, and kept on reading more. Definitely recommend it if you love a good historical fiction/epic romance.I can't wait to finish the trilogy.

Sadly, since I went to the gym on Saturday, but shoulder has been bugging me. I think its just me working it harder than usual/sleeping on it weird on Friday night. So today Matt and I just took a nice walk (It was gorgeous out here today! Probably one of our last really good fall days :)), and I burnt another 230 calories, so it wasn't a total loss.

As far as the rest of the week, I want to get back into my old ways, of restricting on weekdays and being a bit loose on the weekends. I did well with this on the weekend, so now the real test starts :)

Meal Plan:
M-mini meatballs with spaghetti squash
T- zesty chicken drumsticks, rice, brussel sprouts
W- Turkey burgers, homemade fries, salad
Fri-Out, somewhere cheap and healthy
Breakfast- Overnight Oats! Next week I'm going to buy some cereal, I'm getting a little sick of oatmeal to be honest, haha
Lunches- LO Meatloaf courtesy of Matt's mom, and then Beef Stew!

Workout Schedule-
M- Light Circuit- between 300-400 calories
T-cardio/strength- 700-900 calories
W-off- babysitting
Th- gym-cardio.strength-700-900 calories

So my off days this week are Friday and Wednesday, with a light workout today. I hope to hit around 3000 this week. Get some!