Wednesday, May 30, 2012

No Better Reason...

I don't wear it much anymore because it is a little big for me, which a co-worker pointed out one of the last times I wore it.  But, I haven't done laundry in a while and I didn't have much to wear today, so  I put it on, not really caring that it was too big...I'm feeling bloated today anyway thanks to lovely Aunt Flo.  Its a nice shirt. I wish I could shrink it so I could wear it longer.  But then, it happened.  A sure sign that it is time to retire the shirt forever.  As I was leaving work for the day...I had made it through the WHOLE DAY...and then, as I was walking to the elevator...someone said to me "Oh, it looks like you are expecting!"  Um, WHAT??? What do you even say to that??? So I said "oh no, no way!" And then she goes on..."oh, new baby?"  Um, only if you count a 2 year old as new....yeah, I know it was a "fat shirt" and I shouldn't have worn it, but really?  She felt bad, and I didn't want to make her feel any worse, so I brushed it off, and truly, it didn't bother me too much.  The shirt was for me about 20-30 pounds ago, I should have known better.  Well, I know better now...this shirt has been officially been retired!

My eating for today was doing pretty good for a while, but afternoon and after dinner are my two trouble times.  So after my snack a work today I had a few spoonfuls of reduced fat peanut butter.  I didn't need it and it racked up the calories.  And dinner was so good I had to have a second helping.  And now I want to eat something else, but I don't need  it!  So here is my report for the day...

Woops!  Not great...

For exercise, I decided to take the little guy out for a run in the jogging stroller.  Not an easy task that is for sure.  I have to have burned more calories than the websites say pushing that darn thing, right??

One thing I have enjoyed checking out once and a while is how much time and miles I have racked up since I started tracking it, and how many calories I have burned.  Here's what I have so far from the last 3 months or so:

How cool is that?? 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

On the road again....

I haven't completely gotten off the Road to Hot Mommy, but I have been going pretty slow.  I have been able to maintain my 35 pound weight loss, but I haven't been making any more progress.  I have been sticking to exercising 2-3 days a week at least with my running, but I haven't been putting much more effort that than into it.  Why? Because I don't really feel like watching what I eat constantly, I want to eat the yummy stuff, not the healthy stuff.  And I kind of enjoy running, but the circuit training is painful and boring!

But I need to get back on track again.  Watch what I eat most of the time, work the strength training back in and keep up on my running. I'm tired of the plateau and am ready to work to see the scale start moving in the right direction again!

This week, I am going to start tracking what I eat again and stop eating at the cafeteria at work.  Mission accomplished today. 

My food report for today (

For exercise, I got a short family walk and a short run in today.  I've been using my Nike+ and with the exception of a few glitches in the beginning, it really works great. I love it!  Nike is working on redesigning their website, so hopefully that will fix some of the issues they were having.  Even with the glitches, I would recommend this to anyone that wants to track their speed/distance but is on a tight budget.

My exercise reports for today: (

My run:

My walk:

Not very impressive, but every step counts, right?   I said..."On the Road Again...."