Post 1 for today: Weight

This will be a short post.

I gained a lb, I think. Almost 2. I’m at 254.4 today. I expected that, honestly. Stress, not eating right, and not properly exercising, bound to mess up my weight loss completely.

I should be back on track next week, though! See my next post for the reason why!


Geek Fit!

For just over a week now, I’ve been part of an amazing group on Google+ for us that need a bit more support. We aren’t getting the support we need in other places, and it helps us to be accountable to losing weight. We have a private calendar to track when we exercise and everything. I love the calendar, it’s great. Better than this blog for being accountable for my exercise. More people see the calendar.

For my current status, I picked up one of our bags with 2 gallons of milk in it (among a few other things), and it really didn’t seem all that heavy! I am building muscle thanks to getting groceries by foot! Super excited about it. I weighed myself yesterday, but I have only lost a pound in the past week. The thing I noticed, though, is that my fat percentage went down by 2%. I don’t know how accurate that thing is, but it’s the first time I remember ever seeing it go down instead of up! :D

I gave up on Couch to 5K. Only because I really am not ready. Instead, I’ve started belly dancing, which was an AMAZING workout. 40 minutes burned so many calories! Today, Chris and I started focus training for kick boxing. THAT was an awesome workout, too! 20 minutes burned so many more calories! So, I plan on, during weekdays, doing the 20 minutes with the husband, and then later doing the 40 minutes of belly dancing. If I keep that up, I should lose the weight quickly. And I read something today that when you visualize exercising a specific muscle group, it tends to work it out more. That’s great news for learning how to belly dance, because it is ALL about localizing movements!

On G+, there are a few people who go “off track”. They get frustrated and then start over the next day. I mentioned this a little bit on there. I quit smoking in 2007. The forum I joined for support taught me a way of thinking that I believe would be great in this situation. Most people think “I will eat healthier for the rest of my life, and exercise every other day for 30 minutes!” Well, that’s where most people end up failing. That goal is too big. The best thing to do is to scratch this thinking. Even today, I have to say “I will not smoke today”. Now I also think, “I will eat healthy today”. That’s all you have to think about. Just today. Just the one day. You will eat good things today. You will exercise today. Do not worry about any other day! That way, you will be starting over each and every day. It works really well.

I also mentioned “no excuses”. I have a few people in this group that are adopting that, and it is making me so proud! We are all doing so good.

I have been eating under my calorie goal for the day via My Fitness Pal, eating smaller portions, and a lot of things only eating a serving of! I am mquarry on there if anyone wants to friend me. It’s been a great journey these past couple weeks, and I cannot wait for everyone else to be as excited as I am about doing this.