Friday, April 8, 2011

Quarterly Resolution Update

Well, we are a quarter of the way through the year and how am I doing on my resolutions?  I'll tell you.  I have lost ten pounds which is good, nay, GREAT.  I feel better, I look better, and I smell better (just kidding.  I don't really smell better.)  I had an exercise goal for myself and it was originally that I would exercise 350 times this year, but then I did a little figuring, and discovered that if I did that, I would only have 14 non-exercising days the whole year.  No thanks!  So I changed it to 300 days of the year.  I was doing pretty good, and keeping track on my calendar, and I'm still doing good, but I stopped keeping track.  I feel like I don't have to keep track anymore because I am at the stage where I feel like I'm missing out if I don't exercise.  I feel so much better on the days that I exercise, and I don't hate it anymore.  I have gotten in good enough shape where there is really nothing (that I'm willing to do) that wipes me out anymore.  My abs are making their presence known again, and my pants are loose! (no, you shut up!)  I am now aiming at working out five times a week.  Sometimes I go to the Y and I exercise for 1.5 or 2 hours and when I do that I count it as three workouts because let's be real, that's a lot of working out, but I figure, I drove all the way there, I found a parking space, I changed my clothes in front of strangers, so I might as well make all that worth my while. 

The eating isn't all that hard.  I have been pretty good about sticking to my calorie budget (other than the last few weekends).  I'm used to it now, and although sometimes I feel like I'm starving to death in the afternoon, it's not all that hard.  I learned that I can't have any candy around or I will eat it, no matter what it is.  That's kind of a bummer, but it is what it is, I guess.  What I really hate the most about the eating is trying to plan meals.  God, I hate that so much.  There's only so many things you can make with rice, chicken, vegetables and olive oil.  I want tuna casserole or chicken kiev, but they aren't worth it. 



  1. Will you come here and kick my lazy ass?

  2. Cooking family dinners is my all-time biggest challenge / problem now. This sucks! Even when I try to keep it ultra-low-cal and healthy, I still don't get to eat more than three bites of it before I exceed my calorie quotient for the day. A typical dinner would be fresh venison steaks(the best part of the meal,obviously...), steamed broccoli with spray butter and seasonings, and a big salad without anything fun on it. I don't have a food scale yet - so I have no idea how much venison equals however many calories. I know about eyeballing the size of a deck of cards, etc. etc...but I'm just not very good with visualizing it.

    Great job on the sustained loss, chica. It's hard. I've slipped a little the past few days, but nothing that has me seriously worried...yet. It could get ugly at the movie tonight, though; going to see "Arthur," lard-coated movie popcorn, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Though I COULD actually lose a pound just from laughing hysterically at Russel Brand. LOVE him.