Thursday, January 7, 2010

Updates and Let's Talk....

Okay, so I have gone to the gym 4 days this week for no less than an hour!! I switch off workouts every other day. Monday was eliptical and walking. Tuesday was running for 3 miles walking for 1 and stair stepper for 20 minutes(my first time using one). Wednesday was eliptical and some weights/abs. Today ROCKED. Quick 3 miles followed by more stair stepper! It's not hard for me to get to the gym because I pack my stuff before work and go to the gym right after.

Food has been awesome. I will give you an example:
Breakfast: Spinach, banana, peach, honeydew, strawberry, blueberry, pineapple, whey protein and a dash of milk........made into a smoothie!! Seriously, DELISH!!!
AM Snack: Yorgurt with a little pinch of Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal.
Lunch: Hummus, cucumber, and turkey in an arnold sandwich thin. I ate that with a cup of salad and dressing(only 10 calories) and 2 dill pickle spears.
Pre workout snack: Honey crisp apple(seriously....I would LIVE off of these and I have always hated apples) and a Clif bar.
Dinner: Turkey, Cheese and mustard in an Arnold Sandwich thin with a cup of Amy's Minestrone(AMAZING)!!

Eating like this I think will make that scale go down nicely on my Monday weigh in! Oh, and I have been drinking between 100 & 128 ounces of water...thanks to the SIGG bottle Love's Aunt J picked up for me. I love her :)

Now, let me take a moment to vent about something that has been bothering me. I mean no offense to anyone when I say this.
I was reading a blog about 2 months ago and the writer wrote something about a WW leader only had to lose 12 pounds or something like that. Once I read that, I really felt bad. I know people who have 100 pounds to lose and people who have 5 to lose. Myself, I am shooting for about 20. Does the fact that I "only have 20 pounds to lose" make me less worthy to be seen as an inspiration? If you want to get technical, my heaviest was 175 about 7 years ago. I lost 40 pounds without thinking about it(and without eating, really). Losing this 20 though, it's a bitch....a BIG bitch. I eat well, I exercise and the is STUCK!! I don't understand the difficulty of losing 50-100's of pounds, but I do understand how hard it is to lose 1 pound.

My point is, I respect people who are trying to lose 50, 100, 200, and 300 pounds, but shouldn't someone trying to lose 5, 10, 15, or 20 pounds get the same respect? 

Anyways, I hope that didn't piss anybody off, but opinions are welcome!

Lastly, I need to make some goals for this blog. I have no direction with it, but I would like to!
*Write in my blog once a day, even if it is just high.
*Get a little more in depth on my training and nutrition.
*Brainstorm and talk about different topics at least 1-2 times a week(motivation, drive, diet, emotional issues, etc.)

I will be stopping by your blogs tonight :)


Syl said...

my opinion is that weight loss is very hard work and you are a success no matter how much you lose

Tiff said...

I have never really thought about how "you guys" who only have 5-20lbs to lose feel- I guess maybe it's because those of us who are bigger would kill to weigh what you weigh. However I can completely understand your frusteration- it is much easier for me as a bigger girl to lose a pound than it is for you. You have my respect girl!

Missy said...

I have kind of felt the same way - having only 20 pounds to lose from the start of my blog but I received the same support and encouragement as people trying to lose 100. Maybe not the same volume...but the same type of support for which I am grateful.

I think anyone, those that have lost 100 lbs and those that haven't, can see that the last 20 are the hardest. When you're closest to your goal weight the lbs just don't want to drop.

You can do it and that scale will move!!

Tricia said...

Sounds like youre having a great week!

45+ and Aspiring said...

I respect anyone who is having to change habits to reach a goal. And I agree a pound is a pound is a pound.

But I do think that people who are obese, and particularly who have been obese since childhood, tend to have--on the average--more shame to overcome as well as other issues because their weight has become a disability. And also, they have to sustain the motivation and bounce back from the disappointments that come with trying to lose weight for much, much longer periods of time than someone who has less to lose. Make sense?

Continuous Changes said...

45+ Aspiring...I completely agree with you. People with more to lose definitely have a lot longer road and it can be harder to get back on track when you live with obesity for a long time.

Thanks for all of the opinions, ladies!