All I Want For My Birthday Is A 2Lb. Loss!

week 23

Well, I actually got it. I actually got my 2lb. loss in a week where I decided to drink nothing but vodka shots on my birthday (which was yesterday, I might add). I am somewhat proud of myself. But man, this week was tough…

I stuck to my goals I set up for last week-I worked out for an hour a day (dancing at Purdy for 3 hours counts as pure cardio), didn’t eat after 8pm, and drank nothing but H2o. It’s funny, but the water thing was actually the hardest thing to do. Case in point: I was eating my lunch/dinner at work on Wednesday and sat down to eat my delicious salad of chicken and caesar. Instinctively, I went to the machine to get me a cold pop, and press the button for heaven (aka, Pepsi), and sat down to eat. I soon realized that I wasn’t supposed to have soda, and became pissed with myself for wasting a dollar. Guys, you have NO IDEA how hard it was to NOT drink that Pepsi. First of all, the can was ice-cold, as beads of sweat glistened off the can and fell into a pool of condensation onto the cafeteria table. I just knew that it was going to be absolutely delicious. It took the strength of several mythical creatures and crack cocaine addicts to tear my fingers away from the can as I offered it to a friend of mine who walked in with his lunch, sans drink. The look of pure joy on his face when he realized he was going to be drinking this delicious Pepsi with his arroz con pollo was a face that I don’t know if I’ll ever see again personally. It was a very, very sad day for me. This incident was repeated on Friday when I poured a glass of cranberry/pomegranate juice for breakfast, and immediately poured it back into the container. Just as sad, but not as tragic. Old habits really do die hard…

The working out was actually pretty easy. I am one of those people who think the exercise portion of weight loss and getting healthy is a cinch. Just give me a fully powered battery on my Ipod and I could go for hours. It’s just the cheeseburger eating I can’t stop ( I just ate one for lunch… please help me!). But back to the gym. I dropped my gym membership, in lieu of the newly remodeled gym at my complex. Oh, and the hot man who comes in the same time as I do everyday who I am PRETTY SURE is in love with me, but he doesn’t know it yet. This week, we have finally become accustomed to actually saying hi every time we see each other and also giving each other the obligatory head nod and smile. And I am not going to lie, he is part of my motivation for going to the gym everyday. Hey, we have to get our motivation somewhere. I just dont’ know his name. It could be Bert for all I know, but I think I could accept that. Wow, I actually sound kinda creepy, don’t I?  I’m not, I swear…

I’m pretty sure that I need to switch up my workout routine, because I do nothing but cardio. I know that strength training will help me see better results, but I am still completely paranoid that I will develop a nice wall of muscle over my layers of fat, and I will turn into a bloated body-builder looking woman. I am pondering trying to group classes somewhere (Groupon-funded only), and maybe some other fun, physical activity. Biking? Kickboxing? Ninja-ing?  I’m not sure yet.

So here’s a round-up of the good, the bad, and the ugly for this week:

Good Things I Did:

  1. Drank nothing but water up until the birthday time (in which I added vegetable product into my arsenal- VODKA)
  2. Worked out everyday for an hour
  3. Stopped eating at 8pm

(SO I ACCOMPLISHED ALL MY GOALS FOR THE WEEK- GREAT NEWS!)

Not So Good Things I Did:

  1. My food menu still does not consist of enough fruits and vegetables ( I don’t like green things)
  2. Too many carbs late in the day
  3. Too much processed foods are being eaten

So what shall we do for this week?  Again, this girl needs to take baby steps, so I have to do a little at a time. So here’s what I plan to do:

Goals For the Week:

  • Prepare all food ( no take out)
  • Include some other form of exercise into the routine, besides the treadmill and elliptical for at least 2 workouts (going into the sauna and doing squats does not count)
  • At least one vegetable or fruit for every single meal (may seem crazy to you, but this is foreign to me)

But these goals start tomorrow, because I already missed all three goals in the last 2 hours…

-KEEP IT A HOT MESS

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