Monday, March 18, 2013

Week 2 On track

Week 2
So it goes like this

Weight:  209.4
Lean mass 56.8
Body Fat 43.2
Blood Pressure 131/97
Pulse 84

So I am certain that I lost some weight as last week the scale at work said I weighed 212.


- 209

I thought I lost more, but math is not my strong point.  My lean mass also increased, which is good because that means I am growing more calorie burning muscle, and as a result my body fat decreased a tiny bit too.

How did I do it? 
No I did not go to the gym everyday.  I would bet if I didn't write it in my blog I had planned on going everyday for 1 hour!!!!  Yeah that did not happen.  I didn't make it to the gym at all last week.  What I did do was walk for 20-30 minutes each day during my work lunch break.  I skipped on Friday, but hey it was Friday a girl needs a break!

And that was it, sorta.  I got my butt off the couch and moved most of the weekend.  I took my kids to build pinewood derby cars on Saturday   On Sunday, my oldest helped me work on the backyard garden.  We moved crazy heavy tires to the corner of our yard and filled them with compost.  I even think that qualifies for SuperMom status.

I also mowed the lawn because waist high weeds is not attractive, even if it is in the backyard and the neighbors can't see it.

That was it.  I didn't stop visiting the pantry for delicious snacks or suddenly loose my way to all the drive thrus in town.  I even ate greasy pizza from my kids favorite place, Peter Piper.

I still want instant results, but I will find out next week if I need to make other changes to keep the weight going down and the muscle growing.  I might even make it to the gym one day this week 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Fat and Fustrated

I am making this Day One of a my year long goal to get my weight under control.  I have tried over the last 2 months to loose weight by controlling my diet.

Yeah, I know, I am impulsive with food.  I made great changes to my diet and had days were I felt Fantastic.  Unfortunately my home scale is temperamental and has not worked much the last 3 months.  I was lucky to get a reading if any at all from the silly thing.

Current Stats
Weight:  212
Waist:  To be measured, but my pants that fit last month tight look absolutely ridiculous today.
Thigh Measurement:  Elephant Trunk
Resting Heart Rate:
Resting Blood Pressure:
After Excersize Heart Rate: 102
After Excersize Blood Presure:  133/95
Body Mass Fat: 43%
Lean Mass 57%

Got pants, panties, and bras that are all too tight.  Muffin top is rising  like a ball of fresh yeast dough ready to go in the oven.

Why so Large? My theories:
 the obvious, I eat too much of the ultra delicious American crap
almost obvious, I take Lexapro, which has a side effect of weight gain
not Obvious, possible Thyroid issue, for which I visited my doctor last week.  Waiting on test results.

My internal body image looks like this:
                                                                                                               But it is really more like this on the outside:  

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Forgot my Strattera

I knew I did when I got out of the car.  I was close to running late.  Totally my fault, I stopped at the grocery store to grab some fresh fruit.

Only writing this because I am bored at work.  Just succeeded on closing another sale, so my boss will likely ignore that I am way off task, again.

Found this interesting picture while searching on Facebook.  

I first noticed I forgot to take my Strattera when I wasted nearly 1 hour on Pinterest this morning   I intended to go take it at lunch.  I even walked to the car to get it.  But I forgot the keys.  Then forgot why I was there and went for a stroll.  There was so much interesting trash in the canal that I ended up wasting the entire hour.  Ooops.