Monday, January 30, 2012

Running, running, running

Bella: Thank you for the confidence! I appreciate it. It's definitely the toughest thing I have ever done.

Kitty: That is a good point, I was able to lose a lot eating low carb and it would be nice to go back to that. It has been difficult though with my school schedule. I have been trying not to over-do it on the carbs as it is, packing turkey and cheese rolls for lunch and stuff. The toughest part is that I don't have much for breaks during the day so I tend to pack things I can snack on, like Luna bars; which have a lot of protein, but also more sugar than I could eat on the low carb thing.

According to Daily Mile, I have burned 987 Calories in running today. My first two classes were canceled this morning, so I took the opportunity to go for a good long run. Then this afternoon I was feeling stressed out from one of my classmates (who is a nice person, but he sees the world as very black and white and if you DARE to disagree with him he gets all fired up. He's just too intense for me) so I went outside, and HOLY SHIT it was 60 degrees and sunny outside!!! This is winter in the Midwest?!?! So I skipped my afternoon class and went down to the river to go for another run. It was beautiful out and I felt like I could run forever. I enjoyed the exercise and I think I really needed the sunlight. I am indoors all day every day and it gets depressing.

So then I cam home and cleaned the house, top to bottom. I should've been studying but out place has been filthy for like, two weeks now and we have just been too busy to do anything about it. Since it was so nice out, I opened all the windows and doors and went to town on it.

After all that exercise and cleaning I feel like a new woman! Haha. Now to make some dinner for Husband and then get back to studying.

Saturday, January 28, 2012


.... Instead of eating.

I have been hungry since I woke up this morning. Didn't help that I was cranky that husband woke me up. He goes to bed a little before me every night and I get up 2-3 hours before him every day. By Saturday I am exhausted and need to catch up, but he always wakes me up around 7am. I was pissed. I have class all day, I study all night, and I have FINALLY been fitting in some regular exercise. I NEED sleep. My body is going to crash. I've been up for about 4 hours and my eyelids are still heavy with sleep. I'm still mad that he woke me up.

Plus, that is probably what has slowed my weight loss. Because I get up any time between 3:30 and 5 am, so I have time for some Pilates and to shower and get ready to be at class at 7am. I then have class all day and I study all night (did I mention I'm taking ten classes?). I don't get to bed until between 11 and midnight. I'm beat.
And I can't get to bed early tonight because we have dinner plans and we will probably be out pretty late. Maybe I will sleep instead of going to church tomorrow. I hate to. I like church. But I need sleep.

And I think the worst part is, he doesn't wake me up for any reason. Since I got up he has spent his entire day working on his computer. Ugh.

Anyway, my average for weight loss has been 1 lb per week. It slowed for a bit. Lowering my food intake couldn't be easier because I am so busy I have basically no time to eat. The problem is, no matter how much I cut back, I physically cannot lose weight without exercising. And it's hard to fit that in. That's why I have been getting up so early, so even if I don't get in any cardio, I have at least done something.

Anyway, that's my rant. I wish I had more to update but that's basically my life right now.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Beyond success

So I am about 2 weeks into the new year and I am down four pounds, which is even better than I had planned. The only problem is, people have been noticing my eating less. Last night one of my classmates was over and he and Husband were talking about how I hardly eat anything (which really is not true). It sucks because I want to lose weight, but I hate people talking about it.

I got some new sneakers! I needed something for winter running because it has finally gotten frigid here and I can no longer run in my Vibram's. These are almost as good as barefoot running, plus they are mad cute. I wear them ever day now, even when I am not running.

Off to study! I have the day off from school but I have a bunch of exams this week, so lots to do. Too busy to eat = awesome.

Monday, January 2, 2012

One pound per week

That is my goal for at least the next 8 weeks. If I manage more than that, great.

But Husband's and my anniversary is two weeks from today. But I have been a nightmare of studying lately so we are going to go away for a weekend at the end of February when I have a break between terms. That way I won't have to worry about last minute assignments or anything hanging over my head.

Which means I have 8 weeks to be less disgusting. I would like to say "10 pounds by then" and I sincerely hope it will be ten. But if I set a weekly goal for one pound per week from now until then, I think I stand a good chance of making it.

Also, it is stressing me out that we are two days into the new year and I don't have my definitive goals mapped out. I should already be working toward them. So starting now, goal #1: Make list of 2012 resolutions.