Sunday, February 13, 2011

Week in Review

Exercise:  nothing, nada, zip, zilch
Calories:  2753
Notes:  I allowed rejection to totally derail my thinking and progress today.  I learned a lot about myself through this though.  Eating really does make the pain go away for the moment, only to cause bigger pain emotionally and physically down the road.  Pushin' through the pain is not only about the physical, as that seems the easy part right now.  LOL!

Exercise:  Homemade workout on the step with 8lb., homemade yoga; 20 burpees before lunch; walk to the library with the littles
Calories:  1896
Notes:  A wall has been erected.  I will not let it happen again.  Portions of exercise were easier to fit in rather than a vid. today. 

Exercise:  Turbo Jam 20-min. vid; 50 air squats; 20 mountain climbers; 15 big girl push-ups, crab walk, 20 lat dips
Calories:  2518
Notes:  Had a great day, was very happy, got a lot done.  The Hubs got pizza, which almost never happens, and I succumbed...  :(  Oh what a weakling I am!  And I'm realizing that we're halfway through this competition?  Is that right?  I wonder if I'll be able to make my goal of 30 big girl push-ups by the end...  My arms are what gets sore during air squats (I hold them out in front).  LOL!

Exercise:  Callanetics 15 min. plan
Calories:  2701
Notes:  I was in a track meet with the toilet in the wee hours after that pizza.  Serves me right!  I am down-in-the-mouth about going over in cals so many times again.  MAN I enjoy food!  I am rejoicing that my snug jeans were noticeably looser today though.  Had dinner with friends, and I find this especially hard on my weight loss.  Enjoyed them so very much, but my heart is heavy due to my diarrhea of the mouth.  I could not stop talking!  It was bad.  :(    

Exercise:  Homemade workout on my step w/ 8 lb., yoga
Calories:  2135
Notes:  I killed myself with my workout this AM!  And I'm quite sore today.  I was looking forward to getting in more exercise in, but my upper east side is sick.  A plugged milk duct is making life miserable!  Achy fever and chills along with a very sore melon.  Oy.

Exercise:  60-70 air squats, 20 push-ups, 20 lat dips, planks
Calories:  2800
Notes:  Okay, so I'm in the red again and am expecting a gain this week.  You know you're in trouble when you've about used your cals up by 3:00 PM!  I am embarrassed to put that number up there, though I don't think I'm even that upset about it.  I deserve it!  BUT I do want to put it behind me and move on from here.  I still know I have started and will continue this journey, slip-ups and all.  It's a different level of commitment than I've experienced in a long time, and I am excited about it!  I'm not throwing in the towel just because I flubbed up.  The support system and inspiration I've found in blogdom is beyond incredible.  A lot of today was spent with a techie trying to get our system online, and I began formulating a plan to blog from the library if necessary.  I am so thankful I figured it out!   Lots of expressing to clear my bob, and extra care going into the upper west side since the nursling doesn't want to drink from that side now.        


*My calorie goal is 2200 while breastfeeding.


  1. Keeping track is the keeper, girl! I wasn't able to do it every day...But I will try again next week. :-) You did move each day - way to go!

  2. wow.. i am constantly amazed at the discipline u impose on yrself to achieve yr goal... never mind the occasional 'weakness' :) as for myself now that i am getting better, my appetite has returned and mrs is determined for me to put on as much as I can... sigh... to her to b on the ample side is to b healthy.. but still limited to veg, fruit juices, oats, rice n cereals.. i tried to think up of some exercise i could do but it all seems so meaningless, the acrobatics i have to perform so as not to cause harm or pain while doing so :)

  3. Way to go on that exercise, Pauline! I've been keeping a new food journal this week, and I've discovered it helps me SO much! Way to go tracking your food intake! Keep it up!

  4. You kicked some butt, and I mean it literally;) So, About emotional eating, keep working at it. I think it is something that is probably a terrible habit that has to be broken. It sucks. I have some friends who stop eating when they are stressed and I think, "what the!?!?! I love food too much to do that." BUT in this journey I have realized it's more then just weight loss. It's a total body and mind make over.

  5. LOVE your workouts!!! Ive said it before but I have to say it again. So creative & fun!

  6. you are a workout machine! i can't even remember the last time i did a pushup. :P

    p.s. i hear you about the coffee drinks. hey, a girl needs her antioxidants!


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