Friday, April 29, 2011

Day 4 of 7

Yeah! I did it!

Calories were under goal, and even though I had some doritos (haven't had them in about 18 years!) I tracked them and I'm ok.

This afternoon after reading Kimberlynn's post, I did an hour of Leslie Sansone Workout (4 miles). Felt SO good afterwards! Thank you for the encouragement, Kimberlynn!

My clean up project was so/so. I keep getting interrupted! And that is so frustrating! I did put in maybe 30 minutes, though, so maybe my goal was a little lofty for this week. Not giving up though!!

Love this little guy!

The carpenter doing my kitchen was here Wednesday.  He did some more measuring, because... they started building my new cabinets! Yeah!!!! I went to pick out a new stovetop and oven. They are so beautiful! I can't wait! Should be done in 6 weeks I think.

I'm so exciting about this second wind I've gotten! I feel really good about having just a 7 day goal for now, after that... I'll have such momentum! :)

Hope you all have a great weekend!


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Day 3 of 7

Yup! It's in the books!!!

Did Leslie Sansone - The Big Burn Workout! I had started another Leslie Sansone, but my dvd kept getting stuck. So finally at 8 minutes I decided to do my other dvd. So that was about a 40 minute workout.

Tracked all my food. Under my calorie goal! Yeah!

Made good food choices, had squash instead of potatoes - which is a miracle in itself. I LOVE potatoes!!! But I had put some spaghetti squash in with the potatoes, carrots, onion and pork tenderloin, and I had sqash instead of the potatoes, and it was GOOD!

I didn't do so much on my house cleaning project, just about 10 minutes worth. But I know tomorrow will be a cleaning morning as my help comes then, so I'm doing ok.

Have a wonderful night!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Day 2 of 7

Today, I did it!
I did it!

I logged my food.
I logged less than 2080 calories.
I went for another 30 minute brisk walk.
And my kitchen looks a whole lot cleaner than it did this morning.

I'm beginning to think that my housecleaning goals will be a little lofty, but even if it's not 1 hour or even one room, I will do my best to get some order to the mess in my house.

It's so much easier staying focused on one day or even the 7 days I've set myself, instead of thinking, I need to lose 100 pounds!

Glad I got myself going again! And I'm hoping planning on staying on track!


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Weigh-in and Tea winners

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter! We had some typical Paraguayan Easter  weather down here. Cold and drizzly! But I liked it!
Some things have gone through my head during these last few days.
I am tired of my own whining, the kind that goes on inside my head! I usually don't whine too much aloud, but in my head I'm always feeling sorry for myself, coming up with all sorts of excuses to why I can't exercise or why I just ate this or that.
For some reason the swich went on again! This morning I just felt more determined to get at it again and quit lying to myself.
So today, I have tracked everything I ate at, and though I wasted some time at the computer this afternoon and didn't get a workout in, I got to head out for a 35 minute walk when my husband got in!
I often read about a 7daychip at Brad Gansbergs Thoughts and since I don't Twitter, was thinking that I couldn't do this... well, I can if I want to, right. So unofficially I'm giving myself a 7 day challenge.
1. Track all food consumed and
2. Stay within my calorie range (myfitness suggests 2080 calories/day)
3. Exercise at least 30 minutes/day for all 7 days. This can be a walk or a shred! As long as I sweat!
4. Deep clean for at least an hour/day on 5 days. (My spare room and master bedroom really need it!)

Now that last one has nothing to do with my weight loss and fitness goals, but I feel so much better when things are tidier around here so I'm including it!
OK - so today was day 1 and it's in the books! Stayed on track and I feel real good about it!

Now my weigh in was not so great today :(
Blaming the TOM again  as well as easter chocolate and lack of "want to".
beginning weight: 279 lbs
last week's weight: 253.6 lbs
todays weight: 255.5 lbs

Now for my Tea Winners!!!
Kimberlynn at Minding my Weigh
Joy at Nuggets of Truth
are the winners!!!

Email me your mailing address to caduklassen at yahoo dot com
and let me know if you'd like a certain color of  Ñandutí, here are a few that I really like!

Off to bed for me now.
See you tomorrow!

Hugs, Casey

Monday, April 18, 2011

Tea give-away! And weigh-in!

Hello there! I'm back, did you miss me?
I was getting really frustrated with myself, my lack of self-control and the scale.
I know there are those of you who do not like the scale and have to make an effort to NOT get on. I, on the other hand, see the scale as a tool and know I am in trouble when I avoid getting on.
Well, that has been me for the last two weeks.
I did get on once or twice, but pretty much pretended it didn't exist. My mistake! Because as soon as I ignore the scale, I ignore my weight loss efforts. So when I place the scale into hiding, my self control and disciple go for a hike. And I don't join them!
Well, all that to say, I'd really like to get back on track.
Well, for starters I'm back to reading other friends blogs, and...
Look what I got!!!
Yup, I finally got new shoes, and I can't wait to go for a test drive!
I think I'm gonna start loving work-out time again! Thanks Julie for encouraging me to get them now instead of waiting till I hit a goal. I think I will be able to meet my next goal using these!
Now for my giveaway!
I know we have some tea drinkers out there and if Paraguay is known for anything, it's known for it's Yerba Mate.
I like to drink it as described in this article from wikipedia
       Tereré in Paraguay
      Tereré is a typical drink from Paraguay. It is very popular among young and old people. It is common to see students going to school with a guampa and their thermos underneath their arms filled with plenty of ice and water, for summer temperatures can reach 40° to 45°C (104° to 113°F).
Workers used to have a "tereré break" instead of a coffee break. In most workplaces, tereré is allowed among other things because the yerba mate has stimulant effects that can be likened to the role of coffee in an American workplace.
As a popular remedy, the people of Paraguay heal various ailments such as headache, stomachache, and diarrhea by adding medicinal herbs into the water.
The act of drinking Tereré is more than just that, however. It is often used as a reason to share and chat with a partner, meet new people, or just for meditation when drinking alone at the end of the day.
 This leaves are also really good as a regular tea! I like it hot with a bit of sweetener.
So today I'd like to host a give-away. I will send two lucky commenters a box of tea as pictured below. (Tea cup not included!) AND a piece of  Ñandutí (pronounced nyan-doo-TI)

Now this won't be the piece I'm sending, but if you specify color, I'll try to send it!
Any comments I recieve from now until next Monday will be entered into the drawing and I'll anounce the winners on Tuesday! The 26th!

Now for my weigh-in! I really almost forgot!
beginning weight: 279 lbs
last week's weight: 254.6 lbs
todays weight: 253.5 lbs

Someday I will get out of the 250's!

Hugs, Casey

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tuesday's Weigh-In

Well, so much for Tuesdays being a less busy day to post!
My sons play-group was cancelled so instead nof having 2 1/2 hours to myself to write and blog and post and stuff, I just did regular everyday things, which could have included reading blogs and finding some new recipes on and stuff. :)

And my weigh-in is in fact incredible!
How many weeks am I going to weigh the same???

Beginning weight: 279 lbs
Last week's weight: 253.3 lbs
This week's weight: 253.3 lbs

Oh, fun!
I tried to buy new shoes yesterday! I wish we had stores here that sell any and all shoes in every size, color and price range! Do yourealize how fortunate you are if you have that?
Well, the store I went to had nothing in my price range that was also my size and the style I wanted.
I really liked my New Balance shoes, but as you can see from my previous post, they are well past their prime, and I was looking for the same brand, but in the end I would have been happy with anything they had!
So, tomorrow, I will try at another shoe store and hope for the best.


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Do I need new shoes?

So, I've decided that my shoes need replacing!
What do you think?

My next goal is changing from getting a new CD to getting new shoes.
And that is at 242 lbs.
I really need those shoes, so I'm going to get back to it and work towards this goal!

I've been losing track of my goals. Not these little thing that I'm rewarding myself with, but the goal to be fit and healthy.

I've been getting back to reading about, listening to and watching all things weight loss related.

So here I go, again!

Have a great weekend!