(I typed this up yesterday, forgot to post it...)
Well tomorrow is New Year's Eve and for once I have some resolutions!
1. Add an extra half hour a day at the gym, making a total of 2 hours. I plan to do elliptical for 30 minutes, half weights, treadmill for 22 minutes, half weights, then stationary bike for 10-25 minutes. I'll probably work my way up with time on the bike like I did with the other cardio.
2. Drop soda again. At least for a few months!
3. Cut back on sugar. I've little by little allowed more sugar back into my diet and I need to cut it back out. I plan to do it gradually because it seems so much harder this time! I think last time, in April, it was easier because I had this fear of diabetes and knew that I needed to make serious changes. This time I feel and look great so it doesn't seem so scary. However, my latest blood work showed my blood sugar (A1c) went up to 6.0 from 5.9 in August. Which sucks!! So that should be good motivation! I need to get that back down and the only way to do that is to eat less sugar!
If I can stick to all that for a while, I think I'll start seeing the weight come off faster again! And I'll be in prime baby-making shape in no time! I am thinking 2012 will be a great year for us! Here's hoping anyway!
I really have learned SO MUCH this year. Like with my blood sugar going up. I wasn't too worried about it because I assumed since I was still losing weight, that must mean that my blood sugar was good. Even though I was eating so much more sugar. But I guess I just thought I was getting everything in check and regulated and my body was processing sugar right for a change and so it would be okay. I'm glad I got a blood draw when I did so that I can take steps to make it better again! This wasn't Dr ordered blood work, this was me wanting to know how I was doing before my appt next month. Which was supposed to be in November. LOL But it's just a little check up, weight and such. So I am wondering if Dr. O thinks that I've stopped losing since my blood sugar went up. Maybe he will be happily surprised!
Also talking about sugar, I have realized that I can't eat it like I used to anyway. On Christmas, all day long I was snacking on sugary treats. Fudge, cookies, sweet nuts, chocolate covered pretzels. Then a HUGE dinner and then some pie. That night I had a slice of sugar cream pie. Something new I tried, pretty good! Anyway, I woke up at midnight sick. :( Sugar NEVER used to effect me like that. I could eat all the sugar I wanted with no side effects. Even the next day, a hefty slice of apple pie was too much sugar and made me feel weird and jittery. It's kinda sad to me that I can't eat like that any more, even on special occasions. But I know that it's a good thing. My body is simply not used to it any more and it is rejecting it. That's a good thing. It's just kinda sad! Because I love me some apple pie! So next year I'm gonna make less pies. Possibly just the pecan pies that Clint and his dad love. And they are yummy enough so I can just have some of that. Or maybe I'll try a lower sugar apple pie or something. But we always waste so much pie so I want to make less anyway. We'll see. But somethings gotta change.
So onto the weight.. The Thursday before Christmas I weighed 206.75 I believe. I didn't go to the gym Friday-Sunday and on Monday I weighed 212.5!!! HOLY COW! That's a LOT of gain for 4 days! I have never had a spike like that! More proof that I just can't eat like I used to. But it's Friday now and I am back down to 208. I love that whenever I have a rapid gain, I also have a rapid loss. I'll be back to my 206 in no time. Which is good because I want to be as close to 200 as I can by my appt! I just know my Dr. will be so proud of my weight loss!
Everyone knows this by now, but I bought a pair of size 16 jeans!! Haven't worn 16s since high school. It feels amazing! And actually I think I am pretty close to a 14. My body is so annoying though. If something fits in the waist, it's always loose around the thighs. So I think a 14 wouldn't be buttonable at this time, but it would look great everywhere else. I will try some on sometime. If I get them I can wear them with a looser, long enough shirt and no one will know they're unbuttoned. I used to do this all the time when I was growing out of clothes. It's the rubber band trick! ;)
Oh so here are my most recent measurements:
Lost an inch on my waist! Woot! And quite a bit off my bust. :( Bad measuring maybe? LOL
So we had a nice Christmas! Clint's parents stayed with us, which was nice! We had a family party over here on Christmas Eve. Clint made steak and shrimp and it was soooo yummy! And he had gotten the garage all fixed up so we partied out there, dancing to country music. :) It was a great night. Christmas was spent at Kallie's and everyone, especially the kids, had a great time opening presents! Then that big dinner I mentioned earlier. The next day was pretty relaxed, and the in-laws went home on Tuesday.
New Years Eve will be pretty uneventful. Clint's on nights (3rd year in a row! :/ ) and I don't think I'm babysitting (haha!) so I will either hang out at home alone, go to the bar alone (So not likely!) or go over to Robin's if her and Logan didn't decide to go out. I'm liking option number 3 the best. We can play Wii and have a few drinks and just hang out.
Okay well it looks like I have babbled quite enough! I think I will end this now!
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!! I hope 2012 brings happiness, miracles and joy to all!