Thursday, March 12, 2009

I need a large serving of Inspiration, please.

Lately I have been so uninspired and unmotivated. You may remember me mentioning that I'd like to loose 25 lbs. I've been following Weight Watchers and going to Curves, but unfortunately, I haven't been doing too great with the whole Weight Watchers thing. I go over my points every week, which is so frustrating. I blame most of it on going out to eat way too much. Thankfully I have been ordering what I consider to be more healthy choices, but still.....

As far as Curves goes, I am steadily approaching my second weigh in day. My first weight in was extremely successful! I had lost 7 3/4 inches! Yay! Most of which was in my abs and waist. I typically go to Curves on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Sadly, Curves only counts as 1 activity point as far as WW is concerned. Ugh.

It's been almost two months since I began my weight loss journey, and so far I've only lost 6.2 lbs. I'm not very impressed. Which lead to me not going to Curves one week (well, that was mainly because I pulled a muscle in my back) and not caring about WW for about two weeks. I wasn't really putting any pressure on myself because I felt like bathing suit season was a long ways away. That is until the temps reached the 70's last week. Which made me realize that summer will be here before I know it. I figured it was time I got some new inspiration. How did I do that? I went bikini shopping! ie: I looked at bikini's online. And the picture I've posted is of the bikini I'm going to buy as soon as I loose the remaining 19 lbs. Wow! That's a scary number to me!

So, my game plan has been refreshed! I'm determined to follow my WW points better. Luckily, my week starts over on Wednesdays, and I'm proud to say I stayed within my points yesterday! I'm also going to start walking 45 minutes to 1 hour on my non-Curves days. And, I'm doing crunches every evening. I'm also thinking about going to a yoga class on Wednesday evenings since the yoga class I usually went to in the afternoons was canceled.

Wish me luck and hopefully in another couple of months I'll have some exciting weight loss news for ya'll!


Nora said...

The bikini is awesome! Are you going for the green?

Sheila said...

WOW on the bikini!!
Not enough bottom there for me. lol and I think it should be green. I think you would look great it it.
You should have called. I didn't know you were having such a hard time. You should walk Shady EVERYDAY!! and a good hour at least. Push for 90 miutes! I know you can do this.
If you want, I can send you the South Beach cookbook I have. It worked wonders for Andy when he did it and I know Paul used it to take his weight off. I did most of it with Andy but I was pg with James so I didn't try to loose weight. The food was very yummy! : )

PennyCandy said...

Felicia every once in awhile you leave me speechless; which doesn't happen very often. Good luck and I can say don't beat yourself up about the diet thing. I have found if I think about it as a life style change I do better.

HeidiTri's said...

Cool suit! You'll get there.

Felicia said...

The bikini only comes in green (or, Emerald, as Victoria's Secret likes to call it), but that's perfectly fine with me because it's my favorite color!!!

Ugh...I know I should walk Shady...I'm just lazy! Which is my problem...I did walk 45 minuts on the treadmill yesterday though. I can at least read a book while I'm doing that!

B, why did I leave you speechless? You're funny!

PennyCandy said...

I guess because I don't think you need to lose that much weight. But also it has to do with how daring you are. The daring is a good thing sometimes I wish I were more daring but it just isn't in my genetics. Heidi got the daring.

HeidiTri's said...

That suit will be great! Last year we went to the cape with friends- the other 2 moms both bought bikinis...I did not. I walked around in my black Nike one piece that I wear for all my pool workouts. This year I found a pink paisley bikini in Marshalls for $10! It's completely NOT my style- and I love it! I'm determined to wear it this year. It's motivation to keep doing the Pilates.
So the point of the story it now. Hang it on your bedroom door. It'll be huge motivation

Felicia said...

Lol, I get it! It's funny that you think that bathing suit is daring and I just think it will be somewhat flattering on my upperbody. Believe me when I say I won't be posing like that anytime soon. And as far as the weight loss.....well, you haven't seen me in person in a few years! Pictures don't count because now I suck in! lol! The first sign that I needed to start dieting!

And Heidi, I totally would do what you suggested, if the bathing suit weren't a ridiculous price. I think I'll just have to stick with the picture in the meantime! But your suit sounds cute and I'm sure with all your working out you'll look fantastic in it!