Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Weight-In Wed

Here I am again mid-week telling ya'll how I'm doing.  I would be happy for more comments if anyone's out there, or maybe if some of you want to join in? :)

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So how is everything going?

My Goals
  • Weigh 158 by May!  (9 months on - 9 months off)
  • Finish 90 days of P90X also scheduled in May.

I had a difficult day yesterday when we were at youth group.  I brought salad that I ate, but I also had 2 pieces of pizza, like 4 pieces of french bread with pudding in it and a small chocolate cupcake!!!  For shame! lol  One of each of those things would have been better, but what is past is past, now I...
... "Reach forward to what lies ahead" - Phil. 3:13

Again - I have not made it to 8 cups a day!  Why is this so hard for me?


I am now in Week 2 of P90X and it's feeling pretty good!  I am burning a good amount of calories and I think I am already seeing a difference in my overall shape :).  No pictures till 30 days though :).

  • 'Yoga X' was pretty hard last Thursday.  I made sure my knees were off the ground this time for every upward-dog position!  Yaay!  I can't wait to find my sweet spot in the crane balance pose!  I want it so bad!  And just to stay standing on one leg the whole time during "standing splits" is going to be my goal!
  • 'Legs and Back' on Friday felt great!  I remember doing the first set of wall squats, I was feeling the muscles in my legs thinking "wow they are there!" yaay!  I felt strong that day.
  • 'Kenpo X' was actually more fun and a little easier than I remember doing in the past.  But I couldn't remember that is was THIS DVD that keeps you moving with all the jumping-jacks and X-jumps in between!  Maybe I need to BRING IT more this Saturday to be more sore this Sunday :).
  • Sunday I did not do 'Stretch X' as we went out for Valentine's day :).  But we did end up dancing for about an hour, we were sweaty, so I know that was a good alternative! :)
  • 'Chest and Back' on Monday was a little disappointing at first because I really want to be better with deeper push-ups (on my knees) and more reps on pull-ups (with a chair), but when we went back to repeat movements I was proud to have up'd my numbers by 2 on all the ones I could do!
  • 'Plyometrics' yesterday was hard on my knee, which is still a little sore today.  My heart-rate didn't go too high which felt nice.  My lungs were still sore afterwards, so I know it was a good workout!
  • Last week I forgot to update on 'Ab Ripper X'!  This we do 3 times a week on all our lifting days, not on our cardio days.  So I have already done it 5 times with no update!  The first 4 moves I have to PUSH myself to do 20 reps when we are supposed to do 25, and BOY do they hurt!  Most the moves I modify just to get them done, like holding my calves up a little with my hands, or only lifting one leg when we go to the side.  I hate that something in my back pops every-time I do "hip-rock and raise", but I'm glad it doesn't hurt.  I do like Ab Ripper X since it attacks my biggest "problem area", so I really try to push myself to my best!

I am still struggling with balance.  I don't want my priorities to be off.  If I can make time for this in my life, I should be able to make time for other things as well.  This just happens because I want it so bad.  Lord help me to be determined in more things than this!

I am on week two with no feelings of wanting to skip a day or give up yet!  That is pretty tremendous for me!

Plans for the Week
Straighten my priorities to be a determined person in all things!

This is a picture back from July of 2009 when I was about 5 pounds less than what I weigh now.  I still wear these jeans (baggy) and this belt, but I am not using that flower hole yet.

This will be a smaller first goal for me :)  Baby steps.


Nicole Gonzalez said...

Great job Carolyn! I am saving my nickels for p90x. I can't wait. But go gettem tiger!! You are on fire!

Beth in NC said...

You're doing an awesome job!

Re: comments. I have found that most of the people who read my blog DON'T comment. Have you discovered the "stats" button yet? I get a BUNCH of hits each day with only a handful of comments.

Keep up the great work.

Jen said...

Way to go!! I joined Weight Watchers 3 weeks ago. So far I've lost 11 pounds! I'm excited and feel good.

Your right..."Baby steps" the weight didn't come on in a day. It takes longer to take off. Remember muscle weighs more than fat so as you build muscle the scale will not show the weight loss. Keep at it!!

Mary said...

Yay Carolyn!!

i have stopped by a few time to link up for my walk Mondays, but it appears you aren't doing them anymore??? Will you let me know?

Thanks Mary

BTW Happy Home is not being written in anymore BUT my new blog is
Thanks and have a great day!

Moe said...

Wow! You are definitely making progress... awesome :).


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Anonymous said...

I was surfing blogs and come to yours, I'm on my weight loss journey also. I went from 165 to 145,(current weight). It takes a lot of work but it's all worth it. I had done P90X and it is fun, I read in your post that you haven't gotton to 8 cups of water a day, you need to consume a gallon of water a throughout the day, drink water every 15 minutes during your workout. Check out my blog and you can see my before & after, I still have work to do but I'm getting there. I currently study for the personal trainers certification. Losing weight is 90% clean eating & 10% working out. I train 5 days a week with weight training and 1 hour of cardio- split up into (2) 30 minutes intervals. Contact me if I can help in away...or just if you need some motivation. Which we all can use.
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God Bless

Anonymous said...

I miss your blog :(

Dqiara said...

You are amazing and don’t let anyone tell you diferently! Congratulations on your diet programme!!!

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Crafty Mama of Four said...

Hey! So I realize this is a year later, but how are you doing? Might be odd coming from a stranger, but I was just curious! Hope you are doing well!

Anonymous said...

You are doing AWESOME!! you are in inspiration for me. I keep making excuses, but reading your story and hearing about your faith I sure want to give it another try. I need to lose about 30 lbs and can't seem to get motivated enough to even start. How do you find the time with all the other stuff going in in your life?

Anaheim Babysitter said...

I have trouble drinking water also so I make up water bottles with different flavors of herb teas ready to grab when I need them. It may sound silly but I get excited when I buy a new tea, a new flavor to try. For that reason I keep kind of a large selection of teas in my cupboard so that I'm generally looking forward to drinking my water each day.