Fit Geek Gal

a geek on her way to being fit and fabulous

Welcome to ONE-derland! March 3, 2013

Filed under: achievement,loser,thoughts — Divina @ 11:41 am

I’m so happy! I brought in the new month with another loss bringing me to ONE-derland! I can’t tell you the last time I was in the 100s. I would guesstimate that it was in my early teens.

These past few months have been a struggle. Little motivation had a lot to do with it. I guess I just needed a month of many cheat days (no gains though) and not focusing on the scale to get me back in the right frame of mind. I also found more motivation from watching vlogs on YouTube and posts on Instagram. I knew I wasn’t the only one in the world losing weight but since I’m doing this alone without help from anyone in my immediate circle but it’s nice to know that I’m not alone in my daily struggles with cravings and lack of motivation.

I think I need to create a schedule and try plan my activities (work, workouts & gaming. Yes, I said gaming because I am a total geek) into them. I’m not sure if that would work but my non-existent schedule is clearly not working at this point and time.

So now that I’ve accomplished my first achievement (hit ONE-derland), I’m debating on the next one? Maybe be active at least 3 days a week?

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New Year, New Me January 18, 2013

Filed under: loser,thoughts — Divina @ 7:01 pm

I’m still here, almost 6 months later and 27 lbs lighter (as of the 16th).

I’m still following most of the Skinny Rules but have modified it to fit my style.  I primarily count calories, watch my portions and save up for the occasional cheat meal.  I’m also keeping myself honest by logging my ALL food on myfitnesspal and I’ve been at it for almost 2 months so it’s a habit now.  I gave up soda completely and don’t miss it much.  (I get those occasional cravings when I’m eating really salty food but they pass eventually)  I cut back on my sugar again (the holidays were rough) and seem to be okay lately with the exception of a HUGE chocolate craving now.  Thank goodness for Dark Chocolate. ahhhhh!

While I’m still losing (I want to try to lose another 30ish and get to onederland) I need to get myself to a gym and start getting back into the swing of things.  My biggest issue is finding the right combination that feels good.  I work later so I have to go before work but I think I need to give myself a bit more time or else I arrive sweating like mad and as red as a lobster.

Sorry for the messy entry, I’m just trying to get all this off my mind.  I’ll be back! 🙂

 

Learning is hard July 4, 2012

Filed under: loser — Divina @ 3:16 pm

Down another 4lbs as I round into week 3 of the Skinny Rules “diet”. Yay!! I’m actually kind of surprised I lost this week because I fell off the “logging my food” habit I had created plus there were a few celebrations.  I’m also trying to work on my timing with the meals.  I work such weird hours, that it’s getting harder to fit in my dinner.  I try to leave myself 12 hours from my last meal until my breakfast but fitting dinner in after lunch and snack is hard.  I’m often full to the brim after lunch as well.

I still have lots of stuff to learn and work on as well.  This week, I’m trying to get my geeky ass off out of the house and get into some sort of action. Sometimes, I wish there was a willpower pill.  I have lots of things I want to accomplish, but don’t seem to get many of them done.

 

Yay! 3lbs down June 25, 2012

Filed under: food,loser — Divina @ 5:01 pm

The first week on Skinny Rules, I wasn’t that hungry and now on first day of week two, I’ve turned into a hungry hungry hippo! I decided to stick with another week of the 1st week foods (blandish food) because I was still tempted by all the other bad choices at work and home. I had more than the one allowed splurge meal, I probably had close to 7 (one for each day, whoops) including a huge slice of this delicious vegan cake. I can’t stress how delicious this cake is! I’m drooling, just thinking about it.

I guess all my splurges weren’t too horribly bad because I’m down 3 pounds! Yay and awesome sauce!! Now, if only I could motivate myself to get off the couch…. :/ I can do it!