Thursday, January 22, 2009

And so it begins

Jeepers creepers. Where has the time gone? I've got under 8.5 months left before the big day and I still feel 15-20 pounds out of shape for it. Call me insane, but I can't have all of the cousins twice as skinny as the bride. Not even kidding...most are like 100 pounds. It just feels wrong.

My foot is far from healing, so the least intensive thing I can think to do (besides crunches and all that good stuff) is swimming. My swimsuit from 11 years ago (yeah, I know...that sucker just held out for me) finally got replaced the other day for a dark blue number. After having my old one basically be a chest peep-show for all the guys (as well as little rips starting in the behind area), I knew it was time to bite the bullet and fork up 60 dollars for a new one. And that was with the sale! Chlorine and hair (especially blond hair) doesn't mix too well, you know, so I also had to buy a rubber cap for my head. I had a heck of a time trying to put it on for the first time, but you know what...not only did I feel like a legit swimmer (despite my crappy technique), but I felt like it was easier to swim and my goggles fit more properly along my eyes.

Ok, here's the start of the first of many overviews:

The work-outs
Sunday: 20 minute swim
Monday: (30 minute swim? Can't remember if my mind is just making this one up)
Tuesday: 30 minute swim
Wednesday: 40 minute swim (all sorts of ways to swim), stretching, plus a few crunches
Thursday: 40 minute swim, 5 minute leg extensions in water, more stretching, crunches
Friday: Streching
Saturday: 60 minute swim & lots of stretching in water
The diet:
Sunday-Tuesday: Cereal, sandwiches for lunch & dinner-?
Wednesday: Turkey & egg sandwich, cereal & grapefruit, home-made chicken soup & salad
Thursday: Lean egg pocket, chicken soup, salad, healthy tv dinner
Friday: Weight watcher's breakfast quasadilla, BLT sandwich, tacos
Saturday: W.W's breakfast quasadilla, Turkey sandwich, 2 chocolate nuggets, smoothie & rice

Weight-loss total: 7 pounds!!!

Side-note for all you Twilight fanatics: I'm 1/3 through Breaking Dawn. If reading burned calaries, I probably wouldn't have to worry about weight-loss at all. ;)


Rosie said...

Oh Anna, I highly doubt you have THIRTY pounds to lose. I know this probably doesn't make sense, but just take my word for it. You have to accept that you aren't going to be absolutely perfect for your wedding so that when the day really does come, you will be perfect. No stress. I wanted to lose 15-20lbs for my wedding, but I had only lost 10 or 12 by the time the day came. I was so worried about having arm fat, double chins, chubby face, fat ass, etc., but I have NEVER EVER looked or felt so good as I did that day.
One word of advice though, weight watchers is like 100% worth the cash. Plus, chill out, you have 8.5 months!

CassieMarie said...

Hey Anna,
If you are looking for a good way to shape up for your wedding, I would strongly recommend doing weightlifting. I know most girls are afraid to do it because they don't want to bulk up (which doesn't happen unless you are taking some serious steroids..), but, I wish I had done it for my wedding, because it is changing my body a lot better/quickly than cardio (I ran a crap-ton) did. Also, I only go like 3 (sometimes 4) times a week, and I'm really seeing improvements. If you want me to go into details of what I'm doing, feel free to e-mail me. :)
Plus, it makes you feel bad-ass. :)

Jessica said...

I have had good luck with SparkPeople, mainly because there's so many other people saying "You can TOTALLY DO THIS and here's some suggestions for you" built into it. Also, recipes. Love those things.

Jadielady said...

YAY! I'm also hoping to lose 30 (well, 26.5 now) lbs before my wedding.
I'm on Gyminee its really neat and keeps track of everything for you.

Ilix said...

You do what makes you happy, but I have to agree with Rosie at the top, as long as you buy a dress you love and feel good in, you will feel gorgeous all day!
Can't wait to hear all about it!

KnittingHawkeye said...

I congratulate you on your weight loss but, you do realize Anna that if you don't eat enough calories for your body to burn the fat it will hurt you. Also, up to the first 10 pounds lost is water weight. The Weight Watchers things are low calorie but they are based on a point system, which actually works. I suggest you trying their point system instead of trying to cut calories below 1500 per day.

Rosie said...

Thanks for the compliments. that was the actually day of the wedding. I got the dress off a sale rack! Do you have a dress yet?
Don't worry about being surrounded by other skinny chicks. They look like that for a reason, and you look like you for a reason. That is because you are you! Don't try to be them. Sure go for the 20 lbs, but I say, go for what makes you happy. If that's it good, but don't let it get you down if you don't hit the right number on the scale. You can always just try standing on a different scale! HAHA