Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Just a few Reasons....

List the 10 reasons why you are losing weight
Tag 5 others
Be sure to post these rules on your post
Be sure to link the blog that tagged you
See, simple, right?

My Top Ten:
10. To fit into my size 10 dress for my daughters wedding in May 2009.
9. To fit into my size 10 dress for my daughters wedding in May 2009.
8. To fit into my size 10 dress for my daughters wedding in May 2009.
7. I bet you think I am going to put something about my size 10 dress!
6. To look good in pictures without feeling repulsed.
5. To feel and look younger.
4. To be a healthy granny. My first grandchild is due in June.
3. To regain my confidence and put that extra skip in my step.
2. To prove that I can regardless of what others have said.
1. To fit into my size 10 dress for my daughters wedding in May 2009.

Getting Healthy tagged

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Has it really been that long????

It has been 3 and half months since my last post. I can't believe it has been that long. Not much going with the weight loss.....I was down to 215 but went on vacation and then the holidays....back up to 224.6. Time to get kranking again!!!!! I am going to follow a 6 week challenge...after all, I need to be in a size 10 by May 9, 2009!!!! Wedding for my little girl. I have to do this....no doubt. With grit and determination......I can do this!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Okay...glad this past week is over

I had very good intentions but then month end close came and I didn't get to exercise or make sure I drank all my water 100%. New week new effort! I lost weight this week....1.2 pounds. I sure wish the weight would come off lots faster!

Monday, September 1, 2008

12 weeks and counting

Contract with myself....for the next 12 weeks
1) Drink 6 glasses of water daily
2) Exercise 6 days a week
3) Learn to love myself
4) Lose 20 pounds
5) Tone up legs and arms

Buying the dress for the wedding made things really real for me....I have 8 months and 8 days to get into a size 10. I have been listening to Body for Life on my ipod today while walking outside and I realized I need to be able to see into the future. Where do I want to be and what habits do I need to change to get there. I wouldn't dream of telling someone I am going to do something so why do I not give myself the same respect? How many of us will do whatever we can for someone else but we don't give ourselves the same treatment? Do unto others as you would do unto you? Does this make sense to anyone else but me? I remember back when Heidi was actively posting and how excitied we got over the black dress. I know I had my picture of the little black dress I was working for....everywhere. I had thin pictures of me posted everywhere and the journey was a passion....not so much here lately. I let myself down and make excuses for not walking or going to the gym. I decided I didn't pay $40 for my dress and not get to wear it. Remember the mantra we said to ourselves daily?...I am going to say my mantras in the morning when I wake up and at night when I go to bed. I am going to set 5 daily goals a day and give myself points for achieving my goals. I hope there will be more people who want to attain their goals with me but if I am by myself.....it doesn't really matter because I am not going to let myself down.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

That pound I gained last week....

Weighed in yesterday and lost the 1 pound that I had gained last week.....lost it this week. Getting a little easier to stay within the point range. New treat I am addicted to......pita (whole wheat) brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with cinnamon mixed with granulated splenda.

Monday, August 25, 2008

New Week

Back on the track and hopefully I can shake some weight off. I walked for 40 mins today and will plan to work out with the weights tomorrow. Got to get the weight off for good. Looking forward to the magic number!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Gain ??????

I gained a pound this week. Don't understand....I ate within my points and worked out like mad....I just don't get it. Oh well, nothing I can do about it so I guess I will just have to climb back on the wagon and see if the pound will come off this week....sure hoping so and maybe more than the one pound would be extra nice.

Friday, August 22, 2008

So much for everyday

I started out with good intent on blogging each day and then I fizzled. It's been a little over a week :( WW is going well because the scales is moving in the right direction :) Just trying to get consistent on the exercise but the new job and responsiblities is really kicking my butt right now.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Well I have a new short term goal.....I am going to Florida to visit the white sands the first week of December. That gives me 3 and a half months to lose as much weight as I can. The board walk....the white sand....swimsuits. I am excitied!!!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

First Week of Weight Watchers

Well...a little easier than I thought the first week. A real eye opener for me in regards to what I was eating. I actually felt hunger this week and I feel because I was focused on the points, I have been eating too much of the wrong foods for my lifestyle. I thought I was doing so well with YOAD for the past 8 months but I found I needed to concentrate more on the vegetables than the fruit and whole grain products. Where would I be today if I had combined weight watchers with YOAD? Well, it is a moot subject at this point of time.

Monday, August 4, 2008

day 3

Well, I stayed on program yesterday....felt really good. Same breakfast as yesterday and lunch was a Peanut Butter sandwich on 9 grain bread from Walmart....I love that stuff. Salad with balsalmic vinegar dressing. Sugar free lemon jello fluff. Yummy. I guess I need to do a chicken breast on the griddle and some vegetables. Maybe a cup of hot tea to drink. Make sure I walk before bed.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

I am trying

I know I said I would try and post everyday......I had good intentions. I tried to stay on program yesterday but not have....but I tried.
Breakfast was Coco Wheat cereal with Skim Milk
Dinner was McCallister Deli - Fiesta Chicken Wrap with a side of steamed brocolli
Snack was Frozen Sugar Free Yogurt with Strawberries

Today is a new day and I feel I will be more on program.....
Breakfast was 3/4 Cup Bran Flakes with a handful of raisins and 1 cup of skim milk
1 bottle of Fuze Water (blueberry/razzberry) flavored
Coffee with creamer total of 7 pts so far today.

BBL to finish my post for today

Friday, August 1, 2008

New Chapter

I am so tired of battling this excess baggage or 'more to love'. New plans....weight watchers combined with YOAD. I am signing up tomorrow to see how much I can get off the month of August. What have I to lose? Only weight and a little money each week. I am excitied about the combination because obviously, I am at a stall and can not stay on program. The 4th of July threw me off track and I haven't been able to maintain 100% for more than 3 days. Well, that is it for tonight and I will try to post each day through the end of the month.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Excuses Excuses

Things just start going your way and then your thrown a curve ball. Last week was fantastic and this week sucked! Couldn't stay on program if my life depended on it. Food wise wasn't too bad but virtually no exercise with the exception of walking. Way too busy at work and life just got in the way. Maybe because my daughter is on vacation and I have no one to keep me going. Anyway.....I am posting a current picture so hopefully you can see the difference.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Due Diligence

Saturday I was rewarded with a total of 2.4 pounds gone... Yay!!!!! Wasn't that good food wise on Sunday though...hope it doesn't show at the scale this coming Saturday. Exercise has been good but tough to get in with all the end of the month work for me. Can't wait until Wednesday so I can settle into a normal routine and things should be easier for a couple of weeks.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

On a roll!!!!

Drum roll please.....3 days on track and today is the fourth day!!!! I have been one hundred percent on track with an exception on the water yesterday. I didn't get in but 6 glasses of water. I am still waiting for my body to adjust to all the water.....LOL!!!!! I am floating away! I am down 2.2 pounds so far but this is the beginning of the week and my body has a tendancy to fluctuate big time ..... you know what I mean sugar free jelly bean?

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Getting back on track

Major YOU turn for me. I overdid Memory Day....Memorial Day. I ate like I used to and feel really crappy because of it......time to get my head on straight.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

My Daughter gets engaged!

I am so excitied!!!! I will have the son in law from heaven!!!! My daughter and her fiance have been dating for 6 years and 3 months and he finally asked her to marry him!!!!! I am so excitied for the both of them......they are perfect for each other!!!!! I have a little over a year to get the weight off!!!!!! Ohhhhhhh, I can do this, I can do this and I will do this!!!!!!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

My favorite Easter Picture!


I was so so on my plan today. I need to take a walk for 30 mins. Just a few pieces of candy Jelly Beans!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Burning Fat

I am so happy.....I lost 1.7 pounds of fat....not water or muscle but FAT!!!!! I am on the way to a road of health. LiTTLE KiDS:]

Sunday, March 16, 2008

crazy crazy crazy

Wow.....took the fitness test at YMCA last Wednesday and didn't do as well as I thought I would. Have been staying the same on the scales and was hoping to get below 220 by St. Patricks day. What does a gal have to do to make the goals??? I want to be below 200 by my birthday which is 2 months away but I don't .....I was going to say I don't know if I can do it but then I remembered a couple of lines from 'Facing the Giants'.......two farmers prayed for rain but only one farmer received rain. What was the difference?????? One farmer prepared for GOD to answer his prays and made his fields ready for the rain......hmmmmm, I change the previous statement. I will be in onderland by May 17th 2008. I will make this goal!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

New goal to strive for

Lose about 65 pounds and this will be me....much shorter hair.....but this will be me. Forget the past failures and look toward future accomplishments. That is what I am striving for.....

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Nutrition Manager

Met with a nutrition manager today and I am starting a new phase in my life. I am going to consume 2564 calories a day until I start to lose weight then my calories will go down as my weight goes down. Apparently my body is in starvation mode and I am burning the lean muscle I am developing with my strength training exercises. I will eat 6 small meals a day and drink 6 glasses of water. My other water consumption will come from the fruits and vegetables I eat. Complex carbohydrates that are good for me will be at 60%, lean protein will be at 24% and fat will be 16%. More to come as I journey into a new life.....

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

My life in 2008

I can't believe it has been almost 3 months since I posted. A lot has happened in since November 2007. The week before Thanksgiving I was ready to throw in the towel and give up. I went to Diet Doctor who prescribed appetite suppresants and to get my butt moving for 45 mins a day. I didn't do the 45 mins a day......just yet but did follow a plan that had me eating my largest meal in the AM for breakfast and then a light lunch....he wanted me to eat nothing after 1:00 pm and still incorporate 45 mins of movement of some type of exercise a day. I said no way could I not eat after 1:00 but he said I could eat vegtables. Okay....anyone out there have a family who needs to eat? I did and I couldn't be that strick with my plan. Most days I would eat YOAD Golden Garden Vegetable soup. Well the holidays came around and I still lost weight but not huge amounts. I lost 20 lbs in 2 months.

The first of January, well actually December 30th 2007, I joined the YMCA. Did water aerobics my first day to try out the gym. Felt pretty good but my body felt like it weighed a ton when I got out of the water. I then went into the weight room to check it out..... a little intimidating at first but hey, I am paying for a family membership and I need to use my money wisely. I hooked up with a Heatlh Coach Ollie! Amazing man who listened to my goals and put me on a stationary bike until he was free to come and go over an exercise routine. I was on the bike for 30 mins and I was sweating. Ollie came and got me and went through the different weight machines and gave me tips on my form and breathing. Then he started with some really tough questions......when are you going to be working out? I started to make excuses about how my work schedule was with working two jobs and having to take my son to work.....geez.....I don't know. He stated the gym opens at 5:00 am......oh....well, I guess I can make it at 5:00 am and work out for an hour and then be home in time to start my day......Okay, Okay.....I will commit to working out 3 days a week....Monday, Wednesday and Friday @ 5:00 am. Okay, now what about the other days.....geez......I could try to make some water aerobics during the week. Ollie asked me, well what about if you don't make it here for the water aerobics?.....Well, I have a treadmill at home? Okay but it is also okay to take a day or two off from working out. Well, I have been doing the gym Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I have made 4 water aerobic classes and I have lost 2 pounds for the month of January. Ollie!!!!!! It's about body compostion because I have only lost 2 pounds in one month but I have lost 9 inches from various places on my bod! So now.....I am working out everyday...either at the gym, water aerobics or walking on my treadmill. This is a new lifestyle for me. I have since found out the reason for my lack of substantial weight.....not enough eating going on. I am hoping to meet with a nutrition manager at the gym this coming Saturday so I can start to burn fat and develop lean muscle. I am attempting to increase my water consumption by eating more vegetables and drinking more water.
More to come after I meet with the Nutrition Manager.
Weight 12/31/07 231 Waist 40.5
Weight 1/30/08 228 Waist 38