Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Well - I've lost a total of (drumroll please . . .)

18 pounds!  Yes, it is pretty slow - but at least I am losing!!!

I'm going to work especially hard this week to get in at least 30 minutes of activity - EVERY DAY this week.  I have to turn it into a habit.  Plus - the weather is beautiful this week and it is a great time to get some walking in!!

More updates to come . . .

Another pound gone!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Yes, they say slow and steady wins the race - so let's hope that really is the case!  (Ha!  I rhymed!)

I've now lost a total of 17 pounds and I made a few major breakthroughs.

I've finally gotten to the point where I don't feel like I HAVE to have the foods I used to crave.  I'm starting to feel like I can "take them or leave them" which is a HUGE step for me.

I also got in a lot of activity this week.

I love my weekly "support group" and learning about food meetings.  They really help us all keep things in perspective and be supportive of one another.  Plus - the four of us that are left in our class get along really well.

I really want to keep working on my Couch 2 5K program - but it has been raining a LOT - and I'm not one to love running indoors or on a treadmill - I guess I need to get over that.  Just another excuse . . .

For any others out there that are struggling to change your lives and get healthier - don't give up - WE ARE WORTH IT AND WE CAN DO IT!!!


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

So, I started yesterday ..well, eating the way that I am suppose to, don't get me wrong I did eat good last week, but the scale told me otherwise! No, I didn't gain. Which is great!!!! But I didn't lose!

It's not like I don't have anything to lose, its just...I didn't do anything to wear stuff off...stuff. LOL

So, I was sitting here thinking about things. On my Facebook status I put....'I deserve good health, I deserve to be able to play with the kids -- not watch the kids. I am to honor my Lord by taking care of my body, he gave it to me and he can take it away. (time to show him I really do want it.)'. So what does this mean? It means I am kicking it into high gear and losing this 'bad armor'. Its an armor that is hurting my life. So, technically it isn't armor is it? Its like having bad breath I suppose.

I would rather be hiding my house than doing anything -- I am THAT embarrassed of myself. Yes, I said it out loud...sad thing is..my friends know this or knew of it. I am a social person, I love people. I am outgoing -- I am not right now, because....people pick on fat people....they do, ADMIT IT..when you were younger you said something about someone being fat.....I don't believe I said a lot because I was on the bigger side..not like now, but still.

So, here it goes, I am shooting for 7 lbs gone this week...its going to take a lot of work -- but, I do have 4 kids, why am I FAT!? ...or shall I ask..why did I get fat and take so long to lose it?

That is for another day....and honestly, I don't feel like getting into it. I am just saying

I am here..not lost!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Congrats, Beth on your weight loss! Girl! it has been a CRaaazzzzyyy couple of weeks!

My deepest apologies! =)

Our 5-year old came down with the stomach flu about 2 weeks ago, Friday, then the following Monday our 8-year old came down with it! (I was a cheerleader when they would make it to the bathroom, there is a reason I am not a nurse!) So...needless to say between those two and the healthy two..I am below 300! Sad, I said it out loud. But I am! 298 actually.

Life has been so crazy lately, then to top it off I ordered 2 HUGE things of strawberries and 15# of asparagus. I must be insane. So Friday afternoon, after the kids are out of school...I will be making strawberry jam, freeze some and make strawberry shortcake! Yes, I am eating strawberry shortcake.

I figured something out the last couple of weeks....I am human! (who would have thunk it!) But, I make mistakes..I like food, thus the reason I am fat..okay, as the Dr says morbidly obese. But that just makes me feel like a beached whale, so I say we call it....a shrinking fat ball...just for humor sake. Life is too short. If I eat a small bit, I satisfy what I want and get what I crave and I won't fall off the wagon too much.

well...what have you learned the last few weeks?

16 pounds!

I finally got past that horrible 15 pound hurtle.  I've been hovering around the same 1.5 pounds for about 6 weeks.  Stress will do that.

But I crossed over to 16 and I am ready to keep moving DOWN!!!

Oh - and yesterday Mary cut about a pound off of my hair - do you think that is what did it?  ;-)

Have a great Wednesday!

Weigh-in Day & Tuesday with Mary CHALLENGE

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Today is weigh-in day.  And I'm dreading it.  Because the first half of the week was probably the worst I've had since my journey started.  The good thing is - I FINALLY kicked myself in the butt and I've stuck strictly to meal replacements for the past 3 days . . . the bad thing is - it probably won't show up on the scale until next week.

But this is why - on most every Tuesday - I meet with Mary before my meeting.  We talk about our weeks, different things that have worked, our lives, etc.  And she makes me feel better about myself before I have to face the scary scale.

So I will get to see her in a few hours - and I am glad.

ALSO - Mary challenged all of her FaceBook friends this week.  And I am going to share that challenge here with all of you!!

The challenge is:

Do 50 crunches every day for 30 days. 

I just started yesterday - and I knew I was out of practice, because halfway through - my abs were already aching.  (SAD!)

I used my balance ball for my crunches - but you can do yours however you want (except you CANNOT eat 50 potato chips and say you did 50 crunches!!)

So - go forth and conquer that scale or that road or whatever goal you are setting for yourself.

OH - and word has it on the street that we'll soon be getting an update from Jen . . .  STAY TUNED!


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Well - I'm still stuck within those same 15 pounds I've been lingering at for weeks.  And I have no one to blame but myself.  I am learning so many things about how to be successful with health and weight management . . . but knowledge doesn't do anyone any good unless they are willing to USE IT.
I was so upset with myself yesterday - I just wanted to eat everything in sight.  Luckily - I didn't feel too well - so that was a good thing for once, and I didn't!

On the bright side of things - I started two new activities.

1.  I am attempting to train for a 5K.  I'm using the Couch to 5K program.

This program is cool because you learn to jog gradually.  You start out with a warmup of walking and then you alternate between walking 90 seconds and jogging 60 seconds.  My best friend and I did Day 1 and I thought I was going to die - but we did it. 

2.  I started using the Wii program - The Biggest Loser.  So far, I like it.  Some of the things are annoying - but not enough to keep me from using it.  The first day was yoga.  Between that and the run . . . my body HURTS!!

So those are my activity plans for now!  What are your plans to bump up your activity?

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