Friday, January 29, 2010


So up 3lbs today.. I'm chalking it up to heavy workout yesterday and PMS. TOM is in a week, next sat. I'm not going to stress, I'm not going to stress. I really think it has to do with those 2 factors. We'll only see after next week I guess. And after a few months of steady tracking, if my weight always jumps up a bit before TOM. I seem to reacal it does.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Down 20bls since Nov. 9th (notice that includes over Christmas!!) Whoot Whoot... next milestone, 27lbs=10% loss...

That is over 11weeks so that is aprox. 1.8lbs a week!! (my average is usually 1.5lb/week so I'll take the little bit more!
So to get to short term goal (199) it will take aprox.28weeks=Aug/2010
and to get to long term goal (175) it will take aprox. 41 weeks=Nov/Dec 2010

It seems weird to me that I can actually be at goal by Christmas!! Thought I am NOT putting any time line on it, as I know I will have plateaus and what not! It's just nice to know it's possible.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tales from the Scale

So my scale has been doing funny things... remember a little while ago I said how sometimes I'd get on the scale and it would be down, and then I'd adjust it and it would be up again. Well this morning I got on and what did I see? 247.4, I was like "Wow!" so double checking, tired again, again 247.4lbs! Adjust the scale and it was still 247.4. I am a little unsure about accepting this weight. Right after I had breakfast (a bowl of cereal) I weighed again, 250.6... hmmm don't think I age 3lbs of cereal. what ever. After I worked out (hard, sweaty HIIT work out) I weighed 249.0 so that is the weight I am going with today.
So I know what you are thinking.. "GIRL STOP WEIGHING YOUR SELF 5MILLION TIMES A DAY!!!" ha ha I know, I know better, but it was that low # this morning that threw me off, I kept having to check if it was "real". I'll know better tomorrow morning.
Thank you for not chastising me. XOXO

Monday, January 25, 2010


So, another wake up call, though currently I am very awake, but I guess this should help keep me awake.. I just realized that with the last 2 pounds I lost I went from CLASS 2 OBESE (holy CRAP) to Class 1 Obese.

Firstly I'd like to say that I've never considered my self obese, yes overweight, yes fat, etc, but not 'obese'. To learn that I'm actually in (or was just in) the 2nd level of obesity is just, well, gross! and very very unhealthy!

So proud (I guess) to say that I am no longer class 2 obese, but only class 1. Can't wait to get in to the 'overweight' category :)

Saturday, January 23, 2010


That's what I kicked at the gym today, and it felt awesome! I was reading (thru random surf'n the net last night) that listed the best 3 ways to loose fat.

1. Strength training
2. HIIT (High intensity interval training)
3. Cardio

It really made sense to me, so I am tiring to make sure I do some weights when ever I'm at the gym. Today I did a different cardio "routine" I was aiming for a HIIT type work out. I'd walk for 2min (level 3.0 incline, 3.0 speed) and then I did 10.0 incline for 2min, back to 3.0 incline. I did 2 or 3 sets of those. Then I changed up the speed; 1min at 6.0 speed (for me this is a big effort!) and then 3.0 speed until my heart rate recovered, then do another sprint.
I really loved it and it went by fast, I had a good sweat on and felt like I really did something. It was awesome!

Yabba Dabba Dooooooo

Hello 40's... it's been a while, but I've missed you so. You are as inspiring as ever. However I hope our affair is a short one, only a month or two. As there is another I'm starting to fantasize about.. the 30's. Forgive me.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Dinner Out

So we had GNO tonight (girls night out) we went for dinner. I was nervous as this is where temptation gets me usually! So I passed on appetizers, even though someone wanted to split the calamari with me, which I LOVE. I ordered the grilled salmon, said no to the rice, doubled my veggies, and cancelled the sauce that was to come with the salmon. Guess what, it was still very good! Any meal I don't have to cook for my self is yummy! I think it also tasted good as there was no guilt with it. I had a nibble (1) of someones popcorn shrimp. And tried a 1/2 a ravioli of someone else's.
It's funny, I feel quite proud of myself. lol!

Almost There...

the 40's that is... maybe tomorrow...

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


So these are some thoughts i've been having.

*When I start working out, feeling great, I think I am look'n good, I feel like i'm slimmer than I am. Then I get a glimps in the mirror and YIKES. I get disheartened to see that I am the same. Which really should be no big surprize as i've only lost a minimal amount of weight so far. And lets face it, I do weigh 250lbs. No matter how tall I am, I can't 'carry that well'. I have to constantly remind myself that it will take a while, probably a good year + to get to goal (170's). That after 1-2 weeks of working out I am not instantly going to have a ripped, hot body.

*I love chocolate, I can not live with out chocolate. So I will need to learn to 'pace' myself with this delectable treat.

*It's hard being a SAHM.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Friends are Fabulous!

So this past Saturday I have a very dear friend of mine come visit. She lives& works in Africa... sooo I don't see her to often. She gets home 2x a year. Home for her is actually 5h drive from me but she made that drive and came to visit me! She's one of those friends that you can go how ever long with out talking/seeing and then when you do see them, it's like you've never spent a day apart. I love her like she was sister. It was so good to see her and just have some girlfriend time!

Ok so I know that had nothing to do with weight loss, but just had to share. On to weight loss stuff...

I road my bike at home for 16min. I find it way easier with shoes on. Not sure why I thought it would be good to go shoe-less in the first place. I also hit the gym today. Hubby's on days off so I was able to go kid-less which is nice. Even though they go in the child care it was nice not to have to deal with the drop off/pick up thing. I did 45min walking on the treadmill (but at a level that made me sweat and have a target heart rate) and then I did 15min of various upper body weights. Felt pretty good if I do say so! I have plans to hit the gym again tomorrow. Love it!

Friday, January 15, 2010

It's all Coming Back to Me...

What you ask... several things;

1) that the week after my period is the prime week for me to drop poundage. That's why this week the #'s are very much in my favor, after this week, the next three, it's not so easy/fast.

2) that good, wholesome, pure food really does taste amazing and better than anything processed. I find I am naturally gravitating toward food in it's simplest form. For breakfast I made a big fruit salad (oranges, grapefruits, banana's, strawberries) the kids and I loved it. We had some yogurt with it too! My favorite lunch right now is a pita pizza. You take a whole wheat pita, spread a little BBQ sauce on the bottom, add thin sliced peppers, onions, yesterday I then added some frozen shrimp pieces I had and top with lf mozzarella cheese, cook under the broiler for about 5min, sooo Good!!!!

3) it feels amazing to exercise and move your body. It feels great for your body and for your mind. It's very therapeutic. VERY.

4) I think I am doing better by not setting any goals.. for now. I feel less pressure. I'm just doing the right thing day by day. I am having little nibbles of 'favorites' (chocolate) and am satisfied with the few bites I get, and I have no guilt about it. I'm very much and all or nothing girl when it comes to weight loss and I think that's where I've had problems before. I'd get so frustrated and mad at my self for not staying 100% on plan, I'd get in a downward cycle.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Yup, that's what i've lost so far. I guess since Nov 9th ish. So that averages out to about 1.5lbs a week, which is were I always seem to settle out with weight loss. It would be nice to be loosing a bit more, bit faster, seems I am *big* and all.. but I'll take what I can get. and given that was over Christmas/New Years, i'd say pretty good!
I am really itching to get out of the 50's.. it's time. I also need to get with a program (points, core, calorie counting etc) and stick with it. I'm not doing anything right now but "making better choices" and really watching my carb intake. I feel i'd have better results if I was following a program, but finding it difficult to get with it.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Guess What I Did Today...

Yes, I set foot in my local gym. First time in a while (prob 1.5y!!) I stopped going for a couple reasons
a)2 summers ago I attempted to run a 5k, failed miserably, went on vacation afterwards, and this was the start to a HUGE downward spiral for myself.
b)it's expensive with 3 kid... they do offer child minding, but with 2-3 kids in it, it adds up. Today my bill was $15 (for my pass and child minding) so do that 2-3X a week equals about $120-$180 a month, which is kinda a lot for a 1 income family.

But I'm going to crunch #'s and see what I can come up with. If I go while 1 child is in Pre-School then I only have to pay for 2 kids, and if I get a 4m-1y pass it's cheaper, but then there is the inital cost as well.

Anyways it felt good, I walked on the treadmill for 30min at an incline and got a good sweat on. Then I did 10min on the eliptial mch. I really don't like eliptials, I feel like they don't really do anything.. but they only had 1 upright bike at the moment ( read some sign about more being on order). So it felt really great to sweat, and i've booked my kids in to child minding on thurs so well see if we can make it a twice this week thing.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Mental Health Day.. Sort of

So hubby is away working.. has been since last Sunday.. for those that don't know, I am a SAHM of 3 kids, 4,3,1 and well it's alot of work! Exp. when hubby is away working! So I did a little road trip to my friends house, she lives about 2.5h from me. She has 3 young kids at home too! So really it wasn't much of a "break" but nice to have some girl time! One thing we did (it was even my idea!!) was go to her gym. They have child minding and I thought it would be a good way to get some grown up time in + doing something good for us (she has about 15lbs of baby weight left to lose). I'm proud to say I rode the bike for 30min and got a good sweat on! Then I rode the sit down bike and chatted with her for another 15min, but it wasn't really a 'work out' but I guess we were moving, so it count for something.
My cycle is due to start any day so I'm hoping that's why my weight is not changing.. so we'll see in a week or so.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Mean Scale...

Eating treats while watching the Biggest Loser is like.... I don't know.. it's just bad! I don't know why but last night I was just craving a treat so bad. I tried to combat it with a bowl of mini-wheat cereal.. but it didn't work, so off to my baking stash I go.. skor bits and chocolate chips. It did totally hit the spot, but still, why do we have such strong cravings? Anyways I didn't dwell on it, just moved on.

On another note, my scale likes to play tricks on me... once in a while I get on it and am like "Holy Crap"!! like a couple weeks ago when it was 251. I mean I would love to believe it, but you know how you can just "tell" when it's not your true weight. The next time it did that, I got off and re-positioned it and it went back to "normal" 254-255 range. Weird. So this morning I hop on it, and what do I see? 250.0, 249.8, 250.4... ummm I'd love to be that, but I can tell in my body I'm not. + I doubt I drooped 4lbs in one day. So I re-position the scale, wipe the "feet" with my finger and hop back on... 254.4, 254.6. 255... Why would it tease me like that in the beginning? Mean scale.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Funny Thing...

Since New Years Eve, I have been off the wagon BIG TIME. So I get on the scale this morning (after encouraging another blogger I'd feel hypocritical if I didn't follow my preaching) and low and behold... i have not gained weight!!??? (check out my daily weigh in on the side bar)

So off to the grocery store to stock up on good foods. I think I'm going to do a version of core/clean eating. I've tried several times to start doing points, but just wasn't working for me yet. I also watched Dr. Oz's "diet" yesterday and quite liked his recommendations a quick synopsis of what they were:
Top 5 foods NOT to eat:
1) simple sugar
2) syrups
3) white flours
4) trans fats
5) saturated fats

measure your waist (should not be more than 1/2 your height) eat off a 9" dinner plate, automate your meals, 10'000 steps a day... etc.

ok it's getting late and I need to get this day started :)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

He He He...

Sooooo 251 didn't last long. The next day it was back up to 254 something and then New Years Eve happened, I put on a spread for a few friends... and there were left overs.. and well.. I'm sitting around 256 right now. WHOOOPS. Funny the past 3 New Years i've been 250 (well this year i'm 5lbs over. But in between those times I've been any where from 218 to 268... funny how that works, by New Years I manage to get back (up or down) to 250...

Happy New Year all!!! Will this be the year? I bet you and me hope so... It's in our hands, and we can make a significant change in one year... can we do it? YES Will we do it? yes.. (hopefully).