Sunday, July 22, 2012

Weigh In 7/22/12 BRING IT

So I set this goal that I want to reach 170 by Aug 2nd.  That was last week when I weighed in at 177.  This weeks weigh in and I am at 174.8  that is 2.9 pounds lost this week.  I am so HAPPY.  I still have 10 days till my goal.  Will I reach it I don't know.  but I am really happy with that number.  Even more so since I haven't tallied my points for 2 weeks.   Two days ago I started Green Coffee Extract.  We will see where that takes me.  I also only got to the gym 2 days and didn't do elliptical all week.  so a 2.9 loss is GREAT (though I did set up a garage sale and that was lifting and stairs.  Also kept me busy and not eating)

This week I will only get 2 days of pump in.  maybe some elliptical and i think Sam and I will head to the beach a day or 2.

Also my sister informs me that I now weigh less than her.  I never thought that would happen.  ;)

I need to loose as much as i can cuz we are going to IL Aug 2nd and as we all know there are no points in Dekalb. :)

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Green Coffee Extract

I stumbled on this by accident.  I went to msnbc to look for info on the CO shooting at Batman movie and saw a link to Dr. Oz and talking about Green Coffee Extract.  Now I am not a fan of Dr. Oz.  The man contradicts himself a lot.  What is bad for you one day is good for you the next and vise versa.  So I went with what he said and looked up more information on it.  From what I seen and results from reviews on the shopping sites, this looks promising.  Basically what it does is prevent the release of glucose in the blood stream and with that the body uses energy from the fat instead.  It also may aid in heating up the body which will melt the fat.   From the Dr. Oz video, he tested it on 2 women.  The women didn't change anything in their life style.  One women lost 2# and one lost 6#.  in FIVE DAYS....I have seen on some of the reviews where one person lost 1# a day.  So I guess we will see what happens to me.  I also have been taking other vitamins,  Cinnamon for curbing the sugar eating, K2 for my varicose veins, CLA for metabolism, a pill for my hair and skin,  B12 for metabolism.  Add to that Phase 2 for minimizing the carbs.  I just started GCE today.  so i don't think i will have any instant result on Sunday.  But I have been doing great this week food and fitness wise so we shall see what is up with my loss.  I have 12 days, I want to be as close to 170 as i can

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta

4 tbsp crumbled bacon (I used the stuff from the salad dressing aisle)
2tsp minced garlic
1pkg ranch mix
1 can Healthy Request Cream of Chicken (better than 98% fat free b/c sodium is low too and it's already a salty dish)
1c fat free sour cream
1/2c skim milk
12oz whole wheat pasta (I used Rotini, but rigatoni or ziti would work well) (don't need to be whole wheat all the same points) 
18oz boneless/skinless breasts (i put a couple of breasts in slow cooker with some broth and garlic) 

  1. Combine bacon, garlic, ranch mix, soup, sour cream, and milk in saucepan until a thick sauce.
  2. Bake chicken until done and then slice into strips (or cheat and use Tyson LOL)
  3. Cook pasta as directed.  *Instructions say to top pasta with chicken then sauce, but I just mixed it all together first and I liked it better that way.  
Makes 6 servings
400 calories     5.5g of fat     9 WW+ points 

Weigh In 6-24-12

I am up again.  gained 1.1 pounds.  Weight Watchers says that it is ok, gaining here and there is ok.  in the past I have been ok with gains.  This time I don't like it.  probably cuz i don't understand why.  All the other gains I got it.  But this time i didn't get it.  I was working out like mad (well not mad but daily.  I was tracking my points except the cake...i don't know what the points were on that but my Fitness points would have taken care of that and even if they didn't i had the 49 weekly.  but yet still I gained.   At least I am at a point where it frustrates me to go forward and not at the beginning where you get frustrated and quit.

On a good note, my dog groomer says she notices that I am a lot happier lately.  So i guess the loss isn't only physical.

In hopes to pick me up i ordered new workout shoes.  I hope they fit, i had to order online but i got the same size i have now and they are the same brand name.  I love skechers.

Still kicking around if i want to try step.  maybe i need to add a little more cardio to the mix.  I still need to check out classes for Tuesdays and Thursdays.  I heard though that Christine is teaching W.F on Thursday so maybe i will head back to the pool.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Just a little Bump

I have hit a frump.  The scale is NOT my friend.  I been working out.  Watching what I eat.  Even if I did miss something on my pointing, my fitness points would take care of that.  I earn about 50 of those a week.  But yet the scale is telling me lies.  And no they aren't sweet.  I even changed the battery to see if it would say something else.  I just am in a frump.  It don't help that I go to change my cloths or try on something in the store and see my flabby body.  I am ok when clothed but naked...ugh.  The loose skin and giggle is bugging me.  I can't do anything about that.  Dh won't even discuss plastic surgery until I hit goal.  Except his goal and my goal are two different things.  He wants me to be 110.  I keep telling him that I will never be that.  I have had 3 kids.  My body type isn't like that.  I have Buska Thighs, I would be happy with 140-150.  if I hit that...then have plastic surgery that will take off probably another 10-15 pounds..  So that means I have 40pound to go.  (not 60 like he says)  But that is if the scale starts to move.  I think though I want to look and make an appointment for a consultation with a surgeon to just see what we are looking at and the cost.  Dh says if I get there he will totally pay for it.  I so don't know why I am in this frump.  I mean seriously.  I went into Kohls the other day looking for a exercise bra. No luck so I bought a dress instead.  I love the dress.  I LOVE IT.  The best thing is it is a Large.  not an XL and not an XXL.  But I just want smaller boobs.  I don't know how women do it.  You know the ones that get implants to be BIG.  Why?  I don't want to go uber small but a D would be good.  Just so i can go in the store and buy a bra off the rack and not have to special order and hope it fits.    I am also upset cuz my sister bought me a Victoria Secret bra as a gift and I was so excited but it don't fit right.  I hate my boobs.  I hate my belly.  I hate my butt and thighs.  I did finally get through the squat track without stopping.  I am proud of that.  Anyway, I am just in a frump this week.   Here is hoping Sunday weigh in the scale is good to me and that next week i feel better.  Maybe i should start taking that St. Johns wart too

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Weigh In Day 5-27-12 SEVENTY POUNDS

I did it.  I am now at 70 pound loss.  I lost 1.8 pounds this week and am currently at 181 (Even) i didn't get to under 180 yet, but I am close.  Today was suppose to be splurge day but I really don't have anything to splurge ON.  I can't make brownies out of eggs, no cookies that are screaming EAT ME.  I guess i could have mac and cheese later if that hit.  maybe I will wait till tomorrow and splurge on Chinese with my Niece.

My wrists are looking so skinny.  I wish my legs would start to look like that.  but they are still flabby and gross.  I know they are smaller cuz my pants size keeps going down but they are still yucky looking.  My belly looks like a deflated balloon.

I am still doing Pump 3x a week.  Tuesday workout is still up in the air.  I do elliptical when ever I find a moment.  Yesterday I did elliptical while dh slept and watched Revenge on the Ipad.  that way he can't hear it. but right now it is rough cuz i can't put my hair up due to the keratin complex treatment that I had done.  but tomorrow at 2:30 I can put it up out of my face.  :)

What is hard for me is to not be judgmental.  I don't mean to be.  I know when i was larger I had the thinking of "I am ok, I feel good, I don't let this weight stop me"  But now that I am lighter, I think "i feel so much better, I am loving cloths shopping. I can do so much more"  I want others to feel like I feel like I feel.  I feel bad that people think they need to settle or they need to diet.  Diets is a failure.  Every time someone says "Oh you are doing the Weight Watcher Diet"  I have to correct them.  It isn't a diet.  it is a life style change.  I am not dieting.  I am eating a lot of the foods i always did but I am just making them lighter but using light cheese, low fat butter.  and such.  I am still having pizza, I am still having taco,  I am still having most the things I use to, just now in moderation.  I am conscious of what I am eating and making a better choice.  Some days it is hard and some days it is soooooo simple.  If I want something over points, i workout to earn it.  It is a balance.  Just take it one day at a time and you will be amazed at what you can accomplish

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Color Run 5K

Can you believe I am actually thinking of doing a 5K run?  I know huh.  Ok it will be more of a run/walk cuz as some of you know and those of you that don't...I DON"T LIKE TO RUN FOR FUN.  LOL  I have a large endowment in the front and anytime i do run (even when i was in school)  I get stitches in the side.  But since this is a FUN run.  There is no time to beat and we can walk it if we want.

For those of you who don't know what a Color Run is...It is a 5K Run for Fun thing, where you start out and run through 3-4 color stations on the way where people pelt  you with colored dust.  By the end you look did they put it. "they end looking like they fell into a Willy Wonka… tie dyed… vat of colored goodness."

You can learn more about the color run here THE COLOR RUN

I have a year to start to work on my running.  like i said i don't plan on running the whole thing but i would like to run some of it

Weigh In Day 5/20/12

Well here we are again, another week, another weigh in.  So this week i lost 1.1 pounds.  not the 2 I was going for but a loss is a loss.  Two pounds you say, why?  Well I was trying to lose 2 because my sister lost 2 and I am trying to catch up to her.  But when you think of where I started and she started (lighter than me)  Being that I am so close to her weight is amazing.

I still look at my hands when I am driving and wonder when they got so skinny.   A lady at Pump class who hasn't been in awhile said I look slimmer.  I love that cuz I haven't been loosing a lot of weight but to know that my workout is still thinning me out is good.  Now if it would thin out my legs cuz they are still lumpy and gross.  Dh asked me the other day how you go about find a good plastic surgion.  I told him the doctor says you just have to ask around.  I am sure I could get some idea from asking at the doctor office where to look.  I told him that the insurance won't cover that.  He told me that is ok, that he will pay for it.  I know I am going to have to get my boobs lifted and a tummy tuck.  Both are currently looking like deflated balloons.  But this is all still over a year away.  I need to first loose the 40# for me to hit my goal.   Then they will want to way a year from that time to see where my skin is going.  I guess you can have a leg lift too.  But I just looked at some pictures. The after still don't look good but 95% of the people had Gastric bypass which means they lost fast and it didn't give their skin time to bounce back.  I also would love my arms done but first is boobs, tummy and legs.  I know I am thinking a head of myself.  if i had to choose which one first it would be legs.  Tummy i can hide in shirts.  Boobs i can roll up into a bra.  Legs are there and while in the winter you can hide them in pants, summer is swimming and shorts. (well i don't wear shorts i do capris.

One thing I noticed with weight loss is your confidence is higher.   Sure i am still shy but i talk to more and more people.

Update on Hubby, he is currently at 220#.  He started at 275.  So he practically lost the same as me but the sad part is, HE DON"T EXERCISE.  yeah at the beginning he did but now he does nothing.  I hate it cuz I bust my butt every week.  BUT he is just loosing, I am building muscle and thinning out so I am loosing more inches then him.  I keep saying he can come to pump class with me, go to the gym.  it would only cost $10 more for him to be added on.  But i know if he goes to Pump with me he will want to start at the weight I am at and then he will get frustrated cuz he won't be able to lift it.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Been awhile...sorry

I am not to fond of this new set up on blogger.  Sunday was weigh in.  I am down 1.5 pounds.  I am at 183.9.  i have 4 pounds to go till i reach the next mini goal of under 180.  I have 5 pounds to go till i reach my sister.  :)  I am still chugging a long.  Some days are good and some days are harder.  Water Fitness is on the back burner until they hire a different instructor.  Edna is just too slow for me.    This Thursday I am going to check out the Tight and Tone class.  I also been taking small trips on my bike.
I went for a consult for my Varicose veins.  He recommends this procedure...
Ambulatory phlebectomy. With ambulatory phlebectomy (AM-byoo-luh-TOHR-ee fluh-BEHK-toh-mee), tiny cuts are made in the skin, and hooks are used to pull the vein out of the leg. Only the parts of your leg that are being pricked will be numbed with anesthesia. The vein is usually removed in 1 treatment. Very large varicose veins can be removed with this treatment while leaving only very small scars. Patients can return to normal activity the day after treatment. Possible side effects of the treatment include slight bruising and temporary numbness.
First I have to see how much it will cost.  Then if that is in the books I am thinking of doing it in the fall since the doctor said i would have to wear compression stocking for a bit after the procedure.  and  those aren't attractive with shorts :)

The other thing on my mind is that I have a bit of followers on here.  There are quite a few people who I have become roll model to.  This is new to me.  I am not use to be followed.  I always was the follower.  This is strange to me.   But it also makes you feel strange.  You have to be on your toes, you can't F up.  No falling off the wagon,  If i gain it can't be by much and it makes the need to loose that much greater cuz people are looking to you as inspiration, as someone to say "look if Leah can do this, I can too"  Don't get me wrong, this is good cuz it keeps me motivated and on track.  Some people say that it isn't good to compete but i do well with competion.  Right now my compition is my sister.  I am trying to reach her.  Like i said above, i am 5lbs away.  This is also good for her cuz she can feel me breathing down her neck and it give her motivation to go. (though her motivation isn't as strong as mine :)  So find what works for you and go with it.  Find a partner to diet with.  Find online friends to push you.  Find a workout that works for you.  Fit a workout in as best you can.  My little sister has that problem fitting a workout in for her.  I know she could if she tried.  Make time for YOU.  I started this journey with my husband.  We have lost the amount of a small person (over 100# together.)  My husband lost his way, yes he is still loosing but he stopped working out.  he would probably be farther if he kept it up but what can we do.  He is still loosing (it sucks though cuz i workout like a crazy person and he sits on his butt)  But if it wasn't for him pushing, i would still be where i was.  if it wasn't for me pushing him, he would have gave up.  So find your partner, find your muse.  You didn't get this way alone, You won't get skinny alone either.  Start small...and you will end up going big

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Weigh In 4/29/12

Long time no blog.  yep it's been awhile since you have last seen me.  Every time i have thought about blogging I have been on the wrong computer.  Not that I can't blog from my husband's computer but his font on his computer is so SMALL.  Of course now that I am on the new blogger set up (don't like it right now) it is way small also.  Ok first my weigh in from last week.  I lost 2 lbs last week.  The scale showed me 184.  Whoo hooo.  This week though I am back up to 187 with a 3lb gain but the good news on that is it is because Aunt Flow is visiting (at least it better be) cuz if not I don't know what would be the cause as I have been watching my points, doing my workouts.  Yes even using some of my activity points.  I have been being a good girl all week.  Splurge day though isn't as fun.  I find myself still not wanting to eat what ever I want.  Still thinking, "no I can't have that" The morning is fine, but the evening when i figure the points and realize that i don't have enuf points for dinner is when i worry.  Right now I am sitting at 14 points.  I would love to have some mac and cheese today but i don't think that is going to happen.

on the good news front.  I bought a bike.  but i need a different bigger seat cuz man that seat hurts my bum.  Bad new is my water fitness instructor is leaving.  I already know that Tuesday is going to be replaced with Edna.  Edna is too slow for me.  All the other ladies like her and her quirkyness but for me she is not enuf aerobic.  So my choices are Turbo Kick, Tight and Tone or not going to the gym and just going for a bike ride. (or I can do an additional pump class in the late afternoon but i rather keep it to the am.  I guess I will sit in on both classes and see.  I would like something Aerobic.  Thursday's swim instructor is still unknown.  Currently Mia is teaching till the 8th.  Edna is on vacay.

There was more i wanted to chit chat about but i don't off hand remember what that was right now.  so I guess this is me signing off.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Weigh In Day 4/15/2012

Well I decided to make Sunday my new weigh in day. Usually after weigh in I have a splurge day but it was ending up that I was splurging not only Sat but Sunday as well and then I was playing catch up all week. So now with weigh in on Sunday, I am watching what i eat Sat cuz I know I am weighing in Sun and then splurge day is Sunday so that I am only catching up for Sun and not the whole weekend. Monday is back to the gym and watching my point.

So Drum Roll. this week I am at 186.5. Last Weekend i was 187.8. I know i didn't blog about it or even log it on Weight Watchers. so I am down just over 1lb. but I was also broken this week so i don't know if that has anything to do. I am just happy to be below 187 cuz it seems i just couldn't get below that number. i have 6.5 pounds till my next mini goal of 180.

One good thing about us not doing the main stream holidays is that I am not competing with the easter candy in the house. Ok yes i bought some m&m's but i didn't touch them till yesterday and that was only cuz Sam opened them.

I am looking into possibly getting a bike. it has been years since i rode a bike. Also my Water Fitness instructor is moving and that will leave tues and thursday without something to do unless of course they replace her with someone decent. if it is going to be Edna or Sue then i guess i will have to move on to W.F. To what i don't know. there are 2 land class i might look into.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tips and Tricks to Weight Loss

Here are some Tips and Tricks I have come to figure out in My journey to the incredible Shrinking me. I hope you find them useful. I will add to this frequently

Fiber Bars - They are a good replacement for Candy bars. They are great to keep in your purse or car for when the urge to munch is great and the temptation to buy that candy bar in the check out line is GREAT. My favorite brand is Kelloggs' I love the chocolate peanut butter, coconut and caramel, chocolate chip, and the dark chocolate and almond.

Light Cheese (NOT fat free) - this is a staple in my house and I am always buying when the deals are good. While yes, real cheese is great, these work just fine. They are usually 1pt per 1/4 cup where as the regular cheese is like 3pts. Big difference when you only are getting 26-29pts a day.

Light Sour Cream (again NOT fat free ewww) this is just as good as regular, just 1pt per serving. with this you can make your own veggie dip and have a great addition to the Zero Point veggies ( this is if you need dip for your veggies, I don't) This is also good for potatoes and tacos and well anything you would use sour cream in.

Sara Lee Delight Bread products. These are AWESOME. Yes the slice bread is a little on the sweet side but at 1pt per slice of bread (or 2pts for English muffin and buns) This is great. Even the Sara Lee Whole grain original English muffin is only 3 pts.

Little metal dip cups - if you didn't know these are 1/4 of a cup. or 4 tablespoons. These little cups were essential in the beginning cuz when I would measure my cheese I would use the cup, salad dressing, half of a cup was 2 tablespoons. These things are not just for ketchup for dipping.

Light Mayo (i prefer Kraft) This stuff is a good substitute for the real thing. It also comes in handy when making say Tarter Sauce. I make my own Tarter but chopping up pickles, onion, carrots, and capers and putting it in light mayo with a dash of either pickle juice or lemon juice. Let it steep in the frig for a bit and Wahlah Tarter Sauce that is way better than the Jar and only 1pt per serving.

Frozen Weight Loss Meals. My fave brand is Lean Cuisine and each one has points on them. next comes Weight Watchers. Healthy Choice not so much though there is a couple that are good. My tip to these to make them go farther is adding a little extra light cheese to it, extra Broccoli. Adding some extra shrimp if your meal has shrimp. or just having a Salad with it.

Salads - ah these make things go farther. I can have my slice of pizza with a Salad and be ok. Kid want McD's , I get a Salad and their apples. (though don't use all the French dressing, it is 4pts a bag).

Donuts- Want a donut. best way around that is get your kids one, ask for a bite and then walk away. I have found a bite, curbs that urg and since your children are going to only share a bite your temptation to eat the whole damn thing is gone.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Weigh In day 3/31/12

Well another day another pound or 1.6 pounds :) I am now down to 186.2. According to Lily Slim Ticker i have lost SIXTY SIX pounds. wow that is HUGE. I have 46 more to go.

This last week while i didn't really track my food, i did exercise like MAD. I did pump 3 days, Water fitness 2 days and elliptical for 40min every day M-F. I am not sure what is going to happen fitness wise. Mia my Water Fitness instructor is moving. So I won't know what is going to happen till I find out who is replacing her. If it is Edna or Sue, I won't be going to Water Fitness anymore. I do not like their teachings. if it is Sheryl then YES. Or maybe they will get a new person. Then it will be wait and see. I have a choice of 2 land classes. Those are Tight and tone - Mix your cardio and muscle training and see the results. We'll get your heart rate up and build your body at the same time. Primary focus is on core and glute toning and strengthing or Turbo Kick - practic your boxing punches and martial art kicks to an aerobic pace. This will get your heart pumping and your mind working. I guess I will have to decide if it comes to that.

This next week I don't know what it will bring. I am out of African Mango. I am not sure if dh ordered me the one i put in my wish list. But i guess it is good that i am off it. it will tell me if that munching urge that is minimized is really from the A.M. cuz if it comes back with me off. then i know that A.M. is working. The A.M. i picked also has phase 2 in it and something called phase 3 to help with sugar absorbtion. But that would save me from having to take 3 pills, also i just have to remember to take it 15min before lunch and dinner instead of 30min before breakfest and lunch. And it will save money cuz the phase 2 will last longer (i will still have to purchase it for dh)

As for dh, he lost some but now is back to yo yo'ing the 2#. but every once and while he will loose some and keep it off. He isn't exercising anymore though and just is sort of watching what he eats and taking phase 2. He just doesn't have the motivation that I do. I mean if you are going to be sitting up in bed watching tv couldn't you take 30min out of that time and pop on the elliptical, After all it is right there. you can watch tv at the same time.

.next week I don't know will bring. I have to get my workout in as much as I can beginning of the week. as kids have a half day and then are off Friday and Monday. Thank goodness we have an elliptical machine in the house. I also have some of the music from pump so i could do some bicepts and squats and shoulders if i need to . My motivation is loosing weight, feeling good, fitting in cloths and YOU. I know there are quite of few of you who joined WW becuz of how I am doing on it and that is AWESOME. If you need any advice, tips or anything. leave me a message. If I know you from my mommy groups, feel free to PM me on face book and i will share my cell number and you can text me anytime. if it wasn't for friends and family to help me through some back slips I don't know what i would do. I also have a group on facebook i could add you to, we are called the apple bottom girls. it is a small group and some members aren't very active. sometimes i feel like I am talking to myself. I know my sisters and niece post some. PM me and I will add you to that if you want.

Well bloggers, thanks for listening

Oh I think when I hit 70Lbs loss I will do a give away. I am still figuring that out but I think it might be a set of greeting cards, I wish i would have thought of this when i ordered that WW calculator and ordered a second. Maybe I will think of something big when i hit my goal

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Today is a rough day

I am just having a bad day today. Yesterday I couldn't stop eating chocolate cover peanuts. Even though my tummy felt icky I kept saying "one more bite, just one more". This a.m. I woke to a feeling of dread. I am sick of working out, I am sick of watching what I eat, I am sick of feeling guilty when I do eat something I know I shouldn't or too much of something. But it don't stop there. I am sick of getting up early, getting the kids ready, making them lunches. I basically just sick of the day in and day out. I know I have it easy compared to some but today is just a day where I want to do what I want, be where I want. and just not have a care in the world. But sadly it isn't so. I got up with the kids, got them ready for school, lunches made, kids dropped off (on time for once) then I came back home, took the trash out, sat on the computer for a little bit. Got dressed for the gym and then headed off to Body Pump. After I stopped at the store cuz we were out of trash bags, I couldn't remember the thing I wanted to pick up. I just remembered though...hopefully Sam won't remember I said I would get her a liquid pencil. I made myself lunch, sat down watch Secret Circle while I ate. Got laundry loaded and washing. dishwasher unloaded and reloaded. Now I sit here and have 40min before I have to head out and pick the little brats....oops I mean Angels up from school.

I realized that I am almost out of African Mango. I am not sure if I want to continue on with the one I have or do I want to look for one that is cheaper. $44 is a little steep to spend monthly. But there are so many brands out there. Some reviews are great and some aren't so great. It is so hard to decide. Then there is one that has both phase 2 and phase 3 in it. for $44 that would eliminate my phase 2 that i am taking now and i can have it in one pill. Maybe I will try that one. Amazon has it for $39 so i guess not to bad. but I will have to change my pill taking. as the instruction are different. says 15 min before 2 meals . huh?

Anyway, more on today. today is just a munching type day. i want cookies, i want chocolate, I want CAKE. I also don't like the numbers on the scale. i really need to buckle down and watch what i eat again. I been slacking

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Weigh In 3-25-12

Well I am back to where i was 2 weeks ago. 187 Lost 1.1 pounds this week. So lets keep this momentum. I am not sure if I want to continue with the African Mango. I am kinda on the fence. it is kinda pricey at $44. but it is keeping my munching in check. (for the most part) but loss wise I am not seeing a HUGE increase in pounds like it said. Of course it also said to follow some cleanse diet but even so, I am thinking i should be at 14# loss (which is half of what they said i could loose) and I am not. Maybe I will give it one more month. Though I have to wonder that if i wasn't on the A.M. would I have gained more when I went on Vacation cuz really i did eat A LOT of sweets. A LOT. and to have a 2# gain isn't too shabby and even barely exercising for that week and some days. I am still taking the phase 2 when i remember. I take it in for lunch and dinner. I will be continuing that. Dh is also down and he isn't exercising but is taking the phase 2. he is down to 225. (he was 275)

This week i bought some new capri's I barely have any summer cloths and we are getting and early spring. I got 16's. though they are little on the snugger side, not so much that i feel like a squished sausage. but they didn't have any capri's in 18's. I don't know where women shop for things like that cuz i saw none in Kohls. but that is ok. in a month i am hoping that they will loosen cuz i will loose more weight. Dh is now down 2 pants sizes too. Target though is a joke when it comes to cloths for women. I tried on a pair of 18's and they barely went on. That and they have layering tanks for $9 when i can go to Walmart and get tanks for $3.88. and they even have patterns. I got an uber comfy tank dress from Old Navy. (wish they had some patterns or other colors) I got black and i think I will get some cute scarfs. or maybe if it cheaper just get some small bits of fabric. to tie around the waist and maybe even some of those tanks from Walmart (i already got a couple)

I know some of my fb friends and some family are doing WW too. I am so excited to see everyone sticking to this new life style change. it isn't a diet. Even though i am not religiously counting my points anymore I am very aware of what I am eating. sticking to servings and I am very good and guessing what a half a cup is. You will get there too. the hard part was cutting back on carbs. I love carbs.

I am going to make a separate post later when i have more times of some of the tips i found work well when trying to get around things like the candy bar craving.

Keep up the good work ladies (and men) we can do this. If you started a weight loss blog, let me know, i would love to follow along. if you haven't. you should, it is nice to have a place to chat and let your feeling and struggles known.

thanks for being my follower

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Just some Wednesday thoughts

I been rocking the fitness this week. it is day 3 and i have already worked out 7x's. I did Pump and Elliptical monday, Water fitness and elliptical Tuesday and today i did Pump, elliptical and a 30min walk around the schools. I also did a little walk on Tuesday but really it was so short it was more of a stretch. Today was a good food day. Well except that peanut butter thing but i had the hiccups and only thing that i know that cures those instantly is peanut butter on a spoon. if it wasn't for the hiccups i wouldn't have had the pb.

I really need to be on track with what I eat. normally I am good but since being gone for that weekend i find it hard to break that munching trend i did that weekend. URG!

My husband try and try as he might just yo yo's up and down. If he put thought into it he would loose but he stopped working out (good thing we got a fitness machine we both use and I am still using it) he says he watches what he eats but either he is eating too much or eating not enuf. I do know for a FACT that while he may stay in his points zone, he isn't making wise choices. When I go up, i know why. I went up from my vacay, i know why. I am not candy coating what happened. He gets frustrated with some gain and then turns around and say eats left over toasted ravioli from olive garden. I gain, what do i do, try and curb the munching, eat more fresh veggies and salad and work out like a crazy person. Do you see the difference?

This Friday though i am going to skip pump and do a little retail therapy. We are having an early spring (some days it feels like summer) and I am short on a few essentials. Capri's and cute summer dresses. ( i don't wear shorts as my legs still look gross, flabby hanging skin) So i am on the hunt for a few of these items, Target, old navy and Kohls are my destination. Also i need to go to Joann's for some card stock. I am finding I enjoy cloths shopping now. I use to hate it so. my bff could tell you that. Every time she would say she was going shopping i would roll my eye. I hated it. I hated shopping in plus size, i hated not finding pants that are petite and large. and if you did you looks funny in them. I hated it all. but now i am all for buying a cute shirt or pants. I even had to dart in the one loan Capri's i own becuz the waist was to wide. Who would have thought i would be darting in my own pants. But I inherited the Buska butt and thighs. it is what it is. I have a think waist though. Good thing that things like the J-lo butt is in hey. :)

Well i suppose i should get going. busy day tomorrow. Water fitness and Doctor appointment. May or may not tweak my non birth control birth control. stupid other pills cause my libido to be uber uber low.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Long time no post huh

Well 2 weigh ins came and gone. one i missed due to not having a scale with me (who brings a scale to a hotel hey) So my numbers this week are....da da da dum...I gained 1.9 pounds. am i shocked NOPE, am i disappointed NOPE. do i know why YEP. But considering what happened I am amazed I gained so little.

What happened...I went on vacay :) (well kinda) I hadn't exercised as in gym or elliptical since i think Tuesday March 6..I think...lets just say

it has been awhile. I did go in the pool for some fun swimming on Saturday march 10th. I also unloaded and loaded my car of scrap
crap (can we say HEAVY) so i did some heavy lifting. Also when we were at the hotel i took the stairs anytime I could and our room was on the 4th floor. We also walked to lunch and dinner instead of driving. So I got some workout in there. But food wise that weekend. OMG did I eat so many sweets. I had 7 layer bars (if you haven't had these OMG, one piece has got to be 6 pts) I had a ton of those. Then our Hostess with the mostest made these pink slippers. they are nutter butter cookies with some sort of peanut butter fudge and then had some sort of white chocolate (dyed pink) those were so good. We ate at Panera's and TGIF. yeah lets just say I wasn't watching what i was eating. I was taking my phase 2 and my African mango so maybe that is why the gain wasn't soo bad.

Scrapbooking I got a picture from my niece from a camping trip we went on. OMG, it is shocking to see where i was. I am also amazed i made it up the mountain at Devil's Lake. Anyway, we went out and took some NOW pictures and I did a layout. here it is.

I am finding things so much easier to do. I was just out in the garden working and it is nice to have the energy and strength to finish without taking a break. the only reason i didn't finish the second plant bed is cuz I came in for a drink and a rake. or i would have finished both.

We have been having some unusually hot weather though. I hope it isn't how our summer is going to be cuz while I am lighter still don't care for hot.

Tomorrow it is back to working out and Body Pump. I think I am going to be in a world of hurt Tuesday ;) I would have gone to Pump on Friday but my nieces were here.

So that is where I am. hoping to get back on track this week. elliptical and gym. i think one day i may have to miss due to a doctor appointment

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Weigh In 3/3/12 African Mango and phase 2

This weeks weigh in is also on day 5 of African Mango and a week into me starting phase 2. African Mango Super Fruit pill is what I take. it isn't just African Mango but it has a few other fruits in there that they have found to help you loose weight. Not only does it help with weight loss it helps with the emotional eating (which i don't have) and Cholesterol. A.M also helps boost your metabolism which helps you burn more. Now this isn't a miracle pill. You still have to use it with a weight loss eating plan (i hate the word diet) and exercise.

Phase 2
Phase 2 Carb Controller™ is an all-natural, non-stimulant white kidney bean extract that is used as an ingredient in a variety of nutritional supplements. It is the first carbohydrate blocker clinically proven in multiple studies to delay the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates. This, in turn, reduces the caloric impact of starchy foods, and also lowers the glycemic index.
Now again this doesn't mean you go out and eat a butt load of carbs but for me who has lowered her carbs considerably from where i was. this is really helpful.

Are these working? I don't know, I only have been taking them for a week. But I will tell you that I lost 2.4 POUNDS this week. I also can tell you I didn't do my normal full workouts 1 day in pump, 2 days in Water fitness and 2 times on elliptical (1 was on the day i did pump) I can also tell you I ate normal. I had spaghetti, pizza, home made egg McMuffins, Tostadas. So no i didn't live on protein shakes and salads. I lead an average life this week. I guess we will see what this will result in. if I continue to loose like this I will be buying a second bottle of A.M. If you would like to try either of these I put a link to where I got mine on the bottom of this page. I also want to say that I know some of you are leary on suppliments. I want to tell you that these are natural. No stimulants are in them. Phase 2 is just white kidney beans and African Mango is a few super fruits in a pill form. Both were featured on Dr. Oz. (yeah i know tv doctor but still)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Day One - African Mango

I started taking African Mango today. I do not expect the result that the box says becuz I am not following the diet in there. That diet will just not work for me. Even if it increases my weekly loss to 2lbs a week I will be ok with that. 3 will be even better. So far i noticed my appetite seems suppressed. i also am still taking phase 2 carb absorber.

Today i found that i can do cross leg jumping jacks in water fitness, I can cross my legs when sitting on a chair and i can sit criss cross applesauce. I haven't been able to sit that way in a long time. I think the skin on my legs are finally starting to snap back a little also. I do know my hands are thinner and my feet are back to a size 6.5 mostly. ; )

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Weigh In 2/27/12

I know that it has been a quiet week via my blog but I just haven't been in much a mood to blog. This weeks weigh in I am at a 1lb loss. I should feel good about that since I haven't exercised but 2x. This last week i also started Phase 2. I also am going to start African Mango this week.

In the weight loss world there is a new drug that is going to be released. It is called Qnexa. it is touted as gastric bypass in a bottle. It won't be a drug I will be taking becuz 1. I am not extremely Obese anymore. 2. I am doing well on WW. 3. one of the side effects is kidney stones and since I am a frequent creator of those, i don't need something to make me create more.

The way that the African mango works for weight loss is in speeding up the body’s metabolism. Toxins block the body’s ability to absorb the proper nutrients and energy needed to burn fat and increase metabolism. When this happens, the body is at a stalemate and cannot burn the fat needed for weight loss. When African mango extract is ingested, it eliminates nutrient blocking toxins which allows the body to acquire the energy it needs to burn fat. Also, in terms of weight loss, the African Mango contains loads of Vitamin B. Vitamin B helps to increase metabolism for carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. In metabolizing these products the body in return has more energy to exercise which leads to increase in fat burning energy. Also vital to weight loss is the production of Adiponectine. Adiponectine is a hormone that regulates how the body absorbs glucose. Adiponectine also increase blood flow for better circulation.

Now don't think that this is a weight loss pill. It isn't. You still have to watch what you eat and exercise. This is a Weight Loss Aid not a miracle pill.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Weigh In 2/18/12 ugh

I gained this week. I thought for sure i would at least have broke even. but at least the gain isn't much .7 pounds. I got sick this week so my workout was only 2 days. Praying things improve so Monday i can head back to the gym.

Did anyone see the report on ABC world new yesterday about the FDA reconsidering a diet drug? Seems interesting. here is the link but by the time they approve it I might be at my goal.

this week I am starting Phase 2. It is a Carb blocker. made with White Kidney bean extract. I am going to see if I have any positive results from it. the problem is trying to remember to take it 30min before a meal. As soon as this mysterious bonus my dh keeps talking about comes through I will pick up some African Mango(Increase Leptin sensitivity to stop hunger) that i read about in a womens world. I also would like to try Sea Buckthorn- suppose to help stop fat absorption.

Now if i could just get over this flu then all will be good and i can go back to working out.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Weigh In 2/4/12 shocked

I am not sure how i managed it. but i lost this week. I fell off the wagon a bit, by eating a lot of sour licorice. Also we went to five guys and had burgers and fries (16+pts for the burger) My fitness was only 2 days of body pump also. but I am down 1.1 pounds. 190.9 almost got to the 180's soooo close.

Friday in Pump I went up weight in a few things. up to 5kg in bicepts (that is 11lbs) I also did 10lbs in shoulders for a bit but it was hard. But 3lbs is too light, and they don't have any 4lb weights so i am going to go get me some to take to class. My BFF and i have also been walking a little before getting the kids. not the long trip like we use to do but it is something. it is weird doing that when it is Feb cuz we are usually in winter hibernation from walking till at least end of march. i also usually get some work out from snow clearing but there is no snow to clear. we are having a weird winter.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Why do they have to taste so good. I would be ok with plain ol twizzlers but i should have known better than to pick up the sour stuffed licorice. I have no self control. Even when i know what the points are I still can't stop eating them. Salad for dinner it is. I didn't go down the aisle looking for these things. My kids have 100 day coming up on friday and both need to bring in 100 of something to make a class trail mix. i went down there to get licorice bites and m&m's But Sam is sick and I know how much she loves those red and yellow sour stuffed ones. so i got one (or maybe 2) bags. urg stupid stupid.

I was doing good all this week and then BAM fall off the wagon and smacked my head.

Today I missed Pump. :( my poor little girl is sick. I probably could have went.

One thing I did recently. i got a new pack of panties. I love it cuz they are pretty, they also sit lower which means no more showing out the back. I didn't think I would like them since they are more hipsters than what I am use to but they are nice. I think i might go and get another pack and retire my old fat ones. Or at least put them in the AF drawer. (if i ever get her again)

I have a whole stack of pants to be put in garage sale this summer. even my 16Ws are getting loose. but not to the point of me getting rid of. which means those capri 16W's will fit this summer. :) I also noticed my Old Navy Tshirts are feeling a bit Longer.

sorry for the change in background. I am looking for a different skin but this will do for now. facebook would post my blogs cuz of Pyzam

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Weigh In 1/29/12

Well here we are again, Weigh in Day. I am up this week. .6 pounds. It was expected. I didn't really workout much this week. i went to Pump once and i did the elliptical once but i ate like i was working out. This week is a new week. Full week of school for kids (why i missed Monday) but i did do the elliptical early that morning. Tuesday had running around to do to look for shoes for Funeral and oil change. Wednesday, funeral. Thursday, not sure why. Friday Pump. Saturday, i went on elliptical despite being uber sore from Pump. Today nothing (yet) I might go on elliptical later this evening.

Today I tried Rachel Ray's Cheeseburger Eggrolls I must say they were pretty good. though i think i need to add the sesame seeds next time (i forgot to pick some up) I also need a little LESS of my better burger seasoning (not in recipe i added) but it was like a little cheeseburger pocket. I didn't make the Russian sauce she said would go with it. but i mixed up some ketchup and mayo and cut up some pickles. it was nummy. and the points were low. about 3pts per egg roll. My plans is to make these for the scrapbook crop. We do a meal on Friday where everyone brings something to add to buffet line and i am thinking of things I could bring that will be low in points. I know I am going to over eat either way while there. Thankfully the hotel has a fitness room :) and pool.

The funeral brought a few things up. One is pictures. there needs to be more pictures of me. I can't always be behind the camera. One great thing about loosing weight is I am not shy of the camera anymore. I have taken quite a few pics of myself. I also don't cringe when I walk past a mirror at the store. Yes I am still fat but if i couldn't loose anymore weight I am ok with that.

FOOD. Highly recommend Lean Cuisine Sandwiches. they are so nummy. the shrimp alfredo dinner though was bland and watery. prefer Smart ones and just adding shrimp. also the roasted cheesy potato and broccoli L.C. is better than the Smart Ones, but the S.O. was still good. Of the L.C sandwiches, i so far have only tried the Ranch Chicken Panini and the Chicken and ranch Flat bread.

I am sure there is more I wanted to blog about but right now i just can't think of it.

This weeks goal...try to get down to 190. (that is 2lbs)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Weigh in Day 1-21-12 happy but sad

Well weigh in day came and went yesterday. i got up early and weighed myself but it was way early (i did go back to bed) so then i weighed myself again when i got up the second time and it was lower, i am going with that ;) i lost 1 pound. not the 2 i was aiming for but a loss is a loss. I want to get to 190. I also have a month to hopefully get to 185 by March crop. (180 if possible but i won't be greedy)

This week i don't know how i will do workout wise. Tomorrow the kids have off and this is usually the day i do body pump. Also we are having Wintery Mix so the roads may be slick. so if i go out in to Pump i don't know. I may reschedule the oil change i have set up too. Wednesday is also Pump day but I will be missing that also which is the sad part. I am missing for a Funeral.

I have been to funerals before. But they were for older people who lived full lives and it was just their time. Well except my Uncle Dan, he was a great man and a car accident took his life and while yes he was older, he still had more life to live. But this funeral is for someone my age, someone who wasn't suppose to die. She was suppose to get her heart and get better and be healthy again. She got her heart but she didn't get better. She also leaves behind two little girls. Two girls who won't have a mom when it comes time to date, get their periods, go to homecoming or prom and when they get married. She leaves behind a husband who now has to decode girl code. Sure he would have to do that anyway but he would have had his wife to help him. And her friends. While i didn't know her extremely well, our children went to school together. Camden and Kira went to Ready Set Go for preschool then when and we chit chatted while we wait for them after school. Then her dd went on to Jr. K while C went to YMCA for preschool (yeh he did 2 yrs) When C started Kindergarten at Somerset, Kira also started. So Tonia and I's paths crossed again. This year is when I started to get her more during parent pick up at school. Our kids are now in 4th grade. I will miss her laugh and smile. She was always so happy, and I am sad that I won't get to know her better. I am sad that we lost a good friend. I am angry that she waited for this heart and she didn't make it. Our kids are moving on to Middle school next year and she isn't here to see it. I am just sad that she was so young and taken so soon. I have never been to a funeral where her young daughters will be to say goodbye to their mom. I am ok with funeral but I am not ok with seeing children hurt. A few of my friends are also bringing their children to the service to say goodbye and be their for their friend. So needless to say it is going to be an emotional week.

I will just leave it at this. Goodbye Tonia, you were an inspiration to us all. Despite feeling ill, despite going through all you have gone through, your smile and your laugh gave us hope and inspiration. You will be missed

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Hello Weight loss friends

I was going to post on Wednesday but with the SOPA thing, i felt it was bad etiquette to post. Yesterday was Pump day, I rocked it. I am loving my new sketchers for working out in PUMP. They are still Shape ups but the are lighter and more flexible. they are meant for runners but they work out for aerobic stuff too. The are called Shape Up Liv Just like the website says, they feel like they aren't there. I use to be one who says "why spend money on name brand shoes when you are paying for the name" but i love sketchers and have only worn them for workout/walking shoes.

My testing came back from our insurance thing. I am in normal range for everything ;) though sure I am on the lower (or higher depending on the test) of the spectrum. I am still with in normal range. Dh on the other hand is low in his HDL cholesterol and it says in the margin that he can raise this number by doing aerobic exercise. I have to laugh cuz I am always pushing and teasing him to workout and he always says he will "tomorrow" this week he did work out 2 times, that is 2 times more than last week.

I also started watching biggest loser, it sometimes is hard for me seeing those people lift what i believe to be unsafe amounts of weight considering they are just starting their workouts and loosing what seems to me as extreme amounts. I always have read that it is best to loose slowly rather than quickly and 2lbs a week is a good number. Sure I would love to loose more. It would be awesome to loose 7# in a week. I just don't think i could go on B.L. 1. i don't like to sweat 2. I like my WW, I like to be able to eat things I would normally eat but in moderation. I also look at the numbers they are weighing in at and look at their bodies and think "I didnt think my body looked like that" maybe I am delusional in how i looked, but i didn't have a butt tummy, It got me worried that i looked different then what i look. Yesterday though it showed me a women (she got kicked off) and it showed her before and currently after and she lost 54 pounds. now that is how i feel. I feel thin like she looked, course i won't go out and run a half marathon, (I don't run, too much on top and again i don't like to sweat) But still i want to know if they are loosing all this weight so fast, where does the skin go. I have lost 60 pounds and my skin is still hanging around and I lost that weight slowly.

I guess I think if I wanted anyone screaming in my face it would be Dolvett. the other guy is just flipping mean. I am glad that Jillian isn't on there anymore, i can't stand her.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Weigh In 1/14/12

Well i lost that pesky 2 lbs i gained last week. i started back to my working out even though i missed Friday due to some pesky testing we needed done for insurance.

These days i look down at my body and think "is those my legs" Why do i say this, becuz I am wearing Jeans. not jeans for just dinner out and then take off when i get home but jeans and being comfy in them, relaxing on the couch, laying in bed, not feeling confined and uncomfy jeans. Yes to some who don't know me or where i came from I am still obese. But my friends and I who know where i was at, i am uber thin. If i couldn't loose anymore weight I would be ok with it. I am 192, i have lost over 60 pounds. My knee no longer bugs me, i have more get up and go. I can fit is normal size cloths and not plus size and elastic pants.

I hear people say how they love their body, big or small. And yes when i was 254, i always told people "I may be fat but i don't let it stop me enjoy life" My MiL is one, she is all about the enjoying food and life. But now that i lost some of that fat, i now look back at my thinking and how delusional I was. I kept saying "I am fat but I am healthy" "i am fat but it don't stop me from enjoying life" but it did. I was self conscience when i went out to eat, I was wondering what people thought. I hated buying cloths, sure if you are fat and tall your options are wide for cute plus size cloths but when you are fat and short, it is hard. Though i was always active, i did water fitness and elliptical work. I would have never thought of doing a Body pump class. The Energy you have. I am sure i would have more though if i got better sleep. So yes, I am still enjoying food (just lighter) and enjoying life. I am happier.

What do i miss? I miss fast food. I haven't had a filet O fish in over a year, if i get any french fries from McD's it is a few swiped from my kids. I miss eating candy bars without feeling guilt. If I am out and about and need to eat, I have Subway or Arby's. I miss Wendy's, I miss McD's and most of all I miss Taco Bell. oh taco bell YUMMY. I also miss buffets, specifically Chinese buffets.

On to Food...This week they had Lean Cuisines on sale at Rainbow, 50% off. so we stocked up. and when i say stocked up I mean that i have NO ROOM in my standing freezer. I tried the Chicken Ranch Flat Bread Sandwich. OMG it was soooo good. And did you know Lean cuisine has started putting WW points plus points on their packaging. SWEET, though dh found that we can use our pizza oven to cook the sandwiches. sure it take a little longer than microwave but the bread toasts up so much better. and we do doctor it up a little by adding some extra light cheese. It is funny when talking with MiL, she is like "one of those meals. they are not enuf for me i have to eat 2" sure one meal is kinda tiny but if you pair it with something else, like some fruit, small salad, veggie on side or adding extra veggie, then it is OK. it is all about slowly decreasing your food and shrinking your stomach. listening to your body cues when it says it is full. A lot of people no longer have that in their body. Eating slowly so that your body has time to trigger your brain saying "ok you ate enuf" My husband eats too fast and takes too big of bites. this is why when he is done eating, he still is hungry. Also people are so concerned about waste. they will force themselves to finish it, even though they are full. Cuz you know you can't waste that, that is what doggy bags and storage containers are for. When i go to Subway, i get a foot long sub, i don't eat the whole thing, i eat half and take the other half home for the next day. We are going to go to Stir Crazy when we scrapbook, I am going to get the all you can eat, i can take the second trip to go.

I suppose this is enuf of my meandering thoughts. it is early Saturday and I am really tired, thank you 4 legged alarm clock for waking me up early

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Weigh In 1/7/12 New Year

First Weigh in of the new year and Sadly i have a gain but i am ok with that. I gained 1.9 lbs but given that is a gain over the holidays of just barely 2 lbs that is OK. Why did I gain? i didn't really watch what i ate this week. and i didn't really exercise. Things came up that i just couldn't get to the gym.

Monday - in laws were leaving at the time i would be heading to the gym, couldn't very well say "OK lock up when you leave, good bye love ya"
Tuesday - After being hostess with the mostess, i needed to De-holiday my house.
Wednesday - Silly me scheduled a dentist appointment for Sam during Pump time. (note to self : don't do that again)
Thursday - is Water fitness day but i didn't feel like going, I did do XBOX exercise game for 15 min though.
Friday - I went to body pump, didn't hurt to bad since i barely worked out.

I didn't go on elliptical either which i would normally do if i missed a gym day becuz Dh is home on vacay still and is hogging the bedroom TV or sleeping so I can't workout while he is in there cuz he makes comments or if i watch something asks questions throughout.

So back on track this week. I have a new phone so i have my mobile app downloaded so there really should be no excuses why I can't log my food. My workouts will resume also. Now that the insurance changed, we will no longer get $20 paid to my gym membership. it might cause me to slack a little since i don't have to reach the 12 session minimum anymore. I know i will continue with Pump, my water fitness though. not sure with winter months. I will try though. :) Our gym is also planning a big remodel. thankfully they will stay open during, they are adding on to the front of the building so the Pump room and pool will stay the same. I can't wait to see the result. they also said the remodel will slowly increase the fee but only by max of $4. they know that price matters and don't want to raise it too high. I LOVE MY GYM.

I love that when we did our yearly trip to Mall of America that i walked without need of sitting down. last year i found every opportunity to sit (i also was broken and crampy) but back then i thought i was fine. I was fat but healthy. now i realize how not fine i was. That is why i don't understand how women choose to get 400, 500, 600 pounds and think "I am healthy, I am ok, the doctors are fine with it" Do they not see how not fine it is? me loosing 60# and now i see how much more energy i have, how my legs don't hurt anymore, If I stay this weight I would be ok with it but I am not going to stop, i am going to continue. For me, for my family, for my friends to show them "IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN TOO" Yes you may be happy at your weight but the world open ups a whole new bunch of possibilities when you loose some too.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Weigh in (on 12/31/11) Final weigh in of the year

I sent 2011 packing with a 3.3 pound loss. though i am probably going to gain it back this week as I haven't really worked out this week. Monday I missed Pump cuz the inlaws left and they were heading out around the time I would leave so it would have been a little rude to take off mid leave. Then Tuesday was suppose to be Water Fitness but i felt the need to de holiday my house and pick up some. 5 adults and 7 kids can sure leave a lot of clutter. Though the kids had fun. Wednesday Sam had a dentist appointment during Pump Time. I know what was I thinking. (take note, no appointments between 9-11) Today, I just didn't feel like going to Water Fitness. I did try out my new XBOX game. Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 Very good workout. i only did a small smattering of what was on there. but what i did worked. I haven't got on the elliptical either cuz dh has been on Vacay for 2 weeks and hogging the bedroom. i can't workout with him in there cuz he makes comments and watches crap. I would like to watch my shows in peace.

I am at 192.5 (or i was on Saturday :) tomorrow is Pump. it will probably kill me due to lack of working out. I am anxious to go cuz i got new shoes for it. Good shoes. they better be at $70.

Dh ordered me my WW food scale that i been wanting for a long time. I am looking forward to getting rid of the cheapy one i have. MiL got me a new WW cook book, I really should look in there. I am also glad that all the chips and snacks that were here for MiL's visit are now GONE. She didn't need to buy another bag of doritos. ugh, the Baklava is frozen, temptation averted. now to get me back to drinking my water and not the soda. sure it is zero points but i liked it when i was down to 1. a day.