Friday, January 6, 2012

New Year, New Goals!

Happy New Year to anyone left out there reading this.  I vanished for the later part of 2011.  After a crazy summer of renovations and family drama.  I finally took the huge step to get a therapist and get my emotional self in order before attempting any further weight loss.  I have to say it was the best decision I made during 2011.  I am more positive, more focus and far less anxious.  All is all things ended on a pretty good note in 2012.

2012 is going to be a big year for me.  I will turn 30 in the later half of 2012 and I would love to hit this milestone feeling healthier and happier then I have been in a long time.  So my goal, not resolution for a variety of reason, my goal is to be CONSISTENT in what I do.  It applies to many areas of my life and certainly applies to my health and weight.   For example, I will consistently take the time to do things that make me, me.  I will consistently exercise 3 days a week.  I will consistently do my dishes everyday.  You see it applies all over the place.   And I will consistently blog at least once a week but not on a specific day, just when the mood strikes me. 

This is quickly becoming my motto for the year!

So January 1st I weighed in at 265lbs so that is my starting point for this wonderful year which is already just flying by.   Hope 2012 is off to a great start for everyone.  It most certainly is here!


Friday, September 23, 2011

Weigh-In Friday!

Friday has finally arrived and in fact is almost over.   This week has been NUTS but my eating has been bang on.  My exercise, well I made it to the gym 1 day.  I'll strive for 3 next week!  My weight is down 1.3lbs this week.  Bringing me down to 261.5lbs.  I am happy with the progress considering I only got to the gym once, which is completely my own fault I have no excuse.  AND that I only started tracking my eating again on Monday.  I was away last weekend and ate everything in site.  I am sure if I had weighed myself on Monday it would have been scary.

One thing I learned this week for sure is that I need to start paying attention to how I feel after I eat certain foods.  I am seeing a pattern that I have to even admit I see.  Anytime, I eat a meal with high dairy content, my stomach is not well afterwards.  Particularly if it is rich, such as a full fat latte, or cheese cake, or even just cream instead of 1% milk in my coffee.  I am going to pay much closer attention to how I feel with I eat dairy and maybe it's time to a break (dare I say permanently) from dairy.  Sigh.  All I know is I need to not feel like crap-o-la after I eat a meal!

On the agenda of this weekend, lots of painting, cleaning, and installing one last section of railing on my deck.  Wish me luck!


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Day 2!

So today went really well foodwise.  I ate well within my calorie range and did not eat any of the leftover snacks from the staff meeting.  However, I also picked today to lock myself out of my house and consequently lock my gym stuff in my house....ooops!  Oh well! I still have 5 days left in the week to get in 2 more workouts.  Should be easy.  No more excuses here.  

Hope everyone is having a great week!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Day 1: Back on Track

Well today was day 1 of getting back on track and I have to say I am very pleased with myself.  I tracked all my food using sparkpeople and got to the gym for my Yoga class that I adore.  I feel really good right now, I had forgotten for a minute how good I feel when I don't over eat and when I get off my butt and move!  Here is looking forward to some positive results on Friday! 


Friday, September 16, 2011


So I weighed in the afternoon.  First step in getting back on track.  Weigh myself.  The verdict is not good, it's downright horrible.  262.8lbs....ugh. Up almost 20lbs.   I am disappointed but truly not surprised.  How could I be?  I have been moving less and eating more.  And the longer I pretend that I haven't slipped the further I fall.  Well, ladies and gentleman:


But don't count me out just yet!  I am back with a renewed sense of control.  I will ease back into this which I know some will say.  Go big or go home.  But for me the best has always been slowly but surely.  This week I will track my food.  I will write it all down.  I will get to the gym 3 times.  No excuses!  Weigh in Friday, afternoon when I get home from work! 

For now I am off to meet my brand new niece.


Monday, September 12, 2011

Ready to get back at it.

Hello everyone, 

I would have to say that although I hate to admit, my weight loss came to a stand still the moment I stopped blogging.  Although I continued to go to the gym daily until June, I was just not seeing the results.  This summer I chose to allow myself to get derailed.  I would love to blame my busy schedule, the insane amount of traveling I did, life in general could be blamed but the reality is I made my choice.  As they say, I made my bed and now I have to lay in it.  Last post I weighed 246lbs, I was finally back into it.  Seeing results again.  What happened I am not sure.  I really think the best strategy here is just to get back on the horse.  Put one foot in front of the other and be grateful that I did not get back up to my all time high of 292lbs.  I likely sit today close to 260lbs, although I have not weighed myself in WEEKS.  I promise a weigh in on Friday morning.  I promise I will have a plan in place and implement it on Monday September 19th.  

I will blog.  I will track. I will move. I will be healthy!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Cautiously Celebrating.

So my scale this morning......... WOW.......... 245.2lbs.  I am thrilled but cautious that this may not be true weight loss.  I have been sick for the last week with a wicked head cold.  I even took a few days off work mid week.  That being said.  I ate normally on Thursday and Friday I even had dessert after dinner so I am not sure what to make of this.  I'll celebrate and work to keep it there. 

Things have been going fairly well with me lately.  I am finally listening to my body again.  Twice in the last two weeks I've stopped eating a dessert mid way through and thought, "I really don't want this anymore"   That to me is amazing success.  Even more so then the number I saw this morning.  Last Friday I was about to binge on candy when I decided to stop, after only 3 pieces, put the candy down and go get something with more nutritional value.  I think things will start to fall into place again.  I have been stagnant lately, and I guess that's ok.  We don't constantly need to be losing, although it's nice, to be successful.  Every pound I lose, that I keep off, is better for my body.  I'm not chasing a specific end date here, just looking for overall health.  For a while, I had forgotten that and was getting down on myself.  This is not a diet, this is a lifestyle change.  And for me anyways, if this lifestyle change is going to last a lifetime, it's going to be a slow change.  All the small little changes add up in the end.   

Have a great weekend!