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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Recovery!! :)

Ok, I went to a meeting this morning to rejuvinate! Immediately after the meeting I went to the gym. I did 50 minutes of High Intensity cardio, 30 on the treadmil, 10 on the eliptical and 10 on the arc trainer (I think that's what it's called?) followed by weights and abs. Feel much better about myself today and I knew that I would get back on the right track, I just had to convince myself. I've had plenty of water today, a protein bar for breakfast, and lots of fruits and veggies and a WW smoothie with a little extra protein added for lunch. Planning on turkey taco's and lots of veggies for dinner!

I did go out last night with a bunch of girlfriends to a baseball game. We had lots of beers and I woke up this morning feeling swollen and again, dissappointed.

I had been doing a really good job about only drinking one or two days a week, and somehow, I seemed to have forgotten about that little rule I had made for myself. I will put that rule back in place starting immediately!

I am leaving Friday afternoon with a girlfriend to go on a float trip all day Saturday. I know that day will include lots of cold beers! I am going to pack healthy snacks to take along, and lots of water too! I plan to enjoy the beer of course, but then I will remember on Sunday that I have had my fun and pay serious attention to what I put in my mouth!

I NEED TO SEE THE 160'S!!!!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Most Difficult Blog Yet....

My last weigh in went so incredibly well. I weighed 170.8. I just KNEW that the 160's were RIGHT around the corner. And they were. But something happened. And I hate like hell to have to write about it and tell everyone. But that was the whole idea of this blog. When I get to goal and become a leader, I want everyone that is trying to lose weight to understand that if we fall, we must pick ourselves up, and go at it again. Well....I fell. I fell HARD! I am a stress eater, no doubt. I have written a bit about that. I am still learning how to deal with stress in a healthier way, but the facts are, we all have our setbacks, and we don't always handle the stress in the healthiest way. I have binged several days in the last week or so. I will admit that nowadays, my binge is on three servings of strawberries and an overload of trailmix, but none the less, a binge is a binge is a binge. And overeating even the healthiest of foods, is not good for anyone. Everything in moderation. I went to weigh in on Friday, and took the "no weigh in" pass. I just didn't want to face the number on the scale. I thought for sure that the weekend would get me back on track. It didn't. I didn't. I couldn't sleep at all last night thinking about how dissappointed I was in myself and how long it was now going to take me to see the 160's.

After a long talk with myself this morning, I know the right thing to do. Stop beating myself up, and get back at it. So that is what I am going to do. I will blog at the end of today with an update. My plan for the day is to eat the minimum that I am allowed, drink extra water, and have an awesome workout at the gym.

I think I gained FOUR pounds!!!

Irritated as heck, but facing it!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


So "planning" is a huge part of this new lifestyle. Today, for example, I am going to lunch with girlfriends. I am really hoping to lose 2 pounds this week. Today is a planned birthday lunch for a girlfriend. This particular restaurant that we are going to has an awesome Turkey Burger and Sweet Potato Fries! Whenever we go, we ALL order the same thing, the turkey burger and those ridiculously yummy fries. Sure, I could order it, and probably be just fine, but for some reason, sometimes I challenge myself to do something a little different, and unexpected for myself, and I walk away feeling SO good! Now I realize this sounds absolutely ridiculous, and really not that big of a deal, but oddly, it IS a really big deal. I've had a good, low fat, high protein breakfast, drank lots of water, and lunch is at 11:30. I should not even be hungry by then. I am not even going to open the menu. I will try to be the first to order as to not be tempted by others, and I will order the caesar salad with the dressing on the side.

We will all have a great conversation and I will walk away knowing that I am THAT much closer to my goal!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Nothing In My Closet Fits!!!!!

That's right! Nothing in my closet fits!! And you know what?? I'm so happy because it's ALL TOO BIG!! So I got out my donation bag and filled it up! All of the 14's are officially OUT of the closet! The 12's are comfortable, and beginning to be a bit baggy. I did find a pair of 10 jeans the other day in the very back of the closet, and I was determined to squeeze into them. I did, and my butt really looked cute!! My daughter agreed. Well, I didn't give her much choice when I said "Doesn't my butt look cute?" But she did agree.  I think they were more spandex than denim, and I seriously have no idea where they came from or what year I bought them, but I just might wear them out of the house soon!

I did go to Target and try on a few things, just for fun. The best part of this unexpected shopping trip (I really went in for bathsoap and toothpaste), was the cute LITTLE dress I bought to wear to a party next weekend. It's a MEDIUM!! I looked at the tag three times just to make sure, AND IT IS A MEDIUM!!! I was so excited. I walked out of the dressing room and handed the lady the items I would not be purchasing, and as I handed them to her I said in my proudest loudest voice, "I WILL NOT BE NEEDING THESE LARGE ITEMS.THEY ARE A BIT TOO BIG. BUT I WILL KEEP THIS MEDIUM SIZED DRESS. THANK YOU, AND YOU HAVE A NICE DAY."

Maybe when I get to my goal weight, I'll spend a little more on my clothes??? But probably not.

I'm at 170 and still have 20 pounds to go, but my clothes are fitting like they have never fit before. Makes me LOVE the gym!

Headed there now!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Weigh-In! Yipee!!

Another Wednesday has come again...........which means it's time to weigh in! I went through my routine when I got to the WW meeting. I pee'd, I exhaled, I stepped on the scale. I was SO VERY happy this morning! I was really hoping for, and was going to be very pleased with 172, and I got 170.8! I am SO excited! The 160's are JUST around the corner!! I have really been drinking a LOT of water, working hard at the gym, and eating a TON of fruits and veggies and protein. I am literally NEVER hungry. It's amazing what eating the right foods can do for you! Just about every other morning I have this ridiculous routine where I go in my closet and get a few of the items I hadn't been able to wear in YEARS!! I put them on and prance around my bedroom with pride! Yip, I'm a TOTAL loser, but it just makes me feel so darned good!! The size 12's are getting loose and the comments from people I haven't seen in a long time are really keeping me motivated. I still have 20 lbs to go to get to my goal of 150, and that sounds SO far away, but I have to keep my mind set on the small goals. Five pounds at a time. So far I have lost 41 lbs.

I feel incredible. I am happier, stronger, I have more energy, and as a whole package, I just feel more "together"!

My husband gave me a hug the other night, and told me he couldn't believe how different I feel. He said I feel firm and strong. My daughter told me this week that I look more fit than she has ever seen me look! I love my family and all of thier support!

I can't wait to get to goal so I can become a WW Leader and help other's feel this great!

Lovin Life!