Saturday, January 15, 2011

Week 2 Weigh In

Today was my week 2 weigh in. Last week I was at 289 after losing 11 lbs my first week. Today I'm at 287, 2 lbs lost this week and 13 lbs lost all together! I'm so excited that I lost that much this week. I wasn't expecting to lose more then a pound, since last week I lost so much. I'm hoping from now on to lose at least 2-3 lbs a week. My goals are to lose 10 lbs a month and since I pledged to lose 50 lbs by May 31st that will get me to that goal!

I'm finding that I like to exercise, something that I never really thought would ever happen! I had to miss my aerobics class yesterday due to having a 5 year old with a really bad ear infection. I was kind of sad that I had to miss it, but taking care of my kids comes first. And while we were out taking him to the doctors we had to stop at walmart to get his prescription. I took the kids to get some McDonald's for breakfast, since we left pretty early and they were hungry. I got just enough for them, but I resisted the temptation and opted to eat when I got home instead. That's a first for me. Control feels good, I like it a lot!

This week I did have to face some pretty strong cravings for sweets, but I've come out on top and have chosen to stick to the healthier choices. Sugar-free cook and serve chocolate pudding is SO good, especially warm! Yum!! I highly recommend it! I hope you all are doing well! I look forward to reading your weigh-ins this week!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Tiny, little baby steps

The doctor told me today that I could start walking again - starting with 5 minutes at a time - as long as my foot doesn't hurt - then adding an additional 5 minutes every day or so. I walked the 5 minutes, it didn't hurt - yes! I think tomorrow, just because I'm being overly cautious here, I'm going to stick with the 5 minutes and then Sunday go to 10 minutes at a time.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Busy Week

It's been a very busy week around here - deadlines for my job are approaching and that means extra hours to get everything completed. Plus, swimming lessons, gymnastics and various other family things, all make for a lot of running around. Not much time for "exercise". I so wish I was morning person... 5 am is about the only free time I have!

As of Monday, I lost two pounds. I'm trying to avoid the scale during the rest of week. As others mentioned the ups and downs can be disheartening.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


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My lovely scale was MURDERED today by my husband, not on purpose but killed none the less. While he was taking a shower he didn't have the curtain closed properly and water got all over the floor and flooded my scale, which now will not work at all and I can't go out and get another one until next month, *sigh*.

This death has kinda got me bummed because now I can't weigh in every Friday on my blog or keep track of my weight loss/gain, (mostly gain 'cause I'm not eating like I should). At least I can take my measurements so I guess I will be putting those up instead on Fridays (wonder how that will work).

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I have been stressed out by random things this whole month, first it's not having a visit from "Aunt Flow" and it's freaking me out because that never happens after childbirth, it always comes right away and now it's not and I had a tubal and worried I may be "with child" after planning we were done and taking measures to make sure it didn't happen. Then my middle son saying swear words and putting other kids down and or kicking them while riding the bus (my son is turning into a bully and I don't like it!). Then it's the stress of not having everything unpacked and in the right spots and the list goes on and on and on!

Tonight was stressful because MJ was screaming at the top of her little lungs for 3 hours until hubby came home and the first thing I did was head for was the chocolate cookies, but I only ate 4 of those but ate a thick slice of german chocolate cake BUT afterwards I did have a drumstick and I have drunk 4 sports bottles of water (within those 3 hours) since dropping off hubby at his game.

I did get a balance ball to do my workouts with and I have some weights (3,5 and 8 pounders). I haven't been walking since last week because it's been way toooooooo cold for me, (I'm a wimp). Hopefully I get back onto track (when I was preggers with MJ it was easy to watch what I ate because I was growing her and I need to do the same since I am breastfeeding her too but for some reason I just can't drop the sweets this go around...*sigh*).

I am glad I am accountable but at the same time I am feeling like a disappointment because I am not doing or being the "BEST" I can be at this and it's beginning to drag me down, could also be because I know I am experiencing some "baby blues" still and it's harder to shake the stress/emotional eating and sad feelings I may have. BUT I know I can do this, it just might take a bit more time for me to get into the swing of things this go around.

Thank you all for your support, I have been reading the daily updates from you all and am LOVING them, you ALL are an inspiration!!

Stress+no time=exhaustion. Time to regroup!

So here I am, in school, doing my internship, working as well, being a mom, being a girlfriend, and somehow planning a wedding and buying a house.... Yes I am stressed and it has taken a toll on my weight loss. I have lost two pounds in the last week so that is good. But I know I can do better.

So with my parents help, I am starting Nutri-system! I just ordered the food and the boxes should get here shortly. I think it is the best solution to my busy, have no time to think days. All of my meals are planned out for me and all I have to do is heat them up or grab and eat!

It is expensive so I am only going to be able to afford two months worth, but hopefully that should be enough to get me kick started into action at least! Smaller clothes, here I come!


And how did that happen? Me losing any weight this week - that is. Down 2 pounds since last week. I'm happy.

The foot - I'm not so happy. It was feeling pretty good - not good enough to start walking again but better - until today. Today was a doctor day and that required a whole lot of trudging up and down long hospital hallways which did not help my foot at all. I think I'll just count the walking up and down hospital hallways today as exercise, though, play a few mind games with myself.........

So much less of me to love!!

Congratulations to all my fellow 6 in 6 ers who are struggling and seeing progress. For two days now, my scale has read 230. Woo Hoo!! I can't say I am being as good as I hoped though. It is a great feeling to put on my favorite green sweater again without squeezing it around my belly, and my belt it on the last hole!!

This weekend I am going to renew my love of fish!!

Anyhow, this is a pic of me at church Sunday!! This is the first time in years I wore my double breasted suit comfortably. I hate to say that I am shallowly social, but I don't think I'd be doing this very well if I didn't know I had a group of supporters hoping for me. (Also I think Angie would stab me if I failed!)

Till next time, you go girls!!


Stress = Wanting to Eat

Yesterday I found out the offer was accepted on a house after months.  I offered in September, so it really has been months.  It's a good thing and I'm excited, but oh so stressed!!!  You wouldn't believe how freaked out I am and that has made me HUNGRY.  I didn't give in to all the things I'm craving though... I'm doing good!  Last night I had Nutella on whole wheat toast (with no guilt!) and a big glass of water.  That helped the cravings.  I'm all about giving in enough to feel better without overdoing it and feeling like crap about it (which makes me wanna eat more, etc. etc).  I still worked out last night too!

I woke up with an upset tummy from stress, so I skipped the normal eggs and toast and just had a bowl of oatmeal.  Dealing with a deployment, a move, a dramatic teenager, possible wedding plans, kids' school issues, work, church, packing and just normal life in there too, it will be a real challenge over the next while since I'm trying to eat healthy... I rely so much on food as a comfort.  I don't eat a ton (I actually eat A LOT more when I'm being healthy) but I do eat the wrong things when I'm stressed.

I'm going to try to avoid grocery shopping as much as I can over the next month to eat up a lot of heavy canned goods and freezer items.  This will help on the grocery budget, provide less chances to buy crap and give me less to pack.  This also means getting creative with the healthy eating though!

Here's what yesterday looked like:

Breakfast: 2 eggs, 1 slice cheese, 2 slices 100% whole wheat toast, water
Lunch: Healthy Choice frozen meal, cutie orange, fruit snack, water
Snack: 1/2 c. mac & cheese (a coworker brought it in and I wanted to try it)
Dinner: small bowl of hamburger soup (tomato base, green beans, kidney beans, lima beans, hamburger, potato), 1 slice 100% whole wheat bread, water

Snack: 2 slices 100% whole wheat bread, Nutella
Work Out: Day 9 of the 30 Day Shred!

This was a pretty carb heavy day, even if it was whole wheat.  I think for stressing and craving and struggling I did pretty good though!


Man, aerobics class kicked my butt today! That's a good thing though. People are getting a lot more used to seeing me there and are cheering me on, which I appreciate. Being the biggest person in the class is always fun. :) I actually inspired a neighbor of mine to come to the class too!! Pretty awesome!!

I was previously weighing myself everyday, but it's messing with my head a little too much to not be seeing any change in the scale at all. So, I'm going to be doing my weigh ins on Saturdays. I've been really good about counting all of my foods and have stayed within my points everyday. I'm feeling great about this!!

So this is why I never kept up a blog...

I am so bad at remembering to post! Geesh. Sorry about that. I did want to update you guys on my Weight Watchers Weigh in last week. I lost 3.6 pounds!!!
I am weighing in tomorrow for this week.
I got a bit off the wagon over the weekend. OOPS. But I am back on track now.
This morning I had a bowl of All Bran cereal and an apple. I love that fruit is now zero points on WW but I do feel a bit guilty eating a whole apple and not counting it.
I have so far only done one of my Leslie Sansone Dvd's. It was a 2 miler and it was GREAT! I am going to do another today.

I will try to remember to post more! I promise! And Angie Kudos to you for keeping up 2 blogs!!! You rock!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Feel the Burn

I have finally succeeded! I got my exercising done for the first time and boy am I feeling it!!!! I got a cheap AB exerciser for Christmas, and I figured that would be a good place to start. I will definitely have to be consistent just to strengthen my core enough to really get good results. I am a wimp! My legs were shaking when I was done plus my back, sides and stomach muscles are so sore. My goal of 3 to 4 days per week doing exercises and walking other days is going to be tough until I am not such a loser.

I have to do this, though, because I feel really good and want to continue to improve myself. For anyone who has struggled with whether losing weight is worth the time and effort, I am proof that it is worth whatever it takes. Since I began losing weight last year, I don't hurt hardly anymore, I don't have heartburn, I want to be active, and I have a more upbeat general feeling. It really is true that good health is an honorable goal! I just have to keep reminding myself that as the pain hits :)

flubby tummy

So you know... I have a waist that I measure... and hips that I measure... but I don't measure that flubby pooch in between. 

My pants are fitting much looser.  With only 1/2 an inch lost on my waist and nothing lost on my hips, I'm thinking it must be that pooch getting smaller!!!  HEHEHEHE

The klutz here

Grrrrr! and Grrrrrr! again. I hurt my foot today so there will be a slight lull in my walking. Just when I was getting to going good and actually looking forward to it. Instead I'll be sitting around with my foot propped up on cushions and ice on it. Blah!

One bright spot, it will be so much harder to walk into the kitchen to get food. But I still hope that this forced non-walking routine doesn't last long.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Week 1

When I got on the scale this morning for my weekly weigh-in, I honestly expected to be at the same weight if I was lucky. I was pleasantly surprised to be down five pounds!! I know I could have done better with my eating, and I didn't exercise at all with my schedule, but this gives me hope that with a bit more effort on my part I can really succeed.

My goal for this week will be to exercise 4 out of 7 days with an exercise tape or something. I also want to try to go walking at the mall with my husband, Mike another 2 days. I hope that will keep us all moving.

I want to wish all my teammates the best in the coming week; keep up all the great work. If any of my friends have any other great suggestions on what they do to stay active or eat right, please let me know. I am always in need of support.

Way To GO!

It's great to hear that so many of you did well the first week. I did good until the weekend hit. Then I crashed and burned in the form of Pizza, Popcorn, Nachos, etc... ! SO not good and I really felt sick after putting all of that crap in my stomach. It really didn't even taste that good anyway! But I will not give up so back on the plan I go! I know week 2 will be great! I have my food planned for the week (Jenny Craig) and I am going to start the Jillian Michaels Shred after work. Keep up all of the good work ladies!


Week 2

So, here it is week 2. I did my weigh in this morning.

Drum Roll please.......217! Down 3 pounds. I don't have measurements from last week to compare against, so I will post those next week.

I am baffled because I had 2 late night munchies!! But, I did my late night eating after 4 hours of country dancing on Monday night and my 3.5 hours of volleyball Thursday night. But that was really my only form of exercise for the week. Unless you count the endless times of running up and down the stairs to get to my laundry room and all the housework I did during the week.

So, goal for this week is to actively exercise this week, keep up with my diet and shred more pounds and hopefully some inches also!!!

Keep it up everyone!!!


Week 1: Angie's Measurements

Here it is.  The moment I've been dreading all week... measurement day.

Hips- 44 1/2

Waist- 37 (-1/2)
Arms- 14 1/4
Thighs- 25 1/4
Weight- 177 (-3lb)

I'm super happy I lost 1/2 an inch on my waist!  I'm down 3lbs as well.  I haven't lost anything anywhere else, which I find crazy with the exercises I've been doing (I thought I'd lose 1/4" in my arms and thighs), but I'm going to guess that a loss on my hips will come next week.  It seems like that's usually how it goes, one week waist, one week hips.  I'm half an inch into my 6 inch goal!!!  Happy day!  Now to just keep it up! :)

Sunday, January 9, 2011


Saturday walking - 45 minutes. Sunday walking - 25 minutes. I'm satisfied with that. I want to thank you all for being my motivation for walking every day since Wednesday.

Food wasn't bad for the weekend. We'll see if that translates to pounds lost when I weigh myself Wednesday. Who me, weigh on Monday? Surely you jest. I'm going to start keeping track of what and how much I eat this week. I usually do better when I do that. Besides it gives me an excuse to have another notebook piled up on my desk and use my collection of various colored pens.

Now for the best news of the week. My sugar level is going down. Yes! It still isn't where I - or the doc - want it to be but it is getting there. I have this great fear of having to give myself insulin shots like my grand-ma did. No thanks, I don't want that. At least not for a long, long, long time.

Day 7: woo-hoo

I finished day 7 of that blasted 30 day shred!  *panting*  My goal is to do level 1 for 30 days, level 2 for 30 days and level 3 for 30 days... If I don't die first LOL  After the 90 days on the shred I'll decide what to do.  If I make it 90 days on this I will be amazed!

I put my week's worth of food into a food tracker at just out of curiosity and saw that my calories have stayed between 1100 and 1400 each day and my fat grams between 32 and 50 each day.  I haven't bought any "diet" foods and all I've done is eat healthy.  I haven't starved myself in anyway and I've been eating a nice big meal three times a day.  These are lifestyle changes, not fads.  I can do this!

Today for breakfast I had 2 eggs, 2 slices of 100% whole wheat bread, a couple tablespoons of shredded cheddar and two mushrooms sliced up and water to drink.  For dinner I had meatloaf made with 1.5g fat per serving turkey burger, a huge helping of squash and half a can of peas with water.  I ate at weird hours since I had church from 11-2pm and then a meeting at 3.  I'm eating a lot of filling food for keeping it in a healthy calorie range.  Cutting out sweets and drinks other than water REALLY makes a difference.  That's how I lost weight last time and I'm hoping it's a winning combination again!

I'm really nervous for my measurement taking in the morning!  I'll let you know how it goes!