Monday, March 30, 2009

Another Monday!!

I just weighed myself on my home scale and it actually said 133.2!!!  I cannot believe it!!!  Just 3 1/2 months ago I was at least 162.  I have almost lost 30 pounds since then.  I'm not going to lie, it has NOT been easy.  In fact, this past week I was almost ready to throw the towel in and just maintain where I was at.  I didn't make it to my WW meeting because I knew that I had not lost any weight due to it being Spring Break.  I just have felt really down about the entire thing!  I am going to change that attitude this week.  I know I can do it!!  I LOVE to exercise, it makes me feel good.  I love fitting in my clothes and not feeling uncomfortable all day!  

I hope you are all doing well.  Just hang in there!  We can do it together!!!!  

Monday, March 23, 2009

Monday Check In

Today I got up at 5:30 am and worked out on the treadmill for 1 hour. I ended up doing 4.25 miles. Can you believe it???? I can't either!!! Remember when I was struggling to get to 1 mile?? Now I am up to at least 4 a day???? I increased my running speed to about 7.5 and 8.0 for a minute or so. It feels so good to sweat that much. Is that gross?? I don't care because I know that all that sweat turns into pounds lost! YAAAAA!!!

I hope you are all having a fantastic day!!!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Quick Check In

Hi all!! I'm here in Branson and we are about on our way home but I wanted to check in first.

On Wednesday night we drove half way and stayed at a hotel for the night. I got up at 5:45am on Thursday morning and worked out for 1 hour in the hotel's weight room. Then instead of getting the AWESOME Continental breakfast they had ready I went ahead and had some stuff that I packed. I had already ran/walked 4 1/2 miles in the morning, did I really want to do that now??

Thursday we arrived in Branson and I did great watching my points!!! On Friday morning (yesterday) I got up at 7 am and worked out for only 1/2 an hour at their gym BUT............ I made it count!!! I actually RAN for 2.2 miles STRAIGHT!!!! Some of it was at 6.5, some at 5.0 but I still RAN the entire 2 miles! YAAAAA MEEEE!!! I didn't do as well with the food yesterday but, HEY, I'm on vacation and at least I worked out, right???

This morning I was going to get up and work out but a child threw up on me at 4am and we had another one throwing up for the past 24 hours. Wish us luck on our 5 hour drive home today!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009


Hi everyone!

I just wanted to check in and let you know how I've been doing! I have noticed lately that one thing that I am gaining is ENDURANCE. Just a little over 2 months ago I could barely walk on the treadmill for 20 minutes. I am happy to say that I can now do 4 miles a DAY on my treadmill and not be totally exhausted afterwords. That is a MAJOR milestone for me. I really cannot believe it! The funny thing is that I actually enjoy it now and look forward to my morning workouts!! I did 4 miles this morning, 4 miles on Saturday, and 4 miles on Friday!!!! WOW, is all I can say!

Here is my deep thought to share........... I honestly didn't think that I could do it in the beginning. I have always had the excuse that I could not run because of this or that. I just didn't want to push myself and try to climb that hill for fear. Fear of what, I cannot tell you but I just didn't think I could do it.

I heard a great quote from one of the episodes from The Biggest Loser, it went something like............ "To say you'll try is to give up with honor". Wow, that is very deep!! I don't want to give up. I want to do it!!

I hope you all are doing FABULOUS! My mom is here visiting and she is also doing WW. We are leaving for Branson, MO in a couple of days and are going to have a blast!! I'll check in when I return. We are staying at some condos that have a workout room so I will still be able to get my daily workout in. Thank goodness!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Quick Check In

I'm very moody today BUT........... I'm back in the 130's and it feels great!!! I'll post more later and share what I've been up to!!! I worked out for 4.1 miles this morning!! YAAA!!! It didn't even kill me like last time!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I'm going to bed hungry again!!

It all started last night about 2 hours before bed. I was out of points and STARVING!!! Instead of just blowing my WW I decided to just go to bed. A new day of points was just 7 hours away and I knew I could do that. It worked! I wasn't as hungry this morning and felt great! Tonight I'm also hungry but I am going to bed in a minute so that is okay. I can do this!!!!

Tomorrow marks my 2 month mark since I began on January 5th. Wow, what a journey. Today at Weight Watchers I received my 10% keychain and my leader asked me my thoughts. I told her that I just have to keep telling myself that I know I can do it. Even when I don't want to. Last week I just felt bloated and like I couldn't do it but instead of giving up the program, I just did it with a bad attitude. You know what I'm talking about............. "UGGGGGGHHHHHH, I don't WANT to eat a 1 point yogurt!! I WANT to get a Big Breakfast from McDonalds!" But........ I made it through a really tough week and was even able to eat out with some friends on Saturday night which was super yummy!! I even got to order and eat what I normally would have. I think the key to success with weight loss is this.............. everything in moderation. Yes, I can have that yummy chocolate cake once in a while but I cannot have it every night!!! Popcorn is just as satisfying as ice cream. Okay, I lied on that one but you get my point.

Today I took the day off from exercising. My body just needed a break. Now that I know that I can and will do the exercising part I'm going to try to feel what my body is expressing. If my legs are sore and weak then they need a day to rest. I am going to be raring to go tomorrow morning.

My mom comes out to visit next Friday and last time she saw me I weighed about 162-164 and I am now 140!!!! My family hasn't seen me like this since before my 3rd child. I honestly used to just think there was no hope for me and that it would be impossible for me to lose any weight. I thought that because I didn't have as much to lose as those people on TV that I wouldn't be able to do it. I am so happy to prove myself wrong every day!!! Okay, back to my mom! She is also doing WW so it will be fun to be able to prepare and eat the same goodies during her visit. We are going to Branson, MO for a few days so that might be a challenge but together I know we can do it.

Okay, I took some pics of me last Thursday so I will post them and post some other pics of me before I started my journey. Even though I don't like to look at them....... it was me, and that is what my family sees and loves me as. This is more of a heath thing than anything else. I just want to have energy again! I feel it coming back!!

Night night! Hope you all are doing great! Please share your journey with me, too!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Monday morning Check In!

I was able to do 2.5 miles on the treadmill again today. My legs were feeling great and then just got a little sore when I was doing my 6.5 mph speed. I'm happy to just mix it up during my cardio. I did upper body today at the gym and I think I am getting a little bit stronger.

Things I have added to my diet are...... Calcium supplements. That is supposed to really help my legs and bones. I hope so!!! Also, I've added a multivitamin every day. I think that is going to really help with a lot of things, too.

Yesterday at church I was able to fit into a dress that had been too tight to even zip up or button recently. It was actually too big!!!! Weird!!!

I am doing Weight Watchers now and not even following the Jenny Craig program. It was great to get me started but now I am loving the WW. It is very flexible and I am having chocolate EVERY DAY!!