Wednesday, December 28, 2011

It Hurts When You Fall.....

I was doing so good
for a while,
I was cooking and baking
and NOT sampling.
I avoided temptation,
and kept my focused and determined.

And then I fell off the 
Diet Wagon.

Hard.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Daily Inspiration...... Will Power.

So, SO True.....

Last night at 3:00am
I got up while the kids
were all sleeping
and made some
White Chocolate 
Covered Oreo Cookies,
and White Chocolate 
covered Pretzels to give
to the kids as Christmas gifts...

It was SO tempting to snag one... 
or two.
Just to make sure it tasted
o.k., of course ;)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Weigh In - Round 2 Week 2

I lost 3.2 lbs this week.
Woohoo!!

I'm not sure how this coming
week's weigh in will turn out...
I haven't decided if I will
stay completely on plan on
Christmas Day or not...
IF I do go off plan for the day
it will ONLY be for that 1 day.
I just can't let that 1 day
turn into 1 week.....

Mom said they are telling their
Medifast patients the same thing...
Basically, enjoy your Holiday, if 
you decide to eat Christmas Dinner 
with your family, don't beat 
yourself up over it, just 
get right back on plan the 
next day.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Daily Inspiration - A CHALLENGE


I'm re-writing my story...... 
Are you?


Slowing Down.....

My Weight Loss has started
to slow down..... which
I knew would happen.

But I still should come 
out this week with a 
pretty decent weight loss.  
 
Slowly but surely........
The best way to do it
I suppose. 
At least, that is
what I have been told. ;)



Friday, December 16, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Weigh In - Round 2 Week 1

I did not get the big numbers 
I was hoping for.
I ended week 1 with a 7.2 lb loss.
I'll Take That!!

I may not have hit 12 or 15 pounds
but I still had a good loss.
I'm happy with that.

I had heard you do not see
the 12 & 15 pound losses 
like you do your first week
on Round 1 of Medifast,
so I was half expecting it.

The thing for me to remember
is not to get wrapped up in 
the numbers, but to remember
that regardless of what the final 
number is at the end of the week
the IMPORTANT thing to keep in 
mind is that the numbers are
going (and STILL going)
DOWN!!!


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Runner I Am Not..... yet.


Last night I went for a walk.
I came SO close to backing out....
my usual walking buddy was not 
going to make it so I would be alone...
in the dark at the high school track.
AND I was in the middle of a cute
Christmas Show on T.V.

But I made myself go and I am
SO GLAD I did!

I didn't stay long, just 40-45 minutes...
But I got in two miles.
4 Laps around is a mile, so I 
walked laps 1-3, jogged lap 4,
walked laps 5-7, and jogged
most of lap 8.

This may not seem like much
to a seasoned runner, or someone
in shape, but this was awesome for me!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Day 5 Down 6 Pounds

Just a quick update before
I go to bed...

Today ends Day 5 on Medifast
and as of this morning I am
down 6 pounds so far...

Day 1 went great...
Day 2 I was slightly hungry....
Day 3 I was hungry ALL. DAY. LONG.
I went to bed at like 8:15 because I
was out of meals, and still hungry.
But the next morning I had dropped another
2 pounds which totally made it worth it.

I only have two more days to go
so I don't think I'll see as big a 
loss as I was hoping for....
But even if I stop at a 6pound loss
for the week, I'll be happy :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

And THIS Is Why I Love Medifast.....

I jumped on the scale 
this morning for my
Morning Naked Weigh In
and I am down slightly...
 
Granted, it is not much
only 1.8lbs and that 
is water weight,
BUT.....
It's DOWN.
on Day 2. 
And after watching the
scale go up and up,
it's thrilling to see the proof
positive that it is now
heading in the right direction.
 
Of course, Once the diet gets 
underway 1.8lbs might be
a typical loss for the entire week.
The first week on Medifast
you usually lose quite a bit...
I'm assuming the same will happen
on my second go round.
So far..... it's looking good :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Day 1 Complete....

Day 1 is complete.
Aside from a couple of hiccups,
it was a great day!

Hiccup 1: TOM. enough said.
                  Hiccup 2:  I ate my Lean and Green late.
      I like to get it in early, but it was
              after 8:00 before I finally got to eat it.
             Hiccup 3: I did not get all my water in.

Day 1, Round 2 Starts.......... NOW

Day 1 of Round 2 starts NOW!!
I'm SO RELIEVED to be back on Medifast!!
I really did miss it.

My 'Morning Naked Weigh In' this morning
WAS NOT FUN!!!
I am so ashamed to even SAY how much 
I gained while I was off my diet.....
But.... I made a commitment to blog 
openly and honestly. 
So here goes.......

Monday, December 5, 2011

This Is Not How My Story Will End....

I came across this image this morning
while browsing Pinterest.

I SOOOOO needed this message.

I started a post earlier but didn't finish
titled "In Another Lifetime"...
listing all the things I wish I had or 
had done in this lifetime... 
such as make better decisions,
take care of my body instead of 
abusing it.  Live in the mountains 
or on the beach...... etc.

I didn't finish because it was rather 
depressing, and I was starting to 
really feel down.  I decided to 
browse Pinterest instead and
this came up.

I can't undo the past, and I may
never live high in the mountains 
or on the beach......

But I CAN make better decisions
from this day forward.
And I CAN make what life I have
left an AMAZING one....

Sunday, December 4, 2011

My New Addiction....

My new addiction is Pinterest.
OH.  MY.  GOSH!!
I Loooove that Site!!

I have found SO MANY 
Awesome ideas on there!!
From Recipes, to Organization tips,
Crafts I want to make, to Home Decor ideas.

I cannot say enough how much I LOVE it!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I Am Not A Number On A Scale

Tomorrow's the 1st, which means
my order will go in tomorrow.
Then it is just a waiting game for
my Medifast Food to arrive.
Once it does I will once again
be on track and LOSING weight!!

I am very excited about starting again!

I remember the first time I started my 
diet, back on January 3rd.  I was nearly
300 pounds!! That is so hard to believe now.....
Hell, it was hard to believe back THEN as well.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

I'm BAAAAACK!!!!

I have been MIA for a while now.....

My husband had emergency surgery back 
in August and had his appendix removed.
We went 3 weeks without a paycheck and 
it nearly destroyed us financially.
He is the only one working....
I had no choice but to get off Medifast.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Week 33 Weigh In

What a Stressful Week!!

Earlier in the week I was at 196.2
but when I weighed in yesterday 
I was back to 197. Ugh. 

I also started TOM this morning
so part of that is weight retention. 

Not a good week :(

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Week 32 Weigh In-

Week 32 Weigh In

Things have been EXTREMELY hectic lately.
In fact, they were so hectic I COMPLETELY
forgot about weighing in on Sunday. 
and Monday.

My Grandfather is in the hospital 
and not doing well at all.
Cheer stuff has also kept me VERY busy.
I've been very preoccupied lately.

I finally remembered to weigh in this morning.
While I am not sure what my "official" weigh in
was on Sunday, this morning I was at 197.
Not a good loss.
But my ankles have been swelling lately
and I have not been getting all my water in.

I'm hoping for a better week this week.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Week 31 Weigh In -

I lost 1.4 pounds last week
finally hitting my goal of 
getting UNDER 200!! 
Woohoo!!!!

My next  two "big" goals? 
1. Weigh less than my husband.
2. Lose 100 pounds.

I'm getting close to both!

Monday, August 1, 2011

ONEderland!!!

I had set myself a goal of 
reaching 199 by August 1st.

Yesterday was my official 
weigh day
and I was at 200.2

I didn't think I would hit my goal
but I jumped on the scale this 
morning and I was at 
199.0!!!!!!!!!

I DID IT!!!!

Woohoo!!!
This is going to be a 
GREAT DAY!!!

Week 30 Weigh In

This week I weighed in at 200.2
That makes a 3 pound loss for the week
and a total loss of 78 pounds. 


Friday, July 29, 2011

Shaping Up To Be A Good Week!

This is shaping up to be a good week!

This morning I was at 200.8!!
So far this week EVERY MORNING
the scale has dropped a little bit more!!
Coaching Cheerleading is giving me
great workouts during the week!
But not so hardcore that it hinders my weightloss.

I'm HOPEFUL that I just MIGHT
hit my goal of being BELOW 200 by August 1st
but I'm not holding my breath.

Even if I do not hit that goal
I'm still going to have a good
weight loss this week.
And for that I am grateful.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Week 28 and 29 Weigh In -

I didn't get a chance to post
last weeks Weigh In.
So here it is below:

Week 28 - down .4lbs. Ugh.
Week 29 - down 2.8 lbs

On Saturday I was down 3.2 lbs, 
but on Sunday (Weigh Day) the scale
had gone up a little. 
I am SO CLOSE to 
ONEderland!!!!

Woohoo!! 
I don't think I'll meet my 
August 1st goal of being
below 200.....

But I'll be VERY close!!!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Week 27 Weigh In -

This week's Weigh In
was better than LAST WEEK's
but it still wasn't great. 

- 2.2 Pounds.

That puts me at 71.6 Total Loss so far.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Week26 Weigh In -

Blah.

I was only down .4
But I did start TOM this week
so I'm retaining water Big Time. 


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

What The Hell Was I Thinking?

So... I mentioned in an earlier post that 
I am the Head Coach for my daughters
Peewee Cheerleading Team. 

And I am really having fun with it. 

I've spent nearly every day choreographing
our Cheer Routine and making up 
arm motions to new Cheers.

Then I had my daughter record me
so that I could see how the arm motions 
of the new Cheer I made up looked like.

WHAT THE HELL WAS I THINKING!!?? 

I look HORRIBLE!!  
Yes...... I have lost 69 pounds. 
But HELLO!!!!
I still have 84 more to go!!!!

And I have to get up there in front 
of all the girls and the PARENTS
and teach this dance and cheers to the girls?

Oh dear......
 
I do not look as good as I feel.
Not even close!!!

I'm committed now. 
There is no backing out.
I will have to get up there in all my 
wiggly jiggly glory and teach
the dance and Cheers
to 24 girls while parents look on. 

Pray for me......

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Week 25 Weigh In -

I lost 3 pounds this week.

That puts my Total 
Weight Loss at 69!

I've got 5 weeks to
lose 10 pounds in
order to meet my 
August 1st goal...

Which is to be in
ONEderland (below 200). 

Wish Me Luck!!!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Week 24 Weigh In -

I only lost .6 this week.
Ugh.

But I am retaining water again.
On Monday I was down .8 for the week.

On Tuesday I went walking and running
and Wednesday morning I had GAINED 
2 pounds!! It was still there on Thursday.
(I know it isn't actual "weight" but water
because taking in the amount of calories
I am it is impossible to gain that much
weight. And I didn't cheat at all).
But it's still frustrating.

Friday I was back down to my weight
of the week before, and Saturday the scale 
stayed the same.  I was expecting it to 
be my first week EVER to NOT lose weight. 

But this morning it had dropped .6
LESS than a pound, but still a loss.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

YEAH BABY!!!!!

I found out last night I have been
selected as the HEAD COACH
for my daughters Peewee Cheerleading Squad!

I am SO EXCITED!!!!

and nervous......
Last year was my first year to Coach, 
and at 278lbs I was so self conscious 
about my body.   I always felt like I was 
being watched and judged. I thought parents
were probably wondering why I was selected as
one of the Coaches.
I couldn't even get on the floor and stretch 
with the girls.

It was my wake up call. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Do You Have a Weight Loss Blog?

Do you have a Weight Loss Blog
you would like to Share? 

If so..... Post your URL below
in the Comments Section!! 

Let's all share our Journey Together!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I Have Lost an Elephant's Penis!!



I Have Lost an Elephant's Penis!!

Yep!! You heard me!

Those bad boys weigh about 60 Pounds!
As of this morning, I've lost 66 so far!

Try strapping one of THOSE on your back
and carrying it around!! 

(Thank you "A" for bringing that to my attention) :)

Monday, June 13, 2011

I Came SO Close To Cheating

Our oldest two kids are at their Dad's house
for the first part of the Summer.
And our youngest two have been at their
Grandmothers house for the past week.
So we have been Kid Free for the 
first time in 12 years!!
They come back next weekend.

Since this was our last Kid Free weekend
in who knows HOW long, I wanted to do something
DIFFERENT. 
Something we would NEVER normally do. 
Something FUN and EXCITING!
 I had told my husband I wanted to do something
CRAZY.  
Like get drunk
and smoke cigarettes. 

But being on a diet...
Alcohol was out of the question.
And I don't smoke. 

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Week 23 Weigh In -

This week was a fairly good weigh in.  

I lost 3.2 pounds for the week.
That brings my total weight loss so far to 
65.4 pounds. 

Just 13 more pounds to go and I will
be in ONEderland!!!
FINALLY below 200!! 

I can't WAIT!!!!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Week 22 Weigh In -

I finally have Internet again!!

The tech came out late yesterday and 
got it fixed.  Something about it not 
being grounded....

Last week I lost 1.6. 
Bringing the Total to 62.2
Not a big loss, but it is still a loss!
 
On Monday I had dropped another pound,
and on Tuesday another...... so this week's
weigh in is looking promising!
Fingers crossed it doesn't go up again :)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Ever Wondered What 1 Pound of Fat Looks Like?


THIS is what just 1 lb of FAT looks like.

WOW!! 

I've lost 60.6 of these so far!!! 
Woohoo!!!!!

Week 21 Weigh In -

OH HAPPY DAY!!!!

I FINALLY got my Whoosh!!! 
I lost 4.8 this week!!!
Total loss so far 60.6!

I was up and down all week, 
so it was very frustrating.
Monday I was down nearly a pound.
Tuesday I was up a pound.
Wednesday I was down slightly
and Thursday I was up 2 pounds! 
Saturday I was at a 2.8 loss for the week
and this morning I had dropped another 2!! 

Woohoo!!  

I hope it continues through out the week! 

Monday, May 23, 2011

Week 20 Weigh In -

Yet another small loss.
Only 1 pound.

But a pound is still a pound.
And as my friend always tells 
me, That is 4 sticks of butter. 

I haven't had a chance to go
and get my measurements taken,
but I plan on doing that Tomorrow
or Wednesday.  I will update with my 
measurements as soon as I have them.

I'm hoping, even though my weightloss
has slowed...my measurements will
show that I am losing inches steadily.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Week 19 Weigh In -

Week 19 was another small loss
only -1.4
Putting me at a total loss so far
of 54.8.

I have to admit I was 
a little frustrated.
But I'm glad to still be losing.

And every week, I consistently lose.
There has never been a week
where I HAVEN'T lost anything.

I've been thinking about possibly
trying the 4&2 plan on Medifast.
I'm currently on the 5&1.
(5 Medifast meals, and 1 Lean and Green)

On the 4&2, I will have 2 Lean and Green
meals and 4 Medifast meals.
I discussed it with my mom, who works 
for Medifast, and she said that I can
do the 4&2 plan, but I may not notice
a difference on the scales.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Week 18 Weigh In -

This week I finally had a decent
Weigh In.

-3.2 pounds!! 
For a total loss so far
of 53.4 pounds. 

Woohoo!!! 


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

3X - 2X - XL

I was doing laundry today,
and while folding my husband's T-shirts
I suddenly got the urge to try one of his 
XL T-Shirts on, to see how close I am 
to being in an XL.  

IT FIT!!!!

I couldn't believe it!! 
When I first started Medifast
 I was in a size 3X!
I was still wearing some 2X 
clothes, but they were tight. 
 
And there I was wearing an 
XL
And it FIT!!! 
I didn't have to stretch it out
like I used to do my 2X shirts,
it just FIT!! 
 
It really made me realize how
far I have come.
 
And you better believe
I am STILL wearing that 
XL
T-shirt Now!! 
:)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

11 Key Insights To My Success So Far

This morning I took time out 
and looked back on some 
of my previous posts.

Here are some of the key things
to my success so far that
I have learned throughout
this journey.

1. Giving in to temptation gives 
only a few moments of gratification, 
followed immediately by a deep sense 
of regret and worry until weigh in.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Week 17 Weigh In -

This week I lost 1.4lbs.
Which brings me to a 
total loss of........


50.2 Pounds!!!

I was disappointed with yet
another small loss this week
BUT I am ecstatic at 
FINALLY
reaching my 50 pound goal!!!! 

And I weighed again this morning...
and I dropped another
1.8 pounds!!!
Maybe that is a sign
that this will be a 
GOOD WEEK!!! 
:) 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

F$#&%@G Water Weight... Grrrrr.


My feet and ankles have been swelling
since mid-last week. 

And I have no idea why. 

I am very careful with my 
sodium intake, and
I'm drinking LOTS of water.

Yet, each night, my ankles
look like this.  

And you can just imagine what 
effect it is having on the scale.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

HOT DAMN!! The Girl Can Run!!

I am shocked.

At myself.

Friday I walked 4 miles, 
jogging a little bit of it.

Sunday I walked just under 2 miles,
running most of the last lap.
Bad weather forced me to quit.

Monday I walked/ran another 4 miles, 
and I did the same again tonight. 

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Week 16 Weigh In -

This morning for my 
official Weigh in, 
I only lost .8 for the week.

Not even a pound.

But I'm not letting myself get 
too down about it.
I know that I have been
retaining water, because 
my feet and ankles have
been swelling slightly.

So I have high hopes for 
my weigh in next week.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Somebody Get Me Some Pain Meds - PLEASE!

I am SO SORE today!!
Last night after my 
daughters Softball game
a friend and I went to
the school track and 
walked for a few hours.

I have no idea how many
loops we made around it,
because we talked the entire
time which really helped the
time fly by.  Twice, we made
ourselves run.

Monday, April 18, 2011

17 Years of Shame Come To An End.

I am only 2 pounds away from 
reaching my 50lbs LOST goal!

The time has flown by so fast!
I began my weight loss journey
on January 3rd. 
A New Year....
A New Me.

I can't believe how far I have come
in such a short time. 
And I'm not referring
to just pounds.

I still have a long ways to go....
I need to lose another 105 pounds 
before I reach my goal....

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Week 15 Weigh In -

This week I lost 5.5 lbs!!!

Booyah!!!

Total Weight Loss So Far: 48! 

I'm hoping to hit my 50 pound goal next week!

Woohoo!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Safe For Now -

Just a quick post 
to give an update on
my Diagnostic Mammogram.

I AM CANCER FREE!! 

Woohoo!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Me In All My Wiggly Jiggly Glory -

I bit the bullet this morning
and Posted Pictures of me
here on the Blog. 
ugh.

I HATE them! 

My last photo taken I had
lost 20 pounds. 
My intention was to take
new photos every 4 weeks.
Somehow that didn't happen.

I do need to take pics again
because I have lost another 
20 pounds. Actually, 22.5.

Monday, April 11, 2011

I Suck As a Tooth Fairy

I do not have a great record as a tooth fairy.  
It's not horrible...... but it's not perfect.  
Last night was no exception.  

My son came out of the bathroom
after taking his shower, 
and showed me the tooth he had just lost.  
I said "Wow! You'll have to be sure and put that under your pillow".  
He left mumbling something about hoping the tooth fairy 
would leave him a $20 bill.
(YEAH RIGHT!!! )  

The night before, My daughter had a friend spend the night, 
and my husband had set up
a small tent in the living room
so the girls could "camp out". 
 Earlier that day I had told the kids
they could sleep in the tent that night. 
NOT realizing the tooth fairy would 
be CRAWLING her fat ass
in there to retrieve a tooth.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Week 14 Weigh In -

This week was so frustrating for me.
About halfway through the week
my Wii Fit said I had lost .4lbs.

By Friday,  I had not lost any more weight.
I was VERY disappointed.

So I was not expecting much when
I went for my Official Weigh In today.

But Lo and Behold 
I lost 3.5 pounds this week!!!!

Woohoo!!!!

I have now lost 42.5 pounds!!!

My mom told me that this is common.
That sometimes your body holds on
to the weight until that last day or two
then it suddenly drops.
She said that is why they recommend
people NOT to weigh themselves 
throughout the week.

After a couple of disappointing weigh ins 
lately, I am THRILLED with my loss this week!


Friday, April 8, 2011

Batter UP!!

Yesterday my daughter had her 
first Softball "Game". EVER. 

It was actually just a 
"mock scrimmage" against
one of the other teams in her age group.
(7-8yr old)
The girls did very well!
Especially considering that this
is the first year for most, 
if not all of them.
The team they played had experienced 
players that have played together since T-ball, 
and has already competed in an all-day
tournament this year.
Our girls have only had 4 practices so far.
EVER.
My daughter has only had 3, 
because she was sick
and missed one practice.
It was fun watching them.
Our girls had NO CLUE what they 
were doing, it was like watching 
chickens running around with their
heads cut off.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Dear God: Please Save My TaTa's



Yesterday I had to go get my first Mammogram.
Not fun.

First.....I'd like to say
that I think all men should
periodically have to go get
their penis's smashed.

Before getting the girls 
manhandled and smashed 
flat like a pancake,
the girl doing the mammogram
had told me she would show
me the images when she was done.

She didn't.

Instead she gave me some boobies
to play with and practice on.
There were 3 of them on a board.
One breast had no lumps.
One was a fibrocystic breast.
And the other was a breast with lumps.

She left the room
to show the radiologist 
my results.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Week13 Weigh In -

This week I lost 1.5 pounds.

That brings my total weight loss so far to 39 pounds.

39!

Soooo close to 40! 

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Death of a Wonky Scale -

 I mentioned earlier in a previous post
that my Mom had bought me 
a scale at a Thrift Store.  

I named the Scale
My Wonky Scale. 

It was not exactly accurate, about 5 pounds off....
and it was very HARD to read.

Well...... 

About a week and a half ago
I woke and as I had been doing every morning
I went to the bathroom to jump on the scale. 

The  scale was GONE!  

Monday, March 28, 2011

Week 12 Weigh In -

I had a MUCH better Weigh In this week.
I lost 3 pounds! 

We also took my measurements.
I lost 13 inches this past month.

So total weight loss so far: 37.5
Total inches lost so far: 47.5

Medifast ROCKS!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Week 11 Weigh In -

Week 11 Weigh In was NOT great.

I didn't get much exercise in 
(mainly from being sick)
AND I started my Period.

I only lost half a pound.  
But.....
A .5lb loss is STILL a loss.
So I can't be TOO terribly upset.
I am hoping to do better this week.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Weight of the Day

My mom picked me up a scale at a thrift store.

I purposely, did not have a scale at home...

But now that I have one.........
I find myself Weighing in EVERY morning.

I KNEW that would happen.  
On all my other Diets,
I weighed each morning right after getting out of bed.
And it was AWESOME
when I saw the scale go down a few points.  
If I dropped a pound, even better.

Seeing my weight go down
always inspired me for that day to do even better...

But I was DEVASTATED when it would go up.  
Or when it was at a stand still.
After days or weeks of doing everything right,
and my weight stubbornly remained the same...

Monday, March 14, 2011

Week 10 Weigh In -

I had the BEST Weigh In yesterday since my first week on this Diet!!!!

4 POUND LOSS !!!!

WOOHOO!!!!

THIS DIET ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Snot, Sweat, and Cough

I finally got some exercise in today!!

WOOHOO!!!!

I'm still not 100% well, but for the first time in a week and half, I got in enough exercise to work up a sweat.   I did a little bit of Wii Fit, but I still get winded really easy, so didn't go as hard or long as I usually do.

Afterwards the kids wanted to play on the Wii.  My youngest daughter wanted me to do a Dance Workout Game with her.  How can I say No? 

I told her I would do as much as I could, but I was not feeling well, so wasn't sure how long I would last.

This new Dance Workout game is the GOLD'S GYM DANCE WORKOUT for the Wii.  

It was a lot of fun! I had never tried it before, so wasn't sure if it would be something I could do.  We both had fun, though.

You choose a personal trainer, add in your personal info, such as age, height, and weight, and then you have to answer two questions.  You have to choose what your main objective is, whether it is to lose weight, tone muscles, or become more physically fit, etc.  It also asks you to estimate on a scale from 1-5 how physically fit you feel you are right now.  It takes that information and develops a program for you.  I am starting out with a 3 day program.... I'll see how it goes.  

I selected my current physical level at a 1, but while I did work up a sweat in my workout, I think I could have been pushed a little bit harder.  I may have to change my level tomorrow and see what difference that makes.  

For now.......I'm going to bed, and I am hoping to be feeling more like myself tomorrow.  I will be SO glad when all this chest congestion, cough, and sinus pain/pressure is gone. 

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Week 9 Weigh In -

I wasn't expecting much of a Weight Loss this week.....

And I didn't get it.

I was sick all week....
so I didn't get in ANY exercise.
None. 

But luckily, just by staying on plan with my eating
I still lost 1.5 pounds.

That brings my total loss so far to 30 pounds.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Floor... Please Swallow Me NOW

I'm sure we've all experienced it before.  

A comment made to us or about us, that although meant in all innocence.
cuts us deeply.

This happened to me today in Walmart.  

Oh, I can remember a time, not too long ago, when this happened to me quite often.
ANY mention of my weight would bring on the tears and humiliation. 
For awhile my husband walked on eggshells tiptoeing around the subject of ANYONE's weight, 
afraid I might take offense and break out into tears.  

He even tried to refrain the kids from saying the word "fat" in front of me..... regardless of who or what they were talking about. 
 but if they ever mentioned the "F" word around me,
from the corner of my eye I would see him motioning silently to them 
or giving them the stink eye, then he would act all innocent when I caught him doing it.  

So I started talking about my weight.  
I started making comments, so that my family would be at ease discussing weight issues in front of me.  
Over time, it no longer hurt if something was said. 
I even began making jokes about my weight to my friends, 
maybe trying to say something before anyone else could....
and eventually, I could even laugh along with everyone else at my own expense.  

But my Weight isn't my only issue.  

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Snotty Nosed Brat

I have been sick since Monday. 

As a result, I have not had any exercise this week....

At All.

It is now Thursday, and it feels like this cold is settling in my chest. 

I really need to get some exercise in, and may try to later.....

but I feel like crap.  

I'm a snotty nosed brat right now that doesn't WANT to exercise.

Or would it not be wise to do so? 

Should I just push through it? 
Or do I just rest up, in order to get well faster?

I have no idea how this will effect my weight loss this week. 

This sucks.

I hate being sick.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Week 8 Weigh In-

Wow! I can't believe I have been dieting for 2 months now! 

I can't believe I have not cheated in those two months!! 

Since this was week 8, I not only weighed in today, 
but also did measurements. 

I am VERY happy to say that not only did I LOSE 3lbs this week (Yay!), 
I have also lost another 14.25 inches!! 
That makes 34.75 inches total lost since Jan. 3rd.

Friday, February 25, 2011

A Little Self-Exploration In The Shower

This morning, as I was taking a shower, I felt myself up.
And it felt good!

No.... Not like that! 
Get your mind out of the gutter! ; )

I was washing myself, and I noticed subtle differences in how my body felt,

So, I did a little exploring....

A little less in the stomach area.... slightly smaller boobs.......less in the butt....

The changes were small.

But THEY'RE THERE!!

I'm really looking forward to see what changes the next few months bring :)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Are You Flippin' Crazy!

My husband thinks that I should post pictures of myself on my blog. 
A photo journal of my progress along the way.  
And not just any pictures........  OH NO.  

Pictures of me wearing a Sports Bra and those tight ass short things they wear on the Biggest Loser!

IS HE FLIPPIN' CRAZY!? 

Does he really think I have the guts to let it all just hang out for the world to see?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I. Will. Not. Fail.

Tonight I watched another episode of Biggest Loser Couples.

What an inspiration these people are!! 
It is hard not to watch, and not want to jump up and start exercising...

I did not get a workout in today, and I'm kicking myself for it. 
It is SO easy to slip into bad habits.  If I let one day go, I might let another day go.....  

In my defense, the allergy medicine I took today knocked me out for most of the morning.  Even after waking I felt groggy. Then my cousin came over to visit and stayed until time to take my daughter to practice.  As soon as I got home, I put the kids to bed and started watching Biggest Loser, and then Parenthood. 

I SHOULD have came home and did my workout instead.  
I have both shows DVR'd so really there is no excuse.  

But isn't it SO EASY to make up excuses for ourselves? 
To find reasons why we CAN'T? 

Monday, February 21, 2011

Goodbye Fatty

I made it through my first Social Event (the baby shower) staying On Plan!

No Cheater here!!!

The cake looked delicious, and the M&M Cookie bars heavenly.... not to mention the sandwiches, punch, fruit bowl, and my Aunt's famous Pink Stuff.  

But I didn't eat any of it.  

NONE

And I didn't feel deprived!! 

I sat with everyone while they ate and chatted, and just enjoyed myself.  When the cake was being passed out, I politely declined.  When the woman passing the cake out tried to push the cake on me.... I politely declined.... again.  

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Week 7 Weigh In -

I lost 2.5lbs this week. 

I MET MY FIRST GOAL!!

My First 25 pounds gone Forever!! 

And Just in time for Flip Flop Weather!! 
WOOHOO!!

Not sure when I will be able to get my reward,
but for right now, I'm content with knowing that it is coming.... :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Do YOU Have What it Takes?

My husband and I watched the first episode of Survivor that we had recorded on the DVR.  

He would absolutely LOVE to be on that show.  Every season he talks about the strategy HE would play. The things HE would do.   He would love to get on the show and prove he has what it takes to SURVIVE. 

Me on the other hand....... 

HELL NO!!!!

No AC, no baths or showers, no ICE for my water, BUGS biting me constantly..... and only "gulp" FISH to eat?!!  Nooooooo Thank you!!  I wouldn't last a day.   I could DEAL with the no baths or showers.  I could deal with having to drink tepid water 'gag'.  I could deal with bugs biting and crawling on me.  But eat fish?  No Way.  That is the deal breaker for me.  

What can I say?  I'm a Weenie.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Baby Oh Baby!

Saturday is my cousin's Baby Shower.  

I already know there will be cake, punch, and M&M Cookies.  My mouth waters just thinking about it.  But I can NOT succumb and eat any! I weigh in on Sunday and I have worked TOO HARD this week to blow it one afternoon.  

Every day so far I have worked out on the Wii. Yesterday I really pushed myself and worked out longer than usual.  I was very hot and sweaty afterwards, but at the same time I felt SO GOOD!!  I have also been really careful on my condiment choices and Lean and Green Meals.  Mostly, I have eaten Egg Beaters for dinner every night.  Except yesterday when I made the soup.  

I'll just keep reminding myself tomorrow, while everyone is eating, on how good it will feel when I jump on the scale and see a loss. 

I feel really good about this week's weigh in.  I hope I won't be disappointed.

Crockpot Dinner

My mom makes a DELICIOUS Southwestern Stew! You can find that recipe here. Lately I have been craving some of it, but because I am avoiding any carbs, I can't make her stew, because of the potatoes.    

I planned on getting ingredients for a variation of her stew when I went to the grocery store last time, but forgot to do so.  

This week I have been eating a lot of Egg Beaters and Garden Burgers for dinner, and was looking for something different for a change. 

So yesterday, I decided to just make do with what I had on hand, and make a soup instead.  But all I did have was 1 package of frozen chicken, Cilantro, 2 Orange Bell Peppers, and 1 Yellow Bell Pepper.  I decided to give it a try anyway, but I was really worried about how it would taste.... 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentines Day

Valentines Day....... A day of Love, Devotion, and CHOCOLATE!

Every year for Valentines Day the kids always get loads of chocolate.  Between friends, relatives, and their class parties, it is like Halloween all over again.  This year was no exception. 
I thought Valentines Day would be harder for me.... diet wise. I haven't eaten any sweets in 7 weeks! Nearly 2 months!! And to make matters worse, I'm on my period.  A time when I am NOTORIOUS for eating an entire bag of candy.  Mostly Hershey Nuggets. YUM! 

I didn't figure I would be able to avoid the temptation of eating just one, teeny tiny piece of candy.  Especially if caramel or peanut butter is involved..... or Toffee.  I LOVE chocolate with toffee, caramel and/or peanut butter. 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Week 6 Weigh In

I did not have high hopes for this weeks weigh in.

Not that I cheated or anything, but there was several days that I did not get all my water in, and I only did my Wii Fit a couple of days...... if that.  On top of all this, I started my period on Saturday.  I was just praying for there not to be a weight GAIN. 
So imagine my SHOCK (and utter joy) when I lost 3 pounds!! 
  Looking back on the week, I realized while I did not set aside time to workout, there were, however, several evenings that I played JustDance2 on the Wii with the husband and kids.  I have to attribute my weight loss this week to that game...

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

About Face

Last night a friend (who is also doing Medifast) sent me pictures of her face from before Medifast, and a current picture now that she has been on Medifast.   We both are the same height and have a starting weight of about the same, and started on the same day.  She has lost slightly more than I have so far, but already her face is slimming up. 

I decided to take a face shot of myself and compare it to my "before" pics I had my husband take when I first started Medifast.  And  MY face has slimmed up some too!! My husband has been telling me that it has, but until I could compare the photos I didn't believe him!  I still have a long way to go..... but WOW!  I was SO thrilled to see a difference already! I knew I had lost several inches overall, but we didn't measure my face.  ;-)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

"PLAY" TIME!


I am not an Exerciser. 
It is one of my biggest downfalls.  
I've tried in the past to start exercising but I always fizzle out. FAST.

Recently, however, my husband bought me the Wii Fit Plus.  
I think I've mentioned it previously..... but I can't say it enough.....
I LOVE it! 


I find myself pushing myself further than I would have ever gone on my own, because I want to finish the game.  It is like having a personal trainer.... except instead of someone standing over me hollering to Go Faster! Push Harder! It is my own competitiveness coming out to Drive me on harder, faster, and longer than I thought I ever could. 
I've never viewed myself as a competitive person.... but I guess I am.  Atleast...... I am with myself. 

Week 5 Weigh In -

Originally more snow was in the forecast for today (although that has now changed to rain).  I wasn't sure if I would be getting out of the house tomorrow, so decided to weigh in a day early.

I lost 2.5lbs!
Making a total loss of 20lbs so far.  Just 5 more pounds and I will have reached my first goal! Yay!!

We went over to my Grandmother's first, and Man oh Man!! She had Spaghetti and Cheese (a childhood favorite of mine), Fried Squash Patties, and Pear Cobbler!!!!!  I wanted some SO BAD, but suprisingly, I wasn't even tempted to cheat.  I want to win the lottery REALLY BAD, but that doesn't mean I'm going to go out and spend a lot of money on Lottery Tickets.... same principal.  But I was surprised at myself.  I learned that even though I will always WANT the non-healthy foods, I WON'T always feel deprived not eating them.  And over time my taste buds will change........ HAVE changed.  

I'm in control now of what I eat..... the cravings no longer control me.

Friday, February 4, 2011

What A Week! - Ice, Snow, and Exercise

WOW!! What a week it has been!! 

The kids and my husband have all been home since Monday Evening.  No work, and no school due to this CRAZY weather we are getting!  Growing up, I RARELY saw Snow.  Occasionally we would get an Ice-Storm but it was melting by the next day.  We got a record breaking snow for Texas last year in this area, and THIS year we have already had Snow TWICE!!! In Fact.....  

It is Snowing right now!!!! 

I love it!!! Sucks for the paychecks, but............ I'm a kid at heart. 
I LOVE SNOW!!!!!

Not everyone is crazy about being stuck at home though.... a/k/a my husband...  He gets just a little bit stir crazy... LOL.  

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Today I Ate Pizza!!

Yep...... You heard right. I had Pepperoni Pizza for dinner tonight!!

No......I didn't get off my diet. No guilt here!! This was ON my diet!!!

I had read about a Cauliflower Pizza, and thought, what the heck. I'll give it a try. So I did.

And it was good!

I'll admit the first couple of bites were a let down. And although I knew it wouldn't taste exactly like the Pizza Hut pizza the rest of the family had, my tongue (out of habit) still expected it to. But after the first couple of bites, I really did enjoy it!!

I will definitely be making this again!!

You can find this recipe on my "Lean and Green Meals" Page or by clicking here.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Week 4 Weigh In

I lost 1.5 pounds this week, bringing my total loss so far to 17.5lbs.  

I was a tiny bit disappointed, but after worrying so much earlier today, I was just happy to have a loss this week!

Since this was the end of week 4 for me, we also did my measurements. I was pleasantly surprised!  I lost 20.5 inches overall.  I lost 4 inches just in my waist!! 

I also purchased a Wii Fit today so that I can start getting SOME exercise in. I am hoping this helps with my weight loss.  

I'm going to get my husband to take another full body shot, and continue taking pics every 4 weeks.  When I get enough courage I will post them on here...... maybe when I have lost a bit more. :-)

And It All Came Crashing Down.........

Friday evening we made a spur of the moment decision to go out of town. My husband's grandmother is in a nursing home, and has not been doing well. We have been meaning to go visit for a while, but have never had the opportunity. My husband got home after 6 on Friday, and after feeding him dinner, and getting ready to take my daughter to Basketball practice, I realized since he was not working this past weekend, it might be a good opportunity to go visit. He agreed.
I called the coach to let her know that my daughter would not be at practice that night, or the game on Saturday then started throwing clothes together for everyone. I gathered up all my Medifast food to bring with me determined that I would stay On Plan all weekend.


It wasn't easy. While there we met up with several other family members at my Aunt's house. She was serving Barbecue sandwiches, and everyone brought a side dish to go along with them. It smelled and looked WONDERFUL! I had brought over a bag of Medifast Pretzels, and that is what I ate while everyone else enjoyed their barbecue.

My biggest problem throughout the weekend was getting enough water in... I failed miserably. I stayed strong throughout, not eating or drinking anything off plan throughout my stay. Not even the Brownies my step-mom made. Sunday morning, we woke early and my dad fixed bacon and egg sandwiches. I drank a Medifast Shake. We headed out, and went to visit My husband's Grandmother one last time, and wound up staying there longer than anticipated. By the time we left and got on the road, everyone was STARVING!!! We made it nearly home before my husband decided to stop to eat. By this time it was after 4:00.

My husband LOVES Seafood, and I do not. SO...... thinking ahead, I suggested eating at Red Lobster, because I knew it would be one place I would not be tempted to order something REALLY bad for me from the menu. There was only two choices for me that was not seafood. A chicken Cesar salad, or a glazed chicken breast over a rice pilaf. I WANTED the glazed chicken over Rice, but chose the Cesar Salad instead, trying to be good. I had every intention of telling them to leave off the dressing, but ... when it came time to order, I didn't. I ate less than half the salad, hoping it would not have too much of an effect on my weigh in today.

After we left there, we stopped at SAM'S CLUB, so it was a little after 6 before we arrived home. I was still starving. I ate a Medifast shake, and still had 3 more Medifast meals to get in before bedtime. I thought I would be in good shape, that I would eat every hour and half or hour, and I would be fine........ wrong.

I remained hungry for the rest of the evening.... really hungry. Not the bored, I need something to eat hungry, but the stomach growling and gnawing constantly hungry. After the shake, an hour and half later I ate a Medifast Bar. An hour later, I ate a bag of Medifast Pretzels. After that, later on, I drank another Medifast Shake. I was still soooo hungry. We are allowed an optional snack, so I ate some Medifast Ranch Soy Crisps. I still had that gnawing feeling of hunger, so I decided to fix myself some egg beaters and sauteed spinach. I reasoned with myself that I ate very little of my salad, and the chicken breast on the salad I did eat, did not measure out to be 6oz. So I fixed just a little bit of Egg Beaters with Spinach, telling myself that I was just making up for not getting a full Lean and Green Meal in.

Now I am so worried I sabotaged any weight loss I might have had this week. I fear that in one day, all progress over the week prior, may have come crashing down. I will weigh in tonight, and I am NOT looking forward to it. I learned in the future, NEVER skip my Medifast Meals!! I used to only eat once a day, but when the "meals" are small, once a day is not going to cut it.

If I did not lose this week.......or worse if I gained, I will be very disappointed and upset with myself. Especially after staying so strong and doing so well over the weekend, but I will not get discouraged. The weight is coming off...... I will stay on plan, and whatever I did not lose (or possibly gained) this week should be gone by the next weigh in.

I can do this...