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.


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.  
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!!!!



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

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Snot, Sweat, and Cough

I finally got some exercise in today!!


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.

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.