Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I May Be Slow, But I'm Doing It

I don't work out NEARLY enough.  It is a major downfall I have.  I always have good intentions, but the follow through doesn't always happen.  I know if I start working out more, the scale will move more, and right now.... I REALLY want that.  I miss having those 3-5 pound losses (or more) every week like I did in the beginning.  Now, I'm lucky if I get a 1 pound loss lately.  I had one good 4 pound loss a couple weeks ago, but other than that.... it's been very slow going.  I finally forced myself to go for a walk/run yesterday.  I found this app a while back called Map My Walk that uses GPS to track your mileage and time.  Looking through my (very short) work out history on the app, I realized that even though these workouts are spaced way far out, each time I go for a walk/run I get a little faster.  It's not much... but seeing that made me SO HAPPY!! And Motivated to do more!  And even better..... the scale was DOWN 1.6 pounds this morning! 

I used to HATE running.  I couldn't have run if my life depended on it.  If I were in a Zombie apocalypse, I might as well have just laid down and waited to be eaten.  When I first started trying to "run" it was more of just an awkward walk thingy where I lifted my knees a little higher and swung my arms a little more.  But now, I can actually jog.  I'm slower than a turtle walking through molasses and I don't "run" as far as I would like, but.... hey, I'm doing it.  And looking at the results above, I'm getting better.  If I keep it up, eventually, I might just be able to beat that turtle. 

Monday, June 30, 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Morning Naked Weigh In - Week 33

Weigh In Resutls - + .4 pounds
Total Loss so far: 68.6 pounds
This was not a good week for me,
BUT I was on my period for weigh in
and my feet and ankles have been swelling
a lot all week.  Hoping that is why such poor results.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Knowing When To Stop


One of the hardest things for me to learn since having my Gastric Bypass surgery has been WHEN TO STOP eating, ESPECIALLY if what I'm eating is very good. I think this issue is one of the leading causes to me being SO overweight.
I don't eat anywhere near the amount I used to eat, but I still catch myself saying "one more bite" especially if it's really yummy, usually regretting that decision immediately. Sometimes I'll eat until I'm full, and stop like a good girl, but as I sit at the table and everyone else is still eating I continue to "pick" at my food until everyone else is done, eating more than I originally intended.
This is such a dangerous habit that needs to be broken. By pushing the limit I know I can, and eventually will, stretch out my stomach, and I do NOT want that to happen. I must learn to slow waaay down and really pay attention and STOP at that "satisfied" moment EVERY time. I don't have to eat until I'm "full". I did NOT get this surgery and go through all that I've been through to wind up remaining over weight.
Change doesn't occur over night. I'm miles away from the person I used to be but a lifetime of bad habits doesn't just go away. But I'm aware of them. And I'm actively working on changing them.   When I think about how much my attitude towards food has changed JUST in the past 7 months, I'm amazed.  I'm not perfect and never will be.  I am so much better than I was, and I will become much better than I am now.

Monday, June 16, 2014

"Cookie Dough" Greek Yogurt

I Found this Recipe on Pinterest...

Add the following ingredients to a small
container of Greek Yogurt:
 1tbsp of creamy peanut butter (or PB2)
1tsp of Honey
1/4 tsp of Vanilla Extract
1tbsp of Miniature Chocolate Chips
Dash of Sea Salt

I forgot to grab Honey from the grocery store
so made mine without the honey. 
Even so, it was pretty good.  I'm NOT a fan
of Greek Yogurt but this was pretty good.
While this doesn't taste exactly like Cookie Dough,
it is a nice healthy alternative when you have a
sweet tooth and a great way to get in Protein for the day. 

Morning Naked Weigh In: Week 32

Weekly Loss: .8lbs
Total Loss So Far:  69.4lbs

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Morning Naked Weigh In - Week 29

TOM came to visit this month, so I wasn't expecting much of a loss..... and didn't get one.

Loss for the week: .2 lbs
Total loss so far: 65.8 lbs

Friday, May 16, 2014

Who Do I WANT To Be?

 Maybe it's part of getting older... or maybe it's a result of the surgery and the changes it has brought... but I find myself searching for who I AM.  Because honestly..... sometimes, I just don't know.  

 How much of my life has been wasted on "One Day...", "When I Lose Weight", "If I were skinny",  "If only".....   It feels like I've gone through life holding  down the "Pause" button, waiting for this or that to happen first.  But.... What would my life be like if there was NOTHING holding me back?   Not my weight, my self esteem, my insecurities... What if I didn't CARE what people thought of me?  What if I didn't have limitations on what I could  do.  What if I could go back to Graduation Day at high school, with my new sense of "Freedom", a little wiser than I was back then, carrying all the hope and belief that I did on that day of my future.  What would I choose to do? 

As I shed my excess pounds, I am also working on shedding all the other things that I have held on to that have kept me down. Because, let's face it, although my weight has made things more difficult for me... My weight isn't REALLY what has held me back all these years, but my own insecurities about it.  At social events I felt awkward, so I kept to myself.  I realize now that it wasn't THEM not talking to ME,  By staying off by myself, my entire body language was screaming BACK OFF.   When we went to the Lake, public pools, water parks, etc.  I could have gotten a bathing suit on and joined in. (Of course, I weighed too much for some of the water slides, but I could have joined in the Wave Pool and the Lazy River), but I was so embarrassed of my body, I refused to be seen in Public in a bathing suit.  So I wore Capri pants and a T Shirt over my swimsuit and stood around waiting at the end of each ride, sometimes for over an hour, for the my husband and kids to come out.  And it isn't my weight that has kept me from pursuing my dreams.... it's my fear of what others would think of them.   And now.... I've suppressed those dreams for SO LONG, I don't even know what they ARE anymore.   

Sunday, April 20, 2014

I've Lost An Elephant's Penis!! What Have You Lost?

I am now officially down 60 pounds! That is Equivalent to an Elephant's Penis!!  What have you lost?

1 pound = a Guinea Pig
1.5 pounds = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts
2 pounds = a rack of baby back ribs
3 pounds = an average human brain
4 pounds = an ostrich egg
5 pounds = a Chihuahua
6 pounds = a human’s skin
7.5 pounds = an average newborn
8 pounds = a human head
10 pounds= chemical additives an American consumes each year
11 pounds = an average house cat
12 pounds = a Bald Eagle
15 pounds = 10 dozen large eggs
16 pounds = a sperm whale’s brain
20 pounds = an automobile tire
23 pounds = amount of pizza an average American eats in a year
24 pounds = a 3-gallon tub of super premium ice cream
30 pounds = amount of cheese an average American eats in a year
33 pounds = a cinder block
36 pounds = a mid-size microwave
40 pounds = a 5-gallon bottle of water or an average human leg
44 pounds = an elephant’s heart
50 pounds = a small bale of hay
55 pounds = a 5000 BTU air conditioner
60 pounds = an elephant’s penis (yep, weights more than his heart!)
66 pounds = fats and oils an average American eats in a year
70 pounds = an Irish Setter
77 pounds = a gold brick
80 pounds = the World’s Largest Ball of Tape
90 pounds = a newborn calf
100 pounds = a 2 month old horse
111 pounds = red meat an average American eats in a year
117 pounds = an average fashion model (and she’s 5’11″)
118 pounds = the complete Encyclopedia Britannica
120 pounds = amount of trash you throw away in a month
130 pounds = a newborn giraffe
138 pounds = potatoes an average American eats in a year
140 pounds = refined sugar an average American eats in a year
144 pounds = an average adult woman (and she’s 5’4″)
150 pounds = the complete Oxford English Dictionary
187 pounds = an average adult man
200 pounds = 2 Bloodhounds
235 pounds = Arnold Schwarzenegger
300 pounds = an average football lineman
400 pounds = a Welsh pony

Sweet Freedom? I Think Not.


Before weight loss surgery, I was a LOVER of Blue-Bell Ice-Cream.  If it was in the house, I could not stay away from it. After the surgery,  I could no longer have it.  I missed Ice Cream.  One day, I tried a few bites of my husband's Banana Split, and although I only had a few bites, it was a few bites too many and I started feeling sick.  I didn't go into a full blown dumping episode, (I didn't throw up and my heart didn't start racing,  I didn't eat THAT much of it) but I did feel very nauseous.  I learned my lesson.

Then one day, while grocery shopping, I found the  SWEET FREEDOM no sugar added Ice-Cream at the Grocery Store.  I checked the sugar content and it looked safe, only 5 grams in half a cup. So, I bought it! That night, we all dug into it.  I got a small 1/2 a coffee cup size serving.  It wasn't great tasting, not like the real stuff, but it was OK.... it was cold, it was creamy... it would do.  Until the Diarrhea struck.  Within 20-30 minutes of eating the ice cream, my stomach started to cramp up, and I had to race to the bathroom with a severe bout of diarrhea.  I haven't eaten any of it since.   It is evil.

Morning Naked Weigh In: Week 23

Not a big loss this week, but still a loss:  -1.8 lbs.  I still haven't made it back into the gym, and until I do, I'm just not going to see any big numbers.  I was doing great for a while, but it seems once I stopped, it has been so hard to find that drive again.   So much has been going on lately... life is very hectic right now, but my gym is open 24/7 so there really is no excuse.  I know what needs to be done.  I just need to do it.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Daily Weighing - Pros and Cons

I'm usually a Daily Weigh-er.  
First thing in the morning, before getting into the shower, I jump on the scale and record my weight for the day.  I like weighing first thing in the morning, before I've had anything to eat or drink, butt-naked, because it takes a way a lot of the factors that can effect your weight, such as clothes and water retention. For me, Daily Weighing keeps me on track, I find I do better this way.  But I've heard of others that hide their scale during the week because they find themselves obsessing over the numbers.

Here is  a short list of PRO'S that I have found in DAILY WEIGHING.

1.  It gives me focus during the week, and is a daily reminder to eat right and exercise.  When I weighed only once a week, I found myself thinking "It's OK, I have the rest of the week to work it off". 

2.  I can see on any given day how the foods I ate and exercise I did (or did not do) that day effected me, such as water retention, etc. 

3.  When the scale is down, I am even MORE motivated that day to eat right and exercise.

4.  By keeping track all week, I have a pretty good idea of what my official weigh in will be on Sunday, so do not get that crushing feeling when it is not a good loss.  If it's been a bad week, I already know.

 And now for a short list of CON'S in DAILY WEIGHING

1.  It can lead to frustration at times because your weight naturally fluctuates throughout the week. 

2.  I've read other's say that they find themselves obsessing over the numbers on the scale, and would rather focus on inches lost. 

3.  Muscle weighs more than fat, so if working out a lot, the scale may be going up instead of down, even though you are losing inches. 

4.  When the scale goes UP despite eating right and staying on plan,  it may lead to frustration, and for some, make it easier to give into temptation.  At the same time, when the scale goes DOWN despite giving into temptation it may make it easier to go off plan, knowing last time you still come away with a loss. 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Morning Naked Weigh In: Week 22

Well, After a very disappointing MONTH last month
(See my Morning Naked Weigh In Page)
I'm pretty happy with this week's Weigh In result.
241.6 lbs.  That is a loss of 5.8 lbs for the Week!!
Total Loss so far:  58.4 lbs.

Friday, April 4, 2014


Well, I've been MIA for a while.
And Here's Why:

* My Husband cut his foot with a CHAINSAW
* My House got struck by LIGHTENING
*A TORNADO came through our town

Long stories short..... my husband was home for quite a while requiring my undivided attention,  the Lightening Fried our T.V., our Wireless Router, our Receiver, Antenna, Tivo, Wii, etc., so had no internet access for a while, and the stormy weather meant not much free time to Blog, etc. 
But I'm BACK!  Be watching for an update on my progress soon! 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Morning Naked Weigh In - Week 17

What a STRESSFUL Week!!  Between an Emergency trip to the hospital with my husband,  Him off work all week, Lay Off's at my work, and a meeting to discuss this "critical period" at work,  I have been one stressed out Momma!  The scale shows it too....... I GAINED 1.4lbs.   Gotta get busy and hit the gym this week to work it off!  Weigh In results: 248.6 pounds. 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Morning Naked Weigh In - Week 16

This was a pretty bad week, weight loss wise, but I still came away with a loss. All week the scale has not budged, and then finally this morning it was down 1.2 pounds.  T.O.M showed up yesterday, so that may be why it is so low this week. 

Saturday, February 22, 2014


Yesterday I finally bought a new pair of jeans since having the surgery in October! I've been wearing the same jeans I had before surgery, but they look really bad now, way too baggy.  They aren't falling off yet, but the legs and rear end just sag.  I bought a size 20 Jeans! And they fit great! At my highest weight I was in a size 28 and they were tight....  I have to admit, the thrill of fitting into a size 20 yesterday was greatly dimmed looking at myself in that full length mirror.  Seeing my clothes sag on me felt great, it showed progress!  But seeing myself in a pair of jeans that fit, really showed me how far I still have to go.... not just to goal but to just looking decent in a pair of jeans.  And I've got a belly roll above my jeans line that is still there, that really bothers me.  I put on my saggy jeans again after trying on the 20's and noticed that in those jeans too, the roll is there, I just chose to ignore it.   I was a little down last night...... but I'm feeling much more optimistic today.   I'm not going to get there over night.  And while..... 51 pounds is a lot to lose, when I have THIS Much excess weight, it's not going to have as great an impact on me as it would on someone with less to lose. My husband suggested taking pictures each month so I can compare, which I really should have been doing all along. 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Morning Naked Weigh In Results - Week 15

I was really sweating it this week.  The scale kept going up and up by ounces all week, and it looked like I wasn't going to have a loss at all.  Then yesterday the scale went down a pound, and this morning it dropped a little more than 2 pounds!!  Weigh in: 248.4.  That is a loss of 3.6lbs for the week, and a total loss of  51.6 Pounds!!  

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Heel Spurs anyone?

Does anyone have problems with heel spurs?  I think I have them.  It's mainly in my right heel, although my left heel hurts too sometimes.  It seems to be worse after I walk on the treadmill.  I look like an old lady hobbling around here.  While I'm at the gym it doesn't bother me so much, it's later on, after I get home and sit still for a bit, and then try to get up that I have sharp pains in my heel.  It's also really bad in the mornings for several days after walking the treadmill.  I think tonight I will ride the bike instead....

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Last night when I was getting dressed to go to the gym, I grabbed one of my old XL T-Shirts to try it on, just to see how close I am to being able to wear it again. Guess What!?  IT FIT!!!!
YES!!!  I was so excited!  Later, on the treadmill, when I started feeling self conscious in front of all the people there working out looking all cute in their workout gear, I reminded myself that I was wearing an XL T-Shirt!! And that is coming from a 3X!!  I may not look all cute in my work out clothes now, or even FIT into the cute workout clothes yet, but I'M ON MY WAY!!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Morning Naked Weigh In - Week 14

This was not a great weight loss week. My weight this morning was 252.0 lbs.  I GAINED .4lbs.  I didn't work out at all this week.  I haven't been feeling well, and never made it to the gym.  I'm going to have to do better.  Earlier this week each morning the scale was up a little until I had gained 3 pounds for the week, but beginning Thursday the scale started going back down, ending the week at only a .4 lb gain. While I'm disappointed to have not had a loss this week, I'm relieved that it wasn't a 3 pound gain or more like it was showing earlier this week.  Going forward, I can NOT let myself derail my work out efforts.  It's too easy to find a reason or excuse not to go.  I need to be going to the gym regardless of how I feel unless I'm running fever or puking.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Confession Time Again...... With Pictures.

Yesterday, while my husband and I were out we passed by a Wig store.  He swung into the parking lot and asked if I wanted to go in and just look around.  I hesitated, but I've been curious so we went in, and ultimately wound up purchasing a wig.  WHAT??!!  I will probably pick it up next Saturday.   First of all..... I want to make this clear that I have been experiencing Hair Loss for 11 years now. I do not want to scare anyone reading this that is thinking of having Gastric Bypass surgery into thinking the same will happen to them.  Yes, it is common to experience some hair loss, but not to the extent where one would need a wig.  Because my hair was already SO THIN on top, it has pushed me to that point where I think I need one.

I began this blog with the commitment to blog openly and honestly. It is hard to do sometimes, but in honor of that commitment,  I am posting pictures of my hair below so you can get an idea of what I'm talking about.  I used to wear my hair over to the side and it hid my thinning hair fairly well unless you stood over me in a bright light.  But after the past two weeks of losing my hair every time I shower, I have been forced to pull my bangs straight back to try to hide my scalp. But even, that is getting hard. 

Here I am last weekend with my hair "styled" in the only way I have found to cover my scalp.  As you can see, my hair is really, really thin on top, and no matter how I arrange my hair, I have places where my scalp shows through, in the front, and in the back unless my hair is laying just right.

Please excuse these next two pictures.  I wore my hair curly (it's naturally curly) yesterday to try and maybe add volume and help cover my scalp.  When I got up this morning and decided to blog about it, I went ahead and snapped two pictures prior to taking a shower. And my hair is WILD (what little you can actually see of hair in this next set).   But this is what I am dealing with, and why I have decided to wear a wig.... if I can get up enough courage to actually wear it. 

This is the top of my head with my hair parted over to the side like I USED to be able to wear it. 

And here is the top of my head with my hair parted straight down the middle, which I never do, but you can see the extent of my hair loss. 

I know.  
This is extremely embarrassing.  
Again... I want to put reiterate, this is NOT the normal.
I was headed to this point, BEFORE the surgery. 

So yesterday, I tried two different wigs. I wanted to try to stay within my current length.  I LOVED the color and cut of the first wig I tried on (no pictures were allowed in the store), and came VERY close to purchasing that one.  It was kind of long on the sides and got a little bit shorter in the back, like that swing bob, or inverted wedge cut that is popular. Super Cute.  It was a dark brown which is my natural hair color.  But I was a little bothered by the seam down the wig.  To me it looked like the hair had been singed.  The lady that was helping me said it was a hand tied wig, very durable, and it is just the way they come.  She showed me how to adjust the part, zigzagging small pieces of hair to hide it, and it did look better.  I then tried on some Lace Front wigs, which gives you a more normal hair line and seam, but she said in all honesty they do not last long and are also more expensive.  She said for a first wig, she did not recommend them.  Then she said she wanted to try one more on me before we purchased the first one.  The next wig she put on me had three different colors and blondish highlights. It looked a little more natural down the seam, partly because it looked like my "roots" were about to come through.  My husband (who by the way is EXTREMELY supportive and I could not live without) and the shop lady LOVED the second wig on me.  She said it was very  flattering on me. The cut is similar to the way I used to have my hair styled about a year ago.  I wasn't too sure about the blonde highlights though, and we debated for literally over an hour on different color options.  I wanted a dark brown with a lighter brown highlights, so she had me try on other wigs just for a color reference.  They were all too brassy, or reddish for my liking. She asked if I wanted to order it in a solid color, but the color on the wig is what MAKES that cut and style so cute.  I went back and forth between the two wigs for a long time, trying on both again and again. I ultimately went with their suggestion of the second wig, in the original color because when it comes to myself I am HORRIBLE about being objective.  Frankly..... I don't like anything right away, it always takes me a while.  

So after next weekend, now that I will have a wig, the next step is finding the courage to wear it.  The shop lady said to just be honest with coworkers and friends and tell them It's a wig, because eventually I'll want to get a new one with a different style and length.  My husband has suggested wearing it on the weekends, and getting used to it for a while before trying to wear it at work.  When I first start wearing it, regardless of where I'm at, I will be uncomfortable and it will feel weird.  He said once I get used to the idea of wearing it and feeling more comfortable about it, I will be more 
confident wearing it to work and around friends.  Hmmm..... we'll see.  I guess wearing a wig is better though, than looking bald.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Confession Time... Water

I have to admit....  I think my BIGGEST challenge
is getting enough water in.  This has always been an issue with me, not just since surgery.  First of all..... I don't LIKE
water.  In order to drink it, it has to be ICE COLD. Even then
I have to force it down.  Bleh.  I used to love the Crystal Light packets of Lemonade added, but since the surgery, I haven't really cared for them.  Any calorie free, non carbonated beverage will count towards my water intake, so I've been drinking the Diet Lipton Citrus Green Teas.  In the weeks following my surgery, it was the ONLY drink I found that didn't make me nauseous.  I can now drink other things, 
such as water without feeling nausea, but I still haven't found anything that I love to drink. But taste isn't really the problem here.  I just get busy and forget  to drink.  One 16oz bottle of tea will last me all day.  On a good day, I'll get in two 
of them.  THAT'S HORRIBLE! I should be getting in at least 64oz of water daily. Water is very important to not only my weight loss, but my health as well.  It is such a SIMPLE concept too.  Carry water (or other noncaloric beverage) with you all day long, and sip constantly.  Yet, here I am 3 months out still struggling with it.  I'd set an alarm on my phone as the Dr. suggested, but I can't have my alarm going off at work.  I've even asked a co-worker to remind me throughout the day to drink.  But ulimately, it is my responsibility, and I just have to find a way to get it in. 

Seven Bites Youtube Channel

It can sometimes be a struggle, especially in the beginning, to find
healthy recipes that allow you to eat a small portion and still get your
protein in each day.  Here is a link to a YouTube channel for Weight Loss Surgery 
patients that offers Recipes and Tips for your new tiny tummy.
Check it out! Seven Bites was created by a Mother and Daughter team that
have both had the Gastric Sleeve procedure.  (I went to school with the
daughter).  All their tips and recipes can apply to any type of Weight
Loss Surgery.  

Monday, February 3, 2014

AHA! Moment of a Book Lover

I am an AVID Reader, I always have been.
  I absolutely love to read. It  is my favorite past time. 
I love getting lost in the pages of a really good
story.  Reading was an escape for me back when
 I was single on those weekends the oldest two went
to their dad's.  I didn't have many friends, having lost
them all in the divorce, and was never one to go out alone.
So I would curl up with a really big book instead. After
I remarried, and the youngest two came along, I never
had time to read anymore.  I still don't.  It is very rare that I get to sit down with a book and read. I desperately miss reading, so I've resorted to listening to audio books. I get one a month through, and usually only get to listen to them during the commute to and from work. It hit me the other day, that I should start buying myself books more often, and listen to them while I'm working out. I think getting lost in a really good story will help to pass the time, and get my mind on something other than how many minutes/miles I've gone on the treadmill or bike. 

Great Motivator! Check it out!!

I found this really cool website on Pinterest.

It creates an Avatar which you can customize
to look like yourself and gives you an idea
of what you look like at your current weight 
and what you will look like at your Goal weight. 
See my Avatar below: 

Current Weight: 251.6

Goal Weight: 120

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Where The &^%$ Is My Hair Going!?

I knew this was coming. 
I knew to expect some hair loss
after having this surgery starting at
around Month 3.  

Well, here I am 3 months out, 
and Yep. I'm losing my hair.
Knowing it was coming did
not make it any easier when it arrived.

For most people, it is just a little thinning out,
and will soon grow back out, thinning hair but a memory.
But I've been experiencing thinning hair for the
past 11 years.  It started after my youngest (4th child)
was born.  It was a very slow gradual process,
and it seemed to have stopped.  My hair was still
really thin on top, but it seemed to be staying.

So for me to be experiencing hair loss again,
I have to admit... I'm scared.

Morning Naked Weigh In: Week 13th

Kind of a low number this week, BUT still a loss, so I'm happy.
Loss for the week: 2.8 lbs
Total Loss so far: 48.4 lbs!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Morning Naked Weigh In - Week 12

This morning I weighed in at 254.4lbs.
That is a 3.6 lb loss for the week. 
This week also marks the end of a month,
bringing my total MONTHLY loss to: 8.8lbs.

My TOTAL LOSS so far is: 
45.4 Pounds!

This week I worked out at the gym 
several days and did some weights.
I started my period night before last,
so wasn't expecting much of a loss
for the week, because typically
TOM brings water weight gain,
so I'm very HAPPY to see a nice loss
this week!! 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

New Gym Found

Yesterday I joined a new gym.
This one is Local, Open 24 hours,
and is CHEAPER than what I'm paying
now for the gym through Work, which
has limited hours, and that I've been 
having trouble getting to. 
I joined the new gym yesterday, 
and will cancel my other gym membership 



Feeling Super Positive today!

Morning Naked Weigh In - Week 11

This week I ended with a LOSS!
Woo hoo!!!
It was up slightly from yesterday morning
but I still ended with a loss.
Weigh in results this morning:
That's a 3.4lb loss for the week.
Total loss so far:  
42 pounds! 


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Watch Out World!!

Watch Out World!!
Babygirl is Licensed to Drive!!!
No Adult Present.

Prayers Accepted ;)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's Off To The DMV We Go!

 Tonight, I spent a little over 2 hours
with my 17yr old, while she practiced
driving and parallel parking.  She takes
her Drivers Test in the Morning.
Yet, at the same time, the thought of
her driving scares me to death. 

Even now, every wreck I hear about, 
and any ambulance I see, I have to 
text her to see where she is and make sure
she is ok, SO AFRAID it is one of her 
friends and she's in the car with them.

These are some SCARY YEARS for parenting!!
I have a 19yr old, so have been through this
once already..... it hasn't gotten any easier.
I think the older the kids get, the harder it is.
Regardless of my fears.....
I'll be on pins and needles at the DMV until 
y'all arrive back safe and sound, with a PASSING grade.


Monday, January 13, 2014

Do You Tweet?

 Do you Tweet? If so, you might find 
this interesting. I was looking to change 
the background on my Twitter page this 
past weekend, and came across a pretty
 neat website that has free twitter 
background and cover images.

The Site is called TWITRCOVERS.
Click HERE to check out their site.

I am not affiliated with this site
in any way. I did a google search and
came across them. just thought I would share.

Enjoy :)

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Morning Naked Weigh In - Week 10

This was a disappointing week.
Monday after my official Weigh In
the scale was up to 262.0.  Tuesday
it was back down to 261.0,
Wednesday it was 261.2, Thursday 261.2, 
Friday it jumped to 262.4, remained there 
Saturday, and this morning it was 261.4. 
So I walk away this week with a .2lb gain.

I thought for sure I would see better results
this week.  I took healthy protein rich lunches, 
I didn't snack in between meals, and I did 
better about getting my water intake in. 
Still not enough, but better than I had been doing.  
AND I got in a short workout on Thursday, 
and my husband and I walked our butts
off yesterday... I was even sore this morning from
it.  I know this is to be expected sometimes, but
it is still a little frustrating.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

I Finally Made It To The Gym!!

I finally made it to the gym today
and worked out.

 I only lasted about 25 minutes, but I 
worked up a pretty good sweat. 
15 minutes on the Treadmill, then
10 minutes on the bike.  While on the 
bike I used a feature called Chest Press
where every few minutes, it has you 
you raise your feet onto these posts
and then use the arm handles to pull your 
arms back and forth while it applies pressure 
making it hard to pull.
I need to work up to to the point where I am
working out at least an hour, and I need to be
sure and utilize the weights they have there.
I can only hit the gym about 3 times a week,
so I think on those days I will start using the 
weights they have there, and on the days
I am not able to go to the gym, I will go
to the school track walk/run. 

Looking forward to getting FIT! 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

5 Non Scale Victories So Far...

I'm finding it's the little things that occur
throughout a day that most would not think 
twice about, that really allow me to "see" that 
I have lost weight.
I don't see it in the mirror yet.
I know some changes have occurred, but
I get overwhelmed with the enormity of what 
I still have to lose, because in the mirror....
I'm still VERY OBESE. 

Here is a small list of the "Little Things" that 
have been an A-HA moment for me. 
5 Small Non Scale Victories....

1.  Yesterday at work I Had 3 people tell me 
it was time for new jeans. They said the 
ones I was wearing looked like they were about
to fall off me. 

2.  I don't have to put my car seat as far back 
in my car to keep my stomach from touching
the steering wheel anymore. 

3.  I was able to bend down and tie my own shoes 
the other day.  In public.  Without performing great feats 
of acrobatics.

4.  It is much easier to get my socks and shoes on.

5.  When I'm standing and look down,  It doesn't look 
like I have two rows of breasts anymore.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Morning Naked Weigh In - Week 9 Results

This morning I was down 2.2lbs for the week.
Not a big loss this week, but still a LOSS. Yay!
Weigh In results this week: 261.2

Total loss so far: 38.8 lbs.

Friday, I dropped a check off at the gym
to start back up my membership, 
so next week I start working out.
Hoping to see better results from here on out.