Tuesday, April 20, 2010


I am down to 171.  Awesomeness!  Definately have to remember to eat well today and get measurements in.  I keep forgetting. 

Monday, April 19, 2010

Another day closer to my goal!!!

I have to say the weekend went fairly well. Dave and I went to Cheesecake Factory and I only ate half my meal and it was already ONLY 500 calories to begin with. I was saving room for some cheesecake, which I did have and I have no guilt about. I guess you have to give and take.

I am down 2lbs today from Thursday. Woot-Woot!

So I have thought if some rules I am going to TRY (yes, I emphasized that word) to follow to help me reach my goal of a 20lb total weight loss in the next 6 weeks:

- No eating after 7pm

- When eating out at a resturant, I will try to follow the nutrition guide and eat meals under 500-600 calories. If, I can not do that, I will immediately ask the server to bag half of the meal BEFORE even bringing it out.

- NO fried foods

- Drink 8oz of water before the 3 major meals

- Eat 2 -150 calorie snacks a day

- Do not eat the kids leftovers ( BAD habit for me)

- No foofy starbucks drinks and decrese the amount of diet soda and coffee ( I am not going to get rid of it completely or I know I will give in anyhow)

- Limit red meat to 1x a week

- When at a resturant, kindly decline bread and chips before the meal

- Workout at least 3-4x’s a week. Whether it is walking, shred, P90x, or the gym… just getting in a decent workout

So wish me luck I can keep at it for 5-6 more weeks.

Friday, April 16, 2010


Well, I tried on that damned dreaded dress again yesterday. The stupid thing still doesn't fit. Granite I have only lost 5lbs, but come on already. This girl wants some instant gratification.

Even if I have spillage over the back… if I could at least zip it, I would be ecstatic. Only got 6 more weeks until the day…. I think I should probably step it up. I did get up at 530am this morning and do the Shred DVD. My attempt to be finished in 20 minutes turned out to be 45 because the DVD was dirty and the damn thing kept sticking. I did complete it though, finally! I am going to attempt to do the P90X AB ripper tonight after the kids are in bed. I am sure it will kill me, but what else am I going to do besides sit on my arce and watch TV, read or clean. I will definitely pass on the third option.

I am going to do my measurements this afternoon so I can keep track that way also. The scale can be deceiving at times. Not to mention the less time I have to spend on there dreading the outcome the better.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Eating healthy just straight sucks!

It really sucks to eat healthy. No matter how good it is made out to be or what kind of foods you can modify, flavor and change… eating healthy still sucks when you have so many BETTER options out there. Hmm… let me see…Will I take carrot sticks with my veggies burger patty and fruit, or a big juicy 1/4lb of beef of a fat bun with some tasty fries? How messed up is that?

Anyhow, I’m still doing pretty well with maintaining my loss and my food intake/calorie counting. I just have my eye on the prize. Fitting beautifully into my bridesmaids dress and getting more fit… which is my ultimate goal.

I think it has made me a little more moody tying to focus on what I am eating and being very conscious about what is going in my mouth. It is more work and more time which is something I don’t have a lot of.

I would like to apologize to my dear husband for being bitchy, but the end result will benefit him also, right!

I thought this cartoon clip was very fitting for the day.

I promise to post more often. It is just really hard to keep up.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Here's my weight loss stats.

Beginning weight 179.4

Wk 1: 177.0

Wk 2: 179.4

Wk 3: 175.2 (4/10/2010)

Total wieght loss: 4.2


I did not workout yesterday, but really watched what I ate. With exception to a couple candy corn the kiddos managed to have laying around, I ate really well. 
I am going to try to sqeeze in a quick workout at nap time. Doubt it will happen, but that's my goal.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Day 1: Bumps in the road

I got up at 5:30am this morning and pop in the Jillian Michaels 30 day shred dvd and began my workout. I felt pretty good doing it even though it always kicks my butt. But 20 minutes later, it was a relief to know workout for the day was complete.

I figured I deserved to smoke before I hopped in the shower, so I did just that and stepped outside. Well, I go to open the door to get back in the house and the damn door is locked. I forgot that since Dave is working I lock both the regular lock and the dead bolt. I thought to myself, "No worries, I can go through the garage". So I use the code and open the big garage door. I try to open the house door and sure enough, it's locked too. Again, I get paranoid when D is gone. So now I am starting to panic since Dave is gone for another 30 minutes and the 3 kids are in the house alone. I didn't even know if they were sleeping. I went to the neighbors and called Dave who was going to try to get home faster. In the meantime I rang and rang and rang the doorbell in hopes Halle would hear it and come let me in and...nothing. So I went around back knowing the playroom (which is right next to Halle's room) was cracked. I called her name a few times trying to get her to come to the window. Mind you, it is 7:00am by this time, so I am still trying not to yell in respect for the neighbors. Finally, she popped her little head through the curtain and lets me in.

So my day started out shaky, and I was a little behind, but I did get the workout in so I will give myself a pat on the back.

New year...new me!!

Okay... I understand we are well into the New Year. My so called New Year’s resolution has gone to shit. I get it… and understand why people say making resolutions like losing weight are almost impossible until you have the mind set to do it.

Well, my mindset is still not 100% there. However, I think if I blog about it daily, maybe it will help me be accountable for my actions when it come to getting more fit.

First let me tell you I am not obese, but I am overweight. I could stand to lose a good 20-25lbs. I’m tall, so luckily I carrying my weight relatively well. Of course that is no excuse to finish off my toddler's chicken nuggets and binge on Easter candy… which I might confess I have been doing and doing WAY too often.

So my lovely cousin, Nicky asked me to be in her wedding which is fast approaching. I bought my dress 10 months ago when I was 16 pounds lighter. I know some of you might think I am lame, but it was on clearance and I honestly never thought I would be hit with some of the stressful things I was last year. The most devastating being my daughters Autism diagnosis. Things sort of went downhill from there. I am coming clean here- I took up smoking again… YES, I am freaking smoking and YES, I know what it does to your body. Trust me, I am aware of its affects and consequences. I have lost enough family to cancers and health problems, I know. But, right now, it works for me. I know I will quit. I have no intention to keep doing it for the sake of my family and myself. I stopped working out and started eating unhealthy. Okay, I got side tracked a little bit with this, but with all that said, the damn dress is a tad bit too small for me now.

So, starting today I am going to make changes. I am going to get fit and change my health for myself and for my family. I am going to share my progress and my experience making this change in my life and hopefully inspire someone else to do the same. I know there will be many ups and downs along the way, but I also know I am a strong person and I can do this.