Monday, April 28, 2008

Goals for this week

Hi - This week, my food goal is going to be to not eat any fast food. My exception to this is going to be stopping at the grocery store. They have a wonderful salad bar and that's usually all that appeals to me. My fitness goal is going to be to go for a walk 3x this week and going to the gym one time this week. I'm really proud of myself for a couple of reasons as well - 1. I went to the GAP outlet with a friend this weekend and was able to buy clothing from there for the first time in nearly 10 years. Granted, they only used to sell to like size 14 and now they go to 20, but i fit and some of the stuff actually fits good. I also went for a 2.25 mile walk yesterday. Usually on Sunday's, my husband and I bum around and do nothing all day which ends up killing my steps for the day. So I got up and got dressed and went for a walk with him and ended up having a pretty good day step wise. I also gardened Saturday and Sunday, since we have rain today, wanted to get everything in since it's been so dry so that everything could take root. I'm feeling pretty good about this weight loss thing and people are starting to comment on my loss and ask for my opinion on things. By no means am I an expert, but I do feel experienced. I'm going to go get my eye brows waxed and get a manicure today since I have a leftover gift certificate and I'll probably just go home and rest tonight. I have laundry that needs to be put away....oh the never ending tasks....Here's to hoping for a good week!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

New button

I finally surpassed the 25 pound mark, not by much but it's TOM, or at least it's supposed to be, so hopefully next week will be more of a change. I should be doing measurements once TOM passes and I'm so close to my first 10% goal!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


I'm a shoveler. I eat for speed. This probably stems from childhood. As a kid, we never had sit down meals. I always just ate as quick as possible so I could just go back to what I was doing. My husband is really really quiet to and doesn't usually have too much to say so we usually eat in silence, if we even eat together, so there's nothing to do but eat. So this week, my goal is to take more than 15 minutes to eat. To see if slowing down will allow me to notice that I've filled up. Yesterday was hard. I had to time myself just so I would know how long 15 minutes was. I already went walking once this week and have plans to walk on Thursday and all day Friday. I walked over 11000 steps yesterday. And I have new people checking out my blog which makes me feel less alone! Welcome everyone new!!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

So close yet so far...

So I lost another pound this week which is great and disappointing. My diet this week wasn't much different than when I wasn't eating any carbs. And I am so close to my new button. But what I've been noticing is that if I eat really well Monday through Friday, I won't see results until the ned of the weekend. The same is true with exercise. Last week I exercised really early in the week, on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. This week, I've been exercising like a lunatic on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, so I'm hoping that next week's weigh in will be better. But here's to good eating and good exercising!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Not much to share

Not too much going on! It's supposed to be in the 70's today so I brought some workout clothes and sneakers and I'm going to go for a nice two mile walk today. I've been wearing my pedometer daily and still not getting in enough steps. I'm slacking for me America On the Move Challenge. It sure would be nice to have a buddy!! I'll have a weigh in for this weekend and measurements soon to follow. I hope everyone's having a great week!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Wonderful weekend

The weather this weekend was beautiful and for once I had a Saturday off. So I decided to drag my husband out for walk at Kent Falls State Park since we'd never been there...all I have to say is wow, what a beautiful sight and what a difficult walk. Here's some of the highlights!

I'm doing good so far with this week's challenge too! I drank all my water today, only had two small rolls, which is allowed with this week's challenge - but no other carbs which normally would have happened and danced around the house like a fruit while cooking and cleaning the kitchen, accumulating nearly 1000 extra steps though I'm embarrassed to say that yesterday I was uber lazy and only walked 1378 steps and tonight I'm not where near the over 6000 steps I need to complete to finish my walk in time. I'm hoping that I can pick it up!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Weekly weigh in

So I weighed in today after doing a week of no carbs and what a difference it made. I weighed 253 last Saturday and this morning I weighed 247. I'm so close to a new HY Button and meeting my first 10% goal! Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Come Join me on the YMCA Trail ~

So I just discovered the most awesomest thing....I know awesomest isn't a word....but I bought a pedometer yesterday and I was looking for some information on it and I found this website called America on the Move, at This website is totally free and what you do is put in your information, height weight and then you sign up for a six week challenge. It lets you pick a trail, based on the number of steps you plan on walking and every day, you log in the number of steps you walked that day and it takes you further down the trail. There's a bunch of guides I just printed and you can do a paper guide if you don't want to do it online. I'm so excited and up for the challenge! So please join me and let me know you're doing it because you can have challenge buddies!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

I am bad ass!!!

So today I recruited a friend and we went and walked on a new linear trail...we walked 3 miles!!! And then we went to Ruby Tuesday's and I got the salad bar and brocoli cheddar soup...I gave my bread away and I ate the salad with no croutons or anything....I rock!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Met one goal!

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So I met my exercise goal for the week...I spent an hour swimming yesterday and even went into the sauna to sweat. It felt great!! But I think I'm going to surpass my exercise goal for the week...I want to. And I went out and bought a calendar and really cute stickers, and yesterday I got to use all of them!!! I stepped on the scale this morning and it was down half a pound and my rings are falling off today...and I didn't have any stomach problems this morning like I usually do. I wonder if carbs are the culprit? Not eating carbs is giving me a headache though, so I definately won't be completely giving them up. I'm feeling good and feeling inspired to keep this up! And I'm so excited for next week that I've already set my goals!

Saturday, April 5, 2008


So I weighed in this morning. I'm not quite sure what I expected....but I'm up 4 pounds....I'm not entirely sure why because I'm feeling like I'm getting more invested...the goals for next week will definately be helpful and if I start seeing losses again, that's where I'm heading. So I'm throwing out this there - what do you do when you're stuck and you feel like you're never going to be successful at this again?

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


So yesterday I was going to post all these goals I'd like to achieve in the near future - Mind you I have so many that I need to achieve. And I was looking at other people's blogs and they wrote down all these goals they want to achieve...and I thought - it's too much and it sets me up for failure. Now this is just me, and I know I have a bunch of goals but if I threw them all into this one post and then didn't achieve just one of them, I'd feel like a failure. So I've made a plan for myself. I'm going to add another side bar and write one goal for the week. My goal, starting Monday 4/7/08- 4/13/08 is going to be to eat no carbs - by this I mean, no bread, no pasta, no rice, no potatoes, no corn. I will still be eating fruit and I know this counts as a carb too, but it's a different kind. I don't know if I'll be able to do this but I want to try. I'm also planning on setting a fitness goal to. Next weeks goal is going to be to go to the gym once. I have a free membership to the YMCA but for some reason, I don't want to go! I also have a huge desk calendar that we haven't been using so I'm going to go to the craft store today and use a gift card that I got for Christmas and buy a ton of stickers....I'm going to get one for drinking over 8 glasses of water a day, one for meeting my food goal for the week and one for me exercise goal for the week and maybe some cute stickers for the weight I lose...but I've been stuck for the last month, losing and gaining the same 5 pounds, and surprisingly I haven't given up yet, and what I'm doing feels comfortable. I also think that if I don't lose at least 15 pounds between now and June 1st, I'm going to try WW because maybe I need a change of scenery. So here's to one new goal a week and adding a new goal each week to build upon the last!! Anyone out there who wants to set a goal with me is more than welcome. When I started, I had an email buddy where we emailed what we ate each day and it helped keep me accountable - I'm up for more buddies too!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

When a habit becomes permanent

I think my brain is starting to think skinny. I had an attrocious week last week and even yesterday. I hadn't gone shopping and I couldn't fathom dragging myself into the kitchen to cool or prepare meals for the day - I couldn't. I know that that's a lousy excuse and exactly how I got here and why I look the way I do. But on my way to work, I had a mini-epiphany. All last week, I still drank over 100 ozs of water. The fat me wouldn't drink all that water, why bother. But the new me is very interested in making these changes permanent. Also, I ate fast food, pizza, garbage all last week and now I'm looking forward to grocery shopping because that fast food doesn't appeal to me. I don't want it anymore. It tastes like crap. Part of me is sad to say that because it's been a part of my life for so long, but part of me thinks I've turned the corner. I'm going to be posting a bit more today - I seem to have a lot on my mind...