Thursday, November 27, 2008


I haven't been around much...I apologize for that now....bad things aren't happening to me, at least not on the diet front. I'm down about 7 pounds since September. I joined a gym with a friend of mine and I'm becoming pretty consistent in my efforts. But I've had some issues at my gymnastics job and was trying to step hard when kids are involved. And my dad has become quite ill....almost requiring a hospitalization, which my dad refused....he's doing a bit better, but unfortunately he has emphysema which has no cure and continues to be progressive. So I am thankful that this Thanksgiving, my dad is well enough to spend it with me. Not a moment with him will be wasted! And this is the first Thanksgiving I'm doing all the cooking, at my house, and my husband is joining. Usually he goes to his mom's and I go to my grandma's but this year, we're all at my house, then we're going to his mom's. So Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Trying to hold it together

I'm down 1.8 this week, first time in a while for a loss. But I feel like slowly, it's coming together. I"ve been exercising and meal planning and that seems to be making the difference. Instead of munching my way through a decision, they're already made. So no more snacking. My life is in shambles right now so I'm trying to put the peices together. I just got all of my study material for my licensing test so that project is starting...I just feel like I can't ever catch a break! But I'm staarting to be sucessful at this weight loss thing so I'm just going to ride it!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Hi there!! Twelve days until my birthday, though I've never much cared about my birthday and we usually celebrate it on Thanksgiving. I'm doing good with my exercise challenge - went to the gym 3 times last week, once the week before and twice this week so life is pretty hectic right now, things from work are insane and I'm barely keeping afloat...but I'm trying to look at all of the positive things I'm doing and hoping that eventually they'll all add up...

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Let the Games begin!

So my sister and I are having a monthly competition. Each month the goal will be different. This month it's number of times exercised. Our rules are that it has to be documented, has to be longer than 15 minutes and has to be if you park your car far away from the door to a store, that doesn't count...The loser spends $5 this month and buys a prize related to weight loss...I'm really amped for it. Yesterday I went to gymnastics practice so that's my exercise. Today, I'm going to hop on the elliptical I think....I'm also planning on doing a lot of house work which ends up being all kinds of exercise...I've lost 20 pounds this year so I'd like to add another 10 to it...and gear up for next year!