Monday, November 30, 2009


I did it!! I got below 220lbs in my first 4 weeks! I am down 10.5 lbs, and I have lost 7 inches. :)

I was so good on Thanksgiving, indulging when I wanted to, but not going over board. I stayed away from the rolls (they are store bought anyway, right?) and I had just a smidgen of pie. I ended up baking 3 pies for Thursday's festivities and I ended up leaving ALL of them at my parents house. We took home some leftovers (no pie!), even though I tried to brush them off with all of my might. (Thanks Nancy! :wink:) Curtis and I ended up eating just a little bite of each thing and then tossing it out. I felt satisfied, not overstuffed.

I am very proud of this accomplishment today. I think the first few weeks are always the toughest. You have to get into a routine; tracking calories and exercising diligently. Once I got started, there was no stopping me. I am motivated and excited about continuing this journey.

Thank you all again for your support. And continue to stick around, because this is just the beginning!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thankful for...

-constant, omnipotent, always there...steadfast. My Savior.

-blue eyed, blonde and curly; robust and social. My son.

-gentle and sensitive, has the best hands, snuggle-riffic, knows me the best. My husband.

- sometimes dysfunctional, yet safe; lots of laughs, and even more hugs. My family.

-challenging and stress inducing; a source of laughter and fun. My job.

-warm and cozy; safe and happy. My home.

-hilarious and goofy; ears that listen and shoulders to cry on. My friends. YOU!

I am thankful. Always thankful.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Week 3

Starting Weight: 230 lbs.
Current Weight: 221.7 lbs.
Loss this week: 1.7 lbs
Total loss: 8.3 lbs!!

3 weeks and 8 lbs!! WOOT!

Here we are at the beginning of Week 4 and I am determined to get to 220 by the end of the week. It's going to be challenging with Thanksgiving in there, but I know I can do it. I have 2 more workouts planned before Thursday (I already knocked 1 of 3 down this morning!). We aren't eating dinner until 6pm, so I plan to workout on Thursday too. I really want a piece of pie!!

I love to follow weight loss blogs and other weight loss websites. One of them is called Phit n Phat. Last week, Corinne had some really great ideas on how to keep weight gain at bay on Thanksgiving. Here is a link to her blog post. I love it!! I am definitely going to be applying some of her methods this week. I also really want a 1.7 lb loss next Monday!

I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!! Keep it up with the cheers and votes of confidence. It is really helping me to stay motivated!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Weigh In Day

This week was another great week for me. I said goodbye to 1.9 lbs. this week, I got 4 workouts in, and I stayed within my points range for the entire week! I feel AMAZING.

Last week, I started getting up at 5:30am to exercise. Yes, I am tired. Yes, I want to keep sleeping. Yes, it takes a LOT of energy to get out of bed in the morning. What I didn't expect, was to feel so great during the day! I have more energy, I am more conscious about my food choices and the best part is that I don't have to worry about working out after Charlie is asleep for the night. In keeping with this new trend, I woke up this morning and pushed out 50 minutes on the treadmill before I left for work. I can already tell this is going to become a habit, and it's a habit I have been trying to get going for the last 6 months!

Overall, I am feeling really great. It's the end of week 2 and the start of week 3. I am down 6.8 lbs. My clothes are starting to feel loose, my energy level is up and I am determined to keep this streak going!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Weigh In Day

Well, here we are. Week 1 is finished and I am feeling good. I will cut right to the chase. I lost 4.7 lbs this week!! I am feeling really great about my loss. I stayed on plan all week long, and I also got in my minimum 3 workouts. I feel AWESOME!!

I have been wanting to make it a goal to wake early to get my workout out of the way. This morning, my dear son decided to wake at 5:30am. I gave him some milk and put him back to sleep. As I crawled back into bed semi-drowsy, I realized I should just wake up and get my butt on the treadmill. After a few minutes of listening to my conscience, I got up. I put my tennis shoes on, grabbed the Mad Men DVD and headed into the basement. I cranked out 45 minutes of walking on the treadmill before 6:30 this morning!! I feel great. I am already geared up to eat well today thanks to my early morning workout. I am hoping to keep up this routine. The fact that I have my workout out of the way is such a great feeling!!

I also wanted to say a special thank to those of you that are working to keep my accountable here. I truly appreciate your words and your votes of confidence!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Tipping Point

230 pounds. That is what the scale said on Sunday morning, when I apprehensively stepped on it. I would like to say that I couldn't believe my eyes, but I knew that it was going to be bad. 230. 230. 230!! This is the heaviest weight I have ever been. It is 15 lbs heavier than I was on the day that I delivered Charlie. I am fed up. I am sick and tired. I am at my tipping point. Literally and figuratively.

I have never told anyone my weight. I actually loathed the idea of doing it here for all of you to see, but it's necessary. Being 6' tall, has it's benefits. One of which is that my weight is hidden nicely amongst my tall frame. But, I am still obese by all medical standards, and I have had it with being fat. I hate my body. I hate the way that I look in my clothes, and it's time for me to reclaim my confidence in my self image. Right now, it's not there.

I committed to a 90 day fitness challenge that my friend Ang is doing on Facebook. November 1 was the starting point and I finally feel that I have the tools and the motivation to lose this weight. One of those tools is going to be this blog. I have abandoned this place for some time. Being a working mother has taken a lot out of me, and one thing that has suffered is my writing space here. That is all about to change. I am on a journey to a healthy lifestyle, and I need you all to join me for the ride. Losing weight has always been a challenge for me, but with the support of everyone that reads here, I know I can do it. I know I have said all of these things before, but I am on this road, and I am not turning back.

So, here we go. I am 230 lbs today. I am going to lay out my first few goals right here:

1) Recommit to Weight Watchers. I already did this, and since Sunday, I have been meticulously counting my points and watching what goes into my mouth.

2) 3 days of exercise per week, MINIMUM. Part of my problem in the past, is that I don't get moving enough. I need to exercise to lose weight. I just bought myself a spankin' new fitness swimsuit, and I plan to hit the pool up this weekend. Many of you know of my love to swim, and I am hoping I can re-tap that love and use it to my weight loss benefit.

3) My 10% Weight Watchers goal is 207 lbs. That is 23 pounds that I need to lose. My goal is to lose that weight, by the time that this 90 day fitness challenge is done.

Monday is weigh in day. In the past, weigh in day was always on Wednesday or Thursday, so that I could have a few days to get past the weekend. The weekends are always a struggle for me. This time, weigh in day is Monday. That way I have no excuse to slack off on the weekends.

So, there you have it. Will you be my cheerleader?? I need all of the support that I can get. And if you have your own weight loss journey, I can be yours too.

I am at my tipping point today. This is the heaviest I will ever be. I am committed and ready to lose this weight!