I have not fallen off the wagon

Sorry for the silence fellow bloggers and readers.  I have been knee deep in paper writing and family drama.  That leaves little time for blogging so I will try and catch up.

Family drama—Well seems my partner has decided that we should no longer be together.  This has upped my gym time.  Poor Treadmill has had my name all over it.  Which caused a 3.5 inch drop off my body this week.  I really need to get on the scale.  Maybe Wednesday.

So here are the numbers

-.5 inchs off my neck sense Jan 1

-2 inches off my Chest (that could have stayed LOL)

-1.25 inches off my abs

-6.5 off my hips

-1.5 off my thighs

gained 1 inch on my biceps :0)

So all together I have lost 11.75 inches..that is with a few weeks of up and downs!

Those are inches I will never see again on my body.

Hope you all have a great day!  Ill be back with you after midterms!

 

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The Scale

I haven’t been on one going two weeks due to a few things….one I don’t have one at home and two my doc said if the inches are coming off don’t worry so much about the scale.  So I have been putting it off.  Maybe next week I will get on the scale at the gym.  However a friend of mine posted this picture and I wanted to share it with you all.

If I had a scale I would be writing this on it today!

Be true to you !

Till Next Time….

 

31 Days In

After 31 days I am eating better and feeling better health wise but I feel a bit unsettled.  I am still losing inches and I am very thankful for that.  If I didn’t tell you all I am down another inch.   Happy noises go here!  Still only the 4 pounds and I guess I should be thankful for that.  I know what the problem is.  I am not drinking enough water, changing that.  I got a water bottle :0)  If I have it with me I will drink it.  That and I eat to many carbohydrates.  I know this about me.  One change at a time.

I have had a great month.  I am feeling good and looking thinner.  I have a few new projects in the works.  I got my taxes done today.  usually this is a big event that takes place the day before they are due.  So thankful that is over and I got my financial aid paperwork done today as well.  that is the way to end January.  On a positive note!

I am ready for February.  One day at a time.  One step and one breathe……that’s how I am gonna roll!

Till Next Time……

Week Three

It has been an interesting three weeks.  First off let me just say that this is going better than I could have expected.  This week was a test.  There ware cookies everywhere at work and I only tried a bite of one. (talk about temptation) I pretty much stayed under calories all week. Most likely not today but I am allowing myself a day of what ever within reason.

But anyway to the point this weeks results are in:

4 pound weight lose in 3 weeks

-9.5 inches off my body this year already as well!

Hope you all are sticking with it!  This is our year!  We can and will do this.

This next time….

Finally 1 Pound

As the title of my blog states I finally lost a pound after 19 days.  I know the doctor said if I am feeling better and things are moving around then it is good…but we (women that is) know that the scale is our nemesis.  I am thankful that the pound is gone and is never allowed to return :0)

It has been a crappy week….truck issues, that caused money issues, that caused not being able to go the gym issues…but I am not letting that stop me.  Lucky for me the gym is already paid for and I can go up there and walk off my frustrations.  Felt good this morning to turn up the tunes and just walk.  So I will call this a win day and make it continue there my work day this afternoon.

I am making this dream a reality….

Till Next Time…..

SUPRISE

Just a quick update….

I live in Ohio and it is just now starting to get cold and up until today I was not able to button my jacket.  I usually just threw it on because the wind here has been cold but today without thinking I buttoned my coat and WAAAALAAAA I could button it!  I started doing the happy dance and realized I was in the middle of the library.  YEAH ME.  May not be a big deal for you bit let me just say it made my day!

Just wanted to share!

Till Next Time…

Another day

I am looking at the 1200 calories that I have been trying to stay under and I am wondering if my body is thinking I am starving it.  For 2 weeks I have been under except for 1 day.   I have lost no weight.  I am a bit discouraged I wont lie but I am looking into eating more veggies and fruit and drinking more water.  I am at least eating better which has to be better for me anyway.  I am talking to the doctor on Monday about anything she may have to say but I know I am doing the right thing for me.  I do feel better.  I am loosing inches all though the scale says no weight lose.  I just need to see it move.  It is what we use to see progress, the scale that is.

My boss is doing weight watchers.  I would possible do that if it didn’t cost so much.  But it does help that there isn’t all the junk around work.

I am not discouraged although it does sound that way.  I just needed to vent.  I am in it to win it!  This is my year and I am going to lose the weight and I am going to get healthy!  I AM!

Till Next Time…

Weigh In Day

Well there is good news and bad news. As luck would also have it a story to go with it.

I had my normal morning classes and then headed to the gym for weigh in day.  I did my normal routine….Put it on the last weigh in take a deep breath and let it out and step up.  When I did I got a shock…It said I gained…not only did I gain but I gained 2 pounds. I stepped of and did it again.  In disbelief I got on the treadmill and tread for my 40 minutes to figure out what in the H$&# I could have done to gain 2 pounds.  I knew there had to be something wrong.  SO I head back over to the scale and I do my routine again..this time looking down and realizing I still had my shoes on.  Who knew my shoes weighed 2 pounds.  I’m sure some of you did…lol  I kicked them off and am happy to report that there was no gain of weight!   That was enough to get my heart beating rapidly for sure.

No weight down but 3.5 inches off my body.  I’ll call that a WIN!

TIll next time…..

Drink more water

I am bad for this. If it is in front of me I will drink it.  SO I carried a bottle around with me most of the day.  I did better doing that.  Then I got to reading a blogs this evening and I see I am not the only one with this problem.  I came across one blog that had this interesting site  http://nutrition.about.com/library/blwatercalculator.htm it says:

Daily Hydration Calculator Results

A person who is 230 pounds
and is exercising for 40 minutes ,
is not pregnant,
is not breastfeeding,
does not live at a high altitude,
does not live in a dry climate,
drinks 0 alcoholic drink(s),
when the weather is not very hot or very cold,
and is not sick with fever or diarrhea should have:

119 ounces of water today, or 3.6 liters.

If you eat a healthy diet, about 20 percent of your water may come from the foods you eat. If you eat a healthy diet you can drink 95.2 ounces of water today, or 2.9 liters.

Water is an obvious source for your daily fluid needs. Other good beverages include milk, herbal teas, low-sodium broth, 100% fruit and vegetable juices. Soft drinks will also count toward your daily total of fluid, just remember that sugar sweetened soft drinks and fruit juices add extra calories to you daily diet that you don’t need, while drinking water may help you lose weight.

Well being that is what I wanna do…..I am going to drink more water because I need to!

With all of this being said I had dinner with a great friend tonight.  She is also making a lot of changes in her life and instead of our normal Mexican feast we had subway.  was a good choice.  Now the biggy I had spinach on my sandwich.  That’s right miss I am not going to eat that hit it out of the park :0)

Stayed under calories today and I am feeling good.  Parking in the back of the lot and walking a bit further to get to and from work.  Headed to the gym in the am.  Looking forward to it!

Till Next time…..

Walking a path

SO today I want to talk a bit about paths…..Everyone walks a different path…Some walk hand and hand…Some walk alone…Some ask for help and others well…we offer yet they seem to never catch on. God never promised for the path to be straight and there never to be a bump in the road. It seems these days with everything that is going on we seem to see more bumps in the road then we see the silver lining. My path may not be what most people would consider to be the right path but it is the right path for me…I am thankful for the people that I have chosen to walk this path with me. The people that have become my chosen family..Don’t get me wrong I love my family but some things they just will never understand, Nor do I think I ever really want them to.

In 2012 I want to make some changes that will help me be better to me and the chosen family reminds me of this everyday. So thank you Chosen family for your love and support and for believing in me! Your support already in my changes that are coming have been great. Together we are going to make 2012 a great year.

We are only as good strong as our weakest one, so together we are unstoppable.

Till next time…