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….



Well I took the advice of alot of you and changed my calorie intake. I am feeling better and Im still loosing inches. Pretty sure the scale will start changing as well. I have changed it to staying under 1300 calories and that seems to be working better. With adding walking and all that going below 1100 was making my body think it was starving.
My little family here dug out the Wii fit and have been using it. If you do it right you can work up a sweat…lol
hope you are all doing well on your journey. I am still taking one day at a time and asking for help when I need it.
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…..


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…

Doc update

Today I had to go to the doc and get my BP med refills.  Went better than expected.  My BP was great 104/74.  The best it has been in 3 months.  This being said the meds are working.  I talked to her about this life change and how I wasn’t sure if it was the right thing or not being that I hadn’t lost any weight in 2 weeks.  She asked me a very interesting question.  She asked if I felt better.  I told her yes.  She said is it easier to work out…again my answer was yes…..she said where is the problem.  Keep doing what you are doing and then you can adjust if you stop seeing results.  So I will keep controlling my portions, eat more veggies, drink more water, and keep going to the gym.  Not that I was going to stop I was just looking for another way to lose the weight.

SO tomorrow I will get up have some breakfast and then head to the gym.

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…..

Another day another…

I was wide awake at 7 this morning and by 730 I was headed to the gym.  I get there sign in head to the work out room.  All the treadmills are full.  My brain says go home come back later.  But I didn’t listen to that.  I put my stuff in the little cubby hole and headed for the stationary bikes.  I got new ear phones (see previous post) put them in my ears and away I road.  I just thru several songs on the mp3 player and as I rode along I laughed several times at some of my song choices:  I like to move it (which is a fav) Dancing Queen, Whip it, 1 2 step, several Prince songs, Just to name a few. It sunny that all the songs had a happy memory attached to them…made the ride very funny for me.  Then I worked out my core on the machines.  Tried to do an extra rep on each machine.  Figure I will up it every time I go and try to build more muscle.  One day at a time.  SO we will call this a win day at the gym.  Changing up cardio is probably a good idea every once in a while anyway right!

Got home and fried a pound of turkey bacon…No I didn’t eat it all. Only 3 pieces.  It was really good but now I have some for the rest of the week already cooked.  I can have on sandwich’s or salad.  Another win!  Had 3 scrambled egg whites also!

This weekend will be a test for me.  I had an aunt pass away and for as far back as I can remember the family eats when we are all together.  This will be my first test of will power.  I have my mind in the right place so good lord willing I can stay strong on the food front.  The second hardest part is knowing tat my aunt looks just like my mother that dies several years ago.  So it will be an emotional time as well and what happens during emotional times…I have been known to eat.  SO far I am doing good with this.  Like I said before I am luck to have the support group that I have in place this time because failure is not an option.

Busy weekend so I’ll try to blog when I can….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 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…..