Spring is here April 13,2014

An update is in order.
Still no weight loss…talked to the doctor about it this week and she says as long as inches are coming off don’t worry about the scale…so I’m trying to remember that and not worry about that.
That being said…I lost 2 more inches off my body since the last blog.
1 inch off my abs!
1 inch off my hips
1/2 inch off my waist
We are so calling that a win!
Got my 10,000 steps in most every day!
Been working in the garden and can’t wait for some fresh veggies!
I did manage to get off half of my BP meds we are going to call that a win as well.
So all in all it’s been a good few weeks!
Graduation is right around the corner and I am so ready for the next stage of my life to begin!
Gotta get the bike tires pumped up and we can add that to some cardio!gonna be a busy couple of weeks but I am ready to head into things head on!
This is our year….let’s keep on keeping on!

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!


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….


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…

New Toy

So I decided I was going to start using a pedometer.  It arrived today

It is set and ready to use.  I am going to challenge myself every day to walk farther.  I think this will keep me moving.  That and I will see just how far it is from my car to my first class.

Look out shoes I am going to be putting you to the test!

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…..

Day 1

Pretty productive day today. Went to the grocery and got stuff for lunch this week and got healthy snacks. got the laundry done and drank a lot of water today. I got on dads scale that only works half the time so I look forward to going to the gym and using their scale.
I fell good today had around 1100 calories…a little less but close to there. I didn’t feel very hungry today, that is a good thing.
I dug out the lunch box so I can pack tomorrow being I am working all day.
made veggie pasta for dinner. Added some garlic lemon chicken broccoli, cauliflower and carrots,k cooked with a little virgin olive oil. I’m not much of a veggie eater but it was pretty good.
I have decided not to carry anymore then a dollar with me in cash. That way I can’t use the vending machine.
SO mind wise I was good today. I even sat at my dads where the evil fudge brownies live and all the cookies that are still there from Christmas.
I did measure my body this morning. There is a whole lot of opportunity there for me to tone and lose weight. I tend to lose inches more so than weight and I am ok with that as well.
One day at a time and I must say day 1 went pretty well.
Gonna chill out and get ready for my first day back to work for 2012.

Till Next Time….

A step in the right direction

Today I stopped at the neighborhood rec center and signed up to use their fitness center.  I think that is a pretty good investment for my Christmas cash.  I got the skinny (yes I said skinny) on the times it is open and am sitting down tomorrow to write out my game plan.

I have been scanning several blogs and have gotten a lot of ideas of where I want my blog to go. Hope I don’t offend anyone by stealing an idea here or there.  Please feel free to do the same.

Here is a list of what I want to see happen in 2012:

  1. loose 75 pounds (0/75)
  2. stay between 1200 and 1300 calories for 365  days (0/365)
  3. blog at least 3 x’s a week (0/156)
  4. take a photo everyday (0/365)
  5. focus on my creative expression 1 time a week (0/52)
  6. take time for me everyday (0/365)
  7. send at least one letter to someone in the mail 1 time a month (0/12)
  8. go to the gym 2 times a week (0/104)
  9. do body measurements once a week (0/52)

Those are the target goals.

What else would I like to see happen:

  1. I want to sell a picture or two in a magazine and be published.
  2. I want to sell some of my cards in a few shops around here
  3. When spring comes I want to dust off the bike and ride the bike path
  4. I want to walk a 5k
  5. I want to do well in school (went back to school after 20+ years) 27 credit hours to go!
  6. cut down on my pop intake and drink more water
  7. I want to be able to shop at any store and buy clothes from anywhere in a med or large.
  8. When I lose the weight I’m gonna jump out of a plane!

Check back with me…This is just a short list of manageable things.  I can always use a word of encouragement, a new blog idea, what you think about a question I may ask.  My only rule is if you ask me a question make sure that you really want to know the answer.

I plan to post a pic as well so I can keep track of my progress visually.  Here’s to a healthy 2012!

A joke in my circle of friends is that some have swallowed a tapeworm to eat their fat, so as this journey begins I will swallow mine at midnight tomorrow.  Stay tuned for pics of him as he grows.  Here is what he looks like before I swallow him.  I still need to name him.

Till next time…