Sunday, December 7, 2008

Good News

I would like to share some good news (not mine) with you guys.


My cousin, best friend, buddy, pal got engaged this weekend. I am so excited for her.

This has just put the diet and workout in full force. So I have until the wedding to lose 75-400 pounds and be in a bride maid dress. I am hoping through all of this I will get at least one of my workout buddies back.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello all,

I am back from a short sabbatical from the blog. I have been a little crazy over the holiday weekend. As many of you already know but the rest will soon, my sisters and I are those crazy people that shop the day after Thanksgiving. So I have spent the last couple of days trying to catch up on sleep. On top of Thanksgiving and shopping I have had a Christmas Cantata at my old church and an auction on a house. Talk about a crazy weekend on 4 hours of sleep.

I will have to sadly admit that my eating struggled during this crazy weekend but as of Monday I am back on the straight and narrow. Just had a rough couple of 5 days.

I also wanted to share with you all that I am attempting to quit smoking. Smoking has been a great thing while I have been on a diet to curb the appetite and keep me from eating so much, but I really have been wanting to give it up for a while. I'm not going to lie though, if I start gaining all this weight back I may have to go back to the cigs.

Well that was a crash course of me for this crazy holiday weekend. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. Christmas is getting close too, they are all too close together.

I will give a new update on Friday again. I had to move my scales again so I am just hoping and praying that they don't do the same thing they did last time I picked them up off the ground. Buy I also weigh at the gym and they don't ever move theirs.

Until then....

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Happy Halloween


I finally got the card from my niece's camera so I can share our wonderful Halloween joy with you all.

These were our lovely party guest, Liz the gypsy but you cant see her costume to good and Keith the Wal-Mart greeter.


Maggie and TJ always do a great job. TJ costume made me sick when I first saw it, I thought he was really naked, but no he was Adam and Maggie was a publishers clearing house winner.



That's me...as many of you know I am a pretty political person, so who scarier than Hillary for Halloween. To be honest with you I bought this before the primaries were over and the Dems. even had a candidate.


And then just for you viewing pleasure, we have "Adam" again. Man this hurts every time I look at it.


Hello

Sorry Ive been gone so long...and haven't posted but I have a lot of thing for you all today. Some of them will be different post through the afternoon. I have Halloween pictures and well you will just see....

As far as my weight goes I was down again last week by about 3 pounds so basically I made up for the week before, but this week I have eaten like trash so I do not expect good numbers this week.

Keep looking at the blog today as I will be updating all day today.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Weigh In

I was up 2 lbs this week and I don't really know why. I did eat dinner late last night and I didn't workout yesterday afternoon, so maybe that has to do with it. I wish it was better but life goes on I guess. So until next week....

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Here I Am

Hello all. Sorry I have not written much this week. I have not been real busy so there is no excuse for not blogging. We are between sports right now, only have one playing so I have been an absolute "Gym Rat" this week. Most days two times a day. But I think all the working out has finally caught up to me. I am not positive but I think I have stressed or strained or torn or something my groin muscle. It is killing me today so bad that it hurts to move my foot from the gas to the brake in my car. Hopefully it will be better tomorrow because my workout this morning was weak because of my leg and I don't know if there is any way I can possibly do Zumba tonight. Ill give it a try but I may have to just walk on the treadmill or something til this gets a little better.

Weigh day tomorrow so I will let you all know how it goes, and also I am hoping to have some Halloween pictures for you soon. I have to get the media card on my computer. I think you all will enjoy.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

A Wonderful House Warming Gift

Well I have been in my new house for about 3 months now and I have officially been "Rolled." I will let you know that this was a payback roll by Coach and Andy Dandy (butt head). Last weekend I took two girls to roll their house and last year I did the same so I am pretty sure I deserved this. I was not the only one who got to enjoy this wonderful gift. My sister was also rolled.


This is what welcomed me at my front door.


And these are my beautiful trees in the front yard. It looks like my trees had a horrible stomach virus last night.

I would also like to award Andy Dandy with the fictitious award in Rolling. He wins the Most Inappropriate Father Award. Not only did he bring his children with him to roll my house, but he woke them up after midnight and dragged them all around town to litter and throw toilet paper in my trees.

You can come get your trophy when you like.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!!!!

I love this holiday so to everyone out there....


Weigh In

Well I had a good day today. I was down another 2 pounds. Yeah for me.

I have updated the ticker as well.

I will tell you all about my yesterday and why the stars were not aligned for me to get any exercise. I got to the gym in the morning and had been on the bike for 5 minutes to warm up and then just gotten on the treadmill to start the had core workout. At that time one of the workers came upstairs and told me that someone had hit my car in the parking lot. Now there are a lot of older people that come in in the morning so I just assumed that someone backed into my car and dinged it up a little bit. Not so much.

When I got outside I noticed that half of my bumper was sitting on the ground and there was all kinds of water spilled out on the ground. The car in front of mine was also hit pretty bad. We called the cops and a tow truck and by the time I got my car towed and a new car to drive I had about 15 minutes til I needed to be at work. So I went to work, NO WORKOUT!!!

Then when I went back to the gym in the afternoon to get my workout there was a small black car (that is what hit me) in the parking lot with front end damage and red paint. I immediately thought this might be the car that hit me. So the cops came out again. Turns out it was not but by the time this got straighted out I had missed about 30 minutes of the hour long workout class.

So total yesterday, a day I would have normally gotten 3 hours of workout time, I got a whopping 35 minutes.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Rock On

I had a great weigh in this week. I was down 5 lbs from Sunday. Sunday was 4 pounds from last Friday so in a week I dropped 9 lbs in on week. Rock ON!!!!!

Great week. I was really excited and needed to see a really good number for once.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Ouch

I don't know if I ever shared with you all my day on Saturday but I need to to explain this next picture. On Friday I went to the school to help my cousin with her basketball practice. The assistant coach was out of town. I went from there to the gym to get my workout in....all well and normal.
Well after the gym I went to my sisters house to help with some yard work. This is the main reason for the soreness this week. I got the job of using the axe (which I love and beg for) and getting stumps out of the ground. Well needless to say this killed my back and arms and even my legs. Well in the process of killing my body I also got a blister.

Now, yes I know a blister does not count as soreness but when you see where it is I want you all to try and imagine holding a dumbbell.

Zumba

Hello again.

Last night I had Zumba again. This week she decided to turn it up a notch....wow! The dance moves that I didn't get last week were nearly impossible this week. I did leave class a little early this week cause I had to do my weights on my legs. I had to miss yesterday morning for a school function so I just left class before cool down.

I don't have much more to share with you guys today....I haven't weighed so I cant update you on that, so I will update on Friday like usual.

Ohhhhhhh I can tell you this.....my workout this morning was wonderfully hard and kicked my butt, but I was so efficient I somehow finished about 10 minutes early so I got in the hot tub. It may not sound like much but when your body is as sore as mine has been for the last week it was like a little piece of heaven.

Monday, October 20, 2008

We Have Proof!!!!

My sister who we did the clothing/80's Intervention on was spotted the next day in the garbage bags of clothes that we through away, as many of you may remember. Well she promised that she didn't get anything out......well look here. Proof that she did indeed take some of the ugliest shoes out of the trash. I have given her 3 weeks to trash them or I was going to blog about it and she opted for the blog.






Saturday, October 18, 2008

Let's Pretend it's Friday

Sorry I didn't post yesterday, I was kinda busy you know, lunch, workout, posing for Southern Living. Really, my sisters and I were in the local Coffee Shop and a photographer came in and wanted us to pose for pictures for the travel issue. Look for it this spring.

Anyway, I just needed to share that little bit for you. I did weigh yesterday and I was the same as I had been last week. I am really not discouraged about this week though. My exercise has really stepped up this week so I am feeling great.

I also wanted to share with you all the new workout class I am taking. You may have heard of it or seen the infomercial. It is called Zamba. Here is a little preview of what it looks like.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vf0q6qtThF4

Now there are individual routines performed to certain songs. Cha chas, sambas and Hip Hop dances. They have been doing this class for like 8 weeks now but I just started. Some of the people knew some of the dances and some were new like me and looking pretty stupid. Also, there is no breaks so your heart rate stays really high for the entire hour. It was great fun and I know there are some dances that we have not even done yet so it should continue to be new and exciting.

So if any of you are interested look into this class in your area, if you are from here call me and we can go together.

Next Friday I will actually try to post on Friday.

I am going to get back to my lunch and Vandy game. Go DORES!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Biggest Loser Fitness

I told you all I would find a picture of this book so you all could see it. This is the one I am reading right now. (If I looked like the one on the Left, Jillian I would never wear a shirt) It has a lot of tips and guidance for circuit training. Just Sharing.

John McCain

I know you all think that by the title this is going to be a political post....guess again. Many of you who know me know I am an extremely political person, but I swore I would not allow myself to talk about politics on my blog.

The reason I named this post John McCain is because I spent the entire day yesterday not being able to lift my arms more than shoulder height. I am not making fun of this presidential hopeful, just trying to find a new way to tell you that, YES I AM STILL SORE. My workout this morning was arms again and I think I may have worked out most of the soreness. My legs are still holding in there, probably because they are getting a lot of use with my cardio.

Also, I didn't weigh this morning I am still trying to wait til Friday but I was able to tell a little bit of a difference in my jeans this morning. So YEAH!!!!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Updating

Guys I'll be honest with you I feel like I am saying the same thing over and over. With that being said:

I am still pretty sore today, I feel like I have been riding a horse all weekend. Its mostly my lower body that is sore but I just did a crazy hard arm workout today so "hopefully" my arms will be sore tomorrow. I have just received a copy of my book on circuit training and I am really enjoying it. I am about half way through it and already implementing the things that I have read. When I find a picture of it I will post for all of you to see. It is one of the Biggest Loser books and they say they sell it at most Wal-Marts but I couldn't ever find it there.

I am trying to weigh on Thursdays or Fridays and I will let y'all know where I am in my progress. If I weigh in the middle of the week I may not post it but I will probably change my ticker at the top of the page. I really try hard not to weigh in the middle of the week cause it makes the number bigger (hopefully) if I wait.

I am BIG on the BIG numbers. Wow, I know, bad play on words.

Until next time......

Friday, October 10, 2008

Happy Friday!!!

I do love Friday, but unlike many of you I do not necessarily get Saturday off, but being that the Real Estate Market is in the pooper right now it is looking pretty good that I might get to sleep in tomorrow.

My body is really tired especially since I started going to the gym again and not just doing little workouts at the house. So I am thinking that my joints and muscles could use a little bit of a break. I will probably still workout tomorrow just maybe not as intense as it has been the last 5 days.

Also, I updated the ticker at the top of the page. I will let you all know that this is from the beginning of the year. Just thought I would point that out.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Ohhhh I'm Sore AGAIN

I thought it would be a good idea to go ahead and start with my workouts since I was already sore. So that is what I did. I have worked out the last two days and really worked out most of my muscle groups and now it hurts when I sit on the toilet. Ha!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Leaves of Lincoln

Well we had a great weekend at the Leaves of Lincoln event. Many many people showed up in lots and lots of spandex, y'all know how I love spandex. (See the Rules Post) I think overall it was a successful ride. I rode the 15 mile track (stopped here and there and rode the SAG wagon) with my niece and we both had a good time. I have decided however that I don't really love this sport. But I might like it more now. I bought at the silent auction something called the "Big Booty Seat" which is about 4 times the size of a regular seat and fills with air, so I think that my increase my joy of riding.
Here are some pictures from the start line:




Friday, October 3, 2008

Leaves of Lincoln

Hello all, this is your friendly little neighborhood reminder, Leaves of Lincoln is this weekend.

Please come out, dust your bike off, fix the strap on you helmet and come ride for a good cause.

I will be riding in the event and working it but if I actually get any pictures I will try to get them on here for you all to see.

Trail of Tears

I was going to share some pictures for you from our last weekends "fundraiser." The reason I put it like that is that it cost a lot more funds than we raised. We cooked and toted tons of food and drinks and buns and chips back and forth from school to the fairgrounds. The reason I am showing this to you now and not before now is because it was not funny until now.


This was the start of the pile, just drinks, the next one is my sisters standing next to the full pile in the corner. You can tell how big it is compared to them.



Another reason I finally spoke out about Trail of Tears is because here in our local papers and on the radio everyone seems to have an opinion about it. The dancers are mad they were pushed to the far side of the stadium, the vendors are mad cause we were told there was going to be 42,000 people and there were probably less than 5,000. The local businesses were hurt because of road closings, it just ended up being a huge disappointment, so I figured it could be my time to talk about it on my medium.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The New Diet

Ha Ha, the diet has not really changed, but I have a funny to share with you.

I have really been craving Krispy Kream donuts and Chocolate ice cream. Basically anything sweet. So as I am forcing down my salad or green beans I just imagine that it is actually something good that I like to eat and not what it really is.

Just in case you were wondering, no this does not work but it makes me feel a little better.

New Favorites

Hey everyone.

My cuz is a new blogger out there in cyber space so I have added her to my favorites. Ya'll check her blogs out, I think you will enjoy.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Update Time

Well I was down about 6 lbs. It was a little more than a week but I was extremely excited with this weeks results.

I would like to let you know, this weekend is the bike ride Leaves of Lincoln, 15, 30, or 100 miles. It will be a lot of fun and I cant wait. Hope you all will join in the fun.

I will probably be the person walking beside my bike cause I cant get up the hills but I don't care I will be there with a big ol' goofy grin on my face.

Friday, September 26, 2008

That Point

I have been doing well this whole week, about 10 days now, with no cheating and really really eating well. I have discovered that over the last thousand times I have been on a diet this is when it gets hard. Everything I have seen and thought about today (food wise) sounds good. I AM HUNGRY!!!!!!

Just needed to vent about that for a second.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Eat This Not That

Ok so I was in WalMart yesterday, as I am most days. I saw this book that really intrigued me. It is called "Eat This Not That." I thought about buying it just from the flipping through that I was doing, but then decided against it because I am right in the middle of "The Obama Nation" and I didn't really want to have a book in waiting. I am one of those people that if I have something just waiting on me I will put down the thing that I am reading and start the new book, and I think it is pretty important to finish what I am in the middle of because I have less that 60 days til the election. I need to be informed.

(Back to topic)

So, I got to work this morning, never questioning my decision not to buy the book, and this was the headline news story on MSN:

Morning Mistakes: 8 Worst Breakfast Foods in America

http://health.msn.com/nutrition/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100216490&page=1

Yes, the authors of the book that I didn't buy have put together a compilation of all the bad breakfast foods. Needless to say, I will take this as a sign and go buy the book now. And I am really excited about reading it, after I finish the other one.

You need to read this article, it was really interesting.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

hello hello

Well I wanted to let you all know that I have done great on my eating this week. I have not really worked out much but I have gotten a few workouts in. I will probably be weighing on Friday. Hopefully I will have some good news for you.

I will have to share one thing with you. As many of you know I am an extremely picky eater so I have gone to taking my food with me where ever I go. I have a pretty little bag that holds all the healthy food that I like in it and I take it with me to ballgames and everywhere so that I can have healthy food where ever I go. So if you see me don't make fun of my bag o' food.

Monday, September 22, 2008

3 Day Detox

Hello all,

Well I am day 2 into my 3 day detox. I will tell you I have tried to stay to this plan as close as possible, fruit juice in the morning broth for dinner and water to fill the free time. I will let you know that right now I do not feel like I am being detoxed unless that means wiped out. I am hungry and tired. I don't know if you all know how hard it is to sleep when you have a completely empty stomach.

Any way only the rest of the day and tomorrow. I'm sure I will survive.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Biggest Loser


I would like to say, Yeah Yeah Yeah, Biggest Loser season 6 started. I do heart this show very much and I get really amped up and excited about my own weight loss. So everyone watch on Tuesdays I think at 7 but I don't know exactly what time.


Yeah!!!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Hey Hey I'm Back

Hey yall.

I am back and not only am I back on the blog I'm back on the wagon. I am sad to admit that I got incredibly discouraged when I moved to my new house and my scales were screwed up, along with other things changing, new house, remodeling, ect.....but now I am back in a new routine and I think I am going to be able to post a little more. I do have Internet at my house so when I cant do it at work I will have home to work with. I am a firm believer that you need a network that supports you to lose weight which is why I love my blog but a girl I work with is dieting with me so we are working together.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Update I dont want to Give

Well as you all know I had some trouble with my scales last week, well it carried over into this week. Now I'm not claiming that I did good by any stretch of the imagination this week, but when I stepped on my scale Friday morning the scale said I was up 9 lbs. I don't think that can possibly be right, I would have accepted a gain this week but I find it hard to believe that in the last two weeks I have gained 15 lbs. I am trying to figure out a good spot for the scales so they can settle, it may have to be in the garage. I will keep weighing and updating you guys. Hopefully when I can get my house settled a little bit I will be able to update more often.

4 days....

Monday, August 18, 2008

Hello Again

Sorry so long since the last post. I have been crazy busy getting my house in order and I do not have my Internet set up at home yet. As of now all of my free time has been spent unpacking, painting, or moving. I am hoping things will settle down a bit so I can post a little bit more but I'm not going to promise anything. Work is busy which I never want to slow down and we are fixing to have 4 sports in season. So crazy my not touch it.

Enough with all that, I have an update for you but not really one that I trust all that much. I had to move my scales and as I said before I was really scared about moving them. Well I weighed this week and I don't know that I really trust what the scale said. It said I was up 6 pounds and I find that hard to believe that in one week of moving and working for hours a day that I gained any weight much less 6 lbs. So I am going to stay with that weight for this week but hopefully my scales will settle in a new place and they will be more accurate this week. That 6 lbs alone could kill me in this contest.

Also, I wanted to share another good workout with you guys. I, for the first time ever, mowed my lawn. I have never had a lawn before and never had to mow growing up, so at 24 years old I mowed my first yard. It was a little tricky at first but I started getting the hang of it. But it is a great workout. My legs were burning when I was finished and I was sweating like crazy. So, if you start to hear of that crazy lady that is clipping her yard every afternoon it is probably me trying to get a workout without going to the gym.

Have a good day everyone, and I will be in touch...

Saturday, August 9, 2008

This Week

Well I was able to find my scales this week. I was not down or up. I am sure there was a little but one way or the other but I don't remember exactly what my last weight was, so score keeper if you are reading this please let me know what my difference was from last time. It was not enough for me to remember one way or the other.

I will let you know....

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Happy Homeowner

Hello all,

I wanted to let you know that I am now a happy homeowner and that this week I may not be able to give you an update on my weight. I have packed lots of stuff up and I don't have any idea where anything is. So, I will probably weigh in next Friday when I can find my scale. I will try to weigh in at the health club this week but I don't know how close that is to my scale at home. But I will probably be busy for the next week or so so please stick with my blog and I will do the best I can.

Thanks!!!

3 days (maybe)....

Friday, August 1, 2008

Weigh in

Well this week was a successful week. I was down almost 3 pounds...I was really happy about that being that I didn't get to workout hardly at all this week. I worked in the yard 2 days but only managed to get to the gym once this week. But my eating was really good this week, I think that was my saving grace.

My work has been absolutely insane this week which is a good thing, but I didn't get to blog much. I'm not going to wish my business to slow down to blog either.

And for all of you hateful people, I AM DOING THE BEST I CAN!!!!!! *katie*

Ill be here. 7 days.....

Friday, July 25, 2008

Not So Good

Well I was us this week. I didn't get to workout last night cause I was out showing property, so I don't think that helped at all. I was not the only one with a bad week which makes me feel a little better, but still I would have like to stay the same and not gained. Maybe next week I can get in more workouts and less eating. Duh, isn't that the goal every week.

7 days....

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Hello All

Well my soreness has finally wore down to a dull pain instead of a severe one. I feel better, I always do when I get in the habit of working out again. My eating has been fair since the disaster of a birthday party where I ate everything I could get my hands on. I'm still struggling but trying to make better food decisions.

I was 2nd place in the contest this week. Getting beat only by my sister. I think I can take her in the next couple of weeks though. But everyone else is coming on strong.

I am going to get one of my 3 hard workouts in this week. I am taking a new strategy this time. I am working out every day again but having three days that I absolutely kick my tail. Workout til exhaustion. They hurt pretty bad but I always sleep good on those nights. I'll let you know how it goes.

4 days...

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Another Birthday (This One Cost Me To Gain)

Well my sister who is not in the weight loss challenge decided that she was going to celebrate her birthday at Olive Garden. It was delicious!!!! Really really delicious, I should know cause I ate enough for 5 grown people. Oh it was sooooo good. I will have to say my body is adjusting to my smaller portions cause my stomach hurt so bad when I was done. I should have known better but it was sooooooooo good.

6 days....

Friday, July 18, 2008

Weigh In Day

Well I had a fantastic weigh in today, I was down 8.8 pounds. So yeah for me. I was at a house this morning which is why my post is sooooo late, I actually weighed at like 6 o'clock this morning.

Also today I would like to wish LLL a Happy Birthday. She is hitting a milestone this year I wont tell which one, so happy birthday and enjoy lots and lots and lots of cakes and cookies for your birthday. (She is on the diet with us)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Chew On This

I wanted to share a book that I have started reading with you all. I keep up with lots of blogs around the web and I know some of you are organic eaters and others are not. I don't really expect this book would even change your eating habits but it really does get you to thinking. The book is full of facts, but amazingly interesting.

I was waiting on my mom for lunch the other day so I popped into the bookstore next door. I didn't go in looking for anything. Well of course this one caught my eye and had a good price on it, so I figured I would give it a try. I started reading it last night (not done yet but about half way through) and I have loved it so far.

So if you get a chance and you would like something to read while you are out by the pool give this book a chance.

I May Have Spoken To Soon

Well after my post yesterday I went and worked out like I said. I did the workout that I said and I came home and began to hurt really really bad. I had already bragged about not being to sore and last night I was pretty sure I was going to be really sore this morning, but never fear, I woke up with some aches and pains but nothing to bad, not nearly as bad as last night.

I have another hard workout again tonight and then weigh in in the morning. I have done good so far, I know it is week one and it is easy to do good on the first week but it still feels good when you do it right.

1 day.....

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Leaves of Lincoln (A Message to My Competitors)

I mentioned in the post before about this bike ride in my hometown, and I thought I would share with you all the information.

For more information on this ride you can go to http://www.leavesoflincoln.com/.

For all of you competing with me to lose weight I hope to see you there otherwise that is 600 more calories I will burn than you. Step up guys!!!!

Not So Bad

Well after my workout Monday night I was really feeling weak in the legs and the buttock area, but on Tuesday I was not as sore as I had anticipated. Well then Tuesday was a big night for me and I didn't get to go workout, but trust me what I was doing was more important.

Any how, back to the gym in about an hour, and tonight is going to be a serious hard workout. For my first night back I did the elliptical for 30 minutes on level 5 which was amazing being that I have not workout in what seems like forever. Tonight more elliptical, a little bike, and some running, with some sculpting move on the treadmill with weights.

I have to work on the bike thing cause I will be participating in an event call "Leaves of Lincoln" a 15 mile bike ride, so I need to prepare. I'm thinking about wearing spandex (See Rules)

Weigh in in 2 days.....

Monday, July 14, 2008

And They're Off

OK well the diet started today. I had my first weigh in this morning along with everyone else. It does not really matter what this mornings weigh in was, this was just the starting weight. We will weigh again on Friday for the first weight loss one and every Friday from then on out til the end of time. Its really only 8 weeks but as you all know last time about week 6 I'm tire and my body hurts and I am ready to be done.

So wish me luck.

5 days....

Friday, July 11, 2008

Just So You Know

I have started a new weight loss "thing" so with that comes the first few days of me belly aching...just stick with me guys it will get better. I am going to do my best to post every single day, even if I have nothing really important to say, just to keep you all updated.

New Weight Loss Challenge


Like I told you all a couple of days ago I have become part of a new weight loss challenge. This one is just with my family but there is lots of $money$ at stake. It cost to enter and only the winner gets the pot. You all know I am extremely motivated by winning a prize and when that is money I go a little crazy. So wish me luck. Here are the rules for the new contest, I thought you may enjoy.


1. You must weigh on the same day, and you must weigh every week
2. You must weigh on the same scale every time, and it should be a stationery scale that never moves.
3. You must have your results in by 6 p.m. on weigh day. Ranking will be sent out by the following Monday at 12 noon at the latest.
4. Results are based on the percentage of weight lost, not pounds.
5. Winner wins the whole pot of money
6. The challenge lasts 8 weeks, I don't have a calendar in front of me, but the end date will be on the first week's results.


It is an honesty based contest because some people are playing from out of town, but with it being family I know no one will lie.


So for this weekend I will eat everything I can possibly fit in my mouth and drink crazy amounts of water so I can get my weight up for the first weigh in.


Yeah new contest......3 days.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

I Am Back From Vacation

I got back from my vacation yesterday, I wanted to post while I was there but the wireless Internet in the place where we were staying was not working. So after a long weekend, I am back to the world of Internet Access.

I wanted to let you all know, that the last weight loss challenge at the Patrick, the health club, was so unsuccessful that me and my family all dropped out of the competition. Well over vacation we decided to start one up with just our families. So, new contest starting Monday. I will keep y'all informed the best I can.

I'm posting when I can but work has gotten busy "Yeah" so I don't have as much sit down time. I will do my best.

5 days til the first weigh in.....

Thursday, July 3, 2008

The Mr. Don Phelps

Hey, I know I already mentioned this before but I have PICTURES!!!!!! I got to meet Don Phelps.






Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Pictures Like I Promised

Here are the pictures I promised you guys. The first are the blue angels, they flew so close to each other and were sooooo loud. It was pretty amazing to watch.




This last picture here is a commercial passenger plane that had been modified to do tricks and stunts. Kind of amazing.




Finally I have some pictures of the crowd for you all. These were funny pictures. The sun was blaring down on us and I have to admit I looked like this too, but I'm not in the picture.






Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Huntsville Air Show

Well this weekend I had the joy of attending the Huntsville air show. As many of you know on Sunday a little boy was killed and others injured at the same air show. Please pray for his family. However, we were there on Saturday, and the weather didn't start until we left. Anyway we had a marvelous time. We got to sit in a tent right on the runway and had an up close and personal view of the tricks.



I have some pictures coming of the air show but I have to get them off my nieces camera. I do have a couple taken from my cell phone.


Now these were the 6 Blue Angel planes. Very cool. They were much more precise than the others but they were so so so much louder. The people from this area probably know of Scott and De De Morning show. Well she was in our tent with her little boy. And the blue angels started and it scared the crap out of him. Before I knew I was holding him and he had his head on my shoulder. He was precious. I think the noise was just a little too much for him.

And while I'm just dropping names, I also got to meet another person this week that I am absolutely in LOVE with. None other than the magnificent Don Phelps walked into my tent. I know it sounds crazy that I am crazy for a news personality but I don't care who thinks I am crazy. I have a picture with him too, and its on its way. I even told him I was going to blog about him.

Well I just wanted to share my fun experience with you all, and check up on this for some additional pictures.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Hurting Without the Workout

Wow,

Yesterday my sisters and I moved some furniture. Well moved appliances!!!!!

My sister is cleaning out her house and the last things to get out were the washer and dryer and the refrigerator. I had no idea how much a fridge weighs and how wide washer and dryers are. We started with the dryer, which was not a good idea because it was the lightest of all the others. We got spoiled right off the bat. When it was time to move on to the washer, which was heavier. Finally, we got to the fridge!!!!!!!!! This thing weighs 198 lbs. It was hard to get out of the house, and hard to get in the truck, and hard to get back out of the truck, but it does not touch how hard it was to get up the steps and its new resting place. Yes, a little redneck but it is sitting on the front porch. We couldn't move it any further.

I wish I had a recording of the way we sounded trying to pull the dolly up the stairs. It sounded suspiciously like someone in labor, with lots of grunting and swears. Lots of swears. We would pull the fridge up a step and it would fall back down. Well when it fell back down it would hit our arms between the shoulder and the elbow. But with the angle we were having to work from there was no other way to do it.

So now this morning I have 2 big fat bruises on my arms, my shoulders hurt, and my neighbor has a fridge on her front porch.

Ha Ha...Thought you would enjoy.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Kung Fu Panda


Hey y'all, I know i try to mostly put stuff up here about workouts and weight loss, well I'm pretty much at a stand still at the moment cause I can't get to the gym to workout so there has been no weight loss. But I have dropped a couple of pounds just eating right and being more active. I'm not gaining that is the important thing.


What I wanted to share with you all was the fact that I did make time to go see Kung Fu Panda with some of my nieces and nephews. The age range was 2 to 14 and everyone enjoyed it. I am 24 and my dad also went 5?. This was one of the most enjoyable cartoon movie I think I have ever seen. It kept the attention of all the children we had with us and me and my dad. To be quite honest I laughed harder than the kids did at some points. It also was not one of those movies that had the crude joke for the parents, I thought it was truly kid friendly.


So if you are looking for something to do with your children or even by yourself go see this movie. It did not disappoint. (Well it didn't disappoint me)


Funny: At one point I got so tickled the guy behind me was laughing at me. It was good.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Hi People

Hey you all.

Just so you know I have not been neglecting my blog cause I didn't want to, I kind of forgot all about it.

That is really sad to admit but I did. Anyway, I'm back now. Well I will let you all know how its been going. I have not gotten to do my traditional workout for the last little bit but I have been riding my bike a lot more. I thought it would really show on the scale that I have not had a chance to go to the gym, but when I weighed the last time I was down 3 lbs. from the last weigh in. So I was pretty excited about that. I have worked til like 7 or 8 the last couple of nights if not later. And then on top of that I have had ballgames galore to go to. But tonight after my last appointment, at 6:15, I will be at the gym.

Yeah.

Just so you know I am still trying to figure out how to do the VLOG thing, you will know when I figure it out.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

One Crazy Weekend

Well I found out that the mean comment writer was my sister, Thank you very much, so now just so you all know if she does not stop I will stop allowing comments from Anonymous users. She is going to spoil it for everyone.

Anyway, I had a great weekend. We went on the river again this weekend. I was in the boat with my non-paddling sister again, but man, she really came to my rescue this trip. I got really tired during the last leg of the trip and she jumped in a paddled her little heart. *thanks.

In preparation for this wonderful trip, I packed a cooler with healthy snacks, turkey sandwiches and baked lays and the only snack food I had was pretzel sticks. We got on the water about 9 o'clock and by 9:30 my dad had given away all of my pretzels, so I had no snacks for the water. I was pretty mad about it and I was starving by the time we got off the water. It didn't really matter though cause we celebrated my niece's birthday that night so I got to eat some MEXICAN!!! Don't worry I did good there too, I am that crazy person that carries my own chips in the restaurant with me.

NOW AS A PROUD AUNT!

On Sunday this weekend I went to the State Championship in Trap Shooting in Nashville. My niece Kelly finished Second in the state. We were all really proud. My sister that went with us, kind of a superstitious person did a squat on the first shot, and it was a hit. Being a little OCD she then had to do a squat for the next 99 shots. She was hurting after about 50 and it was not over yet. It was really funny to watch, she would stand as the other 4 kids shot and then she would squat for Kelly, and as soon as the shot went off she would stand up and start moving back and forth. And just when you thought it couldn't get any better, I have it on video. I spent more time watching her and laughing than the shoot.

video

Well that is pretty much how my weekend went, I showed some property in there as well but for the most part just had a lot of fun and didn't stray to far from my diet. I did eat part of a "Bucket O' Fries" and they were good, but like I said did good on the diet for the most part.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Ohhh Its Getting "Worser"!

My soreness has grown through out the day. I have the tendency to talk with my hands, and arms and really my whole body. I was trying to tell a joke tonight that required me to do this arm movement and I nearly came undone, it hurt so bad. I only have the ability to lift my arms to the shoulder level now.

I had to coach bases tonight at a little league softball game and I'm thinking that has made me a little more sore too. I was not aware of how many arm motions it takes to get a 5 year old to run from 2nd base to 3rd. And it takes even more to get them to run Home. :)

I did get a good workout tonight. I got to get the best and new elliptical machine, which I love and then did the evil stair machine for a little bit. No weights tonight but Ill be back to those tomorrow night.

Thanks to Everyone


I would like to thank you all for the wonderful comments. It is really cool to get that kind of encouragement. (Minus those of you who like to post hateful things, and yes I know who you are)



Also, My blog has reached another milestone. What started as a fun little thing to keep me on track for my weight loss that I told very few people about has now officially reached 1,100 views. I even had someone come to me in the gym and make a joke to me about the gym ettiquette post, and I had no idea this lady even knew my blog existed.

So thanks to everyone. This has been really fun.

LLL We Want a Picture

Well I have been talking to my workout buddy to see if we can get some before and after photos. She is not loving the idea of the pictures but I am still working on that. Come on you know you want to be on the blog.

Well~It Went Pretty Dog Gone Good

I had the first meeting with the trainer last night. I want to lie and say "It went great I lost 40 lbs and I'm not sore" And that would be a LIE.

It did indeed go really well, but I am medium sore in my arms. That is what we worked yesterday, it would be kinda crazy if we worked legs and my arms were sore (I kid). But I am a little sore today, we did arms and the cardio. I didn't get the new elliptical that I like so much last night so I had to suffer through with the old one, but LLL was on the one beside me so we talked the entire time. I was pretty sure the counter on both of our machines were broken cause they were set on 30 minutes and I am pretty sure we stayed on for 45-123 minutes.

I have to meet again tonight. Tonight is just a class not an individual workout so I will probably get my butt handed to me, but I do love those workouts the best.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Not Too Bad

Well I was pretty sure that I would be hurting bad today, but its really not all bad. The gym has gotten a new elliptical machine, and it is special. I have not done the elliptical machine in 2 weeks and I got on this one last night for 30 minutes and I felt like it was a great workout. Thirty minutes is a long time, I was really just hoping for 15-20 minutes.

So, I'm not sore today, well just a little in my butt area and I got a great workout. And I start with the personal trainer tonight. YEAH!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Back in the Swing of Thing

It is really hard to cheat on a diet and exercise program and then *Wham* back to the grind. But if I was to see the goals I have set then I just have to do it. I have done pretty good eating today but not as good as I should have.

I am really excited about getting to workout tonight, I feel like I have not been in forever. I just know I will probably be sore, and that will suck to be sore again, but then I think "I can be sore or be fat" and it is much more fun to complain about being sore than fat. And you know its more fun to hear about people in pain than belly aching over something they have done to themselves. Its kind of like when people think they will be ok to go to the Wal Mart and buy hair color cause they decided in the last 5 minutes that they want to be a red head. Then when their hair turns fire engine red, they complain and moan, GOODNESS GRACIOUS, you did it to yourself. Ok enough of that rant. It just came over me all of a sudden.

Anyway, I will be sure to let you all know how bad I am hurting tomorrow and you can feel free to laugh.

By the By, I am going to try in the next few day to do a VLOG, video blog for those of you who don't know. It will take me a little bit to figure it out. I'm going to give it a shot.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Hi People

Hello all,

Well I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. It is a lot of fun for lots, and a day off work for most. Anyway. Just wanted to wish you all a happy one.

I had a wonderful time this weekend at the wedding....lots of great food and zero working out. It was a lot of fun though. Back to the gym tomorrow and starting with the personal trainer on Wednesday. We were suppose to meet last week but got postponed. I'm ready to get back to the gym and hope things can slow down just a little so I don't have to force the time.

I spent the majority of my Memorial Day in the pool and riding my bike so maybe I burned off some of the calories of the pizza and candy and ice cream I ate. Ha Ha.

That is really all I have for you guys. I will try to get an accurate weigh in for you guys this week.

And Tracy....that post was not for you.

Night

Friday, May 23, 2008

Along with a More Active Lifestyle

We all know Ive lost about 35 lbs total, not really any more since I last posted and not a great big number or anything but, I have noticed that I have been able to do things physically that I was not able to do before. For example my sister had my niece's birthday party at a place called Pump It Up, which is just one of those places that has tons of blow up toys. There were basketball courts and jousting and a giant slide and an obstacle course. Not only could I get IN all of the contraptions but I played all night without getting horribly winded.





It is just little things like that that make me happy I am still doing this weigh loss thing.

No Need to be Mean

Sorry guys, I know I have not posted in a while but that is no reason to be hateful. I have had a crazy last couple of weeks and just have not found the time to post. After this weekend I should see a little relief...and I will post better for you all. But for the love, BE NICE.

Anyway, I start with the personal trainer on Wednesday with my partner LLL, and I am really looking forward to that. I have not had a chance to get to the gym as much as I would like the last couple of weeks, but my family and I have been playing a lot outside to more active things than usual. We swim and even went canoeing (look below for those pictures.) We have scheduled another canoe trip for a couple of weeks and got a trailer so we don't have to look that that again.





I'm going to the wedding this weekend that I told you all about. I'm really excited about it and ready for it to be over. I have had nightmares about this wedding, I dreamed once that I missed the whole thing completely. So my mind will be at ease when this is over.


So~ you probably wont hear from me for the next couple of days but I'll be back. I'm sure after a couple of visits with the trainer I will have some belly aching to do. Ill be here.






Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Sorry

I know I have been a horrible blogger this week, buuuuuuut......

I'm here now.

Ok, I have to weigh in tomorrow and I really don't think this week is going to be good. I'm just hoping I don't gain this week. I have not done great.

I will let you know.

Tomorrow....

Go To Perez

Ok so I was doing my morning website browse and I came across a funny.

As you all know I have reached my point where I lashed out at everyone at the gym cause they were not doing something right, according to me.

Well Perez Hilton has reached that point too....

He has a video where he rants about this stupid guy at the gym, I find it very funny so please go check it out. It is at www.perezhilton.com.

And there is some bad language so be careful where you listen, just letting you know.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

900 and Counting

We have officially reached 900 hits to the blog. Yeah.

Notice

Hey everyone,

I am trying to get a before picture of all the workout buddies. I will have to scramble their faces cause they do not wish to appear on the blog. But one of my buddies has agreed to do the personal training thing with me. So we are a team again. Just updating you, and I will keep trying on the picture.

The Other One

The other workout buddy lost 2.6, and the other lost 0.2 this week. yeah!

I had a good Week

Well I just got done with my weigh in this week. I was down 3 pounds this week, and so was one of my workout buddies. Way to go LLL.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I Bought a Scale

Well, as you all know I don't typically weigh myself between weigh ins but guess what, I don't care anymore. I bought a scale and it gave me the best results I have had so far, yes I know it may not be the same as the one and the gym but I will check the difference tonight so I can have an accurate weight.

I got a pretty cool scale though. It keeps track of your starting weight, how much you have lost from it, and the last weight, and your goal weight. You only have to set it once and it keeps track of all these things. I didn't want one that did body fat and hydration and all that so this one was perfect.

Just thought I would share.....

1 day.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Hello Monday

Good Morning all-

I hope you all had a great weekend, I know I had a good one but it was crazy. Like 73 baseball/softball games and 2 birthday parties. Just one of those crazy weekends. I did however stick to my diet (sort of). With two birthday parties I was "forced" to eat cake, but I ate small pieces and only 1 piece at each party. And boy it was gooooooood.

I also worked out this weekend. I hardly ever workout on Saturday and this Saturday was no different, but I did get to workout on Sunday. It was one of the best workouts I have had in a while. I'm kinda scared to have a really good week exercising because the last time I did that we all know what happened, 3 pounds happened. I hoping this week I can get off the last pound of that 3 pound weight gain and then a few more for good measure.

4 days....

Thursday, April 24, 2008

This Does Not Make Sense

Well,

I lost 2 lbs. this week. It really makes no sense to me how that happened. I ate everything I wanted and some things that I didn't want and hardly worked out at all and lost. Eh, I say take um where you can get um.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Hello

Well I have quite a lengthy post tonight cause I have been the worst blogger ever this week, lots of things to tell you.

First, I weigh in tomorrow, I'm not really looking forward to this weigh in cause I have done HORRIBLE this week. I mean really bad ate a lot and didn't workout as much as I have needed to. The last two days I have gotten back on track but I afraid it is too late. Anyway if I gain tomorrow I have no one to blame but me. I allowed a bad week to get in the way of my workouts and eating, basically I just used anything that didn't go my way as an excuse. so no more of that.....

Second, I have been given the opportunity to work with a personal trainer for a little while. The program that I did at the beginning of the year is looking to revamp. They are looking for a few people to go to through the new program to see if it is successful and if they want to do it with next years program. So I'm pretty excited to get this opportunity 4 days a week having my workouts planned for me and my eating monitored. Maybe with this I can finally break the 40 lb. mark. I have just gotten stuck at the 35 mark and it is finally driving me crazy.

I will let you all know tomorrow about the weigh in good or bad, but I'm not looking forward to it.

1 day......

Thursday, April 17, 2008

:(

Well I am kind of upset this morning....I have a long day, kept me up most of the night...and when I went to weigh this morning it was not a good start to my day. I had a great week eating and working out and I was up 3 pounds this morning. I felt really good about this week wasn't worried about the weigh in at all and hum. Just kind of upset about it.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Motivated

I have been going through songs for a few weeks now trying to find something to sing at a friends wedding. Well yesterday I came up with a list of some of my favorites and so popular songs for weddings. All of this is just reminding me that I need to lose like 80 lbs. before the wedding. Yes, I know that number keeps going up, but the closer it gets the more I want to lose. Ha.

I spend the days at my office listening to possible wedding songs cause it keeps the weight loss on my mind and keeps from snacking on things that I know I shouldn't be eating. You know you gotta do what works for you.

2 days.....

Monday, April 14, 2008

Back Online

Hey guys, I have a new computer again so my post should be better now. Ive been struggling to find time to post and have a computer there too.

Any way congrats to my workout buddies and I we were all in the top 10 in the new weight loss contest. Number 3, 6, and 8. Yeah, I was number 6.

Yes I know you cannot read the names I did that on purpose for other peoples sake. If you look close you can see my name at number 6. Woooo Hooooo!!!

I had such a great workout, I cannot believe how crazy it was. I did my weight and my legs were so weak after I was finished with them they were shaking. Then I did arms and they were not as bad as legs but they are definitely fatigued. Good rest tonight will help me with any soreness. I am a little sore from yesterday, I used an axe to try to get a stump out of the ground at my sisters house, so my back and arms were a little sore from that and then a workout on top didn't help anything.

One of my weight loss buddies is taking it easy this week she is having some pain in her knees, but she still went today just took it easy.
3 days til the next weigh in.....

Friday, April 11, 2008

New Weigh In Challenge

Hey I don't think I told you all this. The gym that I work out has started a new weight loss challenge. It is pretty much the same thing as before without any classes or meetings. And this one goes for 12 weeks as opposed to the 8 weeks last time. Both my workout buddies and I have signed up for this one. That is why I gave you their weights last night. Sorry, that would have made more sense if I had explained that before, but anyway there you go. Wish us luck.

6 days.....

A "Ha Ha" Moment

Last night I didn't get to say much, I was at the coffee shop playing trivia with some friends. But I do want to share with you all a funny moment from last night. I got on the elliptical machine to start my workout. Well as we all know I hate it when someone gets on the middle machine when there are three, and this guy was on the middle one. He kept staring. Normally I would take this as a complement, whatever, so I started my workout, I set the machine for 40 minutes and was going to go 25. The reason for more time is cause I like the beginning part of the setting on this machine.

Well as we are working out he keeps looking over at me and my time. Now I don't know if he was not thinking but I could see his time too, hello dude we are like sitting in each others laps, or course I can see his too. So....he has 18 minutes left when I started, his workout finished and he reset it for another 20 minutes. Well at this point I realize that he just wants to stay on longer than I am, so the competitor that I am I just decided that I was going to beat him.

You will all be happy to know that I won. HA HA. I ended up staying on the machine for 42 minutes and I was hurting pretty good at that point but I was not going to lose this little battle I had going.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Weigh In

Heyo.......

Well we weighed in this morning, I was down 7 lbs. And the joy just keeps going. My workout buddies lost 3 and 5 lbs. each. So all together there are 15 lbs. "floating around" out there. Try not to catch it.

Well, tonight I work my butt off and in the middle of my workout on the stair climber tonight my sweat was dripping on the machine. Pretty gross, but that has to mean something good.

Any how, minus the sweating, my workouts have been going great and still losing weight. Yeah.

7 days.....

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Here I AM

Sorry its been a couple of days since I posted last, my computer has decided that it no longer wants to work, but have no fear, I have a laptop. My work computer is the one that has decided not to work, but I didn't know this until I got to work yesterday, sooooooo I now have the laptop at work with me. I could have posted last night but I was watching the fantastic game, CONGRATS KANSAS!!!!! I didn't really care which team won but I did enjoy the game.

Well workouts have been going good. I went and played tennis again on Sunday, it was really nice to be outside on a pretty day and not cooped up the the gym, but I was a gym rat yesterday. We did weights yesterday with a little cardio to get the heart rate up. I have to brag on my workout buddy. You remember the one who challenged me to the 100 jumps on the jump rope, well she started off only able to do 8-10 jumps and last night she got 100. Really proud of here, and don't worry LLL you'll get there.

My eating has been pretty good too this week, although the water thing hasn't gone as well as I hoped. I was doing good drinking my water but I have fallen off the wagon this weekend and didn't drink hardly any water. And have y'all seen the new reports about water? Apparently you don't have to drink 6-8 glasses any more just drink when you are hungry. I don't quite believe that but Google it, it was headline news. I have to do better with my water especially since I have just begun to sweat like a crazy monster during my workouts, and I don't know why. Seriously, last night on our weights night I was just pouring sweat. It doesn't matter but if anyone knows why you would just begin to sweat out of no where let me know.

2 days......

Saturday, April 5, 2008

New Muscles

Hey hey hey, I played tennis tonight for the first time in a long time. I have been playing on the Wii so of course I think I am a lot better than I really am. Well I played a friend today and I have found new muscles that are hurting now. The only way to make it feel better is to remind myself that I am good at real tennis and GREAT at Wii tennis. I'm playing again tomorrow if I can move in the morning.

4 days....

Friday, April 4, 2008

Ohhhhh I'm Mad a Shoney's

Cute little bear, eh, well I'm angry at Shoney's today, so he's not so cute to me. I ate lunch today at Shoney's with my family, one of our favorite places to eat, they give us a nice table in the back and don't look at us funny when we have 40 kids and twice that many plates. Well today I went, I've already said today that I was struggling with eating out, trying to make good decisions. Well when I got there before the rest of my crew arrived, I asked for a list of their nutritional facts. I was under the impression that these facts were required by law to be in the store.

Just so you know that is not the case. They did not in fact have a list of their nutrition facts. Well, be technologically savvy as I think I am I got on my blackberry to their website to look them up there. Nothing. Actually when I went to the menu options for the restaurant it says, UNDER CONSTRUCTION.



Ok, So after I got this wonderful message I was really hot. I had no idea what to eat and no guidance. It got me to thinking. I remember hearing (never tried to find the info on my own) that chain restaurants were required BY LAW to have the nutrition fact. They don't. When I got back to work after my lunch I did some research and this is what I found.

According to http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h109-5563 this bill never passed. The plan was called the MEAL ACT.

H.R. 5563 [109th]: MEAL Act
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
to extend the food labeling requirements of the Nutrition Labeling and Education
Act of 1990 to enable customers to make informed choices about the nutritional
content of standard menu items in large chain restaurants.

This bill never became law. This bill was proposed in a previous session of Congress. Sessions of Congress last two years, and at the end of each session all proposed bills and resolutions that haven't passed are cleared from the books.




So for all of you that thought they were required to have it, think again. Most fast food restaurants have nutrition facts online, but not Shoney's. I just thought this might be interesting to some of you and the other that don't care thanks for listening to me vent about it. I will know in the future to take my lunch with me when we go to Shoney's. I pretty sure I know what the nutrition facts are for Diet Coke which will be all I order there from now on.

Eating out Tips (that work for me)

You will all be happy to know that I am no longer sore, well not really all the way over it but mostly. My stomach hurts a little and I have a spot on my left leg that I am pretty sure is going to rot out and fall off, but other than that the soreness is gone. I'm really excited about that. We had cardio last night and I worked pretty hard there. When I left I went to eat dinner with my friends. I didn't think I was as sweaty as I had been but about and hour into dinner I was FREEZING.

Oh and I had the best dinner last night. I find it really hard to eat out when I am really tyring to stick to a weight loss plan, other than Subway I don't know where to go. Well we went to Mexican last night, on of the hardest places for me to have self control, but I figure that I have to be able to eat everywhere. Well a few weeks I discovered if I drink a ton of water before they even bring the chips and salsa then I don't eat near as much. Also, I bring my own chips. I can buy baked chips at Wal-Mart before I go and that cuts my calorie content majorly. Well, after 6 glasses of water and 1 diet coke, I was really not all that hungry anymore, but I did get to eat chips and salsa (good chips), and I ordered a chicken taco, no cheese. It was really satisfying and I didn't have belly ache when I left like I usually do when I eat Mexican.

The only down side to the water theory is you have to go to the bathroom all night long. It gets annoying after a while, but I just try to look at it like this, I can have to go to the bathroom all night or not be able to sleep because I gorged myself eating way to much and now my belly aches. So, it works for me, if you love Mexican give it a try.

5 days.....

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Weigh In

Today I weighed, I am up 3 lbs from the end of Biggest Loser. No big deal. For not working out in 2 weeks and gaining only 3 I'm pretty happy with that. Those three will be gone next week.

7 days.....

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Little Weight Loss Humor (for the big girls)

The other day while I was working out I was really just going at it. I mean I was working so hard. About 5 minutes into my exercise I was getting tired and thinking about quitting. Then out of no where I heard the girl behind me started clapping. I thought that was really nice so I kept going and even started working harder. The clapping continued for about 5 minutes straight so I finally looked back to see who it was. There was no one in the room. That was when I realized that no one was clapping but it was the sound of my thighs smacking together.

Ha Ha a little fat girl humor for you. I thought you would enjoy!!!!!! Smile!

By the way

I still do not feel comfortable changing in front of your 7 year old son!!!!!!!!

Seriously, make them change in the boys locker room. If they are old enough to know that "boobies" are private they are old enough to change by themselves in the gender appropriate locker room.

If this comes as a shock to you, please scroll down and notice some other rules for the gym.

Sooooo Proud

Well I need to take a moment to brag on my new workout buddy. She has really "champed" it out. We worked out again tonight, tonight was weights. We are both sore and she still worked out as hard as she has the last two nights. I know it is still the beginning but the enthusiasm has been great.

While I'm on the subject of being sore, I have decided why those people who workout everyday, workout every day. If you stop working out you have to go through being sore again. The only reason they workout everyday is so they don't have to go through that. My stomach hurts so bad that it hurts to take a deep breath and it is almost fatal to cough or move.

Last night the workout went good. We did 15 minutes of intervals on the bike, it really kicked my tail. Then we did elliptical and treadmill, and abs again. I got my wish, when I left I was sweating like CRAZY.

So tomorrow we weigh. Yes I did sign up both of my workout buddies for the new weight loss program. I'll let you know.

Less than a day...........

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Cardio NIGHT

wooooo hoooooo.......tonight is all cardio all night. Get ready for a hard hard hard workout. I want to leave the gym with my clothes soaking wet with sweat. I have begun to get sore from yesterday. My abs and my legs are sore but my arms are holding up pretty good.

Get ready for tonight, LLL.

2 days....

Angry


Well I have to vent just a little bit. I live in a smaller town, we have one grocery store and a Wal-Mart supercenter. Really, why is no one carrying the morning oatmeal I like. I eat the Quaker Weight Smart or Low Sugar oatmeal in the mornings, keeps me filled up and has little fat and calories, more carbs than I would like but I don't really care about that. If you get the Low Sugar or Weight Smart it really cuts down on the carbs, anyway, I cannot find it at either store in the flavor I like, I would eat the cinnamon or brown sugar but neither place has it. It has put my day off to a frustrating start.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Back again

Well tonight was great.....I finally got back to the gym, and it was extremely great. I lifted weights tonight and then did a little cardio. I will probably be sore tomorrow from lifting after missing for so long, but that just means its working.

I do however have a new workout buddy. One of my best girls is going to start working out with me and my "workout buddy" who by the way did absolutely nothing NOTHING tonight. My new workout buddy is about to be 50 years old and is ready to get in shape. We went over how all the machines work, and tomorrow we are working just cardio. I think she will do well.

We have started a new contest at the Patrick. This is just a weigh in thing, no meetings in classes, just weigh ins. We weigh in on Thursdays and not Monday this time, Yeah. Both my workout buddies have signed up too. One of my buddies is in the same wedding that I am singing in in 2 months and the other has to attend. We are going to look good, real good.

So the last post I said 4 days but that is not quite true, now we weigh on Thursday so 3 days....

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Thanks Everyone

My blog has officially recieved 500+ hits. Thanks and I hope you will continue to enjoy it and share it with you friends.

I will continue this

Well I chose to blog about my sisters makeover thinking she would honor her part of the deal....so I will continue to call her out as she breaks her promises.



Notice the 80's perm was back today at church.......

I'm BAAAAAck

Hey all,

I want to start this post, without an apology. I have had a crazy week, like crazy beyond crazy, and if any of you had experienced this week you would understand. I have had another week without a good real workout but I have eaten really well for the most part. I started this week with a small health scare. My mom was sick all weekend with a stomach bug and they put her in the hospital on Monday for fluids, then something happened and they transferred her to Huntsville Hospital. We stayed there for two days, she came home on Wednesday. Well, Wednesday night we stayed up all night, and yes I mean all night, not one minute of sleep getting ready for a Yard Sale that we had planned for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. So the rest of the week I have spent at the yard sale, and trying to catch up on sleep. So anyway, I have not weighed in forever, I don't even have an idea of my weight. When I finally weigh I will let you all know.

So again, I'm not sorry for not posting but I should be able to get some in this week.

5 days.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Tomorrow

Well I am going to weigh in the morning, I'm not really excited about it cause I have not worked out at all this week. My eating has been ok but just ok. I was worried I was back sliding and maybe I was just a little, but guess what, NEW GOAL.

I have been asked to sing at a friends wedding. I have agreed to this so I figure I can talk about it publicly. So now instead of attending the wedding 30 lbs. lighter I figure I need to sing at it 40 lbs. lighter. Its a better goal cause it will give me more drive to hit my goal. So wish me luck.

Tomorrow.....

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

This is why I post everyday!


When I dont post everyday I get behind on the things I want to say or show you. This is the clipping from the local paper about the contest I was in. I just thought I would share.


Last Day


Hey just want to remind anyone that cares, the 3 on 3 Tourney deadline has been extended until today. The prize money has also been increased to $1000 dollars. Get those applications in if you want to play!!!!!!!!!!

heyo!

WOW! I'm really sorry I have not posted in so long. I have had a crazy week at work and really forgot that I even had a blog in cyber space. I will let you all know that I have not had a good week working out but I have made good choices on my diet. We had an open house this week and I ate mostly fruit so that I didn't have to indulge in the BBQ and beans that were not so good for me. I was satisfied with my fruit and baked potato. I have not worked out at all since Sunday. But I will be taking my big BUTT up to the gym tonight and I will probably be sore tomorrow because it seems like I have not worked out in forever. I know getting busy does not give you the right to not workout but well, stuff happens. I will do better, promise.

2 days....

Friday, March 14, 2008

Good Good Good Good Good

Well guys I had a really good week this last week. I lost everything that I gained in the week after the biggest loser and then 2 more pounds. I can update the clicker this week. So 2 more pounds to ad to the total. I was really excited that the one bad week didnt really hurt me for 3 or 4 weeks, but its gone now and I dont want to see it again.

36 lbs. to date.

7 days, Stay Tuned......

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Wow Long Day

Hey guys, I told y'all yesterday that I didn't think I would get a chance to blog today....well here I am at 10 o'clock. I had a horribly long, but great, day. I had a closing this morning, all went good. Then I went to get my hair done. Looks good. Then I came back to work at about 5:30pm and did work for about an hour and a half....at this time was the first time I turned my computer on at work. Then I went to Trivia night at the local coffee shop in town. It was the first time I have attended the game and had a great time. My team one the first game and then had a sad 4th place finish in the second game. But I did drink about 10 cups of coffee so I am typing fast.

I didn't get the chance to workout...I did have my clothes with me so maybe I burned a couple of calories carrying my bag around. haha. I will get to workout tomorrow and then go shopping. Yeah.

When I get to weigh tomorrow I will let you know how it went.

Less than 24 hours......
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