Sunday, December 27, 2009
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday. I know that I was blessed to spend a few days off with my family and we had a wonderful time.
I have to share with you all some of the gifts I received. First, I got workout clothes. This means now I don't have to do laundry every other day just to be able to wear a clean sports bra. Yes that is not an exaggeration, I have 2 sports bras and two pair of workout shorts. But now I have 4 sports bras and 3 pairs of bottoms and a pair of running pants. I am so excited to wear all my new stuff. I told my family that I was going to have to start working out without a shirt on cause my new bras were sooooooo cute. (Just in case you are wondering...that will never happen)
I also got........................A BODY BUGG!!!!!I am so excited about my new toy, you cannot even understand. I had it set up the day after Christmas and on my arm. I have been syncing it all the time so I can see how many calories I have burned. If you have been readers, I had the opportunity to wear a body bugg a few months ago and really enjoyed it and now I have one all to myself that I don't have to give back...This is the child in me gloating a little bit.
Well I should, key word should, be able to give you such detailed blog posts now, like calories burned, steps taken, calorie deficit, and so many other things....ohhhhh I cant wait.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
My new nails are going to be soooooo pretty.
Well I will have to say I am in the lead, but I am not please with this week. We all gained, not much but up none the less. This week will have to be better and I am hoping I can separate myself a little bit from the bunch. My family does do some eating but I don't have to worry about all the Turkey and Dressing and Yams and this and that and the other thing..... We eat stuff like sandwiches and soup for Christmas so I am hoping they go Hog Wild and I can lose a couple of pounds over the holiday. That is the plan at least we will see how it goes.
The percentages are as follows:
Sly: 1.48 %
Big Head: 1.29%
Like I said everyone gained so that sucked but it could have been worse. Wish me luck for next week.
Hello Hello Hello all and Merry Christmas.
I know it has been too long between post and I really am sorry about that. We have a lot to cover today. First I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. And I hope you all celebrate til you are blue in the face.
I thought the candy Merry Christmas was fitting being that this blog is about diet and exercise and no one cares about that over the holidays.
So eat up, drink up, have all the candy and sugar you want cause after Christmas you know you all will have the "My new years resolution is to loose weight..." and I hope you do! We all know that will be my resolutions too....
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
We had our first weigh in today and I did GREAT!!!!!! I'm really excited about it. This week I had a loss of 9.4 lbs. I will have to credit my second job for some of that...other than the fact that I walk 89+ miles a night last night I was given the pet food isle. Can I just tell you that it gets heavy carrying all those stupid bags for what feels like miles and miles when it is really just 40 ft.
Anyway Big Head had a loss of 3.4 lbs, and Sly has not weighed yet.
Ill let you know when I have all results.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Wish me luck!!!!
Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
OK, we are a few weeks away from Biggest Loser at the Patrick again starting in 2010. I don't even know for sure if they are doing it next year or not but I am preparing for it.
Well a girl that I work with went shopping the other day and didn't love the results so she is ready to go on a diet, and another lady I work with has been talking about joining the Patrick but has yet to do it in the last 4 months, so we have decided to start a weight loss challenge here at the office.
We have another woman at work who will be the judge, weight loss keeper and overall queen of the contest. We are not going to let her play though, she needs to gain about 15lbs...30 to be up to snuff with the rest of us. We haven't even asked her yet to help, hope that is ok.
We were going to start at the new year but after BH went shopping we have moved the start date up to Monday. Its funny the little things that will motivate you.
We also have a prize. Whoever wins gets a Mani Pedi at their place of choice. I'm thinking of painting my nails Red...you know like a true red RED!!!!!!
These two only have about 40lbs to lose total, collectively. I have 100lbs that could come off and I would still be in plus size clothing...so as long as I stay focused I should be able to take them.
Well this was one of my heaviest time in my life so I thought I would share with you all since not everyone has facebook.
This really helped me...I kinda get bogged down with all this weight loss stuff sometimes. I have lost a lot of weight but there is still so much more to go. This just keeps it in perspective and keeps me motivated.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
This is the planning phase of the day...this happens on Thanksgiving night. This year we started really early, about midnight... The girls went to Toys R Us while I went to Wal-Mart all by my lonesome.
Wal-Mart Line beginning...oh yeah I was first...
I never realized how big the isles were at Wal-Mart until they took everything out of it. The top picture is with nothing in the isle and the second is when the pallets came out.
One the way to Huntsville. This is where the fun starts.
I had to ride in the back of the van alone...
but Maggie joined me after about 2 minutes.
This was after the lunch break, at 9 o'clock.We lost this one on the way home. It was pretty cute.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
And as many of you know if you have been following my blog, this is also Black Friday week. This is one of my favorite days of the year. When I look back on how this tradition started I really don't even know. I think the year we started we needed scooters, and they were way on sale and man has it escalated since then. Now we start about 3 in the morning instead of 5 and go all day long. We have a few new shoppers this year, my niece is finally old enough to go this year and Patty, she is just a good friend. I am kinda hoping that everyone needs small stuff this year cause there is no way we will be able to get that much stuff in the car and still be able to ride in the car.
I am going to try this year to take some pictures so I can share with you all. But in the heat of battle there are no promises.
Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving and a Wonderful Black Friday.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Well after that I was dying to go home and see just how bad my yard was. I had been at work all day so they had plenty of time to get me really good. They were even talking about throwing rolls over the house. So I went home and they followed me to pick me up to go to town.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I wanted to get back on here after a very long week. I wanted to let you all know that my post may be few and far between for the next few weeks. I have taken a second job working nights so most of my waking hours are spent sleeping. I know how that sounds but I think you know what I mean. I'm still trying to do good on my diet, not eating overnight when I have eaten during the day... I have even been walking on my lunch break instead of just sitting for 30 minutes.
This has however put a damper on my working out. Some days if I have to work that night I choose (yes choose) to go home and sleep instead of working out. Well tonight I have my favorite workout class and I will be attending. I don't have to work tonight and I am so very happy about getting to the gym. I hope ones my schedule becomes more of a routine then I will be able to get to the gym more often. I have been doing this for about a week and a half now and I am less tired and have a little more energy so hopefully that is a sign that my body is adjusting and I am able to get to the gym. What I don't want to do is get exhausted. I wont be doing my body or myself any good in that situation. So right now I'm playing it by ear until I can get into more of a routine.
Also, my friend at work has decided that she is ready to go on a diet with me. She has been off and on with it for a while now, but she is ready to join me...hopefully that will be a little motivating as well. I love having someone who can talk about struggles as well as successes with.
And to my wonderful workout buddy (who never works out) has entered the Biggest Loser at her work. GOOD LUCK! I hope you win.
I probably forgot something in all of this, lots of info in a short email. I will like always keep you updated on my progress...and for those of you who are my faithful readers, I am still holding strong to the no hair cutting until 100 lbs. Well since making that promise, I have gained 3lbs. so 28 lbs to a hair cut. Woo Hoo. I wish you all could see this crap on top of my head.
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
After playing with it the other day I changed some of my eating habits because I didnt really realize how many calories some foods had in them. For example, no more peanuts for snack everyday...just every now and then. Crazy calories!
Friday, October 23, 2009
Well the reason I tell you all this is because, last night I outlasted the treadmill. I really like Thursday night TV and my workout class is over by 5 on Thursday so I have free time in the afternoons on Thursday. I walked for 100 minutes, actually 99:59. The machine just cut off. I didn't know it would do this. Usually I have to get off to use the restroom or take a phone call but last night I answered the phone from the machine so I never really had to get off and stop the time.
Let me just tell you this...even if you are not walking fast, when that belt stops moving and you keep up the same pace it hurts when you walk straight into the control panel of the machine. I'm not bruised today but I was really concerned that I would be after the collision that happened last night.
Just thought you all would enjoy.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Why in the Hell would they not send Tracy home. This woman is awful and I want her to go home. They are missing a prime opportunity to get her out of the house. Other than her attitude, she also is smaller than anyone on the team. If they all wanted to play the game like she has been doing they would kick her butt off.
Uh, I'm just wanting her gone. She is like the Joelle of last season.
Biggest Loser tonight!!!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
I have not had much to say this week so I have not been posting. I have not eaten great and I have not gotten my workouts in. Soooooo basically I have not done well this week. My volleyball team had 3 games in 2 nights this week so I allowed that get in my head and tell me that I didnt have time to workout. I know that was stupid to do but I did just make an excuse instead of just doing the work.
Anyway, I didn't do good, I will just have to let that go and do better. On a happier note...I am going to the beach in 3 days and I am crazy excited about that. I will not be posting much if at all while I am out of town. The place we are going has a great gym so I will be able to get my workouts in while I am there. I will also get to walk or run on the beach even if it is while we are playing. I'm so excited to go. I just wish I had a bathing suit that fit. I have one bathing suit that is too big and one that is too small. I don't think that if the bathing suit fit that it would make me look 40 lbs lighter or anything but if it did fit it might look better. But I don't care, I will be at the beach. WOO HOO.
Ill be back late next week if not sooner, but don't hold your breath.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
For starters, the Biggest Loser Premier was last night, Yea!!!!!!! I love this show so much and I have already picked out some of my favorites. The girl that is the heaviest ever, I had so much hope for her, but then she quit (yes I know she came back) but she quit and most people know that I don't have much time for quitters. I also like Abby from the green team. She has more perseverance and heart than just about anyone I have ever seen. She has experienced pain that most will not ever know and hopefully will never have to know but she still has a positive attitude. She even used the phrase that I love "Happiness is a Choice" So of course she is one of my faves. I also like the Green team and the Red Team. I will know more of who I think will win at a later date. And don't worry I will have lots of comments and posts about Biggest Loser.
Next up, the Knee!!!! Dum dum dum. (you have to sing that part) Well I have noticed that when I actually publish my goals that I come closer to achieving them than when I don't let anyone know what they are. Well, I saw two doctors and neither one of them could tell me exactly what was wrong. So at the same time I became incredibly motivated...so as long as I can I will be forgoing surgery on the knee and running the half marathon in Nashville in April. This gives me plenty of time to train without killing my joints and maybe just maybe I can finish 13 miles. I hope in the weeks and months to come I can stay as motivated to run this as I am right now.
So there you go. That is my update for a week and hopefully I will not take as much time between posts as I did last time. Just to let you all know please do tell me what happens cause until volleyball season is over I have to record it and watch it later in the night.
Also, hello Amy. I just found out that Amy has been reading my blog without me know so I hope you enjoy.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
This is what the majority of women look like. Models are great for clothes hangers but this girl is beautiful.
Monday, August 24, 2009
I know I told you all I was going to be weighing on Fridays and I really haven't been on the scales in about 2 weeks so I'm not really sure what my weight is to give you an update. I have still been eating ok, not great, and getting in my workouts just haven't weighted.
I did go back to the Dr. and it looks like I am going to have surgery on my knee to fix all the crap that is going on with that. I am going next week to another Dr. for a second opinion, my hope is that he will say that it is fine, here is a magic pill that will make it all better, but I'm pretty sure that is not going to happen. I really want to hit the 100 lb. mark before surgery but I'm just not sure that I can get there. I am going to give it everything Ive got.
My biggest concern about the surgery (possibly surgeries) is that I will gain back so much weight that I will get discouraged. We are looking at 6-9 months of no to little physical activity. Basically all I will be able to do for a long while is lift weights (upper body) and walk on a treadmill and even walking will be delayed. I burn so many calories a day in my workouts that it allows me to be a little more relaxed about my diet but with no activity I will have to cut so many calories, I just don't know how long I will be able to keep that up.
But the journey is not over. I will get to my target weight, it just may not be a soon as I hoped for.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Also, I have decided I am going to weigh every Friday again instead of every morning. I'm getting tired of seeing the little results each day and the fluctuations (water or too big supper) that are throwing my weight off for the day and getting me a little discouraged. I would rather see a bigger number once a week than a small one each day... Hopefully, I will remember to log on and let you know how the week went. And I wont be stuck to the Monday weigh in that sucks so bad. Keep up, once a week for sure!!!!!
Friday, July 31, 2009
I got some new clothes last night and I am so excited for my new stuff. I have 2 pairs of pants now, yes 2 pairs, and they both fit, not stay up, they fit!!!!!!! I am very excited about that. The fact that they aren't just hanging on for dear life and actually fit my butt and thighs makes me feel curvy and cute!
A few weeks ago my skirt fell off at work and luckily I had on cute panties. I told my mom last night that I was going to wear the ugliest panties that I had today because I was sure my pants would not fall off! Just imagine, my new cute outfit with ugly granny panties!
Just a little funny for you all to start the weekend.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I will keep fighting on in hopes of setting a new goal of 100 lbs next but man I am ready to get past this milestone.
Any suggestions on how to beat the plateau would be greatly appreciated.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Just writing with a little frustration this morning. I told you all that I was going to up my weights and I have, just a little sore, nothing too bad, so I really don't have much to complain about there.
I do however want to say that I am 4 lbs away from my first big goal of 75 lbs. I have been within 5-10 lbs of this goal for about a month now and I just cannot get there. IT IS ABOUT TO DRIVE ME NUTS. Overall that is my halfway point and I am just having all kinds trouble and frustration getting there. Hopefully by Friday next week I can happily say that I have lost 75 lbs. I'm tired of saying that I have almost lost it, or I'm close to it. I'm ready to get past it.
Weights again tonight, then REST tomorrow. Well rest from weights, I have Zumba in the AM.
Ill keep you posted.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
I have a funny for you all today. Nothing much is happening with me right now. Im back to my weight from before vacation, just a few extra workouts here and there and I was back on track.
I wanted to show you all a video that was taken a supper not to long ago. My neice was offered $20 to eat 2 beets (not even sure if it is a veggie). I was offered a dollar or so a few years back for this same challenge so I couldnt do any better cause I know how bad they taste. Well I just happened to catch the whole event on video. Do you think this is worth $20?
By the way she didnt puke she is just spitting out the beet and the water. Sorry it is so loud but I dont know how to change that!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
I am back from a long vacation, I was really only out of town for about 3 days and then took 2 more off work. But I'm back now.
While on vacation I was awful, I didn't eat good or get to workout like I wanted too, but today is a new day and I am back in business. I don't like to cheat with any excuses, so none of the I was on vacation so I get to take a break, its a lifestyle so I should have adjusted. But whatever, I did bad and I am owning it and doing better now.
I am about 2 lbs. away from my first big big BIG goal of 75 lbs and hoping I can be there by this weekend. That would be awesome.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
I get my knee brace tomorrow, just in time too. I have 3 softball games tomorrow and then the race on Saturday! Only been trying to get it for a month now.
PS: Its going to be pink and I am really excited about that!
Anyway, I did an hour on the treadmill last night after Zumba and Zumba toning, just a mix of walking and running, nothing major. Just trying not to wear my legs out by Saturday, but still trying to get the miles in.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
I put two chicken breasts in a crock pot with onion, garlic, tomato, and jalapeno. I let this cook for several hours till the chicken is just falling apart. ALL ORGANIC.
So far I have used this for sandwiches, tacos, burritos, just plain chicken and with beans and greens. Just thought I would share. You may enjoy too, and it is so easy.
I got on the treadmill this morning again and put in 2 miles. Remember the Run for Ella (www.runforella.com) is in just 2 weeks so everybody better be training hard.
I have a pretty packed afternoon, actually just to save us all some time, I have a pretty packed next two weeks so Ill stop saying that, but I am going to try to get out of the office a little early and get to the gym and get my weights in and a little more cardio.
I did want to let you all know that since I have been doing this organic thing I have lost more weight in one week, than I did the entire month of May...just saying there may be something to this.
Monday, June 8, 2009
The organic thing is going pretty good, but not great. I am really struggling to eat organic because there is not many places around here to buy organic, so I have bought fresh and from local markets when I can. It is just more challenging than I originally expected.
My workouts are still going good, I don't miss many days at all, most days still twice a day. I have started to actually enjoy running in the mornings. It is a good start to the day that I would have never thought I would enjoy. Even when this race is over I will continue to run in the morning.
Right now my scale is not on my side. The weight is not dropping like I would like it to be, but I am still seeing results. I had to buy a dress this weekend and it was 2 sizes smaller than the one I wore on Easter. I was SUPER EXCITED ABOUT THAT!!!!!!!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
My knee report was not good. Not good at all. The Dr. said that my ACL allograph didn't take and that I was pretty much functioning with no ACL. It is still in my knee and attached but it is not serving in function. I was given a few options, first we will be trying a ACL brace for stability. I have to go back and see Dr. Ortho after a month with the brace. If that doesn't work the only other options are surgery. Orthoscopic surgery is the first option but there are all these factors that go into it....it could end up being 2 surgeries and 9 months of recovery. Needless to say that didn't make me happy but now the hope is that the brace will work fine until I can find 9 months to do nothing but sit on my butt and gain back all the weight I have lost.
I told you I would update you so there you go. It could have been worse!
Monday, May 18, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
I am hoping to get to the gym again tonight but I am not sure it will happen I have had a pretty busy day and it does not look like it will be getting any better any time soon.
And I had my MRI today and I don't know anything yet. It will be Tuesday before I have results.