Tuesday, March 30, 2010

4 Days

Ok well we are officially 4 days away from the first and what is shaping up to be the only half marathon that I will ever do. I'm not saying that for sure but right now I am tired and my body is sore so its hard to think I will do this again. I am so ready for this day to come but I am so scared at the same time. I have been doing my running and walking and I am as ready as I am, cant do anymore now. Wish me luck.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Target Twenty

Well, I am back on track again in hopes of losing the "Target Twenty!" Even though it wasn't quite 20 I think it sounds better and more dramatic than the "Target Fourteen." I am ready to get this extra back off. It sucks to lose the weight just to have it find you back. But anyway, I am out to prove that you can work nights and days and never sleep and still find time to workout and lose weight. That does not seem like a hard challenge at all.

And another update for you all, I have 9 days til the half marathon. I am still scared to death about this stupid thing and I am so ready for it to be over. I did find out that I got off work for the Friday and Saturday so I will get a few good nights of sleep before and get the night off the day of, that in itself eased my mind a little bit. Anyway, please send out good thoughts for me as I take this on.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Day Off

Well guys I'm doing something today that I have not done in a while. Im giving myself a day off from the gym. No class tonight, no running on the treadmill. NOTHING! I have a cold from all this weather and Im sore from last night. I didn't even bring my workout clothes to work today. I'm so excited to have one full day off.

I'm thinking this will be the last full day off for a while. I'm having to recommit to this diet and change some things around. I have gained a significant amount of weight since starting work at Target. I'm going to have to figure out my eating when I am up for hours at a time and no more late night eating. Otherwise I will end up gaining all my weight back and I sooooooo don't want to go there.

One of my buddies at the office is ready too so hopefully we can use each other as support.

Roller Skating

Last night my church had a skating party. I was so excited about it, I love to skate. Well I got done with both my workout classes and then changed and went to the rink.

Well this morning I am well aware that I am not in as good of shape as I thought. My butt and legs and knees are so sore this morning, not to mention my shoulders from helping hold up little ones.

That being said, I still love to skate I think I just need to go more often. But its weird skating alone with a bunch of middle schoolers. Its like being the old guy alone at a teen movie.


Hello all,

Well I just got done talking to my sister and we came to the conclusion that I am OFFICIALLY obsessed with getting on the Biggest Loser. Maybe this open casting call was the worst thing ever. But anyway the obsession has hit so I am officially taking suggestions on ways to get their attention and have them put me on this show. They just don't know it yet, but they really want me on their show!!!!

So....If I ask you to be in my audition video just say yes and do it, it will be easier on the both of us.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Good Afternoon Blog Readers

Hello and welcome to the new edition of fatgirltothin...

Ok that is really enough of that. I wanted to share, I went shopping yesterday to get some much needed clothing. It's gotten so bad that I wear the same 5 outfits everyday of the week. So I went to Target, I know that is ironic being that I am there 4 days a week, but I needed some cheap clothing. Anyway, I left with a pair of shorts and a t-shirt. None of which help me with the work clothing situation.

You really shouldn't go shopping when you already feel fat, nothing was cute and all made me look fatter than I really am. Anyway, after getting nothing to wear I went to Dick's and got a new pair of tennis shoes. They were such a good price I couldn't pass them up. Anyway, I am so excited to have new shoes. This means I no longer have to tie them twice because they are so stretched out.

So I will be putting my new shoes to the test tonight with a 6 mile run. Oh BLESS MY POOR FEET. I'm ready for this to be over.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Biggest Loser Audition Cont...

I never got a call back from the Biggest Loser, it hurts my feelings a little bit, but I am so happy that I went and did it.

Now I will have to say that the bug has got to me...I'm thinking of re-applying with the video. I haven't really decided if I am going to do that or not. That may be taking it too far.

Who Knows?

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Open Casting Call for Biggest Loser

First of all I want to thank you all for your wonderful comments on Facebook today, it made my 7 hour waiting time go by so much faster than it would have other wise.
Let me just start at the beginning...
I worked all day Friday and while at work found out that there was an open casting at Dave and Busters in Nashville. Nashville is only about a 2 hour drive from Fayetteville, so not to crazy of a trip. I contemplated going or not...really couldn't decide if it was worth it. I would not get to leave Huntsville until 6 which would put me no sooner than 8 o'clock getting to Nashville. There would be a huge line, the odds were not in my favor.... Well after much discussion and no sleep, I decided that I was going to do it, just give it a chance.

So last night I packed a bag and headed to Huntsville to work. At 6am I changed into my fabulous outfit and took off to Nashville. I made it to the restaurant about 8:20 and got into line at number 361. Anything under 500 was guaranteed a spot to see the casting people, but the line was crazy.

So I waited outside in the rain and cold for about 3 hours, my precious cousin came to keep me company for a while which really helped the time pass and helped me not to have to talk to the annoying guy in line in front of me. (Seriously this guy talked for 2 hours straight, he went to the car once and it was so nice)

This was the line outside the building, you cant see it really well but it wrapped around and back again. Lots of hopeful people.

Liz showed up before 10 and spoke to some people outside but then went inside to help with that crowd.

Once I finally got inside the building my cousin had to go, no family and friend beyond this point, only potential contestants. So Thanks Babe, you were wonderful. Once inside the line was even crazier than before, barely moving, and packed out.

I was in this line for about another 3 hours, they did have chairs at this line so that was kinda nice. I will have to say that this point in the experience did bother me a little bit. I work out and try to keep my body in shape, I may not be thin, but I try to take care of myself. It was hard to watch some of the other hopefuls struggle to stand in line, having to lean against a wall or use an umbrella for support. I kinda wanted to leave, but this is just something I have wanted to do for soooooo long. My chance was right in front of me.
The line inside seemed never ending, this was just half the room, it wrapped around 5-6 times.

The line inside was pretty boring, still talking to the same people for so long, well you just run out of things to say. But inside some past contestants were there to take pictures and talk to the crowd.

His fiance was there too, but I never got a good picture of her.

Oh Allen Allen Allen.

Soooooo, finally after waiting for so long I happened to be the first person in line in my group. We walked into a room with a table and 15 chairs and one casting director. It was pretty relaxed and an easy set up to talk. We told about ourselves and why we wanted to lose weight. Some people said family, kids, health, all good reasons, I said for me. Maybe selfish but the truth, maybe I can motivate someone else to lose weight, but I have to lose it first. This meeting only took about 15 minutes, and I thought I did pretty good.

I bolted out of this room and headed to my car like a bat out of hell. I was starving at this point. After all I hadn't eaten anything since 3 am and only had a diet coke to hold me over. After the first 5 hours I started eating Altoids in my purse. I think I could have eaten my fingers and drank toilet water. I ran through the mall and the first place I came to was a cookie store, well shucks! Guess Ill have to eat cookies!!!!! They held me over till I could get some real food. (And while I'm on that note wouldn't you think a show centered around fat peeps would have a little snack section for ya, just something small like Ribeye steak and potato.)
Anyway, we were told that if they like us we would get a call after they were done for the night to invite us back for the on camera call back type thing. Well its 9:44pm and still no call so its not looking too good, but I will have to say, this was an absolutely wonderful experience, and I would have regretted it forever if I didn't do it. I gave it my best shot. Hopefully they will call in the next 15 or so, but if not, it was still a great time and no regrets.

So now, lacking 30 hours of sleep, I am officially sitting in my bed, eating the rest of my cookie, and thinking how good my pillow feels right now. I will let you guys know if I hear anything.

Again, thanks for the support today...YOU GUYS ARE GREAT!!!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Food Revolution

OK one more thing before I call it a night. Who is soooooooo excited about this new show on ABC? Jaime Oliver's Food Revolution. Well I am so excited that I could just flip. I have been seeing the previews for what seems like months now, but they have been coming on more and more frequently so I looked it up. The show starts March 26.

I don't care if you guys watch it or not but it will just be a new show to watch from the comfort of my treadmill. OHHHHH snap, you thought I was gonna stay couch.


For those of you who are wondering, NO I am not a loser and yes I did go to bed at 6 o'clock today. Calm down I didn’t eat dinner at 4pm. I was actually hoping to just lay down for about an hour but my body was so tired that I actually slept for 3. Thank you very much!!!!!

I woke up just long enough to eat, watch a little TV and to get ready for an incredibly busy busy day tomorrow. Sometimes I just wonder how much time in a day I spend getting ready for the next one. I feel like I’m planning my days away.

Wish me luck tomorrow, I probably won’t be on here much if at all tomorrow. I start at 8 and go till 6am on Saturday. It will be a rough one. Send me good thoughts tomorrow.

Night Guys!

What a Great Workout

Well yesterday I left work a little early, well to be exact about an hour and a half early, but who's counting. I went to they gym and had the greatest workout, weights, a little cardio, then kickboxing class (it whipped me) Then I went home and got about an hour and a half of shut eye and then off to work.

Let me just say, I'm paying for that great workout today. My legs feel like they weigh about 300lbs each and they are just throbbing. My shoulders and chest didn't want to be left out so they decided to hurt too. I am equal opportunity soreness today.

I want to lay down in my bed and sleep and let my body rest. I think I am skipping the gym tonight for a nap then running running running and more running after a little sleep.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Diet Quotes sooooo Inspirational

Ok so I was surfing the Internet...something I do frequently looking at diet and exercises tips, you know stuff like that. Anyway I came across some of the funniest quotes about diets that I have ever read. Please read them, I think you will get a chuckle out of these.....

The cardiologist's diet: If it tastes good, spit it out. ~Author Unknown

I've decided that perhaps I'm bulimic and just keep forgetting to purge. ~Paula Poundstone

In the Middle Ages, they had guillotines, stretch racks, whips and cahins. Nowadays, we have a much more effective torture device called the bathroom scale. ~Stephen Phillips

It's okay to be fat. So you're fat. Just be fat and shut up about it. ~Roseanne Barr

I keep trying to lose weight... but it keeps finding me! ~Author Unknown

I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond. ~Mae West

I've been on a diet for two weeks and all I've lost is fourteen days. ~Totie Fields

Rich, fatty foods are like destiny: they too, shape our ends. ~Author Unknown

The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat are really good friends. ~Author Unknown

The biggest seller is cookbooks and the second is diet books - how not to eat what you've just learned how to cook. ~Andy Rooney

The first thing you lose on a diet is your sense of humor. ~Author Unknown

Food is like sex: when you abstain, even the worst stuff begins to look good. ~Beth McCollister

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst, for they are sticking to their diets. ~Author Unknown

I recently had my annual physical examination, which I get once every seven years, and when the nurse weighed me, I was shocked to discover how much stronger the Earth's gravitational pull has become since 1990. ~Dave Barry

I'm allergic to food. Every time I eat it breaks out into fat. ~Jennifer Greene Duncan

Food has replaced sex in my life; now, I can't even get into my own pants. ~Author Unknown

A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand. ~Author Unknown

I have gained and lost the same ten pounds so many times over and over again my cellulite must have déjà vu. ~Jane Wagner

Where do you go to get anorexia? ~Shelley Winters

I think I just ate my willpower. ~Author Unknown

The second day of a diet is always easier than the first. By the second day, you're off it. ~Jackie Gleason

I have a great diet. You're allowed to eat anything you want, but you must eat it with naked fat people. ~Ed Bluestone

I'm in shape. Round is a shape... isn't it? ~Author Unknown

I've been on a constant diet for the last two decades. I've lost a total of 789 pounds. By all accounts, I should be hanging from a charm bracelet. ~Erma Bombeck

When I buy cookies I eat just four and throw the rest away. But first I spray them with Raid so I won't dig them out of the garbage later. Be careful, though, because that Raid really doesn't taste that bad. ~Janette Barber

My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people. ~Orson Welles

She looked as if she had been poured into her clothes and had forgotten to say "when." ~P.G. Wodehouse

I bought a talking refrigerator that said "Oink" every time I opened the door. It made me hungry for pork chops. ~Marie Mott

Another good reducing exercise consists in placing both hands against the table edge and pushing back. ~Robert Quillen

Hope you enjoy.

Half Marathon

Training is still in motion and I will be completely honest. I am kinda scared, well actually really scared. I want to be able to finish this race so bad and I'm going to finish this race, but man it makes my stomach hurt to think about it.

I do however know that 3 other people that I workout with at nights are also running which really makes me happy to know that there will be some support there. One of these girls is so good to say, one more you can do it. She is really motivating so maybe she will push me.

Any way, send me some good thoughts and prayers.

Oh Back to the Grind

Well once again I have been plagued with injury. I didn't get to workout last week due to back pain. Ill have to pull and O, bless my own heart! My back pain was out of control. I couldn't stand up straight or bend or sit or lay down. It hurt all the time. Well now the pain has traveled down in my butt (a real pain in the butt) and the pain level has gone way down and I can actually work out again. I have gone the last two days to workout and it just makes me feel good to be at the gym.

Im thinking after I run the half in 3 weeks I may go to the doctor get a full body scan and have everything fixed at once.

Monday, March 8, 2010

to beach girl

I don't know who this is and can't figure it out if I do know you. I do want to say thanks cause you owned me on the way to work tonight. I laughed most of the way there. Hope you will keep reading.
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