Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Well yesterday I kicked off my counting calories.  I know I know I should have been doing this from the git go but I hate it.  I did start out for a few weeks counting calories on the My fitness Pal app from my phone but I just let it go.  I lost weight, 36 pounds.  But it is now time to get over it and count.  I did really well yesterday.  I ate 1400 calories and it says I can have 2030.

Hubby and I took the kids to the park yesterday.  The park is about a half a mile from our house so we walked it.  The kids played and I walked around the track 4 times. That makes about 1.5 miles.  Then we walked home.  So altogether about 2.5 miles yesterday.  We went and bought a basketball and went back to the park and we all played basketball.  My son is actually really good at it.  So got some more exercise in.  Overall a pretty good day.

I am working on my water intake as well.  I usually drink Crystal Light but today I am trying to suck down plain water.

I plan on getting some exercise tonight with all the walking we are gonna get taking the kids trick or treating.  Then I plan on getting home to hop on my bike while I watch Ghost Hunters.  Anyone watch that?  I love it. On Halloween they do a 6 hour live investigation.  A couple of years ago they did one on Waverly Hills Sanatorium. That is here in Kentucky, in Louisville.  One of the most haunted places ever! I plan on going one day.

I can't wait to dress my little ones up.  My daughter is going to be Snow White and my son is gonna be a Vampire.  My husband is so looking forward to doing is vampire makeup.  I think I will just throw on my Minnie Mouse ears I got from Disney World and paint a nose and whiskers on. 

I have been trying to dodge candy all morning at work but they get me when I am away from my desk.  Here is what I have right now
And I would have a lot more if I hadn't said no to some of the one who caught me in my office.  I'm gonna take this home and put it in my kiddos bags. Everyone have a safe Halloween.  I know I am going to be fighting the Halloween Candy but I will win! 

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Weigh in

Just a quick update.  I weighed in this morning hoping to lose 5 pounds (I knew I hadn't) I lost only one. Booo! I guess it is time to count calories.  Ugh I have tried that before and it really isn't something I like to do but I guess it is gonna be necessary because TA works.  So off to plan out a strategy. Hope everyone is having a great night!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Weigh in

I weighed in on Saturday and just now getting around to posting.  I lost 2.8 lbs this week.  Woo hoo! Bringing me to 35.8 lost.  Why does it take so long to lose weight but putting it on takes no time?!?  I also checked my measurements.  I did measurements on September 7th when I started the 30 day shred, which I still have not done level 3.  Any way I was surprised when I had hubby to measure me yesterday.  I lost 2 inches in my arms, 2 inches in my calf's, 1.5 in my thighs, 2 in my waist, 0.5 in my bust! That is 8 inches off my body in about a month and a half! I'm super happy with that.  I need to lose 4.2 lbs this week to make my 10 lb month goal.  I hope everyone else is doing good.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hodge podge

It's been a while since I have posted.  Been super busy.  Just wanted to first start weigh in.  I only lost .4.  That sucks.  I just didn't exercise enough last week.  I was coming off the back injury and scared to over do it.  Plus I was really HUNGRY last week.  But oh well I started picking it up this week.  Hopefully Saturday I will show a good loss.  I only have two weigh in's left to get to my 10 lb goal this month I need to lose 7 more pounds.

A couple of months I ago I posted about my mother in law.  I told you the doctors said she might have Cancer.  Well she had the tumor out of her neck area and it was benign!! So she is Cancer free!  Thanks for all the prayers back then.

I have had my first NSV.  I was looking for something to wear yesterday and I have a pair of pants I haven't been able to even pull up my thighs.  I was like those aren't gonna fit me but decided to try them on anyway.  Well dang it they fit, zipped and button. I wore them and they even were a tiny bit big in my butt area and I am not one to have the no butt syndrome.  See...
I tried on another pair of capri's (yes too late to wear them now).  I have always had an issue with these fitting me.  I think I have wore them one time, when I had lost weight before.  I put them on a month ago and they looked like this
I was still in my night shirt please look past.  If you can see they are really tight in my upper legs and I didn't take a pic of the butt but they were also very tight and barely fastened.  But at this time I was super excited because I was actually able to get them on.  Yesterday when I tried them on for "shits and giggles" they looked like this.

I don't know if you can tell but they are much loser in my legs, waist and butt.  I could actually wear them if it wasn't cold. 

I also wanted to share one of my favorite meals.
BBQ chicken burritos in a whole wheat tortilla.  Fresh tomato's and rice.  It's so yummy and filling!

Guess that is all I have today.  Have a great one!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Just checkin in

Hey all! I'm sitting here at work feeling like I am about to fall outta my sleepy.  I am so ready for the weekend.  I got back into exercising this week, since my back is all better, but I don't feel like I am doing enough.  Monday and Tuesday I rode my exercise bike for 30 minutes each night.  Wednesday night I had lots to do so I didn't workout. Last night the husband and I walked a 1 1/2 miles then I did 20 minutes on the exercise bike.  Today I plan on trying to get to the gym.  I need to start back the 30 day shred (still haven't finished it) I need to complete level 3 but I really do hate it!  Hopefully I can push myself to start that up again.

I have been super hungry lately.  At work, at home..grrr.  I am really trying not to eat but my body is telling me "eat bish eat!".

I leave you with a pic of my kitty cat, she is ready to burn some calories.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Weigh in and sad day

I want to thank everyone for the kind comments hoping my back to get better.  It is 99% better! I didn't exercise at all last week and really worried I would not lose any weight.  I weighed in this morning, I have lost 2.2 lbs!!  Yay!  That brings my total to 33 lbs lost.  I will resume exercise on Monday.

On to the sad news.  My babysitter/friend is a very obese woman.  She has been watching both of my kids since birth and has put on more and more weight over the years.  For the last few months she has been having issues with "rips" in her lower abdomen/bowel area.  She has been in and out of the hospital.  They told her she needed surgery to fix it but they didn't want to risk doing the surgery at her size.  They told her it could kill her.  I got a call from her on Thursday night she was in so much pain on her way to the hospital.  She was telling me she of course could not watch Olivia Friday.  Little did I know that was the last time I would talk to her.  She had emergency surgery and got through it.  They had to leave her sedated and go back in today to see if the infection was draining properly.  Well her body could not take it.  Her blood pressure kept dropping and she slipped away from us.  I was shocked to hear the news this morning and I am so sad.  My kids are at their dad's this weekend so I drove to his house and we talked to them about what happened.  It was so hard.  I broke my babies hearts.  The kids loved her like a grandmother. And she loved them beyond words.  We will miss her so much.

Ultimately obesity took her life.  This is why we all have to work hard to get this weight off of us.  Do it for yourself and for your family.  I know I am not gonna let it take me away from my precious babies.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Back pain go away!

Well this DAMN back pain is still here.  It is getting ALOT better but it still exists. It get worse during the day when I am sitting in this damn office chair.  I need to be off and out of this chair for a few days.  So I still haven't been able to work out.  I really miss it and I can really feel a difference in my energy level.  I have been watching what I eat and as of this morning I have stay about the same.  I am hoping I don't gain anything and it would be really cool to lose a little.  Even 1 pound I would be happy with.  So keep your fingers crossed!! 

I want to thank everyone who left me such sweet messages on my last post.  I really really appreciate it!  If this isn't gone by Monday I guess I will have to break down and go to the doctor. BOOOO!

Monday, October 3, 2011


Grrr I am so frustrated with myself.  Yesterday I was doing laundry and I picked up two loads of laundry at the same time and pulled something in my back.  I was down the rest of the day and feeling really shitty today.  My husband had to help me get dressed, put on my my socks and shoes, help me out of the car, pretty much help me do everything.  All I can think about is the fact I can't exercise until it gets better, and that is really gonna effect my weigh in this week. I'm so upset. One of my employees/friends has fixed me all up at work today or I would not even be able to sit here at my desk.  She put some kinda medicated patches on my back, and I have a machine hooked up with pads on my back that send shocks in my back plus on a Loratab.  She also brought me muscle relaxers for later when I am at home. I am so thankful for her!  Please pray for a speedy recovery.

Also I had a great weigh in this past Saturday bringing my total weight loss to 31 pounds and as promised I took progress pics.  Just click on my Progress tab and see all of them there.  Put I have put together a comparison.  The first picture is ten pounds down and the second is 31 pounds down.

Can you tell? 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Weigh in...drum roll please

As I said in one of my previous post from this week I was really hoping to lose 3lbs by Friday to make my total loss 30.  I weighed in this morning and.....I lost 4 totally awesome pounds!!!! Bringing my total weight lost to 31 lbs!! Already on my weigh to 40 pounds.  I was so excited I almost cried. I also meet my goal of losing 10 pounds in September.  I ended up losing 11.2 pounds for the month.  I really feel I can do this.  I want to thank all of you for your support, it truly helps! 

Since I have lost another ten pounds I owe you guys progress pics.  You will have to wait in suspense until Monday.  We have a huge full length mirror in the bathroom at work and that is where I will be doing all of my progress pictures at.

Ta Ta for now!