Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Still Here

I am still alive, just not as fit and healthy as I'd like to be.

Sabotage--when your sister's husband buys 3 CASES of Girl Scout Cookies and decides to get rid of them by sending them on your trip in the car for 20 hours of driving.

So not only, did I not exercise, I ate crappy. And seeing Skinny SIL Whit didn't help (no offense whit) she was so good about her WW points and all.

I'm not giving up, just having a hard time getting motivated. I'll get there, but can't possibly reach my "lose 30 pounds by 30th b-day" goal. I'm sticking with this challenge and at least I have a couple more months left to prove I didn't fail!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Weigh in 3/5

Okay, so I was really NOT looking forward to today. I've taken just about the whole month off and have gained some weight back. I didn't get on the scale much--but could tell in my clothes. So discouraging!

Anyway, I got on the scale this morning for my weigh-in (begrudgingly) and this is what I got:
136. Only gained 1.5 lbs. Off course in a weight LOSS competition, it is horrible. But, since I figured I'd be back in the 140's I was ecstatic to not have to start ALL over.

All my college exercise courses remind me that I definitely lost all the muscle I had gained from exercising since it has been WAY too long since I did that, but I can start again. Starting today.

So look out you losers!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Road blocks

If you don't have something nice to say...

That's why I haven't posted in awhile. Road Blocks. Excuses, really. Everytime my period rolls around, I lose motivation to exercise. First off, I usually feel horrible AND I also don't like the scale results from water retention or whatever. So I slacked off. But that was over a week ago and I still haven't started back up yet.

Of course, it is a bit harder for me when my kids are home and they are ALL home. All 3. Darn Track break. We do have fun when they exercise with me, but I'm always so busy when they're home. I look forward to sleeping in, which cuts out exercise opportunity time. I have been trying to be more active in other areas...I can breath pretty hard when I'm chasing the dog ;).

Anyways, I know what I need to do, just have to do it. Oh, and my throat hurts this morning. So there's that . . . LOL I'm full of excuses. But I don't want to be fluffy anymore, I want to be lean and defined. Apparently this will take a lot more effort than I've been exerting so far.

We'll see how today goes.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Weigh In

I was kind of dreading today...getting on the scale. I usually feel like such a failure when I slack off on exercise or eating right. I did try to do better the last couple days, now that everyone is healthy again. So that does feel good. It feels good to be a bit sore too.

So, here it is:
134.5...that's a 6.5 lb loss! I'm so encouraged.

I have to say that exercise has really made the difference for me this time. I am losing fat and not just weight. All the times I've tried before have mainly focused on eating...and while you can't lose weight without changing eating habits, I always managed to avoid exercising and still lost.

Of course, it always came back--hence my participation in this challenge. But this time, by focusing on exercising + eating the right foods, I can maximize my efforts. Of course up until now, I haven't been that picky about the food part--just smaller portions. I just imagine what my results could be if I plug in the right foods. I'm motivated to do just that.

I had steel cut oats for breakfast (which I actually think are very yummy...subtly sweet) and fresh fruit.

So look out fellow losers! ;)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Back on the wagon

So I missed a full week of dedicated exercise. I say dedicated, because I still was somewhat active--just didn't "work out". Kids seem to be recovered, I seem to be better (no thanks to the extra pounds I put on), and I'm ready to get back to it.

I didn't get my early morning exercise in because we had some houseguests still here this morning and I didn't want to wake them up with my workout (that would be a scary sight). So, after a little procrastination and some blogging, I am heading downstairs to survey the damage when I way in on the wii.

Sure was an inopportune time to take time off, with monthly weigh in coming this week. I will be working VERY hard to see if I can get myself back in the swing of things.

I'm off to sweat!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Set backs

Here we are, 4 weeks in and I'm already hitting setbacks. I was sick again yesterday. Woke up feeling HORRIBLE. achy, sick to my stomach, not good. And it was my son's 4th b-day and HE was sick. So I didn't bother exercising or weighing in. Feeling a little better today, but I think I will still take it easy and start up again tomorrow. At least, I haven't been eating a bunch of junk as well. So that's something right?

Monday, January 19, 2009

Check in

Thanks for the support and well wishes, you guys rock! I actually did get some wii time in on Saturday with the kids. Not as much as I'd usually do, but some. I felt horrible yesterday--still sick. Last night I tool some Theraflu and had a good night's sleep and this morning feel okay. Not great, but better than before. So that is something.

I did go a little lax on eating good over the weekend. Guess my ability to make healthy decisions was impaired by the head cold. So I did weigh in this morning with a 0.8 lb gain at 9am. But my early mornings start again tomorrow when the kids go back to school, so I think I will weigh in again tomorrow morning and see how it compares since my normal weigh in is usually 6am or earlier.

After measuring, I am down 2 1/4 in. from last week, so that is something. Here's to a better, healthier week.

Friday, January 16, 2009


So this is the first weekday in 3 weeks that I haven't got up and exercised. I'm coming down with a cold and I feel yucky. The kids are off school today, so I'm sure as soon as I get the scrapbooking project done that I HAVE to have done tonight for a class, I will get out the wii fit and at least get some exercise in. Maybe it will help to get that blood flowing and get the germies out of my system!

I will be drinking LOTS of water to help flush me out. Here's to an enjoyable 4 day weekend...

Monday, January 12, 2009

Monday Monday

So I decided I would do my weigh-in on Mondays since I have the most time in the (early) morning on Mondays. SO....I am down 4 pounds!! Hooray!

Also, this weekend I found a new resource of information, motivation, and just good fat loss info...crazy story about how I came across it goes like this:

I joined facebook about 3 months ago and immediately started finding friends from my past that I've wondered about for years. It is really fun to reconnect. I would recommend it for anyone looking to reconnect with old friends--there are so many people on there. Anyway...there was one person who I found through friends that I wasn't sure I was ready to add yet. My ex-boyfriend, who happened to be super fit when we dated (3% body fat) and I wasn't so bad myself back then. Anyway, I was nervous about adding him, since I could tell from some of the pics I saw that he was still in great shape.

Well, I closed my eyes and clicked the "add friend" link and waited anxiously over the next 24 hours to see if he'd accept. (The great part about being the one requesting is that they have to be first one to write a message--at least technically) So, I checked back on Sunday and he had accepted and sent a message. He was, of course, super nice (we ended amicably--mostly) and I browsed through his profile.

I found a link he posted to and went to read about it. I majored in Health & PE in college and have come across some pretty crazy programs as well as great, valid programs. So I started reading and reading (there was LOTS to read) and it was all making sense. It isn't a program that you have to buy their supplements to be successful or anything. It gives you lists of what food are good to eat, and what isn't. It explains the importance of Weight loss VS fat loss and how to achieve the right one. Why dieting doesn't work for long term fat loss.

It all made sense and I am excited to incorporate this new knowledge into my BL plan. I have some info if you'd like me to share it...otherwise you can purchase the e-book yourself.

Here's to losing!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

This time is different

I'm sure I'm not the only one who has tried to lose weight before and....failed. BUT this time is different.

This time, I am exercising. Even enjoying the exercise. Novel idea, I know. I have been exercising everyday and food wise I have not deprived myself anything. I choose smaller portion sizes and stop BEFORE I'm full. I use smaller plates for our meals, and eat my veggies first.

I was already working towards fitness when I found out about this challenge and was so excited to be able to jump in and have a group of cyber-friends to help encourage me and keep me motivated.

This time...success!

Thursday, January 8, 2009


I'm on board! I'm in it to win it! {Insert another motivational quote here}

This year, I turn 30. I've had 3 kids and kept on about 10 pounds from each of them. Thanks guys! What can I say, they're givers.

So this is the year...for fitness. And skinny jeans. And Hawaii. (DH has promised a trip to Hawaii when I've reached my goal weight.) So here we go...hold on for a fantastic fitness ride.

I got a wii Fit for Christmas and have been on it for at least 30 minutes EVERY day (excluding Sunday-my day of rest) since. I'm working up momentum and I'm so excited to keep going.