Thursday, February 19, 2015

Looks like it has been almost 4 years since my last post.  So much has happened but not much with my weight loss.  We moved and this past June we had a baby boy.  We had been trying for 8 years and are so blessed to have him.  He is such a joy.  Now is the time to really get back on track and get healthy for my son.  I have started doing the treadmill and now I need to get on track with eating healthy.  I want to be able to set good examples for my son. 

Monday, May 9, 2011

My mission

    My mission is to exercise 5-6 days a week and eat mostly whole foods. Processed foods are just making me crave more sugar. It is going to be hard this weekend as we are going on a road trip to MI. My Niece & Nephew (twins) are making there first communion on Saturday. I am sure there will be a lot of temptations but I am going to stick to my guns. My husband is on board so I do have his support which helps a bunch.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Not so good

    Yesterday was not so good. I did not end up exercising or tracking my food. I am not proud of myself for not even lasting a week. I have already tracked my breakfast/lunch for today. The good thing is I did not go days without tracking I got right back to it. I still have not been able to take my picture. I can not find my camera and the camera on my phone does not take a full body picture when I am holding it. I will find the camera this weekend and take a picture. I am also planning on making a progress poster. I am going to put pictures of my progress, inspiration pictures and sayings.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Back to Weight Watchers

     Last week I started exercising again, this week I am starting Weight Watchers again.  I am doing the online plan.  My Husband is also doing which is nice and will help with sticking to it.  I like the new WW points plus plan because it helps you get in more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and proteins.  I ended up exercising 5 days last week and this week is starting off good also.  I went to the gym this morning and did the elliptical for 45 minutes.   I will take that picture tonight I promise.  On a side note I got a new car over the weekend.  A 2011 Nissan Sentra with all the bells and whistles.  Sun roof, navigation, blue tooth and XM radio.  I love it.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Back to the gym

Morning, I finally went back to the gym yesterday. I had anxiety about going back, will I be able to do it, will people look at me and think wow she gained weight. I don’t know what I was so worried about, I was able to do 45 minutes on the elliptical and I did not see anyone staring at me. I tend to over think things and let it get in the way of what I am going after. Well no more. I exercised for 3 days already this week that is the same amount I exercised all month this past month. I am fully committed to this lifestyle change. I am sick and tired of being overweight and tired all the time. I promise I will post a picture I just have to take one. I did weight myself yesterday 244.5 not good, not good at all.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


I finally got back on the treadmill this morning. Only got in 35 minutes but it is better then nothing. I was looking at my calendar this morning and I only exercised 3 times this month. That is horrible; I should be exercising 4-5 times a week not 3 times a month. I have a couple things motivating me to lose this weight. We are going to Alaska in August and going on a helicopter/dog sledding excursion. The weight limit to not have to buy a second seat is 250. I am about 245 (will weigh myself tonight) and I want to be way below the weight limit. I also have a doctor’s appointment at the end of June and I want to lose weight by then also.

Monday, April 25, 2011

I think I have a sugar hangover

I have been away for quit sometime and I have missed you all. I have fallen so far off the wagon the good thing is I am ready to pick myself up. Yesterday was not a good day who am I kidding this year has not been good. I gave up sweets for Lent and yesterday I think I ate more sweets then I would have if I had been eating them all along. I feel like total crap today. I am so disappointed in myself. I have not been able to stick to healthy eating and I have not exercised regularly since September. I think my first fall came last March with the passing of my mom. I have just been in a funk since then. I am ready to put all my disappointment behind me and get back on track. I really need to make a lifestyle change. I am going to get back to exercising and eating healthy. Tonight I will take a picture and post as my new starting point. I found in the past blogging really helped me to stay on track so I will be writing more regularly now.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Workout out of the way

I have been struggling the last few days with finishing my exercise challenge. Ever since the scale incident I have been feeling like what is the use of exercising everyday. I am tired and don't feel like doing it. Yesterday I was ready to throw in the towel. I had decide I was giving up (with only 4 days left). I put on my pj's, ate dinner and was settled in for the night when I thought what the heck am I doing, I only have 4 days left I have already exercised 15 days in a row I can not give up now. So I changed clothes & hoped on the treadmill for 45 minutes. I did not want to go thru today talking my self out of exercising so I got up at 4:45 this morning & went to the gym. I did 1 hour on the elliptical & I feel great!. Two more days to go and I will succeed.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A loss is a loss

My new weigh in day is Monday. I exercised everyday burning over 4000 calories for the week, I ate well and I lost half a pound. I must admit I was upset at first but then I thought a loss is a loss. If I did not do all the right things it would be a gain. So I will put a smile on my face and take it. Yesterday I did not feel like working out so I made a deal with myself, I will go to the gym & work out for 20 minutes and if I wanted to leave after the 20 minutes I could. I did the 20 minutes plus 40 more I ended up doing an hour on the elliptical and it felt great. Four more days of exercise & I will meet my goal of 3 weeks exercising everyday.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


I am recommitting to blogging. I don't know why I have not been blogging as I really enjoy it. I went way over the deep end for about 2 months. I would have one good week and one bad week that then led to one good day 4 bad days. I am proud to say that as of today I have been binge free and have exercised every day since Dec 1st.

I am going to Florida next Saturday for almost 2 weeks and my plan is to exercise everyday until we leave. We are driving down so I most likely will not get any exercise in the 2 days we will be driving but I will try to sneak in a few walks at the rest stops. I will also be exercising while I am on vacation. I plan on making this the first year I lose weight during the holiday instead of gaining.

Monday, October 19, 2009

5 mile hike

Sorry I have not been posting much I promise to post more often. I went on a 5 mile hike on Saturday. I did not plan to do 5 miles however when I got to the end of the trail I found out it was not a start & stop at the same spot trail. Had I known it was 5 miles I probably would not have gone on that trail but I am so glad I did. I started the couch to 5k training this morning. I had gotten through I think the 3rd or 4th week last year now I am committing to finishing the whole thing. I am toying with the idea of doing a 1/2 marathon in March. I will see how the 5k training goes before I commit.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

I am back!!

I am back, not just back to blogging but back to Weight Watchers and back to getting my life back on track. I don't know why I went so far off program for the last month but I am back. I rejoined Weight Watchers on Tuesday night. I am up 8 pounds since I stopped going to the meetings. I worked so hard to take the weight off and I just let it come right back on. I am glad I am taking charge and re committing before I put it all back on, but it is sad that I put on the 8 pounds.

I found out a few weeks ago that my has a large mass on her lung, she is going for a biopsy next week. However the doctor feels it is cancer. I feel bad because we live almost 3,000 miles from each other which puts a lot on my sister that lives in the same city. I wish I could be there for her. We are visiting for Christmas but I would also like to be able to help out more.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


I am setting goals for myself this week. My goal this week is to go to Spinning on Thursday and Tuesday, do the elliptical on Monday and Saturday and do the treadmill on Wednesday and Friday. I will take Sunday off however if it is nice out I might go hiking or bike riding depending on the weather. My second goal is to not pig out on Saturday night. We are going out to dinner for a friends birthday then back to his house for cake. The restaurant is a Italian restaurant, what would you choose from this menu?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Another gain

I had another gain today on the scale. I expected it seeing I have been eating like crap and not exercising. I did get control yesterday and had a successful day staying within my points. I also went to the gym and did the elliptical for 53 minutes. I usually do 50 minutes but I am trying to up it to an hour little by little. I am going to spinning class tonight which will be fun. I almost had a moment of weakness today. They brought in cookies and for a minute I thought yummy I will have one I can't stick to my points anyway but then reality hit in & I said NO I will stick to my points and I will do this. I have to keep control and continue on this journey.

Friday, September 4, 2009


I am happy we have a long weekend, I am happy my good friends are getting married on Sunday, I am happy I have the love and support of my family and friends, I am happy I can walk without getting tired and out of breath, I am happy I am no longer a slave to the TV, Most of all I am happy I took better control of my life and lost 56 pounds. I am looking forward to loosing another 30-40 pounds and all the happiness that lies ahead.

Last night I made it through spinning, it was much worse in my mind that actually doing it. I am going to commit to going to spinning class on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Spinning was such a good workout and fun. I burnt 700 calories in an hour woo hoo.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Going on day 5!

Today will be 5 days in a row that I have exercised! I am committing to exercising 5-6 days a week. Not that I will stop at 5 days but I will do at least 5. Tonight I am going to spinning class. I am a bit nervous as I have not been in a few months but I think I will be ok. The diet is going good I managed to stick to my points yesterday however I was so hungry all day long. My stomach needs to get use to less food and more fiber.

On another note I am reading this great book by a follow blogger The Amazing Adventures of Diet Girl. I love the book I can relate to so much she has gone through. I highly recommend it.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September 1st

Boy how the time is flying by. Sorry I have been MIA for so long. I have been extremely busy at work and at life in general. I am committing to blogging again. We had a wonderful time in the Dominic Republic, we went snorkeling with sting rays & sharks, horseback riding on the beach, zip lining and kayaking. It was such a wonderful vacation. Now I am back to the real world.

I wish I could grab a hold of a healthy lifestyle and stick to it. I have been yo yoing with the same weight for 2 years now. How am I ever going to reach my goal if I can not stay on track? I will do great for a week then fall off and do horrible for a week. I know 99% is mental and I need to get my head into it.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Summer or Winter?

What time of year do you think is harder to stay eating healthy and sticking to exercise, summer or winter? I always thought winter because of the holidays, parties and it being so cold, however I am beginning to think summer is harder. Between vacations, family visiting and the heat I am having a hard time staying on track. I have managed to exercise everyday so far this wee. This morning it was a struggle but I did get in 40 minutes on the treadmill. My eating has not been as good as I would like. I have not gone on any binges but I have gone out to eat quite a bit more then I should be. I just realized the wedding I am in is in less then a month and I have not lost as much as I would like to have, actually I am not sure if I lost any.

Monday, August 3, 2009

15 Days

I am going to exercise everyday for 15 days. Day one was Aug 1st and day 15 will be the 15th. I will be going away on vacation on the 15Th, I did check the resorts web site & they have a full gym so I will be able to exercise on vacation that way I won't lose my Mojo. Last week was just a total loss. I did not exercise one day & I ate like crap. I am back on track now. I got up & went to the gym at 4:30 this morning. My family is in town for almost 2 weeks visiting and we went to the Cape this past weekend. I did manage to get in some exercise on Saturday & Sunday by walking/jogging. But I made horrible food choices. I must remember this is a lifestyle change and you don't take a vacation from your life. This week I am going to the gym each morning at 4:30am, and sticking to my point!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Lost my mojo

I have lost my mojo and really need to get it back. I have not exercised in 3 days and I have eaten like crap. The worst part is I have no desire to exercise or eat healthy. I am craving all crappy food. I have only 2 weeks till my vacation and I am not going to fit into my clothes I wanted to. At this rate I won't even fit in the clothes I am wearing now.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Not a good weigh in

I totally screwed my self for weigh in. Friday night I went to a Jack N Will & drank way to many glasses of wine. When I got home I was so hungry I ate not one but 2 bowls of pasta with butter and lots of salt. Needles to say on Saturday morning I did not have a good weigh in. I gained 2.4 pounds. I am so upset with myself for ruining all my hard work for the week with one bad decision. I have accepted my fault and moved on. I will not let it get me down, and no more alcohol till my vacation!.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Going Strong

I am still going strong. I am going on day 3 of exercise (which I will do after work) and I have not eaten past 8:30 since Sunday. Not eating after 8:30 is kind of hard because we eat dinner between 7:30-8:00 most nights, so I did not get to have my evening snack last night. I guess that is a good thing, not that my snacks are all that bad it is usually a ice cream pop or Jell-O something that is 2-3 points. Yesterday for exercise I did a new video that I bought off eBay. It is Jari Love extremely ripped. It was a good workout I sure sweated a lot. The video was about 40 minutes with abs. (you can choose between 2 30 minute workouts or 1 hour long, I started with the first 30 minute one). I then did the treadmill for 25 minutes. Today I will go to the gym after work.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Monday already?

How can it be Monday already. The weekends just fly by. I made my first week goal of working out 6 days. I think taking a set day off, in my case Sunday helps me. I know I have to work out every other day if I take Sunday off. Other times if I just say I will work out 6 days a week then everyday I am like should I take today off? This week my goal will be to exercise 6 days and to not eat anything after 8:30 pm.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Woo Hoo

Woo Hoo I lost 4.2 pounds at weight in today. It was for a week and a 1/2 but I am so happy. I was feeling like I had lost some weight & I am happy that all my hard work is paying off.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Happy hump day.

I so did not want to get up and come to work this morning, but I did. I am happy to say my eating/exercising has been right on the last 3 days. Yesterday I went to the gym and did weights (I am already sore) and the elliptical for 30 minutes. I then went home & took Ben (my dog) for a walk. I told my husband I am not cooking much red meat for the next month. We are going to have chicken and pork. He was not happy at first but he got over it. I am really trying to eat more healthy filling foods. I already stopped buying the 100 calorie packs, so for snacks we have fruit, almonds or fiber one bars. I also made some sugar free Jell-O this week, it is really good and only 10 calories per serving.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


I have heard of having an anchor to help with motivation. I am now sporting a bracelet that will be my anchor. I am expecting the bracelet to remind me of my goals & what I want to achieve. So far it has been working (but I have only had it on for 1/2 an hour). Yesterday I went for a walk at lunch, went to the gym for 50 minutes on the elliptical, did some abs then went for a walk last night. My eating yesterday was right on. I even had 2 extra points so I had a glass of skim milk. Tonight I am either going to do weights or a spinning class.

Monday, July 13, 2009

The final count down

It started out with 4 months to lose about 20 pounds before my vacation. Well it is now only a month away and I think I lost 1-2 pounds. Not the way I wanted it to go, but it is my own fault. Yesterday started my month of being strict. I am not going to make or accept any excuses. I will exercise 6 days a week and I will stick to my points. I really want to be able to fit into the clothes that fit me 2 years ago. I need to fit into them or I will not have enough clothes to bring with me on vacation. I am still debating on buying PX90. I think it will be good but I really only want it for the weight lifting parts. I think I am good with the cardio I do now so I am not sure it is worth it. I did order a weight DVD off eBay the other day it is by Jari Love. I hope it is good.

Friday after work I decided to dust the cobwebs off my bike & give it a ride. I went to a bike trail I have never tried before. It was so hilly, I was ready to give up after 10 minutes, but I did not I did the whole trail which was 9.75 miles. It took me about 1 hour 15 minutes ( with a stop at a fruit/veg stand). I ended up burning a little over 600 calories. I was very happy I stuck to it & gave the hills a licking. I am defiantly going to try to start blogging more often. I think it keeps me in check.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Exercise rocks!

First off let me say I am sorry I have not been posting as often as I would like to. I have gotten so busy at work I have actually had to work overtime. I do not like to work the 40 hours I have to never mind more but hay the work is not going to do it self.

I have been doing good with the exercise but not so hot with the food. I really have to get on the food wagon & stick to it. I went to Weight Watchers on Wednesday and was down 2 pounds. (ya me) However since then I have not stuck to my points. Saturday I got my but kicked at the gym, usually class is 2 hours but he went over by 15 minutes. I burnt over 1200 calories then I went home & mowed the lawn. (trying to burn some of the 12,000 calories I probably at on Friday). My membership for the personal training classes ran out on Saturday so I am on my own. I am going to see how it goes on my own for awhile. If I am not doing well I will re join. It is just so expensive. I am thinking of getting PX90, anyone have it or tried it? Give me your

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Wednesday's results

I had a good weigh in last night, lost 2 pounds. I was happy with that seeing we went camping and I did not get in as much exercise as I would have liked to. Now I just have to get through all the 4Th of July parties this weekend.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


This past weekend my husband, Ben (my dog baby) & I went on our first camping trip. It was nice & relaxing even with the rain. We got to the camp site on Friday in the rain, not a great way to start out. We got wet & our tent got wet. Saturday was a beautiful day we went hiking & relaxed then came more rain for Saturday night. We left bright & early Sunday morning (we were sick of the rain). I did manage to stay on program & get in a bit of exercise while camping which is huge. I did not bring any junk food because what you don't have you can't eat.

I only have 3 more sessions with the personal trainer then I will be on my own. I have decided not to sign up again, it is just so expensive & I have not been seeing the results I have expected. I saw more results when I was doing more cardio. I can always change my mind & re sign up at a later time. I will have to come up with a new routine by next week. I only have a little over a month before my trip so I have to get with the program. I did get in 30 minutes on the treadmill last night. I have a goal to do at least 20 minutes of exercise 6 days a week.