Thursday, April 29, 2010



Current Weight: 268.6 lbs
Previous Weight: 269.0 lbs
Weight loss: -.4 lbs
Starting Weight: 303.6 lbs
Weight loss total: -35 lbs

.4 isn’t a lot, but I will take it!!! I am hoping that starting the 21 day challenge yesterday will help.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The 21 Day Challenge

I have been a member of the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans for a few months now, but haven't been very active and I am trying to fix that.

They have different challenges every few weeks/months, I have tried to do these in the past and not done the best, but I think I REALLY want to give this one a try.
It is only 3 weeks, 21 days – because ‘it takes 21 days to form a new habit’.

So I am picking 4 things do to for 21 days to form a new habit. It would be easy to pick something like drink water since I am now in the habit of that, but I am going to pick 4 things that I think will help me.

This actually fits in perfectly to my thoughts of recently. I watch the show Ruby and one of the things that they had her do 3 few things to mix it up. So I had been “trying” to do that, and thinking about it. But now I will be a little more accountable!

So here are the 4 things that I am going to work on –
1. Exercise = 30 minutes a day
2. Sleep = Be in bed by 10 PM every night
3. Park further away from the location I am going to (unless it is raining – I am a wimp!)
4. Track calories AS I eat them every day – I have been trying this, but need to do better!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Meal Plan Week 2

My first week of planning a meal plan for the week and NOT eating out for dinner went fairly well. We didn’t stick to what we had planned every night, but we did eat MOST of the things on the list and didn’t eat out Sunday - Friday for dinner! That might not sound like much for some people but for us (ME) it is!! Normally I pick up pizza every Wednesday evening, and we end up going out at least one other night. If I don’t have plans and ideas of what to make it is all to overwhelming to me so I just order/go out.

Tuesday evening I did end up going to meeting that had appetizers and desserts. I ate a little before I went and tried to limit what I ate while there. These kind of things pop up frequently for me, so I just have to do the best I can and move on.

So this week I have planned the following -
Monday - Wendy’s most likely - I go straight to a meeting and don’t get home til almost 9 PM
Tuesday - Chicken Parm
Wednesday - Taco’s
Thursday - Brats
Friday - Lasagna
Saturday - Going out, I won’t be in town
Sunday – Pizza

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Thursday!

Current Weight: 269.0 lbs
Previous Weight: 271.2 lbs
Weight loss: -2.2 lbs
Starting Weight: 303.6 lbs
Weight loss total: -34.6 lbs

Yeah! I finally broke out of the 270’s! I have been hanging out there for way toooo long, MONTHS!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Menu Plan

I was VERY happy that I lost 5 pounds at weigh in last night. I KNOW that isn’t normal for me, but with the big gain the week before it was much appreciated!!!

Now to keep moving in that direction to get out of the 270’s, where I have been hanging out for too long!

One thing that I know helped me in the last week was not eating out as much. So I am currently working on a menu for the week. I am not going to say these are the healthiest foods, but it is a start.

Monday - BBQ Chicken Pizza
Tuesday – Grilled Chicken
Wednesday - Beef Sandwiches
Thursday - Pizza
Friday - Lasagna
Saturday - Brats
Sunday - Chicken Parm

Now I need to see what all we have, what we need and head to the store to get everything. I think my Sunday if going to be busy!!!

I just did something SO unlike me – I turned down the chance to go in on pizza for lunch. Yes I want pizza, but I am supposed to be going out this evening and I know I will want to eat some foods there and I think it will be mostly appetizery stuff. So I will pass on the pizza, especially since we didn’t find anyone to pay for it for us. I don’t feel the need to spend $7 AND all the calories on it. I know, that is bad, but it is what it is.

For me it is the SMALL things like that I have to do to get me through the day.

So I will go eat my food that I had packed and I’ll be good with it!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010


To say the least I was rather shocked again this week, but in a GOOD way this week!!!


Current Weight: 276.2 lbs
Previous Weight: 271.2 lbs
Weight loss: -5 lbs
Starting Weight: 303.6 lbs
Weight loss total: -32.4 lbs

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

What a great night!!

I went to my water aerobics class, even after I tried to talk myself out of going! And I had a pretty good class, I was able to easily do something that is normally really hard for me! I even asked if I was doing it right because it seemed to be going well. The instructor watched and said I was, and that my 6 months of work was paying off. I was soooo happy!

Then I went home and DIDN’T pick up pizza on the way home. Go Me! I picked up the hubby and we picked up dinner and then went to the park, well his version of the park. It is a bunch of fields but got to see some baby field mice, tadpoles, frogs, and DEER!! Like 10 of them, 3 groups of them, it was fun to watch them run around and play!! We unfortunately also saw TICKS, ICK!!! So that kind of freaked me out.

On the way home hubby decided he was hungry and wanted Italian Ice. I was proud of myself, I got a kiddie sugar free cherry! I was a little hungry and it sounded good so I wanted something, but didn’t want to goal over my set calorie intake for the day. I was surprised that it was actually pretty good!!

Now I am home and SLEEPY!!!


Where to start? Between being away from the computer for a few days and my HORRIBLE weigh in last week I have been slacking here!

Last Thursday was my weigh in. It was awful - I gained over 3 pounds. I haven't put the update up yet because I didn't write it down and only remember that it was over 3 pounds. I will get the correct weight tomorrow and update both weeks. I was mad, sad, surprised, and I am sure many more emotions. I went home for the first time since I started going to TOPS last August. I was surprised with how MUCH I gained, I could see gaining SOME, but I don't think that ate that bad. Maybe a week of NOT tracking what I ate wasn't a good idea?!?!

On Friday I went to the Dr. for my leg pain. I had tried things I had seen on-line and still hurt when I would walk for any distance with any speed. I was a little disappointed in what he did. Pretty much he looked at it, felt it and then gave me a prescription for Naproxen and a sheet of exercises and sent me on my way. I know I'm not the Dr. but I guess I thought he would do a little more.

Then I headed to my parents for the weekend. My brother, sister-in-law, and niece came up for a funeral for my sister-in-laws grandfather and they extended his leave. So I went to see them, it was great to see my niece!! I miss her so much since the moved!!!

I did pretty good for a weekend of not much structure and visiting my parents. But I did keep track of what I ate, which made me not eat that extra brownie I wanted!!!

I started taking the pills the Dr. gave me at lunch yesterday. Last night I did the exercises/stretches that he gave me and went out for a short 30 minute walk. (It was getting cold!!) Normally in that time frame it would have been KILLING me - but last night it didn't. I had a few dull pains every now and then but not like before. So we will see if this is helping, I won't say after one time that I am all better. But it is a GREAT start!!

I also decided to give the Wii a try again last night after almost a week off. It went pretty well but I was having some technical difficulties so I stopped ¾ of the way through it. We are going to work on it tonight and see if we can get it to work better. It doesn't register some of my stuff and I can't figure out why, but to say the least last night was not the night to try and figure it out!!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010



Current Weight: 276.2 lbs
Previous Weight: 283 lbs
Weight loss: +3.2 lbs
Starting Weight: 303.6 lbs
Weight loss total: -27.4 lbs

Day 2

I did it!!! I did more than Day 1 AND I did all of the activities!

I liked MOST of Day 2 better than Day 2. I did have problems with the butt kick things when they wanted me to go fast. My body was hurting and I could barely do them slow let alone fast. But I tired!

I was relieved at the end when I saw that today was a day off, I thought it was 30 days straight so I am happy for the break. I have water aerobics tonight anyways so I wasn’t looking forward to going home and then trying do to another exercise.

I finally called the Dr. today and made an appt for Friday to see what he thinks about my leg pain. I have had it for years and I am not sure how I will manage 13 or 26 miles if it keeps up. So hopefully he will be able to help me figure out what the deal with it is.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


My legs feel like JELLO this morning. I did Day 1 of the EA Active 30 day challenge last night and it killed me. I will be honest, I skipped one of the workouts the second time. I don’t like the inline skating one at all, the first time all they could say was how I needed to get stronger legs. It was the second to last workout in the series last night and I skipped it that time, I wanted to just turn it off, but I didn’t. So while it wasn’t a TOTAL victory I will take it! I was hot and sweaty and thought I was going to die. Then I thought I was going to have to sleep in the chair again because I didn’t think my legs would get me up the stairs, they didn’t hurt, they felt all shaky!

Now to make myself do it again tonight – I don’t like that it tells you what you will work on the next day. More squats, REALLY!?!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Monday Blah's

I am so tired today, worse than a normal Monday. My sleep was all outta sorts this weekend and I think I am currently paying for it.

Friday night I didn’t get home til almost Midnight. I went to see the movie The Last Song, which to say the least I didn’t know what it was about! Then I went and go my ear pierced, yes I have had it done before, many times before, but they closed so I FINALLY got them re-done. Then I went to Target to pick up a few things and waste some time. I was meeting some friends at 9:30 for “dinner”. 9:30?!?! REALLY what was I thinking?? I wasn’t, that is all there is to it!

Saturday morning I had to get up early finish getting things ready for a Girl Scout training I had to be certified to take the kids camping! It was a fun training, mainly fire starting and cooking out in the woods. I learned a lot, we had some yummy food. I decided at that point from all the walking back and forth and carrying things the not so great food we ate was OK to eat.

I then went home to my sick hubby and accidently took a nap from 6-8 PM. So as if my not enough sleep on Friday night wasn’t bad enough I knew I was going to be up late AND that I planning to sleep in the recliner because I didn’t want to sleep with sick boy!

Sunday I went upstairs at 7 AM and striped the bed and re-made it and then took a nap for a few hours!! Then it was cleaning up around the house before going to the in-laws for a belated B-Day dinner for him. Then as always on Sunday night it was about Midnight before I could fall asleep :(

I wrote that before I left work -
I got home from work and talked the hubby into going to the park for a picnic and we ended up looking for a geo-cache too! Not the walk I was planning, but it was nice to get out for while with the hubby! And I think I am going to be going to bed early tonight!!!

Friday, April 2, 2010


I am going to sign up for 2nd 5K this week. After seeing so many people post about doing them and knowing I need to get training more for my LONG walk in October I figure I should give it a whirl again! I will be sending in my paperwork later this week for Spring for the Need 5K on May 8th.

In March I walked my first times 5K and BARELY made it in under an hour. So I would like to do it again and try to finish in under 55 minutes.

As I have seen a few other people post I am concerned about finishing last. In all theory I was last at the last 5K that I did. This 5K looks to be a little on the community side and has a special start time for walkers/people with strollers so I am hoping that there will be people behind me (that don’t care where they finish!).

There it is….I have written that I am going to do it. There is no going back now!!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Weekly Weigh In


Current Weight: 273.0 lbs
Previous Weight: 275.8 lbs
Weight loss: -2.8 lbs
Starting Weight: 303.6 lbs
Weight loss total: -30.6 lbs

Going back in the right direction....I want OUT of the 270's!!!!