I started this Blog to help me in my journey to get thinner and healthier. It helps me keep accountable with my exercise. I didn't get overweight over night and I am working hard to get back in shape. My friend told me that It's not a Sprint but that it's a Marathon!!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Exercises in Bed

Now....that's what I am talking about!!
I'm always looking for different things to do to get in exercise. I thought that these looked kinda cool.
1. Leg swings
2. Pass the pillow to your hands and back again
3. Bring the knees up to your chest.
4. With legs straight do butterfly leg kicks.
5. Pull yourself back and onto your back.
Do these about 20 times and all I can say is......K-I-L-L-E-R-S!!!!
Update: The past 2 weeks have been hard. I have some family issues to deal with which has cost me many sleepless nights. My eating and steps have been good. I only lost 2 lbs. I hope that these next 2 weeks will be better.
P.S. Still NO candy bars, pop or fast food!! YAY!!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Thats right....totally awesome. Im so happy.

I decided to give up fast food, chips, pop and candy bars. Its easy to tell myself that I can still eat this stuff and loose...not really.
I had to face the truth and I got really serious about my diet this last week. I didn't really exercise that much..I got my steps in and swam.

So.....I lost 6 lbs last week.
1/2 inch in chest
1/2 inch in mid section
1 inch in Stomach

So...its got me pumped for this week. I'm a fair weather outsider ha...and the weather is almost bearable. I'm hoping that I can get outside a bit. If not.....I'll be at the pool!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

January finished

It was a busy and good month. Even though i gained weight....I'm hoping that it was muscle. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Ha
To not get discouraged...I'm keeping track of inches lost instead of weighing.
I measured Sunday night and I lost 1 in. In my stomach and 1 in. In my bottom. I didn't weigh but I was pleased.

So now...I'm heading into Feb and eating is good and i try to do some exercise in the morning .
Although I hate to exercise lol
Looking forward to more inches to loose.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Starting back up for 2017!!

I havent been here for ages!! I apologize.
I was doing so good by the time for the BAR. I had lost down to 187 lbs from 227.
I was super excited and summer hit....along with cookouts, holidays etc. I thought well its warm outside I will get all this outside exercise in...well....good intentions and it never happened. I got busy with life and work and whatever. Now I am back up 20lbs and I have no one to blame but myself. I can sure feel that 20 lbs too.
So...do you see this? The Christmas cookies are all GONE. Christmas and New Years are over!!
Water picture is full and will be my everyday drink from now on.
I will be hitting the Mini tramp with my jumping jacks and My Slim in 6 videos at least 4 of the 7 days. Id like to say everyday but cant commit to that.
I must admit that I am really bad procrastinator!! Seriously I am!!
This sign hangs in my kitchen.
I am getting near that last minute. My son is getting married May 13th and I want to be a cute Mother of the Groom and WOW everyone with a skinnier me with a pretty new dress!!
 I have to dance that Mother/Son dance and I want him to be Proud of me!!! This weight isn't going to fall off so I HAVE to make MAJOR changes right NOW!!
I am going to use this blog as my accountability..it worked with my 40 lbs so hoping that it will work again!! So here goes!!! LOL

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

My Goal Shirt

I bought this shirt years ago in hopes that it would encourage me to loose weight but it really never really worked, Ha! When I got it, I could get it over my head but not on so I packed it away for a few years. I started loosing weight a yr ago so last fall, I tried it on and got it on but it was super super tight so away it went again.
I was going through drawers and found it again. It fit, Yay!!
Not as tight...so that means that I am getting closer and closer to being able to wear it.
I was super excited and especially cuz it is a size Large!!!
So I keep plugging away!!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Its been a Year already

I haven't posted here for awhile. So as of June 1st..I have been on this adventure for 1 year. It has been SOooo.... hard and has certainly had its up and downs, good and bad, discouragement and encouragement, sadness and happiness and a love/hate relationship with that darn scale. It just doesn't do what I want it to do. I loose and then there are holidays, gain some then loose it again!!
It gets very frustrating for me sometimes.
This picture was taken awhile before June 1st. I was at my heaviest ever: 237 lbs
I was at 227 lbs on June 1st 2015 when I started:
Here is June 3rd, 2016.
I am down to 187 lbs. Down to 40 lbs from June 1st. (same shirt)
But altogether down 50 lbs from my very heaviest.
In the past year......Ive lost 40 lbs and 51 total inches so far.
Ive gone from 2X to ex-large shirt.
Ive gone from 20W-size 16 pants.

I began this journey because my mom had 2 strokes which took her from this:
She passed this last Spring. The strokes took a toll on her..she could barely hear, speak or talk. She was unable to stand, walk, move by herself, roll over....nothing at all. She couldn't read, watch TV or listen to the radio...Her existence was lying in bed or sitting in a wheel chair. Her mom also had had strokes also. Seeing her and knowing that this would probably be my future if...I don't make some major changes really scared me. I don't want this to happen to me thus began my journey.
Where my stomach used to be out too at 30 lbs lost.
But I keep reminding myself WHY I do this:
*I want to be healthy.
**I want to here with Don to enjoy our Golden years together
***I want to be here for my kids and their families.
****I want to do things with my grand kids instead of dying from activity. A goal this winter is....sledding this winter! I want to walk back up that Big hill without dying!!
*****I want to live a long life...like my grandma used to say...well as long as the good Lord gives you!!
******Plus I want really cute clothes!!

Oh! I've wanted to quit a zillion times and or blow up that ole scale. Don has heard me yell at it and call it names LOL
I'm not done yet. It may take me another year but I am keeping on keeping on. I am just proud of what Ive done already. Head shots of the past year.

For this next year....Ive decided to become a Weed!! LOL 
As I garden I pull those suckers and they just don't quit!! A few days later they are back!!
They don't give up, they keep trying. They do their own thing and they can survive anything.
 It may kill me but I am gonna survive this weight issue...I have to!!
So...here's to Year 2!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

New Incentive

 My Son Tom got engaged last Thursday night down at the Riverwalk in San Antonio. Her name is Brittney and we really like her. They are a good match.
 Matching tatoos!!!
The wedding is Oct 1st. I  have 6 months to get more weight off. This is my new Incentive!
I want to look super cute when dancing the Mother/Son dance!!
I have always had this idea for this occasion. Dance starts out slow and then we break out and do a really pretty dance with some cool moves and so that is what I am planning but I haven't told my son just yet Ha! We both have 2 left feet so this should be interesting. I am calling tomorrow about dance lessons.....he is gonna be thrilled!! NOT lol.  But I think he will do it for  his mom!!

My neck is getting better but the Dr hasn't cleared me for my regular exercise just yet. I can only walk but it is still freezing here and I am a fair weather walker!! lol
I went Mon down to the pool at the YMCA and worked out some.
Funny story: Pool hours today were 11-12:30. I got off at 9:30, ran a few errands and got to the Y about 10:30. I had gotten up at 3:50 AM for work and so I thought Id take a little snooze for 30 min. I settled in nice and comfy in the seat and had a nice snooze. Only bad thing was that I woke up at 12:20!!! LOL. So much for the pool today. I will hit  it tomorrow for sure!! Guess I was really tired.....I couldn't believe that I slept that long and I wondered what people thought that walked by the car LOL. Hopefully I didn't have my mouth wide open, LOL