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!!

Monday, August 31, 2015

It wasnt as bad as I expected

YAY.....things werent as bad as I expected. My husband says that sometimes I see the glass half empty!! Ha!
While I did gain 1lb the last 2 weeks due to birthday/anniversary/company week... I am thrilled to death about it. I know that sounds wierd but I expected a gain of 3-4 lbs. 1 lb is no biggie....I can take that off this week.

I did mesure and I lost in. in several areas.
Chest: 1/2 in
Midsection: 3 in.
Hips: 1 in.
Mid-leg: 1/2 in
and finally those darn Arms: 1/2 in.

I am on cloud 9 and back on track and ready for a work hard busy and exciting week!!
Have a Fantastic Day!!!

P.S. Maybe..just....maybe that 1 lb gain was muscle??? LOL

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

My Surprise birthday

My birthday was on Sat and I took it kinda easy that day. I did do some exercising but not to over due...4,457 steps. My husband pulled off a surprise b-day party for me at a great restaurant. I guess he had this planned for like several months so he was thrilled that he pulled it off:
Like I said it was at a great place and there was lots of pizza, mostacoholi, ravioli, tortellini, bread etc. and a yummy Caesar salad with lots of dressing already in the salad. I cringed for just a moment and dug in lol. I was thinking carb overhaul!! and then this delicious cake and ice-cream. To make myself feel better...I drank water lol
It was a great party...there were about 45 friends and family there. And there were leftovers of pasta and cake to bring home. I can say that the cake is all gone....lol and the Mostacoholi is almost gone too. My daughter Jessica flew in from Texas to surprise me and so Mon night we had my homemade enchiladas. They are yummy but many many calories.

Jess was able to stay a few days so Monday her and I went running together. I was able to do 8 out of 14 blocks again. It is fun to run with somebody else. We went shopping and she bought me a couple shirts and I bought me a couple shirts. Some were XL and some were L. I am just thrilled to be into normal sizes. NO more 1X or 2X sizes!!

So Wed....is a new start from my bad weekend. I will be up and running again tomorrow. Hopefully I didnt do too much damage this weekend. I felt so STUFFED!!!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Weigh in day-August 15th

I had my weigh in today. It was really only for 1 week since I was still in vacation mode from the week before that. I lost 1 lb. I wasn't expecting a lot just having lost 9lbs 3 weeks ago but was hoping for 2 lbs. I also measure and I usually loose in 3-5 areas. This week...I lost 2 in. in my mid-section and 1/2 in. in my waist. Everything else stayed the same. I can tell that my clothes are getting looser so hopefully it will all catch up.

To make me feel better..I ate a whole pizza and a hot fudge Sunday!! (J/K) lol
I started this Life Change on June 15th so this is my 2nd month anniversary. I looked at where I was 2 months ago. I measure head to toe. Here's my stats:
Face-cheeks: 1 1/4 in.
Neck: 1/2 in.
Chest: 2 1/2 in.
Under chest: 3 1/2 in.
Mid-section: 5 1/2 in.
Waist: 3 1/2 in.
Hips: + 1 in. (don't understand that at all)
Thighs: 2 in.
Mid-leg: 1 1/2 in.
Ankle: 1/2 in. Really?
Arms: O
Wrist: 1/2 in. Another Really? Ha!---Now my wrist is only 6 in. around !!

So I guess I cant really complain and will keep pluggin along. I just want it to go really fast and I get impatient.
I have 4 grand kids staying over this weekend ....so think I'll enjoy the weekend and be ready for Monday.

My Steps: 5,101
Calories burned: 1,942
Calories in: 1,498

Thursday, August 13, 2015

2 voices

Ya know it is really tempting sometimes to relax and not do my exercises. I was faced with this today.
I babysat my 3 yr old grand daughter today and you don't really get anything done with a 3 yr old. I didn't really want to do anything today. I know my weigh in is on Sat. So did I want to relax and maybe mess up my weigh in....or bite the bullet and just do it?
I had one voice on one shoulder saying..its ok if you miss, it wont hurt you. You can work extra tomorrow. A procrastinator issue.
The voice on the other shoulder is saying...you know what is right and you have come along so good so far!!! I HATE voices!! lol
 Soo......I decided not to give up and I got my exercises in. I did 2 aerobics tapes and about 60 jumping jacks. I feel good that I didn't listen to the wrong voice!!
My steps: 7,513 
calories burned: 2,174
calories in: 970
P.S. I am not a runner and I hate running!! I don't like walking either unless its at a craft store or a craft show lol. But it is all done in the name of loosing weight. I am no Mario Andretti....I run pretty slow. I have ran with Oreo for a short time and I imagine that he is thinking...When is she going to start running!! HA!

Monday, August 3, 2015

"Me" vs the "Mirror"

I had a great time on vacation but so glad to be home again. I had a good weight loss and ready to roll for the next 2 weeks.

I know I lost 9 lbs but I dont really see it. I can tell that my clothes are looser and I was able to buy a t-shirt in large which is super cool. My problem is the mirror. I feel thin but look so big still. It drives me crazy. I see this:
 But I wanna see this: Ha! Come on...cant mirrors just lie?? Ha!
I guess in time I will...its just so hard to be patient!! They just need to outlaw mirrors lol
Ive got the fitbit recharged and in a week fitness challenge so I am pluggin along.....

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Weigh in day-August 1st

Today is AWESOME!!!!!!
I lost:
1 1/4 in. In my chest
2 in. In my underchest
3 in. In my midsection
2 in. In my waist

And a total of 9 pounds for 2 weeks.
I'm excited!!!   Yippee

I've been on vacation and lost 4 lbs while on vacation. I weighed before i left. On the drive out i added up the double stuff oreos...840 calories....ouch!
So from then on....I really had to turn down good things to eat if i didn't want to gain and  it paid off. I utilized the pool as much as i could. I also took the stairs rather than the elevator.  You know shopping can really add steps lol
I was able to buy some shirts in large. I was thrilled. Looking forward to the next 2 weeks.