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, November 16, 2015

Broccoli Salad

When I was in Texas my daughter made this for us. Now I usually don't like plain raw broccoli but this is delicious. There is Broccoli, raisins, bacon bits, almonds and a tad of  grated cheese. I just sprinkled it a small amount so don't have exact measurements. The sauce is 3/4  C Hellmans, 2 T white vinegar and 1/2 c sugar. The Hellmans does have some calories in the 3/4 C but that is for the whole salad. So I figure that it isn't too bad. That's my story and I'm sticking to it LOL
It went great with my sandwich and carrots. That's about 1/2 C there. My husband even loved it too!!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

November 15th weigh in and its good news

Yes....I have some good news. It has been such a battle for me, frustrating at many times and I have stayed the course although many times wanting to give up and say Heck with it. But I just cant do that!!! lol a couple weeks ago....I re assessed my situation and made some changes which was eating more  calories, sleeping better and using weights more. I have been at this plateau for about a month.

Today, I can very happily say that I lost 3 lbs. That may not sound like a huge amount in 2 weeks but it is for me!!! And the best part is....the inches in the past 2 weeks.
Chest 2 in
Underchest 1 in
mid-section 2 1/2 in
hip 2 in
leg 1/2 in
stomach 1 in
I think thats it awesome!! I know I tend to watch the pounds but I want to concentrate on the inches more and the lbs will catch up...I hope!!! lol

After 5 months:
Face 2 1/4 in
chest 6 1/2 in
underchest 6 1/2 in
waist 5 1/2 in
Mid-section 9 in
hip 3 in
thigh 2 1/2 in
leg 2 in
arm 1/2 in

I have  3 more lbs to get into the next number section and it'd be awesome to do it in the next 2 weeks....we will see. Now onto more exercising this week. Have a great weekend.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

November 1st weigh in

Ok....geee I cant believe that it is Nov 1st already. I am in Texas right now and did my weigh in. I lost 4 lbs. I lost 1 inch in my chest, 1 inch in my waist and 1 inch in my hips.
But before you get too excited for me..let me tell you something.

After my weigh in 2 weeks ago when I didn't loose anything pound wise or measurement wise...I got really discouraged. I was thinking that this is not all worth it and who am I kidding that I am ever going to loose all this weight and well...I ate and ate and gained 4 lbs in about 4-5 days.
Then I re-evaluated and had a heart to heart with myself. I started getting a good nights sleep and increased my calories and I felt GREAT!! I even had energy. HA! I also wrote out a schedule of things to do each day. It is flexible so that I can change it somewhat. It has been working because I lost those 4 lbs in the past 10 days so I am back where I started at before.
AS far as my fitbit compeitions..I still do them but I am trying really hard to let it go and NOT have to make such an effort to out do everyone until I'm exhausted just to win. Its hard but so far so good.

I get home Nov 2nd so am looking forward to the next 2 weeks to keep following my plans. This loosing weight is tough and sometimes more than I expected. I just really HATE exercising and running and walking...the whole enchilada!!! But.....I keep reminding myself that the end result WILL be worth all the pain and hard work.

So..here's to a new week and hope you will have a great week also.