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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Healthy people club

I'm here at the gym & realized that I am becoming part of a group of people not striving for perfection but for health. Being here on a military base being a healthy weight is a goal & now I am part of that goal. I am trying to keep the frame of mind that I want not only me to be healthier but my family, I feel like I am making better choices. This weekend I know I took two steps back in my weight loss but tomorrow I am expecting it and ready to get back on a tighter track. Tomorrow is a new week to accomplish great things. My goals for next week are to slow down my eating, listen to my stomach & stop eating when I'm full, not because my plate is empty. I will need to remind myself of this before each meal this week. My second goal is to make it to the gym 3 times. I am excited that I'm doing well with my 100 mile challenge, this is something I am going to finish. For myself.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Justified? ...

A fact about me: I STRESS being on the road in the heavy rain, more so riding than driving. I'd like to think I'm an aware & toughtful of my surroundings driver, but I just can't bring myself to trust the crazies the seem to drive faster & "better" in the watery conditions. Therefore, with the larger storm making the radar look like a 2 year old's finger painting, I felt it'd be best to get me & little LT home safe, sound & on the dryer side. I skipped the gym today to take some play time with my son & get us home unstressed. We had a blast this afternoon too. Since the weather took a small break, we explored & played in a soggy yard, then came inside for some good laughs & hug. Daddy decided to make me dinner then we watched some of our favorite shows, right now it's the Nip Tuck seasons & Dexter season 4. We stay behind. This way we can watch them all at once if we choose & on our schedule. It was a good night over all, I'm gonna get back on the horse, or stationary bike in my case, and keep on riding tomorrow though.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I'm proud of me

It was gloomy out today & that makes me want to be lazy, grab a blanket & take a nap, but instead I changed & took my butt to the gym. I did get to run into Landen's infant teacher & she said that Landen seems to be happy & doing well in his new class. His new teacher also said he is fitting in & developing well into the pretoddler class. All is well.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Mini Vacation

This weekend I decided to kidnap the hubs & head down to Daytona Beach for an us weekend. We stayed in a beachside hotel, planned to visit a few surf shops, some good places to eat & explore. We loved waking up & watching the sun rise over the ocean, we found a great sale on chimes for the yard, 4 for $10, we couldn't pass them up since our little guy loves them so much. We didn't find great food until Saturday night but we enjoyed exploring the little beach town & spending some time together. I knew I wanted to work a little exercise in too, Friday night we thought it would be a good idea to walk back to the hotel, though we under estimated the distance, after drinks & dinner & more drinks we ended up walking 1.5 miles back to the hotel. But we made it & felt fine afterwards, we even broke into a sprint right before we got there. Saturday after a little driving around & shopping we played a little volleyball (chase the ball, should I say), the hubs was a good sport & seemed into it. Today we went kayaking, we just left & I can already feel my muscles hurt. We paddled for an hour & a half, saw some old Florida & heards some pigs. So this weekend I can add another 3.5 miles to my ticker, because my intent with these activities were to exersice & work off some of the drinks & food. Overall it was a great weekend.

Friday, September 24, 2010

W3D1 - New Week Here I Come

I did pretty good with my weigh in & have to keep reminding myself that I am not on a timeline to loose weight, that this is not a diet I have to be on for how ever long it takes me, this is a habits & life style change.

I managed to loose one pound, I wish it would have been a little more but at least it was a whole pound & not just a fraction of one. That is always helpful, especially in the beginning. So now I am down to 211.8 - I'll be under 210 before I know it.

I am really looking forward to this weekend, I am hoping to find somewhere that rents bicycles so we can cruise around Daytona Beach and get a little exercise, I bought a volleyball to toss back & forth with the hubs on the beach & on Sunday I plan to set up a 2 hour kayaking trip. So I have a plan to get a little 'hidden' exercise (my favorite kind) in my mini vacation. We are also only staying 1.5 miles away from where we are planning to spend our evenings so we might just walk there instead of a ride, maybe even on the beach. I am overly excited to get this weekend started.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


I have been putting off posting all day, I've been busy planning our mini weekend get away. So here I am already taken my ambien & posting so I can put a check in the box for a goal I met. Waiting until the last minute or not following through with something I am known for & I want that to change, with little steps. I am proud of myself for going to the gym today though because I really did not want to go. I would have much rathered come home & plop myself on the couch & tickle my son. But I push through & though I didn't have a "push me" type workout I did do well & I did do it. I followed through with I think all my goals, I'll have to check them tomorrow. I am excited to weigh in, even though I think it will be less than I hopped for, something is anything. I guess I shouldn't let the cart get before the horse.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


I want to thank everyone for their positive comments they are very encouraging!

Today I was off to a little bit of a slow start, I think I have been going so hard & so much the past 2-3 days it is starting to catch up to me. I am a little sore and tired. Since I still have today & tomorrow to get in my 3 days this week I think I am going to go tomorrow, I also need to grocery shop today & would like to take it a little easier today.

I am looking forward to Friday for a few reasons this week, weigh in should be good as well as a planned date night with the hubby. We are planning on staying in town restaurant/bar hopping. I have a plan though! I plan on going to the gym on Friday and maybe fitting in an extra day next week, maybe even Saturday. I also already talked Steven about what we are going to aim to eat & how. I do not want to ruin all my hard work with one night out on the town. I have a plan & want to stick to it as best I can. We also have a wedding to attend on Saturday & I plan on not drinking & being conscious of what & how much I eat while I am here.

Proper Prior Planning Produces Positive Products

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Yesterday I worked hard at the gym & earned the whole 7 miles I biked, boy, was I hurting when I got home though. I think I am going to have to do the tredmil or the ellipical today though which does not give me as many miles. I might sneak in a few minutes on the bike just to rack'um up. It is one of those days that I do not feel like going to the gym though. But off to change & headed to the gym right after I finish this post.

Yesterday I felt on top of the world after the gym, I had more energy than I have had in quite some time & I sure did need it. After work & the gym I went to the commissary to pick up dinner (& for those of you who know the parking lot & store is a battle all it's own), went to the pharmacy, went to drop off movies, to pick up my son, which I find out is moving to the pretoddler room today instead of in two weeks due to another bitting insident. So, then we went to get gas, stop by another grocery store to pick up cupcakes, cookies & cards for the teachers he is leaving, then off to the house to fix Landen dinner, make the cupcakes & cookies, while doing that I managed to water our gardens outside, put LT to bed & change the litter box. I was then allowed to shower & sit for a moment. Whew (insert wipe of forhead), just typing it all made me tired. I slept great last night though.

This morning walking into work I felt great too, I was doing a little happy dance in my head for being proud of myself for doing great on my weight loss journey.

Monday, September 20, 2010

100 Mile Challenge

I found to neatest tickers, one that tracks my miles I exercise. I saw that someone wanted to 'travel' cross country in two months & though that is a little extreme for me I wouldn't mind spending the day in Daytona Beach, Fl. So, therefore I am going to start a new challenge to 'travel' or accumulate 100 miles in 7 weeks. I am going to add last week as week one being that I accomplished 12 miles at the gym, why not start with the root of my success.

My 100 Mile Challenge:
I will do my best to accumulate 100 miles by 10-31-10.

Keep watch on the right of my page to track my success with me.


It was an eventful and good weekend, so much got done. I bought myself a go green cup as a small reward for doing so well in my first week. I stuck to all my my goals, felt great and had good self control over the weekend. I was able to get to do some gardening this weekend, finish up the teacher's bag for next week when LT starts saying good bye to the infant room and teachers and had a nice time enjoying my son. I have been feeling great, I have been sleeping better, I have noticed I have more energy during the day and I have the ambition to do more.

Here are my new short term goals:
1. Go to the gym at least 3 times for 30 minutes each time for the next two weeks.
2. Try a new healthy recipe this week.
3. Have only 1 regular Coke this week.
4. Post the next 4 days on how I am feeling, how I am doing and how I am thinking.

Tomorrow I will be on the down hill side of the week but I must stick to the straight & narrow.

W2D1 Weigh-in

I did not forget to weigh-in on Friday, I actually was very much looking forward to it, I just got busy & side track and didnt blog. Well here it is...drum roll please.

Weekly Loss - 4.2lbs
Current Weight - 212.8

I also met all of my week 1 goals. I feel on top of the world & ready to face week 2.

Now time to make new goals for week 2 and keep up my motivation to doing great.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Excited for tomorrow!

I am pretty excited to weigh in tomorrow & see how my hand work has paid off. I have managed to accomplish all my goals for this week, now to drift off to sleep thinking of the new goals I will set for next week. I didn't make it to the gym today like I had hoped but making sure LT didn't have an ear ache & hopefully a good nights sleep. I got to get a nap & catch up a bit, have lunch with Papa & spend the day with my pride & joy. We also got to meet LT's new pretodler teacher, she seems great & is very excited to have Landen join her class next month. Landen is going to have so much fun in his new class.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Well, things are going good & I am feeling good. I keep repeating to myself that this time is it, this time I will push on and get to my goal weight. I made it to the gym yesterday & did 15 minutes on the bike & 15 minutes on the elliptical, just to help split the time up a little. It was hard, but by the time I was done & thought that it went quicker than I though. I am really hoping to make the gym a Monday through Friday after work routine. I have my clothes with me and I am ready to hit the gym again today after work. I am excited to see my success Friday morning.

Monday, September 13, 2010

It was a good weekend. W1D4

Well, I think I did pretty good this weekend with my eating & drinking. Weekends are my week point because they are not as structured and offer more options to eat off track. I had a plan going into this weekend though, I have hated before that my weekends seem to mess up my entire week of hard work.

I limited myself to one drinking night a week with the reasoning of "why do we drink?" I know some of it is because I really enjoy the taste of beer or wine but another big part of it is that it is a habit to have a few drinks every night. It is a lot of empty calories and a lot of money drank every week. I also did really good & resisted the urge to drink soda this weekend, I am proud of myself.

It was a big weekend of other reasons than that I did good staying on a better track, we moved Landen to a big boy bed & completely took down the crib. He was getting dangerously stuck in the bars of the crib and this seemed to be a good fix. He did wonderful with the transition, I shouldn't have expected anything less from my wonderful little man. We had a little grief at nap time once he discovered he could hop out of bed but we took care of that issue quick & he was off to La La Land. We took a couple trips to Home Depot to get some stuff to work on the yard, mainly a few new plants. Landen and I will have a little fun sometime this week after school/work replanting some of my flowers & preparing for nicer weather.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Weigh-In W1D1

I woke up a little late & forgot to weigh in at home, so I weighed in on the scale here at work & it put me starting out at 217lbs.

My short term weight loss goal is to loose 5% of that, equaling 10.9lbs (bringing me down to 206.1). I am hoping to have a good strong start week.

My short term goals & to do list for the next 8 days:
1. Go grocery shopping. Pick up some chicken & tuna for lunches this coming week & pick meals with less red meat than we normally eat. As well I need to buy better portion sized meat when buying red meat.
2. Boil some chicken for lunches & a healthy snack.
3. No sodas this week.
4. Exercise at least 3 times this week for at least 30 minutes each time. I am going to start out my weight-in week well & head to the gym tomorrow after work.
5. Make or find a reward jar and fill it with achievement rewards.

I'm off to a good start, I'm feeling good, now just to conquer the weekend (my hardest time) & stay on track. My plan is to drink less, spend some time in the yard with Landen & eat at home for at least one lunch. We shall see. I do have my gym clothes & a banana with me & trying to stay amped for my visit to the gym today.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Here I go again

I have got to do something about my eating choices, they have got to get better & I have to fit exercise in there somewhere. I remember just last year about this time I was tell my mom that I wouldn’t gain back everything I had worked so hard to loose while Steven was on deployment. What did I do? I gained it back & a little more. I am so tired of this!

So I am setting a goal & sharing it to help keep me accountable & motivated.

My current weight was 217 when I weighed myself earlier this week & my over all goal is to get down to the 140’s. That is quite to stretch but I know it is obtainable (now just to remember this). I need to put exercise in my routine and make my consumption habits healthier and smarter.

My short term goals & to do list for the next 8 days:
1. Go grocery shopping. Pick up some chicken & tuna for lunches this coming week & pick meals with less red meat than we normally eat. As well I need to buy better portion sized meat when buying red meat.
2. Boil some chicken for lunches & a healthy snack.
3. No sodas this week.
4. Exercise at least 3 times this week for at least 30 minutes. I am going to start out my weigh-in week well & head to the gym tomorrow after work.
5. Make or find a reward jar and fill it with achievement rewards.

My short term goal is to loose 5% of my body weight and to post at least 4 times on my blog about how I am doing & feeling. I think this will give me a great way of looking back on my success, to remember why I am doing this and how great I feel while I am.

I start tomorrow.