Sunday, December 27, 2009


Well, here I am, writing just what I hoped wouldn't happen. This week I worked out 2 days and gained almost 3 lbs! I've just pretty much been like "whatever" since everyone got here. We've been busy, busy, busy and I've just been eating whatever is there and quick. Again, this week I am going to try to do better but I don't have any false expectations. Kelly and I are going to the beach for a couple of days, eating out and relaxing so who knows?!

Sunday, December 20, 2009


Today is the day!!! My man comes home for 15 days and I can't wait!
Today I weigh the same that I weighed last week. I went up a little and lost it again but I'm happy to still be maintaining the 20 lbs! Only worked out 2 days this week, it's been kind of crazy with kids and schedules and such. Now my goal is to at least maintain through New Years if not lose a little. I'm not going to go crazy just eating whatever and not exercising but I also don't want to beat myself up over every bite or if I choose not to work out. Right now I just want to enjoy having my husband home and enjoy time with our family! Merry Christmas to me!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009


Hurray, Hurray, Hurray!!! I finally lost the two pounds I needed to reach the 20 lb mark!! It's only taken me two months to do it, but whatever, it finally happened! Apparently the trick is to not work out (even once) and eat fast food two nights in a row, who knew? Yeah, I'm not sure how that worked out but I'm certainly not going to use it as my weight loss philosophy. This week I'm going to go back to working out and eating right...well, I'm going to try at least. Next week by this time Kelly should be home, I'm just a little excited about that!

Sunday, December 6, 2009


Crazy, crazy, crazy!!! This week I have lost three lbs. I'm back just below where I was when I came home from vacation. I'm thrilled, of course, but what the hay? I have only worked out one day this week and haven't eaten super great. I don't know what the answer is, don't work out, eat whatever and lose weight or work out, eat good and don't lose weight. I just don't know! Anyway, I am still going the work out, eat right route and we'll see what happens. I'm just happy for the three lbs!

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Well, it's the end of another month! They just seem to fly by (which is a good thing right now)! This has been an interesting week, to say the least. Last Sunday I somehow injured my Achilles tendon in my right foot. Sunday and pretty much Monday I could barely walk so, needless to say, not much working out went on this week! I did do strength training two days, got on the elliptical one day and spent almost a whole day raking leaves (oh my aching shoulders!). I was VERY discouraged to have gained 2 1/2 lbs from Thursday am to Friday am. I mean, really, how did I gain that much when I ate very moderately at Thanksgiving and had like hardly any dessert? Whatever!! So, as of this am I weigh 1 lb more than last Sunday, so incredibly frustrating!!! But, I'm still not giving up so...on I go! Less than three weeks to go til he's home!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Wow, only one more week and November will be over! This week has been pretty good. Lost 1/2 lb since last week. Not great but the right direction. Worked out two days on the elliptical, two days on the treadmill (increased to level three on the intervals) and did strength training three days. This week my goals are to make it through Thanksgiving without gaining any weight and working out five days.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Four weeks!! I'm excited and nervous! Excited for obvious reasons and nervous because I so wanted there to be a noticable difference in how I look. Maybe there will be to him, I have lost 17 lbs since he left, it's just been so up and down for the past several months I can't see the difference anymore.
This week I am the same as last week. Went up and down and ended up the same. It is so frustrating!!! I did work out 5 days this week, Elliptical 3 and Treadmill 2. Friday the Elliptical said that I burned 400 calories in 20 minutes! So, to celebrate we went to Wendy's. I've got to get my mind back into it! Here we go, another week underway!

Sunday, November 8, 2009


5 weeks to go! I worked out 4 days this week. Elliptical twice and treadmill twice. I had planned to do more but it didn't happen...maybe this week. Lost 1/2 lb this week. At this rate I may get to my goal weight by the time I die! I'm trying to just stay in a positive frame of mind for another week. I know that if I let myself start thinking that it's hopeless that I will start on that downward spiral again and I don't want that to happen! I flirt with the idea of tracking calories but just the thought of it makes me want to scream! But, it may be what it takes to get out of this rut. Anyway, I'm going to concentrate on eating good food and continuing to work out 4-5 days this week at least.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


November! Another month gone by and the countdown til Kelly's leave is down to 6 weeks! I can lose like 50 lbs in 6 weeks, right? Just kidding! I am frustrated with myself for not having lost more but am trying to focus on the fact that I have kept off what I have lost so far (except for the couple of lbs up and down). I weight 1 lb more that I did last week. Worked out 1 pitiful day this week. A new month, a new goal! The wii lost it's mind yesterday morning and told me that I had lost 4 lbs overnight! If only!! So this morning it had regained it's facualties and I gained 4 lbs, so I am back to "normal". Anyway, here's hoping for a good week!

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Wow, the last week of October! I'm happy that time seems to be going by quickly although it can slow waaayyy down for the 15 days that Kelly will be home in December! I'm back from a two week vacation. Surprisingly, when I got on the wii my first morning back I had actually lost .2 lbs from the day I left. Then I proceeded to gain about 1.5 over the past few days. Tomorrow it's back to working out. I've got to get with it!

Sunday, October 4, 2009


October! I am so ready for fall this year, ready for cool rainy days, leaves falling, pumpkin decorations, all of it! What to say about this week? I didn't work out at all, choosing to sleep for that extra hour instead. I ate pretty good, Wendy's one day and Muchos burritos another. Down 1/2 pound from last week, better up than down. I'm leaving Wednesday for two weeks away. It will be challenging because I will be away from home, probably eating out more than normal and mentally "on vacation". We'll see how well I did when I get back!

Sunday, September 27, 2009


The end of another month has almost arrived. I'm not where I had hoped to be, but I am still heading in the right direction. Down 3 lbs since last Sunday, and back down to my lowest point, so far. I only worked out two days this week. I woke up with a headache the other days and decided to choose sleep instead. This next month is going to be challenging. I am going on vacation for two weeks and will have to try to eat right and work out away from home. Should be interesting!

Sunday, September 20, 2009


AHHHHHHH!!! (That's me screaming, not a happy ahhh!) I feel so frustrated, almost on the verge of giving up, but I refuse to! I wieghed 1.5 lbs more today than last Sunday. I worked out 2 days this week and had excuses for the rest of the days... mostly that I am just SO tired! I think that I am still trying to get used to the routine of school days again. It's hard to go from staying up til midnight and getting up at 8 to getting up at 5:30. I think part of the problem is that I set too high of goals for myself and yet I feel that if I don't that it's too easy to just slide. I'm not sure what the middle ground is but I'm going to keep looking for it! On to a new week, no looking back!

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Ok, no more excuses, this week I get back on track!! (We'll see) I actually weighed a pound less than last week. Still not back to my lowest so far and still haven't lost any more. Last Saturday was a party for my birthday and this Saturday was a party for Kelsey's. Pizza, cake, ice cream, I guess I should be glad that I haven't gained 10 pounds! Anyway, we're done with birthdays for a while and now the girls are back in school, Britt and Holden have returned home, so I have no more excuses! This week I WILL work out and eat better...we'll see what I have to say next week.

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Well, it's almost a week into September, what happened to the summer? The kids go back to school on Tuesday and Wednesday, Britt and Holden leave on Wednesday, then it's back to the old routine! This week, like the past several have been up and down. This morning I was up 2 lbs from last Sunday. Yesterday was my birthday and I ate movie popcorn and lots of cake so I wasn't really surprised, but still, it is frustrating! On to a new week, a new month and a new me, right? I am really going to try to get back into my work out routine this week. Some days may be hard but I'm going to try. Hopefully next Sunday I can post better results because this is getting old (and so am I)!

Sunday, August 30, 2009


Well, it's (almost) the end of another month. I weighed about a pound less than last week but actually had lost and gained again this week. I feel like I am getting nowhere! This has been a crazy week (do I say that every week?). Britt and Holden came Tuesday and we have been really busy with shopping, a trip to the beach, visiting people, etc. We've eaten out a few times and I haven't been really worrying too much about it. I have continued to NOT work out this week. I am going to try this next week but it may have to wait until school starts and life gets back to some sort of routine. I will continue to move forward, no looking back!

Sunday, August 23, 2009


I could just ditto last weeks post. Yesterday morning I finally got back down to my lowest weight so far. I had reached that on Aug 3, and finally on the 22nd had gotten back there. I was so happy yesterday...until this morning when the Wii told me that I had now gained 1.8 lbs! It is SO frustrating!!! I know that I need to get back to working out, I just can't seem to get motivated. I'm not sure how I will do the next couple weeks with Britt and Holden here, but we shall see. I'm going to try and maybe when school starts and we get back into a routine I can get back with it. I refuse to beat myself up about it!

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Another week, blah! This morning when I got on the Wii Fit it told me that I weighed 1 lb more than I did last Sunday. I actually gained 3 lbs this week and lost 2. Kind of tired of this up and down! I didn't work out at all this week. Not sure why, just lazy. I really need to get my butt in gear and get with it! I've been eating good this week. The only thing bad was Arby's Friday night but other than that, just good stuff. Tomorrow is a new day and a new start...right? Man I'm getting tired of saying that!

Sunday, August 9, 2009


Wow, this week has been crazy! Lost weight and gained it back and lost and gained! I think I'm still about where I started the week. Frustrating but what can you do? Well, maybe work out more that two days, not eat hamburgers and fries two days in a row, not have a blizzard and ice cream...whatever, it's another week, another start. I refuse to get down on myself, I just had an "off" week. Next week will be better...right?

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Another week, and now a new month! The summer is flying by so quickly it's hard to believe the kids will be back in school in a month. This has been a pretty good week. My total loss now is 17 pounds. I haven't been working out this past week. Lazy and the weather has been horrible. 106 two days in a row! Ate pretty good this week, well sort of. Cookies, a small blizzard, corn dogs and tater tots for dinner, brownies, yikes.
Next week back to working out and trying to stick with fudge bars for dessert!

Sunday, July 26, 2009


I'm going to try to post once a week on Sunday to make it easier to track everything. This week has been pretty good. We went camping Monday thru Thursday. Did ok, ate way too many potato chips. I never buy them but couldn't stop eating them when presented with them. Partly I think it's PMS. I always crave salt at that time. Swam one day but other than that I haven't worked out since Friday 7/17! Going to get back into it tomorrow. Lost another couple of pounds. 15 total now. Would like to lose another 5 this month but I'm quickly running out of month! I'm just going to do the best that I can. 15 pounds is huge for me without being on a "diet" of some sort. I've never been able to lose anything on my own so I'm kind of proud of that!

Saturday, July 18, 2009


This week has been pretty good. I worked out almost every day. Have been eating pretty good despite Turkey Rama (elephant ears!) and eating out twice yesterday. My bff is here visiting and we went to Panda X-press for lunch, then I picked the girls up from my sister's and took them to McD's on the way home. I did have lots of veggies at Panda but also had to have the orange chicken! At McD's I had their yummy grilled chicken bacon ranch salad and came home and put my own lower calorie dressing on it. According to the Wii I am down another .5 lb. Not as much as I would like but down is better than up!

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Well, I had hoped to be down more by this time but I have lost all but 1/2 pound that I gained on vacation. I'm trying not to get down on myself about it. I took the girls to McD's the other day and instead of being good and getting their yummy chicken salad I gave into temptation and got the Big Mac meal. Not too proud of that! I planned to have a salad for dinner tonight but Kelsey made a yummy breakfast pizza for dinner and I caved. Tomorrow will be the battle to fight the urge to get an elephant ear at Turkey Rama...we'll see what happens. I have worked out three days this week so I'm pretty happy about that.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Well, back from vacation and finally got myself on the Wii to do the body test. Gained 3.3 pounds since leaving 2 1/2 weeks ago. Kind of disappointed but not surprised given that I only worked out three times and while in GA ate pretty much with abandon! Now it's the 1st of July and I'm trying to get my butt in gear to start working out again. I've settled back into my good eating but I'm having a mental battle about working out. My goal for this month is to lose the weight I gained and hopefully lose 10 more. We'll see...

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Well, I'm here in Missouri. I didn't make my 20 pound goal but I came close. I had lost 12 before I left on the 14th and I haven't been able to really get a good idea of my weight since. The scale that they have has such tiny marks I can't even see them. I'm not sure that I have lost any more but I know that I haven't gained. I've only eaten out once and that was a grilled chicked salad from McDonalds the day I got here. Amazingly, I'm really not even tempted. I just think about how far I've come and eating something "bad" doesn't even seem worth it. Exercise on the other had has been difficult. I did my strength training on Tuesday and Thursday but cardio has been hard to do. I thought I could walk in the morning or something but it is so hot and humid it is amazing! Brittany and I took the baby for a walk on Tuesday and Friday morning I took a 2 mile walk, uphill the first half!

Sunday, June 7, 2009


I leave in one week! Not sure if I'm going to make that 20 pound goal, (can I lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks, one of the weeks being in Missouri on "vacation?) but I'm going to give it a good try. I have actually amazed myself with my eating. I have been very disciplined about what, how much and when I eat. It feels so good to get on the Wii Fit every morning and see the numbers go down! (now if it would quit saying "that's obese" every morning I would be really happy...someday...). Worked out 6 day this week, pretty good!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


I am on the countdown until I leave to go to Missouri and Georgia. I had a goal to try to lose 20 lbs. before getting to Georgia to see my sweet hubby. So far, pretty good. I have lost 6 so far and have 4 weeks to go. I know that it is a pretty big goal but I'm still going to work on it. I have been really good eating, even with Memorial Day. So, so on the working out. Been battling a bladder infection (tmi) for the past week and really don't feel much like working out but I am trying.

Friday, May 22, 2009


I guess things are going pretty well. I've lost a couple of pounds, been eating pretty well, worked out four days this week. I'm still having a hard time working in strength training. Doing cardio first thing in the morning is working but I don't have time to get my strength training in then. Maybe when school gets out and I have more time in the morning. It's definately a work in progress!

Thursday, May 7, 2009


Well, it's been about a week 1/2 since my last post. Kelly came home and we spent a lot of time running around, not really eating great. I did get pretty much all my workouts in. Did cardio all but today. I've been feeling pretty depressed yesterday and today since he left. I really want to lose some weight before I go to Georgia to see him in June. I just feel frustrated as to how to accomplish it!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Yesterday was a pretty good day. Ate pretty well, (except for those darn crackers & butter, arg). 20 min on the elliptical, 30 min on the wii fit. Still feeling sort of hopeless about all of it but I'm trying to be postive and NOT fear! I can do this!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Getting Started

Ok, so here I go with this new blog. I wanted a place to keep track of what I'm eating, exercise I'm doing and what I'm thinking about.
It seems that weight has always been an issue in my life. I remember when I was about 10 going with my mom to a weight loss group. When I look back, I wasn't overweight by any means, I seemed to be pudgy one year and then grow and be thinner the next, back and forth through grade school. Then came puberty and everything seemed to change. During the summer between grade school and middle school I gained about 30 pounds and continued for the next couple of years until I had gained about 60. I then lost about 25 which I maintained through all of high school. Looking back, I looked pretty good. Then I got married, we moved away from my family, I got pregnant and before I knew it I had ballooned up. Over the years I have lost as much as 50 pounds only to gain it all back. Fortunately, (if there is any positive) when I gained it back I never gained back past my starting point. So, about a year and a half ago I decided to start exercising. Not concentrating on food, just exercise. In that time I have lost maybe 3 to 4 pounds and two sizes. I'm happy to have gotten smaller but come on, 3 or 4 pounds in a year and a half?! So, now that my husband is leaving for a year I am going to give it a better try. Now if my kids would stop sabotaging me by buying me Blizzards.....