Monday, April 25, 2011

4/10/11, 4/17/11 & 4/24/11

I've been really bad about getting my blog updated lately... I sit down to write but then for some reason, it seems overwhelming to write anything! So, the last three weeks have been ok. 4/12 I had lost 2.6 lbs, 4/17 I lost 1.2 lbs and 4/24 I stayed the same. I am STILL struggling with working out. Everyday I manage to talk myself out of it and tell myself that I will do it the next day...and the next...and the next. I am also struggling with "letting" myself have days off where I don't track my food. I know that this is a dangerous trend and I have to put a stop to it! I don't want to undo all the good I've done so far and I want to keep on my downward trend (even if it is slooooow). So, again I say..."It's a journey, not a race"... and keep moving forward!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


A gain, again...another .6 lb. I'm trying SO hard not to feel defeated and to realize that some weeks are going to be like this. I also have to balance being ok with it and not beating myself up over it. I can't blame anything other than my own self. Ate out twice again this week, no exercise, etc... This week WILL be better!!! It's a journey, not a race... (I'd just like to arrive at my destination before I'm like 70!)


So, I'm really behind on writing this post. I'm feeling really frustrated with myself for gaining this week. It's "only" .6 lb, but, it's a gain. I had a bad week eating things that I probably (definately) shouldn't. We ate out twice and I couldn't stay out of the chocolate chips, plus still no exercise happening added up (literally). Onward on the journey...

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Well, it's been a good week weight-wise. I lost 3.2 lbs this week which made me pretty happy! Still waiting on the working out, the coughing just won't stop. I really wish I could just get over this already so I can get on with getting back into some sort of workout routine. WW is still going really well. It really doesn't seem like too big of a deal, I just have to think more about what I choose to eat (which is a good thing anyway). So, we'll see what this next week brings!

Monday, March 14, 2011


Wow, what a week this has been! First off, I'm sick again (or still, whatever). Tues, Wed, and Thurs I coughed so much and so hard I thought I almost wished to die. Friday I went to the doctor and was told that, of course, it's viral and there is nothing to be done. The doctor said that I probably caught this round while I was still recovering from the last... awesome... I did have a really good week on the diet side. WW is still going really well and this week I lost 2.8 lbs! Probably all the coughing counted as "working out". So, that part of the week made me pretty happy! I'm now down 10.8 lbs and trying not to look too far forward.'s a journey, not a race...

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

2/6/11 is it March already??? I have been doing WW for 6 weeks now and really the time has gone by so fast and really, it's been pretty easy. Sure I would like to have lost more than the 8 lbs I've lost so far but, it's 8 pounds less than I would be if I hadn't started and really, isn't that the point? This week I lost .4 lbs. The .4 lbs that I gained last week. Also, this week was shortened by 2 days so I actually lost it in 5 days instead of 7. I decided to do my weigh-ins on Friday morning instead of Sunday. Our family eats out on Friday night and I found myself up a little on Saturday morning and it was causing me too much stress and frustration. I want to enjoy being Friday nights with my family, not stress about them! So, well see how that goes this next week. Oh, and big surprise...I didn't work out this week...

Thursday, March 3, 2011


So, I gained this week. I kind of freaked out about it a little but then I got a message from WW telling me that a gain on occasion is normal. I only gained .4 lbs so I'm keeping that in perspective. It's so frustrating to gain when I feel like I have to fight for every ounce of weight loss. I didn't work out AGAIN this week. I've got to get up earlier or something...and find a way to get my head on straight about it. I will choose to look forward and not back because it's a journey, not a race!

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Well, this was the week that wasn't. Wasn't good for exercising (I did none. I'm still coughing and using that as an excuse), wasn't good for eating (I had 2 pepsis, gooey chocolate/coconut bars and chocolate chip cookies), wasn't good for losing weight (I only lost .2 lb this week). But, it WAS a week that I did log everything I ate, stayed within my points for the week and DID lose some weight. This week I'm determined to stop making excuses and get my butt on the treadmill at least! It's a journey, not a race!!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Well, it's been an ok week. I'm still fighting off this cold that has been hanging on so I didn't work out this week. WW is going good. I'm still constantly having to remind myself that it's ok to lose this slowly. Every pound is one closer to my goal and I lost 1.8 lbs this week. Repeating my mantra...It's a journey, not a race...

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Well, it was an interesting week. Sunday night I started getting a sore throat which turned into me being sick for the WHOLE week! All I did all week was sit/lay around reading/watching TV/computer. So, so much for my big plans to really work out this week. I did keep up with WW and even with no exercise I managed to lose 2.2 lbs. I have to say, with all my hesitation about starting it, I really am happy to be doing it. It's so easy to figure out and enter the points and now that all fruit has no points, it makes it even easier. I did have a serious talk with myself about unrealistic expectations. I, of course, want to lose this weight fast. But, I'm trying to remember that no matter how little I lose or how slowly it comes off, I'm still going to weigh less than now. My new motto: It's a journey, not a race!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Well, I finally feel like maybe I'm on the right track! I did join WW online, started Monday and by Sunday am I had lost 3.6 lbs. I really like doing it online because it's so easy to just input the information and I don't have to go to meetings. I did intervals on the treadmill twice this week which was ok but not great. Hopefully next week I'll do better with working out. So, I actually feel hopeful and I'm trying really hard not to have unrealistic expectations about the amount I will lose each week. I'm trying to look at it as a journey, not a race!

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Wow, what a BAD week I had! I gained 3.4 lbs, didn't work out and I feel like crap! I found myself reverting to an old habit of hoarding food. I made the mistake of buying a box of donuts and instead of having one and sharing them with the rest of my family, I hid them in my room and ate them all myself over the course of two days. I used to do this kind of thing a lot and thought I had conquered it. Obviously I was wrong! The first mistake I made was buying them in the first place. I've been really good about not buying sugary stuff but since Christmas I've really backslidden in that department. I have decided to start WW and tomorrow I'm getting back to working out. Boat season is fast approaching and I want to have at least a start on this weight loss and I want to feel good again!


Well, another week of being sick and another antibiotic...this one had better work! I didn't work out (with the being sick and all...) but I did lose .4 lbs. I don't really have much else to say about this week. I am still on the fence about WW but I am going to make a decision by next week.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Well, it was a good week and it was a bad week. The good...I lost 2.6 lbs this week! The bad...I didn't work out and I was sick. Still waiting on an answer to the WW question. One day I think yes and the next, I'm not sure. I also decided to add a second ticker. The top one if for my short-term goal and the bottom one is for the long-term, ultimate, dream goal! So, for now I'm just moving forward.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


2011, what will this next year bring? Hopefully it will bring me closer to being a "new me". This past year has had a lot of ups and downs (figuratively and literally!). I am still not certain about the WW thing. I am praying about it as I don't want to do something and fail. I am starting my ticker over beginning today to have a starting point for this year. I am still going to have it set for short (or long short) goals instead of the whole thing (because that's just too overwhelming!). I'm not making any specific resolutions, just making goals.