Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Never say die!

I hope you all are having a wonderful week!! I have been BUSY! If you tried to read my post form last week and it was not there, for some reason blogger had to take away all posts that were posted on a certain day for a bit... but it is back now so please feel free to check it out!

Well I guess the big news in my life is I bought a bike! I love it! I did a one mile ride today before posting this... and wow, is it work! I think that thing that hurts the most is my butt!! :) My thighs were burning, but my butt was screaming. Please say it gets better! :) I would love to be riding up to a few miles a day before we leave on vacation so I can ride around the beautiful grounds are cabins are on. Lets be honest, I feel a little wicked witch of the west when I am riding... do-do-do-do-duh-do.....

ZUMBA last week was amazing!! What a work out! I had so much fun with the girls. :) Please join us this week if you can!

Now, lets talk about diet. I am loving being on Weight Watchers.... but I am finding so may challenges! I really am my own worst enemy. Lets take a look at my Thursday.... I work form 9am until I can leave the theater... usually around 11pm. My brain tells me that I should give myself a little treat because I am working SOOOO Hard! Where did I learn that rewards always need to come in the form of some sort of food? It is such a hard habit to break. However, I have found little that feels as rewarding. This is my challenge, this is what I need to work on and re-program in my head.

Here are my stats for the week: :)
Start Weight: 230.5
Today: 218.5
Total +/-: -12

Down 2 pounds form last week!

I have broken the 219 barrier that has been holding me back!! I am so excited about this! Now I need to keep up the hard work and not give up! ... Goonies Never Say Die! ...and yes, I will do the truffle shuffle for you if requested. :)

I hope everyone has a great week! Talk to you all soon.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The world keeps spinning.

I know why I have waited until Wednesday to post this. I would like to say it was because I have been SOOOOO busy. But it is not. It is because I gained 1 pound back. I know I am more dissappointed with myself than anyone else. I can even point out the 55 things that I believe could have attributed this gain back.

...but I know 2 things. The world keeps spinning, and I am NOT giving up!

Start Weight: 230.5
Today: 220.5
Total +/-: -10

I have been doing my best to focus more on working out then I ever have. I am trying not to be unrealistic. In fact, if I get a 1 mile walk in for the day I am proud of myself. I can see myself in the future finally doing the 3 day breast cancer walk that I feel is so important for me to do! Right now though, I am just starting and I am happy where I am.

Zumba tonight at 6:30! I had such a good time last week! It is so much fun to work out with friends!! Come and join us!!

I have my vacation set for July! I am getting so excited. Scott, Adie, and I along with family are going to the UP and renting cottages. I can not wait to make new memories a show Adie around!! Along with relaxing, I plan on hanging out with some black bears, eat the best flurry ever, see wild life, visit with my family, go to picture rocks, and just enjoying all that life has to offer!!

I would like to be in better shape! I would love to feel better about putting a swim suit on. This vacation is a perfect thing to focus on and work towards! :)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Books, books, books!

I did some gardening this weekend... the only difference between me and the lady bending over here is my bloomers were red with blue dots! Hahaha!

Just kidding. However, when I was gardening, these wood cut outs did come to my mind. I never understood them when I was young... and skinny... and fit. I am excited to see how much better I feel as I continue on this journey. To know how difficult some things are now and how they could be so much easier!

Books-oh-books! I have been going thorough my house and getting some much needed clean out done. I have come across my proven weight loss trick! ....or I guess that is what I would have liked to believe when I purchased many, oh so many, books with the golden diet.

Here is a small list... I sadly know there I will find more...
1. Make over your metabolism. 4 weeks to a faster metabolism and fitter, firmer body.
2. Dr. Phil s Ultimate Weight loss Solution.
3. Eat Smart, Walk Strong. Leslie Sansone's diet and exercise book.
4. Alli diet book.
5. 8 minuets in the morning.
6. Many, Many Weight Watchers books.
7. (the kicker!) 21 Pounds in 21 Days.
8. Mindless Eating.

I will not sit here and say these books meant nothing, or taught me nothing. They all did. I have learned something from all of them. I just think how sad it is that I have books going back at least 10 years. That is how long my struggle has been! It is so easy to have someone say they have the cure and I just want to believe so bad!

What all these books have taught me is that I have to find it within myself. To pick an eating plan I know I can stay on and focus on that one.

I chose Weight Watchers! They continue to grow and change and improve. I am excited to tell you my success!!

Start Weight: 230.5 (from blog start)
Last week's re-start weight: 224.0
Today: 219.5
Total +/-: -11

BAM! Down 4.5 pounds from last week! I feel so different this time. I feel a strength coming through me giving me the power not to give up! It will be so easy for me to give up, but with all of you by my side I am strong!

Thank you all!

Remember- Zumba this Wednesday! Please let me know if you are coming. The number of people will tell me where we will Zumba at (upstairs or down).