Sunday, November 21, 2010

Week 2

Well I didn't quite meet my goal this week, but I still lost weight, and that's what I'm aiming no discouragement here :-)

Last week: 226.5
Today: 224
Total loss: 6.5lbs :-)

It's going slowly, but it's still going!

I need to be exercising more, and want to be...time seems to get away from me now that it gets dark so damn early. I hope to be better with that. Even it if means taking out the WiiFit during Aly's nap or getting up earlier in the morning. I know the weight loss will be even better once I'm a lot more active!

I think I also need to push my post dinner snack back to no later than 8pm. It has been about 9pm because of Aly's bedtime, but I need to work on that.

Goal for next week: 2lbs (It's Thanksgiving I'm aiming low! LOL)

Until next week....

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Still on the wagon ;-)

It's been a really good week :-) The Alli seems to be doing what it says it does (including some of the kind of gross stuff...but it's all still good LOL)

So here goes!
Last week: 230.5
This morning: 226.5 :-D

4lbs down in one week! At this rate, I'll be skinny by Christmas ;-) hehehehe

Really though, the first few days I tested the pill and ate pretty shitty...and regretted it! LOL The last few days I've been eating really well. Snacking on low fat things like fruit and pretzels instead of sweets. Eating good meals. I feel really good!

I've been trying to get out and walk every day, but I've been slacking in that area. I think I need to make it part of our schedule and just go out every day at 11:30am or something along those lines. That would actually work pretty well I think since I could walk for 30 min and still be back for lunch time :-)

So week one was great! Hoping for even better in week 2! My goal for next week is 3lbs :-)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Beginning again...

Okay...I'm officially fed up :-) BUT, now I have some goals...and motivation ;-)

June 18th, 2011 is only about 7 months away. What day is that, you might ask? Well, after 5 years, Brandon and I are finally having a wedding :-) As it stands right now, I don't want a camera pointed anywhere near me...SO there's the motivation ;-)

Weighed this morning (after breakfast because I forgot lol): 230.5lbs
I want to be at most, 170 by next June. Which gives me 7months to lose 60lbs. Doable? I sure hope so! (160 would be preferable, but I may adjust as I

Thanks to a good friend, I will also have the help of Alli (begun today). For those who don't know, Alli is a pill that helps to block the absorption of some of the fat you consume. If you consume too much fat, Alli will want to get rid of it...leaving you to run for the bathroom (from what I've read lol) So basically you're forced to eat less fat and fewer calories.

My other goal is to walk at LEAST 30min a day. I began the couch to 5k training program a few weeks ago and I was doing okay, but my stamina is pretty bad and I was having some major shin splint pain. So for at least a few weeks I'm going to build my stamina by walking (and pushing a 30lb toddler in a stroller lol) and hopefully I can get back to the couch to 5k because I really liked it, it just hurt too much...and not in a good way.

I also have a daily food journal so I can keep track of everything I'm eating. I won't bore you all with my daily food intake, because no one really wants to read that LOL I think my big goal is to work on portion control. I don't think I eat bad things, I just think I eat too much. SO, to trick myself, I'll be eating out of smaller dishes, thinking I'm eating just as much as before. I know it sounds weird...but apparently it works LOL

SO...Here we go. No turning back this time...I refuse to be fat and nasty come June!

Thank you everyone for your support! I don't know if I'll update this daily, but at least weekly. I think I'll do a Sunday weigh-in each week.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Still here...

OK...So...we're just going to pretend yesterday never happened, okay? LOL I was in a crappy mood all day and barely ate mostly because I was running around with Aly....and then I was still awake at midnight and finished the last piece of carrot cake that was in the fridge...ahem (sorry honey!)


I weighed myself this morning...227! So since last Friday, I'm down 4.5lbs! :-D

Today was a little better than yesterday...

Totals for the day:

1311 Calories
30g Fat
5.2g Sat Fat
48g Protein :-)

I'm going to do a little more research and reading on weight watchers and hope to start that in a week or two. I'm feeling really restricted right now in what I'm able to eat and that's making me not want to I think if I start the WW I won't feel so restricted since it's based a bit differently.

Anyway...that's really all for today.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Today wasn't a great day LOL I spent the day chasing after my child who has now discovered she can kind of forgot to eat most of the day LOL

I had a couple pieces of toast with some fat free cream cheese for breakfast.

We were out at lunch time so I stopped at Subway and got a turkey sandwich.

I made some ravioli for dinner (this was the bad decision of the day lol)

My snacks for the day included a string cheese and an ice cream sandwich....

I ate only 1015 calories all day :-\ I guess my next trick is going to be to find some snacks that I can carry with me when I'm out and about so I don't "forget" to eat.

I DID (at the suggestion of my wonderful cousin, Lani) buy a pedometer at walmart today that counts both steps and calories burned. And since I put it on around 4pm, I've taken over 1600 steps just chasing my daughter around our tiny little house LOL

I like that I got out of the house this morning because it took my mind off food...but I think it took my mind off food TOO much LOL I need to find a better balance....

Tomorrow will be a better day :-) Right now I'm going to go check on my sleeping child because I just read a horribly disturbing article about babies dying in cars (really great article...but I'll e having nightmares for weeks) and now I need to see her, and then I'm going to read and maybe have another snack LOL

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Still going

Yet another good day :-)

Didn't leave the house today...that kinda sucked LOL I need to do that more often...

So...I'm kinda tired, so I think I'm just going to give daily totals (which turned out pretty good...) so I can clean up the mess that my now walking child made, read a little, and go to bed early LOL

I had a full breakfast, lunch and dinner (I made lean beef burgers on the Foreman Grill...YAY MEAT! haha) and a few snacks throughout the totals ended up as follows:

1680 Calories :-)
36g Fat
13.2g Saturated Fat
101g Protein :-D

A fellow February 2009 mama gave me some links and tips for Weight Watchers (Thank you Sarah!) and I think once I get a few weeks under my belt of re-learning to eat well and then jump into that and see how I do :-)

Thanks again for the continued support! It really really helps to know I have so many people behind me!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday Monday

So good to meeeeeee :-)

OK, I'll quit singing!

Today was great! I found a bunch of new foods that are great for snacking and good for me too! And I also discovered that my favorite fast food sandwich (Arby's Roast Chicken Ranch, minus the ranch) is a TOTALLY doable lunch!! So I treated myself today :-)'s what I ate today:

Half of a cinnamon raisin bagel
Yoplait Light Peach Yogurt

325 calories
1.5g Fat
.08g Saturated Fat
9.5g Protein

That awesome Arby's sandwich (ONLY 280 Calories and 2 grams of fat!!!)
And some celery and peanut butter

489 Calories
18.5g Fat (damn peanut butter LOL)
3.5g Saturated Fat
35!g Protein

Dinner was weird LOL (Brandon worked late haha)
String Cheese Stick
Tuna Sandwich (One can of tuna, drained, moistened with a tiny bit of mustard, whole wheat bread)
Bowl of Oats and Honey cereal with skim milk (lol yep, I'm strange)

420 Calories
8g Fat
1.5g Saturated Fat
40g Protein!

Todays snacks included the following:
String Cheese
Jello Strawberry Cheesecake cup (OMG who knew "cheesecake" could only be 130 calories!)
Cottage Cheese and Blueberry mixture
Kick ass Ice cream sandwich I found at Walmart (only 160 calories)

450 Calories
10.5g fat
6g Saturated Fat
22g Protein

Wow, I feel like I did nothing but eat alllll day....and I enjoyed the food I ate :)

Here are my totals for the day:
1683 Calories (YAY!)
38g Fat
11.8g Saturated Fat
108g Protein!

I'm especially proud of all the protein I've found to eat!

My exercise for the day included running around Target in search of hearing aid batteries for my temporarily deaf hubby (lol) and holding down an extremely angry 28lb, 33in 15month old while her eyes, ears, teeth/mouth, height, head circumference were all checked....and then again while she got her shot :-( No lie, I broke a sweat LOL I then spent about 45 minutes searching through walmart for some awesome snack foods like those I mentioned :-)

On an even better note, my stubborn and timid little girl took the plunge today and let go and walked across the living room :-D

I'm down 2lbs since Friday :-)

I think that's all for the night....I hope to keep this up and be able to exercise more as the days go by. I'm feeling really good about myself today! Here's to having a bathing suit ready body before next summer!!! :-D