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Monday, March 31, 2008

Winning Day!

Thank you girls for all the comments you truly dont know how much it means to have people checking up on you and those that support you it really does mean a lot and it really does make it that much more difficult to give in/up. I went to look at my counter today that has been in place almost a year (one year April 12) and there has been 5,428 people visit my blog. That is truly amazing and quite shocking to me to know that many people have visited even if you didnt comment. I have a few people that read the blog and email me which I love comments either way so if your reading along feel free to leave a comment I always like to see who is reading along.

Well I must say after Friday I had two choices:
1) Let it ruin me and keep up the pile on of pounds
2) Change me and get back to the basics

Well I chose #2 and really got down to the nitty gritty this weekend. I tracked every single little thing I put in my mouth this weekend, there were no freebies. As silly as this sounds sometimes it made me almost not want to eat things because I would have to go log it in so I think it really did help. I have drank tons and tons of water which is a big plus also.

So today was truly the first day I have felt like I can do this, this is how I need to feel. I ate well, cooked in tonight and used wheat pasta and hubby didnt know until afterwards and I told him and he said I cant even tell, used lean meat and it was a pretty decently low in fat meal. For lunch I did well also and brought my lunch instead of eating in the fattening cafeteria so that helped also.

Then to top off the night I went and walked. I was going to run but I think I kind of killed them this weekend so I wanted to get in some physical activity but something a little lighter on my legs because they were hurting because I pushed them too hard this weekend I think. I was determined not to gain this week and lose.

So I weighed in this morning I was curious to see if I had lost any yet after having a pretty good weekend with food and exercise and I had lost 1.0 lb so far so its coming off.

So anyway the point of that to be said, today was just what I needed to get me feeling great and like I can do this and not feeling defeated like I have been. Then on top of all this other good stuff I guzzled down 60 oz. of water about 10 oz. over my goal. So yes I had a WONDERFUL day I just need to keep it up! Thursday night is prom so that day will be a little tougher because I really cant plan things out and when I dont plan is when I usually dont do so well. I cant wait for Thursday to be over with. Ill get up at 6 am and the day probably wont be over until the next morning probably Im guessing 1:30 am to 2:00 a.m. so Im sure Ill be a zombie I havent stayed up that late in a while!

This all to say, its amazing how much ONE day truly does make a difference. Food Journal for today

Friday, March 28, 2008

Gain WAY too large...

Thank you girls for the encouraging comments it has taken every ounce of me not to just throw up my hands and say I give up. I had a bad week and I know I deserve what I gained and Ill fully admit to it. I let myself go way beyond just eating too much. I let myself eat whatever I want, whenever I want and no exercise at all, its like I went back to the really old me before I lost the weight. I just dont know what I was thinking doing it. Its a new week and Im determined to have a loss next week. I need to get back to the very basics of when I started.

So that being said my gain this week was 4.5 lbs and weighing in at 168.9 which I was honestly saying 5 as bad as I ate. Im pretty bummed I gained that much in one week but I do know I deserved every last lb that was added due to myself and how I treated my body this week.

Plan for this week....
1) Get back to tracking and really watching what I eat. If Im not hungry I dont need to eat...
2) Water..make sure I drink lots of water I seem to feel myself getting deprived of that water
3) Fried Food..I need to toss them to the wayside and let them go or have them on occassions, not every day
4) Exercise at least 3 times this week. It will be tough with Prom but then I say that knowing we will be organizing, decorating and probably moving more than I would do in a regular walk.
5) Fruits and to get back to eating these

So any advice on how you get back to doing what you have been doing after a rough week i would love to hear anything I need some major motivation right now!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Rough Week

Thank you girls for all of the comments I have sure needed them this week!

So lets see this week has been hell on earth week. After Spring break the kids are wild as anything and Ive had some real issues with a few and their attitudes. I feel like Ive gotten pretty good at putting them in their place but this week has been an extreme challenge.

Then on top of the kids being wild my dear sweet hubby ended up going to the ER after his mouth bled for over 2 hrs and it wasnt slowing down. Well turns out he ended up having a pinched nerve and somehow it busted. He got it all taken care of now but it was quite scary to be bleeding the way he was without stopping.

Then on top of all that I get to be in charge of prom with another teacher and its a week from today and its been crazy trying to make sure everything is completed, put together. Im counting down the days until next Thursday is over! It will be a long, long day that day but the reward is that Friday we are off!!

My motivation is extremely down and I feel like Ive gained 10 lbs this week Ive been so bad and with no exercise and no sleep. I just need to go lay down and take a nap now.

Food Journal for today..not sure what we are having for dinner Ill come back and put it in..
Breakfast: Fiber one-chocolate, water
Lunch: asian chicken, fried rice with sweet & sour sauce, fried egg roll with sweet & sour sauce, M&M cookie, water
Dinner: ?
Snack: pear, 2 pieces of banana nut bread with honey butter, lemonade, 100 calorie mint grasshopper cookies, lemonade, water

Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter is over..and so is the candy...

Thank you girls for all the support and for coming by to cheer me on! I have added a new picture as well from my new haircut, it was taken yesterday for Easter with my family.

I just had to post this article..if your a sugar should definitely read it
How Sugar Harms You

Well this weekend as most know it was Easter, one of my favorite holidays, its between Christmas and Easter but I just love Easter, everything around it.

Well I did pretty well on the portions during Easter lunch with my family but the desserts, candy, etc just killed me. I left last night and kept kicking myself why did I eat all of that candy. To say the least I think it has cured my sugar tooth for a while I feel so sick from eating too much sugar.

So last night when going to find something for dinner knowing all this candy was STILL around I went for a nice healthy salad and brocolli with shells so lots of veggies which made my stomach feel a bit better for sure.

So maybe thats just what I needed to cure my super sweet tooth Ive been having, eat too much dessert to make me not want it..haha! Today is my last day of Spring Break and tomorrow its back to work. I cant believe that school will be out May 22, wow where has this year gone?!

Also after yesterday instead of being lazy and saying Im not working out its Easter excuse which I was pretty close I went out and ran, yes ran a pretty good ways and walked because Im not up to running that far yet. I was so mad at myself for eating the amount of sweets I did I ran the usual part I run, then walked, then on my way back I ran the second part of it. I couldnt believe I really did it but I felt so much better afterwards for doing it.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and a great Monday! Ill leave you with a few quotes that I thought were inspiring I found from the greatest magazine Womens Health....My favorite one which Im going to stick to everything... "Success never comes to those who quit."

"I never regret it when I do it, but I always regret it when I don't."
-- Devin McDonald Vinson, 37, Portland, OR

"Don't judge it, just do it."
-- Kathleen Johnston, 48, Nashville, TN

"Kill…Kill…Kill. The. Hill." (You say the words to match your feet hitting the ground, and it creates a rhythm for you to fall into. A little violent, but hey, it works.)
-- Rita Buscher, 21, Boston, MA

"KMF: Keep Moving Forward"
-- Laura Staub, 34, San Francisco, CA

"This run (or hill or these bicep curls) is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S!"
-- Sarah McDougal, 31, Denver, CO (to the tune of "Hollaback Girl," by Gwen Stefani)

"If you don't focus on your ass, no one else will."
-- Cristina Goyanes, 27, Women's Health associate editor, New York City

"High school reunion"

"Success never comes to those who quit."
-Anna Doughman, 20

"If you can do one you can do two. If you can do two you can do three and so on and on" I started using this when i was training for triathlons. Now I use it when I ad extremely high reps to my sets. I usually ad 25 at a time - referring to abs. I start with 25, 50, 75 and so on. It's excruciating. The results are amazing.

Persistance is the mother of all success.


"A strong outside strengthens the inside."
-- Selene Yeager, 38, Emmaus, PA

"Push the stress out!"
-- Samantha Denny, 37, Jackson Hole, WY

"What's for dinner: something warm and cheesy?"
-- Sue Piccone, 38, Salt Lake City, UT

"Beat, beat, beat, beat, fast little feet feet."
-- Marit Fischer, 36, Salt Lake City, UT

"Grab it! It's yours!" -
- Nona Jordon, 37, Rome, Italy

"This is not the hardest thing I've ever done."
-- Amanda Ryan, 32, Portland, OR

"Thin, strong, lean, long…thin, strong, lean, long…"
-- Kristen Lowery, 35, Colorado Springs, CO (used in yoga class)

"Can I get some fries with that shake-shake booty? If looks could kill you would be an Uzi."
-- Leslie Goldman, 31, Chicago, IL (lyrics from "Shoop," by Salt-N-Pepa, which she sings to herself)

"I am strong beyond belief. I am powerful beyond measure."
-- Abby Ruby, 28, Boston, MA

Friday, March 21, 2008

Big Loss!!

Great news!! I weighed myself this morning and LOST, yes LOST 2.5 lbs Im so excited Im back on the losing trail again and down to 164.4 lbs, now I just need to stick with it and I think it will be easier with summer practically here in the South at 70 degrees and we have had some days at 78-80 already..its going to be a summer

So WL totals are 43.1 lbs lost and 19.4 lbs to get to my goal

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Short Hair and Running....

This week has been going really well with eating/exercising and Im hoping to see a loss tomorrow. I also got a subscription to Runners World yesterday so hopefully it will come in before too long. Dont ask me why I have such a desire to run but its a great one. Maybe its because I always gave up and said I cant do it because its too difficult the same thing I did with WL for a long time. Its just one of those things thats like I want to do this.

I saw an article on Runners World that I thought was interesting that said you should never increase your mileage for running by more than 10% in one week. Supposedly its how you can get injured easily if you overkill yourself. So Im taking it slow and I know I can work my way up. Me and hubby both ran today and while we still cant run long distances I didnt get as winded as I did the other day when I did it so its getting better and hopefully I can up my mileage and such soon.

Oh and the other thing was I chopped my hair off, maybe about 4-5 inches today I love it! Short hair was always one of those things I did in the summer but hated it because I looked so much fatter because of it. Well this is the first year Im loving it and dont feel like such a fat butt over a short hair cut. I will have to upload the picture I took of it.

The other thing was I went to get my new Drivers license and it was one of the first pictures that I have taken since driving that I told my real weight and actually loved my picture and I know it all has to do with the weight Ive lost.

So food for today...
Breakfast: Fiber One peach yogurt with 1/2 c Apple Cinnamon cherrios mixed in, water
Lunch: Crawfish etoufee with brown rice, water
Dinner: peanut butter & jelly, half of crab cake, water
Snack: Strawberry banana smoothie bar, 17 honey wheat crackers, 2 X 16.9 oz. water
Exercise: walk/run

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

St. Paddys Day Food Menu

Well Im going to go ahead post my menu for yesterday...

Breakfast: 3 beignets with powdered sugar, small chocolate milk
Lunch: 1/2 fried shrimp po-boy, cup red beans & rice, root bear, 3 crawpuppies
Dinner: 1 crawfish pie, water

I ended my mindless snacking but my food wasnt the greatest ever. Me, my mom, brother and grandad took a road trip to New Orleans and the food was fantastic. I tried to keep my portions smaller and not eat as much so I dont think I did horrible but those crawpuppies were mighty good!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Spring Break has begun...

Well today was the kick off to my Spring Break (yes I really do get paid to be on Spring Break..the joys of being a teacher!)

This morning I weighed in and was the exact same at 166.9 so honestly Im just glad it wasnt another gain yesterday I did ok but the rest of the week I sucked it up big time and was pretty bad. Also I do take measurements and did from the beginning and have lost quite a few inches but havent taken any in a while.

This week with Spring break I can focus on me, getting in new exercises and really hopefully to help rededicate me to eating better and doing what I should instead of what I shouldnt do. I go back March 25 so its a much deserved time for sure!

Bottom line..I need to get back to the basics and remember what it was like to do well and feel awesome from eating and working out again. I can do it, just need a little kick and shove sometimes.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Well I must confess to myself and everyone else just how BAD my WL has been going...HELP!

So Friday I weighed in and GAIN 3.7 lbs??!! How I managed to do that Im still trying to figure out. I ate barely anything and exercised...can someone explain this one to me?? Im really struggling with it. I mean 1 lb I can even handle but 3.7

So when I saw the scale and how high it reached I went ape this week Ill be real honest and said screw it I eat good or barely anything, exercise and have a gain like that Ill show it.

Well tonight I hit a breaking point and said what am I thinking with this attitude this isnt me Im better than this. So tomorrow I must track, exercise and everything else Ive let myself go way too much but am glad I realized it before I gained anymore weight.

Any tips, pointers to help get back on track after a defeating gain???

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