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Monday, April 28, 2008

So-So Day

Well today was so-so. I had kind of a rough lunch because I have been bringing my lunches to school and this week I have break and I kid you not they seem to have no healthy options Im not sure what to do there for this week. I would bring something to warm up but there is one microwave for 174 students..yeah Im not waiting on that because lunch would be over by that time.

Goals for this week and how I did...
1) eat lots of fruits and veggies (ate 4 fruits, 2 veggies)
2) track my food each day (DONE)
3) drink at least 50 oz. of water (ONLY 33.8 oz so a little shy)
4) exercise on my elliptical (NOT TONIGHT)
5) cut down on useless sweets (NO USELESS SWEETS, unless you count STARBUCKS )

For shopping....I went back to NY & CO (my favorite place to shop of all times) to bring back a pair of pants I got since the other store didnt have them and they were half off if I got another pair of pants so I said Ill just go to the other one to get them. Well when I went in they had some other stuff on clearance and I got a really pair of nice pants and a cute shirt all for $25 in my new smaller size I need to stay away from the stores, they are dangerous right now

Food Journal for today

Tomorrow Im playing in our student-faculty basketball game and Lord help me I dont know a lick of basketball but I do know Ill be getting a good workout too

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Shopping + Healthy foods

Thank you girls for all the congrats It truly has made a huge difference for sure in my weekend with the loss instead of gain or maintain. Today me, my mom, and grandmother all went to this little fruit/veggie stand and I got a ton of fruits and veggies all for only $11 I was so proud of myself. Now I have lots of good and healthy snacks instead of junk. I got lettuce, cucumbers, onion, pears, bananas, apples, plums and it seems like there was something else but to say the least there was lots of good stuff so Im headed for a great week for sure

My goals for this week..have to take it week by week and I think it really helps to focus on the small picture even though I have a big picture in my mind as well:
1) eat lots of fruits and veggies (should be pretty easy)
2) track my food each day
3) drink at least 50 oz. of water
4) exercise on my elliptical that has been collecting dust at least 3-4 times before Friday
5) cut down on useless sweets (ice cream, sweet tea, etc.). Ive probably been eating a good too much sweets. I love the 100 calorie packs for sure but honestly they probably make my hungrier than fuller.

So these are my goals for this week and Im sticking with it

Im hoping to see a loss and with that loss the LOWEST I have to see. If I see a .1 lb loss it will be the lowest and anything more than .1 will be my all time lowest I cant wait to see a lower number

Also to make my day for sure I went clothes shopping because Im running out my pants that fit me and thats a good thing because they are too big. Well when I went I could comfortably fit into a size 10. I have been kind of squeezing my way in but I can comfortably fit into it. Oh and then for a shirt I fit into a small. IM more of a medium shirt but I fit into a small it was wonderful. The clearance items were so much more fun because it was small and mediums in shirts and I could fit into them. Then last but not least is shoes. I actually went down a 1/2 size in shoes and could actually wear some cuter shoes because Im not having to fit into the wide size anymore and they actually looked cute. Now wonder shopping is so addictive when you can fit into cute stuff..haha! I always hated to go shopping because I hated to see the larger number. Now I just want to be in a size 8, no more double digits I cant wait! Shopping=so much fun when you are smaller.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Rocking it OUT with a BIG LOSS!

Well Ive got some FABULOUS NEWS...I weighed in this morning and LOST 2.8 lbs this week Ive rocked it this week with exercise + Food and it really has paid off which brings me almost to my lowest weight of 163.3 and my lowest weight of all time was 163.2 so Im close enough for sure and brings me to my getting in the 150's by our anniversary (May 24th) a very reasonable goal for sure it just made my morning for sure

Monday, April 21, 2008


Well today was a pretty good day. I tracked my food fully and even went to go see how many WW pts I had and had 25.6 pts and my point range is 25 so right at it

I even found a new snack. Has anyone ever heard/tried a crumpet? Well I found them at Fresh market and am now in love with them. Its kind of like a bagel/biscuit combination that has tiny holes in it. They are delicious. Its only 80 calories and 0 g of fat. I added 1 tbsp of peanut butter and I think Ive got a great hit going on. Its a satsifying snack/breakfast that doesnt make you want more sugary stuff and actually fills you up. Ok so yeah crumpet + peanut butter

Im determined this week to have a loss I must stick with this plan I started and stop falling off this wagon, Im tired of having gains/maintains by gosh I want a LOSS friday!!
so here is my food for today
Monday, April 21

Saturday, April 19, 2008

A whole week...

A whole week since Ive been here and the result of weigh in

Well I weighed in this morning and had a small gain. Honestly I really wasnt surprised because I feel like a big blimp with AF but its definitely something I can get off in no time. I gained .4 lbs this week so less than 1/2 lb. Ill start going full storm and AF will be all gone.

yesterday it was dreary, raining full blast and tornado warnings out for our area. I was going to go exercise but I just wasnt not feeling it. AF + dreary weather is not doing too good for my mind right now and this thing called exercise. Hopefully today will be better since its a pretty day and around 70ish degrees.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Maintaining my weight...

Well this week was a maintain for my weight loss at 165.7, no gain or loss of any sort. Honestly Im not bummed about it at all because I know I did pretty well just need to get a few more veggies and fruits but its getting there but just taking some time. Ive drank my water, exercised the whole nine yards. As summer is pretty much here in the south at a high of today at 80 it will get even easier I think to lose these last 20 lbs.

Now why would I say such a thing like that and how would it be easier (if anyone is curious..) it will be hotter which in the south its nothing for it to be 90 degrees or hotter towards the end and humid and the sweat just comes pouring if you are outside. Another reason would be I think it motivates you so much more to have sunshine and pretty outside to go outside and get some exercise in. The final reason I would have to dont want to wear your big clothes or sweatshirts like in the winter you want to wear the clothes that fit and you sure dont want a "gut". Anyone agree with these or have anything else? I love the summer/spring its so motivating to lose the weight for sure. I mean who wants to be fat in a bathing suit?!

Also, I know this maybe a little old but saw this on Roni's blog and thought I agree with this so much.. #6 and #7 would be the ones I dont go with 100% but the others fit me so well! Article to go with it

1. They believe failure is to be expected, but that when you keep trying, ultimately you will be successful.
2. Those who kept their weight off realize that deprivation leads to binging and binging leads to setbacks.
3. They've learned to eat a wide variety of foods — even an occasional treat.
4. They closely monitor their weight, daily and/or weekly tracking loss or gains.
5. They plan for and exercise moderately for an hour each day and they add in activity wherever they can.
6. As a permanent way of life, these weight-loss successes choose plenty of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean meat and diary products and occasional allowances of sugar and fat.
7. They eat small frequent meals — often five — spread out over the day. They Graze!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Almost a week....

wow has it really been this long since Ive been by? Its almost been a week...

Well I havent fallen off the wagon just havent had much time to check in. Ive done ok, not fantastic but not horrible either somewhere in the middle...

Food Journal for the past few days if anyone is curious.
Monday, April 7
Tuesday, April 8
Wednesday, April 9
Thursday, April 10

Im curious to see if I will lose any or not this week. Ive been exercising every day for about an hour each day but I think my sodium and sugar have been a little on the higher side so well wait and see what happens tomorrow morning

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Weigh-In Report Early....

Well since Prom is tonight and I know its going to be a hectic night I decided to weigh in a day early to give myself a fair weigh in. I had about 2 hrs to spare since we actually got things done pretty quick we only had about 5 hrs to setup and we thought it would take much longer but with lots of help it does go quicker..haha! until I have to be back up there for Prom so Ill make this short and sweet. Oh and for the person who asked about me going to Prom Im a high school teacher and a junior class teacher so I get to be there, decorate the whole nine yards for it so I really cant wait for it be over with but I love decorating so I cant say its been all bad.

Well I weighed in this morning and LOST are you ready for it??? Im still in a bit of a shocker mode over it...I LOST 3.2 lbs this! Im so proud of myself for sticking with it when I had a terrible week last week this is just what I needed. Thats almost all of my weight gain from last week so I just need to stick with it and lose the rest of my 20 lbs!

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