Goals for this week

Ok, I’m starting to feel like it is getting to be crunch time before my 30th Birthday on April 14th and I have 13 pounds to lose by then. While, I do understand that it i just a number on the scale, I do know that I have gotten a bit sloppy in the past couple of weeks and want to clean up my act a bit. So, to get some good traction going again I have set the following goals for the next week. Continue reading


Review of the Week of January 9

I am very pleased to report that I have lost nearly four pounds this week. This came through detailed calorie counting and a lot of exercise. This week definitely did not come without my challenges, though I am very pleased that I have overcome some of those challenges. True to my habits in the past, the days that I do not record my food are the days that I eat well over my calorie allotment.  This happened on Tuesday and Wednesday Continue reading

Review of this Week

This has been another really good week of weight loss. I have lost a total of 3 pounds this week putting me back down to 235
pounds. This means I am only 5 pounds away from my first goal! This is a huge accomplishment for me because even though I have set weight loss goals in the past I have never actually reached any of the weight loss goals I have set.

At the beginning of October I had my husband help get accurate measurements using the tape measure that we have. I won’t be sharing exact measurements (yet), but I plan to share the number of inches lost on a monthly basis. The first measurement results will be on the November 7th Blog Post. I am looking forward to finding out those results. Continue reading

Weekly Recap

This week I was very pleased with my progress. It wasn’t so much the number on the scale that pleased me, but the fact that there were things that happened this week that could have thrown a massive wrench in my week but I kept my goals in mind and I was able to adjust. I continue to watch my calories very carefully and fit in my exercise in when I can. I was unable to go to the gym and work out three days in a row, though I was able to stay fairly consistent with my walks during my breaks at work. I know this isn’t the same as doing an hour of cardio and resistance training, but at least I’m moving. My clothes feel wonderful! They are actually starting to feel a bit loose. I discovered this week that while sitting down I can now comfortably Continue reading

Review of this week

I stepped on the scale this week to learn that I have lost 5 pounds this week, so now I am down to 242 pounds. This was a large weight loss that I was not anticipating this week, and certainly do not expect this kind of weight loss every week. Though, it really does help give me motivation to keep moving forward. Even more importantly, my clothes feel more comfortable – dare I say they actually feel looser? So about a month into my weight loss journey and I have lost 18 pounds (most of which was water weight) and I feel the best that I have felt in a very long time. Not just Continue reading

My Love Affair with Diet Coke

A big part of my food addiction goes hand in hand with my love affair with Diet Coke. Over the past few years it had turned into a complete addiction with the drink. I started drinking Diet Coke fairly moderately while I was in High School. High School was an interesting time for me. I hated the way I looked, but didn’t care to take the time to do anything about it. I was out of shape and overweight, but not near to the level of morbid obesity that I am today. When I went to college I started increasing the amount of Diet Coke that I consumed in a day to about 36 ounces. Over the years that consumption would gradually increase to where I had been over the past two years or so, consuming at least 80 to 100 ounces of Diet Coke each day – sometimes to as much as 120 ounces per day. Continue reading

Review of this week

This week I did not have much of a weight loss. I started the week at 247.4 pounds by Tuesday I was down to 246.6 pounds and today (Saturday) I am at 247.0 pounds.  I have come to the realization that the 13 pounds that I have lost in the last couple of weeks has been water weight, which was bound to happen with the high levels of sodium I was consuming on a daily basis. While the scale disappointed me, I am still feeling better than I have in a very long time. Continue reading