I’m back 🙂 I bet most of you probably thought that I had fallen off the wagon, huh? I am VERY proud to say that I have not fallen off the wagon. I may have made the wagon a bit more comfortable, but I have definitely not fallen off. I have been so very busy over the past several weeks that I have not had time to blog. Which I regret because I haven’t been keeping track of my wonderful progress. I cannot believe that over a month has passed since my last post. I am proud to announce that I have lost an additional 20 pounds since my last post. I am currently at 178.2 pounds. Which means I have lost 75.8 pounds since Christmas. HOLY COW!
So why haven’t I been around blogging? Well my 5 year marriage has ended and I have been moving my ex husband out of my house. Talk about life changing, huh? Talk about a great opportunity to eat and eat and refuse to exercise. I’m not going to say that there hasn’t been moments, because there have. But, I will say that I have kept the forward momentum going. Now that I’m a single mom of two very active girls I have had to rethink my work outs. I don’t get to the gym for formal work outs as often as before, but I try to get there about twice a week. Though, everyday during my breaks at work I am walking about 3 miles total. The walking in conjunction with really watching my calories still I am still losing weight.
I really need to take new measurements and some recent pictures. I hope to do that in the next week or so. I am proud to say that my size 12 capris that I have on now are getting pretty loose. I may even attempt a size 8. We shall see!!
I had wanted to get a post out on my 30th birthday, but it just didn’t happen. I had a great morning running errands with my daughters, which included a little bit of shopping which is always fun! We had our usual Saturday activities and so that included taking our four year old to dance class around noon. About that time a huge spring storm system moved into our area bringing lots of rain, thunderstorms, and possibilities of tornados. Originally, the plan was to drive an hour away to have my birthday dinner at “The Cheesecake Factory”, however due to the severity of the weather we decided to stay put and have dinner here in town. Continue reading →
This is not going to be very long, but I did want to give an update on my progress last week. I was able to really get after my goals for the week and buckled down on my calories consumed and tried to really get back to working out like I was doing before. Though, this still continues to be a daily battle that I am struggling with. Friday is a prime example of that. On Friday I went over my calories by over 600 calories. It was poor planning on Continue reading →
Well, this week has been kind of an up and down roller coaster kind of a week. I have lost a total of 1.6 pounds, however I started the week at 216.8 pounds and by Tuesday I was up to 218.4 pounds and now I am down to 215.2 pounds. So, this week I have been battling the scale. Though, I am thrilled that I am still making forward progress. It’s amazing how much my life has changed in the last couple of months in my relationship with food. Earlier this week I was having a chocolate craving. I tried to fight it – I really did. Had I not needed to go to the store for a few grocery items I probably would have resisted, but instead I Continue reading →
Well, this month was Valentine’s day. Though, with three kids it is really difficult to get away during the week for a date out. So, we planned our Valentine’s date for the last Monday in February when both my husband and I had free schedules during the day. We pampered ourselves to something called a “Couples Sanctuary” at a spa here in town. This included a foot soak and foot Continue reading →
What a week this has been! I was thrilled that the doctor cleared me for exercise on Monday which led to a week fueled with exercise. I may have gone a little bit crazy with the amount of exercise I did this week, but it was so nice to get back to it. To give myself a bit of credit I did ease into my work outs again by starting with only 30 minutes of cardio and working my way back up to the exercise levels I was before. I did not want to risk getting sick again. I also was able to maintain my calorie budget for the week. Typically I have been trying to eat exactly how many calories that I am allowed each day (especially on my work out days), and creating any Continue reading →
This has been a challenging week for me. If you recall I had a health scare that landed me in the emergency room twice within 6 hours or so. As a result I have not been able to work out this week like I would have otherwise. I have also felt very exhausted all week. Though, I am very proud to say that I have still stayed within my calorie budget all week long even though I have not been able to exercise since Monday. All in all I only lost 0.8 pounds this week. Though, considering what I have been through Continue reading →
I am looking for recommendations that anyone might have for heart rate monitors. I am wanting to purchase one as my reward when I reach the 200 pound mark. Mainly, because when I get below 200 pounds I want to start a running program. Currently the only way that I am keeping track of the calories burned during a work out is the calories burned that is listed on the cardio machine I am on. Lose It! also has a suggested number of calories that I have burned depending on the kind of work out I am doing. Though, lately I have noticed that I could have the same intensity of work out on two different machines and get a completely different number of calories burned. So, it would be nice to have a heart rate monitor to have a consistent record of how many calories I am burning for each work out. Continue reading →
The past 18 hours or so has been filled with a crazy series of events. Let me just start by saying that there are lots of reasons that I am losing weight. I want to be comfortable in my own body, I want to look great in my clothes, and I want to keep up with my three very active children. Though, the primary reason for losing weight and maintaining a healthier lifestyle is to take a Continue reading →