Back on Track!

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

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Week of March 5

I have lost 41 pounds since December 26, 2011. Even typing this sentence I am amazed at that fact. I have encountered bumps along the way. There has been a short term illness that prevented physical exercise. Cravings that wouldn’t go away. Social settings that could lend itself to gross over eating. There have even been days that I have gone over my calorie budget. And yet, somehow I have made it to 41 pounds lost. This is an incredible achievement. However, I still wake up with the voices of addiction taunting me. Just this morning, I was tempted to have a piece of French Silk Pie for breakfast. In the past I would not have blinked an eye at not just having a piece of sinfully delicious pie for breakfast, but eating the rest of the pie. Though, I was able to refocus and remember what Continue reading

Week of February 27th

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

This Week February 13th

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

Goals for the Next Week

I was inspired today by another blog that I read, Weight Loss with Corinne. She sets weekly goals every Friday and today she challenged her readers to do the same. Now, I will preface this by saying that every time someone challenges me to set some goals I do not automatically go out and set a bunch of goals. There are a few motivating factors for setting these particular goals: Continue reading

This Week in Review

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all enjoyed Super Bowl parties last night. We had a great time. I was very excited to be able to indulge in a few treats (namely, brownies) and still stay within my calorie budget for Sunday. Very exciting! Over all this was a very good week. I feel like I am falling into a comfortable rhythm as far as how many calories I need to consume and getting Continue reading

Snowed In & Super Bowl Parties

Well, the weather man has been saying for the past couple of days that a big winter storm was headed our direction in the midwest and it finally arrived. Our area is expected to receive 9-12 inches of snow when it is all said and done. We woke up to this picture early this morning. The thing about being snowed in is this: it makes me want to bake. Things like melt in your mouth chocolate chip cookies. What’s wrong with chocolate chip cookies you may ask. A chocolate chip cookie doesn’t Continue reading