5% - 227.8 (-11.99)
10% - 215.8 (-23.98)
15% - 203.8 (-35.97)
20% - 191.8 (-47.96)
25% - 179.8 (-59.95)
30% - 167.8 (-71.94)

final goal weight:
160 - 180 lbs
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015


I completed my first 21 day fix and I really really liked it!  It wasn’t hard to follow and I did a pretty good job of sticking to the plan.  My only complaint was that I had a hard time getting in all of the fruit and veggie containers each day. 

I lost 3 lbs and 5.25 inches (if I measured right). I lost in all areas but gained inches in my calves. Lol. I haven't taken after pics yet and not sure that I will since it wasn’t that much weight loss. I plan on doing another round of 21 DF.

Monday, February 16, 2015

21 Day Fix

Well, I’m starting over AGAIN.  I got tired of BBM.  The accountability group I started fizzled and fizzled fast!  One gal was posting the workouts which was nice.  Then she stopped and I tried for a few days.  But then I gave up when everyone else did.

Yes, I am tired of starting over.  SO tired of it!  I just need to buck up and stop giving up!

Then one night I was talking to a friend and she mentioned my neighbor sells Beachbody and she was doing the 21 day fix.  She had told me about Christy’s weight loss.  I was intrigued. 

I met with Christy and she filled me in and let me look at the materials.  I loved the portion control part of it.  That is exactly what I need!  I loved that it wasn’t a lose weight fast program, even though it is only 21 days.  It teaches you how to eat and the right foods to eat.  It was similar to WW but more.

So I purchased the program and started today!  I wasn’t fully prepared but I did ok.  I still have some colors left over (you’re supposed to use them all up) but I thought it was a decent start.  The workout was intense but I loved it and can already tell I am going to be SORE!

Starting photos (oy)21 day fix1 Starting weight: 247.6 lbs

Friday, January 9, 2015

Shit just got real...

I'm back! 

I can't believe it's been since Sept that I've blogged.  Well, yes I kind of can.  Life has been busy!!!!  I had full intentions of redoing BBM 2.0 but honestly, I didn't like it.  I decided to redo BBM 1.0 with some friends but then eventually threw in the towel on day 45 on Oct 20:

"Ladies, I suck! I am not fully committed to the challenge this time. I feel horrible for not posting but I keep letting life get in the way. I NEED to do the workouts but am having a hard time getting to them. So unless something changes then I won't be posting the workouts. If someone else wants to do it then please do!!! I hope you all are able to get the workouts in. I'm not making any excuses come the 3.0 challenge though and I will need you guys, my accountability partners!"

So I let life get in the way and didn't make time for it.  Then I decided to let life just get in the way, period.  I didn't watch what I was eating or drinking and stopped working out regularly.  I started snacking at night and not healthy choices.  I was drinking more beer and wine than normal.  Then the holidays came and that brought more food and sweets.  It was not pretty!

I knew the weight was creeping back.  The batteries in my scale had died so I had no idea what I weighed.  I could feel it though!  I was not happy and borderline depressed about it.  It affected my life more than I thought.  I noticed that my seat belt in my car didn't have as much slack, something I've never worried about.  I was exhausted more.  And honestly it was affecting sex, something I never mentioned to Jim but I'm sure he knew.  I hated the way I look.  My stomach felt like it was growing by the day!  I felt like I looked pregnant and I hate that!!!!

SOOOO, Monday came around and I saw that it was Jan 5.  The start of BBM 3.0!  I decided to switch the batteries in my scale and see if it made it come on.  It did!  I nervously stepped on and saw 251 lbs!  The HIGHEST I have ever been...ever!  Shit just got real!!!!  I knew it was bad but not that bad.  I had a melt down!  Tears, self pity, searching for motivational quotes and pictures.  I texted my BFF and Mom, my two main supporters.  They were great. 

I decided that TODAY was the day to start over, NO EXCUSES!  I can not go on like this.  I want to have energy for my boys.  I want to be able to keep up with them.  I want to be around for a long time! 

I took my measurements and again, cried!  After Ryan was out of school I went to Costco and stocked up on veggies.  I am doing this!  I texted Jim and told him that this entire week I'm eating chicken and veggies and that's exactly what I planned to do!  This is currently one of my favorite meals...Chicken, roasted brussel sprouts and this rice that I found at walmart.  Yummy!

Poor Jim!  He had no idea what he was in for when he got home from work on Monday night.  I again broke down into tears and told him I'm embarrassed.  I told him that I need his support and I need for him to help keep me accountable.  He was cool with chicken and veggies.  He too wants to lose weight (it's so easy for guys!).  He is always a great support and I really don't give him enough credit. 

We had our pictures taken at the end of November.  I really wanted a nice photo of the two of us.  We got a few nice picture but I hate them!  I hate the way I look.  All I see is the added weight and my double chin.  

So I started 3.0 on Monday and have done the workouts every day.  I've eaten really well all week and have drank at least a gallon of water each day.  I have been logging everything on MyFitnessPal.  I am feeling good about it!!  We did go for pizza last night but I just had salad and one slice of pizza. 

So here we go AGAIN!  I don't know how often I'll get to blog, it seems like I never get the time anymore.  But I will check in here and there for my accountability for myself.  I WILL do this this time!!!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Repeat Challenge

Today is the start of another BBM Challenge.  Since the 3.0 challenge doesn’t start until January we decide to do the first one over again.  I didn’t see results on 2.0 so I’m hoping that the original challenge will bring results. 

I stepped on the scale this morning and saw 237 lbs.  It is shark week and had a weekend with drinking but I wanted to cry!!!  I have been struggling the past few months.  I just keep seeing the scale creep up and up and it angers me.  I am trying to eat as good as I can but honestly, it’s hard with Jim home. 

So, I’m going to focus on all of it more now!


Bust:  46.5 in
Chest: 39.5 in
Waist: 41 in
Hips: 53 in
R Thigh upper: 29 in
              lower: 24.5 in
R arm: 14 in
Knee: 19 in

Monday, August 18, 2014

The day I thought I was going to die!

Ok, so the title is a bit dramatic but it was still bad!!!

The boys stayed at my in law’s house last night so when I woke up this morning I relaxed and enjoyed the peace and quiet.  Then about 10:30am I decided to go for a bike ride on a nearby trail.  I had been on the trail but hadn’t gone far.  So this time I wanted to go farther and see more.

What I didn’t take into consideration was the time of the day that I was going and the temperature!  It was nice out but quickly got HOT!  When I started at 11am it was 75* and when I finished at 12:40pm it was 84*!!! 

I loaded up and got to the trail just to notice that the starting area was closed for construction.  Not a problem, I rode the sidewalk down to where it met the trail.  I put my backpack on with my water bottle and had another water bottle in the truck for when I got back.  And I was off!

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10 minutes into my bike ride was this big hill and I had walk up most of it.  It may not look big in the pic but I assure you that it was!

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After I got over that big hill it was mostly down hill for the first part of the ride.  It wasn’t bad!  However, what goes down has to come back up!


A couple miles into the ride I had to stop and take a break.  I went to sit on a bench and set  my back pack down and accidentally spilled my water.  I was NOT happy!  It was mostly up hill, hot and very very sunny!  I walked quite a bit since it was up hill.  I was getting sweatier, my heart was pounding and at times I started to feel dizzy/light headed.  It was not fun!  I stopped periodically so I could catch my breath. 

As I was huffing and puffing I looked over at the highway next to the trail and happened to see Jim drive by.  I wanted and needed water but unfortunately he wasn’t able to stop since he was on his way to the shop for a part.


I found some shade under and over pass and sat there for a while to compose myself.  That’s when Jim called to see where I was because he was able to stop.  I had no idea how to explain where I was so I told him to keep going and I got back on my bike.  He heard the desperation in my voice and found me just as I was coming down the big hill near the end.  MY HERO!!  He gave me three bottles of water and it had never tasted so good!!

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Just a few minutes later I was back at the truck and thrilled to be finished!  I didn’t realize how hilly this trail was.  My legs were not sore from the ride but I was physically exhausted and probably dehydrated!

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Still here

Live is BUSY!!!!  I’m still here though.  We are currently on Day 82 and I’ve only missed a couple days of workouts.  I am up 7 lbs and I haven’t taken my measurements since day 30.  I am somewhat discouraged.  I know I haven’t focused on my food like I should but with the workouts I feel like I should show some progress. 

I wasn’t a huge fan of 2.0.  I liked the first one better, I don’t know why.  Maybe because it was new? 

She is doing a 3.0 Challenge but it’s not starting until January!  She is redoing the 2.0 in September and I can’t decide if I want to redo that one or the first one.  I’m leaning towards the first one.

I really need to focus on my eating.  I have to!  I hate that I have gained…hate it!  I know that some is muscle but not all of the weight can be. 

The past week I have not been feeling all that well.  I feel extreme fatigue.  On Monday is when I first noticed it.  I thought maybe it was because I had a medium coffee in the morning and was feeling the “crash” after lunch.  But I have had that “crash” all week.  Today it started in the morning before I even finished my small cup of coffee.  I don’t know if I’m starting to get sick or what.  It’s frustrating though.

On a good note…my BFF is coming to visit in SEVEN days!!!!!!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

10 miles!!!

When Lyndsey asked if I wanted to do a 10 mile bike ride with her, I was nervous!  I felt good after biking 7 miles the other day but three more seemed intimidating.  But, I was up for the challenge!!!  She picked me up this morning and off we went!
Lyndsey has a road bike which has much smaller tires than my mountain bike.  Plus she's a freaking pro at biking!  We're talking she's done a 45 mile ride!!!!!  So she made this look easy!  Truth is that there was a slight incline on the trail but it was relatively flat.  Because of my big tires I had to pedal the whole time.  It wasn't always easy and it definitely got my heart pumping!  We stopped at 3 miles so I could get a drink and stretch.  Then before I knew it we were at 5 miles and it was time to turn around!
Heading back was a breeze!  See below, I could actually take an action shot!  The 5 miles back to her car went by so fast!
We did it!!!!  It really was a cool feeling to know that I biked TEN miles and I didn't die!!!
I felt pretty good afterwards.  My lady parts were a bit sore but the palms of my hands hurt the worst.  I think I need to raise my handle bars possibly?  I thought I wasn't going to be able to walk after but much to my surprise, my legs felt good!!!

Lyndsey reassured me that I did great for my ride, which meant a lot coming from her!  I'm looking forward to many more miles with her!