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, June 24, 2009

Week 3: Results

This was a very bad week for me. It's very hard to stick to WW while camping. I didn't want to make two different lunches and dinners. So I just ate my own lunch and then at dinner I had a hamburger the first night and a bratwurst the second. Since it was Jim's camping trip I didn't want to make him eat my meals. Although, I did sneak in a can of turkey chilli. I then said, "pretty good chilli, huh?" He agreed and I then said, "for turkey chilli!" He didn't believe me. Ha!
Then we had a birthday party at Chuck E Cheese on Monday evening. I stuck to the salad bar and did the fat free Ranch but had an extra helping with the real Ranch but went very easy with it. I couldn't help myself, FF Ranch is just not the same.

Yesterday we went to the arboretum with some friends around dinner time. We stopped at Wendy's. I tried to be good but a chicken sandwich was calling my name! I knew it was bad at the time but couldn't resist.

So needless to say, I was very nervous about weighing in tonight. I didn't do as bad as I thought I would. I still had a loss which I was very thankful for!!! I lost .4 lbs. Not too bad for a bad week. Here's to hoping for higher numbers next week!!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Week 2: Results

I weighed in last night to find I lost 1.8 pounds. I am happy with the number but deep down was hoping for more. I have lost a total of 6.2 lbs in 3 weeks which isn't too bad and I'm over half way to my 5% goal.

We're going camping this weekend and I'm nervous. I purposely told Jim I'm not buying a bunch of junk food. I'll be bringing lots of fruits and veggies to tie me over. Wish me luck. :D

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Tough Day

Today was not a tough day physically. My dad just recently bought an old boat. Since it was my Mom's birthday today they invited us for a ride on Long Lake. We had lots of fun and got WAY too much sun!

I had forgotten how hard WW is to follow when you can't plan your meals. My Mom brought fried chicken for lunch. I did ok with eating it. I still can not resist that crunchy outer part. I did however take most of it off but I could've done better. I ate regular potato chips and probably more than I should have. I did however bring grapes and cherries and ate those as a snack.

After returning home we got back in our truck to go pick up our boat. We stopped by Arby's since we were on the road. Ugh! I guess if I'm going to screw up might as well go big, huh?! I had a regular roast beef sandwich and 4 jalapeno poppers. Bad, I know but I couldn't resist. My MIL loves to bake and cook. She just had to have peanut butter chocolate cookies waiting for us. I didn't want to be rude and not have one so I did and not just one but three. Eek! They were good though!

I just got done telling some friends last night that I've been trying to keep the saying, "Nothing tastes as good as thin feels." Apparently not so much today. It was a tough day today and I'm not happy with my choices. However, I know that tomorrow is a new day! We have a graduation party to go to which means many temptations. I'm going to try to remain strong and do well, wish me luck!

Friday, June 12, 2009

30 Day Shred

When I first decided that I was going to begin my lifestyle change I purchased Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred because I read several reviews on it. While I was researching it I came across a very inspiring blog Ash Is Fit. I could relate to her because we both started at the same weight and have the same goals, to get healthy.

I have decided to wait and start the workout video until next month. I want focus on my eating habits before I throw something else in there.

If you have an exercise video/tactic that has helped you, feel free to share!

Shallow Hal?

Have you ever seen the movie Shallow Hal? Basically a guy sees his larger girlfriend as a skinny beautiful woman. Sometimes that's how I feel! I don't see myself as a 240 lb woman. I am a HUGE fan of The Biggest Loser show. I always compare myself to those on the show (or in person) that are close to my weight. I always think, "I do not look that big" or "She looks way bigger than me." I am constantly looking at my reflection whether it be in the hallway/bathroom mirror or reflection in windows. I look at my legs and arms and think to myself, "oh they're not that big". I sometimes as my friend if I am as big as so and so. I feel pretty good and like I said I don't feel like I'm 240 lbs. But I am!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

new love

I have created a sandwich, it's my new love! The best part is that it's only 4 points!

1 light flatbread wrap (flavor of your choice-I used Sun Dried Tomato)
1 oz FF Cream Cheese
6 slices of turkey breast lunch meat
5 (or so) sliced black olives

Roll it up and enjoy! YUMMO!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Week 1: Results

Woo hoo, I did it...I lost 4.4 pounds!

How ironic that it is the same amount that I lost last time doing WW? I'm ok with that, really I am. Like I said, I was just thankful to lose let alone lose almost 5 lbs. Very cool!

When I first stepped on the scale I about choked, it said that I had lost over 6 lbs. I didn't believe it so I stepped back on at least 5 more times. The first weight was a fluke but I'm more than happy with 4.4 lbs.

I'm a third of the way to my first goal! Hopefully next week will be another success.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Tonight I have a MNI (Mom's Night In) at a friend's house in the Valley. Since my Mom is going to watch Zack I figured I'll weigh in tonight. I want to switch my weigh in days to Thursday but will wait until next week.

I'm nervous about weighing in tonight. I know I didn't follow the program to a "T" like I should've and hope that that doesn't hurt me. I don't feel different so I'm not sure what the results will be. When I joined WW last time I lost 4.4 lbs the first week. To be quite honest I'll be glad to just LOSE. Wish me luck!


Swimsuit shopping

This weekend I got a few hours to myself so I attempted to buy a new swimsuit. My current swimsuit is in ok condition but the elastic in the arms is getting worn so it provides no support and that's what I need the most!

I went to K-Mart and ShopKo because I refuse to pay more than $30 for a swimsuit. I'm cheap, what can I say?! Ugh, what a depressing event. I tried on size 18 swimsuits, like my clothes...ya, no such luck! They were all so tight around this fat stomach that they would hardly cover my boobs at all.

I also checked Wal-Mart, they had one that seemed to fit and was a size 18 but I couldn't decide if it was "old ladyish" or not. So, I'll take my Mom for a second opinion one of these days.

I used to have no problems finding a swimsuit that I liked. I can't wait to lose this darn weight!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Plan of attack

In my last post I forgot to mention how I plan to lose weight and how much.

My Mom had asked me to do Weight Watchers (WW) with her some time ago. I know that she wants me to be healthy and she knows that I'm not happy with the way that I am now. So I did not take this as an insult. On Memorial Day she challenged me to lose 10 lbs with her because that's what she is hoping to lose. So here we are.

I plan on doing WW from home. Since we can not afford for me to go to the meetings I will follow the program since I'm familiar with it and weigh in with her weekly (for accounability). I will also give her $2 a week as opposed to WW's $10/week. The plus side to this all is that once I've reached my goal then she will give me my money back. What an incentive, right?! I was pretty humbled when I stepped on the scale in front of her for the first time. Here I am 25 years younger than her and almost weigh almost 2 of her! Good thing she's my Mom and loves me no matter what, right?! :D

I plan to set short term goals at first. My first goal is 5% which would be 12 lbs. (See the goals chart.) I am hoping that if I set short term goals then they'll be easier to reach. We'll see. I plan to reward myself once I hit a goal whether it be a coffee, new piece of clothing, facial, pedicure, etc (I haven't figured out that part yet).

Any thoughts or suggestions to success are always appreciated!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

here we go!

Weight has always been an ongoing battle for me. When I was single I took Metabolife (before the ephedrine was banned) and it helped me lose 30 plus pounds. I never felt better!

I met Jim and we spent a lot of our time eating out and having a good time. I slowly gained the weight back and then some. Just after I got married I hit 200 lbs and decided it was time to join Weight Watchers. I lost 40 lbs and felt awesome at 166 lbs! I started plateauing so I decided to continue to do the program at home.

I got pregnant in January 2006 and gained 60 lbs throughout my pregnancy. While I was pregnant I made poor food choices but didn't care at the time, I was pregnant. Big mistake! I lost 30 lbs right away but the last 30 have yet to come off.

I have since gained even more after quiting nursing and staying home with my son. I used to tell people that breastfeeding didn't help me lose weight. HA! It sure helped keep the weight off if not helped me lose some.

I have reached an all time low. I'm not happy with the way I look or feel. I want pictures with my son and husband but HATE the way I look. I am desperate to lose weight. Not only for myself but for my family. I want to be here for them. I don't want to be unhealthy anymore. I also want to "feel" attractive. Jim has never said that I'm fat or unattractive but I feel that way. I don't like the way I look in my clothes anymore, let alone nude.

I hate how it's difficult to cross my legs now. I can't even tuck my leg under the other, like I did while nursing, without it pulling and burning. I believe that I have Plantar Fasciitis and I'm sure it is due to the excess weight I have. I hate having to buy plus sized clothing. I've perfected (sometimes) how I'll pose for pictures just so I don't have a double chin.

This is going to be yet another weight loss struggle. But feel free to join me in my weight loss journey.

This picture was taken 05.30.09. I never want to look like this again!