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, December 26, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Hope all of you had a very merry Christmas surrounded by loved ones. Our Christmas was wonderful!! My parents bought me this little gem, a fitbit one. I can't wait to set it up today an start using it!! The only thing I asked Jim for was hand weights and a new pair of headphones that go over my ears. He got me exactly what I wanted and even a new Keurig. Woot woot!

I also can't wait to get back to the gym. I only got there twice last week and probably the same this week, but that's ok.

I'm afraid to step on the scale!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Not gonna hold me back

I didn't get my morning workout in since I had to take the truck in. So after Jim got home from work we had dinner then I headed to the gym. The weather was nasty but I knew I had to go.

I did the elliptical again and chose the weight loss program. It was only a 30 min workout and seemed easier than when i did it on monday manually. So after it was done I did another 30 min with more resistance. I ended up burning 614 calories and it felt good.

Monday, December 17, 2012


Last week I accomplished my weekly goal, I got three workouts in! Felt good too! Just wished my scale showed my efforts, got on and saw 233 lbs. :/

Today I started the week off with a nice workout. I was looking forward to it for several reasons. The first was that I was feelin guilty for what I consumed this weekend. We traveled to Seattle to visit Jim's uncle who's recovering from a brain tumor removal surgery. We had fast food sat afternoon and then delicious Mexican food with an even better margarita! There was a 5 hour drive plus lots of sitting in the hospital. Sunday was a little better but not much.

My other reason was for the tv so I could hear more about the CT shooting on Friday. We have very basic cable so we don't get good news channels. It breaks my heart to watch and hear about it but I can't stop.

I did the elliptical machine again, I think it was the same as the first one. I chose to avoid the last one I did because on top of being confusing it also made my right foot fall asleep. I was able to get in an hour workout, burned 700 calories and almost got 5 miles in! The child watch gal came and got me during my cool down because of another dirty diaper but I was ready to be done.

I really worked up a sweat and loved it. Tried to get a pic but it was hard. :). I liked it most when I had a small incline but a 10 or 11 on the resistance.

I have PT on Wed but plan to hit the gym before it. (This is more for accountability).

Saturday, December 15, 2012

New machine

I tried out a new machine yesterday and am not so sure I like it. My legs are extremely sore today!!

I heard of the tragic CT news while at PT and was horrified! I had plans to get to the gym once I got home before the child watch closed. I went as planned but my heart wasn't in it. I watched the snow fall, the news and the president speak and just couldn't believe how someone could do this! Then I felt guilty for having my babies downstairs while I was working out. Just as I was about to get off to go get them and hug them one of the workers came and got me because Ryan needed a diaper change, I was relieved.

I ended up getting a good little workout and burned of some stress. My legs were shaky after I got off and i was a sweaty mess. My legs are paying for it today too, wow!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Short workout

I havent been able to get to the gym since sunday because of Zacks short school days, PT and a lunch date. I did make it today but Zack had his first parent teacher conference today so I had to cut my workout short.

I ended up trying out the elliptical instead of the treadmill. I did 30 min and varied my resistance and incline. I believe I did 2.5 miles (maybe more) and burned 300 calories.  I tried to take a picture but my phone wouldn't let me so I lost all the info, stupid phone!  I worked up quite the sweat!  I definitely felt more of a workout today which was awesome!

I then went to the arm machine that I did on Sunday.  I did 3 sets of 10 again and this time my arms were all shaky afterwards.  Ryan got to go in the big kid room today and he loved it!


I was trying to capture how red my face was but it didn't work
I've talked with my therapist about my workouts quite a bit lately. She's extremely proud of me for rejoining the gym.  I tend to get overwhelmed if things do go how I hoped or anticipated, for example if I don't get a workout in and then I tend to have lots of negative talk in my head.  She recommended having more and/or small rewards for when I do accomplish what I want/have planned to do.  I remember last year (6/2011) I rewarded myself when I hit my 5% goal with new shoes.  I am going to keep my weight loss goals the same but also going to add fitness goals, ones that are attainable, visual and don't have to cost any money.  Mollie said the goal isn't the big issue, the bigger issue is the REWARD and to be flexible.  So I'm going to start off with this:

Fitness goal: workout 3 times a week
Reward: highlighting my workout days on the calendar where it's visible

I tend to be hard on myself, don't we all?!  So if I don't get in three workouts a week then it's OK!  If I don't lose any weight then, it's OK.  I think that's what my biggest problem was the past 6 months.  I haven't seen changes, I let life get in the way and didn't make ME a priority and pushed workouts to the side because I haven't seen changes and felt like I let myself down.  So here we go on a new adventure.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sunday morning workout

Jim is watching the Seahawks game with his uncles right now so I told him that I was for sure going to the gym in the morning for a workout.  They dropped me off and while I was sweating it out they went Christmas shopping.  Perfect!

I had never seen the parking lot so bare!  It was pretty slow inside which was nice too.  On Friday I tried a treadmill that had a tv hoping to watch it.  Well, I couldn't get the freaking thing to work so I listened to Pandora instead which was ok.  So today I decided to just skip the TV and go back to a plain machine.  The only bummer was that the heart rate monitor on it didn't work and I kind of like to see that to make sure I'm keeping my heart rate up.  Oh well, you win some and you lose some.  :)

I did the same weight loss program as the last two times.  I really like it.  This time on the 0 incline I stepped the speed up to 4.0 but couldn't do that on the 4 inclines so I turned it down.  In the end I think I averaged 3.6.  On the 0 and some 1 or 2 inclines I decided to try crouching down while walking kinda link lunging.  I would do it for a minute at a time.  Holy sweatfest!!!  I love the feeling that it gave me though.

Here were my overall stats:

My arms need some SERIOUS work!  So after the treadmill I tried an arm machine.  I haven't had any training on them so I kinda watched some of the other ladies that were using them before I tried it.  I just did the one machine today because I didn't want to over do it.  I did 3 sets of 10 at 40 lbs.  It felt good!

I also weighed myself this morning and was at 230.4lbs, that's a loss from last week!

See the arms...they need work!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Workout and a loss

I seriously love morning workouts and I'm not dreading the treadmill like I used to.  Maybe because these are fancier and have more options?  I don't know.  But I loved that I started the day out burning 536 calories!

Today is the hubs' birthday, unfortunately he has to work but gets to go out with his cousin tonight.  He will be home tomorrow morning and we're all looking forward to it.  He'll be home for the rest of the month so I don't feel obligated to spend every waking hour with him.  I still plan to get my workouts in. 

I stepped on the scale this morning and it showed a loss, it wasn't much but it was a loss!  I don't know if it's the workouts or because shark week is over.  No matter what the reason, I'll take it! 

Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Back to it

My back is feeling about 90% better. Physical therapy has been great and I've also learned stretches and pressure points for my migraines.

I got a good workout in today.  My PT said no Zumba til my back is stronger but says I can do the treadmill.  He said to listen to my body but probably about 15 min or so.  Ha!  I have been feeling better and doing my exercises when I remember.  I got on the treadmill and was just going to do a half hour at about 3.4 and be done.  I cranked up my favorite Pandora station and away I went.

I started at 3.4 speed but then saw the Weight Loss Program button and decided to try it out.  I continued at my 3.4 speed as the incline went up from 0 to 3.  I actually preferred the inclines more.  I did the entire program which ended up being and hour, 3.32 miles and burned 434 calories.  I was a sweaty mess and tried to capture it in a picture but that didn't work out so well.  It felt good and am actually looking forward to another treadmill workout!  (what, did I just say that?!)

About 20 min before I finished one of the child watch workers came up and told me that Ryan got bit on the arm but was fine and wasn't even crying.  I started to get off and she assured me that I could stay so I finished my workout and rushed down.  He had red marks on top of his wrist but he was unphased by it all.  I still felt bad for the poor guy!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Jingle Bell 5k

I got to spend the morning with my very good friend, Lyndsey on her birthday!  If you remember, last year I ran my first 5k and it was the Jingle Bell Run. Last year's weather was horrible but his year it was beautiful!  It was pouring rain when I woke up and Lyndsey and I thought about skipping it but decided against it.  So glad we did!  There were a ton of people there again and I loved seeing all the costumes.  We went for antlers this year but are thinking about adding tutus next year?!

My back was sore but it didn't bother me too much.  We finished in 50 min and even saw a marriage proposal at the end.  I'd call it a good day!

I wore my raincoat in case of rain.  By the end it and my shirt were soaked and I wished I hadn't worn it.
Waiting to go, lots of people!
Santa and Mrs. Claus were even there!

Turned out to be a beautiful day!

Finished...with sunshine!

So sweet...she said YES!
And the shirt...