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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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Weekly Weigh In

I was UP .8 lbs today.  Ugh!  Hoping to get it off next week!

Today is day 26 of my BBM Challenge.  It's going well so far!  Even though this week's workout was complete torture I still look forward to them.  My clothes are starting to feel better even though I don't visibly see it.  I think on day 30 we take pictures, weigh and measure. 

Friday, January 24, 2014

2014 Virtual 5ks

Last year my goal was to do at least one 5k each month.  With the help of our area runs and the Anywhere 5k website, I was able to accomplish and exceed that goal!  I love running/walking 5k's especially if they go to a good cause.  I was bummed when I saw that Anywhere 5k was calling it quits because that was my go to when we didn't have one in my area.  So I did some research and found a FB group that has monthly FREE virtual 5k's.  Score!!!  Listed below are the ones that they are doing.  
  1. March 22-23 
  2. April 26-27 
  3. May 24-25
  4. June 21-22
  5. July 19-20
  6. August 23-24
  7. September 20-21
  8. October 18-19
  9. November 22-23
  10. December 20-21
I am still getting my list together for the 5k's in our area.  For sure I'll be doing the Hope Run (for my cousin), Race for the Cure (for my MIL) and Breakthrough for Tumors (for Uncle Don).  I'll probably also do the Pumpkin Pacer and Jingle Bell Run again for fun.

I pre-registered for the Run or Dye race but I'm having a hard time with those color runs since they're expensive and don't go to a charity.  Hmmmm

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Weekly Weigh In

I bit the bullet and weighed in this morning.  The scale was down at home so I was hoping for a loss on the scale at WW too.  Thankfully it showed a loss!  It was only -0.6 lbs but it was a loss and I'll take it!

I also received my 2nd 16 week hand clap charm as well as another for sticking with it for 4 weeks.  The lady that weighs me in has seen me gain the past month and so she was super excited to see me lose this week.  She kept cheering me on and saying that I'm so close to 15 lbs.  I was excited for the loss but kept thinking, I've been to 20 before and need to get back there.  I know I should think in small steps but I can't help it.  I'm still past my 5% thankfully.  So here are my current thoughts:

This week I WILL track!
I WILL drink a gallon of water each day!
I WILL lose next week!
I WILL continue my BBM workouts!
I WILL enjoy my rest day on Sunday!
I WILL track!
I WILL get back to 15 lbs gone!
I WILL get back to 20 lbs gone!
I WILL hit my 10% goal!

That's my focus right now.

Monday, January 20, 2014

In a funk!

I weighed in this morning for my BBM Challenge.  I was at 224.6 on my scale.  Not cool!  I didn't write down my starting weight but I think it was 222 lbs.  I was not happy!  In fact, it set my mood for the whole day which I didn't want it to but I couldn't help it.

I still went to WW with Lyndsey even though I didn't want to.  We don't weigh in, we just go to the meetings on Mondays.  I felt like the meeting was speaking to me.  I have been beyond frustrated and often thought about quitting WW since I'm not losing and using it like I should.  So this week they talked about just that!  They talked about taking small steps and one day at a time.  I sat there (in the front row) with tears streaming down my cheeks, trying not to cry and let anyone see me.  My friend Lyndsey was awesome and noticed and gave me a big hug to let me know it's ok, we've all been there.  Of course as soon as she did that the tears came faster.  I really wanted to book it to the restroom but didn't want everyone to notice.  It was rough!  I have made a commitment to WW and I won't be quitting, I'm just going to step up my game.

I went to do my BBM Challenge workout and she started off the video with a talk about how she stepped on the scale and had a gain.  She emphasized not to get discouraged that it will come with time.  There's no way you and do the workouts and not change your body.  I was so thankful to hear that from her, someone who's done it before.

All I wanted to do was cry, all day.  So this is what I posted on the BBM Challenge group:

Apparently I have lots to say this evening. LOL...sorry! I need to vent and maybe it will help someone else in the same boat too, maybe it wont?!

I enjoyed Briana's talk at the beginning of today's video. I'm going to be honest with you all. I was feeling a bit discouraged this morning when I weighed myself and took my measurements. I had a gain last week which I expected but this week I was hoping to have a loss (and am still hoping I will on Thur for my WW weigh in). I didn't gain a whole pound but was still discouraged. My Weight watchers meeting spoke to me too and I sat there in the meeting in tears.

I really enjoy these workouts and with the exception of today, look forward to them. I put in my 100% during them and it's hard to not see it reflect on the scale. I have lost 2 inches total so I'm seeing results there but had hoped for more and for it to reflect on the scale.

Weight loss is and always has been a constant struggle for me. I swear I can look at food and gain weight! I realize that muscle weighs more than fat. I am drinking plenty of water. I am not following her meal plan but doing WW and am aware of what I'm eating and except for Saturday night, have been pretty good! It's just frustrating and I hate that it consumes my life at times.

So with all that said...I will not give up! I'm going to plug away at it and if anything, I'll get stronger muscles, right?! Thank for listening!

My friends were super supportive and I appreciated all the comments.  Nobody said that they've gained but they all reassured me that it will come off (and I hope they're right).  I think that I just needed that reassurance.  I feel a bit better for getting it off my chest but honestly, I'll feel better when it starts reflecting on the scale and in my clothes.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Weekly Weigh In

I weighed in on Thursday and am up .4 lbs.  I am upset but not going to let it get to me (or at least try).  It is shark week but I don't feel bloated.  I'm sure I'm building muscle on the 90 day challenge too.

I just have to vent...A friend who I don't believe is doing all of the workouts, but says she is, of the 90 day challenge weighed in and said she's lost 6 lbs.  I also know she does not cook the best either.  I was bummed.  I am already bummed about my 4lb gain in the last 2 weeks but then she brags.  I know she's excited and that is awesome!  But I can't help feeling crappy because I want that (again) too!  I'm tired of putting in the work and have no results.  My good friend listened to me vent and brought me back to reality, she just had a baby 7 mo ago and was already up 15 lbs.  So the weight she's losing is probably baby weight.  Ok, I get that and I'll stop being upset and stop hating her.  ;)  (Totally kidding!) And thank you to my BFF for listening to my whining each week!  ;)

I still don't think it's fair that I'm putting in my 100% and just end up gaining.  I had my first beers on Thursday night in TWO WEEKS!  I had told myself in my head that I was going to not drink to see if it made a difference.  Plus after the holidays I felt like I needed a break!  oy!

Again, I'll admit...I'm not tracking.  I really tried one day but life got busy.  I've been watching what I eat (other than the pizza we had 2 nights in a row) and my portion sizes though.  I'm eating healthier snacks too.  My clothes feel better so I'm hoping I'm losing inches.  I'm not going to take them yet though.

I thought something different would be a shock to my body (in a good way) and get things moving again?!

Thank you Jenny for hanging in there and reading!!!  :)

Friday, January 17, 2014

BBM Day 12: 2nd Fit Test

Today was the 2nd Fit Test and here are my numbers:
speed squats: 26/39
knee highs: 67/lost track
Pushups (modified-on knees): 19/33
jump squats: 16/28
Tricep dips: 17/19
Burpees: 5/10
lunges: 20/17
plank: 50 sec/ 50 sec

Let me tell you...I HATE tricep dips and burpees!!!!  They are evil and better show great results for all that they put me through!

I am glad to see that I'm getting stronger though!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Week one: Finished!

Today was a rest day and boy was I ready for it!  I am beyond proud of myself for sticking with it AND for working out six days in a row.  It feels good and I may have given myself a pat on the back.  I like how the workouts are 30 min or less but you feel every minute of them.  I can't wait to see what results it brings.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Weekly Weigh In

I gained 3.4 lbs and I wasn't surprised.  I was hoping for a loss with the new workouts but I was already up from Christmas so I wasn't getting excited.  Briana from the BBM Challenge said she weighed herself too and was up 3 lbs and it's to be expected.  Hopefully it comes off next week.  :/

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

BBM Day 3

Today was a cardio day.  I had planned to meet Kim at the mall and walk for the 45 min since that was one option.  However, she wasn't able to make it so I opted to try the HIIT 20 min workout at home.  I was a little scared of it when I watched it last night but it wasn't that bad!  I HATE mountain climbers so the only modification I made was that I did high kicks and some squat jumps during those.  Otherwise I kinda liked it!

Can you all see how red my chest is from this work out?  There was a lot of jumping around (jumping jacks and jumping rope) and this is what happens apparently.  Yikes!


I took my measurements for the challenge.  Here are the sad results, oy!

Chest 44.5"
Waist 47"
Hips 52"
R Thigh 23"
R Upper Arm 14"

Weight: 225.6 (WW)

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

I'm back!

It's been over a month since I've blogged.  Did you miss me?  Probably not!  I'm not even sure I have readers which is ok, it's really just a journal for me anyway.

A lot has happened in the last month, it's been kinda crazy!  Let's see...my husband got laid off on Dec 4th.  The next day we drove 6+ hours away to ID for a job interview.  It was FREEZING!  He ended up getting the job and is supposed to start next week, if he takes it.  He's been able to do a side job, painting for a friend up until Friday which was nice!  Keep us in your prayers!

I was doing good with my mall walking, until winter break hit.  I was having a hard time getting any exercise in with the boys home.  My last workout was Dec 17th.  I hate that!  I like to work out and feel better when I do.  However, it was hard to make time for it.

Christmas was a good time spent with family and no drama.  The boys loved it and I enjoyed seeing their excitement! 

And then we all got sick, not at the same time just one after the other.  It's been fun.

I also got busy with making Christmas gifts so in my free time when I could've been working out I was busy sewing.  Next year I will definitely make it a point to start them much sooner!!!!

I continued to weigh in and make it to a few meetings.  I had two weeks of gain and then a loss right after Christmas.  I did not make it in last week though.  Partially because I stepped on the scale and saw a big gain and didn't want to face it.  Bad, I know.  I haven't been tracking and really need to get back to it!  I started the holidays off ok but then got too confident and over ate and not the best foods.  I had a mind set that I wanted to enjoy the holidays without stressing about my weight loss.  I didn't wear my fitbit over the holidays either, another no no!  I charged it and put it back on yesterday.  Then I forgot to switch it for my work out today.  Oops!

Speaking of work outs...Yesterday I started a 90 day challenge.  It's a FB challenge that I found.  It's called the Bikini Body Mommy Challenge.  I gathered up some friends for accountability and created a group on FB to hold us all to it.  It's NO joke!  Today was Day 2 (and Day 1 was only 8 min long) and my arms and legs feel like jello!  I was beat red after today's workout but it felt good.  I did not commit to doing this challenge because I want a bikini body, in fact I don't think that will ever happen.  I want something that will keep me healthy and active during the winter months.  This challenge can be done at or near home and only requires dumb bells, which I have, no gym membership required.  If anyone wants to join me, let me know!

Day 1 (yesterday) was only 8 min like I said but it was tough.  I'm out of shape!  I definitely have more lower body strength than upper.  I've never done a burpee in my life and have come to the conclusion that they are the devil!  For real!!!

Day 2 (today) was hard!!  I didn't do each amount that you were supposed to but I tried my hardest.  I know over time I will get stronger and be able to do it.  I have been doing the workouts in my bedroom/bathroom.  It's been working out great and I can lock the door so nobody can interrupt me!  I'm going to try really hard to stick with it for the 90 days!