Monday, July 2, 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

**New Blog**

I've started a new blog!  I know, I know - it's kind of annoying that I'm asking you to move over to a new blog with me, but I'd love for you to follow me!  I've explained on my new blog why I decided to start a new one.  This will be my last post here.  Don't worry - I'm not giving up on losing weight!  Never!  You can find my new blog here:

If you have any trouble viewing the new blog, please, let me know.  Thanks!

Friday, May 25, 2012

**Day 511**

Weight today:
I like it, I love it, I want some more of it (any Tim McGraw fans out there?)!!  Ha!  Anyway, that's a 2.5 pound loss!  Yes!  I knew I'd see a loss this week because I've been, totally, stressed out, and not eating much.  I know that's not a good way to lose weight, but, hey, I, usually, eat when I'm stressed, so it's good that I didn't turn to food and binge.  We've just been really busy and not at home much, which I hate because I'm a, total, homebody, and, also, I was upset about some personal stuff yesterday, so it wasn't a great week, but I lost weight, so that's a plus!  

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

**Days 509 & 510**

I've been super busy, but I've been doing good.  I had a great workout at the gym today:
I burned 391 calories on the elliptical, and then I did the treadmill for 15 minutes, and burned another 100 calories, so I feel good about my cardio today.

I'll be doing my weigh-in first thing tomorrow morning, and then I'm leaving to go out of town until Monday night, but I'm going to try to post my weight before I leave.  I'm hoping to see a two pound loss!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

**Day 508**

I did go to the gym this morning with my dad - I did 30 minutes on the elliptical and 15 minutes on the treadmill.  I didn't take my usual picture because a guy was right next to me on another elliptical, and I hate when someone sees me taking a picture of my workout.....I don't know why I care!  It's stupid, I know.  So, I had a good workout at the gym, but I didn't take a 2 mile walk tonight, as planned.  It was a busy day, and I didn't end up getting home until almost 9pm, and I was just done for the day!  I'll be back in the gym in the morning - my dad is picking me up at 8am, and after I get home I have to help my girls go over their lesson plan for an online class they have from 11am-noon.  Right after their class we have to head out for a theater performance they are doing from 1-3pm, so it will be another busy day, but we should be home by 4pm, so I WILL go on, at least, a 2 mile walk at 4:30pm!  That's my plan!

I must start dropping weight, again, because getting dressed for my daughter's performances over the weekend was not fun.  My pants are tighter, and my shirts are tighter, so nothing feels comfortable, and I won't even get started on all my fatty rolls that were bulging through the fabric on my shirt!!  Ick!  I lost 3 pounds last week, and I hope to meet my goal of losing 2 pounds this week!!  I can do it!

Monday, May 21, 2012

**Days 505 - 507**

We had a crazy busy weekend - up at 5:30am, and out the door by 7am...Saturday and Sunday!  My daughter performed in four performances, over two days, as Mrs. Potts in the Beauty and the Beast Musical:
We didn't get home until after 7pm on Saturday, and after 2pm on Sunday, and I just didn't have the energy, or desire, to exercise either day, but I did get some exercise in tonight.  I took a 2 mile walk with my hubby and my girls:
My dad and I are going to the gym in the morning, and I'll take a 2 mile walk with my family in the evening, so I should burn some good calories on Tuesday!

Take a look at my girl singing Beauty and the Beast - she did a great job:

Friday, May 18, 2012

**Day 504**

I hadn't weighed myself for a few weeks because I knew I was gaining, and I just didn't want to face it, but Tuesday I stepped on the scale, and this was the sad number:
So, I was only down 5.5 pounds from my beginning weight of 248.5 on January 1, 2011, which is when I started trying to tackle my obesity.  It's so sad because last September I was down to 215 pounds - I managed to lose 33.5 pounds in 9 months, which isn't anything spectacular, but it was sure better than nothing!  Unfortunately, since September I have gained almost all the weight back, but I'm committed to getting myself back on track.  On Monday I set a goal of losing 2 pounds a week for the rest of the year, and today I weighed-in at:
I've lost 3 pounds since Tuesday, so I met my goal this week.  I'm taking it one day at a time, and trying to stay focused on what I need to do. Yes, I have a long way to go, but it's been worse.  Back in 2006 I weighed over 280 pounds, and looked like this (yikes):
Me w/ my nephews and my hubby
So, I'll take the 240 pounds I'm at, right now, and tackle losing another 40 pounds, and then another, and then another - if I did it once, I can do it again. 
I'm going to start my picture page over since I'm back in the 240's where I was when I started this blog.  I'll post a current picture today, and then I'll do another one on June 30th - hopefully, there will be progress!

Have a great weekend.