PHASE 1 . . . day 1

Well so far, I failed to drink enough and eat every 3 hours, just plain forgot, busy morning. Tomorrow I will be setting a timer to remind me and carry my water bottle around as well. I have the food ready to go in the fridge and need to remember to fill my water jug as soon as I get up! As for the eating, I did well with what I ate, and exercises . . . weeell they were tough, but I am proud of what I did 🙂 I got so excited about getting started that I forgot to warm up, so need to add that for tomorrow. I was able to complete all the exercises except the push ups, instead of 3 sets, I did only 2 of each. My arms were giving out on me. Lara was right though, you do feel good after, tired, but good! Now I am going to have my lunch ~ zucchini stuffed with turkey and vegetables and for dinner ~ turkey burger topped with roasted peppers, mushrooms, onions,  and lettuce minus the bun! 🙂


GETTING STARTED (WEEK 1 OF 12) . . . wish me luck!!!

Tomorrow starts week 1 of a 12 week program by Jamie Eason. I will be adjusting the meal part of it because I am currently on a low carb diet, but looking forward to doing the exercise part.

I am not as brave as a fellow blogger who previously posted about this program and is currently on week 2 and loving it so far. She is brave enough to post weekly progress pictures . . . I am not there just yet, but I will take a before and after picture and maybe at the end of the 12 weeks, I may post it. So you will have to stay tuned 🙂 WISH ME LUCK!!!!

KICKING “FUNK” IN THE BUTT . . .anyone what to join in?


Today I was pleased and excited to find a post that was posted about a fitness program that a fellow blogger is excited to embark on. I have been in somewhat of a funk lately, so when I came across this I thought what a great way to knock this funk on its butt! Please find the post below and I hope it inspires others  to give it a whirl as well. If you do, please let us know so we can all keep in touch with each others progress and offer support at the same time. I will be starting the program Monday February 3rd after my weigh in on the 1st. I would like to thank Thinspirational Journey for posting this. I enjoy reading Lara’s posts, she is always very positive and motivated.

IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED . . . try and try again

Try-Try-Again-American-Proverb-PostersThe New Year is upon us and I found myself starting out strong and then dwindling. I care for children on a daily basis and the above is a phrase I use a lot. However, I myself do not follow it. I am doing good for a day, lose 3 pounds, then gain 2, in the end I am losing weight, just not as much as I would like, but I am not giving up. I am taking the time to read labels now, which are very interesting, watching the carb and sodium intake, getting my treadmill fixed and see where it goes. I am being unrealistic when I set my goals on losing 32 pounds in a month! I have decided not to weigh myself because I find myself getting discouraged when I don’t lose and want to eat and when I do, I feel that it is an opportunity to splurge a bit. I will no longer know if I am losing or gaining therefore I will have to continue eating properly in order to be where I need to be or as close as I can get by Feb 1st when my next weigh in is after being away for over a month. During which time I gained all my weight back and then some 😦 Not to worry though . . .  I am going to practice what I preach! I have a new philosophy now and I plan to follow it!

DAY ONE (GETTING BACK ON TRACK) . . . wasn’t too bad!

Today I have decided to try to start to get back into the swing of things. I am pleased that I didn’t wait until “Monday” as I usually do, so that is a step in the right direction 🙂 Now the day wasn’t too bad except I got a little snooty with my husband and am feeling guilty now, but can’t rectify it as he is at work, so I will just have to wait until 11:30 when he gets home.

I did well eating though. I had made a new bread yesterday using chia seeds that I read were great to eat, so I had 2 very small pieces with meat, an egg and sausage, rapine, and then I was starving by 8:30 and gave in to a caesar salad which never tasted better, OMGsh it was divine. I now see why the Europeans enjoy their food so much, it actually tastes better when eaten slowly and enjoyed as apposed to wolfing it down so fast that you taste nothing and didn’t even realize you had finished it already :(OK, so I know that the caesar salad probably wasn’t the best thing to do, but I am still pleased  with my progress because it could have been a lot worse considering what I have been eating the past 2 months and I also enjoyed a few “anti bloating” teas using my new Keurig and infuser that I got for Xmas (which I love by the way) Surprisingly the teas actually did what they claimed they would do.

I have scheduled an appointment to see my weight Dr. who is expecting me to be 180 when I go back. I am currently 228 so I don’t think that is going to happen in a months time, but I am going to do my best to get down as much as I can and may even start exercising again 🙂 It will be really embarrassing to go back having failed, but it was my own doing and now I need to suck it up and deal with the consequences . . .

I have added my tea recipe . . .

Add to the infuser a small piece of fresh ginger (I sometimes use 1/4 tsp ground), with 1 tsp fennel (I crush them), steep together for 15-17 minutes, then add peppermint tea (I break open a bag and add) steep another 10-12 minutes

Does the trick for me. Please keep in mind that ginger can affect  people in different ways, so be careful and enjoy!!!

HOW TO GET THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS . . . I need more tips or possibly a kick in the @#s HELP!!! ARRRRRRR!!!!!

OK! so I am slowly losing weight, still feeling a bit down as I keep having to work extra hard to lose the weight I just lost and I am not talking 4-5 pounds, I am talking sometimes 20 pounds in 2 weeks because of parties, visits, baking etc. If my brain could only make the connection that I could be at my goal weight by now if I only stayed on track and didn’t waste time losing the same weight over and over. The worst part is that I don’t even enjoy what I am eating and I feel so sick afterwards.  I can’t keep going to bed at 7 to avoid eating, my family is starting to take it personally lol or cry, not sure what to do . . . actually I am lucky, they have been really good about it, but that isn’t the point, there has to be a better way 🙂 I need more than the strength to get through the holidays, I need some really good advice, tips and a good kick in the @#s!

Anyone in my neck of the woods free to offer a swift kick ;)

Anyone in my neck of the woods free to offer a swift kick 😉

PROBIOTICS . . . yes or no?

I have been hearing more and more lately about the benefits of probiotics. Are they good for us or just another passing fad? I, as well as several family members have intestinal issues, do we start taking them, if so, what kind, how do you know if they work or if you are just wasting money or worse yet putting more junk into your body? Can you take the tablets or is it better  to take the ones that require refrigeration? There are so many questions I have regarding probiotics. If you have any input you would like to share, please feel free to do so, it would be greatly appreciated.2probiotics

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