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!

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

I AM BACK . . . ALMOST A YEAR LATER (moving forward)

Well, I am back and I hope all my blog friends are doing well. I have missed staying in touch. It has been a difficult little while, but I have grown stronger from it and I am ready to get things started again. I went back to my “weight Dr.” and plan to stick with him till the end now 🙂 I started out 4 pounds heavier than my starting weight last time, but I can do this.

Since the end of September I have lost 21 pounds, the only thing I need to work on is my 3 day binge after weigh in. Seems kinda silly to gain all the weight back in 3 days and then try to lose it all the next week,  but try to wrap that around my brain these days is just not working. 😦 Other than that all is getting there.

My husband and I have had some ups and downs (working on them) he finally has a new job, one where we can spend time together. You don’t realize what a relationship goes through when you go from spending all your time with someone to not having any time together, didn’t work very positively for us, but now we can work to get that 1 and 1/2 years back. Keeping my fingers crossed we can do it 😉

My son has his ups and downs as well with his stomach/hip issues, always proud of him and how positive he can be with all his health issues. He is definitely a good role model. Very proud, doesn’t give up and doesn’t use it as an excuse to not work every day!

My daughter is taking a parenting class and has come home with a real to life doll and it wakes up every 2 hours throughout the night and she is a trooper. Of course she is used to being around children, so that didn’t surprise me. She is currently looking for a part time job, but is still volunteering.

Glad to be back and looking thforward to catching up with the lives of my blog friends.

VOICE BE GONE . . . common sense and willpower please return!!!

Ok, so I haven’t been on in a while as I have been spending all my free time EATING or should I say BINGING!!! In the past 8 months I have gained a whopping 42 pounds 😦 I wish I could explain why, stress took over and I found it a whole lot easier and more comforting to just eat and I would like to say it was all healthy food that I was over eating, but unfortunately it wasn’t! I have come to the conclusion that I can’t blame my weight gain on anything except myself. I have had a few things in my life that have stressed me out, but so do millions of other people and they do not resort to eating. I don’t normally binge when I am stressed, but this time I did and it got worse and worse each time something stressful came up. I found myself listening to a voice inside my head that was saying “eat everything now that you may want or crave when you go back on your diet” and of course I listened and then the next day came (diet day) and the voice was back “wait! you haven’t finished eating everything you may crave when you go back on your diet”. And this is how the past 8 months has went. Will I ever be able to get rid of this voice and get back on track?

Voice be gone . . . willpower and common sense please return!!!