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 πŸ™‚ 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,Β  and lettuce minus the bun! πŸ™‚


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 πŸ™‚ 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 othersΒ  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 . . .Β  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.Β  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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ˜‰

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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ˜‰

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.

GOING DEEP . . . snapping out of it!

Saw this on face book and thought I would share it . . . For myself, this hit so close to home especially during this particular time in my life. I have gained almost all my weight back, don’t want to go anywhere where people will be that I know and I am constantly blaming my unhappiness on my poor husband. I seem to be picking at every little thing he does good or bad and feel sorry for myself. The poor guy can’t seem to do anything right.

Thank goodness he is being very patient and understanding, honestly I don’t think I could be. If I had to listen to me, I would say see ya! It is really bad, I have never been so unhappy with myself/life. Definitely not who I am nor who I want to be. I am very lucky to have the family I have who are and continue to be very supportive, no matter how miserable I am.

I am going to post this all over the house in hopes that I can snap out of it or at least don’t take everyone around me down with me. Could it be that I have the winter blues, or that my husband has a new job and we went from seeing each other all the time to hardly ever seeing each other, or that I don’t drive and now I am feeling it because I have to walk and take the bus everywhere. Normally I love to walk and take the bus, it has always given me quality time with my children, but that was when I was doing it by choice, now I have no choice if I need something I have to take the bus OR is it the fact that I have gained all my weight back and am so disappointed with myself that everything else is just magnified.

I can usually find the positive in almost anything, but this dark cloud that seems to be hovering won’t allow me to see the sun past the clouds.Here is to a new day and hopefully I can start finding the light, because honestly I have absolutely no reason to be so hum glum πŸ™‚ Thanks for listening . . .


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