Sunday, August 21, 2011

I am LAME! I was not quite ready for this comp....but I now have a plan... can we start over???
Kids are headed to school tomorrow and I have game plan. But I botched the last 2 months which I may not be able to recover. We'll have to see.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Man I'm having Issues!!!

I don't think that summer and weight loss do well together for me...too much going on..over stressed and can't keep track of everything in my life.
Also have had more computer problems then ever since the move, makes it really hard to blog and keep up to date with everything...sure wish things would get back to normal for me...I think I botched this month...blah!

I really could use all of your encouraging words, and would love to read through your blogs, but my computer won't let me load most of your pages...hopefully it will all be fixed soon!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

What a month!

Wow I don't know what I'm doing.....So crazy at how hard it becomes to lose weight and be in the competition when you are without a computer for 92% of the month....
No internet for 2 1/2 weeks in the first part of the month...and then on vacation the last part = no computer access here either...had to borrow the hotels to post this blog.
I know I haven't gained, and I know I have lost but how much???? not sure until I weigh in...probably not much. But I'm still here and it's only one month...
I am quiet proud of myself, I have turned down a lot of great food while small task but 5 more days of our trip, then back to business....
Hope all of you are doing great.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


WOOHOO!!!!! I'm getting skinny!!! old pants are wonderful when they feel new! (haven't worn them in a long time).
I'm getting really nervous, we are leaving for our big 12 day trip on Monday morning, and I love eating when we travel. Ok I love eating all of the time!!!! But even better when I'm on a trip. Any suggestions??? How to resist all the temptation.
With the move this month and traveling...blah! I haven't made it to the gym in a while and I read Karilynn's blog and I think she is whipping our butts this month!! :)
I'm still moving forward...

I need to take a moment and map out a plan. I'll work on that on our 12 hour drive.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The moving Diet...

So this week we have been moving into our new house. Moving and trying to eat healthy are not a great combination!!! My kitchen is finally up and running, and I now am in better control over what I eat. For a few days there I couldn't find anything. I am loving the house and all the room we have.

It was great to be in the winners circle this past month. I am determined to work even harder this month I have continued going to the gym. I'm eating clean and drinking lots and lots of water :). I still think that doing all of this in the summer is so hard.

We are leaving for San diego in 2 weeks. I am setting goals and putting a plan into play so that I don't blow it all on my trip. I might not make it to the gym, but I can exercise at the hotel!

We are still without internet at the new house, so i haven't had a chance to check everyone else's progress. I hope that you are all doing well!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Go ME!!!

I was so excited when I weighed in. I would have liked to have gone down more on the scale. But it is hard to be trying to get healthy when its summer. All the summer fun and fun food have me going crazy.
I am very happy with my 11.8 pound loss. I plan to kick it up a notch. I know I could have done better. I will, I will, I will...July is going to be rocking!!!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Clean Eating 101

Step away from the cookie dough.
Say no to ice cream.
Pass by the drive through at McDonald's.

You're on your steps my friend, baby steps.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


It's coming it's coming!!! I can hardly wait to weigh in. I really am going out of my mind to see where I'm at on the scale!!! AHHHHHHHH! I'm still a little up and down, but I know that I'm headed the right direction.
It is truly amazing the things that one can see when going to the gym. I will share a couple of funny moments...I watched a lady eat a donut while doing a serious spin workout. Go figure. It was really a donut.I kept looking to see if it was some sort of power bagel or something, but no it was a glazed donut.
I also watched a man sit in his car(parked at the gym) eating his McDonald's breakfast with hash browns and a bacon egg and cheese something. Then he went in and worked out like crazy? I wonder why he isn't losing any weight????lol
I got my butt kicked by a pregnant lady working out on the treadmill next to mine. (she didn't know we were racing, but in comparison I am too embarrassed to say her speed and distance compared to mine I'm a wimp. And she was really, really prego, like 7 months.)
Look at how adventurous it can be to go to the gym :) Can't wait to see what else is going on there.

We move in 5 days, haven't packed yet...but it will all happen in due time.
Hope you are all doing well...but not too well ;)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

What do you think?

I'm not doing very good on the blogging....but that doesn't mean I'm not doing good on the weight loss...You decide.
I haven't told anyone how I am doing, truth is not too sure. I haven't been weighing myself much. I was trying not to weigh myself for the month, but I have a couple of times. But not recently. I am moving forward. I could do better but for this month I am happy with where I am at.
I have had a lot of changes this month which always makes getting fit hard. I cut my hours at work, which means I'm home more...and can eat more...currently trying not to.
We are also moving in a weekish, and at some point I need to pack...but that brings on emotions and emotions come with It's true that is my major week spot. But I turned down cookie dough so I'm A OK!
I am determined to make excellent progress and will work at getting better on the blogging. I am reading your blogs and trying to draw some energy from them and some's coming.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Gotta get on the blogging board!

I love the motivation that comes from blogging. Last time around it always boosted me up, and kept me going. I know that there is a lot of power that comes from blogging, and I intend to pick up the pace.
This past week has been a small nightmare and I really can't remember all that has happened. But I can remember that I lost some weight. I haven't decided if I want to keep all of you in the loop on the weight loss, or leave it until the monthly weigh in? still deciding. Will let you know soon.
My food plan is moving right along. I really love clean eating. The exercise is fantastic. I'm up to around 2 hoursish a day. OH YEAH!!!!!
This week my goal is to write down my goals and write down the excuses I can no longer use. SO I can remind myself that they are lame excuses and do nothing but hold me back.
I am hoping for a more calm better week for me and my family as this last one was insane.
I hope that you all are doing fantastic, but not losing too much :)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

I'm a stationary kind of a girl!

Yep you got it. I love sitting on my butt...on a stationary bike! Started my morning with a 9.33 mile bike ride in 26 minutes, at a pretty decent resistance. Then moved on and ran 3 miles...followed by some serious ab routine. GO ME!

For those of you that competed with me before, a little FYI exercise is no longer my enemy! It is my friend. I learned a few things over the past year, (how to be skinny isn't one of them). I've known for a long time that because of my MS my balance and coordination isn't up to par, but what I never put together is that because of that I really struggle with exercise. So here is what I learned....

I gave up trying to jog outside, or ride outside, or on a track. I learned that when I'm on stationary equipment I work harder because I don't have to pay attention to where I am going and can focus strictly on what I am doing.I also have something to hold on to. Sounds silly, I know. But the first time that I worked out at the gym I realized that my MS limits what I can do.

So there you have it. I now can exercise! Add that to my great eating plan and what do you have....WINNER!!!!WINNER!!!!WINNER!!!!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sometimes life amazes me!

I don't know what sparked me to look at my long lost blog, but it has for sure been awhile. I was surprised this past week when I logged on at exactly a year from my last post. I really couldn't remember when I had last written on here, and I logged on on May 24th and saw that my last post was May 24th one year ago. Kind of funny.

Funny thing is I have put all of the weight back on and then some. I am currently starting a new weight loss direction. I know you are all thinking here we go again. But really I am not writing for anyone out there but me this time. I felt like writing because I remember it helping me keep my long term goals in perspective.

I have reached my all time high at 191 pounds. I have had a lot of things to stress over in the past year, and food is my comforter.

I am planning to lose a lot of weight fast at the moment. I know, spare me the lecture of un-healthy weight loss. I will do it with hard core diet and exercise. It will happen.

So, here is to new starts, new adaventures, and a brighter horizon. Moving forward.