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!!!!