Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Survived Thanksgiving.

So Thanksgiving went well. My goal was to stay under 335lbs for the holiday because believe you me I am gonna eat. Goal accomplished. I was 333 on Monday. I exercised yesterday and am right back to it until Xmas food. lol. I was 331 today and am looking forward to hopefully logging a new low weight sometime soon. Glad I survived one of the hardest holidays to get past on a diet. And actually, I believe the size of my stomach has changed because even when I saw food I wanted to demolish I was STUFFED from the one plate I made....a real blower I tell you! LOL. Happy Week all!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wednesday Thoughts

So, I had a great weekend of fun and celebrating my goal, but as always that sets you back a tad bit. So, back on the grind this week with eating well and exercising. It always takes me a day or 2 to get back into the mode and habit, but I am good. No more celebrations until I reach 300 pounds ok!!!! Phew! Because we can not keep having to lose just to gain to relose....unless it's totally worth it. Anyway, I look forward to a great week of exercising doing boxing and a bit different workout of go-go Zumba for an HOUR tomorrow with a friend. Lord please give me endurance! Amen!

Happy Week all!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Happy Friday (as always)

It's Friday!!! My cheat or treat day if you will. I have maintained the 320s as I was 328 today as well. I have been eating well and still exercising throughout the week as much as I can. Trying to keep moving and stay active even when I just dropping my 6 month old at Daycare. I move faster than I normally would. Anyway, I can not wait to treat myself today. So many options that I just want them all. But I am please to say I made it! Now, on to the teens....319 and below here I come! Happy Friday!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Goal Reached: I'm in the 320s!!!

328lbs this morning. YAYAYA I am in the 320s. I haven't been this weight since I lost 62lbs doing Medifast like 4 or 5 years ago. You know what that means. I get to treat myself on Friday...of course as long as I maintain being in the 320s, but I am sure that would not be a problem. Yay! And 2 days earlier than expected. Go me, go me, do my thang, do my thang. LOL. I am sure that my weight loss may be a bit stagnant in the next week as mother nature has reared its ugly head, and ladies we clearly know that means water weight galore. But this too shall pass. Happy Hump Day.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Another Day Another Loss.

Another day...another pound lost. Woot Woot. I'm justa itching to see the 320's I can taste it. I'm 331 and losing. I have to reach that goal by Friday in order to have this treat I so desperately want. Focused. Motivated. Let's get it!

Have a great Tuesday all!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Meeting this week's goals

So, boxing has been going well. Didn't do any this weekend of course but I will be right back at it this week for 20 or more minutes a day. Trying to build up my cardio bit by bit. My body doesn't hurt as much as before and my sister in law let me know that boxing has to be a consistent thing for the changes to stick. So, I am up for that challenge. This is my week for me to meet my goal of being in the 320s. If I meet my goal, I can not WAIT to get this amazing salad sandwich from CHOPT on Friday...so, my greedy self better meet that goal! Happy Monday!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Down 2 more pounds

So I am down 2 pounds since refocusing. I am sore allllll over from doing boxing 2 days in a row. I think today may be a treadmill day as my arms and body muscles need a massive break. ugh. But at least I did it.. right?Right! And it paid off. 3 pounds from seeing those 320s I have been chasing....How exciting. Happy Friday eve!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Changing my exercise routine to Boxing

So, I didn't exercise at all on Monday....was tired and beginning to get a cold. I did, however, exercise yesterday. I did boxing (endurance sparring) on my PlayStation move with a game called "the Fight". And let me tell you, Boxing is no Treadmill. LOL. It has me winded and sweating out my facial cheeks....I was sweaty everywhere and passed out on the couch like I was about to die. I told my husband this and he told me that he saw. LOL. But it felt good to "survive" it. So, I am switching up routines to get me out of this 335 plateau and get me going back down. So this morning I was 335 after gaining a few pounds from poor eating this weekend and I plan on doing it again this evening even though my arm muscles and back muscles hurt. I gotta get in the habit. I'll be back on the treadmill as it is good to switch up the exercise routines when weight loss becomes stagnant, but for now Boxing is my new thing. I have the hugest urge to see 300 so I must do this! Everyone have a great day!

Friday, October 25, 2013

1 step back, 2 steps forward sometimes....

Well its been a long and busy week. Glad I made it to Friday. Had a bad weekend last weekend of eating which plateaued my progress. But then I got back into it on Monday and Tuesday and here we are. Just a little bit closer to the goal I wish to attain by next week which is the 320s. It sucks when you screw up, but it is important to always remember that it is not the end of the world...the day will end and a new day will begin. and you know my motto "Today is a new day to start over!!!" So I did.... Happy Friday all!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

What will you be saying?

So I am reaching the midway point of the 330s and as I reflect on them, because soon the 330s will be no more, I realize how it can be frustrating thinking about how long this journey is. This is especially when losing weight from such a high number trying to go to a low number. Last time I checked my math, going from 406lbs (412lbs really after giving birth)to 180 is 226lbs lost. I mean that's another overweight person that I am losing. LOL!!!

So knowing that I had that much to go, I was almost defeated before I even started. However, I realized that I had to do this for me, my health, and who I want to be in life. I want to look the way I feel. And I always feel fabulous! And I also know that creating mini goals is fun and gives me a smaller number to work with. Such as knowing my husband's 30th birthday is in February. So that gives me about 4 months to get to my next goal. Trying to lose 20 pounds a month, I could be 80 pounds lighter by then. Now, that goal is optimistic, but I like my chances. I believe in me.

So, my point is that sometimes, looking at the overall goal and the time it will take to get there becomes so overwhelming that you defeat yourself before you even give yourself a chance. Don't do that....take it a day at a time....and watch that scale go down a pound at a time. Know that the scale is not the only thing that matters, so going up does not mean it will continue to go that way. Sometimes you have to go up to go down. Just keep at it! Don't stop. The scale eventually HAS to go down. Just bang it against something. (kidding)But Why? Because a year from now you will either be saying "I have lost 100 pounds in a year" or you will be saying "I could have lost 100 pounds by now". Which will you be saying? I know what I will be saying.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Happy Friday!!!

Going down down baby, down down the roller coaster! LOL. Focused on my goal of reaching 320, but right now the scale I am sure is lying to me because Aunt Flow has reared her ugly head. That's like an extra 5 pounds of water retainage right there!!!! UGHHHHH....but its all good. That means I may be in for a great surprise one of these days next week, and I am not talking chocolates! Happy Friday all!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Finally in the 330s!!!!

339.8!!!!!! I am in the 330s!!! YAYAYAYAYAYA! Sooner than expected too. Thought it would be this Friday. Nonetheless, I am thrilled. And now.....motivated to hit them 320s!!!! That goal is important to me because I have not been that small since I lost 62 pounds doing Medifast like 4 years ago when I got down to 327. Then we stopped and I gained it all back. But I did not have the true focus that I have now. That, I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired of being fat. That, my feet hurts when I go to the mall or go shopping tired. That, enough is enough tired. That, I want to look the way I feel drive. I've lost 72lbs and I am not stopping or slowing down. So, watch me get into the 320s within 2 weeks! #GrindingHard #dointhisforme Happy Tuesday!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

What keeps you moving forward?

As I reflect on the reasons I have not quit and keep moving forward, I know there are soooooo many of them. I will list them all one day at a later time, but I do want to share this one. I have been exercising 5 days out of the week for 20 to 30 minutes a day depending on how I feel. Missed a few days here and there but have stuck with it for the most part. 3 days in this week. So I know that great feeling of accomplishment, but I also know this great feeling of PAIN and ACHES in my legs and back from doing it. LMAO!!! But I keep telling myself, as I limp through the halls of my house and at work like I just got in a fight with the treadmill (because I really did!), that one day I will wake up and the pain will be gone because I have finally lost enough weight for it not to be painful anymore. One day. But that and seeing the scale go down because of the effort made is what keeps me going.

Monday, September 30, 2013

..Just Keep Swimming....

My life has been super busy lately. I have still been exercising but last week I missed 2 out of my 5 days because of late nights getting in so late after handling some business with my husband. That also meant I had to eat out since I could not make dinner. Sucks, but that's life. So this week is going to be a refreshing week to get me back in the groove of things....eating well and exercising everyday through the work week. I need to keep progressing. Happy week to everyone! ..Just Keep Swimming....

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

56 lbs lost so far

Hey luvs. I have lost a total of 56 pounds since I had my son 4 months ago, and being 412 pounds. Like I said last journal...I am back at it after recovering. Did only 21 minutes of exercise yesterday on my lunch break because I was running behind schedule, but it still made a world of difference. I will be doing anywhere between 20 to 30 minutes of exercise a day everyday mon through fri. I can't say for the weekends because those are my rest and down days usually and its kinda hard to get outta that habit...but we will see. I am transforming so who knows. I'm down 2 pounds since getting back on it from not doing much for a week.

340's I'm coming for you!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Back after a week of Sedentary fun...lol

So I am back in action after a week of being pretty much sedentary besides Monday as I had to recover. Today, I will be resuming my exercise routine going home on my lunch break and exercising for 20 to 25 minutes on the treadmill. I am not really looking forward to doing it because sedentary feels so great, but I know that this journey is one that I refuse to quit or give up on until I am at my goal weight. I am currently 358lbs and am ready to take on the 350s and move on down to the 340s. Let's Go!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Hey all. Just quickly checking in. I am still on the prowl...just had a minor setback that I had to deal with this past week which has left me quite quiet at home recovering. But nonetheless, I am here and still trying to eat well under the circumstances. I should be back to myself in a few days and back at it with eating right and exercising. For now, I am just eating right...or trying should I say.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Up and Down Battle - Stay Strong

So I did exercise yesterday but I did not eat as well as I would have liked. Went way over my calorie intake just for one of my favorite home made treats, rice krispy treats. So I didn't lose anything and I am sure it was a small set back. But nonetheless, that does not stop me. You know my motto, Every day is a new day to start over! So here I am on that new day to reevaluate my calorie intake. Today I am shooting for under 1500 calories to make up for yesterday. Having these moments can make you feel sad or want to give up but the point of this journey is to experience the ups and downs, but make sure there are more ups than downs, and to reach the ultimate goal. No goal is ever reached without a little setback. Am I right? Now let me not have another set back for at least a year. LOL Here's to a great dieting and exercise day for us all!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Sometimes you have to do things you DON'T want to do

In life there are things we all do that we don't want to do. We go to work everyday, we compromise with our spouses, we wake up instead of sleeping in, etc. There are so many things we do because we NEED to do them and not because you WANT to do them. As I sit here in pain because of exercising for these past 8 days, I realize I do not want to exercise today. I mean are you kidding me? I hurt...no thanks.....

BUT...and this is a big BUTT if you will....I need to exercise. LOL. I need to exercise today on the treadmill at lunch for 30 minutes because I WANT to lose weight. I want to lose a tremendous amount of weight in a year. So, I have to do things that I particularly do not want to. So I will push through, pain and all, and pop a Motrin after I am done and come right back to work like nothing ever happened.

But ask my body, ALOT has happened. Well, I guess my motivation will be the fact that I have lost 12 pounds since starting to walk on the treadmill everyday for 30 minutes last Monday...and today is only Tuesday. I told my body this, and it doesn't care....well, at least not yet. But it will....one of these days soon...it will thank me.

Wish me luck!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

In the 350s!!!!

Yes! I did it. I am in the 350s for the first time in over 3 years! woot woot! But no celebration yet, long way to go til I see the bottom of 300s and so on. But for the moment, a small victory! har har har.... Happy Saturday all!

Friday, August 2, 2013

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Happy Friday - TGIF

Happy Friday all! Weighed in this morning a half a pound less and can I say THANK GOD cuz I surely ate that whole Subway steak and cheese sandwich and it was DELISH! I was only going to eat half for dinner but couldn't resist. I figured it would be a good way to see how my body responds in the morning even though I was still under my BMR and did my 30 minutes of exercise. I know usually I would have gained simply because I didn't exercise, but this time the results were different. Nonetheless, I am looking forward to a nice weekend once I get through this work day. Kids are gone and I'll be focusing on cleaning and relaxing this weekend, not forgetting exercise of course.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Happy Friday Eve

Great day ya'll. It's Friday eve and I am thrilled. After a long work week filled with meetings and long days and nights, I can't think of anything better than a weekend of rest. My 2 sons are going to their grandparents (my in laws) for the weekend, which leaves me with a day to myself as my husband goes to work on Saturday, and a day for just the hubby and I on Sunday. It's been a minute. And although I'll probably spend this wonderful "me time" cleaning on Saturday...I will do so knowing that it is only adding to the wonderful movement and exercise I have been doing that has me successfully losing weight. So, I weighed myself this morning and I am down a solid 3 pounds!!!! And yes, I am a daily weigher. What can I say? I'm a need to know like right now type of gurl. So I am 360 pounds and about the hit the 350s for the first time in about 3 years when I was doing Medifast (see previous blog entries). I feel a huge transformation in the near future!!!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

So, I technically am down more than I logged but I went back up because of the weekend of good eating at the beach! But I am happy to even log this minimal change because it means that I am doing something right. I am not excited though until I see the 350's. I should have been in the 350's but I can't cry over spilled milk, just have to keep moving and doing what I am doing and I should see the 350s in no time. I am just hoping to keep everything going so I can see a new number every two weeks. like 350s...then 340s...then 330...etc. Everyone have an awesome day!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Lunchtime Workout a Success!

Just got back from walking 30 minutes on the treadmill and let me tell you my body is asking me WHHHYYYY!!! LOL. I also did 30 minutes yesterday too. I am going to keep this up to see if there is a difference in the scale. I believe so. I only ate 1100 calories yesterday, and I doubt it will be any different today. SHOUTOUT to my FS friends! You all rock with motivation and pick me ups....that's why I need you all for this long journey. I hope you all are also doing well!

Long Time no Blog

I have not been on here for at least 2 years, but wanted to start it back up as I continue this weight loss journey. After having my son on April 18th, I was 412 pounds and determined to get to a healthy weight as I was trying to do before I was preggers. Now, 363 pounds, I am down 49 pounds and won't stop. I want to share this journey with whoever dares to read as many people go through this struggle in life. I have concurred everything I put my mind to, so why should this be any different? It isn't. So I will succeed....in time. I am currently walking on my treadmill for at least 30 minutes 3 times a week and eating 1500 or less calories a day. I go through ups and downs but will see this to the end, which is my goal of 180 pounds. Thick with nice curves, but not morbidly obese. This is an intimate subject for me as I have confidence for days and love myself and my body, but am ready to LOOK the way I FEEL. Care to join me and watch me on this journey? My blog is back active! Let's get it!