Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Joining a gym, I believe was the best decision I have made in a long time. Last week I went every day except Friday. On Wednesday I had my first personal training session and he set me up with a weight training plan. The 1st day I work arms, next day is legs, and the last day is shoulders and back. We will meet every three weeks and evaluate my progress. I finished my first week last night and I could barely finish because I was so sore.

After working out at the gym 2-3 hours a night I weighed in this morning at 207.2.. that is a loss of 2.8 lbs for the week. I am now under a pound of finally hitting my first mini goal.

I have been trying to be careful with what I am eating but I have not been tracking at all - just sort of eye balling it. After all the working out I have been doing I just assumed I would have had more of a loss. Don't get me wrong, I am THRILLED with what I have accomplished this week!

By next week I will be celebrating my mini goal.. hope you all enjoy your week.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

recap of the last few weeks.

Days go by far too quickly.

I haven't fell off the bandwagon completely.. still plugging along. I weighed in this morning at 210. The last few weeks I have ranged anywhere from 214 to 209. So glad to see the number I saw this morning. Four pounds from my first mini goal.

The last couple of months I feel like I have been phonying this in. I know I have been lost almost 30 pounds, which is great- but I know I can expect more outta myself.

Last night I joined a gym. I went and worked out for about an hour and again tonight for 2 hours. I feel lost in there.. I don't know what I should be doing! I went ahead and set up a personal training session (it's free, thank goodness!) for tomorrow at 6:30pm, so hopefully he will be able to set a plan up for me.

Oh, today I had a doctor appointment and I was dreading to step on the scale because I didn't want my home scale to be wrong! But much to my surprise it read 212.. which means my scale is correct. I am quite pleased.

I can almost fit into my size 16 jeans. I can get them on and button them but def not comfortably and they do NOT look good. I look forward to the day the fit just right.

That's all for tonight..

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

weekend bliss.

not even sure where to start. I suppose I will jump right on in there and talk about my previous post. I did so much activity this weekend and I thought I did good on my food. Stepped on the scale this morning and it read 214.8. Sure, it is only a pound increase but a big kick in the gut when I thought for sure I was losing. This mornings weigh in put me in a terrible mood all day. I am trying hard to get past it and move on. I cannot let it beat me down.

Now, what I did this weekend--

Friday night we had a huge wind storm.. 70-90 mph winds. It was crazy. We ended up losing power until Saturday morning. I feel fortunate, I live in town but just one county road over from my parent's house that just got electric back yesterday! Crazy. There were trees down/uprooted all over.

Saturday was the day I have been waiting on for weeks- the bike ride!! My dad and I got there at about 9:30am ish and took off. It went so smoothly. We did 30 miles. We got I cannot wait until next year. I think I will do the 60 mile ride. Even my dad, who was stressing said we will have to do it again next year- yay!

My plate at our SAG
the pretzels were a bad mouth got terribly dry

my dad and i

Came home from the ride and had to get ready for the wedding. It was beautiful.

the newly married couple.

Sunday after church we had a graduation open house that I was helping at. I decided to bike there.. about a 10 mile trek. The sun was got beaming down and when I finally got there I was a sweaty mess with a beat red face! When we got home from the open house we decided to start the cleanup of the aftermath of friday nights storm at my parents house. A full trailer load of tree branches we loaded and unloaded. There is still another 2 loads yet to deal with. With all that hard labor I figured for sure I would have a weight loss this week, not a gain.

Like I said, I need to move on.

Hopefully next week will show better results..

weighed in this morning and i am annoyed/frustrated.

i will have more of a substantial post later tonight when i get home from work.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Yesterday was my ACTUAL ortho appointment. I only have a few months to go and I can finally get my braces off! After yesterday's apt, my teeth are hurting so bad. I have to be so careful when eating.

Weigh in: 213.8lbs. Not so good of a weight loss, only .4lbs but at least it is going down. My dad and I didn't get a chance to bike at all last week and my exercise was maybe a video here and there. This week will be different. I am setting a goal to be 210 and under; that would be awesome.

I have finals this week and boy am I ever stressed. My project management II class is completed. Have to finish a paper and an essay for my e-business class and 3 assignments and a final for my accounting II class all by friday. whew, I never have written it out and I realize I have a lot to do. Thankfully after this week I get a week vacation and I will have my final quarter of school.

Saturday is the pumpkin vine bike ride!! I can't wait. Last night my dad and I rode 10 miles.. that is 1/3 of the trail. 30 miles is the longest either of us have rode in a consecutive time period, but I know we can do it.

Enjoy your day..

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

weigh in, over sleeping, glee

I had quite a morning. I had to leave the house this morning at 6:15 to be at my ortho appointment by 7:50. Well, my housemate and I had planned to go walking/running at 5am before I left. She came in my room at 5 and said she would rather not go, which I thought, "yay, more sleep for me!". I must not have reset my alarm after that, because I woke up at 6:45!! I sprinted out of bed, went and washed my hair and was out the door my 7 and on my way. I called the office and said I would be late. I was about 10 miles from the ortho office and I get a call from the receptionist telling me my appointment is NEXT week. I looked at my calendar and she was right. I turned around and headed home. blasted. So, next week I will be making the trip again.

Weigh in results: I will admit I moved the scale around the floor to get the a result I liked.. that counts right?! I am saying it does. 214.2. Which puts me down 2.2lbs. I think my double chin is finally getting a bit smaller. Score. My belly is still bigger than ever. I am down to only one pair of jeans that I wear everyday because my other pair has a nice attractive thigh hole. And I am afraid that will be happening soon to my last remaining pair. Hopefully I will outgrow (that isn't the word.. but you get the point) these jeans before that happens.

Tonight we are having friends over for the finale of glee! love, love that show! We are making slushies to commemorate the evening.

Hope everyone has a good evening..

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

i haven't checked in for 2 weeks! geez.

well last week I was at 218.6.. down 1.4 lbs. Not to bad.

This week I weighed in at 216.4.. that is more like it- down 2.2lbs!

I am officially down 20 pounds!!! It is about time!

Tomorrow is my birthday- turning 22. I remember 3 years ago I wanted to be at my goal weight by now. ha, oh dear. But, I will tell ya, that is not going to stop me from having a good time tomorrow night with my beautiful friends! I haven't decided yet where we are going. This would normally be every persons dream- picking out a place to go. But I DREAD it! I am way too indecisive.

I have been able to sweet talk my dad into going on bike rides with me in this hot/humid heat. Sunday night we went about 6 miles and tonight we went 7. I would love to go further, but I have to give him more time :) I am also SUPER excited, he agreed to go on the pumpkin vine trail bike ride with me on June 17. It will be a 30 mile ride. He is already saying how he/we won't be able to do it- but I know we can :)

Enjoy the rest of the week.