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.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

today is the day

Yesterday was weigh in day.
I didn't post it (or wasn't going to count it) until I weighed myself this morning. I was thinking I was just retaining water.
Up .2lbs.
Which I realize is nothing, but I thought I did really good this week with exercise. I did eat out a lot more than normal, so I am assuming that plays a role in the gain.
Moving on.
I really want to get away from the twentys for good. So by next Tuesday, that is my goal (again!).
What I need to start doing is keep track of my workouts. What I do each day and how much.
That is also going to be my goal this week. Tracking.
This week I have midterms and I am completely stressed! I have so much to do it is unbelievable. I've been majorly slacking on my assignments and now it is biting me in the butt. So until Friday night I will be doing TONS of homework and tests. blah. But that only means that I am getting closer to the END! :)
My cousin posted this quote today and I love it: "this day is the day you will never get back. The only way to make it last is do something amazing and make memories!"

Thursday, May 6, 2010


With all the moving around the last couple of months I cannot find my bodybugg, my notebook that I track my measurements/weight, and my tape measure. I don't get it. I have looked almost everywhere- not sure where else I can look. and right now I can't afford to purchase a new bb- although I would LOVE to, but I want to get a bike rack for my car and those are not cheap.

Speaking of biking tuesday night I went. My mom was using my car (hers was in the shop) so she just dropped me off at Richelle's house and I said I could just ride back to the house since it is only 4 miles away. Well, on the way back to my house I notice that I am riding hard and it is NOT smooth! I decided that once I got off the busy road and onto the county road I would get off and check.. flat tire!! I am still probably 3 miles away from home. Could not believe it! I ended up walking by bike back until my mom was able to come and get me!!

Hoping to take it in Saturday and get a new tube for it.

Going on a bike ride again tonight and I will have to take my sisters. Hopefully no falls :)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


I hit my goal that I set for myself last week!!
Weighed in this morning (twice, just to make sure) and I am at 219.8! I am just barely out of the 20's but I still made it!

This weekend was amazing and I didn't have my camera, so no pics.

Friday night my good friend Dustin came in from Chicago and I got to spend the evening with him. I ended up staying there until 3:45 in the morning! It was nice.

That brings us to Saturday morning- my friend Michelle and I had planned on meeting at 5am for breakfast and then head to ft wayne for the vera bradley sale. So there wasn't anytime for sleep. When I drove home from Dustins I headed straight for the shower and got ready for breakfast! We ate breakfast and drove to the vera bradley sale to wait in line for about 2.5 hours to enter the building! But that is nothing- I was talking to a bunch of other people that I knew that went and they said that if they would not have left, they would have had to wait at LEAST 6 hours in line! INSANE! Anyways, I ended up buying 5 purses. I love! If you can imagine, I came home and crashed!

Sunday was nice. The high school youth had a labor auction and a meal, which is always fun. After that was a bunch of homework and relaxing.

Tonight, Richelle and I are going on a bike ride. I am exicted since I haven't gotten a chance to go on one since last Tuesday! Plus the weather is just about perfect today- low 70s!

I am going to go ahead and set another goal and be at 216 by next week. 3 lbs.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

the report on being back

this last week was not too bad at all. My food was horrible. I thought I was doing good, but I wasn't counting calories and i know I was eating way over. I did end up exercising the equivalent of 30 minutes for 5 days. My friend Richelle and I have started biking together and we went 3 times last week for about an hr each. I had forgotten how much I love bike riding. And if spark people is correct, an hour bike ride burns just over 600 calories! I wish I could find my bodybugg.. with all the packing and moving, I have seemed to misplace it. Hoping it turns up soon.

now to the weight loss: 1 pound. The scale is moving again! - go figure that when i get my body moving again, I will see results. So that makes me at 223. So close to the teens! Maybe by next tuesday :)

well, hope you all enjoy the the rest of the week! I cannot wait until the weekend!

Monday, April 19, 2010

i'm baaack :)

hello! my fellow blogging friends, it has been far too long. How is it that time goes by so fast. It seriously feels like I never left blogging land. Although, I do have a lot blogs to read from my absents. It sort of feels like every couple months I take a hiatus and than return.. which btw, is not good.

a lot of new and exciting things have happened in my neck of the woods. This could get long- hope I don't bore you :) ...

last december a couple days before christmas we met my sisters birth family for the first time. my sister is 15 and has been struggling for the past few years and to say it nicely, has been quite a handful. She was trying to fill the rejection and void with drinking, smoking, etc. No matter how much love my parents showered her with it wasn't enough, she was still struggling. and I get that. Well, after a LOT of prayers, her birth mom called the interpreter and asked if we would want to meet. A true answer to prayer. God is amazing. Within the last month, the family (birth mom-who we call ma, sister, and sister's baby boy) moved in with us, as the birth dad (pa) was sent to jail.

Before Pa got sent to jail, I moved out of my Grandparent's house for the winter and had an offer to move into a house with 3 other people. Which I jumped at that chance. So it all worked perfect. All in one weekend: I moved out of the grandparents place, moved into my new house and the birth family moved into my parent's house. It was all God's timing.

Here are a few pictures of when we first met the family:

the little ham
the whole family

On to weight related news: I tried on like 4 shirts today and decided that I couldn't walk out of the house let alone go down the stairs and be seen by the housemates. So I changed and put on a sweatshirt. Problem solved. My cousin trisha, told me a while back that guys know how big you are, even if you try and cover it up.. I guess it makes sense. I mean, you cannot hide fat.

Tonight the housemates and I went on a bike ride. We went about 5 miles and boy oh boy was I huffing and puffing! My lungs are still hurting, 3 hrs later!
This pic is actually from last fall and the bottom two girls are who I live with.

OH! I weighed myself this morning after not in like a month and I am at 224. yay, no gain here :)

My goal this week: exercise at least 30 minutes, five days this week. totally attainable, 1 day is already done.

I'll write soon..

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

gain for week 8

You know how I said I was gaining weight and NOT losing? Yep, up 2 pounds. The only comfort I can bring myself is the fact while googling "gaining weight & p90x"- it is somewhat common. Muscle gain? But what makes me question that is on BL a couple seasons ago Jillian said that is crap. I don't know.

Although, I do know my food has a lot to do with it. This past weekend I had two baby showers AND my mom's birthday. Which means CAKE! ha, I know I shouldn't have eaten it, but frankly
I am not that strong :) So this week I need to seriously count every morsel that goes into my mouth.

I am debating whether or not I should activate my bb membership again. I know it would help- plus I wonder how many calories I am burning with the p90x dvds.

Here's that week 9! goes better then the last 2 weeks

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Stepped on the scale this morning and I am gaining weight! I for sure didn't think that my eating was that terrible. Not sure what is going on but it is frustrating. I am hoping it is just water weight and by the time Tuesday rolls around I will be down. I would take anything as long as it is not a gain!
It almost makes me not even want to continue working out but I know that will not solve anything.

Gotta keep plugging on.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

week seven recap

Woo last week ended up being a big fat ZERO. I suppose I am not surprised. It is just the first week that i haven't lost anything. Even if it is only a .5lb. I suppose not exercising well do that for me.

This week I started P90x and wowsers am I ever sore!! The workouts are so hard but what I enjoy about this program is that I don't do the same video repeatedly. The 1st phase has me doing a different video every night for the 7 seven days. So far I have completed 2 days and I still have to do my workout for today when I get home. But last night it was yoga for 90 minutes!! INSANE! My abs kill when I sit. When I raise my arms or put them behind my back they just ache. The back of my upper leg is sore. I love it!

I am going to try really hard to complete these- it is a reasonable goal- it really should not be a problem to get it an hour of workouts in a night. I just need to tell myself that over and over again!

Although I must say I have been doing this for 2 days now and was hoping that the scale would be able to show me that my hard work is paying off. I got nothing. By next tuesday weigh in i better be down. i'm just sayin'.

Well I gots to get to my workout - shoulders and arms.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

week six weigh in

not sure how it happened, but 2 1/2 lbs off my body for the week!!

i exercised a little last night (when i say little, that is what i mean.. a whole 15 minutes!)

My goal this week is to exercise at least 4 times for an hour each- so 4 hours this week will be spent moving and shaking. I know I can do it!

happy tuesday everyone :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

weigh in- 5

Holy smokes - it is already week 5!! These weeks have flown by. What sickens me is to know how hard I could have been working. I keep saying I am going to get my butt in gear but those excuses always find me. What is it going to take for me to finally grip on to the exercise train and give it everything I got.

Anyways, lost 1.5lbs this week. SOO close to the 10 lb mark. Next week I will make it :)

I am starting a sign language class tonight and am nervous and excited. It is something that I have always wanted to do. It can only help me down the road. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

too many sweets

todays food was absolutely horrid.

seriously, i cannot even begin to give an exact amount of what went into my mouth.

I had leftover brownies from superbowl night, oatmeal pecan cookies (way TOO many), slices and slices of deli turkey, nacho cheese doritos.. etc, etc. I don't know what is going on!!

Tomorrow I need to be aware of what is going into my mouth.

One day at a time. gotta keep moving forward, right.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

weighing in for wk 4

Wow, I cannot believe that I have been at this for a whole month! Granted the last couple weeks have not been great loses but you know what?- they are loses! and seriously that is a big thing for me. I lost another pound for the week. That puts me back to where I was in December when I left for my cruise. Almost 10 lbs lost. Next week I am going to hit that 10 mark and surpass it! Enough of this 1 lb loss.

Tonight I am going to my parents house - my mom and I are going to catch up on BL - I think we have 2 or 3 watch!

PLUS I am hoping we will get as much snow as the weather man is predicting! That would make my night.

That is all for now~ time to actually start working my butt and lose the ugly fat =]

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Week 3

1/2 is the number of the day

.5 lbs is what I lost.

I haven't been exercising at all the last two weeks so it makes me realize that if I would get my HUGE butt in gear I would see greater losses.

As of right now I am just happy that the number is going down.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Weigh in Wk 2

Week 2 and TWO lbs down!

A steady pace is good. I like the consistency so far.
PLUS, I am out of the 30s for good!
(at least for the 200s!)

I measured myself last night and I seem to be down I think about 8 inches. Not too bad. I have trouble remembering where I measured and trying to get that exact spot again.

The joys of living in Indiana- COLTS are going to the SUPERBOWL! yay =]

Thursday, January 21, 2010

do i have to wait?!?!

I REALLY want a massage.

And I cannot until I drop 25 1/2 more lbs. That is months away.


I guess that will make it all the better once I reach my first milestone.- RIGHT?!!

Seriously, though it can't come quick enough.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

weigh in week ONE

Weigh in day was actually yesterday but I didn't get a chance to post..

I am down 4.5 lbs! YAY!!

The weekends always KILL me.. I ate so much food Sunday it is crazy, so I am very pleased that I lost so much. How do you stay on track over the weekend? Any tricks/tips?

BL is on tonight and I cannot wait! It always seems to give me that extra boost to keep on trekking.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

be a witness

For the next couple of weeks we have pulpit exchange at church. Todays pastor was AWESOME! He was powerful and had a great message. He talked about witnessing and showing the love of Jesus Christ through us. I just cannot express how wonderful he was. Well, that is it. Nothing weight related today.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Starting Over - AGAIN!!

For the past week I am been thinking about this blog and just wanting to start over. A fresh start. A new blog. Then I was thinking- well what will people say about me? "Gee, she can't seem to stick to anything.. etc, etc." Well, I am decided this is MY blog after all and I am doing this for ME. Who cares what others think. So I am going to keep this blog up and running and just recommit to losing weight.
Like I said in my previous post I started exercising consistently since Monday and do not plan to stop anytime soon. Beginning last Monday my weight was 235.5 lbs- I have a LOT of work to do! But I know I can do it! I have a couple more days to work out and see how much more I can lose for the week.

Have a great Saturday :)

Friday, January 15, 2010

I have exercised everyday since Monday. It really is huge accomplishment for me.. working out consecutively. I also made a calendar to help that will I use to track what exercise I have done- that seems to help me the most. It seems to keep me accountable. I don't want to look at an empty/clear day! Because I didn't weigh myself in the last couple weeks (I am bunching them together) and I had gained 1.5lbs which put me back up to 233.5. That is ok, just a mild set back. I weighed myself this morning and so far I am liking what working out everyday does for me! I will give the official weight loss number on Monday.
Have a fun-filled weekend!!