Monday, December 31, 2012

Final Post.....

I haven't been writing here for over 6 months and I don't really have the motivation to write here any longer so I have decided to not write here. I started a new blog last night and I hope you will come over and see me at my new page:


The 2013 year is going to be one of change....I'm ready for the change and the new me that I will get for this change! I hope you will follow me over at the new blog and see all the excitement that I have planned there!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

June Tune Up - Week 4

Well this week definitely wasn't my most stellar week. I lacked on most of my goals and it showed on the scale. I was also not on my thyroid medicine the entire week because he went out of town so I had to wait till Monday to get into see him. Now I'm waiting for the dr to get the test results back to let me know what the dosage needs to be. He did say that he saw an improvement in my health and according to his scale I had lost 6 pounds in 2 months that I was on the medicine. Not great but better than gaining 6 pounds in 2 months!

I stayed the same weight this week as I was last week, which in the grand scheme of things is ok, and so did Jen, my partner in the June Tune Up challenge at the Sisterhood

I'm hoping that I have at least a little loss over the next few days so that I can say I had a good month of losing weight in these 30 days!

For the next few days I need to lay off the chocolate, eat more salads (only had 2 salads this week!), and finish up the month strong with exercising. I took a couple of days off this week and that always ends up costing me. I have been doing the #JuneToneUp and I really do enjoy doing these little workouts. I added in some 3# handweights the past few times I did them just to change it up a little! That made it MUCH HARDER! and I actually liked it better...go figure!!

Hopefully y'all are finding ways to stay cool. I'm spending a lot of time inside the apartment and tomorrow we are going to a water park all day! Here's hoping I don't come back looking like a lobster!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

June Tone Up - Week 3

Here we are 20 days into the month of June, and it's Wednesday so that means it's time for a weigh in with the Sisterhood and an evaluation of my goals for the month.

Starting with weight:

Start of month 207.0
Today: 203.2

Loss of .6 from last week which isn't great but it is a loss so I'm good with that. It's also a loss of nearly 4 pounds in 20 days and I'm not on some fanatical diet that I can't maintain. I'm eating "normal" food, adding in a salad (almost) every day and I'm cutting the soda out (most days). I'm also exercising everyday (even if it's only 10 minutes) so I'm on my way to a great change that will be maintained after this challenge at the Sisterhood.

Jen and I are making good progress on our goals and are losing weight. That was really our main goal which is why we named our team Kick A$$ WIPs. We are progressing toward our goals in a kick a$$ fashion - slow and steady wins the race!

So how are you doing this month?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sweaty Mess!!

Jen just sent this to me and I loved it so much I had to post it!!

June Tune Up Week 2

Here we are at week 2's check in for the June Challenge and I am happy to report that I LOST WEIGHT AGAIN!!

Last week I was at 205.2 and this week I am at 203.8.

Honestly I wasn't sure what to expect on the scale this morning so I just hopped on and held my breathe!

My goals for the challenge are pretty basic because I figure that's where I need to start to really make this weight loss thing happen. So far it is happening!!

EXERCISE EVERY DAY: I skipped Friday night...I was really tired and didnt feel well. I didn't want to do something stupid and end up sick!

EAT A SALAD EVERY DAY: Um, I didn't do all that great on this one this week. I hit 4 out of 7 days, but if I'm being honest that is a huge improvement on my "normal" and that is what this journey is all about. Improvement!!

TRACK MY FOOD: Yep! I did this every day! Even over the weekend when I went way over on calories I still tracked it!

NO COKES: Um, I was really craving coke this weekend, so I caved in and had 1 large one on Saturday and 2 on Sunday! I got that out of my system though so I'm back on track with no cokes!

I have been doing the #June Tone Up workout with the Sisterhood and I'm really enjoying it. So much fun but it is getting harder!! Last night I did 2 sets of 12 squat knees, 70s wacky jacks, and 1 m high knees all AFTER doing the #Ironsisters Stage 2A workout. My legs are pretty sore today, but in a good way!!

Overall I think I'm doing good on the challenge. I started off weighing 207 on the 1st and today, the 13th I am down to 203.8 so I'm pleased.

The Kick A$$ WIPs are doing great on this challenge and we are finding that we are definitely "works in progress" but the great thing is we are making progress daily!!

**And on a totally unrelated note: My Marine graduates today from his MOS school and will be heading to Quantico, VA on Friday. He's not being deployed yet and I'm a happy mom!!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

June Tune Up Week 1

It's Wednesday so that means it is time to check in with the Sisterhood for the newest challenge!

It's been a crazy busy week but I have stayed on target, completing my goals and sticking to a good plan.

I have done some kind of exercise every day of the month so far. I even joined an inexpensive gym so I can workout with real weights and machines. I love it!!

I have tracked my food every day since the first. Even on Sunday when I consumed 5 donuts! Yep you read that right!! It wasn't my best day for sure!!

I have eaten a salad 5 of the 6 days of the month. Yesterday was the day I didn't have one but I did have lettuce on my tacos so that kind of counts, right?!! ;)

I have not had a soda all month even Sunday when we went out to eat and my hubby and That Other Kid had one! I drank lemonade instead! Best part of this is I'm not really missing it! As long as I can have something besides water to drink I'm good!

It's been a good week and I lost 1.8 pounds since Friday!!


Challenge start weight: 207
Today's weight: 205.2

I'm happy with that loss especially considering Sunday I ate enough calories for almost 3 days!

But as our name points out I am a W(ork) I(n) P(rogress)!! There will be days when things don't go according to schedule but as long as they are the exception not the rule I will meet my goals- to be healthy, fit and strong!

Jen and I are doing great and we are Kick A$$ Wip's! Together we lost over 6 1/2 pounds in just 5 days!! We are kicking it!!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Tuning Up in June

I've been floundering all year. Looking for ways to lose weight, exercise consistently, eat right, etc. It just hasn't been happening...all I know is I truly want to do right but "something" hasn't clicked for me and I haven't done it.

I am determined that June is gonna be my month. I am on medication to help my thyroid levels. I am taking a vitamin D supplement to help my levels on that too. Medically speaking there is no reason I can't get my act together so now it's time to get busy with the weight loss. The year is half over and I don't want to waste the whole year, continuing to gain weight.

Cue, The Shrinking Jeans ladies!! They always know when to start a new challenge and get my booty moving again! So I'm participating in the June Tune Up with the Sisterhood and I'm gonna give this body a tune up! And with all good challenges they are even offering ways to get my exercise in with 3 exercises to do most every day of the month!

This particular challenge is a partners challenge...meaning we team up with someone and we tackle this booger together! My partner is Jen and I'm so excited to be doing this with her! We have been chatting a lot and are becoming great friends but we both need to lose some weight and stop making excuses! Together we are gonna tackle this challenge with all the gusto we can muster...

Our team name is the Kick A$$ WIPs (cuz we are both a Work in Progress). I even have goals for this challenge....GO ME!!

1) EXERCISE EVERY DAY!! Between the June Tone Up, and the beginning of the Komen 3 Day training

and using the Wii and XBox I think I have this one under control.

2) NO SODAS!! 'nuff said...

3) TRACK MY FOOD EVERY DAY, EVERY BITE!! I've been pretty hit and miss with this and I'm sure it has hurt me. I'm on MyFitnessPal with an app on my phone so really I should not have any excuses!

4) EAT A SALAD EVERY DAY!! I'm not a big veggie eater so salads are about the only veggies I normally eat but they have been sporatic. This must change....(I had a salad for dinner!! And WATER!)

That takes care of my goals for the Jen said it's only 30 days! I can do it!! I can't wait to see the changes that happen in these 30 days!

btw, my starting weight for this challenge: 207
Not something I'm proud of but honestly I'm not shocked. More like pissed!!