Thursday, December 30, 2010

Hey I'm here!

I don't know why it always takes me forever and a half to write an entry. I log into blogger everyday and read everyones blogs I follow but yet never write mine. I don't really have too much to say I guess. I have been on weight watchers for about 3weeks now and have lost 5.6lbs the plan is working for me and I love it. I was down around 7.5 but gained two back during Christmas which I am completely okay with. I have already gotten back onto my eating plan and I don't have any major events coming up with me having to risk going off track until our anniversary in March. Of course we will have date nights and stuff but i have my iphone app to help me make the best choices when I'm out. I really need to get back into it with working out. I haven't done it since I have started weight watchers. I have been doing a lot of walking and stuff, and we bought a kinect for our xbox, and got a dancing game so that gets my heart rate up but it still isn't the same as an old fashioned work out. I just don't feel motivated to get up and do it. I got the 30day shred and biggest loser for my wii for Christmas and they remain unopened. I also have a free gym membership so you would think I would do something, but nope. Hubby has been really into working out lately and he always goes around the time I finish eating so I don't wanna go too. I'm going to try to eat right when I get home from work so my food has enough time to digest to go with him. I'm looking forward to the new year. I hope to start blogging more about my ups and downs and doing a weekly weigh in. I have a few new years resolutions that I'm looking to accomplish but I will write about those soon. Save the topic so I have something to write about tomorrow : )

    Thursday, December 16, 2010

    Finally Getting the Hang of it

    As many of you may of have read I decided to start weight watchers this week. I was frazzled at first because i could not get the hang of it but I wasn't going to quit like the million other things i have given up on in this blog. I have done pretty well following the points. I was alloted 31 daily and 49weekly. Today I think I did pretty well and got a pretty good bang for my buck with points.

    This was breakfast. 13points plus which seems high but give or take a few things and it would be less (obviously)

    1/2 cup of egg whites-1pt+
    with  1oz of cooked chicken breast-1pt+
    1/4cup of shredded fat free cheese-1pt+
    topped with 1/4avacado-3pts +
    2 pieces of smart vegi bacon-1pt+
    1/2cup of grapes-0+
    1 double fiber whole wheat english muffin-3pt+
    topped with 1tbs of organic jam-1pt+
    1cup fat free milk-2pts+

    I could of gone without the avocado and made this a 10pt+ meal but I just love it so much!!!
     Anyway moving on so for snack I used 1cup of greek yogurt nonfat plain and used 5slices of apple, strawberries, and some grapes. I work 9-5 so I split this snack up into two to have in the am and pm. Love that fruits are 0 points+!! Yogurt was 3pts+. I forgot to take pic  : (

    Then Lunch: 7pt+

    It's hard to tell from the pic what was in it but this salad was phenomenal and so easy to make!!! 
    2cups raw spinach-0pts+
    topped with 3oz chicken breast-3pts+
    1/2cup of mushrooms-0 +
    1/4cup of non fat shredded cheddar-1pt+
    1/2medium tomato sliced up-0+
    1/4medium avocado sliced-3pts+
    1tbs of balsamic vinegar
    Once again would of have been less without the avocado but wanted to use the other part of the half : )
    So then the afternoon came around and I had my other part of the yogurt and fruit. Got home and had dinner!

    This was so yummy!!
    1can progresso soup light beef pot roast-4pts+
    1cup milk-2pts+
    1whole wheat sandwich thin-2pts+
    1tsp mayo-0pts+
    2oz of roasted turkey breast lunch meat-2pts+
    1/2cup of spinach-0pts+

    Total points: 33
    Used 2 weekly points have 47remaining

    I didn't finish all my yogurt from earlier so I was thinking of having a banana with it. I can't stand the taste of it by itself it's just so bitter!! All in all I think I had a healthy day its easy for me to throw things together since all we have is pretty much healthy food in the house. I feel confident I can make this work as long as I follow the points and don't over indulge. I'm proud of my choices I read other blogs where they eat a lot less for more points! Hope this mini recipes help if anyone is looking to try something new : )

      Tuesday, December 14, 2010

      weight watchers.... Help!!!

      So I joined weight watchers yay me!! But! I'm having a hard time getting the hang of it. I'm used to having a meal plan laid out for me that goes off calories and now that it is just points I'm following it's hard for me to know what to make for my meals (I have never used weight watchers before). I saw the recipes on line but it always says one serving is blah points but it never states what a "serving" is. Can someone help me? I really want to be apart of weight watchers I have seen so many people be successful with it, and I know that I could be too since it is a more realistic approach to life and isn't banning any going out foods. This was my major downfall with other programs and now that I can see what would be the best choices if I do go out I really want it to work. I joined the online community I like to track and have been using spark people so I can stay commited to tracking. I'm just having a hard time figuring out what the heck to make and how to enter it in. Can someone help I'm open for any suggestions or tips!!!!

        Wednesday, December 8, 2010

        Ramp it up kills me!

        It's been a while... it's not that I haven't been doing the plan its just I don't have much to write about. I'm always reading blogs everyday but never find the motivation to write on my own. I'm still around 185 I can't seem to break that number and I know what to blame it on. My eating. I never can stick to that. I have so many friends who love to do stuff and love to go out to eat and it's hard to not chose the right foods when presented with so many options. So Monday hubs and I had one last night out and had happy hour at a sushi bar I love sushi so much and it's back on it. I told him to let our friends know when they want to make plans (they usually do it through him) that we will be more then willing to go out with them but after we have dinner that way we don't go out and eat out for dinner. I also told him I don't want to not have a date night because I feel that is really important but it doesn't mean we necessarily have to go out to dinner we can do other things. I went to sprouts and got all my food for the week and so far so good. I have found some vegetarian options on (even though I am not 100% vegetarian, but I don't mind eating vegetarian meats and meals.) so that has given me more options. Then I started using my spark people account to track all my calories even to the littlest thing I eat. It seems like I am always on my comp though reading the meals I have planned and the recipes then tracking it all in spark people, then reading blogs to keep me motivated. I started ramp it up on slim in 6 and boy does that really kick my butt. Its 55mins but they seem to go by fast since this is more fast paced. I have never experienced so much burning in my limbs with any other program but she always says "work through the burn that's when it's working" and it's so hard but I try my best. I took measurements after the 2week mark of start it up and it was very disappointing. I lost .2lbs only .2lbs in 3weeks (I skipped half a week since it was thanksgiving) and 0 inches!!! That really disappointed me. I only myself to blame though. I didn't stick to my eating the way that I should of have and that is most likely the number one thing to blame because I worked out this last week the way I should of. So I told myself "self don't let this get you down... you know what you did wrong so now is the time to get into it and fix your mistakes follow the meal plan and don't skip any workouts." So I'm going to do my absolute 100% best I want to be into the 170's by Christmas day and I know I can do it this morning I weighed in at 184.6 so I need to lose 4.7lbs in 2 and 1/2 weeks. I decided that if I don't see much difference in myself when the 6 weeks is over (January 3rd) I'm going to try out weight watchers. I have been hearing a lot of people talk about it and the new points plus thing. So I'll give it a shot if I have to but I hope that this program works on my body and gets me into those 170's!!!!! That's all for now. Remember stay strong these next few weeks I'll try to post more when possible : )

          Tuesday, November 23, 2010

          Random rant

          So I know my eating has been off but not my working out like I said before. I may get off track with eating but I always get back to where I'm supposed to be. I honestly don't think I should deprive myself of anything and get mad for eating "bad food." I know it's not helping my journey of losing weight but I also need to be prepared how to face situations like this when I'm at my ideal weight. The weight will go away but the actual food temptations will not. I don't want to deprive myself now then when I hit goal then allow myself to eat those foods and end up back to where I started. If I eat what I want but in moderation I am preparing myself for the future not saying I'm going to go have pizza, wings, beer and all this stuff all the time in but if an event comes up I won't not go or hate myself for eating a food that isn't fueling me. Moderation is key. No this is not an excuse just getting my thoughts down. I hate when I read blogs saying they did this and that wrong I know I do it sometimes too, and that is why I'm clearing all those thoughts and not getting mad at myself. If you face temptation eat what you want but don't go crazy. Take the smallest piece, take a bite, you only live once. If your husband wants to go on a date or your family wants to go to dinner or lunch don't say no. You only live once go and just make the right choices or if there really isn't anything healthy don't starve yourself just eat the right amount and don't over indulge. If you have been meal planning, counting points, or any other kind of diet you know how much the right amount is. I don't want to look back on life when any of my loved ones have passed away and think wow I wish I would of have gone to lunch or dinner or to that party with or for them instead of depriving myself from "bad" food and not going since I couldn't handle the temptation. If you have a slip up your weight loss is not doomed. Just fix what you did. Work out. Spend an extra 15-20mins on the treadmill, do your workout video twice, or go for a run or walk.

          Today I was asked to go to a recognition lunch for work for my sales in the month of September. It was at a restaurant and at first I was upset because I planned my lunch and was ready to get back in the groove with my eating. Then I thought to myself ok... I can handle this I'm going to face all of these same situations when I hit goal so I need to know how to handle it instead of avoiding it. So I went, only had water, and had chicken with brown rice. I was quite proud of myself but that lead me to my topic today. Don't miss out on life because your on a "diet" remember people this is a lifestyle change. You will have times in life where your faced with parties, dinners out, or lunches or whatever life may throw at you. Don't beat yourself up about it, don't not go because you don't want to tempt yourself or "cheat" you won't gain 20lbs from one cookie or a piece of birthday cake your missing out on life. Just go enjoy yourself and enjoy your friends and family make responsible choices. If your going to eat off plan make it a small amount you know it won't happen everyday so it won't make a huge difference on the scale if your dedicated to working out, and eating the right way on non event days. Don't fret and keep your head up.

            Monday, November 22, 2010

            You can't have one without the other....

            So my eating hasn't been great since Friday. Hubby and I started our stay cation and whenever we are off together we get lazy and never cook. Friday we went to chilis and shared a whole order of the Texas cheese fries. Then I had a quesidilla explosion salad. I didn't have very much of it and when I felt full I opened a sugar packet and put it on it so I wouldn't eat it just to eat it. Lame I know but it works from me. I also had one glass of red wine, but we didn't have the dessert like we normally do. Then Saturday I had a breakfast sandwich from my meal planner and a cup of coffee. For lunch we went out with some friends and we went to miracle mile. I had half a turkey sandwich with fruit instead of fries and a water. It was hard not ordering the fries but I knew it was better for me. Then for dinner my parents had a birthday party for my bro and I pretty much blew it. I had a plan and I still lost control. I had a hamburger with cheese and ketchup, two hot dogs with no bun, a little bit of mac and cheese and a little bit of pasta salad. Two shirley temple vodka drinks, and then to top it all off had a piece of white cake with strawberries on top. I don't know why I do it to myself I go the whole week eating awesome not falling off at all and blow it all in one day its ridiculous. So moving onto Sunday I didn't have breakfast because I woke up late and had church. My mom and dad wanted to go to lunch after church so we went to golden corral. In case you didn't know it's a buffet... A fat girl who is trying to lose weight worst nightmare lol. I think I handled it pretty well. I wasn't going to let the night before throw me off. I had a salad, a tiny square of meatloaf probably 2x2 and some mashed potatoes. Not to bad. I wanted a dessert and had a 1x1 brownie and half of a sliver of a sliver of cheesecake. I tried to choose all the smallest options available. I figure if I want to taste something, not to deprive myself just make sure its the smallest option that way I don't over indulge. Theennnnn for dinner that night we wanted to do a date at the melting pot, our favorite place! So we didn't have wine, and I had the vegetarian option in the boullion but of course we had the chocolate. So then today just to put the icing on the cake we didn't have breakfast and ordered pizza for lunch supreme so we got our veggies in lol. Then for dinner we had ramen without the powder stuff and topped it with lean ground beef. So I blew it and it sounds that much worse seeing it written out. It's our last vacation until next year so in a way I'm ok with it. I didn't skip any workouts since Saturday was my rest day and then Sunday I did Start it up and slim in 6pack. I also did my work out today and it felt great. I got on the scale this morning and saw that it went up not surprised since it is my totm. It started yesterday and I haven't had it in two months so I'm all bloated and feeling blah so I'm looking forward to what the scale says when this is all done.

            So no more vacations and holiday's don't make a difference for us because we don't travel anywhere and sweets are never around except for the two actual days of getting together. So I think we are good for staying on plan food wise until the new year are going to be good! Anyway I took the pictures that we took when we started p90x back in July (but didn't finish) and made a comparison to my before pics for slim in 6 that I took a few days ago.

            A noticeable difference but a long way to go

            So this is the change of 4 months I hope I can see more differences by the new year!!!

              Friday, November 19, 2010

              Sleeping in

              So my hubby likes to get up at 5:30 to work out when he has to work at 8:30 he is doing a modified p90x. By modified he just chooses what workouts he wants to do that morning. It kind of bothers me because I feel he kind of half asses it and isn't serious which he doesn't really need to be he is already a fit guy but it helps keep me motivated too. I really wish he was into it more I would like him to want to work out and want to go run with me not just do it because he has to. I really need to get a running partner but none of my friends like to run and the ones that do are not close to my house. I started this post yesterday and now I'm finishing it. Hubs and I have the next four days off and that always makes me a little worried. I really want to stick to plan and the only person that can make me not do that is myself. I was a little worried this morning because I got up at 8:30 instead of our usual 6 but it felt so good to sleep in. Hubby was going to go golf with a friend and I was very tempted to just stay in bed and sleep more. I thought to myself well sleeping wont make me skinny by itself so I just need to get up and workout. So I went hiking by myself. It was so nice and peaceful outside even though I had my headphones. There were not too many people around and I could go at my own pace. This mountain I have been climbing has been pretty hard but I felt today I did a little better. I got home and decided that I should do my c25k since we didn't do it yesterday so I went out and ran. It was a little bit warmer today then normal like mid 70's and I was running right towards the sun. I didn't have much water this morning when I went hiking and when I got home so I ended up cramping up a bit. It got hard to keep going but I just kept telling myself, "you can do it, size 5pants, running your first 5k, then a 10k, be able to wear a bikini next year and still look good, being able to take boudoir pics for hubby and him liking them." lol cheesey I know but it got me through the 5min run when I was struggling with the 3min run when my cramp hit.

              So I think one of the things that really made me fail in the past would be when I would have a rest day. If I went the whole day without working out it would throw me off for a few days. So what I decided to do this time is to not have a full rest day. On Sunday's I'm going to just do my ab workout and my stretch workout that way I don't get thrown off. I still have my "start it up" workout today it's only 30mins so I just need to do it maybe after my food digests and I get some more water in!! Hope everyone has a great weekend!!

                Wednesday, November 17, 2010

                I may of have found my program!

                So on Monday I started Slim in 6 antoher one of beachbody's programs. I really like it. I'm currently on "Start it up" and it kicks my butt. It's not incredibly difficult but it gets me sweaty, gets my heart rate up, and I have to stop a couple of times to take a breather. I have been getting up at 6 every morning and well the past three days to get in my workout and it is so much better for me. I just get up when the alarm goes off so I don't fall back asleep and I have nothing else to do in the am but get my workout in. There is a ab workout and stretch workout that your supposed to do 3-4times a week and I did both when I got home from work and it felt really good. I weighed in on Monday and I was at 185.2 and I'm not going to weigh myself until the first two weeks are over and I move onto "ramp it up." I have been following the meal plan and it feels great to be back in the swing of things. I just need to have plans and stuff laid out and I don't get off track. We have told our friends that we are not wanting to go out to dinner at all and when we hang out that we can have dinner at our place or meet up after dinner since we are eating pretty early in the evening. Speaking of dinner here is what I had tonight and it was amazing!!

                Shrimp, Zucchini, and brown rice

                It was so delicious! So I'm back here to blog. I really haven't been gone actually, I am caught up with everyone's blogs but I can't comment on them on my work computer because they don't have flash on the comps : ( I'm just not always in the mood to write. I don't have anything to write about but now that I'm on the new program I do so I'm here to get back in it. I have stuck to my goals and I'm still going strong with c25k tomorrow is week 4 day 2 and I have hit the 5min mark of running. It's going good and I'm happy with that I have hit the longer runs. I'm to lose around 5pounds every two weeks if possible so I lose a total of 15pounds by the end of slim in 6. So anyway I'm off to bed now that I'm getting up so early I am ready to fall asleep by 10. Hope everyone is doing well and you will be hearing from me more often!

                  Wednesday, November 3, 2010


                  My run was awesome tonight... well the running parts anyway I'm only on week 2 of c25k I'm starting from the very beginning even though we got up to week 6before. It's nice to see that it made a difference for me. Back when we did it the first time I had a hard time doing week 2 as lame as that sounds. Now when it is the running interval part it feels so good and I don't get tired at all. I'm excited to complete this program. I'm awful at staying committed, I have the attention span of a 2 year old when it comes to fitness programs. But I love running and I love hiking and I just need something to hold my interest. I have gone hiking the past two Wednesdays and it feels great. The girl that does it with me wants to work our way up to a harder mountain then try to conquer one up in Flagstaff by next June with our hubbys. Mine has already done it 5times!!. Totally doable. I need to hike it more then once a week though to get good. I ordered slim in 6tonight and I can't wait for it to come. six weeks just sounds so easy to me and its a new workout every two weeks in those six weeks so my workout ADD should be satisfied. So I'll be doing slim in 6, six days a week, running Monday Wednesday and Friday and hiking Monday and Wednesday. I know that sounds like a lot but I hike at 8:30am then come home and run then relax on my days off which are m and w and then at night do the workouts I'm already doing the hiking and running part so throwing in one more 35-45min work out should be good.


                  So I'm going to try again at this goal thing since I totally blew it last month and see where it takes me.

                  1. Once slim in 6 comes don't skip any workouts
                  2. Follow meal plan everyday
                  3. No alcohol except thanksgiving
                  4. Keep up with blogging and post more then once a week(it really holds me accountable)
                  5. No skipping c25k workouts
                  6. Try to get 8hours of sleep everyday
                  7. Drink 85-100ounces of water a day and take my vitamins.

                  Those are easy and will help with this lifestyle change. Now just stay committed I can do this!!! The days will pass regardless if I stick to them or not might as well do it, get to goal, and end up looking good who's with me!!!

                    I don't know what happend

                    Actually I do.... life happened. Everything has been crazy lately and I haven't had a chance to blog and along with that I have fallen off of the wagon. Not horribly I'm still making good food choices but exercising has come down to almost nothing and I also got sick. Just a cold nothing major. I'm ready to get back in it. I was able to maintain my weight those two weeks I was MIA so that's good. I started c25k again and I am on week 2 and I have added hiking to my list of workout routines. I got really bored of power 90 having to commit to six days a week for 90days of the same workouts just gets so boring I need more variety. I'm thinking of trying slim in 6 only 6 weeks... I think I can commit to that. I just needed a break from working out hardcore and just enjoy life and time with my hubby we only had two days off together the whole last month and nights when we would be together I would be working out we are newlyweds for heavens sake I wanna see the hubs. BUT Seeing that I could maintain my weight loss even while attending parties, eating out and not fully meal planning, really motivated me because I know once I hit my goal weight I will be able to stay at my goal weight and that in itself is awesome! I really want to look hot for my hubbys anniversary gift... Heading out to run I really want to do a 5k in January!!!!

                      Friday, October 22, 2010

                      I'm still here

                      I'm still here life has been crazy will have an update sometime by the end of the weekend : )

                        Friday, October 15, 2010

                        Another regular day...

                        Nothing really exciting has been happening lately I did my weight and measure for my 60days in my plan and so far I have lost around 11inches and 12.4lbs. I got on the scale this morning even though I wasn't supposed to but when I see it there it's calling my name!! When I stepped on it and saw 183 I was shocked it's funny what following an eating plan with no cheat days and working out the days your supposed to without skipping will do for you!! I still have another 30days of power 90. I went back and have counted how many days I have skipped through the last 60days, I have a calendar to keep track and I have skipped 13days thats 21% of my workout!!! So I'm going to add 13more workouts at the end of the full 90days so I really do what I'm supposed to do and get the right results, then I'm going to be doing Slim in 6 also offered from Beachbody.

                        At my work they had an employee appreciation day and gave us tshirts to wear. On the day they handed them out I was off so when I came back my only options were size small or large. That made me a little nervous since the larges are pretty huge but I didn't think a small would do either but I took them both to see what happens. So I got up and put on the small and it fit!! I haven't worn a size small anything in forever! Here is a pic.
                        I'm not angry I promise :-)
                         Pretty good huh! lol I feel like I'm tooting my own horn but it was an awesome nsv!!! But here comes the weekend the time when I always seem to fall off the workout and eating good bandwagon. Wish me luck this weekend and I hope all my readers have an awesome, exercise, good eating, fun filled weekend!!!

                          Tuesday, October 12, 2010

                          Mini Challenge

                          So my hubby and I decided to have a mini "challenge" together. As some of my longer readers may know he wants to bulk up and put on pounds. (Must be nice to be a guy and want to put on weight) So yesterday he came up to me and told me that he wanted to be at 160lbs by next Saturday (not this week) random day I know, he weighed in this morning at 154.6lbs. I told him ok well I want to be at least 181.5 by then so lets see who wins : ) We are not going to weigh ourselves at all until Monday for my blog weigh in, then again on next Saturday. I'm sure I'll win but we haven't chose a reward yet any ideas : )

                          Another thing, I decided to look up what my BMI was this morning and saw that I'm officially out of the "Obese" category. Although I never thought that I would be considered obese it makes me happy to see that. I can't wait to be in the "normal" category! According to my plan only 7 more months to go. That seems like forever!!! I'm making an appointment to go get my facial for my 10Lb reward. I'm officially at that point since I have weighed under it more then a few days in a row. I know I previously said I was at the 10lb mark but the following week weigh in it was a little above so I wasn't going to reward myself unless I was truly there.

                          I got up at 6 this morning and worked out since I have evening plans to get a pedi with my mom and I didn't want to skip out. I didn't do the kickboxing class last night. I was going to go immediately after school but my class was canceled so while I was waiting for my hubby to get out of class I did my whole workout I would of have done normally for that day, so we just hung out the rest of the night which was nice. I'm going to try to catch up on my 30days of truths again when I get some time I suck at keeping up with that. Hope everyone has a good day!!!

                            Monday, October 11, 2010

                            Another week another weigh in!

                            So today is another weigh in... I must admit when I woke up this morning I was a little nervous about what I would see on the scale. I haven't seemed to be able to break past the 186 mark but I feel I have been working hard and hoped I had something to show for it. I got on and saw 183flash by and got super excited but it stopped at 184.8 still awesome!!! It's only a loss of 1.4lbs but still I couldn't believe it. If I were to apply myself all the time maybe my loses would be higher lol. Tonight I'm going to attend the kickboxing class after school. Bethanny to answer your question the class I attend is with a bunch of random people I don't know at a business complex. I don't think I could handle 1 on 1 I'm the type who gets easily embarrassed. Hope you don't mind me answering your question here I just feel whenever someone asks me something and I comment back they will never realize I said anything. The class was introduced to me by a friend and I have gone with her once. Tonight will only be my second time going and I wish I had someone to go with, none of my friends are that committed to losing weight and it's kind of a bummer. Anyway. hope everyone has an awesome week and sticks to plan, I have my 60day progress pictures on Wednesday hope I can tell the difference!! If today is your weigh in how did it go?

                              Sunday, October 10, 2010

                              Just finished working out

                              It feel so good to work out even when I don't feel like it. I got back into the game last Wednesday after skipping about four days of working out. Worked out for three days took yesterday as my rest day so I could get back on the right schedule then got up this morning and worked out doing weights. I was proud of myself for actually getting up and doing it and I'm going to squeeze in a cardio tonight while my hubby watches the night football game. I'm going to try to get him to go to the dog park tonight as well. The weather is so nice in Az right now and we need to get out there and enjoy it with our babies. Then tomorrow another cardio workout in the morning then heading tot he kickboxing class again at night. Hubby gave me a compliment this morning saying that he can tell I'm really dedicated and that made me happy : ) tomorrow is weigh in looking forward to seeing the changes well if any at all I'm not expecting too much since I skipped about four days of working out but I'm still keeping my fingers crossed wish me luck!!!

                                Tuesday, October 5, 2010

                                Goals for Ocotber...

                                I know I'm a few days late and I have never put up monthly goals but I'm going to try to do it and complete them.
                                1. Get into the 170's by October 31st that's about 7lbs totally doable
                                2. Take my beachbody slimming formula with each meal and my multi vitamin everyday
                                3. Only have 1 rest day per week
                                4. Drink 100+ ounces of water a day. Already do but want to keep the habit
                                5. Only go out to eat once a week or less and only drink alcohol once a week or less.
                                6. Start c25k
                                They seem pretty easy and attainable we will see what happens!!

                                  Catching up on my 30days of truths...

                                  It's been a while so I need to catch up with these here goes nothin!

                                  Day 09 → Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.
                                   My friend Than we were super good friends in highschool then he graduated and lives on the other side of town. We have hung out a couple of times since he graduated but it was kind of awkward for some reason.

                                  Day 10 → Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn’t know.
                                  It's not someone I need to necessarily let go because I have but one of my ex's some times things remind me of him and I wish they didn't the relationship isn't worth remembering, but I can't help thinking sometimes what he is up to or what is going on in his life. It's weird.

                                  Day 11 → Something people seem to compliment you the most on.
                                  My eyes. It has been the thing I am most complimented on physically. I also get complimented on my wedding band set all the time. I work with my hands and customers see them a lot and  also tell me they like my set.

                                  Day 12 → Something you never get compliments on.
                                  My personality... lol that sounds bad but I feel that I'm really nice to a lot of people and it goes un noticed not that I need the compliment but I would like them lol

                                  Day 13 → A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days.
                                  The used... I love music in general but this music always puts me in a good mood

                                  Day 14 → A hero that has let you down.
                                  No one I haven't had too many disappointments in my life. I have been really blessed

                                  Day 15 → Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you’ve tried living without it.
                                  I honestly have no idea. I have never restricted myself of something I like. There are things I couldn't live without but I have never tried because I know I couldn't do it.

                                  Day 16 → Someone or something you definitely could live without.
                                  Angry rude people. I don't understand why people can be so rude. I went to subway the other day and the employees were the rudest people. If you don't like your job don't take it out on me just quit!

                                    Monday, October 4, 2010

                                    It's been so long!!

                                    I think I may be the worst blogger lol I apologize to all my readers sometimes I just can't find the time to write and when I do have time to write I don't really have much to say. My life is so busy I work, come home, workout, make dinner and ater that its normally around 9:30 or later and I sit down with hubby to watch a couple of shows. On my days off I run errands and have school both evenings so I'm seriously always busy. This past weekend I had a mini fall off the wagon, our friends got married this past weekend and my hubby was the best man so friday night was the rehersal dinner and it was mexican food. I felt that I made good choices with what was given to me and didn't over eat and only had one cocktail. I got on the scale Saturday morning just to see where I was at for the week and it read 184.8! That was super awesome that is the lowest number I have seen since my journey started. Saturday also wasn't super bad for eating until later in the night. I had scrambled egg whites and fruit for breakfast and nothing for lunch since it was crazt around my house for the wedding stuff.
                                    Here is me the night of the wedding
                                    Me and the hubs
                                     Dinner was once again mexican food at the wedding and I ate pretty good probably could of done without the guac but I love it <3 We danced our buts off at the reception so I was pretty hungry when it was over. Normally I would just drink some water and go to bed but some friends wanted to go to the yardhouse for drinks and appetizers. I had a small bowl of chicken tortilla soup which is my fave and hubby and I shared classic sliders. He ate one and I had 3 so needless to say I over indulged a bit at that point and felt pretty bad about it after I just kept imagining the scale and what it would say the next day. So the next day comes and I get on the scale and it says 186.6 which is what it has been saying for the past week almost everyday so I don't know if the 184 was a fluke or if I was bloated from restaurant food and it was up a bit who knows. So yesterday hubby and I were off together and went and had subway for lunch. I ordered the flat bread sandwich but they are always out of it when I want it. It's so frustrating lol. So I got a 6inch honey oat club. It was super delicious and I had water with it. We didn't eat anything else until that night. My hubby went to dinner with my dad and uncle and I went to dinner with my mom and aunt. Every month we have a girls night out with sushi and that was last night. It was so amazing I love sushi so much. I once again only had one cocktail and definitely no soda. I haven't had soda since May crazy huh! Then afterward we walked around the complex we were at and looked at the shops and ended up having frozen yogurt my other weakness! It was delicious I probably could of have done without it but I'm not going to miss out on the simple things with my family just to worry about gaining .5lbs or less. All in all  it was a great weekend but I did way too much eating out so hubby and I are going to try to go a full week without any restaurant food. Weekdays are not hard for us but weekends friends always want to go out but we are going to try to go with healthy alternatives. So how was your weekend??

                                      Monday, September 27, 2010

                                      Weigh in!!

                                      So this morning I got on the scale and it was at 185.6!!! I'm .4 away from my first 10lbs loss so in my book that counts I can't wait to see what it is next week!! Tonight I went to a kickboxing class it was awesome so intense and I will for sure being going most monday's. The only bad part was that I did my resistance training this morning and worked out my arms big time and the class was a lot of arms. Not a good idea so I will not be doing that again before I go to the class. Did anyone else have a weigh in today if so how did it go??

                                      Day 07 → Someone who has made your life worth living for.

                                      My husband. He is such an amazing man and saved me from an awful relationship. He is always there for me and is always so loving. I don't know where I would be without him and I love him so much. God has blessed me with an amazing man!

                                      Day 08 → Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit.
                                      No one has made it hell but I have had my share of some bad boyfriends. Ones that were physically, mentally, and verbally abusive. A couple cheated on me but that has made me appreciate my husband so much more. I never worry or think twice about him cheating on me.

                                        Saturday, September 25, 2010

                                        Feelin Good!

                                        So I'm back in my groove after a few days of exercise slacking. I think if I wouldn't of have kept up with the meal plan that would of have spelled out disaster! I have worked out the last three days and I am feeling awesome! When I don't work out I feel all lazy and blah then when I do work out I feel great, but when I'm feeling lazy the last thing I want to do is workout. My body is crazy. Going out with some friends tonight for dinner (I'll make the best choices possible) and mini golf so excited! Can't wait for my weigh in Monday hopefully I have a loss I am supposed to have lost around 12lbs by Monday. I know that won't happen but I'm hoping to be at my first 10lb loss mark!!! Have a good night everyone!

                                        Day 06 → Something you hope you never have to do.
                                        I hope that I never have to bury a child of mine once I have them that would be so awful!! I also hope I never lose a family member to an accidental or purposeful death. (is that the right word) In a perfect world I want all of my family to go peacefully. I know it's God's plan and he has the final say in that area but still : )

                                          Friday, September 24, 2010

                                          Day 5 Of 30days of Truths and a blog award!!

                                           30days of Truths:
                                          Day 05 → Something you hope to do in your life. I would love to go to Hawaii but am terrified of flying and flying for around 8hours over water does not sit well with me. I hope I can overcome that fear and have an awesome vacation with my hubby.

                                          Another blog award I love these things and appreciate it so much!! Bethanny @ Bethanny is Sick of Being Fat nominated me for this check out her blog it is by far one of my favorites and so funny!

                                          Thanks Bethanny!!
                                          The rules are simple: first:answer the question, "If you had one chance to go back and change one thing in your life, would you and what would it be?” I would change my laziness. I am super lazy when it comes to doing stuff, it gets done but I always wait until the last min. That also ties into my working out I always think about doing it but always wait until the last minute to get it done.
                                          Now I must pass this award on to six people and inform them of this award.

                                          The Milwaukee Diet Diva - Love this girls blog and she always has good ideas!

                                          Whitney@ Slimming Down For the Gown- She always has awesome recipes and pics of healthy food I love that!

                                          Thunder Thigh Bride- She just got married!! Love her blog

                                          Sherron@Shoes To Lose- This girl has come a long way in her goals and is really inspiring!

                                          Robin and Roxie @cute by comparison- They always have great blog posts and I love the random pictures

                                          Oliva@But you have such a pretty face- She is kicking butt at her weight loss goal

                                            Thursday, September 23, 2010

                                            Blog hop and 30days of truths...

                                            Is it bad that I can't stick with a 30day about me and I fail at day 2 lol I haven't been sticking to my work out plan to well either, I need to get out of this funk. Normally Saturday is my rest day since I have meetings at work and get home and we usually go out but that will sometimes go into Sunday as well especially since football has started and there is a game on when I get off of work. Monday I normally get back into it but this past Monday I had so many errands to run, then school, I am just burnt out when I get home. I know I know excuses excuses if I really wanted it I would make time. So this Tuesday I got back into it but then skipped Wednesday, I Got up cleaned house all day deep cleaning which was nice and then went to school. Right after school we had reservations at the Melting Pot and got home late. So today I changed my attitude and worked out even though it was the last thing I wanted to do, and it felt great! I'm back and I'm excited even though I wasn't really gone. I have been following my meal plan everyday except for dinner last night so I'm hoping to still see a loss next week only time will tell! I'm going to finish up with my two questions and the blog hop link.
                                            Oh I changed my hair color yesterday no more blond for me!! Here is my pre workout pic!

                                            Day 03 → Something you have to forgive yourself for.
                                            The only thing I have done really that I have the most regret for is letting myself get out of shape so bad. I was never over 130lbs until I graduated highschool and got a job in a call center and always sitting and eating, pair that up with birth control and no exercise at all is not good for the figure. I wish I would of have taken action sooner. But I can't live in what ifs and I should have. I need to forgive myself and do something about it.

                                            Day 04 → Something you have to forgive someone for.
                                            I'm not really one to hold grudges and there isn't anyone who has really done something to betray me that is still in my life. I don't have an answer for this.
                                            : / I guess that's a good thing : )

                                              Tuesday, September 21, 2010

                                              Not in the mood...

                                              I'm seriously not in the mood to workout but I need to force myself to get up and just do it I have skipped the last 3days thank god I haven't fell off the eating wagon!!! How do you make yourself work out even when you really would rather not? Well here goes nothing...

                                                Day 2 of 30days of truths:

                                                Day 02 → Something you love about yourself. Hm I can't really think of anything I love about myself. I feel that I am a good wife and I treat my husband the way he deserves to be treated. I love that I'm easy to talk to and I feel I can give good advice. Is it weird that I feel weird posting this lol

                                                  Monday, September 20, 2010

                                                  30 Days of Truths

                                                  In addition to my posts I'll be doing 30Days of Truths I got the idea from The Milwaukee Diet Diva!

                                                  Day 1: Something You Hate About Yourself
                                                  So I hate that I let myself get overweight. I hate that I know I need to workout yet I can't find the motivation to get off of the couch and do it. I really want to change that about myself I know it will be good for me in the end and help me achieve my goal I'm just so damn lazy!

                                                    Friend Makin' Monday

                                                    Kenz @ All The Weigh

                                                    Another Friend Makin' Monday!

                                                    This week the topic is health and body image.

                                                    Health and Body Image

                                                    1) If you could magically change one thing about your body, what would it be? I think the obvious answer would be my weight and body shape. I also would like to get rid of the stretch marks I have gained in this lifetime.

                                                    2) What is your best physical feature? I always get complimented on my eyes so I'm going to go with that I don't have too much self confidence as of now.

                                                    3) Do you weigh yourself daily? Hourly? Weekly? Bi-weekly? Never? I was weighing myself everyday but now I'm going back to once a week. I like the suprise.

                                                    4) Do you workout regularly? If so, how does if affect you from day to day? I workout 5-6 times a week about 45mins a day which isn't too bad. Somedays its hard for me to find the motivation to get up and do it but I manage to get it done. It takes up a lot of my life because all I do is work, workout, and have dinner.

                                                    5) What is the healthiest thing you do for yourself on a regular basis? I think a lot of things I do are healthy.  I work out 5-days a week, I drink water only all day everyday, and I also am following a meal plan with little processed foods and no soda or alcohol (most days on the booze part)

                                                    6) If you could look like a celebrity, who would you choose to look like? I would want to look like Katherine Hiegel (sp) I think she is so pretty and has a perfect body.

                                                    7) What do you do to make yourself feel pretty/handsome? Get my hair and nails done or wear a dress

                                                    8) What are you most attracted to in the opposite sex? I'm a sucker for nice smile and eyes with scruffy look.

                                                    9) Have you ever avoided situations because you didn't want people to see your body shape?Yes! I have gained A LOT of weight since highschool and most of friends haven't. Whenever I get invited to parties and stuff I always decline because I don't want people to see. Or if a family function comes up and there are people who I haven't seen in a while I get so embarrassed.

                                                    10) How do you feel about your overall appearance? I think I'm attractive but I have a long way to go

                                                    Now it's your turn to tell us a little about how you view yourself. Don't forget to add your link on the above list under the fmm pic, so we know to check out your post! Thanks for being a part of Friend Makin' Monday!

                                                      It was a long weekend

                                                      My life has been pretty uneventful lately. My daily routine is get up make breakfast, lunch, and two snacks for work,then go to work come home, work out, then make dinner, watch tv then go to bed. Everyday is the same unless I'm off of work then I go to school. It's time for a change but I have no idea where to start. Anyway I'm a little disappointed in my morning weigh in. Last Thursday when I weighed in I was at 186.8 then today 4days later I am at 186.7 I lost .1lb. Does that even count as a loss??? So I am going back to once a week weigh ins instead of everyday. Monday is the new day to weigh in since its a start to a new week. I don't understand why the scale hasn't moved at all. I have been eating right and working out the days I am supposed to and still nothing. I am going to try to change it up a bit to see if I can get some results. Granted this is my first time without a loss and I didn't even go the full week, but still. Lately when I get home from work I work out then eat dinner, which would have me eating dinner around 9-9:30, I usually don't go to bed until midnight anyway so I do have enough digestion time in there but I still think its too late. So this week I am going to try to eat first when I get home then workout after my food has settled of course. I think that may help. I just really want to get to this first 10lb loss mark and I know I can do it and I'm almost there.

                                                      I also want to start running again it has finally started to cool down in Az a bit and I'm ready to get back into C25K again. I think the added cardio will for sure help me lose some lbs. The only thing is that I like to run in the evening because I hate getting up early so that's not an option, but that means running in the dark by myself. My hubby doesn't want to run because he is trying to add on lbs with muscle and he is the type that any type of cardio makes him lose weight (men have it so easy!) So I'm kind of at a loss because I am a big fradey cat and wont run alone at night. Maybe I should just suck it up and do it in the am. I really want to run in a 5k and add that to my list of accomplishments in my weight loss journey. Any suggestions?

                                                      Do any of you enjoy running and if so do you ever do it alone?

                                                        Thursday, September 16, 2010


                                                        So yesterday I went to get ready for a concert and wanted to wear jeans. I only have one pair that fits comfortably size 15 by the way, but they are super baggy but the ones that are smaller are too tight. So last night I tried on a smaller pair just to see and they fit!! Not only did they fit they were comfortable, I didn't have any muffin top, or pooch, they even were a little baggy on the butt!! I was so excited I can't wait to see how my clothes will fit in a month. I bought a pair of shorts and they were my size but still didn't fit but instead of taking them back I saved them I can't wait until the day they fit! How long into your journey did it take for you to notice a difference in your clothing?

                                                          I couldn't believe my eyes!!

                                                          So I got on the scale this morning and when I did I looked down and saw 186.8!! I couldn't believe it. I looked at it and thought to myself, "hm no that can't be right." So I moved it and tried it again and it said the same thing!! My totm is about over and so when I checked my weight on Sunday it was at 188.4 or around that I can't remember but I guess that was bloating. Now its almost gone and I'm down to 186.8! I'm so super excited I am almost to my 10lb mark! I think it wont take much longer for me to get there because I moved up on Power 90 to phase 3-4! It kicks my butt but I can definitely feel the difference. It's so much more intense and faster paced. I actually get sore and tired when before I would be tired but never sore. I'm excited to do my next 30days and see what the results will be! Hope you all have a good day!

                                                            Wednesday, September 15, 2010

                                                            Blog hop!!

                                                            Another week another blog hop!!!