Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The struggle is still real...

I am still struggling on the weight loss, but I am on the right path!

I found some great new tennis shoes by Brooks and found a wonderful insert as well to help with my plantar fasciitis. I wore them for the 2 hours they recommend yesterday and my foot did not HURT at all. It was wonderful. I can't wait to be able to walk more in them and get a moving to help with the weight loss.

I will not give up... it is just not falling off like I have had it do in the past with other diets!!! Of course they weren't the best of diets then to do....

Monday, July 27, 2015

Just chugging along...

I decided at the beginning of the month that on the 20th I would start slim fast. It is a shake in the morning and one for lunch and a decent dinner. You can have 2 snacks in between around 100 calories. Week one has gone and observations from it: I AM STARVING after the shake. I have adjusted it a little. I will do the shake in the morning and then an hour later I will have a waffle by itself and then lunch and a snack shortly after. I have 24 days of slim fast on hand and it will not go to waste. I will keep it going and adjust as I see the need and hopefully things start feeling better!

Its one day at a time and I won't give up and I will keep going, but something has to give. I am not expecting it to be easy at all, I just need it to be manageable while I go...

Friday, July 10, 2015


I have been having a really hard time getting motivated to get back into the rhythm of some program. I have tried weight watchers and I am just not sticking with it. I have decided that for the ease of things I am going to try slim fast. I tried it once before but I stopped it after a few days. I am going to do the drinks/shakes in the morning and for lunch and then have a good meal in the evening trying to stay under 500 calories.

I am also going to add walking or bike riding to my work out routines starting on the 20th. My daughter will be home and we can do that once we get home...

It is the hardest thing I have ever done, but I need to lose weight for so many reasons health wise and it can help with so many issues I am having.

I am going to give it a good month or so to see if it will be the program I need to stick with and then go from there. Sometime has to give here.

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


I am slacking on this lately...

I have gained 10 lbs back of the 21 that I have lost so I am in a struggle of getting my mind back into the weight loss journey. I will get there... just a lot going on with being a coordinator of a group that I am in called MOPS. That ends for me June 9th. After that I feel like the craziness will pass and I can focus more on me and getting where I need to be.

I did however take a 6.16 mile bike ride on Sunday. It was fun. It did make my husband and I realize that we need new bikes for the kids. They have both out grown their bikes that we got last year. How crazy is that. I mean I get it, but wow.

So, right now I am just in crazy mode of being overwhelmed... bare with me... the workouts will be shortly and the process will also continue to go down in lbs.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Weigh in

Today I did not weigh in. My mom is here on vacation and we have gone out to eat more than normal.  I will get back on track starting Tuesday.

I have plans to get more exercise and get moving more. It will just take time to get in a routine.

How are you doing?

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Stuck in a RUT!

Well it has happened.

I am officially stuck in a RUT! I know I am stuck there and I know I need to get out and get over whatever is going on. It is surely hard when you get stuck! 

My mom is coming on Sunday and she will be here until the 14th. I am off for 6 days and I am so looking forward to these days off with her. I don't know what we will do. We might just sit at home and relax and do NOTHING! Which I am excited about as well... But, I know that I need to get my butt up and get it moving! The weight loss is not going to fall off by itself... it needs my help to get it gone! I am going to enjoy these days with my momma and then when she leaves I know I need to get moving. 

My plan is to do 3 days cardio during the week and the other 2 days work out my arms/legs/abs/stomach with weights/bands/crunches, etc. I am going to print up as much material as I need to get workouts put together for me and then will hit it hard. I know that I will be exhausted the first few weeks, but I also know I can DO this thing called weight loss and I am going to reach my goals~~~

How are you all doing with your journey? Whether it be weight loss, working out, just life in general?

Friday, March 27, 2015

Weigh day...

Today I did not weigh in. I went to dinner last night and I know that I had more than I normally eat... even though I chose a meal that was 5 points lower than the original dinner I was going to eat... I still had a few extra fries... So, I am going to wait until Sunday to weigh in.

... will check in then!

Monday, March 23, 2015


After a month or so of weight loss, I was thinking that I couldn't really tell in my body. 

After 2 1/2 months of weight loss, I am slowly noticing different things. Like the fact that I can pull down my jeans without unbuttoning them is a HUGE accomplishment. I have smaller size jeans in my closet, I just haven't taken the time to dig them out and find them. That is coming this week/weekend. I also noticed that if I hit my wedding ring against something it will slip right off. Again, it's a great problem to have, but I am finally seeing the changes. 

I am down as of yesterday 22 pounds. I have quite a bit of pounds to go, but I love watching it go down. I have goals all along the way to encourage me and help me stay motivated. I also have great family and friends who are supporting me and have challenges going with me that makes it fun! 

I love my life and my new journey! Looking forward to seeing how things progress by the end of this year! I am going home for Christmas and it would be awesome if I went down weighing 50 pounds less than when I was the last time they saw me.


Friday, March 20, 2015

Finally Friday

Today was my weigh in day and I haven't lost anymore. Still at the 21 pound weight loss... BUT, I have not GAINED anything so that is the good news. I have ups and I have downs, but at this moment I am just maintaining. I would rather maintain than gain, so I am having a great day!

I know I need to get moving and get off my butt, but at the end of the day I am so tired and I don't feel like doing anything... but I know if I don't the weight loss will be more weeks where I maintain instead of a few ounces of loss.

How are you doing if you are doing any weight loss program?

Friday, March 13, 2015

Progress updated...

Today was my weigh in day. I am back down to my 21 pounds weight loss so far. One thing I have realized over the last few weeks of fluctuations with my weight loss, is that I will have good weigh in days and not so good weigh in days. There will be reasons for the fluctuations like certain times of the months, going out to dinner and eating maybe a bite too much that shouldn't have, etc. I know these reasons and I am okay with them. I just know if I eat out, it will normally always hinder my results for that week. That doesn't mean that the next week won't be down... just means I have to work hard to get better results. 

If you are on a weight loss journey, what is your progress right now?

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The start of my journey

Here is my weight watchers journey so far... I am in month 2  of my weight loss journey!

My weight loss journey so far has been an incredible one. I did weight watchers once before and choose to do a personal trainer instead so I cancelled the membership. The personal trainer I lost inches, but in 6 months I lost no weight. My losing weight was a huge reason why I started. This round has been wonderful. From January 5th until February 27th I have lost a total of 20 pounds. And I am even down some inches as well.

I stick with my points and I really eat what I want to I just make sure it fits within my point range. I am loving it and it is keeping me motivated to reach my goal weight. I have a long road ahead of me, but the motivation to get down to where I need to be is there!

I am enjoying trying new recipes and have fallen in love with a couple as well... so has my husband :) So, this round has been really great. I also got a fitbit which counts how many steps I do during the day. It was set at 10,000 but I changed it to 5,000 for now...