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Personal Mini Goal ....Getting below 300 lbs :)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Wednesday Weigh In ....First WI at Weight Watchers!

Well it was my first weigh in since being back on weight watchers and I am proud to announce that I lost -6 lbs. my first week back! I know WW works for me , it's just I need to get the committment part down! I know I want to be committed but then something happens along the way where my committment level changes for some reason and not sure why because when I lose each week you would think I would want to keep that up. Any ways I am DETERMINED to make this work for me!! I want the weight off soooooo badly!! I want to get healthy again ...I want to look good again....I want it all and by God I am going to HAVE IT!!!!

I have finally kicked the sugar habit I believe because even when I eat something with sugar in it I don't have this overwhelming need to eat more which is a good sign. That was one of my major down falls when I was on the WW plan for five months ....I couldn't fight the sugar urges and I would end up going over points and that would cause me to gain or lose very little and I got frustrated and finally quit but I AM NOT GOING TO QUIT AGAIN!! NO WAY!! I have to do this FOR ME!! I really believe this is the VERY LAST TIME I am going to start over on WW :)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Back In the Game :)

I have been out of the weight loss game for a couple of months now but I am now back in the game. I want to get this right and that is why I have not totally given up on myself. Yeah there are times when I will let months go by before I get back on track again but each time seems to be less so that is a good thing in my mind at least.

I am back in the game and losing again :) I am happy with myself! I really want this ....I want to get the weight off and most importantly I need to get the weight off for my health. I am no longer on WW for a few reasons ....I love WW and I credit WW for allowing me to lose 100 lbs. but I needed a change because the last couple of months my weight has really slowed down and in all honesty I HATE IT :( There were weeks where I was only losing .2 and .3 and for me that is just to slow.

I am on a new plan called The Six Week Body Makeover ...obviously I need to be on this plan alot longer than 6 weeks ....but it's a plan that is doable for me and I love it so far. Today was my first weigh in day after being on the plan for a week and I lost 11.2 I am psyched!! Now I know that is some water weight but I really feel that this plan is going to work for me because I am NEVER hungry and in the week I have been on it I have NO MORE SUGAR CRAVINGS ....which is TOTALLY AWESOME!

I eat six mini meals and the meals consist of foods that work with my body type A ....I get lots of protein, veggies , good carbs and some fruits and I am soooo satisfied with it. There are times when I don't even feel like eating again cause I am so satisfied from the last meal but it takes your body time to get used to all the mini meals. I don't feel deprived of ANYTHING ....and I am not eating sugar (except for the fruits I get) and I can't believe that I don't want sugar ....but in all honesty I have not CHEATED ONCE this week and to me that is a testimony! Before I would sabatoge myself by eating sugar and it's not that I wanted to but my body was craving it so badly that I couldn't help myself.

I feel I have truly found the plan for ME ...something that totally works and that I can stay on without feeling deprived. I am sooo excited to be back in the game and back here ...I have missed everyone! I hope everyone is having a great weekend!!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

WI day ..week # 19 completed

I have been absent the past few weeks due to alot of different reasons. Family, the holidays , and the flu :(
It's been a VERY difficult month for me emotionally therefore my weight loss wasn't great in the month of December.
The flu hit me on New Year's Day and I am still down with it therefore I am not really sure how accurate this WI was today but I will take it :) According to the scale I lost 1.4 lbs. and I am down 26.0 lbs. since starting this journey. Slow but steady and that is what I have been reminding myself daily! When I read others weight loss blogs and see that they are losing faster than me and have not been OP for as long it's kind of discouraging but I know that everyone is different and we all lose differently and it's not a race and that always makes me feel better.
Any ways I am happy that I pretty much maintained throughout the holiday season and then had a loss this week although I am pretty sure that is due to being ill with this nasty flu. I pretty much have had no appetite and I have been living off of chicken noodle soup, tea, gaterade, and ginger ale. So once I have my health back then it's back OP and a GREAT start to this NEW YEAR :) 2009 IS MY YEAR!! Hope everyone is doing well!! Have a great weekend!

Monday, December 8, 2008

0.8 Loss / Week # 15 completed on WW and still trecking along!!

I have completed week # 15 with WW and that right there is an NSV for me :) It's been awhile since I have totally committed myself to losing the weight and on WW for 15 weeks is great :) I am proud of myself for that!
This past WI on Saturday I lost 0.8 ...not a huge loss but a loss and I welcome it! I should have lost more but I am not worried about it. Slow and steady wins the race!! Usually by now I would have given up due to all the small losses I have had and then last week I had a gain :(
But I have NOT given up and I am proud of myself for that!
I want to get to goal so bad that I will do WHATEVER it takes to get there even if it takes me two years to get there ....I WILL GET THERE!! I am finally loving myself enough to lose the weight! I know there will be tough times and struggles along the way but if there weren't then I would not learn anything from this journey! I have learned so much about myself in these past 15 weeks that it's amazing!
This week I committ to:
* Drinking more water (I have been slacking in this area)
* Eating more veggies & fruit (slacking here too)
* walking more
I know why I only lost 0.8 this week and that is because I truly didn't work hard enough at my eating or excercising so it's my fault! In the past I would have been in total denial but this time around I have found that I can now at least admit why I had a gain or why I lost so little and to me that is progress!!
I am psyched that I actually have gotten through major holidays without gaining a whole lot and I know with Christmas I will do GREAT!! I just feel like I am on top of the world :) I am loving this NEW ME as each new day passes!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

One Pound Gain but that is ok!

Well after 14 weeks being OP with WW I had my first gain this past Saturday :( At first I was shocked because I stayed within my points and did not overeat and I was even GOOD on Thanksgiving Day! But the one thing I do know is my body hates bad carbs and boy did I eat to many carbs on that day so I am thinking that is where the one pound gain came in.
No matter what I am not giving up ....I have come to far to give up now! I have still lost a total of 23.8 lbs. and I am HAPPY with that. I will keep on keeping on and get ALL this weight OFF FOR GOOD!! I feel sooooooo good with getting the 23.8 lbs. off I can only imagine what I will feel like when I get 50, 60, or even 100 lbs. off.
Right now I have a Christmas goal that I am working on and that is to get off 16 more lbs. by Christmas but I am not sure if that will be possible although I am going to try my hardest to do it but if I don't make it then that is ok too because at least I know that I am working towards it and I will eventually get there :)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Week # 14 completed on WW .....-2.2 loss ....WOOOHOOOOO!!!

Another loss of -2.2 lbs ...I am psyched and soooo excited about my newfound lifestyle :) I can't believe how well I have been doing , it's definantly a NSV for me to be on WW this long and still going strong!! I don't want to give up on myself anymore and this is a WONDERFUL feeling!!

Last week I didn't post because I got busy ...but my loss last week was -0.4 ...not as much as this week but hey it's still a loss and I am moving forward each week so this is a good thing!! In the 14 weeks I have been on WW I have not had a gain although I have had two maintains but I don't think that is bad at all.

I am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel ....I can taste it!! Right now I am participating in Chubby Chick's Christmas Challenge and my goal is to lose 40 lbs. by Christmas day and even if I don't get to that goal I will still be happy with the weight I have lost while on this wonderful challenge!! I have 15.2 lbs. to go to meet that challenge and I am working hard to get to that goal by Christmas day but if I don't make it I am not going to let it ruin what I did accomplish :)

My total weight loss since starting WW is -24.8 lbs. and to me that is one HUGE accomplishment so far!! I am starting to LOVE me again :) It's like I can do anything now!!

My goals for this week:

* To stay within my daily points each day this week so I can have my extra flex points for Thanksgiving day :)

* To keep up drinking the water

* To lose at least 2 lbs. this week :)

Monday, November 10, 2008

WI Day Update/ Week # 11 completed on WW

First I wanted to say a big "Thank You" to Sunny days for making this beautiful WI day icon for my blog ....she did a wonderful job on it so Thank You Sunny Days!!

Well it's been quite the week for me and quite the weekend as well. Last weekend I had gotten sick from my asthma and then it turned into a really bad head cold and I was sick all weekend including Monday and Tuesday and then I started feeling better around Wednesday of last week BUT then on Friday I started to get sick again :( I was soooo sick this weekend that it wasn't even funny and although today I am much better I am still feeling "yucky".

I am not sure why I got sick the second time around but I do run a home daycare and a couple of the kids were sick from allergies last week and the week before and all I can think of is all those germs that the kids carry got me sick :( But hopefully by tomorrow I will feel much better! Any ways that is what has been going on with me and that is why this update on my WI Day is late!!

Well Saturday was my WI day and even though I was sick I still weighed in. I lost 3.5 lbs......WOOOHOOO was my first thought! For the last couple of weeks I have been having small losses so when I lost 3.5 lbs. I was HAPPY as a clam!!! I know that a loss is a loss no matter how small but for me having small losses several weeks in a row was frustrating to say the least so I am glad that I got a bigger loss this past week!

My goals for this week are:

* To take my vitamins EVERYDAY (hopefully by doing this I will help hinder some illnesses this winter especially with working around kids all day)

* To keep on my low carb/high protein foods....I have noticed that this works best for me when I keep it up and do it all the time.

* To lose at least 2 lbs. this week ...I would be happy with 2 lbs. but ecstatic with more although any loss will do.

*To maintain no gains ....I have NOT had a gain in 11 weeks on WW and although I know sometimes impossible not to have gains but would like to keep it up :)