Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Time for a new goal

Well it's almost December and it's time to set a new goal for myself.

First I have a secret to tell you...

We are suprising our kiddos with a trip to Disney for Christmas!!! They have no idea, so we need to keep this our little secret o.k.! ;)

I would like to lose 9 more pounds by Christmas. That would put me at a loss of 40lbs:) I know I can do it!! So this will be my December goal.

Plus I just bought a new 2 piece bathing suit to wear...so I better be feelin and lookin good!

O.k. so I am not going to look like this but I am ok with that:)

I cannot wait to suprise our kids they are going to be bouncing off the walls!!

I already can't sleep I am SO excited!!:)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Week #10 Weigh In -"Now that wasn't so bad was it?"

Weigh In Results Week #10

Loss of -.3 lbs.

I really thought after my mess up on Thanksgiving that was it for me, I was ready to throw in the towel. But I didn't give up. I got over my weakness and moved on!! I put my diet back on track the next day, started working out and set my mind for the goal ahead. I never expected to lose, but I will take -.3 anyday:)

"You don't have to be wonder woman to do this, you just have to want it bad enough to make it happen!"

Stay Strong,

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Today I feel amazing!! I know I will not loose any weight at my weigh in tomorrow, but I am ok with that!! I did the over eating to myself..I put the food in my mouth no one else!

So now its time to do something about it for next week.

I have my "MOJO" back and it feels great!

Have a great day everyone:)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Ok getting back to buisness!!!

I am done whining about my downfalls over Thanksgiving! Yes I put on a few extra pounds but I am back!! NO more doubting my abilities to lose this weight...its time to kick it in gear and finish climbing that mountain! Everyone has there bumps in the road but when someone knocks you down six times you get up seven!!! I can do this!!!!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Wishing I could start all over!

Thanksgiving really through me for a loop diet wise! I am really regreting starting this low carb diet. In a matter of a day or so eating things I shouldn't have...pie etc... I have been feeling lousy and bloated and worse of all I know I have put on a few or more lbs. Just like that!!!!!! It is super frustrating to say the least. Everyone told me not to do Atkins because you gain it back so fast:( I am wishing I would have stuck to WW!! I am hoping to get back on track...but I am feeling pretty down right now:(

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

30 Day Shred Challenge

I am challenging myself to do this dvd for 30 days and then I will post all of the results:) I am ready to sweat off those inches!!! Wish me luck:)

Giving Thanks

Today I am thankful for my wonderful children...

Today I am also giving thanks to God for bringing me such a wonderful husband who tells me each day how much he loves me and that I am beautiful no matter what the number on the scale might say...

I normally do not like to post alot of pictures but today I am thankful that I do not feel like this woman did in this picture. Heavy, tired, back was always hurting, chest felt heavy...Not confident at all in her self:( This is ME at my heaviest weight 225lbs. I am embarrased to share this picture with you but feel it is a great reminder to myself how far I have come!! That woman is no longer ME, she is gone forever. I will no longer have to feel ashamed of how I look because I can say "I am changing my life for the better, and there is no looking back now, I have come to far to quit!"

Monday, November 21, 2011

Week #9 weigh in

Ok, so I didn't have the best weigh in  this week....but I seen that coming. I had TOM and my husband came home so we ate out a few times, but that's ok, I have to live my life too and a week with a gain of +2 is part of that. I will except it and move on from here:)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Dress

I have always wanted to wear one of these sweater dresses that everyone is wearing with the cute tall sexy boots, but always felt I was too heavy to pull it off. The last time I have worn either a skirt or a dress was more than 6 yrs. ago before my youngest child was born. Until now!!!!!! I bought one of those cute sweater dresses and cute boots the other day....love it!! I feel so sexy and fun when I tried it on;) I can't wait for my husband to see it on;) Here are some pics of them.

sorry if it's not the best, I took it with my cell phone. (Size large dress to by the way...WHOOT HOOT)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Fighting those cravings!

I have a honest struggle to share with all of you. Last night I got home from work and got ready for bed, and as I am laying there all I could think about was the piece of left over pizza from the kids that was sitting in the fridge as well as my "old" favorite chips&dip that were in the house. It was driving me crazy!! I just wanted to get out of bed and eat until my heart and my stomach were content! At least 45 min. passed and then I remember nothing but the alarm going off this morning:) I did not get up and give in!! I was so happy:) I am a strong, determined woman who can do anything she puts her mind to!! Bring it on cravings I can handle you anytime:) Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Seconds, please!.....NOT

Thanksgiving is soon approaching, and with that comes an overload of food, fixings and pies. I have already informed my family not to push the food on me and that I will be bringing along a salad to eat instead of having potatoes(which I always eat too much of). I didn't want them to be offended so I told them in advanced. I am also bringing a sugar free pie so I can have a small piece without quilt:) " This year there will be no fat pants and bloating, only skinny jeans and a flat belly" :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Missing my honey

I am just checking in quick today:) I am doing good so far this week, but am really missing my husband who has been gone hunting with a bunch of buddies for a while. I miss him something terrible!!! He is not only my husband but my best friend. I wish I could have shared my weigh in results with him yesterday, he would have said the same thing he says every week "my wife is such a hooottiiee!!" God I love that man!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Weigh In Week #8

Loss of -7.0 lbs!!! * I really have no logical explanation for this except the fact that I have cut out all my breads and pastas and have been sticking to just my meals with little snacking in between. I have never been a heavy girl/ child so I guess my body just knows where it needs to be....smaller:)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Having support is everything

Yesterday my cute husband and I enjoyed a wonderful lunch all alone...NO kids:) It was GREAT!!!! We sat in the booth and acted like two love struck teenagers;) It's amazing how much support he has given me on this weight loss journey. He does feel a bit neglected due to my lack of baking lately! I was baking at least 2-3 times a week before, now it is 0 times a week unless it is for a function of some sort. He will survive....I think;) I am at my best when I do not have temptation staring my in the face 24/7. I love my life right now but wish I wouldn't have waited as long as I did to feel like this. Have a great weekend everyone!!! Mondays weigh in is quickly approaching...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Accomplishing goals

I took a peek at the scale today even though my weigh in isn't officially until Monday. I won't share with you the numbers because that will be on Monday. I just wanted to tell you that I have surpassed my November goal of -10 lbs. By Thanksgiving!!!!! Already:) WHOOT HOOT and we aren't even there yet;) Can't wait until Monday's weigh in!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

New picture:)

Don't put off things for today because you may not have until tomorrow

I am realizing how important it is to accomplish goals for yourself and to be as healthy as you can be. My dear friend who is only a few years older than me is in the hospital and is not doing well:( She has SERVERE allergies and breathing issues as well as being very over weight. I want to get myself as fit as I can, so I can live a long and healthy life. I have lost 8 family members in the past 3 years...it is eye opening how much we need to appreciate each and everyday!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Weigh in week #7...and 3 goals accomplished!

Down 6.7lbs!!! That is a loss of 25.6 lbs. So far! (I had lost a few pounds before I started this blog so I am including them in the total). I am accomplishing 3 goals today, one is I have lost 25 lbs. and the other is I officially weigh less than I have in 6 years actually longer I think;) 3rd and most important I am officially in "ONEderland"!! WHOOT HOOT!!! Only a few little pounds to go before I hit my November goal of 10lbs. By Thanksgiving:)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Feelin' Fine on Friday!

I have been trying something a little different the past few days. I have been eating more low carb and trying to add more protein to my diet. Which is something I have always been lacking. Not a big fan of red meat, but I am trying. So far I am feeling pretty good about the changes and definitely feeling fuller! I am pretty excited to see the results at Mondays weigh in:) Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November Goal

I have always liked making goals for myself. It gives me power to control my outcome! The feeling I have when I accomplish a goal is amazing. So my goal for November is to lose 10 more pounds by Thanksgiving which is on November, 24.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween is over but the temptation lingers

Last night at work we had trick or treaters come and yes I had my share of those devilish minature candy bars. But I did good with my food choices besides that. Actually I was down 1.2 lbs. This morning, just from yesterday!! Don't ask me how I did it;) I will just take it and run with it(literally)!