Tuesday, October 13, 2009

And we are back!

Well seeing as I got no email or comment on my other post, I think I have lost all of my supporters. But that's okay, I'm going to keep blogging and maybe someone will stumble across this and be inspired to share their story or join me on my journey.
My daughter was born September 8th and is now a month old. So its time for me to get off me bum and get back on the road to weight loss. A week after my daughter was born I stepped on the scale and was 192lbs. However due to some complications after my birth and my never ending milk production problems I decided to but my weight on the back burner. Here we are a month later and now I weight 199.4lbs. (This is in the morning after I wake up so I'm sure my heaviest weight is in the 200's. Probably around 205) What a bummer! I really prayed I would never be over 200 again. But sitting and sulking will accomplish nothing at all. So what are we going to do about it?
Well set goals and get to working on them is the only solution I see.

Week 1 goal: Walk at least 30min 4 times this week & log food
30 day goal: lose 5 lbs.
Final goal: 160lbs or size 12 pants whatever comes first.

Do you have a weight loss blog? Please share, other peoples stories really inspire me.

Current weight: 199.4

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A REALLY good excuse

I am so sorry that I have not kept up with my blog, but I have the best reason why! I'm pregnant!!! Well I have been for a while now;we are at 36 weeks now. As you can imagine my weight loss had to take a back seat to more important things. I did gain a little more weight that I would have wanted to but nothing to bad. My last weigh in on here was 188.4 in February. I now weight 205. So I have gained about 16.6 lbs. The goal was not to gain more than 15lbs, but I felt I could safely gain up to 20lbs.
So now is the time that I start thinking about what needs to be done to continue my weight loss journey after the baby is born. This is where I need you guys! I figure I can start back on moderate exercise plan, maybe just walking, about 2 weeks after the baby is born. I'm going to have to play a careful balancing act because I need to add enough calories to my diet where my milk production does not suffer but not so many as to where I am gaining weight. I have my body bug still and am wondering how many calories you think I should shoot for. Also any advice on what kind of work out goals I should be thinking of setting. My first goal is to start working out consistently and after that I would like to get back to where I was. Walking/light jogging 3 miles in about 45 min. How long do you guys think I should give my self to get back to that?

Thanks a bunch, I'll keep you guys posted about the baby and when we start our weight loss road again.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Been A while?

Did you guys think I gave up!? Sorry I have not blogged in a while. I have been sick for about three weeks! Let me tell you its been really hard on me and my family. I'm okay but for some reason my I just can not cross that line to keep my iron level nice and health and my blood sugar has been staying low. Over all I know its not that big of a deal but it really affect my energy levels. I have been struggling to stay awake, driving is even hard at times because I feel that I'm being lulled to sleep by the movement of the car.
The good thing is that I have been to my doctor and had some more blood test run and everything looks to be getting better. For some reason yesterday I woke up and actually had the energy to clean my house, and I mean really clean it not just pick up the house. It was nice. Feeling good again today and I hope to start walking again to day and get my self up to at least jogging by next Thursday.
I have been doing okay on the weight loss front. When I checked in last on February third, a little over 2 weeks ago, I was at 193.4. Today I weighed in at 188.4. So down 5 lbs! Nothing to complain about there.

Total Weight loss: 43.6lbs
Total Weight left to go: 28.4lbs (for 160)

Hey the number left is smaller than the number lost that's a first!! ya!!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

More to Life than Working out

A funny title for a work out blog right? It was an interesting comment made to me by a friend who seemed to be annoyed by the fact that I was spending my mornings working out. When I tried to laugh it off with others that I knew, a few confided that I did seem to have a single track mind and was forgetting about other things that I enjoy doing. I guess this hit me in a sore spot because I have been feeling guilty about sitting my son in front of the TV for an hour so I could work out. Especially since he is just two. But with it being winter and cold outside I don’t have many options on what I can do with a 2 year old and still keep a good eye on him. This comment really hurt my feelings for a while, I’m not sure why. But I decided there is nothing to be gained by sulking so I decided to set some other goals along with my work out goals. A good healthy mix. So here are my “new” goals. What do you guys think? Are they realistic, can you think of others I should have?
1. To Weigh 150lbs by my birthday in October
a. I will do this by working out at LEAST 4 times a week.
b. I will journal my food EVERY day.
2. I will focus on my mind as well as my body
a. I will read 50 books this year. (That I have never read)
b. at least 21 of those will be books that make me really
think about life.
3. I will focus more on my children's education.
a. I will help my oldest start learning to read (he’s 3 is it
to early? He can recognize his own name, his brothers
name, George and sadly also H.E.B. This made me
think maybe it was time to focus on his reading basic
words like Cat.
b. I will help my youngest explore his artistic possibilities
and not let the fear of a “mess” stifle him.
So honestly what do you guys think? Am I allowing my self to be side tracked?

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Food Journaling

    For those of you who are using a food Journal, where do you get you information on calories at? I have been using livestrong.com, which honestly is a great site that is very easy to use. Except that it has SO many options how do you choose. I bring this up because today was my weigh in date and I am still at 193.4. I only worked out twice this week but I thought I had done a great job at food journaling.  I have been trying to really watch what I eat and even added red meat back in to my diet (once a week) to help with my Iron level. 
   Here is my problem: Lets say for breakfast I eat a bacon and egg burrito, well my calorie options are any where from 210 – 1110 calories? How do you pick? So a little help , how are you guys choosing what calorie information to use.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Establishing the Basic


      So it looks like I might be over whatever it was that I had. No thanks to my doctor I might add. I actually started to feeling better on Thursday but of course that is when my allergies it. It was horrible my eyes were so swelled up  and red I looked like I had taken up a new past time, if you know what I mean. I could hardly breath and Claritin was doing nothing for me. I took a Zyrtec and let me tell you that is the best sleeping pill you could ever take. Problem is I took it at 8am. I honestly thought about calling my husband to leave work and pick up our son from school because I was really doubting my ability to drive our car.
   I did not work out these last 5 days but I did use my body bug to its best.  I have gotten a good idea about the amount of calories my body burns on days when I feel sick, days when I am really sick, and days when I’m feeling really tiered (see below). I feel I  am doing pretty good at adjusting my diet to fit it. I must admit I have been lenient with my diet allowing my self to have a cup cake or even fast food once. The thing is that I’m okay with that. I think it is going to be my key to really losing weight and keeping it off. If I just keep telling my self no no no to everything then I think its going to make me want to relapse and just end up eating half a dozen cup cakes.


This is a day where I was just not feeling well but just did not work out.


Example of a day where I felt okay,  did not work out, but had a very busy day. The high spike around 8 was when I realized how late my son was to school and hauled butt to get the kids ready.


And finally is an example of a regular day at home, once again the big spikes in the morning are getting the kids ready for bed, spikes around one are where i picked my son up from school. 

So current weight 193.3

Thursday, January 22, 2009


I have a question for those of you who have lost weight. When did you buy new clothes? When I started my diet I was a size 24, I had some size 22 items that fight kind of tight. At this time I am a size 18/16. The size 24 stuff just is to big and the size 22 fits with a belt or the shirts just look really baggy. The Problem is even though the pants don’t fall off with my belt tightened, they look horribly baggy. I look like I am trying to pass for a boy in these baggy shirts and baggy pants but I really don’t want to make the monetary investment in new clothes till I am a size 14/12. Hey maybe a 10? A girl can dream right? I have purchased two new pants and a four new shirts because I did not feel right going to church or fancy occasions dressed in my best tom boy gear.. the problem has arisen in the fact that I have started getting comments like: “Wow you really like that shirt hu?” and “You shouldn’t wear those you cant even tell you lost any weight.” ohh and my favorite : “Couldn’t keep the weight off hu, its okay its not for everyone.”
So what would you do? What did you do?