Wednesday, July 28, 2010

me...walking around in a swimsuit???

Yep, I did!

I took the day off yesterday to spend the day with my girls...
Monday night we went to the drive in, just the 3 of us...sat in the back of our van with the door up, surrounded by blankets and pillows and popcorn and candy and watched Eclipse and Letters to Juliette! and we had a blast!

Then tuesday we slept in, went out for lunch and drove up in the mountains and spent the day swimming in the hot springs. It was the first time I can remember where I didn't worry about how I looked in a swimsuit...I just walked around and felt normal. Now, I still have weight to lose, and I am not thrilled with how I look yet...but I walked around confidently. I didn't try to hide or cover up...I just was normal. And wow...what a great feeling!

Happy Hump day everyone!

Monday, July 26, 2010

85 lbs down now!

I hit 85lbs down!

I am a little less than 3 months away from being banded for 1 year...and I really hope to hit 100lbs down by my 1 year mark!

And my short term goal is to lose 3.5 lbs this my weight will start with 18!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

proof is in the pudding!

I like looking at face before and before one was right before my surgery, in Oct 09. My after pic is from last weekend. I can see so many neck, my double chin, my eyes look bigger withouth the fat squishing them. I can see my cheekbones.
Have a great Tuesday everyone!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Pinch me...I think I'm dreaming

I don't usually do weekly weigh in reports...I weigh myself every day, and if the number changes, I update my ticker and move on.

But...this week...I have lost 4.5 lbs. I can't hardly believe it. Last Friday I weighed in at 198.5 and I was so excited because it meant 80lbs down, and onederland! Today, 1 week later, I weigh 194. I haven't had this big of week in soooo long. I feel like shouting for the world to hear...I am sooo excited about my week.

So...Now I am trying to figure out what I did I can keep this up.
There are 2 things I did different this week.
1st thing, instead of doing my exercise by doing workouts to tapes like Zumba and biggest loser, instead I have either run, outside, a little over a mile. Or I have also started using my Elliptical machine. I am finding by doing these things I am working out more consistently, and harder...and I love it.
The 2nd thing I have done different this week is I have gone back to eating my fruits and veggies...and I really think these things have made a big difference in my weight loss this week.
Now...while I wish I could lose this amount every week...I know that is unrealistic...but boy oh boy..I lost it this week and I am going to enjoy this feeling!

I hope everyone has an amazing weekend!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

lesson learned the hard way....and a question for runners

Man did I get sick last night...

I had to take one of our youth girls out for coffee last night...she has some tough situations going on at home and needed someone to talk to...and boy did she talk...we met at Starbucks at 7 and at 8:30 she was still going strong talking and sharing...I ordered a skinny white chocolate mocha (yummy!)
Finally at about 8:40 she was we took off and I quick dropped her off at her house and got home and quickly got changed to go on my run. I got my 9 year old ready and got myself changed and out we went...I was in a hurry because I wanted to get it in before it got dark. And I had decided to push myself and try to run the whole 1.5 off we went...and I was able to run the whole mile..and fast walked the last .5...and then when I got home I got sick...violently sick..and up came the coffee..and I felt like crap..

So...since I am just starting out as a runner....are you supposed to run on an empty stomach?
or was just the heat, plus coffee, plus pushing myself why this happened?

Monday, July 12, 2010

my scale is continuing to go down!!!!

On friday I hit 80 lbs down and Onederland! After scale being stuck for a long time...

Today, Monday, 197! I am so excited that my scale is continuing to move...downwards!!!
I am going to do everything in my power to keep it moving!!

Having a hard time personally though. My husband took some kids in our youth group on a mission trip...including my oldest daughter. They left at 4am yesterday morning..and won't be back until late Saturday night. It's so hard to be stuck here alone...with no friends or family....I miss him sooo much!!

Have a great Monday everyone!

Friday, July 9, 2010

FINALLY! 80 lbs down and ONEDERLAND!

Yesterday and since June 30th my scale has been stuck at 200.0. Today, 198! I completly bypassed 199 and moved right on to 198. So not only have I reached ONEDERLAND! But I have now lost 80lbs!!! I am soooo excited and happy!
My next goal....90 lbs down by 8-27.
Have a Happy Friday everyone!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

I am soo TICKED at the lets celebrate some NSV's

Well, I seem to be stuck at 200.0 exact..and have been for like a week scale is just not budging! I still think its a conspiracy against me reaching onderland...

So anyway, lets celebrate some great NSV's that I had...

Just for kicks I tried on a pair of size 14 jeans a couple of days ago. I didn't think they would fit...not only did the slide right up and zip up without me sucking in or laying down..but they looked great on me! I couldn't believe it was me in the mirror..I ran right out of the fitting room and showed my hubby...and he said, wow! and then said, we are not buying those, they look to great on you, lol!

On Saturday, I went for my first ever bra fitting. I have never had one before..and I knew I needed to do it to see what size I should be buying...
Let me just say up front..I have huge boobs. and my dream after I am done losing is to have breast reduction surgery...anyway, I was in 48dd before my surgery. She fitted me and I am now a 38c! What a huge difference! and I got a couple new bras and they look and feel great! I am soo glad I did this!

Well, here is hoping that scale starts to respond to my exercise and eating right...and hoping you guys are all doing great!

Friday, July 2, 2010

conspiracy.........and couch to 5k

I have a feeling this is going to be a long post..but I will try real hard to keep it as short as possible..

1st of all..again my stupid scale showed me 200.0 again today....its a conspiracy...I am drinking my water, working out, and eating right....and the stupid scale is moving sooo slow this week...I want my weight to start with a 1! and I want it today! I think it's a conspiracy against me reaching But..instead of being depressed, and eating my sorrow away...I am treating today like anyother...I have already done 1 hour of zumba..and tonight we are going on a long bike ride..hoping tomorrow my scale will move finally!

Another decision I have I am going to start the couch to 5k plan tomorrow. I printed off the workout plan, downloaded the ipod cast and am going to start this thing tomorrow. I have always wanted to run..and have never been able to, but I think I can now..and I want to try! I am thinking by running it will jump start my weight loss..or at least I am hoping it will.

I am ready for a long holiday weekend! Have a great 4th of July everyone!

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Ok scale...your moving...but geeze, must you move so slow???

This am you showed me 200.0...and even though I got off and on several times, that was the number you kept showing wouldn't show my weight starting with a 1 no matter how hard I tried or how many times I begged and cried...

Tomorrow you better! I will work out today! I will drink my water. I will make wise food choices. and tomorrow you better show my weight starting with a 1!!

And those are some new pics of me that we took Sunday before church...